2019-2020 Course Descriptions by Santa Monica Community College

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194 santa monica college catalog 2019–2020 and female interactions and stereotypes with an emphasis on improving communication skills we will explore the relationship between gender and communication as it pertains to the nature of genders the language of gender and gender differences in verbal and nonverbal communication course descriptions com st 37 intercultural communication 3 units transfer uc csu c-id comm 150 igetc area 4 social and behavioral sciences • skills advisory eligibility for english 1 formerly speech 7 this course satisfies santa monica college’s global citizenship requirement this course focuses on the identification and analysis of processes and challenges of communication as affected by different cultures especially as it affects communication among the various cultures found within the united states e.g african american asian american latino/a middle eastern native american european american and gay lesbian cultures and among the various cultures throughout the world the course focuses on the principles of communication theory as they apply to the intercultural setting with an emphasis on the effects of differences in beliefs values attitudes socio-political organization role expectations language and nonverbal behavior etc — all of which are interrelated com st 88a independent studies in debate transfer csu please see “independent studies” section 1 unit com st 88b independent studies in debate transfer csu please see “independent studies” section 2 units com st 310 organizational and small group communication 3 units transfer csu • prerequisite english 2 and admission to the smc baccalaureate degree program in this course students discuss and apply organizational communication theories with an emphasis on small group dynamics particularly in diverse workplace environments students will investigate numerous theories about organizational communication and case studies to explore the experiences of diverse groups in different workplace environments in history and in contemporary society students will identify the problems that diverse groups may face in organizational settings and design programmatic solutions to such problems the readings and course materials will be used to enhance students’ intercultural awareness and understanding of organizational communication theory in practice this course is open only to students who have been admitted to smc’s bachelor of science program in interaction design see ixd.smc.edu for more information computer information systems the computer information systems cis program includes courses in web authoring desktop publishing social media microsoft office and adobe applications students focusing on web applications attain the skills to professionally design develop and manage websites the department also offers courses that lead to careers in social media the office application courses prepare students for positions such as office managers who oversee a variety of administrative clerical and accounting functions necessary to efficiently run and maintain business information systems the cis program manages industry certification programs for microsoft quickbooks and adobe products for students keyboarding skills of 25 words per minute or enrollment in oftech 1a or 9 are recommended for computer applications classes cis 1 introduction to computer information systems 3 units transfer uc csu • prerequisite none no uc credit for cis 1 or 4 if taken after cs 3 this beginning course explores the foundations of technology as well as current trends and emerging topics in information technology students complete hands-on projects in operating systems web browsers and web-based office applications students will also be introduced to topics such as understanding programming computer security and social media this course uses google apps docs and sheets as well as code.org cis 4 business information systems with applications 3 units transfer uc csu c-id bus 140 • prerequisite none this is not a beginning computing course it is recommended that students take cis 1 prior to cis 4 ability to keyboard 25 words per minute is recommended no uc credit for cis 1 or 4 if taken after cs 3 this course introduces students to information systems and their role in business topics include information systems database management systems networking e-commerce ethics and security computer systems hardware systems and application software word processing spreadsheet database and presentation graphics in this course students develop computer-based solutions to a variety of business problems this course teaches word 2016 excel 2016 access 2016 powerpoint 2016 and windows 10 cis 9a technology project management i 3 units transfer csu • prerequisite none • advisory cs 3 or cis 1 this course covers the fundamentals of project management theory implementation and best practices it is aimed at students who work mostly in the technology sectors covering software and website development and other areas of computer science or information systems students will learn the theory as well as the use of project management software to plan track and manage project resources topics covered include project life cycles tasks schedules resources and costs cis 9a is the same course as cs 9a credit may be earned for one not both.