Communication Arts and Sciences

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CAS 100B - Effective Speech

By the end of this course students will learn a great deal about groups, the different types of tasks they perform, how to communicate in them, how to prepare for participating in them, and how to exercise positive influence on their performance. Students will have a strong foundation both in theory and in practice.

CAS 100C - Effective Speech

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of effective communication through the study of public speaking principles, as well as examples of public address and, occasionally, other forms of communication.

CAS 271 - Intercultural Communication

In today’s globalized world where many of us are frequently in contact with people from different cultures, continents, and contexts, we cannot assume that our own cultural values and beliefs, behaviors and expectations are universal. We discuss definitions of culture and explore the various cultures we encounter in our daily lives. In this course, specifically, we apply three conceptual lenses to the study of intercultural communication: the social scientific, the interpretive, and the critical perspective.

CAS 283 - Communication and Information Technology I

This course is designed to provide a foundation of general computing knowledge and skills that may be applied in both your college career and out in the workforce.  It also provides you with an overview of the Web and helps you to develop a variety of ways to interact with the Web.

CAS 321 - Rhetoric and the Law

In this course you will learn what "rhetoric" is, what "law" is, and what "the rhetoric of law" is. Students will learn how rhetoric constitutes community. Rhetoric and Law explains how knowledge of rhetorical principles enhances the understanding of legal documents, reasoning, and performance.

CAS 352 - Organizational Communication

This course examines the function and structure of communication in both formal and informal situations.

CAS 390 - Qualitative Research Methods

This course provides students with an understanding of both qualitative research methods and the theoretical frameworks that inform qualitative inquiry. Additionally, this course focuses on tools for data collection such as individual and focus-group interviewing and observing and recording interaction.

CAS 404 - Conflict Resolution and Negotiation

In this course, you will become acquainted with various theories of conflict, its characteristics, and the mechanisms that influence how it unfolds, as well as the role of communication in contributing both to the constructive and non-constructive uses of conflict.

CAS 452 - Organizational Communication Theory and Practice

This course explores the nature and function of communication in organizations; emphasis on theoretical concepts, tools, and skills for effective management of communication.

CAS 475 - Studies in Public Address

is a survey of great speeches and debates from the early twentieth century to the present day. In this class, you will closely examine some of the most famous (and infamous) speeches in U.S. history, and you will read and write critical analyses of those speeches.

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