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COMM 100: Oral Communication For ESL Students
(3) F, S - CSU
Course Advisories: ESL Level 4 (ESL 122 or ESL 123 or ESL 124)

Introductory Communication course for students completing the ESL Level V component of course work. Study and development of communication skills necessary for adjustment and success in non-ESL courses. Includes communication in dyadic, group and public speaking activities. Learning principles of effective behavior in these settings, students participate in activities to reinforce learning of these skills.

COMM 101: Introduction To Communication
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduction to the field of communication, with emphasis on the history of communication study, theories important to all areas of communication, the contexts in which communication occurs, and the issues that must be faced by students of communication. Also serves as an introduction to the strands of communication study: interpersonal/small group, rhetoric, intercultural, organizational and mass communication. (CAN SPCH 2)

COMM 121: Interpersonal Communication
(3) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduction to principles and skills of effective communication in interpersonal relationships. Study of verbal and nonverbal channels, person perception, conflict resolution, listening and communication barriers.

COMM 121H: Interpersonal Communication, Honors
(3) - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program Introduction to the principles of effective communication in interpersonal relationships. Study of verbal and non-verbal channels, person perception, conflict resolution, listening and communication barriers. In-depth exploration of selected concepts using selected readings and case studies. (CAN SPCH 4) (*UC Transfer Limit: COMM 121 and 121H combined: maximum credit, one course)

COMM 122: Mediated Interpersonal Communication
(3) F, S, Summer - CSU/UC Transfer Limit: COMM 121, 121H and 122 combined: maximum credit, one course
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or 110GB

Introduction to the principles of interpersonal communication with an emphasis on self-analysis, interpersonal relationship dynamics, research and effective oral presentation.

COMM 131: Fundamentals Of Public Speaking
(3) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Instruction in public speaking, stressing audience analysis, organization and support of ideas. Students prepare and deliver speeches on topics of current concern. Video-taped replays and instructor evaluation provide feedback on performance. (CAN SPCH 4)

COMM 131H: Fundamentals Of Public Speaking, Honors
(3) - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program Instruction in public speaking, stressing audience analysis, organization and support of ideas. Students prepare and deliver speeches on topics coordinated with other courses in the Honors Program. (*UC Transfer Limit: COMM 131 and 131H combined: maximum credit, one course)

COMM 141: Small Group Communication
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduction to communication skills in task-oriented small groups. Includes focus on planning, participating in, and leading meetings; decision-making and problem-solving methods; forms of discussion; and social dimensions. Small group projects.

COMM 142: Leadership Studies
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Designed to prepare and train students for campus, community or work-related leadership roles. Students explore leadership theories, principles and skills, such as understanding personal leadership strengths, working with others, diversity, team building, effective communication, and making a difference. Practical application of concepts and skills emphasized.

COMM 151: Intercultural Communication
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Provides an introduction to communication between people from different cultures. Focuses on the application of theory and research to intercultural communication. The topics and activities are designed to develop communication skills that improve competence in intercultural situations.

COMM 161: Communication in Organizations
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Study of research and theories on communication in organizations. Study of interpersonal and small group processes, organizational culture and climate, and presentational speaking.

COMM 162: Mediated Communication in Organizations
(3) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Study of communication in organizations. Topics include organizational culture, interpersonal and group processes, the impact of new communication technologies, and strategic organizational communication, with a special focus on designing and delivering effective business presentations.

COMM 171: Mass Media And Society
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Exploration of the history, effects and role of the mass media in U.S. The major forms of mass communication are studied (television, radio, film, newspapers and magazines). Study focuses on critical analysis of media messages, effects of media on the individual and society, and theories of communication. Students move beyond being "consumers" of media to "analysts" of media. (CAN JOUR 4)

COMM 235: Argumentation And Debate
(3) S - CSU, UC
Prerequisite: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a minimum grade of C

Theory, practice, and criticism of public advocacy – the use of propositions, evidence, reasons, and the general rhetorical strategies of symbolic action to promote and advance one’s public or civic interests.

COMM 288: Communication Research Methods
(3) S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: MATH 107 and Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Course Advisories: COMM 101

Introduction to the theoretical and practical concerns underlying procedures most commonly used in communication research. Students evaluate findings of communication research and understand research methods. Serves as preparation for advanced coursework in communication.

COMM 289: Communication Theory
(3) F - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduction to major theories of human communication, designed to give students a critical understanding of key themes in the field and to show how theories illuminate the nature of human interaction. Designed to prepare students for upper division coursework in communication.

COMM 295: Internship In Communication
(2-4) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Completion of two courses in the Communication Department at SBCC prior to enrolling in Internship course Five to 10 hours weekly on-the-job experience Structured internship program in which students gain experience with community organizations related to the discipline.

COMM 299: Independent Study In Communication
(1-4) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Six units of Communication courses completed with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Minimum of 12 units of coursework completed at SBCC with GPA of at least 3.0 For complete information, see "Independent Study" in the Catalog Index.

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