Communication (COMM)

Courses

COMM-101 PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH 3.00 Credits

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the skills necessary to communicate with others and in groups. In addition, the course will prepare students to present material orally and visually.

COMM-195 PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIONS 1.00-12.00 Credits

COMM-201 INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION 3.00 Credits

An analysis of the forms and purposes of mass communication. The course focuses on organization, structure, management and unique characteristics of the broadcast, print, and film media.

COMM-202 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00 Credits

A study of skills aimed at improving the individual student's communication in interpersonal relationships and in small group settings. Includes experiential methods through experiences that exemplify concepts taught: self-image, self-disclosure, listening skills, nonverbal skills. This course is writing integrated.

COMM-203 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION 3.00 Credits

Variables and theories of small group behavior, structure, and interaction. Emphasis on actual experience in small groups.

COMM-204 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3.00 Credits

Theory and practice to facilitate basic competency in public speaking through a variety of types of 'one-to-many' speaking situations: banquets, panels and forums, sales presentations, special public ceremonies, political action meetings.

COMM-205 LOGIC AND ARGUMENTATION 3.00 Credits

The principles of deductive and inductive logic, how to present cogent arguments, and how to identify errors in reasoning. Writing integrated.

COMM-211 TELEVISION PRODUCTION I 4.00 Credits

Introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of basic television studio production.

COMM-290 DIRECTED STUDY IN COMMUNICATIONS 1.00-3.00 Credits

COMM-291 WORKSHOP IN COMMUNICATIONS 1.00-3.00 Credits

COMM-292 SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONS 1.00-3.00 Credits

COMM-294 INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS 1.00-12.00 Credits

COMM-295 PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIONS 1.00-12.00 Credits

COMM-297 EXPERIENTIAL BLOCK 1.00-16.00 Credits

Students may be awarded credit for previous education, training, or work experience using Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning. These credits do not qualify toward fulfilling the residency requirements.

COMM-299 RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP 1.00-12.00 Credits

COMM-301 MEDIA RELATIONS 3.00 Credits

A broad overview into the different writing principles and practices of TV, radio and print media. The course will cover topic areas such as using and understanding AP style, writing for general audiences, broadcast writing, and writing advertising copy. Also, writing and editing magazine and employee publications, newsletters and brochures, and planning and implementing special events. This course is writing integrated. Pre-requisite: ENGL 102.

COMM-302 SCRIPTWRITING AND PRE-PRODUCTION PLANNING 3.00 Credits

This course explores the various aspects of planning and writing for television/video/film and radio productions. Cross-listed with ENGL 303.

COMM-304 ADVANCED PUBLIC SPEAKING 3.00 Credits

An advanced study of the theory, practice, and criticism of public speaking, with an emphasis on the writing and revision of speeches using a variety of genres, styles, and techniques. Students will employ impromptu, extemporaneous, manuscript, and technology enhanced delivery techniques. Writing Integrated.

COMM-310 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00 Credits

Study of the theory and practice of communication in organizations, as well as the design and use of instruments for assessing the effectiveness of organizational communication.

COMM-311 TELEVISION PRODUCTION II 1.00-4.00 Credits

This course acquaints the student with field production and post-production techniques. Pre-requisite: Permission of instructor.

COMM-312 VIDEO PRODUCTIONS 1.00-4.00 Credits

This course is designed to further the student's knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of video field production. Pre-requisite: COMM 311.

COMM-320 PERSUASION 3.00 Credits

A comprehensive review of the process of attitude change. Classical through contemporary views of the persuasion process will be examined. Students will be asked to prepare and make presentations in a wide variety of advocacy situations. Pre-requisite: COMM 204. This course is writing integrated.

COMM-330 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00 Credits

Designed for individuals who are planning a business or professional career. Professional credibility, responsive listening, dealing with conflict, giving and taking criticism, team building, responsibility attribution, and nonverbal components of the communication atmosphere will be included. Pre-requisite: COMM 204; COMM 202 recommended.

COMM-340 AESTHETICS OF VISUAL PRODUCTION 3.00 Credits

Examines the aesthetic elements of media production. It will focus on theoretical and practical aspects in the construction and deconstruction of visual imagery.

