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Communications (COM)

COM 101  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Communications  

Introduces the process of communication as a critical element in human interaction and in society. Enhances effective communication and informed use of the mass media. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 181  (3 credit hours)  
Basic Public Speaking  

Applies the basic principles and techniques in research, organization, and delivery of speeches for informative and persuasive speaking purposes. Provides practical platform experience in developing speaking abilities to enable the student to communicate orally in clear, coherent language appropriate to the purpose, occasion, and audience. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Current KCTCS placement scores for college level reading and writing OR Consent of Instructor.
Attributes: OC - Oral Communication, Course Also Offered in Modules
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 184  (1 credit hours)  
Intercollegiate Debating  

Preparation for and participation in intercollegiate debating. May be repeated to a maximum of two credits. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 205  (3 credit hours)  
Business and Professional Communication  

Provides opportunity to examine and develop oral communication strategies appropriate to business and professional environments. Includes oral presentations, interpersonal communication strategies, intercultural communication, interviewing, communicating in teams, leadership communication and conflict resolution skills. Does not substitute for COM 181 for Business transfer students. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Current KCTCS placement scores for College level reading and writing, or Consent of Instructor.
Attributes: OC - Oral Communication
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 249  (3 credit hours)  
Mass Media Communication  

Examines mass media messages, audiences, technologies, and regulations in a global society. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Current KCTCS placement scores for College level reading and writing, or Consent of Instructor.
Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 252  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication  

Examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process in various interpersonal contexts. Requires participation in written and oral activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Includes perspective-taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communication. Pre-requisite Or Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Co-requisite: Current KCTCS placement scores for college level reading and writing, or consent of instructor.
Attributes: OC - Oral Communication, Course Also Offered in Modules
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 254  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Intercultural Communication  

Introduces intercultural communication with an emphasis on the relationships between culture and communication, social/psychological variables, verbal/nonverbal language systems, intercultural communication perceptions, and conflict resolution. Includes the practical application of contemporary issues in cross-cultural interaction, media representation, and daily social interactions to intercultural communication concepts. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: Current KCTCS placement scores for college level reading and writing, or consent of instructor.
Attributes: Cultural Studies, SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 281  (3 credit hours)  
Communication in Small Group  

Examines communication processes in small group situations including conflict, leadership, and decision making. Includes participation in group discussion and the development of skills in analyzing group performance. Pre-requisite Or Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Co-requisite: Current KCTCS placement scores for college level reading and writing, or consent of instructor.
Attributes: OC - Oral Communication
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 284  (1 credit hours)  
Intercollegiate Debating  

Preparation for and participation in intercollegiate debating. May be repeated to a maximum of four credits. Lecture: 1 credit hour (15 contact hours).

Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 287  (3 credit hours)  
Persuasive Speaking  

Examines the processes involved in attitude change, with emphasis on the preparation and delivery of persuasive messages. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: COM 181.
Attributes: OC - Oral Communication
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 299  (3 credit hours)  
Special Topics in Communication  

A sophomore level study of a selected topic in communication. Lecture: 3.0 credit hours.

Pre-requisite: COM 181 or COM 252 or consent of instructor.
Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 1811  (1 credit hours)  
Public Speaking Essentials  

Applies the basic principles and techniques in research, organization and delivery of speeches appropriate to the purpose, occasion, and audience. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15.0 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Current KCTCS placement scores for college level reading and writing OR Consent of Instructor.
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 1812  (1 credit hours)  
Basic Informative Speaking  

Provides practical platform experience in developing speaking abilities to enable the student to communicate orally in clear, coherent language appropriate to the presentation of informative speeches. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15.0 contact hours)

Pre-requisite: COM 1811.
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 1813  (1 credit hours)  
Basic Persuasive Speaking  

Provides practical platform experience in developing speaking abilities to enable the student to communicate orally in clear, coherent language appropriate for the presentation of persuasive speeches. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15.0 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: COM 1812.
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 2051  (1 credit hours)  
Communication Foundations  

Demonstrates the role of oral communication in culturally diverse business and professional settings and develops an understanding of self-concept and perception/impression management. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Current KCTCS placement scores for college level Reading and Writing or Consent of Instructor.
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 2052  (1 credit hours)  
Communication In A Job Search  

Provides experience in communication developing communication skills for use in technology-based job exploration with an emphasis on ethics, interviewing, active listening, and verbal and nonverbal communication for use in culturally diverse business and professional settings. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: COM 2051.
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 2053  (1 credit hours)  
Communication In Organizations  

Provides experience in developing communication competence in leadership roles, conflict management, and effective, informative, and persuasive communication skills for use in culturally diverse business and professional settings. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours)

Pre-requisite: COM 2052.
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 2521  (1 credit hours)  
Looking In  

Examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the interpersonal process. Includes both verbal and nonverbal elements affecting communication between individuals in settings ranging from the family, peer groups, and work contexts. Pre-requisite Or Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours).

Co-requisite: Current KCTCS placement scores for college level reading and writing, or consent of instructor.
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 2522  (1 credit hours)  
Communicating and Responding  

Examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process in various interpersonal contexts. Topics include both verbal and nonverbal elements affecting communication between individuals in setting ranging from the family, peer groups, and work contexts. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: COM 2521.
Components: LEC: Lecture
COM 2523  (1 credit hours)  
Looking at Relational Dynamics  

Examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process in various interpersonal contexts.  Includes the basic needs in developing interpersonal relationship with emphasis on the types of relations and the components involved in such relationships including compliance-gaining and conflict resolution. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: COM 2522.
Components: LEC: Lecture