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COMM 499A Topics in Communication

This course rotates topics and may include such things as: presentational communication topics; storytelling as performance and persuasion; relational communication, for example nonverbal communication; and organizational communication such as organizational public relations.
1-5 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 22, 2009 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrate effective oral communication skills through a presentation of a project or paper.
  • Demonstrate effective writing and knowledge of a facet of the topic by writing a research or project paper that reflects advanced knowledge, appropriate formatting, and effective organization.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply and synthesize topics addressed in the course through execution of a major project.
  • Learn advanced communication theory and best practices related to the topic of the course.
  • Knowledge of intercultural communication strategies and practices.