Communication (COM)

Courses

COM 110. Introduction to Communication. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides an overview of the basic concepts of communication and the skills necessary to communicate in various contexts. Emphasis is placed on communication theories and techniques used in interpersonal group, public, intercultural, and mass communication situations. Upon completion, students should be able to explain and illustrate the forms and purposes of human communication in a variety of contexts. Students may be required to prepare and deliver oral reports in public contexts.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take DRE 098
Take EFL 111 EFL 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 111 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 113 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 114 with a minimum grade of C

COM 111. Voice and Diction I. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides guided practice in the proper production of speech. Emphasis is placed on improving speech, including breathing, articulation, pronunciation, and other vocal variables. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate effective natural speech in various contexts. Students will analyze regional and international speech differences and standards.

COM 120. Intro to Interpersonal Communication. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the practices and principles of interpersonal communication in both dyadic and group settings. Emphasis is placed on the communication process, perception, listening, self-disclosure, speech apprehension, ethics, nonverbal communication, conflict, power, and dysfunctional communication relationships. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate interpersonal communication skills, apply basic principles of group discussion, and manage conflict in interpersonal communication situations.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take DRE 098
Take EFL 111 EFL 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 111 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 113 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 114 with a minimum grade of C

COM 130. Nonverbal Communication. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the contemporary study of nonverbal communication in daily life. Topics include haptics, kinesics, proxemics, facial displays, and appearance. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze/interpret nonverbal communication and demonstrate greater awareness of their own nonverbal communication habits.

Prerequisites: Take COM 110 or COM 120 Minimum grade C

COM 140. Introduction to Intercultural Communication. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces techniques of cultural research, definitions, functions, characteristics, and impacts of cultural differences in public address. Emphasis is placed on how diverse backgrounds influence the communication act and how cultural perceptions and experiences determine how one sends and receives messages. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and skills needed to become effective in communicating outside one's primary culture.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take DRE 098
Take EFL 111 EFL 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 111 with a minimum grade of C

COM 150. Introduction to Mass Communication. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces print and electronic media and the new information technologies in terms of communication theory and as economic, political, and social institutions. Topics include the nature, history, functions, and responsibilities of mass communication industries in a global environment and their role and impact in American society. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate awareness of the pervasive nature of mass media and how media operate in an advanced post-industrial society.

Prerequisites: Take ENG 111 Minimum grade C

COM 231. Public Speaking. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis is placed on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches and participate in group discussion with appropriate audiovisual support.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take DRE 098
Take EFL 111 EFL 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 111 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 113 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 114 with a minimum grade of C