Academic Catalogs

Communication Studies (CMST)

CMST C1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Interpersonal Communication  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Formerly SPCH C100. Language use and effective interpersonal communication, both verbal and non-verbal. Recommended for students wanting to understand and improve their communication skills in interpersonal relationships. Content areas include conversation, listening, perception, non-verbal communication, language, self-concept, and self-disclosure. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: COMM 130.

CMST C1013 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Fundamentals of Human Communication  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly SPCH C101. This course is an introduction to the fundamentals and principles which underlie effective speech communication. Practical experience, emphasizing content, organization and delivery, will be required in at least three speaking situations, specifically including persuasive and informative speaking. Particular emphasis will be on Milton Rokeach's value theory (1968) as an explanation for the relationship between self-concept and behavior. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

CMST C1103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Public Speaking  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly SPCH C110. Principles of public speaking, including planning, preparing, and delivering an effective oral presentation. Consideration of and practice in problem solving, information, persuasion, and communication techniques. Emphasis on developing self-confidence and skill in communicating to and with groups. Letter Grade only. C-ID: COMM 110.

CMST C1403 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Small Group Communication  
Advisory: ENGL C100.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Introduction to study, practice, and application of communication principles and theory in small group contexts. Analysis of small group concepts and processes with focus on group norms, leadership, cooperative problem solving, decision making, and conflict management. Letter Grade only. C-ID: COMM 140.

CMST C1503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Intercultural Communication  
Advisory: ENGL C100 and CMST C100 or C110.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course is an introduction to the study, practice, and application of communication concepts and theory in intercultural contexts. Analysis of cultural influence and interactional patterns to explain, predict, and improve communication behavior within and across cultural groups. With emphasis of examination of various communication patterns across cultures to increase interpersonal and intercultural effectiveness and to decrease ethnocentric and prejudicial beliefs and discriminative behavior. Letter Grade only. C-ID: COMM 150.

CMST C2003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Public Communication  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Formerly SPCH C200. This course focuses on the preparation, presentation, and delivery of informative and persuasive public speeches. Particular emphasis is on organizing and outlining, reasoning and arguing, and analyzing audiences and adapting to different audiences. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

CMST C2203 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Essentials of Argumentation  
Advisory: ENGL C100.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Essentials of Argumentation is the study of theory, practice, and criticism of argumentation, focusing on principles of effective argumentation, including the use of inductive and deductive logic, propositions, reasoning, evidence, and refutation. Students analyze, construct, and present written and oral arguments. The emphasis of the course is on critical thinking skills necessary for personal, professional, and academic success. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: COMM 120.