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Communications


A pre-concentration in Speech, or a strong core of Speech Communication courses, prepares a student for teaching, public relations, broadcast media and a variety of business-related areas. A Speech major is considered good preparation for some professional programs. It is recommended that either one of the Humanities or Social Science electives be representative of a Third World culture (i.e., ANTH 1101, GEOG 1101, HIST 2107, or PHIL 2105).

COMMUNICATIONS — Degree

ARTS & SCIENCES DIVISION

All curriculum guides reflect the 2021-22 catalog. Please check the latest catalog and addendum for possible changes.

Associate in Arts Degree

A pre-concentration in Speech, or a strong core of Speech Communication courses, prepares a student for teaching, public relations, broadcast media and a variety of business-related areas. A Speech major is considered good preparation for some professional programs. It is recommended that either one of the Humanities or Social Science electives be representative of a Third World culture (i.e., ANTH 1101, GEOG 1101, HIST 2107, POLI 2102 or PHIL 2105). 

► Total = 64-65 Hours

First Semester (15-16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
  • HIST 2101 American History I or 
    POLI 1101 State and Local Government 1 or
    POLI 2101 American Government (3)
  • MATH 1107 Contemporary College Math 1 or
    Higher-Level Math (3-4)
  • Elective – Fine Arts (3)
  • Elective – Social Science (3)

Second Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)
  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • COMM Elective – Communications (3)
  • THEA 1106 Introduction to Theatre (3)
  • Elective – Science (3)
  • Elective (1)

Third Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • HEA 1101 Health Education (2)
  • COMM Elective – Communications (3)
  • Foreign Language (4)
  • Elective – Humanities (3)
  • Elective – Science with Lab (5)

Fourth Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 2106 Intermediate Composition (3)
  • COMM Elective – Communications (3)
  • Foreign Language (4)
  • Elective – Fine Arts / Humanities (3)
  • Elective – Social Science (3)

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on test scores.

Program Outcomes

Communications

1. Apply basic oral communication skills to everyday life situations and encounters.
2. Research topics effectively through appropriate material in order to supply reliable information in both the written outline and the oral presentation.
3. Analyze various audience situations in order to tailor communication circumstances.
4. Evaluate and recognize speaker qualities in self and in others
5. Deliver an appropriate, effective, and extemporaneous style speech

Headlines


  • Filmmaker to be featured during Diversity Week

      Ellen Esling   INA, IL (Oct. 15, 2021) -- Join filmmaker Ellen Esling in the RLC Theatre on Tuesday, October 19, at 9:30 a.m. She will present two of her works dealing with issues that impact the health and well-being of rural communities. She will also discuss her interests as a filmmaker, her process, and her work. Esling received her Media Arts MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where...
  • Poet Laureate of Illinois to hold reading during Diversity Week

        Angela Jackson   INA, IL (Oct. 15, 2021) -- Angela Jackson, Poet Laureate of Illinois, will present a reading as part of Rend Lake College's Diversity Week. Jackson will speak in the RLC Theater on Monday, Oct. 18, at noon.  Born in Greenville, MS, Jackson is the fifth of nine children. She moved to the Southside of Chicago with her family when she was young. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree...
  • RLC Diversity Week to celebrate Diwali Festival of Lights

      INA, IL (Oct. 15, 2021) -- Rend Lake College will pay special tribute to the Indian holiday Diwali during a presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the RLC Theater from 1-2 p.m. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale’s Indian Student Association President Mandeep Redhu and crew will delve into the history of Diwali, the cultures that celebrate the holy festival, what the festival represents, and also...
  • Diversity Week at RLC October 18-22

    INA, Ill. (Oct. 14, 2021) — During Diversity Week, cultural and international themed events are offered with the purpose of increasing awareness, understanding and inclusivity. The events are open to all students, faculty and staff and range from film showings to guest speakers and performers.   This fall's lineup includes 30 film viewings, six live events and one virtual option.   Diversity Week...

Faculty & Staff


Speech Professor | Arts & Sciences Division
Phone Extension: 1493
Building: North Oasis
Office: 144
2013 RLCF ASSESSMENT AWARD | Ed.D. Oakland City University | M.S. & B.S. Murray State University

Arts & Sciences Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1263
Email: [email protected]
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Arts & Sciences
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Arts & Sciences



 

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