Fall 2014 

For a full list of fall courses please see the tentative timetable.

CMNS 180: Intercultural Communications

‌What's the big deal with culture?

How do the similarities and differences with other individuals and groups’ cultures affect you at home, in school, at work and in your community? CMNS 180 will open your eyes to the dynamic role that intercultural communication plays today in social problems, the workplace, health care setting, and even in online social networking. This course is especially relevant for students studying global development, diaspora, ESL, social services, teaching, criminal justice, business administration and all aspects of communication.‌

CMNS/JRNL 300: Intro to the Practice of Journalism

Students will learn the fundamentals of news writing and reporting as demanded by newsrooms across all forms of media. The course is writing intensive and requires outside research (reporting) that includes interviewing and basic fact gathering. A wide variety of forms will be explored, from headline, lead, and caption writing to articles based on the coverage of news events. Students will also be able to try their hand at writing feature stories as well as assessing local reactions to national events and issues.

CMNS/ENGl 385:

Language and Action: Seminar in Contemporary Rhetoric

In this course you will be introduced to and examine major statements on the nature of rhetoric from the classical period to the 21st century; you will then apply these to contemporary rhetorical events in an effort to understand the paradigms governing language use in current social and linguistic environments. Rhetoric always includes study of the ways language serves as a call to action; in this course, the emphasis will be on the ways language acts – in itself, on the user, and on the discourse community.

 CMNS 430: Project Management Communication in Action

This course prepares students, with or without project management experience, to work as collaborative, effective, and efficient project team participants and communicators. Students will practice the process of communication within project management that provides clarity, direction, and team success. Students will be introduced to a variety of project management documents and project team roles. They will also learn how to use a variety of written, oral, and interpersonal communication strategies to enhance the project team experience. This course can be applied to a wide variety of workplace settings and projects.



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