Speech & Communication Studies Courses

Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.

A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):

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  • SPCH-101 Introduction to Public Speaking
  • SPCH-102 Small Group Communication / Critical Thinking
  • SPCH-103 Interpersonal Communication
  • SPCH-104 Critical Thinking / Persuasion
  • SPCH-105 Intercultural Communication
  • SPCH-106 Critical Thinking / Argumentation and Debate
  • SPCH-107 Leadership Communications
  • SPCH-108 Gender Communication
  • SPCH-110A1/2/3 Forensics Workshop
  • SPCH-112A1/2/3 Argumentation and Debate Workshop
  • SPCH-114A1/2/3 Oral Interpretation Workshop
  • SPCH/BA-115 Career Communication
  • SPCH-116 Listening Techniques
  • SPCH-122 Family Communication
  • SPCH/TD-130 Oral Communication of Literature
  • SPCH/TD-132 Voice and Diction
  • SPCH-190A/B/C Speech Communication Lab Consultant

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may go to the Ohlone College Bookstore website to find the textbook(s), access codes (keys), or supplies for their class(es). Students may be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with your instructor.

More at Textbooks: Information and Purchasing, including Online Orders, Newark Center Textbooks and Supplies, Book Buybacks, and Textbook Costs.

Course Materials

Student Learning Outcomes

Speech/Forensics

Upon successful completion of the courses in this discipline, the student will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

  • Communicate with diverse audiences in multiple contexts to meet the goals of the intended communication.
  • Describe and analyze the symbolic nature of communication and how it creates individual, group, and cultural reality.
  • Identify, evaluate, and utilize evidence to support claims used in presentations and arguments.
  • Demonstrate through performance and analysis the importance of both verbal and nonverbal communication.
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