Fall 2012 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 25-Oct 19
MTWTh     01:30PM-02:55PM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN M 200           19083 
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Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 20-Dec 14
MTWTh     01:30PM-02:55PM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN M 200           15120 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Wagner             CRC MAIN M 201           19084 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Arden-Ogle         CRC MAIN M 201           14438 Textbook
 

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Wagner             CRC MAIN M 201           15140 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC E.Arden-Ogle         CRC MAIN M 201           14254 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC E.Arden-Ogle         CRC MAIN M 200           14215 Textbook
 

TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC K.Riese              CRC MAIN BS 126          14336 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC E.Arden-Ogle         CRC MAIN M 201           19809 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC K.Riese              Elk Grove COHS L2        15061 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Learning Center located at Cosumnes Oaks High School, 9850 Lotz Parkway, Elk Grove CA 95757.

TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC M.Brandson           CRC MAIN M 201           14093 Textbook
 

T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Chase              CRC MAIN BS 126          14497 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Gilgun             CRC MAIN BS 126          14642 Textbook


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 25-Dec 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Hodgkinson         CRC MAIN CAC 138         14094 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Hodgkinson         CRC MAIN CAC 138         14733 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 25-Dec 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          19085 
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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 25-Dec 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Hodgkinson         CRC MAIN CAC 138         13802 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Hodgkinson         CRC MAIN CAC 138         14643 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 25-Dec 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          13801 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Wagner             CRC MAIN M 201           15132 Textbook


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 25-Dec 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          13800 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Wheeler Abeyta     CRC MAIN M 201           13799 Textbook
 

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          13798 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Harris-Mathews     CRC MAIN BS 126          13797 Textbook
 

MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC C.Harris-Mathews     CRC MAIN BS 126          14842 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Arden-Ogle         CRC MAIN M 201           14440 Textbook
 

M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC E.Arden-Ogle         CRC MAIN M 201           14378 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 25-Dec 20
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Harris-Mathews     CRC MAIN BS 126          19810 
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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 25-Dec 20
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Arden-Ogle         CRC MAIN M 201           14644 
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W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC I.MacGregor          CRC MAIN BS 126          13805 Textbook


COMM 480    Honors Seminar: Political Campaign Communication    3 Units

Same As: HONOR 340
Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D2; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: What do pundits, politicians and the public have in common? The ability to impact political campaign communication. This seminar-style course will introduce students to the effects of political campaign communication on public opinion and election results. Using timely data, students will evaluate news media, debate presidential debates, and analyze campaign messages using qualitative and quantitative approaches. This course is intended for the honors student interested in learning about political communication, rhetorical criticism, and techniques for writing for academic audiences. Enrollment is limited to Honors Program students. This course is the same as HONOR 340, and only one may be taken for credit. See Cross-Listed Courses in the catalog.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC G.Hodgkinson         CRC MAIN CAC 138         19096 
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Eligibility for enrollment in this Honors Program course will be verified at the first class meeting.
Students must be admitted to the Honors Program before they can enroll in the Honors courses. Students interested in applying for admission to the Honors Program will find the application and more information at http://www.crc.losrios.edu/honorsapplication



Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: January 22, 2013