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Written and Oral Communication, Dial Center for

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


McCrea, B.R., Director; Greer, C., Associate Director; Roberts, K., Associate Director; Arnold, C.; Chamberlain, J.; Cothran, D.; Irizarry, F.; Kellerman, E.; Kish, G.; Lauriault, R.; McCall, K.; McCawley, D.; Schafer, M.

Writing in the Disciplines

ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Disciplines.

Credits: 3. May be repeated with change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits.

A writing course focusing on the technical and stylistic conventions of specific disciplines. Covers major elements of organizational communication with emphasis on composition of reports, proposals, letters and memos, manuals and oral presentations. Individual sections focus on writing within a single area: Anthropology, Behavioral & Biological Sciences, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Engineering, History, Linguistics, Physical Sciences, Pre-law, Pre-med, Psychology, or Sociology. (C) GR-Eć

Speech Communication

COM 1000 Introduction to Communication Studies.

Credits: 3.

An introduction to various theoretical perspectives for understanding human communication. (S)

COM 4014 Communication and Gender.

Credits: 3.

An investigation of the role of communication in creating images of gender roles, differences in male/female communication styles, and the implications of those images and styles for male/female relationships in a variety of contexts. GR-Eć

COM 4022 Health Communication.

Credits: 3.

Survey of theory, research and practice of communication in the contexts of healthcare and health promotion. GR-Eć

COM 4930 Special Topics in Communication.

Credits: 3; Prereq: COM 1000 or equivalent. Repeatable with change in content up to a maximum of 6 credits.

Seminar study of theory and research in a specific area of communication.

SPC 2300 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication.

Credits: 3.

The study of how two people interact with one another and how factors such as listening skills, gender, culture, etc. influence that communication.

SPC 2351 Listening.

Credits: 3.

Theory and practice in responsible, participatory listening; principles of listening for both literal comprehension and critical evaluation of ideas in response to various types of spoken and nonverbal messages.

SPC 2594 Intercollegiate Forensics.

Credits: 1; repeatable up to 3 credit maximum; Prereq: Satisfactory completion of one semester of intercollegiate forensics participation at the University of Florida before first registration in course.

Participation in intercollegiate debate and individual speaking.

SPC 2600 Introduction to Public Speaking.

Credits: 3.

Theory and practice in presenting public speeches; determination of communication purpose(s) and adaptation of organization, evidence, language and other message characteristics for designated audiences.

SPC 3331 Nonverbal Communication.

Credits: 3; Prereq: COM 1000.

Survey of theory and research in nonverbal communication including eye behavior, facial expressions, gestures and vocal cues.

SPC 3513 Argumentation.

Credits: 3; Prereq: SPC 2600 or permission of instructor.

Implementation of principles and methods in advocating factual claims and policy proposals; propositional analysis, evidence as demonstration, effecting reasoning processes to become experimental for listeners and ethics in controversy.

SPC 3602 Advanced Public Speaking.

Credits: 3; Prereq: SPC 2600 or equivalent.

Study of principles and methods of selected forms of public speaking for various purposes, audiences, and contexts.

SPC 4425 Small Group Communication.

Credits: 3; Prereq: COM 1000.

A survey of theory and research on communication in the context of small groups. Emphasis on decision-making communication processes.

SPC 4710 Patterns of Intercultural Communication.

Credits: 3; Prereq: COM 1000 or equivalent.

Exploration of practices and difficulties of communication between and among people of contrasting cultures; investigation of theory and research by which intercultural communication problems can be mitigated. (S, I) GR-Eć

SPC 4904 Individual Study.

Credits: 1 to 3, maximum of 6 credits. May be repeated with change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits.

A project, reading or research course.

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