Speech/Communication

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will be able to demonstrate oral and written communication skills to produce effective speeches; demonstrate increased appreciation of the speech communication process, and demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking skills in the areas of speaking and listening. Complete the required courses and choose from either option 1 or 2 to complete the Speech/Communication major for the AA degree.

All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Arts degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
   
PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR MAJOR UNITS
ENGL 120, 199 or ESL 151 or placement test scores or equivalent

ENGL 101

Freshman English

3

 

SPCH 101

Public Speaking

3

  Select 3 courses from the following:
 

SPCH 100

Interpersonal Communication

3

 

SPCH 103

Group Discussion

3

One of the following:
  1. SPCH 101
  2. SPCH 103
  3. High school public speaking
  4. High school debate

SPCH 104

Argumentation and Debate

3

 An audition may be required

SPCH 106

Oral Interpretation of Literature

3

  SPCH 108 Intercultural Communication 3
  Option 1 - Select one course from the following
 Eligibility for ENGL 101

PSYCH 101

General Psychology

3

 Eligibility for ENGL 120, 199 or ESL 151

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

3

  Option 2 - Select 3 units from the following
  SPCH 107 Career Communication 3
  SPCH 111  Introduction to Oral Communication  3
  SPCH 115  Gender and Communication  3
 

SPCH 120

 Introduction to Communication

 3

  SPCH 160  Forensics Competition  3
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 18
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2017 GCC Catalog 2017-2018

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