COMM 5014
Communication Theory

A broad survey of contemporary theories and processes of interpersonal, public, and mediated human communication. Pre: Graduate standing, Co: COMM 5024

  • 3 Credit Hours
COMM 5024
Communication Research Methods

Advanced treatment of a variety of research related issues germane to the discipline of communication studies. Topics include the scientific method; elements of the research process; experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental research designs; and legal and ethical issues in research. Pre: Graduate standing, Co: COMM 5014

  • 3 Credit Hours
COMM 5034
Teaching Practicum

Training in teaching the basic communication course at the university level. Emphasis on the theory and practice of teaching public speaking, prepared related materials and class sessions, and responding to student assignments. May be repeated for up to 3 hours. Pre: Graduate standing

  • 1-2 Credit Hours
COMM 5044
Prospectus Practicum

Applied, advanced work in prospectus development. Pre: COMM 5024

  • 1 Credit Hours
COMM 5414
Mass Media Effects

Explores major areas of theoretical study of mass communication and the social impact of mediated messages.

  • 3 Credit Hours
COMM 5444
New Communication Technology

Explores the social implications surrounding the design, production, use, and evaluation of communication technology. Emphasis is on how communication functions in the creation and use of technology, and how communication and other social factors may be influenced by technology.

  • 3 Credit Hours
COMM 5454
Mass Media Theory

Survey of theory related to the production, content, form, consumption, effects, and social role of mass media. Pre: Graduate Standing

  • 3 Credit Hours
COMM 5464
Media Literacy

Theories and practices related to critical analysis, critique and evaluation of comtemporary media's role in shaping society. Pre: Graduate standing

  • 3 Credit Hours
COMM 5474
International Communication

Relationships between communication and international systems and practices. Political, ecnomic, legal and socio-cultual communication elements and the globalization of culture. Pre: Graduate Standing

  • 3 Credit Hours
COMM 5514
Public Relations Theory and Practice

Examines fundamental theory and research in public relations, including systems theory, symbolic interactionism, organizational theory, cognitive processing and persuasion; models of public relations practice; ethics.

  • 3 Credit Hours
COMM 5524
Organizational Communication

Theory and application of communication in organizational settings. Pre: Graduate standing

  • 3 Credit Hours
COMM 5534
Crisis and Issue Management

Characteristics and uses of crisis and issue management as communicative resources for organizations. Contributions of public relations practice in the creation of systems of meaning, oublic policy, and distribution of symbolic and tangible resources. Pre: Graduate Standing

  • 3 Credit Hours
COMM 5544
Mass Media and US Politics

This course explores the role of the mass media in contemporary American politics by examining the development of the media as sources of social and political influence in twentieth century America; how the mass media cover electoral and issue campaigns; the impact such coverage has had on candidates and their campaign strategies and on the behaviors of voters. Various perspectives on what the future may hold for American politics.

  • 3 Credit Hours
COMM 5554
Health Communication Campaigns

Theory, practice, and effects of health communication campaigns on human behavior, society, and public policy. Pre: Graduate standing

  • 3 Credit Hours
COMM 5564
Persuasion and Social Influence

Examines fundamental theory and research on persuasion and social influence. Emphasis on a broad-based perspective, encompassing the full scope of persuasion as it is found in everyday life. This course examines persuasion in a variety of contexts and settings, including advertising, small groups, and face-to-face encounters.

  • 3 Credit Hours
COMM 5614
Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

Survey of theories of rhetoric. Focuses on the multiple conceptions of rhetoric through history and the critical methods emerging from rhetorical theory.

  • 3 Credit Hours
COMM 5634
Social Movement Campaigns

Communication theories and methods of studying social movement campaigns. Rhetorical construction of social protest. Pre: Graduate standing

  • 3 Credit Hours
COMM 5814
Seminar in Communication Studies

Topical seminar examining various aspects of contemporary theory and research in interpersonal, public, and mediated human communication. Repeatable with different content for a maximum of six hours credit.

  • 3 Credit Hours
COMM 5894
Final Examination

For non-thesis candidates who are required to register for their final examination and have completed their program of study. Not to be included in minimum 36 hours required for degree.

  • 3 Credit Hours
COMM 5904
Project and Report

For students pursuing a non-thesis degree. Projects may involve guided research/scholarship or an internship

  • 1-19 Credit Hours
COMM 5974
Independent Study
  • 1-19 Credit Hours
COMM 5984
Special Study
  • 1-19 Credit Hours
COMM 5994
Research and Thesis
  • 1-19 Credit Hours