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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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Des Plaines
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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


October 5
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 10
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 26
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 26.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

November 27, 28
Thanksgiving recess. College closed.

November 29, 30
Thanksgiving recess. No classes; College open.

December 16, 17
Evaluation Days.

December 17
Last day of student attendance.

December 18
Grading Day. Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

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