School of Communication Studies

College of Communication and Information
School of Communication Studies
135 Taylor Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2659
comm@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/comm


School of Communication Studies Faculty

  • Bacue, Aaron E. (2015), Assistant Professor, M.A., University of Delaware, 1999
  • Beam, Michael A. (2014), Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2012
  • Bentley, Laurie S. (1994), Associate Lecturer, M.A., Kent State University, 1996
  • Bihn-Coss, Ginger F. (2014), Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2003
  • Cai, Bei (2002), Associate Professor
  • Child, Jeffrey T. (2007), Associate Professor, Ph.D., North Dakota State University, 2007
  • D'Enbeau, Suzy M. (2013), Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University, 2009
  • Duncan, Rozell R. (1989), Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996
  • Egbert-Scheibelhoffer, Nichole L. (2000), Professor, Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2000
  • Goodall, Catherine E. (2009), Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2009
  • Graham, Elizabeth E. (2016), Professor and School Director, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1987
  • Haridakis, Paul M. (1996), Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2000
  • Hollenbaugh, Erin E. (2003), Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2008
  • Kim, Jihyun (2014), Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012
  • Lin, Mei-Chen (2003), Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2003
  • McCullough, Jennifer L. (2010), Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2007
  • Meyer, Janet R. (1998), Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1989
  • Ponder, James D. (2007), Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2012
  • Sharma, Rekha (2000), Assistant Professor, M.A., Kent State University, 2004
  • Trebing, James D. (1990), Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1990
  • Waite, Lisa A. (1991), Senior Lecturer, M.A., University of Akron, 1985

Communication Studies (COMM)

COMM 15000     INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL)      3 Credit Hours

An inquiry into the nature and function of human communication in interpersonal, group and public contexts.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Additional, TAG Communication, Transfer Module Composition

COMM 20000     FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

The foundations of communication studies course serves as an introduction to the major. Provides an introduction to communication studies faculty, research and the major concentrations of the school; highlights possible careers in communication studies; and introduces possible ways students can supplement curriculum efforts through involvement.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 20001     INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to human interpersonal communication. Components and structures situations and contexts are described nonevaluative focus with emphasis on informal experience.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Communication

COMM 21000     COMMUNICATION GRAMMAR REVIEW      1 Credit Hour

Designed to increase grammar, punctuation, spelling and syntax skills and proficiency. Students must earn a grade of C (2.000) or better in this course to fulfill the grammar requirement. Does not count toward communication studies (COMM) course requirements.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 21008     SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with JMC 21008) Designed to help students understand and use social media in critical and strategic ways that will improve their lives and careers. Helps students harness the power and potential of the social Web, including strategies used to position and market organizations as well as individuals. Exposes students to the latest social-media applications and to critical views of social media's impact on business, society and culture. Students are also introduced to interaction perspectives of social media, which are embedded within both the communication studies and the journalism and mass communication curriculum. Students emerge from the class with a strategic plan designed to enhance their lives and their careers.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 25464     ARGUMENTATION      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to principles of oral and written argumentation.

Prerequisite: COMM 15000.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 25851     COMMUNICATION FOR TEACHERS      3 Credit Hours

Principles, skills and responsibilities of oral communication as central to the process of teaching all grades and subjects. Focuses upon speaking and listening with pupils peers and parents.

Prerequisite: Integrated Language Arts (INLA) major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 25863     BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

Fundamentals of public and conference speaking,conducting meetings, electronic presentations, interviewing and interpersonal relations as applied to business and organizational settings.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 25902     COMMUNICATION THEORY      3 Credit Hours

Study of the process of human communication. Emphasis on source, message, channel and receiver dimensions of communication. Examination of major theories of communication and social influence.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Communication

COMM 26000     CRITICISM OF PUBLIC DISCOURSE (DIVD) (KHUM)      3 Credit Hours

A critical examination of selected public speeches representing diverse viewpoints on a variety of historic and contemporary issues, emphasizing methods of evaluating public oral communication and the role of speechmaking in free societies.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic, Kent Core Humanities, Transfer Module Humanities

COMM 26001     PUBLIC COMMUNICATION IN SOCIETY      3 Credit Hours

Examines communication in public settings. Content includes issues in mass media, political communication and political advertising, news, crisis communication, public opinion, and communication in executive, legislative and judicial settings. Students explore the influence of mediated messages via application of mass communication theories and constructs.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 26501     INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the roles of communication in health, health and risk behavior, health care, and health promotion, including interpersonal, organizational and media contexts.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 30000     COMMUNICATION RESEARCH METHODS      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods in communication. Students should complete this course early in their program of study.

