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COM 113 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication

(3 units) CO6
Principles and theories of speech communication. Participation in public speaking and interpersonal communication activities.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. distinguish communication studies from other social science disciplines (such as psychology or sociology) by emphasizing principle methods of inquiry, guiding theoretical perspectives, and library resources for communication studies.
2. identify the fundamental principles and theories of human communication including the transaction model of communication, verbal and nonverbal communication, perception, listening, and the self in communication.
3. identify basic public speaking principles including audience analysis, rhetorical devices, persuasive appeals and features of argument.
4. identify and apply relational dynamics theory and concepts including those related to interpersonal communication, gender communication, intercultural communication, and organizational communication.
5. identify and demonstrate effective group communication skills including leadership, problem-solving, decision-making, and conflict management.
6. identify contexts of public advocacy and civic engagement including political communication and leadership.


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