Examines the mass media and their interaction with society, looking at journalism and the mass media in historical, intellectual, political, and social contexts.
COMM 1020: Interpersonal Communication
A lecture-discussion approach to communication theory and its applications in everyday communication. Intended to give students a point of view and certain basic knowledge that will help them become better communicators regardless of their fields of specialization. Approved for LAS Social Science area requirement.
COMM 1050: Introduction to Strategic Communication
This is a foundational course for the Strategic Communication track, addressing the theories and practices involved in non-profit organizations. Students will learn about communication theories and business practices and opportunities related to the fields of advertising and public relations.
COMM 1110: Introduction to Leadership
An introductory exploration of the relationship between leadership theory and practice. The course examines both foundational and emerging leadership paradigms to provide the student a basic understanding of leadership.
COMM 1440: Foundations of Leadership
Through the analytical and intellectual examination of core issues in the practice of leadership, this course provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of leadership. Self-assessment and experiential activities will guide students through a personal exploration of their leadership and communication traits and style.
COMM 2010: Oral Communication in the Workplace
Designed to develop and enhance oral communication skills in business and professional settings. Course includes four components: a) basics of business communication, including emphasis on diversity; b) interpersonal skills, including listening and job interviewing; c) working in groups, including problem solving and effective meetings; and d) preparing and delivering effective business presentations. Approved for LAS Oral Communication requirement.
COMM 2030: Introduction to Communication Theory
A study of human communication from its classical foundations in Aristotelian rhetoric through contemporary theory. Emphases includes communication theory as a discipline coupled with application via a written assessment to include review of scholarly published research. APA format is also taught and required. Prer., COMM 1020.
COMM 2100: Public Speaking
A lecture-recitation approach to the basic principles of speechmaking. Intended to give students basic information for the preparation and delivery of a variety of public presentations. Approved for LAS Oral Communication requirement.
COMM 2150: Male / Female Communication
A lecture-discussion approach to the study of contemporary theories and research in male/female communication. The course will involve reading and discussion in such areas as gender differences in self-perception, social and media images of men and women, language usage and nonverbal behavior differences between genders. Approved for LAS Social Science area requirement. GT-SS3. Prer., COMM 1020.
Approved for LAS Social Science area and Cultural Diversity requirements.
COMM 2240: Principles of Organizational and Strategic Communication
An introduction to models of human communication and definitions of organizational communication with emphasis on communication process, information flow, individual communication roles and group process for problem solving and decision making. Prer., COMM 1020 and COMM 1030.
COMM 2250 - Introduction to Film and Video
A study of the principles and techniques of film-making, including practical experience in planning, shooting, lighting, editing, and sound mixing. The study of film as visual language will be integrated with experience and making short video productions.
COMM 2270 - TV Studio Production
An introductory course in creative television production. Course is geared toward developing the writing, directing, and production skills necessary to make intelligent and imaginative programs in a variety of basic formats. Designed for majors and nonmajors, includes lecture and lab.
COMM 2500 - Research Methods
Introduction to the nature of social scientific methods including research design, measurement, survey methods and introductory statistics. Prer., ID 1050.
COMM 2600 - Family Communication
The role of communication in long-term relationships as found in families. It is a descriptive approach designed to provide an understanding of the extent to which communication affects and is affected by the family.
COMM 2900 - Writing for the Media
Fundamentals of news gathering and writing, news story forms.