GEO 102 provides an introduction to the form and content of communication.
Includes the linguistic, psychological, and cultural bases of communication; various types of communication ranging from basic speech acts to forms of persuasion; the social and political significance of communication; and how communication operates within and across a wide range of social contexts. Students become actively acquainted with some of the potential proficiencies that may be brought into various social contexts. The course requires active participation in classroom exercises and practicing public speaking.
This course is a general education course that supports general education program learning outcomes. Specifically, upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: use oral communication to effectively convey meaning to various audiences.
In addition, the primary objective of this course is to help students function competently within a variety of communication settings. In order to achieve this objective, the course will focus on many different communication principles as well as provide practice of these principles.