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Communication (COMM) 2016-2017


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 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 10 credit hours or equivalent work experience in the student's technology 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

 

COMM 2367 Persuasion (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course is designed to increase students’ understanding of persuasive communication, or messages intended to influence people’s attitudes and behaviors. As a second-level writing course, it is also designed to improve students’ writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills through an exploration of persuasion as it relates to the American experience.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100                        Lab fee: $2.00