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Communication Studies

Formerly “Speech.”

Also see courses listed under Media Studies, Film Studies and Journalism.

COM ST 9, Introduction to Communication Studies 3 units

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

This course is a survey of the discipline of communication studies that emphasizes the history, interest areas, major theories, and contemporary and emerging issues in the field. This course will specifically cover interpersonal, group, intercultural, mass and health communication in addition to an overview of public speaking.

1492 8:00a-9:20a MW MC 9 Chekroun J C

1493 2:15p-3:35p MW PAC 105 Hemmert S B
Above 1493 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

4088 6:45p-9:50p T MC 9 Kwack J B

COM ST 11, Elements of Public Speaking 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: COMM 110. 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.

1494 6:30a-7:50a MW LS 119 Ogata D K

1495 8:00a-9:20a MW PAC 105 Martin B S
Above 1495 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1496 8:00a-9:20a MW LS 105 Junius J A
Above section 1496 is part of the Black Collegians Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

1497 8:00a-9:20a TTh LS 106 Andrade L M
Above section 1497 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook.

1498 8:00a-9:20a TTh LA 236 Bermudez Jr N A

1499 8:00a-9:20a TTh BUNDY 240 Whidden A R
Above section 1499 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1500 8:00a-11:05a F LS 106 Bermudez Jr N A

1501 8:00a-11:05a F LS 110 Molina Rogers N L

1502 9:30a-10:50a MW LS 119 Ogata D K
Above section 1502 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.

1503 9:30a-10:50a MW PAC 105 Martin B S
Above 1503 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1509 9:30a-10:50a MW BUNDY 240 Menjivar M I
Above section 1509 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1504 9:30a-10:50a M LS 110 Broccard D

Arrange-1.5 Hours ONLINE Broccard D
Above section 1504 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook. Above section 1504 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1505 9:30a-10:50a TTh LS 106 Shaffer J M

1506 9:30a-10:50a TTh BUNDY 240 Whidden A R
Above section 1506 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.

1507 9:30a-10:50a TTh BUNDY 415 Chekroun J C
Above section 1507 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1508 9:30a-10:50a TTh MC 9 Ruh C

NEW 3615 9:30a-10:50a TTh LA 223 Broady B L

1510 11:15a-12:35p MW LA 236 McNamara C V

1511 11:15a-12:35p MW LS 105 Junius J A

1512 11:15a-12:35p TTh BUNDY 415 Ward M M
Above section 1512 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1513 11:15a-12:35p TTh LS 110 Shaffer J M

1514 11:15a-12:35p W LS 110 Brown N A

Arrange-1.5 Hours ONLINE Brown N A
Above section 1514 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd. Above section 1514 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook.

NEW 3629 11:30a-2:35p F LS 110 Fox N M

1515 12:45p-2:05p MW LA 236 Junius J A
Above section 1515 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.

1516 12:45p-2:05p TTh LS 105 Sung M
Above section 1516 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook. Theme: Communicating Health & Wellness

1517 12:45p-2:05p TTh LS 119 Ogata D K

1518 12:45p-3:50p TTh LA 236 Preston B L
Above section 1518 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 29 to Oct 19.

1519 12:45p-3:50p TTh LA 236 Preston B L
Above section 1519 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 24 to Dec 14.

NEW 3616 12:45p-3:50p F CMD 103 Chen A H
Above section 3616 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

1520 2:15p-3:35p MW LS 105 Broccard D
Above section 1504 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook.

1521 2:15p-3:35p MW LS 110 Farschman K V

1522 2:15p-3:35p MW LA 236 McNamara C V

NEW 3637 12:45p-3:50p W CMD 103 Staff
Above section 3637 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

1523 3:45p-5:05p MW LS 105 Howard B

1524 3:45p-5:05p MW LA 236 McNamara C V

4089 5:15p-6:35p TTh LS 110 Howard D B

NEW 4510 6:00p-9:05p M LS 106 Sadeghi-Tabrizi F

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

4091 6:45p-9:50p M LS 105 Howard B

4092 6:45p-9:50p T LS 105 Howard D B

4093 6:45p-9:50p T LA 236 Sung M

4094 6:45p-9:50p T LS 152 Lemonds B W

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

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

4097 6:45p-9:50p Th LS 105 Howard D B

COM ST 12, Persuasion 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: COMM 190. 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.

1525 8:00a-9:20a TTh BUNDY 415 Kwack J B
Above section 1525 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

COM ST 14, Oral Interpretation: Performing Literature Across Cultures 3 units

Transfer: CSU C-ID: COMM 170. 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 cultural groups in the United States including African-Americans, 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 multicultural literature, students will learn to appreciate the similarities and differences among cultures and how culture affects the author’s voice.

1526 8:00a-11:05a F LS 117 Fox N M

COM ST 16, Fundamentals of Small Group Discussion 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: COMM 140. 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.

