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COMM 100: Oral Communication For ESL Students

Course Advisories: ESL Level 4 (ESL 122 or 123 or 124).

Introductory Communication course for students completing ESL Level V. Study and development of communication skills necessary for success in non-ESL courses. Includes dyadic communication and public speaking activities. Students participate in activities to reinforce learning of these skills.

COMM 101: Introduction to Communication

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Introduction to the field of communication, with emphasis on the history of communication study, theories of communication, communication contexts, and issues in communication studies. Also serves as an introduction to the strands of communication studies, including interpersonal, group, rhetoric, intercultural, organizational and mass communication.

COMM 121: Interpersonal Communication

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Introduction to principles of effective communication in interpersonal relationships, with a focus on verbal and nonverbal channels, person perception, conflict resolution, listening, and communication barriers. Study includes social science research and presentational speaking.

COMM 121H: Interpersonal Communication, Honors

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission to Program. Introduction to principles of effective communication in interpersonal relationships, with a focus on verbal and nonverbal channels, person perception, conflict resolution, listening, and communication barriers. Study includes social science research and presentational speaking. In-depth exploration of selected concepts of COMM 121.

COMM 122: Mediated Interpersonal Communication

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Introduction to the principles of interpersonal communication with an emphasis on self-analysis, interpersonal relationship dynamics, research and effective oral presentation.

COMM 131: Fundamentals Of Public Speaking

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Instruction in public speaking, stressing audience analysis, organization and support of ideas. Students prepare and deliver speeches on topics of current concern. Video-taped replays and instructor evaluation provide feedback on performance.

COMM 131H: Fundamentals Of Public Speaking, Honors

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Limitation on Enrollment: Honors course. Instruction in public speaking, stressing audience analysis, organization and support of ideas. Students prepare and deliver speeches on topics of current concern. Video-taped replays and instructor evaluation provide feedback on performance.

COMM 141: Small Group Communication

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Introduction to communication skills in task-oriented small groups. Includes experiential focus on planning and implementation of small group projects, decision-making and problem-solving methods, along with task and social dimensions of effective group process.

COMM 142: Leadership in a Global Society

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

This course explores leadership and management styles needed to effectively lead in a global society. Students explore leadership theories and principles and apply them to real world problems across a variety of contexts to better understand effective leadership in today's world. Examines strategies that enable leaders to make effective change in business, government, nonprofits, education, and community based organizations.

COMM 151: Intercultural Communication

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Provides an introduction to communication between people from different cultures. Focuses on the application of theory and research to intercultural communication. The topics and activities are designed to develop communication skills that improve competence in intercultural situations.

COMM 161: Communication in Organizations

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

This course examines communication in various organizational situations, focusing on the use of effective communication strategies for achieving organizational and individual goals. Emphasis is placed on identifying and amending ineffective communication within organizations.

COMM 162: Mediated Communication in Organizations

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Examines communication in various organizational situations, focusing on the use of effective communication strategies for achieving organizational and individual goals. Emphasis placed on identifying and amending ineffective communication within organizations based on organizational communication theory.

COMM 171: Mass Media And Society

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Exploration of the history, effects and role of the mass media in the U.S. Major forms of mass communication are studied. Study focuses on critical analysis of media messages, effects of media on the individual and society, and theories of communication. Students move beyond being "consumers" of media to "analysts" of media.

COMM 235: Argumentation And Debate

Prerequisites: ENG 110 or 110H.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Theory, practice, and criticism of public advocacy. The use of propositions, evidence, reasons, and the general rhetorical strategies of symbolic action to promote and advance one’s public or civic interests.

COMM 288: Communication Research Methods

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.
Course Advisories: COMM 101.

Introduction to the theoretical and practical concerns underlying procedures most commonly used in communication research. Students evaluate findings of communication research and understand research methods. Serves as preparation for advanced coursework in communication.

COMM 289: Communication Theory

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.
Course Advisories: COMM 101.

Introduction to major theories of human communication. Designed to give students critical understanding of key themes in the field, and to show how theories illuminate the nature of human interaction. Designed to prepare students for upper-division coursework in communication.

COMM 295: Internship in Communication

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Structured internship program in which students gain experience with community organizations related to the discipline.

COMM 299: Independent Study in Communication

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Limitation on Enrollment: Six units of Communication courses completed with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Minimum of 12 units of coursework completed at SBCC with GPA of at least 3.0. For complete information, see "Independent Study" in the Catalog Index.

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