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LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE | 08-09 CATALOG [REV. 11/12]

Communication studies (speech)

 

Chair: Kathleen Beaufait

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2964 • CC 187

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 PROGRAMS OFFERED


Courses Only - No Degree/Certificate

LACC’s speech classes are designed to help student increase their ability to communicate more clearly and confidently in a variety of settings including making presentations, speaking in work settings, and speaking informally. People who speak effectively are perceived to be brighter and well organized which can increase the likelihood of securing a good job and/or promotion. Aspiring lawyers, salespeople, teachers and others who will frequently make presentations can especially benefit from these courses. LACC’s speech department also offers courses and a computerized speech clinic to help non-native English speakers improve their ability to understand and speak English.

 

 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 


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NOTE: Not every class is offered each semester. Refer to the current class schedule for current class offerings.

PREREQUISITES: Specified prerequisites must be completed with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.


SPEECH 61

Speech Clinic

1 UNIT - (RPT 3) NDC

Advisory:  Speech Communication 113 with a satisfactory grade and English 28/31 or equivalent.

Helps students with speech disabilities such as stuttering, misarticulation (including lisping), voice disorders, acquired brain injury, cleft palate, etc. Helps advanced ESL students with pronunciation problems and English speakers with regional dialects.  Improvements made through group and individual training and practice.

 

SPEECH 65

Communication Skills

3 UNITS - NDC

Advisory: ESL students: Speech Communication 113 and English 28/31 or an appropriate placement score. 

Preparation for Speech Communication 101.

Instruction in the basics of vocal production, public speaking and listening. Develops the skills needed in everyday spoken communication.

May not be taken concurrently with Speech Communication 101 or any other transferable speech class. 

 

SPEAKING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

 

SPEECH 71 (ESL 4C)

Speaking English as a Second Language I

3 UNITS – NDC

Prerequisite:  ESL3A/3B/ 3C with a satisfactory grade or appropriate ESL placement score.

Co-requisite:  Speech 60A.

A level four course for persons who use English as a second language. Stresses the most common words in English, their pronunciation and usage. Develops skill in basic spoken English communication. May not be taken concurrently with any speech class other than Speech 60.

 

SPEECH 72 (ESL 5C)

Speaking English as a Second Language II

3 UNITS – NDC

Prerequisite:  ESL 4A/4B and Speech 71.

Co-requisite:  Speech 60B.

A Level Five course for persons who use English as a second language.  Stresses expanding vocabulary utilizing the most common words in English, their pronunciation and their usage along with usage of idiomatic expression, figurative language, etc.  Develops skills in listening and basic spoken English communication.

May not be taken concurrently with any speech class other than Speech 60.

 

SPEECH 73 (ESL 6C)

Speaking English as a Second Language III

3 UNITS - NDC

Prerequisite:  Speech 72.

Co-requisite:  Speech 99/60C.

May not be taken concurrently with any speech class other than Speech 60.

A level six intensive speech course for persons who use English as a Second Language who may have adequate reading and grammatical skills but need more help in articulation, pronunciation and oral composition.

 

SPEECH 60

Listening and Speaking Laboratory

1 Unit

Co-requisite:  Speech 71,  or Speech 72, or Speech 73, or Speech 113.

This Speech course consists of 4 modules that provide laboratory practice among topics such as speech, articulation, rate and accuracy, speech phrasing, intonation, stressed syllables in words phrases, and phonemic contrast and length, pertaining to the effect on the speaker’s intended meaning.

The modules are co-requisites for Speech 71, Speech 72, Speech 73, and Speech 113.  The co-requisites are for persons who use English as a Second Language.  Each co-requisite supplements usage of the most common words in English. 

 

SPEECH 60A

Listening and Speaking Laboratory

0.25 UNITS

Co-requisite:  Speech 71.

A level four laboratory course for persons who use English as a Second Language that are currently enrolled in Speech 71.  Supplements usage of the most common words in English, their pronunciation practice and their usage in a speech laboratory setting.  Develops skill in pronunciation of basic spoken English

 

SPEECH 60B

Listening and Speaking Laboratory

0.25 UNITS

Co-requisite:  Speech 72.

A level five laboratory course for persons taking Speech 72 who use English as a Second Language.  Supplements usage of the most common words in English, their pronunciation practice and their usage in a speech laboratory setting.  Develops skill in pronunciation of basic spoken English.