Prerequisite: COMM 25902; cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 35600     COMMUNICATION IN SMALL GROUPS AND TEAMS      3 Credit Hours

Focuses on the application and practice of group communication skills and techniques applied to goal-oriented small group situations. The course explores communication theory and research about small groups and teams, relating in group and teams, managing conflict in groups and teams, leadership in groups and teams, and problem-solving in groups and teams.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 35852     INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (DIVG)      3 Credit Hours

Theory and application of communication between people of different cultures and different national systems.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global

COMM 35860     INTERVIEWING      3 Credit Hours

Techniques, principles and practical skills for interviews most likely to occur in business environments; job searches and selection interviews, information-gathering interviews, performance appraisals, counseling interviews and persuasive interviews.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 35864     ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

Application of communication theory to organizational settings. Exploration of communication structures processes and methods in organizations.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C (2.000) in COMM 20000; and pass the Grammar Test with a 680 or better or have a minimum grade of C (2.000) in COMM 21000; and a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

COMM 35912     GENDER AND COMMUNICATION (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

Explores how gender is socially constructed in everyday communicative interactions and institutional contexts, including close relationships, organizations, school settings and the media. In the process, this course uncovers how the social construction of gender perpetuates power imbalances in society.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

COMM 36501     COMMUNICATION IN HEALTH CARE      3 Credit Hours

Examination of the dynamics of communication in health care settings, including provider-patient interaction, using communication theory, research and health advocacy skills across a variety of health care contexts.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 36505     COMMUNICATION, AGING AND CULTURE      3 Credit Hours

Examination of the roles of aging and culture on human communication.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 37091     SEMINAR IN COMMUNICATION AND POPULAR CULTURE      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable twice for credit) Popular culture is driven by communication. The messages contained in that communication can be both prescriptive and descriptive and can reveal much about our culture, our attitudes, our fears, our values and our perceptions of reality. This course will focus on messages contained in various popular culture artifacts including, but not limited to film, television, internet, music, and literature.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 40001     ADVANCED INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

Advanced treatment of interpersonal communication theory and research. Interpersonal principles are applied to group and organizational contexts.

Prerequisite: COMM 20001 and minimum grade of C (2.000) in COMM 20000; and pass the Grammar Test with a 680 or better or have a minimum grade of C (2.000) in COMM 21000; and a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

COMM 41000     SPORTS COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

An examination of the inter-relationship between sports and communication in today's society. Students discuss and examine sports through communication lenses (groups, interpersonal, media/mediated, and organizational).

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 42000     MEDIA, WAR AND PROPAGANDA      3 Credit Hours

Examines the influence of TV, movies, and media images of war, the war effort and portrayals of enemies, protesters and anti-war groups on communication research, including mass communication and persuasion.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 43000     COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN INTERACTION      3 Credit Hours

Aims to help students develop a critical understanding of diverse newer media and how they are used, and affect human interaction. In achieving this goal, students are expected to learn how newer media are different from and similar to face-to-face communication or traditional mass media, newer media's social and psychological effects on human interactions, and theoretical frameworks explaining these media.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 45006     MEDIA USE AND EFFECTS      3 Credit Hours

The course examines the ways in which communication scholars have conceptualized and analyzed media processes, uses and effects. We explore such issues as media portrayals, news coverage, political campaigns, sex and violence in the media, media entertainment, children and television, and newer communication technologies.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

COMM 45007     FREEDOM OF SPEECH      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 55007) Examines historic and contemporary instances relating to freedom of speech; study of limits, rights, responsibilities and socio-legal-rhetorical issues.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 45091     SEMINAR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credit hours) Examination of selected communication topics/areas and related research.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1-4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 45092     INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES (ELR)      3-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) A formal,cooperative field experience with a designated organization or agency as designed by the students and the internship coordinator.

