Non-Written Communication [COMM]: Course List
COMM courses help to develop and express ideas beyond the medium of writing. Defined as public speaking; musical expression; interpersonal, intercultural, or visual communication; multi-media authoring; or conversational foreign language, practice with non-written communication helps students develop skills in adapting content and conventions to appropriate contexts, audiences, and purposes, and in the skillful use of credible, relevant sources to communicate ideas appropriate to the medium. Development of communication abilities may involve working with technologies, including interplay between texts, data, and images. It also may involve oral presentations and discourse, such as public speaking, small-group interaction, one-on-one conversation, and active listening.
Communication represents one of three UCORE foundational competencies [QUAN, WRTG, COMM – 9 total credits] intended for completion in a student’s first year of study. Students may complete one WRTG course and one COMM course, or may choose to complete two WRTG courses to fulfill their foundational competency in communication (total 6 credits).
Student Learning Outcomes
Students, regardless of major, who successfully complete a [COMM] course should be able to:
- Communicate effectively as appropriate to the mode of non-written communication (e.g., public speaking; musical expression; interpersonal, intercultural, or visual communication; multi-media authoring; conversational foreign language) (non-written communication).
- Recognize how the intended audience for a message shapes choices about style, tone, media, and delivery, as well as how those choices in turn shape audience reception (critical thinking).
- Recognize how the organization of a message impacts both its effectiveness and potential responses (critical thinking).
- Reflect on and apply feedback to increase the effectiveness of communication (critical thinking).
- Identify when and what types of supporting materials are necessary, given the chosen delivery mode (information literacy).
- Communicate information in appropriate written forms to support effective non-written communication (written communication).
Revised outcomes approved Spring 2022.
AVAILABLE COMM COURSES
|Course Prefix||Course Number||Course Title||Credits||College||Status|
|COM||102||Public Speaking in the Digital Age||3||Communication||Renewed F20|
|COM||210||Multimedia Content Creation||3||Communication||Renewed S20|
|COM||400||Communicating Science and Technology||3||Communication||Submit for renewal F23
|DTC||202||Internet Revolutions||3||CAS||Approved S22|
|ENGLISH||106||Communicating in Academic Contexts||3||CAS||Renewed S22|
|FRENCH||361||Advanced French for the Professions||3||CAS||Submit for renewal F22|
|GERMAN||307||Intermediate Speaking and Listening||3||CAS||Approved F20|
|GERMAN||361||German for the Professions||3||CAS||Submit for renewal F22|
|H_D||205||Developing Effective Communication and Life Skills||3||CAHNRS||Renewed F20|
|MKTG||279||Professional Persuasive Communications||3||Business||Submit for renewal S24|
|NEUROSCI / MBIOS||201||Introduction to Communication in the Molecular Life Sciences||3||VetMed||Submit for renewal F23|
|PHARMEDS||315||Biomedical Literature: Communicating Science||3||Pharmacy||Approved S22|
|SOC||103||Social Psychology of Communication||3||CAS||Submit for renewal F22|
View COMM courses in the WSU catalog.
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