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

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 T. Carter T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Fall 2014 D. Selby T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Fall 2014 A. Turpin M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Summer Term 2, 2014 T. Carter 10:50AM-1:00PM
Spring 2014 A. Turpin M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Spring 2014 T. Carter T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Spring 2014 A. Turpin M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Fall 2015 T. Carter T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Fall 2015 D. Selby T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Fall 2015 D. Selby T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Summer Term 2, 2015 T. Carter 10:50AM-1:00PM
Spring 2015 D. Selby T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Spring 2015 A. Turpin M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2016 G. Khoo T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2016 A. Turpin M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments COMM-101

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 G. Khoo T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Summer Term 1, 2014 A. Turpin
Spring 2014 T. Carter T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Fall 2015 G. Khoo M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2015 T. Carter T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Spring 2016 T. Carter 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

Pre-requisites/Comments INQ-110 or INQ-120 or HNRS-105

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 D. Selby M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Summer Term 1, 2014 D. Melican 10:50AM-1:00PM
Spring 2014 D. Selby M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Fall 2015 D. Melican M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Summer Term 1, 2015 D. Selby 10:50AM-1:00PM
Spring 2015 D. Selby M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2016 D. Selby T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments COMM-101

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 E. Cooper M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Summer Term 1, 2014 E. Cooper 8:30AM-10:40AM
Spring 2014 G. Khoo M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2014 D. Melican T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Fall 2015 E. Cooper M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Summer Term 1, 2015 E. Cooper 8:30AM-10:40AM
Spring 2015 G. Khoo T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Spring 2015 D. Melican T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2016 D. Melican T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2016 A. Turpin T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

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) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments COMM-101.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 E. Cooper M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2016 D. Selby M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments COMM-101

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 A. Turpin M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Spring 2014 A. Turpin T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Fall 2015 A. Turpin M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2015 A. Turpin T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Spring 2016 A. Turpin M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

COMM 301 Sp Top: Performance Studies

A concentrated study of a topic or issue related to the field of communications. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments COMM-250

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 A. Turpin T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

COMM 301 Sp Top: Animal Communication

A concentrated study of a topic or issue related to the field of communications. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments COMM-250

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 T. Carter M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

COMM 301 Sp Top: Sports Communication

A concentrated study of a topic or issue related to the field of communications. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments COMM-250

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 B. Moore M 6:00PM-9:00PM

COMM 317 Professional Communication

The study and practice of communication theories, concepts, and skills as they apply to business and professional settings including interpersonal and group dynamics, written communication, business and professional presentations and meeting management skills. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments COMM-101, COMM-220; COMM-250 is strongly recommended

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 E. Cooper M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments COMM-202 and 250

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 T. Carter M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2014 T. Carter M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Spring 2016 T. Carter M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

COMM 330 Small Group Communication

Introduction to and practice in the str uctured small group, with primary emphas is on preparation for, analysis of, and participation in problem-solving oriente d groups. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments COMM-250 and 260

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 E. Cooper M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2016 E. Cooper M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments COMM-250

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 G. Khoo M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Fall 2014 D. Melican T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Spring 2014 G. Khoo T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Fall 2015 G. Khoo T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2015 G. Khoo M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2016 G. Khoo M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments COMM-250

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 E. Cooper M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Summer Term 1, 2014 E. Cooper 10:50AM-1:00PM
Spring 2014 E. Cooper M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Fall 2015 E. Cooper M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Summer Term 1, 2015 E. Cooper 10:50AM-1:00PM
Spring 2015 E. Cooper M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2016 E. Cooper M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments COMM-250; COMM-260 is strongly recommended

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 E. Cooper M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments One 300-level COMM course

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 T. Carter

COMM 411 Senior Seminar

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

Pre-requisites/Comments COMM-350 and 354

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 D. Melican W 2:20PM-5:30PM
Spring 2014 D. Melican M 2:20PM-5:30PM
Spring 2014 D. Melican W 2:20PM-5:30PM
Fall 2015 D. Melican W 2:20PM-5:30PM
Spring 2015 D. Melican W 2:20PM-5:30PM
Spring 2015 D. Melican M 2:20PM-5:30PM
Spring 2016 D. Melican M 2:20PM-5:30PM
Spring 2016 D. Melican W 2:20PM-5:30PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments One 200-level COMM course and permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Rosti
Fall 2014 J. Rosti
Spring 2014 J. Rosti
Fall 2015 J. Rosti
Spring 2015 J. Rosti

COMM 496 Honors Project

To qualify for consideration for honots in the major, a student in his/her senior year or in the summer prior to the senior year must work under the quidance of his/her committee. A written proposal and application must be approved by the committee and the department. A minimum GPA of 3.4 in the major is required. Communication 350 and 354; Communication 495 Honors Project is prerequisite for 497 Honors Project. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments See catalog

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 D. Melican
Spring 2015 D. Melican