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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

All curriculum guides reflect the RLC official catalog. Please check the latest catalog and addendum for possible changes.

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 or
    POLI 2101 American Government (3)
  • 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

Articulation


Articulation agreements document a pathway between Rend Lake College and the following schools for the academic program(s) listed.

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Transfer Information

Rend Lake College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional accreditors in the United States. Accreditation is vital to what we do. It serves as a measure of quality, allows us to access and distribute federal student aid, facilitates the transfer of classes between institutions and more. The Higher Learning Commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Rend Lake College has been accredited since 1969. Voluntary accreditation is an activity of great importance to Rend Lake College and the community it serves. The process ensures that RLC is accountable – that our programs are effective and that we are delivering on our guarantees of educational quality.

Students who graduate with an Associates in Science (AS) or an Associates in Arts (AA) have the ability to transfer to institutions that will allow them to continue towards a goal of a Bachelors degree (BA or BS).

Rend Lake College works with other institutions to allow for an easy transition to a four-year university. Some of the Universities that have this working relationship are:

Faculty & Staff


Speech Professor | Arts & Sciences Division
Phone Extension: 1493
Building: North Oasis
Office: 152
2013 RLCF ASSESSMENT AWARD | Ed.D. Oakland City University | M.S. & B.S. Murray State University
Dean of Arts & Sciences Division
Phone Extension: 1258
Building: North Oasis
Office: 145
M.S. Eastern Illinois University | B.S. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Administrative Assistant | Arts & Sciences Division
Phone Extension: 1263
Building: North Oasis
Office: 134
A.S. Business Administration, Southeastern Illinois College A.A. Business Administration, Southeastern Illinois College

Arts & Sciences Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1263
Email: [email protected]
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Arts & Sciences
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Arts & Sciences



 

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