Communication Course Offerings

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+ Spring 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 001 CB 118 MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Desantis Closed
Section 002 CB 118 MWF 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Desantis Closed
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 001 CB 122 TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Lowe Closed
Section 002 CB 122 TR 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM Lowe Closed
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 001 FB 313 MWF 08:00 AM - 08:50 AM Bachman Closed
Section 002 FB 311 MWF 08:00 AM - 08:50 AM Darnell Closed
Section 004 FB 306C MWF 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM Darnell Closed
Section 005 FB 311 MWF 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM Bachman Closed
Section 006 FB 306C MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM de la Serna Closed
Section 007 FB 311 MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Lukacena Closed
Section 008 FB 311 MWF 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Olson Closed
Section 009 FB 311 MWF 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Olson Closed
Section 010 FB 306B MWF 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Lukacena Closed
Section 011 FB 311 TR 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM Thuringer Closed
Section 012 FB 306C TR 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM Sheff Closed
Section 013 FB 313 TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Sheff Closed
Section 014 CB 209 TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Cotton Closed
Section 015 CB 209 TR 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM McAninch Closed
Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
A study of communication processes in small group situations. Topics include conflict, leadership, and decision-making. Students will participate in group discussion and develop skills in analyzing group performance.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 001 FB 313 MWF 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM Letcher Closed
Section 002 FB 313 MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Letcher Closed
Section 003 EGJ 225 MWF 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Dai Closed
Section 004 EGJ 225 MWF 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Dai Closed
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 001 FB 306B MWF 08:00 AM - 08:50 AM Spencer Closed
Section 002 FB 306B MWF 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM Spencer Closed
Section 003 FB 306B MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Lowe Closed
Section 004 FB 306B MWF 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Lowe Closed
Section 005 FB 311 MWF 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM Letcher Closed
Section 009 FB 306B TR 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM VanCleave Closed
Section 010 FB 306B TR 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM VanCleave Closed
Section 011 FB 306B TR 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM Staricek Closed
Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
This course helps students explore, understand, and appreciate the patient-provider relationship through an examination and analysis of selected health communication case studies and related materials. It is also designed to improve communication skills with and among physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 001 KAS 213 TR 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM Helme Closed
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 001 CP 155 TR 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM Gordon Closed
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 001 KAS 213 TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM McAninch Closed
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 001 FB 313 MW 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Stoltzfus Closed
Section 002 FB 313 MW 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM Stoltzfus Closed
Section 003 EGJ 225 MW 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM Stoltzfus Closed
Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
The goal of this course is to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the communication processes that take place in families and marriage (which includes, straight, gay, and common-law relationships). Emphasis is placed on the theoretical explanations of communication processes and on their practical application through communication behaviors that enhance familial interactions. The course reviews communication theories and theories from allied disciplines that have been employed in scholarly research of families and marriages. What you learn in this course will improve the quality of your family and marriage communication and relationships.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 001 FB 313 TR 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM Beck Closed
Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
This course is designed to explore in depth the relationship between communication and sport. We will examine theories of communication and their connection to sport. The class will examine the relationship between sport and race, gender, class, violence, community, and society along how communication influences how we interact and engage them.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 001 FB 313 TR 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM VanCleave Closed
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 001 EGJ 225 TR 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Pilny Closed
Section 002 CB 340 TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Miller Closed
Section 003 FB 306C TR 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Staricek Closed
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 001 FB 306C MWF 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Matig Closed
Section 002 FB 306C MWF 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Matig Closed
Section 003 FB 306B TR 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM Slone Closed
Section 004 FB 306C TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Slone Closed
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 001 FB 311 TR 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Dragojevic Closed
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 001 EGJ 225 MW 01:00 PM - 02:15 PM Wombacher Closed
Section 002 FB 313 TR 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM Beck Closed
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 001 FB 306C MW 02:30 PM - 03:45 PM Harris Closed
Section 002 FB 306C MW 01:00 PM - 02:15 PM Harris Closed
Prerequisites:
STA 210
Course Description:
An introduction to the methods of philosophy of scientific research into the origins, nature, and effects of communication processes. Provides skills necessary for designing research projects and for interpreting and critically evaluating research results.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 001 FB 313 MW 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Stoltzfus Closed
Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to the study and practice of leadership from a entrepreneurial and communication perspective. Course activities will cover, 1) the basic concepts essential to personal skills development and organizational leadership behavior, 2) the theory component, and 3) the practical process of leadership and entrepreneurship. The course is designed to introduce students to leadership perspectives and the role communication plays in effective leadership and entrepreneurial strategies. The course explores communication variables involved when leaders attempt to influence members to achieve a goal. Topics include power, credibility, motivation, research on leader traits, styles, and situations, innovation strategies, organizational dynamics, creative problem solving, and current models of leadership.The different leadership challenges posed by different group and organizational types will also be explored.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 001 THE90 203 MW 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Friskney 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 001 TBD TBD TBD - Closed
Section 002 TBD TBD TBD - Closed
Section 003 TBD TBD TBD - Closed
Section 004 TBD TBD TBD - 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 001 TBD TBD TBD Miller Closed
Section 002 TBD TBD TBD Miller Closed
Prerequisites:
CIS 110, CIS 111, COM 325
Course Description:
This course explores the role of communication in negotiation and conflict management in organizations. The course examines conflict theories and approaches, negotiation processes, and third party intervention through the study of strategies and tactics, interaction processes, phases and stages of negotiation development and conflict framing. The course examines strategies and tactics used in exchange of offers and counteroffers, salary negotiations, buying and selling of products, team bargaining, and multiparty negotiations.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 001 FB 311 TR 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM Real Closed
Prerequisites:
COM 249
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 001 FB 311 TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Limperos Closed
Section 002 FB 313 TR 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Limperos Closed
Prerequisites:
CIS 110, CIS 111, COM 249
Course Description:
A course designed to examine theory and research related to criticism of the mass media and to the relationship of digital and mass communication to contemporary social issues.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 001 FB 306B MW 01:00 PM - 02:15 PM Cotton Closed
Section 002 FB 306B MW 02:30 PM - 03:45 PM Cotton Closed
Prerequisites:
COM 351, COM 365, and 3.3 GPA in Communication Major, or permission by instructor.
Course Description:
Intensive study of a communication topic in professional, theoretical, and research methodology areas of communication.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 001 EGJ 225 TR 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM Lane 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 001 EGJ 225 TR 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM Gordon Closed
Section 401 FB 313 M 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM Wombacher Closed
Prerequisites:
CIS 110, CIS 111
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 001 FB 311 TR 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM Dragojevic Closed
Prerequisites:
CIS 110, CIS 111, COM 325
Course Description:
Examines theory and research relevant to understanding advanced issues in organizational communication. Topics may include strategies of innovation, organizing, networking, decision-making, globalization, technology, power, and diversity.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 001 EGJ 225 TR 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM Johnson Closed
Section 002 FB 306B TR 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM Scarduzio Closed
Prerequisites:
CIS 110, CIS 111, COM 325
Course Description:
This course examines strategic risk and crisis communication research, theory, and practices. Special emphasis is placed on crisis planning, media relationships, image restoration, ethical responses, and organizational learning.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 001 EGJ 225 MW 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM Sutton Closed
Section 002 FB 306B TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Kim Closed
Section 003 FB 313 TR 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM Kim Closed
Prerequisites:
CIS 110, CIS 111, COM 249
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 001 FB 306C TR 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM Cotton Closed
Prerequisites:
CIS 110, CIS 111, COM 471
Course Description:
Examines theory and research relevant to the role of interpersonal communication in managing mental and physical health. Topics related to interaction in health contexts include: communicating identity in health and illness, health and personal relationships, health care provider/ patient communication, medical decision-making, and interpersonal health education and prevention efforts.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 001 FB 306C TR 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM Savage Closed
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 001 EGJ 225 TR 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM Helme Closed
Prerequisites:
CIS 110, CIS 111, COM 325
Course Description:
Examines theory and research on the nature and development of small group communication. Topics include leadership, interpersonal relations and roles, goals, and decision-making in multiple organizational contexts.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 001 EGJ 225 TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Johnson Closed
Prerequisites:
CIS 110, CIS 111
Course Description:
Intensive study of a specialized topic area in communication.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 001 FB 311 TR 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM Kim Closed

+ 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 010 FB 313 MTWR 10:30 AM - 01:00 PM 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 McAninch 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 Scarduzio 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 010 EGJ 225 MTWR 01:15 PM - 03:45 PM 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 010 EGJ 225 MTWR 10:30 AM - 01:00 PM 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:
CIS 110, CIS 111
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

Show Schedule
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 020 FB 313 TR 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM 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 Open
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 McAninch 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 Scarduzio 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 020 EGJ 225 TR 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM 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 249
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:
CIS 110, CIS 111, COM 249
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