University of Kentucky Department of Communication

Course Offerings for Upper Division Majors

Department of Communication  
Summer 1 2014 Course Offerings and Schedule (March 11, 2014)  
Course Name Course Description Days & Times Offered Instructor
Com 101: Introduction to Communication 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 010 MTWR 10:30:00 AM 1:00:00 PM

 

       

 

 

Desantis

 

 

Com 249: Mass Media and Culture An examination of the interplay between the technology and content of the mass communication media. Prereq: COM 101 or its equivalent.
       
Online      
       

 

 

Lowe

 

 

Com 252: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 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 communication.

 

       
Section 210 Online

 

   

 

 

Kaufmann

 

 

Com 287: Persuasive Speaking A study of the processes involved in attitude change, with emphasis on the preparation and delivery of persuasive messages.

 

 

Section 010 MTWR 1:30:00 PM 4:00:00 PM

 

 

Young

 

 

Com 313: Interpersonal Communication in Close Relationships 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 010 MTWR 1:30:00 PM 4:00:00 PM

 

 

 

Scott

 

Com 314: The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication and Relationships 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 strangers.

 

 

Section 010 MTWR 10:30:00 AM 1:00:00 PM

 

 

 

Stewart

 

Com 482: Studies in Persuasion Examines theory and research of persuasion. Topics include message characteristics, credibility, compliance-gaining, decision-making, and motivational appeals.  

Section 010 MTWR 1:30:00 PM 4:00:00 PM
       
       

 

 

Helme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Communication  
Summer 2 – 2014 Course Offerings and Schedule (March 11, 2014)  
Course Name Course Description Days & Times Offered Instructor
Com 249: Mass Media and Culture An examination of the interplay between the technology and content of the mass communication media. Prereq: COM 101 or its equivalent.  

online      
       

 

 

Lowe

Com 252: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 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 communication.
       
Section 022 TR 2:00:00 PM 4:30:00 PM

 

Section 021 TR 11:00:00 AM 1:30:00 PM

 

Section 020 MW 8:00:00 AM 10:30:00 AM

 

 

 

Lash

 

Record

 

Herovic

 

 

 

Com 281: Communication in Small Groups 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 020 TR 8:00:00 AM 10:30:00 AM

 

 

 

TBD

 

 

Com 287: Persuasive Speaking A study of the processes involved in attitude change, with emphasis on the preparation and delivery of persuasive messages.  

Section 010 MW 11:00:00 AM 1:30:00 PM

 

 

 

Lowe

Com 311: Taking Control of Your Health – Patient-Provider Communication 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 010 TR 2:00:00 PM 4:30:00 PM

 

 

 

Iannarino

 

Com 314: The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication and Relationships 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 strangers.

 

 

Online      

 

 

Reynolds

 

Com 315: Understanding Workplace Communication in a Diverse U.S. Society 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 experiences such as debates and discussion over topics relevant to the role of communication and organizations in U.S. society.  

Section 020 MW 11:00:00 AM 1:30:00 PM
       
       

 

 

TBD

 

 

Com 390: Study Abroad: First Adventures in a Global Marketplace Designed specifically for first generation students, this program will provide students with the fundamental principles and practical skill-sets to understand the diverse cultures that comprise the global marketplace of the 21st century. Through visits and discussions with London business leaders, participants will observe first-hand how multinational corporations navigate the intense diversity challenges of today’s independent business community.  

Section 720 London  

 

 

Deffendall

 

Com 399 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.  

Schedule varies based on specific internship assigned.

 

Miller

Com 535: Risk and Crisis Communication 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 720 Ireland July 7-22  

 

 

Veil

 

Com 452: Studies in Interpersonal Communication Theories of cognition and communication will be used to explore and explain communication with people from diverse cultures. Differences in both verbal and nonverbal comm among different cultural groups will be discussed.  

