DUAL CREDIT ORAL COMMUNICATIONS (Missouri State COM 115)
In Oral Communications emphasis is placed on understanding the whole communication process and how it relates to both professional and personal communication. Students learn interpersonal skills, small-group skills, research/organizational skills and conflict management techniques. These skills are learned through guided practice in both persuasive and informative speaking. Students must complete all major speeches to pass this class. Students who pass this class will earn ½ credit of high school Language Arts and 3 university credit hours through Missouri State University. All fees associated with this class are the sole responsibility of the student. (One-half credit, one-semester course for grades 9-12) Prerequisite: Students must purchase textbook. Students in 11th and 12th grade must have an overall GPA of 3.0, or 11th and 12th grade students with overall GPA of 2.5-2.99 must provide signed letter of recommendation from principal OR school counselor AND parent or legal guardian. Students in 10th grade must have an overall GPA of 3.0 AND must provide signed letter of recommendation from their principal AND school counselor AND provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian. Students in the 9th grade must have an overall GPA of 3.0, score at the 90th percentile or above on the ACT or SAT, and provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal AND counselor AND provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
Students taking dual credit classes are encouraged to contact the college they plan to attend to check for credit transferability. Some credits will be transcribed as elective credit if it is not required for a particular major or general studies requirement. Contact the college/university website to locate a transfer equivalency chart.
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