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Courses - Fall 2021
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.
COMM130
Professional Communication and Writing
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in the Communication major.
Designed to enhance the clarity and grace of students' writing. Students will acquire knowledge of writing based on principles of style and grammar as well as argument and organizational structure across a diversity of professional writing contexts. Students will also engage in peer review of one another's writing.
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
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in COMM130.
Restriction: Must be in the Communication major.
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
COMM301
Rhetorical Theories
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM130, COMM250; and one course from STAT100, BMGT230, EDMS451, CCJS200, PSYC200, or SOCY201; and one course from COMM107, COMM200, or COMM230; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in COMM304.
Restriction: Must be in the Communication major.
Credit only granted for: COMM301 or COMM401.
Explores the idea of rhetoric, from antiquity to digitality. Rhetoric, as an art of moving bodies, is central to democratic self-governance: only through persuading each other can we develop a shared vision of a just and desirable future. This course tracks the genesis of rhetorical theory in the ancient world, 20th-century struggles against fascist rhetoric, and contemporary extensions of rhetoric in digital media ecologies.
COMM302
Communication Science Theories
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM130, COMM250; and one of STAT100, BMGT230, EDMS451, CCJS200, PSYC200, or SOCY201; and one of COMM107, COMM200, or COMM230; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in COMM304.
Restriction: Must be in the Communication major.
Credit only granted for: COMM302 or COMM402.
This class introduces students to the principles of theory construction and offers a critical overview of how communication theories can be applied to solving problems in diverse social contexts, including interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, health, and/or political issues. The ultimate goal of this course is to put students in an intellectual position to understand theories more logically and critically and use them appropriately and effectively in conducting academic research and addressing social issues.
COMM303
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM130 and COMM250; and one of STAT100, BMGT230, EDMS451, CCJS200, PSYC200, or SOCY201; and one of COMM107, COMM200, or COMM230; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in COMM304.
Restriction: Must be in the Communication major.
Provides students with an introduction to media theory from multiple perspectives. We will begin by understanding how the history of mediated communication has been connected to ideology and lived experiences. Through readings, discussions, and activities, you will understand how technical, historical, economic social, and political forces have helped shape media content and the media themselves. You should also become familiar with the debate over how much influence the media have over their audiences, and what types of influences are present. The course will introduce issues relevant to consideration of media and historically underrepresented and marginalized groups, as well as individual and societal functions of the media.
COMM304
Communication Research Literacy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed the Communication gateway requirements (COMM250; and one of STAT100, BMGT230, EDMS451, CCJS200, PSYC200, or SOCY201; and one of COMM107, COMM200 or COMM230). Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in COMM130.
Restriction: Must be in the Communication program.
Explores the different research traditions in the Communication discipline. This "literacy" course will develop students' ability to locate and fully comprehend Communication research and to understand how that research is conducted, reported, analyzed, and critiqued in Communication literature.
COMM305
Qualitative Communication Research Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM130 and COMM304.
Restriction: Must be in the Communication major.
Introduces undergraduate students to the methods used in qualitative communication research. Topics covered in class include ethics, field research, reflexivity, data collection, and data analysis. Over the course of the semester, students will develop a research prospectus, engage in field research (interviews and observations), analyze qualitative data, and write/present their research.
COMM307
Quantitative Methods in Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM130 and COMM304.
Restriction: Must be in the Communication major.
Credit only granted for: COMM400 or COMM307.
Formerly: COMM400.
Designed to introduce students to the basics of quantitative communication research methods. As such, it covers the basic principles of scientific inquiry, the process for generating research questions and hypotheses, the concept of variables, sampling methods, research designs, basics of data analyses, as well as ethics in scientific research. This course prepares students to become informed consumers of quantitative communication research.
COMM324
Communication and Gender
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Explores how communication shapes constructions of gender, sex, sexuality and other identity markers. Topics include issues of oppression, identity, and power and social, political, and economic situations and examines how these issues impact our daily lives.
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: COMM130 and COMM201.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program; and (sophomore standing; or junior standing).
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
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.
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.
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.
COMM398C
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Communication; Peer Consulting in Oral Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
COMM398E
Selected Topics in Communication; Health Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
COMM398K
Selected Topics in Communication; Communication and Strategic Message Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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
COMM398T
Selected Topics in Communication; Digital Culture and Civic Life
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restricted to COMM majors only.

