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    Mar 16, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Let me begin by saying I took this course two years ago because it was a required elective to pass. I am not a communication major nor have I ever been interested in public speaking prior to this class. I state this solely to diminish any bias that could speculate. This class became something I looked forward to weekly. I learned to not only understand communication basics, history and apprehension but I also gained knowledge in work ethics, body language and gaining confidence in one's self. Before this class, I would have considered myself more of a introvert. Of course being in a class I thought I knew nothing about did not motivate me to want to participate much. Gradually this class helped me to gain confidence in my writing, my beliefs and how to express them loud and clear. I became a better observant as well, learning to analyze people through their body language. My classmates and I learned to collaborate together to merge ideas and create a bigger picture and we were taught how to make simple powerpoints that caught the viewer's attention. Two years later and you would never think I was an introvert. I am comfortable speaking my mind and expressing myself and my ideas. I absolutely recommend this class to everyone because It will not only benefit you in the long run but also better you academically and emotionally.

    Course highlights:

    In this communication course, we were taught the basics, apprehension, history, and components of Communication. Prof. Hebert explained how to compose presentations that were not visually overwhelming to the eye or ear. There are certain limits to a presentation that must be considered such as visual aspects, the attention grabber, and the message that is being delivered. We also learned about the Secrets of body language and how much can be revealed by just a nod or the way you walk. We spoke of the dimensions of culture and what ethnocentrism is. One of my favorite factors of this class is that we would watch inspirational and educational TED videos.

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    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    The best advice I can give you to succeed in this course is to be open-minded and to pay attention. This course does not revolve around classwork and homework, Professor Hebert's main purpose is to just teach you how to improve your work ethics and prepare you for tasks that you will face as you become older.

    • Fall 2015
    • Scott Hebert
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