Practicum in professional communication. Student must work in "real-world" setting approved by academic advisor and internship supervisor. Prerequisite: Junior standing, communication GPA of at least 3.0, and approval of communication advisor. May be repeated with change in work responsibilities. 1-3 hours.
Readings in communication theory as discussed in scholarly and professional literature; analysis of arguments; oral and written responses to arguments, including organization of material and use of evidence, reasoning, language, and recognition of fallacies. Prerequisite: Junior standing and major in communication or permission of instructor. 3 hours.
Individual project developed and presented with written, visual, and oral elements. Course requirements include public presentation of project plus professional portfolio of (1) communication materials that reflect mastery of principles in communication courses, (2) master resume, and (3) statement of preparation for career goal(s). Prerequisite: Senior standing and major in communication. 3 hours.
Study and practice of persuasive principles that influence the belief and action of an audience. Assignments typically include classroom speeches of varying lengths. Prerequisite: COMM 1003 or permission of instructor. 3 hours.
Practicum reporting for the student newspaper. Assignments typically include gathering and writing stories, layout of pages, photography, advertising sales. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours. 1-3 hours.
Basic theories of journalistic news gathering and writing, including inverted pyramid, leads, interviewing, quotations and attribution, journalistic research, press law and ethics, beat reporting, writing to deadlines, basic editing. AP Stylebook. Assignments typically include writing for the student newspaper. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in Writing I and II (or permission of instructor) and computer literacy. Course is Macintosh-based. 3 hours.