Degree Programs:

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Communication and Performing Arts

Communication and Performing Arts Courses Graduate
Communication and Culture
  • CMCL-C 545 Communication Pedagogy (3 cr.) Online Collaborative Course. Focuses on critical, theoretical, philosophical and strategic approaches to problems of pedagogy in communication and culture.
  • CMCL-C 592 Advanced Health Communication (3 cr.) Online Collaborative Course. A course designed to teach communication skills and practices related to health care, by examining health care communication theory. Topics covered range across communication levels (interpersonal, intrapersonal, group, organizational, mass media & mediated communication) within a variety of health care contexts.
  • CMCL-C 594 Communication and Conflict Management in Organizations (3 cr.) Online Collaborative Course. This seminar-format course examines the communication exchanges that facilitate conflict management within organizational contexts. Specific attention is focused on negotiation and mediation; however the communication of alternative means of conflict and dispute resolution are also discussed. In addition, students are introduced to methods for assessing conflict interaction in organizations.
  • CMCL-C 606 Media Criticism (3 cr.) Online Collaborative Course. Study of the main schools and methods of media criticism.
  • CMCL-C 610 Identity and Difference (3 cr.) Online Collaborative Course. Political, social, and cultural dimensions of identity and difference. Interrogates the production of marginal and dominant identities (e.g. racial, sexual, colonial) and the emergence of new forms of identification.
Communication and Theatre
  • COMM-C 510 Health Provider-Consumer Communication (3 cr.) Online Collaborative Course. This course is designed to teach communication skills and practices related to health care talk, by examining transactional communication within health care contexts. Topics covered in this course focus directly upon interpersonal dialogue between health care providers and patients.
  • COMM-C 528 Group Communication and Organizations (3 cr.) Online Collaborative Course. This seminar-format course examines the ways in which informal groups and communication networks facilitate a variety of organizational processes (i.e. socialization, diffusion of innovation). Emphasis is placed on developing theoretical understanding of informal groups in organizations as well as on methodological issues involved in studying communication networks in organizations.
  • COMM-C 544 Advanced Relational Communication (3 cr.) Online Collaborative Course. An introductory course in interpersonal communication. Applications of communication theory/research in such areas as relational culture and relationship development. Includes a scholarly project on a real relationship, and applications of research to areas such as pedagogy and couple/family therapy.
  • COMM-C 582 Advanced Intercultural Communication (3 cr.) Online Collaborative Course. Exploration of issues related to the intercultural communication process. Consideration of the role of social, cultural, and historical contexts in intercultural interactions. Examination of the relationship between culture and communication from the socio-psychological, interpretive, and critical perspectives.
  • COMM-C 593 Family Communication (3 cr.) Online Collaborative Course. Applications of theory and research on the role of communication in creating and maintaining marriages/committed couples and families.
  • SPCH-S 500 Introduction to Communication Theory (3 cr.) Online Collaborative Course. Bibliographical resources, methods of research and professional writing in speech.
  • SPCH-S 627 Studies in Cross-Cultural Communication (3 cr.) Online Collaborative Course. The study of cross-cultural communication in theory and practice.

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