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Courses - Fall 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.
Attendance on the first day of classes is mandatory.
COMM107B
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 class is designed for current or prospective Business Majors.
COMM107C
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 class is designed for current or prospective STEM students.
COMM107D
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 class is designed for students committed to community engagement and social change. Guided by a model of service learning, students will work alongside the Do Good Institute to enact change in their communities.
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.
Attendance on the first day of classes is mandatory.
COMM201
Introduction to Public Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Basic concepts and principles of public relations. Roles in organizations and society; history; skills and practices of public relations; theories and models of effective and ethical public relations.
Restricted to COMM majors (1506A) only.
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.
Attendance on the first day of class is mandatory.
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.
COMM351
(Perm Req)
Public Relations Techniques
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM332.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Credit only granted for: COMM351 or JOUR331.
Formerly: JOUR331.
The techniques of public relations, including news releases, publications and printed materials, audio-visual techniques, speeches and special events. Application of these techniques in laboratory and field projects.
COMM353
(Perm Req)
New Media Writing for Public Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in COMM351.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Credit only granted for: COMM352 or COMM353.
Formerly: COMM352.
Students learn the uses and influence of new media on public relations practice and expand their ability to write using new and traditional media platforms and tools
COMM354
Public Relations Programs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM350.
Analysis of eight major programs typically carried out by public relations professionals: employee relations, media relations, financial relations, member relations, governmental relations, community relations, fundraising and dealing with activist public.
COMM201 may be used to satisfy COMM350 prerequisite.
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.
COMM370
Mediated Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM250.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Analysis and critique of structure, performance, content, effects, and future of mediated communication.
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.
COMM372
Communication, Meaning, and Digital Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
An exploration of visual communication and meaning creation. A theoretical and practical application of communication concepts and techniques in the production of visual content.
Formerly COMM498J. Credit granted for COMM498J or COMM372.
COMM373
Communication and Digital Visual Narrative
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Examination of the traditional style of visual communication, its practices and theoretical underpinnings juxtaposed against contemporary digital media aesthetics and techniques. Utilizing a variety of communication skills and new media tools, students will plan, write, shoot, edit, and upload digital visual narratives.
Formerly COMM498K. Credit granted for COMM498K or COMM373.
COMM375
Documentary Theory and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
A historical and theoretical introduction to documentary films and videos. Students will explore the power of documentaries to address socially significant issues.
COMM382
Essentials of Intercultural Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DVCC
Credit only granted for: COMM382 or COMM482.
Introduction of major theories and concepts of intercultural communication; examination of processes that make up cultural differences; and use of intercultural communication competence skills.
COMM385
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Credit only granted for: COMM385 or COMM498I (Spring 2014).
Formerly: COMM498I (Spring 2014).
Explores contemporary theories of influence and their implications for communication practice. Topics include power and influence, logical theory, rhetorical theory, persuasion theory, framing theory, social influence theory, and propagation of influence in mediated social networks.
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.
COMM398
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM398C
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Communication; Peer Consulting in Oral Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: permission of department.

Provides training in the principles and practice of peer consulting in the context of an oral communication center. Students will apply and integrate the knowledge and skills acquired in COMM107 (or COMM200) with new training to help their peers become outstanding listeners and speakers. They will also engage in a group research project designed to extend knowledge in peer consulting best practices.
COMM398D
Selected Topics in Communication; Basics of Graphic Design for Strategic Communications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to COMM majors (1506A) only.

Students will use computer technology to explore the communication potential of type, white space, information graphics, photographs, and other design elements and apply them to publications relevant to the publications relevant to the public relations industry.
COMM398K
Selected Topics in Communication; Communication and Strategic Message Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
COMM398L
Selected Topics in Communication; Science, Media, and the Public
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
This course is designed to introduce the interrelationship among science , media, and society. We will address current thinking about how do mass media shape the nature of public debates about science, where do people go for information about science, and how public understand science. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to specify the roles of knowledge, expertise, risk, media, public understanding and discourse play in perceptions of science and policy making.
COMM398N
Selected Topics in Communication; Communication and Digital Imaging
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
COMM398Q
Selected Topics in Communication; Social Media Analytics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
COMM399
(Perm Req)
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).
Attendance on the first day of class is mandatory.
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.
Attendance on the first day of classes is mandatory.
COMM402
Communication Theory and Process
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM250.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Philosophical and conceptual analysis of communication theories.
Attendance on the first day of classes is mandatory.
COMM421
Communicating Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Examines the nature of leadership, theories of leadership from a communication perspective, relationships between leadership, authority, power, and ethics. Explores leadership responsibilities, commitments, and actions.
COMM422
Communication Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Communication policies, plans, channels, and practices in the management of the communication function in organizations.
COMM425
Negotiation and Conflict Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Role of communication in shaping negotiation and conflict processes and outcomes.
This course is restricted to COMM majors only.
COMM426
Conflict Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: COMM425; and COMM250; and COMM402.
Role of communication in managing conflict processes.
This course is restricted to COMM majors only.
COMM427
Crisis Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: COMM398C or COMM427.
Formerly: COMM398C.
Explores theories and research related to communication before, during, and after a crisis. Students examine the fundamentals of organizational communication, crisis management, and strategic and crisis communication planning before examining case studies of a number of real-life crises: organizational crises, natural disasters, accidents, terrorism incidents, health crises, and major crises of credibility.
COMM435
Theories of Interpersonal Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM400; or permission of ARHU-Communication department.
Major theoretical approaches and research trends in the study of interpersonal communication.
COMM450
Ancient and Medieval Rhetorical Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM250.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Credit only granted for: COMM450 or COMM650.
A survey of rhetorical theory in the ancient and medieval periods. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical problems that gave rise to its development within both periods. Authors include Isocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, Hermogenes, Martianus Capella, Aurelius Augustine, Alberic of Monte Cassino, Geoffrey of Vinsauf and Robert of Basevorn.
COMM458H
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Political Communication; Rhetoric, Memory, and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to students in the Departmental Honors Program. Departmental Honors students should email commadvising @umd.edu for permission to register.

This course will explore the rhetoric and politics of public memory with a particular emphasis on how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in museums, memorials, and other commemorative spaces.
COMM460
Public Life in American Communities, 1634-1900
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Ways that Americans have used their voice to create public life. Focus is on the diverse social communities that have characterized American life and the place and characteristics of oral discourse in each.
COMM468A
Seminar in Mediated Communication; Arab Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
COMM469O
The Discourse of Social Movements; Rhetoric of Oppressed Peoples
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
COMM470
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The principles of listening behavior.
This course is restricted to COMM majors only.
COMM475
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Bases of persuasion, with emphasis on recent experimental developments in persuasion.
This course is restricted to COMM majors only.
COMM476
Language, Communication, and Action
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Communication as symbolic action through the study of communication ethics. Emerging ethical principles and decision-making in public discourse, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, public relations, health communication, and crisis communication.
Retricted to COMM majors (1506A) only.
COMM478
Communication Colloquium
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
COMM483
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar in Public Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM351 and COMM400.
Credit only granted for: COMM483 or JOUR483.
Formerly: JOUR483.
Integration of theory, techniques and research methods into the planning and execution of public relations campaigns for specific organizations. Analysis of research on the case studies of public relations.
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)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM498J
Seminar; Strategic Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course presents a system of strategies that underlie communication. It is a practice-based framework with definitions, conditions, risks and rewards that inform the moves and motives of influence professionals. Through a series of interactive lectures, landmark writings, group exercises and classroom simulations, students will learn to decode, defend, apply and ethically manage the ever-present plays of dynamic, media-driven markets.
COMM498M
Seminar; The Israeli War Discourse
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with ISRL448M. Credit only granted for ISRL448M or COMM498M . This online course focuses on a unique discourse in Israel, 'war-normalizing discourse', a set of linguistic, discursive, and cultural devices that blur the anomalous characteristics of war by transforming war into a "normal" part of life. The course will examine the reciprocal relations between this discourse, Israeli culture and and society, and foreign policy.
COMM498R
Seminar; Risk Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
COMM498V
Seminar; Visual Rhetoric
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to COMM (1506A) majors only.
COMM498X
Seminar; Writing for Communication Professionals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
COMM602
Communication Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Communication (Master's); Communication (Doctoral)).
Fundamental concepts, approaches, and problems in communication theory.
COMM604
Argumentation Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Fundamental concepts, approaches, and problems in argumentation theory.
COMM609
Fundamentals of Interpreting
Credits: 2 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM609A
Fundamentals of Interpreting; Methodology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM609B
Fundamentals of Interpreting; Arabic into English/English into Arabic
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM609C
Fundamentals of Interpreting; Sight Translation: Arabic into English/English into Arabic
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM609F
Fundamentals of Interpreting; French into English/English into French
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM609G
Fundamentals of Interpreting; Sight Translation: French into English/English into French
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM609M
Fundamentals of Interpreting; Spanish into English/English into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM609N
Fundamentals of Interpreting; Sight Translation: Spanish into English/English into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM610
Introduction to Translation and Interpreting Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Students must complete an admissions test for first year courses; and permission of ARHU-Communication department.
Provides an overview of the interdisciplinary fields of Translation and Interpreting Studies and establishes relationships between scholarly study and professional practice. Examines how theories and concepts inform practice, guide to a higher level of competence, and address issues of interlingual, intercultural mediation in authentic, real-world settings both past and present. serves as a foundation course for reflective practice and portfolio work through action research methodology and process
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM618
Professional Communication: Rhetoric & Style
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
COMM619
Consecutive Interpretation
Credits: 2 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM619A
Consecutive Interpretation; Methodology
Credits: 2 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM619B
Consecutive Interpretation; Arabic into English/English into Arabic
Credits: 2 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM619C
Consecutive Interpretation; Sight Translation: Arabic into English/English into Arabic
Credits: 2 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM619F
Consecutive Interpretation; French into English/English into French
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM619G
Consecutive Interpretation; Sight Translation; French into English/English into French
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM630
Seminar in Public Relations Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: COMM630 or JOUR630.
