TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE DISTRICTSPCH-1311Introduction to Speech CommunicationSpring Semester 2017Office: WCTS 2312AOffice Hours: Tues & Thurs 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.Instructor: Brandon MillsEmail:[email protected]TEXT: Hair, D., Wiemann, M., & University, F. (2015). Real communication: An introduction(Third ed.). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's.VIDEO EQUIPMENTYou will need video equipment to record graded speeches in class. You can use a videocamera, Phone, laptop, etc.COURSE DESCRIPTIONIntroduces basic human communication principles and theories embedded in a variety ofcontexts including interpersonal, small group, and public speaking.COURSE TYPE: Academic CoreCOURSE GOALS AND LEARNING OUTCOMESCourse goals are linked to required Core Curriculum Intellectual Competencies, Perspectives,and Exemplary Educational Objectives as defined by the Texas Higher Education CoordinatingBoard. Specific core requirements are linked to the class schedule.UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, STUDENTS WILL:1.Apply the principles of human communication including: perception, verbalcommunication, nonverbal communication, listening, and audience analysis bya.recognizing communication as a transactional process;b.analyzing the role of perception as it relates to a person’s frame of reference;c.demonstrating awareness to select appropriate verbal and nonverbalbehaviors;d.using listening skills that achieve accuracy in communication interactions.2.Demonstrate how to establish and maintain relationships through the use ofinterpersonal communication bya.identifying the role of communication in the development, maintenance, andtermination of interpersonal relationships;b.comprehending the difference between appropriate and inappropriate self-disclosure;c.recognizing the effectiveness of various communication behaviors ininterpersonal conflict;d.giving examples of ways to improve interpersonal communication;e.demonstrating awareness of the importance of ethics and communication.3.Apply small group communication skills including: problem solving, group roles,leadership styles, and cohesiveness.