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COMM 100 PUBLIC SPEAKING (3) (Pass/No Pass or letter grade.) Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 or ESOL 400, or equivalent. 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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (A1).
COMM 110 PUBLIC SPEAKING (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent. 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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (A1).

COMM 127 ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Lecture-laboratory course in the principles and techniques of argumentation and debate. Research in significant social problems. Analysis of propositions, issues, evidence and reasoning. Training and experience in the forms of debate. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (A1).

COMM 130 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (A1).

COMM 140 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
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, solve problems and reach consensus. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (A1).

COMM 150 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (A1).

COMM 160 GENDER AND COMMUNICATION (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
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. Transfer credit: CSU.

695INDEPENDENT STUDY (.5-3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24 lab hours by arrangement for each .5 unit. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer credit: CSU.

COMM 813 SPEECH FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS (3) (Pass/No Pass or letter grade.) Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Designed to develop fluency in basic presentational skills in spoken English. Practice speaking with others and conversing in varying communication experiences. Recommended for ESOL 830 or ESOL 831/832 level students. May be repeated twice for credit. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)