Communication Studies Minor

Lower Division Requirements

COM110 Forensic Workshop

A participation class in forensics. Students compete in intercollegiate events. Majors may take a maximum of eight (8) units as part of the Communications Program. Communications minors may take a maximum of four (4) units. Students should consult their advisor in the Communication Arts Department to determine how many units per semester are allowed since the program is offered on a continuing basis. (1-3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

COM110-A
Marse, Michael
09/03/2019 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Mission Hall 124

COM113 Oral Communication

This course is designed to introduce the process of public communication and to help develop and refine the skills of oral communication. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

COM113-U
De La O, Fernanda Arlene
09/03/2019 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 252
COM113-V
De La O, Fernanda Arlene
09/03/2019 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
COM113-S
Sanicola, Angela Marie
09/03/2019 Th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex 052
COM113-T
Vennemann, Darlene Sue
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B221
COM113-G
Brodie, Victoria K
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
COM113-P
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 253
COM113-N
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 190
COM113-L
Vennemann, Darlene Sue
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 052
COM113-O
Brodie, Victoria K
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus L244
COM113-R
De La O, Fernanda Arlene
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
COM113-E
Vennemann, Darlene Sue
09/03/2019 MWF 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM James Complex 190
COM113-Q
Marse, Michael
09/03/2019 M 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM James Complex 052
COM113-M
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/03/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 190
COM113-K
White, Debra
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 103
COM113-F
Murray, Donald R.
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 052
COM113-C
Marse, Michael
09/03/2019 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Mission Hall 124
COM113-D
Pearson, MaryAnn
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 166
COM113-A
Pate, John R.
09/03/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B222
COM113-B
Murray, Donald R.
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 052
COM113-H
White, Debra
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B110
COM113-I
Murray, Donald R.
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex 052
COM113-J
White, Debra
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B218

Upper Division Requirements

Complete 15 units from the following:

COM306 Small Group Communication

This course examines the dynamics in communication within small groups. Students will learn effective critical thinking and problem solving skills for use when working in small groups. (3 units; Fall)

COM306-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/03/2019 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex ONLN

COM308 Interpersonal Communications

This class examines the dynamics of the two-person communication process. Students will study the development of self-concept, self-disclosure, perception, listening, and feedback as they affect the communication process. Non-verbal communication, attitudes, beliefs, and values will also be explored. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

COM308-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 190

COM310 Forensic Workshop

A participation class in forensics. Students compete in intercollegiate events. Majors may take a maximum of eight (8) units as part of the Communications Program. Communications minors may take a maximum of four (4) units. Students should consult their advisor in the Communication Arts Department to determine how many units per semester are allowed since the program is offered on a continuing basis. Prerequisite: COM 110 or 210. (1-3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

COM310-A
Marse, Michael
09/03/2019 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Mission Hall 124

COM333 Oral Interpret/Reader's Theater

Analysis and oral presentation of literature in a way that is vivid, compelling, and dramatic. This class will help the student to perfect skills in dramatic reading, reading of scripture, and finding and preparing literature for oral presentation. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

COM333-B
Pate, John R.
09/03/2019 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
COM333-A
Pate, John R.
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B222

COM340 Rhetoric and Persuasion

This course is designed to develop advanced analysis of communication artifacts using theories of rhetoric and persuasion. The course discusses and makes use of rhetorical theorists from classical and contemporary traditions through the lens of compliance gaining. A focus will be on understanding human persuasion in everyday life, as well as in scholarly perspective. (3 units; Spring)

COM400 Spec Topic Communication Studies

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of communication arts. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

COM401 Argumentation and Debate

A study of the principles and models of argumentation and debate, the basic theories, strategies, and processes by which a student may present an effective argument, as well as their application to business and interpersonal communication as well as ministry. The course provides practical experience in forming arguments, defending a position, using evidence to build a case, refutation, and analysis of arguments. Special emphasis given to the principles of Parliamentary Debate. May be repeated for a total of eight (8) units. Only three (3) units may be applied to the major. (1-3 units; Fall)

COM401-A
Marse, Michael
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B218

COM403 Communication Theory

This course is designed to introduce theories in the academic field of communication studies. The focus of the course will be on recognizing human communication theories in everyday life, and being able to critically examine situations in multiple cultural contexts based on those theories. Connections will be made between these theories and the prominent theories of related fields. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall)

COM403-A
Marse, Michael
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mission Hall 124

COM405 Rhetorical Criticism

This course is designed to develop advanced analysis of communication artifacts using rhetorical theory. The course discusses and makes use of rhetorical theorists from classical and contemporary traditions to better understand cultural artifacts from various contexts. Application to various non-communication related fields will be explored. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

COM425 Organizational Communication

Examination of the nature and process of communication in modern organizations, including theories, change strategies, internal personnel relations, and conflict management, as they relate to organizational cultures. (3 units; Interdiciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

COM450 Internship in Communication Arts

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of communication studies acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of communication studies as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

PRL300 Public Relations

Principles, history and professional practice of public relations and the writing and production of materials for special events, newsletters, and brochures. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

PRL300-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 052