Courses

HR
 

Find a Course

Use the menus below to help you find a course.

By Prefix and Number: PREFIX: NUMBER:
By Prefix:
 
 
HR
Advanced Search

Keyword Search
Online Learning (E)
Service-Learning (S)
Honors (H)
Integrated Language (I)
Writing Intensive (W)
Non-Credit Discussion Group (D)
Lab (Non-Credit and Credit) (L)

Quicklinks

Schedule of Classes
Transfer Equivalency Search
Course Application Deadlines


Syllabus information is only available for a single course. Enter a specific course number or select a specific course ID from the drop down list, to view syllabus information.
       
Course ID:JRMC 6000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Special Topics in Mass Communication
Course
Description:
Problems, issues, and research in mass communication.
Athena Title:Special Topics in Mass Comm
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 7000. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 30 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a 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 every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:JRMC 7005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:GRAD STUDENT SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:JRMC 7010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Emerging Media Design and Aesthetics
Course
Description:
Examines graphic design, visual persuasion, and aesthetics, drawing on theories and practices of visual communication in contemporary and digital media design.
Athena Title:EM Design
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 7011. 3 hours.
Course Title:Project Management and Innovation
Course
Description:
The primary objective of this course is to learn techniques of innovation brainstorming and visualization and to do so in ways that enable executable solutions to business problems and growth. This includes key components of project management: project integration, project scope and scalability management, project time and cost management, quality management, human resource considerations, communications, risk management, and procurement management.
Athena Title:EM Project Management
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 7012. 3 hours.
Course Title:Emerging Media Storytelling
Course
Description:
Explores digital storytelling from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Students will investigate concepts such as transmedia, interactivity, and convergence while experimenting with storytelling methods in the digital medium of their choice.
Athena Title:EM Storytelling
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 7015. 3 hours.
Course Title:Emerging Media Capstone
Course
Description:
Teams of students will create a fully developed emerging media product and campaign. In addition, the project will include developing a plan for implementation, promotion, and strategic goal attainment.
Athena Title:EM Capstone
Pre or Corequisite:ADPR 5760/7760 or ADPR 5750/7750 or JRMC 7010 or JRMC 7011 or JRMC 7012 or JRMC 8010 or JRMC 8016
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 7220. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Internship
Course
Description:
Supervised internship experience in a mass communication setting.
Athena Title:GRAD INTERNSHIP
Nontraditional Format:Supervised internship in a professional setting.
Prerequisite:JRMC 8000 or JRMC 8010
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:JRMC 7250. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Applied Network Analysis of Social Media
Course
Description:
Introduces network analysis as a methodological approach to studying social media data, understanding key measurements, and data collection procedures. This class is aimed toward professional MA and Accelerated Master's Program students (4+1) as it emphasizes the practical and industry-related aspects of social media analytics.
Athena Title:App Network Analysis Soc Media
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in JRMC 8250
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 7300. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 30 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:MASTER'S THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:JRMC 7340. 3 hours.
Course Title:Graduate Newsroom
Course
Description:
A practical introduction to journalism for incoming students with limited journalism experience. Students will learn the foundations of journalism as a public service, analyze and compare print, broadcast and online media, learn basic multimedia skills, and report and write publishable news stories in a simulated newsroom environment.
Athena Title:GRADUATE NEWSROOM
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 7940. 3 hours.
Course Title:Public Relations Foundations
Course
Description:
Introduces public relations students to major issues in history, law, and ethics, while providing an overview of the industry and practice.
Athena Title:Public Relations Foundations
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 7960. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advertising Foundations
Course
Description:
Introduces advertising students to major issues in history, law, and ethics, while providing an overview of the industry and practice.
Athena Title:AD FOUNDATIONS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ADPR 3100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Proseminar in Mass Communication
Course
Description:
Research traditions in mass communication, with emphasis on historical developments within the field and intellectual perspectives of mass communication researchers. Major research streams and methodologies are introduced, discussed, and critiqued.
Athena Title:PROSEM MASS COMM
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Methodology in Mass Communication Research
Course
Description:
Quantitative and qualitative methodologies of mass communication research, with emphasis on the research process, concepts and issues of research design, and methods of data collection. Topics introduced include measurement, sampling, focus groups and interviewing, survey and experimental design, and data analysis.
