Communication (COMM)

COMM 111. Introduction to Public Speaking - OC3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Training in fundamental processes and attributes of effective public speaking.

Note: Credit may not be received for this course and COMM 112.
Note: Does not count toward Communication major.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 112. Business and Professional Speaking - OC3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Develops theoretical and applied material concerning communication practices appropriate to business and professional settings.

Note: Credit may not be received for this course and COMM 111.
Note: Does not count toward Communication major.

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COMM 115. Interpersonal Skills - OC3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Training in basic processes and skills of face-to-face interaction. Emphasis on developing language, nonverbal, and conflict management skills.

Note: Does not count toward Communication major.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 201. Introduction to Communication - SB3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Introduction to basic concepts of communication discipline. Focuses on communication processes in interpersonal, small groups, organizations, and mass media.

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COMM 255. Communication Practice3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Explores vocational options within the communication field and develops skills relevant to career planning. Students develop an academic plan that integrates with their long-term vocational aspirations.

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COMM 275. African-American Communication3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Study of various dimensions of communication pertaining specifically to African Americans. Communication patterns within the African-American community as well as communication patterns about that community are analyzed.

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COMM 301. Special Topics in Communication3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.

Description: Investigation of topics not offered in regular courses.

Note: Topics vary.
Note: May be repeated.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 302. Advanced Speech Communication3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 111 or COMM 112 or COMM 115 or HON 214.

Description: Advanced principles and techniques of effective public speaking.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 303. Introduction to Communication Technologies3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201 or permission of instructor.

Description: Students learn about communication technologies in contemporary society, explore the various contexts in which these technologies are used, and apply theoretical perspectives to the use of these technologies.

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COMM 304. Argument In Everyday Life3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Surveys theory and practice related to the creation and analysis of arguments in public communication. Topics include argument structure, evidence, types and limitations of inferences, and the adaptation of messages to particular contexts.

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COMM 305. Introduction to Mass Communication3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.

Description: Survey of media institutions and effects.

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COMM 310. Business Communication3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.

Description: Overview of the scope and importance of communication in business, and the development of business communication skills students will employ throughout their professional careers.

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COMM 311. Persuasion3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

Description: Theory and practice of social influence; discusses relationships between the idea of persuasion and broader theories of communication and human behavior.

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COMM 312. Group Process3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.

Description: Studies communication processes in group settings; emphasizes empirical research findings in leadership, interpersonal bargaining, and problems of group problem-solving.

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COMM 313. Organizational Communication3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.

Description: Surveys recent theory and research dealing with the roles and effects of communication in complex organizations.

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COMM 315. Introduction to Interpersonal Communication3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Study of communication principles as they apply in everyday life. Applying social conventions as guides for effective communication.

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COMM 316. Research Methods3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.

Description: Introduction to basic research methods of communication discipline. Examines relationship of theory and methods, research design, and measurement in communication contexts.

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COMM 317. Communication Internship1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): 2.5 GPA overall and faculty consent.

Description: Practical experience in communication-related employment.

Note: Contact department for application procedures and guidelines.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 319. Debate3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 111 or COMM 112 or COMM 115 or faculty consent.

Description: Principles and techniques of preparing evidence and of persuasive speaking before critical listeners.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 320. Newswriting 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.

Description: Study and practice of news-writing and reporting techniques for routine news stories, including story organization, writing story leads, and the elements of hard news and feature journalism.

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

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 321. Digital Journalism 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201 or faculty consent.

Description: The study of journalism in a multimedia environment including reporting, video, blogging, and other online content work.

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

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 322. Sports Writing 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201 or faculty consent.

Description: Students will study and practice writing and reporting techniques for sport events and become familiar with elements of journalism and story organization.

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

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 323. Magazine and Feature Writing 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201 and faculty consent.

Description: Introduction to practice and techniques of preparing articles for popular, specialized, and trade publication; attention to marketing and magazine makeup.

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

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 324. Communication and Gender3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: The course examines how gender identities, roles and norms have been structured within different modes of communication (e.g., interpersonal, mass media and institutional).

Note: Cross-listed with WGST 324.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 325. Communicating Hip-Hop Culture3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Analysis of rap music as a communicative force both within and about hip-hop culture. Topics of study include the origins, development, and participants of the culture with special emphasis on rap music as the primary vehicle of communication.

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COMM 326. African Americans in American Media3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: The evolution of the popular image of African Americans as reflected in the visual media of television and the cinema.

Note: Cross-listed with PAS 312.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 327. Mass Media Processes and Effects3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Theory and research pertaining to the effects of various mass media. Topics include advertising, journalism, educational programming, violence, and pornography.

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COMM 328. Introduction to Urban Communication3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.

