Communication Course Offerings

💻 - online section available    Ⅲ,Ⅸ - Fulfills UK Core requirement

+ Summer II 2018 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 211 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 211 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 communication.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 211 Online Online Online Bachman Open
Prerequisites:
none
Course Description:
A study of the processes involved in attitude change, with emphasis on the preparation and delivery of persuasive messages.
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Section 210 Online Online Online Lowe 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 211 Online Online Online Scarduzio 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, cyber-stalking, verbal abuse, and revenge between romantic partners, family members, friends,and sometimes strangers.
Section Meeting Room Meeting Days Meeting Time Instructor Availability
Section 211 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 211 Online Online Online Real 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 211 Online Online Online 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 010 LCLI 301 TR 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM Watterson 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, psycho-linguistics, 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 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 211 Online Online Online Lukacena 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 012 TBD TBD TBD Lukacena Open
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 010 TBD TBD TBD Kaiser Open
Section 011 TBD TBD TBD Kaiser 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 210 Online Online Online Limperos Open
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 Gordon 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 210 Online Online Online Helme Open