COMM 3139. Interpersonal Conflict Resolution (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior Standing. Introduces positive conflict management processes coupled with communication skills and principled negotiation. Discussion of readings, special assignments, basic theoretical foundations of interpersonal conflict, and the practical application of such theories in everyday interaction.
COMM 3141. Introduction to Public Relations (3-0-3) Prerequisites: COMM 2105, 2110, 2136 or 2137. The theory, function and practice of effective explanation and presentation of the nature and activities of an individual or organization to diverse segments of the public, both in terms of its daily operation and in view of its overall objectives.
COMM 3157. Qualitative Communication Research (3-0-3) Prerequisites: COMM 2105, 2110, 2136 or 2137. Qualitative Research Methods in the study of human communication covers conceptual issues of qualitative inquiry, research design, gathering, analyzing and interpreting qualitative data, and writing up qualitative research.
COMM 4145. Organizational Communication (3-0-3) Prerequisites: COMM 2105, 2110, 2136 or 2137. Emphasizes communication concepts and principles as they pertain to the workplace. Topics include corporate culture interview and selection, performance feedback, team building, conflict management and diversity management.
ENGL 3158. Writing in the Workplace (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. Study and practice of the principles of written communications in business: letter writing, report writing, planning, organizing writing, and rewriting from research to final manuscript. Some emphasis on word processing and telecommunications skills. (Course fee required.)
ITDS 4698. Internship (0-0-3) The internship experience is intended for students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts. It provides the student with an opportunity to apply concepts learned in the university classroom in a professional setting. The student learning outcomes and subsequent course requirements are purposefully designed to promote and enhance the proficiency of the intern. A minimum of 135 hours of documented experience in the internship setting is required.
POLS 4176. American Foreign Policy (3-0-3) Prerequisite: PPOLS 2101. Foreign policy of the United States with focus on procedures and resources used for the development and execution of America's foreign policy with particular emphasis on contemporary era.
POLS 4177. American Defense Policy (3-0-3) Prerequisite: POLS 2101. Evolution, formulation, and implementation of American defense policy to include such topics as arms control, nuclear strategy, guerilla warfare, and terrorism.
PSYC 3155. Social Psychology (3-0-3) Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 with a grade of "C" or better. An introduction to how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. Topics covered may include attitudes, persuasion, stereotypes/prejudice, attraction, and the application of social psychology research. Students may attempt the course only three times.
PSYC 4165. Motivation (3-0-3) Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 and BIOL 1215 both with a grade of "C" or better. An introduction to basic theories and facts about the question of what energizes and gives direction to behavior including topics such as sex, achievement motivation, and addictive behaviors. Students may only attempt the course three times.
SOCI 3117. Race and Ethnic Relations (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SOCI 1101 with a grade of C or higher and any Area E Social Science course. Ways in which race and ethnic factors such as religion and national origin relate to family, education, and power.