College of Arts and Sciences

School of the Arts

Communication Courses
  • COMM-C 320 Advanced Public Speaking (3 cr.) P: SPCH-S 121 Development of a marked degree of skills in preparation and delivery of various types of speeches, with emphasis on depth of research, clarity of organization, application of proof, and felicitous style. (Occasionally)
  • COMM-C 340 Practicum in Media Production (3 cr.) This course is designed to give students hands-on practical experience with all facets of television and radio production. In this course, students will work with others as part of a team in media production and complete a comprehensive and professional quality portfolio of his or her work.
  • COMM-C 351 TV Production I (3 cr.) Coordination and integration of production principles for practical application in television; emphasis on studio production of nondramatic program forms. Lecture and laboratory. (Occasionally)
  • COMM-C 429 Public Relations Campaigns (3 cr.) P: Junior Standing or Instructor Approval. Examination of the relationship between theory and practice through experiential learning in the context of a public relations campaign.  This course emphasizes research and evaluation for academic and/or public presentation.  The applied aspect focuses on implementing a community campaign emphasizing critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, and strategic planning toward diverse publics through traditional and electronic communication platforms. This is an intensive writing course.  (Fall)
  • COMM-C 462 Media Theory and Criticism (3 cr.) P: TEL-C 200 Description and evaluation of various theoretical strategies that attempt to explain the ways individuals and groups react to media. Critical analysis of several media with attention to the connective and artistic functions of visual and aural components. (Occasionally)
  • COMM-J 219 Introduction to Public Relations (3 cr.) An overview of theory and practice in the profession of public relations; the impact and contributions of the profession to history; and the academic and professional contributions globally.  Viewed as a process, public relations research, measurement and evaluation contributions are based on ethical professional codes and legal foundations.  (Fall and Spring)
  • COMM-J 321 Principles of Public Relations (3 cr.) P: Junior Standing or Instructor Approval. This advanced course in public relations focuses on an analysis of key concepts such as transparency, ethics, strategy, issue management, crisis communication, reputation management, risk communication, social marketing, activism, media relations, corporate social responsibility, technological development, and global public relations.  The research-based findings establish the value of public relations to society, especially the concern about public relations literacy. (Spring)
  • COMM-M 460 Culture and Mass Communication (3 cr.) P: TEL-C 200. This course is a critical overview of the relationship between mass media and American culture. Course content will explore what it means (politically, economically, culturally, and morally) to live in a culture in which a major portion of information comes to the citizen through multiple channels of mass communication. (Occasionally)

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