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Effective Term:
Winter 2014 through Winter 2015
Course Number:
COMM 100
Course Title:
Introduction to Communication
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Course Description

Covers complexities of the communication process. Includes insights into the causes and effects of general communication behaviors, involvement in active exploration of basic communication theories and concepts, and opportunities to develop communication strengths. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  1. Use a newly gained understanding of the cause and effect of communication behaviors to begin to reduce miscommunication with others
  2. Use the insight into filters created through the framework of culture, society, organizations, family, and self in order to make responsible personal choices in many types of relationships
  3. Explore different areas of communication in order to expand a broad base of skills and communicative tools when interacting with others.

Integrative Learning

Students completing an associate degree at Portland Community College will be able to reflect on one’s work or competencies to make connections between course content and lived experience.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The forms of assessment will be determined by the individual instructor. Assessment strategies may include:

  • Qualitative examinations
  • Quantitative examinations
  • Essays
  • Journals
  • Research papers
  • In-class participation
  • Portfolios
  • Projects
  • Oral presentations
  • Group work
  • Service Learning

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
  • Communication theory
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Perception
  • Language
  • Active Listening
  • Self-concept
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Group dynamics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Mass communication

Competencies and Skills:

  • Ability to identify concepts within different fields of study in the Speech Communication discipline.
  • Ability to identify a range of potentially useful behaviors within a variety of communication settings.
  • Ability to choose communication behaviors appropriate to the audience and the situation.