Communication

Richard Bukoski, 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:

The Art of Public Speaking, Author: Lucas, Publisher: McGraw Hill, Edition: 12. ISBN 978-0073523910.

Syllabus: 

Christopher O. Barkley, Public Speaking, Spring 2018

Course Description:

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

Textbook:

Stephen E. Lucas’ The Art of Public Speaking (12th edition) by McGraw-Hill Education, 2015, ISBN#: 9781259372933

Syllabus: 

Susan M. Wieczorek, Medical Communication, Fall 2017

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.

Susan M. Wieczorek, Small Group Communication, Fall 2017

Course Description:

This course is designed to increase students' knowledge and awareness of small group dynamics through instructional and experiential learning techniques. Current theory and research will be examined and then tested against students' in- and out-of-class group work. Written and oral evaluations will be on-going throughout the semester.

Required Text:

Johnson, David W. and Frank P. Johnson. Joining Together: Group Theory and Group Skills. 12th Edition. MA: Allyn and Bacon, 2017.

Susan M. Wieczorek, Public Speaking, Fall 2017

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.

Kim Flanders, Public Speaking, Fall 2017

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: 

Paul A. Lucas, Public Speaking, Fall 2017

Course Description and Objectives:

University of Pittsburgh’s 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.” The overall objective of this course is for students to understand and enact these three components through effective speech research, organization, analysis, content, and delivery.

Required Text:

Fraleigh, D. M., & Tuman, J.S. (2014). Speak up! An illustrated guide to public speaking (3rd ed.). Boston:
Bedford/St. Martin’s. ISBN: 9781457623943

Syllabus: 

Shelley Johansson, Public Speaking, Fall 2017

Course Description:

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

Required Textbook:

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

Syllabus: 

Brian P. Burke, ESL Speaking and Listening, Fall 2017

Course Description:

This is a conversation workshop course for non-native speakers of American English. In this course, the student will focus on refining pronunciation, making academic presentations, and participating in academic discussions. In order to achieve the most success in this class, the student must be able to speak flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Using a broad range of academic vocabulary appropriate for entry level college student is also a key element of this course. The student will give several academic presentations in which he/she will use the critical thinking and analysis skills learned in previous classes. The student will also lead a discussion while the others participate. The student will expand on these skills as he/she also increase your knowledge and experience with professional presentation techniques.

Required Text:

Dale, P. & Wolf, J. (2013). Speech communication made simple (4th ed.). White Plains, NY: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN: 978-0-13-286169-4

Syllabus: 

Richard Bukoski, Public Speaking, Fall 2017

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:

The Art of Public Speaking, Author: Lucas, Publisher: McGraw Hill, Edition: 12. ISBN 978-0073523910.

Syllabus: 

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