Communication Speech (COMS)
COMS 1311 Intro to Oral Communication 3 SCH (3-0)
Theory and practice of speech communication in interpersonal, small group and public speaking.
COMS 1315 Bus and Professional Comm 3 SCH (3-0)
Theories and skills of speech communication as applied to business and professional situations.
COMS 2118 Radio Control Room OP 1 SCH (1-0)
Practical experience in campus radio broadcasting activities. May be repeated for a total of 6 semester hours. Prerequisite: 3 semester hours of radio or television.
COMS 2335 Discussion and Debate 3 SCH (3-0)
Small group theories and techniques as they relate to group processes and interaction as well as the basic principles and practice of argumentation and debate. Prerequisite: COMS 1311 or high school experience.
COMS 2374 Professional Communication 3 SCH (3-0)
Communication skills for the professional. Writing of reports, letters, proposals, etc. Oral presentations in the form of group problem-solving, design reviews, requests for funding and/or public testimony/hearing. Use of presentation media to support oral communication. Prerequisite: ENGL 1302. (Credit may not be obtained in both COMS 2374 and ENGL 2374.)
COMS 3331 Persuasive Communications 3 SCH (3-0)
Theories and techniques of persuasive communication including the psychological, logical and ethical principles involved. Types of speaking and persuasion in the media will be studied. Required for speech concentration. Prerequisite: COMS 1311 or equivalent.