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Communication Studies (COMM)
General Communication
  • COMM-G 100 Introduction to Communication Studies (3 cr.) Survey course of history, theory, and practice in each of six major areas: rhetoric and public address, theatre arts, interpersonal/ organizational communication, small group dynamics, public communication, and mass media studies. For each of the areas examined, students will apply theory to practice, thereby learning to become more effective communicators. 
  • COMM-G 125 Topics in Communication Studies (1-3 cr.) Select introductory theory and practice in specialized and/or consolidated areas of communication and theatre not directly covered by current curricular offerings. Topics will vary from one semester to another. A student may register for a total of no more than 6 credit hours under this course number. 
  • COMM-G 201 Introduction to Communication Theory (3 cr.) A survey of theories in the field of human communication. Consideration is given to theories that explain communication behavior between pairs of people, within groups, in organizations, and in societies. 
  • COMM-G 300 Independent Study (1-8 cr.) 45 clock hours = 1credit hour, no more than 9 credit hours of COMM G300 and COMM G491 together Research or practical experience in various departmental areas as selected by the student prior to registration, outlined in consultation with the instructor, and approved by the department. 
  • COMM-G 310 Introduction to Communication Research (3 cr.) Methodologies and types of data analyses for investigating communication phenomena. Students will acquire knowledge and competencies that will allow them to understand and address the process of communication research and relevant communication research issues. 
  • COMM-G 390 Honors (1-5 cr.) P: Junior standing and departmental approval. Individualized readings and/or project work devised by the student; regular meetings with faculty supervisor. 
  • COMM-G 391 Advanced Topics in Communicatin Studies (1-6-8 cr.) P: Permission of instructor. Topic announced in prior semester; oriented to current topics in communication and/or theatre. 
  • COMM-G 480 Senior Capstone in Communication Studies (3 cr.) As your capstone course, this class is designed to help you reflect back on and synthesize your training as a Communication Studies major at IUPUI and to explore ways in which a communication perspective might inform your career after graduation. All Communication Studies majors are required to complete this class, which will address questions such as: What does it mean to approach problems from a communication perspective? What skills and competencies have you acquired through your training as a Communication Studies major? How can you communicate what you have learned and what you can do to future employers? 
  • COMM-G 491 Internship (3-6 cr.) P: Permission of instructor. For seniors and majors only. Internship in rhetoric and public address, theatre arts, interpersonal/organizational communication, media studies permitted under the auspices of a qualified cooperating organization. Periodic meetings with faculty advisors and term paper detailing intern's professional activities and reactions. Apply during semester prior to desired internship. Total credit applicable to graduation shall not exceed 9 credit hours of COMM-G 300 and COMM-G 491. 
  • COMM-G 499 Research Seminar (3 cr.) P: Upper-division standing or permission of instructor. A survey of the methods used by communication researchers for gathering and interpreting information emphasizing the relationship between theory and research, the seminar will explore important issues such as ethics and naturalistic vs. laboratory approaches.