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Communications

COM 3120   ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite:  ENC 1102, ENC 1122H, AML 1600, AML 2010, AML 2010H, AML 2020, AML 2020H, ENL 2012, ENL 2012H, ENL 2022, LIT 2110, LIT 2110H, LIT 2120, LIT 2120H and  (SPC 1017, SPC 1017H, SPC 1065 or SPC 1608) and admission to an SPC Bachelor's degree plan.

This course examines organizational communication as a process of creating, exchanging, interpreting and storing messages within a system of human interrelationships within an organization. Course topics include dissemination, interpersonal communication, work group interaction, nonverbal communication and other areas as they impact individuals’ behavior within the organization. Because communication is central to the existence of an organization, emphasis will be placed on practical techniques for diagnosing and resolving organizational communication problems.  47 contact hours.

COM 3131   INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION FOR PROFESSIONALS

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: SPC 1017, SPC 1065, SPC 1608 or Honors and Admission to Business Administration BS. This course explores communication within the context of professional interpersonal relationships. Topics include interpersonal communication concepts, monitoring the internal and external environmental factors in a professional interpersonal relationship, determining the relational context, identifying the appropriate communication channel for interpersonal exchanges, and reducing unintended messages. Students will demonstrate their understanding of diversity in their professional interpersonal relationships. Major course requirements are a formal presentation and a written analysis of an identified characteristic in interpersonal communicative exchanges. 47 contact hours.

COM 3441   GROUP COMMUNICATION AND TEAM INTERACTION

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: COM 3120 or permission of the Dean. This course explores communication within groups and teams for use in academic, professional, and social situations. Topics include verbal and nonverbal communication within groups, the structure and environment of groups, group roles, leadership, conflict management, and decision making in groups and teams. A major course requirement is a formal group presentation and a written analysis of the group processes and experiences. 47 contact hours.

COM 3604   ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: SPC 1017, SPC 1608 or SPC 1065 or Honors and admission into the Sustainability Management BAS Program. This course examines environmental communication for sustainable/green and environmental careers and practices. Topics include the rhetoric of environmental issues, the application of the transactional human communication model to advocacy campaigns, developing and conveying possible solutions, managing conflict between stakeholders, assessing green marketing and corporate campaigns, and developing persuasive techniques. A major course requirement is to present a formal proposal and persuasive presentation based an environmental practice or initiative. 47 contact hours.


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