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SPCH 1 PUBLIC SPEAKING

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course focuses on the theory and techniques of public speaking in a democratic society. Emphasis is placed on discovery, development, and criticism of ideas in public discourse through research, reasoning, organization, composition, presentation, and evaluation of various types of speeches, including informative and persuasive speeches.

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 111 or ENSL 110
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area A1; IGETC, Area 1C; MPC, Area A2

SPCH 2 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course focuses on principles of communication in a variety of group contexts. It emphasizes theory, application, and evaluation of group communication processes, including problem solving, conflict management, decision making, and leadership.

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 111 or ENSL 110
  • Advisories: ENGL 112 or ENSL 155
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area A1; IGETC, Area 1C; MPC, Area A2

SPCH 3 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

  • Students learn principles of verbal and nonverbal transactions that
  • occur in relationships. The course includes the study of theory and
  • research findings and their application to communication in interpersonal
  • relationships in personal and professional contexts.
  • Prerequisites: ENGL 111 or ENSL 110
  • Advisories: ENGL 112 or ENSL 155
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area A1; MPC, Area A2

SPCH 4 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course is an introduction to intercultural communication in domestic and/or global contexts. It emphasizes the influence of cultures, languages, and social patterns on how members communicate with themselves and with members of different ethnic and cultural groups. Theory and knowledge of effective communication within and between cultures is addressed.

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 111 or ENSL 110
  • Advisories: ENGL 112 or ENSL 155
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area D7; IGETC, Area 4G; MPC, Area C, D, F

SPCH 5 ORAL INTERPRETATION OF LITERATURE

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course provides an introduction to performance studies. Emphasis is placed on analysis, appreciation, and application of theories of interpretative performance of various forms of literature including, poetry, prose, and drama.

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 1A
  • Advisories: ENGL 1B
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area C

SPCH 10 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION THEORY

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course is a survey of the discipline of communication studies with emphasis on multiple epistemological, theoretical, and methodological issues relevant to the systematic inquiry and pursuit of knowledge about human communication. This course explores the basic history, assumptions, principles, and methods of human communication as an academic field of study.

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 111 or ENSL 110
  • Advisories: ENGL 112 or ENSL 155
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area D7; IGETC, Area 4G

SPCH 52 COMMUNICATION IN THE WORKPLACE

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course focuses on communication concepts and theory as they relate to the workplace. Emphasis is placed on interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Topics include self-concept, listening, climate, cultural and gender Influences, ethics, organizational networks, interviewing, team building, and business speaking.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E2

SPCH 54 LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course is designed to assist students interested in developing or improving communication skills relevant to leadership. Theories of leadership are investigated, and students learn how to apply both knowledge and skills to diverse small group and public speaking situations. Students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained outside of class. Campus and/or community involvement is a required element of this course. Also offered as Personal Development 54; credit may be earned only once.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area A1; MPC, Area A2

COMM 5 MASS MEDIA METHODS
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course focuses on the exploration and analysis of mass media techniques and methods. Emphasis is placed on improving communications effectiveness to include analytical writing.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC General Ed.
  • Credit: CSU, Area C2; MPC, Area C

COMM 7 NEWS WRITING WORKSHOP
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course offers an introduction to the principles of news writing and editing, including interviewing, information gathering, critical understanding of news sources, ethical decision making, and writing of news, editorial, and feature articles. It includes readings in journalism and experience working on the staff of the student-operated newspaper, website, and social media. Topics also include responsible journalism principles and questions of ethics, liability, and litigation.Portions of instruction may be offered online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area C