Communication Studies


COMM 111Z: Public Speaking

Credits 4

COMM 111Z emphasizes developing communication skills by examining and demonstrating how self-awareness, audience, content, and occasion influence the creation and delivery of speeches and presentations.

Prerequisites: MTH 20 or equivalent placement test score, and WR 121. Audit available.

COMM 140: Introduction to Intercultural Communication

Credits 4

Explores the nature and impact of different cultures on communication. Includes interactive relationship forms as the basis for global understanding in the classroom, business or travel. Focus on processing messages with accelerating changes in political, economic and immigration patterns through individual cultural perceptions. Understand and communicate with people who are "different."

COMM 215: Small Group Communication: Process and Theory

Credits 4

Problem solving aspects of small group activities. Includes process and task, leadership, verbal and non-verbal messages in the small group, norms and roles, conflict reduction, and decision making. Focuses on theory and practice.

COMM 218Z: Interpersonal Communication

Credits 4

COMM 218Z increases the knowledge and use of competent communication skills to better understand oneself, others, and the role of communication in interpersonal relationships.

Prerequisites: WR 121 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available.

COMM 228: Mass Communication and Society

Credits 4

Surveys media of mass communication and the effects on society. Introduces the history, development and technological advances of mass communication systems and their subsequent role in society, public discourse and the individual. Includes an analysis of print and broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations, television, film and new media.