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Majors and minors enroll in 100-level versions of the courses cited below and receive letter grades; see academic courses sections. Non-majors enroll in the paracurricular versions as listed and receive Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades.

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TCCA-027  Performance Events Practicum 1

Paracurricular version of 127. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-028  Performance Events Practicum 2

Paracurricular version of 128. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-029  Performance Events Practicum 3

Paracurricular version of 129. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-051  Public Speaking Events Practicum 1

Paracurricular version of 151. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-052  Public Speaking Events Practicum 2

Paracurricular version of 152. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-053  Public Speaking Events Practicum 3

Paracurricular version of 153. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-057  Debate Practicum 1

Paracurricular version of course 157. 1credit. (EL)

TCCA-058  Debate Practicum 2

Paracurricular version of 158. 1 credits. (EL)

TCCA-059  Debate Practicum 3

Paracurricular version of 159. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-127  Performance Events Practicum 1

Active participation in the Linfield Forensics Program through practice sessions and level one competition in performance of literature events at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving skills in dramatic and humorous performance. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-128  Performance Events Practicum 2

Active participation in the Linfield Forensics Program through practice sessions and level two competition in performance of literature events at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving skills in dramatic and humorous performance. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-129  Performance Events Practicum 3

Active participation in the Linfield Forensics Program through practice sessions and level three competition in performance of literature events at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving skills in dramatic and humorous performance. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-130  Interpersonal Communication

Theory and application of skills in relational communication. Emphasis on self-awareness, listening, verbal and nonverbal codes, role competency, conflict management. 3 credits. (IS)

TCCA-140  Public Speaking

Effective and ethical presentation of ideas to an audience. Issues of First Amendment rights and responsibilities and the role of persuasive discourse in effecting individual and societal change. Theory and practice of audience adaptation, message organization, language use, and delivery. Classroom speeches and evaluation. 3 credits. (IS)

TCCA-151  Public Speaking Events Practicum 1

Active participation in the Linfield Forensics Program through practice sessions and level one public speaking competition at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving skills in speech writing and delivery, and impromptu speaking. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-152  Public Speaking Events Practicum 2

Active participation in the Linfield Forensics Program through practice sessions and level two public speaking competition at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving skills in speech writing and delivery, and impromptu speaking. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-153  Public Speaking Events Practicum 3

Active participation in the Linfield Forensics Program through practice sessions and level three public speaking competition at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving skills in speech writing and delivery, and impromptu speaking. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-157  Debate Practicum 1

Active participation in the Linfield Forensics Program through practice sessions and level one debate competition at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving argumentation techniques, speaking skills, and current events knowledge. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-158  Debate Practicum 2

Active participation in the Linfield Forensics Program through practice sessions and level two debate competition at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving argumentation techniques, speaking skills, and current events knowledge. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-159  Debate Practicum 3

Active participation in the Linfield Forensics Program through practice sessions and level three debate competition at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving argumentation techniques, speaking skills, and current events knowledge. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-220  Performing Literature

Performance studies approach to performing literature. Analysis and performance of selections from various literary genres with emphasis on works of diverse voices in U.S. literature. Offered spring semester. 3 credits. (CS or US)

TCCA-230  Intercultural Communication: Global Perspectives

Theory and practice of human communication in a multicultural world. Interdisciplinary and global perspectives on social and cultural contexts of communication. Emphasis on perception, values, enculturation, acculturation, verbal and nonverbal language systems, strategies for effective intercultural interaction. Strongly recommended for students planning to participate in Linfield's Study Abroad programs. 3 credits (IS or GP)

TCCA-233  Mulitcultural Communication In The United States

Theory and practice of human communication in a multicultural world. Emphasis on dynamics of human interaction within and across co-cultures in the United States. Development of communication skills to deal effectively with cultural identity and diversity. Offered spring. 3 credits. (IS or US)

TCCA-255  Foundational Theories Of Rhetoric and Communication

Introduction to foundational theories of rhetoric and communication. Examination of how humans use or manipulate symbols to convey information, influence attitudes and beliefs, and engender action. Focus on understanding connections between communication and thought, particularly societal values and ethics, the nature of knowledge, and the nature of being and reality. Application of theory to contemporary political, social, and cultural phenomena. Offered fall. 4 credits. (UQ)

TCCA-333  Gendered Communication

Current scholarship and controversies in communication and gender research. The interdependence of gender, communication, and culture. Focus on lived experience within U.S. culture through interactive course format. Offered spring of odd-numbered years. 3 credits. (IS or US)

TCCA-335  Nonverbal Communication

The processes and effects of nonverbal communication. Research about communication by means of body movement, spatial relationships, vocal cues, touch, and physical appearance. Focus on impact of nonverbal cues in specific communication contexts such as interviews, doctor-patient interactions, and the courtroom. Offered fall of oddnumbered years. 3 credits. (IS)

TCCA-340  Persuasion and Social Influence

Rhetorical, psychological, and social principles used to influence behaviors of individuals and groups. Focus on logic and reasoning, structure of arguments, symbols, credibility, motivation, attitude change and ethics. Study of persuasion in public relations and political campaigns, interpersonal contexts and social movements. Includes oral and written projects. Offered fall. 4 credits. (IS)

TCCA-353  Topics In Women's Rhetoric

Women's public discourse, including survey of significant female speakers in political, social, and religious contexts. The role of women's public discourse in the process of social change through topics such as Rhetoric of the Women's Movement - 1770-1920, Women's Public Voices - 1960 to present, and Women's Political Campaign Discourse. May be repeated once for credit with different content. Offered spring of evennumbered years. 3 credits. (US or GP or IS or VP depending on topic)

TCCA-355  Topics In American Public Address

Study of U.S. public address, including significant speakers in political, social, and religious contexts. The role of public discourse in promoting and accommodating social change through topics such as the discourse of war and peace; presidential discourse, discussion of human rights in the United States, protest rhetoric in the 1960s. May be repeated once for credit with different content. Offered spring of odd-numbered years. 3 credits. (IS or US or VP depending on topic)

TCCA-420  Topics In Performance Studies

Methodological approaches to performance studies and the objects or sites of performance those methods presume, construct, and privilege. Techniques for scripting, directing, and presenting public performances in topics such as Performing Ethnography, Performance and Popular Culture, Group Performance, and Performing Gender. May be repeated once for credit with different content. Prerequisite: junior standing or higher. Offered fall of odd-numbered years. 3 credits. (CS or GP or US)

TCCA-430  Topics In Human Communication

Human communication theories and how they explain and influence human interaction. Topics such as Organizational Communication, Intercultural Conflict Resolution, Theories of Intercultural Communication, Small Group Communication, Theoretical Perspectives in Relational Communication. May be repeated once for credit with different content. Prerequisite: junior standing or higher. Offered fall of even-numbered years. 3 credits. (IS or GP or US depending on topic)

TCCA-455  Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

Examination of major writers, works, and paradigms in the discipline of rhetoric from the Greeks to postmodernists. Rhetorical perspectives that focus on societal values and ethics, the nature of knowledge, and the nature of being and reality. Theory, methods, and varied practices of rhetorical criticism. Prerequisite: junior standing or higher or consent of instructor. Offered spring of even-numbered years. 4 credits. (UQ, MWI)

TCCA-476  Senior Seminar

Capstone course integrating theoretical and practical issues of the curriculum. Includes self-assessment; research into graduate school opportunities, internships and other career options; development of research project of "publishable" or "performative" quality with public presentation. Prerequisites: 255 and senior standing. Offered fall. 3 credits. (MWI)

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