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Speech Communication (AA.SPCH)



The Speech transfer program emphasizes the importance of developing a variety of communication skills for an information economy. The focus on rhetoric, interpersonal skills, and/or mass media prepares students for the junior and senior levels of study in Speech Communication. The following is a sample list of major requirements. Consult a counselor or academic advisor before registering. Four-year college requirements vary from college to college. A foreign language may be required at some universities.


Specific graduation requirements are identified through degree audit. Additional developmental courses in math, reading and English may be required based on placement scores. Only courses with a course number of 100 or higher meet graduation requirements for AA/AS/AES degrees.


For more information contact:
Humanities/Communications Division Chair
(217) 234-5271
shortens@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
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2 N/A




First Year
First Semester
ENG 120
Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


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Composition I *
3
N/A

Social/Behavior Science (IAI S)
3
SPE 111
Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

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Introduction to Speech Communication
3
N/A

Science (IAI L)
4
N/A

Humanities/Fine Arts (IAI H, IAI F, or IAI HF)
3
  Total Semester Hours:
16
 
Second Semester
ENG 121
Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


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Composition II *
3
MAT 125
Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measure of location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution and other topics.


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Statistics *
3
MAT 116
Survey of mathematical topics with emphasis on solutions to real life problems. Topics will include sets/logic, counting techniques, probability, and statistics. Problem solving projects involving detailed written solutions will be required. Calculators and computers will be used.


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or
General Education Math
*
 
N/A

Social/Behavior (IAI S)
3
N/A

Humanities/Fine Arts (IAI H, IAI F, or IAI HF)
3
N/A

Science (IAI P)
3 - 4
  Total Semester Hours:
15 - 16
 

Second Year
First Semester
SPE 200
Principles and practices of oral communication emphasizing message formation and delivery, listening, perception, awareness of verbal and non-verbal codes, and managing conflict.

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Interpersonal Communication
3
RTV 150
Emphasis is placed on all aspects of the broadcasting industry including history, digital radio, high definition television, programming, the FCC, advertising, and responsibility to society. A brief explanation of the technical operations of a station is presented.

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Introduction to Broadcasting
3
N/A

Humanities/Fine Arts (IAI H, IAI F, or IAI HF)
3
N/A

Social/Behavior Science (IAI S)
3
SPE 213
Focuses on the principles and application of public and closed group discussions with emphases on purposes and common forms, critical analyses and participation.


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Introduction to Group Discussion * +
3
  Total Semester Hours:
15
 
Second Semester
SPE 220
Studies audience attitudes, logical lines of reasoning, and emotional appeals used in causing an audience to accept different views or to adopt recommended courses of actions.


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Persuasion * +++
3
N/A

Electives
14
  Total Semester Hours:
17
 

Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
RTV 155
The principles of broadcast announcing are discussed and are applied to reading commercials, news, voice tracking, sports, and on-air music announcing. Interviewing techniques and the relationship between the announcer and the public are included.

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Radio-TV Announcing
3
RTV 160
A practical demonstration course to begin "on air" work. In addition to air time, other duties such as news gathering, production, programming, etc. are assigned. Reading meters, filling out operating logs and editing audio are also incorporated.

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Radio Station Operation
3
RTV 180
The course is designed to acquaint students with various aspects of professional TV studio production. Technical proficiency in basic camera operation direction and non-linear editing are stressed. Actual production of interviews, commercials, and news are included.

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Basic TV Production
3
CIS 160
Provides an opportunity for the student to work with various types of software on the PC. These learning activities include MS Windows, Word Processing, Spreadsheet Design,Database Management, Internet access, and presentation program. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Practical Software Applications *
3
N/A

Any Approved Elective/Career Elective
0
   

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