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Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

Communication 100 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication Unit(s): 3  Introduction to communication skills of  listening, perception, language usage, non‑verbal communication, and conflict management, emphasizing methods of overcoming barriers to effective communication in interpersonal relationships. Recommended for students who have completed or are currently enrolled in English 101. CSU/UC

             Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.  Use theories of interpersonal communication to explain and evaluate their own behavior in interpersonal relationships.

2.  Synthesize and apply appropriate and effective conflict management strategies.

 

Communication 100H Honors Introduction to Interpersonal Communication Unit(s): 3 Class Hours: 48  Lecture total. Prerequisite: A high school or college G.P.A. of 3.0 or above. Enriched approach for honors students. Highly interactive seminar mode of instruction. Stresses the development of analytical thinking, writing and speaking skills. An introduction to communication skills of listening, perception, l language usage, non-verbal communication, and conflict management, emphasizing methods of overcoming barriers to effective communication in interpersonal relationships. Completion or concurrent enrollment in English 101 recommended. CSU/UC

             Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.  Engage in critical analysis of contradictory theories and perspectives.

2.  Reduce their level of communcation apprehension in interpersonal communication contexts.​

 

Communication 101 Group Dynamics Unit(s): 3 Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Principles and methods of Communication as applied in the small group setting. Emphasis on communication skills, processes, and  operations in the small group. Includes understanding group dynamics and cooperative problem solving. CSU/UC

 .           Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.  Identify and explain the necessary roles within groups and organizations.

2.  Identify, evaluate and suggest solutions to problems encountered in a large group communication context.

 

Communication 102 Listening Unit(s): 1.5 Class Hours: 24 Lecture total. For students wanting to assess and improve their current listening/responding capabilities. Emphasizes appropriate application of skills. CSU

             Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.  Assess and articulate appropriate listening responses for a variety of situations/contexts.

 2.  Respond confidently due to reduced communication apprehension.


Communication 110 Public Speaking Unit(s): 3 Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Teaches critical thinking skills in relation to public speaking. Emphasis on the process, principles and major facets of critical thinking with practice

through oral presentations. CSU/UC

             Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.  Research and utilize evidence so as to logically construct a speech appropriate for the occasion.

2.  Identify and control anxiety when delivering a speech.

 

Communication 111 Argumentation and Debate Unit(s): 3 Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Principles of debate techniques with emphasis on methods of logical analysis and reflective thinking. Practical application through  adaptation of material to forms of debate on current issues. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in English 101 recommended. s. CSU/UC

            Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.  Critically analyze and evaluate evidence and arguments made on various subjects in everyday life.

2.  Explain and apply appropriate analytical concepts to various audiences.

 

Communication 120 Introduction to Intercultural Communication Unit(s): 3 Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. A general view of the sociological, psychological, and communication patterns of major cultural groups. Special emphasis on the methods, skills, and techniques necessary for effective intercultural, cross-cultural, and interracial communication. Stresses the development of analytical thinking and writing skills. CSU/UC

             Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.  Recognize and analyze the various values that structure different communication styles across cultures.

2. Recognize and explain the roles one’s needs, values, beliefs, and attitudes play in their own personal communication.

 

Communication 120H Honors Introduction to Intercultural Communication Unit(s): 3 Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Prerequisite: High school or college G.P.A. of 3.0 or above Enriched for honors students. In-depth, seminar format examination of sociological, psychological, and communication patterns of major cultural groups. Methods, skills, and techniques for effective intercultural and interracial communication. Stresses analytical thinking skills. CSU/UC

            Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.  Recognize and analyze different communication styles across cultures and the various values that structure different communication styles across cultures.

2.  Recognize elements of communication apprehension that may be present during intercultural encounters and identify the skills necessary to reduce this discomfort.​

 

Communication 130 Forensics Team Unit(s): 1-2 Class Hours: 96 Laboratory total. Participate in novice  competitive intercollegiate speech, debate and theater team. Instruction and direction for the preparation, creation and performance of interpretation of literature programs, limited preparation speeches, readers’ theater, public debate, and general public address. May be repeated. CSU

            Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.  Create speeches and/or interpretive performances that are suitable for collegiate competition.

                 2.  Demonstrate an ability to be productive with others in a competitive environment.

 

Communication 131 Individual Events Unit(s): 1-2 Class Hours: 96 Laboratory total. Individual Forensics events training for intercollegiate speech competition. Instruction and direction for the preparation, creation and  performance of: interpretation of literature programs, limited preparation speeches, and general public address. May be repeated. CSU

            Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.  Create speeches and/or interpretive performances that are suitable for collegiate competition.

