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OCC SPRING SPEECH COURSE EXAMINES INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Friday, December 12, 2003

A three-unit course that explores intercultural communication will be offered this spring by Orange Coast College's Speech Department.

Spring semester classes begin on Monday, Feb. 2.

Listed as Speech 155 in OCC's schedule, the course meets Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 12:45-2:10 p.m.

An experiential course rather than lecture-oriented, the class focuses on the methods, skills and techniques necessary for effective intercultural, inter-ethnic and interracial communication. The class is designed to assist students in increasing their awareness, acceptance and sensitivity toward persons from other cultures.

A variety of simulation games will be played.

Course instructor, C.J. LaMer, has a B.A. degree in sociology and an M.A. in communications from Arizona State University. She taught at Arizona State for four years, and has conducted intercultural sensitivity training sessions for business leaders.

Spring registration is under way, and registration appointments are available in OCC's Admissions Office. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

OCC's spring enrollment fees are $18 per unit. The spring schedule is listed on the college's Internet web page (orangecoastcollege.com). The printed schedule is available in the Admissions Office.

For spring registration information, phone (714) 432-5072.