Good communication skills pave the way to success in every aspect of your life - personal, professional, parental, cultural.
What you can gain from communication courses
- Speak in public with confidence
- Work productively in teams
- Appreciate differing points of view
- Manage conflict effectively
- Increase cultural awareness
|COMM 111||Public Speaking||4||
Introduces speech-making based primarily on a traditional public speaking approach. Covers classical rhetorical theory and highlights rhetoric’s importance to public speaking. Develops theoretical understanding and practical application of oral communication skills. Includes techniques in controlling speech anxiety, how to structure and organize information to present to a variety of audiences, and physical and vocal delivery skills. Prerequisite: MTH 20 or equivalent placement test score, and WR 121. Audit available.
|COMM 130||Business & Professional Speech Communication||4||
Focuses on communication as it relates to business and professional settings. Explores the climates, settings, philosophies, and practices of organizational communication, including effective business presentations. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
|COMM 140||Introduction to Intercultural Communication||4||
Explores the nature and impact of different cultures on communication. Includes interactive relationship forms as the basis for global understanding in the classroom, business or travel. Focus on processing messages with accelerating changes in political, economic and immigration patterns through individual cultural perceptions. Understand and communicate with people who are "different." Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
|COMM 214||Interpersonal Communication:Process & Theory||4||
Introduces interpersonal communication in different contexts; focuses on message exchange in person-to-person interactions, emphasizing theoretical principles and their application. Emphasizes the development of various communication skills in interpersonal contexts. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
|COMM 215||Small Group Communication: Process and Theory||4||
Problem solving aspects of small group activities. Includes process and task, leadership, verbal and non-verbal messages in the small group, norms and roles, conflict reduction, and decision making. Focuses on theory and practice. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
|COMM 228||Mass Communication and Society||4||
Surveys media of mass communication and the effects on society. Introduces the history, development and technological advances of mass communication systems and their subsequent role in society, public discourse and the individual. Includes an analysis of print and broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations, television, film and new media. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit Available.
|COMM 237||Gender and Communication||4||
Examines the similarities and differences in male and female communication styles and patterns. Particular attention given to the implications of gender as social construct upon perception, values, stereotypes, language use, nonverbal communication, and power and conflict in human relationships. Discusses influence of mass communication upon shaping and constructing male and female sex roles. Course fulfills block transfer and cultural diversity requirements and is transferable to state four-year colleges and universities. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.