Mission College Communication Courses

Class Schedule

Communication 001: Public Speaking - 3 units
Lecture 3 hours
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A
Acceptable for credit: UC, CSU
 
Get up! Stand up! Speak out!

A basic course in speech communication which emphasizes the fundamentals of extemporaneous speaking. Stressed are research, organization, reasoning, style, and delivery of presentations; the role of the listener in oral communication; and understanding the audience-speaker relationship.

Communication 004: Small Group Communication - 3 units
Lecture 3 hours
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A
Acceptable for credit: UC, CSU
 
Effective communicating in teams!

This course is designed to provide students with practical experiences in the decision-making processes of small groups. The student will demonstrate his/her ability to interact in the small group by completing course objectives. Course content emphasizes communication skills and theory important to the problem-solving function of the small group, social-emotional function, and the leadership function of the small group. Note: UC credit may be limited. See a counselor.

Communication 008: Interpersonal Communication - 3 units
Lecture 3 hours
Acceptable for credit: CSU
 
Improving Relations!

This course involves practical communication skills useful for communicating in one's personal life as well as working relationships. The student will demonstrate interpersonal communication skills by completing course objectives. Course content emphasizes communication skills and theory important in improving interpersonal relationships. Topic areas include listening, nonverbal communication, assertiveness, self-awareness, intercultural communication and conflict resolution. Credit/No Credit Option. Note: UC credit may be limited. See a counselor.

Communication 012: Introduction to Intercultural Communication - 3 units
Lecture 3 hours
Acceptable for credit: UC, CSU
 
Understand and relate with people from different backgrounds!

Introduction to Intercultural Communication is an introductory course examining the basic elements of interpersonal communication and culture as the two relate to one another. Emphasis is given to the influence of culture upon the interpretation of the communication act and to the communication skills that enhance cross-cultural communication.

Communication 015: Fundamentals of Communication - 3 units
Lecture 3 hours
Acceptable for credit: CSU
 
The Communication Sampler!

This course is designed for students who wish to upgrade their career communication skills. This course is divided into four main areas of study and skills practice: explaining and influencing in public speaking, leading and participating in meetings, employment interviewing, and interpersonal/intercultural communication in career situations.

Communication 019A, B, C: Communication Activities/Forensics - 1 unit each
Lecture 1 hour
Acceptable for credit: CSU
 
Independent Activities!

Students can participate in a variety of speech communication activities, including college-community symposium programs; intercollegiate competition in individual speaking events and debate; individualized speech projects; judging high school competition. Student will meet with instructor on a one-to-one basis and in small groups for lecture-discussion on an arranged basis. May be repeated one time. Credit/No Credit Option.

Communication 020: Argumentation & Debate - 3 units
Lecture 3 hours
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A
Acceptable for credit: UC, CSU
 
Prove your point! Make your case! Speak up!

A basic course in rhetorical theory and practice in argumentation and debate, in which the students learn the means of discovering and supporting intelligent decisions and effectively presenting them orally.

Communication 022: Voice & Articulation - 2 units
Lecture 2 hours
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A

Improve your diction and find your voice!

This course is designed for students who would benefit from skills improvement in voice and articulation, as needed in communication situations. This course may be repeated one time for credit. Credit/No Credit Option

Communication 051C: Effective Speech - 1 units
Lecture 1 hour
 
Reduce communication stress!

Emphasizes overcoming speech anxiety. Credit/No Credit Option.