Fall 2011 Class Schedule (FLC)



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COMM 301    Introduction to Public Speaking    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
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: academic, professional, social, and political. Students will demonstrate effective verbal and non verbal delivery, ethical research methodology, analytical thinking and listening skills, organization and outlining skills, and appropriate presentation skills. In order to effectively assess oral communication competency, each student will complete a minimum of 22 minutes of evaluated speaking time. Emphasis is on researching, preparing, organizing, writing and presenting a variety of speeches for different audiences. Video taping equipment may be used as an aid to the studentâ¿¿s self-analysis and improvement. Access to a computer with online capabilities may be required and is available on campus.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC E.LeFebvre           FLC MAIN FL2 153         21290 
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3.6 hours TBA per week.

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC B.Kay                FLC MAIN FL1 203         21292 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL2 153         21294 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      21294 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately two-thirds of the class is online, (2.1 TBA hours per week). The class will meet on the first day (Monday, August 22, 2011) in room FL2-153 from 1:00PM - 2:20PM for a course overview. Students must attend the following class sessions to present and critique speech presentations: 8/22, 9/19, 9/21, 10/24, 10/26, 10/31, 11/28, 11/30, 12/5, 12/7, and during the final exam session on 12/12. The remainder of the course is online.

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL2 153         29603 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC A.Prelip             FLC MAIN FL1 204         30142 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC H.Boeh               FLC MAIN FL2 153         22040 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC B.Boehning           FLC MAIN FL2 232         30143 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Knutson            Off Campus RCC 15        21800 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC P.Haug               El Dorado EDC A203       21296 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC C.Haeuptle           El Dorado EDC A203       30144 Textbook


COMM 311    Argumentation and Debate    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: COMM 301
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A1; CSU Area A3; IGETC Area 1C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers both the theory and practice of argumentation and debate. Students will learn to effectively develop and respond to reasoned written and oral arguments, to critically evaluate various types of evidence, and to advocate within the structures of formal debate. This course will allow students to develop critical thinking and communication skills necessary for personal, professional, and academic success.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Boylan             FLC MAIN FL2 153         21298 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Boylan             El Dorado EDC A203       22254 Textbook


COMM 321    Interpersonal Communication    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 51 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Students in this course will explore and apply communication concepts associated with developing and maintaining satisfying interpersonal relationships. Through a variety of class activities, students experiment with various approaches to successful communication in interpersonal contexts, including conflict management and active listening. 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 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      21300 
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This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The orientation for this course is online and can be found on the Los Rios eLearning website at D2L.losrios.edu. Please follow the login instructions to access the course site and login to the eLearning system. For more information, please contact the instructor at haugp@flc.losrios.edu


COMM 325    Intercultural Communication    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 51 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D7; IGETC Area 4G
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces students to the challenges and promises of intercultural communications 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 20-Dec 15
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL2 153         21884 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Haug               El Dorado EDC A203       22042 Textbook


COMM 331    Group Discussion    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A1; IGETC Area 1C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Group communication is pervasive in all academic, professional, and social environments. This course is designed to increase studentsâ understanding of group communication and to prepare students to function more effectively in various types of groups. Students will learn about the dynamics of group roles, the multiple functions of groups, leadership styles, conflict management, problem-solving, and decision-making. Individual and group presentations are required. Videotaping equipment may be used as an aid to the studentâs 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 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Boylan             FLC MAIN FL2 153         21302 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Boylan             El Dorado EDC A105       21304 Textbook


COMM 361    The Communication Experience    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; eligibility for ENGWR 300.
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 introduces students to the fundamental concepts and skills necessary for effective interpersonal, small group and public communication. Course content includes an emphasis on both communication theory and practice by providing students with the opportunity to develop communication competency through a variety of presentation formats. Special emphasis is placed on practical experiences within groups, facilitation of interpersonal relationships, as well as message design and delivery for multiple purposes and to diverse audiences. In order to effectively assess oral communication competency, each student will complete a minimum of 22 minutes of evaluated speaking time. Videotaping may be required for this course. Access to a computer with online capabilities may be required and is available on campus.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC B.Kay                El Dorado EDC A203       22256 
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COMM 373    Forensics Laboratory    2 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 108 hours LAB
Description: A laboratory class for students who wish to participate in intercollegiate forensics competition. Areas of interest include debate, persuasion, oral interpretation, expository speech, impromptu speaking and readers' theatre. May be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Th        06:00PM-08:40PM LAB B.Boehning           FLC MAIN FL4 136         22306 
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3.6 HOURS TBA PER WEEK.

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: November 30, 2011