Plano Senior High School
Communication Applications is
a state mandated course needed for graduation. It teaches
skills for job interviews, presentation, and public speaking
skills in used in both business and personal life.
Debate is a competition speech
class. People in this class can be selected to represent
PSHS on the speech team. The class teaches skills for
argumentation, research, critical thinking and current
events. Students participate and learn about extemporaneous
speaking, debate and student congress. The course can
be taken for Honors credit.
Oral Interpretation is an acting
and communication class focusing on drama, prose, poetry,
oratory and life-long communication tools. People in this
class can be selected to represent PSHS on the speech
team. The class teaches analysis of literature, research,
organization, creation of characters, critical thinking
and interpersonal skills through the venues of oratory,
dramatic interpretation, humorous interpretation, duet
acting and other performance oriented venues. The course
can be taken for Honors credit.
Radio and TV
course is intended to provide students with the opportunity
to build and refine understanding of media, primarily
through the perspective of television. This chance to
increase knowledge will be experienced through a survey
of relevant television genre, study of pertinent issues
and activities designed to stimulate higher-level thinking
and communication skills.