Version 2.1.FY20201Division of English & CommunicationSpeech DepartmentSPCH 1311: Introduction to Speech Communication | Lecture |#10083Spring 2020 | 16 Weeks (1.21.2020-5.17.2020)Hybrid 50% Face-to-Face and 50% Online| Central Fine-Arts 207 | Th 5 :30 p.m.-6:50 p.m.3 Credit Hours | 48 hours per semesterInstructor Contact InformationInstructor:Shera D. Carter-Sackey, Ph.D.Office Phone:713-718-6600Office:Central Fine Arts, Rm207Office Hours:Before and After classHCC Email:[email protected]Office Location:Central Fine Arts, Rm 207Please feel free to contact me concerning any opportunities/challenges that you areexperiencing in this course.The best way to reach me is via email. Your performance in myclass is very important to me.I am available to hear the concerns and to discuss coursetopics.Instructor’sPreferred Method of ContactPlease contact me via email.I will respond to emails within 24 hours, Monday throughThursday; I will reply to messages sent on Friday or via the weekend on Monday.If havenot responded within the posted timeframe, please feel free to resend the email.What’s ExcitingAbout This CourseEverything we do requires communication.Whether it’s ordering a latte from Starbucks,listening to a friend discussing their relationship problem, or participating in a group projectwith classmates, each requires communication!In this course, you will be introduced toconcepts designed to assist you in being a competent communicator.My Personal WelcomeIntroduction to Communication is one of my favorite courses to teach; it introduces you tovarious types of human communication, including: intrapersonal communication,interpersonal communication, public communication, mass communication, and
Version 2.1.FY20202communication through social media.As you read and wrestle with new ideas and facts thatmay challenge you, I am available to support you.The fastest way to reach me is by myHCC email.The best way to discuss issues is in person and I am available during postedoffice hours to tackle any questions you might have.My goal is for you to walk out of thecourse with confidence in your communication skills.Prerequisites and/or Co-RequisitesSPCH 1311 requires college-level reading and writing skills.The minimum requirements forenrollment in SPCH 1311 include placement in college-level reading (or take INRW 0420 orESOL 0360 as a co-requisite).If you have enrolled in this course having satisfied theseprerequisites, you have a higher chance of success than students who have not done so.Please carefully read and consider the repeater policy in theHCCS Student Handbook.Canvas Learning Management SystemThis section of SPCH 1311 will useEagle Online Canvas() tosupplement in-class assignments, exams, and activities.Please note that this is a hybridcourse. This means that 50% of your class is online and 50% is face-to-face. Please checkEagle online to complete any assignments by the posted deadline.