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Communication Research Methods and Analyses
Introduction to communication research methods. Application of quantitative measurement techniques and statistical analyses will be discussed as well as the use of microcomputer statistical programs.
Intercultural Communication: Domestic Perspectives
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.
Intercultural Communication: International Perspectives
Effects of cultural attitudes, beliefs, and attributions on meaning assignment. Effects of language on the structure of thought. Ethics and process of the diffusion of cultural innovations are analyzed.
Organizational Communication Audit Procedures
Measurement of communication variables in the modern business organization: mes sage diffusion analysis; cross-section survey analysis; communication network analysis; and communication audit procedures. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
This course focuses on theoretical approaches to interpersonal communication. Emphasis is placed on current research including fundamentals of relationships, developmental issues, interaction management, and interpersonal competence.
Seminar in Organizational Communication
This course explores theoretical perspectives and the impact of communication in organizations. Critical analysis includes management styles, decision-making, group interaction, conflict resolution, and diffusion of innovations.
The Executive Communicator
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.
Theories of Communication
Comparison of theories dealing with the processes and effects of communication is discussed.