Communication Arts & Sciences
175 (GH). PERSUASION AND PROPAGANDA (3) An examination of campaigns of propaganda and mass persuasion in the twentieth century.
200 (GI). LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND COMMUNICATION (3). Introduction to language, language development, cultural literacy, culture, and intercultural communication.
201 (GH). RHETORICAL THEORY (3) History and theory of public advocacy and civic discourse.
202 (GS). COMMUNICATION THEORY (3) Survey of human communication studies in relational, interpersonal, group, organizational, intercultural, health, technology and mass communication systems.
203 (GS). INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3) Explore aspects of competent communication and learn the skills necessary to manage friend, romantic, family, and professional relationships.
204 COMMUNICATION RESEARCH METHODS (3) An overview of the skills necessary to evaluate numeric and text-based communication research. There is an applied emphasis on increasing student skills as a critical consumer of commonly reported data such as opinion polls and employee assessments.
214 (W). SPEECH WRITING (3) Theory and practice of composing informative, persuasive, and ceremonial speeches. Emphasis on organization, supporting materials, and language in writing for oral presentation. Recommended preparation course: CAS 100.
250. SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION (3) Participation in decision-making groups. Emphasis on skills of group discussion, leadership, teamwork, organization, and evaluation.
252. BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION (3) Interviewing, briefing, conferring, and decision making; analyzing and evaluating formal and informal patterns of communication in organizations.
271(GI). INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (3). Introduction to culture and intercultural communication. Focus on topics such as language, identity, prejudice, and intergroup relations on a domestic and international level.
280 (W). STORYTELLING AND SPEAKING (3) Principles of oral performance from storytelling to the printed page. Includes oral performance of stories, speeches, prose, drama and poetry.
283. COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY I (3) Explores communication technology and information management. Intended for students in the Liberal Arts. (Former SpCom 283)
302. SOCIAL INFLUENCE (3) Explores how humans influence others through communication strategies.
311. METHODS OF RHETORICAL CRITICISM (3) Principles for the analysis and evaluation of public discourse.
352. ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (3). This course examines the function and structure of communication in both formal and informal situations.
375. RHETORIC AND PUBLIC CONTROVERSY (3) Survey of important events in the history of public address, including speeches, debates, and persuasive campaigns and movements.
403. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION THEORY AND RESEARCH (3) Examining behavior within interpersonal encounters, with an emphasis on both theoretical and applied explanations for how and why people act during such interactions. Recommended preparation course: CAS 203.
404. CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND NEGOTIATION (3) Theories and strategies important for conceptualizing, developing, and managing conflict negotiation, mediation, and third-party intervention. Recommended preparation course: CAS 202.
411. RHETORICAL CRITICISM (3) Principles of rhetorical criticism examined through analysis of selected texts and critics. Recommended preparation course: CAS 201 or CAS(SPCOM) 100.
415. RHETORIC OF FILM AND TELEVISION (3) Rhetorical analysis of the artistic forms and cultural structures of film and television; intensive study of selected examples. Recommended preparation course: CAS 201.
420. RHETORICAL THEORY (3) Ancient, medieval, Renaissance, Enlightenment, and contemporary theories of rhetoric. Recommended preparation course: CAS 201.
450 (W). GROUP COMMUNICATION THEORY AND RESEARCH (3) Selected theories of problem solving through group discussion, emphasizing participation and leadership. Recommended preparation course: CAS 250.
452. ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION THEORY AND RESEARCH (3) Explores the nature and functions of communication in organizations; emphasis on concepts, tools, and skills for effective management of communication. Recommended preparation course: CAS 202 or 252.
455 (GI) (WMNST). GENDER ROLES IN COMMUNICATION (3) Explores the literature on gender research in the discipline of human communication. Recommended preparation course: CAS 202.
470. NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION (3) Examining the ways in which nonverbal messages, such as gestures, posture, vocal intonation, and facial expressions, affect us on a daily basis. Recommended preparation course: CAS 202.
471 (GI). INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION THEORY AND RESEARCH (3) Explores intercultural and cross-cultural communication research theory and practice as applied within and across national boundaries. Recommended preparation course: CAS 271.
475. STUDIES IN PUBLIC ADDRESS (3) History and criticism of public discourse. Intensive analysis of selected public addresses and social movements. Recommended preparation course: CAS 201.
478. CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POLITICAL RHETORIC (3) Analysis of the role of public discourse in contemporary campaigns, social movements, and political and social controversies. Recommended preparation course: CAS 201.
495. COMMUNICATION ARTS & SCIENCES INTERNSHIP (1-18) Directed and supervised practicum in organizational communication. Recommended preparation course: approval of the department.
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