Through the extensive use of oral presentations, the class will examine the process of how messages are created and interpreted, with a specific focus on how culture, age, gender, and ethics influence our understanding of information. We will compare and contrast verbal and non-verbal communication as well as how to manage the information being delivered. Students will also complete a resume, reference list, cover letter and thank you letter before practicing their interview skills. Ultimately, the student will understand how to engage with others, present messages in a concise way, and understand how to effectively present and market themselves in the professional arena.
Credit Hours: Lecture – 3, Lab – 0, Credits – 3