Prerequisite: cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better; COMM 20000 with a grade of C (2.000) or better; and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 21-42 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

COMM 45093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN COMMUNICATION      1-5 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)No more than three credits may be counted as part of the upper-division credits required in the communication major.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-5 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

COMM 45095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with COMM 55095 and COMM 75095) Offered when unusual resources permit a topic different from existing courses. Topic will be announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-6 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

COMM 45196     INDEPENDENT STUDY: COMMUNICATION STUDIES      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) Readings and/or research on problems approved by undergraduate coordinator in consultation with student's adviser and faculty project director.

Prerequisite: cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better; and COMM 20000 with a minimum grade of C (2.000); and junior standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

COMM 45459     COMMUNICATION AND CONFLICT      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with COMM 55459) Examination of issues related to managing conflict in communication. Critique and synthesis of conceptual approaches and research pertaining to conflict in interpersonal, organizational and public communication settings.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 45684     COMMUNICATION AND TRANSNATIONAL TREND ANALYSIS      3 Credit Hours

Recognizing and exploring the role of communicators in building new and deeper public understanding of critical, pervasive, and enduring human problems across conventional borders.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 45766     COMMUNICATION IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY      3 Credit Hours

Offers a broad-based treatment of a variety of topics in our "globalizing" world from the standpoint of communication. Considers the importance of communication on multiple levels of the international landscape, ranging from the very ways globalization is defined and framed to new communication media and networks, to campaigns and debates about global issues, and including the transformation of organizational and institutional relationships as well as local-to-global interactions.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 45807     HIGH IMPACT PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING      3 Credit Hours

Principles and practices of effective communication in a variety of professional contexts. Emphasis on professional presentation skills development.

Prerequisite: COMM 15000 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 45865     ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT      3 Credit Hours

Theory and application of diagnosing communication problems in an organization and the intervention process.

Prerequisite: COMM 35864.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 45902     COMMUNICATION AND INFLUENCE (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

Explores theories and strategies of social influence in contemporary society. Students discuss and critique influential communication practices such as interpersonal persuasion, product and services advertisements, social movements and political messages. Course addresses global perspectives on persuasion.

Prerequisite: COMM 25902; and minimum grade of C (2.000) in COMM 20000; and minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA; and Grammar test with minimum score of 680 or COMM 21000 with a minimum of C (2.000) grade.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

COMM 45957     LANGUAGE, MEANING AND COGNITION      3 Credit Hours

Overview of language use in social contexts, including basic components of language production; semantics; pragmatics (speech acts); the production and comprehension of sentences; message production; message comprehension; language and society (conversational rules; coherence); individual differences in language use (adaptive ability, gender differences); powerful vs. powerless speech; and intercultural considerations.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 45959     NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

Survey of theory and research in nonverbal codes of communication through readings, field study and classroom interaction.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 45960     HEALTH COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 55960) Examines communication processes and research related to health and health care from the perspectives of public, professional and primary discourses.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 46091     SENIOR SEMINAR (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

Capstone course helps students synthesize major coursework. Students complete a career exploration project, examine ethics and issues in communication and also do a portfolio of their achievements.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C (2.000) in COMM 20000; and a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better; and senior standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

COMM 46092     PRACTICUM IN APPLIED COMMUNICATION (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

A formal cooperative field experience with a designated organization or agency, as designed by the student and the practicum director.

Pre/corequisite: cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better; and COMM 20000 with a minimum grade of C (2.000) or better; and COMM 35864; and JMC 20005; and VCD 37000; and senior standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

COMM 46503     HEALTH COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA      3 Credit Hours

Investigation of health messages in traditional and new media, including both incidental communication and planned campaigns.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 46507     EVERYDAY INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND HEALTH      3 Credit Hours

Examination of the roles of everyday interpersonal communication in physical and psychosocial health and risk behavior.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 46601     RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

