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ERIC Number: ED101400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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The Introductory Course in Speech Communication in the State of Illinois.
Corley, Diana
This study was designed to discover content, teaching methods, organization, and trends occurring in introductory courses in speech communication in Illinois junior colleges, colleges, and universities. One hundred and thirty-five questionnaires were mailed to the department chairperson or coordinator of fundamentals of each college in Illinois offering A.A., A.S., B.A., B.S., and B.F.A. degrees. The study concluded that a large number of colleges and universities in Illinois which offer undergraduate degrees also offer a basic course in speech communication which is required either for all students or for specific major fields; generally, the content appears to be a combination of communication theory and oral performance rather than being primarily oriented toward public speaking; the most widely used textbooks reflect the theoretical and oral performance emphasis; and the instructors are optimistic about maintaining enrollment. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois