SRJC Course Outlines

6/18/2021 2:32:35 PMSPCH 60 Course Outline as of Fall 1999

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SPCH 60Title:  COMMUNICATION SKILL  
Full Title:  Communication Skills
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

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: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Demonstrate proficiency in preparing and delivering speeches using
   an outline format.
2.  Acquire a foundation of the basic terminology, concepts and theories
   of communication.
3.  Develop small group communication skills.
4.  Acquire interviewing skills.
5.  Incorporate and utilize listening skills.
6.  Develop awareness of and sensitivity to issues of gender and cultural
   diversity and its implications for communication.
7.  Identify and apply theories of roles, norms and leadership in group
   situations.
8.  Recognize ethical dimensions of communication.

Topics and Scope
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( Topics may include, but are not limited to,the below listing and
 sequences may vary.)
1. Survey of the field of communication (60.1)
2. Organizational communication concepts (60.1)
3. Interpersonal communication concepts (60.1, 60.2, 60.3, 60.4)
  A. Listening skills (60.1)
  B. Verbal and non-verbal communication (60.2)
4. Interviewing (60.2)
  A. Mock interviews (60.2)
  B. Observation of interviews (60.2)
5. Working in groups (60.3, 60.4)
  A. Conflict resolution (60.4)
  B. Decision-making (60.3)
  C. Leadership (60.3)
  D. Problem-solving (60.4)
  E. Group presentations (60.3, 60.4)
6. Public speaking (individual presentations) (60.5, 60.6)
  A. Informative speeches (60.5)
  B. Persuasive speeches (60.6)

Assignments:
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Assignments include a selection of the following:
1.  Public speeches (individual presentations).
     A. Introductions
     B. Informative speech(es)
     C. Persuasive speech(es)
2.  Report on selected subjects, oral and/or written.
3.  Interview(s).
4.  Group project assignment(s).
5.  Experiential exercises.
6.  Listen, evaluate, and critique oral presentations by other students.
7.  Outside field work observing communication settings and situations.
8.  Written examinations of various types and number are given.

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
10 - 20%
Reading reports, Essay exams, OUTLINES
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
55 - 60%
Class performances, Field work
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
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 by Adler, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, c. 1992
Communicating: A Social and Career Focus by Berko, Wolvin & Wolvin,
  6th ed., Houghton-Mifflin, c. 1995
Communicating for Results by Hamilton, 4th ed., Wadsworth, c. 1993

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