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Communication Studies: 101 - Nagano-Krier

Communication Studies 101

The purpose of this course is to train the student in critical thinking, research, and the organization of ideas presented in discussion and original speeches. To accomplish this purpose, students receive instruction and practical experience in audience analysis and adaptation, critical listening and evaluation. The entire course is designed to emphasize personal growth through effective oral communication. Public speaking is especially recommended for students who plan to enter the fields of salesmanship, law, teaching, or the ministry. It is a valuable part of leadership training.

Research Topic

The concept of a new invention or development.

Use these examples as keywords or subject terms when searching the library catalog, databases, and Internet. 








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Individual Databases:

Assignment Requirements

Date Range: 2 Years


Example Sources:

Articles Academic/Scholarly, Newspaper, Magazine
Books Print, eBook, Reference
Media Video, Audio, Image
Miscellaneous Personal Interview


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