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COMM 110 Public Speaking

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 & listening skills are realized through speaker and audience analysis. Speeches are delivered in both impromptu (spontaneous) and extemporaneous (prepared) modes.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 110
COMM 127 Argumentation and Debate

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 120
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 130
COMM 140 Small Group Communication

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 140
COMM 150 Intercultural Communication

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: DSI; Ethnic Studies
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE DSI), UC (IGETC Area 4)
C-ID: COMM 150
COMM 180 Introduction to Communication Studies

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: DSI
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE DSI), UC (IGETC Area 4)
C-ID: COMM 180