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Brann, Maria; Russell, Laura D. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
Health communication courses explore health phenomena from various angles. Whether focusing on interpersonal and organizational relationships or addressing community and national campaigns, instructors may choose from various contents to design these courses. This essay highlights critical questions, contents, and activities useful for instructors…
Descriptors: Health, Communication (Thought Transfer), Curriculum Design, Course Content
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Riforgiate, Sarah E.; Gattoni, Ali; Kirby, Erika L. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
Organizational communication extends beyond communication that takes place in an organizational context to the ways communication is used to organize and facilitate activity. This article is designed to enhance organizational communication pedagogy practices by highlighting foundational concepts and content areas that should be included in…
Descriptors: Organizational Communication, Course Content, College Instruction, Undergraduate Study
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Houser, Marian L.; Sidelinger, Robert J.; Hosek, Angela M. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
Courses in gender communication are designed to enable students to examine the role of gender and gender identity in everyday communication. To aid them to understand gender communication, they should be exposed to at least three foundational areas and supporting content. Sex and gender differences, the social construction of gender, and…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Gender Differences, Social Influences, Interpersonal Communication
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Atkinson, Jordan; McMahan, David T. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
This forum article focuses on the instruction of an interpersonal communication course. Interpersonal communication courses are widely included in undergraduate communication curriculum and can be fundamental to student development. The authors provide foundational material and various content areas generally included in such a course. The authors…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Undergraduate Study, Assignments, Course Content
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Drury, Jeffrey P. Mehltretter; Paliewicz, Nicholas S.; Drury, Sara A. Mehltretter – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
This article assists argumentation and debate instructors in developing courses that provide coverage of foundational concepts while reflecting their own interests. Courses in argumentation and debate also offer instructors an opportunity to teach through applied engagement with contemporary events. We encourage instructors to reflect on the…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Debate, Undergraduate Students, Course Descriptions
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Wang, Tiffany R.; Child, Jeffrey T. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
This article discusses what undergraduate students enrolled in a family communication course should learn. It is intended to provide readers with a general direction on how to design or teach a family communication course so that students understand a communication-centered approach to family. This article highlights some of the foundational…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Family Relationship, Undergraduate Students, Course Content
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Sellnow, Deanna D. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
Students rarely question the relevance of most communication courses. For example, most students realize that courses focused on improving public speaking and interpersonal skills will benefit them personally and professionally after graduation. Convincing them that a rhetorical theory and criticism course is equally empowering can be a bit more…
Descriptors: Rhetorical Theory, Rhetorical Criticism, Teaching Methods, Assignments
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Webb, Nathan G.; Vaughn, Mary Stairs – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
Intercultural Communication is a course that can help individuals gain the knowledge and tools to be an effective communicator in a globalized world. This article seeks to answer the question about what students enrolled in an Intercultural Communication course should learn. Specifically, the Intercultural Communication course is examined by…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Teaching Methods, Student Educational Objectives, Assignments
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Lauricella, Sharon – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
This Best Practices article outlines 10 tips relative to teaching a course in Nonviolent Communication (NVC). It outlines suggestions for readings, activities, and projects throughout a semester-long undergraduate course. The article addresses how students can learn both the theory and practice of nonviolence by means of readings and activities…
Descriptors: Peace, Communication Strategies, Undergraduate Students, Best Practices
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Hunt, Stephen K.; Meyer, Kevin R. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
In our daily activities we are bombarded with persuasive messages. From advertising on mass and social media to interactions with friends, we are constantly exposed to attempts to change or reinforce our attitudes, values, beliefs, and behaviors. Conversely, we routinely attempt to influence others and gain their compliance through persuasive…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Undergraduate Students, Interpersonal Communication, Course Descriptions
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Prentiss, Suzy; Walton, Justin – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
As a practical and applied course, Business and Professional Communication is an excellent opportunity to blend theory and practice, prepare students with the knowledge and skills they will need in the "real world," and continually innovate and experiment to meet the ever-changing communication needs of the workplace. Whether filled with…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Course Content, Assignments, Curriculum Design