Al Golden
Assistant Professor, Fine Arts
Office: C-2002C
Phone: (815) 280-2358

Rita Monroe
Fine Arts Department Secretary
Office: K-2011
Phone: (815) 280-2223
Fax: (815) 280-6739



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The Curriculum

The Fine Arts department at Joliet Junior College offers a variety of courses and activities in speech, including oral interpretation, argument, and debate. The Speech program stresses cooperative learning, small group activities, computer-assisted instruction and multimedia instruction to help the student better understand the principles of speech. The speech faculty is consistently developing new courses and programs to better serve JJC students.

Speech Courses

Go to the catalog for course descriptions.

  • Speech 101 - Principles of Speech
  • Speech 102 - Advanced Public Speaking
  • Speech 106 - Argumentation and Debate
  • Speech 111 - Practicum in Intercollegiate Forensics I
  • Speech 131 - Introduction to Broadcasting
  • Speech 202 - Interpersonal Communication

Speech Team

The Speech Team is open to all JJC students, regardless of major. Members represent JJC at intercollegiate speech tournaments on the regional and sometimes national level. Speech competition not only offers opportunities to sharpen valuable communication skills, but students may also receive college credit for their participation. Team members may compete in interpretive events (poetry, prose, drama, dramatic duo, program oral interpretation, and readers theater), public address (informative speaking, persuasive speaking, communication analysis, and speaking to entertain), limited preparation events (impromptu speaking and extemporaneous speaking), and/or parliamentary style debate. The Speech Team competes in approximately six tournaments per year.

Speaking Center

The Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Department opened its Speaking Center in February 2006. The center offers students the opportunity to videotape their speeches for self-evaluation. Students can also visit the Center for brainstorming sessions and topic selection, delivery practice, PowerPoint training and much more. In fact, help is available with the entire process of putting together an oral presentation, including research and writing. All tutoring at the Center is offered free of charge. Staffed by a degreed professional the Center is a rich resource for anyone seeking to improve their public speaking skills.

For more information about this and other free JJC tutoring services, please visit the JJC Tutoring Web page.                    

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