This course asks: what does it mean to participate in civic life in a digital age? Students will explore their role as participants in digital culture by critically engaging contemporary case studies alongside learning digital production skills. Topics like social media activism, algorithmic bias, and conspiracy theories will be paired with digital projects like video essays and Twitter bots.
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.
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.
Restricted to COMM majors only.
COMM426
Conflict Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: COMM425 and COMM250.
Role of communication in managing conflict processes.
This course is restricted to COMM majors only.
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.
COMM458A
Seminar in Political Communication; Public Advocacy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Examining and explaining the importance of communication in civic life; framing and evaluating local, national, and/or global issues from a communication perspective in order to utilize communication to respond to those issues; advocating a course of action and devising public communication campaigns to address local, national, and/or global issues; empowering students to promote human rights, human dignity,and human freedom.
COMM458E
Seminar in Political Communication; How Do Citizens Communicate?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This seminar focuses on the role of ordinary citizens in political communication. We focus on local practices of democracy, especially in the College Park area, as we think about how citizens develop democratic habits such as public advocacy, trust, stranger sociability, deliberation, reciprocity, empathy, and more. Students observe local community life and interview community members to see these democratic habits in practice.
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.
COMM469G
The Discourse of Social Movements; Rhetoric of Gender Activism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This class examines public advocacy for gender justice. Students study pivotal historical texts as well as contemporary politics as they try to understand the development of feminist rhetorics across U.S. history and into the future.
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
Restriction: Must be in the Communication major.
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.
COMM483
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar in Public Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM351; and 1 course from (COMM305, COMM306, COMM307, or COMM400).
Additional information: Students who enrolled after Fall 2020 should not take COMM400 as a prerequisite.
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.
COMM498G
Seminar; Event Planning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Restricted to COMM majors only.

A hands-on course where client work will develop the professional-level skills required to plan a creative event on time and under budget and build brand awareness of the client. This course requires attendance at several meetings, conference calls, lectures and activities outside of the scheduled class time.
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; War and Peace in Israeli Discourse 1967 to the Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listing with ISRL448M. Credit only granted for ISRL448M or COMM498M.

This course examines two oppositional discourses in Israel: 1) war discourse, which utilizes various discursive strategies, such as metaphors, lexical choices, and euphemisms, to routinize war; 2) peace discourse: which utilizes conciliatory speech acts, equivocation in diplomatic discourse, recognition discourse, and separation and engagement discourses. We will explore how war and peace discourses impact social consciousness in Israel.
COMM498V
Seminar; Visual Rhetoric
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
COMM498X
Seminar; Writing for Communication Professionals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
COMM498Y
Seminar; Freedom of Speech & the First Amendment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course examines the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on freedom of speech cases grounded in the First Amendment.
COMM609
Fundamentals of Interpreting
Credits: 2 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
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.
COMM633
Global Public Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Credit only granted for: COMM633 or JOUR633.
Formerly: JOUR633.
Application of principles of public relations to countries or regions with different cultures, political systems, economic systems, levels of development, media systems, and levels of activism.
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.
COMM639B
Fundamentals of Translation; Arabic into English/English into Arabic
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting program. For permission to enroll, contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM639C
Fundamentals of Translation; 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.
COMM639F
Fundamentals of Translation; 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.
COMM639G
Fundamentals of Translation; 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.
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.
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, S-F
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
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.
COMM714
Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Communication Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
COMM748A
The Rhetoric of the Presidency; Rhetoric of Power and Protest
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
COMM789G
Seminar: Special Topics in Intercultural Communication; Intergroup Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course examines the role that identity plays in communication; social identities, and their cognitive, emotional, and behavioral outcomes. Includes discussion of the processes and challenges of communication between groups.
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.
COMM799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.