Communication (COM)

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.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (CCD.edu/CollegeReady)

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 (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 (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 (CCD.edu/CollegeReady)

COM 130 | Communication and Popular Culture: GT-AH1

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces four key theoretical models for examining popular culture: Narrative Theory, Rhetorical Theory, Gender Theory, and Critical Race Theory. Emphasis is on popular American media texts, including books, comics/graphic novels, films, music, and television. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (CCD.edu/CollegeReady)

COM 175 | Special Topics

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

Note: Special topics courses range from 0-12 credits and vary in learning type. Please see your program chair for more information about your options.

COM 176 | Special Topics

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

Note: Special topics courses range from 0-12 credits and vary in learning type. Please see your program chair for more information about your options.

COM 215 | Gender Communication

Lecture Credit: 3

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 (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 (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 (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 (CCD.edu/CollegeReady)

COM 226 | Oral Interpretation

Lecture Credit: 3

Exposes the student to the artistic, interpretive, and communicative potential to be found in the reading and performance of great literature and rhetoric such as is found in prose, poetry, drama.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (CCD.edu/CollegeReady)

COM 275 | Special Topics

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

Note: Special topics courses range from 0-12 credits and vary in learning type. Please see your program chair for more information about your options.

COM 280 | Internship

Internship Credit: 0-12

This course provides students with the opportunity to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to their educational program. Students work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENG 121 AND Grade of C of better in COM 115, 125, or 220 AND Instructor Permission

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