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Communication (COM)

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 


101 [SSCI] Media and Society 3 Mass media's influence in contemporary society. Typically offered Fall.

102 [COMM] Public Speaking in the Digital Age 3 Face-to-face and mediated communication in group and professional settings. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

105 [HUM] Communication in Global Contexts 3 Communication processes and how they influence human behavior and construction of social reality across global contexts.

138 Communication Overview 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Introduces new students to the major, advising, and strategies for academic and personal success. S, F grading.

210 [COMM] Multimedia Content Creation 3 Applied multimedia content creation and evaluation in graphic design, audio, and video production through communication theory and practice.

225 Sports and the Media 3 Survey of the relationship between media and sports, including sports journalism, sports promotion, sports and Hollywood, sports and social change. Typically offered Spring.

300 [M] Writing in Communication 3 (0-6) Course Prerequisite: Certified in any major or minor in the College of Communication. Writing for a variety of communication professions, including advertising, broadcasting, print journalism, public relations, and science communication.

309 Quantitative Research Methods 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified in any major or minor in the College of Communication. Measurement, questionnaire construction, sampling, data collection techniques, analysis and hypothesis testing in communication research.

320 Visual Communication 3 Course Prerequisite: COM 210; COM 300 with a C or better; certified in any major or minor in the College of Communication. Visual communication in today's print, electronic, and broadcast media to inform, educate, and persuade.

415 Media Law 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified in any major or minor in the College of Communication; junior standing. Basic concepts and theories of the First Amendment's protection of speech and press.

420 New Communication Technologies 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified in any major or minor in the College of Communication; junior standing. New communication technologies, their impact on communication processes, access, regulation, and communication in organization/professional contexts.

440 Media Ethics 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified in any major or minor in the College of Communication; junior standing. Foundations and frameworks of media ethics; case studies in assessing media performance.

460 Mass Media Criticism 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified in any major or minor in the College of Communication; junior standing. Theoretical and philosophical basis for critical analysis of mass communication.

464 Gender and the Media 3 Course Prerequisite: COM 101, WOMEN ST 101, or WOMEN ST 201; certified in any major or minor in the College of Communication. How news and entertainment media shape and reinforce societal expectations of gender; consideration of race, age, class, and sexual orientation. (Crosslisted course offered as COM 464, WOMEN ST 464).

471 [CAPS] Stereotypes in Communication 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified in any major; junior standing. Examines portrayals of social groups in the media and the impact portrayals have on perceptions, expectations, and aspirations of members of portrayed groups and nonmembers.

475 Communication Seminar 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Topics with a broad array of interdisciplinary expertise including elements of communication, public policy, sociology, the humanities, and psychology.

478 Health Communication 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified in any major; junior standing. Mediated communication in disease prevention and health intervention.

479 Youth and the Media 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified in any major; junior standing. Effects of media messages on children and adolescents, and developing responsible and effective programming for youth.

481 Mobile Media 3 Course Prerequisite: COMSTRAT 310 or COM 320; junior standing. Theories, strategies, practices for strategic communication via mobile platforms.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By interview only. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

561 Multimedia Content Creation 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to an online degree program or graduate certificate in communication. Exploration and application of strategies to communicate ideas clearly, concisely, and effectively through multimedia content.

562 Crisis Communication in Global Contexts 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to an online degree program or graduate certificate in communication. Prepare, plan, and execute crisis communication and management to protect the continuity of an organization's image and mission.

563 Ethics for Professionals 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to an online degree program or graduate certificate in communication. The understanding, discussion, and application of key theories of individual and institutional ethics; the articulation and defense of ethical reasoning.

564 Research Methods for Professionals 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to an online degree program or graduate certificate in communication. Understanding the role of research in media and related organizations and its application to organizational decision making through quantitative and qualitative research methods including research design, questionnaire construction, sampling, data collection techniques, and variable measurement.

580 Topics in Communication 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Contemporary, specialized, or technical topics in communication.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Communication PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading.

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