Communication & Rhetoric (COMR)

COMR 103  Speaking and Listening  3(3-0)  

Introduces principles of speaking and listening with emphasis on exposition and its application to public speaking. (F, S, SS) (Gen Ed: H)

COMR 115  Forensics Activity I  3(3-0)  

On- and off-campus activities including intercollegiate forensic competition, programs for students and public. Communication skill and experience development. (*)

COMR 204  (ENG 204)   Introduction to Rhetoric  3(3-0)  

Provides an introduction to the rhetorical tradition in relationship to the needs of various cultural, technological, and professional contexts. (*)

COMR 205  (ENG 205)   Introduction to User Experience  3(3-0)  

Course introduces the techniques and principles for measuring and improving the user's experience with digital documents, such as web pages and mobile applications. Prerequisite: NA. (S)

COMR 212  Argumentation  3(3-0)  

Argumentation focuses on the methods advocates employ to make rational decisions and to win assent to others' statements. Particular emphasis on the nature and skills of reasoned discourse. (*)

COMR 221  Interpersonal Communication  3(3-0)  

The principles and skills of speaking applied to informal speaking situations. Topics covered include openness, genuineness, and talking appropriately to people. (*)

COMR 260  Language Acquisition and Linguistics  3(3-0)  

Normal processes of development of language in children, growth of language, including structure, comprehension, use of oral and written language, other symbolic behavior. (F)

COMR 291  Special Topics  (1-3 V)  

Special Topics. (*) Repeatable (99).

COMR 295  Independent Study  (1-3 V)  

Independent Study. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).

COMR 312  Persuasion  (2-3 V)  

Examination of the principles and theories of persuasion and their application to persuasive settings. Emphasis on using language to secure belief and action. (*)

COMR 335  (ENG 335, WS 335)   Gender and Communication  3(3-0)  

This course examines the ways that gender affects communication behaviors and helps develop an awareness of the processes that affect gender socialization and stereotyping. (*)

COMR 345  (ENG 345)   Intercultural Communication  3(3-0)  

The purpose of this course is to explore Intercultural Communication with the intent to better understand and appreciate cultural differences. (*)

COMR 350  Communicating in Professions  3(3-0)  

Introduces the basics of professional communication in the workplace. The course attends to both theory and practice in interpersonal, small group, organizational and intercultural communication. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. (F)

COMR 376  (ENG 376)   User Experience Design  3(3-0)  

Course familiarizes students with the commonly accepted principles of design that influence how digital texts look and act. Prerequisite: COMR 205 or ENG 205 (F)

COMR 377  (ENG 377)   Usability and User Experience  3(3-0)  

Course familiarizes students with the methods, techniques, and tools for collecting the data used to measure User Experience, specifically usability testing. Prerequisite: COMR 205 or ENG 205 (S)

COMR 491  Special Topics  (1-3 V)  

Special Topics. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).

COMR 493  Seminar  3(3-0)  

This course will synthesize skills learned in the minor exposing students to theories and practices of communication training and development with an applied focus. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. (S)

COMR 495  Independent Study  (1-3 V)  

Independent Study. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).

COMR 583  Contemporary Cultural Communication  3(3-0)  

The purpose of this course is to explore Intercultural Communication with the intent to better understand and appreciate cultural differences. (*)