Course Index

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COM 101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION

This course provides instruction and practice in writing, with emphasis on the recursive processes of generating, drafting, revising and editing. Students develop skills in producing and evaluating written communications in private and public contexts.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 102 SPEECH COMMUNICATION

This course invites students to explore the underlying principles of effective speech communication, with special applications to workplace environments. Students study and discuss the broad-based oral and nonverbal dimensions of effective speech interactions and effective public speaking and then apply the principles in public speeches.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 198 DIRECTED STUDY

Directed study credit can be earned for professional and arts and sciences coursework. Directed study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study when there is a deficiency in course requirements; it is determined by the Program Director of the department in which a student is majoring. Arts and Sciences course work is determined by faculty responsible for each course and approved by the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

COM 199 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study in an area that is of special interest. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned through independent study.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

COM 230 LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN HEALTHCARE: SPANISH

Access to healthcare is greatly affected by one's command of language.  Students in this course engage in the exploration of language and culture then apply these concepts to the healthcare environment through service-learning and community engagement.  Students develop practical communication skills that enable effective cross-cultural work with health professionals and clients with backgrounds different from their own.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 230/245 LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN HEALTHCARE

COM 230        SPANISH
COM 245        SIGN LANGUAGE

Access to healthcare is greatly affected by one's command of language.  Students in this course engage in the exploration of language and culture then apply these concepts to the healthcare environment through service-learning and community engagement.  Students develop practical communication skills that enable effective cross-cultural work with health professionals and clients with backgrounds different from their own.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 230/245 or 252 LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN HEALTHCARE OR CROSS CULTURAL SERVICE LEARNING

LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN HEALTHCARE: Access to healthcare is greatly affected by one's command of language. Students in this course engage in the exploration of language and culture then apply these concepts to the healthcare environment through service-learning and community engagement. Students develop practical communication skills that enable effective cross-cultural work with health professionals and clients with backgrounds different from their own. This course lasts over the entire semester.

CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN HEALTHCARE: This one-credit course is designed for students who transfer in at least three credit hours of college-level sign language or international language coursework. Students engage with concepts of culturally competent care and effective cross-cultural communication for the optimal care of patients from diverse backgrounds.

  • Credits: 3.0/1.0

COM 245 LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN HEALTHCARE: SIGN LANGUAGE

Access to healthcare is greatly affected by one's command of language.  Students in this course engage in the exploration of language and culture then apply these concepts to the healthcare environment through service-learning and community engagement.  Students develop practical communication skills that enable effective cross-cultural work with health professionals and clients with backgrounds different from their own.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 252 CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN HEALTHCARE

Students engage with concepts of culturally competent care and effective cross-cultural communication for the optimal care of patients from diverse backgrounds.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Completion of at least three credit hours of college-level sign language or international language coursework.

COM 260 INTERMEDIATE HEALTHCARE SPANISH I

This course focuses on oral and written communication skills in Spanish through acquisition of vocabulary and grammatical structures needed to communicate effectively. Each lesson provides a specific theme centered on daily life and healthcare situations and introduces grammatical structures and vocabulary in meaningful conversations and interactions. This foundational course also provides an introduction to Latin American countries and cultures, which is key to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients and communities.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    COM 230