Course List

Communication Theory -

COMM 250 A

Instructor: Dr. Erica F. Cooper
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2015FA
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.

Rhetorical Traditions -

COMM 254 A

Instructor: Dr. Erica F. Cooper
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2015FA
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-101.

Catalog Description:

Rhetoric permeates all aspects of social life and has been studied since the 5th century BCE. This course is a survey of the historical development of philosophies or theories of rhetoric from ancient Greece to the present day. It will cover major figures and movements within the discipline of Communication Studies. (1)

Rhetorical Theory & Criticism -

COMM 354 A

Instructor: Dr. Erica F. Cooper
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2015FA
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.