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        COM 1024 Voice and Interpretation
        A study of the cognitive, vocal, and non-verbal skills necessary to present effective oral
        interpretations of literature. Exercises in the use of the voice and body. Applied practice in
        interpreting prose, poetry, and drama. Standard or CR/NC grading.
        COM 1034 Public Speaking
        A study of the selection, organization, preparation, and presentation of public address. Develops
        research skills, as well as skills in verbal and non-verbal communication of messages. Standard
        or CR/NC grading.
        COM 1064 Argumentation and Debate
        The study of the structure and presentation of arguments, focusing on the utilization of
        argumentation techniques in debate settings. Research, evaluation, and utilization of evidence in
        support of claims. Development of cases. Reasoning, refutation, and debate strategies. Critical
        analysis of the arguments of others.
        COM 1071 Speech Practicum
        Instruction and practice in competitive forensics. Students will compete in debate and/or
        individual events (possible categories include interpretation, limited preparation, and public
        speaking events). Students must take part in at least one tournament for credit. May be repeated
        3 times.
        COM 2024 Non-Verbal Communication
        The study of the way we communicate without and beyond words. The various types of non-
        verbal behavior, including body language, gestures, paralanguage, and space utilization, will be
        examined in order to increase understanding of intracultural and cross-cultural communication.
        IV W
        COM 2034 Organizational Communication
        The study of the ways in which communication affects organizations. Analysis of organizational
        theory. Focus on concepts of group work, leadership, motivation, formal and informal systems,
        external and internal audiences, organizational technologies, and interpersonal communication in
        organizations. Practical application through analysis of a particular organization. IV W
        COM 2044 Gender and Communication
        The study of the role communication plays in genderization and the role gender plays in
        communication. Focus on relational interaction in interpersonal and organization contexts, on
        mass media messages, and on issues of socialization and power. IV W
        COM 2054 Cross-Cultural Communication
        The study of the ways people in different cultures communicate differently and the ways in which
        communication across these boundaries can be enhanced. Analysis of both verbal and non-verbal
        communication styles, with an interest in interpersonal, organizational, and governmental
        interactions. IV W
        COM 2064 Persuasion
        The study of persuasion, with an emphasis on the receiver’s role. Focus on critical analysis of
        persuasive messages. Develop understanding of persuasion theory as it relates to individuals,
        groups, and movements. Particular attention to the persuasive tools of social proof, reciprocity,
        authority, scarcity, liking, and commitment and consistency. IV W
        COM 2114 Introduction to Language
        A relatively non-technical introduction to the nature of human language as seen by modern
        linguists. Material is drawn primarily, but not exclusively, from the English language. Topics
        include the relationship between sound and meaning, the nature of linguistic rules, and of
        language change, language learning, and the role of dialect. Open to students at any level.
Recommended for majors in elementary education and required of all students seeking secondary
certification in English. Standard or CR/NC grading. Also listed as English 2114.
COM 2294 Special Topics in Communication
Introduction to selected topics in communication focusing on concepts and methods used by
communication scholars. Potential topics include listening, communication and gender, cross-
cultural communication, and rhetorical theory. May be repeated for credit as long as the topic is
different.
COM 4204 Internship in Communication
A program offering the student supervised placement in organizations providing or requiring
communication services. Students might work in human resources, broadcasting, research, or
other communication-related areas. Provides an opportunity to work in a professional area of the
field and apply concepts learned in other communication and communication-related courses.
CR/NC grading. Prerequisites: COM 2034 or 2064 or SOC 2094 and permission of instructor.

				
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