Description: Theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of communication as it relates to the culture of urban communities, especially African Americans, Latinos, women, and marginalized groups. Emphasis is on cross-cultural relations, rhetoric and language, media, and educational organizations with special focus on understanding the role communication plays in shaping the identity of these communication groups.

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COMM 329. Marriage and Family Communication3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.

Description: Explores the diversity of marital and family systems. The course reviews the major theories, concepts and research findings in family communication.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 333. Social Media, Mobile Technologies and Strategic Communications3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.

Description: Explores social media and other emerging technologies and how they influence communication practice in a variety of settings.

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COMM 335. Video Communication3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201 and COMM 305, or by permission of instructor.

Description: Introduction to basic theory and practices with an emphasis on application of concepts in the development of news stories, advertisements, and other video projects.

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COMM 336. Video Communication II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 335 or equivalent.

Description: Study of advanced principles of video production including producing, directing, shooting and non-linear editing, along with concepts and theories of aesthetics and video as a communication form.

Note: Students who previously took COMM 461 - Advanced Video Communication should not take this course.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 337. Campus Media3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): COMM 320 or faculty consent.

Description: The study and practice of finding news stories, reporting, and delivering content in multiple platforms. This course serves as an academic component in the weekly production of the campus newspaper.

Note: Students who previously took COMM 301: Campus Media may not take this course.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 338. Introduction to Film Production3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201 or by permission of instructor.

Description: Hands on class designed to introduce students to the many facets of film production including visual, sound, writing, and representational strategies.

Note: Students may not receive credit for this course and for COMM 335.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 339. Fiction Film Production3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): COMM 335 or COMM 338.

Description: Expanded understanding of the creative process and development of short narrative films.

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COMM 340. Introduction to Visual Communication3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: An examination of the basic forms used in the composition of visual information and how these forms are used to produce visual messages. The basic concepts of visuals rhetoric are also explored.

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COMM 342. Introduction to Strategic Communication3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201 or by permission of instructor.

Description: Explores the various forms of persuasive communications employed in corporate,agency and nonprofit settings. Course content covers public relations, advertising, sales promotion, relationship marketing, direct marketing, database marketing, cyber marketing, globalization, and business ethics.

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COMM 344. Strategic Communication Writing 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 342.

Description: Skills for writing across the multiple media platforms and genres that are currently used in strategic communication campaigns.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Note: Credit may not be earned for this course and for COMM 345 if taken prior to summer 2012.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 346. Strategic Media Management3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): COMM 342.

Description: Introduction to the planning process for managing messages across a variety of media. Media planning and media selection in advertising and public relations, and how media are integrated with broader strategic communication campaigns.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 348. Advertising Creativity3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): COMM 342.

Description: Study and practice of the creative process and the team dynamic in the development of advertising campaigns.

Note: Cross-listed with ART 372.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 350. Introduction to Intercultural Communication - D2, SB3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.

Description: Introduction to communication among people from different cultures and nation-states.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 360. Web Site Development3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Study and practice of producing and placing materials on the World Wide Web. Activities include creating, manipulating, and maintaining graphics, audio, and text documents.

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COMM 361. Web Site Development II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): COMM 360 or equivalent.

Description: Study and use of common scripting languages used to create dynamic, interactive web sites. The scripting languages studied vary, but typically include both server-side and client-side languages.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 365. Special Topics in Communication Service Learning3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.

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

Note: May be repeated under different subtitles.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 370. Desktop Publishing3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Introduction to the developing field of desktop publishing in organizations. Focus on strategic thinking required to conceptualize printed materials and basic principles of message development applied to produce documents in a computerized environment.

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COMM 380. Practicum1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201 or faculty consent.

Description: Participation in supervised research.

Note: May not be taken simultaneously with COMM 480.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 401. Independent Study in Communication1-6 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): 18 hours in Department, 3.0 GPA overall and 3.2 GPA in major.

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COMM 402. Independent Research in Communication 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): 18 hours in department, 90 total credit hours, 3.0 GPA overall and 3.2 GPA in major, and faculty consent.

Description: Integration of communication concepts and theories to study a contemporary issue or problem within the discipline.

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.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 410. International Communication3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): COMM 305.

Description: Study of international communication systems; emphasis on foreign press, freedom of information, satellite communication, and programming patterns in cross-cultural settings.

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COMM 411. Mass Communication Law3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): COMM 305.

Description: Study of media regulation by constitutional and governmental processes; includes review of legal decisions, role of federal agencies, and historical trends in media control.

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COMM 412. Communication Criticism3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Compares critical methods for analysis and appraisal of persuasive messages in speeches and texts involving news and advertising.

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COMM 413. Environmental Communication 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): COMM 304 or instructor permission.

