SRJC Course Outlines

12/6/2023 7:48:47 PMCOMM 4 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COMM 4Title:  SURVEY OF COMMUNICATION  
Full Title:  Survey of Communication
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:  COMM 60

Catalog Description:
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In this class, students will focus on four areas: public speaking, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, and communication in groups with special emphasis on career-focused skills.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR EMLS 100 (formerly ESL 100) or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:

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

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR EMLS 100 (formerly ESL 100) or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
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:
 1COral CommunicationFall 2023
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2023Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: COMM 115 Survey of Human Communication SRJC Equivalent Course(s): COMM4

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

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. Demonstrate effective listening and interpersonal skills for various communication contexts.
4. Use skills and strategies to work effectively in small groups.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should 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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I. Foundational Concepts and Theories of Communication
    A. Characteristics
    B. Process
    C. Ethics
    D. Competence
    E. Communication 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

Assignments:
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Assignments will include:
1. Individual presentations (2-4)
    A. Informative
    B. Persuasive
2. Writing components assignments, which may include:
    A. Speech outlines
    B. Self evaluations
    C. Journals (1,000-1,500 words)
3. Group projects (1-2)
4. Experiential exercises such as small group activities
5. Listen to, evaluate, and critique in written response papers 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, writing component assignments, oral/written reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 10%
Outside field work observing and analyzing communication settings and situations
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 45%
Class presentations, critiques, field work, group projects, experiential exercises, interviews
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 25%
Exams
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 6. 6th ed. Verderber, Rudolph and Verderber, Kathleen and Sellnow, Deanna. Cengage. 2021
 
Communicating for Results: A Guide for Business and the Professions. 11th ed. Hamilton, Cheryl. Cengage. 2018
 
Communication in Our Lives, 8th ed. Wood, Julia. Cengage. 2018
 
Communication: Principles for a Lifetime, 7th Ed. Beebe, Steven, Beebe, Susan and Ivy, Diana: Pearson. 2020

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