The basic philosophy of speech is rooted in the function of effective oral communication in our society. As a field of study, it is concerned with the development of effective interpersonal, group facilitation and public speaking skills.
Courses in speech are offered to provide instruction to students who are: 1.) preparing for careers in the communication fields; 2.) preparing to teach; 3.) seeking to satisfy the General Education requirement for a course in oral communications; and/or 4.) pursuing the study of communications for personal enrichment.
The following transfer guide prepares students for transfer to a university for completion of a baccalaureate degree in speech communication. The recommended courses meet the requirements for the Associate of Arts degree.
Faculty advisor is Janna Holt-Day, professor of speech communication.
*Although not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to take EDUC 1100 during the first semester of enrollment.
**Consult faculty advisor for proper choice of courses.
***MATH 1314 shall be taken for teacher certification in place of MATH 1332