Speech100 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

3 Units

Speech 100 is designed to provide students with an understanding of factors affecting human communication on a day-to-day basis and to provide laboratory experiences aimed at developing skills in such areas as language, listening, assertiveness, conflict resolution, nonverbal behaviors, group problem solving, and cross cultural communication. The instructional approach is deductive-inductive-deductive, involving lecture/discussions, activities demonstrating concepts covered, and further lecture/discussion for purposes of additional clarification. Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. ESL students should complete ESL 155.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

101 PUBLIC SPEAKING

3 Units

Speech 101 places emphasis upon organization and delivery of extemporaneous speeches. Experience is provided in, but not limited to, informative and persuasive speaking. This course satisfies speech requirements of those expecting to transfer to colleges and universities. Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC (CAN SPCH 4)

102 ADVANCED PUBLIC SPEAKING

3 Units

Speech 102 places emphasis on the development of critical thinking and listening skills through advanced public speaking in specific communication environments. The course examines both the technique and substance of public address by exploring: rhetorical strategies, quality of argument, quality of support for claims, use of language, fallacies, as well as the demands placed on the speaker by the audience. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Speech 101 and English 101.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

103 GROUP DISCUSSION

3 Units

Speech 103 involves techniques and theories of discussion with emphasis on group productivity and oral communication in groups. Use of logical, clear reasoning in research, analysis of problems, effectiveness of participation, and leadership in the discussion mode are also examined. Class activities include role playing, problem solving, panel discussions, and symposium forum discussions. Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. ESL students should complete ESL 155.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

104 ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE

3 Units

Speech 104 is designed to provide students with an understanding of the factors affecting basic argumentation and debate on a day-to-day basis and to provide laboratory experiences aimed at developing skills in such areas as language, listening, assertiveness, conflict resolution, nonverbal behaviors, group problem solving, and cross cultural communication. The instructional approach is deductive-inductive-deductive, involving lecture/discussions, formal, in-class debates and critical analysis of contemporary issues. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite:

One of the following:

1. Speech 101; 2. Speech 103; 3. high school public speaking; 4. high school debate

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC (CAN SPCH 6)

105 VOICE AND DICTION

3 Units

Speech 105 is designed to improve vocal quality and force, pitch flexibility, rate, articulation, and pronunciation. The student develops an understanding of the speech mechanism. Emphasis is placed on improvement through increased self-perception and practice exercises. Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. ESL students should complete ESL 155.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

106 ORAL INTERPRETATION OF LITERATURE

3 Units

Speech 106 is designed to teach the skills and techniques of oral interpretation of literary works. Students learn to use their voices and articulation techniques to communicate emotional energy through the words of the text. Class exercises and instructor feedback are used to teach these concepts and to focus on the students' individual strengths and weaknesses. Selected students are chosen to participate in a reader's theatre production. Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101.

Note: An audition may be required.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

107 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SPEECH

3 Units

Speech 107 provides techniques for effective oral communication in the business environment. Emphasis is placed on audience analysis, organization, and speaking deportment. Class activities include interviewing, informative and persuasive presentations, and presentations in small group settings. Students have the opportunity to work extensively on videotape. Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. ESL students should complete ESL 155.

Transfer credit: CSU

111 PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS

3 Units

Speech 111 places emphasis on organization and delivery of extemporaneous speeches. Experience is provided in, but not limited to, informative and persuasive speaking. Issues of concern to non-native speakers will be addressed, including cultural variables involved in the public speaking situation, compensatory strategies to improve individual grammar, syntax and phonological errors, and speech anxiety. Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 120 or ESL 151 and ESL 155.

Transfer credit: CSU

190 INTERCOLLEGIATE FORENSICS PRACTICUM

1 Units

Speech 190 provides the training, rehearsal, and performance practice necessary to develop speech performance skills to participate on a competitive collegiate forensics team. Students will have the option to choose areas of interest. Lecture 1 hour.

Prerequisite:

One of the following: Speech 101, 103, 104, 106 or equivalent.

Note: This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned.

Transfer credit: CSU

191 FORENSICS: INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

2-3 Units

Speech 191 provides introductory theory, training, and instruction necessary to develop speech performance skills and succeed on a competitive forensics team. Students participate in multiple, intercollegiate speaking competitions. Emphasis is on individual speaking events including platform events, limited time preparation events and oral interpretation events. Students will have the option to choose areas of interest. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3-6 hours.

Prerequisite:

One of the following: Speech 101, 103, 104, 106 or equivalent.

Note: This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 12 units may be earned.

Transfer credit: CSU

192 FORENSICS: TEAM EVENTS

2-3 Units

Speech 192 provides introductory theory, training, and instruction necessary to develop speech performance skills and participate on a competitive forensics team. Students participate in multiple, intercollegiate speaking competitions. Emphasis is on team events. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3-6 hours.

Prerequisite:

One of the following: Speech 101, 103, 104, 106 or equivalent.

Note: This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 12 units may be earned.

Transfer credit: CSU

193 DEBATE TEAM

2-3 Units

Speech 193 reviews theory and instruction for participation on the forensic debate team. Students develop speaking and argumentation skills. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3-6 hours.

Prerequisite:

One of the following: Speech 101, 103, 104, 106 or equivalent.

Note: This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 12 units may be earned.

Transfer credit: CSU


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