COMM 101 PUBLIC SPEAKING (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Introduction to communication theory and the study of the human communication process with an emphasis on effective public communication. Includes intensive practice in public speaking, reasoning, and critical listening.

GenEd: A1  

COMM 200 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION STUDIES (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: COMM 101

Foundational principles and theories of communication provide the student with alternate ways to understand human interaction. Tracing historical and cultural answers to the question, what is communication, guides students to consider alternate paradigms.

GenEd: A1  

COMM 210 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Analysis of the role communication plays in interpersonal relationships with special emphasis on intercultural communication. Oral interpersonal communication skills will be stressed.

GenEd: A1  

COMM 220 GROUP COMMUNICATION (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

This course examines communication in the small group context. It will investigate the important theoretical foundations and practical applications of group communication as well as apply those theories and skills to actual group interactions.

GenEd: A1

COMM 310 COMMUNICATION RESEARCH METHODS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: COMM 200

Investigation of methodology and analytical techniques of human communication, including participant observation, interview, focus groups, surveys, coversation and content analysis.

COMM 320 PERSUASION & ARGUMENTATION (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: COMM 101

Students will debate one another in comtemporary topics in health, business and the environment. Students will also participate in creating a public campaign to persuade a larger audience.

COMM 321 CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Focuses on the ways that people from different cultures interact. Students will analyze and participate in conversations with people who claim different group memberships such as regional, religious, ethnic, or national backgrounds, age, gender and sexual orientations.

GenEd: C3B  

COMM 331 ART, SOCIETY, AND MASS MEDIA (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

The study of synergetic relationships between visual art and human communication dating back to the roots of civilization. Comparative studies in art and communication link ancient traditions to the development of contemporary mass media including print, photography, film, television and the Internet.

GenEd: C1,D,Interdisciplinary

Same as ART 331  

COMM 335 POLITICS AND FILM (3) [top]

Two hours lecture and two hours activity per week.

Explores the themes, issues and processes of politics through an in depth study of selected films. Area of focus varies by semester.

GenEd: Interdiscplinary

Same as POLS 335

GenEd: D,Interdisciplinary  

COMM 336 MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE AND COMMUNICATION (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Examines issues of cross-cultural communication in interpersonal and intergroup settings. Works of literature which take cross-cultural communication as a theme will be examined.

Same as ENGL 336

GenEd: A1,C2,Interdisciplinary  

COMM 345 MEDIA LITERACY & YOUTH CULTURE (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

This interdisciplinary course examines the relationship between mass communication, mass media, and youth culture. Topics include the theories and effects of mass communication, in particular the effects of mass media on children and adolescents. To develop media literacy, students will apply these concepts to their own experiences with popular media, including television, print, and film.

Same as EDUC 345

GenEd: A1,D,Interdisciplinary

COMM 346 SCHOOL COMMUNICATION (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Examines written, verbal and nonverbal communication in school settings between teachers and stakeholders. Emphasizes the importance of communication and successful personal interactions.

Same as EDUC 346

GenEd: A1,Interdisciplinary  

COMM 430 POLITICAL COMMUNICATION (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

An analysis of the relationship between mass media and political decision-making. Topics covered include: political communication theories and trends, the relationship between political institutions and the press in the US and in other countries, elections, debates, political campaigning and advertising, new media and politics, political socialization, education, politics and popular culture.

GenEd: Interdiscplinary

Same as POLS 430

GenEd: D,Interdisciplinary  

COMM 441 HEALTH COMMUNICATION (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisites: COMM 320

Explores the evolution of health as a major topic in communication studies. Focuses on conversations between health practitioners and patients as well as public health campaigns.

Same as NRS 441

GenEd: D,Interdisciplinary  

COMM 442 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisites: COMM 101 and COMM 210 or COMM 220

This course examines and compares internal and external communicative practices in for profit and nonprofit organizations. By examining a series of case studies, students will integrate knowledge from business and marketing and apply communication competence to the production and analysis of organizational messages.

GnEd: A1, Interdisciplinary

COMM 443 ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ESRM 100 and COMM 101 or COMM 320

Students will analyze and engage in debates about local, national and global environmental disputes. Topics include analysis of risk, community dialogue and strategic environmental messages.

Same as ESRM 443  

GenEd: D, Interdisciplinary 

COMM 492 INTERNSHIP/SERVICE LEARNING (1-3) [top]

Two to six activity hours per week

Prerequisite: COMM 441 or COMM 442 or COMM 443

Provides student opportunities for credit for internship work and/or student learning in the community that culminates in a written and oral report.

Graded: CR/NCR

COMM 499 CAPSTONE PROJECT (1) [top]

Three hours activity per week

Prerequisites: COMM 441 or COMM 442 or COMM 443

Oral and written work are saved and organized as artifacts within an e-portfolio. Students write reflective narratives to demonstrate how their work in one of the Communication emphases is integrated and responds to the program learning objectives.

Graded Credit/No Credit