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Communication B.S.

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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 63
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
The BS in communication prepares students to be effective communicators in professional settings. Graduates can expect to find or create jobs in areas such as general corporate management, human resources, marketing, public relations, sports information, and technical communication. Communication graduates may also hold jobs as communication consultants, communication directors, event planners, political campaign leaders, public affairs officers, public information officers, publication designers and editors, speech writers, and online content managers. The program provides transferable skills by emphasizing communication theory and practice in the creation, development, presentation, and evaluation of coherent messages. Students use communication strategies to create publications (newsletters, brochures, flyers, news releases, communication plans), design online resources, plan events, and manage projects. The concentration area lets students select courses to focus their professional career preparation. Program outcomes for graduates: demonstrate proficiencies in applying theory, listening, reading, speaking, and writing professional contexts demonstrate technology proficiencies in computer applications demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills, including analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating applied communication demonstrate proficiencies in interpersonal and group processes, conflict management, collaboration, team building, and leadership demonstrate understanding of the ethical behavior practiced in professional contexts demonstrate awareness and sensitivity required for communicating in culturally diverse groups
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Students must complete 40 upper division credits.
Program Requirements
A maximum of two D grades are allowed for core courses required in the program, subplan/emphasis, and technology requirements. This includes grades earned at UMC or transferred in from another institution. Required courses - 30 credits
COMM 2000 - Introduction to Communication (1.0 cr)
COMM 2110 - Communication Technology Trends (3.0 cr)
COMM 3000 - Communication Theory (3.0 cr)
COMM 3001 - Human Relationships and Leadership [HUMAN DIV] (3.0 cr)
COMM 3431 - Persuasion (3.0 cr)
COMM 3704 - Business and Professional Speaking (3.0 cr)
COMM 3900 - Internship (3.0 cr)
COMM 4000 - News and Promotional Writing (3.0 cr)
COMM 4704 - Organizational Communication (3.0 cr)
COMM 4999 - Seminar in Communication (2.0 cr)
SOC 3001 - Social and Behavioral Science Research Methods (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education Requirements
A minimum of 40 liberal education credits required. Students must complete the 10 goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum with the following specific liberal education courses required:
COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Technology Requirements
3 credits - COMM 2110 is required to meet the technology requirement. COMM 2110 can be used to satisfy both the program and technology requirement.
COMM 2110 - Communication Technology Trends (3.0 cr)
Communication Electives
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· COMM 2002 - Interpersonal Communication [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 2223 - English Grammar and Usage (3.0 cr)
· COMM 2334 - Communication Topics (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 2335 - Introduction to Creative Writing [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3008 - Business Writing (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3537 - Visual Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3610 - Corporate Training (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3710 - Event Planning and Management (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3804 - Individual Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· COMM 3855 - Topics in Communication (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3856 - Editing (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3857 - Technical Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4002 - Intercultural Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4007 - Political Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4800 - Crisis Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4802 - Publication Design and Management (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4850 - Report Writing (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4900 - Public Relations (3.0 cr)
· TH 2434 - Oral Interpretation and Performance Techniques [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
Open Electives
Students must take enough open elective credits to satisfy the 120 credit graduation requirement.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Communication Studies
The focus of this emphasis area is the theory, practice, and critique of communication. This area can be conceived as a broad based study or as an applied and career oriented learning program. This area allows students to craft a personalized concentration of courses; these courses can reflect all areas of the university or target specific career aspirations. These courses can be from outside the communication program curriculum for an interdisciplinary approach or from within the communication program. Communication with a concentration of courses in management, communication with a concentration of courses in marketing, or communication with a concentration of courses in sports management are examples. This area could also reflect a combination of courses from the organizational/public relations and writing plans. Communication studies graduates find or create careers in all sectors of the economy. These professionals meet the communication needs of the businesses and industries in which they work. Communication Directors, Event Planners, and Sports Information Directors are examples. A minor representing a subject field would be an excellent supplement to the program in communication and/or to the personalized concentration of courses.
Emphasis Requirements
Complete 21 credits of concentration (courses to be chosen in consultation with the student's advisor); a minimum of 9 credits must be upper division.
Organization Communication/Public Relations
The focus of this emphasis area is communication within organizations and communication with public constituencies. Conflict management, group and team dynamics, and leadership are key areas of study, as well as research, audience analysis, strategic design, implementation, and message evaluation. This area addresses internal organizational power and politics, as well as making effective connections with the public. It deals with the daily internal organizational communication that socializes employees, the strategic external communication that connects with the public, and the non-routine persuasive communication that needs to be used to effectively respond to a crisis. Organizational communication/public relations graduates find or create careers in corporate communication, public relations, media relations, and other. These professionals meet the communication needs of the businesses and industries in which they work. Minors in business management and marketing are excellent supplements to the program in communication with this emphasis area.
