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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Speech - 7 courses
SPCH101 Oral Communication (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The oral communication course, either a traditional public speaking or a hybrid content course, combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking.
Notes [ T] IAI: C2 900

SPCH102 Public Speaking (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: An introductory course which emphasizes the thoughtful preparation and practice of delivering speeches before a group. Students are expected to present both informative and persuasive speeches.
Notes [ T] IAI: C2 900

SPCH113 Group Discussion (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: An introduction to the theory and practice of small group communication. Emphasis is placed on social norms, the nature and types of groups, and leadership development. Students are expected to demonstrate both practical and theoretical understanding of problem-solving, information-providing, decision-making, and conflict management.
Notes [ T] IAI: SPC 920

SPCH141 Oral Interpretation (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The study and performance of literature, such as essays, letters, novels, poetry, and short stories, with an emphasis on using voice and movement to interpret the works and communicate that interpretation to an audience.
Notes [ T] IAI: SPC 915 TA 916

SPCH145 Acting I (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: An introductory course which emphasizes principles and methods of acting. Characterization, observation, and other basics are taught through acting exercises, improvisations, and scene study.
Notes [ T] IAI: TA 914

SPCH146 Acting II (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Acting II will emphasize an intense approach to acting, improvisations, scene study and production of a play.
Notes [ T] IAI: TA 915

SPCH147 Theatre Performance Practicum (Fall and Spring) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: A course to increase proficiency in preparation and presentation of theatrical performance; credit is awarded for performing in a major college production. Repeatable up to 4 times.

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