Speech

Speech Communication Department

Course Descriptions

SPCH 1 Public Speaking  4 Units
Meets AA Degree and CSU Oral Communication transfer requirement

Theory and techniques of public speaking in a democratic society. An introduction to a variety of perspectives and approaches used to research, organize, deliver, and evaluate public presentations.


SPCH 7 Intercultural Communication  4 Units

Meets AA Social and Behavioral Science requirement
Meets CSU Social, Political and Economic Institutions transfer requirement
Meets IGETC/UC Social and Behavioral Sciences transfer requirement

Study of intercultural communication in domestic and global contexts. Examines how differing cultures, languages, and social patterns influence the way members of groups relate among themselves and with members of other ethnic and cultural groups. Emphasizes development of interpersonal skills for communicating effectively across cultures and encourages appreciation of diverse cultural voices.


SPCH 8 Argumentation and Critical Inquiry in Oral Communication  4 Units
Meets AA Degree and CSU Critical Thinking transfer requirement

Instruction and practice in the principles of critical inquiry, advocacy, and debate including analysis of propositions, research and testing evidence, advancing reasoned positions, and defending and refuting arguments. Prepares students to confidently and responsibly engage in public and private discourse.

 

SPCH 9 Argumentation: Analysis of Oral and Written Communication 5 Units

Meets AA Degree and CSU Critical Thinking transfer requirement
Meets IGETC/UC Critical Thinking/English Composition transfer requirement

Study of argumentation and critical thinking in the context of reading, discussion, and writing. Argumentation is studied as a mode of discourse aimed at critically testing the acceptability of a point of view through the use of inquiry, reasoning, and discussion with the goal of establishing reasonable and defensible arguments while addressing and resolving differences of opinion.


SPCH 10 Fundamentals of Oral Communication  4 Units
Meets the AA Degree and CSU Oral Communication transfer requirement

An introduction to the basic principles and methods of oral communication with emphasis on improving speaking and listening skills in the multicultural contexts of interpersonal, small group, and public communication.


SPCH 15 Problem Solving and Critical Reasoning in Groups  4 Units

Meets AA Degree and CSU Critical Thinking transfer requirement

Study in communication and reasoning in the context of effective group problem solving. Emphasis on principles of evidence and reasoning. Application of group discussion concepts and  methods of problem solving to understanding different points of view.


SPCH 16  Interpersonal Communication  4 Units

Meets Social and Behavioral Sciences AA Degree requirement
Meets Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development CSU transfer requirement

Study of interpersonal communication principles including perception, self concept, listening, conflict and nonverbal communication as a means of equipping students with an understanding and development of their communication and their relationship with others.


SPCH 60   Facilitating Collaborative Communication  4 units

An introduction to the principles and practices of designing and facilitating meetings to improve the quality of public communication in the 21st century.


SPCH 70  (Also listed as BUS 80) Effective Organizational Communication  4 Units
Meets Social and Behavioral Sciences AA Degree requirement
Meets Social, Political and Economic Institutions CSU requirement

A study of organizational communication concepts and theories. Impact of networks, superior/subordinate message patterns, team building, climate, culture and gender influences, communication technology, ethics, and globalization on organizational effectiveness.  Emphasizes development of communication skills useful for working productively in a dynamic, collaborative, mulicultural work environment.

 

SPCH 77, X,Y,Z  Special Individual Projects in Speech Communication 1-4 units

Selected projects in Speech Communication. Special Projects courses must be arranged with a full-time Speech Communication Instructor.


SPCH 78,W,X,Y,Z  Special Topics in Speech Communication 1-4 units

Examination of selected topics relating to the Speech Communication discipline. Subject matter will vary. Some courses may involve a Service Learning component.


For more information about classes and current quarter offerings, please see the De Anza College Catalog and Schedule of Classes.



Speech Department Co-Chairs

Contact: Matt Abrahams
Phone: 408.864.8547
Office: F31H

Contact: Donna Stasio
Phone: 408.864.8882
Office: F31A

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Last Updated: 1/27/12