Education - Secondary: Speech Communication - AA

FINE ARTS & HUMANITIES

Department Chair: CHARLENE WIDENER Widenerc@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3544

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 64 credit hours.

First Semester

Course Title Credits
ED105 Success Seminar/College Orientation 1

Experiences designed to help with the transition into college life; exploration of essential techniques for success as a college student.

EN101 English Composition IA 3

Essentials of composition. Emphasis is placed on practice in writing expository paragraphs and themes and in using the techniques of research. Selected readings for models and criticism are used. Based on placement scores, students may be required to enroll in EN100 English Composition IB and EN099 Elements of Writing instead of EN101. Additionally, honors students may elect to take EN103H Honors English Composition I in lieu of EN101.
Pre-Reqs: Asset Writing Score of 45 or above, or ACT English Score of 20 to 36, or Compass Writing Score of 76 or above

MA106 College Algebra 3

Theory of equations, functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, determinants and matrices.
Pre-Reqs: Accuplacer Score of 75 or higher, or Compass Algebra Score of 48 or higher, or MA105 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or ACT Math Score of 21 or higher

PS100 General Psychology 3

A survey of the fundamental principles of behavior including physiological, perceptual, historical, methodological, learning, memory, development, motivational, emotional, social and applied perspectives.

SH101 Public Speaking 3

Principles and practices of oral communication that will help the student develop skills in communication and acquire an understanding of oral communication as a vital human skill and activity.

SH103 Oral Interpretation 3

The oral presentation of literary works in their emotional and aesthetic entirety to an audience. This course emphasizes methods of vocalization, behaviorism, and analysis, which ultimately foster understanding of literary works.

Semester Total - 16

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
EN102 English Composition II 3

Compositions of techniques of persuasive and research writing, and critical reading and writing on selected thematic units.
Pre-Reqs: EN103 English Composition I with a grade of C or higher, or EN101 English Composition IA with a grade of C or higher, or EN100 English Comp IB with a grade of C or higher

PS102 Human Growth and Development 3

A survey of the theories of and current research into the psychological development of individuals from birth to death focusing on the progressive changes experienced in the physical, cognitive and social-emotional domains of life.
Pre-Reqs: PS100 General Psychology

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3

Development and interaction of the individual in society with consideration of the culture, structures, functions of societies, social groups and institutions with emphasis on social interaction and its relation to personality and human action.

Biology Options 4
Course Title Credits
BI101 General Biology 4.00

BI104 Biology I 5.00

Philosophy Options 3
Course Title Credits
PL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3.00

PL103 Introductory Logic 3.00

PL104 Ethics 3.00

PL105 Death and Dying 3.00

Semester Total - 16

Third Semester

Course Title Credits
ED201 Introduction to Education 3

An examination of professional education for students considering a career in teaching including history and philosophy of education, legal and ethical issues, governance and finance issues.
Pre-Reqs: PS102 Human Growth and Development, and a GPA of 2.5 or higher

ED201L Introduction to Education Practicum 1

Practical experience observing and working as a student aide in a public school classroom using skills and theories addressed in ED201 Introduction to Education; development of a general understanding of the teaching profession through observation and practice which will provide a foundation for subsequent courses in education, and a career in education.
Pre-Reqs: PS102 Human Growth and Development, and a GPA of 2.5 or higher

MU101 Music Appreciation 3

Elements of musical understanding and the study of representative compositions.

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3

This course involves the study of communication in human relationships with emphasis on the patterns and processes of face-to-face communication. The study of interpersonal communication is important for anyone who wants to learn better methods of building meaningful relationships with a spouse, colleague, supervisor or friend. The course stresses how to become a more effective and competent communicator by its analysis of personal communication goals, communication barriers, relational breakdowns, and conf lict scenarios. Features include structural experiences, readings from special studies, group interaction, and personal feedback exercises. Written and oral presentations are fundamental to the course objectives.

