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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. • C-ID: COMM 110.

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.

1421   8:00a-9:20a MW   LA 236   Chekroun J

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

1423   8:00a-9:20a MW   PAC 105   Martin B S

Above 1423 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1424   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LA 236   Kahn R A

1425   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUNDY 415   Whidden A R

Above section 1425 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section 1425 is recommended for non-native speakers of English.

1426   8:00a-11:05a F   LS 110   Broccard D

Above section 1426 is recommended for non-native speakers of English.

1427   8:00a-11:05a F   LS 119   Evans J D

NEW 3343   8:00a-11:05a F   HSS 104   Bermudez Jr N A

1428   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 105   Junius J A

1429   9:30a-10:50a MW   LA 231   Howard D B

1430   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 119   Ogata D K

Above section 1430 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.

1431   9:30a-10:50a MW   PAC 105   Martin B S

Above 1431 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1432   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 9   Sadeghi-Tabrizi F

1433   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LA 236   Kahn R A

1434   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUNDY 415   Whidden A R

Above section 1434 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.

1435   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 105   Chekroun J

1436   9:30a-10:50a TTh   MC 9   Broccard D

1437   11:15a-12:35p MW   LA 236   Junius J A

Above section 1437 is part of the Black Collegians Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

1438   11:15a-12:35p M   LS 152   McNamara C V

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   McNamara C V

Above section 1438 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1439   11:15a-12:35p W   LS 152   Brown N A

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brown N A

Above section 1439 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1440   12:45p-2:05p MW   LA 236   Junius J A

Above section 1440 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.

1441   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LS 119   Ogata D K

1442   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LS 105   Cordes A L

1443   12:45p-2:05p Th   LS 152   McNamara C V

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   McNamara C V

Above section 1443 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1444   12:45p-3:50p TTh   LA 236   Preston B L

Above section 1444 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 10.

1445   12:45p-3:50p TTh   LA 236   Preston B L

Above section 1445 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 22 to Jun 12.

1446   3:45p-5:05p MW   LA 236   Farschman K V

NEW 3364   3:45p-6:50p MW   LS 101   Staff

Above section 3364 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 11.

4087   5:15p-6:35p MW   LS 110   Howard D B

4088   5:15p-6:35p TTh   LS 110   Howard B

4089   6:00p-9:05p T   MALIBU   Smith F N

Above section 4089 meets at Webster Elementary School, 3602 Winter Canyon Road, Malibu, CA 90265.

4090   6:45p-9:50p M   LA 236   Farschman K V

4091   6:45p-9:50p M   LS 110   Howard D B

4092   6:45p-9:50p T   LA 236   Preston B L

4093   6:45p-9:50p T   LS 152   Lemonds B W

4094   6:45p-9:50p T   LS 105   Campfield A E

4095   6:45p-9:50p T   LS 110   Howard B

4096   6:45p-9:50p W   LA 236   Farschman K V

4097   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.

1447   12:45p-2:05p TTh   MC 7   Flores C A

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 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.

1449   2:15p-3:35p TTh   LS 105   Cordes A L

COM ST 16, Fundamentals of Small Group Discussion    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA IC (Oral Communication) • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1. • C-ID: COMM 140.

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   8:00a-9:20a MW   LS 105   Evans J D

1451   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 106   Flores C A

1452   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 110   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.

1453   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 110   Brown N A

Above section 1453 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.

1454   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 106   Evans J D

1455   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LS 110   Brown N A

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.

1456   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. • C-ID: COMM 130.

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.

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

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

1458   8:00a-9:20a MW   MC 9   Sadeghi-Tabrizi F

1459   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 119   Ogata D K

1460   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUNDY 240   Kraut D S

Above section 1460 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1461   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 105   Chekroun J

1462   9:30a-10:50a MW   BUNDY 240   Kraut D S

Above section 1462 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1463   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 119   Ogata D K

1464   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUNDY 240   Kraut D S

Above section 1464 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1465   11:15a-12:35p MW   BUNDY 240   Kraut D S

Above section 1465 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1466   11:15a-12:35p TTh   MC 9   Broccard D

Above section 1466 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

1467   12:45p-2:05p MW   LS 110   Mega M A

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

1469   2:15p-3:35p MW   MC 9   Smith H A

1470   2:15p-3:35p TTh   MC 9   Smith H A

NEW 3370   3:14p-6:50p MW   LS 105   Staff

Above section 3377 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 11.

1471   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brown N A

Above section 1471 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1472   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brown N A

Above section 1472 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1473   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Walker D A

Above section 1473 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

NEW 3342   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brown N A

Above section 3342 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4098   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. • C-ID: COMM 150.

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.

1474   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 110   Staff

1475   12:45p-2:05p MW   LS 152   Grass Hemmert N L

1476   12:45p-2:05p TTh   MC 9   Smith H A

1477   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Smith H A

Above section 1477 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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