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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.

1422   8:00a-9:20a MW   LS 119   Ogata D K

1423   8:00a-9:20a MW   LA 236   Regina M A

1424   8:00a-9:20a MW   MC 9   Sadeghi-Tabrizi F

1425   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUNDY 415   Martin B S

Above section 1425 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1426   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LA 236   Kahn R A

1427   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 9   Sadeghi-Tabrizi F

1428   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 119   Ogata D K

Above section 1428 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.

1429   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 105   Regina M A

1430   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUNDY 415   Martin B S

Above section 1430 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1431   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 105   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   LA 236   Kahn R A

1433   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 119   Junius J A

Above section 1433 is part of the Black Collegians Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

1434   11:15a-12:35p M   LS 105   McNamara C V

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   McNamara C V

Above section 1434 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1435   11:15a-12:35p TTh   BUNDY 217   West A J

Above section 1435 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. Above section 1435 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

1436   11:15a-12:35p W   LS 152   Brown N A

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brown N A

Above section 1436 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes). Above section 1436 requires that students have access to a video capture device (e.g. iPhone, videocamera) and a YouTube account.

1437   11:15a-12:35p W   LS 105   McNamara C V

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   McNamara C V

Above section 1437 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1438   12:45p-2:05p MW   LS 119   Junius J A

Above section 1438 is part of the Black Collegians Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information. Above section is part of the Latino Center Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

1439   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LS 119   Ogata D K

1440   12:45p-2:05p TTh   BUNDY 240   West A J

Above section 1440 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1441   12:45p-3:50p TTh   LA 236   Preston B L

Above section 1441 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 27 to Oct 17.

1442   12:45p-3:50p TTh   LA 236   Preston B L

Above section 1442 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 12.

1443   3:45p-5:05p MW   LS 119   Farschman K V

4096   5:15p-6:35p MW   LS 110   Howard D B

4097   5:15p-6:35p TTh   LS 110   Howard B

4098   6:30p-9:35p M   LS 105   Farschman K V

4099   6:45p-9:50p M   LS 110   Howard D B

4100   6:45p-9:50p T   LS 110   Howard B

4101   6:45p-9:50p T   LA 236   Preston B L

4102   6:45p-9:50p T   LS 152   Lemonds B W

4103   6:45p-9:50p W   LS 105   Farschman K V

4104   6:45p-9:50p W   LA 236   Howard D B

4105   6:45p-9:50p Th   LS 110   Howard B

COM ST 12, Persuasion    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 1C (Oral Communication) or 3B (Humanities) • Advisory: Communication Studies 11.

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.

1444   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 105   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.

1445   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 11.

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.

1446   8:00a-9:20a MW   LS 105   Artin T

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.

1447   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 110   Mega M A

4106   6:45p-9:50p T   LS 106   Mega M A

4107   6:45p-9:50p W   LS 119   Kaimikaua C I

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.

1448   9:30a-10:50a MW   LA 236   Evans J D

1449   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 106   Brown N A

1450   11:15a-12:35p MW   MC 9   Eisenberg- Todd S

1451   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LS 106   Brown N 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.

1452   11:15a-12:35p MW   LA 236   West A J

   Arrange-1 Hour        

COM ST 31, Research Methods for Communication Studies    3 units

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

This course introduces the tenets and methods of social science research in general, and communication research in particular. The course provides an overview of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Particular attention is given to experimental design, survey research, content analysis, and field research. The goal of this course is to prepare students for reading empirical research reports as well as prepare them for upper division research.

1453   2:15p-3:35p MW   LS 152   Grass Hemmert N L

COM ST 35, Interpersonal Communication   3 units

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

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.

1454   8:00a-9:20a MW   BUNDY 240   Kraut D S

Above section 1454 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1455   8:00a-9:20a MW   PAC 105   Broccard D

Above 1455 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1456   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 119   Ogata D K

1457   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUNDY 240   Kraut D S

Above section 1457 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

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 MW   PAC 105   Smith H A

Above 1459 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1460   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 119   Ogata D K

1461   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUNDY 240   Kraut D S

Above section 1461 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1462   11:15a-12:35p MW   PAC 105   Smith H A

Above 1462 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1463   11:15a-12:35p MW   BUNDY 240   Kraut D S

Above section 1463 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1464   2:15p-3:35p TTh   MC 9   Smith H A

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   Brown N A

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

1467   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Walker D A

Above section 1467 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4108   6:45p-9:50p T   LS 119   Kaimikaua C I

4109   6:45p-9:50p T   LA 217   Bergstrom L M

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.

1468   12:45p-2:05p TTh   MC 9   Smith H A

1469   3:45p-5:05p MW   LS 152   Grass Hemmert N L

1470   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Kaimikaua C I

Above section 1470 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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