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    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 | Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


COM 121S Introduction to Communication

3.00 credit hours

A hybrid introduction to theories, principles, and practice of speech communication and a survey of the study of theories of human communication. The course will focus on developing public speaking skills and on providing students with the knowledge necessary to better identify and describe communicative events in their own lives, including how to analyze these events and how to make choices about meanings and responses in appropriate and effective ways. Students will practice the invention, preparation, rehearsal, performance, and critiquing of academic speeches. Public speaking presentations will include interview presentations, small group presentations, ceremonial speeches, academic poster presentation, researched informative speeches, and researched persuasive speeches. In addition, students will survey and apply theories and principles of communication, rhetoric, intrapersonal communication, self-concept and communication, perception and communication, verbal communication, nonverbal communication, listening, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, small group communication, gender and communication, organizational communication, conflict resolution, communication and technology, and media studies. How communication practices contribute to the construction of meaning, relationships, culture, and society will also be explored. Lab Fee: (Additional fees will apply for online, flex and webflex sections.)

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