SPCM 1010. Communication in Human Society. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: COMM HUMAN SOC.
Not open to students with credit in SPCM 1500.
The role of speech communication in the constitution of human beings and their interrelationships. Explores individual differences in communication competence, and role of communication in formation, development, and maintenance of interrelationships.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

SPCM 1100. Introduction to Public Speaking. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTRO PUBLIC SPEAK.
The fundamental principles and practices of public speaking, including systematic library research, creative analysis and synthesis of topics, organization, language, delivery, audience adaptation, reasoning, arguments, and supporting materials.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

SPCM 1500. Introduction to Interpersonal Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTERPERSONAL COMM.
Communication as it occurs in two-person and small group settings. Primary concern is given to understanding how an individual can use verbal and nonverbal communication to improve relationships and derive maximum social rewards.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

SPCM 1800. Cultural Diversity in Communication. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 1 hour lab per week.
Oasis Title: CULTL DIVRS IN COMM.
Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4800.
Patterns of public and interpersonal communication among and between ethnic groups, especially North American minority cultures, strategies for fostering group identity, difficulties in inter-group communication, and skills for improving the quality of those interactions.
Offered spring semester every year.

SPCM 2100. Advanced Public Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ADVANCED PUBLIC COM.
Prerequisite: SPCM 1100 or permission of department.
Advanced practice in varied public communication contexts such as community presentations, press conferences, media interviews, and persuasive speaking to hostile audiences. In addition to developing platform speaking skills, emphasis is placed on interactional skills and providing communication assistance to organizations and individuals.
Offered fall semester every year.

SPCM 2150H. Perspective on Public Communication (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: PERS PUBLIC COMM.
Not open to students with credit in SPCM 1100.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Practice in delivery and criticism of speeches, employing models from great speakers and speeches in history.
Offered spring semester every year.

SPCM 2200. Rhetoric and Society. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RHETORIC/SOCIETY.
The course will survey the various roles played by rhetoric in human communities. A variety of cases and theories will be employed to illuminate the operations of rhetoric in a variety of contexts and applications.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

SPCM 2300. Business and Professional Communication. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 1 hour lab per week.
Oasis Title: BUSINESS & PROF COM.
Not open to students with credit in MGMT(SPCM) 5960.
The principles and skills for making effective business presentations. Students will learn to manage communication in a variety of professional and organizational contexts. Emphasis is on clarity and persuasiveness in communicating with clients, associates, and other decision-makers.
Offered every year.

SPCM 2360. Rhetoric and Popular Culture. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RHET & POP CULTURE.
This course investigates the intersections between rhetoric and popular culture. It explores a variety of rhetorical approaches including structuralism, post-structuralism, Marxism, and feminism. Governing questions include: In what ways does popular culture shape and address political life? How do the demands of the marketplace affect popular rhetorics?
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.

SPCM 2400. Oral Decision Making. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ORAL DECISION MAK.
The theory and practice of democratic decision making, from researching a topic systematically in specialized library sources to reaching a workable solution through group discussion. Second phase will involve theory and practice of debating and implementing decisions through parliamentary procedure.
Non-traditional format: This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent and Distance Learning (IDL).
Not offered on a regular basis.

SPCM 2510. Introduction to Small Group Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTRO SMALL GROUP.
Emphasizes student involvement in groups working on socially significant projects of their own choice. Examines factors which affect quality of communication and group outcomes; interpersonal and task behaviors, leadership, norms, conflict resolution, and creativity.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

SPCM 2520. Introduction to Interviewing. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTRO INTERVIEWING.
Not open to students with credit in MGMT(SPCM) 5870.
Information gathering, problem solving, and persuasive communication skills in dyadic settings. Survey, journalistic, job seeking, and employee appraisal interview forms. Students gain experience conducting interviews across a variety of situations.
Offered every year.

SPCM 2550H. Perspective on Interpersonal Communication (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: PERSP INTERP COMMUN.
Not open to students with credit in SPCM 1500.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Through lectures and class discussion, students will critically examine theory and research in interpersonal communication. Emphasis is placed both on learning about the communication process and on becoming a more effective participant in it.
Offered every year.

