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Program Spotlight

Communication Studies focuses on verbal and nonverbal communications, critical thinking and research, and multicultural communication, concentrating on the ways humans interact with one another and how this affects the world around them.

Students enrolled in the Communication Studies Program at Skyline College can expect to become proficient in multiple areas of communication, including public speaking, interpersonal communication, small group communication, intercultural communication, and argumentation and debate.

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In order to succeed in Communications, students will develop strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Students enrolled in the Communication Studies Program at Skyline College can expect to become proficient in multiple areas of communication, including public speaking, interpersonal communication, small group communication, intercultural communication, and argumentation and debate. The College offers one Associate Degree and two Associate Degrees for Transfer in Communications that provide a clear path for transfer to a four-year educational institution.

Career Outlook

Studying Communications provides a foundation of interpersonal, writing and critical thinking skills essential in almost any career from the sciences or finance to marketing or public relations.

A degree in Communications can be a gateway to a variety of career trajectories including journalism, law, advertising, public relations, marketing, communications, sales, real estate, technical writing and much more. Salary ranges for jobs within these trajectories vary greatly. Public Relations Specialists in California make an average of $81,840 per year according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Real Estate Sales Agents in California make an average of $76,440 per year.

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Check out the current class schedule.

All Courses

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, including research in significant social problems and issues, analysis of propositions, evidence, inductive and deductive reasoning, and fallacies of language and thought. Training and practice 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 172 Forensics (1 units)

Development, preparation, and practice of competitive speaking, argumentation, research, and writing skills specializing in one or more of the following areas: oral interpretation of literature, debate, platform speaking, or limited preparation speaking. Students will be required to participate in intercollegiate speech and debate tournaments and/or community events. NOTE: Students who are taking this course to meet the Area B elective requirement for the Communication Studies AA-T should take this course a total of 3 times to meet the 3.0 unit requirement.

Program Type Total Units
Communication Studies AA 60 Units
Communication Studies for Transfer AA-T 60 Units
  • Effective Communication: Deliver a message using strategies that adapt appropriately to the purpose of a situation; including the specific audience and cultural & psychological climate.
  • Effective Communication: Describe the effects of communication, including listening skills, on the perception of human relationships in social & cultural contexts
  • Critical Thinking: Demonstrate effective problem-solving communication that leads to successful conflict management by researching verifiable information that supports logically organized main points and claims in a message.
  • Citizenship: Communicate ethical core values and individual cultural identity in a variety of academic, personal, vocational and civic situations. 
Office Information
Location: Building 8
Email: ruizk@smccd.edu
Phone: (650) 738-4202
Fall 2022 Courses

Type Status Title Days Time Instructor
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
COMM 110 - 96312 - Public Speaking
COMM 110 Public Speaking

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 110
TBA Ramirez, P
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
COMM 110 - 97264 - Public Speaking
COMM 110 Public Speaking

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 110
TBA McDonnell, P
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
COMM 110 - 97265 - Public Speaking
COMM 110 Public Speaking

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 110
TBA Babin, J
Online Class CLOSED COMM 110 - 97266 - Public Speaking
COMM 110 Public Speaking

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 110
TBA Powell, D
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
COMM 110 - 97804 - Public Speaking
COMM 110 Public Speaking

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 110
TBA Mohammadi, O
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
COMM 110 - 97804 - Public Speaking
COMM 110 Public Speaking

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 110
W TBA Mohammadi, O
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
COMM 110 - 97818 - Public Speaking
COMM 110 Public Speaking

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 110
TBA Mohammadi, O
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
COMM 110 - 85004 - Public Speaking
COMM 110 Public Speaking

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 110
M W F 9:10am-10:00am Lescure, R
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
COMM 110 - 90452 - Public Speaking
COMM 110 Public Speaking

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 110
M W F 11:10am-12:00pm Chandler, V
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
COMM 110 - 93959 - Public Speaking
COMM 110 Public Speaking

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 110
T Th 11:10am-12:25pm Hurless, J
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
COMM 110 - 94486 - Public Speaking
COMM 110 Public Speaking

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 110
T Th 12:35pm-1:50pm Hurless, J
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
COMM 110 - 94799 - Public Speaking
COMM 110 Public Speaking

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 110
M W F 10:10am-11:00am Chandler, V
Evening Class   IN
PROGRESS
COMM 110 - 90080 - Public Speaking
COMM 110 Public Speaking

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 110
M 6:00pm-9:05pm McDonnell, P
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
COMM 110 - 96578 - Public Speaking - PROM
COMM 110 Public Speaking

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 110
M W F 10:10am-11:00am Chandler, V
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
COMM 110 - 97740 - Public Speaking Middle College
COMM 110 Public Speaking

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 110
M W F 10:10am-11:00am Lescure, R
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
COMM 110 - 97706 - Public Speaking PROM
COMM 110 Public Speaking

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 110
T Th 11:10am-12:25pm Hurless, J
Day Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
COMM 127 - 97672 - Argumentation and Debate
COMM 127 Argumentation and Debate

