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Featured Courses and Seminars

Whether you're already in a communications program or simply interested in the field of communication studies, we have several fascinating courses for you this term. Explore the featured courses and seminars below. Full course offerings can be found in the course schedule.

Continuing Education Credit

Some workshops may be taken as Continuing Education Credit (CEU). One CEU equals 10 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit.

Spring 2015 Featured Courses & Seminars


Persuasive Storytelling

Taught by: William Hornyak

Whether advocating for a non-profit organization, motivating employees or promoting a business, effective stories engage the imagination, unite ideas and inspire action. Learn to use storytelling as a communication tool; develop the ability to find, create and tell stories that persuade.

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Effective Listening

Taught by: Lisa Davidson

Listening is the heart of effective communication. Examine the effects of listening on learning, personal relationships, and public interaction. Work to improve listening proficiency in this practical course.

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Conflict Management

Taught by: Erin Ruff

Like it or not, conflict is inevitable in life and even necessary for positive change. Learn the function and value of conflict within yourself and in interpersonal relationships.

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Communicating Change: Advocacy with Multiple Stakeholders

Taught by: Anna Fahey

Fostering social change often requires advocacy within a variety of organizational settings, cultivating open dialogue within and between governments, NGOs, nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Improve your listening, presentation, group and digital interaction skills to practice more effective advocacy around issues of sustainability and social justice.

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Taught by: Tony Bernal

How does the grant writing process work? Learn the processes and procedures for writing successful grant proposals. Participants will develop a specific funding proposal in a particular interest area.

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Compassion in Action: Service Learning Seminar

Taught by: Susan Carter

This seminar provides an opportunity to apply academic studies through community service. Students serve in an organization of their choice; minimum 30 hours required. Course includes online readings and discussion of social change processes and theories of important social thinkers. May be applied to field experience requirement for the major in communication.

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The First 72 Hours: Emergency Preparedness

Marylhurst senior and communications major, Russell Hill, will present a noontime overview of emergency preparedness in "the first 72 hours" of a c...


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Prior Learning Assessment Information Session

For those interested in receiving college credit for documented college-level learning from employment, volunteer work, or other learning experienc...


May 16, 2015

Undergraduate Information Session

Learn about bachelor's degree programs, financing your education, earning college credit for life learning, and your career options. Take a campus ...


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