Emphasis Requirements
Required courses - 12 credits
COMM 3008 - Business Writing (3.0 cr)
COMM 3710 - Event Planning and Management (3.0 cr)
COMM 4800 - Crisis Communication (3.0 cr)
COMM 4900 - Public Relations (3.0 cr)
Emphasis Electives
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· COMM 2002 - Interpersonal Communication [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3610 - Corporate Training (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4002 - Intercultural Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4007 - Political Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4802 - Publication Design and Management (3.0 cr)
Writing
The focus of this emphasis area is writing. A solid core in English grammar and usage, visual communication, editing, and publication design and management lead to applications in business writing, creative writing, intercultural writing, news and promotional writing, report writing, and technical communication. This area addresses the theory and practice of the craft. It includes fiction and non-fiction; text for reports, manuals, and project proposals; and text for journals, magazines, newspapers, and social media. Writing professionals find or create careers as business writers, editors, freelance writers, and technical writers. These professionals find jobs in book, magazine, and newspaper publishing companies; businesses and industries; computer software firms; engineering firms; government agencies; health care organizations; and other. A minor representing a subject field would be an excellent supplement to the program in communication with this emphasis area.
Emphasis Requirements
Required Courses - 12 credits
WRIT 2223 - English Grammar and Usage (3.0 cr)
COMM 3537 - Visual Communication (3.0 cr)
WRIT 3856 - Editing (3.0 cr)
COMM 4802 - Publication Design and Management (3.0 cr)
Emphasis Electives
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· WRIT 2335 - Introduction to Creative Writing [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3008 - Business Writing (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3857 - Technical Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4002 - Intercultural Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4850 - Report Writing (3.0 cr)
Online
This sub-plan is optional and does not fulfill the sub-plan requirement for this program.
The BS in communication prepares students to be effective communicators in professional settings. Graduates can expect to find or create jobs in areas such as general corporate management, human resources, marketing, public relations, sports information, and technical communication. Communication graduates may also hold jobs as communication consultants, communication directors, event planners, political campaign leaders, public affairs officers, public information officers, publication designers and editors, speech writers, and online content managers. The program provides transferable skills by emphasizing communication theory and practice in the creation, development, presentation, and evaluation of coherent messages. Students use communication strategies to create publications (newsletters, brochures, flyers, news releases, communication plans), design online resources, plan events, and manage projects. The concentration area lets students select courses to focus their professional career preparation.
The communication online BS program has the same curriculum as the on-campus program. The only difference is that the online program has an additional one credit technology requirement. To offset this 1-credit requirement, students take one less credit of electives. As with the on-campus program, online students will need to choose one of the three available sub-plans of the communication BS program (communication studies, organization communication/public relations, or writing).
Technology Requirement
Required course - 1 credit
GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Learning (1.0 cr)
 
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COMM 2000 - Introduction to Communication
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Field/program of communication. Orientation to internships.
COMM 2110 - Communication Technology Trends
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to current/emerging industry standard software including design, presentation, social media as used in organizations.
COMM 3000 - Communication Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identifying, defining, synthesizing, applying, and critiquing communication theories. Focuses on relationship between theory/practice within interpersonal, group, organizational, and social settings. prereq: COMP 1013, SPCH 1101
COMM 3001 - Human Relationships and Leadership (HUMAN DIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Anti-relational/relational communication, interpersonal/group processes, conflict management, collaboration, team building, and leadership.
COMM 3431 - Persuasion
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Persuasion in interpersonal, organizational, intra-/inter-cultural relationships. Contemporary persuasion with historical segments. Argumentative claims, how to analyze/respond coherently to them. prereq: SPCH 1101
COMM 3704 - Business and Professional Speaking
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: COMP 1013, SPCH 1101
COMM 3900 - Internship
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised professional work experience at selected sites. Reports/consultation with faculty adviser/employer. prereq: 12 cr of COMM courses
COMM 4000 - News and Promotional Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of theory/techniques in news/promotional writing. Use of social media. Creating/implementing integrated media plan.
COMM 4704 - Organizational Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: 3000, COMP 1013, SPCH 1101
COMM 4999 - Seminar in Communication
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Synthesizes/integrates communication experience. Documents experiences through oral/written reports. prereq: Within 2 semesters of graduation
SOC 3001 - Social and Behavioral Science Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental concepts/methods involved in conducting social/behavioral science research. Design a research project, collect relevant data, conduct data analysis and report/present research findings.
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing. Generation and discovery of subjects, revisions, editing.
COMP 1013 - Composition II (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing a research paper/s. Formulating/answering a research question. Developing an organizational/argument strategy for topic/audience. Supporting research question/argument with scholarly sources. prereq: 1011
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic selection, research, organization, rehearsal, and extemporaneous delivery of informative and persuasive speeches.
COMM 2110 - Communication Technology Trends
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to current/emerging industry standard software including design, presentation, social media as used in organizations.
COMM 2002 - Interpersonal Communication (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental concepts/skills of communication used in social/career contexts. Perception, listening, verbal/nonverbal, climate, conflict.
