Communications (COM) courses
COM 110 Critical Thinking
This course seeks to enhance the students' skills and abilities in analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information and to assess those versatile and fundamental skills that are essential to responsible decision-making. There will be an integration of problem-solving and critical thinking with communication skills.
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Honors eligible course. Principles of public speaking. Preparation and delivery of speeches. Emphasis on informing and persuading audiences. The Honors component would be a project prepared by the student that would result in a 30 to 60 minute program to educate the audience on a topic approved by the instructor. The program would be presented to a live audience or over community cable. A grade of B or higher must be earned in order for the Honors Program student to receive the Honors (H) designation on his/her transcript.
COM 197 Selected Topics in Communication
A variable credit lecture/discussion and/or lab course. Content varies with topics identified by title in the course schedule. The course may be repeated if the topics differ; however, no more than 6 credits may count as elective credit toward any degree. Check with the appropriate department head to see if credit for this course will count toward the major or minor.
COM 205 Interpersonal Communication Theory and Skills
Theory and practice in the principles and skills of interpersonal communication within a variety of contexts. Representative topics include: perception; self-concept development; verbal and nonverbal communication; effective listening techniques; conflict resolution; and sensitivity to cultural and gender differences.
COM 209 Survey of Communication Theory
A survey of selected theoretical approaches to understanding mediated and non-mediated human communication.
COM 260 Intercultural CommunicationPrerequisite(s): COM 115 and completion of 40 credit hours.
This course of study will provide students with an introduction to intercultural communication, with an emphasis on practical application and skills for everyday life.