COM 310 Interpersonal Communication (3.00)
Studies interpersonal aspects of communication. Introduces concepts and related skills that define communication in a variety of face-to-face contexts. Includes models of communication, language and meaning, nonverbal and verbal communication, perception, conflict and establishing positive human relationships via communication.
COM 382 Communication Theory (3.00)
Broadly examines theory and its application to personal, social, and professional interaction. Explores theories that define and explain day-to-day communication dynamics including conflicting expectations/goals, differing values, perceptions, and language.
COM 400 Intercultural Communication (3.00)
Using readings, film, field experience and/or dialogue, the course investigates cultural identity, meaning, patterns, relationships and conflicts that arise as contact increases between people of different cultures in our global society.
Cross listing(s): PJ 406.
COM 401 Nonverbal Communication (3.00)
Focuses on the human creation of meaning through such nonverbal forms as facial expression, gestures and touch, vocal behavior, dress, body movements, use of space and time, and use of objects and the environment. Addresses the international differences and meanings conveyed nonverbally.
COM 406 Communication in a Technological Env. (3.00)
Explores the impact of the computer culture on human communication. Identifies how the computer culture has changed communication, norms, expectations and language. Practices key competencies associated with communication interaction, including interpersonal, organizational and conflict communication.
COM 407 Leadership Principles (3.00)
Examines evolution of leadership from a theoretical perspective with a focus on contemporary leadership. Topics include: management versus leadership, gender differences, power and social influence, ethics and values, culture and the key communication competencies of leadership. Requires students to evaluate and enhance personal leadership skills and develop a personal model of leadership.
Cross listing(s): BA 407.
COM 408 Conflict Management (3.00)
Prepares students to identify, avoid, and manage common types of conflict within organizations. Presents communication styles and strategies for working through conflict.
Cross listing(s): BA 411.
COM 410 Strategic Leadership (3.00)
Explores strategic leadership through discussion of vision, mission and values. Examines how a clear, compelling vision can move individuals and organizations toward desired goals. Evaluates strategies that translate vision and mission into action.
Cross listing(s): BA 410.
COM 412 Cultural Intelligence (3.00)
Develops culture competence skills required in today's global economy. Foundation to the theory and practice of cultural intelligence, which predicts adjustment and success in multicultural settings. Examines deep layers of culture, including core worldview assumptions.
Cross listing(s): SO 410.
COM 416 Public Relations (3.00)
Studies the history, purpose and processes of public relations. Examines public relations tools and practices, ranging from preparing and conducting a public relations program, setting up a news conference, establishing and running a speaker bureau, designing and producing a brochure and editing an employee newsletter.
Cross listing(s): BA 416.
COM 418 Organizational Communication (3.00)
Surveys contemporary organizational communication theories and practices. Investigates issues such as diversity, participation, technology, corporate ethics, the environment, and globalization. Focuses on analyzing and critiquing current organizational practices and assumptions, with an aim toward increasing social justice and ethics.
Cross listing(s): PJ 423 BA 418.
COM 420 Mediation (3.00)
Explores the communication process where a third party helps parties negotiate interest-based solutions to problems. Provides theoretical understanding and skill-based practice to develop skills that effective mediators must possess. Includes discussion of factors that contribute to successful mediation, such as the importance of context, overcoming obstacles, motivating parties, mediator roles, mediation processes, drafting agreements, and balancing of power.
COM 427 Communication Ethics (3.00)
Explores theoretical and practical issues in the explanations of ethical options and decisions in relational, organizational, and mass communication contexts. Case studies, practical analysis, and current ethical dilemmas in communication are investigated from multiple theoretical perspectives.
COM 437 Persuasion, Influence and Motivation (3.00)
Examines the general theories that explain persuasion and one's ability to influence others. Discusses communication skills, attitudes and competencies associated with persuasion, influence and motivation. Enables students to learn and practice powerful persuasion communication skills that will enhance both personal and professional success.
Cross listing(s): BA 437.
COM 442 Leading Change & Innovation (3.00)
Explores effective communication strategies used by exemplary leaders to introduce and implement change and create an organizational environment that alleviates resistance to change and energizes and inspires others to innovate rather than react.
COM 450 Service Leadership (3.00)
Examines how leadership emerges through the collaborative efforts of concerned and committed citizens. Provides a look at leadership through community service.
COM 455 Communication Presentations and Media (3.00)
Explores advanced strategies and techniques for successful presentations using media. Emphasis includes various media tool strengths and weaknesses, and desired outcomes. Satisfies the Core Studies requirement of Advanced Oral or Written Communication and serves as an upper-division communication course for students with a communication major or minor.
COM 466 Negotiation (3.00)
Focuses on theory and application of distributive and integrative bargaining strategies. Emphasizes skills necessary to negotiate successfully in both private, interpersonal arena, and in organizational settings.
Cross listing(s): BA 466.
COM 467 Communicating Through Social Media (3.00)
Explores different forms of social media and its influence on interpersonal and professional relationships. Examines the impact of social media on personal and group identity as well as relationship formation, maintenance, and intimacy.
COM 470 Decision-Making and Problem Solving (3.00)
Examines involvement of stakeholders in decision processes, models for decision-making, decision trees, risk analysis, and issues associated with implementation of decisions.
Cross listing(s): BA 473.
COM 474 Advertising and Promotion (3.00)
Provides an introduction to advertising and promotion principles. Emphasizes personal selling, mass selling and sales promotion.
Pre-requisite: MKT*325 OR BA*325
Cross listing(s): MKT 429 BA 429.
COM 480 Principles of Media Aesthetics (3.00)
Studies psychological and sociological impacts on the effectiveness of media by going beyond the classical sense of beauty to explore the practical and most effective usage of media.
COM 483 Research Methods (3.00)
Introduces scientific research methodology. Includes qualitative and quantitative research methods. Focuses on interpreting research studies in a critical manner and the skills necessary to begin original research.
Cross listing(s): PY 483 SO 483.
COM 494 Senior Capstone (3.00)
Provides the culminating experience of the major, focusing on integration and application of theory. Must be completed as graded course work at Regis University. Prerequisite(s): Majors only and senior standing. Successful completion of 18 upper division semester hours of communication course work required.
Pre-requisite: TAKE COM*483 PY*483 OR SO*483;
Cross listing(s): SO 494 PY 494.