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Communication Studies Minor

Lower Division Requirements

COM113 Oral Communications

COM113 Oral Communications

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 COM113-I I Murray, Donald R. 09/08/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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Fall 2015 COM113-K K Sanicola, Angela Marie 09/08/2015 Monday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
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Fall 2015 COM113-F F Murray, Donald R. 09/08/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
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Fall 2015 COM113-Q Q Marse, Michael 09/08/2015 Monday 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM TBA
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Fall 2015 COM113-O O Vennemann, Darlene Sue 09/08/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
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Fall 2015 COM113-J J White, Debra 09/08/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
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Fall 2015 COM113-A A Pate, John R. 09/08/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
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Fall 2015 COM113-B B Murray, Donald R. 09/08/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
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Fall 2015 COM113-C C Boes, Cynthia D. 09/08/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex
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Fall 2015 COM113-D D White, Debra 09/08/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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Fall 2015 COM113-E E Vennemann, Darlene Sue 09/08/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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Fall 2015 COM113-G G Marse, Michael 09/08/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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Fall 2015 COM113-H H Marse, Michael 09/08/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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Fall 2015 COM113-L L Vennemann, Darlene Sue 09/08/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
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Fall 2015 COM113-M M Boes, Cynthia D. 09/08/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
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Fall 2015 COM113-N N Boes, Cynthia D. 09/08/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
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Fall 2015 COM113-P P Boes, Cynthia D. 09/08/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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Spring 2016 COM113-A A Pate, John R. 01/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
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Spring 2016 COM113-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2016 COM113-C C STAFF, STAFF 01/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
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Spring 2016 COM113-D D Boes, Cynthia D. 01/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2016 COM113-E E STAFF, STAFF 01/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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Spring 2016 COM113-F F STAFF, STAFF 01/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
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Spring 2016 COM113-G G Boes, Cynthia D. 01/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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Spring 2016 COM113-H H Marse, Michael 01/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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Spring 2016 COM113-I I STAFF, STAFF 01/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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Spring 2016 COM113-J J STAFF, STAFF 01/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM TBA
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Spring 2016 COM113-K K STAFF, STAFF 01/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
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Spring 2016 COM113-L L Marse, Michael 01/06/2016 Monday 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM TBA
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Spring 2016 COM113-M M STAFF, STAFF 01/06/2016 Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
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COM210 Forensic Workshop

COM210 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; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 COM210-A A Marse, Michael 01/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Yeager Center
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Upper Division Requirements

Fifteen (15) units from the following:

COM300 Public Relations

COM300 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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 COM300-A A Romo, Sandra Jean 09/08/2015 Monday, Wednesday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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Fall 2015 COM300-B B Romo, Sandra Jean 09/08/2015 Monday, Wednesday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex
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Spring 2016 COM300-A A Romo, Sandra Jean 01/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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Spring 2016 COM300-B B Romo, Sandra Jean 01/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
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COM306 Small Group Communication

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 COM306-A A Boes, Cynthia D. 09/08/2015 Monday, Wednesday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
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COM308 Interpersonal Communications

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 COM308-A A Boes, Cynthia D. 01/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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COM310 Forensic Workshop

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 COM310-A A Marse, Michael 09/08/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Yeager Center
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COM333 Oral Interpret/Reader's Theater

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 COM333-A A Pate, John R. 09/08/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
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Fall 2015 COM333-B B Pate, John R. 09/08/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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Spring 2016 COM333-A A Pate, John R. 01/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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COM340 Rhetoric and Persuasion

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 COM340-A A Marse, Michael 01/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
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COM400 Spec Topic Communication Studies

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 COM400-A A Boes, Cynthia D. 09/08/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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Spring 2016 COM400-A A Marse, Michael 01/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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COM401 Argumentation & Debate

COM401 Argumentation & 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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 COM401-A A Marse, Michael 09/08/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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COM403 Communication Theory

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 COM403-A A Marse, Michael 09/08/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
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COM405 Rhetorical Criticism

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 COM405-A A Boes, Cynthia D. 01/06/2016 Tuesday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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COM410 Forensic Workshop

COM410 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; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 COM410-A A Marse, Michael 01/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Yeager Center
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COM425 Organizational Communication

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 COM425-A A Pate, John R. 01/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
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COM450 Internship in Communication Arts

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)

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