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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2002-2003

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Speech Communication

    Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

    Laurie Arliss, Professor and Chair

    Speech communication focuses on how, why, and with what effects people communicate through spoken language and associated nonverbal messages. Just as politics majors are concerned with political behavior and economics majors with economic behavior, the student of speech communication is concerned with communicative behavior. A major in speech communication develops competence in theoretical analysis and practical implementation of communication. He or she develops skills in small group, public, and interpersonal communication, and probes such varied topics as leadership, argument, cultural variations, and social change.

    Requirements for Honors in Speech Communication

    Departmental honors are awarded based on a senior project done under the sponsorship of a faculty member and its successful defense in an oral examination conducted by a faculty committee. A cumulative GPA of 3.50 is required. Students must propose the project by the end of the penultimate semester preceding graduation and must complete it by the middle of the semester they plan to graduate.

    Forensics Program

    The forensics program is an organized association (Forensics Association) whose purpose is to enable students to gain experience in all forensics activities. The association strives to promote the highest standards of oral argument and other communication skills. It sponsors events on campus and represents the College at intercollegiate events. Ithaca College is home to the New York State Alpha chapter of Pi Kappa Delta, the national honorary forensics society. Contact the director of forensics for more information.

    Requirements for the Major in Speech Communication -- B.A.

    Credits in the major

319-11000

Public Communication or

 

319-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

319-12000

Communication, Culture, and Rhetoric

3

319-14000

Small Group Communication

3

319-14900

Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication

3

319-21500

Argumentation and Debate

3

319-23000

Analysis and Performance of Literature

3

 

Total

18

    Select 12 credits in applications in speech communication

319-22500

Health Communication (3)

 

319-24300

Interviewing (3)

 

319-31100

Advanced Public Communication (3)

 

319-32400

Rhetoric and Social Order (3)

 

319-33200

Folklore and Cultural Performances (3)

 

319-33300

Analysis and Performance of Prose (3)

 

319-33400

Group Performance of Literature (3)

 

319-33500

Analysis and Performance of Poetry (3)

 

319-34600

Gender and Interpersonal Communication (3)

 

319-34700

Intercultural Communication (3)

 

319-34800

Family Communication (3)

 

319-38900

Selected Topics (3)

 

319-39700

Directed Readings (3)

 

319-42900

Seminar in Public Communication (3)

 

319-43900

Seminar in Literary and Cultural Performance (3)

 

319-44900

Seminar in Interpersonal Communication (3)

 

319-45100

Communication and Social Influence (3)

 

319-49500

Internship (3)

 
 

Total

12

    Select 6 credits in theories of speech communication

319-32600

Classical Theories of Rhetoric (3)

 

319-32700

Modern and Contemporary Theories of Rhetoric (3)

 

319-35300

Language and Social Interaction (3)

 

319-45900

Seminar in Communication Theory (3)

 
 

Total

6

    Select 3 credits in research methods in speech communication

319-32800

Uses and Methods of Communication Criticism (3)

 

319-34100

Communication Research Methods (3)

 
 

Total

3

    Select 6 credits of electives in speech communication -- at least 3 credits must be at level 3 or 4.

 

Total

 
 

1-6 credits in the major must be taken at level 4.

6

    Unrestricted electives

 

Total

75

 

Total, B.A. in speech communication

120

    Speech communication majors have 75 elective credits, but they are encouraged to elect at least one 18-27 credit sequence outside the department as a minor concentration or cognate area.

    No more than two grades below a C (2.00) will be accepted in courses toward fulfilling requirements of the major.

    Minor in Speech Communication

    A minor concentration in speech communication is offered to provide opportunities for students to develop a systematic knowledge of the discipline. Minors must be declared through consultation with the departmental chair. Minor advisers will guide students in course selection.

    Requirements for the minor in speech communication

 

Levels 1 and 2 course electives

9

 

Levels 3 and 4 course electives

9

 

Total

18

    Minor in Health Communication

    In addition to its general minor in speech communication, the Department of Speech Communication, in conjunction with the Department of Health Policy Studies and the Department of Organizational Communication, Learning, and Design, offers a specialized minor in health communication. Health communication focuses on communication processes and behaviors as they occur within the contexts of health promotion and health care. The minor is administered by the Department of Speech Communication and the Health Communication Steering Committee. For additional information, speak with the chair of the Department of Speech Communication.

    Requirements for the minor in health communication

225-11100

Presentation Support Media

3

319-11000

Public Communication or

 

319-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

319-22500

Health Communication or

 

640-22500

Health Communication

3

640-20500

Critical Health Issues

3

    Human communication/practice -- Choose one from the following

225-10800

Human Communication in Organizations

 

319-14000

Small Group Communication

 

319-14900

Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication

 

319-15000

Introduction to Communication Theory

 

319-21500

Argumentation and Debate

 

319-31100

Advanced Public Communication

 

319-34900

Advanced Interpersonal Communication

 

319-35300

Language and Social Interaction

3

    Health policy/analysis -- Choose one from the following

306-30400

Economics of Health Care

 

310-36500

The Politics of Health

 

314-23000

Medical Ethics

 

331-31400

Sociology of Health and Medicine

 

331-31600

Women and Health

 

339-38000

Medical Anthropology

 

640-25000

International Health Issues

 

640-30400

Economics of Health Care

 

662-15200

Introduction to Health Education

3

    Applications/technology -- Choose one from the following

225-15000

Computer Applications in Corporate Settings

 

225-27000

Slide Imaging: Techniques and Applications

 

640-35000

Communicating in Health Service Organizations

 

662-31700

Community Health

 

662-33000

Health Promotion in the Workplace

 

884-31200

Principles of Marketing

3

 

Total

21

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