Section 020 MW 11:00:00 AM 1:30:00 PM

 

 

Shaunfeld

 

 

Com 553: Critical Analysis of Communication and Persuasion in Popular Culture 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 020 TR 11:00:00 AM 1:30:00 PM

 

 

Desantis

 

 

Department of Communication  
Summer 2 – 2014 Course Offerings and Schedule (March 11, 2014)  
Course Name Course Description Days & Times Offered Instructor
Com 249: Mass Media and Culture An examination of the interplay between the technology and content of the mass communication media. Prereq: COM 101 or its equivalent.  

online      
       

 

 

Lowe

Com 252: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 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 communication.
       
Section 022 TR 2:00:00 PM 4:30:00 PM

 

Section 021 TR 11:00:00 AM 1:30:00 PM

 

Section 020 MW 8:00:00 AM 10:30:00 AM

 

 

 

Lash

 

Record

 

Herovic

 

 

 

Com 281: Communication in Small Groups 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 020 TR 8:00:00 AM 10:30:00 AM

 

 

 

TBD

 

 

Com 287: Persuasive Speaking A study of the processes involved in attitude change, with emphasis on the preparation and delivery of persuasive messages.  

Section 010 MW 11:00:00 AM 1:30:00 PM

 

 

 

Lowe

Com 311: Taking Control of Your Health – Patient-Provider Communication 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 010 TR 2:00:00 PM 4:30:00 PM

 

 

 

Iannarino

 

Com 314: The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication and Relationships 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 strangers.

 

 

Online      

 

 

Reynolds

 

Com 315: Understanding Workplace Communication in a Diverse U.S. Society 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 experiences such as debates and discussion over topics relevant to the role of communication and organizations in U.S. society.  

Section 020 MW 11:00:00 AM 1:30:00 PM
       
       

 

 

TBD

 

 

Com 390: Study Abroad: First Adventures in a Global Marketplace Designed specifically for first generation students, this program will provide students with the fundamental principles and practical skill-sets to understand the diverse cultures that comprise the global marketplace of the 21st century. Through visits and discussions with London business leaders, participants will observe first-hand how multinational corporations navigate the intense diversity challenges of today’s independent business community.  

Section 720 London  

 

 

Deffendall

 

Com 399 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.  

Schedule varies based on specific internship assigned.

 

Miller

Com 535: Risk and Crisis Communication 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 720 Ireland July 7-22  

 

 

Veil

 

Com 452: Studies in Interpersonal Communication Theories of cognition and communication will be used to explore and explain communication with people from diverse cultures. Differences in both verbal and nonverbal comm among different cultural groups will be discussed.  

Section 020 MW 11:00:00 AM 1:30:00 PM

 

 

Shaunfeld

 

 

Com 553: Critical Analysis of Communication and Persuasion in Popular Culture 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 020 TR 11:00:00 AM 1:30:00 PM

 

 

Desantis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (March 11, 2014)

FALL 2014 COURSE OFFERINGS & SCHEDULE

Course Name Course Description Days & Times Offered
Com 101: Introduction to Communication 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 001 MWF 10:00:00 AM 10:50:00 AM

 

Section 002 MWF 11:00:00 AM 11:50:00 AM

 

Com 249: Mass Media and Culture An examination of the interplay between the technology and content of the mass communication media. Prereq: COM 101 or its equivalent.

 

Section 001 TR 9:30:00 AM 10:45:00 AM

 

Section 002 TR 11:30:00 PM 12:15:00 PM
Section 003 TR 12:30:00 AM 1:45:00 AM

 

Com 252: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 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 communication.

