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COM 100 Fundamentals of Human Communication
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#:  COM 1100
AGEC: Oral Communications  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Explore the benefits of effective communication in daily interactions through theoretical and practical approaches to understanding the human communication process. Students will learn communication skills to enhance interpersonal relationships, increase their ability to work in collaborative groups and develop effective presentation skills.

Prerequisites: RDG094; ENG 100

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Describe and demonstrate how the individual elements of the communication process including encoding, decoding, message, noise, context, and channels contribute to a transactional exchange.
2. (Application Level) Explain and demonstrate the fundamental variables of communication competency theory.
3. (Comprehension Level) Describe ways in which perception influences the communication process.
4. (Comprehension Level) Describe how verbal and nonverbal messages influence the communication process.
5. (Comprehension Level) Describe how factors such as culture, gender, group membership, age, and other social factors influence the communication process.
6. (Comprehension Level) Explain the characteristics of effective listening in various contexts.
7. (Comprehension Level) Explain the fundamental concepts of the interpersonal communication context including self-concept, relationship development, and conflict resolution.
8. (Application Level) Demonstrate the ability to effectively manage communication apprehension in a variety of contexts.
9. (Application Level) Demonstrate effective leadership styles, group maintenance roles, task completion roles, critical thinking, and effective and informed decision making techniques while completing a group project resulting in the accomplishment of a group task, product or goal.
10. (Application Level) Present an extemporaneously delivered informative speech appropriate to a specific audience that has clear organization, effective content, proper use of verbal and nonverbal messages, integrates researched information, utilizes visual aids, and is prepared in outline format. The speech must be a minimum of 5 minutes in length.

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