Introduction to theory and practice of effective public speaking, focusing on the role of public address in engaged citizenship and community improvement.

Introduction to theory and practice of effective public speaking, focusing on the role of public address in engaged citizenship and community improvement.

Introduction to the field of communication, including definitions and models of communication, role of communication in personal and professional settings, breadth of the field, research, and career opportunities.

Study of critical thinking, reading, writing, and communication skills necessary to develop and present effective arguments.

Examination and creation of stories told through still and moving images, including graphic design, photography, cinematography, and online texts. Includes portfolio component.

Study of the contexts, values, and other variables that affect communication between culturals and microcultures.