Speech Communications is a course aimed at introducing students to the basic concepts of communication. The course offers an overview of the process of communication and provides a variety of public speaking experiences. Speeches come in many different types, including self-introduction, informative, persuasive, and the speech for a special occasion, among others. Students perform literary interpretations, listen to effective speakers, and give sales pitches. This course includes instruction in adapting speech to different audiences and purposes. In addition, students examine mass media and familiarize themselves with the different forms of communication as the course aims to make students not only better communicators, but better rhetoricians; people capable of using sound and ethical rhetoric and of analyzing other forms of communication for subtle usage of logos, ethos, and pathos.