Classes being offered in Winter 2009: (Students must choose one course from Prof. Dawson and one course from Prof. Gunn)
BRDCST 1, Introduction to Broadcasting 3 units
Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.
Radio, television, and related electronic media are introduced in this course with emphasis on history, programming, FCC regulations, operations, economics, and social impact. The course also includes an examination of the newer technologies such as the Internet, cable, direct broadcast satellites, computers, wireless phones, and the communications technology revolution.
1068 Arrange-9 Hours S AFRICA Dawson F R
COMM 1, Survey of Mass Media Communications 3 units
Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4G (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None.
This course introduces aspects of communications and the impact of mass media on the individual and society. The survey includes newspapers, magazines, radio, television, cable, motion pictures, online media, advertising, public relations, theories of communication, and mass communication modes, processes and effects.
1135 Arrange-9 Hours S AFRICA Dawson F R
PSYCH 5, The Psychology of Communication 3 units
Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Psychology 1.
The Psychology of Communication in a Multicultural Society
This course emphasizes the study of communication as a process of giving, receiving, and interpreting verbal and non-verbal behavior in a variety of interpersonal situations. Communications research, listening skills, conflict resolution, feedback, communication barriers, and message organization are covered. Experiential exercises, including role playing and small group interactions, provide techniques for the development of more effective communication styles. Issues in gender and cross-cultural communication and conflict will be discussed, with an emphasis on methods to improve interpersonal interaction in culturally diverse settings.
1637 Arrange-9 Hours S AFRICA Gunn K S
PSYCH 35, Seminar on Contemporary Psychological Issues 3 units
Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Psychology 1.
The Psychology of Prejudice
This course will examine the nature and psychological components of prejudice from multiple perspectives. Psychological theories, concepts, research and issues that relate to the phenomenon, expression and impact of personal prejudice(s) will be reviewed. Individual behavior as well as social, historical and institutional factors will be addressed. Relevant interdisciplinary information from sociology, interpersonal communication and media studies will be incorporated. The overall context for learning and understanding will attend to the significance of cultural and global dynamics.
1646 Arrange-9 Hours S AFRICA Gunn K S