Communication (CMMC)

CMMC 151, ORAL COMMUNICATION 3 (3)

Oral Communication is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to become better overall communicators. Students will gain a foundation in interpersonal and small group communication, as well as solid grounding in public speaking. Students are required to deliver four speeches throughout the semester: a researched informative speech, a researched persuasive speech, a researched group presentation, and an impromptu speech. (A special fee will be assessed.)

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4

Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

CMMC 152, COMMUNICATION THEORY 3 (3)

This course is designed to provide students with grounding in the key social and rhetorical theories in communication. It will explore how communication theories are developed and applied in a variety of contexts, including interpersonal communication, persuasion, group communication, mass communication, and intercultural/gender communication. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of theory to real life situations.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3

Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

CMMC 162, LISTENING 3 (3)

An introduction to the primary role that listening plays in the human communication process and a study of listening as a function of communication. In particular, the course focuses on identifying the barriers to effective listening and developing skills for improvement.

General Education: IN1, IN2

Typically Offered: Not offered this year

CMMC 163, ORAL INTERPRETATION 3 (3)

In Oral Interpretation, students study literature through performance. Students will gain experience in the performance and analysis of poetry, prose fiction, drama and other literary forms as well as means to enhance comprehension and appreciation of literature.

General Education: IN1, IN2

Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

CMMC 165, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3 (3)

This course provides an introduction to interpersonal communication. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to improve person-to-person communication. Students will gain a foundation in interpersonal theory, as well as practical strategies of improving every day communication. The course will include such topics as perception, listening, self-concept, language and communication, culture and communication, nonverbal communication, self-disclosure, expressing emotions, communication climate, development of friendships and romantic relationships, and conflict resolution. Emphasis will be placed on the application of communication theory to real-life situations.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3

Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

CMMC 169, SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION 3 (3)

This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to become more effective participants in groups. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on the application of communication theory to actual group experience, with focus on overcoming obstacles to effective group dynamics. The course will include such topics as group roles, dealing with conflict in groups, problem-solving and decision-making, creating a constructive group climate, and leadership.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4

Typically Offered: Fall Semester

CMMC 175, PERSUASION 3 (3)

Persuasion is a course designed to help students better understand the persuasive process and to become more effective consumers of persuasive messages. The course will provide theoretical knowledge about the nature and function of persuasion in our society as well as the opportunity to apply that knowledge in a variety of contexts. The class will examine persuasive influence in advertising, politics, mass media, and interpersonal relationships with a particular emphasis on the application of persuasive strategies to real life situations.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN4

Typically Offered: Spring Semester

CMMC 177G, INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION 3 (3)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to become more proficient intercultural communicators. Students will come to understand their own culture and communication more completely, become more knowledgeable about communication in differing cultures and learn to deal with the barriers that sometimes make effective intercultural communication difficult. The course offers a combination of communication theory and hands-on application for improvement.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3

Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

CMMC 199, INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF WORK - CMMC 1 (1)

This course provides an internship-level supervised work experience with an approval employer. Emphasis is on career exploration to maximize sound career decisions. Students also explore the role of a college education in career preparation. Focus on self- examination of the world of work in terms of values, skills, and interests. Exploration of occupational paths for all majors, disciplines, examination of employer- employee expectations, preparation of resumes and development of interviewing skills are covered. Prerequisite: A student must have completed a minimum of 12 semester credit courses at LCCC (courses transferred are not counted), have earned minimum 2/0 overall GPA; OR have division approval. (Maximum three 1" credit courses allowed.)

Course Entry Requirement(s): A student must have completed a minimum of 12 semester credit courses at LCCC (courses transferred are not counted), have earned minimum 2.0 overall GPA; OR have divisional approval. Maximum three "1" credit courses allowed.)

Typically Offered: Offer as required

CMMC 254, NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION 3 (3)

This course provides an introduction to nonverbal communication. The course will focus on nonverbal communication theory as applied to real-life contexts. Emphasis will be placed on the observation and analysis of nonverbal communication during interpersonal interaction. Course topics may include: nonverbal immediacy, artifacts, facial expression, eye contact, gestures, touch, paralanguage, interpersonal space, territory, and cultural differences in communication.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3

Typically Offered: Fall Semester

CMMC 255, PUBLIC SPEAKING 3 (3)

This course is designed to provide students the knowledge and experience to become more effective public speakers. Students will construct informative, persuasive, impromptu, and group speeches, as well as speeches for special occasions. Particular emphasis will be placed on adapting messages to the audience, using sound researching practices, using evidence and reasoning to support ideas, and developing an effective verbal and nonverbal delivery style.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: CMMC 151

Typically Offered: Spring Semester

CMMC 287, WORK-BASED LEARNING I - CMMC 1-3 (1)

This course provides supervised work experience with approved employer(s) related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on S/U basis. Prerequisites: A student must be an approved program at LCCC; have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of six semester hours in the discipline of placement; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA; and have divisional approval.

Course Entry Requirement(s): A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC; have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of six semester hours in the discipline of placement; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA; have divisional approval

Typically Offered: Offer as required

CMMC 299, INDIVIDUAL STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION 1-2 (1)

An in-depth study of areas of communication presented by discussion and/or individual research and reading. Topics will vary. Repeatable up to a total of four (4) credit hours.

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: Divisional approval

Typically Offered: Offer as required