Great Women Speakers
Examines the speeches primarily of American women whose public speaking has had a significant influence on our lives and our culture. Includes the study of speeches and other public communication concerning various social and political issues, movements and causes from 1800 to the present day. Involves analysis and criticism of the content and delivery of speeches. Spring, even-numbered years. Spring, even-numbered years.
Comm In Organization
Students develop personal communication competencies in contemporary organizations and gain an understanding of the design and function of communication systems within organizations.
Small Group Decision Making
Trains students to help groups to make decisions. Utilizing techniques such as Nominal Group Technique, Ideawriting, Delphi Method, and Interpretive Structural Modeling, students will help outside clients to make decisions or solve problems.
Communication & Conflict
This is a performance course designed to help students understand, practice, and improve their communication skills when dealing with conflict. Emphasis is placed on developing communication competencies required for successful management and resolution of conflict when dealing with people one-on-one, in small groups, and at work.
Communication & Gender
Investigates the effects of gender roles on communication behaviors, such as naming behavior, language acquisitions, professional orientation, conflict management, self-image, dress, and social roles.
Increases awareness of students in the areas of nonverbal communication. Describes and analyzes the various concepts of nonverbal communication, applies them to actual situations, and relates them to the entirety of the communication process. Spring.
Lang & Symbol In Hum Comm
Focuses on language and symbols as the processes and effects in human use of verbal, vocal, visual, and video modes in daily interactions. Includes human and non-human communication systems, social and cultural aspects of language acquisition, semantics, signs, semiotics, and symbols, as they relate to diverse human communication contexts.
Comm & Dissenting Voices
Introduces the student of rhetorical theory to the tools for analysis of individuals and groups which seek change in the political and social sphere, outside the normal decision-making process. Spring, even-numbered years.
Methods Of Persuasion
Study and practice in persuasive speaking. Includes general theories of persuasion, the role of persuasion in a democratic society, and introduces modern experimental research. Spring, odd-numbered years.
Explores the interface of the environmental science community, the policy-making community, and the public, and analyzes the persuasive and argumentative strategies used by each community in dealing with various environmental issues (such as climate, waste, fuel, and development issues). Spring, odd-numbered years.
The course provides an overview of the role of communication in leadership in a variety of contexts, including interpersonal, small group, intercultural, organizational, and public sphere. It includes theoretical and experiential approaches to effective leadership communication. Students will analyze their personal leadership styles and develop leadership communication skills.
Involves study and application of the major types of rhetorical criticism, including both traditional and contemporary approaches. Utilizes various critical forms to analyze and criticize actual speeches and other forms of the spoken word. Spring, even-numbered years.
Org Comm Sem in Consulting
Focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the communication consultant, emphasizing the latest consulting processes, assessment procedures, problem diagnoses, intervention strategies, and client presentations. Designed to facilitate hands-on learning and practical applications. Students will work with outside organizations in completing a communication consulting project. No prerequisite.
Examines the role played by culture in developing personal attitudes, values, and behavior, and to apply this awareness to communicating across cultural differences in a variety of situations, including interviewing, group discussion, and negotiation. Offered on a tri-semester basis.
Comm Theories & Pract Applica
Surveys the elements and processes critical to human communication behavior and compares influential communication theories. Emphasizes practical applications of theories. Fall, annually.
Campaign Advocacy involves the strategies, actions and proposed solutions to influence decision making at the local, state and federal level. It is designed to promote positive changes that affect people and their environments. Campaign Advocacy can be used to protect rights or change unfair, discriminatory or abusive practice. It is used to gain eligibility for services or change the nature and quality of services to better meet the needs of the individual. It is also used to assist in theremoval of barriers and limitations wich work to prevent full access to full participation in community life.
Practicum in Communication
Provides students with pre-professional development experiences through participation in designated workshops, training sessions, and co-curricular activities designed to promote the effective practice of communication skills critical to success as communication professionals.
Selected topics for research and/or performance projects in speech communication and theatre. Prior to registration, students need to obtain an advisor who will direct their study. Approval by appropriate dean required.
Intern In Comm Studies
The internship program gives the student the opportunity to apply classroom theory and techniques in business, government, theatre, and other cooperating organizations. Course open to any speech communication and theatre major with a junior or senior standing with consent of department. Student must have a 2.5 QPA or higher and 3.00 QPA in a major. On demand.
Seminar Conflict Resolution
This course is designed to help students develop strong communication skills for reacting, interacting, and intervening in conflict situations. It offers a summary and synthesis of research and theory on conflict that guides communication choices for effectively responding to conflict in any environment across personal relationships, small group interactions, management and labor, public adminstration, and education.
This course is designed to help students develop communication skills that enable them to become change masters in the organizations and work groups they are part of. Students will learn an analytical framework to identify key decision variables, and ways of behaving and communicating that allow people in oprganizations to make and implement good decisions fast. The course introduces students to issues such as the function of communication in organizational planning, strategy, and marketing; the role of communication in organizational transformation and change; the politics of communication in organziations; communication issues in collaboration and negotiation; communication leadership; managing email and written communication; risk comm|
Comm In Instructional Environ
Communication in a variety of instructional contexts, with focuses on communication skills for instructors in business, professions, and education. Emphasis is placed on the literature, philosophies, and theories concerning instructional communication.
Edin Colb:Intro Germany & Ger
Sru Collab-Russ Lang & Cult I
Sru Collaborative Russian Crs
Sru Collab Russ Lang III
Collaborative German Course
Sru Collaborative Interm Russ
Sru Collaborative Crs Russian
Sru Colab:20th Cent Russ Lgacy