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Students explore the role and study the theories of communication in life and work. The SoC Communication Studies program is rooted in applied research and theory offering students opportunities to develop their knowledge of human communication in interpersonal, intercultural and corporate settings.
Faculty lead their respective fields, serve as officers in the leading communication professional organizations and collaborate with students and one another in the constant pursuit of expanding knowledge in the arena of communication study.
Coursework includes Interpersonal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, and Argumentation and Critical Thinking. The program specializes in the rapidly developing field of health communication through collaborative work with the UM School of Medicine and other campus resources.
The program also houses the award-winning University of Miami Debate Team which regularly places members on the All-American Debate team.
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UM Debate Team Rankings for Fall 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) and the National Debate Tournament (NDT) have posted their first rankings of the year. The University of Miami Debate Team is currently #19 on the CEDA list and #17 on the NDT list. These lists reflect overall squad performance. The American Debate...
Making O.riginals with a Personal Tou...
Thursday, November 20, 2014
UM Debate Team Wins Multiple Awards
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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SND iPad Tablet Quick Course
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 12:00pm
Forty million tablet devices were sold in 2012, and the introduction of the iPad mini and similar 7" tablets as well are reopening doors for design and the news industry. The Society for News Design (SND) will be offering free training in iPad/Tablet design to UM participants. Participants will h...
PRSSA's "Yoga on the Green"
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 1:30pm
Conversation with Humanity in Action Fellow, Fryda Guedes
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 2:00pm
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guatemala, hiv, aids, awareness
Dr. Victoria Orrego and Ms. Jasmine Philips will conduct an exploratory project in Santiago Guatemala designed to promote accurate HIV/AIDS knowledge and increase prevention behaviors among the indigenous youth in Santiago Atitlan. The purpose of this project is two-fold: first, to assess the cur...
In-group Rationalizations of Risk and Indoor Tanning
Measuring the Extent of Sex Trafficking in Cambodia
cambodia, sex trafficking
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Study and practice in the major forms of spoken and written communication in the context of businesses and other professional organizational settings.
An examination of the concept of freedom of expression, its philosophical roots, its application of contemporary issues in communication, and of the basics of moral philosophy (ethics) and moral reasoning.
A course designed to teach students how to compete successfully in intercollegiate debate,and to reinforce training through practice and competition.
Effects of cultural attitudes, beliefs, and attributions on meaning assignment. Diffusion of cultural innovations, prejudice, discrimination, and equality are discussed. Emphasis is placed on intercultural interactions within the United States.
Introduction to effective audience communication including theory and extensive practice in oral presentations.
Course is designed to introduce students to a sample of qualitative research methods used in communication.
Audience analysis, speech writing, delivery in professional presentations, theo ry, and history of great speeches are covered. Detailed critiques of student s peaking styles and performances are also included.
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