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Communications Studies

Humanities Division

COMM-01 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH (CAN SPCH 4)
(CSU breadth area A1) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-A. Advisory: ENGL-41.
This course is designed to instruct students in the fundamentals of preparing and giving speeches in front of audiences. The focus will be on speeches to inform and persuade. By the end of the course, students should be speaking confidently and skillfully and should be able to transfer their understanding and skills from the classroom to "real world" situations. (10/04)

COMM-01H HONORS FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH
(CSU breadth area A1) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program. See the college catalog for a description of admission requirements.
This course is designed to increase students' understanding and to improve their skills as public speakers, both in and outside the classroom. In order to help students become aware of and think critically about current issues, and to defend and advocate positions, the course will focus on argumentation and persuasion. (2/01)

COMM-02 ORAL INTERPRETATION (Also: ENGL-02)
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-A. Advisory: ENGL-41.
This course is designed to help students understand, appreciate, and convey the power of the written word through performance. A variety of writings will be analyzed in their rhetorical, historical, and cultural contexts, and will be brought to life by students communicating them to others through their voices and bodies. (2/01)

COMM-04 SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION AND PROBLEM SOLVING
(CAN SPCH 10)
(CSU breadth area A1) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-A. Advisory: ENGL-41.
This is a course designed to help students develop critical thinking skills for communication and working together on small group tasks. Emphasis is placed on problem solving, reasoning, conflict resolution, and leadership. (10/04)

COMM-05 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (CAN SPCH 8)
(CSU breadth area A1) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-A. Advisory: ENGL-41.
In this course students will have the opportunity to explore themselves and how they relate to others. Students will study theory and skills that will help them interact more effectively in personal, professional, and intercultural situations. (2/01)

COMM-30 INTRODUCTION TO INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
[CILC areas D,G] (CSU breadth area D7) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-A. Advisory: ENGL-41.
This course is designed to examine the basic concepts, principles, and their application to communication between persons from different minority, ethnic, and co-cultural backgrounds within the United States and in the international arena through the scope of interpersonal communication skills. This class will assist in the understanding and evaluation of barriers to communicating with peoples from other cultures, which include egocentrism, prejudice, and lack of awareness. (4/02)

COMM-50 ACCENT REDUCTION
3 units: 3 hours lecture. Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This course is for non-native speakers of English who speak English well, but would like to reduce their accent. The course emphasizes stress rhythm and intonation patterns that enable students to be understood by native speakers. It also addresses problematic consonant and vowel sounds. Use of the language lab may be required. This course may be repeated once. (12/03)


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