SCOM 1000 Human Communication
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

A survey course of the field of Human Communication. Students discuss language development; focus on interpersonal, intercultural, small group, organizational, public and mass communication; and theorize about communicating and working effectively in the electronic age.

SCOM 1010 Voice and Articulation
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Principles of Phonation and Articulation for the development of the speaking voice and correction of defects and mannerisms.

SCOM 1500 Public Speaking
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

The principles of public speaking. Students study the principles of oral communication; focus on audience analysis and choosing the content, organization, and mode of delivery for a speech to satisfy the needs of an audience; and examine the changing world of the public speaker.

SCOM 2050 Media, Culture, and Society
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

Review of the ways in which mass mediation has transformed culture, politics, and communication. Purpose is to enhance media literacy by assessing current debates over the role of the media in American society.

SCOM 2300 Business and Professional Communication
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

This course focuses on the principles to manage communication in a variety of organizational contexts. Emphasis is on effective communication and the preparation of business presentations. Topics include, but are not limited to, interviewing, managing business meetings, and conflict management.

SCOM 2400 Interpersonal Communication
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course focuses on the opportunity for students to learn and understand the principals, theories, and some of the practical application of effective interpersonal communication and to become sensitive to the relational development of these ideas in various contexts, particularly those involving relationships within families and among co-workers and friends.

SCOM 2510 Debate Activity
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

Four and one-half hours lecture and laboratory a week. Participation in all aspects of debating. May be repeated for a maximum of nine hours.

SCOM 2710 Argumentation
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed to help students develop their ability to construct sound arguments and to critically evaluate arguments made by others. Students will learn how to collect and evaluate evidence, analyze reasoning, detect fallacies, while simultaneously learning the fundamental principles of the rhetorical arts.

SCOM 2900 Intercultural Communication
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

Intercultural communication focuses on the patterns, dynamics, and worldviews that influence the processes involved in communication within and across different cultural groups. Topics covered will address intercultural communication competence from a variety of perspectives, and will include the role of identity, verbal and nonverbal patterns of communication, as well as an exploration of the skills that can aid in overcoming perceived obstacles to intercultural communication.