Speech and Theatre Arts - Speech Option
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Speech and Theatre Arts - Speech Option

Associate in Arts

Minimum of 62 credit hours
Speech students develop commanding formal and informal communication skills. Students develop techniques for gathering information and making dynamic presentations. Public Speaking and interpersonal communications are the major courses designed to develop the student’s total understanding of audiences, speaking skills and presentations. Associate degrees in Speech and Theatre prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university. After graduating, students may find career opportunities in teaching, public service, broadcasting, business management, the ministry or corporate training. Other area option also available is theatre.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 Success in College and Life 1 Life Skills
    ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3 Gen Ed
    MATH 1503 Contemporary Mathematics 3 Gen Ed
    MATH 1513 College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences 3 Gen Ed
    MATH 2013 Introduction to Statistics 3 Gen Ed
    PSY 1113 Introduction to Psychology 3 Gen Ed
    SOC 1113 Introduction to Sociology 3 Gen Ed
    TA 1103 Introduction to Theatre 3 Major
    COM 2213 Intro to Public Speaking 3 Major
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    ENGL 1213 English Composition II 3 Gen Ed
    POLSC 1113 American Federal Government 3 Gen Ed
    BIO Biological Science 3 Gen Ed
    TA 1133 Voice and Speech Improvement 3 Major
    TA 1513 Acting I 3 Major
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    HIST 1483 U.S. History to The Civil War 3 Gen Ed
    HIST 1493 U.S. History Since The Civil War 3 Gen Ed
    PHYS Any Physical Science 3 Gen Ed
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Support
    SUPP ELEC Support Elective 3 Support
    COM 1123 Interpersonal Communications 3 Major
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    PHIL 1013 Introduction to Philosophy 3 Gen Ed
    TA 2233 Acting for The Camera 3 Major
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed
    GEN ED Gen Ed Elective 3 Gen Ed
    SUPP Guided Support Elective 3 Support
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (18 Credit Hours) Communications: COM 1123; COM 2213; Theatre Arts: TA 1103; TA 1133; TA 1513; TA 2233

    General Education Courses: (37 Credit Hours) English: ENGL 1113; ENGL 1213; Mathematics: MATH 1503 or MATH or 1513 or MATH 2013; Humanities: Six credit hours Humanities Electives; History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Philosophy: PHIL 1013; *Sciences: Three to four credit hours Biological Science; three to four credit hours Physical Science - one of the science courses must include a lab component; General Education Elective: Three credit hours; Psychology: PSY 1113 or Sociology: SOC 1113; Political Science: POLSC 1113

    Life Skills Courses: (1 Credit Hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    Support Courses: (6 Credit Hours) Any elective with Theatre, Communications, Journalism/Broadcasting prefix.

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See University Parallel/Transfer Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

  • Course Descriptions

    Biological Science

    BIO - Biological Science
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Biological Science

    Communications

    COM 1123 - Interpersonal Communications
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will be able to identify why certain things happen as they do when two or more individuals come together to communicate for a specific purpose. The student must attest to his or her ability to understand the principles of interpersonal communication with emphasis on dyads, small groups, analysis of communication models and nonverbal communication, applying understanding to the major types of interpersonal communication problems in the work environment and in daily human relations.

    COM 2213 - Intro to Public Speaking
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate placement score
    3CREDITS

    Given the principles of effective listening and speaking, the student will assimilate those skills into his or her physical and psychological worlds. After being exposed to public, business and professional speaking, the student will apply the principles of invention, organization, style, and delivery through practical exercises and will use the principles of rhetorical criticism in discussing speeches delivered in class.

    Electives

    GEN ED - Gen Ed Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    General Education elective

    HUM - Humanities Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Humanities elective

    PHYS - Any Physical Science
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Any Physical Science

    SUPP - Guided Support Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Guided Support elective

    SUPP ELEC - Support Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Support elective

    English

    ENGL 1113 - English Composition I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1213 - English Composition II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113 taken within the last year, with strong encouragement for immediate continuation.
    3CREDITS

    In this advanced writing course, students will create essays that explore and evaluate a variety of issues and perspectives suggested by fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and other types of cultural texts. Students will refine and augment the writing techniques they learned in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103 to develop well- reasoned, well-structured arguments in a clear, fluid, and engaging prose style.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. History to The Civil War
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1877 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. History Since The Civil War
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1870 to the present in such areas as political reform, industrialization, urbanization, ethnic acculturation and war, the student will be able to identify meaningful changes in his society, identify equal rights in that society, and help resolve conflict in this society based on the students search for change, equal rights and conflicts in the American past.

    Mathematics

    MATH 1503 - Contemporary Mathematics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score. Pre or Co-requisite ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103
    3CREDITS

    A study of the mathematics needed for critical evaluation of quantitative information and arguments (including logic, critical appraisal of graphs and tables); use of simple mathematical models, and an introduction to elementary statistics. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    MATH 1513 - College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve systems of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra.

    MATH 2013 - Introduction to Statistics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will solve problems applying the concepts of random sampling, elementary probability, testing hypotheses, descriptive measures, chi-square, regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

    Philosophy

    PHIL 1013 - Introduction to Philosophy
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113
    3CREDITS

    After a review of the methods and sub-fields of philosophy, students will describe the positions selected philosophers have taken on several basic problems. Students will also describe and defend their own perspectives on these problems.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - American Federal Government
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Psychology

    PSY 1113 - Introduction to Psychology
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A survey of the major areas of study in psychology such as motivation, learning, physiology, personality, social psychology, abnormal behavior, perception, memory, cognition/thought, and treatment.

    Sociology

    SOC 1113 - Introduction to Sociology
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will identify the sociological dimensions of human behavior by analyzing the concepts of society, culture, socialization, institutions, social stratification and social change.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - Success in College and Life
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

    Theatre Arts

    TA 1103 - Introduction to Theatre
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After an introduction to the basics of theatre-theatre history and literature, acting, directing, design, stagecraft, and the chain of responsibility from the playwright to the staff of the final production-the student will demonstrate understanding of the elements of theatre and their relevance to human experience.

    TA 1133 - Voice and Speech Improvement
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will state in writing and/or orally his or her understanding of the physiological elements of the voice. The student will use the International Phonetic Alphabet by transcribing the oral word phonetically. After participating in exercises to improve vocal control, the student will demonstrate improved enunciation and pronunciation.

    TA 1513 - Acting I
    Prerequisites: NONE
    3CREDITS

    Through writing and performance activities, the student will demonstrate knowledge relating to the training of the voice, mind and body for stage acting.

    TA 2233 - Acting for The Camera
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will develop and demonstrate, through listening, interpretation, and response exercises, a personal technique and methodology of acting in the media of film and video.

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