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Communication Studies


COM ST 1A Fundamentals of Speech Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to emphasize current theories of communication, audience analysis, and development and organization of information to public speaking. (UC, CSU, CAN SPCH 4)

COM ST 1B Advanced Public Speaking Units 3
Prerequisites: COM ST 1A with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with further refinement in delivery, style, and choice of materials and methods of organization for persuasion. The course is of special value to the pre-legal, theology, radio, speech, drama, and teaching credential student. (UC, CSU)

COM ST 2 Oral Interpretation of Literatue Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed as an overview of oral interpretation of literature. The course includes analysis of literary genres (forms) and the incorporation of those forms into performance. An expanded understanding of literature from many cultures and practical application of skills in oral interpretation are emphasized. (UC, CSU)

COM ST 3 Interpersonal Communication Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed as an overview of interpersonal communication which includes analysis of relationships with family, friends, significant others, acquaintances, and co-workers. Practical application of skills for effective interpersonal communication with others is emphasized, including resolving conflicts and intercultural differences. (UC, CSU, CAN SPCH 8)

COM ST 4 Introduction to Human Communication Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduciton to the fundamental areas of human communication: interpersonal communication, group communication, and public address. Several styles of interactive communication are explored. The student is involved in the practical application of these styles. (UC, CSU)

COM ST 5 Argumentation and Debate Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a study of the theory, methods and applicatin of the principles of persuasion, argumentation, and application of the principles of argumentation and debate including the analysis of propositions, issues, evidence and reasoning through debate, persuasive writing and speaking. The course is written to apply as a critical thinking course where the students write 6000 to 8000 words of reasoned and logical persuasive papers on a variety of topics to fulfill UC, CSU requirements. (UC, CSU, CAN SPCH 6

COM ST 6 Business and Professional Communication Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed as an overview of business and professional communication in various settings including day-to-day interactions, group discussions, written documents, formal presentations, and job interviewing. Practical application of skills for effective business and professional communication is emphasized, including the development of self-confidence and ease in the workplace. (CSU)

COM ST 7 Intercultural Communication Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed as an overview of the study of intercultural communication which includes analyses and comparisons of message perception and transmissio in interactions between people from different cultures. Practical application of skills for effective communication between individuals of different domestic and international cultures is emphasized. (UC, CSU)

COM ST 8 Small Group Communication Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to increase the student's understanding of the principles, techniques, and types of small group discussion. The course deals with communicating effectively in small groups, preparing for meetings, making decisions in small groups, developing presentations, understanding verbal and nonverbal messages in groups, determining group roles, developing group leadership, promoting group cohesiveness, enhancing listening skills, managing group conflict, and observing and evaluating the group process. The student analyzes, synthesizes, criticizes, and advocates ideas in individual formal speeches as well as in group presentations. (CSU)

COM ST 9 Introduction to Communication Theory Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to assist the student in understanding the basic theoretical foundation of human communication. The student applies communication theory to everyday interaction and public address through various approaches of analysis. (UC, CSU)

COM ST 10 Storytelling: Interpreting Children's Literature Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the history of storytelling and the techniques of listening, preparation and presentation of literature. Emphasis is upon sources, selection of materials, analysis, preparation and presentation of prose, verse and drama. The course is designed to develop the student's knowledge, critical ability and appreciation in the field of children's literature. (CSU)

COM ST 11 Dialogues in U.S. American Culture Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to explore the rich diversity of people, cultures, and opportunities within the U.S.A. This course emphasizes both theoretical and practical understanding of diversity consciousness and how they affect interpersonal communication. This course content includes a wide range of perspectives from disciplines, such as art, literature, psychology, sociology, philosophy, history and science. The lecture-discussions and films explore topics including ethnicity, aging, (dis)ability, social class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, identity, politics and science within the U.S. culture and how they affect human communication. (CSU)

COM ST 15 Selected Topics: Communication Studies Units 0.5-2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed for the student who wishes to explore special topics while refining the skills of communication studies. Specific topics appear in the semester schedule of classes. (CSU)

COM ST 50H Special Studies: Communication Studies Units 1-3
Prerequisites: COM ST 1A or COM ST 2, or COM ST 3, or COM ST 5, or COM ST 7, or COM ST 8, or COM ST 10, or COM ST 52 with a grade of "B" or better and presentation of a project acceptable to the instructor and division chairperson.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

Special Studies is open to the student qualified to do advanced work in the field. The course includes research, directed reading, field work or other advanced study. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. (UC, CSU)

COM ST 52 Speech Activities Units 4-6
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

Prerequisites: None. Limitations on Enrollment: None. Advisories: None. This coures is designed to provide academic credit for participation in community speech activities and intercollegiate speech tournaments, workshops, and intramural speech activities. The student researches, writes, develops programs, works on debate and extemporaneous speech files, and delivers public speaking assignments including but not limited to debates, public speaking activities, oral interpretation of literature, and readers' theatre. (CSU)




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