                 2.  Explain and apply the differences of the individual competitive events.

 

Communication 132 Team Events Unit(s): 1-2 Class Hours: 96 Laboratory total. Team Forensics events training for intercollegiate speech competition. Instruction and direction for the creation and performance of readers’ theater. Preparation for current event debates and limited preparation parliamentary debate. Student has opportunity to participate in community and civil debates. May be repeated. CSU

               Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.  Develop, organize and defend arguments for any topic in a limited amount of time.

                 2.  Demonstrate an ability to be productive with others in a competitive environment.

 

Communication 133 Voice and Diction for Effective Communication Unit(s): 3 Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.Basic speech and voice production. Anatomy and physiology related to respiration (breathing/loudness), phonation (sound/pitch) and articulation (diction/clarity). Practice in improving vocal skills for effective communication. Designed for individuals who have special demands on vocal production in their vocation.  May be repeated. CSU

            Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.  Identify and control anxiety in a variety of speaking situations/contexts.​ 

2. Identify and explain the biological and physiological characteristic of proper voice and diction         ​production.

 

Communication 134 Oral Interpretation Unit(s): 3 Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Oral performance of prose, poetry, and drama; practice in speaking, interpretation, and analysis of literature, with training in the principles of effective delivery. CSU/UC

            Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

                1.  Research and utilize literature specific to their chosen theme.

2.  Explain and utilize the basic elements of a story arc in the creation of a script for public performance. 

 

Communication 135 Readers Theatre Unit(s): 3 Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Research, construct, rehearse, and perform interpretation of literature in an ensemble setting. Learn basic elements of choral reading, singing, and movement. May be repeated. CSU/UC

            Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Create a script for performance in accordance with the basic standards of reader’s theater.

2.  Articulate the basic elements of direction in the creation of a reader’s theater for public performance.

 

Communication 225 Gender Communication Unit(s): 3 Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Prerequisite: Communication course numbered 100 or higher. Practical application, techniques, and in-depth analysis of male and female communication regarding language usage, biological and social influences, mass media, marriage, organizations, same sex/cross-sex friendships, and education. CSU/UC

            Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.  Explain a variety of practical communication skills appropriate for successful cross-gendered/cross-sexed communication to maintain healthy relationships

2.  Reduce their level of communication apprehension when discussing gender issues​.

 

Communication 225H Honors Gender Communication Unit(s): 3 Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Prerequisite: A high school or college GPA of 3.0 or above and a communication course numbered 100 or higher. Enriched approach in application, techniques and in-depth analysis of male and female communication regarding language usage, biological and social influences, mass media, marriage, organizations, same-sex/cross-sex friendships and education. Students will be required to do individual/group professor-guided research. CSU/UC

            Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Explain a variety of practical communication skills appropriate for successful cross-gendered/cross-sexed communication to maintain healthy relationships.

2. Reduce their level of communication apprehension when discussing gender issues.​

 

Communication 230 Forensics Team Unit(s): 1- 2 Class Hours: 96 Laboratory total. Prerequisite: Communication 130. Participate in the competitive intercollegiate speech, debate and theater team. Instruction and direction for the junior competition of: interpretation of literature programs, limited preparation speeches, readers’ theater, public debate, and general public address. May be repeated. CSU

            Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.  Assist in the creation and coaching of speeches and/or interpretive performances that are suitable for collegiate competition. 

2.  Demonstrate an ability to be productive with others in a competitive environment at a more advanced level.

 

Communication 231 Individual Events Unit(s): 1-2 Class Hours: 96 Laboratory total. Prerequisite:  Communication 130. Individual Forensics event training for Junior level intercollegiate speech competition. Instruction and direction for the preparation, creation and performance of: interpretation of literature programs, limited preparation speeches, and general public address. May be repeated. CSU

             Student Learning Outcome (s) 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:​

                 1.  Create speeches and/or interpretive performances that are suitable for collegiate competition at a more

                advanced level. 

2.  Assist in the development and maintenance of the tools necessary to compete in the 11 individual competitive events. 

 

 Communication 232 Team Events Unit(s): 1-2 Class Hours: 96 Laboratory total. Prerequisite: Communication 130. Team Forensics events training for Junior intercollegiate speech competition. Instruction and direction for the creation and performance of readers’ theater. Preparation for current event debates and limited preparation parliamentary debate. Participate in community performance and civic debates. May be repeated. CSU

             Student Learning Outcome (s)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:​​

1.  Teach and use the vocabulary and theory for a variety of competitive debate styles.

                 2.  Demonstrate an understanding of public relations and the need for face management.

 

All Course Descriptions come from the 2009/2010 SCC Course Catalogue