WRIT 2223 - English Grammar and Usage
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: COMP 1011
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Grammar, grammatical concepts. Processes/structural rules that describe how words combine with each other to form sentences. Practice in sentence diagramming. prereq: COMP 1011
COMM 2334 - Communication Topics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Applying writing process to professional communication situations. Dissemination products containing text/visuals meeting professional community standards. prereq: COMP 1013
WRIT 2335 - Introduction to Creative Writing (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: COMP 1011
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Principles of creative writing. Basic literary/writing-craft concepts/terminology. Literary works. Practice writing, critiquing prose/poetry. prereq: COMP 1011
COMM 3008 - Business Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: Comp 1013, Spch 1101
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Comp 1011, 1013
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing about subjects related to students' academic disciplines and future professions. Developing persuasive writing skills for academic, personal, and professional purposes. Effective communication principles, audiences, formats, and technologies. prereq: Comp 1011, 1013
COMM 3537 - Visual Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
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. prereq: Comp 1013
COMM 3610 - Corporate Training
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
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 3710 - Event Planning and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Using project management techniques to plan, market, implement, and evaluate small-/large-scale events.
COMM 3804 - Individual Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Prerequisites: Jr or instructor consent
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topic related to student's major, not covered in regularly offered courses. prereq: Jr or instructor consent
COMM 3855 - Topics in Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Current trends/practices in communication. Editing, training, event planning, political communication. prereq: Jr
WRIT 3856 - Editing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Copy editing for accuracy, completeness, consistency, correctness. Comprehensive editing. Symbols of markup. Electronic editing. Style sheets/manuals. Proofreading. Editing visuals. Team editing tools. prereq: Comp 1013
COMM 3857 - Technical Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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. prereq: Comp 1013
COMM 4002 - Intercultural Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
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. prereq: 3001
COMM 4007 - Political Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Theory of political ideology. Organizational politics/influences. Campaigns. Social movements. prereq: POL 1001 recommended
COMM 4800 - Crisis Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Organizational crises, disasters, emergency situations. Existing academic literature, everyday media literature. Focuses on appropriate communication strategies, written composition, and delivery of speeches. prereq: COMP 1013, SPCH 1101
COMM 4802 - Publication Design and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
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. prereq: Comp 1013, Spch 1101
COMM 4850 - Report Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Analyzing documents and conducting interviews to develop reports for assessment and other purposes. prereq: 3303
COMM 4900 - Public Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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. prereq: COMP 1013, SPCH 1101
TH 2434 - Oral Interpretation and Performance Techniques (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Analyzing prose, poetry, drama. Preparing material for presentation. Giving stimulating oral readings. Critical appreciation of literature. Use of voice/gesture. Critiquing performances.
COMM 3008 - Business Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: Comp 1013, Spch 1101
COMM 3710 - Event Planning and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Using project management techniques to plan, market, implement, and evaluate small-/large-scale events.
COMM 4800 - Crisis Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Organizational crises, disasters, emergency situations. Existing academic literature, everyday media literature. Focuses on appropriate communication strategies, written composition, and delivery of speeches. prereq: COMP 1013, SPCH 1101
COMM 4900 - Public Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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. prereq: COMP 1013, SPCH 1101
COMM 2002 - Interpersonal Communication (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental concepts/skills of communication used in social/career contexts. Perception, listening, verbal/nonverbal, climate, conflict.
COMM 3610 - Corporate Training
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
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 4002 - Intercultural Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
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. prereq: 3001
COMM 4007 - Political Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Theory of political ideology. Organizational politics/influences. Campaigns. Social movements. prereq: POL 1001 recommended
COMM 4802 - Publication Design and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
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. prereq: Comp 1013, Spch 1101
WRIT 2223 - English Grammar and Usage
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: COMP 1011
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Grammar, grammatical concepts. Processes/structural rules that describe how words combine with each other to form sentences. Practice in sentence diagramming. prereq: COMP 1011
COMM 3537 - Visual Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
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. prereq: Comp 1013
WRIT 3856 - Editing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Copy editing for accuracy, completeness, consistency, correctness. Comprehensive editing. Symbols of markup. Electronic editing. Style sheets/manuals. Proofreading. Editing visuals. Team editing tools. prereq: Comp 1013
COMM 4802 - Publication Design and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
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. prereq: Comp 1013, Spch 1101
WRIT 2335 - Introduction to Creative Writing (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: COMP 1011
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Principles of creative writing. Basic literary/writing-craft concepts/terminology. Literary works. Practice writing, critiquing prose/poetry. prereq: COMP 1011
COMM 3008 - Business Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: Comp 1013, Spch 1101
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Comp 1011, 1013
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing about subjects related to students' academic disciplines and future professions. Developing persuasive writing skills for academic, personal, and professional purposes. Effective communication principles, audiences, formats, and technologies. prereq: Comp 1011, 1013
COMM 3857 - Technical Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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. prereq: Comp 1013
COMM 4002 - Intercultural Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
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. prereq: 3001
COMM 4850 - Report Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Analyzing documents and conducting interviews to develop reports for assessment and other purposes. prereq: 3303
GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Learning
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to UMC policies, e-mail, virtual private network, online library resources, writing scholarly reports, APA referencing, netiquette, networking in online environment, group work in online environment.