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Communications Courses

Communications Courses

Introduction to Speech

Course Number: COMM 1A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Rhetorical and argumentative analysis of significant contemporary political and social issues: Developing, stating, organizing, and researching ideas; critical thought and evaluative listening.
AA/AS area 4d; CSU area A1; IGETC area 1C

 

The Fundamentals of Oral Interpretation of Literature

Course Number: COMM 2A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Principles of effective delivery, reading aloud, analysis and appreciation of literature: Reading prose, poetry, and drama.
AA/AS area 3, 4d; CSU area C2

 

Speech and the Mass Media

Course Number: COMM 19
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of traditional and non-traditional mass media in America: Impact of mass media trends and technology into the 21st century; critical analysis of media messages and examination of mass media from historical, political, social, and cultural perspectives.
AA/AS area 2, 4d; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Interpersonal Communication Skills

Course Number: COMM 20
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: Analysis of communication needs and improvement of skills listening, perception, nonverbal communication, semantics, and conflict management 1506 00
AA/AS area 4d; CSU area A1; IGETC area 1C

(C-ID CO 130)

 

Argumentation

Course Number: COMM 44
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Principles of argumentation and persuasion: Practice in creating persuasive communication through finding issues, using evidence, detecting fallacies, and employing argumentative brief writing.
AA/AS area 4d; CSU area A1; IGETC area 1C

 

Public Speaking

Course Number: COMM 45
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Principles of public speaking: Oral presentations based on political and social issues; critical thinking, organization, and research.
AA/AS area 4d; CSU area A1; IGETC area 1C

 

Selected Topics in Communication

Course Number: COMM 48GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description:
See section on Selected Topics.

 

Independent Study in Communication

Course Number: COMM 49
Units: .5-5 units (GR)
Class: Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description:
See section on Independent Study.

 

Selected Topics in Communication

Course Number: COMM 248GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)
Description: See section on Selected Topics.