COM 780 Advanced Business Communications

This course is an exploration of advanced concepts in general communication theory that are particularly applicable to strategic security. The course will examine the use of language and how to identify and evaluate semantic, logical, conscious and unconscious nonverbal communication channels, and what can be learned thereby about the speaker’s view of reality. These concepts will give students the ability to “read” individuals with considerable accuracy, and enhance their ability to persuade and negotiate with others. The course will give students an opportunity to evaluate their own personal communication style in light of their newly acquired skills, and make the adjustments needed to become more effective communicators.

This course is offered in the following degree programs:

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Explain the importance of  language in successful business  communication and the broad  and lasting implications of  acquiring advanced communications skills.

List and describe some of the  practical tools that can help to  avoid many of the pitfalls in  normal communication processes.

Explain and demonstrate the  critical role logic plays in our  assimilation, translation, and  ultimate determination of what  we see as reality.

Define “non verbal  communication” and describe  its application as a business tool  at all levels of communications,  but particularly in personal  interactions including gestures  as well as forms of unconscious  non verbal communication.

Perform a critical assessment of  a speaker’s logic, rhetoric and  exposition.

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