SPCM(AFAM) 2810. Communication in African American Communities. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AFRICAN AM COMMUN.
Rhetorical strategies and patterns of orality in African American communication, communication styles in conflict, and skill development for cultural interaction.
Offered spring semester every year.

SPCM 3300. Introduction to Rhetorical Criticism. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INT RHET CRIT.
Prerequisite: SPCM 1100.
Rhetorical approaches to the criticism of public communication. Intensive practice in writing rhetorical analyses will be provided.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

SPCM 3310. Case Studies in Public Communication. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit. 6 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: CASE ST PUBLIC COM.
Application of rhetorical theory and criticism to one or more case studies, ranging from recurring persuasive strategies in the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858, to the role, function, and impact of public discourse in the Montgomery boycott of the 1950s.
Not offered on a regular basis.

SPCM 3320. Environmental Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ENVIRONMENTAL COMM.
Human actions that affect the environment are dependent on how we think and communicate about nature and the environment. This class analyzes communication patterns about nature and humanity's relation to nature. In particular, it examines messages of activists, scientists, governmental agencies, and industries relating to environmental protection.
Offered spring semester every year.

SPCM 3330. Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RHET CIV RGHTS MVT.
Exploration of the role of rhetoric in shaping civil rights discourse. Using the struggle of African Americans as an instructive case study, this course will attempt to come to terms with the philosophical concepts, political issues, moral complexities, and discursive characteristics of civil rights rhetoric.
Non-traditional format: Rolling classroom involves a 4-day trip visiting sites of the Civil Rights Movement.
Not offered on a regular basis.

SPCM 3500. Interpersonal Communication Theory. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTERP COMM THEORY.
Prerequisite: SPCM 1010 or SPCM 1100 or SPCM 1500.
Major theories of human communication, with special emphasis upon interpersonal communication. The role, function, and assumptions of theoretical approaches will be discussed.
Not offered on a regular basis.

SPCM 3700. Empirical Research Methods In Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: EMP RES METH IN COM.
Prerequisite: STAT 2000 or STAT 2210 or STAT 3000 or MSIT 3000.
Social science research methods in interpersonal communication. Covers formalizing research questions, conceptual and operational definitions, hypothesis testing, measurement, sampling, research design, and computer analysis.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

SPCM(AFAM) 3820. Interracial Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTERRACIAL COMM.
An applied approach to understanding the significance of interracial communication in Western Society. The societal influences of history, language, and mass media in shaping our knowledge and understanding of positive interracial relationships.

SPCM 4200. Introduction to Rhetorical Theory. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTRO RHET THEORY.
Prerequisite: SPCM 3300 or permission of department.
Rhetorical theory in classical, modern, and contemporary times.
Offered fall semester every year.

SPCM 4210. Classical Rhetoric. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CLASSICAL RHET.
Prerequisite: SPCM 3300 or permission of department.
The theory and practice of rhetoric in the classical period. The course focuses principally upon Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, and Augustine.
Not offered on a regular basis.

SPCM 4220. Theories of Argumentation. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: THEORIES OF ARGUMNT.
Prerequisite: SPCM 3300 or permission of department.
Process by which people give reason to justify their acts, beliefs, attitudes, and values and to influence the thought and action of others. Traditional and contemporary theories of argumentation and critical analysis of public argument.
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.

SPCM 4310/6310. Communication Strategies in Government. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: COMM IN GOVERNMENT.
Undergraduate prerequisite: SPCM 3300 or permission of department.
Communication strategies and activities in the executive and legislative branches of local, state, and national government. Case study approach incorporated into the class.
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.

SPCM 4320. Communication Strategies in Political Campaigns. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: POLITICAL CAMP COMM.
The role communication plays in deciding which candidate will run for office, the nomination of candidates, and the election of candidates to office.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every even-numbered year.
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.

SPCM 4330. Communication Strategies in the Courtroom. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: COURTROOM COMM.
Prerequisite: SPCM 3300.
How verbal communication skills and strategies of persuasion are used in a variety of legal settings. Includes interviewing, courtroom speeches, witness examination, jury selection and deliberation, as well as issues of judicial argumentation and reasoning and effects of media on litigation outcomes.
Not offered on a regular basis.

