Courses

COMM 101 Intro to Communication Studies

Introduction to oral communication and communication theory. Course includes st udy of various communication models and situations and the processes and techniq ues that function within them. It also e xamines cultural, symbolic, and perceptu al variants and their effects on the com munications process. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A C. Murawski M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
B C. Murawski M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
C T. Carter T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

COMM 202 Mass Communication

A survey of the theories, processes, ef fects, and media of mass communication. The course will focus on issues of conce rn principally to the mass media within the United States, but issues of globali zation will be addressed. Lecture: 3 hrs /wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • COMM-101 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A A. Turpin M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

COMM 220 Public Speaking

Study of voice, production, and managem ent in various forms of public address. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • INQ-110 or INQ-120 or HNRS-105 or HNRS 110 or HNRS-120. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A N. Martinez-Carrillo T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

COMM 250 Communication Theory

An introduction to the most important contemporary theories of human communication. This course will explore general issues concerning the nature of theory and communication, the relation between theory and practice, and the influence of culture and gender. Students will critically examine how the communication process contributes to the development of information and meaning, selfhood, interpersonal relationships, social influence, and culture. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • COMM-101 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A A. Turpin M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

COMM 254 Rhetorical Traditions

Rhetoric permeates all aspects of social life and has been studied since the 5th century BCE. This course is a survey of the historical development of philosophies or theories of rhetoric from ancient Greece to the present day. It will cover major figures and movements within the discipline of Communication Studies. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • COMM-101. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A C. Murawski M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

COMM 260 Interpersonal Communication

An introduction to issues in interperso nal communication, examined from the per spective of communication competence. Us ing scientific concepts and theories, st udents will be asked to become critics o f everyday conversation. Students will a lso use theoretical principles to improv e personal effectiveness, appropriatenes s, and adaptability in conversing with o thers. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • COMM-101 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A J. Jackl M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

COMM 319 Journalism

A practical introduction to journalism, with special emphasis on reporting skil ls and writing newspaper news and featur es, broadcast news, and public relations products. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • COMM-202 and COMM-250

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A T. Carter M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

COMM 350 Research Methods

Introduction to the principles and basic skills necessary to criticize research literature. In this course students will develop descriptive and experimental studies using data collection, analysis and presentation techniques in communication research. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • COMM-250 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A J. Jackl T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

COMM 354 Rhetorical Theory & Criticism

In this course students will think, analyze, and write carefully about public messages that influence our experience, professions, lives and cultures. This course will explore the possibilities and difficulties of forming, using, and evaluating messages that individuals or groups use to influence or change a large public audience. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • COMM-254. Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • COMM-250 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A N. Martinez-Carrillo T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

COMM 360 St. in Intercultural Comm.

An examination of major issues related t o intercultural and cross-cultural commu nication. The course will explore those communication issues in particular cultu res both within and beyond the United St ates. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • COMM-250; COMM-260 is strongly recommended Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A N. Martinez-Carrillo T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

COMM 406 Independent Study

Supervised reading and research of a spe cific subject within media or communicat ion studies resulting in a written repor t. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • COMM-301 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • COMM-311 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • COMM-317 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • COMM-319 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • COMM-330 OR COMM-360 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A T. Carter

COMM 411 Senior Seminar

A seminar approach to selected topics for advanced students. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • COMM-350 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • COMM-354 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A J. Jackl T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

COMM 416 Internship

Experience in a field of applied commun ications (for example, newspaper, radio, television), under supervision from the agency involved and the course instruct or. Laboratory: 10 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • One 200 level COMM course and permission.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A J. Rosti

COMM 495 Honors Project

A program of independent study culminating in a paper. (1/2) 1/2 Unit

Requisites

  • COMM-350 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • COMM-354 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A J. Jackl