SRJC Course Outlines

6/24/2024 7:07:48 AMCOMM 60 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  COMM 60Title:  COMMUNICATION SKILLS  
Full Title:  Communication Skills
Last Reviewed:5/13/2024

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:  SPCH 60

Catalog Description:
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This class focuses on four areas: public speaking, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, and communication in groups with special emphasis on career-focused communication.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This class focuses on four areas: public speaking, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, and communication in groups with special emphasis on career-focused communication.
(Grade or P/NP)

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


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Communication and Analytical Thinking
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 A1Oral CommunicationFall 1981
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 1COral CommunicationFall 2023
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2023Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: COMM 115 Survey of Human Communication SRJC Equivalent Course(s): COMM4

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Conceive, research, organize and prepare coherent oral presentations incorporating qualified
    sources and effective verbal and nonverbal delivery.
2.  Express and identify concepts of intercultural communication.
3.  Develop effective listening and interpersonal skills for various communication contexts.
4.  Develop skills and strategies to work effectively in small groups.

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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 presentations using an outline format.
5. Manage communication apprehension.
6. Critique presentations and develop feedback skills.
7. Demonstrate listening skills.
8. Demonstrate  interpersonal communication skills.
9. Demonstrate small group and/or team-building communication skills.

Topics and Scope
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Required topics:
I. Foundations of Communication
    A. Characteristics
    B. Process
    C. Ethics
    D. Competence
    E. Communicationn Apprehension
II. Intercultural Communication
    A. Gender communication
    B. Co-cultural variation
    C. Perception of cultural identity
III. Presentational Communication
    A. Informative speaking
    B. Persuasive speaking
    C. Interviewing
    D. Other occasions for speeches
IV. Interpersonal Communication Concepts
    A. Listening skills
    B. Verbal and nonverbal communication
    C. Relational communication
    D. Self-perception/identity
V. Working in Groups
    A. Group member roles
    B. Conflict resolution
    C. Decision-making
    D. Leadership
    E. Problem-solving
    F. Group presentations
    G. Organizational Communication

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Assignments will include:
1. Individual Presentations (2 - 4)
    A. Informative
    B. Persuasive
2. Writing components which may include speech outlines and self evlautions
    (1000 to 1500 words)
3. Group Projects (1 - 2)
4. Experiential exercises
5. Listen to, evaluate and critique in written form the oral presentations made by other students
6. Exams (2 - 20)
Other assignments may include:
7. Interviews
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%
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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COMM 3. 3rd ed. Verderber, Rudolph and Verderber, Kathleen and Sellnow, Deanna. Cengage. 2015
Human Communication in Society. 4th ed.  Alberts, Jess and Nakayama, Thomas and Martin, Judith. Pearson. 2015
Communication in Our Lives. 7th ed. Wood, Julia. Cengage. 2014
Communicating for Results: A Guide for Business and the Professions. 10th ed. Hamilton, Cheryl. Cengage. 2013

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