Necessary Skills Options 1
Course Title Credits
BU107 Personal Finance 3.00

BU112 Creative Problem Solving Strategies 3.00

BU118 Introduction to Leadership 3.00

BU120 Job Search/Retention 1.00

BU121 Customer Service/Professional Image 3.00

ED105 Success Seminar/College Orientation 1.00

ED105H Honors Success Seminar/College Orientation 1.00

ED110 Career Decision Making 1.00

ED115 College Orientation and Career Exploration 2.00

ED118 Introduction to Leadership 3.00

HE202 Nutrition 3.00

IS103 Microcomputer Literacy 2.00

IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3.00

IS105 Advanced Microcomputer Applications 3.00

IS135 Essentials of Web Interaction 2.00

IS137 Website Ethics and Security 3.00

PE106 First Aid and CPR 2.00

PE122 Rhythms I 1.00

PE123 Rhythms II 1.00

PE124 Aquatic Fitness 1.00

PE126 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts I 1.00

PE127 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts II 1.00

PE130 Beginning Bowling 1.00

PE131 Advanced Bowling 1.00

PE137 Beginning Swimming 1.00

PE138 Intermediate Swimming 1.00

PE140 Badminton/Tennis 1.00

PE141 Volleyball/Softball 1.00

PE142 Flag Football/Basketball 1.00

PE145 Golf 1.00

PE146 Beginning Horsemanship 1.00

PE148 Karate I 1.00

PE149 Handball and Racquetball 1.00

PE150 Karate II 1.00

PE151 Social Dance-Beginning 1.00

PE152 Social Dance-Advanced 1.00

PE153 Modern Jazz 1.00

PE156 Aerobic Dance 1.00

PE157 Advanced Horsemanship 1.00

PE173 Fitness for Life 1.00

SH122 Voice and Diction 3.00

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00

SH220 Persuasive Communication 3.00

SH225 Argumentation and Advocacy 3.00

SO103 Stress Management 1.00

SO104 Assertiveness Training 2.00

TH122 Voice and Diction 3.00

Physical Science Options 5
Course Title Credits
PY103 Physical Geology 3.00

PY104L Physical Geology Lab 1.00

PY110 Physical Science 5.00

PY112 General Physics I 5.00

PY201 Engineering Physics I 5.00

Semester Total - 16

Fourth Semester

Course Title Credits
AR101 Art Appreciation 3

Basic principles of composition, drawing and color theory emphasizing increasing awareness of the variety of visual expression from viewing works of art from past and present; hands-on experience in composition, color and drawing.

SH220 Persuasive Communication 3

This course explores of the theoretical and practical dimensions of persuasion and propaganda. Understanding the implications of persuasive messages crucial to being effective communicators, astute scholars, and competent community members. The class analyzes advertising, political campaigns, and social discourse in order to expose the strategies, motivations, and tactics of persuasive communication.

SH225 Argumentation and Advocacy 3

The study and practice of the various approaches, criteria, and methods for structuring, using, and evaluating arguments. The students will address controversial issues in public deliberation, forensics, and educational areas. Experience in forms of debate is incorporated to practice refutation and argument analysis.

All Electives 4
Social Science Options 3
Course Title Credits
EC100 Macroeconomics 3.00

EC101 Microeconomics 3.00

GE101 World Geography 3.00

GE110 United States Regional Geography 3.00

GO100 American Government 3.00

GO101 State and Local Government 3.00

GO102 International Relations 3.00

PS100 General Psychology 3.00

PS101 Human Relations 3.00

PS102 Human Growth and Development 3.00

PS201 Psychology of Personality 3.00

PS202 Abnormal Psychology 3.00

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

SO101 Marriage and Family 3.00

SO102 Changing Roles of Women and Men 3.00

SO107 Introduction to Family System Theory 3.00

SO111 Cultural Anthropology 3.00

SO113 Cultural Diversity 3.00

SO119 Addictions and Society 3.00

SO120 Introduction to Addictions Counseling 3.00

SO122 Introduction to Social Work 3.00

SO123 Social Welfare and Society 3.00

SO201 Social Problems 3.00

Semester Total - 16

This is a suggested sequence of courses based on the average full-time student load. Not all courses are offered every semester. Consult with your advisor for more information.
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