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Communication

  • Search for COMM201COMM201 4 credits

    Media and Society

    Introduces the study of mass communication, exploring such areas as media theory, ethics, media production, content, and societal impact.
    Prerequisites: RD30 and WR121.

  • Search for COMM221COMM221 1-3 credits

    Forensics Practicum

    Develops public speaking skills through intercollegiate competition.
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

  • Search for COMM225COMM225 4 credits

    Small Group Communication and Problem-solving

    Examines the nature of communication in a group or team context. Students will learn about individual and group roles, methods of negotiation and problem-solving, leadership, and the evolving nature of groups in business and society.
    Prerequisites: SP100, SP111 or SP218.

  • Search for COMM229COMM229 3 credits

    Oral Interpretation

    Introduces students to speech as a performance art. Students will interpret various works of prose, poetry, and drama and demonstrate their understanding of the work through original performance.
    Prerequisite: SP111 or permission of instructor.

  • Search for COMM237COMM237 4 credits

    Communication and Gender

    Examines communication similarities and differences as related to gender and sex. More specifically, this class explores the relationship between one’s sex, sexual preference, and gender identity with cultural and social expectations towards the creation and management of meaning. Gender issues to be explored include the dimensions of power, cultural and social values, language use, nonverbal communication, conflict resolution, and romance. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the AAOT degree.
    Prerequisites: SP100, SP111 or SP218.

  • Search for COMM270COMM270 3 credits

    Argumentation and Debate

    Encourages students to analyze, respond to, and refute the arguments of others while backing their own claims with solid logic and reasoning. Public speaking skills are stressed and required as part of this course.
    Prerequisite: SP100 or SP111.

  • Search for COMM280COMM280 Variable credit

    Cooperative Work Experience/Communication

    Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their program. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, students should complete this course within the last two terms of their certificate or degree.
    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

  • Search for COMM299COMM299 1-4 credits

    Special Studies in Communication

    Covers a specialized area of communication in a given area of communication such as interpersonal, mass media, or organizational communication.
    Prerequisites: WR121 or BT114 (may be taken concurrently).

Speech

  • Search for SP100SP100 3 credits

    Basic Communication

    Offers a basic overview of the communication discipline and emphasizes the skills development of best communication practices in different contexts. Topics to be covered include intra- and interpersonal communication, small group processes, non-verbal communication, culture, and public expression.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score as shown on current indicator chart; WR115 (may be taken concurrently).

  • Search for SP111SP111 4 credits

    Fundamentals of Public Speaking

    Introduces public speaking that is designed to help students overcome nervousness when speaking before a group, learn the steps involved in speech preparation and delivery, and improve skills in analyzing and evaluating the speeches of others.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • Search for SP115SP115 4 credits

    Introduction to Intercultural Communication

    Provides an overview of communication from an intercultural perspective. Students will learn how culture impacts social identities, communication behaviors, and meaning. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 or BT114 (may be taken concurrently).

  • Search for SP218SP218 4 credits

    Interpersonal Communication

    Examines the role of interpersonal communication in human relationships. The focus is on a relational view of communication – one that explores how relationships are created, negotiated, maintained and terminated.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • Search for SP280SP280 Variable credit

    Cooperative Work Experience/Speech

    Provides work-related experience and studies in selected occupational environments.

Theater Arts

  • Search for TA141TA141 4 credits

    Fundamentals of Acting I

    Introduces methods and techniques of acting as an art form. Scene work is included and performance is a part of advanced classes.

  • Search for TA142TA142 4 credits

    Fundamentals of Acting II

    Introduces methods and techniques of acting as an art form. Scene work is included and performance is a part of advanced classes.

  • Search for TA143TA143 4 credits

    Fundamentals of Acting III

    Introduces methods and techniques of acting as an art form. Scene work is included and performance is a part of advanced classes.

  • Search for TA144TA144 4 credits

    Improvisational Theater I

    Acquaints students with improvisation through exercises, theater games, and impromptu scenes.

  • Search for TA145TA145 4 credits

    Improvisational Theater II

    Acquaints students with improvisation through exercises, theater games, and impromptu scenes. Instructor permission is needed to register.

  • Search for TA146TA146 4 credits

    Improvisational Theater III

    Acquaints students with improvisation through exercises, theater games, and impromptu scenes. Instructor permission is needed to register.

  • Search for TA153TA153 4 credits

    Theater Rehearsal and Performance

    Provides experience in rehearsing and performing plays. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

  • Search for TA164TA164 4 credits

    Writing for Theater I

    Introduces the craft of the playwright. Students will maintain playwright journals and engage in workshop-styled writing exercises. Some improvisational techniques for material generation may be incorporated. Dramatic structure, creating theater events, and the elements of space, place, character, and action will be addressed.
    Prerequisite: WR115 (may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor.

  • Search for TA165TA165 4 credits

    Writing for Theater II

    Introduces the craft of the playwright. Students will maintain playwright journals and engage in workshop-styled writing exercises. Some improvisational techniques for material generation may be incorporated. Dramatic structure, creating theater events, and the elements of space, place, character, and action will be addressed.
    Prerequisite: WR115 (may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor.

  • Search for TA166TA166 4 credits

    Writing for Theater III

    Introduces the craft of the playwright. Students will maintain playwright journals and engage in workshop-styled writing exercises. Some improvisational techniques for material generation may be incorporated. Dramatic structure, creating theater events, and the elements of space, place, character, and action will be addressed.
    Prerequisite: WR115 (may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor.

  • Search for TA190TA190 1-3 credits

    Theater Practicum

    Allows students to receive credit for working on college theater productions. Students will be required to participate in a formal theater production in one or more of the following areas: acting, stage or house management, technical theater, directing, marketing, costuming and/or make-up. Participation during the theater event is required for credit. Course may be repeated up to 6 credits.
    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

  • Search for TA199TA199 Variable credit

    Special Studies: Theater Arts

    Presents selected topics of study in theater arts including theater for the deaf, communication through drama, children’s theater, and directing.

  • Search for TA280TA280 Variable credit

    Cooperative Work Experience/Theater

    Cooperative work experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.