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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Communication Studies (Part-time)

Degree: Associate of Arts
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Notes: Keep all materials from this course for COM capstone.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description:

This course is designed to help new students make a successful transition to Sinclair Community College. Topics include college resources; academic, career and personal services available through Sinclair; learning styles; the learning process; financial responsibility; stress and wellness; and computer literacy through eLearn and library resources.

 

Term hours subtotal:

7

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: An extensive examination of media theory and social effects. Topics covered include history, practices and functions of the press, television, radio, film, advertising, digital media and public relations. Course investigates mass media's influence on modern society.

Notes: Keep all materials from this course for COM capstone.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: English Composition II, building on the skills in English Composition I, develops rhetorical literacy through research, critical reading and multigenre writing tasks. Through major and minor, cumulative and stand-alone assignments, students construct arguments and analyses, ethically incorporating academic sources while developing their own voices as writers and citizens.

Prerequisites: ENG 1101 and ENG 1101 and ENG 1101

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Summer Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
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Description:

Use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications to create reports, spreadsheets, databases and presentations for business and other applications.

Description: A critical analysis of contemporary American society with review of major sociological theories, research methods, culture, socialization, groups, social structure, social institutions, deviance, social inequalities, social processes and social change.

Notes: Any Social & Behavioral Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: DEV 0015

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
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Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

Notes: Keep all materials from this course for COM capstone (including video recordings).

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: The course will explore various applications of mathematics in the social, finance, health and environmental fields with emphasis on developing informational, technological, logical, and visual reasoning skills. Topics from numeracy, probability and statistics, finance, mathematical modeling with linear, statistical, and exponential functions, and other areas of mathematics will be covered. Note: Students who have not completed the required pre-requisite courses listed, but have successfully completed MAT 0100 with a grade of "C" or better, can register for MAT 1445 together with the co-requisite course MAT 0445, Quantitative Reasoning Booster. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Any Mathematics, Statistics & Logic elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: MAT 0200 and MAT 0200 and Other (With a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test) and Other (With a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Notes: Keep all materials from this course for COM capstone (including video recordings).

Notes: Any Arts and Humanities elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Summer Semester (Second Year)
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Description: University-parallel course covering history and systems of psychology, behavioral research methods, physiology of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, consciousness, cognition, personality, lifespan development, gender, social psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, mental disorders and therapies.

Notes: Any Social & Behavioral Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035

Description: Major trends in the development of Western culture, emphasizing political, economic, social and cultural achievements, from prehistory to the seventeenth century.

Notes: Any Arts and Humanities elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Fall Semester (Third Year)
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Description: Examination of major foundational theories that inform the field of communication. Special emphasis on communication theories that examine the self and the message, relationship development, groups and organizations, the public and the media, as well as culture and diversity.

Notes: Keep all materials from this course for COM capstone.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description:

Study of the theories of communication in organizations. Analysis of the initiation, diffusion, and reception of messages in organizational environments. Exploration of effective communication strategies for work relationships, management practices, and organizational culture.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: COM2285, COM2230, COM2235, COM2245, COM2286, COM2287, JOU2101, or JOU2203 See advisor for elective planning guide. Keep all materials from this course for COM capstone.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (OR Other Any other college level English course )

Description:

The first course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include introductory terminology, biochemistry, cytology, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system and the endocrine system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Any Natural & Physical Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and MAT 0050 or MAT 1120 or MAT 1130

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

Spring Semester (Third Year)
Elective course signified by
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Description: Development of effective listening skills. Practical experience in comprehensive, empathic, critical and appreciative listening. Solid foundation in relevant listening theory.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: COM2285, COM2230, COM2235, COM2245, COM2286, COM2287, JOU2101, or JOU2203 See advisor for elective planning guide. Keep all materials from this course for COM capstone.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: Demonstration of communication skills and competencies through the development of a communication portfolio; independent study under the direction of a Communication faculty member. Five directed practice hours per week.

Notes: Independent study only. COM department permission is required.

Prerequisites: COM 2201 and COM 2201 and COM 2206 and COM 2206 and COM 2211 and COM 2211 and COM 2220 and COM 2220 and COM 2225 and COM 2225 and Other (One additional COM or JOU course) and Other (One additional COM or JOU course) and Approval of Department

Description: Emphasis on Charles Darwin, speciation, fossils, radiometric dating, natural selection, mutations, macroevolution, mass extinctions, coevolution, sexual reproduction, human evolution and religious issues.

Notes: Any Natural & Physical Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

 

Term hours subtotal:

7

Summer Semester (Third Year)
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Description: Development of effective nonverbal skills for the successful communicator, stressing better methods of expressing oneself and understanding others through the learning of nonverbal theory and Impression Management.

Notes: Choose any eligible elective from the catalog.

Prerequisites: COM 2206 or COM 2225

Notes: Any approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Description: Theatre as an art form presented from the historical, literary and production points of view. Includes an exploration into the creative processes associated with the production of plays and the collaborative contributions of the actor, director, designers, playwright, critic and audience.

Notes: Any approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.