Courses in Communication

Introduction to Human Communication

COMM 100     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is an introductory survey course of the communication discipline. It provides a sample of topics from interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, public speaking, small group communication, media, organizational communication, and interviewing. This course will offer students knowledge about communication and offer the opportunity to improve their skills. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 1: Communication)

Public Speaking

COMM 110     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course develops or improves effective performance in acquiring, evaluating, organizing, and communicating information. Learners develop and apply critical and creative thinking to structuring arguments, making presentations, using multimedia, and supporting each other in impromptu and extemporaneous speaking. Course de-emphasizes competition and stresses personal and workplace effectiveness in communication skills. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of ENGL 0080 and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 1, 9: Communication, Ethical & Civic Responsibility)

Small Group Communication

COMM 120     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course develops or improves effective communication for leaders and participants in the small group setting. Learners develop and apply critical thinking and communication skills through class discussion, group activities, and group presentations. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 1, 2: Communication, Critical Thinking)

Intercultural Communication

COMM 130     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
The focus of intercultural communication is to develop and improve the knowledge needed to understand culture, communication, how culture influences communication, and the process of communication between people from different cultures or co-cultures. The course also focuses on practicing the skills needed for effective intercultural and intracultural interactions.(Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 7, 8: Human Diversity, Global Perspectives)

Interpersonal Communication

COMM 140     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class, participants will examine key components of interpersonal communication theory, identify the interpersonal communication skills necessary for healthy relationships, assess their own interpersonal communication effectiveness, and practice and hone interpersonal communication skills necessary for healthy home and work relationships. This course will also address relevant issues of social interaction, including how human diversity/culture (age, race, gender, etc.) affects our interpersonal communication. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 1: Communication)

Practicum in Forensics Competition

COMM 160     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
Forensics is an activity where students will be able to learn more about the process of human communication through actively engaging and performing in public address, oral interpretation, limited preparation and debate competition with colleges and universities from across the nation. Each week students will participate in lessons, workshops and coaching sessions that will assist them in preparing for intercollegiate competition. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) Permission of instructor is REQUIRED.