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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.

1455   8:00a-9:20a MW   LA 236   Ruh C

1456   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 106   Hemmert S 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.

1457   6:30a-7:50a MW   LS 119   Ogata D K

1458   8:00a-9:20a MW   PAC 105   Martin B S
Above 1458 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

3363   8:00a-9:20a MW   LS 105   Andrade L M

1459   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 110   Whidden A R

1460   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUNDY 240   Bermudez Jr N A
Above section 1460 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1461   8:00a-11:05a F   LS 110   Bermudez Jr N A

1462   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 119   Ogata D K
Above section 1462 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.

1463   9:30a-10:50a MW   PAC 105   Martin B S
Above 1463 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1464   9:30a-10:50a MW   LA 236   Junius J A
Above section 1464 is part of the Black Collegians Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

1465   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUNDY 240   Ruh C
Above section 1465 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1466   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LA 236   Whidden A R
Above section 1466 is part of the Latino Center Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

NEW   3390   9:30a-10:50a TTh   MC 16   Hemmert S B

1467   11:15a-12:35p MW   MC 9   McNamara C V

1468   11:15a-12:35p MW   BUNDY 240   Farschman K V
Above section 1468 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1469   11:15a-12:35p MW   LA 236   Junius J A

1470   11:15a-12:35p M   LS 152   Broccard D

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Broccard D
Above section 1470 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1471   11:15a-12:35p W   LS 152   Brown N A

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brown N A
Above section 1471 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1472   12:45p-2:05p MW   LS 105   Junius J A
Above section 1472 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.

1473   12:45p-2:05p MW   MC 9   McNamara C V

1474   12:45p-2:05p TTh   BUNDY 415   Gharabighi A
Above section 1474 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1475   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LS 119   Ogata D K
Above section 1475 is part of the First Year Experience (FYE) Program. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/FYE for additional program information.

1476   12:45p-3:50p TTh   LS 105   Preston B L
Above section 1476 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 14 to Apr 06.

1477   12:45p-3:50p TTh   LS 105   Preston B L
Above section 1477 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 18 to Jun 08.

1478   2:15p-3:35p MW   LS 110   Broccard D

1479   2:15p-3:35p MW   MC 8   Smith H A

1480   2:15p-3:35p MW   LA 236   Farschman K V

1481   3:45p-5:05p MW   LS 119   Howard B

NEW   3386   3:45p-5:05p TTh   LS 110   Sung M

NEW   3391   3:45p-5:05p TTh   LA 236   James M L

3375   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 204   Picarelli R R

4090   5:15p-6:35p TTh   LS 105   Howard D B

4091   6:00p-9:05p M   LA 236   Howard B

4092   6:00p-9:05p W   LA 236   Howard B

4093   6:45p-9:50p T   LS 119   Howard D B

4094   6:45p-9:50p T   LS 152   Menjivar M I

4095   6:45p-9:50p T   LS 105   Lemonds B W

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

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

NEW   4470   6:45p-9:50p MW   LS 205   Kwack J B

NEW   4481   6:45p-9:50p W   LS 119   James M L

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.

1482   11:15a-12:35p MW   PAC 105   Menjivar M I
Above 1482 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

4466   5:15p-6:35p MW   LS 119   Kaimikaua-Green C I

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.

1484   2:15p-3:35p MW   LS 105   McNamara C V

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.

1485   9:00a-12:05p F   MC 9   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.

1486   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 110   Andrade L M
Above section 1486 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.

1487   11:15a-12:35p TTh   LS 105   Shaffer J M

1488   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LS 152   Andrade L M

NEW   3388   12:45p-2:05p TTh   BUNDY 236   Ward M M
Above section 3388 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1489   3:45p-5:05p MW   LS 101   Kaimikaua-Green C I

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.

NEW   3441   8:00a-09:20a TTh   BUS 252   Andrade L M

1490   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 152   Andrade L M

1491   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 106   Brown N A
Above section 1491 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.

1493   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LS 106   Brown N A

NEW   3392   2:15p-3:35p TTh   BUNDY 236   Ward M M
Above section 3392 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4464   6:45p-9:50p W   LS 105   Menjivar M I

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.

1494   11:15a-12:20p F   LS 117   Broady B L

   11:15a-12:20p TTh   LS 119   

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.

1495   12:45p-2:05p MW   LS 110   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.

1496   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 105   Broccard D

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.

1497   8:00a-9:20a MW   LS 119   Ogata D K

1498   8:00a-9:20a MW   MC 9   Sadeghi-Tabrizi F

1499   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 119   Ogata D K

1500   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 117   Broady B L

1501   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LA 236   Gharabighi A

1502   9:30a-10:50a MW   BUNDY 240   Chekroun J C
Above section 1502 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1503   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 119   Ogata D K

1504   11:15a-12:35p TTh   LS 117   Hemmert S B

1505   2:15p-3:35p TTh   MC 9   1505

1506   3:45p-5:05p MW   MC 9   Smith H A

1507   3:45p-5:05p MW   LA 236   Picarelli R R

1508   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Bergstrom L M
Above section 1508 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1509   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brown N A
Above section 1509 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1510   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brown N A
Above section 1510 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4098   5:15p-6:35p MW   MC 9   Smith H A

4100   6:45p-9:50p T   HSS 152   Bergstrom L M

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.

1511   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.

1512   8:00a-9:20a TTh   MC 9   Chekroun J C

1513   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 9   Sadeghi-Tabrizi F

1514   9:30a-10:50a TTh   MC 9   Shaffer J M

1515   3:45p-5:05p TTh   MC 9   Smith H A

COM ST 310, Organizational and Small Group Communication   3 units

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

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.

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.

5002   12:45p-2:05p MW   BUNDY 156   Andrade L M
Above section 5002 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

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