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Course ID:COMM 1100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Public Speaking
Course
Description:
The fundamental principles and practices of public speaking, including systematic library research, creative analysis and synthesis of topics, organization, language, delivery, audience adaptation, reasoning, arguments, and supporting materials.
Athena Title:INTRO PUBLIC SPEAK
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 1100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 1300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Academic Debate
Course
Description:
Introduction to the concepts of academic public policy debate. Students will work on skills including: argumentation, delivery, organization, refutation, and research. Students will be trained to participate in classroom debates and may engage in novice debate tournaments held at other institutions.
Athena Title:INTRO ACAD DEBATE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 1300
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 1500E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Course
Description:
Communication as it occurs in two-person and small group settings. Primary concern is given to understanding how an individual can use verbal and nonverbal communication to improve relationships and derive maximum social rewards.
Athena Title:Interpersonal Communication
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in COMM 1500
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 1500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Course
Description:
Communication as it occurs in two-person and small group settings. Primary concern is given to understanding how an individual can use verbal and nonverbal communication to improve relationships and derive maximum social rewards.
Athena Title:Interpersonal Communication
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in COMM 1500E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 1800. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 1 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Cultural Diversity in Communication
Course
Description:
Patterns of public and interpersonal communication among and between ethnic groups, especially North American minority cultures, strategies for fostering group identity, difficulties in inter-group communication, and skills for improving the quality of those interactions.
Athena Title:CULTL DIVRS IN COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4800 or SPCM 1800
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 2150H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Perspective on Public Communication (Honors)
Course
Description:
Practice in delivery and criticism of speeches, employing models from great speakers and speeches in history.
Athena Title:PERS PUBLIC COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 1100 or SPCM 2150H
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 2200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Rhetoric and Society
Course
Description:
The course will survey the various roles played by rhetoric in human communities. A variety of cases and theories will be employed to illuminate the operations of rhetoric in a variety of contexts and applications.
Athena Title:RHETORIC/SOCIETY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 2200
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 2200E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Rhetoric and Society
Course
Description:
Survey of the various roles played by rhetoric in human communities. A variety of cases and theories will be employed to illuminate the operations of rhetoric in a variety of contexts and applications.
Athena Title:RHETORIC/SOCIETY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in COMM 2200 or SPCM 2200
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 2360. 3 hours.
Course Title:Rhetoric and Popular Culture
Course
Description:
This course investigates the intersections between rhetoric and popular culture. It explores a variety of rhetorical approaches including structuralism, post-structuralism, Marxism, and feminism. Governing questions include: In what ways does popular culture shape and address political life? How do the demands of the marketplace affect popular rhetorics?
Athena Title:RHET & POP CULTURE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 2360
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 2400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Oral Decision Making
Course
Description:
The theory and practice of democratic decision making, from researching a topic systematically in specialized library sources to reaching a workable solution through group discussion. Second phase will involve theory and practice of debating and implementing decisions through parliamentary procedure.
Athena Title:ORAL DECISION MAK
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 2400
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 2520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Interviewing
Course
Description:
Information gathering, problem solving, and persuasive communication skills in dyadic settings. Survey, journalistic, job seeking, and employee appraisal interview forms. Students gain experience conducting interviews across a variety of situations.
Athena Title:INTRO INTERVIEWING
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in MGMT(SPCM) 5870 or SPCM 2520
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 2550H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Perspective on Interpersonal Communication (Honors)
Course
Description:
Through lectures and class discussion, students will critically examine theory and research in interpersonal communication. Emphasis is placed both on learning about the communication process and on becoming a more effective participant in it.
Athena Title:PERSP INTERP COMMUN
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 1500 or SPCM 2550H
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 2600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communicating and Relationships
Course
Description:
An examination of communication research on close relationships with an emphasis on college relationships.
Athena Title:COMM RELATIONSHIPS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 2700E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communicating in Digital Environments
Course
Description:
Skills of developing and delivering oral presentations, interviews, and meetings in digitally mediated environments.
