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Courses - Summer 2019
COMM
Communication Department Site
COMM107
Oral Communication: Principles and Practices
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, ENES143, INAG110, JOUR130 or THET285.
A study of and practice in oral communication, including principles of interviewing, group discussion, listening, informative briefings, and persuasive speeches.
This course is restricted to COMM majors (1506A) only.
COMM200
Critical Thinking and Speaking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, ENES143, INAG110, JOUR130, OR THET285.
Theory and practice of persuasive discourse analysis and composition. Research techniques, logical and rhetorical conceptions of argument, and technical principles for persuading in public venues.
COMM230
Argumentation and Debate
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
A study of the fundamental principles of reasoning, analysis, and evidence preparation of debate briefs and presentation of standard academic debate.
COMM250
Introduction to Communication Inquiry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An introduction to the field of communication. Definitions, models, and contexts of communication; rhetorical theory and rhetorical criticism of discourse.
COMM288
(Perm Req)
Communication Internship
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
COMM324
Communication and Gender
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
The creation of images of male and female, and masculine and feminine, through communication, the differences in male and female communication behaviors and styles, and the implications of those images and styles for male-female transactions.
COMM330
Argumentation and Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contemporary theories of argumentation with special emphasis on methods of formulating and critiquing public policy argument.
COMM331
(Perm Req)
News Writing and Reporting for Public Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM201; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in JOUR181.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program; and (sophomore standing; or junior standing). Or permission of ARHU-Communication department.
Credit only granted for: JOUR201, COMM231, or COMM331.
Formerly: COMM231.
Writing and researching news and information media for public relations; laboratory in news-gathering tools and writing techniques for public relations.
COMM332
(Perm Req)
News Editing for Public Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in COMM331; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And permission of ARHU-Communication department.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Credit only granted for: JOUR202, COMM232, or COMM332.
Formerly: COMM232.
Copy editing, graphic principles and processes, news and information technologies for public relations.
COMM360
The Rhetoric of Black America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
An historical-critical survey of the rhetoric of Black Americans from the colonial period to the present.
COMM371
Communication and Digital Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Credit only granted for: COMM371 or COMM398V.
Formerly: COMM398V.
A basic introduction to communication in the digital age. Through class lectures, assignments and projects, students will learn to effectively use new media for the purpose of strategic message creation and management used in the field of communication. Students will apply the basics of visual layout skills and the principles of visual design to create messages using words and images.
COMM386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Communication department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in Communication program.
Supervised internship experience with communication professionals. Relation of academic training to professional experience.
COMM388
(Perm Req)
Communication Practicum
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM398I
Selected Topics in Communication; Popular Culture, Public Engagement and Social Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
This interdisciplinary course focuses on how to integrate popular culture into public engagement on social media. It integrates theories from critical cultural studies, public relations and social media studies.
COMM398X
Selected Topics in Communication; The Rhetoric of Food Activism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Students will explore the connections between food, culture, and communication particularly surrounding efforts to build communities and promote social change. Students will engage theories of race, class, gender, citizenship, and social change in the study of historical and contemporary instances of food activism.
COMM399
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM400
Research Methods in Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM250; and must have an introductory course in statistics.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Credit only granted for: COMM400 or COMM307.
Philosophy of scientific method; role of theory; research ethics; empirical research methods (measurement, sampling, design, analysis).
COMM401
Interpreting Strategic Discourse
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM250.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Principles and approaches for practical analysis of discourse designed to shape audience opinion.
COMM426
Conflict Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: COMM425; and COMM250; and COMM402.
Role of communication in managing conflict processes.
COMM488I
Communication Portfolio Project; Strategic Interviewing for the Career You Want
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
This course introduces students to advanced techniques in interviewing for job opportunities and career progression. This online course focuses on the dynamics of the interview process, the communication theories and best practices behind influence and persuasion, and the communication aptitudes and skills that distinguish top candidates.
COMM489
(Perm Req)
Topical Research; Topical Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM669
Professional Practice Forum in Translation: Practicum
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM798
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM798F
Independent Study; English Fluency
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM798G
Independent Study; Editing in English Writing
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM798I
Independent Study; Spanish as a B Language
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM899
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.