Communication Studies (COMM)

COMM 001  Introduction To Public Speaking Units: 3

This course emphasizes theory and the practice of basic techniques for successful public communication. Students learn to develop an effective interpersonal style of public communication. Informative, expository, persuasive, extemporaneous, and impromptu forms of speaking are covered. (C-ID COMM 110)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C4b                 CSU GE: A1                 IGETC: 1C

COMM 005  Survey Of Human Communication Units: 3

This introductory communication course focuses on the basic foundations of interpersonal communication, small group communication, and public speaking. Students will be introduced to the breadth of the communication discipline. Additionally, students will examine and practice human communication principles and theories to develop critical thinking and communication competencies in a variety of contexts.(C-ID COMM 115)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C4b                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

COMM 009  Introduction To Interpersonal Communication Units: 3

The course enables students to understand and demonstrate interpersonal communication skills. Students focus on knowledge of communication theories, self-concept, methods of resolving conflict, issues of human perception, non-verbal communication and improvement of listening skills. Significant speaking assignments are an integral part of the course. (C-ID COMM 130)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C4b                 CSU GE: A1                 IGETC: None

COMM 013  Small Group Communication Units: 3

This course covers principles of communication in a variety of group contexts. Topics include theory, application, and evaluation of group processes, including problem solving, conflict management, and leadership. (C-ID COMM 140)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C4b                 CSU GE: A1                 IGETC: None

COMM 017  Intercultural Communication Units: 3

This course focuses on the communication behaviors and values common to all cultures and on the differences that insulate and divide people of one culture from others. The study leads to a better understanding of domestic traditions, an increased appreciation of the behaviors of others, and an awareness of more effective methods of communication. Significant writing, research, and speaking assignments are an integral part of the course. (C-ID COMM 150)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C4b                 CSU GE: A1, D7                 IGETC: 1C

COMM 021  Introduction To Persuasion Units: 3

This course examines historical and contemporary approaches to persuasive messages throughout time. The primary goal of this course is to provide students with a solid grounding in theories, principles, and strategies of social influence as they relate to everyday life. It will also focus on the presentation of persuasive appeals, and learning to construct, deliver, and critique persuasive messages.(C-ID COMM 190)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C4b                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

COMM 025  Argumentation and Debate Units: 3

This course focuses on methods of critical inquiry and advocacy. It covers identifying fallacies in reasoning and language, testing evidence and evidence sources, advancing a reasoned position, and defending and refuting arguments. Analysis, presentation, and evaluation of oral and written arguments required. (C-ID COMM 120)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C4b                 CSU GE: A3                 IGETC: None

COMM 030  Forensics Units: 2

This course prepares students for intercollegiate speech and debate tournaments. Studies include argumentation, public address, and oral interpretation of literature. Involves research, writing, and one-on-one direction. Requires participation at interscholastic competitions. (C-ID COMM 160B)
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-001A and COMM-001
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None