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Communication Courses and Degree Requirements

 

 

Courses

This program is designed to provide the student with a
broad base of communication classes that will provide
training for entry into occupations in which verbal skills
are important. Major requirements for the four-year
degree in Communication vary from institution to
institution. Students should consult the catalog of the
transfer institution for specific requirements.

Communication 120
Interpersonal Communication

3 units, 3 hours lecture
This course provides the student an opportunity to learn and apply in daily life practical principles of interpersonal communication. Emphasis is placed on personal, situational and cultural influences of interaction. By design this course assists the student in improving his/her own interpersonal communication skills. Attention is given to human perception, interpersonal dynamics, listening, conflict management, verbal, and nonverbal symbol systems. Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to CSU (CAN SPCH 8)  [ top ]

Communication 122
Public Speaking

3 units, 3 hours lecture
This course offers an opportunity for general improvement in the basic process of public speaking to audiences in diverse settings. An introduction to rhetorical theory is included. Attention is given to the basic elements of topic selection, analysis of diverse audiences, research, organization, argumentation and delivery of speeches and presentations.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU, IGETC Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited) (CAN SPCH 4) [ top ]

Communication 123
Advanced Public Speaking

3 units, 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A “C” or “CR” grade or higher in Communication 122 or equivalent.
Advanced training in the preparation and delivery of common types of public speaking. Emphasis on the fundamental processes of oral communication.
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Communication 124
Intercultural Communication

3 units, 3 hours lecture
The purpose of this course is to experience and learn about intercultural communication: the study of face-to-face communication between persons with significantly different beliefs, values, expectations, and assumptions. A theoretical overview is presented: however, the course emphasis relies on its unique student composition; students from a variety of cultural backgrounds (national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, etc.) are encouraged to enroll in this course. The resulting student-to-student dynamic offers a unique opportunity to experience and learn about practical similarities and differences between people of different cultural backgrounds.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited) [ top ]

COMMUNICATION 128
GLOBAL COMMUNICATION
3 units, 3 hours lecture
This course offers an opportunity for participants to grow as global citizens by developing relationships via the Internet with students at a college in another country. This classroom-to-classroom exchange focuses on improving communication skills and analysis of real life cultural context situations. Emphasis is placed on the business, education, and healthcare contexts and how cultural factors influence interaction in these environments. Satisfies General Education for Grossmont College D2
Transfers to CSU [ top ]

COMMUNICATION 135 + FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL INTERPRETATION
3 units, 3 hours lecture
This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to develop skills in oral interpretation of various types of literature. Emphasis is placed upon the pleasure to be gained from reading fine literature aloud to others.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

COMMUNICATION 136 + READERS THEATRE
3 units, 3 hours lecture

This course is designed to teach the student the theory, concepts and history of Readers Theatre, to give the students the opportunity to learn the principles of literary analysis and oral interpretation, to study methodologies and techniques in the development of written material from text into a medium of group communication. Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to: CSU, UC
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COMMUNICATION 137 + SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
3 units, 3 hours lecture
This course offers training for participation in, and leadership of, the various forms of small group communication. It is concerned with the basic tools of critical thinking, such as evidence, reasoning, language, and the relevant psychological factors. In addition to examining these basic tools, students become familiar with discussion techniques and learn the characteristics of, the uses for, and the limitations of various discussion forms. Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to: CSU, UC (CAN SPCH 10)[ top ]

COMMUNICATION 144 + (CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 144) COMMUNICATION STUDIES: RACE AND ETHNICITY
3 units, 3 hours lecture

This course provides both a theoretical and a practical exploration of communication, race, and ethnicity in the general context of U.S. culture, with a focus on race and ethnicity in popular culture and the arts. Attention is given to how contemporary and historical constructions of race and ethnicity influence both popular and everyday communication interactions. Emphasis is on developing communication competence in situations where perceived racial or ethnic difference factors into successful communication outcomes. Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited) [ top ]

COMMUNICATION 145 + ARGUMENTATION
3 units, 3 hours lecture

This course emphasizes the construction and analysis of public argument. The course covers the theory of argument, the processes and development of arguments and the application of argument to decision-making. Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to: CSU, UC (CAN SPCH 6) [ top ]

COMMUNICATION 199 SPECIAL STUDIES OR PROJECTS IN COMMUNICATION
1-3 units, 3-9 hours Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Individual study, research or projects in the field of communication under instructor guidance. Written reports and periodic conferences required. Content and unit credit to be determined by student/instructor conferences and/or division. May be repeated for a maximum of nine units.
Transfers to CSU [ top ]

COMMUNICATION 240 A-B-C-D + INTERCOLLEGIATE FORENSICS
**see the forensic team website **

3 units, 10 hours lecture/laboratory
This course is designed to give students an opportunity to improve their speech skills through intercollegiate forensic competition and other speaking situations outside the classroom. Individual instruction is provided in the following categories: debate, informative, persuasive, impromptu speaking, oral interpretation of prose, poetry and drama. This course may be taken for four semesters.
Transfers to CSU [ top ]

COMMUNICATION 299 SELECTED TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION
1-3 units, 3-9 hours Prerequisite: Varies with topic.

Selected topics in communication not covered by regular catalog offerings. Course content and unit credit to be determined by the Division of Communication and Fine Arts in relation to community/student need(s) and/or available staff. May be offered as a seminar or lecture class.
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Communication Degree Requirements:  
Associate Degree Major Requirements

(Major Code: 56004)
Note: All courses in the major must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Students wishing to transfer to SDSU as General Communication Majors need to make sure that they complete both Comm 123 (as well as the prerequisite Comm 122) and Comm 145

 

 

Subject & Number    

Title

Units

Communication 120

Interpersonal Communication

3

Communication 122

Public Speaking

3

Communication 137

Small Group Communication

3

Communication 145

Argumentation

3

 

Total

12

 

 

 

Select TWO (2) of the following courses:

Subject & Number

Title

Units

Communication 124

Intercultural Communication

3

Communication 128

Global Communication

3

Communication 144

Communication Studies: Race and Ethnicity

3

Media Communications 110

Mass Media and Society

3

 

Total

6

 

 

 

Select ONE (1) of the following courses:

Subject & Number

Title

Units

Communication 123

Advanced Public Speaking

3

Communication 136

Readers Theatre

3

Communication 135

Fundamentals of Oral Interpretation

3

Communication 240A

Intercollegiate Forensics

3

Communication 240B

Intercollegiate Forensics

3

Communication 240C

Intercollegiate Forensics

3

Communication 240D

Intercollegiate Forensics

3

 

Total

3

     

 

Total Required

21

 

Plus General Education and Elective Requirements

 

All courses are not offered each semester. Check the class schedule for current offerings. [ top ]