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Communication (COMM) 2014-2015

(Also see Theatre)

Note: Courses taught online through distance learning (DL) may have a higher lab fee than traditionally taught courses.

COMM 1105 Oral Communication (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course studies nonverbal and verbal communication in public contexts.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $2.50

COMM 1110 Small Group Communication (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
COMM 1110 looks at the principles and practice of group communication and dynamics.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $2.50

COMM 1115 Oral Interpretation (A, SP)

3 credits
In COMM 1115, Oral Interpretation, students will learn to analyze literary works, in part by recognizing their emotional and dramatic values and then projecting those qualities through oral presentations.
Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 0 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $2.50

COMM 1150 Video Art Production (On Demand)

3 credits
COMM 1150 presents an introduction to the art of independent film and video through analysis of short films and production of digital video shorts.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $25.00

COMM 2200 Business Communication (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
In this course, students will learn the basic principles and practices employed for effective written and oral business communications. Students will plan, edit, and revise documents using appropriate formats for internal, external, and job search communications. They also will develop a problem-solving report based on primary and secondary research. The course culminates in students developing and delivering an oral presentation. Student is to complete 24 credit hours before enrolling in this course.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENGL 1100        Lab fee: $2.00

COMM 2201 Introduction to Communication Theory (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
COMM 2201 presents an overview of major theories, perspectives, and approaches guiding the understanding of communication in various contexts.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $2.50

COMM 2204 Technical Writing (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
In this class, students will explore the principles and practices used in preparing common technical communications such as scientific reports, detailed instructions, and product/process descriptions. Students will create and deliver an oral presentation and prepare job search documents.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $2.00

COMM 2207 Writing for the Web (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
Web communication requires specific skills. This course presents the stylistic and rhetorical principles of Web writing, media selection, design, and usability based on analysis of audience and purpose.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100

COMM 2208 Communication for the Mass Media (A, SP)

3 credits
This course prepares students to communicate effectively with the mass media including newspapers, magazines, radio and television through press conferences, news releases, feature stories, research reports, and statements.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $2.00

COMM 2220 Introduction to Mass Communication (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course offers a study and discussion of the history, roles, and impact of mass media in American society.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $2.50

COMM 2221 Public Relations Writing & Media Technology (A, SP)

3 credits
This course explains and develops the professional-level writing techniques expected of public relations practitioners. It covers the role of the PR practitioner, different approaches required for a variety of audiences and media, and ethical and legal issues in the public relations field.
Lecture:  3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $2.50

COMM 2232 Interpersonal Communication (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
COMM 2232 explores the communication that takes place in formal and informal face-to-face settings.
Lecture: 3 hours         Lab fee: $2.50

COMM 2241 News Writing & Editing (A, SP)

3 credits
COMM 2241 prepares students to write and edit news articles that conform to established and emerging ethical guidelines and emerging publication styles. It also introduces the history of journalism in the United States.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $2.50

COMM 2245 Introduction to Film (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
COMM2245 offers an introduction to film by analyzing elements of film technique: literature, story, drama, editing, movement, acting, sound, photography, staging and theory.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $4.50

COMM 2268 Intercultural Communication (A, SP)

3 credits
This class explores the role of communication in understanding, appreciating and interacting with individuals across diverse cultures.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $2.50