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Speech Communication (SPCH Courses)

SPCH 101 Public Speaking

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: COMM 110
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the theory and practice of presenting speeches for various situations and audiences. Students will become better communicators by learning how to appropriately select a topic, research, organize, outline, and effectively present informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches.

SPCH 102 Small Group Communication

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: COMM 140
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Provides an introduction to the dynamics of communication in task-oriented groups. Through practice and research, students will explore group discussion theory including problem solving, decision making, verbal/nonverbal communication, leadership styles, conflict management, participation and roles. Oral group presentations are required. (F,S,U)

SPCH 103 Interpersonal Communication

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: COMM 130
Course Offered: Fall, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Explores the theories regarding conversational behavior as it is generated, enacted and understood in social and intimate relational contexts. Areas of study will include nonverbal messages, language, perception, power, listening, patterns, regulation, and communication competence.

SPCH 106 Argumentation and Debate

3.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 101 - Freshman Composition: Exposition ; and or SPCH 102 - Small Group Communication
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: COMM 120
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to argumentation theory. Students develop skills in methods of research, organization, and delivery of arguments. Emphasis is on the development of logical and articulate arguments for claims. Critical listening and analytical thinking are developed through the application of argumentation theory to speeches, cases and debates. (F,S)

SPCH 108 Oral Interpretation

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: COMM 170
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Through theory and practice, students will discover and communicate the intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic meaning of literature by choosing, analyzing, rehearsing, and orally presenting short selections of prose, poetry, and drama. (S)

SPCH 110 Intercultural Communication

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: COMM 150
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A study of intercultural communication theory. An understanding of cultural aspects and communication problems within and between ethnic groups is emphasized. (S)

SPCH 189 Independent Projects

1.0 - 3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Courses for students capable of independent work who demonstrate the need or desire for additional study beyond the regular curriculum. Enrollment allows students to pursue activities such as directed field experience, research, or development of skills and competencies under faculty advisement and supervision. Independent projects may be earned in most disciplines. Students wishing to enroll in Independent Projects should contact the appropriate Academic Dean, or an instructor identified in the class schedule. If the project proposed is acceptable to that instructor, a contract will be developed. All contracts for these classes must be completed and approved by the appropriate dean before the last day of enrollment. Units are awarded depending upon satisfactory performance and the amount of time committed by the student to the course. Allowable units vary according to discipline, and are based on the following formula: 1 unit - 48 hours per semester 2 units - 96 hours per semester 3 units - 144 hours per semester.