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Patric Spence


Office: 335 Little Library

Phone: 859-257-9470

Email: Patric.Spence [at] uky.edu

Personal Website: http://comm.uky.edu/Spence

Specialties
Organizational communication, crisis communication


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Courses Taught

Examination and critical analysis of the major theories of communication processes, including systems theory, structural theories and semiotics, behaviorism, symbolic interactionism, theories of the social construction of reality, and other theoretical approaches to the study of communication.
Individual reading study on some communications aspects not treated in depth in a regular course or of topical interest. Advance consultation regarding reading list and examination procedure required.
Residency credit for dissertation research after the qualifying examination.
To provide advanced students with an opportunity for independent work to be conducted in regular consultation with the instructor.
Significant participation in important aspects of a research project under the direction of a graduate faculty member.
Intensive study of a specialized topic area in communication.
This communication intensive course prepares B&E majors for their careers by developing effective communication skills (integrated written, oral, and visual) applied specifically to today's technology- driven and global business environment. The course will focus on developing strong communication skills in interpersonal settings, on small group teams, and when delivering public presentations. Students will prepare cover letters, resumes, websites, and portfolios; develop effective interviews skills in face-to-face and online environments; communicate effectively based on audience analysis in face-to-face and online settings; deliver effective formal public business presentations (informative and persuasive) based on audience analysis and using a variety of presentational aids that enhance the message; and learn to manage data, graphics, and a positive online presence (e.g. websites, blogs, social media outlets, email messages, and webinars).