Athena Title:Comm in Digital Environments
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in COMM 2700
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 3100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Public Communication
Course
Description:
Designed to help students who would like to further develop and practice the skills they have learned in the basic course in public speaking. It emphasizes the same skills and concepts treated in the basic course but explores them in greater depth and with the expectation that students will strive for a higher level of competency.
Athena Title:Advanced Public Communication
Prerequisite:COMM 1300 or COMM 1100 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 3200. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 1 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Business and Professional Communication
Course
Description:
Students will learn to manage communication in a variety of professional and organizational contexts and will be introduced to the research basis of recommended principles. Emphasis is on clarity and persuasiveness in communicating with clients, associates, and other decision-makers.
Athena Title:BUSINESS & PROF COM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in MGMT(SPCM) 5960 or COMM 2300 or SPCM 2300
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 3300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Rhetorical Criticism
Course
Description:
Rhetorical approaches to the criticism of public communication. Intensive practice in writing rhetorical analyses will be provided.
Athena Title:Intro to Rhetorical Criticism
Prerequisite:COMM 1300 or COMM 1100 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 3310. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Case Studies in Public Communication
Course
Description:
Application of rhetorical theory and criticism to a defined case study in public discourse.
Athena Title:Case Studies in Public Comm
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 3320. 3 hours.
Course Title:Environmental Communication
Course
Description:
Human actions that affect the environment are dependent on how we think and communicate about nature and the environment. This class analyzes communication patterns about nature and humanity's relation to nature. In particular, it examines messages of activists, scientists, governmental agencies, and industries relating to environmental protection.
Athena Title:ENVIRONMENTAL COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 3320
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 3330. 3 hours.
Course Title:Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement
Course
Description:
Approaches the African American civil rights movement from the perspective of rhetoric. Students will study the rhetorical artifacts: slogans, speeches, letters, news articles, songs, photographs, etc., produced by movement members in their attempts to instigate race-based changes to the “southern way of life” from 1954-1965.
Athena Title:RHET CIV RGHTS MVT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 3330
Nontraditional Format:Rolling classroom involves a 4-day trip visiting sites of the Civil Rights Movement.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 3340. 3 hours.
Course Title:Visual and Material Rhetoric
Course
Description:
Explores the rhetorical power of visual and material culture.
Athena Title:Visual and Material Rhetoric
Prerequisite:COMM 2100 or COMM 2200 or COMM 2200E or COMM 2360 or COMM 3300 or COMM 3320
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 3350. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in Interpersonal and Health Communication Processes
Course
Description:
Application of theories and processes of interpersonal and health communication to topics ranging from social support to communication challenges in relationships.
Athena Title:TOPICS COMM PROC
Prerequisite:COMM 1500
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 3360. 3 hours.
Course Title:Rhetoric of Sustainability
Course
Description:
Students will engage in the study of sustainability through the prism of rhetorical criticism and theory. Students will apply rhetorical concepts to local sustainability concerns and social movements.
Athena Title:Rhetoric of Sustainability
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 3500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Interpersonal Communication Theory
Course
Description:
Major theories of human communication, with special emphasis upon interpersonal communication. The role, function, and assumptions of theoretical approaches will be discussed.
Athena Title:Interpersonal Comm Theory
Prerequisite:COMM 1300 or COMM 1100 or COMM 1500 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 3600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Small Group Communication
Course
Description:
Theory and techniques of small group discussion, with an emphasis on current experimentation and research. Emphasizes student involvement in groups working on socially significant projects of their own choice. Course content includes the factors which affect quality of communication and group outcomes; interpersonal and task behaviors, leadership, norms, conflict resolution, and creativity.
Athena Title:Small Group Communication
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in COMM 3600S
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 3600S. 3 hours.
