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Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: July 2, 2015

Communication Studies (COMM)


COMM 301    Introduction to Public Speaking    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: 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 prepares students to speak in a variety of rhetorical situations: as college students, as employees, as opinion leaders in the community. The course is designed to assist students in developing effective delivery, ethical research methodology, analytical thinking and listening skills, organization and outlining skills, and appropriate presentation skills. Emphasis is on researching, preparing, organizing, and presenting a variety of speeches for different audiences. 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. (C-ID COMM 110)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 22-Oct 14
MTWTh     01:30PM-02:50PM LEC C.Harris-Mathews     CRC MAIN M 200           14711 
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Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
MTWTh     01:30PM-02:50PM LEC C.Harris-Mathews     CRC MAIN M 200           14677 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          14712 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Harris-Mathews     CRC MAIN M 201           15062 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          15063 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC G.Hodgkinson         CRC MAIN CAC 138         14690 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC E.Arden-Ogle         CRC MAIN M 201           14177 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC E.Arden-Ogle         CRC MAIN M 201           14149 Textbook
 

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          19494 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          14755 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-08:35PM LEC J.Gilgun             Elk Grove EGA 107        19761 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


TTh       05:45PM-07:05PM LEC TBA                  Elk Grove EGA 107        19762 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC L.Chase              Elk Grove EGA 115        19764 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LEC L.Chase              Elk Grove EGA 115        19765 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LEC L.Chase              Elk Grove EGA 115        19766 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC K.Riese              Elk Grove EGA 211        19767 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LEC M.Brandson           Elk Grove EGA 211        19768 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Gilgun             CRC MAIN BS 126          14358 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC TBA                  CRC MAIN BS 126          19904 Textbook


COMM 311    Argumentation and Debate    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 introduces students to argumentation, critical evaluation of evidence, and reasoning in the context of debate. A series of writing assignments will focus on the skills of critical thinking, rhetoric, and the sophistication of argumentative skills. Intended as a practical course, the fundamentals of proposition analysis, case building and dissent are discussed and applied within written communication and oral presentation. 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. (C-ID COMM 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Hodgkinson         CRC MAIN CAC 138         14047 
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MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC TBA                  CRC MAIN BS 126          19495 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Hodgkinson         CRC MAIN CAC 138         20014 Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC TBA                  CRC MAIN BS 126          14509 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. A series of writing assignments will focus on the skills of critical thinking, persuasion, and the sophistication of argumentative essay skills. Essays of advanced composition shall be evaluated for their quality in both critical thinking and composition. Theoretical models of critical thinking and communication studies shall be applied to rhetoric, examining message production, analyzing messages, and exploring the fields of electronic and print media, advertising (product campaign), political campaign strategy, and ideological campaign techniques for mass communication to consider the political, cultural and social impact of persuasion. Students explore ethical considerations of persuasive communication, learn about types of reasoning, and identify fallacious arguments as they occur in persuasion. Access to a computer with online capabilities may be required and computer access is available on campus.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC TBA                  CRC MAIN BS 126          19496 
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COMM 321    Interpersonal Communication    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 51
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will explore and apply models and theories of interpersonal communication in a variety of personal and professional contexts. Using simulations and structured exercises, students develop a deeper understanding of communication concepts associated with developing and maintaining satisfying interpersonal relationships. Additionally, students will focus on communication competency through a heightened awareness of the complexity of interpersonal communication during verbal and nonverbal transactions and the development of skills as both senders and receivers of shared messages. 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. (C-ID COMM 130)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Hodgkinson         CRC MAIN CAC 138         14791 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Hodgkinson         CRC MAIN CAC 138         19498 Textbook


COMM 325    Intercultural Communication    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101, or equivalent skills demonstrated 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
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces students to the influence of culture on identity, perception, social organization, language and nonverbal messages in intercultural experiences 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. Access to a computer with online capabilities may be required and computer access is available on campus. (C-ID COMM 150)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          13796 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.DuBray             CRC MAIN BS 126          14687 Textbook


COMM 331    Group Discussion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A1; IGETC Area 1C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to increase studentsā understanding of group communication and to prepare students to function more effectively in various types of groups, as college students, employees, as members in the community. The course is designed to assist students in developing an understanding of how group communication is uniquely different from other communication. Oral communication techniques within group settings will be analyzed in depth and assignments will include informative and persuasive oral presentations (individual and group). The course will enhance studentsā effectiveness in the small group dynamics of roles, functions, leadership and norms. Problem-solving and decision-making skills are emphasized through simulations and discussion. Group projects may require students to meet outside of class time for service learning or campus activities. 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. (C-ID COMM 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Arden-Ogle         CRC MAIN M 201           13795 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Arden-Ogle         CRC MAIN M 201           13794 Textbook
 

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Harris-Mathews     CRC MAIN M 200           13793 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC C.Harris-Mathews     CRC MAIN M 201           13792 Textbook
 

Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Gilgun             CRC MAIN BS 126          14272 Textbook


COMM 361    The Communication Experience    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A1; IGETC Area 1C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts necessary for effective communication in a variety of settings with a variety of audiences. Special emphasis is placed on practical experiences within groups, facilitation of interpersonal relationships, and methods of conflict management. As part of this course, students are required to actively participate in groups and deliver oral presentations, both individually and in groups. 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, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Arden-Ogle         CRC MAIN M 201           14454 
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MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Arden-Ogle         CRC MAIN M 201           13799 Textbook


COMM 363    Introduction to Communication Theory    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
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. Access to a computer with online capabilities may be required and computer access is available on campus. (C-ID COMM 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LEC E.Arden-Ogle         CRC MAIN Online          19905 
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Online class

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: July 2, 2015

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