The Communication Studies program includes courses in public speaking, small group
communication, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, and oral
interpretation of literature. The English requirement may be partially satisfied by
3 units of Communication 110 or Communication 130.
There is no course sequence for Communication Studies classes. Students may choose
to take COMM classes in any order.
Minimum Grade for Prerequisites
Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
Designed for students of all cultural backgrounds. Study of the relationship of communication
to culture, cultural components of life within and outside the U.S., verbal and nonverbal
differences, the effect of prejudice on society. Emphasizes the sensitivity and empathy
required for intercultural competence.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
TBA hours/semester: 16-18
Homework hours/semester: 80-90
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or 105
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E2b, E5d
(CSU GE Area A1), UC (IGETC Area 1C)