Communication Studies Classes

COMM 1 – Public Speaking

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: ENGL 905 or qualifying assessment score

Advisory: READ 53

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID COMM 110

This basic course emphasizes the basic principles of preparation, organization, research, outlining, delivery and evaluation of at least three extemporaneous oral speeches that are given in the physical presence of other listeners. It includes study of the process of communication, evaluating and utilizing evidence, principles of speech preparation and outline organization, management of communication apprehension, the role of the listener in public speaking, speech evaluation, rhetorical principles, and verbal and nonverbal delivery techniques.

COMM 4 – Small Group Discussion

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: ENGL 905 or qualifying assessment score

Advisory: READ 53

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID COMM 140

This course is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical insights, experiences, and principles of communication in a variety of group contexts. Areas of focus include the theory and practical application of: leadership, information-sharing, problem solving, conflict management and critical decision-making and evaluation of group communication processes.

COMM 8 – Interpersonal Communication

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: ENGL 905

Advisory: READ 53

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID COMM 130

This course is designed to provide students with underlying principles of verbal and nonverbal transactions that occur in relationships through the study of theory, research findings, and the implementation of those finding into practical skills involved in interpersonal communication found personal & professional contexts. Pass/No Pass Option

COMM 10 – Persuasive Speaking

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: ENGL 905

Advisory: READ 53

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID COMM 190

This communication studies course offers students the opportunity to examine historical and contemporary approaches to persuasive messages throughout time. It focuses on persuasive appeals, and learning to construct, deliver, critique, and analytically evaluate persuasive messages in a variety of contexts. This course also includes preparing, outlining, and presenting at least three extemporaneous oral persuasive speeches that are given in the physical presence of other listeners.

COMM 10H – Honors Persuasive Speaking

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: ENGL 905 or qualifying assessment score

Advisory: READ 53

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID COMM 190

This communication studies course offers students the opportunity to examine historical and contemporary approaches to persuasive messages throughout time. It focuses on persuasive appeals, and learning to construct, deliver, critique, and analytically evaluate persuasive messages in a variety of contexts. This course also includes preparing, outlining, and presenting at least three extemporaneous oral persuasive speeches that are given in the physical presence of other listeners. Honors Persuasive Speaking uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit.

COMM 12 – Intercultural Communication

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: ENGL 905

Advisory: READ 53

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID COMM 150

This course highlights the importance of culture and how it creates communication in global and/or domestic contexts. The emphasis is the influence of cultures, languages, and social patterns on how members of cultures relate among themselves and with members of diverse groups. It is designed to help students appreciate and compare intercultural communication patterns within the larger context of American culture. It provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical application of effective communication within and between diverse cultural groups

COMM 20 – Argumentation and Debate

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: ENGL 905 or qualifying assessment score

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID COMM 120

This course emphasizes the basic principles of classical and dialogical debate structures, critical inquiry, argument and advocacy. It includes Identifying fallacies in reasoning and language, testing evidence and evidence sources. It also includes the process of brief preparation, rhetorical theory, advancing a reasoned position while effectively presenting and defending those positions. Analysis, presentation, and evaluation of oral and written arguments. Presenting two or more oral debates in the physical presence of other listeners.

last published: 10/16/17