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University of Waterloo Courses

  • Present2011

    SPCOM 475 - Communication Ethics

    An examination of the interplay between communication and ethics from historical and pragmatic perspectives. Issues discussed include communication in a variety of settings, such as intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, public, and intercultural interactions as they relate to personal development, values, meaning making, and ethical ways of communicating.

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    SPCOM 420 - Persuasion

    This course examines the communicative, psychological, and sociological aspects of persuasion and persuasive messages, with attention to interpersonal contexts, the role of images, and persuasion in the media and public discourse. This course will explore the ways in which the sending and receiving of persuasive messages involve cognition, emotions, and social norms in everyday contexts.

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    SPCOM 323 - Speech Writing

    The analysis, writing, and editing of speeches. Analysis will focus on the reading and viewing of several famous 20th-century speeches using theories of communication. Writing and editing will focus on implementing oral/aural communication strategies.

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    SPCOM 324 - Small Group Communication

    A workshop course which works from theory to develop the skills to work in groups effectively. The principles of group dynamics, leadership, and conflict resolution will be studied and implemented in small group meetings and presentations.

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    SPCOM 491 - Community, Power, Politics

    Special Seminar

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    SPCOM 491 - Advanced Theories of Interpersonal Communication

    Special Seminar

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    SPCOM 101 - Theories of Communication

    This is an introductory course addressing the major theoretical issues in, approaches to, and applications of communication. Theories from various branches of communication, including interpersonal, group/organizational, rhetorical, mass and cultural, will be explored in-depth. Historical, current, and practical critiques of each theory will be conducted. Coursework is designed to encourage students to give critical consideration to the place of theory within the field of Speech Communication and within everyday life.

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Concordia University Courses

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    HUMA 889 - Theories of Public Culture

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    COMS 642 - Risk Communication and the Rhetoric of Science

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    COMS 323 - Media Theory

    Concordia University

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    COMS 366 - Interpersonal Communication and Cultural Context

    Concordia University

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    COMS 498 - Risk Communication

    Concordia University

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    PHIL 398 - Philosophy of Communication

    Concordia University

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    COMS 240 - Communication Theory

    Concordia University

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    COMS 465 - Rhetoric and Communication

    Concordia University

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    ENCS 393 - Social and Ethical Dimensions of Information and Communication Technologies

    Concordia University

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    ENGR 392 - Impact of Technology on Society

    Concordia University

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    LBCL 201 - Great Books I

    Concordia University

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    PHIL 210 - Critical Thinking

    Concordia University

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    ENCS 282 - Rhetoric and Technical Communication

    Concordia University