Communication (COMM)

COMM 506. Ethical Problems in Communication 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): COMM 305 and 90 credit hours completed.

Description: Examines the moral and ethical problems posed by communication practices. Topics include case studies in interpersonal communication, journalism, public relations, and advertising.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

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COMM 510. Special Topics in Communication Studies1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: Advanced study in specific areas of Communication Studies.

Note: May be repeated under different subtitles.

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COMM 513. History of Communication 3 Units

Description: Examination of the history of communication both as a set of practices and as a subject of academic inquiry.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).

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COMM 520. Computer-Mediated Communication 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Conceptual analysis and practical use of computer networks with an emphasis on the social and cultural dimensions of this type of human communication.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).

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COMM 530. Science Communication3 Units

Description: The course examines the conceptual foundations and practices of science communication. It examines the institutional and intellectual contexts of science communication as well as the scientific constraints on science communication.

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COMM 555. Persuasive Movements3 Units

Description: Seminar focuses upon the role of persuasion and rhetoric in the formation and lifespan of social movements.

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COMM 565. Special Topics in Communication Service Learning 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: Study of communication concepts and theories that will be applied in service learning field work.

Note: May be repeated under different subtitles.

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

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COMM 580. Interpersonal Communication3 Units

Description: Study of communication in everyday life, including casual conversation and interaction among acquaintances.

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COMM 590. Health Communication3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Studies the nature, function, and importance of communication in the delivery of health care, and/or medical knowledge.

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COMM 600. Practicum1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Practical work in speech.

Note: Pass/Fail grading.

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COMM 601. Professional Seminar in Communication1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Description: Overview of the communication discipline and introduction to the academic study of communication.

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COMM 603. Communication Pedagogy3 Units

Description: An introduction to teaching college-level in Communication. Applies various theories of communication to nature of interactions between students and teachers.

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COMM 605. Communication Theory & Practice3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Description: Seminar studies theories and empirical research in persuasion, social interaction, and group decision-making and offers applied problems that require public presentations by seminar participants.

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COMM 610. Problems of Public Discourse3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Surveys the chief theories and disputes about public discourse, public knowledge, and decision-making.

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COMM 616. Qualitative Communication Research3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Description: Instruction in the practical issues and conceptual debates in qualitative research in the field of communication. Methods includes interviewing, participant observation, unobstructive observation, historical/archival methods, narrative and ethnography.

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COMM 617. Quantitative Methods in Communication3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Description: Instruction in procedures used to systematically and mathematically measure difference between groups and relationships between variables among various communication populations.

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COMM 620. Organizational Communication3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Theoretical and applied studies of communication within organizations and between organizations and their publics.

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COMM 625. Personality and Communication3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Description: Exploration of individual differences in communication processes, such as argumentativeness, shyness, persuasiveness, and leadership.

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COMM 630. Communication and Multiculturalism3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Explores the influence of race, nationality, and/or gender on the communication practices of individuals and their institutions.

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COMM 640. Communication in Social Service3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Studies public communication campaigns, e.g., health information and policy campaigns.

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COMM 650. Corporate Communication3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Description: Study of the nature, strengths, and weaknesses of empirical research in organizational communication and application of these findings to analysis, diagnosis, and remedy or communication problems in specific organizations. Focus is primarily on case studies and in-community "practicum" consulting project.

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COMM 651. Conflict Management3 Units

Description: Uses role playing and case studies in community organizations to assist students in developing the skills needed for managing conflict.

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COMM 653. Integrated Marketing Communication Campaigns3 Units

Description: Study of integrated advertising, public relations, and sales promotions. Course culminates with students preparing integrated marketing plans for local clients.

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COMM 654. Public Relations and Crisis Management3 Units

Description: Examines problems of planning and implementing public relations strategies for crisis management. The organizations studied include corporations, agencies, educational and government institutions, and non-profits.

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COMM 660. Selected Topics in Mass Media3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Description: Examination of topics specific to the study of mass media not covered in other courses.

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COMM 670. Directed Readings in Communication3 Units

Description: Faculty supervised readings on special topics in communication theory, research and practice.

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COMM 675. Risk Communication3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Description: Examines the study of risk communication across various contexts (e.g., health, environmental). Focuses on the role of messages in shaping risk perception, evaluation, and behavior.

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COMM 690. Special Topics3 Units

Description: Examination of topics not covered in regularly-scheduled courses.

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COMM 698. Thesis1-6 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

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