Communication (COMM)

COMM 001 Fundamentals/Public Speaking 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
COMM 001 is an introductory course in Public Speaking. This course covers a variety of formal public address styles and formats. This course offers students an opportunity to learn and practice specific skills needed for effective public speaking. (C-ID COMM110)
COMM 002 Gender and Communication 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Course: COMM 102
This course will examine the impacts of socialization and gender roles in relation to communication. Further, the course will examine the roles of men and women in same-sex or gender and mixed sex or gender contexts. The course will introduce students to current theories of gender communication, and examine the function/s of communication in gender role development.
COMM 004 Interpersonal Communication 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
A theoretical exploration of interpersonal communication dynamics influenced by the field of behavioral communications and psychology. Focus will be upon how individuals relate, perceive, communicate, and apply emotions within interpersonal settings. (C-ID COMM130)
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C or eligibility for ENGL 001 as determined by COS Placement Procedures.
COMM 005 Argumentation and Debate 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
An introductory course in argumentation and debate, this course covers research into, and critical analysis of, major public issues. The course will provide practice in persuasive speaking and formal debate, with emphasis on research, organization, logical proof, and effective presentation. Students will also learn how to understand and avoid fallacies in their persuasive presentations. (C-ID COMM120)
COMM 007 Persuasion 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course examines the constant persuasive messages that permeate modern life. While grounded deeply in persuasive theory, this course also asks students to apply their learning to personal and professional endeavors.
COMM 008 Group Communication 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Principles of communication in a variety of group contexts. Theory, application, and evaluation of group communication processes, including problem solving, conflict management, decision making, and leadership. The student will learn group dynamics, structures, the importance of maintaining structured agendas to complete task-oriented group discussions, and how to use substantive conflict to meet both the needs of the group and the individual group members. COMM 008 is an introductory course in Group Communication. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C or eligibility for ENGL 001 as determined by COS Placement Procedures. (C-ID COMM140)
COMM 009 Intercultural Communication 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course will provide the student with an understanding of the different cultures in our country by providing an insight into the communicative behaviors each culture possesses. A variety of cultures will be studied, with specific emphasis placed on the different skills in verbal and nonverbal communication, communication climates and language interpretation of those cultures. (C-ID COMM150)
COMM 103 Health Communication 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Health Communication introduces students to the theory and practice of health communication in dyadic, small group, organizational, and mass media contexts. Students examine topics such as provider-client communication, how effective communication plays a role in the quality of care a patient receives and the influence of diversity and culture on health communication. Selected topics and theories of human communication are directly applied to communication situations in health care settings through the use of case studies. Emphasis is on understanding and improving health communication among health professionals, between health professionals and clients, and with the general public.
COMM 112 Public Speaking for Business 4 unit(s)
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Courses: BUS 112, SPCH 112
An introductory course in public speaking and presentation software. This course covers a variety of formal public speaking styles and formats. Students will also learn how to create a computerized slide show, as well as speaker outlines/notes and audience handouts to assist in their presentations.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: BUS 270 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C.
COMM 151 Ind. Study-Communication 1 - 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 - 12 Lab
Equivalent Course: COMM 151AD
The purpose of Independent Study is to provide an opportunity for students, under the direction of an instructor, to participate in advanced individualized studies to supplement and enhance existing courses. Independent Study requires a minimum of 52.5 hours of academic work per unit. In addition, students must file an Independent Study form through the Admissions and Records Office. In addition, each student must file an Independent Study form through the Admissions Office to obtain approval to enroll.
Limitation on Enrollment: Completion of all beginning level courses offered at COS or equivalent college course in the selected area is required.