Communication (COM)

COM 102 | Collegiate Communication

Lecture Credit: 1

Promotes student success at the community college level and beyond by exploring effective communication, self-concept, self-esteem, self-perception, attitude, and goal setting. This course also examines personal, health, and finance management. This course includes communication skills for leadership and community development, diversity awareness, and achieving successful academic performance and overcoming adversity.

COM 105 | Career Communication

Lecture Credit: 3

Develops skills needed in obtaining and keeping a job. Includes job searching, applications, resumes, interviews, and the dynamics of customer, peer, and managerial relationships. Emphasizes speaking, writing, listening, critical reading skills, and vocabulary development essential to the employment world.

COM 115 | Public Speaking

Lecture Credit: 3

Combines the basic theories of communication with public speech performance skills. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, audience analysis, and delivery.

Prerequisite: Recommended: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

COM 125 | Interpersonal Communication

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines the communication involved in interpersonal relationships occurring in family, social, and career situations. Relevant concepts include self-concept, perception, listening, nonverbal communication, and conflict.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

COM 126 | Communication in Healthcare

Lecture Credit: 3

Familiarizes the student with interactive concerns in settings related to patient-client care. Course includes discussions of diverse cultures, client interaction and family/caregiver issues. The student will also address the concerns of attitude, office politics, teamwork, self-initiative and conflict management as specifically experienced in the patient as client setting.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

COM 175 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 0-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

COM 176 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 0-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

COM 215 | Gender Communication

Examines contemporary theories and research in gendered communication. The course will involve reading and discussion in areas of gender differences in self-perception, social and media images of men and women, language usage and nonverbal behavior differences among genders. Relevant concepts include verbal communication, nonverbal communication, context, language, perception, and conflict.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

COM 216 | Advanced Public Speaking

Lecture Credit: 3

Emphasizes the continued study of rhetorical theory and analysis as it relates to public speaking.

Prerequisite: COM 115 with a grade of C or better

COM 217 | Group Communication

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines group communication theories with an emphasis on leadership and group behaviors. The course provides opportunities for group participation.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

COM 220 | Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Explores the link between culture and communication and will develop and/or enhance communication skills and the abilities appropriate to a multicultural society. Emphasis will be on understanding diversity within and across cultures. Relevant concepts include perception, worldview, context, ethics, language, and nonverbal communication. This course is a part of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

COM 225 | Organizational Communication

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on the role of communication theory and skills as they apply to business and organizational settings. Topics include organizational and leadership models, effective communication skills with peers, superiors, and subordinates, environmental factors impacting communication, and interviewing skills.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

COM 275 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 0-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

COM 285 | Independent Study

Independent Study Credit: 0-12

Meets the individual needs of students. Students engage in intensive study or research under the direction of a qualified instructor.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission