Fall 2010 Class Schedule (CRC)



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COMM 301    Introduction to Public Speaking    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 51
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A1; IGETC Area 1C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course prepares students to speak in a variety of rhetorical situations: as college students, as employees, as opinion leaders in the community. The course is designed to assist students in developing effective delivery, ethical research methodology, analytical thinking and listening skills, organization and outlining skills, and appropriate presentation skills. Emphasis is on researching, preparing, organizing, and presenting a variety of speeches for different audiences. Video taping equipment may be used as an aid to the student's self-analysis and improvement. Access to a computer with online capabilities may be required and computer access is available on campus.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 21-Oct 15
MTWTh     07:30AM-08:50AM LEC L.Chase              CRC MAIN BS 126          20938 
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Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 10
MTWTh     07:30AM-08:50AM LEC L.Chase              CRC MAIN BS 126          19320 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Wagner             CRC MAIN M 201           19322 Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC C.Harris-Mathews     CRC MAIN BS 126          20268 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Wagner             CRC MAIN M 201           21218 Textbook
 

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC G.Hodgkinson         CRC MAIN M 200           19814 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Wagner             CRC MAIN M 201           19680 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Harris-Mathews     CRC MAIN M 201           20008 Textbook
 

MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC K.Riese              CRC MAIN BS 126          20270 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Gilgun             CRC MAIN BS 126          19324 Textbook
F         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC I.MacGregor          CRC MAIN BS 126          20412 Textbook
 

M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC T.Breese             CRC MAIN BS 126          20454 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC T.Breese             CRC MAIN BS 126          20942 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC I.MacGregor          Amador ALC A             30788 Textbook
Class is held at Amador Learning Center located at Independence High School, 525 Independence Dr., Sutter Creek CA 95685, Phone (209) 223-6330.


COMM 311    Argumentation and Debate    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A3; IGETC Area 1B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces students to argumentation, critical evaluation of evidence, and reasoning in the context of debate. A series of writing assignments will focus on the skills of critical thinking, rhetoric, and the sophistication of argumentative skills. Intended as a practical course, the fundamentals of proposition analysis, case building and dissent are discussed and applied within written communication and oral presentation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Wheeler Abeyta     CRC MAIN CAC 138         19326 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Hodgkinson         CRC MAIN CAC 138         21342 Textbook


COMM 315    Persuasion    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A3; IGETC Area 1B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course presents fundamental theories and techniques of persuasion as they occur in various communication contexts, including commercial, interpersonal, public and mass media. A series of writing assignments will focus on the skills of critical thinking, persuasion, and the sophistication of argumentative essay skills. Essays of advanced composition shall be evaluated for their quality in both critical thinking and composition. Theoretical models of critical thinking and communication studies shall be applied to rhetoric, examining message production, analyzing messages, and exploring the fields of electronic and print media, advertising (product campaign), political campaign strategy, and ideological campaign techniques for mass communication to consider the political, cultural and social impact of persuasion. Students explore ethical considerations of persuasive communication, learn about types of reasoning, and identify fallacious arguments as they occur in persuasion.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          21338 
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COMM 321    Interpersonal Communication    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 51
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will explore and apply models and theories of interpersonal communication in a variety of contexts. Using simulations and structured exercises, students develop a deeper understanding of communication concepts associated with developing and maintaining satisfying interpersonal relationships. Additionally, students will improve communication competency through a heightened awareness of the complexity of interpersonal communication and the development of skills as both senders and receivers of shared messages.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Hodgkinson         CRC MAIN CAC 138         18668 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Hodgkinson         CRC MAIN CAC 138         20946 Textbook


COMM 325    Intercultural Communication    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D2; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces students to the influence of culture on identity, perception, social organization, language and nonverbal messages in intercultural experiences in the United States. Variations and commonalities in communication patterns across cultures are examined as well as processes and outcomes among persons of different group-based experiential backgrounds. Practical application of factors which influence communication among individuals of different cultures is emphasized.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Wagner             CRC MAIN M 201           18666 
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TBA       TBA             LEC C.Wagner             CRC MAIN Online          30464 Textbook
Online class.
Orientation: Tuesday, August 24, 6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m., M-201
Students are encouraged to attend the on campus orientation.
Students are expected to contact Professor Wagner for additional information by e-mail at wagnerc@crc.losrios.edu one week before the course not later than August 20.
NOTE: In order to complete this class, students must use the CRC Main Campus Computer Lab in LRC-204 or BS-145A OR have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1)Connection to the Internet; 2) e-mail account; and 3)word processing capabilities for Rich Text Format files, and the following free downloads: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player, and Quick Time in the latest versions.
For additional online course information go to http://crc.losrios.edu/de


COMM 331    Group Discussion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 51
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A1; IGETC Area 1C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to increase students' understanding of group communication and to prepare students to function more effectively in various types of groups, as college students, employees, as members in the community. The course is designed to assist students in developing an understanding of how group communication is uniquely different from other communication. Oral communication techniques within group settings will be analyzed in depth and assignments will include oral presentations (individual and group). The course will enhance students' effectiveness in the small group dynamics of roles, functions, leadership and norms. Problem-solving and decision-making skills are emphasized through simulations and discussion. Video taping equipment may be used as an aid to the student's self-analysis and improvement. Access to a computer with online capabilities may be required and computer access is available on campus.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          18664 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          18662 Textbook
 

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          18660 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          18658 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          18656 Textbook
 

MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC C.Harris-Mathews     CRC MAIN BS 126          30465 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC C.Harris-Mathews     CRC MAIN BS 126          20272 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC C.Harris-Mathews     CRC MAIN BS 126          20116 Textbook


COMM 341    Organizational Communication    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D2
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to allow students to examine both theoretical and pragmatic essentials of effective organizational messages from preparation and presentation to effective observation and analysis. Students will explore the dynamics of organizational communications in basic communication skills, working relationships, leadership, diversity in the workplace, conflict negotiation teams and problem solving and/or decision making groups. The roles of internal and external messages on the communication process and organizational effectiveness will be examined and analyzed. Access to a computer with on-line capabilities may be required and computer access is available on campus.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Harris-Mathews      TBA TBA                 31713 
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COMM 361    The Communication Experience    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 51
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A1; IGETC Area 1C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts necessary for effective communication in a variety of settings with a variety of audiences. Special emphasis is placed on practical experiences within groups, facilitation of interpersonal relationships, and methods of conflict management. As part of this course, students are required to actively participate in groups and deliver oral presentations, both individually and in groups. Video taping equipment may be used as an aid to the student's self-analysis and improvement. Access to a computer with online capabilities may be required and computer access is available on campus.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC K.Riese              CRC MAIN M 201           20948 
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Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Gilgun             CRC MAIN BS 126          18674 Textbook

Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 18, 2010