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Communication and Theater Arts

  • COMM201 4 credits
    Media and Society - Register

    Introduces the study of mass communication, exploring such areas as media theory, ethics, media production, content, and societal impact.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR121. Offered infrequently.

  • COMM225 4 credits
    Small Group Communication and Problem-solving - Register

    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. Offered infrequently.

  • COMM237 4 credits
    Communication and Gender - Register

    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. Offered winter and spring terms.

  • COMM270 3 credits
    Argumentation and Debate - Register

    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. Offered infrequently.

  • COMM299 1-4 credits
    Special Studies in Communication - Register

    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).

  • SP100 3 credits
    Basic Communication - Register

    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, RD90, or designated placement test score; WR115 (may be taken concurrently).

  • SP111 4 credits
    Fundamentals of Public Speaking - Register

    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, RD90, or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • SP115 4 credits
    Introduction to Intercultural Communication - Register

    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, RD90, or designated placement test score; WR121 or BT114 (may be taken concurrently).

  • SP218 4 credits
    Interpersonal Communication - Register

    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, RD90, or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • SP280 Variable credit
    Cooperative Work Experience/Speech - Register

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

  • TA141 4 credits
    Fundamentals of Acting I - Register

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

  • TA142 4 credits
    Fundamentals of Acting II - Register

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

  • TA143 4 credits
    Fundamentals of Acting III - Register

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

  • TA144 4 credits
    Improvisational Theater I - Register

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

  • TA145 4 credits
    Improvisational Theater II - Register

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

  • TA146 4 credits
    Improvisational Theater III - Register

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

  • TA153 4 credits
    Theater Rehearsal and Performance - Register

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

  • TA190 1-3 credits
    Theater Practicum - Register

    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.

  • TA199 Variable credit
    Special Studies: Theater Arts - Register

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

  • TA280 Variable credit
    Cooperative Work Experience/Theater - Register

    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.