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61-1 Speech Laboratory 1 (1) NDA
Prerequisite: None
Laboratory, 3 hours.
This first level English Speech as a Second Language (ESSL) laboratory course is designed to help non-native speakers improve articulation of American English consonant sounds, through individualized programs, including small group instruction and specially designed computer lessons. The Speech Lab is designed to supplement the work done by students enrolled in Communication Studies 63, but is available for all interested students.


61-2 Speech Laboratory 2 (1) NDA
Prerequisite: None
Laboratory, 3 hours.
This second level English Speech as a Second Language (ESSL) laboratory course is designed to help non-native speakers improve articulation of American English vowel sounds through individualized programs, including small group instruction and specially designed computer lessons. The Speech Lab is designed to supplement the work done by students enrolled in Communication Studies 64, but is also available for all interested students.


61-3 Speech Laboratory 3 (1) NDA
Prerequisite: None
Laboratory, 3 hours.
This third level English Speech as a Second Language (ESSL) laboratory course is designed to help non-native speakers improve articulation of American English consonant and vowel sounds through individualized programs, including small group instruction and specially designed computer lessons. The Speech Lab is designed to supplement the work done by students enrolled in Communication Studies 66, but is also available for all interested student.

 

62-1 Speech Laboratory 4 (1) NDA
Prerequisite: None
Laboratory, 3 hours.
This fourth level English Speech as a Second Language (ESSL) laboratory course is designed to assist students in improving sounds of American English consonant blends and clusters through an individualized program of instruction. The Speech Lab is designed to supplement the work done by students enrolled in Communication Studies 75, but is available for all interested students.

 

62-2 Speech Laboratory 5 (1) NDA
Prerequisite: None
Laboratory, 3 hours.
This fifth level English Speech as a Second Language (ESSL) laboratory course is designed to assist students in acquiring sounds of American English articulation and fluency through an individualized program of instruction. The Speech Lab is designed to complement the work done by students enrolled in Communication Studies 76, but is available for all interested students.

 

63 Beginning Conversational Speech Skills (3)
(Formerly Speech 63)
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: Comm. 61-1
Lecture, 3 hours.
This English Speech as Second Language (ESSL) course is designed for students who wish to improve their aural comprehension of English and to increase their ability to make themselves understood, using conversational American English speech. This is the introductory level ESSL course.

 

64 Basic Speech Skills (3) NDA
(Formerly Speech 64)
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: Comm. 61-2
Lecture, 3 hours.
This English Speech as a Second Language (ESSL) course designed to help non-native speakers acquire basic American speech/ English sounds, including introduction to vowel sounds and consonant blends. This is the second level ESSL course.

 

66 Advanced Speech Skills (3) NDA
(Formerly Speech 66)
Prerequisite:None. Corequisite: Comm. 61-3
Lecture, 3 hours.
This English Speech as a Second Language (ESSL) course is designed for students who have a basic ability to produce American English speech sounds, but who need to acquire and/or improve their ability to produce difficult consonant and vowel sounds, and to produce complicated consonant blends and clusters. Although principally directed toward expressive speech, students will also be made aware of the differences between English phonemes and the sounds of their own language. This is the third level ESSL course.


75 Voice and Articulation for ESSL (3) CSU
(Formerly Speech 111)
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: Comm. 62-1
This English Speech as a Second Language (ESSL) course is designed for students to study and practice methods of voice development, speech sound production, articulation, pronunciation and prosody. This is the fourth level ESSL course.


76 English Speech as a Second Language (3) CSU
(Formerly Speech 113)
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: Comm. 62-2
Lecture, 3 hours.
This English speech improvement class is for students with foreign language backgrounds and stresses pronunciation, intonation, idiomatic expressions, phrasing, grammar and vocabulary. Includes speaking assignments prepared by students. This is a fifth level English Speech as a Second Language class.


101 Oral Communication I (3) UC:CSU
(Formerly Speech 101)
Prerequisite: None
Lecture, 3 hours.
This is an introductory course stressing the need for effective oral communication. The emphases in the course are on: structuring various types of speeches, researching information, audience analysis, presentation of speeches and building self confidence in public speaking situations.

