Spring 2013 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 19-May 16
TTh       06:00PM-09:05PM LEC H.Boeh               FLC MAIN FL2 153         16293 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC E.LeFebvre           FLC MAIN FL2 153         15531 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL2 234         16163 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Tucker             FLC MAIN FL1 204         16240 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC B.Boehning           FLC MAIN FL5 209         19478 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC C.Haeuptle           El Dorado EDC A211       15855 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Brandson           El Dorado EDC A105       16089 Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL2 153         16090 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16090 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately two-thirds of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. Student are required to attend class sessions on the following dates: 1/22, 2/19, 2/21, 4/2, 4/4, 4/9, 5/2, 5/7, 5/9, 5/14 and during the scheduled final exam session. Information for this class can be found on the Los Rios eLearning website at D2L.losrios.edu


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 19-May 22
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Boylan             FLC MAIN FL2 153         16113 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Boylan             Off Campus RCC 15        15532 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, Jan 19-May 22
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL3 173         15533 
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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 19-May 22
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC ONLINE     15534 
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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.

W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC C.Haeuptle           FLC MAIN FL2 153         16111 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 19-May 22
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Boylan             FLC MAIN FL2 153         15535 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Boylan             Off Campus RCC 15        16239 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 19-May 22
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16112 
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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: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC B.Boehning           El Dorado EDC A101       15914 
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COMM 363    Introduction to Communication Theory    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area D7
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will introduce the student to the symbolic process of human communication through the study of basic communication models, fundamental theory, and relevant research findings. Emphasis will be placed on achieving an understanding of the communication process, and the process through which researchers in the field add to their existing body of knowledge.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      19167 
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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, Jan 19-May 22
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                  FLC MAIN TBA             20228 
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Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: July 8, 2013