SCOM 1000 Human Communication
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

An introduction to human communication, including language development, verbal, non-verbal, interpersonal, small group, organizational, public, and intercultural communication. This course may be used as one of the courses required in Area B, Institutional Options.

SCOM 1010 Improving Voice and Articulation
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This is a laboratory-oriented class for the development of a student’s voice or articulation. Careful analysis of each student’s speech is made, followed by intensive directed exercises for their development, based on an understanding of the speaking mechanism and of elementary phonetics. The course is not for treatment of foreign dialect or severe speech disorders requiring speech therapy. 

SCOM 1500 Public Speaking
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Preparation and delivery of speeches to inform and to persuade. Special emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of organization, structure, and content of speeches. The student will analyze great American speeches, both historical and contemporary.

SCOM 2050 Media, Culture, and Society
Credit Hours 3.0
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. (May be used to fulfill a requirement in core curriculum Area C.).

SCOM 2300 Business and Professional Communication
Credit Hours 3.0
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
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
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 perspectiveds, 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.