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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Communications - Coopersmith Career Consulting

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Dates:

April 2019 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss the major theories associated with the study of small group communication; determine how individual roles are filled in small groups; compare strategies in group communication that facilitate the achievement of group goals; develop skills in understanding, analyzing, and evaluating small group experiences; identify barriers to effective small group communication; and apply small group communication knowledge for group problem solving scenarios in case studies.  Students will have the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to communicate effectively in a variety of group settings upon completion of this course.

Instruction:

This course provides students with an understanding of the principles of small group communication.  Students learn the theory and current research on group communication as well as the challenges of communicating in groups and explore the foundations of small group communication (verbal and nonverbal elements and listening), the development of the group, and the challenges that small groups face due to diversity and internal conflicts.  Critical thinking skills are developed by analyzing how groups are formed, group problem-solving techniques, conflict resolution, and ultimately applying practical leadership principles with the group dynamic.  Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Communications, Human Resources, Marketing, Education, Management, Project Management, or as an Elective in Business (4/19).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Dates:

April 2019 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss terms, concepts, and theories related to intercultural communication; describe the impact that religion, class, gender, race, education, and ethnicity have on communication and interpersonal interactions; examine the elements of intercultural communication competence; analyze potential barriers to intercultural communication; compare different cultural dimensions and values (i.e. power distance, individualism, uncertainty avoidance, etc. of different populations and groups); and evaluate specific intercultural communication problems, illustrating the historical, cultural, economic, and political differences that have an impact on their solutions.

Instruction:

This course introduces students to cross-cultural communication processes.  Case studies accompany each chapter so students can apply theoretical concepts to “real life” scenarios. Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Communication, International Marketing, Journalism, Media Studies, or as an elective in Business (4/19).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Dates:

April 2019 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: examine the historical development of mass communication and explore the changing influence of media or individuals and society; assess the impact of technological innovations on social interaction, political processes, public relations, advertising, gaming and other media industries; compare different theoretical approaches to the study of technology; predict how mediated communication will affect careers in a variety of disciplines including business, entertainment, health, politics, advertising and education; interpret media policy, law, and ethics; and research careers in communications.

Instruction:

This course provides students with an understanding of the field of communications, from newspapers, magazines, books, radio, television, firms, and cable, to the newer and interactive media of the digital present. Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Communication, Business, Journalism, Marketing, or Media Studies (4/19).

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