01-Agriculture & Renewable Natural Resources
02-Architecture & Environmental Design
03-Arts: Visual & Performing
06-Computer Science & Data Processing
08-Engineering & Engineering Technology
09-Health Care & Health Sciences
11-Industrials Arts, Trades & Technology
12-Language, Linguistics & Literature
14-Libraries & Museums
15-Life Sciences & Physical Sciences
18-Philosophy, Religion & Theology
19-Physical Education, Health Education & Leisure
21-Public Administration & Social Services
22-Social Sciences & Social Studies
COMMUNICATION FIELDS OF STUDY
Advertising, Communication Technology, Film as Communication, Innovative Communication, International Communication, Journalism, Print Media, Professional Practices in Communication, Public Relations, Radio, Television, Speech Communication
SPEECH COMMUNICATON TAXONOMY
- Definition: The study of the nature, processes and effects of human symbolic interaction.
- Areas of Speech Communication:
- Code Systems: The study of verbal and nonverbal symbols and signs in human communication.
- Intercultural Communication: The study of communication among Individuals of different cultural backgrounds.
- Interpersonal Communication: The study of communicative interaction occurring in person-to-person and small group situations.
- Conflict Management: The study of the role of communication in the creation and control of conflict.
- Organizational Communication: The study of interrelated behavior, technologies and systems functioning within an organization.
- Oral Interpretation: The study of literature through performance involving the development of skilled verbal and nonverbal expression bases on critical analysis of written texts.
- Pragmatic Communication: The study and practice of communication, the object of which is to influence or facilitate decision-making.
- Argumentation and Debate (Forensics): The study and application of forms of argument to test ideas or reach decisions through reasoned discourses.
- Discussion and Conference: The study of the principles and procedures employed in problem-solving and decision-making groups.
- Parliamentary Procedures: The study of the codes and rules for the conduct of meeting organizations in a democratic society, including but not limited to legislative bodies.
- Persuasion (Public Speaking): The study of the principles and strategies of communication that are intended to modify attitudes and actions.
- Public Address: The study of speakers and speeches, including the historical and social contexts of platforms, campaigns and movements.
- Rhetorical and Communication Theory: The study of the principles that account for human communicative experiences and behavior.
- Rhetorical Criticism: The study of the application of theoretical and evaluative principles to communicative experiences and behavior.
- Speech Communication Education: The study of speech communicaton in pedagogical contexts.
- Communication Development: The study of the acquisition and use of speech communication skills by normal children.
- Oral Communication Skills: The study of the strategy for improving individual competencies in speaking and listening.
- Instructional Communication: The study of communicative factors involved in the teaching-learning process.
- Speech and Hearing Science: The study of the biological, phonological, phonetic and physical aspects af speech and hearing.
- Other Speech Communication: Speech communication as it interfaces with other disciplines such as foreign language teaching pedagogy, Iinguistics, psychology, Iiterature, political science and business administration.
McBath, J. & Jeffery, R. (Sept., 1978) Defining Speech Communication. Communication Education 27, 3. 181-188