Department of Communication at UT Tyler
The skills acquired in the major are applicable to almost every aspect of their private and professional lives.
Speech Communication is one of the oldest and one of the newest academic disciplines.
Its roots go back to ancient Greece, when rhetoric -- the study of discovering and using "the available means of persuasion" -- was an important part of the citizenry's education.
Interest in the study of rhetoric--including public address, argumentation, and persuasion--was renewed early in the 20th century and has continued to this day.
Speech communication as practiced in all areas of the program is a humanistic field which calls for dynamic personal involvement of study and practice. Students focus on communication through spoken language and nonverbal messages creating and testing their ideas, developing individual abilities, and gaining confidence and competence in varying communication settings.
The skills acquired in the major are applicable to almost every aspect of your private and professional lives.
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