COMM-345 COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY 3.00 Credits

Analytic study of the similarities and differences in verbal and nonverbal communication of various cultures. Includes language or code systems and the perception of relational and intent aspects of messages.

COMM-357 CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN CULTURE IN FILM 3.00 Credits

Examines various aspects of European culture through the medium of film and provides a comparative view of the diverse subcultures that are included in European countries. Emphasizes the significance of foreign cinema as a medium of communication and complements studies of intercultural communication.

COMM-360 HISTORY OF MOTION PICTURES 3.00 Credits

Examines the history and development of motion picture art. Cross-listed with HIST 360.

COMM-361 FILM STUDIES: ANIMATION 3.00 Credits

This class looks at the development of animation as an art form. It will roughly follow the historical development of animation throughout the world.

COMM-362 FILM STUDIES:THE DOCUMENTARY TRADITION 3.00 Credits

This class will examine the history and development of nonfiction films from the first film made in 1895, to the modern era.

COMM-363 FILM STUDIES: NATIVE AMERICANS IN FILM 3.00 Credits

This course will examine the treatment of Native Americans in film and video. We will look at images depicting the character and behavior of Native Americans in film.

COMM-370 POLITICAL COMMUNICATION 3.00 Credits

Focuses on communication as the essence of the political process. By examining such topics as political campaigning, the press-government relationship, and the rhetoric of political leaders, the implications of political communication are addressed from the perspectives of politicians, the press, and the public. Cross-listed with POLS 370.

COMM-380 ETHICAL ISSUES IN COMMUNICATION 3.00 Credits

An exploration of ethical issues in communication. Includes an examination of media standards through the use of case studies, readings, and class discussion.

COMM-384 COMMUNICATION THEORY 3.00 Credits

Integrates the major theoretical contributions to the communication discipline. Scientific, social/scientific, and humanistic influences on the development of communication theory.

COMM-390 DIRECTED STUDY IN COMMUNICATIONS 1.00-3.00 Credits

COMM-392 SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONS 1.00-3.00 Credits

COMM-394 INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS 1.00-12.00 Credits

COMM-395 PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIONS 1.00-12.00 Credits

COMM-399 RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP 1.00-12.00 Credits

COMM-411 VIDEO PRODUCTION UNIT 1.00-4.00 Credits

An advanced video production course designed to allow students to apply the skills learned in COMM 211/311.

COMM-412 VIDEO PRODUCTION UNIT 1.00-4.00 Credits

Introduces the student to the theoretical and practical aspects of editing. Pre-requisite: COMM 411.

COMM-420 RESTORATIVE COMMUNICATION 3.00 Credits

Using techniques of self-reflection and methods based in appreciative inquiry, explores various approaches to cultivating sustainable communication within both organizational and interpersonal relationships. Covers contemporary communication issues in a variety of contexts and will implement theory-based strategies from a synthesis of interpersonal communication, positive psychology, and leadership theory. Pre-requisite: ENGL 101 or ENGL 109.

COMM-450 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 3.00 Credits

This course examines both the art and application of digital photography. It will include elements of the history of photography, technical operation of cameras, current developments in the field of photography, theoretical aesthetics, and photo criticism. Access to camera required. Cross-listed with ART 450.

COMM-490 DIRECTED STUDY IN COMMUNICATIONS 1.00-3.00 Credits

COMM-491 WORKSHOP IN COMMUNICATIONS 1.00-3.00 Credits

COMM-492 SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONS 1.00-3.00 Credits

COMM-494 INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS 1.00-12.00 Credits

COMM-495 PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIONS 1.00-12.00 Credits

COMM-498 SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT DESIGN 3.00 Credits

A required senior course which introduces students to rhetorical, critical, and social science research methodologies. Students prepare and present a research proposal in their area of emphasis for completion in COMM 499, Senior Research Project. This course is writing integrated. Pre-requisite: Senior standing.

COMM-499 RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN COMMUNICATIONS 3.00 Credits

Capstone senior course for Communication majors. Synthesizing college coursework, students complete and present a research project in their area of emphasis. The senior communication portfolio is also completed and presented. This course is writing integrated. Pre-requisite: COMM 498.