COM 1023Oral InterpretationTheory and practice of oral interpretation of prose, poetry, and dramatic literature. Literacy criticism and analysis provide a basis for critiquing. The course culminates in a program of oral interpretation performance.
COM 1111-2Debate PracticumStudents enrolled will compete in individual events and various forms of debate on the Henderson Forensics Team. May be repeated. A maximum of six semester hours may be applied toward a degree. Enrollment for more than one hour credit requires the consent of the instructor.
COM 2013 (SPCH1003)Oral CommunicationA course designed to guide the student in examining and understanding the communication process. Experience is provided in improvements of interpersonal communication, group discussion, and public communication.
COM 2153Argumentation & DebateExplores the process of forming reasons, drawing conclusions, and formally applying them to a case in discussion. Students will apply critical thinking skills to write debate cases and present them in persuasive speaking, Lincoln-Douglas, and cross examination team formats. Students will develop skill in the use of logic, reasoning, evidence, rebuttal, cross examination, and the creation of written and oral discourse that uses coherent statements leading from premise to conclusion.
COM 2503Nonverbal CommunicationAn examination of the nature and function of how nonverbal message systems merge and contribute to human communication. A study of the full range of kinesis, proxemics, chronemics, and paralanguage as they relate to verbal messages.
COM 2513Leadership and Group CommunicationIntegration of theory and practice of teamwork, group problem-solving and decision-making, active listening and group leadership.
COM 2603Voice and DictionA study of the processes of vocal production and recognition of the controllable elements in speech. Drill work for improvement of pronunciation and articulation control.
COM 3043Directing Speech Communication ActivitiesA comprehensive course covering activities of the high school classroom, debate, oral interpretation, readers theatre, radio, TV, and film. Lesson plans will be developed and shared for the purpose of actual utility in the classroom. Coaching speech and theatre events for competition will be addressed.
COM 3111-2Debate Practicum(See COM 1111-2.)
COM 3233Language DevelopmentStudy of the normal acquisition of speech and language across the lifespan.
COM 3243Readers TheatreTheory and practice of the principles and techniques of oral interpretation and staging of literature. Emphasis on analysis and criticism of literature and program building.
COM 3273Organizational CommunicationTraditional and modern concepts of communication behavior in organizations. Process of communication and interaction in today's organizational climates. Small group decision-making, directions in leadership, human resources development, and motivation. Implementing organizational communication change.
COM 3373(WI) Communication Research MethodsAn introduction to qualitative and quantitative research, including historical, descriptive, and experimental methods. Media research as the basis for specific strategies and tactics.
COM 3413Female/Male CommunicationA study of the variable of gender as it influences verbal and nonverbal interaction between men and women. Why the verbal and nonverbal codes are different and how they may be modified to produce good communication.
COM 3413Female/Male CommunicationA study of the variable of gender as it influences verbal and nonverbal interaction between men and women. Why the verbal and nonverbal codes are different and how they may be modified to produce good communication.
COM 3423(WI) Movie Appreciation and EnjoymentThe origin and development of film from the late 19th century to the present. Emphasis on the film as a distinctive art form. This course is a designated writing course for the theatre program.
COM 3533Interpersonal CommunicationIncludes assertiveness and shyness, transactional analysis, body communication, listening, and conflict resolution.
COM 3813Business and Professional CommunicationA communication course to prepare individuals in business, industry and the professions for the diverse and rapidly changing workplace of the 21st Century. Teams will plan and execute communication tasks utilizing desktop publishing, Web publishing and multimedia presentations. Students will work individually on honing job seeking and securing skills � career research, resume writing and interviewing.
COM 4003Special Topics in CommunicationIssues in contemporary communication will be studied as appropriate in a given semester. Freedom of speech, courtroom communication, mass media influences in communication, presidential elections, and other campaigns are examples of topics that might be addressed. May be repeated.
COM 4093, 5093PersuasionTheoretical bases of persuasion and argumentation. Particular emphasis on principles of logical reasoning and evidence use. Students will gain experience as producers and critical consumers of persuasive messages.
COM 4101-3Independent Research 
COM 4133, 5133Rhetorical TheoryInvestigation of the major theories of rhetoric and the evolution of rhetorical thought. Emphasis on the role of rhetoric in shaping human experience and creating individual reality.
COM 4141 3Independent StudyOpen to advanced undergraduates. Students must have chair's approval to register. May be repeated.
COM 4161(WI) Senior ResearchPreparation of a prospectus for an original research project to be conducted under the direction of student's departmental advisor. The project can include creative, non-traditional components, but must consist primarily of a written component.
COM 4313(WI) Communication CriticismStudents will develop and apply analytical methodology to the speeches of significant American speakers.
COM 4331-3Internship in CommunicationPrearranged and supervised work in public relations, communication consulting and training, persuasion campaigns, etc. May be repeated.
COM 4403, 5403Seminar in CommunicationShared papers on topics relative to specific student interests; semantics, linguistics, cultural barriers to communication, etc. May be repeated.
COM 4522(WI) Senior SeminarResearch project under the direction of student's departmental advisor. Students will present a paper before faculty and other majors. Prerequisite: COM 4161.
COM 4922Special Methods: CommunicationSpecial methods in the teaching of communication and theatre.

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