COMM401 Conflict and Communication (3 semester hours)

This course introduces students to concepts in the study of human conflict. During the course, students will explore communication in conflict or crisis and emergency situations where ethics, risk, and uncertainty may exist, as well as where communication must be effectively managed. Through case studies and applied exercises, students will apply theory to practical situations to evaluate communication efforts and prepare a crisis communication plan, focusing on causes and dynamics of interpersonal conflict and strategies people use to manage conflicts. Prerequisites: COMM304 and COMM285.