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Corporate & Organizational Communication Track

Students who choose the Corporate and Organizational Communication track focus on communication within the context of businesses and other organizations. Effective communication in organizations is necessary both for the attainment of organizational goals and for individual productivity and satisfaction. This track is designed for those who will have to perform in organizational settings and want to become more effective in their interactions with others for a more successful and fulfilling work life. This knowledge is especially important now that the "world of work" is undergoing such rapid change. In addition to learning, understanding, and applying organizational theories and research, students will also develop important organizational skills such as conflict management, decision making, goal setting, team building, giving feedback, etc. Students completing this track will be prepared for careers in a wide variety of organizational settings and roles (sales, management, human resources, training, etc.), as well as for graduate study in communication or business.

Major Requirements:

Prerequisites (6 hours)

  • SPC 103 Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • SPC 105 Public speaking

Core Requirements (12 hours)

  • SPC 200 Advanced Public Speaking
  • SPC 329 Research Methods
  • SPC 330 Communication Theory
  • SPC 409 Senior Project in Organizational Communication

Corporate & Organizational Communication Track (12 hours required / 12 hours elective)

Required:

  • SPC 201 Small Group Communication
  • SPC 203 Introduction to Organizational Communication
  • SPC 300 Communication in Interviewing
  • SPC 403 Organizational Communication Theory & Application

Recommended electives:

  • SPC 210 Interracial Communication
  • SPC 213 Introduction to PR
  • SPC 323 Interpersonal Communication Theory & Application
  • SPC 311 Intercultural Communication
  • SPC 331 Gender & Communication
  • SPC 370 Health Communication
  • SPC 430 Persuasion & Social Influence
  • SPC 434 Nonverbal Communication
  • SPC 491 Internship in Speech Communication

Suggested Course Schedule for Corp & Org. Comm Track

FYI: Student MUST take SPC 103 & SPC 105 BEFORE declaring Speech Major

Fall

Spring

Junior Year SPC 329 (core requirement) "C" or better SPC 200 (core requirement) "C" or better
SPC 330 (core requirement) "C" or better SPC 203
Minor IS Course
Minor Minor
SPC Elective Minor

Senior Year SPC 201 SPC 300
SPC 403 - "C" or better to enroll in 409 SPC 409 (core requirement)
Minor Minor
SPC Elective SPC Elective
SPC Elective -

Notes:

  • In this rotation, we are assuming that General Education requirements are completed during your Freshman & Sophomore years.
  • Prerequisites: Don't get caught off guard. Some Corporate & Organizational Communication courses are offered only once a year. YOU are responsible for taking and meeting the prerequisites requirements the first time they are offered so you may register for other required courses.

Required Track Courses and Prerequisites:

Track Course Prerequisite
SPC 201 none
SPC 203 none
SPC 300 none
SPC 403 SPC 203 (no concurrent enrollment)
SPC 409 SPC 200, 203, 329, 330, & 403 (no concurrent enrollment)
  • A grade of "C" or higher is required in SPC 329, SPC 330, and SPC 403 before the student is allowed to enroll in SPC 409 Senior project in Speech Communication
  • NOTE: SPC 203, 403 & 409 must be taken in sequence - no concurrent enrollment.

Recommended Speech Electives: See list above

Remember: You must complete an acceptable minor area of study (check with minor program for credit hours required) and a total of 124 credit hours to graduate.