SPCM 4340/6340. Communication and Religion. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: COMM REL.
The nature and practice of communication in a variety of religious traditions. Notions of sacred symbolism, myth, revelation, hermeneutics, and apologetics are especially emphasized.
Offered spring semester every year.

SPCM 4350. Scientific Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SCI COMM.
Not open to students with credit in SPCM 2310.
The practice of communicating scientific learning within disciplines, across disciplines, and to lay audiences. The course is designed to equip students in the natural and social sciences with the skills necessary to bring scientific information to professional audiences and to the general public through the spoken word. In addition to basics of organizing and clarifying a scientific presentation, research findings in areas such as risk perception, numeracy, uncertainty management, and visual argument will be presented.

SPCM 4360/6360. Communication Strategies in Social Movements. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: COMM SOCIAL MOVEMEN.
Undergraduate prerequisite: SPCM 3300.
The rhetorical nature, function, development, and impact of social movements on society as applied to one or more case studies and the role of the media in social change.
Non-traditional format: This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent and Distance Learning (IDL).

SPCM 4370/6370. Women and United States Public Discourse. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: WOM & PUB DISCOURSE.
Undergraduate prerequisite: SPCM 3300 or permission of department.
History and criticism of speeches by United States women in nineteenth- and twentieth-century social reform movements, especially woman's rights and feminism.
Offered every year.

SPCM 4500. Advanced Interpersonal Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ADV INTERPERSON COM.
Prerequisite: (SPCM 1010 or SPCM 1500) and SPCM 3700.
Communication in personal relationships from periods of relational development through relational disengagement. Emphasis on understanding and applying social scientific theories of communication.
Offered every year.

SPCM 4510. Nonverbal Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: NONVERBAL COMM.
The functional potential of each type of nonverbal communication. Primary emphasis is given to demonstrating the value of specific kinds of nonverbal cues in communicating successfully in such real world settings as the job interview, male-female interaction, and the courtroom.
Offered every year.

SPCM 4520. Persuasion. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: PERSUASION.
Prerequisite: SPCM 3700.
The impact of persuasive communication is studied with emphasis on source, message, medium of presentation, and audience effects. Theoretical approaches to persuasion and persuasive communication.
Non-traditional format: This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent and Distance Learning (IDL).
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

SPCM 4530. Advanced Small Group Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ADV SMALL GROUP COM.
Prerequisite: SPCM 3700.
Theory and techniques of small group discussion, with emphasis on current experimentation and research. Course content includes the ways in which communication influences and is influenced by group formation, development of group norms, group performance, and other topics.
Offered spring semester every year.

SPCM 4540/6540. Communication and Conflict. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: COMM & CONFLICT.
Undergraduate prerequisite: SPCM 3700.
An examination of the precursors, dynamics, and implications of interpersonal conflict in a variety of formal and informal relational contexts.

SPCM 4550/6550. Organizational Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ORG COMM.
Undergraduate prerequisite: SPCM 3700.
The relationship between communicating and organizing within complex organizations. Course content includes the ways in which communication creates organizational cultures, identities, networks, leadership, conflict, and other topics.

SPCM(HPRB) 4610/6610. Health Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: HEALTH COMM.
Communication about health with physicians and other providers, within support groups and health care organizations, and by public figures, groups, and organizations.
Offered fall semester every year.

SPCM 4800. Intercultural Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTERCULTURAL COMM.
Prerequisite: SPCM 3700 or permission of department.
Factors that facilitate or impede effective communication between members of different cultural groups. Considers interactions between people from different nations as well as co-cultures within the same nation. Effects of differing world-views, value systems, language varieties, nonverbal codes, and relational norms. Skills for disseminating ideas across cultures and for building intercultural competence.
Offered spring semester every year.

SPCM(AFAM) 4810. African American Rhetoric and Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AFRICAN AM RHET COM.
The history and criticism of the communication of African American speakers, with emphasis upon oral rhetoric relating to social-political development since 1860.
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.

