Speech (SPCH)

SPCH 1A  Public Speaking

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: COMM 110)
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 thinking techniques. Students may not receive credit for both SPCH 1A and SPCH 1AH.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202225300SPCH:1AMW7:30am - 9:35amJ. McLeod26A-1881
Fall 202225301SPCH:1AMW7:30am - 9:35amS. Nahabedian26D-G280
Fall 202225304SPCH:1AMW9:45am - 11:50amD. Cantrell26D-1411
Fall 202225306SPCH:1AMW9:45am - 11:50amS. Selnick26A-1881
Fall 202225307SPCH:1AMW2:15pm - 4:20pmH. Correa26D-G481
Fall 202225308SPCH:1AMW4:30pm - 6:35pmM. Gamble26D-G481
Fall 202225309SPCH:1ATR7:30am - 9:35amW. Taylor26D-G481
Fall 202225311SPCH:1ATR9:45am - 11:50amD. Cantrell26D-1411
Fall 202225314SPCH:1ATR9:45am - 11:50amW. Taylor26D-G481
Fall 202225343SPCH:1ATR12:00pm - 2:05pmD. Cantrell26D-1411
Fall 202225345SPCH:1ATR2:15pm - 4:20pmA. Silverstein26D-G481
Fall 202227260SPCH:1AR2:15pm - 4:20pmE. Kennelley26A-1891
Fall 202227267SPCH:1AW9:45am - 11:50amJ. Laverty26A-1891
Fall 202227269SPCH:1AM9:45am - 11:50amA. Cadena26D-G481
Fall 202227272SPCH:1AM12:00pm - 2:05pmT. Pham26A-1891
Fall 202227275SPCH:1AW12:00pm - 2:05pmA. Lopez26A-1881
Fall 202227277SPCH:1AM2:15pm - 4:20pmT. Pham26A-1891
Fall 202227278SPCH:1AW2:15pm - 4:20pmA. Lopez26A-1881
Fall 202227281SPCH:1AW4:30pm - 6:35pmD. Solorzano26A-2610
Fall 202227283SPCH:1AM7:00pm - 9:05pm26A-2610
Fall 202227292SPCH:1AR7:30am - 9:35amA. Curva26A-2610
Fall 202227296SPCH:1AT9:45am - 11:50amE. Kennelley26A-2610
Fall 202227301SPCH:1AR9:45am - 11:50amJ. Laverty26A-1891
Fall 202227320SPCH:1AT12:00pm - 2:05pmK. Klawitter26A-1881
Fall 202227324SPCH:1AR12:00pm - 2:05pmK. Klawitter26A-1881
Fall 202227327SPCH:1AR12:00pm - 2:05pmJ. Laverty26A-1891
Fall 202227329SPCH:1AT2:15pm - 4:20pmG. Stinson26A-1891
Fall 202227332SPCH:1AT4:30pm - 6:35pmG. Stinson26D-G481
Fall 202227336SPCH:1AF9:45am - 11:50amC. Perez26A-1881
Fall 202227340SPCH:1AF12:00pm - 2:05pmC. Perez26A-1881
Fall 202227377SPCH:1AW9:45am - 11:50amJ. Nazzal26D-2431
Fall 202227378SPCH:1AW12:00pm - 2:05pmJ. Nazzal26D-2431
Fall 202228674SPCH:1AMW9:45am - 11:50amF. Reynolds26A-3891
Fall 202228675SPCH:1AMW12:00pm - 2:05pmF. Reynolds26A-3891
Fall 202229496SPCH:1AMW12:35pm - 2:50pmOCAM-MECA
MW12:35pm - 2:50pmOCAM-MECA
MW12:35pm - 2:50pmOCAM-MECA
MW12:35pm - 2:50pmOCAM-MECA
Fall 202229826SPCH:1AMW3:35pm - 5:50pmS. BradshawOCAM-WILHS
W3:35pm - 5:50pmS. BradshawOCAM-WILHS
MW3:35pm - 5:50pmS. BradshawOCAM-WILHS
MW3:35pm - 5:50pmS. BradshawOCAM-WILHS
Fall 202229835SPCH:1AMW7:30am - 9:35amF. Reynolds26A-3891

SPCH 1AH  Public Speaking - Honors

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: COMM 110)
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 thinking techniques. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both SPCH 1A and SPCH 1AH.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202225351SPCH:1AHT2:15pm - 4:20pmK. Klawitter26A-1881
Fall 202225364SPCH:1AHR2:15pm - 4:20pmK. Klawitter26A-1881

SPCH 2  Survey of Communication Studies

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

Basic theories and competencies in interpersonal, small group, public speaking, and intercultural communication. Students will examine and practice human communication principles and theories to develop critical thinking and communication competencies in a variety of contexts. Oral presentations are required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202225365SPCH:2TR12:00pm - 2:05pmJ. Arroyo26D-G481

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 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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202225367SPCH:3TR1:15pm - 2:40pmC. Cummings26A-2610

SPCH 4  Performance of Literature

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: COMM 170)
Lecture: 54   

Theory, principles, and techniques of the performance of literature in solo and duo formats. Practical training 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. Texts will include prose, poetry, drama, and nonfiction. Appreciation of various genres of literature through textual analysis, oral reading, and evaluation.

