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Course Descriptions

Communication Course Descriptions

COM 101

Introduction to Communications

An introduction to the process of communication as a critical element in human interaction and in society. Designed to enhance effective communication and informed use of the mass media. (fulfills general education social & behavioral science requirement)

COM 181

Basic Public Speaking

Appplies the basic principles and techniques in research, organization, and delivery of speeches for informative and persuasive speaking purposes. Provides practical platform experience in developing speaking abilitites to enable the student to communicate orally in clear, coherent language appropriate to the purpose, occasion and audience. Pre-requisite: Current KCTCS placement scores for college level reading and writing OR consent of instructor. (fulfills general education oral communication requirement)

COM 249

Mass Media Communication

Examines mass media messages, audiences,technologies, and regulations in a global society. Pre-requisite: Current KCTCS placement scores for college level reading and writing OR consent of instructor. (fulfills general education social & behavioral science requirement)

COM 252

Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process in various interpersonal contexts. Requires participation in written and oral activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Includes perspective taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communication. Pre-requisite OR Co-requisite: Current KCTCS placement scores for college level reading and writing OR consent of instructor. (fulfills general education oral communication requirement)

COM 254

Introduction to Intercultural Communication

An introduction to the topics of intercultural communication with an emphasis on the relationships between culture and communication, social/psychological variables, verbal/nonverbal language systems, intercultural communication perceptions, and conflict resolution. Includes the practical application of contemporary issues in cross-cultural interaction, media representation, and daily social interactions to inter cultrual communication concepts. Pre-requisite OR Co-requisite: Current KCTCS placement scores for college level reading and writing OR consent of instructor. (fulfills general education social & behavioral science requirement  and cultural studies requirement)

COM 281

Communication in Small Groups

Examines communication processes in small group situations including conflict, leadership, and decision making. Includes participation in group discussion and the development of skills in analyzing group performance.
Pre-requisite OR Co-requisite: Current KCTCS placement scores for college level reading and writing OR consent of instructor.(fulfills general education oral communication requirement)

COM 287

Persuasive Speaking

Examines the processes involved in attitude change, with emphasis on the preparation and delivery of persuasive messages. Pre-requisite: COM 181. (fulfills general education oral communication requirement)