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COMM 110 PUBLIC SPEAKING (C-ID COMM 110)

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100. Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Provides a practical and theoretical introduction to the fundamental principles of public speaking through an audience-centered approach, and a forum for practicing public speaking skills. Students discover, develop, and criticize ideas in public discourse through research, reasoning, organization, composition, presentation, and evaluation of various types of speeches, including informative and persuasive speeches. Critical thinking and listening skills are realized through speaker and audience analysis. Speeches are delivered in both impromptu (spontaneous) and extemporaneous (prepared) modes. Transfer: CSU: A1, UC. (IGETC: 1C)

COMM 127 ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE (C-ID COMM 120)

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Methods of critical inquiry and advocacy. Identifying fallacies in reasoning and language, testing evidence and evidence sources, advancing a reasoned position, and defending and refuting arguments. Includes researching and analyzing significant social issues, propositions, political issues, presentations, evaluations of oral and written arguments, and evidence through written and oral discourse. Transfer: CSU: A1, UC. (IGETC: 1C)

COMM 130 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (C-ID COMM 130)

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Introduction to various forms of interpersonal communication within relationships in personal and professional contexts, with an emphasis on both verbal and nonverbal communication. Focus on theoretical and practical considerations of behaviors which facilitate or block successful private discourse, and the role interpersonal communication plays in the formation and maintenance of identity. Class presentations are required. Transfer: CSU: A1, UC. (IGETC: 1C)

COMM 140 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION (C-ID COMM 140)

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Explores current principles and theories of various types of group communication, examining group development, groups tasks and roles, group processes, and the role of collaboration in critical thinking. Students interact in a variety of group projects, exploring their role within groups, leadership, diversity in groups, problem solving, conflict management and decision making. Transfer: CSU: A1, UC. (IGETC: 1C).

COMM 150 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (C-ID COMM 150)

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Examines theory and knowledge of effective communication within and between cultures. Provides for the 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 and nonverbal communication, and cultural values. (Fulfills Associate degree Ethnic Studies requirement.) Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC. (IGETC: 4)

COMM 180 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION STUDIES (C-ID COMM 180)

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100. Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Explores the history, principles, theoretical models, research methods, processes, variables and trends of human communication, exploring a range of communication contexts through multiple lenses. The course uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine the intersections of communication and critical thinking, civic engagement, identity, and human organizations. Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC. (IGETC: 4)

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