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SPCH 1144 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC.

Speech Communication Workshop I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This laboratory course offers students a wide variety of applied speech communication experiences. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313046012

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


SPCH 1145 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC.

Speech Communication Workshop II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This laboratory course offers students a wide variety of applied speech communication experiences. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313046012

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


SPCH 1146 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, ECC, MVC.

Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course examines the principles, logic, and application of parliamentary procedure. It addresses how parliamentary procedure is used in meetings to encourage participation, exercise control, and increase efficiency and effectiveness. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313046012

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


SPCH 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Introduction to Speech Communication
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 AND Developmental Writing 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND DCCCD Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: Theory and practice of speech communication behavior in one-to-one, small group, and public communication situations are introduced. Students learn more about themselves, improve skills in communicating with others, and prepare and deliver formal public speeches. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313045112

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


SPCH 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Fundamentals of Public Speaking
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 AND Developmental Writing 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND DCCCD Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: An introductory course to develop the student's skills, knowledge, and understanding of the public speaking process. Topics include the principles of reasoning, audience analysis, collection of materials, outlining, and delivery. Emphasis is on the oral presentation of well-prepared speeches, using computer technology when appropriate. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313045312

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


SPCH 1318 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Interpersonal Communication
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 AND Developmental Writing 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND DCCCD Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: This course presents theories and exercises in verbal and nonverbal communication with focus on interpersonal relationships. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313045412

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


SPCH 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Business and Professional Communication
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 AND Developmental Writing 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND DCCCD Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: Theories and skills of speech communication as applied to business and professional situations will be studied. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313045212

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


SPCH 1342 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Voice and Articulation
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 AND Developmental Writing 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND DCCCD Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: Students may register for either Speech Communication 1342 or Drama 2336 but may receive credit for only one of the two. The mechanics of speech are studied. Emphasis is on improving voice and pronunciation. This course is cross-listed as DRAM 2336. The student may register for either SPCH 1342 or DRAM 2336, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313045812

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


SPCH 2144 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, MVC, NLC.

Speech Communication Workshop III
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This laboratory course offers students a wide variety of applied speech communication experiences. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313046012

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


SPCH 2145 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC.

Speech Communication Workshop IV
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This laboratory course offers students a wide variety of applied speech communication experiences. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313046012

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


SPCH 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC.

Introduction to Technology and Human Communication
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 AND Developmental Writing 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND DCCCD Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: This course examines the influence of technology on human communication. Modern communication technologies are surveyed, their histories are examined, and their influences on interpersonal, small group, organizational, public, and intercultural communication are discussed. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0901015106


SPCH 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC.

Discussion and Small Group Communication
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 AND Developmental Writing 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND DCCCD Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: This course is designed to develop skills in leading and participating in various forms of discussion groups. Special emphasis is placed upon factors influencing communication in groups such as listening, roles, decision-making, and problem-solving. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313045612

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


SPCH 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Currently not available at any DCCCD location.

Discussion and Debate
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 AND Developmental Writing 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND DCCCD Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: Public discussion and argumentation are studied. Both theories and techniques are covered. Emphasis is on evaluation, analysis, and logical thinking. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313045912

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


SPCH 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, NLC.

Performance of Literature
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 AND Developmental Writing 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND DCCCD Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: Various types of literature are examined. Practice is provided in preparing and presenting selections orally. Emphasis is on individual improvement. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313045712

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


SPCH 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, NLC.

Academic Cooperative in Communication
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 AND Developmental Writing 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND DCCCD Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: This instructional program is designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in Communication. In conjunction with class seminars, the student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of Communication. This course is cross-listed as COMM 2389. The student may register for either SPCH 2389 or COMM 2389, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2401035212



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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