Course Title:Small Group Communication
Course
Description:
Theory and techniques of small group discussion, with an emphasis on current experimentation and research. Emphasizes student involvement in groups working on socially significant projects of their own choice. Course content includes the factors which affect quality of communication and group outcomes, interpersonal and task behaviors, leadership, norms, conflict resolution, and creativity.
Athena Title:Small Group Communication
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in COMM 3600
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 3700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Empirical Research Methods In Communication
Course
Description:
Social science research methods in interpersonal communication. Covers formalizing research questions, conceptual and operational definitions, hypothesis testing, measurement, sampling, research design, and computer analysis.
Athena Title:Empirical Research Method Comm
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 3700
Pre or Corequisite:STAT 2000 or STAT 3000 or MSIT 3000
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 3800. 3 hours.
Course Title:Mediated Interpersonal Communication
Course
Description:
An introduction to the theory and application of interpersonal communication in a mediated (mostly computer-mediated) setting. Discussion of the process of mediated interpersonal communication and its impact on social interaction, such as the ways people construct their identities, make relationships, and build communities. Discussions will be extended to larger societal contexts, including politics, health, and economy.
Athena Title:MEDIATEDINTERPERSON
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM(AFAM) 3820. 3 hours.
Course Title:Interracial Communication
Course
Description:
An applied approach to understanding the significance of interracial communication in Western Society. The societal influences of history, language, and mass media in shaping our knowledge and understanding of positive interracial relationships.
Athena Title:INTERRACIAL COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 3820
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Speech Composition
Course
Description:
Advanced study of public speaking focusing upon principles of composition, style, and argumentation. Speeches for the course are presented from manuscript.
Athena Title:Speech Composition
Prerequisite:COMM 1100 or COMM 1300 or COMM 2150H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Rhetorical Theory
Course
Description:
Rhetorical theory in classical, modern, and contemporary times.
Athena Title:INTRO RHET THEORY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4200
Prerequisite:SPCM 3300 or COMM 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Argumentation
Course
Description:
Engages the practices by which people give reason to justify their acts, beliefs, attitudes, and values in order to influence the thought and action of others. Employs both traditional and contemporary theories of argumentation.
Athena Title:Argumentation
Prerequisite:SPCM 3300 or COMM 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4310/6310. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communication Strategies in Government
Course
Description:
Communication strategies and activities in the executive and legislative branches of local, state, and national government. Case study approach incorporated into the class.
Athena Title:COMM IN GOVERNMENT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4310/6310
Prerequisite:SPCM 3300 or COMM 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4310E/6310E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communication Strategies in Government
Course
Description:
Communication strategies and activities in the executive and legislative branches of local, state, and national government. Case study approach incorporated into the class.
Athena Title:Communication Strat in Govt
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in COMM 4310 or COMM 6310
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:COMM 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4320. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communication Strategies in Political Campaigns
Course
Description:
The role communication plays in deciding which candidate will run for office, the nomination of candidates, and the election of candidates to office.
Athena Title:POLITICAL CAMP COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4320
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4330. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communication Strategies in the Courtroom
Course
Description:
How verbal communication skills and strategies of persuasion are used in a variety of legal settings. Includes interviewing, courtroom speeches, witness examination, jury selection and deliberation, as well as issues of judicial argumentation and reasoning and effects of media on litigation outcomes.
Athena Title:COURTROOM COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4330
Prerequisite:SPCM 3300 or COMM 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4340/6340. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communication and Religion
Course
Description:
The nature and practice of communication in a variety of religious traditions. Notions of sacred symbolism, myth, revelation, hermeneutics, and apologetics are especially emphasized.
Athena Title:COMM REL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4340/6340
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4350/6350. 3 hours.
Course Title:Scientific Communication
Course
Description:
The practice of communicating scientific learning within disciplines, across disciplines, and to lay audiences. The course is designed to equip students in the natural and social sciences with the skills necessary to bring scientific information to professional audiences and to the general public through the spoken word. In addition to basics of organizing and clarifying a scientific presentation, research findings in areas such as risk perception, numeracy, uncertainty management, and visual argument will be presented.
