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Courses Offered

COMM 110 Public Speaking (3 units)

Study and practice in the basic principles of effective public oral communication. Students will research, prepare and extemporaneously deliver various speeches. Analysis and evaluation of oral, public communication is also included. Relevant social issues may be examined.

COMM 127 Argumentation and Debate (3 units)

Principles and techniques of argumentation and debate. Research in significant social problems. Analysis of propositions, issues, evidence and reasoning. Training and experience in the presentation and evaluation of oral and written arguments.

COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication (3 units)

Study and practice of interpersonal relationships. Analysis of the verbal and non-verbal modes of communication. Investigation of communication conflicts in interpersonal relationships and methods of conflict resolution.

COMM 140 Small Group Communication (3 units)

Understanding of the principles of group interaction and decision making, including study of leadership, types of authority, teamwork, and conflict resolution. Participation in discussion groups to share information, to solve problems, and to reach consensus.

COMM 150 Intercultural Communication (3 units)

Designed for students from all cultural backgrounds. Study of basic theory and skills of intercultural communication using round table discussion, public speaking and critical analysis. Emphasis is given to empathy building for communicating effectively in a diverse social and professional environment.

COMM 160 Gender and Communication (3 units)

Study of the relationships between gender and communication in multiple sociocultural contexts. Analysis of the intersectional relationships between gender and identity, culture, perception, power, media, history, language, and nonverbal communication from social science, interpretive, and critical theoretical approaches.

COMM B10 Health Communication (3 units)

Students will develop an understanding of how health communication concepts, theories, research methods, cases and other practices are applied in addressing real-world health issues, its administration and decision-making. Students will study health communication approaches and action areas as well as plan, implement and evaluate health promotion and behavior change campaigns.

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