Communication Courses

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COM 101 Introduction to Public Speaking

This course is an introduction to the theories of oral communication, focusing on pragmatic approaches to presentational styles and organizational skills. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer. (3.0 Credits)

COM 101H Intro to Public Speaking, Honors

This course is an introduction to the theories of oral communication, focusing on pragmatic approaches to presentational styles and organizational skills. Students integrate a common theme into their speeches for the public speaking component of this course. They demonstrate their ability to critically think and listen through their analysis of speeches in both the classroom and the public arena. This course meets the requirements of COM 101. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: Honors program eligibility. Usually offered in the fall. (3.0 Credits)

COM 102 Introduction to Human Communication

This course provides an introduction to the field of communication. Interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, group dynamics, intercultural communication, gender communication and public speaking contexts are covered. Students apply relevant theories and explore research within each context to develop a solid foundation in the discipline. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a "C" or better. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (3.0 Credits)

COM 105 Introduction to Communication Theory

This course provides an introduction to basic communication theories through study and application. This course integrates various areas of the discipline to provide an overview of communication topics including verbal and nonverbal messages, interpersonal communication, small group communication and inter¬≠cultural communication, as well as theories related to organizational communica¬≠tion and media messages. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisites: COM 102 and ENG 101 with grades of "C" or better. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (3.0 Credits)

COM 110 Mass Communication

This course examines the effect and impact of mass media on contemporary life and society. This course covers the historical evolution of media as well as contemporary developments and issues. Students develop the skills required to critically analyze a variety of media types and become more knowledgeable media consumers. Areas examined include newspapers and journalism, magazines, radio and television broadcasting, motion pictures, music recording, the internet and social media, cable and satellite communication, advertising and public relations, and media law and ethics. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better. Usually offered in the spring. (3.0 Credits)

COM 120 Writing for Digital Media

In this course, students develop digital literacy and learn to write for digital media environments, considering audience and context. Students produce multiple online projects with a focus on form and style. Students are introduced to writing for social media, as well as the theory of storytelling and scriptwriting for media such as games, a multimedia web series, podcasts and commercials. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (3.0 Credits)

COM 200 Interpersonal Communication

This course offers an introduction to the theories of interpersonal communication, focusing on the development of an awareness of communication in social and professional contexts and on the perception of self and others. The course covers theory and the application of communication strategies used in daily interactions and one-on-one and small group communication, including how verbal and non-verbal communication can be used to improve relationships. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: ENG 101. Usually offered in the fall. (3.0 Credits)

COM 201 Instructional Communication

This course covers the communicative factors involved in the teaching-learning process. The communication concept applicable to classroom instruction is explored, and the communication skills essential in teaching groups of students are developed. Special focus is placed on communicating a supportive classroom environment, developing effective questioning strategies and effective interpersonal relationships in a classroom setting. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (3.0 Credits)

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