SPCM(AFAM) 4830/6830. African American Relational Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AFAM RELATIONAL COM.
Undergraduate prerequisite: SPCM 1010 or SPCM 1500 or SPCM 3700 or AFAM 2000 or PSYC (AFAM) 2150 or AFAM(PSYC) 3150.
Interpersonal communication within African American relationships from a holistic framework. Historical, sociological, and psychological factors that affect individual behaviors within these relationships, including gender socialization from Africa to America.

SPCM(AFAM) 4840/6840. African American Family Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AFAM FAMILY COMM.
Undergraduate prerequisite or corequisite: SPCM 3700 or AFAM 2000 or PSYC(AFAM) 2150 or AFAM(PSYC) 3150.
This course provides students with an opportunity to examine communication within the African American family from an African-centered perspective. It requires students to read and critically examine various theoretical and methodological approaches to the African American family.

SPCM 4900. Special Topics in Communication. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Oasis Title: SPECIAL TOPICS.
Prerequisite: SPCM 3300 and SPCM 3700.
Selected and rotating topics such as humor and communication, visual communication, or communication training in business and industry.
Not offered on a regular basis.

SPCM 4910. Internship in Communication. 1-3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTERNSHIP.
Prerequisite: [(SPCM 1010 or SPCM 1100 or SPCM 1500) and (SPCM 3300 and SPCM 3700)] or permission of department.
Communication theory and research to public or private sector enterprise. Emphasis on observation and analysis of communication behaviors in workplace contexts.
Non-traditional format: Field-based internship.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

SPCM 4920. Debate Practicum. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit. 3 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: DEBATE PRACTICUM.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Concentration on the practice of intercollegiate debate. Open to students who travel to debate tournaments.
Non-traditional format: Practicum.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

SPCM 4930. Directed Study in Communication. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Oasis Title: DIRECTED STUDY.
Prerequisite: SPCM 3300 and SPCM 3700.
Independent, intensive, and extended research conducted under the supervision of a faculty member.
Non-traditional format: Individual student/professor interaction.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

SPCM 4960H. Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: DIR READ/PROJECTS.
Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of Honors.
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a professor.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

SPCM 4970H. Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: DIR READ/PROJECT.
Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of Honors.
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a professor.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

SPCM 4980H. Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: DIR READING/PROJECT.
Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of Honors.
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a professor.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

SPCM 4990H. Honors Thesis in Speech Communication. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: HONORS THESIS.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SPCM 3300 and SPCM 3700.
Individual research in major field of study under the direction of a Speech Communication faculty member. Project result is a paper of scholarly significance, meeting standards and requirements for an Honors thesis. Student will be expected to present or defend thesis in a public forum.
Non-traditional format: Independent reading/study/data analysis format with periodic meetings with the professor who is directing the project.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

SPCM 6320. Political Campaign Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: POLITICAL COMM.
The role communication plays in deciding which candidates will run for office, the nomination of candidates, and the election of candidates to office.
Not offered on a regular basis.

SPCM 7000. Master's Research. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: MA STER'S RESEARCH.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Research while enrolled for master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Non-traditional format: Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

SPCM 7300. Master's Thesis. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: MASTER'S THESIS.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Non-traditional format: Independent research and thesis preparation.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

SPCM 7500. Seminar in Communication Training and Development. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SEM COMM TRAIN DEVE.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Practicum of communication training and development. Relevant theory and research and the opportunity to participate in and present extended training and development programs. Topics include needs assessment, design and presentation of training programs, proposal writing, multi-media skill development, and follow-up evaluation of program effectiveness.
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.

SPCM(JRMC) 7611. Health Advocacy in a Multicultural Society. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: HEALTH ADVOCACY MUL.
Applies principles of persuasion, cross-cultural communication, audience theory and small group dynamics to problems of equitable distribution of health care services and information to all population groups. Prepares students for roles in community outreach, legislative affairs and health care advocacy organizations. Class exercises include needs assessment and grant writing.
Offered every year.

SPCM(JRMC) 7612. Medical Interviewing and Information Dissemination. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: MED INTERVIEWING.
Theoretical foundations and interpersonal processes in medical interviewing. Information-seeking and dissemination strategies of consumers and providers; the use of conventional and new technologies; communicating bad news; health literacy; the depiction of illness, health, and disease in media and society; and media relations training will be addressed.

