Communication Speech (COMS)

COMS 1144  Forensic Lab  1 SCH  (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.

COMS 1311  Intro to Oral Communication  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Theory and practice of speech communication in interpersonal, small group and public speaking.

COMS 1313  Principles of Speech  3 SCH  (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.

COMS 1315  Bus and Professional Comm  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Theories and skills of speech communication as applied to business and professional situations.

COMS 1336  Introd to TV Production  3 SCH  (2-3)  

The techniques of TV program production and procedures involved. Student participation in videotaped productions from the studio and remote locations.

COMS 2118  Radio Control Room OP  1 SCH  (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.

COMS 2301  Audio Production  3 SCH  (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.

COMS 2331  Radio Announcing and Prod  3 SCH  (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.

COMS 2335  Discussion and Debate  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Small group theories and techniques as they relate to group processes and interaction as well as the basic principles and practice of argumentation and debate. Prerequisite: COMS 1311 or high school experience.

COMS 2342  Voice Phonetics & Diction  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Voice production, the International Phonetic Alphabet and its application to the production of the sounds of American English. Required for majors.

COMS 2374  Professional Communication  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Communication skills for the professional. Writing of reports, letters, proposals, etc. Oral presentations in the form of group problem-solving, design reviews, requests for funding and/or public testimony/hearing. Use of presentation media to support oral communication. Prerequisite: ENGL 1302. (Credit may not be obtained in both COMS 2374 and ENGL 2374.)

COMS 3304  Advance Oral Interpretation  3 SCH  (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.

COMS 3331  Persuasive Communications  3 SCH  (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.

COMS 3337  Int Television Prod and Dir  3 SCH  (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.

COMS 4335  Adv Studio and Remote TV Prod  3 SCH  (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.