Communications Studies (COM)

121. Speech Communication
Introductory course on group discussion, role playing, impromptu and planned speeches, and nonverbal behavior, all as part of the communicative process.

228. Leadership
Analysis and application of both leadership styles and strategies. Coursework addresses general theories of leadership behavior and communication, and develops some of the specific skills identified as integral to effective leadership. Alternate years. WIGHTMAN

235. Oral Interpretation
Emphasis on the meaningful oral reading of poetry, prose, drama, and children's literature, after careful study and analysis of the literature selected. Some group projects in interpretation may be developed. WIGHTMAN

251. Organizational Communication
Studies and addresses communication behaviors and strategies in the organizational context. Coursework will examine both formal and informal environments, structural impact on communication strategies, and concepts for creating a communicative environment. Alternate years. WIGHTMAN

276 through 279. Topics in Communications
Introductory studies in communications-related fields. See Topics Courses.

280/380. Internship: see Courses 280/380.

290/390. Individual Project: see Courses 290/390.

323. Media, Politics, People
Addresses the impact of mass media such as television, radio, newspapers, and magazines on social issues and audience perception as a communication environment. The class explores the communication relationship between mass media and the public. Prerequisite: COM 121. Alternate years. WIGHTMAN

326. Argumentation and Debate
Principles of argumentation and styles of debate. Students develop and present well-reasoned arguments on a variety of topics. Prerequisite: COM 121. Alternate years. WIGHTMAN

376 through 379. Advanced Topics in Communication
Critical evaluation of current issues in communication or study of a selected topic in communication. See Topics Courses.

561. Speech Activities (1/4) (CR)