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COMMUNICATION (COMM)
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Liberal Arts and Education
 
COMM 2000 - Introduction to Communication
(1.0 cr; spring, every year)
Field/program of communication. Orientation to internships.



COMM 2002 - Interpersonal Communication
(3.0 cr; spring, even academic years)
Fundamental concepts/skills of communication used in social/career contexts. Perception, listening, verbal/nonverbal, climate, conflict.



COMM 2110 - Communication Technology Trends
(3.0 cr; fall, every year)
Introduction to current/emerging industry standard software including design, presentation, social media as used in organizations.



COMM 2223 - English Grammar and Usage
(3.0 cr; Prereq-COMP 1011; fall, odd academic years)
Grammar, grammatical concepts. Processes/structural rules that describe how words combine with each other to form sentences. Practice in sentence diagramming.



COMM 2334 - Communication Topics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-COMP 1013; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Applying writing process to professional communication situations. Dissemination products containing text/visuals meeting professional community standards.



COMM 3000 - Communication Theory
(3.0 cr; Prereq-COMP 1013, SPCH 1101; fall, every year)
Identifying, defining, synthesizing, applying, and critiquing communication theories. Focuses on relationship between theory/practice within interpersonal, group, organizational, and social settings.



COMM 3001 - Human Relationships and Leadership (HUMAN DIV)
(3.0 cr; fall, every year)
Anti-relational/relational communication, interpersonal/group processes, conflict management, collaboration, team building, and leadership.



COMM 3008 - Business Writing
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Comp 1013, Spch 1101; fall, spring, every year)
Practical application of writing effective business letters, memos, e-mails, faxes. Tables, other graphics. Informal/formal informational/analytical reports. Professional oral/Web presentations. Development of personal writing style. Practice of appropriate business tone, etiquette.



COMM 3431 - Persuasion
(3.0 cr; Prereq-SPCH 1101; spring, every year)
Persuasion in interpersonal, organizational, intra-/inter-cultural relationships. Contemporary persuasion with historical segments. Argumentative claims, how to analyze/respond coherently to them.



COMM 3537 - Visual Communication
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Comp 1013; fall, odd academic years)
Visual delivery of end-products in professional communication. Classical/contemporary theories of visual delivery. Designing visual delivery to reflect personal philosophy of communication. Integrating visual delivery system with text to meet professional/client standards.



COMM 3610 - Corporate Training
(3.0 cr; fall, odd academic years)
Using training models to create leader led, self study, and on-the-job instructor/participant training materials. Creating job aids. Implementing/evaluating training courses.



COMM 3704 - Business and Professional Speaking
(3.0 cr; Prereq-COMP 1013, SPCH 1101; fall, every year)
Developing proficiency in communication/presentation skills in business contexts. Preparing, selecting, organizing, designing, and delivering oral messages in business situations. Meeting/group facilitation, interviewing, and professional presentations.



COMM 3710 - Event Planning and Management
(3.0 cr; fall, even academic years)
Using project management techniques to plan, market, implement, and evaluate small-/large-scale events.



COMM 3804 - Individual Studies
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Jr or instructor consent; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Topic related to student's major, not covered in regularly offered courses.



COMM 3855 - Topics in Communication
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-Jr; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Current trends/practices in communication. Editing, training, event planning, political communication.



COMM 3857 - Technical Communication
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Comp 1013; spring, odd academic years)
Creating complex documents such as policies/procedures, manuals, instructions for clients. Team writing. Working with subject matter experts/technical topics. Usability testing/revision. Managing complex writing projects. Creating multiple documents as part of series.



COMM 3900 - Internship
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-12 cr of COMM courses; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised professional work experience at selected sites. Reports/consultation with faculty adviser/employer.



COMM 4000 - News and Promotional Writing
(3.0 cr; fall, even academic years)
Overview of theory/techniques in news/promotional writing. Use of social media. Creating/implementing integrated media plan.



COMM 4002 - Intercultural Communication
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3001; fall, odd academic years)
Interrelationship of cultures/co-cultures. Interpreting diverse communication through literature, popular culture, and academic sources. Cultural values, world views, philosophies, patterns, meanings. Communication strategies across cultures.



COMM 4007 - Political Communication
(3.0 cr; Prereq-POL 1001 recommended; fall, even academic years)
Theory of political ideology. Organizational politics/influences. Campaigns. Social movements.



COMM 4704 - Organizational Communication
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3000, COMP 1013, SPCH 1101; spring, every year)
Using communication processes to create/maintain organizations (e.g., meetings, employee assimilation, interpersonal relationships, decision making, leadership). Recognizing/identifying communication issues in organizations and applying organizational communication concepts, models, tools, and theories to resolve them.



COMM 4800 - Crisis Communication
(3.0 cr; Prereq-COMP 1013, SPCH 1101; spring, odd academic years)
Organizational crises, disasters, emergency situations. Existing academic literature, everyday media literature. Focuses on appropriate communication strategies, written composition, and delivery of speeches.



COMM 4802 - Publication Design and Management
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Comp 1013, Spch 1101; spring, even academic years)
Applying project management principles to manage publication from concept to final product. Design principles, desktop publishing software, audience analysis, usability testing, production. Using table presentations to communicate process, final product to clients/guests.



COMM 4850 - Report Writing
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3303; fall, odd academic years)
Analyzing documents and conducting interviews to develop reports for assessment and other purposes.



COMM 4900 - Public Relations
(3.0 cr; Prereq-COMP 1013, SPCH 1101; spring, odd academic years)
Overview of theory, practice, roles, and techniques in public relations within organizations. Writing news releases. Conducting news conferences, planning/implementing events. Responding to challenging questions from audience members. Conducting public relations audit of organization.



COMM 4999 - Seminar in Communication
(2.0 cr; Prereq-Within 2 semesters of graduation; spring, every year)
Synthesizes/integrates communication experience. Documents experiences through oral/written reports.



 
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