Provides an exploration of theory and research about the interactions among individuals in relationships. Subtopics of the course include communication and the development, maintenance and dissolution of personal relationships; relationships across the life span; individual differences in relationships and relational processes, qualities, and outcomes.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 46605     COMMUNICATION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN      3 Credit Hours

Explores common life stages (childhood, youth, midlife, and old age) and the transitioning of communication within and between these different stages of development. Sub-topics include life span communication and: family, friendships, social and gender role development, interpersonal conflict management, and the use of varied communication technologies facilitating human interaction across the life span.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 46608     FAMILY COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

Examines the interactions among individuals in families. Sub-topics of the course include family communication and storytelling, identity, rules, conflict, intimacy, stress, external influences on family communication, and family communication and the media.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 55007     FREEDOM OF SPEECH      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 45007) Examines historic and contemporary instances relating to freedom of speech; study of limits, rights, responsibilities and socio-legal-rhetorical issues.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 55093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Variable topic workshop in communication studies.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

COMM 55095     SPECIAL TOPICS      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with COMM 45095 and COMM 75095) Offered when resources permit a topic different from existing courses. Topic will be announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U

COMM 55459     COMMUNICATION AND CONFLICT      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 45459) Examination of issues related to managing conflict in communication. Critique and synthesis of conceptual approaches and research pertaining to conflict in interpersonal, organizational and public communication settings.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 55766     COMMUNICATION IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 45766) Offers a broad-based treatment of a variety of topics in our "globalizing" world from the standpoint of communication. Considers the importance of communication on multiple levels of the international landscape, ranging from the very ways globalization is defined and framed to new communication media and networks, to campaigns and debates about global issues, and including the transformation of organizational and institutional relationships as well as local-to-global interactions.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 55960     HEALTH COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 45960) Examines communication processes and research related to health and health care from the perspectives of public, professional and primary discourses.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 60199     THESIS I      2-6 Credit Hours

Thesis student must register for a total of 6 hours, 2 to 6 hours in a single semester or distributed over several semesters if desired.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 2-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

COMM 60299     THESIS II      2 Credit Hours

Thesis students must continue registration each semester until all degree requirements are met.

Prerequisite: COMM 60199 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

COMM 61198     MASTERS PROJECT IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES      3 Credit Hours

One of the non-thesis options for graduation. Students propose a theory-driven applied research project on a communicative phenomenon or issue. The final written paper is evaluated by the students' academic advisor and the Graduate Coordinator to deem satisfactory for graduation.

Prerequisite: COMM 65000 and COMM 65020 and COMM 65652.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

COMM 64092     MASTERS INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) One of the non-thesis options for graduation. Students choose and secure an internship position with a designated organization or agency that requires the student to utilize communication skills and knowledge. Students complete 135 hours of internship. The employer, the academic advisor, and the Graduate Coordinator evaluate the student's overall performance. The advisor and the Graduate Coordinator determine whether the student complete the requirements.

Prerequisite: COMM 65000 and COMM 65020 and COMM 65652; and graduate standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

COMM 65000     FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION INQUIRY      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 75000) Philosophy of science, epistemological and theory construction principles which are the foundation of inquiry into the process of communication.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65020     QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 75020) An examination of basic quantitative social scientific research methods and procedures for the study of communication.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65040     QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

Exploration of qualitative methods in human communication research. Focus on the nature of qualitative data participant observation, and archival strategies of data collection and interpretive and interactionist approaches to data analysis.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65060     COMMUNICATION MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 75060) A survey of self-report, observational and psychological instruments used in communication research. Uses of the computer in analyzing data obtained in communication research.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65091     SEMINAR IN PERSUASION      3,4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with COMM 75091) Examination of selected areas of persuasion research. Emphasis on synthesizing research results and formulating explanatory models of persuasive behavior.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3-4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN COMMUNICATION      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Variable topic workshop in communication studies.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

COMM 65096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) (Cross-listed with COMM 75096) Independent study of area or problem to be selected in consultation with graduate staff.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

COMM 65098     RESEARCH      1-15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Research or individual investigation for master's level graduate students. Credits may be applied toward meeting degree requirements if school approves.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 1-15 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

COMM 65591     SEMINAR IN SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION      3,4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with COMM 75591) Research theories and findings in small group communication. Graduate standing.

