Communication Capstone Course – com480 (3 credits)
This is the capstone course for students pursuing the bachelor's of science in communication. The course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and apply learning from their professional program of study in a comprehensive manner. Students will also assess the impact of their educational experiences on their ethical perspectives and critical thinking skills. Students will reflect on and evaluate their personal and professional growth in the study of communication, the benefits of lifelong learning, and the impact of these elements on their future.
Problem Identification – Concepts, Theories, Principles, and Practices
Assess an organization to establish the value of communication.
Identify the people, tasks, and communication variables within an organization.
Integrate communication theories for the purpose of analysis in an organization.
Analysis and Application – Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
Identify appropriate communication strategies for responding to a critical event.
Analyze the effect of critical events on interpersonal and intercultural communication.
Apply a theoretic perspective to a critical event resulting in a positive communication outcome.
Analysis and Creation – Training and Development
Identify communication training needs created by a critical event.
Design a communication training plan for an organization in crisis.
Predict the outcome of a communication training plan for an organization in crisis.
Analysis and Recommendation – Public Relations, Public Affairs, and Media
Analyze the effect of critical events on communication within public relations, public affairs, and media.
Recommend organizational communication strategies to address critical events.
Reflection, Evaluation, and Analysis – Capstone Project
Determine how to apply communication knowledge and theories in professional settings.
Evaluate the practical application of communication theory in a professional setting.
Identify professional applications for the communication degree program.
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