Communication Studies


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CMST 126COMPETITIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING2.0 CRE   F

Provides investigation and practice in background, format, procedures and evaluation criteria of forensics events. Students must participate in a minimum of two intercollegiate tournaments.(Formerly SPCH 126)

Prerequisite: None


CMST 127COMPETITIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING2.0 CRE   W

Provides investigation and practice in background, format, procedures and evaluation criteria of forensics events. Students must participate in a minimum of two intercollegiate tournaments.(Formerly SPCH 127)

Prerequisite: None


CMST 128COMPETITIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING2.0 CRE   Sp

Provides investigation and practice in background, format, procedures and evaluation criteria of forensics events. Students must participate in a minimum of two intercollegiate tournaments.(Formerly SPCH 128)

Prerequisite: None


CMST 136INTERCOLLEGIATE DEBATE2.0 CRE   F

Provides investigation and practice in oral problem solving through the debate format. The student is expected to attend a minimum of two debate tournaments.(Formerly SPCH 136)

Prerequisite: None


CMST 137INTERCOLLEGIATE DEBATE2.0 CRE   W

Provides investigation and practice in oral problem solving through the debate format. The student is expected to attend a minimum of two debate tournaments.(Formerly SPCH 137)

Prerequisite: None


CMST 138INTERCOLLEGIATE DEBATE2.0 CRE   Sp

Provides investigation and practice in oral problem solving through the debate format. The student is expected to attend a minimum of two debate tournaments.(Formerly SPCH 138)

Prerequisite: None


CMST&210INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION5.0 CRH   F, Sp

Explores how communication develops and changes relationships. Addresses theories and principles of interpersonal communication, including perception, self concept, feedback, listening, nonverbal communication, empathy and disclosure, and handling conflict with an emphasis on skill building and improvement. Personal, family, and working contexts are considered.(Formerly SPCH 104)

Prerequisite: None


CMST&220PUBLIC SPEAKING5.0 CRH   S, F, W, Sp

Examines the planning, development, and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches. Emphasis is given to effective structure and support of ideas, establishing credibility, audience analysis, language use, speaker anxiety, verbal and nonverbal presentation skills, and listening. Self-critiques are also stressed.(Formerly SPCH 110)

Prerequisite: None


CMST 226COMPETITIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING2.0 CRE   F

Provides investigation and practice in background, format, procedures and evaluation criteria of forensics events. Students must participate in a minimum of two intercollegiate tournaments.(Formerly SPCH 226)

Prerequisite: None


CMST 227COMPETITIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING2.0 CRE   W

Provides investigation and practice in background, format, procedures and evaluation criteria of forensics events. Students must participate in a minimum of two intercollegiate tournaments.(Formerly SPCH 227)

Prerequisite: None


CMST 228COMPETITIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING2.0 CRE   Sp

Provides investigation and practice in background, format, procedures and evaluation criteria of forensics events. Students must participate in a minimum of two intercollegiate tournaments.(Formerly SPCH 228)

Prerequisite: None


CMST&230SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION5.0 CRH   S, F, W, Sp

Introduces principles and processes of small groups and development of skills for participation and leadership in small group settings. Practice in problem solving, decision making, information sharing, and the and the relational aspects of small group work. Includes analysis and evaluation of project-based small group work. Students will apply small group communication concepts to analyze their own work in a variety of structured discussions and activities.(Formerly SPCH 114)

Prerequisite: None.


CMST 236INTERCOLLEGIATE DEBATE2.0 CRE   F

Provides investigation and practice in oral problem solving through the debate format. The student is expected to attend a minimum of two debate tournaments.(Formerly SPCH 236)

Prerequisite: None


CMST 237INTERCOLLEGIATE DEBATE2.0 CRE   W

Provides investigation and practice in oral problem solving through the debate format. The student is expected to attend a minimum of two debate tournaments.(Formerly SPCH 237)

Prerequisite: None


CMST 238INTERCOLLEGIATE DEBATE2.0 CRE   Sp

Provides investigation and practice in oral problem solving through the debate format. The student is expected to attend a minimum of two debate tournaments.(Formerly SPCH 238)

Prerequisite: None


CMST 240RHETORICAL CRITICISM & POPULAR CULTURE:DIV5.0 CRH   DSp

Introduces methods of rhetorical criticism including neo-Aristotelian, dramatistic, Marxist, and feminist. Applies methods to popular culture artifacts (e.g., film, television, advertising, video games, and graphic novels). Themes include how popular culture influences life by defining cultural, gender, class and race roles. Students will apply the rhetorical criticism methods to identify persuasion in popular culture that influences their thoughts, beliefs, and actions.(Formerly SPCH 209)

Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or equivalent.


CMST 250INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION:DIV5.0 CRH   DW

Examines the intercultural aspects of human communication. Emphasizes the significance of communicating across cultural lines of cultural differences in today's world. Focuses on cultural identity, differing behaviors and values, historical context, language and nonverbal expression, intercultural transitions, and conflict. Emphasizes application of theory and skills designed to increase competence in intercultural communication. Meets the diversity requirement.(Formerly SPCH 109)

Prerequisite: None


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