Effective communication is essential in every personal and professional relationship. Studying the nature of communication is essential to learning how to improve its practice in a variety of relationships. The Department of Speech at Cisco College introduces students to concepts of communication theory while emphasizing practical applications. Courses cover all aspects of communication: verbal, non-verbal, written, and aural. Students are guided toward critical thought as they create, revise, and deliver a variety of presentations.
Students interested in Speech as a major or minor after transferring to a 4-year university are encouraged to complete the Associate of Arts Degree in general studies that includes elective credits in the areas of Speech, English, and Foreign Language.
What Can This Program Do For You
Cisco College offers two communication courses:
Students planning to transfer a Cisco College Associates of Arts Degree or Cisco College core curriculum to a four-year institution for a speech-related degree are encouraged to consider the following suggested curricula. However, students should always consult the department, degree, or program information for their intended transfer institution.
First Semester Second Semester ENGL 1301 Eng. Comp. & Rhet. 3 ENGL 1302 Eng. Comp. & Rhet. 3 HIST 1301 Hist. of U.S. to Reconstruction 3 HIST 1302 Hist. of U.S. since Reconstruction 3 Life & Physical Sciences 4 Life & Physical Sciences 4 MATH 1314 College Algebra 3 SPCH 1321 Bus. & Prof. Speaking 3 SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3 Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
First Semester Second Semester American, British or World Lit. 3 Creative Arts 3 GOVT 2305 Federal Govt. 3 GOVT 2306 Texas Govt. 3 Foreign Language 4 Foreign Language 4 HIST 2321 or 2322 Hist. of World Civ. 3 Component Area Elective 3 Component Area Elective 3 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 13
See the Cisco College Catalog for additional course listings.
Potential Career Paths
- Communication Specialist
- Marketing Assistant
- Public Relations Specialist
- Social Media Coordinator
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