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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.

1125   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   LS 105   McNamara C V

1126   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   MC 2   Smith F N

1127   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   LS 119   Ogata D K

1128   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   LS 105   McNamara C V

1129   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   LS 110   Farschman K V

1130   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   LS 106   Junius J A

1131   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   BUNDY 121   Fox N M

Above section 1131 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1132   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   LS 106   Junius J A

1133   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   LS 110   Kahn R A

4014   6:30p-9:40p TTh   LS 106   Smith F N

Above section 4014 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 24 to Aug 14.

4015   6:30p-9:40p TTh   LS 110   Preston B L

Above section 4015 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 24 to Aug 14.

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.

4016   6:30p-9:40p MW   LS 119   Kaimikaua C I

Above section 4016 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 13.

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.

1134   2:45p-4:50p MTWTh   LS 105   Evans J D

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.

1135   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   LS 110   Shaffer J M

1136   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   BUNDY 240   Broccard D

Above section 1136 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1137   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   BUS 207   Davoodian Y P

Above section 1137 is part of the Young Collegians program and enrollment is limited to program participants. Please call 310-434-3501 for additional program information.

1138   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   LS 119   Ogata D K

1139   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   BUNDY 240   Broccard D

Above section 1139 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1140   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   BUNDY 152   Solomon C H

Above section 1140 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1141   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Walker D A

Above section 1141 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1142   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brown N A

Above section 1142 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1143   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brown N A

Above section 1143 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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.

1144   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Grass Hemmert N L

Above section 1144 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1145   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Grass Hemmert N L

Above section 1145 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1146   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Smith H A

Above section 1146 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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