Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Communication

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Communication in Criminal Justice   (AOJ-116)   3.00 s.h.  
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COMMUNICATION IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE - Barriers to effective communication in the field of criminal justice. Development of effective intradepartmental & interdepartmental communications well as communication with the community & within the courtroom. 
Fundamentals of Speech   (COM-108)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of human communication, the self and communication, the listening process, verbal and nonverbal messages, interpersonal communication, group dynamics, and public speaking.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Define three communication models describing the corresponding elements or components of the communication process and illustrate each through a schematic.
  • Discuss at least five principles or axioms of interpersonal communication and provide supporting examples.
  • Discuss the role of the self and perception in human communication and illustrate your discussion with two or more examples.
  • Illustrate an understanding of the stages of listening with at least four scenarios.
  • Illustrate comprehension of at least four functions of verbal messages and four functions of nonverbal messages through examples of each.
  • Compare and contrast four positive and negative characteristics of small groups.
  • Create three patterns of organization for an informative speech using proper outline formatting for three speeches.
  • Critique the use of three appeals in a published persuasive speech indicating the degree to which each is successful.
R.JUL13 
Interpersonal Communication   (COM-330)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
In Interpersonal Communication we examine the process of interpersonal communication from various perspectives, including dyadic interactions, how we perceive others, listening skills, emotions, language, and nonverbal communications. By applying and mastering the concepts of interpersonal communication, you can improve your listening and interaction with others, handle conflict and human differences more positively and productively, and form more tractable and supportive relationships in a variety of contexts.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain interpersonal communication as it compares to communication in general and in other settings (small group, one to many, etc.).
  • Describe ways in which interpersonal communication depends in large measure on human perception and particularly person perception.
  • Explain how human emotions arise, impinge on, and affect interpersonal communication, and specify ways in which they can be managed for greater personal effectiveness in interpersonal communication.
  • Outline and describe ways in which language can either facilitate or inhibit success in interpersonal communication.
  • Demonstrate the significance of nonverbal communication, including such usually less-noticed factors as tone of voice, the use of space, etc.
  • Demonstrate how listening is critical to interpersonal success and how listening skill goes beyond hearing to an active strategy in conversation with others.
  • Categorize the varieties of human relationships and specify how and why they vary and where the various sorts most often appear.
  • Contrast different communication climates (e.g., defensive vs. supportive), and specify how those climates arise, are diagnosed, and can be made more positive.
  • Assess the varieties of conflicts that arise in human intercourse, and discriminate which approach to a conflict may be most successful and appropriate, given its essential cause and nature.
R.JUL13 
History of Communication   (COM-343)   3.00 s.h.  
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An overview of the history of communication. 
Adv Communication Systems   (ELC-401)   3.00 s.h.  
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Information theory and coding: error control, convolutional codes and viterbi algorithm. Spread spectrum techniques. Multiplexers: TDM. FDM. Noise in communication systems. Synchronization. Signal spectrum shaping: line coding, equalization, scrambler/unscrambler. Computer communications and networks, satellite and optical communications and networks, satellite and optical communication systems. 
Managerial Communications   (MAN-373)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Managerial Communications is an upper-level undergraduate course that explores key theories and strategies of contemporary organizational communications. The course recognizes that challenges exist for creating and implementing effective communication both inside organizations (between individuals and groups) and outside organizations (with markets, partners, and influential third parties).The course is structured around four fundamental beliefs: Individuals within organizations will continue to experience change in their relationships with their own colleagues and with people in other organizations. Technology will have an increasingly significant impact on the content and methods of organizational communications, particularly at the managerial level. Managers' roles will continue to evolve away from dictatorial and authoritarian models to those emphasizing negotiation, coaching, collaboration, and consensus building. Managerial communicators will have to rely on situational analysis and planning in order to achieve ongoing effectiveness in communication.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the historical development of communication as an organizational process affecting internal processes and external relationships.
  • Define the steps in the process of human communication.
  • Compare interpersonal communication at individual and group levels.
  • Describe managerial communication as a component of organizational communication, and relate it to the roles and responsibilities of managers.
  • Identify the characteristics of technology that impact and interact with organizational and managerial communication.
  • Explain the key strategies for effective written and oral communication within and between organizations.
R.JUL13 
Leadership Communication   (MAN-376)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Leadership Communication is an introduction to the study and practice of leadership from a communication perspective. The course focuses particularly on understanding leading as a symbolic process. Students will examine communication concepts and skills that will increase their effectiveness as leaders in a variety of leadership contexts: small group, organization, community, and society. Students will also learn how to deal with issues of culture, gender, and ethics, as well as how to handle crises and participate in leader development. The course provides the opportunity for students to assess their leadership communication styles, behavior, and skills as well as apply course concepts to real world settings.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain leadership communication theories and concepts.
  • Differentiate between leadership communication demands in group, organizational, and public communication contexts.
  • Analyze the role of communication in promoting diversity, encouraging ethical behavior among both leaders and followers, managing crises, and developing leaders.
  • Assess your own leadership (and followership) styles and behaviors.
  • Devise strategies for improving your leadership and followership skills.
  • Demonstrate written communication competency.
  • Apply course concepts to real world settings.
R.JUL13 
History of Visual Communications   (ART-368)   3.00 s.h.  
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Historical survey of visual communications from ancient times to present, including illustration, book design, printing, graphic design, advertising, photography, film and electronic media. 
Flight Dispatcher A   (AVF-344)   3.00 s.h.  
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Federal Aviation Regulations, meteorology, air navigation, aircraft weight and balance, aircraft performance, communications, simulated instrument flight, air traffic control procedures, and practical dispatching. 
First Or Second Officer   (AVF-351)   3.00 s.h.  
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Federal aviation regulatory documents, flight operation policies, aircraft instruments, advanced engines and systems, applied aerodynamics, aircraft performance, aviation weather, and communications procedures. 
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