Will Silberman

Teaching Assistant

Office: 206 McVey Hall

Phone: 859-257-4102

Email: will.silberman [at] uky.edu

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

B.A. Speech Communications (University of La Verne). M. A. Communication Research (San Diego State University)

Health Communication, Media and Mass Com

A California transplant, Will Silberman is Communication Graduate Student who focuses his research on threat assessment, computer-mediated communication, health communication, and big data.

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11:00 am COM 352 - 001

COM 352 - 001
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2:00 pm COM 252 - 015

COM 252 - 015
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Courses Taught

This writing intensive course examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts. Course also requires participation in written and oral activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Topics may include: perspective-taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communication.
A study of the processes involved in attitude change, with emphasis on the preparation and delivery of persuasive messages.
With the proliferation of technologically advanced social media (e.g., Facebook, chat, Twitter) available at the fingertips of individuals through multiple channels (e.g., phone, iPad, laptop, online video games), interpersonal relationships are being affected. Negotiating this relatively new, understudied, and quickly evolving terrain can present relational difficulties for a variety of relationships types. Students in this class will gain a thorough understanding of multiple communication platforms and the communication theory that can explain the interactions occurring in each platform, as well as improve their mediated communication skills to enhance interpersonal relationships.