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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

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

Alumni Profile

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Oakton holds a special place for John Nebl, a police officer who took classes at the College during the 1980s. Not only did he find his vocation, he also found his wife.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


March 25
Registration opens for summer 2015.

March 29
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 March 29.

April 8
Registration opens for fall 2015 semester.

May 14, 15
Evaluation Days.

May 15
Last day of student attendance.

May 18
First summer 2015 interim classes begin.

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

May 19
Faculty grading due.

May 19
Commencement.

May 25
Memorial Day holiday, College closed.

June 8
Summer 2015 eight-week session begins.

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