Description: Exploration of themes, issues, questions, and debates about the environment to better understand major paradigms like conservation and movements like sustainability.

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.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 417. Senior Communication Internship 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, 2.5 GPA overall, and faculty consent.

Description: Practical experience in communication related employment and critical reflection on how communication concepts and knowledge are applied in the field.

Note: Contact department for application procedures and guidelines.

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.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 421. Communication Technologies 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): COMM 305 or faculty consent.

Description: Exploration of the social role of communication technologies with an emphasis on electronic media.

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

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 422. Reality Television3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): COMM 305.

Description: Study of the various genres of reality television, its audiences, and the culture in which this programming is produced.

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COMM 427. Case Studies in Communication 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): 90 credit hours completed and COMM 316, or faculty consent.

Description: Introduction to the case study method in communication on a topic relevant to the discipline.

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.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 428. Advanced Video Communication3 Units

Prerequisite(s): COMM 335 or faculty consent.

Description: Covers advanced principles of video production while students play roles in directing, producing and working in a crew environment on video productions.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 430. Health Communication 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201 or consent of instructor.

Description: Nature, function and importance of communication in health care delivery. Applies communication theory and skills to health contexts.

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

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 431. Political Communication3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): COMM 305 or permission of instructor.

Description: Study of communication as a vital part of democracy, informing citizens and shaping public policy. Course examines political communication messages from both the electorate and campaign practitioner perspectives.

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COMM 432. Advanced Organizational Communication 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): COMM 313.

Description: In-depth view of theories of organizational communication, including assumptions, philosophies and methodologies that undergird and shape past and current research.

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

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 433. Children and Television 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): COMM 305 or faculty consent.

Description: Explores ways television influences the attitudes, values, and behavior of children and adolescents. Special emphasis on critically analyzing theoretical and empirical literature on the effects of television on children.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 434. Global Media 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.

Description: Study of the history of media globalization as well as the political, economic, and cultural problems and opportunities involved in the trend toward globalization and international information flow.

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

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 435. Media, Culture and Society3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): COMM 305.

Description: Advanced study of media culture; analytical and critical perspectives on the institutional and social dimensions of television, film, journalism, and popular music.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 436. Health Communication Campaign Planning 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): COMM 305 or COMM 342 or permission of instructor.

Description: An introduction to health campaign design and development including a discussion of how different media are used to impact health beliefs and behavioral decisions.

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.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 437. Mass Media and Close Relationships 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): COMM 315.

Description: An introduction to the core principles,concepts, methods,and research findings related to the study of romance, sex and friendship in the mass media.

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.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 438. Intimate Communication 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.

Description: Explores communication issues in intimate personal relationships.

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

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 445. Strategic Communication Campaigns 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 342 or COMM 346 or permission of instructor.

Description: Critical and analytical thinking to develop effective communication campaigns that apply appropriate communication strategies and practices. Participation in a project that develops a comprehensive and integrated strategic communication campaign that addresses multiple audiences and key publics.

Note: Credit may not be earned for this course and for COMM 425 if taken prior to summer 2012.

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.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 450. Advanced Intercultural Communication 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): COMM 350 and 90 hours completed.

Description: Survey of theory and research pertaining to problems of cross-cultural communication, including cultural, national, ethnic, and racial divisions.

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.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 460. Special Topics in Communication Studies3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.

Description: Investigation of topics not offered in regular courses.

Note: May be repeated up to 6 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 461. Special Topics in Mass Communication3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.

Description: Investigation of topics not offered in regular courses.

Note: May be repeated up to 6 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 463. Special Topics in Communication Studies 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.

Description:

Note: May be repeated when topics vary.
Note: Approved for the Arts & Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 465. Special Topics in Communication Service Learning 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): 90 credit hours and 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.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 480. Senior Practicum1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): COMM 316 and faculty consent.

Description: Participation in supervised research.

Note: May not be taken simultaneously with COMM 380.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 481. Senior Practicum 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): 90 credit hours completed, COMM 316 and faculty consent.

Description: Practical communication project and/or participation in supervised research. May not be taken simultaneously with COMM 380.

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.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 498. Senior Thesis 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): 90 credit hours completed and faculty consent.

Description:

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 499. Senior Thesis 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing; admission to departmental honors program.

Description:

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

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COMM 505. Perspectives on Religion and Media 3 Units

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

Description: Study of the history and meaning of mediated religious communication, focusing on journalism and strategic communication.

Note: Approval for the Arts & 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.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

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.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

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.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

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 540. Public Communication Campaigns3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Drawing upon emerging new theories and empirical studies on influencing audiences, this course examines mediated public communication campaigns.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

COMM 555. Persuasive Movements3 Units

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

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

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.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

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.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes