Communication Studies Courses

Communication Studies Courses

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COM - Communication Studies

COM-001: Public Speaking (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: LIB 010 or LIB 010H. Prerequisite: ENG 908 or higher. This is a basic course in speech communication that emphasizes the fundamentals of informative and persuasive speaking presented extemporaneously. The theory and techniques that are stressed include: research, critical evaluation, reasoning, organization, style, and delivery; the role of the listener in oral communication; and understanding the audience-speaker relationship.

1C - IGETC Oral Communication, A1 - CSU Oral Communication, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th

COM-001H: Public Speaking - Honors (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This honors course emphasizes the fundamentals of informative and persuasive speaking presented extemporaneously. The theory and techniques that are stressed include: research, critical evaluation, reasoning, organization, style, and delivery; the role of the listener in oral communication; and understanding the audience-speaker relationship. Students cannot receive credit for both COM 001 and COM 001H. This section requires enrollment in the Honors Transfer Project. More information and the online application can be found at http://honors.missioncollege.edu.

1C - IGETC Oral Communication, A1 - CSU Oral Communication, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th

COM-004: Small Group Communication (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical experiences into the interaction, information-sharing, decision-making and problem-solving processes of small groups. In addition, students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills in a variety of situations.

AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, AE - AA-AS Lifelong Learning, E - CSU Life Long Learning/SelfDev

COM-008: Interpersonal Communication (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Students learn theory and skills to improve human communication in personal relationships and the workplace. Topics include effective listening, assertiveness,expressing feelings and ideas clearly, nonverbal communication, and conflict resolution.

AE - AA-AS Lifelong Learning, E - CSU Life Long Learning/SelfDev

COM-012: Introduction to Intercultural Communication (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This is an introductory course examining the effects of culture on interpersonal communication. Emphasis is given to the influence of culture upon the interpretation of the communication act and to the skills that improve intercultural communication.

3B - IGETC Humanities, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, AE - AA-AS Lifelong Learning, C2 - CSU Humanities, E - CSU Life Long Learning/SelfDev

COM-015: Fundamentals of Communication (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course is designed for students who want to improve their communication skills. Emphasis is on presentational skills, group communication skills, employment interviewing, and interpersonal/intercultural communication in career settings. Grade Only.

COM-019A: Communication Activities (1.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 1.0)

Students can participate in a variety of speech communication activities such as leading conversation groups for ESL students, intercollegiate competition in individual speaking events and debate, judging high school competition, and designing individual communication projects. Pass/No Pass Option.

COM-019B: Communication Activities (Min Credits: 1.0)

Students can participate in a variety of speech communication activities such as leading conversation groups for ESL students, intercollegiate competition in individual speaking events and debate, judging high school competition, and designing individual communication projects. Pass/No Pass Option.

COM-019C: Communication Activities (Min Credits: 1.0)

Students can participate in a variety of speech communication activities such as leading conversation groups for ESL students, intercollegiate competition in individual speaking events and debate, judging high school competition, and designing individual communication projects. Pass/No Pass Option.

COM-019D: Communication Activities (Min Credits: 1.0)

Students can participate in a variety of speech communication activities such as leading conversation groups for ESL students, intercollegiate competition in individual speaking events and debate, judging high school competition, and designing individual communication projects. Pass/No Pass Option.

COM-020: Argumentation and Debate (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This is a basic course in rhetorical theory and practice. Students engage in argumentation and debate while learning the means of discovering and supporting intelligent decisions and adapting them to particular audiences. Attention is given to distinguishing fact from inference; presenting, analyzing and refuting propositions of fact, value, and policy; identifying and applying types and methods of reasoning; correct use and analysis of evidence, and the identification and analysis of fallacies.

1C - IGETC Oral Communication, A1 - CSU Oral Communication, A3 - CSU Critical Thinking, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th

COM-020H: Argumentation and Debate - Honors (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This honors course provides an introduction to rhetorical theory and practice. Students engage in argumentation and debate while learning the means of discovering and supporting intelligent decisions and adapting them to particular audiences. Attention is given to distinguishing fact from inference; presenting, analyzing and refuting propositions of fact, value, and policy; identifying and applying types and methods of reasoning; correct use and analysis of evidence, and the identification and analysis of fallacies. Students cannot receive credit for both COM 020 and COM 020H. This section requires enrollment in the Honors Transfer Project. More information and the online application can be found at http://honors.missioncollege.edu.

1C - IGETC Oral Communication, A1 - CSU Oral Communication, A3 - CSU Critical Thinking, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th

COM-022: Voice & Articulation (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A. This course is designed for students who would benefit from skills improvement in voice and articulation, as needed in communication situations. This course may be repeated 1 time. Pass/No Pass Option.

COM-025: Mass Communication and Society (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course is a survey of the mass media, including the history of the development of each of the covered media and an examination of the impact of each on the institutions and individuals in our society. Theories of mass communications as they apply to each of the covered media are explored. Covered media include radio, television, magazines, newspapers, books, film, and the Internet.

4 - IGETC Social & Behavioral Sci, AD1 - AA-AS Social & Behavioral Sci, D - CSU Social & Behavior Sci