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COMM 010: Introduction to Persuasion

Course Description

This introductory course provides students with theories and skills necessary to create ethical, logical, and impactful persuasive messages that advocate for positive change. Students are invited to examine historical and contemporary approaches to persuasive messages throughout time and in everyday communication, including how to analyze, critique, and promote ideas. Students are encouraged to understand inductive and deductive reasoning processes to reach well-supported conclusions rooted in logic. Students are coached on how to understand and recognize formal and informal fallacies of language and thought, developing the ability to distinguish matters of factual evidence from judgement or opinion. This course also focuses on how to confidently and ethically present persuasive appeals, including how to construct and deliver persuasive messages.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: COMM 001

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: A. Language and Rationality: A2 - Communication and Analytical Thinking
  • CSU GE: Area A - English Language Communication and Critical Thinking: A1 - Oral Communication
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 1 - English Communication: 1C - Oral Communication (CSU requirement only)
  • C-ID: COMM 190 - Introduction to Persuasion
Last Updated 10/14/22