Communication Course Offerings

💻 - online section available    ✈ - study abroad opportunity    Ⅲ,Ⅸ - Fulfills UK Core requirement

+ Summer I 2017 Course Offerings and Schedule

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Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
An introduction to the process of communication as a critical element in human interaction and in society. Designed to enhance effective communication and informed use of the mass media.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 210 Online Online Online Desantis Open
Prerequisites:
COM 101 or its equivalent.
Course Description:
An examination of the interplay between the technology and content of the mass communication media.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 210 Online Online Online Lowe Open
Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
This writing intensive course examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts. Course also requires participation in written and oral activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Topics may include: perspective-taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communicatiion.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 210 Online Online Online Matig Open
Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
Focuses on describing and explaining communication processes that occur within the context of close relationships. Three general topic areas include: (1) developing and escalating relationships, (2) satisfying relationships, and (3) coping with relational challenges.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 210 Online Online Online Moore Open
Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
Provides an overview of research and theory related to the “dark side” of interpersonal communication and relationships. This course will cover topics such as secrets, bullying, cyberstalking, verbal abuse, and revenge between romantic partners, family members, friends,and sometimes strangers.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 210 Online Online Online McAninch Open
Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
Understanding workplace communication in U.S. society requires an interdisciplinary approach in preparing students to developing an enlightened consideration of the complex and contextual nature of communication in organizations. The emphasis on community,culture and citizenship is designed to engage students using dynamic learning experiences such as debates and discussion over topics relevant to the role of communication and organizations in U.S. society.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 210 Online Online Online Real Open
Prerequisites:
Not open to students who have completed a 300-level (or above) linguistic class.
Course Description:
An introductory survey course covering syntactic, semantic and pragmatic aspects of language as they relate to communication. Language learning, sign typologies, psycholinguistics, and the nature of meaning are selected topic areas. Emphasis is on behavioral, communication approach.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 210 Online Online Online Dragojevic Open
Prerequisites:
Upper Division standing in the Communication Major. ADDITIONALLY, completion of all COM BA/BS pre-major requirements. Specifically: COM 101, COM 249, COM 252, CIS or WRD 110, CIS or WRD 111.
Course Description:
Considers various theoretical perspectives which lead to a more thorough understanding of communication processes. Begins with discussion of the development of theory and inquiry. Includes perspectives of systems, cognitive, behavioral, affective, symbolic interactionist, dramatic, cultural and social reality, interpretive and critical theories.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 210 Online Online Online Gordon Open
Prerequisites:
Communication major, departmental approval, and completion of learning contract prior to registration.
Course Description:
Research and study of special topics in communication. The student proposes the specific study to be undertaken and formally contracts with a faculty supervisor for guidance and evaluation. Ordinarily, projects will require the production of written materials as a basis for the evaluation. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 010 TBD TBD TBD TBA Closed
Section 011 TBD TBD TBD TBA Closed
Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
This course examines theory and research relevant to health communication including interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication approaches. Topics include the role of communication in general models of health and illness, the relationship between patients and healthcare providers, social support, and health campaigns.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 210 Online Online Online Bachman Open
Prerequisites:
COM 326 or COM 351
Course Description:
This course examines theory and research of persuasion. Topics include message characteristics, credibility, compliance-gaining, decision- making and motivational appeals.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 210 Online Online Online Helme Open

