Spring 2010 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: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 15
TTh       06:00PM-09:05PM LEC H.Boeh               FLC MAIN FL2 153         17255 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC E.LeFebvre           FLC MAIN FL2 153         17249 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL2 153         17251 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL2 153         17253 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      17253 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately two-thirds of the class is online. This hybrid class will meet on the first day in room FL2 153 from 1:00-2:20pm on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 for a course overview. Students must attend the following class sessions to present and critique speech presentations: 1/20, 2/17, 2/22, 3/15, 3/17, 3/22, 4/26, 4/28, 5/3, 5/5 and during the final exam session. The remainder of the course is online.

TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL2 153         18133 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 A3
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, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Boylan             FLC MAIN FL4 133         17257 
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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.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
TTh       06:00PM-09:05PM LEC B.Kay                FLC MAIN FL2 153         17259 
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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, Jan 16-May 19
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL2 153         17261 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL2 153         18573 Textbook


COMM 331    Group Discussion    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 51 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A1; IGETC Area 1C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Increase your understanding of how communication in small groups is uniquely different from other communication. Enhance your effectiveness in small groups by learning about roles, functions, leadership, and norms. Problem-solving and decision-making skills are emphasized through simulations and discussion.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC C.Boylan             FLC MAIN FL2 153         17263 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Boylan             El Dorado EDC A101       18577 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 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, Jan 16-May 19
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      18579 
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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 361    The Communication Experience    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 51 with a grade of "C" or better
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 basic skills and the fundamental concepts necessary for effective communication in a variety of settings. Special emphasis is placed on practical experiences within groups, facilitation of interpersonal relationships, and methods of conflict resolution.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Morioka-Hathaway   Off Campus RCC 8         18301 
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MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC T.Knutson            El Dorado EDC A101       18581 Textbook


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: Other Term, Feb 08-May 19
W         06:00PM-08:40PM LAB J.Morioka-Hathaway   FLC MAIN FL5 13          18713 
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For more information please contact instructor Jeremy Morioka at moriokj@flc.losrios.edu.

Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: April 30, 2010