Faculty

John Kochian

Continuing Lecturer

Contact Information

Email    KOCHIAN@UCLA.EDU
Office  2333 Rolfe Hall
Phone  310-825-3303
My academic focus has always been in speech education, and I feel strongly that speech education should be a part of every college curriculum. I have been a college speech instructor for the past 35 years.

I’ve always found myself fascinated by public speaking.  After my own college speech & debate experience, I became a tour guide at Universal Studios.  Although that was very long ago (we were promoting The Sting for Picture of the Year), I am grateful to have had that experience which opened up both the world of television and film production and the academic world of Communication Studies.

Over the past 35 years, I have taught speech courses spanning from UCLA, private universities, community colleges, state universities, and adult education programs.  To support my teaching, I have written a Primer for Public Speaking which contains the fundamental techniques for writing and delivering speeches.  This primer has been used by students in their other courses and internships as well as their professional careers.  I have also taught courses in argumentation and debate, business communication, and public speaking for international students.  I served as the faculty advisor of the UCLA Advertising and Marketing Team.  For 20 years, I directed a local high school debate program – quite an experience for a college speech instructor.  I belong to numerous professional organizations including the Western States Communication Association and the National Communication Association.  I am also a member of the Screen Actors’ Guild and the American Federation of Theater Artists. 

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Degrees

M.A., Speech Communication, CSU Los Angeles

Current Courses by Term

2017 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

Previous Courses by Term

2017 Spring Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2017 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2016 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2016 Spring Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2016 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2015 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2015 Summer Session

Principles of Oral Communication

2015 Spring Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2015 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2014 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2014 Summer Session

Principles of Oral Communication

2014 Spring Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2014 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2013 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2013 Spring Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2013 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2012 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2012 Spring Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2012 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2011 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2011 Spring Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2011 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2010 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2010 Spring Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2009 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2009 Spring Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2009 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2008 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2008 Spring Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2008 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2007 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2007 Spring Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2007 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2006 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2006 Spring Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2006 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2005 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2005 Summer Session

Oral Communication for Nonnative Speakers

Principles of Oral Communication

2005 Spring Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2005 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2004 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2004 Summer Session

Oral Communication for Nonnative Speakers

Principles of Oral Communication

2004 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2003 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2003 Summer Session

Oral Communication for Nonnative Speakers

Principles of Oral Communication

2003 Spring Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2003 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2002 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2002 Summer Session

Oral Communication for Nonnative Speakers

Principles of Oral Communication

2002 Spring Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2002 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2001 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2001 Summer Session

Oral Communication for Nonnative Speakers

Principles of Oral Communication

2001 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2000 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

2000 Summer Session

Oral Communication for Nonnative Speakers

Principles of Oral Communication

2000 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

1999 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

1999 Summer Session

Oral Communication for Nonnative Speakers

Principles of Oral Communication

1999 Winter Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

1998 Fall Quarter

Principles of Oral Communication

1998 Summer Session
1998 Winter Quarter
1997 Fall Quarter

Previous Courses by Course

COMM ST 1
Principles of Oral Communication

2017 Spring Quarter

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Fall Quarter

2016 Spring Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2015 Summer Session

2015 Spring Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Summer Session

2014 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2009 Winter Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2005 Summer Session

2005 Spring Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

2004 Summer Session

2004 Winter Quarter

2003 Fall Quarter

2003 Summer Session

2003 Spring Quarter

2003 Winter Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2002 Summer Session

2002 Spring Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

2001 Fall Quarter

2001 Summer Session

2001 Winter Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

2000 Summer Session

2000 Winter Quarter

1999 Fall Quarter

1999 Summer Session

1999 Winter Quarter

1998 Fall Quarter

COMM ST A
Oral Communication for Nonnative Speakers

2005 Summer Session

2004 Summer Session

2003 Summer Session

2002 Summer Session

2001 Summer Session

2000 Summer Session

1999 Summer Session

COMM ST 1

1998 Summer Session

1998 Winter Quarter

1997 Fall Quarter

COMM ST A

1998 Summer Session