Undergraduate Catalogue: Communications Course Descriptions

The following outlines of course content are correct at the time of writing, although the material (or the order in which it is covered) may be subject to change.

1. All courses are 3 credit hours each, unless otherwise indicated.

2. Normally, a course will not be run without a minimum enrolment of students.

COM101: Interpersonal Communication

How interpersonal relationships are formed, maintained, and eventually, terminated. Both practical and theoretical implications will be examined. (Note: either this or COM102 must be done as a General Education course by all Bachelor's students.)

COM102: Essentials of Public Speaking

The creation and delivery of speeches, with a focus on clear, logical organization. (Note: either this or COM101 must be done as a General Education course by all Bachelor's students.)

COM103: Argumentation

A general overview of argumentation theory, including the construction of arguments, rebuttals, various forms of arguments, etc.

COM104: Elements of Organizational Communication

Examining how communication is developed and practiced in various organizational settings. Both public and private arenas will be studied.

COM201: Survey of Rhetorical Theory

Major rhetorical theories of ancient and modern times will be studied, including Plato and Aristotle, Marx and Freud, amongst others.

COM202: Communication Criticism

Analyzing and critiquing mass media (e.g. speeches, advertisements, newspapers) from various rhetorical angles.

COM203: Communication Theory

The study of meaning and thinking in communication. Areas studied include interpersonal, group and organizational situations.

COM204: Language and Behavior

How language and behavior are interconnected is the focus of this course, including the analysis and investigation of discourse, communicative relations, etc.

COM205: Intercultural Communication

The practice of intercultural communication, examining the link between communication and culture through various means, including the study of nonverbal native groups. (Note: this may also be counted as a General Education course.)

COM206: Argumentation and Debate

Techniques of debating and how to apply various argumentation principles to civilized discourse. Formal debates will compose part of the course.

COM301: Business and Professional Communication

The development of persuasive communication techniques in the business world, including the planning and development of various communication styles.

COM302: Persuasive Speaking

Effective public speaking skills will be stressed for use in various personal and professional situations, including how to deliver a powerful speech, use emotion, and maximize your language ability.

COM303: Conference Management

How to organize professional or business conventions and conferences. Programs development and decision making will be stressed.

COM304: Theory and Techniques of Interviewing

The practical use of oral communication in the interviewing process. Techniques and theories for successful interviews will be discussed.

COM305: Nonverbal Communication

Communication without speech, and the various means by which oral communication is conveyed in different settings.

COM306: Communication in the Classroom

Communication skills for use by teachers in the classroom, intended for those students planning to enter the education field.

COM401: Communication in Conflict Resolution

Conflict management from a variety of perspectives, including interpersonal, international and organizational viewpoints. Studying, and understanding, how to resolve conflicts effectively will be a focus of this course.

COM402: Gender and Communication

Examining the major communication issues that exist between males and females, including a study of the major theories and research associated with this topic.

COM403: Communication in Families

Family communication examined from various viewpoints generational, cultural, and career issues will be explored.

COM404: Communication in Bargaining and Negotiation

Bargaining and negotiating as a way to resolve conflict, and the role played by communication in ending conflicts.

COM405: Communication Leadership

The major theories of leadership and the development of leadership skills as a means of conflict resolution.

COM406: Communication in the Multinational Organization

The communication patterns found in multinational organizational situations will be examined, with a focus on differing cultural expectations and the communication dilemmas that result from such misunderstandings.





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University of Cambodia, 2007