COM205 - Argumentation and Debate
Credit: 3 semester hours

Examines argument, evidence and reasoning. Enhances oral advocacy, effective listening, cooperative dialogue, productive deliberation and decision-making. Students will construct and advance coherent arguments regarding ethical/social/political issues. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

COM212 - Voice and Diction
Credit: 3 semester hours

Emphasizes the use of voice in public communication and performance by addressing breathing, volume, pitch, emphasis, rate, pause, and proper articulation and pronunciation. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

COM213 - Introduction to the Media
Credit: 3 semester hours

An introduction to the concepts and techniques of all media types. Offers hands-on instruction in information gathering, organization, and creating messages for print, broadcast and on-line media. May be used to fulfill University Studies requirement.

COM214 - Internet Radio Workshop
Credit: 1 semester hour

Students are responsible for creating and delivering original content for Spalding Multi-Media Internet Radio Kinship (SMIRK) and its related platforms, including basic, introductory hands-on broadcast, webcasting, and media production training. This includes such options as: hosting a weekly radio program, news gathering and reporting, creating web or video content, or other options tailored to student interests and skills. Open to all majors. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

COM233 - Business and Professional Communication
Credit: 3 semester hours

Provides an introduction to communication within a business or professional setting so that students become efficient and ethical members of organizations. Students concentrate on business communication within the interpersonal context, group context, and speaker/audience context. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

COM240 - Interviewing Techniques
Credit: 3 semester hours

Addresses interviewing processes, structure, questions and principles applicable to most interviewing situations. Students will examine interviewing as a management tool, a journalism skill, and a research method. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

COM245 - Understanding Media and Culture
Credit: 3 semester hours

Provides an introductory understanding of the role of media in daily life. Includes exploration of the effect and development of media on culture, as well as a critical analysis of cultural approaches and responses to media. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

COM250 - Computer Mediated Communication (CMC)
Credit: 3 semester hours

This course takes a hands on approach to learning by incorporating introduction to, and application of, communication in the computer mediated environment. This course introduces students to communication in terms of very specific computer mediated genres including e-mail, discussion lists, news groups, chat rooms, instant messaging, blogs, and social networking.

COM308 - Principles of Mass Communication
Credit: 3 semester hours

Reviews multiple perspectives on the creation and consumption of mediated messages, with an emphasis on traditional and new communication technologies and their implications for interpersonal, organizational, and public communication. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

COM312 - Nonverbal Communication
Credit: 3 semester hours

Offers a conceptual and theoretical foundation for understanding how nonverbal communication influences perceptions of others and the ways in which nonverbal communication reflects culture, emotions, status, and gender roles. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

COM322 - Intercultural Communication
Credit: 3 semester hours

Explores cross-cultural communication and surveys intercultural theories and problems in communication. The course offers a general orientation and overview of intercultural communication, theorizes intercultural transactions, provides insights into cultural difference, examines issues associated with language and voice, and establishes an arena to discuss how cultural knowledge is represented, mediated, and appropriated. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

COM323 - Gender and Communication
Credit: 3 semester hours

Combining cognitive and experiential approaches, the course focuses on gender and culture as they relate to communication. Students will obtain a critical understanding of gender construction, in addition to learning how gender affects verbal and nonverbal communication. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

COM328 - Public Relations
Credit: 3 semester hours

Showcases the role of the public relations practitioner. This research and writing-intensive course examines public relations as a marketing tool, explores the responsibilities of the public relations practitioner in relation to mass media, and helps the student identify various publics. Balancing ethical responsibilities to both client and communication will be discussed. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

COM330 - Introduction to Digital Multi-Media
Credit: 3 semester hours

This course introduces the student to the basics of digital literacy through hands-on immersion in the productive process. This includes digital photography, videography, audio, graphic design, and web-site production.
Prerequisites: COM250

COM357 - Topics in Communication
Credit: 3 semester hours

Provides for particular topics in communication that will vary each semester it is offered. The course may be repeated, provided the topic is different. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

COM376 - Organizational Communication
Credit: 3 semester hours

Surveys the theory and practice of organizational communication, including such topics as information flow, network analysis, communication overload and underload, organizational decision making, organizational effectiveness and change, leadership, motivation, and socialization. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

COM383 - Political Communication
Credit: 3 semester hours

Reviews the major theories of political communication, with an emphasis on communication in political campaigns and elections. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

COM404 - Digital Multi-Media II
Credit: 3 semester hours

This course provides the student with intermediate skills of digital literacy through hands-on immersion in the productive process. This includes digital photography, videography, audio, design, editing, and web-site production. May be used to fulfill University Studies requirement.
Prerequisites: COM330 Prerequisite: At least six COM hours or instructor's permission.

COM425 - Conflict Management
Credit: 3 semester hours

Explores the communication dynamics involved in managing conflict in personal relationships, professional settings, and public life. Students examine the research and ethical issues relevant to communication and conflict. This course focuses on the identification of conflict styles and strategies in terms of successful conflict management in a given environment. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.
Prerequisite: At least six COM hours or instructor's permission.

COM449 - Advertising and Promotional Strategies
Credit: 3 semester hours

Designed to introduce the student to the field of integrated marketing communications. The emphasis in this course will be on the elements of promotion in the marketing communications program of an organization, and will examine advertising, sales promotion, public relations, and personal selling from an integrated marketing communications perspective. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.
Prerequisites: MKT240 or instructor's permission

COM470 - Training and Development
Credit: 3 semester hours

Explores the best practices for training and development in organizational settings. A major element of this course is the preparation by each student of one or more training modules. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.
Prerequisite: At least six COM hours or instructor's permission.

COM472 - Principles of Leadership
Credit: 3 semester hours

Considers the central role played by communication in the theory and practice of leadership, with an emphasis on leadership in organizational and public life. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.
Prerequisite: At least six COM hours or instructor's permission.

COM481 - Communication Senior Capstone Experience
Credit: 3 semester hours

Synthesizes the knowledge and skills acquired by requiring that each student participate in original research or creative activity producing and presenting an individual project or paper related to some aspect of his or her emphasis. Senior status or permission of instructor.
Prerequisites: COM300

COM490 - Independent Research in Communication
Credit: To be arranged

Offers the opportunity for students to complete projects that must be approved by faculty members prior to enrolling. The content of this course will be determined by the students in consultation with the faculty. The course may be repeated up to a maximum of six credit hours provided the content is different. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.
Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.