Introduction to Communications and Speech A

Beginning with an introduction that builds student understanding of the elements, principles, and characteristics of human communication, this course offers fascinating insight into verbal and nonverbal messages and cultural and gender differences in the areas of listening and responding. High school students enrolled in this one-semester course will be guided through engaging lectures and interactive activities, exploring themes of self-awareness and perception in communication. The course concludes with units on informative and persuasive speeches, and students are given the opportunity to critique and analyze speeches.
Semester A covers:

  • Communications: Foundations of Communication
  • Communications: Understanding Verbal and Nonverbal Messages
  • Communications: Listening and Responding: Culture and Gender Differences 
  • Communications: Interpersonal, Small Group, and Organizational Communication