Persuasion and Argumentation
- Students are taught to critically evaluate, write, and orally present persuasive messages. Contemporary theories of persuasion are covered. Students end the semester by preparing and participating in a formal debate.
- Students learn to build their own theory of communication while studying the major schools of thought about theory, knowledge, and being as well as major theories concerning communication in a variety of contexts. P: Department approval.
Seminar Paper Research
Independent Study in Speech
- The amount of graduate credit allowed for independent study may not exceed a total of four credits except with the special permission of the studentís advisor and the graduate dean. Approval must be secured before independent study courses are begun. Students registering for independent study must submit at or before registration a description signed by the instructor conducting the independent study of the subject to be covered. Independent study may not be used for collecting information for the seminar paper.