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  • CA 109 Oral Communication Skills

    This course will help the student develop and apply the skills necessary to design and deliver an effective and well-organized speech. The course provides instruction in the preparation and delivery of various speech types while developing competencies in the areas of critical thinking, organization of thought, creativity, planning, and public speaking.
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  • CA 202 Small Group Interaction

    This course introduces the development and application of small group communication theories designed to enhance communication skills needed in the work place and in various social environments. Competencies in the areas of effective communication, adaptability, conveying information, managing conflict, organized thinking, and problem solving are addressed. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 203 Understanding Mass Media

    This course examines the origins, development, and current role of mass media in shaping and reflecting society. Emphasis is placed on informed, critical consumption of mass media products and processes. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 204 Interpersonal Communication

    This course introduces concepts and basic theories of interpersonal communication. Students will identify areas for personal improvement and for increasing their repertoire of communication behavior choices. Competencies in the areas of listening, perceiving, integrating, and conveying information are addressed. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 208 Critical Thinking and Communication

    Introduces augmentation as a model of critical thinking. Arguments are analyzed and critiqued to develop skills in reasoning, using evidence, finding fallacious reasoning, and developing counterarguments and rebuttals.
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  • CA 228 Writing for Media

    This course introduces the basic concepts of newsgathering and reporting for contemporary media. Emphasis is placed on developing writing and information gathering skills, using Associated Press style, and understanding the legal and ethical obligations of media writing. Prerequisite: EN 101
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  • CA 301 Persuasion

    This course examines the theory and practice of persuasion in various contemporary contexts including campaigns, movements, media, and advertising. Emphasis is placed on analyzing the appeals made in persuasive messages and judging the ethicality of persuasion. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 303 Nonverbal Communication

    This course addresses the application of nonverbal communication theories directed toward improved understanding of self and others in a variety of communication contexts. The course presents terminology, concepts, and models of nonverbal communication. Competencies in the areas of effective social interaction, intercultural awareness, conversational adaptability, self-awareness, and relational communication are addressed. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 304 Gender Communication

    This course provides a comprehensive view of gender communication as it relates to its prevalence and impact in society. Research of gender communication serves to enhance greater understanding of the oppressive nature of gender communication and its influence on society. Competencies in the areas of perception, adaptability, critical thinking, and innovation are addressed. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 305 Conflict and Communication

    This course introduces concepts and theories pertaining to conflict communication, conflict styles, and problem solving techniques needed to resolve conflict in work, social, and personal areas of problem solving, conflict resolution, and critical thinking. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 308 Business Communication

    This course provides theory and practice of written skills needed in business through models, concepts, and case studies relevant to the workplace, while addressing business ethics and diversity issues. Competencies in the areas of writing, organization of thought, creativity, and decision-making are addressed. Prerequisite: CA 109 and EN 102
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  • CA 309 Communication: Putting Theory into Practice

    This course provides a wide range of communication theories with a special emphasis on direct application through the introduction of models/concepts designed to improve communication skills in a variety of contexts and communication environments. Competencies in the areas of relationship development, listening, socialization, cognitive processing, reducing uncertainty and dealing with conflict are addressed. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 310 Communication and Popular Culture

    In this course, students use rhetorical theory to analyze popular culture and its effects. Students will become familiar with the work of prominent rhetorical theorists, will successfully apply rhetorical theory concepts to popular culture artifacts, and will develop their own rhetorical skills in thinking, speaking, and writing.
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  • CA 315 Health Communication

    This course examines the theory and practice of health communication. Emphasis is placed on interpersonal relationships, social and cultural issues, and mediated messages concerning health communication. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 317 Psychology of Communication

    This course introduces theories and concepts that connect psychology and communication. Students are presented terminology, research opportunities, and direct application of social cognition skills required to be a competent communicator in an ever-changing world. Competencies in the areas of critical thinking, identifying manipulation and influence, detecting deception, and managing conflict are addressed. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 320 Family Communication

    This course introduces concepts and case studies of communication related to the family. Provides a wide range of family communication models and theories related to functional families and positive communication. Competencies in the areas of conflict, interpersonal communication, ethics, and leadership are addressed. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 323 Public Relations

    This course surveys the history and present state of public relations. Emphasis is placed on process, strategies, and tactics of public relations. Prerequisite: CA 109 and CA 203
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  • CA 325 Organizational Communication

    This course presents an overview of organizational communication. It is a foundational course for those interested in majoring in organizational communication. It provides a general survey of the topic for those interested in only one course on the topic. The course will be oriented to both theory and practice.
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  • CA 326 Introduction to Corporate Communication

    This course is designed to provide a foundation for understanding professional communication and for developing basic corporate communication skills. This course orients the student to essential features of communication and develops competencies in conceptualizing oral and written communication and problem solving. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 358 Communicating with Emotional Intelligence

    This course introduces concepts relating to emotional intelligence and the impact of emotional intelligence on communication. Emphasis is placed on self-assessment and acquisition of communication skills. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 400 Managing Internal Communication

    This course introduces the practices and principles of communicating with internal stakeholders—specifically employees. The course emphasizes interactive employee communication programs, strategies and the manager’s role in establishing an environment that encourages dialogue and the flow of information. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 401 Professional Communication

    This course provides instruction on strategies, techniques and models of professional communication. Students will develop and apply skills at various communication levels and in a variety of contexts. Additionally, the course addresses competencies in the areas of persuasive speaking, organization of thought, planning and organizing, and ability to conceptualize. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 404 Interviewing

    This course provides instruction in effective interviewing techniques and strategies while addressing models and concepts relevant to interviewing. Students will review interviewing competencies in the areas of managing conflict, decision-making, ethics, listening, interpersonal communication, and problem solving. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 426 Building Effective Organizations

    This course focuses on training the competent communicator to train others in the organization. The course also emphasizes developing the skills necessary to design and develop interventions. Competencies include problem solving, coordinating and visioning. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 450 Diversity and Communication

    This course presents theories, models, case studies, and processes relevant to the study of diversity and communication. Students are provided the opportunity for direct application of course materials to enhance diverse communication skills in a variety of contexts. Competencies addressed include: critical thinking, leadership and influence, ethics, listening, managing conflict, and emotional intelligence. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • CA 451 Health Communication Campaigns

    This course examines the design, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion/disease prevention programs. Emphasis is placed on the role of theory and research in campaigns, as well as on the production of communication. Prerequisite: CA 228, CA 301, and CA 323.
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  • CA 452 Issues and Trends in Health Communication

    This course examines a variety of contemporary issues in health communication, including health, stigma and discrimination, the politics of nutrition, and health literacy. The course also investigates trends in health communication, including new communication technology, intercultural communication, and risk/crisis management. Prerequisites: CA 315
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