COMM827
Instructional CommunicationCrosslisted with COMM 427, TEAC 429, TEAC 829

Prerequisites: COMM 101.

Description: Advanced introductory course in instructional communication, focusing on understanding variables associated with the communication process in instructional settings and managing instructional communication more effectively. Provides an experimental and a cognitive understanding of the role of communication in the instructional process.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM830
Political CommunicationCrosslisted with COMM 430, POLS 430, POLS 830

Prerequisites: 12 hrs communication studies, or permission.

Description: Role of communication in the political process, with emphasis on communication strategies in political campaigns. Includes communication variables important in the political process, an application of communication theory and principles to political rhetoric, and analysis and criticism of selected political communication events.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM850
Seminar in Gender and Communication

Description: Relationship between gender and communication. Theories and research on gender and communication, serving as the basis for studying the interrelationships among language, social reality, sex role stereotypes, and cultural values.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM852
Media and Culture

Description: Theories of mass media, digital media and culture as the basis for investigation of human communication in a variety of contexts and activities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM870
Interpersonal Communication Theory

Description: In-depth exploration of interpersonal communication theory and research across contexts. How people interact to create, maintain, and dissolve relationships.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM886
Organizational Communication

Description: Principles and theories relevant to communication behavior within organizations which can be used to guide the way people communicate in organizations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM898
Special Topics

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

COMM899
Masters Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

COMM900
Introduction to Graduate Studies in Communication

Description: Systematic introduction to the discipline of communication studies, focusing upon the various dimensions of scholarship essential to successful pursuit of an advanced degree in communication studies. Function of communication studies research, surveys major research trends of the discipline, examines epistemology from a human communication perspective, and helps to develop writing and research skills.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM905
Influential Books in Communication Studies

Description: Study of Historical and foundational texts with opportunity to analyze texts tailored to students' specialization.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM911A
Classical Rhetoric

Description: In-depth study of the evolution of rhetorical theory from its origin to St. Augustine, with emphasis on rhetorical theory in Classical Greece and Rome.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM911B
Modern Rhetoric

Description: In-depth study of the evolution of rhetorical theory from the middle ages through the modern period, with emphasis on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British rhetorical thought.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM911D
Contemporary Rhetoric

Description: In-depth study of the development of rhetorical theory in the twentieth century.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM927A
Seminar in Instructional Communication

Description: Literature and research pertaining to the basic psychological concepts, principles, and communication skills employed in effective instruction. Communication as it applies to instruction by studying and applying theories of learning and communication to instructional contexts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM927B
Seminar in Instructional Communication Research

Description: Review and analyze the seminal and current research related to communication in instructional contexts. Foundation for developing theory and generating original research.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM927D
Current Issues in Instructional Communication

Description: Investigation of current topics in instructional communication and speech communication education. Specific content depends on the semester the course is offered and the research interests of the instructor assigned.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM930
Social Identity and Intergroup Communication

Description: Introduction to the theories, concepts, and research on intergroup communication, personal and social identity, and social categorization. Communicative processes associated with defining self and others including social comparison, prejudice and discrimination, and social conflict.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM950D
Special Topics in Rhetoric and Public Culture

Description: Investigation of current topics in the research between cultural processes and human communication.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM953
Seminar in Political Communication

Description: In-depth study of the influences of communication behavior on political events. Communication within political campaigns and governmental processes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM970A
Seminar in Interpersonal Communication

Description: Fundamental concepts, theories, and research in interpersonal communication. Selected problems and contemporary research.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM970B
Seminar in Family Communication

Description: Concepts, theories, and research in family communication. Selected problems and contemporary research across a variety of family contexts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM970D
Current Research in Interpersonal Communication

Description: Surveys current research in interpersonal communication. Issues, direction and methodology in interpersonal communication.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM971
The Dark Side of Interpersonal and Family Communication

Description: In-depth exploration of aspects of interpersonal and family communication traditionally considered negative and destructive to understand the potentially (dys)functional aspects of these behaviors and processes. Focuses on impact on human health.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM973
Narratives, Health, and Relationships

Description: Explores theory and research that situates narratives as central to making sense of, creating, and coping with our relational lives. Emphasis on how narratives and storytelling are linked to mental, physical, and relational health both within and outside the context of health care.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM981
Rhetorical Criticism

Description: Advanced course in rhetorical criticism and textual analysis. Designing and conducting an in-depth research perspective from a critical perspective.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM983
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods

Description: Introduction to quantitative research methodology and analysis. Paradigmatic assumptions, reading and interpreting quantitative research studies, and quantitative research design and analysis. Posing research questions and/or hypotheses, quantitative measurement and study design, data collection, and univariate statistical analyses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM984
Interpretive Research Design

Description: Theory and practice of interpretive research methodologies and methods. Individual and/or group research projects are planned, conducted, and reported.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM985
Cultural Criticism

Description: Advanced course focusing on the critical analysis of cultural artifacts, especially upon the relationship of media, language, and culture. Designing and conducting a research project from a cultural studies perspective.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM986A
Perspectives in Organizational Communication

Description: Examines post-positivist, interpretive and critical perspectives on organizational communication research and their use to creatively explore problematic communication situations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM986B
Problems and Issues in Organizational Communication

Description: Examines consequential problems of communication in and around contemporary organizations. Recent subjects include communicating and organizing for social change.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM986D
Current Research in Organizational Communication

Description: Explores current research foci of the faculty. Recent subjects include the development of a communication perspective on globalization.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

COMM996
Research Problems Other Than Thesis
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

COMM998
Special Topics in Communication Studies
Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

COMM999
Doctoral Dissertation

Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

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