Communication

Shelley Johansson, Public Speaking, Spring 2018

Course Description:

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

Textbook:

The Art of Public Speaking, by Stephen E. Lucas.

Syllabus: 

Kim Flanders, Public Speaking, Spring 2018

Course Description:

This course is designed to enhance students’ speech skills as effective performers and audience members of a diverse society. Therefore, a wide variety of readings, assignments, and class work will center on the development and application of skills necessary to speak and listen with a heightened awareness of audience adaptation. Theoretical concepts as they apply to actual speech performances will be the main emphasis in this course.

Required Text:

- Lucas, Stephen E. The Art of Public Speaking. 12th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2015. ISBN-13: 978-0073523910 ISBN-10: 0073523917

Syllabus: 

Susan M. Wieczorek, Nonverbal Communication, Spring 2018

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.

The purpose of this course is for students:
1. To acquaint themselves with the various approaches to the study of nonverbal
communication.
2. To read research articles and books which demonstrate the theoretical basis of
this field.
3. To identify the nonverbal factors present in day-to-day human relationships
and behavior.
4. To explore areas of personal interest through an in-depth project analysis.
5. To present orally applied course-specific materials before the class.

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, Medical Communication, Spring 2018

Course Description:

This experiential learning course is designed to increase student knowledge and awareness of how communication skills directly affect medical outcomes, satisfaction, and overall health. It seeks to teach communication theory and methodology as it relates to the unique context of the medical relationship. It then attempts to apply this knowledge to situations and relationships specific to each student’s past experiences and future professional goals. In short, this course seeks to help students apply knowledge discovered through research, discussion, observation, and analysis to this ever changing and expanding, interdisciplinary field in an effort to improve patient care and overall health outcomes.

Vitally important to the perspective of this course is the desire to see health communication not only from the perspective of the professional but from that of the patient as well. This is a multidisciplinary course that values multiple, inter-locking perspectives. Again, the goal is to improve awareness and understanding of the entire process of medical communication. To know how to facilitate effective medical outcomes, all parties must be willing to share in the skill building and application of the fundamental communication principles discussed throughout this course.

The primary goal is a practical one. The success in acquiring this goal and teaching others how to do the same depends upon the determination and commitment of each individual participant.

Required Text:

Theodore A. Avtgis and Polack, E. Phillips. Medical Communication: Defining the Discipline. 2nd Ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2011.

Additional File: 

Susan M. Wieczorek, Public Speaking, Spring 2018

Course Description:

This course is designed to enhance students’ speech skills as effective performers and audience members of a diverse society. Therefore, a wide variety of readings, assignments, and class work will center on the development and application of skills necessary to speak and listen with a heightened awareness of audience adaptation. Theoretical concepts as they apply to actual speech performances will be the main emphasis in this course.

Required Texts:

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

Additional File: 

Patty J. Wharton-Michael, Public Speaking, Spring 2018

Course Description:

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

Required Texts:

-The Art of Public Speaking, by Stephen E. Lucas

Syllabus: 

Patty J. Wharton-Michael, Introduction to Communication, Spring 2018

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 Textbook:

Human Communication; The Basic Course, by Joseph A. Devito 13th edition

Maryl R. McGinley, Public Speaking, Spring 2018

Course Description

In this course, students will actively engage ideas in the classroom through thorough research, reflection, and public presentation to their peers. Students will demonstrate their ability to organize evidence and present compelling arguments in a public setting. The University of Pittsburgh website states, “Communication, both spoken and written, is always addressed to an audience, a set of listeners or readers you are intending to convey information to or have some effect upon. Public speaking differs from written communication in that the audience is present, gathered for some occasion. That occasion has norms and expectations that a speaker must recognize. Finally, a public speaker has some purpose, something they are trying to accomplish or set in motion. Good public speaking always accounts for these three components.” We will explore and understand the significance of these components and the implication of each component on public address.

Required Texts

Lucas, Stephen. The Art of Public Speaking. 12th ed. New York: McGraw Hill. Maryl R. McGinley, Public Speaking, Fall 2016

Syllabus: 

Kristen L. Majocha, Communication Capstone, Spring 2018

Course Goals:
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?

Required Textbook:

There is no assigned book for this course.

Syllabus: 

Kristen L. Majocha, Theories of Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2018

Course Goals:

This course will review the fundamentals of interpersonal communication as understood theoretically and applied in practice.

Required Textbook:

Beebe, Beebe, and Redmond. (2017). Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others. Pearson: New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0-13-420203-7 ANY EDITION IS ACCEPTABLE
Buber, Martin. (1958). I-Thou. Access the translated document PDF at
http://teacherrenewal.wiki.westga.edu/file/view/I+and+Thou+1958.pdf

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