Speech (SPCH)

SPCH 1A  Public Speaking

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Study and apply rhetorical principles to research and analyze topics, write basic and advanced speech outlines, and deliver effective public speeches. Perform speaking and listening assignments that utilize effective verbal, vocal and physical communicative strategies, and critical/analytical techniques. Students may not receive credit for both SPCH 1A and SPCH 1AH.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730444SPCH:1AMTWR7:20am - 10:10amJ. McLeod26D-G280
Winter 201730445SPCH:1AMTWR7:20am - 10:10amE. Kennelley26A-1881
Winter 201730446SPCH:1AMTWR7:20am - 10:10amNotEntered-XXXX
Winter 201730447SPCH:1AMTWR7:20am - 10:10amS. Nahabedian26A-1891
Winter 201730448SPCH:1AMTWR7:20am - 10:10amR. Walls26A-3690
Winter 201730449SPCH:1AMTWR10:20am - 1:10pmF. Jaimes18D-1101
Winter 201730450SPCH:1AMTWR10:20am - 1:10pmO. Musallet7-1114
Winter 201730451SPCH:1AMTWR10:20am - 1:10pmS. Nahabedian26A-1891
Winter 201730452SPCH:1AMTWR10:20am - 1:10pmS. Tuggle21F-2
Winter 201730453SPCH:1AMTWR10:20am - 1:10pmJ. McLeod26D-G481
Winter 201730454SPCH:1AMTWR1:20pm - 4:10pmS. Bradshaw26A-1811
Winter 201730455SPCH:1AMTWR1:20pm - 4:10pmA. Moorehead18D-1101
Winter 201730456SPCH:1AMTWR1:20pm - 4:10pmNotEntered-XXXX
Winter 201730457SPCH:1AMTWR1:20pm - 4:10pmJ. Mahlke26D-3471
Winter 201730458SPCH:1AMTWR1:20pm - 4:10pmS. Selnick26A-1891
Winter 201730459SPCH:1AMTWR1:20pm - 4:10pmJ. Vitullo26D-G481
Winter 201730502SPCH:1AMTWR4:20pm - 7:10pmE. Crossman26A-1891
Winter 201730504SPCH:1AMTWR4:20pm - 7:10pmA. Moorehead18D-1101
Winter 201730505SPCH:1AMTWR4:20pm - 7:10pmC. Rodriguez26D-G280
Winter 201730509SPCH:1AMTWR4:20pm - 7:10pmA. Silverstein26D-G481
Winter 201730530SPCH:1AMTWR4:20pm - 7:10pmD. Solorzano26A-1881
Winter 201730533SPCH:1AMTWR7:20pm - 10:10pmE. Crossman26A-1891
Winter 201730547SPCH:1AMTWR7:20pm - 10:10pmC. Rodriguez26D-G280
Winter 201730548SPCH:1AMTWR7:20pm - 10:10pmA. Silverstein26D-G481
Winter 201730551SPCH:1AMTWR10:20am - 1:10pmR. Walls21F-1
Winter 201730560SPCH:1AMTWR1:20pm - 4:10pmE. Piard21F-1
Winter 201730561SPCH:1AMTWR7:20pm - 10:10pmD. Solorzano26A-1881

SPCH 1AH  Public Speaking - Honors

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Study and apply rhetorical principles to research and analyze topics, write basic and advanced speech outlines, and deliver effective public speeches. Perform speaking and listening assignments that utilize effective verbal, vocal and physical communicative strategies, and critical/analytical techniques. Students may not receive credit for both SPCH 1A and SPCH 1AH. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both SPCH 1A and SPCH 1AH.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730460SPCH:1AHMTWR7:20am - 10:10amO. Musallet7-1114
Winter 201730461SPCH:1AHMTWR10:20am - 1:10pmJ. Vitullo26D-1411

SPCH 2  Fundamentals of Communication

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   
Corequisite: ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH (May have been taken previously)

Fundamental theories and competencies in interpersonal, small group, public, and intercultural communication. Oral presentations are required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730462SPCH:2MTWR10:20am - 1:10pmJ. Laverty26A-1881
Winter 201730463SPCH:2MTWR1:20pm - 4:10pmJ. Laverty26A-1881

SPCH 3  Voice and Diction

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   

Improvement of the speaking voice and oral communication style, including proper use for control and projection of the voice, vocal expressiveness, articulation and pronunciation. Develops accuracy of sound production for standard American speech through use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Emphasizes individual diagnosis and extensive oral practice.

SPCH 4  Performance of Literature

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   

Theory, principles, and techniques of the performance of literature in solo and duo formats. Texts will include prose, poetry, drama, nonfiction and other forms. Appreciation of various genres of literature through textual analysis, oral reading, and evaluation. Practical training is given in critical reading, editing, and performance of poetry, prose, drama, essay, and experimental forms of performance text drawn from a diverse range of cultural viewpoints and voices.

