Metropolitan State University

COMM 499 : Topics in Communication

A. Course Description
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
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. ** Note: this is a variable credit course with credit range of 1 - 4.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/02/1998 - 09/05/1999 09/06/1999 - 02/03/2000 02/03/2000 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Learn advanced communication theory and best practices related to the topic of the course.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to apply and synthesize topics addressed in the course through execution of a major project.
  3. 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.
  4. Demonstrate effective oral communication skills through a presentation of a project or paper.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information