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CMST 171. Speech Anxiety Reduction

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Knowledge and skills to help individuals who feel uneasy, anxious or stressed in public or presentational speaking.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


CMST 192. Introduction to Communication Studies

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Interpersonal communication, small group communication and public speaking. Theory and experience to relate meaningfully, think critically, organize clearly, and speak and listen effectively.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 1: COMMUNICATE ORALLY & IN WRITING


CMST 200. Gateway to Communication Studies

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Introduces the discipline, professional journals, key communication competencies, careers in communication, academic expectations.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


CMST 202. Special Topics in Communication Studies

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Investigation and application of one or more communication theories, models, or skills.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CMST 210. Performance and Everyday Life

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Performance acts embedded in our everyday world show how performance is used to learn about culture, reflect on experience, and act upon the world and self.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS


CMST 211. Public Speaking

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theory and practice of public speaking. Introduction to the criticism of public speeches.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS


CMST 220. Interpersonal Communication

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theory and practice of communication in relationships.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


CMST 229. Effective Listening

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theory and practice related to listening skills in a variety of communication settings.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


CMST 240. Communication in Interviews

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theory and practice of communication skills relevant to interview settings. Interviewer and interviewee responsibilities.
Semester Offered: Spring


CMST 291. Speech Activities

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Participation in Forensics and/or Performance of Literature co-curricular activities. May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


CMST 300. Introduction to Theories of Communication

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Historical and contemporary human communication theories. Applying theories in a communication context.
Prerequisites: 45 or more credits completed
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


CMST 301. Ethics in Human Communication

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Ethical issues in public and private human communication.
Prerequisites: CMST 200, CMST 210 or CMST 211, CMST 220 or CMST 340
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


CMST 302. Special Topics in Communication Studies

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: A theoretical or applied communication studies topic. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CMST 306. Rhetoric in Popular Culture

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Rhetorical influences of popular culture; critical interpretation and analysis of print, digital, and visual texts; multi-media technologies; and organizational systems.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Goal Area:
  • GOAL AREA 2: CRITICAL REASONING
  • GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS


CMST 310. Performance and Literature

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theory and practice in performance of literature with a focus on analyzing texts for performance; developing and critiquing performances.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


CMST 313. Political Communication

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Communicative actions in political contexts. Political campaigns, presidential communication, social movements, and religious and reform communication.
Semester Offered: Even Fall


CMST 314. Freedom of Speech--Rights and Issues

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Freedom of speech concept on which the first amendment is based, its application by the Supreme Court to issues in American society.
Semester Offered: Odd Fall


CMST 316. Speech Writing

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Principles of rhetorical style in speech writing, including speech composition theory, model speech analysis, projects, and speech delivery.
Prerequisites: CMST 192 or HONS 170 or equivalent, CMST 211
Semester Offered: Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS


CMST 317. Performance and Social Change

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Description: Performance as a catalyst for dialogue into complex cultural issues. Engagement with community members in developing performance advocacy.
Semester Offered: Fall


CMST 318. Argumentation and Advocacy

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Construction and critique of reasoned discourse and advocacy.
Prerequisites: CMST 192 or HONS 170 or equivalent, CMST 210 or 211 or permission
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 2: CRITICAL REASONING


CMST 319. Introduction to Rhetorical Theory

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theory and literature of rhetoric from classical to modern times. Nature and scope of rhetoric applies to issues and problems in human affairs.
Prerequisites: CMST 200
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


CMST 320. Communication in Families and Intimate Relationships

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Communication patterns between individuals involved in ongoing, intimate relationships. Family interactions and related topics such as nonmarital cohabitation and long-distance relationships.
Prerequisites: CMST 220
Semester Offered: Fall


CMST 321. Communication and Interpersonal Conflict

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theories and methods of managing interpersonal conflict which emphasize collaborative communication.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


CMST 322. Mediated Interpersonal Communication

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: How new communication technologies, such as social media, affect human communication processes and outcomes in personal, social, and professional relationships.
Semester Offered: Spring


CMST 324. Gender and Communication

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: How human communication shapes and is shaped by gender and culture. Techniques to change oppressive feminine and masculine communication strategies.
Semester Offered: Spring






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