Academic Catalogs

Communication Studies (CMST)

CMST A1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Interpersonal Communication  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

Teaches effective communication skills through the study of self-concept, listening, perception, language usage, persuasion, and nonverbal communication. Emphasis is on developing and applying good communications skills and overcoming the barriers to effective communication. Writing and speaking skills are emphasized and evaluated. This course may also be offered online. C-ID: COMM 130.

CMST A1053 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Intrapersonal Communication  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Designed to teach students effective communication processes with and about oneself. Emphasis is on developing a greater self-awareness and self-esteem by studying cognitive science, whole brain learning, language and symbolic processing, perception, and nonverbal communication skills. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

CMST A1093 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Social Media Strategies  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Students will gain the knowledge and skills to effectively meet the growing need for Social Media technology within organizations. Students will learn the basics of content creation; determine which platform best meets the needs of organizations and their targeted audiences; and, learn how to measure social media success. Students will analyze, think critically, discuss, research, and develop social media technology while understanding while understanding ethics and etiquette.

CMST A1103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Public Speaking  
Advisory: CMST A110 or CMST A220.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Designed to teach students how to overcome stage fright and to develop organizational, research, and delivery skills. Students will learn to outline, write, and deliver various types of speeches. An emphasis is placed on speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills. C-ID: COMM 110.

CMST A1203 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Reader's Theater and Oral Interpretation  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Explores the oldest performance tradition, storytelling, and focuses on the principles and methods of effective oral interpretation. Through analysis of poetry, plays and stories, in both individual and group performance, the student will learn to edit and construct a script, and to perform successfully.

CMST A1501-4 Units (9-36 lecture hours; 27-108 lab hours)  
Forensics Workshop  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Competitive forensics. May be taken for 1, 2, 3 or 4 units depending on the number of hours and the number of events in which the student participates. This course may be taken four times. C-ID: COMM 160B.

CMST A1553 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Intercultural Communications  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

The study, practice, and application of communication theories as they relate to different cultural, subcultural, ethnic, and racial groups. Emphasis on interpersonal effectiveness, including skills in nonverbal processing, assessment of different cultural interactional patterns, and the reduction of racism and ethnocentrism. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: COMM 150.

CMST A1653 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Men, Women, and Communication  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Major issues will be addressed regarding communication behaviors and communication conflicts between men and women of all gender orientations. Study will focus on problem analysis specific to gender self-awareness, gender conflict and how gender is communicated and constructed in our daily lives. Same as Gender Studies A165. Students completing Communication Studies A165 may not receive credit for Gender Studies A165.

CMST A1703 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Nonverbal Communication  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

The analysis and application of nonverbal cues and their effect on interpersonal and intercultural communication. Emphasis is on developing effective communication skills as they relate to physical appearance and dress, body movement, face and eye communication, vocal cues which accompany spoken words, and the use of environment and space. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

CMST A1803 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Mass Communications  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

A survey of major mass mediums and their influence on the artistic and cultural expression of contemporary society. Appreciate the aesthetics of and evaluate radio, television, film, print media, and Internet. Advertising, PR, media law and ethics are covered. Students learn analytical skills to help become critical consumers/developers of media. C-ID: JOUR 100.

CMST A1853 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Public Relations  
Advisory: ENGL A100.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Introduction to the basic principles, components, and techniques of effective public relations. Topics include publicity and promotion, advertising, media and community relations, and approaches to problem solving. Same as BUS A185. Students completing CMST A185 may not receive credit for BUS A185.

CMST A2203 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Essentials of Argumentation  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Theory and practice of argumentation and persuasion with emphasis on critical thinking skills as they apply in listening, speaking, and writing. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: COMM 120.

CMST A2362 Units (120 other hours)  
Directed Practice for Social Media Strategist  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

A supervised internship classroom-based learning and experience in a work setting where social media is an essential component of the overall organizational strategy. This 120-hour unpaid, or 150-hour paid work experience course is designed to assist students to acquire the knowledge and skills to analyze, create, implement, and evaluate social media technology. At least 4 courses within the Social Media Strategist career program must be taken prior to enrolling in this course.

CMST A2403 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Media Literacy  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

An introduction to the critical consumption of media. Focuses on ability to access, analyze, and evaluate media messages. Develop tools to evaluate credibility, truth and accuracy through critical examination of news, opinion, advertising, PR, entertainment, and social media. Explore political/economic/social contexts of media production and consumption. May be offered online.