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. Please see the Cisco College Course Catalog for detailed course information.
What Can This Program Do For You
Potential Career Paths
- Communication Specialist
- Marketing Assistant
- Public Relations Specialist
- Social Media Coordinator
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Associate of Arts, General Studies - Speech Communication
First Semester Second Semester ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 ENGL 1302 Composition II 3 HIST 1301 United States History I 3 HIST 1302 United States History II 3 Life & Physical Sciences * 4 Life & Physical Sciences * 4 Mathematics ** 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 ENGL 2322 or ENGL 2327 or ENGL 2332 3 Creative Arts * 3 GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3 GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3 Foreign Language 4 Foreign Language 4 HIST 2321 or HIST 2322 3 Core Curriculum Elective * 3 Core Curriculum Elective * 3 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 13
* See Core Curriculum course options.
** Students should consult their intended transfer institution's program requirements before choosing a math course.
*** Field of Study courses.
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