+ Summer II 2017 Course Offerings and Schedule

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Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
An introduction to the process of communication as a critical element in human interaction and in society. Designed to enhance effective communication and informed use of the mass media.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 220 Online Online Online Desantis Open
Prerequisites:
COM 101 or its equivalent.
Course Description:
An examination of the interplay between the technology and content of the mass communication media.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 220 Online Online Online Lowe Open
Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
This writing intensive course examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts. Course also requires participation in written and oral activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Topics may include: perspective-taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communicatiion.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 220 Online Online Online Olson Open
Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
A study of the processes involved in attitude change, with emphasis on the preparation and delivery of persuasive messages.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 220 Online Online Online Lowe Closed
Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
This course examines intercultural and co-cultural divides using a skills-based approach. Students will be exposed to cultural communication situations and will apply skills using lecture, discussion, and various media (e.g., news, radio, film, blogs), equipping them with more effective skills for communicating with other groups, communities, and cultures.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 020 FB 311 TR 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM de la Serna Open
Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
Focuses on describing and explaining communication processes that occur within the context of close relationships. Three general topic areas include: (1) developing and escalating relationships, (2) satisfying relationships, and (3) coping with relational challenges.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 220 Online Online Online Darnell Open
Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
Provides an overview of research and theory related to the “dark side” of interpersonal communication and relationships. This course will cover topics such as secrets, bullying, cyberstalking, verbal abuse, and revenge between romantic partners, family members, friends,and sometimes strangers.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 220 Online Online Online McAninch Open
Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
Understanding workplace communication in U.S. society requires an interdisciplinary approach in preparing students to developing an enlightened consideration of the complex and contextual nature of communication in organizations. The emphasis on community,culture and citizenship is designed to engage students using dynamic learning experiences such as debates and discussion over topics relevant to the role of communication and organizations in U.S. society.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 220 Online Online Online Real Open
Prerequisites:
Communication major; others need departmental approval.
Course Description:
Designed to introduce students to basic concepts in the study of organizational communication. The course considers approaches to the practice and study of communication within organizational settings, including classical approach, human relations, human resources approaches, systems approaches, cultural approaches, and critical approaches. It also introduces specific issues within the study of organizational communication, including assimilation, decision-making, conflict, change, emotion, cultural diversity and communication technologies.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 220 Online Online Online Pilny Open
Prerequisites:
Upper Division standing in the Communication Major. ADDITIONALLY, completion of all COM BA/BS pre-major requirements. Specifically: COM 101, COM 249, COM 252, CIS or WRD 110, CIS or WRD 111.
Course Description:
Communication Strategies for Professional Excellence introduces students to a variety of technical and business theories and practices designed to be applicable to business communication in the real world. This course is focused on communication strategies to use once the job has been secured, rather than those to get the job (i.e., resume, cover letter, interviewing). Specifically, the course teaches the fundamentals of good business communication, including protocols for writing media notices/releases, marketing copy, business letters, memoranda, electronic mail, thank you notes, apology letters, persuasive messages, and business plans. Throughout these writing assignments, you will also become acquainted with the strategies used by communication professionals such as functions of media, employee, community, government, investor, and consumer relations. In addition, there will be instruction in oral presentation and in depth practice on both an individual and a collaborative basis. Finally, students will also learn tactics for running a business meeting, dealing with organizational conflict, and finding ways to enhance their business communication through technically based media.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 020 EGJ 225 TR 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM Slone Open
Prerequisites:
CIS 110, CIS 111, COM 252
Course Description:
With the proliferation of technologically advanced social media (e.g., Facebook, chat, Twitter) available at the fingertips of individuals through multiple channels (e.g., phone, iPad, laptop, online video games), interpersonal relationships are being affected. Negotiating this relatively new, understudied, and quickly evolving terrain can present relational difficulties for a variety of relationships types. Students in this class will gain a thorough understanding of multiple communication platforms and the communication theory that can explain the interactions occurring in each platform, as well as improve their mediated communication skills to enhance interpersonal relationships.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 020 FB 313 TR 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM Sheff Open
Prerequisites:
CIS 110 and CIS 111 or approval from instructor.
Course Description:
Communication education abroad is an academically rigorous and experientially rich opportunity for students to work with a UK faculty member by participating in a formal study abroad course, research program, or service project related to one or more of many communication theories, concepts, and skills. Any communication education abroad offering will be grounded firmly in the communication discipline in ways designed to enrich one’s understanding of how individual and local communication norms and practices both shape and are shaped by global trends, communication, and interactions
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 720 Abroad Abroad Abroad Lowe Closed
Prerequisites:
Communication major, departmental approval, and completion of learning contract prior to registration.
Course Description:
Research and study of special topics in communication. The student proposes the specific study to be undertaken and formally contracts with a faculty supervisor for guidance and evaluation. Ordinarily, projects will require the production of written materials as a basis for the evaluation. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 020 TBD TBD TBD TBA Closed
Prerequisites:
Consent of Department Internship Director prior to registration, and completion of departmental learning contract.
Course Description:
Provides field-based experience in communication through work in industry, government, education, etc. Pass-fail only. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits. A maximum of three credit hours may be counted toward the communication major. For more information, visit the internship website at http://comm.uky.edu/intern.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 020 TBD TBD TBD Miller Closed
Section 021 TBD TBD TBD Miller Closed
Section 022 TBD TBD TBD Miller Closed
Prerequisites:
COM 326 or COM 351
Course Description:
This course examines the relationship between the organization of modern society and its communication media with special emphasis on cultural processes and social change. The social-psychological bases of communication are studied within a context of theory and research.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 220 Online Online Online Savage Open
Prerequisites:
COM 326 or COM 351
Course Description:
This course focuses on what and how popular culture entertainment media functions to communicate and persuade. Forms to be examined may include films/movies, television programs, music, cartoons, and/or comics. Ultimately, students will be equipped with tools to make educated decisions as critical consumers of the messages conveyed in popular culture entertainment media.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 020 FB 311 TR 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM Desantis Open
Prerequisites:
CIS 110, CIS 111
Course Description:
This course focuses on the role of the mass media in contemporary public health campaigns. Most class sessions focus on the application of theory and research to the design of these campaigns. Earlier studies examining the role of the mass media in health campaigns indicated that the mass media played a small and rather insignificant role in changing health behaviors. However, more recent studies indicate that careful targeting combined with formative research often yield successful behavior change.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 220 Online Online Online Helme Open