Athena Title:SCI COMM
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4350E/6350E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Scientific Communication
Course
Description:
The practice of communicating scientific learning within disciplines, across disciplines, and to lay audiences. The course is designed to equip students in the natural and social sciences with the skills necessary to bring scientific information to professional audiences and to the general public through the spoken word. In addition to basics of organizing and clarifying a scientific presentation research findings in areas such as risk perception, numeracy, uncertainty management, and visual argument will be presented.
Athena Title:SCI COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in COMM 4350
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4360/6360. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communication Strategies in Social Movements
Course
Description:
The rhetorical nature, function, development, and impact of social movements on society as applied to one or more case studies and the role of the media in social change.
Athena Title:COMM SOCIAL MOVEMEN
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4360/6360
Prerequisite:SPCM 3300 or COMM 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4370/6370. 3 hours.
Course Title:Women and United States Public Discourse
Course
Description:
History and criticism of speeches by United States women in nineteenth- and twentieth-century social reform movements, especially woman's rights and feminism.
Athena Title:WOM & PUB DISCOURSE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4370/6370
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4380. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Rhetoric of War
Course
Description:
Explores social discourse about war, conflict, and violence through studies of public address, propaganda, media representations, and social movements.
Athena Title:The Rhetoric of War
Prerequisite:COMM 2100 or COMM 2200 or COMM 2200E or COMM 2360 or COMM 3300 or COMM 3320 or COMM 3340 or GEOG 3640 or INTL 3200 or INTL 3200E
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM(CLAS) 4410/6410. 3 hours.
Course Title:Rhetoric and Democracy in the Ancient World
Course
Description:
Examination of the role of rhetoric in the political systems of democratic Athens and republican Rome through readings from ancient speeches and ancient rhetorical theory. It especially considers the relationship between rhetoric and civic engagement and the influence of ancient rhetoric on modern democratic discourse.
Athena Title:Rhetoric and Democracy
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communicating in Close Relationships
Course
Description:
Communication in personal relationships from periods of relational development through relational disengagement. Emphasis on understanding and applying social scientific theories of communication.
Athena Title:Comm in Close Relationships
Prerequisite:COMM 1500 or COMM 1500E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4510/6510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Nonverbal Communication
Course
Description:
In-depth examination of the functional potential of each type of nonverbal communication. Primary emphasis is given to demonstrating the value of specific kinds of nonverbal cues in communicating successfully in such real world settings as the job interview, male-female interaction, and the courtroom.
Athena Title:NONVERBAL COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4510/6510
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Persuasion
Course
Description:
The impact of persuasive communication is studied with emphasis on source, message, medium of presentation, and audience effects. Theoretical approaches to persuasion and persuasive communication.
Athena Title:Persuasion
Prerequisite:(COMM 1100 or COMM 1500 or COMM 1300) and COMM 3700
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4530. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Small Group Communication
Course
Description:
Theory and techniques of small group discussion, with emphasis on current experimentation and research. Course content includes the ways in which communication influences and is influenced by group formation, development of group norms, group performance, and other topics.
Athena Title:Advanced Small Group Comm
Prerequisite:COMM 1100 or COMM 1300 or COMM 1500
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4540/6540. 3 hours.
Course Title:Interpersonal Conflict
Course
Description:
An examination of the precursors, dynamics, and implications of interpersonal conflict in a variety of formal and informal relational contexts.
Athena Title:IPC CONFLICT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4540/6540
Graduate Prerequisite:Graduate: Open to students currently enrolled in the COMM graduate program or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4550/6550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Organizational Communication
Course
Description:
The relationship between communicating and organizing within complex organizations. Course content includes the ways in which communication creates organizational cultures, identities, networks, leadership, conflict, and other topics.
