Speech Communication courses help develop the full potential of students through examination, study and practice of intrapersonal, interpersonal, public, intercultural and group communication. The goal is to create an educational environment allowing students to explore the impact of communication upon individuals, organizations and societies. Introduction to Speech Communication is offered by all seven colleges of DCCCD, and specialized courses may include public speaking, interpersonal communication, business and professional communication, voice and diction, and argumentation and debate.
Note that all courses may not be offered at every college of DCCCD. For a full listing of all courses, including which college offers a specific course, check the online Combined Colleges catalog.
An Associate of Arts Degree with a Field of Study in Mass Communications-Speech Communications is offered at Richland College.
Official Field of Study degrees were created by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university. Field of Study degrees comprise courses to complete at freshman and sophomore levels that lead to a specific major in a four-year degree.
Speech Communication courses are listed under the four-letter rubric (course prefix):
Note: Speech Communication is the official rubric name, although individual colleges may list courses as Communications Studies.
Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor to discuss your educational and career goals.
Check the current class schedule at the DCCCD college you plan to attend to see what classes are offered in a given semester. See the
browsable class schedules of the colleges of DCCCD.
The core of learning in college is a set of courses that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and educational experiences you need to succeed in higher education. Those classes — called the Core Curriculum — are the courses that lead to an associate degree from the colleges of DCCCD and which transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
Students who complete the DCCCD Core Curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA are guaranteed that their courses will transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university. Individual Core courses must be accepted as well by the transfer institution, according to state law.
Find out more about the Core Curriculum of the colleges of DCCCD.
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