This introductory course is designed to acquaint students with the communication skills needed to succeed both academically and socially. Course content includes communication theory, perception, verbal and non-verbal communication, effective listening, awareness of the self as communicator and relational communication. Emphasis is placed on class discussion as a tool for learning and practicing the skills presented in class.
Public Speaking is a course designed to acquaint the student with the basic skills of public discourse. Course content includes the importance of audience analysis and adaptation, how to choose an appropriate topic, organization, speech purpose and delivery. Word study, effective language use, effective non-verbal skills and critical listening skills are stressed.
In our modern age, persuasion finds its way into every aspect of our lives. From friends asking for favors, to politicians campaigning for votes, to advertisers pushing their products, we regularly fill the roles of the persuader and the persuaded. This course is an investigation of communication theories of persuasion, the devising of persuasive messages, and the consumption of persuasive messages in a variety of contexts. Class activities, discussions, readings, and assignments are designed to develop communication skills necessary for effectiveness as producers and consumers of persuasive communication.
This course introduces students to the development and use of social and professional etiquette rules and customs as currently practiced in the United States. Emphasis is placed on understanding the communicative nature of etiquette and its uses in furthering social and professional interactions. This lecture/demonstration course will include practice in various verbal and nonverbal skills required in the current social and professional climate including instruction in netiquette. Additionally, students will be introduced to etiquette rules and customs from around the world and will practice using these as a way to prepare for the global marketplace. This course meets with LBR 111.
This course offers students the opportunity to learn and practice the unique communication skills needed in the health professions. Communication among professionals, between professional and patient, professional and client, professional and nonprofessional caregiver will be examined. Best practice in intrapersonal, interpersonal, group communication in the healthcare context will be discussed. How to effectively communicate in conflict situations, ethical considerations, and intercultural and multicultural communication are other topics included in this class.
This course seeks to improve intercultural communication competence through learning about communication patterns between those with different cultural backgrounds. Topics include verbal and nonverbal differences in cultural expression, intercultural relationships, barriers to effective intercultural communication, methods for overcoming these barriers, stereotyping, and racism. Students will learn to integrate theory with practice and real-life examples. Prerequisite: Any 100-level Communication course or Permission of Instructor.
This is a course in the practical art of rhetorical criticism. The course focuses on the application of standard rhetorical critical methods to communication artifacts. Although rhetorical criticism has its roots in the evaluation of speeches, this course provides students the opportunity to evaluate a wide range of communication artifacts, ranging from speeches to films, music, art, and even architecture. Through rhetorical criticism, students learn to better understand the motives, strategies, and effects of strategic public communication. Class activities, discussions, readings and assignments are designed to develop communication, critical thinking, and analytical skills through an introduction to rhetorical criticism. Prerequisite: Any 100-level Communication course or Permission of Instructor.
A course designed to acquaint the student with the unique ways in which women and men communicate. The focus of this discussion-oriented class is on how gender influences verbal and non-verbal communication, listening, speaking and interpersonal relationships. Additional topics covered will include communication and gender in the workplace and the classroom as well as the influence of the media on gendered communication. Prerequisite: Any 100-level Communication course or Permission of Instructor.
Advertising, advocacy and public policy debates all require an understanding of the rhetorical nature of argumentation and persuasion. This course provides opportunities for students to develop that understanding through speeches, debates, group presentation and community interaction. Prerequisite: Any 100-level Communication course or PHI 107 or POS 100 or Permission of Instructor.
This course is an in-depth study of the nature and process of teamwork and small group communication. Students will study the theory of small group process, the nature of small groups and group dynamics. The course will address small group/teamwork issues such as decision-making, creativity, computer mediated group communication, diversity and conflict management. Students will make small group/team presentations, as well as engage in small group/teamwork evaluation. Prerequisite: Any 100- level Communication course or Permission of Instructor.
This course is appropriate for students wishing to enter broadcasting, theater, or other careers where voice and articulation are important and for students who wish to enhance their ability to articulate American English. This lecture/demonstration course offers students practice in the use of the voice as a communication tool. Topics covered include: articulation, the aspects of the voice, pronunciation, the vocal mechanism and the International Phonetic Alphabet. Prerequisite: Any 100-level Communication course.
This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of communication in the workplace. The focus of the course is interpersonal communication in a professional context. Topics covered include: meeting management, interview techniques, participation in team and group communication, preparation of professional presentations, managerial communication, diversity in the workplace, and listening skills. This course emphasizes the development of practical and critical skills. Prerequisite: Any 100-level Communication course or Permission of Instructor.
This course explores the nature of conflict interaction from a communication perspective. The course will examine attitudes, conditions, and perceptions that influence communication interaction and conflict. Students will be introduced to communication tools and techniques for effectively managing conflict in interpersonal relationships, groups, the workplace and organizations. Prerequisite: Any 100-level Communication course.
This course is designed to introduce students to the power of communication in a variety of applications and contexts. The course introduces students to a range of communication theories, and provides opportunities to apply those theories to communication phenomena. Possible contextual focuses for the course could include: the rhetoric of social movements, strategic communication through song, the rhetoric of religion, family communication, or other emerging topics within the field. Class activities, discussions, readings, and assignments are designed to develop a better understanding of communication theories and skills through critical analysis of communication phenomena. Prerequisites: Any 100-level Communication course AND any 200-level Communication course, OR Permission of Instructor.
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