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Communication

IHCOMM101 Careers & Professional Comm

In this experiential course, students learn what it means to communicate professionally. By engaging with selected employers through class and on-site visits, students are also introduced to various careers and internship opportunities, and understand the kinds of skills that employers look for in successful candidates. Fall, spring.

IHCOMM171 Public Speaking

Through experience in a variety of speaking situations, students gain self-confidence in the organization of thought and self-expression. Fall, Spring.

IHCOMM250 Rhetoric Civil Rights Movement

This course will examine the rhetoric of the civil rights movement. Students will gain a better understanding of the ways in which civil rights activists used rhetoric to create change as well as the ways in which defenders of segregation used rhetoric in an attempt to maintain the status quo. Fall, spring.

IHCOMM450 The Rhetoric of Race

This course examines the rhetoric of race in American society. Issues discussed will include: the creation and continuation of racial disparity in America, the debate over reparations for slavery, the permanence of racism in society, the role of race in presidential elections, and the impact of race on popular culture.  Fall.  Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and QL

IHCOMM460 Rhetoric Post-Civil Rights Era

The 1980 presidential election signaled a change in the nation’s desire to address issues of racial inequality.  This change might best be described as the post-civil rights era. This course examines how we talk about race and racism today and how that conversation is different than what came before.  Spring.  Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and QL