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
Fall 202225368SPCH:6MW1:15pm - 2:40pmD. Cantrell26D-1411

SPCH 7  Intercultural Communication

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: COMM 150)
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.

SPCH 7H  Intercultural Communication - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: COMM 150)
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. 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. Students may not receive credit for both SPCH 8 and SPCH 8H.

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 9  Introduction to Persuasion

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

Examines historical and contemporary approaches to persuasive messages throughout time. It will also focus on the presentation of persuasive appeals, and learning to construct, deliver, and critique persuasive messages.

SPCH 15  Forensics: Fundamentals of Contest Speech and Debate

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: COMM 160 B)
(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 18   
Advisory: SPCH 1A or SPCH 1AH

Participation in one or more intercollegiate competitions or community events as part of the Mt. SAC Forensics Team. Instructions in preparatory procedures for these performances, including techniques in persuasive oratory, interpretation, expository, impromptu, speech analysis, and debate. Tournament or community event attendance required outside regularly scheduled class hours. Students who repeat this course will benefit from additional competition experiences.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202225382SPCH:15T5:45pm - 6:50pmD. Cantrell; A. Lopez26D-1411
T4:30pm - 5:35pmD. Cantrell; A. Lopez26D-1411

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 or community events 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 or community event attendance is required outside regularly scheduled class hours. Students who repeat this course will benefit from additional competition experiences.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202225387SPCH:16T4:30pm - 6:10pmD. Cantrell; J. McLeod; A. Curva; T. Pham26D-1411

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 intercollegiate speaking competitions or community events as members of the Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) Forensics Team. Auditions are held prior to the first week of class and are scheduled through the coaching staff. Emphasis is on intercollegiate debate and limited preparation speaking. Tournament or community event attendance required outside regularly scheduled class hours. Students who repeat this course will benefit from additional competition experiences.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202225393SPCH:17T7:00pm - 8:40pmD. Cantrell; A. Lopez26D-1411

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, C-ID #: COMM 120)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: SPCH 1A or SPCH 1AH and (ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH or ENGL 1AM or AMLA 1A)

Rhetorical principles of argumentation in both theory and practice. Emphasis is given to rational discussion, reasoned advocacy in written and spoken arguments, and critical thinking.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202225395SPCH:20TR1:15pm - 2:40pmNotEntered-XXXX
Fall 202225396SPCH:20TR11:30am - 12:55pmM. Boehner-Staylor26D-G280

SPCH 20H  Argumentation and Debate - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: COMM 120)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: SPCH 1A or SPCH 1AH and (ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH or ENGL 1AM or AMLA 1A and acceptance into the Honors Program)

Rhetorical principles of argumentation in both theory and practice. Emphasis is given to rational discussion, reasoned advocacy in written and spoken arguments, and critical thinking. 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, C-ID #: COMM 130)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Dynamics of everyday one-to-one communication focusing on the roles behavior, psychology, and environment play in friendship, family, intimate, and workplace relationships. Factors that influence communication such as nonverbal 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
Fall 202225402SPCH:26M9:45am - 11:10amR. WillisNotEntered-XXXX
Fall 202225404SPCH:26W9:45am - 11:10amA. Curva26A-2841
Fall 202229228SPCH:26MW9:45am - 11:10amS. Nahabedian26D-G280

SPCH 26H  Interpersonal Communication - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: COMM 130)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Dynamics of everyday one-to-one communication focusing on the roles behavior, psychology, and environment play in friendship, family, intimate, and workplace relationships. Factors that influence communication such as nonverbal 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.

SPCH 30  Introduction to Communication Theory

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: COMM 180)
Lecture: 54   
Corequisite: ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH (may be taken previously)
Advisory: READ 100

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

SPCH 30H  Introduction to Communication Theory - Honors

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

Prominent issues in communication theory across the social sciences, introduction to the professional field of communication, and practice of multiple research methods for students preparing for upper division study in communication or related disciplines. Students may not receive credit for both SPCH 30 and SPCH 30H. This course will be enhanced by requiring each student to complete more substantial assignments related to these topics.

SPCH 99  Special Projects in Speech

0.5-2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 9-36   
Prerequisite: Instructor authorization needed prior to enrollment

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. Instructor authorization needed prior to enrollment.

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