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Com 101: Fundamentals of Speech

3 cr.

The basic principles of public speaking with special emphasis on platform techniques and a study of the different types of speech. Not applicable to a major or minor.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF8:00–8:50FA218
2MWF8:00–8:50FA322
3MWF8:00–8:50FA319
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Com 201: Public Speaking

3 cr.

Organization, preparation and delivery of speeches for different occasions with emphasis on construction and audience adaptation.

Prerequisite: Com 101.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF2:00–2:50FA320

Com 202: Principles of Communication

3 cr.

An inquiry into the process, theory and philosophy of contemporary verbal and nonverbal communication.

Prerequisite: Com 101.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF2:00–2:50FA101

Com 205: Classroom Communication

3 cr.

Development of the special speech skills appropriate for the classroom teacher.

Prerequisite: Com 101.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF10:00–10:50FA321
2MWF3:00–3:50FA319
3TTH8:00–9:15FA319
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Com 207: Introduction to Leadership

3 cr.

The purpose of this interdisciplinary course is to introduce students to the field of leadership from a biblical worldview. Students will gain a broad understanding of the history and origins of leadership, theoretical approaches to leadership, and the essence of contemporary leadership. As students master the fundamentals of the concepts, they will be encouraged to test their ability to apply these concepts to their own life experiences. Students will be required to participate in leading a service oriented project during the course of the semester.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF9:00–9:50RHALL

Com 302: Interpersonal Communication

3 cr.

Application of communication principles, theories and research to an examination of the process of interpersonal communication, and the improvement of communication skills relevant to interpersonal settings.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH9:35–10:50FA318

Com 303: Organizational Communication

3 cr.

Theory and research in organizational communication; an understanding of how organizational meaning is created and sustained. Strategies for assessing and improving organizational and individual communication effectiveness. Lecture and discussion class.

Sec Days Time Room
1MW10:00–10:50FA101

Com 304: Theories & Research in Communication

3 cr.

Comparison of various approaches to the study of communication with particular emphasis on a Christian perspective.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Com 322: Teaching Speech & Drama

3 cr.

Materials, methods, procedures and related topics in the teaching of speech in the secondary school.

Prerequisite: Com 101.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Com 393: Organizational Communication Discussion

0 cr.

Corequisite: Com 303.

Sec Days Time Room
1F10:00–10:50FA226
2F10:00–10:50FA101
3F10:00–10:50FA320

Com 401: Communication Internship

3 cr.

A supervised experience in applying communication principles in an organizational setting. Not applicable toward a minor.

Sec Days Time Room
1TBATBATBA

Com 405: Persuasion

3 cr.

Theories of persuasion, platform practice and criticism of model persuasive speeches.

Prerequisite: Com 201.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH2:00–3:15FA322

Com 407: Argumentation & Debate

3 cr.

Principles and techniques of argumentation applied to academic debate. Emphasis on the ability to construct and defend a logical argument with the use of credible evidence, and the ability to analyze and refute the arguments of others.

Prerequisite: Com 101.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Com 410: Oral Communication for the Professions

3 cr.

Application of oral communication skills and principles to business and professional speaking situations. Conferences, interviews, interpersonal communication and presentational speaking.

Prerequisite: Com 101.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF9:00–9:50FA217
3MWF10:00–10:50FA220
4MWF10:00–10:50FA217
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Com 423: Special Topics-Leading Groups

3 cr.

The purpose of this course is to explore effective practices for leading various groups: standing groups, project groups, teams, etc. Through a blend of theory, case studies and practice, students will understand the challenges of leading groups and develop strategies for effective leadership. Students will be required to identify a situation in which they will lead a group during the course of the semester.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Com 505: Communication Training & Development

3 cr.

Introduction to the process through which companies and other organizations improve performance and communication. Emphasis on training skills in the field of communication as well as consulting in the organizational setting.

Prerequisite: Com 303.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF1:00–1:50AL106
2MWF1:00–1:50FA322

Com 507: Conflict Management

3 cr.

Integration of theory on conflict management with practical approaches to conflict training. An emphasis on a biblical perspective of conflict.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH12:35–1:50FA318

Com 520: Intercultural Communication

3 cr.

The theory and practical applications of communicating between cultures. Special emphasis is given to biblical principles of communication, and to the organizational and business applications of intercultural communication.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Com 521: Nonverbal Communication

3 cr.

Analysis of the various codes of nonverbal behavior and their functions in interpersonal, workplace and mediated encounters. Special emphasis is given to scriptural principles of nonverbal communication.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Com 524: Special Topics in Communication

3 cr.

Topics may include nonverbal communication, interpersonal communication in multinational corporations, organizations as culture, and readings in organizational communication.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Com 525: Special Topics-Leading Change

3 cr.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the leadership skills necessary to effectively lead individuals, groups and organizations during times of significant change. Attention will be given to a variety of approaches to leading change which will be analyzed from a biblical perspective. Students will develop skills to lead change in business, community and ministry settings.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Com 526: Special Topics in Communication

3 cr.

Topics may include nonverbal communication, interpersonal communication in multinational corporations, organizations as cultures, and readings in organizational communication.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Com 600: Introduction to Graduate Studies

3 cr.

Introduction to methodologies and resources for research in communication arts and science at the graduate level.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH9:35–10:50FA221

Com 602: Quantitative Research Methods in Communication

3 cr.

Principles and practices of quantitative research methodologies, with an emphasis on statistical applications for use in communication research projects at the graduate level.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF9:00–9:50FA221

Com 603: Advanced Organizational Communication

3 cr.

Survey of advanced research and theory relevant to the study of organizational communication. Rigorous examination of the role that communication plays in shaping and reshaping the process of organizing within and between organizations.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Com 604: Qualitative Research Methods in Communication

3 cr.

Study of theoretical issues underlying the study of qualitative research as a methodology, as well as the characteristics of various approaches to designing and conducting qualitative research projects.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Com 605: Applied Communication Research I

3 cr.

Preparation of the graduate communication final project or thesis.

Sec Days Time Room
1TBATBATBA

Com 606: Applied Communication Research II

3 cr.

Preparation of the graduate communication final project or thesis.

Prerequisite: Com 605.

Sec Days Time Room
1TBATBATBA

Com 607: Leadership & Communication

3 cr.

Relationships between communication and leadership including a consideration of relevant theories, concepts, tools and skills. Leadership and communication are examined in relation to organizational culture, change, diversity, technology and decision-making.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Com 622: Assessment Methods in Communication

3 cr.

Introduction to qualitative and quantitative methods used in academics and business settings.

Sec Days Time Room
1T3:00–5:30FA220

Com 665: Management Effectiveness & Communication

3 cr.

Analysis of interrelationship among individuals, groups and the organization. Examination of the following concepts: leadership, motivation, communication, group dynamics, decision-making and interpersonal relations. Inclusion of case studies and other projects.

No sections offered in the fall semester…