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Communication Course Descriptions

COM 120  Intro to Interpersonal Communication

This course introduces the practices and principles of interpersonal communication in both dyadic and group settings. Emphasis is on the communication process; issues addressed include perception, listening, self-disclosure, speech apprehension, ethics, nonverbal communication, conflict, power, and dysfunctional communication. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate interpersonal communication skills, apply basic principles of group discussion, and manage conflict in interpersonal communication situations. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 080 and RED 080

Corequisite: None

COM 120 Course Outline

COM 231  Public Speaking

This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis is on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches and participate in group discussion with appropriate audiovisual support. Students should also demonstrate the speaking, listening, and interpersonal skills necessary to be effective communicators in academic settings, in the workplace, and in the community. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in speech/communication.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite:ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None

COM 231 Course Outline
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