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Speech Option, Liberal Arts A.A.

 

Want to master the art of public speaking?

The purpose of this program is to prepare you for the art of public speaking. You will engage in critical thinking and apply principles of reasoning to your ideas, and to the ideas of others. The track includes the study and execution of significance to setting, audience and purpose.

Upon graduation you may work in communication-related fields. Earning your Associate in Arts degree in communication prepares you for professions in law, ministry, education, speech writing, management, lobbying and sales.  

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MEET Sandra Pugh

assistant professor of English Sandra Pugh

Many students are pleasantly surprised that they have such a fun time delivering speeches. Preparing and delivering speech presentations to a peer audience will further develop and enhance communication and critical listening skills. If you’re willing to communicate with confidence and competence, you can affect change in the world. 
– Assistant Professor of English 
 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE Speech OPTION, LIBERAL ARTS A.A. PROGRAM?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR DEGREE?

  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.
 

How do I apply to the Speech option, Liberal Arts A.A. Program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY CLASSES?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
+*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area 6
See General Education Requirement
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science See General Education Requirement 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History AMH2010 or •AMH2020, U.S. History 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
SPC1608, Introduction to Public Speaking 3
Electives
Electives 21

TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 

60

Recommended elective:

MMC1000, Survey of Mass Communication, 3 crs.


• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 

contact the advisor

Michalle Barnett, Chair
Language and Literature
850-769-1551, extension 2886

mbarnett@gulfcoast.edu

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