Students will demonstrate the research, critical thinking, writing, and presentation skills they have developed in their major. Students will work with a faculty mentor to develop topic for original communication research for which they will write a research proposal and orally defend the proposal.

The purpose of this course will be to critically examine the dark, prophetic visions in a television show called Black Mirror, a series on Netflix. The truth is that emergent technologies always have unintended consequences, which frequently result in unanticipated ethical dilemmas for consumers, businesses, organizations, governments, and society at large. Implications of new technologies are, more often than not, poorly thought through, with sometimes dire consequences. This course provides students opportunities to explore these ethical dilemmas and understand how to mitigate them. Overall, this course will provide learning opportunities for students interested in exploring the darker side of new technologies.

This course familiarizes students with the major methodological and theoretical approaches to qualitative research (post-positivistic, interpretive, critical) as well as ethical considerations regarding social research. Methods include: interview, oral history collection, ethnography, content analysis, case study and mixed methods approaches. Students must complete four quarter quizzes, a midterm exam, and a final project to be presented to the class.

This course is designed to help students identify, comprehend and use core principles of rhetoric by introducing them to key concepts, including: an overview of the origins of rhetoric, audience, situation, persuasion, organization and style. The course provides a foundational connection between rhetorical theory and connects those theories to contemporary issues and messages relevant to students' lives: public speaking, political discourse and online communication.

This course helps students develop the basic skills necessary for speechmaking. Special emphasis is placed on learning how to organize, research, and support arguments; developing critical listening skills; and developing increased confidence and competence in oral presentations.

This course helps students develop the basic skills necessary for speechmaking. Special emphasis is placed on learning how to organize, research, and support arguments; developing critical listening skills; and developing increased confidence and competence in oral presentations.

This course helps students develop the basic skills necessary for speechmaking. Special emphasis is placed on learning how to organize, research, and support arguments; developing critical listening skills; and developing increased confidence and competence in oral presentations.