Summer 2013 Course Offerings
COM 210 - Public Speaking
Experience in the preparation, design, and delivery of oral presentations, including an understanding of audiences and settings. Attention will be given to techniques of informative and persuasive speeches. Emphasis on the development of professional presentation and speaking skills.
COM 211 - Gender and Communication
Study of the complex ways in which communication, gender and culture interact. Exploration of the ways gender is socially constructed and how one's verbal and nonverbal communication affirms or challenges prevailing gender standards. Students will participate in research and oral presentations on gender-related topics.
COM 229 - Experience in Corporate Communications
This introductory course examines important corporate communication areas, such as internal and external forms of communication and considers the ways in which mass media and new technology have influenced how we communicate. In addition, particular emphasis is focused on the development of writing, speaking interpersonal, team and leadership skills.
COM 243 - Introduction to New Media
Introduction to the rapidly changing field of New Media, including video gaming, video and webpage internet design, web and podcasting, blogs, online communities and other aspects of the virtual world. The course examines these new technologies in terms of their social and communicative impact.
COM 468-469 - Communications Internships
An opportunity for semester or summer involvement in selected professional and/or business organizations, including television networks, public relations departments and other appropriate concerns. Students will be supervised by department personnel and by cooperating personnel in the organization to which they are attached during the internship.