December 2009

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.

NEWSPAPER WORKSHOP

Number of Hours: 
1
Course Category: 
COMM
Course Number: 
2330

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.

ADVANCED TUTORIAL

Number of Hours: 
1
Course Category: 
COMM
Course Number: 
4990

Advanced independent study in communication under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours with change in title and content. 1-3 hours.

NEWS REPORTING I

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
COMM
Course Number: 
2313

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.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
CSCI
Course Number: 
1143

General computer concepts including computer capabilities, data representation and programming techniques (BASIC language). 3 hours