Speech Courses at Ashford University

Ashford University offers a foundational class covering language, nonverbal communication and more. If you take Speech 103, you will study and partake in a curriculum covering general oral communication topics and theories.


Speech Class Descriptions and Credit Information

SPE 103 Oral Communication

3 Credits
Students learn basic theory and practice of oral communication. Topics include language, listening, causes of communication breakdown, feedback, nonverbal communication, audience analysis, reasoning, organization and development of messages, and delivery strategies. Oral assignments may range from informative, persuasive, and ceremonial speaking to small group discussion and oral interpretation.