Communication and Information (CCI)

CCI 10095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Interdisciplinary and/or collaborative learning experiences in areas not covered by traditional coursework.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CCI 10195     SELECTED TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Interdisciplinary and-or collaborative learning experiences in areas not covered by traditional coursework.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CCI 12001     PHOTOGRAPHY      3 Credit Hours

This is an introductory course intended to provide a basic understanding of the photographic process as visual communication. The course will explore why humans are compelled to capture images and how our visual language has impacted society and culture. Students will learn camera controls, depth of field, composition, exposure, image correction, digital workflow and other topics through a range of photographic assignments. This course will also focus on the history, technology, ethics and art of photography.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CCI 20001     INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA ADVOCACY      3 Credit Hours

This course examines how stories are used to create change, a process referred to as story-based strategy. Throughout the semester, students examine how organizers, advocates and social movements use stories and other activation tactics to gain media attention, pierce public apathy, reshape public opinion, and create or resist change. Using academic texts and case studies, students also critically consider how social movements use and interact with the media, the role of media in covering social movements, the benefits and risks of media coverage and the evolving line between journalism and advocacy. Students have the opportunity to analyze social change stories of their choosing, develop and present a substantive social change case study, engage in direct action for causes that matter to them and engage in collective action tactics related to a social change campaign.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CCI 40095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Slashed with CCI 50095) Interdisciplinary and/or collaborative learning experiences in areas not covered by traditional coursework.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CCI 45091     SEMINAR IN MEDIA AND MOVEMENTS (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CCI 55091) The College of Communication and Information's (CCI's) Media and Movements Seminar is a high-impact, immersive educational experience that involves problem-based learning about a significant and highly relevant social issue. The course enables CCI undergraduate and graduate students, as well as students from other Kent State departments and colleges, to apply their communication, research, multimedia storytelling, design, advocacy, data, information and knowledge management skills to help clients and communities affected by the social issue. The seminar relies heavily upon experiential learning and field research and requires students to work independently and as part of interdisciplinary teams to develop public awareness and advocacy campaigns.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

CCI 46001     RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CCI 56001) Students learn the fundamentals for designing and developing a responsive website design system using HTML, CSS and JavaScript, while also applying research, content strategy and testing techniques. Materials and information are delivered through lectures, demos, hands-on exercises and a semester-long project.

Prerequisite: VCD 21000.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CCI 46002     ADVANCED RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CCI 56002) Advanced Responsive Web Design takes the key principles covered in the Responsive Web Design course (or equivalent courses) and expands upon them within the framework of a client project. Students will design and develop a responsive website in a content management system (CMS) that can be edited by a client. Teams will be assigned responsibility to complete the project throughout the semester using advanced web design tools in the areas of user experience, visual design, web development and content strategy. Students also interact with a real client throughout the semester, gaining hands-on experience with deadlines, feedback and agile project management.

Prerequisite: CCI 46001; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CCI 50095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with CCI 40095 ) Interdisciplinary and/or collaborative learning experiences in areas not covered by traditional coursework.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CCI 55091     SEMINAR IN MEDIA AND MOVEMENTS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CCI 45091) The College of Communication and Information's (CCI's) Media and Movements Seminar is a high-impact, immersive educational experience that involves problem-based learning about a significant and highly relevant social issue. The course enables CCI undergraduate and graduate students, as well as students from other Kent State departments and colleges, to apply their communication, research, multimedia storytelling, design, advocacy, data, information and knowledge management skills to help clients and communities affected by the social issue. The seminar relies heavily upon experiential learning and field research and requires students to work independently and as part of interdisciplinary teams to develop public awareness and advocacy campaigns.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CCI 56001     RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CCI 46001) Students learn the fundamentals for designing and developing a responsive website design system using HTML, CSS and JavaScript, while also applying research, content strategy and testing techniques. Materials and information are delivered through lectures, demos, hands-on exercises and a semester-long project.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CCI 56002     ADVANCED RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CCI 46002) Advanced Responsive Web Design takes the key principles covered in the Responsive Web Design course (or equivalent courses) and expands upon them within the framework of a client project. Students will design and develop a responsive website in a content management system (CMS) that can be edited by a client. Students will lead separate teams of undergraduate students who are assigned responsibility to complete the project throughout the semester using advanced web design tools in the areas of user experience, visual design, web development and content strategy. Students also interact with a real client throughout the semester, gaining hands-on experience with deadlines, feedback and agile project management.

Prerequisite: CCI 56001; graduate standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CCI 60000     FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION INQUIRY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CCI 80000) Introduction to epistemological foundations of the Communication and Information (CCI) disciplines, theory construction and academic writing for the CCI PhD.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CCI 60001     FOUNDATIONS OF RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP IN COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CCI 80001) Overview of the process of engaging with and presenting empirical research in communication and information, emphasizing the importance of clear conceptualization, meaningful engagement with literature, and effective presentation of findings.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CCI 60095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Slashed with CCI 80095) Interdisciplinary and/or collaborative learning experiences in areas not covered by traditional coursework.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CCI 60097     COLLOQUIUM IN COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION      1 Credit Hour

(Slashed with CCI 80097) The colloquium course provides College of Communication &Information (CCI) master's level students exposure to cutting edge research, professional socialization to the doctoral program, and a platform to present their own research and ideas.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CCI 61000     QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CCI 81000) This course Investigates quantitative social science methods applicable to the study of communication and information, including survey, content analysis, and experimental approaches. Emphasis is on original and secondary data collection, data analysis, data illustration, and interpreting and reporting research results for scholarly and lay audiences.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CCI 80000     FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION INQUIRY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CCI 60000) Introduction to epistemological foundations of the Communication and Information (CCI) disciplines, theory construction and academic writing for the CCI PhD.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CCI 80001     FOUNDATIONS OF RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP IN COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CCI 60001) Overview of the process of engaging with and presenting empirical research in communication and information, emphasizing the importance of clear conceptualization, meaningful engagement with literature, and effective presentation of findings.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CCI 80094     COLLEGE TEACHING IN COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION      3 Credit Hours

Training and investigation of best practices for collegiate instruction: course development, classroom performance, evaluation and reflection, introduction to instructional research.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CCI 80095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Slashed with CCI 80095) Interdisciplinary and/or collaborative learning experiences in areas not covered by traditional coursework.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CCI 80096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable with the approval of the student's advisor for a maximum of 6 credit hours) Independent study of area or problem to be selected in consultation with doctoral faculty.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CCI 80097     COLLOQUIUM IN COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION      1 Credit Hour

(Slashed with CCI 60097) The colloquium course provides College of Communication &Information (CCI) master's level students exposure to cutting edge research, professional socialization to the doctoral program, and a platform to present their own research and ideas.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Colloquium

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CCI 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

CCI 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: CCI 80199 or COMM 80199; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Dissertation

Contact Hours: 15 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

CCI 81000     QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CCI 61000) This course Investigates quantitative social science methods applicable to the study of communication and information, including survey, content analysis, and experimental approaches. Emphasis is on original and secondary data collection, data analysis, data illustration, and interpreting and reporting research results for scholarly and lay audiences.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CCI 85098     RESEARCH IN COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION      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 doctoral supervisory committee and CCI College Doctoral Program Policy Committee approve.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 1-15 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP