Communication (COMX)

COMX 111. Intro to Public Speaking. 3 Credits.

A study and utilization of the principles and techniques of oral communication. Problems of research, preparation, content, organization, argument, and delivery are examined. Formerly SPCH 141.

COMX 115. Intro to Interpersonal Communc. 3 Credits.

A study of the theory and application of verbal and nonverbal communication as they occur in relatively unstructured person-to-person settings. Formerly SPCH 142.

COMX 210. Communication in Small Groups. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the theory and practice of purposeful leadership and participation in group, committee, conference, and public discussion. A focus of this course will include analysis and participation in small groups, how small groups function and an examination of conflict management in small groups. Group interaction will focus on a service learning activity that has outreach components. Formerly SPCH 240.

COMX 212. Intro to Intercultural Comm. 3 Credits.

The purpose of this course is to develop the skills necessary to build and maintain positive communication and relationships across cultures. Students will focus on similarities and differences in communication. Perceptions, language usage, nonverbal style, thinking modes, and values all will be explored to see how they influence face-to-face communication between individuals of different cultures. Formerly SPCH 245.

COMX 291. Special Topic. 1-12 Credits.

COMX 292. Independent Study. 1-12 Credits.

COMX 320. Prin of Organizational Comm. 3 Credits.

This course features the study of the communication process in an organizational society. This study includes an examination of contrasting theories of organization. The class will also examine the role of communication in different types of organizational structures, the impact of organizational culture and performance, and the nature of communication on different levels within the organization. Particular attention will be paid to the constituting nature of communication in contemporary organizations. Formerly SPCH 310.

COMX 392. Independent Study. 1-12 Credits.

COMX 400. Communication Theory. 3 Credits.

Examination of the current state of representative theorizing about communication. Includes a summary of communication theories and examination of the root assumptions, conceptualizations, and explanatory power of the major theories of the nature of communication. Formerly SPCH 320.

COMX 412. Communication and Conflict. 3 Credits.

Designed to explore research and practice about conflict as a process of social interaction. This course focuses on communication-oriented perspectives, key properties of conflict interaction, strategies and tactics for moving through conflict, self-regulation and third-party intervention. Formerly CMSV 350.

COMX 491. Special Topics. 1-12 Credits.

Topics of special interest as announced in the "Schedule of Classes." May be repeated for credit if there is no duplication of topics.

COMX 492. Independent Study. 1-12 Credits.