SRJC Course Outlines

5/27/2022 8:07:56 AMSPCH 60 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SPCH 60Title:  COMMUNICATION SKILLS  
Full Title:  Communication Skills
Last Reviewed:4/25/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled03 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Training for effective communication and public speaking in vocational, professional and other organizational settings.  This class focuses on four areas: public speaking, interpersonal communication, communication in groups, and interviewing, with special emphasis on oral communication.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Training for effective communication and public speaking in vocational, professional and other organizational settings.  This class focuses on four areas: public speaking, interpersonal communication, communication in groups, and interviewing, with special emphasis on oral communication.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:B
Communication and Analytical Thinking
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 A1Oral CommunicationFall 1981
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon  completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.   Acquire a foundation of the basic terminology, concepts and theories of communication.
2.   Demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to issues of gender and cultural diversity and its implications for
      communication.
3.   Recognize ethical dimensions of communication.
4.   Demonstrate proficiency in preparing and delivering speeches using an outline format.
5.   Manage communication apprehension.
6.   Critique presentations and develop feedback skills.
7.   Practice listening skills.
8.   Demonstrate  interpersonal communication skills.
9.   Practice small group and/or team-building communication skills.
10. Demonstrate interviewing skills and strategies.

Topics and Scope
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Required topics:
I.     Survey of the Field of Communication
II.    Organizational Communication
       Concepts
III.   Intercultural Communication
      A. Gender communication
      B. Co-cultural variation
IV.   Public Speaking
       (individual presentations)
      A. Informative speeches
      B. Persuasive speeches
      C. Other types of speeches
V.    Interpersonal Communication
       Concepts
      A. Listening skills
      B. Verbal and nonverbal
            communication
      C.  Relational communication
VI.  Working in Groups
      A. Group member roles
      B. Conflict resolution
      C. Decision-making
      D. Leadership
      E. Problem-solving
      F. Group presentations
VII.  Interviewing
      A. Interview questions
      B. Preparation: before, during,
          after
      C. Types of interviews
      D. Conduct interview
      E. Observation of interviews
      F. Feedback strategies

Assignments:
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Assignments will include:
 
1.  2-4  Expository Speeches
2.  Self-evaluations of speeches
3.  1-2 Interview(s)
4.  1-2 Group Projects
5.  Experiential exercises
6.  Listen to, evaluate and critique in written form the oral
    presentations made by other students
7.  Midterm and final examination
 
Other assignments may include:
 
8.  Outside field work observing and
     analyzing communication settings
    and situations
9.  Oral and/or written reports on selected topics

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 25%
Response papers, Outlines, Journals
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 55%
Class performances, Presentation critiques, Field work, Interviews
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 25%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Communicating at Work. Adler, Ron. McGraw-Hill, 2004.
Communicating: A Social and Career Focus. Berko, Wolvin & Wolvin. Houghton-Mifflin, 2006.
Communicating for Results. Hamilton, Cheryl. Wadsworth,  2007.

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