Kristen L. Majocha

Kristen L. Majocha, Communication Capstone, Spring 2017

Course Description:

This course will review communication studies fundamentals as applied theoretically and in practice. You will reflect upon your academic experience, prepare for your next step, and publically demonstrate your abilities. In this course you will ask yourself critical questions:

1. Who am I—personally and professionally?
2. What are my dreams beyond “what I want to do after I graduate”?
3. How does my academic work merge with my plans?
4. What obstacles might prevent me from achieving my dreams?
5. Do I represent myself in a way that helps me achieve my goals?

Readings:

Readings will demonstrate the trends and major issues in the field of communication. Readings will be assigned and distributed electronically and free of charge. At times you will be required to collect readings and share them with the class. These assignments will help you gain a deeper understanding of the related area of your choice as well as trends in the field.

Syllabus: 

Kristen L. Majocha, Organizational Communication, Fall 2017

Course Description:

An overview of the relationship between communication and organizing processes, with an emphasis on theories, principles, and practices of organizational communication as well as organizational research methodology.

Required Texts:

-Miller, Katherine. (2011). Organizational Communication: Approaches and Processes (ANY EDITION). Thompson Wadsworth. Note: ISBN-10: 0-495-89832-5 ISBN-13: 978-0-495-89832-0
-Fritz, J. M. (2013). Professional Civility: Communicative Virtue at Work. Peter Lang. Soft cover book ISBN-13: 978-1-4331-1984-2.

Kristen L. Majocha, WUPJ Radio Production, Spring 2017

Course Description:

You will gain practical experience in radio broadcasting, improve your on-air performance, and gain radio journalism job-market skills.

Syllabus: 

Kristen L. Majocha, Communication Capstone, Spring 2017

Course Description:

This course will review communication studies fundamentals as applied theoretically and in practice. You will reflect upon your academic experience, prepare for your next step, and publically demonstrate your abilities. In this course you will ask yourself critical questions:

1. Who am I—personally and professionally?
2. What are my dreams beyond “what I want to do after I graduate”?
3. How does my academic work merge with my plans?
4. What obstacles might prevent me from achieving my dreams?
5. Do I represent myself in a way that helps me achieve my goals?

Readings:

Readings will demonstrate the trends and major issues in the field of communication. Readings will be assigned and distributed electronically and free of charge. At times you will be required to collect readings and share them with the class. These assignments will help you gain a deeper understanding of the related area of your choice as well as trends in the field.

Syllabus: 

Kristen L. Majocha, Organizational Communication, Spring 2017

Course Description:

The study of organizational communication involves the intersection of two complex concepts - organization and communication. In this course, you will learn how the context of organizations influences communication processes, develop a clear and thorough theoretical understanding of how organizations can effectively face challenges, and understand the communication theory that explains the role of professional civility in the workplace.

Required Texts:

- Miller, Katherine. (2011). Organizational Communication: Approaches and Processes (ANY EDITION). Thompson Wadsworth. Note: ISBN-10: 0-495-89832-5 ISBN-13: 978-0-495-89832-0
- Fritz, J. M. (2013). Professional Civility: Communicative Virtue at Work. Peter Lang. Soft cover book ISBN-13: 978-1-4331-1984-2.

Kristen L. Majocha, Public Speaking, Spring 2017

Course Description:

This course will enhance your English speaking skills as an effective performer to and audience member of Western audiences. You will generate effective speeches and provide feedback to peers on issues connected to your academic interests.

Text:

Lucas, Stephen E. The Art of Public Speaking (12TH Edition). McGraw Hill, New York, NY: 2015.

Syllabus: 

Kristen L. Majocha, Intercultural Communication, Summer 2017

Course Description:

Intercultural Communication will stress both theoretical and practical application through assigned readings, exercises, assignments, and class discussions. Specifically, this course is designed to accomplish the following goals:

1) Relate your understanding of the theories and principles of intercultural communication to your own lives;
2) Examine the relationship between culture and communication
3) Become more critical of how your cultural identities and positionality influence communication; and
4) Explore how history, discrimination, colonization, and exploitation impact intercultural communication.

Textbooks:

- Lustig, M. W. & Koester, J. (Eds.). (2005). Among US: Essays on identity, belonging, and intercultural competence (ANY EDITION). New York: Addison Wesley Longman.
- Martin, J. N. & Nakayama, T. K. (2010). Intercultural communication in contexts (ANY EDITION). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.

Syllabus: 

Kristen L. Majocha, Public Speaking, Summer 2017

Course Description:

This course will enhance your speaking skills as an effective performer to and audience member of inclusive publics. You will provide feedback to peers on similar issues.

Text:

Lucas, Stephen E. The Art of Public Speaking (12TH Edition). McGraw Hill, New York, NY: 2015.

Syllabus: 

Kristen L. Majocha, Communication Capstone, Spring 2016

Course Description:

This course will review communication studies fundamentals as applied theoretically and in practice. You will reflect upon your academic experience, prepare for your next step, and publically demonstrate your abilities. In this course you will ask yourself critical questions:

1. Who am I—personally and professionally?
2. What are my dreams beyond “what I want to do after I graduate”?
3. How does my academic work merge with my plans?
4. What obstacles might prevent me from achieving my dreams?
5. Do I represent myself in a way that helps me achieve my goals?

Readings:

Readings will demonstrate the trends and major issues in the field of communication. Readings will be assigned and distributed electronically and free of charge. At times you will be required to collect readings and share them with the class. These assignments will help you gain a deeper understanding of the related area of your choice as well as trends in the field.

Syllabus: 

Kristen L. Majocha, Introduction to Communication, Spring 2016

Course Goals:

This course seeks to help you learn more about:
- theories of communication, and the diversity of the discipline;
- the importance of culture in all forms of human communication;
- how you can communicate more effectively in a world that’s becoming increasingly multicultural;
- ethical principles and dilemmas that surface in communication interactions;
- the connection of mass media to interpersonal, small group and other areas of communication;
- listening skills; improving receptive and analytic skills;
- speech planning: topic and purpose formulation;
- speech presentation skills: delivering the messages effectively;

Required Textbook:

Human Communication; The Basic Course, by Joseph A. Devito. (ANY EDITION) Pearson, 9780205522590

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