SPEECH & MEDIA STUDIES

Speech and Media Studies are the academic disciplines that seek to understand the processes by which human beings agree to cooperate in their endeavors. These processes are as old as human nature itself and are rooted in the original human condition of orality, but they continue to be modified as new media wax and old media wane. Understanding these processes is the basis for most of the course work offered by this program, however, each course also seeks to develop the student’s proficiency in the particular styles of communication engendered by media as they evolve.The Speech & Media Studies program offers two minors to Missouri S&T undergraduates: Communication Studies and Leadership Communication. Orality-based courses, including interpersonal, business, professional, intercultural, and mass communication, as well as courses in the social dynamics of leadership in groups and organizations may be incorporated into either minor to best meet students individual needs. Courses in Speech and Media Studies serve students well in many aspects of their lives including not only school and vocation, but also family, society, and civic responsibility.

Minor in Communication Studies

Core Requirements (3 hours):

• SP&M S 181-Communication Theory

Elective requirements, select 4 (12 hours):

• SP&M S 85-Principles of Speech

• SP&M S 100-Special Problems

• SP&M S 101-Special Topics

• SP&M S 200-Special Problems

• SP&M S 201-Special Topics

• SP&M S 235-Intercultural Communication

• SP&M S 250-Interpersonal Communication

• SP&M S 255-Discussion & Conference Methods

• SP&M S 275-Foundations of Video

Communication

• SP&M S 283-Business and Professional

Communication

Advisor or approved substitute for one of the above.

 

Minor in Leadership Communication

Core Requirement (3 hours)

• SP&M S 181-Communication Theory

Additional Requirements (12 hours):

• SP&M S 235-Intercultural Communication

• SP&M S 250-Interpersonal Communication

• SP&M S 255-Discussion & Conference Methods

• SP&M S 265-Leadership Communication

• SP&M S 270-Leadership Practices

Advisor or approved substitute for one of the above.