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Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 100) HYBRID

The primary objective of this course is to help you improve and expand your public communication skills including reducing the fear of public speaking.  It is taught in a hybrid format to help meet the scheduling needs of working students and those who have childcare responsibilities.  For more information about this class, click here.

Introduction to Human Communication (COMM 102) F2F

This course has a strong emphasis on learning about communication through communication. As you work through course concepts in the areas of interpersonal communication, public speaking, and small group communication, you will become more aware of your present patterns of communicating. An awareness of the communication process and effective communication practices can lead to changes that positively impact your personal, professional, and academic life.  For more information about this class, click here.  

Interpersonal Communication (COMM 103) F2F

This course is designed to help you become more aware of your communication with the people that matter the most to you: close friends, romantic partners, and family members. Through theory, application, and self-reflection, you will learn about effective and ineffective methods of communication and their impact on interpersonal relationships. Not only will this knowledge help improve your personal life, but many of the concepts and skills examined can be applied to your academic and professional lives as well. For more information, click here.

Argumentation (COMM 104) 

Do you ever feel like society is going crazy? Like no one can have a civil conversation without yelling and name-calling? Are you exhausted by the negativity? Then Argumentation is the class for you!  In this class, we focus on dialogue rather than debate. We have well-reasoned conversations with people who hold different perspectives than us, we share our ideas respectfully, and we come to a fuller understanding of the topic at hand. We also learn to identify when others (like politicians and advertisers) use their words to manipulate us so we can guard against their attempts. For more information, click here.

Mediated Communication (COMM 133) ONLINE

Communicating effectively through technology is becoming an increasingly important skill in both our personal and professional lives.  This class will teach you how to: protect yourself and your loved ones online, navigate the world of online dating, critically analyze the image of yourself projected through social media, utilize the internet to find and apply for jobs, successfully participate in virtual interviews, create an online resume, and so much more!  For more information about this class, click here.