Curriculum Guides 2005-2006
(Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Summer 2006)

These curriculum guides are based on the Ohlone College 2005-2006 degree requirements. Students who will be graduating using a different catalog for their degree requirements should see a counselor and/or refer to the appropriate Ohlone College Catalog (view Ohlone's Catalog Rights Policy). All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review degree requirements and/or have questions answered.

Speech Communication
AA Degree: Transfer Major

The Associate Degree in Speech and Communication Studies is designed to provide students with fundamental understanding of the principles of speech communication as well as experience in the application of these principles. Classes prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions and entry into careers in which effective communication skills are important, such as teaching, public relations, and law. This program fulfills typical lower-division requirements at four-year institutions. Some variation in requirements may exist at a particular four-year college or university; therefore, it is essential that students also refer to the catalog of the prospective transfer institution and consult a counselor.

Requirements for AA Degree:

  1. Complete Major Field and Supporting Courses Courses with a 2.0 grade point average.
  2. Complete Plan A, B, or C General Education requirements. These are specified in the Ohlone College Catalog.
  3. Complete at least 60 degree-applicable units with a 2.0 grade point average.
  4. Complete at least 12 units at Ohlone College.
  5. Complete at least 50% of the Major Field courses at Ohlone College.

Major Field

Major Field Courses
Number Title Units
SPCH-101 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
SPCH-102 Critical Thinking/Group Decision Making OR 3
SPCH-104 Critical Thinking/Persuasion OR (3)
SPCH-106 Critical Thinking/Argumentation and Debate (3)
SPCH-103 Interpersonal Communication 3
SPCH-105 Intercultural Communication 3
*SPCH-110A Forensics Workshop AND / OR 1-6
*SPCH-112A Argumentation and Debate Workshop 1-6
SPCH-132 Voice and Diction 4
18-28

* SPCH-110A or SPCH-112A should be taken for a minimum of two units and a maximum of 12 units.

Supporting Courses

Select a minimum of three units from the courses listed below:

Supporting Courses
Number Title
BRDC-141 Live TV Newscast
JOUR-155 Mass Media and Society
PSY-101 General Psychology
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology
SPCH-115 Career Communication
SPCH-122 Family Communication
SPCH-130 Oral Interpretation of Literature
TD-110 Introduction to Acting

Recommended for transfer: MATH-159, Elements of Statistics and Probability.

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