Communication Studies (Speech)
INTRO TO MASS MEDIA
CMST&102
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Examination of the interdependence of mass communication and society in the US with emphasis on media literacy and conscious consumption of mass mediated messages. [HA, SE]
INTRODUCTION TO BROADCASTING
CMST 130
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Examination of the broadcasting system; the social and economic forces that shape it and its end product, programming. Analysis of the rights and responsibilities of broadcasters. [SE]
COMPETITIVE SPEAKING AND DEBATE
CMST 171
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
For students interested in intercollegiate speech/debate competition. Emphasis on debate/persuasive speaking, attention given to other forms of speech events and tournament management. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CMST& 220 (or CMST 101), or consent of Instructional Unit. [HB, SE]
COMPETITIVE SPEAKING AND DEBATE
CMST 172
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
For students interested in intercollegiate speech/debate competition. Emphasis on informative speaking and interpretive reading. Attention given to debate and other forms of speech events. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CMST& 220 (or CMST 101), or consent of Instructional Unit. [HB, SE]
COMPETITIVE SPEAKING AND DEBATE
CMST 173
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
For students interested in intercollegiate speech/debate competition. Emphasis on audience analysis and other forms of forensics activities. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CMST& 220 (CMST 101) or consent of Instructional Unit. [HB, SE]
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
CMST 199
1 - 5 Credits
Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in HDEV 195, 198 or 200 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
CMST&210
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Person-to-person communication emphasizing theoretical principles and their application. How self-concept, perception, verbal and non-verbal attributes and attitudes influence communication within the family, between friends, and at work. [C, SE, HA]
ORAL COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS
CMST 212
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Principles and practices of speech communication at work. Face-to-face and person-to-group interactions common to organizations and work settings. Credit not allowed for both MGMT 108 and CMST 212. [SE]
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
CMST 216
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Examination of the impact of culture on communication. Analysis of patterns of communications which affect the ability to establish clear understanding and effective interpersonal relationships. Skills to improve communication across cultural boundaries. [HA, SE]
PUBLIC SPEAKING
CMST&220
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Introduction to speechmaking based primarily on a traditional public speaking approach. Aids students in developing theoretical understanding and practical application of oral communication skills. Techniques in controlling speech anxiety, how to structure and organize information to present to a variety of audiences; and physical and vocal delivery skills. [C,HA,SE]
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
CMST&230
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Small group communication emphasizing theoretical principles and their application, enabling students to become more comfortable and competent participants in the group communication process. Emphasis will be on the study and application of the dynamics of group development, problem solving methodologies, and the use of power, including leadership and conflict. Formerly titled CMST 201. Credit not allowed for both CMST 201 and CMST& 230. [C,SE,SS,HA]
INTRODUCTION TO PERSUASION THEORY
CMST 240
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
A survey of the evaluation of the concepts and techniques of persuasive public address, from the early Greek period through contemporary theorists. A non-public speaking course with the emphasis and focus on the understanding and analysis of persuasive oral discourse. [HA, SE]
WRITING FOR TELEVISION AND FILM
CMST 250
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Film and television scriptwriting with emphasis on commercial, dramatic and news formats. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ENGL& 101 (or ENGL 101). [SE]
COMPETITIVE SPEAKING AND DEBATE
CMST 271
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
For students interested in intercollegiate speech/debate competition. Emphasis given to advanced and independent studies in debate and persuasive speaking. Attention given to style. Students will manage the Clark College forensics tournament. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CMST 171, 172 or 173, or consent of Instructional Unit. [HB, SE]
COMPETITIVE SPEAKING AND DEBATE
CMST 272
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
For students interested in intercollegiate speech/debate competition. Emphasis given to advanced and independent studies in informative speaking and interpretive reading. Attention given to style. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" better in CMST 171, 172 or 173, or consent of Instructional Unit. [HB, SE]
COMPETITIVE SPEAKING AND DEBATE
CMST 273
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
For students interested in intercollegiate speech/debate competition. Attention given to advanced and independent audience analysis and other forensics activities. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CMST 171, 172 or 173, or consent of Instructional Unit. [HB, SE]
SELECTED TOPICS
CMST 280
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
The course focuses on selected topics in Communication Studies. Topics vary, and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit for different topics. Individual topics are listed in the quarterly class schedule. [SE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
CMST 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]