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Speech

Speech

Oakton's speech curriculum explores the role of public speaking, presentation, and group dynamics in both formal and informal settings to assist students professionally and personally. The mastery of speech can provide a student with superb career qualifications in whatever field they may choose to pursue and also offers a sound foundation for further academic endeavors.

Effective Speech, a core speech course, helps students to develop capability in oral communications through an emphasis on rhetorical theory, organization and structure of ideas, techniques for general speaking and listening effectiveness, and practical experience in individual and group presentations. Other offerings to help students master the tools and techniques for effective oral communication include Oral Interpretation, Interpersonal Communications Across Cultures, and Persuasive Speaking.

I urge you to explore Oakton's speech department. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information.

John Frisco
Department Chair
847.635.1958
jfrisco@oakton.edu

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Basic Sign Language (SPE 125) is being offered this spring on the Des Plaines campus. Day and evening classes are available.

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IMPORTANT DATES


July 2
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

July 4
Independence Day holiday College closed.

July 6
Independence Day holiday observance, no classes. College open.

July 7
Last day to withdraw with a "W" (no withdrawals after mid-term). Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after July 7.

July 23
Incomplete (I) grades from spring 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

July 30
Classes end.

August 3
Faculty grading due.

August 3
Second summer interim classes begin.

August 17
Faculty return for fall 2015 semester.

August 21
Second summer interim classes end.

August 24
Fall 2015 semester classes begin.

August 25
Second summer interim faculty grading due.

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