Prerequisite: COMM 35550.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3-4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65652     THEORIES OF COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 75652) Introduction to approaches in the study of human communication. Focuses on differing views of interaction from theory building and research-generation perspective.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65660     POLITICAL COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 75660 and JMC 65660) An examination of political communication theory and research. Content includes approaches to political communication, role of the media in politics and analysis of political messages.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65661     COMMUNICATION IN AN INFORMATION SOCIETY      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 75661) Examines how the development and use of newer communication technologies have influenced human communication. Considers the evolution, social and psychological impact, and culture of newer communication technologies such as the Internet, and how research adapts to these newer media.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65662     MASS MEDIA EFFECTS      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 75662) Examines perspectives on media effects, the impact media have on individuals and societies, and how individual, societal and communication elements influence media uses and effects. Explores issues such as media portrayals, campaigns, violence and children and the media.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65665     PERSONAL AND MEDIATED COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 75665) Examination of the interface of interpersonal and mediated communication in everyday life. Includes topics such as parasocial interaction, talk radio, TV co- viewing, cell phones, teleconferencing, computer-mediated relationships and media portrayals.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65670     INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 75670) Survey of recent theoretical developments and research in interpersonal communication. Topics include relationship development, interaction, interpersonal traits, compliance, conversational analysis and research methods.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65673     FAMILY COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 85673) Family Communication examines the study of theory and research about the interactions among individuals in families. The course also examines how families interact with external entities. Finally, the course explores health communication, media uses or new communication technologies and work-life balance issues from a family communication perspective.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65675     COMMUNICATION, UNCERTAINTY AND PRIVACY MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 85675) Communication, uncertainty, and the management of private information examines theory and research about disclosure and uncertainty issues in communication in a variety of contexts. Course content examines disclosure and uncertainty management applications in relational contexts, health contexts, organizational contexts, and contexts involving human interaction occurring through technology.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65677     RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 85677) Relational communication provides an exploration of theory and research about the interactions among individuals in personal relationships. Subtopics of the course include communication and the development, maintenance, and dissolution of personal relationships, relationships across the life span, individual differences in relationships and relational processes, qualities and outcomes.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65679     COMMUNICATION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 85679) Overview of research examining communication across the lifespan, including issues related to communication and cognition, communicative uses of language, communication in close relationships and differences in media uses and effects.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65680     INTERCULTURAL/INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

Examination of theoretical perspectives, research issues and the rhetorical analyses of intercultural and international communication.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65683     INTERGROUP COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 85683) Overview of theory and research of communication between groups of individuals, including issues of discrimination, language, identity, social status, religion and demographics.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65684     COMMUNICATION AND TRANSNATIONAL TREND ANALYSIS      3 Credit Hours

Recognizes and explores the role of communicators in building new and deeper public understanding of critical, pervasive and enduring human problems across conventional borders.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65685     COMMUNICATION AND COGNITION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 85685) Application of cognitive theory and research findings to understanding and explaining message production, interpersonal communication, individual differences in adaptive ability, persuasion, political communication, media processing and media effects.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65690     SEMINAR IN COMMUNICATION THEORY      3,4 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 75690) Examination of selected conceptual orientations to the study of human communication and pertinent research. Emphasis on behavioral science research results.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3-4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65766     COMMUNICATION IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY      3 Credit Hours

Overview of, analysis of, and critical reflection on topics and issues related to globalization, largely from a communication perspective yet drawing from other disciplines, and including topics such as framing and narratives of globalization and fragmentation, images of national and "civilizational" identity, discourses of marketization and consumerism, organizational communication dynamics of "the anti-globalization movement" and "globalization from below," definitions and frameworks of security, symbols of war and peace, debates over corporate social responsibility, frames of environmental sustainability, the roles of new media in alternative organizational and institutional formation, and understanding global problems in terms of communication networks. Contributes to the core curriculum for the global communication concentration in the MA program in COMM. Open to PhD students in CCI, plus other masters students within CCI.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65794     TEACHING OF COLLEGE COMMUNICATION      2-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with COMM 75794) Training and experience in college teaching. Maximum of three hours applicable toward master's degree requirements.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2-4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U

