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Discipline: Communication Studies

  • Intercultural Communication* [CRN 77122]

    When most of us are asked about our culture, we might immediately think of characteristics like our ethnicity, nationality, or ancestry, but culture is much more complex than the surface-level […]

  • Josh Misner

    Josh “Dr. J” Misner is a professor of communication studies at North Idaho College in beautiful Coeur d’Alene. As both a power user of social media and an author/researcher of […]

  • Lori Goss Lawson

    The fall 2019 voyage will be Lori’s second Semester at Sea adventure, and her third time living at sea. In the spring of 2018 she circumnavigated the globe aboard the […]

  • Public Speaking (Focus: Global Advocacy) [CRN 83356]

    This course introduces students to the practical and theoretical elements of effective public speaking and advocacy. Focus is given to oral communication skills, (both in larger audience venues and smaller […]

  • Intercultural Communication [CRN 27479]

    Regardless of your field of study or ultimate career trajectory you are more than likely to engage in deep interpersonal and professional relationships with people whose cultural background is significantly […]

  • Relational and Organizational Communication [CRN 81202 Course] [CRN 81203 Recitation]

    The purpose of this introductory course is to enable students to communicate more effectively within a variety of relationships and contexts. Students will develop a vocabulary of communication concepts and […]

  • Interpersonal Communication Skills [CRN 81200]

    Interpersonal communication is studied throughout this course to highlight psychological, social, cultural, and linguistic factors that influence communication patterns in close relationships. Discussions will blend research and theory with everyday […]

  • Conflict Management and Communication [CRN 81195]

    In this course, conflict is studied through a communication framework to better understand the mechanisms that prompt, escalate, and resolve human disputes. Theory and research investigating conflict processes and features […]

  • Kristen Cvancara

    Dr. Kristen Cvancara is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato.  She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in […]

  • Intercultural Communication [CRN 77122]

    We live in a global world.  Regardless of where you reside, your course of study or your intended career, you will be working and living with people who have different […]

  • Film and Social Change [CRN 27412 Course] [CRN 27415 Lab]

    In this globally-focused, upper level course, we will: SEE a variety of films from several different cultural locations; ANALYZE these media “texts” within their sociopolitical, cultural, and historical “contexts;” EVALUATE […]

  • Conflict Management and Communication [CRN 29367]

    SPCM 436, “Conflict Management & Communication,” examines theoretical and practical issues concerning conflict management, communication, and power in various social environments. The course has six major objectives/goals/intended learning outcomes: (1) […]

  • Intercultural Communication [CRN 27479]

    SPCM 434, “Intercultural Communication” is designed to increase students’ knowledge about communicating with members of cultures other than their own. The course has six major objectives: (1) to acquaint students […]

  • Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager

    Dr. Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager is excited to serve on a Semester at Sea voyage again. As Global Faculty, she teaches in the areas of Intercultural and International Communication/Global Studies, Conflict Management […]

  • Interpersonal Communication Skills [CRN 27478]

    The course design is to help students become more aware of the processes and dynamics of interpersonal communication in a variety of cultural/global contexts. A mentor of mine at the […]


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