Course List

Communication Theory -

COMM 250 A

Instructor: Dr. Erica F. Cooper
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2013FA
Room: MILL 112
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-101

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the most important contemporarytheories of human communication. This course willexplore general issues concerning the nature oftheory and communication, the relation betweentheory and practice, and the influence of cultureand gender. Students will critically examine howthe communication process contributes to thedevelopment of information and meaning, selfhood,interpersonal relationships, social influence, andculture. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.

Professional Communication -

COMM 317 A

Instructor: Dr. Erica F. Cooper
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2013FA
Room: MILL 112
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 andprofessional settings including interpersonal andgroup dynamics, written communication, businessand professional presentations and meetingmanagement skills. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Rhetorical Theory & Criticism -

COMM 354 A

Instructor: Dr. Erica F. Cooper
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: MILL 112
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-250

Catalog Description:

In this course students will think, analyze, andwrite carefully about public messages thatinfluence our experience, professions, lives andcultures. This course will explore thepossibilities and difficulties of forming, using,and evaluating messages that individuals or groupsuse to influence or change a large publicaudience. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.