COMM 65851     ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 75851) Structure, methodology and application of communication theory in industrial and organizational settings.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 65891     SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION      3,4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Theories and problems of human communication within, between and/or among formal organizations.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3-4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 66501     HEALTH COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 86501) Investigation of the role of communication theory, research, and practice in health beliefs and behavior, health care, and health promotion.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 66503     HEALTH COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA EFFECTS      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 86503) Overview of theory and research on the processing and effects of health messages in the media.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 66506     HEALTH COMMUNICATION AND NEW MEDIA      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 86506) Investigation of the implementation and effects of new media technologies and their implications for health communication.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 66507     INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND HEALTH      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 86507) Investigation of the interpersonal communication processes that influence and/or are influenced by health and health contexts.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 66508     HEALTH COMMUNICATION LITERACY      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 86508) Investigation of the concept and consequences of communication as it relates to health literacy, including social, cultural, educational, and political forces that affect health literacy levels, and strategies for creating accessible health communication.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 66509     PUBLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGNS      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 86509) Overview of the major issues surrounding the development, dissemination, and effects of public communication campaigns.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 75000     FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION INQUIRY      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 65000) Philosophy of science, epistemological and theory construction principles which are the foundation of inquiry into the process of communication.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 75020     QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 65020) An examination of basic quantitative social scientific research methods and procedures for the study of communication.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 75040     QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 65040) Exploration of qualitative methods in human communication research. Focus on the nature of qualitative data, participant observation, and archival strategies of data collection and interpretive and interactionist approaches to data analysis.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 75060     COMMUNICATION MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 65060) A survey of self-report, observational and psychological instruments used in communication research. Uses of the computer in analyzing data obtained in communication research.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 75091     SEMINAR IN PERSUASION      3,4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with COMM 65091) Examination of selected areas of persuasion research. Emphasis on synthesizing research results and formulating explanatory models of persuasive behavior.

Prerequisite: Special approval and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3-4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 75093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Variable title workshop in communications.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

COMM 75095     SPECIAL TOPICS      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with COMM 45095 and COMM 55095) Offered when resources permit a topic different from existing courses. Topic will be announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U

COMM 75096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with COMM 65096) Independent study of area or problem to be selected in consultation with graduate staff.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

COMM 75591     SEMINAR IN SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION      3,4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with COMM 65591) Research theories and findings in small group communication. Doctoral standing.

Prerequisite: COMM 35550.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3-4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 75652     THEORIES OF COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 65652) Introduction to approaches in the study of human communication. Focuses on differing views of interaction from theory building and research generation perspective.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 75660     POLITICAL COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 65660 and COMM 75660) An examination of political communication theory and research. Content includes approaches to political communication, role of the media in politics and analysis of political messages.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 75661     COMMUNICATION IN AN INFORMATION SOCIETY      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 65661) Examines how the development and use of newer communication technologies have influenced how people communicate. Considers the evolution, social and psychological impact and culture of newer communication technologies especially the Internet, and how research adapts to such technologies.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 75662     MASS MEDIA EFFECTS      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 65662) Examines perspectives on media effects, the impact media have on individuals and societies and how individual, societal and communication elements influence media uses and effects. Explores issues such as media portrayals, campaigns, violence and children and the media.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 75665     PERSONAL AND MEDIATED COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 65665) Examination of the interface of interpersonal and mediated communication in everyday life. Includes topics such as parasocial interaction, talk radio, TV co-viewing, cell phones, teleconferencing, computer-mediated relationships and media portrayals.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 75670     INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 65670) Survey of recent theoretical developments and research in interpersonal communication. Topics include relationship development, interaction, interpersonal traits, compliance, conversational analysis and research methods.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 75680     INTERCULTURAL/INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

Examination of theoretical perspectives, research issues and the rhetorical analyses of intercultural and international communication.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 75690     SEMINAR IN COMMUNICATION THEORY      3,4 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 56590) Examination of selected conceptual orientations to the study of human communication and pertinent research. Emphasis on behavioral science research results.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 75794     TEACHING OF COLLEGE COMMUNICATION      2-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with COMM 65794) Training and experience in college teaching. Maximum of three hours applicable toward master's degree requirements.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2-4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U

COMM 75851     ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 65851) Structure, methodology and application of communication theory in industrial and organizational settings.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 75891     SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION      3,4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Theories and problems of human communication within, between and/or among formal organizations.

