Communication Studies 60: Basics of Speech Communication
Students demonstrate an understanding of conversation skills.
Students identify the elements of the communication model.
Students research, prepare, and deliver a speech.
Students participate effectively in small group interactions.
Communication Studies 100: Introduction to Communication Studies
Students identify the elements of the communication model as they apply to a variety of communication contexts.
Students demonstrate an understanding of human communication theories and events related to culture, self-concept, perception, listening, verbal communication, nonverbal communication, and small group communication.
Students prepare and deliver an effective oral presentation.
Students demonstrate an understanding of ethical communication behaviors and perspectives.
Students summarize and explain an expanded world perspective that demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse range of individuals, communities, and viewpoints.
Communication Studies 103: Argumentation, Persuasion, and Critical Thinking
Students identify the basic elements of an argument: claim, reasoning, and evidence.
Students recognize flawed reasoning and evidence in an argument.
Students use credible evidence to support a claim.
Students use sound-valid reasoning to support a claim.
Students deliver a persuasive speech.
Students participate in academic debate.
Communication Studies 110: Intercultural Communication
Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between culture, communication, and relational contexts and apply effective communication skills to a variety of intercultural interactions.
Students identify different verbal and non-verbal communication patterns across cultures.
Students demonstrate an understanding of overt and covert cultural behaviors that manifest in the forms of communication barriers such as prejudice, discrimination, and ethnocentrism.