Course List

Communication Theory -

COMM 250 A

Instructor: Dr. Erica F. Cooper
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 114
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-101

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the most important contemporary theories of human communication. This course will explore general issues concerning the nature of theory and communication, the relation between theory and practice, and the influence of culture and gender. Students will critically examine how the communication process contributes to the development of information and meaning, selfhood, interpersonal relationships, social influence, and culture. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.

Professional Communication -

COMM 317 A

Instructor: Dr. Erica F. Cooper
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 114
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-101, COMM-220; COMM-250 is strongly recommended

Catalog Description:

The study and practice of communication theories, concepts, and skills as they apply to business and professional settings including interpersonal and group dynamics, written communication, business and professional presentations and meeting management skills. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Rhetorical Theory & Criticism -

COMM 354 A

Instructor: Dr. Erica F. Cooper
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 114
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-250

Catalog Description:

In this course students will think, analyze, and write carefully about public messages that influence our experience, professions, lives and cultures. This course will explore the possibilities and difficulties of forming, using, and evaluating messages that individuals or groups use to influence or change a large public audience. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.