COMM 110INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course provides the foundations for theoretical understanding about interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, group communication, nonverbal communication, verbal communication, intrapersonal communication, and rhetorical strategies. The course also provides practical application in public speaking and group membership.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


COMM 113BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is designed to help students by providing them with a variety of practical communication experiences in business and professional settings. Such experiences may include: communicating with diverse cultures, managing work conflict, career interviews, leading teams, conducting meetings, problem-solving discussions, and a variety of business-style presentations.


COMM 115INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC RELATIONS

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course provides an overview of the practices, theories, ethics, issues and problems facing public relations, and it allows the student to develop an appreciation for and an understanding of the Public Relations(PR) field.


COMM 116ORAL INTERPRETATION

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is an analysis of the literary forms of prose, poetry and drama for the purpose of orally recreating the author's intellectual and emotional intentions and of communicating those insights to an audience through controlled use of voice and body. Emphasis is placed on selection and preparation of materials as well as presentation. This course is acceptable as humanities credit.


COMM 118COMMUNICATION PRACTICUM I

1 Credit Hours (TC)
This course offers the student practical experience in a wide variety of communication activities which may include forensics competition, tournament work and various communication workshops.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


COMM 119COMMUNICATION PRACTICUM II

1 Credit Hours (TC)
This course offers the student practical experience in a wide variety of communication activities which may include forensics competition, tournament work and various communication workshops.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


COMM 120INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course explores the non-presentational side of communication. It is designed to help a student improve the skills necessary for more effective and more efficient day-to-day communication. This course is recommended for any student who wishes to sharpen person-to-person communication skills and for students majoring in communication.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score or equivalent.


COMM 126THE LISTENING LEARNER

1 Credit Hours (TC)
This course introduces the student to the ideals and skills involved in effective listening, as well as to provide the student with an appreciation of the nature and uses of effective listening in college and public life. The student will be expected to acquire and utilize the knowledge and skills necessary for effective listening as a learner and as a member of society.


COMM 127COMMUNICATION APPREHENSION

1 Credit Hours (TC)
This course introduces the student to the nature and purpose of communication apprehension and the extent of its presence in daily interactions, as well as provide the student with knowledge and an appreciation of the ideas and skills involved in overcoming communication apprehension. The student will be expected to acquire and utilize the knowledge and skills necessary for effective communication on all levels of social interaction.


COMM 128COMMUNICATION IN DIVERSE CULTURES

1 Credit Hours (TC)
This course introduces the student to the ideals and skills involved in communication effectiveness needed between diverse cultures, including the college environment. The student will be expected to acquire and utilize the knowledge and skills necessary for effective communication on all levels of social interaction.


COMM 155COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP I

1 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is designed to provide the student with an on-site educational work experience. The student will work an arranged number of hours per week at an appropriate location under the supervision of a communication professional. The student will work at least 75 hours per credit hour earned, plus weekly meetings with a college supervising professor.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


COMM 203SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course introduces the student to the principles and skills of effective group communication. The course will give the student practical experience in working within the group framework and executing group presentations. The student is expected to acquire and demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills necessary for effective group communication.

Pre-requisite: COMM 110 OR COMM 212 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


COMM 204INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is designed to study how culture affects the process of communication including values, beliefs, behaviors, norms, bias, and linguistic, verbal and nonverbal differences among cultures. The course further examines ethnocentrism and globalization with a focus on understanding and adapting to cultural differences. Studies focus on major theories of intercultural communication and practical approaches to communicating more effectively with individuals from other cultures.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent.


COMM 212PUBLIC SPEAKING

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is designed to provide the student with training and experience in the preparation and execution of various types of public address. In addition, the course seeks to provide the student with knowledge of and an appreciation of rhetorical analysis and criticism. The diversity of the course curriculum makes the course highly useful to students of all majors.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


COMM 218COMMUNICATION PRACTICUM III

1 Credit Hours (TC)
This course offers the student practical experience in a wide variety of communication activities which may include forensics competition, tournament work and various communication workshops.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


COMM 219COMMUNICATION PRACTICUM IV

1 Credit Hours (TC)
This course offers the student practical experience in a wide variety of communication activities which may include forensics competition, tournament work and various communication workshops.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


COMM 222READERS THEATRE

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course concentrates on the study of various styles and techniques of Oral Interpretation in Readers' Theatre. The presentation produced by the class will be toured through the area schools, civic organizations, and presented at ICC. Areas of concern are on vocal development, interpretive approach to literature and imaginative presentation. Three lecture hours per week and additional rehearsals and productions as scheduled.


COMM 245INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION THEORY

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course introduces communication theories and applies theories to a number of concepts including relationships, the media, and culture. The theories are designed to improve one’s understanding of self and others. Theories will also be applied to groups, the public, and a variety of messages and situations.

Pre-requisite: COMM 110 or COMM 212 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval.


COMM 248SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS

1 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a special topics course that will be adjusted on an on-going basis in order to address current events and issues affecting public relations. The primary goal of the course is to allow for examination of various topics addressed by public relations practitioners including crisis communication, event planning, political campaign analysis, as well as addressing how scandals affect both corporate and individual image using examples taken directly from today's headlines. This course may be repeated up to three times as long as the topic and content are different. The student shall not exceed more than a total of six (6) hours of COMM 248. This course is repeatable up to a maximum of three semester hours of credit.

Pre-requisite: COMM 115 with a grade of "C' or better or department approval


COMM 255COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP II

1 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is designed to provide the student with an on-site educational work experience. The student will work an arranged number of hours per week at an appropriate location under the supervision of a communication professional. The student will work at least five hours per week per credit hour received or equivalent plus weekly meetings with a college supervising professor.

Pre-requisite: Department approval