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The following have been approved as General Education courses:
Basic Skills, Oral Communication: 1545, Communication Foundations.
1530. Communication Theory.The study of significant theories of communication that reflect the diversity of communication studies and address different communication contexts: interpersonal, group, public, organizational, and mass. 3 s.h.
1545. Communication Foundations. The study of the theories, strategies, and skills for competent participation in interpersonal, group,and public communication situations. Application exercises in interpersonal, group, and public communication are included. Prereq.: Placement in ENGL 1550 based on Composition and Reading Test results, or successful completion of ENGL 1539 or ENGL 1540. 3 s.h.
2610. Intercultural Communications. The study of key historical and contemporary theories that affect communication across cultural boundaries. Exercises for improving communication skills in intercultural communication situations are included.
2645. Presentational Speaking. In-depth examination of the theory and practice of preparing and delivering presentations in today’s work environment. Emphasis on using technology aids during presentations. Prereq.: COMST 1545 or equivalent. 3 s.h.
2653. Group Communication. Small-group interaction and participation from a communication systems perspective. Includes an examination of group processes and leadership in group interaction. 3 s.h.
2656. Interpersonal Communication. An examination of the skills necessary to develop, maintain, and evaluate one-to-one relationships. Through practical experiences from everyday life, the class examines what occurs when one person communicates with another. 3 s.h.
2657. Organizational Communication. A general survey of traditional and interpretive approaches to organizational communication as well as career applications. Explores the relationship between communication and organizational effectiveness. 3 s.h.
3717. Introduction to Media Relations Campaigns. An experiential, service-learning course in designing and implementing media relations campaigns. Prereq: CMST 1545. 3 s.h.
3745. Individual Studies. The student selects a special problem or issue in communication to research in detail. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 s.h. Prereq.: COMST 1530, junior standing, approval of Individual Studies form. 1-3 s.h.
3750. Gender Communication. Principal concepts and issues of gender and communication as they apply to identity, and communication within and between the genders in a variety of contexts. Prereq.: COMST 2656. 3 s.h.
3754. Argumentation. Developing critical thinking through systematic evaluation of theories, principles, and practices of argumentation. Prereq.: COMST 1530. 3 s.h.
3756. Interviewing. Theories of communication applied to interview situations with a special concern for developing student understanding of and skills needed to participate in one-to-one and panel interviews. Prereq.: COMST 1530. 3 s.h.
3757. Media Relations Writing. A lecture-lab course in writing pamphlets, advertisements, newsletters, and websites for media
relations campaigns. Prereq: ENGL 1550 and ENGL 1551. 3 s.h.
3760. Persuasion. Theory and application of rhetorical persuasion. Study of major theorists including Aristotle and Kenneth Burke. Presentation required. Prereq.: COMST 1530 and COMST 2645. 3 s.h.
3799. Designing Communication Research. A study of the processes involved in designing both qualitative and quantitative communication research projects. Communication research design and implementation. Prereq.: 15 s.h. of Communication Studies including COMST 1530, ENGL 1551, and MATH 2623. 3 s.h.
4850. Computer Mediated Communication. Social interactions involved in e-mail, newsgroups, chats, muds, and 3D virtual worlds. Design, implementation and use of CMC stressing social implications. Prereq.: COMST 2656 and senior standing. 3 s.h.
4851. New Communication Media. New media histories, technologies, and cultures. Considers promising future forms, and includes issues of authorship, community, identity, interactivity, visuality, the nature and power of technology, intelligent systems, and artificial life. Prereq.: COMST 3799 and senior standing. 3 s.h.
4855. Interpersonal Communication Relationships. Theories of relationship development, maintenance and termination. The impact of face-to-face and mediated communication on interpersonal relationships. Prereq.: COMST 1530 and 2656 and ENGL 1551. 3 s.h.
4859. Organizational Cultures. Analysis of organizational cultures. relationships between organizational culture and communication in modern organizations. Prereq.: COMST 1530 and COMST 2657. 3 s.h.
4896. Internship. An application of communication theories and practice within organizational settings. Weekly meetings with faculty supervisor are required. Weekly field work is 15 hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 s.h. Prereq.: COMST 2657, senior standing, major in Communication Studies, and approval of Internship Proposal form. 3 s.h.
4898. Media Analysis. Application of methods of analysis to describe and critique the content of various types of media, including new media, news media, and entertainment media. Emphasis on the relationship between media content, uses, and effects. Prereq.: CMST 3756 and CMST 3799. 3 s.h.
4899. Senior Project. Synthesis of research, writing, and presentation skills through the completion of a communication research project and professional development activity. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 s.h. Prereq.: Senior standing, major in Communication Studies, 24 s.h. of Communication Studies major complete, including CMST 3799. Grading is Traditional/PR. 3 s.h.
5852. Conflict Management and Negotiation. An in-depth analysis of the theories and variables influencing management, resolution, and negotiation.Includes strategies and skills for meditation and arbitration. Prereq.: CMST 1530, 2653 and 2657. 3 s.h.
5898. Seminar. A cooperative exploration of topics in communication studies. May be repeated up to 6 s.h. Prereq.: Senior standing or permission of instructor and 24 s.h. of Communication Studies, including COMST 3799. 3 s.h.