Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Communication

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Nonverbal Communication   (COM-361)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The effects of space, body language, environment, objects, voice quality, dress, gesture, and human artifacts on communication.

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

  • Identify the various manifestations of nonverbal communication;
  • Recognize the relationship between verbal and nonverbal communication in regard to how nonverbal may complement or contradict verbal communication;
  • Describe the optimal role of nonverbal communication in functioning with verbal communication;
  • Identify obstacles to effective nonverbal communication;
  • Recognize the nonverbal aspects of verbal communication.

 
Dynamics of One to One Communications   (COM-308)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course is designed to examine the dynamics of one-to-one communication through reading and experientially: The course will further develop personal goals for optimizing personal communication and assist in establishing strategies for the attainment of these goals.

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

  • Describe the differences between--and implications of--the dynamic vs the static nature of one-on-one relationships
  • Recognize the variety of objectives of one-on-one communications and show an understanding of how the objective determines the flow of communication.
  • Identify challenges to achieving desired results in interpersonal communication.
  • Describe the role of nonverbal communication in advancing or thwarting effective communication.
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze effective and ineffective one-on-one communication--e.g., in a media interview, a job interview, a performance appraisal.
  • Recognize the role of good listening in achieving successful one-on-one communication; identify "good listening skills."
  • Describe the role of "rapport" in the one-on-one communication process

 
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.

 
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 I   (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.

 
Advanced Speech Communications   (COM-207)   3.00 s.h.  
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Develops improved proficiency in composing and presenting various types of speech communication. Presents communication theory and communication theory models. 
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.

 
Elements of Intercultural Communication   (COM-335)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Elements of Intercultural Communication presents a theoretical and practical approach to the study of intercultural communication. The course focuses on the many elements and processes involved in the sending and receiving of messages across cultures. The aim of the course is to increase your sensitivity to and understanding of intercultural differences and similarities so that this awareness can lead to more effective communication. The course covers basic concepts, principles, and practical skills for improving communication between persons from different ethnic, racial, religious, and cultural backgrounds.

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

  • Explain the communication process and relate it to communicating with cultures different from your own.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how cultural differences in world view, family experience, and history shape perceptions, behaviors, and communication patterns.
  • Analyze and articulate the variables in the intercultural communication situation (attitudes, social organization, patterns of thought, roles, language, space, time, nonverbal communication, ethnocentrism, world view).
  • Describe specific verbal and nonverbal communication patterns that are reflected during human interaction. Explain the influence of culture on communication in at least three settings where intercultural exchanges are most likely to occur: the workplace, school, and health care environments.
  • Identify and implement ways to improve the intercultural communications in various professional, academic and social settings.

 
History of Communication I   (COM-343)   3.00 s.h.  
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An overview of the history of communication. 
Advanced 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. 
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