Comm Professor Allen in Action
Jan 23, 2018
10. Emoji Interpretation. According to Google, 90 percent of the world’s population use emoji’s in online communication. Having a context of early language systems, such as hieroglyphs, facilitates emoji interpretation. Opposing Times New Roman’s cartel on academic form, we are the first department encouraging all written papers to exist in emoji form.
9. Interpreting his/her glances. Using and interpreting non-verbal communication begins in public speaking and carries throughout most of our curriculum. Most students leave the classroom with remedies of relational misunderstandings. Communication faculty members carry the “cupid” status with pride.
8. Construct the standout brand identity for future employment. Communication coursework is designed to help students construct effective corporate brand messaging across various touchpoints. This experiential process prepares communication graduates for self-promotion. By the way, have you followed our Facebook page? (https://www.facebook.com/FSCComm)
7. Influence public discourse. FSC communication graduates contribute to public discourse through media outlets, entertainment industries, and civic institutions using persuasive techniques gained within the classroom. By the way, is propaganda and Public Relations the same? You should ask us.
6. Into the great wide open. Communication is extremely versatile. We focus on adapting messages to diverse individuals, groups and contexts. We have students constructing messages globally, in top media markets, and at the local level.
5. Being a team builder. The effects of eliminating the single protagonist character is rampant. In Guardian of the Galaxies Vol. 2, Drax states “You don’t have to believe in yourself, because I believe in you.” Team building creates interesting classroom experiments. On occasion, after 5p, if you look through the classroom windows, you may see communication faculty utilizing yoga as a team builder.
4. Conflict management. Conflict is natural to relationship. However, how we deal with conflict is what sets communication students apart. Communication faculty provide the necessary tools to recognize embedded messages and move students to enact mindful responses.
3. Learning to see what is not seen. Seeing the usual in an unusual way is the outflow of visual perception. Communication students are armed with the necessity to perception-check on all occasions. This gives messaging more purpose.
2. Social life. Have you heard of the Uncertainty Reduction Theory? The next time you purchase a product think about why you felt at ease spending your hard earned dollars. This theory translates towards your social life as well. We practice implementing non-verbal warmth (smiles) in all situations setting our friend groups at ease.
1. Communication is central. Without oral communication where would we be? Hieroglyphs? International phonetic alphabet? Radio? Television? Film? Social? VR? Augmented Reality? All other disciplines could not function without Communication. Communication is central to the functioning of society.
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