Lower Division

Lower Division

COMM 2000 - Public Speaking
(3 Units) Oral communication theory and practice in terms of the process, speaker, message, and audience. Emphasis on ethics, reasoning, evidence, listening, and criticism. Classroom activities include preparation, presentation, and criticism of speeches. Satisfies G.E. Area A1. (CAN SPCH 4) (Fall, Spring)

COMM 2005 - Honors Communication Seminar
(3 Units) Oral communication theory and practice in terms of the process, speaker, message, and audience. Emphasis on ethics, reasoning, evidence, listening, and criticism. Classroom activities include preparation, presentation, and criticism of speeches. Open only to students in the University Honors Program. Satisfies G.E. Area A1. (Spring)

COMM 2011 - Introduction to Communication Studies
(3 Units) Introduction to the field of human communication as developed in contemporary theory and research. Recurrent variables in verbal and non-verbal interaction are traced through the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and multi-personal systems. Open only to freshmen and sophomores. Satisfies G.E. Area D2. (Fall)

COMM 2110 - Group Discussion Processes
(3 Units) The development of basic skills in small group communication. Study of and practice in discussion methodology, types of discussion groups, information gathering, problem solving, decision-making, and leadership roles. Satisfies G.E. Area A1. (CAN SPCH 10) (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring)

COMM 2200 - Introduction to Mass Media
(3 Units) Provides an overview of historical, theoretical, economic, and societal perspectives on the mass media. Topics of special interest will include violence, pornography, advertising, learning, and politics as related to the media. Satisfies G.E. area D2. (CAN JOUR 4) (Spring)

COMM 2300 - Argumentation and Critical Thinking
(3 Units) Introduction to argumentation, emphasizing critical thinking and reasoning. The process of constructing and evaluating sound arguments based on reasoning, evidence, and strategy. Analysis of legal, political, commercial, and academic argumentation and persuasion in oral and written forms of argumentation. Satisfies G.E. Area A3. Prerequisites: Completion of A1 and A2 G.E. requirements. (Spring)

COMM 2911 - Communication Projects
(2 Units) Project course for involvement of the student in a variety of speech and/or instructional related activities. Options include such projects as campus speech activities, broadcasting, and participation in community projects. May be repeated for a total of 8 units. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. (Fall, Winter, Spring)

COMM 2950 - Selected Topics in Speech
(1-5 Units) Development of a selected branch of speech communication. (Topics to be specified in Class Schedule) Topics may vary each term. Different topics may be taken for credit. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.