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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
Basic Sign Language
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


January 12
Faculty return for spring 2015 semester.

January 16
Winterim classes end.

January 19
Martin Luther King holiday, College closed.

January 20
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

January 21
Winterim faculty grading due.

January 26
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

February 15
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

February 16
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 17
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

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