Athena Title:MASS COMM RESEARCH
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8016. 3 hours.
Course Title:Emerging Media Interaction Design and Usability
Course
Description:
The fundamentals of user-centered design for interaction and usability and accessibility testing. Students will learn principles and review case studies in user interaction design, apply this knowledge to the development of interactive interfaces and prototypes, and test product use with members of the target audience.
Athena Title:EM Interaction Design
Pre or Corequisite:JRMC 7010
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Public Opinion
Course
Description:
Patterns of public opinion formation including their cultural, social, and economic impact. Analysis of communication content and techniques involving public opinion and persuasion.
Athena Title:PUBLIC OPINION
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8025. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Mass Media Law
Course
Description:
Exploration of the contemporary issues in communication law. The course is designed to familiarize students with First Amendment doctrine, judicial decision making, and the literature concerning freedom of expression and the regulation of communication. The course also teaches research and analytical skills.
Athena Title:MASS MEDIA LAW
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Mass Communication and Society
Course
Description:
The social, cultural, and economic analysis of the processes and effects of mass communication in contemporary society.
Athena Title:MASS COMM & SOCIETY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8040. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Mass Communication
Course
Description:
The systems of mass communication throughout the world; philosophies behind them; social, political, and economic reasons why a given kind of pattern develops; comparative analysis of operating procedures of various media.
Athena Title:INTERNATIONAL COMM
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8050. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Research and Directed Readings in Mass Communication
Course
Description:
Research and directed readings in mass communication under the direction of a sponsoring graduate faculty member.
Athena Title:MASS COMM READINGS
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Cultural and Critical Studies in Mass Communication
Course
Description:
Surveys key theories and research in cultural and critical media studies. Examines social, cultural, and political contexts in which they emerged. Evaluates their contributions to ongoing debates about such issues as class, gender, ethnicity, ideology, identity, popular culture, social movements, globalization, and power.
Athena Title:CULTURAL/CRIT STUDY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC(WMST) 8070. 3 hours.
Course Title:Media Culture and Diversity
Course
Description:
Exploration of the intersections of media culture (i.e., production, representation, consumption, and identity), commercial media imperatives, social constructions of race and gender, and consumer culture. Students engage in media analysis and criticism. Scholarship on race, gender, and media. Media literacy and activism are vital components of the course.
Athena Title:MEDIA AND DIVERSITY
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8080. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Practice in Media Industries
Course
Description:
Seminar in applied industry research methods as used by various sectors of the media industry, including broadcasting and cable, newspapers and magazines, advertising, and public relations.
Athena Title:RESEARCH MEDIA IND
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advertising and Communication Management
Course
Description:
Major decision processes in advertising and communication management.
Athena Title:ADV AND COMM MGMT
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advertising Media Planning
Course
Description:
Media planning function and theory. Emphasis will be on understanding and evaluating media theory and media for use in advertising and marketing communication programs.
Athena Title:ADV MEDIA PLANNING
Prerequisite:JRMC 8100 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8120. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advertising and Public Relations Research
Course
Description:
Nature, scope, and techniques of advertising and public relations research, with emphasis on consumer markets, public, media audiences, and message effects.
Athena Title:Advertising and PR Research
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8130. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Advertising
Course
Description:
Problems, issues, and research in advertising.
Athena Title:ADV TOPICS
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8140. 3 hours.
Course Title:Public Relations Management
Course
Description:
Effective practices, concepts, and techniques as they apply to the management of public relations.
Athena Title:Public Relations Management
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Public Relations Theory
Course
Description:
Seminal and recent research related to the construction of theory in public relations.
Athena Title:Public Relations Theory
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8160. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Public Relations
Course
Description:
Problems, issues, and research in public relations.
Athena Title:Special Topics in PR
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8170. 3 hours.
Course Title:Risk Communication
Course
Description:
Introduction to the field of risk communication, a topic that has been receiving increased attention because of terrorism threats. Theories and research about risk communicaiton come primarily form five domains: environmental disasters, personal risk-taking behaviors, industrial hygiene, terrorism, and crises of corporate reputation. Students will examine the theories, research, and practical applications of risk communication in each of those domains.
