Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Speech (COMS)

1144. Forensic Lab. (SPCH 1144)
1(0-1)Participation and training in forensic activities, such as debate, extemporaneous speaking, oral interpretation and oratory. May be repeated for a total of 6 semester hours. Required for those participating in intercollegiate competition.

1311. Introduction to Oral Communications. (SPCH 1311)
3(3-0)Theory and practice of speech communication in interpersonal, small group and public speaking.

1313. Principle of Speech.
3(3-0)Theory and practice of choral speaking, oral reading of children’s poetry and prose, creative drama, public speaking and small group discussion with children.
Recommended for future elementary teachers.

1315. Business and Professional Communications. (SPCH 1321)
3(3-0)Theories and skills of speech communication as applied to business and professional situations.

1325. Speech Improvement with Phonetics.
3(3-0)Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet and its application to the sounds in the English language.

1336. Introduction to Television Production. (COM 1336)
3(2-3)The techniques of TV program production and procedures involved. Student participation in videotaped productions from the studio and remote locations.

2118. Radio Control Room Operations.
1(1-0)Practical experience in campus radio broadcasting activities. May be repeated for a total of 6 semester hours.
Prerequisite: 3 semester hours of radio or television

2301. Audio Production.
3(3-0)Survey of the techniques and equipment of audio production. Topics will include the use of microphones, tape machines, and accessories. Both analog and digital processes will be covered.

2331. Radio Announcing and Production. (COMM 2331)
3(2-3)The principles of speech for radio and an analysis of the background and trends in broadcasting. An application of the principles for practical experience with emphasis on radio production.

2335. Discussion and Debate. (SPCH 2335)
3(3-0)Small group theories and techniques as they relate to group processes and interactions as well as the basic principles and practice of argumentation and debate.
Prerequisite: COMS 1311 or high school experience

2342. Voice, Phonetics and Diction. (SPCH 1342)
3(3-0)Voice production, the International Phonetic Alphabet and its application to the production of the sounds of American English.
Required for majors

3304. Advanced Oral Interpretation.
3(3-0)Analysis and practice of techniques in the oral interpretation of drama, poetry, prose, programmed readings, lecture recital and group interpretations.
Prerequisite: 6 semester hours of speech

3331. Persuasive Communication.
3(3-0)Theories and techniques of persuasive communication including the psychological, logical and ethical principles involved. Types of speaking and persuasion in the media will be studied.
Required for speech concentration.
Prerequisite: COMS 1311 or equivalent

3337. Intermediate Television Production and Direction.
3(2-4)Expanded operation and theory of television equipment is utilized in the production and direction of programs for the local educational cable television system.
Prerequisite: COMS 1336

4316. Advanced Seminar in Speech Communication.
3(3-0)Advanced theory and practice in selected types of speech communication, debate and oral interpretation. Contest speaking, tournament management and communication evaluation.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of Speech or Communication

4331. Readings in Speech Communication and Theatre Arts.
3(3-0)Research in contemporary thought in speech communication and theatre arts.
Prerequisites: COMS 1311, COMS 2335, COMS 2342 (Credit may not be obtained in both COMS 4331 and THEA 4331)

4335. Advanced Studio and Remote Television Production.
3(1-5)Mastery of television equipment utilization both in the studio and field. Practical experience in electronic news gathering and electronic field production for educational cable television.
Prerequisite: COMS 3337

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