Hide Advanced Options
Courses - Spring 2022
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.
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.
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.
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.
COMM130
Professional Communication and Writing
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
COMM201
Introduction to Public Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
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.
This is a blended learning course.
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.
Restriction: Restricted to COMM majors only.
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.
Restriction: Restricted to COMM majors only. Credit only granted for COMM303 or COMM398G (Fall 2020). Formerly offered as COMM398G in Fall 2020.
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, P-F
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.
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.
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.
COMM374
Communicating Visually: Message Production and Digital Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Restricted to Communication Majors at the Universities at Shady Grove.
Focus on the interplay between technology, images and sound in the creation of digital content. This is a communication process by which a digital visual message evolves from conception to completion, incorporating the creative, financial and marketing tools. Students will conceive, plan, recruit and supervise digital video projects, developing a familiarity with production management technique and execution.
Credit only granted for COMM374 or COMM498T.
COMM376
Communication through Advocacy Short Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Explores the theory and practice of contemporary communication and advocacy short form video.
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
COMM398D
Selected Topics in Communication; Basic Graphic Design in Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Restricted to COMM majors 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.
COMM398E
Selected Topics in Communication; Health Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Restricted to COMM majors only.
COMM398J
Selected Topics in Communication; Communcation and Advanced Digital Imaging
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Continuation of COMM398N (although COMM398N is not a prerequisite). Concentration is on advanced visual imaging, with theme-based projects that incorporate advanced features of Photoshop CC, including raw imaging.
COMM398O
Selected Topics in Communication; Environmental Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Environmental Communication explores the theory and practice of talking about the environment. Students will explore how environmental discourses construct and challenge our identities and relationships with other beings as part of multiple complex and interconnected systems. Topics covered include historical and contemporary rhetorics of environmentalism, scholarly thought on discourses of nature and culture, and efforts to relocate the "center" of environmental communication by privileging the perspectives and strategies of marginalized knowledges, practices, and voices.
COMM398P
Selected Topics in Communication; Advanced Strategic Message Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
COMM398T
Selected Topics in Communication; Digital Culture and Civic Life
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: 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)
COMM419A
Special Topics in Health Communication; Health & Popular Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The purpose of this course is to develop a greater understanding of how health communication issues are portrayed in the media. Using the lens of popular culture, you will critically examine the representation of health issues in different cultural contexts in the media and reflect on how these representations influence behavioral and social change.

Restrictions: Restricted to COMM majors only.
COMM424
Communication in Complex Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Structure and function of communication within organizations: organizational climate and culture, information flow, networks and role relationships.
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.
COMM426
Conflict Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: COMM425 and COMM250.
Role of communication in managing conflict processes.
Restricted to COMM majors.
COMM427
Crisis Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
COMM428D
Special Topics Seminar in Dialogues and Deliberation; Principles and Practices of Democratic Talk
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Restricted to COMM majors only.

This class considers how dialogue and deliberation contribute to democratic politics. We learn principles of dialogue and deliberation, watch them in real life examples, and then practice facilitation skills by conducting a real world opportunity for democratic talk.
COMM449L
Special Topics in Digital Communication; Media Literacy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Restricted to COMM majors only.
COMM449W
Special Topics in Digital Communication; Social Media Writing and Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
COMM458E
Seminar in Political Communication; How Citizens Communicate
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restrictions: Restricted to COMM majors only

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.
COMM461
Voices of Public Leadership in the Twentieth Century
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Study of the use of speaking in the power struggles of the twentieth century. Focus is on important speakers of the century, their social and policy influence, and the struggle to expand the diversity of voices with power in the public sphere.
COMM462
Visual Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: COMM462 or COMM498V.
Formerly: COMM498V.
The study of visual communication should change the way one sees the world. Students will observe, analyze, and critique visual images. The ascendance of images in our contemporary world will be demonstrated, methods for critically comprehending how images do persuasive work will be identified, and students will develop a vocabulary for critiquing images, and assist students in creating compelling images.
COMM468T
Seminar in Mediated Communication; Technology and Digital Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
COMM469C
The Discourse of Social Movements; Climate Activism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The climate crisis is the most profound threat to human life our species has ever encountered. How have the languages of global warming and climate change influenced our understanding of this existential crisis, and how have climate activists strategically leveraged rhetorical strategies to educate, advocate, and mobilize audiences to meet this challenge? This course explores the rhetorics of climate activism movements, along with the rhetoric of climate skepticism, from the 1960s to the present.
COMM475
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Bases of persuasion, with emphasis on recent experimental developments in persuasion.
Restricted to COMM majors.
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.
This course is restricted to COMM majors 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.
Restricted to majors in Communitcation
COMM488I
Communication Portfolio Project; Strategic Interviewing
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
COMM498D
Seminar; Media, Culture, and Society in Israel
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This is a Global Classrooms course, developed in partnership with the Office of International Affairs (OIA) to provide virtual opportunities for global engagement. Global Classrooms can range from embedded experiences to immersive, project-based collaboration. Learn more about Global Classrooms: go.umd.edu/gc-umd.

