Communication (COMM)

COMM 103

ORAL COMMUNICATION

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers concepts of communication, with emphasis on public speaking; methods of researching and outlining speeches; group discussion techniques; theories of interpersonal, nonverbal, and listening techniques; and issues of language use and perception. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID COMM 180] (Same as: SPCH 103)

COMM 104

PUBLIC SPEAKING

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers communicative skills and prepares students for careers in teaching, business, law, and sales through experience in researching, organizing, and delivering public speeches. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID COMM 110] (Formerly: SPCH 104)

COMM 111

ORAL INTERPRETATION

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduction to the study of literature through performance, methods of researching, analyzing, and delivering oral presentations of prose, poetry, and drama. [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: SPCH 111)

COMM 142

ORAL HISTORY

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the history of oral traditions; analysis of types of stories; their cultural influences and contextual application. Recommended for majors in education, cultural studies, English, and anthropology. [D; CSU] (Same as: SPCH 142)

COMM 160

ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides acquisition and organization of evidence and the construction and use of the debate brief, the study and discussion of current issues, and the presentation of informal and formal debates. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID COMM 120] (Formerly: SPCH 160)

COMM 174

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on interpersonal communication theories, principles, and on public speaking. Emphasis on self-concept, perception, communication climates, verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, feedback and disclosure skills, conflict styles, resolution strategies, ethics, and mediated communication. Special focus on communication in family, friendship, romantic, workplace, and intercultural relationships. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID COMM 130] (Formerly: SPCH 174)

COMM 176

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: FALL

Introduces intercultural communication principles and processes; provides for development of a more global communication perspective and greater appreciation of other cultures through increased awareness of and sensitivity to different cultural viewpoints influenced by variables, including language, verbal/nonverbal communication, cultural values, perception, inferences, expectations, and media impact. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID COMM 150]

COMM 180

INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the history, structure, function, economics, content, and evolution of radio, television, film, the Internet, and new media, including traditional and mature formats. Covers the social, political, regulatory, ethical, and occupational impact of electronic media. [D; CSU] (Same as: SPCH 180;FTMA 163;TELE 180)

COMM 185

CINEMA AS A FORM OF EXPRESSION AND COMMUNICATION

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduction to the appreciation of film as a medium of expression and communication. Selected domestic and foreign films (screen, video, television) will be viewed and analyzed for methods, techniques, and objectives creating the films' messages to increase cinematic literacy and understanding of this uniquely powerful, communication medium. [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: FTMA 160;TELE 114;SPCH 185)

COMM 200

INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Surveys the mass media institutions, functions, interrelationships, and effects on society. Provides a building block in the general education of the non-major student and as the introduction to the discipline of study for the communication/journalism major. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID JOUR 100] (Same as: JOUR 101)

COMM 262

FORENSICS WORKSHOP I: INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Designed as a lecture/laboratory for speech competition. Students will compete on the college forensics team, critique speeches, and/or make presentations to community groups. [D; CSU] (Same as: SPCH 262)

COMM 263

FORENSICS WORKSHOP II: INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Designed as a lecture/laboratory for speech competition. Students will compete on the college forensics team, critique speeches, and/or make presentations to community groups. [D; CSU] (Same as: SPCH 263)

COMM 264

FORENSICS WORKSHOP III: INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Designed as a lecture/laboratory for speech competition. Students will compete on the college forensics team, critique speeches, and/or make presentations to community groups. [D; CSU] (Same as: SPCH 264)

COMM 265

FORENSICS WORKSHOP IV: INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Designed as a lecture/laboratory for speech competition. Students will compete on the college forensics team, critique speeches, and/or make presentations to community groups. [D; CSU] (Same as: SPCH 265)

COMM 272

FORENSICS WORKSHOP I: DEBATE

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Designed as a lecture/laboratory for forensics competition. Students will debate on the college forensics team, critique debate rounds, and/or debate to community groups. [D; CSU]

COMM 273

FORENSICS WORKSHOP II: DEBATE

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Designed as a lecture/laboratory for forensics competition. Students will debate on the college forensics team, critique debate rounds, and/or debate before community groups. [D; CSU]

COMM 274

FORENSICS WORKSHOP III: DEBATE

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Designed as a lecture/laboratory for forensics competition. Students will debate on the college forensics team, critique debate rounds, and/or debate before community groups. [D; CSU]

COMM 275

FORENSICS WORKSHOP IV: DEBATE

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Designed as a lecture/laboratory for forensics competition. Students will debate on the college forensics team, critique debate rounds, and/or debate before community groups. [D; CSU]

COMM 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of speech communication of particular interest to the student and not included in the regular courses of the college. [D; CSU; **UC] (**UC Limitation: credit for variable topics courses is given only after a review of the scope and content of the courses by the enrolling UC campus.) (Formerly: SPCH 299)