Spring 2011 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, Jan 15-Mar 14
MTWTh     07:30AM-08:50AM LEC L.Chase              CRC MAIN BS 126          20646 
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Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
MTWTh     07:30AM-08:50AM LEC L.Chase              CRC MAIN BS 126          19424 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Wagner             CRC MAIN M 201           20648 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Wagner             CRC MAIN M 201           19426 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC G.Hodgkinson         CRC MAIN M 200           21202 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Wagner             CRC MAIN M 201           19428 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC C.Harris-Mathews     CRC MAIN BS 126          19810 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC K.Riese              Elk Grove COHS L2        31136 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Learning Center located at Cosumnes Oaks High School, 9850 Lotz Parkway, Elk Grove CA 95757.

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Gilgun             CRC MAIN BS 126          21512 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC B.Kay                CRC MAIN BS 126          20210 Textbook
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC I.MacGregor          CRC MAIN BS 126          20228 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, Jan 15-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Hodgkinson         CRC MAIN CAC 138         19430 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Wheeler Abeyta     CRC MAIN M 200           21632 Textbook


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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Wheeler Abeyta     CRC MAIN M 200           18874 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Hodgkinson         CRC MAIN CAC 138         21036 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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Wagner             CRC MAIN M 201           18872 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Wagner             CRC MAIN M 201           21516 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, Jan 15-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          18870 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          18868 Textbook
 

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          21518 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          18866 Textbook
 

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Harris-Mathews     CRC MAIN BS 126          18864 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC C.Harris-Mathews     CRC MAIN BS 126          21038 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC C.Harris-Mathews     CRC MAIN BS 126          30349 Textbook
 

TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          31134 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC I.MacGregor          CRC MAIN BS 126          20038 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, Jan 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN Online          30348 
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Online class.
Optional on-campus Orientation.
Orientation: Wednesday, January 19, 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m., BS-126
This orientation is helpful if this is your first online course using Desire2Learn or if you would like to meet the professor and other students in the online course. Students are expected to contact Professor Dan DuBray for additional information by e-mail at dubrayd@crc.losrios.edu one week before the course not later than January 15.
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet; 2) e-mail account; 3) Access to Microsoft Word to view documents, 4) Access to video-stream and/or pod-cast downloads.


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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC K.Riese              CRC MAIN M 201           20106 
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Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Gilgun             CRC MAIN BS 126          18880 Textbook

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 27, 2011