SPCM 8010. Seminar in Communication Education. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit. 0-2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: SEM COMM ED.
Teaching speech communication in postsecondary institutions, including communication training in organizations. Learner variables, such as communication apprehension, sociolinguistic diversity, and motivations for adult learning. Instructional strategies, including evaluation, technology use, and curriculum organization. Projects in analysis of instructional discourse and evaluation of learning outcomes.
Non-traditional format: Students can elect to take the course as a lab/discussion only for a single credit, or they can elect to enroll in the lecture section as well for up to two additional credits.
Offered fall semester every year.

SPCM 8020. Introduction to Graduate Study in Speech Communication. 1 hour.
Oasis Title: INTRO GRAD.
Introduction to graduate studies in the field of speech communication.
Offered fall semester every year.

SPCM 8050. Research Practicum in Communication. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Oasis Title: RES PRACTICUM.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Research apprenticeship conducted under faculty supervision.
Non-traditional format: Collaborative research conducted with varying time commitments from week to week.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

SPCM(JRMC)(PBHL) 8165. Public Health Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: PUB HEALTH COMM.
The theory, research, and skills necessary to design and implement health communication interventions. Students will learn how to select objectives, how to segment and analyze audiences, how to use formative research techniques, how to design effective messages using behavior change and communication theories, how to select appropriate channels, how to implement interventions, and how to evaluate them.
Offered every year.

SPCM 8200. Seminar in Rhetorical Theory. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SEM RHET THEORY.
Rhetorical theory in classical, modern, and contemporary times.
Offered fall semester every year.

SPCM 8210. Seminar in Classical Rhetorical Theory. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SEM CLAS RHET.
Rhetorical thought in the Graeco-Roman world, from the older Sophists to St. Augustine.
Non-traditional format: Independent research under the direction of faculty members.
Not offered on a regular basis.

SPCM 8220. Seminar in Argumentation. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ARGUMENTATION.
Examines argument from a rhetorical perspective focusing on reasoning as it occurs in a variety of public settings.
Not offered on a regular basis.

SPCM 8230. Contemporary Rhetorical Theory. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CONTEMP RHET TH.
Influential twentieth-century scholarship in rhetorical theory, emphasizing a communication orientation.
Offered fall semester every year.

SPCM 8240. Legal Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: LEGAL COMMUNICATION.
Communication issues and skills which affect lawyers, judges, litigants, and jurors in criminal and civil justice. Particular attention is given to a survey of research related to verbal and nonverbal communication as applied to legal interviewing, negotiation, pretrial tactics, and litigation.
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.

SPCM 8250. Critical Theories of Discourse. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CRIT THEO OF DISC.
The development of twentieth-century theories about the nature of human social discourse. Contributions of structuralism, speech act theory, social structural theories, and/or post-structural theories to contemporary understandings of human communication on a social scale.

SPCM 8300. Seminar in Rhetorical Criticism. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SEM RHET CRIT.
Analysis, evaluation, and practice of approaches to rhetorical criticism of public discourse.
Offered fall semester every year.

SPCM 8310. Topics in Public Address. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: TOPICS PUBLIC AD.
Prerequisite: (SPCM 8200 and SPCM 8300) or permission of department.
Research, analysis, and evaluation of selected topics of public address.
Not offered on a regular basis.

SPCM 8330. Topics in Rhetorical Theory. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: TOPIC RHET THEO.
Specific areas of research of rhetorical theory from various eras. May focus on an author (e.g., Kenneth Burke, Michel Foucault, or St. Augustine) or a subject area (e.g., rhetoric and social change or rhetoric and culture or stylistics).
Not offered on a regular basis.

SPCM 8340. Methodologies of Rhetorical Criticism. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: METHS RHET CRIT.
Prerequisite: (SPCM 8200 and SPCM 8300) or permission of department.
A particular approach to rhetorical criticism, such as feminist criticism, Burkean criticism, or cross-cultural criticism.
Not offered on a regular basis.

