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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.

1055   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   LS 117   Howard D B

1056   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   LS 110   Farschman K V

1057   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   LS 119   Ogata D K

1058   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   LS 110   McNamara C V

1059   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   LS 117   Howard D B

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.

1060   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   LS 110   Brown N A

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.

1061   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   LS 119   Ogata D K

1062   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brown N A

Above section 1062 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.

1063   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Kaimikaua C I

Above section 1063 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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