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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 Ranking Rises to Fourth Pla...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The University of Miami Debate Team completed its competition in Policy Debate ranked fourth nationally by the American Debate Association for 2014-15, rising two spots from sixth place in 2013-14. The nationally ranked second place Novice Debate squad and the nationally ranked second place Indiv...
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Fall Career Expo & Graduate Fair
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Career Expo is University of Miami's signature recruiting event which allows students to meet representatives from a variety of industries. This is a great way to explore post-graduation options and full-time job opportunities both locally and nationally. Students from all majors and class levels...
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Mi Cuerpo, Mi Responsabilidad
health, social change, hiv prevention, center for ccc
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) has emerged as an alternative research approach to health campaign development (Guta et al., 2013; Neuhauser, Kreps, & Syme, 2014). CBPR involves close cooperation of researchers and community members in attempt to create community capacity and kn...
guatemala, hiv, aids, awareness
In-group Rationalizations of Risk and Indoor Tanning
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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.
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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