This will be taught asynchronous with four synchronous sessions to be held in conjunction with the Ashkelon Academic University in Israel on the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 10. All session at 11:00am-12:15pm. Cross-listed with ISRL448B. Credit only granted for ISRL448B or COMM498D.

This course acquaints students with the historical development of media in Israel, from its former monopolistic structure towards its current highly competitive, fragmented system. We will discuss issues unique to Israel's media environment, including the media's role in nation-building, collective memory, social integration, public diplomacy, and intercultural communication.
COMM498G
Seminar; Event Planning and Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to COMM majors (1506A) 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.
COMM498L
Seminar; Writing for Film and Digital Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
COMM498N
Seminar; Creating the Narrative: Genre-Filmmaking and Dramatic Structure
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
First time filmmakers often use genre traditions to break into the profession. In this class we will explore the history, motifs, and technique of the horror, suspense and romantic comedy genres.
COMM498R
Seminar; Risk Communiation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Restricted to COMM majors only.
COMM498Y
Seminar; Freedom of Speech and 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.
COMM619
Consecutive Interpretation
Credits: 2 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM619A
Consecutive Interpretation; Methodology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM619B
Consecutive Interpretation; Arabic into English/English into Arabic
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM619C
Consecutive Interpretation; Sight Translation: Arabic into English/English into Arabic
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM619F
Consecutive Interpretation; French into English/English into French
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM619G
Consecutive Interpretation; Sight Translation: French into English/English into French
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM629
Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM629A
Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation; Arabic into English/English into Arabic
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM629F
Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation; French into English/English into French
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM631
Seminar in Public Relations Publics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Credit only granted for: COMM631 or JOUR631.
Formerly: JOUR631.
Analysis of public relations programs aimed at organizational publics. Media, issue-related, community, employee, governmental, consumer, financial, and student/educator publics. Theories of the nature of publics, communication behavior of publics, and effects of public relations programs aimed at different publics.
COMM639
Fundamentals of Translation
Credits: 2 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM639A
Fundamentals of Translation; Methodology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM639M
Fundamentals of Translation; Translation: Spanish into English/English into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM639N
Fundamentals of Translation; Sight Translation: Spanish into English/English into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM649
Translation for Specific Domains
Credits: 2 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM649A
Translation for Specific Domains; Methodology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM649B
Translation for Specific Domains; Arabic into English/English into Arabic
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM649C
Translation for Specific Domains; Sight Translation: Arabic into English/English into Arabic
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM649F
Translation for Specific Domains; French into English/English into French
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM649G
Translation for Specific Domains; Sight Translation; French into English/English into French
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM649M
Translation for Specific Domains; Spanish into English/English into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM649N
Translation for Specific Domains; Sight Translation: Spanish into English/English into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM683
Intercultural Communication Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
An in-depth coverage of the essential theories of intercultural communication is provided.
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
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.
COMM701
Quantitative Methods in Communication Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM700.
Formerly: SPCH701.
Logic and methods of quantitative data collection and statistical analysis as applied to communication studies. Research strategies for communications: experimentation, survey research, field research, and content analysis.
COMM730
Seminar in Health Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Formerly: SPCH730.
Communication processes in health care and promotion.
COMM738C
Seminar in Mediated Communication; Introduction to Cultural Studies: Mediated Identities in Global Context
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with WMST698C. Credit only granted for COMM738C or WMST698C.
COMM738D
Seminar in Mediated Communication; Intro to Digital Studies in the Arts and Humanities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listing with MITH619. Credit only granted for MITH610 or COMM738D.

An introduction to digital studies in the arts and humanities, broadly conceived as the critical, creative, and practical engagement with digital media, methods, tools, and experiences, as well as the theoretical and conceptual bases for understanding them.
COMM760
Seminar in Political Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Formerly: SPCH760.
A blend of theory and practice to integrate rhetorical-critical theory and empirical methods with politics. Practitioners in political communication will be drawn in as resource persons. Students will map the communication strategy for candidates and analyze actual campaign strategies.
COMM762
The Rhetoric of Political Institutions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
The role of discourse in major political institutions is examined. The specific institutional focus may change from instructor to instructor. Examples include Congress, the courts, or the state legislatures.
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM798
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM798B
Independent Study; Text Analysis and Intensive Writing
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. Contact oes@umd.edu.
COMM798F
Independent Study; English Fluency Enhancement
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Must be in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation. All other graduate students must request permission. 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.