Athena Title:Organizational Communication
Prerequisite:COMM 1100 or COMM 1300 or COMM 1500
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM(HPRB) 4610/6610. 3 hours.
Course Title:Health Communication
Course
Description:
Communication about health with physicians and other providers, within support groups and health care organizations, and by public figures, groups, and organizations.
Athena Title:HEALTH COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM(HPRB) 4610/6610
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4620. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communicating Social Issues in Campaigns
Course
Description:
Theories and research that guide public communication campaigns, with particular attention to message design principles. Provides students with opportunities to apply the concepts and theories learned in class in practical settings of their choosing.
Athena Title:Social Issues in Campaigns
Prerequisite:COMM 1500 or COMM 1500E or ADPR 3100 or ADPR 3100H or HPRB 3010 or PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101E or PSYC 1030H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4800. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intercultural Communication
Course
Description:
Factors that facilitate or impede effective communication between members of different cultural groups. Considers interactions between people from different nations as well as co-cultures within the same nation. Effects of differing world-views, value systems, language varieties, nonverbal codes, and relational norms. Skills for disseminating ideas across cultures and for building intercultural competence.
Athena Title:Intercultural Communication
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4820/6820. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:International Perspectives on Interracial Communication (IPIC)
Course
Description:
Exploration of communication’s role in shaping understandings of race, ethnicity, and culture in Costa Rica. Experiential learning occurs via readings, discussions, panels, group presentations, and in-depth interviews with local residents. Students are challenged to engage critically and experientially with course content from an international perspective.
Athena Title:International Interracial Comm
Corequisite:COMM 4850/6850
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM(AFAM) 4830/6830. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Relational Communication
Course
Description:
Interpersonal communication within African American relationships from a holistic framework. Historical, sociological, and psychological factors that affect individual behaviors within these relationships, including gender socialization from Africa to America.
Athena Title:AFAM Relational Communication
Prerequisite:COMM 1500 or COMM 3700 or AFAM 2000 or PSYC (AFAM) 2150 or AFAM(PSYC) 3150
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM(AFAM) 4840/6840. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Family Communication
Course
Description:
This course provides students with an opportunity to examine communication within the African American family from an African-centered perspective. It requires students to read and critically examine various theoretical and methodological approaches to the African American family.
Athena Title:AFAM FAMILY COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4840/6840
Pre or Corequisite:AFAM 2000 or PSYC(AFAM) 2150 or AFAM(PSYC) 3150 or COMM 1500
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4850/6850. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Identity, Culture, and Race in Study Abroad
Course
Description:
Students are challenged to think critically about how racially, culturally, and ethnically different people communicate with and influence each other’s worldviews. This course involves intense introspection on in-country experiences and how one’s racial identity as a U.S. citizen transforms through a temporary status as a Costa Rican tourist.
Athena Title:Culture in Study Abroad
Corequisite:COMM 4820/6820
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4900. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Communication
Course
Description:
Selected and rotating topics such as humor and communication, visual communication, or communication training in business and industry.
Athena Title:Special Topics in Comm
Prerequisite:COMM 1100 or COMM 1300 or COMM 1500
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4910. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Internship in Communication
Course
Description:
Communication theory and research to public or private sector enterprise. Emphasis on observation and analysis of communication behaviors in workplace contexts.
Athena Title:Internship in Communication
Nontraditional Format:This course requires 50 hours of work per credit hour. A student seeking two credit hours will be expected to work a minimum of 100 hours per semester. A student will be expected to work a minimum of 150 hours per semester to receive three credit hours. For a full three credit course, this equates to a minimum of 10 hours of work per week over a 15 week semester for 150 hours.
Prerequisite:(SPCM 1010 or SPCM 1100 or COMM 1100 or SPCM 1500 or COMM 1500) and [(SPCM 3300 or COMM 3300) and (SPCM 3700 or COMM 3700)] and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:COMM 4920. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit. 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Debate Practicum
Course
Description:
Concentration on the practice of intercollegiate debate. Open to students who travel to debate tournaments.
