COMM380 Communication of Listening (3 semester hours)

This course is designed to provide students with techniques and practices that will allow students to gather input, information, and perspectives from decision makers and the targeted audience when planning and implementing a strategic communication strategy. Students will learn why it is critical to understand the targeted audience by listening to their needs, their wants, and how they like to be communicated with. Students will also learn why leadership input is critical when creating a communication plan and the need to create feedback loops. In addition, managerial courage, comfortable around senior leadership, and bias towards action will be addressed because of the political sensitivity of communication strategies and tight deadlines. (Prerequisite: COMM351)