Communication Course Offerings

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+ Fall 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 106 MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Desantis Open
Section 002 CB 106 MWF 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM 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 001 CB 110 TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Lowe Closed
Section 002 CB 110 TR 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM 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 002 FB 306C MWF 08:00 AM - 08:50 AM Zelaya Closed
Section 003 FB 306C MWF 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM Zelaya Closed
Section 004 EGJ 223 MWF 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM Roberson Open
Section 005 FB 306C MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Ambrose Closed
Section 007 FB 306C MWF 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Roberson Closed
Section 008 FB 313 MWF 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Slone Closed
Section 009 FB 313 MWF 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Slone Closed
Section 010 FB 313 MWF 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM Ambrose Closed
Section 011 EGJ 225 TR 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM Spencer Open
Section 012 FB 313 TR 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM Thompson Closed
Section 013 FB 306B TR 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM Carter Closed
Section 015 LCLI 312 TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Kidd Open
Section 016 FB 313 TR 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM McAninch Closed
Section 017 FB 311 TR 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM Moore Closed
Section 018 FB 306B TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Carter 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 BE 165 MWF 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM Letcher Closed
Section 002 BE 165 MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Letcher Closed
Section 004 FB 313 TR 12:30 PM - 01:45 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 311 MWF 08:00 AM - 08:50 AM Kaiser Closed
Section 002 FB 311 MWF 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM Kaiser Closed
Section 003 FB 311 MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Windholz Closed
Section 004 FB 311 MWF 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Lowe Closed
Section 005 FB 311 MWF 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Windholz Closed
Section 006 FB 311 MWF 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM Letcher Closed
Section 007 FB 311 MWF 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM Letcher Closed
Section 008 FB 306B TR 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM Silberman Closed
Section 009 EGJ 223 TR 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM Daya Open
Section 010 FB 306C TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Silberman Closed
Section 011 EGJ 223 TR 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM Daya 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 CB 234 MW 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Vos 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 001 FB 313 TR 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM Serna 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 12:30 PM - 01:45 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 EGJ 225 MW 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Guth Closed
Section 002 EGJ 225 MW 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM Guth 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 CB 336 TR 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM Miller Closed
Section 002 CB 336 TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Miller Closed
Section 003 FB 311 TR 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM Spencer 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 001 FB 306B MW 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM Lukacena Open
Section 002 FB 306B MW 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM Lukacena Closed
Section 003 FB 306B MW 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM Darnell Open
Section 004 FB 313 MW 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Darnell 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 001 FB 313 TR 03:30 PM - 04:45 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 001 FB 311 TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Wombacher Closed
Section 002 FB 306C MW 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Olson 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 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM Bachman Closed
Section 002 EGJ 225 TR 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM Matig Closed
Section 003 FB 306B MW 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Vos 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 306C TR 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM Wombacher Open
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 002 CB 234 MW 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM OHair Open
Prerequisites:
COM 326 or COM 351
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 306C TR 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM Watterson Closed
Section 002 FB 311 TR 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM Watterson Open
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 002 EGJ 225 TR 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM Boyd Closed
Prerequisites:
COM 326 or COM 351
Course Description:
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 Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 001 EGJ 225 TR 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Matig 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 306C TR 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM Vos 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 FB 306B TR 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM Bachman Closed
Section 002 EGJ 225 TR 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM Dai Closed
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 001 FB 306B TR 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM Helme Closed
Prerequisites:
COM 326 or COM 351
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 002 FB 311 TR 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Pilny Closed
Prerequisites:
COM 325 and COM 326 or COM 351
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 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM Guth Open
Section 002 EGJ 225 MW 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM Sutton 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 001 EGJ 225 MW 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Desantis 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 306B TR 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Wombacher 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 001 FB 306C TR 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM Helme Open
Prerequisites:
COM 326 or COM 351
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 002 EGJ 225 TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Johnson Closed