 

       
Section 001 MWF 9:00:00 AM 9:50:00 AM

 

Section 002 MWF 10:00:00 AM 10:50:00 AM

 

Section 003 MWF 10:00:00 AM 10:50:00 AM

 

Section 004 MWF 11:00:00 AM 11:50:00 AM

 

Section 005 MWF 11:00:00 AM 11:50:00 AM

 

Section 006 MWF 12:00:00 PM 12:50:00 PM

 

Section 007 MWF 12:00:00 PM 12:50:00 PM

 

Section 008 MWF 1:00:00 PM 1:50:00 PM

 

Section 009 MWF 1:00:00 PM 1:50:00 PM

 

Section 010 MW 2:00:00 PM 3:15:00 PM

 

Section 011 MW 2:00:00 PM 3:15:00 PM

 

Section 012 TR 8:00:00 AM 9:15:00 AM

 

Section 013 TR 9:30:00 AM 10:45:00 AM

 

Section 014 TR 9:30:00 AM 10:45:00 AM

 

Section 015 TR 11:00:00 AM 12:15:00 PM

 

Section 016 TR 11:00:00 AM 12:15:00 PM

 

Section 017 TR 2:00:00 PM 3:15:00 PM

 

Section 401 T 6:00:00 PM 8:30:00 PM

 

 

Com 281: Communication in Small Groups 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 001 MWF 9:00:00 AM 9:50:00 AM

 

Section 002 MWF 11:00:00 AM 11:50:00 AM

 

Section 003 TR 8:00:00 AM 9:15:00 AM

 

Section 004 TR 9:30:00 AM 10:45:00 AM
Section 005 TR 12:30:00 PM 1:45:00 PM

 

Section 401 W 6:00:00 PM 8:30:00 PM

 

 

Com 287: Persuasive Speaking A study of the processes involved in attitude change, with emphasis on the preparation and delivery of persuasive messages.

 

 

Section 001 MWF 9:00:00 AM 9:50:00 AM

 

Section 002 MWF 10:00:00 AM 10:50:00 AM

 

Section 003 MWF 10:00:00 AM 10:50:00 AM
Section 004 MWF 11:00:00 AM 11:50:00 AM

 

Section 005 MWF 12:00:00 PM 12:50:00 PM

 

Section 006 MWF 12:00:00 PM 12:55:00 PM

 

Section 007 MWF 1:00:00 PM 1:50:00 PM

 

Section 008 M 3:30:00 PM 6:00:00 PM

 

Section 009 TR 2:00:00 PM 3:15:00 PM

 

Section 010 TR 3:30:00 PM 4:45:00 PM
       
Section 401 M 6:00:00 PM 8:30:00 PM

 

 

Com 311: Taking Control of Your Health – Patient-Provider Communication 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 001

 

TR 9:30:00 AM 10:45:00 AM

 

 

Com 313: Interpersonal Communication in Close Relationships 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 001 TR 11:00:00 AM 12:15:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Com 314: The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication and Relationships 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 strangers.  

Section 001 TR 12:30:00 PM 1:45:00 PM

 

Com 315: Understanding Workplace Communication in a Diverse U.S. Society 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 001 TR 3:30:00 PM 4:45:00 PM

 

Com 325: Introduction to Organizational Communication 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 comm technologies.  

Section 001 TR 9:30:00 AM 10:45:00 AM
Section 002 TR 11:00:00 AM 12:15:00 PM
       
       

 

Com 351: Introduction to Communication Theory (Honors) 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 001 TR 2:00:00 PM 3:15:00 PM
       
       
       

 

Com 352: Interpersonal Communication and Social Media 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 001 MW 2:00:00 PM 3:15:00 PM
Section 002 TR 11:00:00 AM 12:15:00 PM
       
       

 

Com 365: Introduction to Communication Research Methods (Honors) An introduction to the methods of philosophy of scientific research into the origins, nature, and effects of comm processes. Provides skills necessary for designing research projects and for interpreting and critically evaluating research results. Prereq: STA 210.  

Section 001 TR 12:30:00 AM 1:45:00 PM
       
       
       

 

Com 399 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.  

Schedule varies based on specific internship assigned.

Com 425: Communication, 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 offers and counteroffers, salary negotiations, buying and selling of products, team bargaining, and multiparty negotiations.