SPCH 6  Group Communication

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   

Theory, principles, application and evaluation of group communication processes, including problem-solving, conflict management, decision making, and leadership.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730646SPCH:6MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmR. Arntson26D-G280

SPCH 7  Intercultural Communication

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   

Theoretical dynamics of culture within communication contexts, and a practical exploration into improving intercultural communication competence for more effective interactions with others in a diverse society. Students may not receive credit for both SPCH 7 and SPCH 7H.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730559SPCH:7MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmJ. Archibald26D-G220

SPCH 7H  Intercultural Communication - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Theoretical dynamics of culture within communication contexts, and a practical exploration into improving intercultural communication competence for more effective interactions with others in a diverse society. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both SPCH 7 and SPCH 7H.

SPCH 8  Professional and Organizational Speaking

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 72   
Corequisite: ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH (may have been taken previously)

Speech communication principles as employed in organizations, including decision making, leadership, conflict resolution and communication networks as well as substantial skills development in preparing and delivering oral presentations within professional contexts and in the workplace. Oral presentations are required.

SPCH 8H  Professional and Organizational Speaking - Honors

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program
Corequisite: ENGL 1A and ENGL 1AH (may be taken previously)

Speech communication principles as employed in organizations, including decision making, leadership, conflict resolution and communication networks as well as substantial skills development in preparing and delivering oral presentations within professional contexts and in the workplace. Oral presentations are required. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both SPCH 8 and SPCH 8H.

SPCH 15  Forensics: Fundamentals of Contest Speech and Debate

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 18   Lab: 54
Advisory: SPCH 1A or SPCH 1AH

Participation in one or more intercollegiate competitions as part of the Mt. SAC Forensics Team. Instructions in preparatory procedures for these tournaments, including techniques in persuasive oratory, interpretation, expository, impromptu, speech analysis, and debate. Student has option to choose area of interest and also an opportunity to participate in public community programs. Tournament attendance required outside regularly scheduled class hours. Students who repeat this course will benefit from additional competition experiences.

SPCH 16  Forensics: Individual Event Team

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken four times for credit)

Prerequisite: Admission by audition

Speech performance skills and participation in multiple intercollegiate speaking competitions as members of the Mt. SAC Forensics Team. Auditions are held prior to the first week of class and are scheduled through the coaching staff. Tournament attendance required outside regularly scheduled class hours. Students who repeat this course will benefit from additional competition experiences.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730582SPCH:16TR4:30pm - 8:30pmR. Arntson26D-1441

SPCH 17  Forensics: Debate Team

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken four times for credit)

Prerequisite: Admission by Audition

Speaking and argumentation skills and participation in multiple inter-collegiate speaking competitions as members of the Mt. SAC Forensics Team. Emphasis is on parliamentary debate and limited preparation speaking. Tournament attendance required outside regularly scheduled class hours. Students who repeat this course will benefit from additional competition experiences.

SPCH 18  Forensics: Reader's Theater Team

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken four times for credit)

Prerequisite: SPCH 15

Speech performance skills and participation in multiple public performances, including a regional, state or national-level forensics competition, as members of the Mt. SAC Forensics Team. Students will perform in one or more reader's theater pieces. Tournament attendance required outside regularly scheduled class hours. Students who repeat this course will benefit from additional competition experiences.

SPCH 20  Argumentation and Debate

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: SPCH 1A or SPCH 1AH

Rhetorical principles of argumentation in both theory and practice. Emphasis is given to rational discussion and reasoned advocacy.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730464SPCH:20MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmD. Cantrell26A-2610

SPCH 20H  Argumentation and Debate - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: SPCH 1A or SPCH 1AH and acceptance into the Honors Program

Rhetorical principles of argumentation in both theory and practice. Emphasis is given to rational discussion and reasoned advocacy. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both SPCH 20 and SPCH 20H. Off-campus tournaments may be required.

SPCH 26  Interpersonal Communication

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Dynamics of everyday one-to-one communication focusing on the role behavior, psychology, and environment play in friendship, family, intimate, and workplace relationships. Factors that influence communication such as non-verbal cues, language, perception, culture, power dynamics, listening, self-concept, and health and personal well-being. Problems in relational communication and conflict management as well as adaption and success in interpersonal effectiveness.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730905SPCH:26MTWR4:45pm - 6:50pmJ. Mahlke26D-3471

SPCH 26H  Interpersonal Communication - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Dynamics of everyday one-to-one communication focusing on the role behavior, psychology, and environment play in friendship, family, intimate, and workplace relationships. Factors that influence communication such as non-verbal cues, language, perception, culture, power dynamics, listening, self-concept, and health and personal well-being. Problems in relational communication and conflict management as well as adaption and success in interpersonal effectiveness. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both SPCH 26 and SPCH 26H.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201731229SPCH:26HMTWR10:30am - 12:35pmR. Willis18D-1105

SPCH 30  Gateway to Communication Studies

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Corequisite: ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH (may be taken previously)
Advisory: READ 100

Prominent issues in communication theory, introduction to the professional field of communication, and practice of multiple research methods. Particularly useful for students preparing for upper division study in communication or related disciplines.

SPCH 99  Special Projects in Speech

0.5-2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 9-36   

Offers selected students recognition for their academic interests and ability and the opportunity to explore their disciplines to greater depth, the various departments from time to time offer special projects courses. The content of each course and the methods of study vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project under consideration.

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