Course Descriptions



Intro to Speech Communication

Credit(s): 3

This course introduces students to what communication is and how it affects human interaction. Emphasis is on public speaking with attention to audience analysis, organizational, and delivery skills. The controlled and supportive classroom environment is an ideal setting for students to practice and perfect those communication skills of effective speaking and critical listening valued in all professions, the community, and personal relations. It is, however, a complex discipline of reading, writing, research, and performance; therefore, course success relies strongly on college level reading and writing abilities. This course is a requirement for both the A.A. and A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week Recommended: ENGL 101
Prerequisites: Entry is based on an appropriate score on the placement test, either COMPASS E-Write > 5, COMPASS Writing > 67, ACT > 7, SAT Verbal > 440 or a grade of C- or above in ENGL-099A and ENGL-099B.