College Speech

Admission Requirements: Cumulative GPA of 3.0. Teacher and Principal recommendation. Before class begins in August, or in January (if 2nd semester), students must attain ACT Reading subscores of at least 19, or Accuplacer scores of 251 in Reading. 

Course Fee: $30 (UCA tuition) + cost of textbook. Students will be billed by UCA. The bill will be mailed to the student’s home address after the drop/add deadline given by the Registrar. A $75 CAC Administrative fee will be billed through FACTS. 

This class introduces students to the essential concepts and skills of human communication. Students will prepare to use the learned skills to interact in the family, social settings, the workplace and public/mediated situations. Topics covered include self and perception, understanding culture, verbal and nonverbal communication, active listening, managing interpersonal relationships and conflicts, small group communication and public speaking, both informatively and persuasively.

Students will study the application and evaluation of principles of organization, evidence, reasoning, critical thinking, verbal and nonverbal behavior, interpersonal communication, public speaking and small group interaction in the oral communication setting. The emphasis will be on meeting the individual needs of students through individualized instruction using communication experiences. This class will be taught from a gospel worldview. It will align with the mission and vision of Central Arkansas Christian Schools.