Communication (COMM)

Credit Courses

COMM 100 Oral Communication For ESL Students (3 Units)

Course Advisories: ESL Level 4 (ESL 122 or 123 or 124).

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Introductory Communication course for students completing ESL Level V. Study and development of communication skills necessary for success in non-ESL courses. Includes dyadic communication and public speaking activities. Students participate in activities to reinforce learning of these skills.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

COMM 101 Introduction to Communication (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Introduction to the field of communication, with emphasis on the history of communication study, theories of communication, communication contexts, and issues in communication studies. Also serves as an introduction to the strands of communication studies, including interpersonal, group, rhetoric, intercultural, organizational and mass communication.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area B

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area D7, IGETC Area 4G, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: COMM 180.

COMM 121 Interpersonal Communication (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Introduction to principles of effective communication in interpersonal relationships, with a focus on verbal and nonverbal channels, person perception, conflict resolution, listening, and communication barriers. Study includes social science research and presentational speaking.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area D2, SBCCGE Area E4

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area A1, IGETC Area 1C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: COMM 121, 121H and 122 combined: maximum credit, one course.

C-ID: COMM 130.

COMM 121H Interpersonal Communication, Honors (3 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to Program.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Introduction to principles of effective communication in interpersonal relationships, with a focus on verbal and nonverbal channels, person perception, conflict resolution, listening, and communication barriers. Study includes social science research and presentational speaking. In-depth exploration of selected concepts of COMM 121.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area D2, SBCCGE Area E4

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area A1, IGETC Area 1C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: COMM 121, 121H and 122 combined: maximum credit, one course.

C-ID: COMM 130.

COMM 122 Mediated Interpersonal Communication (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Introduction to the principles of interpersonal communication with an emphasis on self-analysis, interpersonal relationship dynamics, research and effective oral presentation.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area D2, SBCCGE Area E4

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area A1, IGETC Area 1C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: COMM 121, 121H and 122 combined: maximum credit, one course.

COMM 131 Fundamentals Of Public Speaking (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Instruction in public speaking, stressing audience analysis, organization and support of ideas. Students prepare and deliver speeches on topics of current concern. Video-taped replays and instructor evaluation provide feedback on performance.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area D2, SBCCGE Area E4

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area A1, IGETC Area 1C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: COMM 131 and 113H combined: maximum credit, one course.

C-ID: COMM 110.

COMM 131H Fundamentals Of Public Speaking, Honors (3 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: Honors course.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Instruction in public speaking, stressing audience analysis, organization and support of ideas. Students prepare and deliver speeches on topics of current concern. Video-taped replays and instructor evaluation provide feedback on performance.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area D2, SBCCGE Area E4

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area A1, IGETC Area 1C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: COMM 131 and 113H combined: maximum credit, one course.

C-ID: COMM 110.

COMM 141 Small Group Communication (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Introduction to communication skills in task-oriented small groups. Includes experiential focus on planning and implementation of small group projects, decision-making and problem-solving methods, along with task and social dimensions of effective group process.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area D2, SBCCGE Area E4

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area A1, IGETC Area 1C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: COMM 140.

COMM 142 Leadership in a Global Society (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

This course explores leadership and management styles needed to effectively lead in a global society. Students explore leadership theories and principles and apply them to real world problems across a variety of contexts to better understand effective leadership in today's world. Examines strategies that enable leaders to make effective change in business, government, nonprofits, education, and community based organizations.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

COMM 151 Intercultural Communication (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Provides an introduction to communication between people from different cultures. Focuses on the application of theory and research to intercultural communication. The topics and activities are designed to develop communication skills that improve competence in intercultural situations.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area B, SBCCGE Area E5

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area D3, IGETC Area 4C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: COMM 150.

COMM 161 Communication in Organizations (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

This course examines communication in various organizational situations, focusing on the use of effective communication strategies for achieving organizational and individual goals. Emphasis is placed on identifying and amending ineffective communication within organizations.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area D2, SBCCGE Area E4

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area A1, CSU Transferable

COMM 162 Mediated Communication in Organizations (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Examines communication in various organizational situations, focusing on the use of effective communication strategies for achieving organizational and individual goals. Emphasis placed on identifying and amending ineffective communication within organizations based on organizational communication theory.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area D2, SBCCGE Area E4

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area A1, CSU Transferable

COMM 171 Mass Media And Society (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Exploration of the history, effects and role of the mass media in the U.S. Major forms of mass communication are studied. Study focuses on critical analysis of media messages, effects of media on the individual and society, and theories of communication. Students move beyond being "consumers" of media to "analysts" of media.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area B

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area D7, IGETC Area 4C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: JOUR 100.

COMM 235 Argumentation And Debate (3 Units)

Prerequisites: ENG 110 or 110H.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Theory, practice, and criticism of public advocacy. The use of propositions, evidence, reasons, and the general rhetorical strategies of symbolic action to promote and advance one’s public or civic interests.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area D2, SBCCGE Area E4

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area A1, CSUGE Area A3, IGETC Area 1B, IGETC Area 1C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: COMM 120.

COMM 288 Communication Research Methods (3 Units)

Course Advisories: COMM 101.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Introduction to the theoretical and practical concerns underlying procedures most commonly used in communication research. Students evaluate findings of communication research and understand research methods. Serves as preparation for advanced coursework in communication.

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area D7, IGETC Area 4G, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

COMM 289 Communication Theory (3 Units)

Course Advisories: COMM 101.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Introduction to major theories of human communication. Designed to give students critical understanding of key themes in the field, and to show how theories illuminate the nature of human interaction. Designed to prepare students for upper-division coursework in communication.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area B

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area D7, IGETC Area 4G, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

COMM 295 Internship in Communication (2-4 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 273 (273 lab)

Structured internship program in which students gain experience with community organizations related to the discipline.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

COMM 299 Independent Study in Communication (1-4 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: Six units of Communication courses completed with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 192 (192 lab)

Minimum of 12 units of coursework completed at SBCC with GPA of at least 3.0. For complete information, see "Independent Study" in the Catalog Index.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable