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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

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, Jan. 29.

Listed as Speech Communication 155 in OCC's schedule, two sections of the course are scheduled. One section meets Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 12:45-2:10 p.m., and the other is set for Mondays, from 12:45-3:55 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. The course is fully transferable to the University of California and California State University systems.

Course instructor, Joey 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 Enrollment Center in Watson Hall. 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 $20 per unit. The spring schedule is listed on the college's Internet web page ( The printed schedule is available in the Admissions Office.

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