COM

Communication

  • COM 1010 Essentials of Public Address

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Fundamentals of verbal and nonverbal communication in platform speaking. Discussion and practice in vocal and physical delivery and in purposeful organization and development of a speech.

  • COM 1030 Writing for Communication and Media Studies

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introduction to fundamentals of critical inquiry. Study of critical thinking, conducting research and analysis. Comprehensive academic writing included

  • COM 1040 Introduction to Human Communication

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Surveys major concepts, theories, and research approaches in the study of human communication. Assists students in developing an understanding of the foundation of communication theory in preparation for advanced study.

  • COM 1520 Mass Communication

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Recitation

    Study of mass media functions, industries, and effects to help students become more critical mass media consumers and contributors.

  • COM 2020 Interpersonal Communication

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    A theoretical and behavioral approach to the role of communication in relationships across various contexts. Emphasis on perception and self-concept, relational development, verbal and nonverbal messages, influence, gender and diversity.

  • COM 2410 Small-Group Communication

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Explores of the fundamentals of group formation, communication, and processes, including conflict resolution, leadership, problem-solving and decision-making. Emphasis on comprehension of theoretical fundamentals as well as skill development.

  • COM 2460 Organizational Communication

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Nature and functions of communication in the organizational setting. Concepts and methods needed to assess and improve communication in organizations.

  • COM 2560 Basic Media Writing

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to writing for media. Includes structure and organization of media copy. Requires reporting in the field. Integrated Writing course.

  • COM 3250 Health Communication

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Basic themes and issues that have developed in health communication research including physician-patient and nurse-patient communications, organizational communication in health care organizations, and relationships among care providers.

  • COM 3330 Persuasion and Rhetorical Theory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Delineation of the concept of persuasion together with an overview of general rhetorical theory. Preparation and presentation of persuasive communication. Integrated Writing course.

  • COM 3450 Public Relations: Principles and Practice

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Simulation focusing on the processes of a public-relations campaign: fact finding, action planning, implementation of communication channels, and program evaluation.

  • COM 3490 Survey of Communication Research

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the behavioral approach and current theories and experiments in communications research. Integrated Writing course.

  • COM 3660 Advanced News Writing

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Advanced study of writing skills, practices, and procedures used in reporting news for mass media. Reporting in the field required. Integrated Writing course.

  • COM 3680 Visual Communication

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Theoretical and practical foundation in the creation of visuals for multi-media projects suitable for publication in mass media.

  • COM 3700 Dispute Resolution

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Nature and cause of conflict, the impact of communication on conflict escalation, and the process of conflict resolution. Integrated Writing course.

  • COM 4110 Performance for the Media

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Development of skills necessary for effective television and radio presentations. Study of criteria for selecting appropriate talent and frequent practice in a wide range of media settings. Integrated Writing course.

  • COM 4250 Health Communication

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Basic themes and issues that have developed in health communication research including physician-patient and nurse-patient communications, organizational communication in health care organizations, and relationships among care providers.

  • COM 4251 Race, Gender, and Health

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students will learn about the integral nature of communication in health including: the role communication plays in shaping individuals' social and cultural expectations and beliefs about health and illness, and the ways in which this information may influence how it is we understand and communic

  • COM 4320 Race, Class and Gender in Communication

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Theoretical and pragmatic consideration of the impact of race, class, and gender on the communication process within society.

  • COM 4330 Internship

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Research, practice, and participation in communication fora, symposia, or an oral communication project designed to meet the interest of individual students.

  • COM 4430 Interviewing

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Through a matrix organizational structure, students experience theory in selection, survey, journalistic, performance appraisal, persuasion, and counseling interviewing situations with the focus on human resource development.

  • COM 4470 Communication Relationships in Organizations

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines factors that help and hinder effective professional relationships. Aims to increase understanding of interpersonal relationships and apply the knowledge to individual and organizational goals.

  • COM 4570 Intercultural Communication

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Emphasis on research and theory to better understand the complexity of intercultural communication interactions.

  • COM 4620 Mass Media: Law and Regulation

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Laws and regulations affecting mass media.

  • COM 4640 Media Criticism

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analysis of contemporary programming and production practices including the development of critical standards for evaluation.

  • COM 4710 Topics in Communication

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Special topics in the various areas of speech communication.

  • COM 4810 Independent Study

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Faculty-directed readings and research.

  • COM 4820 Senior Honors Project

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent studies course that allows students to pursue research that culminates in a senior honors thesis or project.

  • COM 6250 Health Communication

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Basic themes and issues that have developed in health communication research including physician-patient and nurse-patient communications, organizational communication in health care organizations, and relationships among care providers.

  • COM 6320 Race, Class and Gender Communication

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Theoretical and pragmatic consideration of the impact of race, class, and gender on the communication process within society.

  • COM 6490 Survey of Communication Research

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the behavioral approach and current theories and experiments in communications research.

  • COM 6640 Media Literacy

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analysis of contemporary programming and production practices including the development of critical standards for evaluation.

  • COM 6810 Independent Study

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Faculty-directed readings and research.