This course is designed to introduce the student to a broad understanding of human communication behaviors. Students will learn basic principles and concepts of interpersonal communication, small group communication and public speaking. Topics include: What is communication? What are the types of communication? How does communication affect our perceptions and self-concept? What is verbal and nonverbal communication? What is active listening? How do we prepare and organize an effective presentation?
*3 credits; 3 hours *Prerequisite: CSE099 * Pre- or Co-requisite: ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101
This course introduces non-native speakers to the basic principles of communication, such as concepts of interpersonal communication, small group communication, and public speaking, in a variety of cultural contexts. In addition, students will learn the principles of articulation, phonetics, and introductory sociolinguistics.
*3 credits; 4 hours *Prerequisite: CSE099; ESL099
This course is designed for students who wish to improve their speaking skills. Course content will include the basic theory of the production speech and voice, study of the speech and hearing mechanism and a survey of the sound system of American Standard English. Students will participate in an analysis of their speaking skills and use drills and varied group activities to modify their voice and articulation patterns.
*3 credits; 4 hours (3 lectures, 1 lab) *Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101
This course is designed to provide the student with a critical understanding of, and increased skill in, formal public speaking. In addition to examining oral rhetoric theory, students learn and practice skills in topic selection, research, organization, delivery and criticism of speeches.
*3 credits; 3 hours *Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101
This course will develop students’ knowledge of oral communication principles and theories in professional settings. Topics will include types of organizational communication, effective leadership behavior, and nonverbal communication. Students will learn about assertive behavior, conflict resolution, effective listening skills and persuasive presentations.
*3 credits; 3 hours *Prerequisite:CSE099 *Pre- or Co-requisite: ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101
This course builds on the basic oral skills developed in Public Speaking (HUC106) and is designed to provide the student with the rhetorical and analytical skills necessary for persuasive debate. The student will be introduced to different styles of debate. The student will also learn to prepare a debate brief and to use flow sheets to structure refutation and rebuttal. In addition, the role of persuasion and debate in a democratic society will be explored.
*3 credits; 3 hours *Prerequisite: HUC106
This course will introduce student to the process and principles of interpersonal communication in the context of developing relationships. Students will examine how the characteristics of each individual (e.g., gender, age, power, culture) and the characteristics of the environment where the relationship develops can affect the way we communicate. The various communication patterns used in relationship formation and relationship disengagement will also be explored.
*3 credits; 3 hours *Prerequisite: HUC106
This course is designed to familiarize students with fundamental principles of small group communication practices in various group settings. Topics include: group development, leadership, decision making and problem solving processes, conflict management and technology and virtual groups. The purpose of this course is to help students enhance their small group communication effectiveness in both interpersonal groups and task-oriented teams.
This course introduces students to oral performance through verbal and nonverbal interpretation of literature. The focus of this course is the provide students with performance techniques and analytical tools to explore the communicative, aesthetic, and performance elements in prose, poetry, and dramatic literature by means of creative oral presentations. Topics will include: voice development, use of body movement and interpretation and analysis of literature.
*3 credits: 3 hours *Prerequisite: HUC106
This course provides a comprehensive overview of normal language acquisition and development. I t explores historical and current language theories, research findings and basic stages of typically developing language users. Related topics include an exploration of second language development in people with specific language impairment.
*3 credits: 3 hours *Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101, ELL101 Or ELL114 *Pre- or Co-requisite: HUC106 or HUC114
This course is an introduction to the speech sound system of American English, or, the system of English phonemes. Students will learn how to categorize phonemes according to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Students will practice listening to speech and transcribing it phonetically. Students will be introduced to the acoustic features of sound that are important to speech production. They will be introduced to syllable structure and supra-segmental features that contribute to communication.
*3 credits: 3 hours *Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101, HUC106
This course will survey the more commonly known speech, language and hearing disorders that affect children. It is designed to help classroom teachers recognize these disorders, to make appropriate referrals for intervention, and to promote the ability of those with communication disorders to achieve their maximum communicative potential.
*3 credits: 3 hours *Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101