Introduces students to basic project management concepts and reinforces those concepts through the use of project management software. Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, organize and control information technology projects. Key topics include monitoring and controlling schedules, progress reporting, risk management, quality management, cost management as well as contracting and procurement. Graduate students will analyze a case study; present it to the class; and provide a 10-15 page written report on the case study analysis to the instructor. Prerequisites: CIS 301 and MGMT 320 or permission of instructor|
Permits students to explore an area of special interest using computers. Department faculty member must direct the special project. Prerequisites: CIS 244 or 330, junior or senior standing.
Introduces students to basic project management concepts and reinforces those concepts through the use of project management software. Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, organize and control projects. Key topics include monitoring and controlling schedules, progress reporting, risk management, quality management, cost management as well as contracting and procurement. Graduate students will analyze a case study; present it to the class; and provide a 10-15 page written report on the case study analysis to the instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor or MGMT 500.
Ed Tech Leadership
Involves a survey or various theories, models, and styles of leadership, followed by the application of leadership skills in teacher-pupil, teacher-colleague, teacher-administrator relationships and how those relationships are affected by the use oftechnology in schools and how technology, in turn, impacts these roles. Summer, annually.
Adv Technology Applications
This course develops advanced skills to support instructional technology programs. Coursework will cover areas such as advanced microcomputer applications, internet concepts as they apply to instructional technology, and PC operating system issues related to instructional technology. The focus will be on computers and related technologies used in educational and training environments. Prerequisite: COMM 545, or permission of instructor. Summers/spring annually.
Deploying Info Tech Infras
Focuses on the strategies involved in the provisioning and maintenance of information technology infrastructure. Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, organize, implement and control information technology resources. Key topics include identifying information infrastructure; defining the range of information technology leadership roles; and illustrating current best practices for managing information technology assets. Offered annually.
Students earn one to three credits through participation on the Debate Team by successfully completing the terms of the Contract for Credit in SCT Activities, subject to approval by instructor and department chair. No more than three credits may be taken in SC 101 during any one semester. Students should not enroll in SC 101 and 256 for credit concurrently. Each semester.
Public Speaking Events
Students earn one to three credit hours through participation on the Individual Events Team by successfully completing terms of the Contract for Credit in SC Activities, subject to approval by instructor and department chair. No more than three credits may be earned in SC 102 during any one semester. Students may not enroll concurrently in SC 102 and SC/THE 155, SC 213, or SC/THE 254 without instructor permission. Each semester.
Comm Studies Ldrshp Act
Student earn one to three credits through participation in active leadership responsibilities with a university-relation organization. Students must successfully complete the terms of the Contract for Credit in SC Activities, subject to approval bythe instructor and the department chair. Students can earn a maximum of one credit per semester in SC 104 and no more than three credits total towards graduation. Successful completion of SC 104 will also require students to attend seminars through,out the semester. These seminars will be presented by Speech Communication faculty and will be lecture/discussion presentations pertinent to speech communication and leadership themes.
Intro To Human Comm
A theoretical overview of the concepts involved in the human communication process.
Introduces the long tradition of public speaking, examines the role of public speaking in a multicultural world, applies the principles of research, organization and delivery to preparation and presentation of speeches, presents techniques students can use to combat stage fright, teaches applciationsof listening and critical thinking skills, and provides coaching for delivering a minimum of three in-class speeches designed for a variety of contexts. Each semester.
Interdisciplinary humanities course focuses on western values, beliefs, and accomplishments as reflected in the arts, and historical development from the classical period to the close of the Middle Ages. No prerequisite. On demand.
Continues study of Western culture from the Renaissance to the present. No prerequisite. On demand.
Intro To Global Understanding
Introduces students to global perspectives that shape how we facilitate and coordinate interactions with people from different backgrounds through the use of verbal and nonverbal codes.
Focuses on the study of interpersonal communication, specifically the investigation of major theories and research in the field and the application of those theories to improving the students' interpersonal skills. Each semester.
Intro To Rhetorical Theory
Investigates, on a fundamental level, the historical and conceptual development of the major theories of rhetorical discourse. Applies theories from classical to contemporary to analysis of the spoken word. Stresses speech making and criticism of historical and current political rhetoric. Spring, odd-numbered years.
Involves the study and practice of persuasive speaking. Includes detailed analysis of the areas of invention, arrangement, style, delivery, and sophisticated use of speech criticisms a tool to improve the speaker's ability as a change agent in the public forum. Prerequisite: CMST 113.
Bus & Prof Speaking
Develops professional presentation skills. Students learn how to effectively adapt presentations to business audiences and professional contexts as well as manage the constraints associated with technical material and sales objectives. Prerequisite,s: CMST 113.
Argumentation & Debate
Study of argumentation in the area of academic debate and the legal world. Emphasizes applying theories and techniques of argumentation to developing analytical abilities, reasoning, use of data, and evidence to support arguments. Fall, annually.
Trains students how to facilitate group discussions. Students will learn how to move groups through phases of development, effectively assume group task and social roles, and effectively conduct group meetings.
Explores the process and integral role of listening in human communication from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Identifies different listening skills appropriate for diverse types and purposes of listening. Examines ineffective and ef,"fective listening behavior and the consequences of both in every day interactions for a variety of contexts including personal, professional and mass mediated.
This course is designed to develop those skills needed to effectively communicate in front of the camera. The course will explore the principles and applications of various performance techniques involved in a video or film production, and will provide extensive knowledge and practice in the forms and styles of performance for the camera.
Further experience in competitive debating and in a variety of debating forms is provided. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. On demand.
Special Topics In Comm Studies
Focuses on offering special topics reflecting the interest of students. Content varies from semester to semester. Suitable for both majors and non-majors in speech communication and theatre. May be taken for a maximum of nine credits in the major. On, demand.
Great Women Speakers
Examines the speeches primarily of American women whose public speaking has had a significant influence on our lives and our culture. Includes the study of speeches and other public communication concerning various social and political issues, movements and causes from 1800 to the present day. Involves analysis and criticism of the content and delivery of speeches. Spring, even-numbered years. Spring, even-numbered years.
Comm In Organization
Students develop personal communication competencies in contemporary organizations and gain an understanding of the design and function of communication systems within organizations.
Small Group Decision Making
Trains students to help groups to make decisions. Utilizing techniques such as Nominal Group Technique, Ideawriting, Delphi Method, and Interpretive Structural Modeling, students will help outside clients to make decisions or solve problems.
Communication & Conflict
This is a performance course designed to help students understand, practice, and improve their communication skills when dealing with conflict. Emphasis is placed on developing communication competencies required for successful management and resolution of conflict when dealing with people one-on-one, in small groups, and at work.
Communication & Gender
Investigates the effects of gender roles on communication behaviors, such as naming behavior, language acquisitions, professional orientation, conflict management, self-image, dress, and social roles.
Increases awareness of students in the areas of nonverbal communication. Describes and analyzes the various concepts of nonverbal communication, applies them to actual situations, and relates them to the entirety of the communication process. Spring.