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Communications


A pre-concentration in Speech, or a strong core of Speech Communication courses, prepares a student for teaching, public relations, broadcast media and a variety of business-related areas. A Speech major is considered good preparation for some professional programs. It is recommended that either one of the Humanities or Social Science electives be representative of a Third World culture (i.e., ANTH 1101, GEOG 1101, HIST 2107, or PHIL 2105).

COMMUNICATIONS — Degree

ARTS & SCIENCES DIVISION

Associate in Arts Degree

A pre-concentration in Speech, or a strong core of Speech Communication courses, prepares a student for teaching, public relations, broadcast media and a variety of business-related areas. A Speech major is considered good preparation for some professional programs. It is recommended that either one of the Humanities or Social Science electives be representative of a Third World culture (i.e., ANTH 1101, GEOG 1101, HIST 2107, POLI 2102 or PHIL 2105). 

► Total = 64-65 Hours

First Semester (15-16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
  • HIST 2101 American History I or 
    POLI 1101 State and Local Government 1  
  • MATH 1107 Contemporary College Math 1 or
    Higher-Level Math (3-4)
  • Elective – Fine Arts (3)
  • Elective – Social Science (3)

Second Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)
  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • COMM Elective – Communications (3)
  • THEA 1106 Introduction to Theatre (3)
  • Elective – Science (3)
  • Elective (1)

Third Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • HEA 1101 Health Education (2)
  • COMM Elective – Communications (3)
  • Foreign Language (4)
  • Elective – Humanities (3)
  • Elective – Science with Lab (5)

Fourth Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 2106 Intermediate Composition (3)
  • COMM Elective – Communications (3)
  • Foreign Language (4)
  • Elective – Fine Arts / Humanities (3)
  • Elective – Social Science (3)

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on test scores.

Program Outcomes

Communications

1. Apply basic oral communication skills to everyday life situations and encounters.
2. Research topics effectively through appropriate material in order to supply reliable information in both the written outline and the oral presentation.
3. Analyze various audience situations in order to tailor communication circumstances.
4. Evaluate and recognize speaker qualities in self and in others
5. Deliver an appropriate, effective, and extemporaneous style speech

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Faculty & Staff


Speech Professor | Arts & Sciences Division
Phone Extension: 1493
Building: North Oasis
Office: 144
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