Speech

Speech Communication Department

Speech Communication A.A. Degree

 Steps to Completion

  1. Meet with a full--time Speech Communication faculty member to discuss course options [listed in the table below] and your Specialty Area.  Begin this process as early as possible to ensure that you meet the necessary requirements.

 

Speech Communication ā€“ Associate of Arts Degree

 

Things to keep in mind:

  1. You must earn a ā€œCā€ or better in each major course
  2. You may transfer a maximum of six (6) quarter units from other academic institutions
  3. Major courses for certificates and degrees must be completed with a letter grade unless a particular course is only offered on a pass / no pass basis

   I.      Complete ONE (1) course from the following:

 

SPCH 1

Public Speaking

(5 units)

SPCH 1H

Public Speaking ā€“ HONORS

(5 units)

SPCH 10

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

(5 units)

   II.    Complete ONE (1) course from the following:

 

SPCH 8

Argumentation and Critical Inquiry in Oral Communication

(5 units)

SPCH 9

Argumentation: Analysis of Oral and Written Communication

(5 units)

   III.   Complete ALL of the following:

 

JOUR 2

Mass Communication and Its Impact on Society

(4 units)

SPCH 7

Intercultural Communication

(5 units)

SPCH 8

Argumentation and Critical Inquiry in Oral Communication

(5 units)

SPCH 15

Critical Decision Making in Groups

(5 units)

SPCH 16

Interpersonal Communication

(5 units)

SPCH 70

Effective Organizational Communication

(5 units)

Specialty Area Coursework

Please contact an instructor to select specialty area courses

(12 units)

   Total units required for completion of degree          

    

Major

Speech Communication A.A.

(40-41 units)

GE

General Education Courses

(31-42 units)

Electives

Elective courses required when the major units plus GE units total is less than 90

 

Total

 

(90 units)

   Please note that most SPCH courses can be taken as an honors option: Please consult the course catalog and inquire with the individual instructor of the course for this option.

2. Within the last two quarters prior to degree completion, fill out the Speech Communication AA Degree application and prepare your Specialty Area letter.  Your application lists your Speech Communication coursework and your letter identifies and explains your area of concentration. Be sure to include your student ID on both your application and letter.  Both application and letter are submitted to one of the Speech Department Co-chairs.

3. Your application and letter will be reviewed at a monthly Speech Department meeting.  You will be notified if your application has been accepted or needs to be revised.  If accepted, your application will be signed by a member of the Speech Communication department and returned to you.

4.    Ensure that you have completed all the steps for the AA Speech Communication degree.

a.  Take your approved application with attached letter to Counseling to complete your AA Degree filing.

b.  Meet with a counselor to confirm you have completed all of your AA required General Education (GE) coursework.

We also offer Speech Communication courses that may be applied toward General Education requirements. View our listing of GE requirements below to see which of our courses fit into your academic plan.

General Education Requirements

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the certificate and degree information, this information changes frequently. We recommend that you consult catalogs, the schedule of classes, and counselors to confirm the requirements for a specific program.

 



Speech Department Co-Chairs

Contact: Russell Hong
Phone: 408.864.5430
Office: F31C

Contact: Brandon Gainer
Phone:
408.864.8802
Office:
F31E

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Last Updated: 7/19/16