2024-2025 Catalog 
    May 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

COM 110 Introduction to Communication

Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course provides an overview of the basic concepts of communication and the skills necessary to communicate in various contexts. Emphasis is placed on communication theories and techniques used in interpersonal, group, public, intercultural, and mass communication situations. Upon completion, students should be able to explain and illustrate the forms and purposes of human communication in a variety of contexts.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts (Substitute).

Pre-requisite(s): DRE 097  or ENG 002  
Course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Identify communication principles as they function in relationships, groups or public presentations.
  2. Examine effects of self-concept and perception on communication using self-evaluation methods.
  3. Analyze effective and ineffective listening strategies using course materials and personal experience.
  4. Analyze the effects of nonverbal communication in interpersonal or group settings.
  5. Apply conflict resolution methods in interpersonal or group settings.
  6. Evaluate effective small group or team communication using the resources provided.
  7. Explore communication in different cultural contexts using resources provided.
  8. Deliver an effective oral presentation according to the speaking rubric provided.