2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: SPCH 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Introduction to Speech Communication

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading and Writing.
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 0901015106


Course Number: SPCH 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Public Speaking

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading and Writing.
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 0901015306


Course Number: SPCH 1318 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Interpersonal Communication

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading and Writing.
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 0901015406


Course Number: SPCH 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Business and Professional Communication

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: Study and application of communication within the business and professional context. Special emphasis will be given to communication competencies in presentations, dyads, teams and technologically mediated formats. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0901015206


Course Number: SPCH 1342 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Voice and Diction

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: 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 DRAM 2336 or SPCH 1342 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0901015806


Course Number: SPCH 2289 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Academic Cooperative

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of speech. This course is cross-listed as COMM 2289. The student may register for either SPCH 2289 or COMM 2289 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2401035212


Course Number: SPCH 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Discussion and Small Group Communication

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
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 0901015606


Course Number: SPCH 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Argumentation and Debate

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
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 0901015906


Course Number: SPCH 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Oral Interpretation

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
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 0901015706


Course Number: SPCH 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Academic Cooperative

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This instructional program is designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience. 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., 5 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2401035212



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) 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.