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SPEECH COMMUNICATION MINOR

 

Minor in Speech  - Emphasis in Mass Communication - 24 hours

  • 3 MCOM 210 Basic Newswriting
  • 3 MCOM 220 Introduction to Digital Media
  • 3 MCOM 265 Basic Photography
  • 3 MCOM 317 News Gathering
  • 3 MCOM 221 Audio Production or MCOM 331 Video Production
  • 9 Electives from SPCM, MCOM, or THEA

Minor in Speech - Emphasis in Speech Communication - 24 hours

  • 3 SPCM 215 Public Speaking (gen ed)
  • 3 SPCM 222 Argumentation and Debate
  • 3 SPCM 405 Theories of Communication
  • 3 SPCM 410 Organizational Communication
  • 3 SPCM 434 Small Group Communication
  • 3 SPCM 466 Principles of Rhetoric
  • 3 SPCM Elective
  • 3 Electives from SPCM, MCOM, or THEA

Minor in Speech - Emphasis in Theatre - 24 hours

  • 3 THEA 100 Introduction to Theatre
  • 3 THEA 131 Introduction to Acting
  • 3 THEA 241 Stagecraft
  • 3 THEA 243 Makeup
  • 3 THEA 344 Fundamentals of Design
  • 3 THEA 351 Directing
  • 3 THEA 495 Practicum
  • 3 THEA 300/400 level elective

Minor in Speech - Emphasis in Mass Communcation - Teaching - 27 hours

  • 3 MCOM 210 Basic Newswriting
  • 3 MCOM 220 Introduction to Digital Media
  • 3 MCOM 265 Basic Photography
  • 3 MCOM 266 Photojournalism
  • 3 MCOM 317 News Gathering
  • 3 MCOM 327 Advanced News Gathering
  • 3 MCOM 328 Advertising Media Communication
  • 3 MCOM 221 Audio Production or MCOM 331 Video Production
  • 3 SEED 424 7-12 Language Arts Methods

 

Minor in Speech - Emphasis in Speech Communication - Teaching - 27 hours

  • 3 PHIL 220 Introduction of Ethics
  • 2 SPCM 201 Interpersonal Communication
  • 3 SPCM 215 Public Speaking 
  • 3 SPCM 222 Argumentation and Debate
  • 3 SPCM 405 Theories of Communication
  • 3 SPCM 410 Organizational Communication
  • 3 SPCM 434 Small Group Communication
  • 3 SPCM 466 Principles of Rhetoric
  • 3 SEED 424 7-12 Language Arts Methods

Minor in Speech - Emphasis in Theatre - Teaching - 27 hours

  • 3 SPCM 222 Argumentation and Debate
  • 3 THEA 100 Introduction to Theatre
  • 3 THEA 131 Introduction to Acting
  • 3 THEA 241 Stagecraft
  • 3 THEA 243 Makeup
  • 3 THEA 344 Fundamentals of Design 
  • 3 THEA 351 Directing 
  • 3 THEA 495 Practicum
  • 3 SEED 424 7-12 Language Arts Methods

 

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Forensics Team

Forensics at BHSU is strictly co-curricular and exists as an adjunct to the academic program. The team meets in Plato's Cave (Jonas 208A) and is open to all BHSU undergraduate students. Travel is offered to students demonstrating the appropriate effort, aptitude, and reliability (a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is also required). Joining the Forensics team is a fun way to develop oral communication and critical thinking skills. BHSU participates in what is sometimes called "Parliamentary" debate which involves writing a case in support of a resolution in a limited amount of time (between 15-30 minutes). Competitors have the chance to debate a wide range of topics. We do not require that our debaters have previous experience. Individual Events include prepared and limited preparation events. These events include, Persuasive Speaking, Informative Speaking, Speech to Entertain, Communication Analysis, Prose, Poetry, Impromptu Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, Dramatic Duo, Dramatic Interpretation, and Program Oral Interpretation. For more information about The Jacket Journal contact Ryan Clark.

Contact Info

Sonya Pagel
Professor, Speech Communication
Sonya.Pagel@bhsu.edu
Meier Hall 308 Map
Phone: 605-642-6085

Black Hills State University
1200 University St. Unit 9003
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799-9003