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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 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 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 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