Effective communication requires awareness of how gender influences communication and our capacity to build lasting and meaningful relationships. Learn about theories and concepts to understand how gender influences our interpersonal, professional, and social lives. Topics …
Specialized subject matter of current interest in communication theory and research.
Survey of current theory and research on conflict in face-to-face interaction.
Public discourse of selected movements and periods in American history.
This course will examine the role of communication in health, how the revolution in information technology has affected health communication, and the assumptions about health information and communication that drive current efforts to use technologies.
Children’s and adolescents’ use of mass media and mass media effects on them. Particular attention is given to changes in comprehension and other cognitive activities that give insights into media use and effects.
Examines how people form their identities and manage their personal relationships using new communication technologies (social network sites, online dating, video games). Emphasis will be placed on how humans adapt to technology and use it …
Examine problem solving within complex organizations. Study communication pitfalls, decision-making biases, and problem-solving blind spots that negatively affect one’s ability to communicate. Learn to innovate in teams and make high- quality decisions.
Study of contemporary theories of rhetoric and significant conceptual issues in contemporary rhetorical inquiry. Attention to theorists within field of rhetoric as well as others who have influenced rhetorical theory.
Study of major theories of rhetoric from their origins in ancient Greece to Bacon, including theories of Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, Longinus, St. Augustine, and others.