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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


April 2, 2002 (d)

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10 days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Helen Biblehimer, Elliott Hall 203, x4521,

The department of Communication and Theater has requested the following curricular changes:

#1 Action: Course Change: COM 336 Business and Professional Communication

Purpose and Nature of change: To permit junior and seniors to enroll in this course with a minimum of 60 earned credits and to change the course description.

Catalog Description:

COM 336 focuses on a step-by-step approach to professional communication in the business environment highlighting the employment interview. Topics included an introduction to interviewing, researching an organization, adapting to organizational change, constructing resumes and writing business correspondence, examining the roles of interviewee and interviewer, business etiquette, performance appraisals and company reprimands as well as exploring career planning. COM 336 serves as a "bridge" between the student's conceptual comprehension and application in course work to the environment of the professional working world the students are about to enter.

Change prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) Already approved: COM 101, ENG 112 or BUS 130 Change: 60 earned credit hours Rationale: exclude sophomores who are unable to complete course requirements due to lack of experience and other non-completed course work.


#2 Action: Course Change Request: COM 325 Interpersonal Communication

Purpose and Nature of Change: Change course description to better mirror course content.

Catalog Description:

Interpersonal Communication explores the dynamics of communication transactions between individuals who share some type of relationship. This course examines both global and cultural issues. Specifics topics include but are not limited to the following: fundamentals, perception, the self-concept, language, attitudes, belief systems, power, ethics, conflict, culture and relationships. This course focuses on both a conceptual comprehension and a practical application in understanding one's communication experience.



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