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 120
T 11:10am-12:25pm Ayotte, L
Day Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
COMM 127 - 97672 - Argumentation and Debate
COMM 127 Argumentation and Debate

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 120
TBA Ayotte, L
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
COMM 130 - 89186 - Interpersonal Comm
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 130
M W 12:10pm-1:25pm Russo, S
Online Class CLOSED COMM 130 - 97724 - Interpersonal Comm PROM
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 130
TBA Powell, D
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
COMM 130 - 96579 - Interpersonal Comm PROM
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 130
M W 12:10pm-1:25pm Russo, S
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
COMM 130 - 96896 - Interpersonal Communication
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 130
TBA Chandler, V
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
COMM 130 - 97271 - Interpersonal Communication
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 130
TBA Chandler, V
Online Class CLOSED COMM 130 - 97272 - Interpersonal Communication
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 130
TBA Powell, D
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
COMM 130 - 97820 - Interpersonal Communication
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 130
TBA Russo, S
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
COMM 130 - 89185 - Interpersonal Communication
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 130
T Th 9:35am-10:50am Chandler, V
IN
PROGRESS
COMM 130 - 93426 - Interpersonal Communication
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 130
W 6:00pm-7:30pm Powell, D
IN
PROGRESS
COMM 130 - 93426 - Interpersonal Communication
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 130
TBA Powell, D
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
COMM 140 - 96292 - Small Group Communication
COMM 140 Small Group Communication

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 140
TBA Cunningham, C
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
COMM 140 - 95397 - Small Group Communication
COMM 140 Small Group Communication

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)
C-ID: COMM 140
M W F 10:10am-11:00am Hurless, J
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
COMM 150 - 93963 - Intercultural Communication
COMM 150 Intercultural Communication

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC
C-ID: COMM 150
TBA Cunningham, C
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
COMM 150 - 93069 - Intercultural Communication
COMM 150 Intercultural Communication

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9A1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A1), UC
C-ID: COMM 150
M W F 11:10am-12:00pm Lescure, R
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
COMM 172 - 97714 - Forensics
COMM 172 Forensics

Development, preparation, and practice of competitive speaking, argumentation, research, and writing skills specializing in one or more of the following areas: oral interpretation of literature, debate, platform speaking, or limited preparation speaking. Students will be required to participate in intercollegiate speech and debate tournaments and/or community events.

Units: 1
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 8-9
  • Lab hours/semester: 24-27
  • Homework hours/semester: 16-18
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
T 3:10pm-4:00pm Ayotte, L
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
COMM 172 - 97714 - Forensics
COMM 172 Forensics

Development, preparation, and practice of competitive speaking, argumentation, research, and writing skills specializing in one or more of the following areas: oral interpretation of literature, debate, platform speaking, or limited preparation speaking. Students will be required to participate in intercollegiate speech and debate tournaments and/or community events.

Units: 1
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 8-9
  • Lab hours/semester: 24-27
  • Homework hours/semester: 16-18
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
T 4:10pm-5:00pm Ayotte, L
Day Class   OPEN COMM 172 - 97714 - Forensics
COMM 172 Forensics

Development, preparation, and practice of competitive speaking, argumentation, research, and writing skills specializing in one or more of the following areas: oral interpretation of literature, debate, platform speaking, or limited preparation speaking. Students will be required to participate in intercollegiate speech and debate tournaments and/or community events.

Units: 1
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 8-9
  • Lab hours/semester: 24-27
  • Homework hours/semester: 16-18
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
T 3:10pm-5:00pm Ayotte, L

Primary Contact

Kennya Ruiz
Kennya Ruiz (Division Assistant)
Language Arts-Language Arts Division
ruizk@smccd.edu More details »

Communication Studies Faculty

Danielle Powell
Danielle Powell (Professor)
Language Arts-Communication Studies
powelld@smccd.edu More details »
Jessica Hurless
Jessica Hurless (Associate Professor)
Language Arts-Communication Studies
hurlessj@smccd.edu More details »
Joanne Babin
Joanne Babin (Adjunct Instructor)
Language Arts-Communication Studies
babinj@smccd.eduMore details »
Michael Bishow
Michael Bishow (Adjunct Faculty)
Language Arts-Communication Studies
bishowm@smccd.eduMore details »
Cherakah Cunningham
Cherakah Cunningham (Instructor)
Language Arts-Communication Studies
cunninghamch@smccd.eduMore details »
Ryan Lescure
Ryan Lescure (Adjunct Instructor)
Language Arts-Communication Studies
lescurer@smccd.eduMore details »
Patrick McDonnell
Patrick McDonnell (Assistant Professor)
Language Arts-Communication Studies
mcdonnellp@smccd.edu
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Vincent Chandler
Vincent Chandler (Assistant Professor)
Language Arts-Communication Studies
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Lindsey Ayotte
Lindsey Ayotte (Associate Professor)
Language Arts-Communication Studies
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Sage Russo
Sage Russo (Communication Studies Instructor)
Language Arts-Communication Studies
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