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Course Descriptions

Fundamentals of Speech

SPC101

Introduction to theory and application of public speaking methods and evaluation, and the development and presentation of persuasive and informative speeches. Also included is the study of modern communication theory and rhetorical theory. Course work includes participation in a variety of public speaking situations. 3 Credits (3 Lecture)

Fundamentals of Small Group Communication

SPC102

Introduction to the principles and processes of small group communications. Focuses on the skills for effective participation and leadership in small group settings.  Provides practice in problem-solving, group decision making, information sharing, and group interaction. 3 Credits (3 Lecture)

Interpersonal Communication

SPC201

Introduction to the theories, models, and practices in person-to-person communication, including a brief exposure to theories and methods of organizational communication. Emphasizes conflict management, gender, and cross-cultural issues. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL111.

Organizational Communication

SPC301

Analysis and evaluation of formal and informal patterns of communication within organizations; exploration of both theoretical and practical aspects of how such patterns develop. Subject areas include communication aspects involved in social issues, briefings, conflict management, interview situations, conferences, administration, and decision making. Considerable emphasis is placed upon issues of diversity, including but not limited to, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL111 and SPC101 or ENL111 and SPC201. (Cultural Diversity)

Intercultural Communication

SPC302

Investigation and interpretation of the many forms of communication that exist in different cultures. Emphasis on helping students toward an understanding and celebration of cultural diversity especially as it exists in the process of symbolic exchange that we call communication. Among areas covered are cultural variance in interpretation of language, symbolic ambiguity, culturally based conflict management, assimilation, and effective communication strategies across cultures. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL111 and SPC101 or ENL111 and SPC201. (Cultural Diversity)

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