Feb 05, 2023  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COMM 100 - Basic Communication

4 Credit(s)

Basic Communication is a survey course designed to provide students with an overview of communication as a field of study. Its aim is to help develop oral communication competencies needed to function effectively in diverse communication contexts. The course addresses a variety of theoretical topics in communication studies and attempts to build skills in interpersonal, small group, and public speaking.

Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic communication theory in varied contexts such as interpersonal communication, small group communication, and public speaking
2. Create oral and written messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context
3. Identify and describe essential communication skills (e.g. verbal, nonverbal, interpersonal, intercultural, group, and public communication) and the barriers to successful communication
4. Identify, evaluate, and responsibly address ethical issues within and across a variety of communication contexts
5. Understand, respect, and adapt messages to a diversity of human characteristics and attitudes in order to accomplish communication goals within and across a variety of communication contexts

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