Athena Title:DEBATE PRACTICUM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4920
Nontraditional Format:Practicum.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:COMM 4930. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Study in Communication
Course
Description:
Independent, intensive, and extended research conducted under the supervision of a faculty member.
Athena Title:DIRECTED STUDY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4930
Nontraditional Format:Individual student/professor interaction.
Prerequisite:SPCM 3300 or COMM 3300 or SPCM 3700 or COMM 3700
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4940. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Practicum in Communication Research
Course
Description:
Independent, intensive, lab-based research with community-based participants under the supervision of a faculty member. Students will gain experience working with research protocols, data collection, and the analysis of communication behaviors.
Athena Title:Directed Practicum in Research
Nontraditional Format:Individual student/professor interaction.
Prerequisite:COMM 3700
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4960H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a professor.
Athena Title:DIR READ/PROJECTS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4960H
Prerequisite:Senior standing and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4970H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a professor.
Athena Title:DIR READ/PROJECT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4970H
Prerequisite:Senior standing and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4980H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a professor.
Athena Title:DIR READING/PROJECT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4980H
Prerequisite:Senior standing and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 4990H. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Honors Thesis in Communication Studies
Course
Description:
Individual research in major field of study under the direction of a Communication Studies faculty member. Project result is a paper of scholarly significance, meeting standards and requirements for an Honors thesis. Student will be expected to present or defend thesis in a public forum.
Athena Title:HONORS THESIS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4990H
Nontraditional Format:Independent reading/study/data analysis format with periodic meetings with the professor who is directing the project.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Pre or Corequisite:(SPCM 3300 or COMM 3300) and (SPCM 3700 or COMM 3700)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 6320. 3 hours.
Course Title:Political Campaign Communication
Course
Description:
An investigation of the different types of political communication found in campaigns. Issues and events to be discussed will include: language, public speaking in campaigns, agenda setting, political consultants, the role of the mass media and the new media in campaigns, spot ads, party conventions, and public debates.
Athena Title:POLITICAL COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 6320
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 7000. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:Master's Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:COMM 7200. 1-16 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Comprehensive Preparation
Course
Description:
Comprehensive examination preparation and research under the direction of a major professor.
Athena Title:MASTERS COMP PREP
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 7200
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:COMM 7250. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Research Writing
Course
Description:
This course is solely for Communication Studies students studying Interpersonal and Health Communication enrolled in the M.A./Ph.D. program. This in an intensive writing course that will result in a publishable paper under the direction of an adviser.
Athena Title:Research Writing
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Admission to the accelerated M.A/Ph..D. program in Interpersonal and Health Communication
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:COMM 7300. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:MASTER'S THESIS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 7300
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:COMM 7500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Communication Training and Development
Course
Description:
Practicum of communication training and development. Relevant theory and research and the opportunity to participate in and present extended training and development programs. Topics include needs assessment, design and presentation of training programs, proposal writing, multi-media skill development, and follow-up evaluation of program effectiveness.
Athena Title:SEM COMM TRAIN DEVE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 7500
Prerequisite:Graduate standing
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8000. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.
Course Title:Colloquium on Communication Theory, Criticism, and Practice
Course
Description:
In-depth exposure and participation in public presentations of current research on rhetorical and communication theory, criticism, and practice. Issues related to professional concerns in the Communication Studies discipline will also be addressed. Students are required to give an academic presentation at least once during their period of enrollment in the course.
Athena Title:COMM STUD COLLOQ
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8000
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:COMM 8010. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 24 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Public Communication Education
Course
Description:
Teaching public speaking in postsecondary institutions. Variables related to public speaking, such as communication apprehension, sociolinguistic diversity, and motivations for adult learning. Instructional strategies, including evaluation, technology, classroom management and curriculum organization. Projects in analysis of public speaking instructional discourse and evaluation of learning outcomes.
