Communication
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in COMM

COMM 100: 3 Credits

Public Speaking

Presents principles to develop effective presentations for public and professional settings while integrating appropriate technologies. Emphasizes analyzing audience; composing meaningful, coherent messages; conducting responsible research; developing effective arguments; and improving delivery skills to strengthen confidence and credibility. Read More »

4 Sections Currently Scheduled »

COMM 101: 3 Credits

Interpersonal and Group Interaction

Presents principles to develop appropriate and effective communication strategies in one-to-one and small group communication settings. Emphasizes analyzing and assessing communication skills to create and sustain effective communication in personal and professional relationships. Read More »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

200-Level Courses in COMM

COMM 200: 3 Credits

Communication Theory

Introduces the field of communication, including perspectives on theory and research, topical areas within the discipline, basic research methodologies, and a survey of theories in those areas. Covers basic procedures for theory-building, research, and writing about communication. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

300-Level Courses in COMM

COMM 300: 3 Credits

Foundations of Public Communication

Theories and principles of public communication, emphasizing methods of persuasion, critical analysis, speaker-listener alignments in public setting, and measurements of effective public communication. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

COMM 301: 3 Credits

Foundations of Interpersonal Communication

Theories and principles of interpersonal communication emphasizing models of communication, verbal and nonverbal message systems, and analysis of communicative relationships. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

COMM 302: 3 Credits

Foundations of Mass Communication

Theories and principles of mass communication emphasizing effects, the media as institution, and role of society. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

COMM 303: 3 Credits

Writing across the Media

Foundation course focusing on writing for the mass media:Ê Internet, public relations, newspapers, broadcast (television and radio) and advertising with a strong emphasis on adherence to Associated Press Style. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

COMM 305: 3 Credits

Foundations of Intercultural Communication

Analyzes communication variables as they relate to intercultural encounters. Emphasizes culture's influence on communication process, particularly influence of verbal and nonverbal communication on how message is interpreted. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

COMM 320: 3 Credits

Business and Professional Communication

Study of basic theories and skills of communication in professional contexts, including interviewing, relationship maintenance, small group teams, and public presentations. Emphasizes developing practical and critical thinking skills. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

COMM 359: 3 Credits

Media Management

Principles, practices of media management from general techniques to operation of individual departments within a media organization. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

COMM 380: 3 Credits

Media Criticism

Examines practical criticism of a wide variety of media texts including television programs, newspapers, articles, films, photographs, and advertisements. Introduces principles of major contemporary modes of analysis for systematically interpreting visual and verbal forms of communication. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

400-Level Courses in COMM

COMM 400: 3 Credits

Research Methods in Communication

Explores applications for primary research methodologies used in communication. Research project with focus on survey, critical ethnographic, or experimental methodologies. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

COMM 450: 3 Credits

Internship in Communication

On-the-job training in communication through approved field work study programs. Internships arranged and supervised by Department of Communication through internship coordinator. Related class work in resume preparation and job interviewing. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — Michael Dickerson — 12:15 PM to 03:15 PM S — Krug Hall 7

COMM 454: 3 Credits

Free Speech and Ethics

Major issues surrounding roles of speech, press, and electronic media in society. Includes history of free speech and press issues in society, government role in regulating marketplace of ideas, and responsibility of individual in free society. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — Paul LeValley — 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM TR — Robinson B224

COMM 499: 1-3 Credits

Independent Study in Communication

Study of a selected area in communication. Independent study application must be processed before start of semester in which work is to take place. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in COMM

COMM 399: 1-3 Credits

Special Topics in Communication (not currently offered)

Topics vary; some require laboratories.

COMM 465: 3 Credits

Topics in Communication and Gender (not currently offered)

Topics may include gender and culture, women as rhetors, male and female communication, and communication and gender roles. Examines specific interests, ideally in seminar setting.

Graduate

600-Level Courses in COMM

COMM 634: 3 Credits

Theories of Interpersonal Communication

Analyzes contemporary theories, concepts, and approaches to improving interpersonal communication. Examines interpersonal communication research. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

COMM 636: 3 Credits

Communication Consulting

Investigates theories providing foundation for communication consulting. Provides theoretical information and mechanisms for application necessary to modify communicative behavior within organizations. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section C01 — Mitchell E. Marovitz — 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM MWF — Thompson Hall 1017

900-Level Courses in COMM

COMM 999: 1-15 Credits

Doctoral Dissertation Research

Research on an approved dissertation topic under the direction of dissertation committee. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in COMM

COMM 890: 3 Credits

Special Topics in Communication (not currently offered)

Selected topics reflecting specialized areas in communication.