Spring 2012 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 student's self-analysis and improvement. Access to a computer with online capabilities may be required and is available on campus.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 13-May 10
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC A207       21308 
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TBA       TBA             LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC ONLINE     21308 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately one-half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays during the second eight week session at the El Dorado Center in room A207. The first class meeting is on Wednesday, March 14. The remainder of the course is online. For more information, please contact the instructor at prelipa@flc.losrios.edu.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC E.LeFebvre           FLC MAIN FL2 153         15982 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL2 153         19704 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC T.Knutson            FLC MAIN FL1 204         20638 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC B.Kay                Off Campus RCC 15        16647 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC B.Kay                El Dorado EDC A206       16340 Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 17-May 03
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL2 153         16648 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16648 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately two-thirds of the class is online. The class will meet on the first day (Tuesday, January 17, 2012) 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: 2/14, 2/16, 3/20, 3/22, 3/27, 4/24, 4/26, 5/1, 5/3 and during the final exam session. The remainder of the course is online.


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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Boylan             FLC MAIN FL2 153         16687 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Boylan             El Dorado EDC A214       15984 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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 13-May 10
TTh       06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Tucker             FLC MAIN FL2 153         19705 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15985 Textbook
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

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL4 136         16649 Textbook


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 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL4 232         16685 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC A205       15986 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 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. Videotaping 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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Boylan             FLC MAIN FL2 153         15987 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Boylan             El Dorado EDC A105       20637 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, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16686 
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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 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 - First, Jan 14-Mar 12
TTh       06:00PM-09:05PM LEC H.Boeh               FLC MAIN FL2 153         16403 
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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, Jan 14-May 16
Th        06:00PM-08:40PM LAB B.Boehning           FLC MAIN FL5 113         16512 
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TBA       TBA             LAB B.Boehning            TBA TBA                 16512 Textbook
This class has an average 3.6 hours of TBA per week and may require out-of-town travel for forensic competition. For more information please contact instructor Brooke Boehning at boehnib@flc.losrios.edu.

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 25, 2012