Introduction to Communication in the World of Work
This course focuses on personal and professional communication. It examines the nature of communication in the world of work. Students will exam and practice individual, group and presentational communication skills necessary to work effectively with peers, supervisors, supervisees and constituents. Topics addressed will include interpersonal communication, socialization, organizational culture, group dynamics, leadership, power and status, meeting facilitation, problem solving, presentation research, organization and delivery.
This course focuses on the theories, concepts and skills necessary to function effectively in a variety of group settings. Students will use research, organization, critical thinking and presentational skills when participating in groups to investigate social problems and create potential solutions for those problems. Topics include group norms, rules, roles, conflict management, leadership, problem solving, decision-making and team building.
Examines the theoretical foundations of human communication through definitional analysis and examination of communication models, code elements and ethical considerations pertinent to communication in our society. This course provides the opportunity for each student to participate in interpersonal and public speaking presentations to develop his/her skills in interacting with others in both the personal and professional arenas.
This course is a survey of the mass communication industry and its role in today’s society. Students will discuss historical developments and current responsibilities of those working in the various areas of mass communication. Special emphasis will be given to the ever-changing nature of mass communication, including the computer and Internet as new tools.