Communication (COMM)

COMM100 Basic Speech Communication (Course offered online)

Credits 3Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This introductory course surveys the field of human communication from a knowledge-based format. Specific areas to be explored include aspects of communication theory, family communication, intrapersonal communication, interpersonal communication, group communication, public communication, organizational communication, mass media communication and listening. This course provides a balance between theory and application.

COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (Course offered online)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

Fundamentals of Public Speaking provides instruction and opportunities to prepare and present a variety of forms of speeches with emphasis on content, research organization, audience analysis, delivery methods, language and anxiety management. While this course is a blend of theory and application, it is based upon a knowledge-based format.

COMM114 Argument and Critical Discourse

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

Examination of argumentation as part of human interaction and investigation. This course emphasizes the processes by which people give reasons to gain adherence and to justify beliefs and actions. The course provides a balance between theory and practical application.

COMM115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This knowledge-based course focuses attention on the intercultural aspects of the communication process. The effects of cultural values on both verbal and non-verbal behavior are studied in order to better understand our own communication practices as well as others. The course provides a balance between theory and practical application. Students are provided with a variety of opportunities to learn and improve their abilities to communicate with other cultures in face-to-face communication situations.

COMM218 Interpersonal Communication (Course offered online)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This knowledge-based course is designed to assist students in using effective practices of intra- and interpersonal communication in a variety of face-to-face settings. Learning to manage stress and conflict, and to use assertive/supportive rather than aggressive/defensive messages is emphasized. The course provides a balance between theory and practical application.

COMM219 Small Group Communication

Credits 3Fall/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course examines the principles and processes related to small group communication. Emphasis is on the attitudes and skills needed for effective problem-solving, decision making, participation and leadership in small groups.

COMM221A Forensics

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Instructor consent is required.

This course allows for preparation of speeches, debates and discussions for delivery before public audiences and in inter- collegiate competition.

COMM262 Voice and Articulation

Credits 3Winter - even years

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

Principles of voice production and articulation of speech sounds with attention to elementary speech physiology are encouraged. Students are expected to give oral performances in class with special attention to loudness, rate, pitch, quality, articulation and pronunciation. Recording and criticizing of voice is also required of the student.

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.

Course offered online

Cultural Literacy course