Formerly: JOUR630.
Relationship of public relations management to organizational structure and communication functions. Objectives, planning, staffing, budgeting, administering, and evaluation of public relations programs.
COMM638
Professional Communication: Rhetoric & Voice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
COMM639
Fundamentals of Translation
Credits: 2 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM639A
Fundamentals of Translation; Methodology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM639M
Fundamentals of Translation; Translation: Spanish into English/English into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM639N
Fundamentals of Translation; Sight Translation: Spanish into English/English into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM652
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Formerly: SPCH652.
A study of twentieth century theories of rhetoric. Special attention will be devoted to Richard Weaver, Kenneth Burke, Lloyd Bitzer, Ernest Bormann, Walter Fisher, and the continental theorists of communication such as Chaim Perelman and Jurgen Habermas.
COMM659
Translation for Language-Specific Markets
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM659B
Translation for Language-Specific Markets; Chinese into English/English into Chinese
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM659G
Translation for Language-Specific Markets; Spanish into English/English into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM659P
Translation for Language-Specific Markets; Portuguese into English/English into Portuguese
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM669
Professional Practice Forum in Translation: Practicum
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM679
Professional Practice Forum in Translation: Workplace Processes and Procedures; Workplace Processing and Procedures Translation
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM686
Teaching Communication
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Formerly: SPCH686.
Principles of effective teaching--content and process--in the college communication classroom.
COMM688
(Perm Req)
Communication Field Experience
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM698
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Communication
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM700
Introduction to Graduate Study in Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Communication (Doctoral) program.
Formerly: SPCH700.
Basic skills in communication research.
COMM712
Advanced Historical/Critical Methods in Communication Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM711.
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Formerly: SPCH712.
Critical assessment of qualitative approaches to communication. Introduction to significant schools of historical and critical research. Advanced techniques for inquiry and manuscript preparation. Students must have dissertation research project requiring historical or critical method.
COMM713
Translation Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Admissions test for second year courses; and permission of ARHU-Communication department.
Builds upon the principles outlined in Introduction to Computer-Assisted Translation to develop comprehensive knowledge of the current and future roles of technology in translation processes involving both the spoken and the written word, including use of widely available software tools and systems for terminology management, translation memory, and machine translation. Students carry out projects using translation technology, enabling them to apply newly acquired knowledge in applied contexts. Examination of case studies highlights how translation technology is leveraged across public and private sector organizations and the latest developments in the field.
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM714
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Communication Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Methods for field research in communication including interiewing, ethnographic and participant intervention, focus groups, and content analysis. Formulation of significant research questions, systematic collection of field data, formulating substantial claims from the research, organizing and writing research from disciplinary outlets.
COMM715
Advanced Qualitative Methods in Communication Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM714; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Advanced data analysis of qualitative data in Communication research. In-field research and techniques for analysis of data from in-field work.
COMM719
Advanced Consecutive Interpretation
Credits: 2 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM719A
Advanced Consecutive Interpretation; Arabic into English/English into Arabic
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM719B
Advanced Consecutive Interpretation; Chinese into English/English into Chinese
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM719E
Advanced Consecutive Interpretation; Spanish into Russian/Russian into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM719G
Advanced Consecutive Interpretation; Advanced Consecutive Interpretation; Korean into English/English into Korean
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM719R
Advanced Consecutive Interpretation; Russian into English/English into Russian
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM729
Simultaneous Interpretation
Credits: 2 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM729A
Simultaneous Interpretation; Simultaneous Interpretation; English into Arabic/Arabic into English
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM729B
Simultaneous Interpretation; Simultaneous Interpretation; English into Chinese/Chinese into English
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM729E
Simultaneous Interpretation; Spanish into Russian/Russian into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM729K
Simultaneous Interpretation; Simultaneous Interpretation; Korean into English/English into Korean
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM729R
Simultaneous Interpretation; Russian into English/English into Russian
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM759
Professional Practice Forum in Interpreting: Practicum
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM769
Professional Practice Forum in Interpreting: Workplace Processes and Procedures; Workplace Processes and Procedures Interpreting
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM789
Seminar: Special Topics in Intercultural Communication; Advanced Intercultural Communications/Negotiations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM798
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM798A
Independent Study; Public Speaking
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM798B
Independent Study; Text Analysis and Intensive Writing
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM798E
Independent Study; Independent Study: Website Localization and Software
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM798F
Independent Study; English Fluency Enhancement
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM798I
Independent Study; Consecutive Interpreting Skills
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM798J
Independent Study; Translation Skills
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM798L
Independent Study; Arabic Fluency Enhancement
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM798M
Independent Study; Spanish Writing
Credits: 1
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.
COMM888
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Practicum in Communication
Credits: 3 - 9
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM889
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Tutorial in Communication
Credits: 3 - 9
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.