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 informative and persuasive speeches. The course develops competencies in the areas of critical thinking, organization of thought, creativity, planning and organizing, and public speaking.
CA 202 Small Group Interaction
Development and application of small group communication theories designed to enhance communication skills needed in the workplace and in various social environments. Competencies in the areas of effective communication, adaptability, conveying information, managing conflict, organized thinking, and problem solving are addressed.
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.
CA 204 Interpersonal Communication
Introduces concepts and basic theories of interpersonal communication. Provides opportunities to identify areas for personal improvement and to increase one’s repertoire of communication behavior choices. Competencies in the areas of listening, perceiving, integrating, and conveying information are addressed.
CA 208 Critical Thinking and Communication
Introduces models and theories to develop and apply critical thinking skills needed for effective communication in work, social, and personal areas of life. Presents terminology, techniques, and communication processes to enhance cognition and improve communication skills. Competencies in the areas of argumentation, reasoning, persuasion, and critical thinking are addressed.
CA 228 Writing for Media
Examines various writing forms in the media. Emphasizes articles of scripts suitable for publication or broadcast. Introduces computer technology. Provides opportunities for active learning. Competencies in the areas of audience analysis, critical thinking, persuasion, and organization of thought are addressed. Prerequisite: EN 101 and CA 109
CA 235 Communication in Social Relations
This course examines theories, models, and principles of social communication across a range of contexts, such as friendships, family relationships, small groups, and the workplace. The course develops and applies skills needed to be a successful communicator in various social contexts and situations. It also develops competencies in the areas of oral communication, conflict resolution, and critical thinking.
CA 301 Persuasion
Theory and practice of persuasive speaking designed to enhance speaking skills and sound reasoning in a variety of contexts. Provides instruction on organization of thought and effective argumentation skills. Competencies in the areas of audience analysis, organized thinking, motivation, and persuasiveness are addressed. Prerequisite: CA 109
CA 303 Nonverbal Communication
Theory and application of nonverbal communication theories directed toward improved understanding of self and others in a variety of communication contexts. 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
CA 304 Gender Communication
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
CA 305 Conflict and Communication
This course introduces concepts and theories pertaining to conflict communication, conflict styles, and problem solving techniques. Develops and applies skills needed to resolve conflict in work, social, and personal areas. Develops competencies in the areas of problem solving, conflict resolution and critical thinking. Prerequisite: CA 109
CA 308 Business Communication
Theory and practice of written and oral communication skills needed in the business and workplace. Presents models, concepts, and case studies relevant to the workplace. Competencies in the areas of writing, oral communication, organization of thought, creativity, and decision making are addressed. Prerequisite: CA 109
CA 309 Communication: Putting Theory into Practice
Provides a wide range of communication theories with a special emphasis on direct application. Introduces 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
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. Prerequisite: CA109
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
CA 317 Psychology of Communication
Introduces theories and concepts that connect psychology and communication. Presents 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
CA 320 Family Communication
Introduces concepts and case studies of communication related to the family. Provides 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
CA 321 Communication and Critical Thinking
This course builds critical thinking and communication skills through enhanced reading, writing, and oral communication practices. Through the development of stronger comprehension, compositional and multimodal communication skills, students will demonstrate increased abilities in critical thinking and metacognitive strategies.
CA 323 Public Relations
Theory and practice of public relations processes and practices. Review and integration of case studies and direct application of theories through research and assessment. Addresses competencies in the areas of coordinating, managing conflict, planning and organizing, ethics, and public speaking. Prerequisite: CA 109
CA 325 Organizational Communication
Presents an overview of organizational communication. It is a foundational course for those interested in studying 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.
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
CA 358 Communicating with Emotional Intelligence
Introduces concepts and models dealing with the emotions as they relate to effective communication in a variety of social contexts. Presents terminology, processes, and case studies. Competencies in motivation of self, dealing with difficult others, managing conflict and emotional expression are addressed.
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
CA 401 Professional Communication
Provides instruction on strategies, techniques, and models of professional communication. Develops and applies speaking skills at various communication levels and in a variety of contexts. Integrates course material into workplace environments. Addresses competencies in the areas of persuasive speaking, organization of thought, planning and organizing, and ability to conceptualize.
CA 404 Interviewing
Provides instruction in effective interviewing techniques and strategies. Addresses models and concepts relevant to interviewing and introduces opportunities for direct application of course material. Addresses competencies in the areas of managing conflict, decision making, ethics, listening, interpersonal communication, and problem solving. Prerequisite: CA 109
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
CA 450 Diversity and Communication
Introduces theories, models, case studies, and processes relevant to the study of diversity and communication. Provides opportunity for direct application of course material to enhance communication skills with diverse others and in a variety of contexts. Competencies that are addressed include: critical thinking, leadership and influence, ethics, listening, managing conflict, and emotional intelligence. Prerequisite: CA 109
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