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Communication Studies

Good communication skills pave the way to success in every aspect of your life - personal, professional, parental, cultural.

What you can gain from communication courses

  • Speak in public with confidence
  • Work productively in teams
  • Appreciate differing points of view
  • Manage conflict effectively
  • Increase cultural awareness

Classes

Course Name Credits Description
COMM 111 Public Speaking 4

Introduces speechmaking based on a traditional public speaking approach. Aids students in developing theoretical understanding and practical application of oral communication skills. Includes techniques for controlling speech anxiety, how to organize information to present to a variety of audiences, and physical and vocal delivery skills. Prerequisites: WR 121; and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

COMM 130 Business & Professional Speech Communication 4

Focuses on communication as it relates to business and professional settings. Explores the climates, settings, philosophies, and practices of organizational communication, including effective business presentations. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

COMM 140 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 4

Explores the impact of different cultures on communication. Includes interactive relationship forms as the basis for global understanding in the classroom, business or travel. Focuses on processing messages with changing political, economic and immigration patterns through individual cultural perceptions. Understand and communicate with people who are "different." Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

COMM 214 Interpersonal Communication: Process & Theory 4

Introduces interpersonal communication in different contexts; focuses on message exchange in person-to-person interactions, emphasizing theoretical principles and their application. Emphasizes the development of various communication skills in interpersonal contexts. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

COMM 215 Small Group Communication: Process and Theory 4

Addresses problemsolving aspects of small group activities. Includes process and task, leadership, verbal and non-verbal messages in the small group, norms and roles, conflict reduction, and decision making. Focuses on theory and practice. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

COMM 228 Mass Communication and Society 4

Explores the symbiotic relationship of the mass media and society from a rhetorical perspective. Examines the technological advancements in mass communications and their subsequent effect on public discourse and the individual in society. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
 

COMM 237 Gender and Communication 4

Examines similarities and differences in male and female communication styles and patterns. Attention given to implications of gender as social construct upon perception, values, stereotypes, language, nonverbal communication, power and conflict in human relationships. Discusses influence of mass communication upon shaping and constructing gender roles. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Faculty and Staff

Namesort icon Title Email Phone
Diane Uto Communications Instructor duto@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Bunni Austin Bunni Austin Speech Instructor baustin@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031