 

102 Oral Communication II (3) UC:CSU
(Formerly Speech 102)
Prerequisite: None
Lecture, 3 hours.
This is an introductory course that emphasizes the debate process. Fundamentals of effective argumentative speaking are examined. Oral activities are used extensively as learning devices.


104 Argumentation (3) UC:CSU
(Formerly Speech 104)
Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 3 hours.
This course is a critical thinking class in the foundation and strategies of argument, logical reasoning, rational thinking and decision making. Emphasis is placed on both how and why we make the decisions we do. Topics explored include: claims, definitions, evidence, reasoning, fallacies, and case building.


105 Critical Thinking (3) UC:CSU
(Formerly Speech 105)
Prerequisite: English 101 with a grade of C or better.
Lecture, 3 hours.
Instruction in this course is designed to allow students an understanding of the relationship of language to logic, which should lead to the ability to analyze, criticize and advocate ideas, to reason inductively and deductively, and to identify the assumptions upon which particular conclusions depend. This class has a minimum 6,000 word writing component.


106 Forensics (2) CSU RPT3
(Formerly Speech 106)
Prerequisite: None.
Laboratory, 7 hours.
This course provides advanced training in public speaking, argumentation skills and intercollegiate competition in public debate.


121 The Process of Interpersonal Communication (3) UC:CSU
(Formerly Speech 121)
Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 3 hours.
A lecture/activity/discussion course which proceeds through an analysis of the views of the scope and purpose of human communications including factors involved in the process of communicating, perception, self image, listening, non-verbal, conflict, language, and relationships. Emphasis is placed on the process of interpersonal communication.

 

122 Communication Across Cultures (3) UC:CSU
(Formerly Speech 122)
Prerequisite: None
Recommended: English 28, English 363 or placement into English 101.
Lecture, 3 hours.
This course examines communication in the context of intercultural interactions, explores verbal and nonverbal communication similarities and differences in communication across cultures, and provides strategies to enhance interpersonal communication skills within the context of intercultural communication.


130 Introduction to Oral Interpretation of Literature (3) UC:CSU
(Formerly Speech 130)
Prerequisite: None
Lecture, 3 hours.
Students will develop the ability to understand, appreciate, relate to, and perform various forms of literary art. Emphasis is placed on the selection and adaptation of worthwhile literary material, as well as on artistic and effective vocal and gestural
presentation.


137 Interpreters Theater (1) UC:CSU RPT3
(Formerly Speech 137)
Prerequisite: None
Laboratory, 3 hours.
This course is for intercollegiate competition. Students participate in supervised activity in group interpretation of various forms of literary and non-literary materials. Oral presentation of scripted materials ranging from group arranged original writings to traditional literary forms. Emphasis is placed on developing public and/or competitive presentation skills and techniques.


151 Small Group Communication (3) UC:CSU
(Formerly Speech 151)
Prerequisite: None
Lecture, 3 hours.
This course provides an analysis of the purposes, principles, and types of group processes. Development of individual skills in leadership, problem solving, is achieved by responsible group participation.

 

185 Directed Study - Speech Communication (1) CSU
285 Directed Study - Speech Communication (2) CSU
385 Directed Study - Speech Communication (3) CSU
(Formerly Speech 185, 285, 385 respectively)
Prerequisite: None
Conference, 1 hour per unit.
Allows students to pursue Directed Study in Communication Studies on a contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor.
Credit limit: A maximum of 3 units per subject in Directed Study may be taken for credit.
UC CREDIT FOR INDEPENDENT STUDY/DIRECTED STUDY COURSES NUMBERED 185, 285, AND 385 IN ANY DEPARTMENT IS NOT AUTOMATIC; CREDIT IS CONTINGENT ON UC CAMPUS EVALUATION AFTER APPLICATION AND ADMISSION. THESE UNITS SHOULD NOT BE USED TOWARD CALCULATION OF THE MINIMUM 60 UNITS NEEDED FOR ADMISSION TO THE UC.

 

‡ This course may not be offered each semester. ♦ Designated class sections are Transfer Alliance Classes.