UP Speech Communication

From Iskomunidad
BA Speech Communication

Type Undergraduate Degree Program
College College of Arts and Letters, UP Diliman
Department Speech Communication and Theater Arts
Department Chairperson Dr. Belen D. Calingacion
Website KAL Website

The course offers a wide selection of study areas in Speech Communication: Rhetoric, Communicology, Oral Interpretation, Theatre, Speech Education, Radio and Television, Organizational Communication, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication, and Research. The course develops in the student both affective and cognitive abilities, integrative skills, creativity. In the process of learning the principles of Speech Communication, the student is made aware of the importance of ethics in every speech situation.

Course List

Core Subjects

Speech 100 Introduction to Speech Communication
Philosophy, content, research methods and trends in the different areas of the field of speech. Prereq: Comm 3/ Consent of Instructor (COI) 3 u

Speech 111 Elements of Voice and Diction
Development of group habits of speech through group and individual guidance, criticism and practice on voice, articulation and pronunciation. A preparation for effective social and professional use of the voice, as in teaching, public speaking, theater, radio, television, and interpretation. Attention to students' speech problems arising from their various Philippine linguistic backgrounds. Prereq: Comm 3/COI 3 u

Speech 115 Bases of Speech
The acoustic, physiological, phonetic, and psychological foundations of verbal communication. Prereq: Comm 3/ COI 3 u

Speech 121 Oral Interpretation
The reading of prose and poetry with emphasis on variety, range and expression; the development of adequate responsiveness - intellectual and emotional appreciation to others. Prereq: Speech 100, any GE literature course/COI 3 u

Speech 130 Introduction to Rhetoric
Overview of rhetorical theories. Prereq: Speech 100, any GE literature course/ COI 3 u

Speech 160 Basic Radio Techniques
Application of the techniques in the use of sound, music and special effect as applied to types of radio programs. Prereq: Speech 100/COI 3 u

Speech 183 Audio-Visual Communication
The selection and use of multimedia technologies for communication situations. Prereq: 12 units of Speech/COI 3 u

Speech 195 Speech Practicum (Internship) Prereq: JS. 100 h 3 u

Speech 199 Research Principal methods and areas of research in speech. Prereq: 15 units of Speech/COI 3 u

Speech 200 Undergraduate Thesis 3 u

Speech Communication electives can be about performance (Oral Interpretation subjects), radio (Radio Speech, Radio Writing, etc.), public speaking (Argumentation, Forms of Public Address, etc.), theory (Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication), or education (Directed Speech Activities, Principles of Speech Correction).

List of Other Courses

Course Description Other info
Speech 113

Language and Ethics in Speech Communication

Prereq. SS

3 u

Speech 122

Interpretation of Children's Literature

The history and types of children's literature and children's story interests at each
age level. Experience in story telling and in the oral interpretation of
literature for children.
Prereq: Speech 121/ COI

3 u

Speech 123

Interpretation of Drama

The theory, principles, and techniques of the interpretation of drama from the points
of view of the oral interpreter and the actor.
Prereq: Speech 121/COI

3 u

Speech 124

Introduction to Chamber Theater

Principles, theories, and practice of chamber theater as a form of interpretative performance. Prereq: Speech 121/COI

3 u

Speech 125

Interpretation of Philippine Oral Literature

Styles of performance of Philippine oral literature. Prereq: Speech 121/COI

3 u

Speech 126

Interpretation of the Literature of the World's Religions

Oral interpretation techniques as applied to selected literature of the world's religions. Prereq: Speech 121/COI

3 u

Speech 133


Principles of argumentation - analysis, evidence, reasoning, fallacies and briefing,

with application in public speaking, discussion and debate. Development of
capacity to reply extemporaneously to objections. Practice in argumentative
composition and delivery.

Prereq: Speech 130/ COI

3 u

Speech 134

Parliamentary Procedures

Basic principles and practice of parliamentary procedures in various assemblies. Prereq: Comm 3/COI

3 u

Speech 135

Interpersonal Communication: Theory and Practice

Prereq: Comm 3/COI

3 u

Speech 136

Forms of Public Address

The more important forms of public address and the occasions which give rise to

them; study of special methods by which speech is made clear, interesting and
forceful. Readings and reports on Philippine public address.

Prereq: Speech 130/ COI

3 u

Speech 137

Group Discussion and Conference Leadership

Procedures in exchanging information, solving problems, determining policies,

resolving differences in small face-to-face groups, and developing insights into
the nature of group processes.

Prereq: Speech 130/COI

3 u

Speech 138

Inter cultural Communication: Theory and Practice

Prereq: Comm 3/ COI

3 u

Speech 162

Radio Writing

Techniques and styles of writing for radio. Preparation of radio news,

non-dramatic continuity, radio drama, and documentary, children's and
educational programs. Individual instruction with detailed criticism from

Prereq: 12 units of English, Speech 160

3 u

Speech 163

Radio Speech

Fundamentals of microphone technique; practice in speaking, acting, and

announcing for the broadcast media. Basic training in planning and writing of
radio and television talks.Voice recording for critical analysis.

Prereq: Speech 100/COI

3 u

Speech 164

Radio Programming

Theory and practice of broadcast programming. Study of audience, market and

rating surveys as they affect programming policies. Practice in building daily
program schedules and individual program ideas. Criticism of commercial programming.

Prereq: 9 units of radio courses/ COI

3 u

Speech 165

Radio Production Procedures

Preparation and direction of radio programs, with emphasis on the drama and

documentary types. Student participation in broadcasting activities.

Prereq: Speech 160. 7 h. (1 class, 6 lab)

3 u

Speech 167

Station Management

Structure and substance of station management. Emphasis on organizational

problems and regulatory laws, the planning of programs and checking for
effectiveness, and merchandising of program ideas, sales and contracts,
personnel management, Discussion of broadcast trends.

Prereq: 9 units of radio courses/ COI

3 u

Speech 181

Directed Speech Activities

Speech principles and skills related to the needs of prospective teachers.

Emphasis on problems which confront teachers in defining the needs of the
students and in planning well-rounded speech programs.

Prereq: 12 units of Speech/ COI

3 u

Speech 185

Principles of Speech Correction

Diagnosis, evaluation, and therapy of speech problems. Prereq: Speech 115/ COI

3 u

(For the complete curriculum, log on to the College of Arts and Letters website)


Our graduates hold key positions in broadcasting (radio and television) as well as in the performing arts (stage and film). Many others are successful career persons in their chosen field of endeavor. This is precisely due to the training within the degree program which enables the student to develop both intellect and creative resources.