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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.

1165   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   LS 117   Regina M A

NEW 1304   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 252   Davoodian Y P

1166   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   LS 105   Farschman K V

1170   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   LS 106   McNamara C V

1035   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   LS 110   Brown N A

Above section 1035 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

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.

1172   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   LS 119   Ogata D K

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.

1173   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Kaimikaua C I

Above section 1173 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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