South Suburban College
South Suburban College

Communications Courses

Numbers in parenthesis are credit hours/semester and actual hours/week in class.

Where special course fees are required in addition to tuition, they are noted at the end of the individual course description. These fees are subject to change without prior notice.


COM 105 - Mass Communications  (IAI: MC 911) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

Provides a survey of the role and function, historical perspective, and responsibilities of mass communication industries and professions in a global environment. Emphasis on the role of media in American society and the social importance of mass communication on contemporary culture. Stresses critical skills in listening, reading, thinking, and writing.

COM 106 - Interpersonal Communication  (IAI: SPC 921) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

Focuses on face to face interaction through experience, theory, and skills application. Communication in family, work and social contexts will be examined. Includes verbal, non-verbal, listening, feedback and conflict management.

COM 107 - Intercultural Communications (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

Examination of values, beliefs, customs and attitudes that affect intercultural communication. Identifies factors that impede effective intercultural understanding and practical approaches to communicating more effectively. Includes both verbal and nonverbal communication.

COM 200 - Audio Production  (IAI: MC915) (3, 4)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

Introduction to audio production techniques, equipment operation, and terminology. Includes basic script writing, studio and field production, and editing.  Fee.

COM 201 - Television Production I  (IAI: MC916) (3, 4)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

Introduction to the terminology, technology and craft of multi camera studio production. Includes conceptualization, basic script writing, and audio, video, and lighting equipment operation.  Fee.

COM 202 - Television Production II (3, 4)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: COM 201 or consent of instructor

Introduction to remote field production, computer graphics, and analog and nonlinear videotape editing. Advanced study in the terminology, technology, and craft of television production. Advanced techniques in television engineering, producing and directing, lighting, camera usage, and audio production.  Fee.

COM 209 - Radio & TV Writing  (IAI: MC917) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

Development of writing skills necessary for broadcast media. Includes script writing for news, interviews, continuity, dramas, sitcoms, documentaries, treatments, public service, political and commercial announcements. Study and practice in selecting, organizing, and adapting program materials.

COM 220 - Multimedia Production (3, 4)

This course examines basic multimedia editing skills and the software and hardware knowledge needed to create projects. Students will integrate Adobe Photoshop, Avid editing and other software tools.

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