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.