 

SPEECH 60C

Listening and Speaking Laboratory

0.25 UNITS

Co-requisite:  Speech 73.

A level six laboratory course for persons taking Speech 73 who use English as a Second Language.  Supplements usage of the most common words in English, their pronunciation practice and their usage in a speech laboratory setting.  Develops skill in pronunciation, syllable stress and word stress and intonation of basic spoken English.

 

SPEECH 60D

Listening and Speaking Laboratory

0.25 UNITS

Co-requisite:  Speech 113.

A level seven laboratory course for persons taking Speech 113 who will use English as a Second Language in their college transfer course.  Supplements usage of the most common and major-related technical words in English, their pronunciation practice and their usage in a speech laboratory setting.  Develops fluency in articulation, pronunciation and prosody (pitch, loudness, rate and rhythm) during structured speech and conversational situations.

 

TRANSFER COURSES

 

SPEECH 101

Oral Communication I

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: English 28/31 or appropriate score on the College Placement Test with a satisfactory grade.

Advisory:  ESL students are strongly advised to complete Speech 113 and 111 with a satisfactory grade.

Instruction in the principles, practice, and delivery of effective original speech composition.

 

SPEECH 102

Oral Communication II

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Speech Communication 101 or equivalent and English 101.

Advanced instruction and practice in the art and skill of public speaking with particular focus on real-world speaking situations.

 

SPEECH 104

Argumentation 1

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Speech Communication 101 or equivalent with a satisfactory grade.

Advisory:  English 101.

A study of the theory and uses of argumentation and critical thinking, including research and use of evidence and reason. Application of critical thinking skills to construct and analyze oral and written  arguments. Meets AA degree and transfer requirements in critical and analytic thinking.

 

SPEECH 106

Forensics

2 UNITS - (RPT 3) (CSU)

Preparation for and participation in intercollegiate competition in policy debate and various individual speaking events.

 

SPEECH 111

Voice and Articulation

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: ESL students: English 28/31 or equivalent, and Speech Communication 113 with a satisfactory grade.

Study and practice of methods of voice development, speech sound production, articulation, pronunciation and prosody.

 

SPEECH 113

English Speech as a Second Language IV

3 UNITS - (RPT 1) (CSU)

Pre-requisite:  Speech 73 or equivalent .

Co-requisite:  Speech 99/60D.

A level seven intensive speech course for persons who use English as a second language who may have adequate reading, grammatical and writing skills but need more help in specific areas of articulation, pronunciation and oral composition.

 

SPEECH 121

The Process of Interpersonal Communication

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent. ESL students should have taken  Speech Communication 113 with a satisfactory grade.

Provides practice in informal speaking situations which take place when two to five people talk.  Covers self concept, feedback, perception, verbal and non-verbal communication, and listening. Communication barriers and break-downs studied. Classroom experimentation and exercises provide understanding and awareness of the skills necessary for successful interpersonal communication.

 

SPEECH 122

Communication Across Cultures (Pending)

3 UNITS (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Speech 121 and English 101

Analysis of cultural influence on human communication acts. This classfocuses on the processes and problems of intercultural communication inmulti-cultural, multiethnic urban environments. Emphasis on gender,political, economic, and both nonverbal and verbal interpersonal forces

 

SPEECH 130

Introduction to Oral Interpretation of Literature

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Advisory: English 101 or equivalent and Speech Communication 101 with a satisfactory grade.

Oral interpretation of the printed word. Stresses techniques of discovering a published author’s meanings and expressing those meanings to an audience through reading aloud. Of special value to those whose occupation will involve reading aloud to others: Broadcasting, Child Development, Education, Recreation and Speech Communication majors.

UC accepts only one of Speech Communication 130 or Theatre 210. 

Meets both AA Degree and CSU Transfer requirements in Humanities.

 

SPEECH 162

Communication Disorders

3 UNITS (CSU)Prerequisites: Speech 111 and Speech 121

 

SPEECH 185 Directed Study  - 1 UNIT     (CSU)

SPEECH 285 Directed Study  -  2 UNITS  (CSU)

SPEECH 385 Directed Study  -  3 UNITS  (CSU)

Allows students to pursue Directed Study on a contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor.

Prerequisite:  2.5 grade point average and at least 6 units of transferable Speech Communication courses and approval of the project. 

Refer to the “Directed Study” section of this catalog for additional information. 

Credit Limit:  A maximum of 3 units in Directed Study may be taken for credit. 

 

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