Communication (COM)

Courses

COM 122  English Composition  3 Credits (3,0)

Adapting communication in response to diverse audiences, purposes, and contexts through rhetorical thinking; addresses composing processes, critical thinking, research, analysis, and documentation. Daytona Beach students must earn a C or better to pass the course.

COM 199  Special Topics in Communication  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.

COM 219  Speech  3 Credits (3,0)

A continuation of the study of communication and communication theory with emphasis on overcoming communication apprehension, developing listening skills, mastering oral performance, and writing about communication. Individual sections may focus on public speaking, group discussion, oral interpretation, or interpersonal communication. Section emphasis varies by instructor and is listed in the Schedule of Courses.
Prerequisites: COM 122

COM 221  Technical Report Writing  3 Credits (3,0)

This course introduces students to the preparation of formal and informal technical reports, abstracts, proposals, instructions, professional correspondence and other forms of technical communication. Major emphasis is placed on the long technical report and the acquisition of advanced writing skills.
Prerequisites: COM 120 or COM 122AE/ME students must have a C or better in COM 120 or COM 122

COM 222  Business Communication  3 Credits (3,0)

An introduction to effective business communication. Topics in oral, written, nonverbal, and intercultural communication are covered. Research methods, effective speaking, and the preparation of letters, memoranda, and reports are emphasized.
Prerequisites: COM 120 or COM 122

COM 223  Intelligence Writing  3 Credits (3,0)

The purpose of this course is to teach the basic skills of intelligence writing. The most essential principle of intelligence writing is to communicate to the reader exactly the message the analyst wants to communicate. Clarity, precision, accuracy, and brevity are key elements of intelligence writing, but also crucial is the overall structure of the intelligence brief. Two further elements are part of the intelligence writing process: a capacity to accurately evaluate information and an ability to make analytical judgments about the significance of a development. All these elements will be covered intensively as part of the intelligence writing process.
Prerequisites: COM 122

COM 299  Special Topics in Communication  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.

COM 317  Argumentation and Debate  3 Credits (3,0)

Explores argument as a communication activity, construction of sound arguments in a variety of contexts, and analysis of the contribution of argument to public dialogue on contemporary issues. Hone oral presentation and persuasion skills in an ethical manner.

COM 399  Special Topics in Communication  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.

COM 420  Advanced Technical Communication I  1 Credit (1,0)

A study of applied technical communication with emphasis on communication standards of the aerospace industry, including participating in meetings, conducting informal briefings, resolving interpersonal conflicts, writing varied technical documents and making formal presentations. Section emphasis varies by instructor.
Prerequisites: COM 221 Corequisites: AE 420 or AE 427 or ME 407 or ME 429 or ME 435

COM 430  Advanced Technical Communication II  2 Credits (2,0)

A continuation of Advanced Technical Communication I, this course focuses on informal and formal technical reports and briefings. Major emphasis is placed on public speaking and formal writing skills according to aerospace industry standards. Section emphasis varies by instructor.
Prerequisites: COM 420 Corequisites: AE 421 or AE 445 or ME 420 or ME 431 or ME 440

COM 499  Special Topics in Communication  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.