Athena Title:SEM PUB COMM ED
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8010
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:COMM 8011. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 24 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Interpersonal Communication Education
Course
Description:
Teaching interpersonal communication in postsecondary institutions. Variables related to instruction of interpersonal communication such as communication competence, relational communication, cultural diversity, and motivations for adult learning. Instructional strategies, including evaluation, technology, classroom management, and curriculum organization. Projects in analysis of interpersonal communication instruction and evaluation of learning outcomes.
Athena Title:SEM IP COMM ED
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8011
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:COMM 8020. 1 hour.
Course Title:Introduction to Graduate Study in Communication Studies
Course
Description:
A basic introduction to graduate studies in Communication Studies.
Athena Title:INTRO GRAD
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8020
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:COMM 8030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Professional Development in Communication Studies
Course
Description:
Focused discussions and presentations related to issues about professional and career development for communication studies Ph.D.-level graduate students. Content will primarily focus on issues related to careers in communication studies-related fields. Offered to third- or second-year Ph.D. students, unless otherwise advised by the department. The course content is not discipline-specific.
Athena Title:Professional Development
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:COMM 8050. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:Research Practicum in Communication
Course
Description:
Research apprenticeship conducted under faculty supervision.
Athena Title:RES PRACTICUM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8050
Nontraditional Format:Collaborative research conducted with varying time commitments from week to week.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:COMM 8200. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Rhetorical Theory
Course
Description:
A survey of key issues and figures in rhetorical theory, especially in the classical, modern, and contemporary eras.
Athena Title:SEM RHET THEORY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8200
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8210. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Classical Rhetorical Theory
Course
Description:
Focused study on the emergence of rhetorical theory and practice in the classical era.
Athena Title:SEM CLAS RHET
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8210
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of faculty members.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Argumentation
Course
Description:
Exploration of the historical developments in the field of argumentation. The seminar will investigate the relationship between argument and kindred concepts including rhetoric, logic, and epistemology. This orientation to the history of argumentation will be followed by an extended investigation of public argument studies.
Athena Title:ARGUMENTATION
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8220
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8230. 3 hours.
Course Title:Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Course
Description:
Influential 20th- and 21st-century scholarship in rhetorical theory, emphasizing prominent trends, figures, and debates within the contemporary discipline.
Athena Title:CONTEMP RHET TH
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8230
Prerequisite:Graduate standing
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8250. 3 hours.
Course Title:Critical Theories of Discourse
Course
Description:
The development of twentieth-century discourse theories from a variety of fields as they have influenced the study of rhetoric, including structuralism, critical theory, postmodernism, and poststructuralism.
Athena Title:CRIT THEO OF DISC
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8250
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8300. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Rhetorical Criticism
Course
Description:
The field of rhetorical criticism is concerned with the expert reading of persuasive discourse. The course traces the classical roots of this critical tradition but also explores many examples drawing upon different lineages. Students undertake various projects of critical interpretation.
Athena Title:SEM RHET CRIT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8300
Pre or Corequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8310. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in Public Address
Course
Description:
Research, analysis, and evaluation of selected topics of public address.
Athena Title:TOPICS PUBLIC AD
Prerequisite:[(SPCM 8200 or COMM 8200) and (SPCM 8300 or COMM 8300)] or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8330. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in Rhetorical Theory
Course
Description:
An intensive focus on rhetorical theory in a particular area. May focus on an author (e.g., Kenneth Burke, Michel Foucault, or St. Augustine), an era (e.g., classical, 19th century, interwar), or a subject area (e.g., social change, aesthetics, materiality).
Athena Title:TOPIC RHET THEO
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8330
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8340. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Methodologies of Rhetorical Criticism
Course
Description:
Concentrates on a particular style of rhetorical criticism and thoroughly explores its literature. Examples are cultural criticism (gender, race, political economy), exploration of approaches by key figures (Aristotle, Burke, Foucault), themes (discourse, narrative/myth, the rhetorical presidency), or modes (visual, new media, or ecologies of media).
