Fall 2014 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 recording equipment may be used as an aid to the studentās self-analysis and improvement. Access to a computer with online capabilities may be required and is available on campus. (C-ID COMM 110)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 23-Oct 15
TTh       06:00PM-09:05PM LEC H.Boeh               FLC MAIN FL2 153         15504 
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
W         07:30AM-08:50AM LEC A.Prelip             FLC MAIN FL2 234         15204 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Prelip             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15204 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which one-half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The class will meet on campus once a week during the times listed above. Students must check their Los Rios Gmail accounts regularly prior to the start of the course in order to receive important course updates.

W         01:00PM-02:20PM LEC A.Prelip             FLC MAIN FL2 153         15205 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Prelip             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15205 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which one-half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The class will meet on campus once a week during the times listed above. Students must check their Los Rios Gmail accounts regularly prior to the start of the course in order to receive important course updates.

TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL2 234         15705 Textbook
Th        04:00PM-07:05PM LEC E.LeFebvre           FLC MAIN FL4 136         15722 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC A.Prelip             FLC MAIN FL2 153         15723 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC A201       15206 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Brandson           El Dorado EDC A205       15724 Textbook


COMM 311    Argumentation and Debate    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
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, to identify fallacies in reasoning and language, and to advocate within the structures of formal debate and public advocacy. Students will develop critical thinking and communication skills necessary to advance a cogent, cohesive argument in support of a proposition, as well as defend and refute arguments. (C-ID COMM 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Boylan             FLC MAIN FL2 153         15207 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Boylan             FLC MAIN FL2 153         18795 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. (C-ID COMM 130)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC A.Prelip             FLC MAIN FL5 209         15208 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC A201       15870 Textbook


COMM 325    Intercultural Communication    3 Units

Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGWR 101
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. (C-ID COMM 150)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
W         09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL3 173         15440 
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TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                  FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15440 Textbook
This is a hybrid class in which 50% of the instruction occurs online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. This class meets every Wednesday 9:00am-10:20am. This class has 1.6 hours of TBA per week.

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Haeuptle           Off Campus RCC 11        18797 Textbook


COMM 331    Group Discussion    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 or eilibility 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: Group communication is pervasive in all academic, professional, and social environments. This course is designed to increase studentsā 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. Videorecording equipment may be used as an aid to the studentās 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 23-Dec 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Boylan             FLC MAIN FL2 153         15209 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Boylan             FLC MAIN FL2 153         15871 Textbook


COMM 341    Organizational Communication    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; eligibility for ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D7
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 various situations including focus groups, quality control groups, ad hoc committees, conflict negotiation teams and problem solving/decision making groups. The roles of internal and external messages on the communication process and organizational effectiveness will be examined and analyzed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      18798 
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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 351    Mass Media and Society    3 Units

Same As: CMED 300 and JOUR 310
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D0; CSU Area D7; IGETC Area 4J
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The class will offer a survey of the mass media: history, philosophy, structure and trends, as well as theories, which help to explain effects and the importance of media as a social institution. The course will explore economics, technology, law, ethics, and social issues, including cultural and ethnic diversity. This course is the same as JOUR 310 and CMED 300; only one of these courses may be taken for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
M         09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL3 173         18799 
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TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      18799 Textbook
This is a hybrid class in which 50% of the instruction occurs online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. This class meets every Monday 9:00am-10:20am. This class has 1.6 hours TBA per week.


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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 12
TTh       06:00PM-09:15PM LEC B.Droege             FLC MAIN FL2 153         15750 
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
W         09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Prelip             FLC MAIN FL2 234         18800 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Prelip             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      18800 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which one-half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The class will meet on campus once a week during the times listed above. Students must check their Los Rios Gmail accounts regularly prior to the start of the course in order to receive important course updates.

MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Haeuptle           Off Campus RCC 11        18801 Textbook


COMM 495    Independent Studies in Communication Studies    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                  FLC MAIN FLCTBA          15850 
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Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: January 6, 2015