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Communication Studies

Communication Studies offers students courses that combine theory and application in many areas of the discipline. These courses encourage our students to apply conceptual material to daily interactions in a variety of communication contexts. In addition, our discipline provides a wide range of course offerings in the Communication Studies major. Oral Communication focuses on the skills and knowledge needed for creating effective and appropriate public communication skills. Courses include public speaking, oral interpretation of literature, persuasion, group communication, argumentation, and competitive speech and debate. Students completing courses in oral communication gain practical skills in researching, developing and presenting ideas and arguments in a variety of contexts preparing them for upper division, workplace, and personal presentations. Communication Theory focuses on human communication theory, especially as it relates to the interpersonal and/or group levels of communication. Courses in this area include interpersonal, group communication, intercultural communication, gender and communication, communication theory and research methodologies. Students completing courses in the communication theory area learn theoretical knowledge to prepare them for transfer into communication studies programs at the university and practical communication skills to improve their own interpersonal effectiveness.

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.

Course Number:1134 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:LS 105 Instructor:Ruh C

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.

Course Number:1135 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:LS 105 Instructor:Chekroun J C

Course Number:1136 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:LS 110 Instructor:Sung M

Course Number:1137 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:LA 236 Instructor:McNamara C V

Course Number:1138 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:LS 205 Instructor:Menjivar M I

Course Number:1139 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:LS 119 Instructor:Ogata D K

Course Number:1140 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:LS 106 Instructor:Broady B L

Course Number:1141 Time:12:30 p.m.-2:35 p.m. MTWTh Location:LS 105 Instructor:Chekroun J C

Course Number:1142 Time:12:30 p.m.-2:35 p.m. MTWTh Location:LS 117 Instructor:Farschman K V

Course Number:1143 Time:12:30 p.m.-2:35 p.m. MTWTh Location:HSS 252 Instructor:Kwack J B

Course Number:1144 Time:12:30 p.m.-2:35 p.m. MTWTh Location:LS 152 Instructor:Junius J A

Course Number:1145 Time:2:45 p.m.-4:50 p.m. MTWTh Location:LS 119 Instructor:Kaimikaua-Green C I

Course Number:1146 Time:2:45 p.m.-4:50 p.m. MTWTh Location:LS 110 Instructor:Junius J A

Course Number:1147 Time:2:45 p.m.-4:50 p.m. MTWTh Location:LS 105 Instructor:Trejo A D

Course Number:4014 Time:6:30 p.m.-9:40 p.m. MW Location:LS 110 Instructor:James M L Above section 4014 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 08.

Course Number:4015 Time:6:30 p.m.-9:40 p.m. TTh Location:LS 106 Instructor:Preston B L Above section 4015 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 09.

NewCourse Number:4076 Time:6:30 p.m.-9:40 p.m. TTh Location:LS 110 Instructor:James M L Above section 4076 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 09.

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.

Course Number:1148 Time:12:30 p.m.-2:35 p.m. MW Location:LS 110 Instructor:Andrade L M

Course Number:  Time:Arrange-4.5 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Andrade L M Above section 1148 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

Course Number:1149 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:LA 236 Instructor:Avalos R

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.

Course Number:1150 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:LS 119 Instructor:Ogata D K

Course Number:1151 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:DRSCHR 222 Instructor:Broady B L

Course Number:1152 Time:2:45 p.m.-4:50 p.m. MTWTh Location:LS 152 Instructor:Kwack J B

Course Number:1153 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Brown N A Above section 1153 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1154 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Brown N A Above section 1154 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:4016 Time:6:30 p.m.-9:40 p.m. MW Location:LS 105 Instructor:Sadeghi-Tabrizi F Above section 4016 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 08.

NewCourse Number:1729 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Brown N A Above section 1729 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

NewCourse Number:1696 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Broccard D Above section 1696 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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