Athena Title:METHS RHET CRIT
Prerequisite:[(SPCM 8200 or COMM 8200) and (SPCM 8300 or COMM 8300)] or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8350. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:The Rhetoric of Science
Course
Description:
An investigation of the discursive underpinnings of scientific inquiry, both in its technical and public aspects. May examine the social construction of scientific knowledge, science's interfaces with political and cultural influences, and the various ways that scientific knowledge is appropriated in public life.
Athena Title:RHET SCI
Prerequisite:[(SPCM 8200 or COMM 8200) and (SPCM 8300 or COMM 8300)] or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8360. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Feminist Theory and Criticism
Course
Description:
History, purposes, assumptions, and analytical and evaluative tools of feminist theory and criticism as they relate to various forms of public discourse. Examples may include, but are not limited to, rhetorical discourse, film, television, and other forms of public culture.
Athena Title:FEM THEORY & CRIT
Prerequisite:[(SPCM 8200 or COMM 8200) and (SPCM 8300 or COMM 8300)] or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Interpersonal Communication Theory
Course
Description:
Theories of interpersonal communication. Familiarizes students with the breadth, scope, and range of communication theories. Develops skills in theory development, hypothesis formation, and model building. Provides skills necessary to read and evaluate scholarly publications in communication studies.
Athena Title:INTERPERSONAL COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8500
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar In Communication and Social Influence
Course
Description:
Familiarizes students with issues related to communication and social influence. Parameters of social influence, theories of social influence that emphasize communication processes, source and audience characteristics, message and channel properties, and attitudinal outcomes.
Athena Title:COM SOC INFLUENCE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8520
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8540. 3 hours.
Course Title:Relational Communication
Course
Description:
Issues and research related to communication in personal relationships. Issues and studies related to attraction, relational development, relational maintenance and repair, critical events in relationships, and relational termination.
Athena Title:RELATIONAL COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8540
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8550. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Advanced Topics in Interpersonal Communication
Course
Description:
A readings and research seminar in theoretical topics of interpersonal communication. Areas of study will vary depending on the time lines of the topics and the research focus of the professor. Sample topics include communication in relational development, interracial communication, conflict, media, emotion, and interpersonal communication competencies.
Athena Title:TOPS INTERPERS COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8550
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8610. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Health Communication
Course
Description:
The multiple discourses and processes involved in communication about health. Advanced analysis of theories and research involved in the processes of naming, blaming, and shaming.
Athena Title:SEM HLTH COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8610
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8620. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Organizational Communication
Course
Description:
Introduction to theory and research on the relationship between organizing and communicating within complex organizations and the communicative interplay between organizations and society. Examination of the communicative nature of organizations, structure, culture, socialization, identification, power, conflict, and leadership
Athena Title:SEM ORG COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8620
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8700. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Social Scientific Research Methods in Communication Studies
Course
Description:
Provides students a thorough overview of the basics in empirical research methods used by social scientists with an emphasis on methods used most frequently by interpersonal communication researchers.
Athena Title:SOC SCI RES METH
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8700
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8800. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Intercultural Communication
Course
Description:
The study of communication within and between diverse cultural groups. Examines communicative nature of social identity, effects of world view on communication, nonverbal and verbal codes, varying relational patterns, and rhetoric situated in varying cultures. An applied research project will be conducted.
Athena Title:SEM INTERCULT COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8800
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 8990. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Study and Special Topics in Communication Studies
Course
Description:
Focused discussion and research on a current topic in the communication studies discipline as defined by a faculty member of the Department of Communication Studies.
Athena Title:DIR STUDY SPEC TOPS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 8990
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM 9000. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 54 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:Doctoral Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:COMM 9300. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 54 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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