Course Information

 

for Interpersonal and Organizational Comm Department


Foundations of Communication Theory (IOC 200)

Credits:3

3 Hours Basic theories pertaining to spoken symbolic interaction, focusing mainly on the psychological and sociological aspects of interpersonal communication and public address.

Organizational Communications (IOC 300)

Credits:3

3 Hours Currrent communication theories and practices in the modern formal organization.

Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication (IOC 310)

Credits:3

3 Hours Assists the student in understanding the interpersonal communication process and in analyzing barriers to its effectiveness.

Intercultural Communication (IOC 320)

Credits:3

3 Hours Content focuses on how values, attitudes, and beliefs influnce communication among people from different cultural backgrounds.

Communication In Small Groups (IOC 330)

Credits:3

3 Hours Theories and an application of methods surrounding small-group interaction processes.

Gender Communication (IOC 340)

Credits:3

3 Hours Focuses on the roll of communications in the creation and perpetuation of gender stereotypes and issues facing communication styles.

Persuasion (IOC 350)

Credits:3

3 Hours Applications of theories and principles underlying attitude change.

Communication in Visual Media (IOC 360)

Credits:3

IOC 360 Communication in Visual Media 3 credits “The most powerful, meaningful and culturally important messages are those that combine words and pictures in equally respectful ways. This course is an exploration into the idea that memorable visual messages with text have the greatest power to inform, educate, and persuade an audience.”

Communication in Leadership Coaching (May Session) (IOC 370)

Credits:2

This course examines the core foundations of leadership and life coaching; it focuses on the various resources available that impact the quality and performance of a person’s work and interpersonal relationships. This course analyzes the ways in which a person can use the skills learned in class to improve ability to motivate employees and volunteers. In this course, the student will learn how coaching, as a philosophy and as a set of competencies, is impacting organizations and their leaders today. Students will be able to apply coaching skills and strategies to all types of leadership situations. Students will explore and evaluate the relationship between leader/coach and employee/team member. Learning tools will include case studies, journaling, experiential learning and formal peer-peer coaching sessions.

Communication in Leadership Coaching (May Session) (IOC 370)

Credits:2

This course examines the core elements of leadership and life coaching, focuses on the various resources available that impact the quality and performance of a person’s work and interpersonal relationships, and analyzes the ways in which a person can use the skills learned in class to improve ability to motivate employees and volunteers. In this course the student will learn how coaching as a philosophy and as a set of competencies is impacting organizations and their leaders today. Students will be able to apply coaching skills and strategies to all types of leadership situations. Students will explore and analyze the relationship between leader/coach and employee/team member. Learning tools will include case studies, journaling, experiential learning and formal coaching sessions.

Communication in Servant Leadership (IOC 410)

Credits:3

3 Hours This course is a study in the theoretical issues relating to servent-leadership in the church and world. Topics to be discussed will be the spiritual formation of a leader, biblical principles of leadership in comparison to secular models and theroies, leadership development, ethics, vision and mission, decision-making, strategic planning, teamwork, change, and conflict management.Students taking this course will focus specifically within the course on application to leadership as it relates to communication of a leader and its role in effectiveness. Projects will be tailored to prepare the student for work in both secular nad Christian venues, as a lay leader.

Communication in Change (IOC 420)

Credits:3

3 Hours Research on, and methods of, communicating change in existing social systems.

Communication in Conflict Management (IOC 430)

Credits:3

3 Hours Theory, research, and practical application managing conflicts through communication. Focuses on conflict between people in the contexts of family, group and organizations.

Special Studies in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication (IOC 490)

Credits:1

Guided research and investigation in an advanced area of study.

Special Studies in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication (IOC 491)

Credits:1