2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

COM 100 - Introduction to Human Communication

COM 1100.
Description: Introduction to the essential elements of human communication and behavior, with emphasis on intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, public communication, and oral communication skills important to personal and professional settings.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

General Education Competency: OPTIONS/Written Communication

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Contemporary and historical theories of the dynamics and processes of human communication
  2. Perception
  3. Use of language
  4. Nonverbal messages
  5. Conflict management
  6. Concepts and theories of listening
  7. Interpersonal communication and relationship dynamics
  8. Dynamic group communication
  9. Intercultural communication
  10. Gender communication
  11. Basic public speaking

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Use listening skills and oral presentations as modes of discovery, reflection, and understanding and sustained disciplined reasoning. (6,11)
  2. Generate organized and logical speaking that responds to the demands of a specific rhetorical situation. (1,11)
  3. Use precision in writing, speaking, and thinking and express awareness of the power and variety of language. (3,6,11)
  4. Identify both the conscious and unconscious use of written, verbal and nonverbal communication. (4)
  5. Identify and interpret discourse in specific communication environments. (2-11)
  6. Express awareness of multiple meanings and perspectives of communication in both interpersonal and group/team situations. (2,7,8)
  7. Evaluate communication theories for a variety of cultural contexts. (9)
  8. Formulate and deliver effective oral presentations. (11)
  9. Design simple, effective messages for a mass communication context (i.e., advertising and public relations). (8,11)
  10. Analyze the impact of new communication technologies on human communication. (1)

Required Assessment:
  1. 1,500 words of monitored writing and submission of a portfolio.