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Speech

Department Description
The expectation of a college education is the skill to communicate effectively. Speech courses form a foundation necessary to reach this goal. The ability to understand the human communication process, through knowledge of its theories and application of these theories, prepares a student in his or her individual quest for success. The Speech Department at Central Lakes College offers interesting and challenging classes in public speaking, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, small group communication, and other additional speech courses. This coursework provides a framework that will benefit students in the pursuit of their present and future goals.

Department Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
*Demonstrate oral communication skills.
*Demonstrate an understanding of intercultural communication and effectively communicate within and across different contexts and cultures.
*Demonstrate an understanding of the manner in which communication creates, maintains, and transforms relationships, and engage in effective and productive relational communication.

Transfer Opportunities
Speech courses fulfill a number of requirements for the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, Central Lakes College graduation requirements, and readily transfer to four-year institutions.

Employment Opportunities
Learning more about the communication process can help you both professionally and personally. Communication is necessary in any career field. Effective communication skills will better prepare you for a more fulfilling work experience. These skills will also enhance your interpersonal relationships with friends, family, co-workers, and people in a variety of other contexts.

Career Titles
Public Speaker, Speaking Coach, Script and Speech Writer, Speech Therapist, Communication Consultant, Public Relations Director, Broadcaster, Media Manager, Teacher, Administrator, Counselor.

 


 


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Department Course Offerings
SPCH 1410  Introduction to Communication Studies (3cr)
SPCH 1421  Interpersonal Communication (3cr)
SPCH 1431  Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3cr)
SPCH 1450  Introduction to Mass Communication (3cr)
SPCH 1451  Argumentation and Debate (3cr)
SPCH 1464  Creative Communication (3cr)
SPCH 1470  Blogging and Vlogging (3cr)
SPCH 1472  Online Social Networking (3cr)
SPCH 2421  Intercultural Communication (3cr)
SPCH 2431  Small Group Communication (3cr)
SPCH 2470  Topics in Speech (3cr)
SPCH 2590  Service Learning (1-3cr)

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Last Updated: 8/22/12