 

 

Section 001 TR 11:00:00 AM 12:15:00 PM

 

       
       

 

Com 449: Mass Media and Social Influence This course examines the relationship between the organization of modern society and its 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 001 TR 2:00:00 PM 3:15:00 PM
       
       
       

 

Com 452: Studies in Interpersonal Communication Examines current theory and research on the nature and development of interpersonal communication ability. Topics include: understanding strategic communicative relational communication elements, and cultural and institutional influences on the development of interpersonal communication.  

Section 001 MWF 11:00:00 AM 11:50:00 AM
Section 002 TR 8:00:00 AM 9:15:00 AM

 

Com 453: Digital and Mass Communication Media Literacy A course designed to examine theory and research related to criticism of the mass media and to the relationship of digital and mass comm to contemporary social issues.  

Section 001 MWF 9:00:00 AM 9:50:00 AM
Section 002 TR 9:30:00 AM 10:45:00 AM
       

 

Com 462: Intercultural Communication Theories of cognition and communication will be used to explore and explain communication with people from diverse cultures. Differences in both verbal and nonverbal comm among different cultural groups will be discussed.  

Section 001 TR 3:30:00 PM 4:45:00 PM
Section 401 W 6:00:00 PM 8:30:00 PM
       

 

Com 471: Introduction to Health Communication 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 001 MW 1:00:00 PM 2:15:00 PM
Section 002 TR 12:30:00 PM 1:45:00 PM
       
       

 

Com 482: Studies in Persuasion Examines theory and research of persuasion. Topics include message characteristics, credibility, compliance-gaining, decision-making, and motivational appeals.  

Section 001 TR 10:00:00 AM 10:50:00 AM
Section 002 TR 2:00:00 PM 3:15:00 PM
       

 

Com 525: Advanced Issues in Organizational Communication 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 001 TR 9:30:00 AM 10:45:00 AM
Section 002 TR 11:00:00 AM 12:15:00 PM
Section 003 TR 8:00:00 AM 9:15:00 AM

 

Com 535: Risk and Crisis Communication 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 001 TR 12:30:00 PM 1:45:00 PM
       

 

Com 553: Critical Analysis of Communication and Persuasion in Popular Culture 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 001 MW 3:00:00 PM 4:15:00 PM
       
       
       

 

Com 571: Interpersonal Communication in Health Contexts This seminar examines theory and research relevant to the role 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 001 TR 3:30:00 PM 4:45:00 PM
       
       
       

 

Com 572: Health Communication Campaigns and Communities This seminar will focus on the role of the mass media in contemporary public health campaigns. Students will do a historical overview of the effects of the mass media in public health campaigns; conduct an extensive review of the major theories about health behavior change, persuasion, the effects of the media, and human information processing; discuss the role of formative, process, and evaluation research as well as the importance of targeting and tailoring to audience segments; and review topic-specific themes.  

Section 001 TR 12:30:00 PM 1:45:00 PM
       
       
       

 

Com 581: Teamwork and Leadership in Organizations 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 001 TR 9:30:00 AM 10:45:00 AM
       

 

Com 591: Family Communication 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 communication and relationships.  

Section 002 TR 8:00:00 AM 9:15:00 AM
       
       
       

 

Com 591: Communication and Humanity in a Zombie Apocalypse The purpose of this course is to develop a humanistic understanding of communication and life skills for high-stress situations. Using the apocalypse as a metaphor for all-hazards scenarios, historical narratives of disaster and films and novels in the zombie genre are used to discuss emergency preparedness and survival strategies. Students will demonstrate an ability to analyze the rhetorical situation of apocalypse, engage in emergency and disaster planning, response, and recovery assignments, activities, and exercises including developing emergency evacuation plans, preparing emergency kits and bug-out bags, and exercising medical triage and first aid.  

Section 401 R 6:00:00 PM 8:30:00 PM