Communication

Patty J. Wharton-Michael, Introduction To Communication, Summer 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

Diane M. Nicodemus, Public Speaking, Summer 2016

Course Description:

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

Required Texts:

-Pocket Guide to Public Speaking

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Kristen L. Majocha, Public Speaking, Summer 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). McGraw Hill, New York, NY: 2015. YOU MAY PURCHASE ANY EDITION, INCLUDING USED VERSIONS.

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Paul A. Lucas, Communication Internship, Summer 2016

Course Description:

Internships provide practical work experience related to the student's course of study. Students are placed in community agencies, offices, etc., for training and experience in communication applications.

Eligibility:

In order to be eligible to participate in the Department of Communication Internship credits, undergraduate students must meet the following requirements:

 -Major or Minor in Communication (others considered on an individual basis)

 -Junior or Senior status (sometimes at supervisor discretion)

 -Minimum 2.5 GPA overall and 2.5 GPA in Major

 -Minimum 2.5 GPA in Communication Minor when applicable

 -Enrollment and billing for term of internship ONLY

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Paul A. Lucas, Theories of Persuasion, Summer 2016

Course Description:

Survey of 21st-century theories of persuasion, with analysis of research about how the spoken word and the visual image influence public belief and action.

Required Texts:

-Larson, C. U. (2013). Persuasion: Reception and responsibility (13th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage.
ISBN: 1111349274 OR 13:9781111349271

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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

Maryl R. McGinley, Public Speaking, Spring 2016

Course Description:

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

Required Texts:

Lucas, Stephen. The Art of Public Speaking. 12th ed. New York: McGraw Hill.

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