Explores techniques of effective written and verbal communication as they pertain to business and professional settings. Working independently and in groups, students will learn to construct informative and persuasive business messages, including written messages (e.g., r?sum?s, letters, press-releases) and oral messages (e.g. interviews and formal presentations).

An introductory investigation into the changing media landscape and the implications of these changes ranging from traditional mass communication formats such as print media and radio to newer interactive formats such as the Internet and social media. Course participants explore the impact of digital and social media on careers in communication, relationships, and entertainment while learning major theories pertaining to media and society. Course participants will also explore the societal effects of media in various areas such as media ethics, politics, and media literacy.