Undergraduate 2017-2018

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Communication Studies

COMM 100 Basics of Public Speaking

Co-requisite: COMM 101. Overview of concepts central to effective public speaking including managing nervousness, researching and organizing information, thinking critically, delivering messages, fielding questions and influencing an audience. (LAC)


COMM 101 Speaking Evaluation

Co-requisite: COMM 100. Evaluation of basic concepts central to effective speaking, listening, responding and critical thinking in an oral context. (LAC)


COMM 102 Introduction to Communication

An introduction to the nature of communication as symbolic behavior including an overview of communication contexts.


COMM 201 Inquiry in Communication

An introduction to communication inquiry; includes practice with skills of critical thinking, library research and social science techniques.


COMM 211 Argumentation and Debate

Study the basics of argumentation including reasoning, evidence and critical thinking. Practice the practical skills of public debating.


COMM 212 Professional Speaking

Prerequisite: COMM 100/101 or instructor's consent. Practical experience in presentation design and delivery to facilitate understanding of a message and for influence of others.


COMM 220 Interpersonal Communication

An undergraduate course focusing on the philosophical and theoretical issues of self-perception and relationships as they are affected by verbal and nonverbal communication.


COMM 221 Nonverbal Communication

An overview of current theory and research in communication. The course will focus on nonverbal communication message systems and their impact on the communication process.


COMM 223 Intercultural Communication

Learn about the communication concepts and theories inherent in the process of interacting with individuals in cross-cultural and inter-ethnic situations. (LAC)


COMM 261 Seminar in Communication

Investigate introductory issues of current concern for COMM professionals with subject varied according to faculty expertise. Repeatable, maximum of six credits, under different subtitles.

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COMM 324 Family Communication

Investigate family structure from a human communication perspective.


COMM 330 Small Group Communication

Apply problem-solving and decision making techniques and theories, particularly in the relationship between communication and group variables such as leadership roles and cohesiveness.


COMM 331 Organizational Communication

Study the dynamics of communication activities within an organization.


COMM 341 Courtroom Communication

Investigate the relationship between communication and the law and legal argumentation and persuasion within courtroom advocacy. Analyze communication within the legal profession.


COMM 343 Persuasion

Investigate major variables surrounding attitude change and human persuasion.


COMM 350 Communication in the Classroom

Prerequisite: COMM 201 or consent of instructor. Investigate communication theory and research related specifically to the classroom setting. Course content will focus on the development of self concept perception, verbal and nonverbal language and group dynamics.


COMM 410 Communication & Technology

This course is designed to introduce the concepts, theories, and issues surrounding the emergence of communication technologies and the evolution of the communication process.


COMM 422 Directed Study

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

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COMM 431 Communication and Leadership

Examine theories of leadership, major leadership research findings and various leadership methods. Consider how the principles derived from leadership literature can be applied to small group and organizational settings.


COMM 461 Seminar in Communication

Investigate issues of current concern for COMM professionals with subject varied according to faculty expertise. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits, under different subtitles.

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COMM 491 Communication Theory Capstone

Prerequisites: COMM 100 and COMM 101, COMM 102, COMM 201, COMM 220, COMM 330 and COMM 343. Summative course of the nature and function of communication theory and research including an overview of the traditions of theory and current perspectives in the discipline.


COMM 492 Undergraduate Internship

Consent of instructor. Supervised work experience in area of specialization. Submit a proposal to the coordinator of internships six weeks before registration. Maximum of six semester credit hours may be counted toward the major. Repeatable, maximum of ten credits.