Fall 2017 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 student's self-analysis and improvement. Access to a computer with online capabilities may be required and is available on campus. (C-ID COMM 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Boylan             FLC MAIN FL2 153         15595 
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MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC V.Chochezi           FLC MAIN FL2 153         15596 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.DeMercurio         FLC MAIN FL1 7           16160 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC A.Prelip             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      19371 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet.The class will meet on campus during the time 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 V.Chochezi           FLC MAIN FL2 153         15990 Textbook
Th        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Upton Benton       FLC MAIN FL4 137         20410 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC T.Upton Benton       FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      20410 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.DeMercurio         FLC MAIN FL2 153         15836 Textbook



T         08:00AM-09:20AM LEC T.Upton Benton       Rancho RCC1 105          16161 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC T.Upton Benton       Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16161 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet and have an active email address. The class will meet on campus during the time listed above.

Th        11:15AM-12:35PM LEC A.Hicks              Rancho RCC1 212          16162 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Hicks              Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16162 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet and have an active email address. The class will meet on campus during the time listed above.

M         05:30PM-06:50PM LEC E.LeFebvre           Rancho RCC1 210          16163 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC E.LeFebvre           Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16163 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet and have an active email address. The class will meet on campus during the time listed above.

TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC A201       15597 Textbook



W         09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC A201       16258 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC ONLINE     16258 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet and have an active email address. The class will meet on campus during the time 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.



COMM 305    Oral Interpretation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: COMM 301 or ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces students to the field of performance studies through the oral interpretation of various literary genres, including Western and Non-Western literature. The focus is on audience analysis, selection and thematic analysis of literature, script writing, discussion and application of vocal and physiological delivery techniques, program performance, and post-performance evaluation. Theoretical issues and historical developments are examined and applied to the current performance trends in solo, duo and interpreters' theatre. (C-ID COMM 170)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC A201       16333 
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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 19-Dec 14
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Boylan             FLC MAIN FL2 153         15598 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Boylan             FLC MAIN FL2 153         16086 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. Students develop critical thinking skills by engaging in oral and written analysis, evaluation, and composition of persuasive messages and by examining the personal, political, cultural, and social impacts of persuasion. Students explore ethical considerations of persuasive communication, learn about types of reasoning, and identify fallacious arguments as they occur in persuasion. Students will write a minimum of 6,000 written words in a variety of essay formats. (C-ID COMM 190)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC F.Winters            FLC MAIN FL2 153         16365 
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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 19-Dec 14
W         04:00PM-07:05PM LEC B.Works              FLC MAIN FL2 153         15599 
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TBA       TBA             LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC ONLINE     16064 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet.The class will meet on campus during the time 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.



COMM 325    Intercultural Communication    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 51 with a grade of ‚C‚ or better; or placement into ENGWR 101 via the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D; IGETC Area 4
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 19-Dec 14
W         09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL3 173         15792 
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TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15792 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet and have an active email address. The class will meet on campus during the time listed above.

TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC V.Chochezi           Rancho RCC1 105          16335 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC ONLINE     16259 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet.The class will meet on campus during the time 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.



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 students‚ 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 student‚s self-analysis and improvement. Access to a computer with online capabilities may be required and computer access is available on campus. (C-ID COMM 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC V.Chochezi           FLC MAIN FL1 203         15600 
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M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Hygh               FLC MAIN FL2 153         16165 Textbook
TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LEC A.Hicks              Rancho RCC1 105          19376 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC A201       16164 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 D
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 conflict negotiation teams and problem solving/decision making groups. The dynamics of leadership and communication will be explored. Current techniques of evaluating organizational communication for the purpose of improving organizational effectiveness will also be examined.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               El Dorado EDC ONLINE     19378 
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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: JOUR 310
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/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; only one of these courses may be taken for credit. (C-ID JOUR 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC F.Winters            FLC MAIN FL2 153         16087 
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F         11:15AM-12:35PM LEC F.Winters            Rancho RCC1 212          16166 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC F.Winters            Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16166 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet and have an active email address. The class will meet on campus during the time listed above.



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 19-Dec 14
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Hygh               FLC MAIN FL4 219         16338 
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W         05:30PM-06:50PM LEC B.Droege             Rancho RCC1 105          19377 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC B.Droege             Off Campus RCC ONLINE    19377 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet and have an active email address. The class will meet on campus during the time listed above.



COMM 498    Work Experience in Communication and Media Studies    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or ESLW 320
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity, or job related to career interests.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of Communication and Media Studies. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce, completing required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend orientation. Students must complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 hours of related paid work experience or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken for a maximum of 16 units. Students should have access to a computer, the Internet, and some computer media such as a USB drive to store data files. Online students must have an email account. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 12-Dec 08
TBA       TBA             LAB J.White              FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16416 
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This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Funderburg         FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16415 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16417 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Wells              El Dorado EDC ONLINE     16418 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.



Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: October 12, 2017