SPCH 450 Communication Theory

This course emphasizes interpersonal communication from a personal and professional perspective with attention to familiar relationships as well as those affected by differences in age, race, gender, culture, religion, politics, and personal philosophy. After providing students with a foundation of interpersonal communication theory, the course deals with topics that include verbal and non-verbal behaviors, the relevance of communication theory to the development of communication skills, and the application of communication theory to the improvement of both personal and workplace relationships–including workplace communication that occurs through electronic media. Students will be encouraged to think critically about the course concepts and approach all topics within a framework of ethical consideration.