Prerequisite: Special approval and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3-4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 80199     DISSERTATION I      15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Doctoral dissertation for which registration in at least two semesters is required,first of which will be semester in which dissertation work is begun and continuing until the completion of 30 hours.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Dissertation

Contact Hours: 15 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

COMM 80299     DISSERTATION II      15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Continuing registration required of doctoral students who have completed the initial 30 hours of dissertation and continuing until all degree requirements are met.

Prerequisite: COMM 80199 and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Dissertation

Contact Hours: 15 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

COMM 85098     RESEARCH      1-15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Research or individual investigation for doctoral students who have not yet passed their candidacy examination. Credits may be applied toward degree if school approves.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 1-15 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

COMM 85673     FAMILY COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 65673) Family Communication examines the study of theory and research about the interactions among individuals in families. The course also examines how families interact with external entities. Finally, the course explores health communication, media uses or new communication technologies and work-life balance issues from a family communication perspective.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 85675     COMMUNICATION, UNCERTAINTY AND PRIVACY MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 65675) Communication, uncertainty and the management of private information examines theory and research about disclosure and uncertainty issues in communication in a variety of contexts. Course content examines disclosure and uncertainty management applications in relational contexts, health contexts, organizational contexts, and contexts involving human interaction occurring through technology.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 85677     RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 65677) Relational communication provides an exploration of communication theory and research about the interactions among individuals in personal relationships. Subtopics of the course include communication and the development, maintenance, and dissolution of personal relationships, relationships across the life span, individual differences in relationships and relational processes, qualities and outcomes.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 85679     COMMUNICATION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 65679) Overview of research examining communication across the lifespan, including issues related to communication and cognition, communicative uses of language, communication in close relationships and differences in media uses and effects.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 85683     INTERGROUP COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 65683) Overview of theory and research of communication between groups of individuals, including issues of discrimination, language, identity, social status, religion and demographics.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 85685     COMMUNICATION AND COGNITION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 65685) Application of cognitive theory and research findings to understanding and explaining message production, interpersonal communication, individual differences in adaptive ability, persuasion, political communication, media processing and media effects.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 85766     COMMUNICATION IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY      3 Credit Hours

Overview of, analysis of, and critical reflection on topics and issues related to globalization, largely from a communication perspective yet drawing from other disciplines, and including topics such as framing and narratives of globalization and fragmentation, images of national and "civilizational" identity, discourses of marketization and consumerism, organizational communication dynamics of "the anti-globalization movement" and "globalization from below," definitions and frameworks of security, symbols of war and peace, debates over corporate social responsibility, frames of environmental sustainability, the roles of new media in alternative organizational and institutional formation, and understanding global problems in terms of communication networks. Contributes to the doctoral program in Communication and Information, especially for students interested in international dimensions of communication. Open to graduate students outside the CCI.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 86501     HEALTH COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 66501) Investigation of the role of communication theory, research, and practice in health beliefs and behavior, health care and health promotion.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 86503     HEALTH COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA EFFECTS      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 66503) Overview of theory and research on the processing and effects of health messages in the media.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 86506     HEALTH COMMUNICATION AND NEW MEDIA      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 66506) Investigation of the implementation and effects of new media technologies and their implications for health communication.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 86507     INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND HEALTH      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 66507) Investigation of the interpersonal communication processes that influence and/or are influenced by health and health contexts.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 86508     HEALTH COMMUNICATION LITERACY      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 66508) Investigation of the concept and consequences of communication as it relates to health literacy, including social, cultural, educational, and political forces that affect health literacy levels, and strategies for creating accessible health communication.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

COMM 86509     PUBLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGNS      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with COMM 66509) Overview of the major issues surrounding the development, dissemination, and effects of public communication campaigns.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter