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Bernard J. Armada

Professor of Communication and Journalism
Degree
B.A., Queens College
M.A., Kent State University
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Office
OEC 125C
Phone
(651) 962-5825
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5825
Mail
Mail 5011
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Scholarship and service:
Professor Armada's research areas are in the rhetoric of race and the rhetorical construction of culture and public memory.  He has won local and national awards (for his teaching and research, respectively), including UST’s Distinguished Educator Award and the Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation award from the National Communication Association.  He has published in such journals as the Southern Communication Journal, the Review of Communication, and theReview of Cultural Studies.  His latest article (co-authored with Sonja K. Foss and William J.C. Waters) is "Toward a Theory of Agentic Orientation: Rhetoric and Agency in 'Run Lola Run'" published in the August 2007 issue of the journal Communication Theory.  The article uses "the film Run Lola Run to explicate three agentic orientations—victim, supplicant, and director—each with a different interpretation of structure, a different response to that interpretation, and a different outcome."

At UST:
Professor Armada joined UST in 1997.

Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
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Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 100 - 01 Public Speaking - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 452

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

OEC 452

Course Registration Number:

45100 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Bernard J. Armada

Preparation, presentation, and evaluation of original speeches by each student throughout the semester; special emphasis given to selecting and researching topics, organizing evidence, analyzing audiences, sharpening style and tone, communicating ethically and listening critically. This course is designed for students who are not pursuing a Communication and Journalism major. COJO majors may only take this course with permission from the department chair.

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COJO 326 - W01 Communication in Pop Culture - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 452

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 452

Course Registration Number:

45101 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Bernard J. Armada

This course focuses on the creation and use of rhetoric in public persuasion settings, including social movements and political campaigns. The diversity of rhetorical acts examined may include campaign ads, speeches, films, advertisements, music, memorials, architecture and other nonverbal strategies. Topics of study may include: The rhetoric of domination and resistance, national identity formation, and the rhetoric of public memory. This course fulfills a requirement in American Culture and Difference. This course fulfills the Human Diversity Core requirement Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

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COJO 480 - 01 Capstone: Communication Ethics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 452

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 452

Course Registration Number:

46942 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Bernard J. Armada

This capstone seminar for graduating seniors explores ethical issues that confront communication professionals and audiences. Students explore theoretical perspectives on communication ethics, work from case studies to understand professional ethical standards, discuss current ethical issues in communication, work in teams to perfect oral and written ethical analysis skills, and write an individual thesis paper. Prerequisites: graduating seniors only and permission of department chair

Schedule Details

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COMM 246 - 01 Communication and Improv M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

46941 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Bernard J. Armada

This course focuses on building a range of communication skills through improvisation activities. Students explore theatrical techniques that teach listening, collaboration, spontaneity, team building, emotional intelligence, storytelling, and confident public speaking with connections to academic, professional, and personal situations. In addition to participating in improvisation activities, students will read the works of expert theorists and practitioners of applied improvisation in corporate and professional settings. No previous improvisation experience necessary.

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J-Term 2021 Courses

J-Term 2021 Courses
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