Communication Course Descriptions

Scheduling requirements and limited resources prevent all courses from being offered every term or every year.  Some courses may be offered exclusively via distance delivery. Course numbers, titles, course and program applicability, prerequisites, instructional format, delivery methods, and content may change without notice.  Students are advised to consult with an advising specialist each term to select courses, create and maintain personal educational plans, and obtain the most current information.

COMM 111
PUBLIC SPEAKING -- 4 Credits

Introduces speechmaking based primarily on a traditional public speaking approach.
Covers classical rhetorical theory and highlights rhetoric's importance to public speaking.
Develops theoretical understanding and practical application of oral communication skills.
Includes techniques in controlling speech anxiety, how to structure and organize information
to present to a variety of audiences, and physical and vocal delivery skills. Prerequisite:
MTH 20 or equivalent placement test score, and WR 121. Audit available. This course
fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and
Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOTB.


COMM 214
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND THEORY
-- 4 Credits

Introduces interpersonal communication in different contexts; focuses on message exchange in persontoperson interactions , emphasizing theoretical principles and their application. Emphasizes the development of various communication skills in interpersonal contexts. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOTB.

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