Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2024  
Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COMM 108 - Foundations of Human Communication


A survey course that covers communication theory and develops communication skills for personal and professional relationships in interpersonal, group, and public settings. Course content includes practice in the application of the principles of listening, verbal and nonverbal communication, group dynamics, and public speaking. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly SP 108.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Recognize the components of the communication process and the types of communication in which human beings engage (one-on-one, group and public speaking).
  • Recognize and accommodate gender and cultural differences in communication settings and appreciate diverse communication styles.
  • Identify and apply active and critical listening skills.
  • Understand the role of free speech in a democratic society and be able to critically evaluate and analyze the message and delivery style of public speakers.
  • Recognize and apply techniques for effective communication and problem solving in small task-oriented groups and evaluate how people relate to one another in groups and teams.
  • Understand the perception process and utilize self-monitoring skills to become effective communicators.
  • Differentiate between and deliver informative and persuasive speeches extemporaneously.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing.

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