Spring 2016

Susan M. Wieczorek, Nonverbal Communication, Spring 2016

Course Description:

Examination of nonverbal communication channels including physical characteristics and movements of communicators, as well as spatial and environmental influences on the communication process.

Required Texts:

- Knapp, Mark L. and Judith Hall. Nonverbal Communication in Human Interaction. Eighth Edition. United States: Wadsworth, Thomson Learning Inc., 2014.
- Guerrero, Laura K., Michael L. Hecht. The Nonverbal Communication Reader. Third Edition. Illinois: Waveland Press, Inc., 2008.

Susan M. Wieczorek, Public Speaking, Spring 2016

Course Description:

Introduction to the composition, delivery, and critical analysis of informative and persuasive speeches.

Required Texts:

Lucas, Stephen E. The Art of Public Speaking. 12th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2015.

Patty J. Wharton-Michael, Communication Research Methods, Spring 2016

Course Description:

The research methods course will provide an overview of different research methodologies, which are utilized within the communication discipline. The course will present a foundational base of theory through lecture, and encourage students to apply their knowledge through in-class exercises. A large portion of the in-class exercises will ask students to analyze and interpret data through the use of statistical software. Students will also be expected to read and present critiques of communication research articles. As a final project students will be able to present their cumulative understanding of the research process through a group project. In groups, students will design a study that employs one of the major methodologies discussed in this class (i.e. experiments, survey, content analyses etc.). The groups will formulate a research question/hypothesis, develop an instrument for data collection, collect data, analyze data, and present the results in a poster presentation at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: MATH 0001

Required Texts:

Communication Research: Asking Questions, Finding Answers, by Keyton, J. 4th edition, (2014).

Patty J. Wharton-Michael, Introduction To Communication, Spring 2016

Course Description:

An introduction to communication theory with consideration given to how theoretical stances relate to areas of communication study including interpersonal communication, small-group communication, mass communication, organizational communication, and gender issues in communication.

Required Texts:

Human Communication; The Basic Course, by Joseph A. Devito 12th edition

David Petrosky, Elementary French 2, Spring 2016

Course Description:

A continuation of Elementary French 1, this course expands oral-aural and reading-writing skills in the language and stresses communication and grammatical structure. Emphasis is placed on using the spoken language. Prerequisite: FR 0111.

Required Texts:

- A vous! Textbook. Véronique Anover and Theresa A. Antes. Second Edition New York: Houghton-Mifflin, 2008

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David Petrosky, Elementary French 1, Spring 2016

Course Description:

Introduces the oral-aural and reading-writing skills in the language, and stresses communication and grammatical structure. Emphasis is placed on using the spoken language.

Required Texts:

- A vous! Textbook. Véronique Anover and Theresa A. Antes. Second Edition New York: Houghton-Mifflin, 2008.
- A vous! Workbook. Véronique Anover and Theresa A. Antes. Second Edition New York: Houghton-Mifflin, 2008

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Jeffrey L. Webb, The Beatles, Spring 2016

Course Description:

This course will take an in-depth look at the Beatle's music, personalities, compositional techniques, and their influence on our culture from the 1960's into the 21st century. The major emphasis of this course will be focused on student listening skills and the fostering of a deeper appreciation for the Beatles and their music.

Required Texts:

Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding
Shout! The Beatles in their generation by Philip Norman

Suggested Materials:

The Beatles Anthology DVD (on reserve in the library)
The Beatles by Hunter Davies
The Beatles by Bob Spitz

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Jeffrey L. Webb, Voice, Spring 2016

Course Description:

The course is designed to promote each individual’s discovery, understanding and performance of vocal technique, vocal literature, and basic musicianship. Classes will be used for lecture and discussion, vocal exercises, group and individual singing, and performance critique. Ability to read music is assumed for this course.

Required Texts:

None

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Jeffrey L. Webb, Theory and Ear Training 1, Spring 2016

Course Description:

This course introduces students to the basic materials of music. Students will be introduced to such topics as note/rest values, intervals, rhythm and meter, key signatures, scales and triads. Students will become familiar with how to notate these elements, both by sight and aural recognition. Concepts will be practiced through singing and writing. This course assumes no ability to read music.

Required Texts:

Clendinning, Marvin and Phillips The Musician’s Guide to Fundamentals 2nd Edition, Norton Publishing, 2014

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Jeffrey L. Webb, Concert Choir, Spring 2016

Course Description:

Open to all students interested in developing musical techniques. The repertoire includes music of all periods from the Renaissance to the present. Admission is by audition; rehearsals occur twice a week.

Required Texts:

None

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