Spring 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, Jan 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Prelip             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15774 
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.

T         09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL1 104         16216 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16216 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         07:30AM-08:50AM LEC A.Prelip             FLC MAIN FL2 153         16158 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Prelip             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16158 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         16256 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Prelip             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16256 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 D.DeMercurio         FLC MAIN FL2 153         19748 Textbook
Th        04:00PM-07:05PM LEC H.Boeh               FLC MAIN FL1 207         16446 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC T.Upton Benton       FLC MAIN PAC 1061        16237 Textbook



M         09:30AM-10:50AM LEC B.Works              Rancho RCC1 227          16445 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC B.Works              Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16445 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.

Th        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC P.Haug               Rancho RCC1 212          19503 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               Off Campus RCC ONLINE    19503 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.

F         09:30AM-12:35PM LEC D.DeMercurio         Rancho RCC1 125          16447 Textbook



M         05:30PM-06:50PM LEC E.LeFebvre           Rancho RCC1 227          16448 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC E.LeFebvre           Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16448 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         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC B.Droege             Rancho RCC1 125          16449 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Hicks              El Dorado EDC A213       16029 Textbook



T         09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC A201       19749 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC ONLINE     19749 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.

T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC S.Laczko             El Dorado EDC A212       16157 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, Jan 14-May 17
Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LEC C.Boylan             FLC MAIN FL2 153         16168 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Boylan             FLC MAIN FL2 153         15775 Textbook
MW        11:15AM-12:35PM LEC C.Boylan             Rancho RCC1 211          16588 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, Jan 14-May 17
W         09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FL3 173         15776 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15776 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 will meet on campus once a week during the time listed above.


COMM 325    Intercultural Communication    3 Units

Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGWR 101
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, Jan 14-May 17
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Brandson           FLC MAIN FL2 153         16167 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC A201       19504 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. (C-ID COMM 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC F.Winters            FLC MAIN FL2 153         15777 
Textbook
T         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC A.Hicks              FLC MAIN FL2 153         16215 Textbook


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 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, Jan 14-May 17
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Hygh               FLC MAIN FL5 111         16285 
Textbook



Th        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC A201       16458 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC ONLINE     16458 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.


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 14-May 17
W         09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Prelip             FLC MAIN FL2 153         16321 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Prelip             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16321 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.

T         09:30AM-10:50AM LEC B.Works              Rancho RCC1 212          19505 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC B.Works              Off Campus RCC ONLINE    19505 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         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC A.Hicks              El Dorado EDC A213       19506 Textbook


COMM 363    Introduction to Communication Theory    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area D; IGETC Area 4
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 of Human Communication Studies add to their existing body of knowledge. (C-ID COMM 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Haug               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      19507 
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


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, Mar 14-May 11
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Funderburg         FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16569 
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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Funderburg         FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16570 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    16571 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     16572 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.

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: May 9, 2017