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Courses - Fall 2016
BSST
Terrorism Studies
BSST340
Oral Communication for National Security Careers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: BSST340 or BSST338E.
Formerly: BSST338E.
Students will discuss perspectives on strategic communication and national security, while discussing and practicing public speaking skills and developing proficiency in three genres of security-related briefings. Students will work with the technical, scientific, and/or specialized data, vocabularies, processes, and products of the academic disciplines and/or fields of expertise relevant to national and international security careers.
COMM
Communication Department Site
COMM107
Oral Communication: Principles and Practices
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, ENES143, INAG110, JOUR130 or THET285.
A study of and practice in oral communication, including principles of interviewing, group discussion, listening, informative briefings, and persuasive speeches.
Attendance on the first day of classes is mandatory.
COMM200
Critical Thinking and Speaking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, ENES143, INAG110, JOUR130, OR THET285.
Theory and practice of persuasive discourse analysis and composition. Research techniques, logical and rhetorical conceptions of argument, and technical principles for persuading in public venues.
Attendance on the first day of classes is mandatory.
CPBE
College Park Scholars-Business, Society, and Economy
CPBE225
Enterprise Communications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSOC
Prerequisite: CPBE100.
Restriction: Must be enrolled in College Park Scholars' Business, Society and the Economy (CPBE) program.
Formerly: CPSP220.
Examines basic interpersonal communication processes within written and oral channels, with practical applications for the business environment.
HLTH
HLTH420
(Perm Req)
Effective Strategies for Public Health Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: FSOC
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HLTH301 and HLTH391.
Corequisite: HLTH490.
The purpose of this course is to present the interrelationships of curriculum planning, methodology and the selection and use of successful public health presentation strategies. Special problems associated with public health presentations are discussed, and students become familiar with a variety of resources as well as with planning for and implementing demonstration presentations.
INAG
Institute of Applied Agriculture
INAG110
Oral Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, INAG110, JOUR130, THET285.
A study of how perception, self-concept, verbal and nonverbal communications affect the communication process as it emerges in the work place. The course provides skill training in speech writing, public speaking, group communication, interpersonal communication, listening, and responding.
INAG110S
Oral Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, INAG110, JOUR130, THET285.
A study of how perception, self-concept, verbal and nonverbal communications affect the communication process as it emerges in the work place. The course provides skill training in speech writing, public speaking, group communication, interpersonal communication, listening, and responding.
Restricted to College Park Scholars.
JOUR
Journalism Department Site
JOUR130
Self-Presentation in the Age of YouTube
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, ENES143, INAG110, JOUR130 or THET285.
Additional information: May not count toward the Journalism major.
Students, as they make use of evolving technologies, need to be able to present themselves effectively in front of any number of different audiences through any number of different outlets. Whether in an interview on radio, a guest presentation at a conference, in comments on a video blog, in commentary on TV, in the lead on a self-produced YouTube video, or as spokesperson in front of investors or management, professionals need strong oral communication skills. This class focuses on strengthening those skills through active individual and group presentations, as well as, through discussion of key techniques and group critique of presentation publicly available in the social media space on sites such as YouTube.
Restricted to New Freshman only.
THET
Theatre Department Site
THET285
The Art of Communication and Presentation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, INAG110, JOUR130, or THET285.
An introduction to the fundamental practice and theory of public speaking and oral communication using theatrical techniques of both performance and the craft of storytelling.