Communication Studies (COMM)

COMM 100 F Public Speaking 4 Units

72 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to give students concentrated opportunities to communicate their ideas. Emphasis is on developing the speaker's ability to present original subject matter. This is accomplished by the preparation and presentation of four to six informative and persuasive speeches, as well as various in-class assignments and exercises to develop speaking proficiency by skillfully using logic and reasoning. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: COMM 110)

COMM 105 F Interpersonal Communication 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course explores the variables of the interpersonal communication process as they occur in day-to-day, face-to-face interaction. Topics include self-concept, perception, listening, verbal and non-verbal communication, assertive communication and conflict resolution. Material is presented through lecture, experiential activities, and group discussion. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE (C-ID: COMM 130)

COMM 120 F Intercultural Communication 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course explores the variables of human symbolic interaction as they occur between persons of differing cultural orientations. This course is theoretical in nature, but will also deal with applied concepts for more successful interaction with other cultures. The scope of the content will encompass the basic areas necessary to involve the student in a critical assessment of how cultures differ in both verbal and non-verbal behaviors; how needs, values and goals are dictated by cultural influences; how interactions can be improved between cultures through a perceptual awareness of these differences. This course fulfills the Multicultural Graduation requirement for graduation. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE (C-ID: COMM 150)

COMM 124 F Small Group Communication 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is an introduction to theoretical and applied concepts in small group communication through participation, observation, analysis and evaluation of group processes. Elements of small group behavior to be studied include leadership, roles, norms, networks, message systems, interpersonal needs, decision making, and conflict management. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: COMM 140)

COMM 135 F Essentials of Argumentation 4 Units

72 hours lecture per term. This course will help an individual develop critical thinking abilities and effective logical support for oral advocacy. The course serves as an introduction to theoretical and applied concepts in argumentation. In-class student presentations will be used to evaluate course areas of research, reasoning, organization, refutation and issue analysis. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: COMM 120)

COMM 138 F Forensics 2 Units

18 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course trains students to participate in intercollegiate speech tournaments and public community programs. Areas to be covered include expository speaking, persuasive speaking, impromptu and extemporaneous speaking, oral interpretations, and debate. Field trips and involvement in student activities will be required. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (C-ID: COMM 160B)