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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

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 127. Satisfactory/Unsatisfacory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-028  Performance Events Practicum 2

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 128. Satisfactory/Unsatisfacory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-029  Performance Events Practicum 3

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 129. Satisfactory/Unsatisfacory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-051  Public Speaking Events Practicum 1

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 151. Satisfactory/Unsatisfacory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-052  Public Speaking Events Practicum 2

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 152. Satisfactory/Unsatisfacory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-053  Public Speaking Events Practicum 3

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 153. Satisfactory/Unsatisfacory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-057  Debate Practicum 1

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 157. Satisfactory/Unsatisfacory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-058  Debate Practicum 2

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 158. Satisfactory/Unsatisfacory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-059  Debate Practicum 3

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 159. Satisfactory/Unsatisfacory grades. 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. TCCA 027 is the paracurricular version of the course and is graded S/U. 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. TCCA 028: paracurricular version of course graded S/U. 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. TCCA 029: paracurricular version of course graded S/U. i 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 changes. 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 tournamets. Focus on improving skills in speech writing and delivery, and impromptu speaking. TCCA 051 is the paracurricular version of the course and is graded S/U. 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 tournamets. Focus on improving skills in speech writing and delivery, and impromptu speaking. TCCA 052 is the paracurricular version of the course and is graded S/U. 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 tournamets. Focus on improving skills in speech writing and delivery, and impromptu speaking. TCCA 053 is the paracurricular version of the course and is graded S/U. 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. TCCA 057 is the paracurricular version of the course and is graded S/U. 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. TCCA 058 is the paracurricular version of the course and is graded S/U. 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. TCCA 059 is the paracurricular version of the course and is graded S/U. 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 the social and cultural contexts of communication, both in terms of interpersonal interaction as well as larger scale contact between cultures. 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

Examination of the way humans use or manipulate symbols to convey information, influence attitudes and beliefs, and engender action. The focus is on achieving a broad understanding of the connections between communication and thought, particularly with regard to issues such as 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 including ways concepts of gender are created and affirmed or challenged by communication. Focus on live experience within U.S. culture through interactive course format. Offered spring semester. 3 credits (IS or US)

TCCA-335  Nonverbal Communication

Exploration of the processes and effects of nonverbal communication. Consideration of research about communication by means of body movement, spatial relationships, vocal cues, touch, and physical appearance. Focus on the impact of nonverbal cues in specific communication contexts such as interviews, doctor-patient interactions, and the courtroom. 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. Includes study of persuasion in public relations and political campaigns, interpersonal contexts and social movements. Includes oral and written projects. Offered fall semester. 4 credits (IS)

TCCA-353  Topics In Women's Rhetoric

Women's public discourse, including 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. (GP or IS or VP depending on topic) Offered spring of even-numbered years. 3 credits (UW 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 fall of even-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 depending on topic)

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 or senior standing. 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. Use of rhetorical perspectives to focus on issues such as societal values and ethics, the nature of knowledge, and the nature of being and reality. Theory, methods, and practice of rhetorical criticism of multiple types of rhetorical texts. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing, or consent of instructor. Offered spring of even-numbered years. 4 credits (UQ, MWI)

TCCA-476  Senior Seminar

Capstone course focusing on integration of theoretical and practical issues explored throughout the curriculum. Includes self-assessment on meeting program goals; research into graduate school opportunities, internships and other career options; development of research project of "publishable" or "performative" quality tailored to the particular interests of the student with public presentation. Prerequisite: TCCA 255 and senior standing. Offered fall semester. 3 credits (MWI)

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