SPCM 8350. The Rhetoric of Science. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: RHET SCI.
Prerequisite or corequisite: (SPCM 8200 and SPCM 8300) or permission of department.
Critical and theoretical study of scientific communication in public settings. Students may examine the intellectual and cultural roots of modern science, science's social and institutional characteristics, persuasive aspects of scientific inquiry and scientific social movements, and specific topical areas such as evolutionary biology, genetics, medicine, and ecology.
Offered every even-numbered year.

SPCM 8360. Feminist Theory and Criticism. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Oasis Title: FEM THEORY & CRIT.
Prerequisite or corequisite: (SPCM 8200 and SPCM 8300) or permission of department.
History, purposes, assumptions, and analytical and evaluative tools of feminist theory and criticism as they relate to various forms of public discourse, including rhetoric, film, television, and other forms of popular culture.

SPCM 8500. Seminar in Interpersonal Communication Theory. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTERPERSONAL COMM.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Theories of interpersonal communication. Familiarizes students with the breadth, scope, and range of communication theories. Develops skills in theory development, hypothesis formation, and model building. Provides skills necessary to read and evaluate scholarly publications in speech communication.
Offered fall semester every year.

SPCM 8510. Seminar in Nonverbal Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SEM NV COMM.
Empirical and theoretical research that focuses on the major communicative functions of nonverbal behavior and cues. Particular emphasis is placed on research projects that focus on the impression management functions of nonverbal communication. Students examine contemporary impression management efforts in politics, the courtroom, and related contexts.
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.

SPCM 8520. Seminar In Communication and Social Influence. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: COM SOC INFLUENCE.
Familiarizes students with issues related to communication and social influence. Parameters of social influence, theories of social influence that emphasize communication processes, source and audience characteristics, message and channel properties, and attitudinal outcomes.
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.

SPCM(LING) 8530. Language and Communication Behavior. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: LANGUAGE AND COM.
Surveys linguistic aspects of human interaction. Examines language patterns such as orality, intensity, immediacy, and power. Analyzes conversational data as well as language structures in public messages.
Not offered on a regular basis.

SPCM 8540. Relational Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RELATIONAL COMM.
Issues and research related to communication in personal relationships. Issues and studies related to attraction, relational development, relational maintenance and repair, critical events in relationships, and relational termination.
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.

SPCM 8550. Advanced Topics in Interpersonal Communication. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: TOPS INTERPERS COMM.
A readings and research seminar in theoretical topics of interpersonal communication. Areas of study will vary depending on the timelines of the topics and the research focus of the professor. Sample topics include communication in relational development and interpersonal communication competencies.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

SPCM 8610. Seminar in Health Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SEM HLTH COMM.
The multiple discourses and processes involved in communication about health. Advanced analysis of theories and research involved in the processes of naming, blaming, and shaming.
Not offered on a regular basis.

SPCM 8620. Seminar in Organizational Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SEM ORG COMM.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Introduction to theory and research on the relationship between organizing and communicating within complex organizations and the communicative interplay between organizations and society. Examination of the communicative nature of organizations, structure, culture, socialization, identification, power, conflict, and leadership

SPCM 8700. Social Scientific Research Methods In Speech Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SOC SCI RES METH.
Topics covered include formalizing research questions, conceptual definitions, operational definitions, measurement, hypothesis testing, sampling, research designs, and computer assisted data analysis.
Offered spring semester every year.

SPCM 8800. Seminar in Intercultural Communication. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SEM INTERCULT COMM.
The study of communication within and between diverse cultural groups. Examines communicative nature of social identity, effects of world view on communication, nonverbal and verbal codes, varying relational patterns, and rhetoric situated in varying cultures. An applied research project will be conducted.
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.

SPCM 8990. Directed Study and Special Topics in Speech Communication. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Oasis Title: DIRECTED STUDY.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Individual directed study or research in selected areas of speech communication conducted under the supervision of a faculty member.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

SPCM 9000. Doctoral Research. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 36 hours credit.
Oasis Title: DOCTORAL RESEARCH.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Non-traditional format: Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

SPCM 9300. Doctoral Dissertation. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 36 hours credit.
Oasis Title: DOCT DISSERTATION.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Non-traditional format: Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.