• CC100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication

    4 Credits

    Introduces basic concepts, theories, and principles of oral communication applied to speaking situations. Develops competence in oral communication through performance and critical analysis of student skills in a variety of speaking formats. Audience analysis, content discovery, communication strategies, arrangement of ideas, use of evidence and reasoning to support claims, language and style, voice and other delivery skills and ethical considerations are covered.

    Instructors Keri Thompson, Heather May, Joshua Way, Karen Lauffer, Jeanine Kane, Vito Silvestri, Shane Martin, Jane Pierce Saulnier, Elizabeth Siwo, Sharifa Simon-Roberts, Gregory Freed, Elizabeth Peterson, Stephen Iandoli, Beverly Conte, Owen Eagan
  • CC150 Radio Programming & Operations

    4 Credits

    An in-depth exploration into the art and science of programming terrestrial, internet, and satellite radio entities, in both the commercial and public sectors. This course focuses on the evolution of broadcasting an audio product for entertainment and informational purposes. It examines the effects of cultural, governmental, technological, and market forces on the radio industry as a whole as well as on individual radio stations throughout North America.

    Instructors John Casey
  • CC160 Interpersonal Communication Skills

    4 Credits

    Introduces the practices and principles of interpersonal communication. Focuses on perception, creative/critical listening, nonverbal communication, emotions, power, and self-disclosure. Issues of ethics, technology, and culture are woven throughout class content and discussions. Stages of relationships are explored as well as the influence of communication within and between those stages. Numerous applications to a variety of situations, including those in the family, workplace, and romantic context are undertaken as students draw from their own experiences.

    Instructors Richard West
  • CC203 Intercultural Communication

    4 Credits

    Using a multidisciplinary lens we will work together to openly and critically investigate the communication processes across different cultures and sub-cultures with an emphasis on intercultural perceptions, values and social norms among different groups/global populations.

    Instructors Elizabeth Siwo, Richard West, Mohamed Khalil, Cathryn Edelstein
  • CC204 Communication & Cultural Identity in a Global Perspective: The Case of the Netherlands

    4 Credits

    Instructors Chester Lee
  • CC204 Communication and Cultural Identity in a Global Perspective: The Case of the Netherlands

    4 Credits

    Instructors Chester Lee
  • CC210 Culture, Diversity, and Health Communication

    4 Credits

    Provides an understanding of how diverse people and groups communicate about and negotiate issues of health and illness. It uses a socio-ecological approach to study various aspects of culture, health behaviors, and health dynamics. Course investigates processes for developing culturally competent health initiatives for diverse populations. Cross-listed with HC 210.

    Instructors Heather May
  • CC214 Mental Health, Media and Public Policy

    4 Credits

    Focuses on the role of communication and rhetoric in shaping distinctions and relations between ""mental health"" and ""public policy."" Students focus predominantly on how rhetoric around mental health issues, in a variety of media settings (print, online, social), influence public perception of mental health issues and how that perception can lead to public policy changes. Students look at historical movements as well as current issues like the opioid epidemic approaches to public safety and mental health advocacy campaigns. Students engage in researching and creating an advocacy campaign of their own.

    Instructors Heather May
  • CC220 Public Discourse in U.S.

    4 Credits

    Examines how Americans in the United States talk about important public issues including race, class, work, and foreigners. Applies theories of discourse to case studies of political communication.

    Instructors Mary Anne Taylor
  • CC221 Global Political Communication

    4 Credits

    The broad objective of this course is to provide students with a detailed examination of the impact of communication technologies and other contextual variables on political information flows and social interactions in the United States and internationally. This course puts an emphasis on political communication from a permanent campaigning perspective in and out of elections, party politics, and governing processes.

    Instructors Vincent Raynauld