December 2009

PRACTICUM IN PRINT MEDIA

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
COMM
Course Number: 
3333

Practicum in advanced reporting, editing, layout, photography, advertising, and business management, print production, circulation. Practicum prepares student for role as newspaper editor. Prerequisites: COMM 2313, COMM 2323, and PHOT 1023. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours with change in duties. 3 hours.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
COMM
Course Number: 
3513

Study of evolution of public relations as a profession and basic theories about public opinion, public relations research and writing, developing and maintaining effective relationships with various publics, types of public relations communication, ethical and legal issues, and crisis management. Emphasis on applying theory to practice. Assignments typically include creation of public relations materials for major class project, analysis of case studies, and paper on legal/ethical issues. Prerequisite: COMM 2313 or permission of instructor. 3 hours.

ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES IN COMMUNICATION

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
COMM
Course Number: 
4313

Study and discussion of ethics and laws that affect contemporary communication issues, especially those that support and/or limit American free speech principles. Prerequisite: Junior standing and major in communication or permission of instructor. 3 hours.

PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
COMM
Course Number: 
4403

Oral presentations in variety of formats and purposes. Emphasis on written and vocal expression. Prerequisite: COMM 2203 and major in communication or permission of instructor. 3 hours.

COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
COMM
Course Number: 
4513

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.

COMMUNICATION RESEARCH

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
COMM
Course Number: 
4523

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.

COMMUNICATION SENIOR PROJECT

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
COMM
Course Number: 
4533

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.

ADVANCED SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION

Number of Hours: 
1
Course Category: 
COMM
Course Number: 
4880

Special topics in communication taught at advanced levels. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours with change in title and content. 1-3 hours.

PERSUASION

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
COMM
Course Number: 
2203

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.

ADVANCED WORKSHOP FOR GROUPS

Number of Hours: 
1
Course Category: 
COMM
Course Number: 
4900

Guided practicum in advanced communication activity under faculty supervision. Assignments may vary. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours with change in title and content. 1-3 hours.