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Communication Studies

Formerly “Speech.”

Also see courses listed under Media Studies, Film Studies and Journalism.

COM ST 11, Elements of Public Speaking   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 1C (Oral Communication) • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Speech 1.

This is a course in public speaking for students learning to prepare and deliver platform speeches. Assignments include speeches of description, exposition, and persuasion. Techniques for controlling tension, building self-confidence, and effective listening are emphasized.

1417   8:00a-9:20a MW   LS 119   Ogata D K

Above section 1417 is part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

1418   8:00a-9:20a MW   LA 236   Regina M A

1419   8:00a-9:20a MW   LS 110   Howard B

1420   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUNDY 415   Martin B S

Above section 1420 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1421   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUNDY 240   Kraut D S

Above section 1421 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1422   8:00a-9:20a TTh   AET 203   Kahn R A

Above section 1422 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

1423   9:00a-12:05p F   LS 119   Schultz-Manross D S

1424   9:30a-10:50a MW   PAC 105   West A J

Above 1424 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1425   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 119   Ogata D K

Above section 1425 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

1426   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 110   Howard B

1427   9:30a-10:50a MW   LA 236   Regina M A

1428   9:30a-10:50a M   LS 105   McNamara C V

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   McNamara C V

Above section 1428 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1429   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUNDY 415   Martin B S

Above section 1429 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1430   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUNDY 240   Kraut D S

Above section 1430 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section is part of the Latino Center Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

1431   9:30a-10:50a TTh   MC 9   Whidden A R

Above section 1431 is part of the Latino Center Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

1432   9:30a-10:50a TTh   AET 203   Kahn R A

Above section 1432 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

1433   9:30a-10:50a W   LS 105   Brown N A

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brown N A

Above section 1433 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1434   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 106   Dawson F R

Above section 1434 is part of the Black Collegians Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

1435   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 105   McNamara C V

Above section 1435 is part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

1436   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 110   Howard B

1437   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LS 119   Ogata D K

1438   12:45p-3:50p MW   AET 120   Farschman K V

Above section 1438 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 12, at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

1439   12:45p-3:50p TTh   AET 120   Preston B L

Above section 1439 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 18, at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

1440   12:45p-3:50p TTh   AET 120   Preston B L

Above section 1440 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 13, at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

1441   2:15p-3:35p MW   LS 105   Schultz-Manross D S

1442   2:15p-3:35p MW   LS 119   West A J

Above section 1442 is part of the Black Collegians Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

1443   2:15p-3:35p TTh   LS 110   Grass Hemmert N L

Above section 1443 is part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details. Above section 1443 is intended for non-native speakers of English.

1444   2:15p-5:20p TTh   LS 105   Howard D B

Above section 1444 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 13.

1445   2:15p-5:20p TTh   LS 105   Howard D B

Above section 1445 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 18.

1446   3:45p-5:05p TTh   AET 203   Whidden A R

Above section 1446 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

4092   6:30p-9:35p M   AET 203   Farschman K V

Above section 4092 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

4093   6:30p-9:35p W   AET 203   Farschman K V

Above section 4093 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

4094   6:45p-9:50p T   LS 106   Lemonds B W

4095   6:45p-9:50p W   LS 119   Anderson F D

4096   6:45p-9:50p Th   AET 120   Preston B L

Above section 4096 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

4097   6:45p-9:50p Th   LS 117   Howard D B

COM ST 12, Persuasion    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 1C and 3B • Advisory: Speech 1.

Formerly Speech 2.

This course focuses on the development of persuasion in rhetorical perspective, with an emphasis on balancing logic, emotion and credibility in public speaking. The history of classical rhetoric in Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as great speakers in American history, are emphasized.

1447   8:00a-9:20a TTh   MC 11   Whidden A R

COM ST 13, Voice and Diction   3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Speech 3.

This course focuses on improvement in voice and articulation. It features analysis of the student’s voice and articulation problems and offers specific strategies for improvement. Techniques in relaxation, breath control, articulation, vocal variety and pronunciation are emphasized. In addition, students learn skills in oral interpretation, public speaking, and transcription of the International Phonetic Alphabet.

1448   12:45p-2:05p MW   LS 105   McNamara C V

COM ST 14, Oral Interpretation: Performing Literature Across Cultures    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Advisory: Communication Studies 12.

Formerly Speech 4. This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course focuses on the oral interpretation of poetry and prose, with a special emphasis on literature by and about United States’ cultural groups including African Americas, Asian- Americans, European-Americans, Jewish Americans, Latino/a- Americans, Arab Americans, Indigenous peoples of the United States and others. Through the process of oral interpretation, students will analyze works of literature, discover a personal connection to the material, and share their emotional and intellectual creation-using voice and body -with an audience. By studying and performing multi-cultural literature, students will learn to appreciate the similarities and differences among cultures and how culture affects the author’s voice.

1449   11:15a-12:35p MW   BUNDY 240   Kraut D S

Above section 1449 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

COM ST 16, Fundamentals of Small Group Discussion    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA IC (Oral Communication) • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Formerly Speech 6.

This course focuses on the identification and analysis of processes and challenges of communication as affected by small group interactions. This course helps students develop competence and confidence as a group member and leader through a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge of small groups in everyday life. The course focuses on the principles of communication theory as they apply to the small group setting with an emphasis on practical application through study and practice in various group activities.

1450   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 117   Mega M A

COM ST 21, Argumentation    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 1C (Oral Communication). • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Formerly Speech 11.

Principles of argumentative discourse applied to contemporary issues are studied in this course. An analysis of the relationship between evidence and the process of reasoning is included.

1451   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 110   Brown N A

1452   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 105   Brown N A

1453   11:15a-12:35p MW   MC 9   Smith H A

1454   12:45p-2:05p MW   MC 9   Smith H A

COM ST 22, Introduction to Forensics    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Speech 22.

This class provides the training, rehearsal, and performance practice to develop speech and debate skills necessary to participate on a competitive collegiate forensics team. Students will have the option to choose areas of interest and to compete in Forensics tournaments.

1455   11:15a-12:35p MW   LA 236   Regina M A

   Arrange-1 Hour        

COM ST 35, Interpersonal Communication   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None. • IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences).

Formerly Speech 5.

Techniques for effective interpersonal communication are studied with emphasis on developing awareness of one’s own actions and their impact on relationships. Verbal and nonverbal communication styles are analyzed and practiced in one-to-one and small group situations. Lecture, discussion, and class participation are utilized to demonstrate a variety of skills including listening conflict resolution, and the effective use of language in personal and professional interactions. In addition, exercises in body language, role playing, and self-disclosure and positive/negative thinking help students understand the power of the communication process.

1456   8:00a-9:20a MW   BUNDY 240   Kraut D S

Above section 1456 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1457   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 119   Ogata D K

1458   9:30a-10:50a MW   BUNDY 240   Kraut D S

Above section 1458 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1459   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 119   Ogata D K

1460   11:15a-12:35p MW   PAC 105   West A J

Above 1460 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1461   12:45p-2:05p TTh   MC 9   Smith H A

1462   2:15p-3:35p MW   MC 9   Smith H A

1463   2:15p-3:35p TTh   MC 9   Smith H A

1464   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brown N A

Above section 1464 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1465   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brown N A

Above section 1465 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1466   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Walker D A

Above section 1466 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4098   6:45p-9:50p M   LS 119   Kaimikaua C I

4099   6:45p-9:50p T   AET 120   Bergstrom L M

Above section 4099 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

COM ST 37, Intercultural Communication    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Formerly Speech 7. This course satisfies Santa Monica College’s Global Citizenship requirement.

This course focuses on the identification and analysis of processes and challenges of communication as affected by different cultures, especially as it affects communication among the various cultures found within the United States (e.g. African American, Asian American, Latino/a, Middle Eastern, Native American, European American and Gay/Lesbian cultures) and among the various cultures throughout the world. The course focuses on the principles of communication theory as they apply to the intercultural setting with an emphasis on the effects of differences in beliefs, values, attitudes, socio-political organization, role expectations, language and nonverbal behavior, etc. - all of which are interrelated.

1467   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 152   Grass Hemmert N L

1468   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Kaimikaua C I

Above section 1468 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4100   6:45p-9:50p T   LS 119   Kaimikaua C I

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