1527 8:00a-9:20a MW LS 106 Andrade L M
Above section 1527 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook.

1528 9:30a-10:50a MW LS 105 Andrade L M
Above section 1528 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook. Above section 1528 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.

1529 11:15a-12:35p TTh MC 9 Sung M

1530 3:45p-5:05p MW LS 119 Kaimikaua-Green C I

1531 3:45p-5:05p TTh BUNDY 240 Ward M M
Above section 1531 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1532 3:45p-5:05p TTh LS 119 James M L

4098 6:45p-9:50p W LS 105 James M L

COM ST 21, Argumentation 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: COMM 120. 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.

1533 9:30a-10:50a TTh LS 110 Brown N A
Above section 1533 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.

1534 12:45p-2:05p MW LS 152 Andrade L M

1535 12:45p-2:05p TTh LS 106 Brown N A

COM ST 22, Introduction to Competitive Speech and Debate 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 speech and debate team. Students will have the option to choose areas of interest and to compete on the SMC Speech and Debate Team.

1537 11:15a-12:20p F LS 119 Broady B L

11:15a-12:20p TTh LS 117 Broady B L

Arrange-.5 Hours Broady B L

COM ST 30, Introduction to Communication Theory 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: COMM 180. IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: None. Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course introduces the major theoretical approaches to, applications of, and issues in Communication Studies. Examining and analyzing theories from the various areas of the field, such as interpersonal, group, organizational, rhetorical, intercultural, mass, and health communication, students will apply communication theories and concepts to everyday communication phenomena.

1538 12:45p-2:05p MW LS 105 Broccard D

COM ST 31, Research Methods for Communication Studies 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU IGETC Area 4 (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.

1539 9:30a-10:50a TTh LS 105 Broccard D

COM ST 310, Organizational and Small Group Communication 3 units

Prerequisite: English 2 and Admission to the SMC baccalaureate degree program.

In this course students discuss and apply organizational communication theories with an emphasis on small group dynamics, particularly in diverse workplace environments. Students will investigate numerous theories about organizational communication and case studies to explore the experiences of diverse groups in different workplace environments in history and in contemporary society. Students will identify the problems that diverse groups may face in organizational settings and design programmatic solutions to such problems. The readings and course materials will be used to enhance students’ intercultural awareness and understanding of organizational communication theory in practice.

This course is open only to students who have been admitted to SMC’s Bachelor of Science program in Interaction Design. See www.smcixd.org for more information. Transferability of this course will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the transfer institution.

5000 12:45p-2:05p TTh CMD 204 Andrade L M
Above section 5000 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

COM ST 35, Interpersonal Communication 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: COMM 130. 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.

1541 8:00a-9:20a MW LS 119 Ogata D K

1542 8:00a-9:20a TTh MC 9 Shaffer J M

1543 8:00a-9:20a TTh LS 119 Ogata D K

1544 8:00a-9:20a TTh LS 117 Broady B L

1545 9:30a-10:50a MW MC 9 Sadeghi-Tabrizi F

1546 9:30a-10:50a TTh LS 119 Ogata D K

1547 11:15a-12:35p MW MC 9 Molina Rogers N L

1548 12:45p-2:05p MW BUNDY 119 Menjivar M I
Above section 1548 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1549 12:45p-2:05p MW MC 9 Smith H A

1550 12:45p-2:05p TTh BUNDY 240 Hemmert S B
Above section 1550 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1551 2:15p-3:35p MW MC 9 Smith H A

1552 2:15p-3:35p TTh MC 9 Smith H A

1553 3:45p-5:05p MW MC 9 Smith H A

1554 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Brown N A
Above section 1554 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1555 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Brown N A
Above section 1555 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1556 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Bergstrom L M
Above section 1556 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1557 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Bergstrom L M
Above section 1557 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4099 5:15p-6:35p MW LS 119 Kaimikaua-Green C I

COM ST 36, Gender and Communication 3 units

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

Exploring the role, influence, effects, and significance of gender on our everyday communication interactions, this course critically analyzes issues of gender and communication by examining the theoretical perspectives used to explain gender phenomena, gender socialization, and male and female interactions and stereotypes. With an emphasis on improving communication skills, we will explore the relationship between gender and communication as it pertains to the nature of gender(s), the language of gender, and gender differences in verbal and nonverbal communication.

1558 8:00a-9:20a TTh LS 105 Broccard D

COM ST 37, Intercultural Communication 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: COMM 150. 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.

1559 8:00a-9:20a MW LA 236 Sadeghi-Tabrizi F

1560 11:15a-12:35p TTh BUNDY 240 Hemmert S B
Above section 1560 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1562 12:45p-2:05p TTh MC 9 Smith H A

1563 12:45p-3:50p MW BUNDY 217 Picarelli R R
Above section 1563 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 18, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1564 12:45p-3:50p MW BUNDY 217 Picarelli R R
Above section 1564 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 13, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

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