ELEMENTS OF SPEECH(3)
Hours: 3 Lecture CAN SPCH 4CSU General Education Requirement: A1
ENG 51A or equivalent.
1 provides instruction in the fundamental processes of oral communication.
This course is designed to improve the student's ability to function
in any speaking situation. Emphasis is on the basic concepts of
speaking as a transfer of understood messages, particularly as
a communication between a single speaker and an audience. Students
are involved in the critical thinking process of preparing and
delivering extemporaneous speeches and in the development of active
listening skills. (AA, CSU, UC)
ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE(3)
Hours: 3 Lecture CAN SPCH
Prerequisite: Successful completion of SP 1 or SP 4
course provides instruction in the development of reasoning skills
and practice in formal and informal argumentation and persuasion. While course content includes an analysis
of standard debate techniques (traditional, cross-examination, Lincoln-Douglas) requiring
two matched sides for and against a proposition, Speech 3 emphasized
the argumentation mode of persuasion that enables an individual
to reach decisions based on good reasoning and evidence. (AA,
DYNAMICS OF GROUP DISCUSSION(3)
Hours: 3 Lecture
CSU General Education Requirement: A1 Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.
4 provides instruction in the dynamics of small group communication. Students will explore their own communication
skills and weaknesses through the application of critical thinking
and analysis. Students
will learn a
variety of problem solving and leadership techniques,
including how to conduct meetings and discussions, as well as
how to effectively and persuasively present information within
small groups and as a small group to a larger audience. (AA, CSU, UC)
Hours: 3 Lecture
CSU General Education Requirement: E
Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG51A or equivalent.
5 is designed to provide understanding, critical thinking, and
practical skills in basic communication settings; one to one,
one to many, and speaker to audience.
Students will engage in interpersonal exercises to use
communication skills such as listening, paraphrasing, describing
feelings, decision-making, perception checking, and verbal and
non-verbal communication. (AA, CSU, UC)
SPEECH EXPERIMENTAL COURSES(.5-3)
Hours: 18 lecture
hours or 54 laboratory hours for each semester unit.
courses numbered 30/60 are designed to permit department to meet
an immediate student or community need, to explore newer methods
in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative,
and to provide curriculum variety and flexibility.
A required course description identifies each course subject. These courses may be taken for CR/NC.
Hours: 54 Laboratory
for each semester unit. No more than 2 units per semester per
49/99 is designed for students who wish to undertake special projects
related to a particular field. Students, under instructor guidance
and acknowledgement, may pursue individual exploration after completing
or while currently enrolled in at least one course in the department
of directed study. (AA,CSU)