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Field of study

Come take part in the new Speech Communication Field of Study. This program offers students an opportunity to take five courses at Mountain View College that will transfer to a Texas University and count towards a major or minor in Speech Communication.

The required courses in the Speech Communication Field of Study at MVC are:

SPCH 1311:  Introduction to Speech Communication

Students in this course will learn to:

  • be more successful in relationships;

  • build self-esteem;

  • build confidence in public speaking;

  • be a more effective group member or leader.

SPCH 1315:  Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Students in this course will learn to:

  • research and organize ideas;

  • control nervousness;

  • improve delivery style;

  • get a positive response from an audience.

SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication

Students in this course will learn to:

  • improve listening skills;

  • manage conflicts;

  • determine the real message;

  • improve cross cultural communication.

SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication

Students in this course will learn to:

  • choose the appropriate communication channel (i.e. email, telephone, face to face);

  • create an effective resume;

  • be successful in interviews;

  • have effective meetings.

SPCH 2333 Small Group Discussion

Students in this course will learn to:

  • be an effective group member;

  • lead effectively;

  • have a successful group presentation;

  • productively brainstorm and solve problems within a group.


Students that major in Speech Communication can become a(n):

  • Teacher/Instructor

  • Community Relations Director

  • Intercultural Liaison

  • Interviewer

  • Lobbyist

  • Negotiator

  • Recruiter

  • Training Specialist

  • Speech Writer

  • Spokesperson