Introduction to Human Communication (COMM 102) F2F

I haven't taught this course in a few years. The last time I did, I taught it in a face-to-face classroom and enhanced it through MJC's online learning management system (LMS).  A few assignments were completed online, but most assignments were completed and/or submitted in the face-to-face classroom.  To supplement learning, I included many useful handouts online that weren't available anywhere else (exam study guides, outline examples, canceled class announcements, etc.).

MJC 2018-2019 Catalog Description

A survey of the discipline of communication studies with emphasis on interpersonal contexts, group discussions, and individual presentations in public settings. This course explores issues relevant to the systematic inquiry and pursuit of knowledge about human communication including its history, principles, processes, assumptions, methods, and specializations of human communication as an academic field of study. Field trips might be required. Not repeatable. (A-F or P/NP)

  • 3 Units
  • 54 Lecture Hours
  • Transfer: CSU, UC (CC SPCOM 4)
  • General Education: (MJC-GE:D2) (CSU-GE: A1) (IGETC: 1C)
  • Communication Studies Programs:
    • Certificate: Oral Communication Area Option
    • AA-T: List C Option
    • AA: Required Courses Option

Typical Responsibilities

  • Presenting Impromptu Speeches
  • Presenting a Demonstration Speech
  • Presenting a Persuasive Speech
  • Coordinating and Leading a Group Team-Building Leadership Activity
  • Writing Speaking and Formal Outlines
  • Completing Peer Evaluations (Speech, Source, and Outline)
  • Attending and Evaluating a Speaker at MJC's Speech Night (fall & spring semesters)
  • Comprehensive Multiple-Choice Exams

Most Recent Textbook

Cheryl M. Hamilton & Bonnie Creel. (2010). Communicating for Success (1st Edition). Publisher: Pearson, Allyn, & Bacon.