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COMST- 100 Fundamentals of Speech (3.00 cr.)
Communication Skills - Speaking
Repeatable: No
Techniques of effective speech: diagnosis of individual needs and training in necessary skills; speaker/listener relations, speech organization, voice, bodily action, language and development of confidence and poise.

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COMST- 199 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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COMST- 200 Persuasive Speaking (3.00 cr.)
Communication Skills - Speaking
Repeatable: No
Advanced techniques of speaking; develop persuasion skills in personal, professional and public contexts.

Prerequisite: take SPCOM-100

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COMST- 206 Small Group Communication (3.00 cr.)
Communication Skills - Speaking
Repeatable: No
Communication skills and theories for group contexts. Dynamics of small group participation; deliberation and problem-solving; conflict management; power and leadership; and team building.

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COMST- 208 Applied Human Communication (3.00 cr.)
Communication Skills - Speaking
Repeatable: No
Application of communication theories to interpersonal, group, mediated, and organizational contexts. Explores the intersection of rhetoric and relationships.

Prerequisite: take SPCOM-100

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COMST- 210 Interpersonal Speech Communication (3.00 cr.)
Communication Skills - Speaking
Repeatable: No
Theoretical and applied approaches to communication in interpersonal relationships. Communication variables and competencies for social interaction in personal and professional contexts.

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COMST- 236 Listening (3.00 cr.)
Communication Skills - Speaking
Repeatable: No
Theoretical analysis and practical application of listening concepts in personal and professional relationships.

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COMST- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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COMST- 308 Business and Professional Speaking (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Professional communication; projects emphasizing the application of oral presentation skills in business and professional contexts.

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COMST- 312 Intercultural Communication (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Communication Skills, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A, Global Perspective, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Communication concepts and strategies in a global multicultural society examining domestic racial and ethnic groups: communication norms in cultures of origin and functional appreciation of cultural diversity in social networks using verbal, nonverbal and group communication. Relevant concepts include identity formation, perception, worldview context, social stratification, racism, ethics, and language.

Prerequisite: take SPCOM-100

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COMST- 350 Nonverbal Communication (3.00 cr.)
Communication Skills
Repeatable: No
Theories and research involved in understanding and applying nonverbal skills in personal, professional and technologically-enhanced environments.

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COMST- 370 Communicating in Health Contexts (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theories and practical approaches to interactions about health- and wellness-related issues. Addresses perspectives on health communication in interpersonal, clinical, small group, and organizational contexts. Explains communication issues that exist in health care encounters, and discusses the influences of culture on health communication.
Instructor's consent

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COMST- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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COMST- 400 Special Topics In Communication Seminar (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Current issues or historical topics related to communication. Specific topic will be advertised prior to semester offered. Course may be repeated three times with different topics or issues.

Prerequisite: take SPCOM-100. Must be Junior level or higher

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COMST- 414 Interviewing (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles and techniques for the interviewee in employment interviews.

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COMST- 425 Informational Interviewing Skills for Professionals (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theories and methodologies used in the collection and interpretation of data for research and professional development purposes.

Prerequisite: take SPCOM-100

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COMST- 470 Special Topics in Health Communication (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
In-depth study of special topics in the field of health communication.
Instructor's consent

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COMST- 475 Applied Health Communication Capstone (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Completion of an original research or field experience project for business or industry. Results in either a deliverable for a client with a project report or a research paper.
Instructor's consent

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COMST- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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COMST- 508 Business and Professional Speaking (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Professional communication; projects emphasizing the application of oral presentation skills in business and professional contexts.

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COMST- 570 Communicating in Health Contexts (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theories and practical approaches to interactions about health- and wellness-related issues. Addresses perspectives on health communication in interpersonal, clinical, small group, and organizational contexts. Explains communication issues that exist in health care encounters, and discusses the influences of culture on health communication.
Instructor's consent

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COMST- 670 Spec Topics: Culture and Health Communication (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
This course explores culture within health communication contexts with focus on the application of intercultural and health communication scholarship.

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COMST- 670 Special Topics in Health Communication (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
In-depth study of special topics in the field of health communication.
Instructor's consent

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COMST- 675 Applied Health Communication Capstone (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Completion of an original research or field experience project for business or industry. Results in either a deliverable for a client with a project report or a research paper.
Instructor's consent

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COMST- 710 Advanced Interpersonal Communication for Professionals (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Study of interpersonal communication theory applied to organizational and professional contexts.

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