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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
CMST 215
Argumentation & Debate
Study of argumentation in the area of academic debate and the legal world. Emphasizes applying theories and techniques of argumentation to developing analytical abilities, reasoning, use of data, and evidence to support arguments.|
CMST 216
Group Discussion
Trains students how to facilitate group discussions. Students will learn how to move groups through phases of development, effectively assume group task and social roles, and effectively conduct group meetings.|
CMST 217
Listening
Explores the process and integral role of listening in human communication from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Identifies different listening skills appropriate for diverse types and purposes of listening. Examines ineffective and ef,fective listening behavior and the consequences of both in every day interactions for a variety of contexts including personal, professional and mass mediated.|
CMST 220
On-Camera Performance
This course is designed to develop those skills needed to effectively communicate in front of the camera. The course will explore the principles and applications of various performance techniques involved in a video or film production, and will prov,ide extensive knowledge and practice in the forms and styles of performance for the camera.|
CMST 255
Advanced Debate
Further experience in competitive debating and in a variety of debating forms is provided. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. On demand.|
CMST 260
Special Topics In Comm Studies
Focuses on offering special topics reflecting the interest of students. Content varies from semester to semester. Suitable for both majors and non-majors in speech communication and theatre. May be taken for a maximum of nine credits in the major. On, demand.|
CMST 281
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, moveme,nts and causes from 1800 to the present day. Involves analysis and criticism of the content and delivery of speeches.|
CMST 300
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.|
CMST 311
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.|
CMST 312
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 resolu,tion of conflict when dealing with people one-on-one, in small groups, and at work.|
CMST 320
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.|
CMST 321
Nonverbal Communication
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.|
CMST 322
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, semant,ics, signs, semiotics, and symbols, as they relate to diverse human communication contexts.|
CMST 331
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.|
CMST 332
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.|
CMST 333
Environmental Rhetoric
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).|
CMST 360
Leadership Communication
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 effec,tive leadership communication. Students will analyze their personal leadership styles and develop leadership communication skills.|
CMST 410
Rhetorical Criticism
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.|
CMST 411
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 learn,ing and practical applications. Students will work with outside organizations in completing a communication consulting project. No prerequisite.|
CMST 420
Cross-Cultural Comm
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,.|
CMST 421
Comm Theories & Pract Applica
Surveys the elements and processes critical to human communication behavior and compares influential communication theories. Emphasizes practical applications of theories.|
CMST 430
Advocacy Campaigns
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 ca,n 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 the,removal of barriers and limitations wich work to prevent full access to full participation in community life.|
CMST 475
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 c,ommunication professionals.|
CMST 490
Independent Study
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.|
CMST 495
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.|
CMST 602
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 fo,r effectively responding to conflict in any environment across personal relationships, small group interactions, management and labor, public adminstration, and education.|
CMST 603
Organizational Communication
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, an,d 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; t,he 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|
CMST 604
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 communicati,on.|
COLB 100
Edin Colb:Intro Germany & Ger
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COLB 101
Sru Collab-Russ Lang & Cult I
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