Speech Transfer Degree Program
The Speech major offers a variety of classes to students who are interested in speech communication and forensics. The curriculum is designed to provide the foundation to continue into a speech education program for prospective teachers.
A student’s class choices should be planned with the requirements of the transfer institution in mind. See your advisor for enrollment information and transfer institution requirements.
Most students who decide to major in Speech at a four-year institution will plan a course of study that will lead to an Associate in Arts Degree.
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To complete an associate degree the program emphasis credit hours and the general education credit hours, which must be taken from the list approved by the General Education Committee, must total at least 64 credit hours.
Description of Courses
SPCH-111. Public Speaking. 3 Hours. This is a survey course in communication emphasizing platform speaking, public deliberations and critical thinking. The course focuses upon public speaking, evaluation and the practical application of those experiences.
SPCH-112. Oral Interpretation. 3 Hours. This course is designed to give the student a basic foundation in oral interpretation of literature, which is equally concerned with the analysis and appreciation of the work of literary art, as well as the preparation and requirements necessary for its performance in an oral and visual manner.
SPCH-121. Public Speaking: Honors. 3 Hours. This is a survey course in communication emphasizing platform speaking, public deliberations and critical thinking. The course focuses upon public speaking, evaluation and the practical application of those experiences. It is designed to foster a more sophisticated level of skill development and theoretical understanding of the concepts presented in Public Speaking by using teaching strategies that focus upon the skills of Honors students.
Emphasis will be placed on different assignments that promote a deeper understanding of the concepts taught in the basic course. Public Speaking: Honors will have more group interaction exercises which lead to discovery learning. Speeches will be practiced in small groups in order to get feedback on content and development. Students in this class will also have a chance to read and discuss essays, articles and famous speeches. Prerequisite: Student must be a member of the CCC Honors Program or have permission from the Program Coordinator.
SPCH-211. Interpersonal and Group Communications. 3 Hours. This is a survey course in communication emphasizing informal and organizational communication skills and strategies. The concepts of small group communication are learned through lecture and experiential activity in the classroom.