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If you want to improve your speaking and listening skills, or you want to turn your strong communication skills into a career, a degree in Communication Studies could be right for you.
In this program, you’ll take courses in Public Speaking; Interpersonal Communication, Gender Communication and Intercultural Communication; and Argumentation and Advocacy. You'll also study the role of communication in organizations, presentations, the workplace and personal relationships. This two-year program prepares you to transfer to a four-year school with a major or minor in communication studies, drama or radio/television.
Whether you want to work in public relations, human resources, theatre or broadcasting, this program can prepare you for a range of professional opportunities. It’s also excellent background for human services, legal, political and business careers.
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CMST& 101 — Introduction to Communication — 5.0
This course surveys the field of communication. It teaches students the theories and skills associated with effective interpersonal, small group, and public communication. Emphasis is on in-class activities and on improving the student’s confidence in a variety of communication settings.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
CMST 121 — Job Communication Skills — 2.0-5.0 Credits
This course is designed to meet the needs of specific professional/technical students with emphasis on attitudes, work ethics, resumes and job interviewing skills.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
CMST& 210 — Interpersonal Communication — 5.0
This course provides an opportunity to learn and apply the theory of interpersonal communication. Learning experiences include work with personal growth, verbal and nonverbal communication skills, active listening, stress management, and resolving communication conflicts to develop healthy personal relationships.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
CMST& 220 — Public Speaking — 5.0
This course teaches students the fundamental principles of planning, researching, developing, writing and delivering an effective public address. Students learn how to adapt to various audiences and rhetorical situations while composing formal outlines for informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches. Students learn the principles of how to incorporate visual aids and how to adapt their speeches to available and emerging technology. Students gain confidence as speakers through the study and practice of a wide variety of proven delivery techniques and styles. View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
CMST 226 — Gender Communication — 5.0
This course provides the opportunity to learn and apply theories of gender communication. Learning experiences include work with both verbal and nonverbal communications as they apply to perception, stereotyping, brain and other biological differences, gender and socialization, processing information, differences in communication style, gender communication in friendships, and gender communication in the workplace.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
CMST 227 — Intercultural Communication — 5.0
This course is a culture-general approach to intercultural communication. Emphasis is on experiential learning in order to understand and improve intercultural communication at both the domestic and international levels. Students have the opportunity to improve verbal and nonverbal communication skills with different cultures in the community, and to focus on international communication needs.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
CMST 229 — Argumentation and Advocacy — 5.0
Argumentation and Advocacy teaches students the theory and practices associated with analyzing, constructing, delivering and responding to arguments -- in writing and orally -- on important topics of controversy. Students develop skills in stock issues analysis, case construction, selecting and using evidence in support of argument, responding to arguments and cross examination, and the effective delivery of arguments to critical audiences.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
CMST 294 — Special Topics in Speech Communication — 3.0-5.0 Credits
A communication course with content and scope varying from quarter to quarter according to designation and credits filed in advance of each quarter.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
CMST 320 — Professional Communication — 5.0
This course examines and applies communication theory, principles, and skills in career development and management. Professional Communication covers visual presentation skills, interviewing, listening, portfolio building, and employment and promotion negotiation. Emphasis will be placed on the effective application of these skills to communicate both orally and visually for a range of professional positions. Prerequisite: Applied BAS degree students only.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
CMST 430 — Organizational Communication — 5.0
This course is the study of communication and its practice, effects and improvement in collective organizations; the role of communication in organizational assessment and change; the relationship between communication and leadership practices and organizational effectiveness, and the discursive nature of personal and corporate image and credibility. Prerequisite: Applied BAS degree students only.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes