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Speech

Speech

The Speech program is designed to provide students with fundamental understanding of the principles of speech communication as well as experience in the application of these principles. Participation in these classes develops critical thinking, personal growth, research, presentation skills, and an understanding of diversity. Classes prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions and entry into careers in which effective communication skills are important, such as teaching, public relations, and law. This program fulfills typical lower-division requirements at four-year transfer institutions and offers opportunities to participate in intercollegiate competition in the areas of public speaking and oral interpretation. Some variation in requirements may exist at a particular four-year college or university; therefore, it is essential that the student also refer to the catalog of the prospective transfer institution and consult a counselor.

Degrees/Certificates

Degree: AA - Speech

Freshman Year

Courses Units
Speech 1 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication) 3
Speech 48** (Activities in Forensics) 2-8
Speech 2A (Oral Interpretation of Literature) 3
Speech 10 (Interpersonal Communication) 3
Electives  
General Education Courses  

 

Sophomore Year

Courses Units
Speech 46 (Argumentation and Debate) 3
Speech 48** (Activities in Forensics) 2-8
Option (Speech/Related Discipline)* 3
Electives  
General Education Courses  
Total units required 60

 

*Option

Select from the following for a minimum of 3 units:

  • Speech 2B (Interpretation of Literature II)
  • Speech 3 (Group Communication)
  • Speech 5 (Readers Theater)
  • Theater Arts 25 (Fundamentals of Stage Speech)

**Speech 48 should be taken for a minimum of 4 units and a maximum of 16 units

Transferability

This program fulfills typical lower-division requirements at four-year transfer institutions. Some variation in requirements may exist at a particular four-year college or university; therefore, it is essential that the student also refer to the catalog of the prospective transfer institution and consult a counselor.

Speech

Arts, Letters & Social Sciences Dean
925.424.1382

 

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