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CMUN 1A Introduction to Public Speaking

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: A1; IGETC: 1C; GAV-GE: A1; CAN: SPCH 4

Basic principles of effective human communication and their function in contemporary public settings; emphasis is on the speech to inform, with special consideration given to fundamental communication skills, including organization, reasoning, explanation and listening.


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CMUN 2 Oral Reading

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C1; GAV-GE: C1

An introduction to the analysis, preparation and dramatic reading of literature, including classical and contemporary prose, poetry and drama. Students will prepare, analyze and orally present and interpret great works of drama and literature for an audience. This course is also listed as THEA 4.


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CMUN 4 Intercultural Communication

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: D3, D7; IGETC: 4G; GAV-GE: D2, F

This course will explore the dynamics of communication as it applies to people from different cultures. Course content focuses on the application of theory and research to intercultural communication contexts. Increasing the awareness and understanding of diversity, the perception process, culture, verbal and non-verbal communication and the obstacles that prevent one from becoming a competent intercultural communicator will be examined.


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CMUN 5 Fundamentals of Communication Studies

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU

This course provides instruction and application of theory and practice in various communication contexts including the self concept, interpersonal, interviewing skills, small group dynamics, and public speaking. Emphasis is placed on analytical and organizational skills, listening, nonverbal and verbal communication, and public speaking communication methodology.


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CMUN 8 Interpersonal Communication

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: A1; IGETC: 1C; GAV-GE: A1

This course studies the communication process in an interpersonal (dyadic) setting. This class will explore the ways in which we can improve our communication with others. Verbal and nonverbal messages, self-concept, cultural differences, gender differences, perception, listening and confliict management will be explored.


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CMUN 10 Small Group Communication

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: A1; IGETC: 1C; GAV-GE: A1; CAN: SPCH 10

An introductory course that develops basic individual reasoning skills, insights and experiences in information-sharing, interacting, decision-making, problem-solving, resolution of disputes and other issues central to group processes.


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CMUN 11 Business Communication

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Prerequisite: English 250.

Advisory: Communication 1A or English 1A.

Transferable: CSU

This course will explore business communication contexts by examining organizational cultures, strategic vision and goal setting, leadership managerial roles, and team building communication. Emphasis is placed on analytical and organizational skills, listening, nonverbal and verbal communication, public speaking communication methodology, and domestic and international relations through use of hybrid online and classroom environment for lecture and application.


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CMUN 129 Presentation Graphics - MS Powerpoint

Units: 1     Hours: 1 Lecture

Advisory: CSIS 126 or word processing skills in the Windows environment.

Transferable: CSU

This introductory course in presentation graphics will use Microsoft Office's "PowerPoint" software to create a computerized presentation with text and objects. This is a credit/no credit course. May be repeated three times for credit. This course is also listed as CSIS 129.


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CMUN 550 Speech & Language Training/ Communicatively Handicapped Adult

Units: .5-3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Students must have a verified communication disability.

Transferable: No

This course provides a group learning experience for adults with neurologically based communication disorders such as post-stroke aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, etc. Language and speech retraining will be provided in a competency-based instructional format to ensure maximum recovery of skills. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 units. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.