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Course Number: COMM 3 
Introduction to Human Communication
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Study of human communication: Focus on verbal and nonverbal participation and effective listening in interpersonal contexts, group dynamics, and public speaking.  1506.00
AA/AS area 4d; CSU GE area A1; IGETC area 1C

 

Course Number: COMM 4
The Dynamics of Group Discussion
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of communication in a group setting: Emphasis on listening, leadership, and teamwork; theoretical and experiential learning to build on individual communication skills with the goal of understanding and practicing successful group relations.  1506.00
AA/AS area 4d; CSU area A1; IGETC area 1C

 

Course Number: COMM 6
Intercultural Communication
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Dynamics of intercultural communication as it applies to the diversity of American cultures: Cultural concepts, language style, content, ethnic perspectives, perceptions and stereotypes, symbols, and roles as they facilitate or hinder effective verbal and nonverbal interaction across cultures; analysis of multiple intercultural communication theories.  1506.00
AA/AS area 2, 4d; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: COMM 10
Gender and Communication
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Exploration of the relationship between gender and communication: Interpersonal, mediated, social, organizational, and cultural contexts; gender in public and private settings, media images, and personal identities.  1506.00
AA/AS area 2, 4d; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: COMM 13
Ethnic Perceptions in the Mass Media
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as AFRAM 13. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in AFRAM 13.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Role of mass media in perceptions of race and culture: Social and psychological development of ethnic per- ceptions.  1506.00
AA/AS area 2, 4d, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: COMM 18
Aging and Communication
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Human development and communication: Exploration of human physical, social, and psychological development across the life span. 1506.00
AA/AS area 2, 4d; CSU area D, E; IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: COMM 19
Survey of Mass Media
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC (pending)
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.  1506.00
AA/AS area 2, 4d; CSU GE area D; IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: COMM 20
Interpersonal Communication Skills
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
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

 

Course Number: COMM 22
History of Mass Communication
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: History of communication: Exploration of human efforts to communicate to the masses, from block printing in the eighth century A.D. to new technology of today.  1506.00
AA/AS area 2, 4d; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: COMM 45
Public Speaking
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Principles of public speaking: Oral presentations based on political and social issues; critical thinking, organization, and research.  1506.00
AA/AS area 4d; CSU area A1; IGETC area 1C

 

Course Number: COMM 48NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Communication
Units: .5-5
Class:  0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Selected Topics. 1506.00

 

Course Number: COMM 49
Independent Study in Communication
Units: .5-5
Class:  (GR or P/NP)
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 5 units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Independent Study.  1506.00

 

Course Number: COMM 220A
Communication for Employment Preparation
Units: .5
Class:  .5 hours lecture (P/NP)
Recommended for students with acquired brain injury or cognitive disabilities.
Description: Hands-on basic social skills instruction and support useful for relationships and work: Practice of interpersonal skills through role play with support and feedback from instructor. Greetings, small talk, initial meetings and appropriate nonverbals; self- disclosure in a first meeting.  1506.00

 

Course Number: COMM 220B
Communication for Employment Preparation
Units: .5
Class:  .5 hours lecture (P/NP)
Recommended for students with acquired brain injury or cognitive disabilities.
Description: Hands-on basic social skills instruction and support useful for relationships and work: Practice of interpersonal skills through role play with support and feedback from instructor. Building and maintaining relationships, how to increase depth of self-disclosures, listening training and paraphrasing.  1506.00

 

Course Number: COMM 220C
Communication for Employment Preparation
Units: .5
Class:  .5 hours lecture (P/NP)
Recommended for students with acquired brain injury or cognitive disabilities.
Description: Hands-on basic social skills instruction and support useful for relationships and work: Practice of interpersonal skills through role play with support and feedback from instructor. Conflict management, “I” statements, diffusing conflict, listening for areas of agreement, clearly stating your needs and goals. 1506.00

 

Course Number: COMM 220D
Communication for Employment Preparation
Units: .5
Class:  .5 hours lecture (P/NP)
Recommended for students with acquired brain injury or cognitive disabilities.
Description: Hands-on basic social skills instruction and support useful for relationships and work: Practice of interpersonal skills through role play with support and feedback from instructor. Nonverbal communication; interpreting other people’s facial expressions, body movements, vocal cues; learning to give off the proper communication using nonverbal communication.  1506.00

 

Course Number: COMM 220E
Communication for Employment Preparation
Units: .5
Class:  .5 hours lecture (P/NP)
Recommended for students with acquired brain injury or cognitive disabilities.
Description: Hands-on basic social skills instruction and support useful for relationships and work: Practice of interpersonal skills through role play with support and feedback from instructor. Phone skills at home and work; talking with customers, taking a message, high-level listening; when to get assistance.  1506.00

 

Course Number: COMM 220F
Communication for Employment Preparation
Units: .5
Class:  .5 hours lecture (P/NP)
Recommended for students with acquired brain injury or cognitive disabilities.
Description: Hands-on basic social skills instruction and support useful for relationships and work: Practice of interpersonal skills through role play with support and feedback from instructor. Interviewing skills, presenting one’s self in an honest and positive way, controlling nonverbals during stress, asking appropriate questions, listening.  1506.00

 

Course Number: COMM 248NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Communication
Units: .5-5
Class:  0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: See section on Selected Topics. 1506.00