Athena Title:RISK COMMUNICATION
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Media Management
Course
Description:
Exploration of different approaches to understanding and studying the management, behavior, and performance of media and mass communication organizations. Focuses on the application of management theory to the study of media and mass communication organizations, and the current state of research in the area.
Athena Title:MEDIA MANAGEMENT
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8210. 3 hours.
Course Title:Telecommunications Policy
Course
Description:
Telecommunications policy making, regulation of broadcasting, cable, satellites, computer networks, and telephone; impact of technological change on the regulation of telecommunications.
Athena Title:TELECOMM POLICY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Telecommunications Programming and Criticism
Course
Description:
Criticism and analysis of contemporary and historical programming. Examines a wide variety of content as art form, cultural product, and information source, including social, legal, and economic roles of criticism in media.
Athena Title:TC PROGRAMMING
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8230. 3 hours.
Course Title:Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
Course
Description:
Technical, social, and economic aspects of the new telecommunications technologies.
Athena Title:TC TECHNOLOGIES
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8240. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Telecommunications
Course
Description:
Problems, issues, and research in telecommunications.
Athena Title:TELECOMM TOPICS
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8250. 3 hours. 1.5 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Social Network Analysis-Theories and Methods
Course
Description:
Introduces social network analysis to graduate students, emphasizing its theoretical and methodological foundations. The course identifies key network concepts and principles; examines data collection, measurement, and related software; and investigates applications in a wide range of communications- related areas, including news, health and political communication, advertising and public relations.
Athena Title:Social Network Analysis
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in JRMC 7250
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 8350. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Journalism
Course
Description:
Problems, issues, and research in journalism.
Athena Title:JOURNALISM TOPICS
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 9000. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for 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 every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:JRMC 9005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:DOC GRAD STU SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:JRMC 9010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Mass Communication Theory
Course
Description:
Theoretical thinking and theories of mass communication. Emphasizes history, philosophies, and structures of theoretical explanation, and the interaction between theory and the organizations, processes, and effects of mass communication.
Athena Title:MASS COMM THEORY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 9011. 3 hours.
Course Title:Mass Communication Theory II
Course
Description:
Theoretical thinking and theories of mass communication. Emphasizes critical, cultural, and historical approaches of theoretical explanation of the interaction between the organizations, processes, and effects of mass communication.
Athena Title:MASS COMM THEORY II
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 9020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Quantitative Research in Mass Communication
Course
Description:
Advanced quantitative approaches to mass communication research with emphasis on research design issues, data management, and statistical analyses.
Athena Title:QUANTITATIVE RES
Prerequisite:(JRMC 8010 and STAT 6210) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 9030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Critical, Cultural, and Naturalistic Approaches to Mass Communication Research
Course
Description:
Paradigms, concepts, and methodologies of critical, cultural, and naturalistic approaches to mass communication research. Emphasis on ethnography, case study, interviewing, life history, textual analysis, and field observation. Research design and techniques of data collection, analysis, and presentation are studied within the context of mass communication institutions, messages, and audiences.
Athena Title:RES APPROACH IN MC
Prerequisite:JRMC 8010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 9040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Historical Research in Mass Communication
Course
Description:
Historical research approaches to mass communication with emphasis on historical writings, the philosophy of history, and methods of data collection and analysis. Emphasis on United States mass media history.
Athena Title:HISTORICAL RES
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 9050. 3 hours.
Course Title:Mass Communication Law
Course
Description:
The problems, issues, and research methods of mass communication law and regulation with emphasis on the critical examination of writings in the field.
Athena Title:MASS COMM LAW
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 9060. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Mass Communication
Course
Description:
Selected topics in mass communication.
Athena Title:MASS COMM TOPICS
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC 9300. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 30 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:DOCT DISSERTATION
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
HR