This course is designed to introduce you to basic skills, principles, and contexts of communication in business and professional settings. Verbal and nonverbal elements of communication are emphasized. Practice is provided in skills and principles associated with presentations, interviews, and meetings. The course fulfills the oral communication component of the University's General Education requirements. The course is will examine all facets of communication in a modern business context; small group, interpersonal, intercultural, and presentations. Particular emphasis will be placed on public communication for modern business settings, and effective use of media aids.


This course is designed to introduce you to basic skills, principles, and contexts of communication in business and professional settings. Verbal and nonverbal elements of communication are emphasized. Practice is provided in skills and principles associated with presentations, interviews, and meetings. The course fulfills the oral communication component of the University's General Education requirements. The course is will examine all facets of communication in a modern business context; small group, interpersonal, intercultural, and presentations. Particular emphasis will be placed on public communication for modern business settings, and effective use of media aids.


Interpersonal communication is the term that describes the interactions that occur between a dyad or within a small group. Because we encounter these communication interactions most often, it is imperative that we understand the facets involved in order that we may continually become more effective communicators. To accomplish this, we will investigate interpersonal communication as it occurs in an array of communication contexts.