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Study and practice in the major forms of spoken and written communication in the context of businesses and other professional organizational settings.
Intercollegiate Debate Theory and Practice
A course designed to teach students how to compete successfully in intercollegiate debate,and to reinforce training through practice and competition.
Intercultural Communication: Domestic Perspectives
Effects of cultural attitudes, beliefs, and attributions on meaning assignment. Diffusion of cultural innovations, prejudice, discrimination, and equality are discussed. Emphasis is placed on intercultural interactions within the United States.
Qualitative Research Methods
Course is designed to introduce students to a sample of qualitative research methods used in communication.
The Executive Communicator
Audience analysis, speech writing, delivery in professional presentations, theory, and history of great speeches are covered. Detailed critiques of student speaking styles and performances are also included.
This course is designed to provide a broad introduction to human communication in a health-care context. Emphasis will be on issues of social support, patient-health professional/caregiver interaction, organizational culture, planning health promotion campaigns, and cultural conceptions of health and illness.
A review of theory, research, and practice of the intentional use of symbols to influence attitudes, beliefs, and actions.