CMST 202 Survey of Speech Communication • 5 Cr.


Introduces a variety of communication processes to give a basic understanding of speech communication. Students explore interpersonal, small group, and intercultural communication. Same as SPCH 102 and SPCH 202.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Define the process of communication from multiple discipline perspectives.
  • Explain the influence of ancient Greek and Roman philosophers on current rhetorical and communication theory.
  • Describe the symbolic nature of verbal and nonverbal communication and the role of communication theory in improving message clarity and relational satisfaction.
  • Describe the unique qualities found in group interaction and organizational communication and the methods of effective teambuilding and decision-making.
  • Analyze a public speech and demonstrated an understanding of effective organization, argument construction, and guidelines for speech delivery.
  • Identify the barriers to effective intercultural communication and describe the methods of adapting to new cultures.
  • Apply contemporary communication research methods to human discourse and behavior.