Course Catalog - Speech

Speech

PR: Prerequisite   |   CR: Credit for Course   |   SEM: Semesters   |   LC: Local Credit


Communication Applications (9-12) #1900

Communication Applications M (9-12) #1902

(This course is a requirement for the graduation plan.) Students will identify, analyze, develop, and evaluate communication skills needed for professional and social success in interpersonal situations, group interactions, and personal and professional presentations. This course satisfies the district speech requirement for graduation.

SEM: 1 CR: 1/2


Speech Electives

 

Debate I Honors (9-12) #1930

Debate II Honors (10-12) #1932

Debate III Honors (11-12) #1933

This course of study is designed to teach argumentation skills and the elements of debate. Students will become familiar with various debate formats, research skills, and effective presentations. They will learn to analyze topics and to support a point of view. Participation in UIL, TFL and/or National Speech and Debate competition is required.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Oral Interpretation I (9-12) #1920

Oral Interpretation II (10-12) #1922

Oral Interpretation III (11-12) #1923

Students will select, research, analyze, adapt, interpret, and perform literary texts as a communication art. This course involves oral interpretation of literature: prose, poetry, and drama. Competition events include extemporaneous speaking, oration, dramatic and humorous interpretation, and duet acting. Participation in UIL, TFL and/or NFL competition is required.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Public Speaking I (9-12) #1943

Public Speaking II (10-12) #1944

Public Speaking III (11-12) #1945

Students in this course will understand the concepts and skills necessary for public dialogue. It provides an in-depth analysis of communication and rhetoric through the study of famous speeches, propaganda, mass media, mock trials, and logic.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Independent Study: Speech Honors (12) #1950

This course focuses on research and development of higher-level thinking skills concerning historical, political, social, and economic questions similar to those introduced to students in Debate l, II, and III. The depth of research and study, the intensity of exploration, and the polish of oral presentation will be such as to demonstrate superlative control and execution of speech skills.

PR: Debate I, II, II

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Speech credit may be fulfilled by the following courses:

  • Communications Applications #1900
  • Oral Interpretation, 1,2, or 3 #1920 #1922 #1923
  • Debate 1,2, or 3 #1930 #1932 #1933
  • Public Speaking 1, 2, or 3 #1943 #1944 #1945
  • Speech ISM #1950
  • AVID 1,2, or 3 #9056 #9058 #9049 #9059
  • GT Leadership 1 or 2 #9060 #9062 #9063 #9064
  • Academic Decathlon #1940 #1941 #1942 #1952 #1856 #1858 #1831 #1142
  • GT ISM #4920 #4921
  • AP Capstone #3901
  • *Senior Seminar #9027 #9026
  • Education Practicum #8253
  • Professional Communications #8164
  • Advanced Broadcast Journalism 1, 2, 3 #1714 #1716 #1718 #1719 #1732 #1733
  • Practicum in Education #8253
  • Practicum in Early Learning #8464
  • Child Guidance #8461
  • Instructional Practices #8252 or #8256
  • Practicum in Law, Public Safety Corrections and Security (LMS Only) #8577
  • Practicum in Health Science (LMS Only) #8363 #8364 #8369 #8373 #8397
  • Critical Issues (LMS Only) #4902
  • Practicum in Local, State, and Federal Government (LMS Only) #8587

 

*AVID Senior Seminar students must complete the entire year to receive the Speech credit.