Course List

Intro to Communication Studies -

COMM 101 A

Instructor: Dr. Thomas J. Carter
Block: 9
Time: T/TH 8:30AM-10:00AM
Term: 2012FA
Room: MILL 114
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduction to oral communication and communication theory. Course includes study of various communication models and situations and the processes and techniques that function within them. It also examines cultural, symbolic, and perceptual variants and their effects on the communications process. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Intro to Communication Studies -

COMM 101 B

Instructor: Dr. Thomas J. Carter
Block: 11
Time: T/TH 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2012FA
Room: MILL 114
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduction to oral communication and communication theory. Course includes study of various communication models and situations and the processes and techniques that function within them. It also examines cultural, symbolic, and perceptual variants and their effects on the communications process. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Intro to Communication Studies -

COMM 101 C

Instructor: Prof Deborah H. Selby
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2012FA
Room: MILL 212
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduction to oral communication and communication theory. Course includes study of various communication models and situations and the processes and techniques that function within them. It also examines cultural, symbolic, and perceptual variants and their effects on the communications process. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Mass Communication -

COMM 202 A

Instructor: Dr. Anita Turpin
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2012FA
Room: MILL 112
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Comm 101.

Catalog Description:

A survey of the theories, processes, effects, and media of mass communication. The course will focus on issues of concern principally to the mass media within the United States, but issues of globalization will be addressed. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Public Speaking -

COMM 220 A

Instructor: Prof Deborah H. Selby
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2012FA
Room: MILL 212
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: GST 102 INQ 110, INQ 120, HNRS 105

Catalog Description:

Study of voice, production, and management in various forms of public address. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Communication Theory -

COMM 250 A

Instructor: Dr. Erica F. Cooper
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2012FA
Room: MILL 114
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Communications 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.

Communication Theory -

COMM 250 B

Instructor: Dr. Debra Burns Melican
Block: 7A
Time: M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Term: 2012FA
Room: MILL 112
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Communications 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.

Interpersonal Communication -

COMM 260 A

Instructor: Dr. Erica F. Cooper
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2012FA
Room: MILL 114
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Comm 101.

Catalog Description:

An introduction to issues in interpersonal communication, examined from the perspective of communication competence. Using scientific concepts and theories, students will be asked to become critics of everyday conversation. Students will also use theoretical principles to improve personal effectiveness, appropriateness, and adaptability in conversing with others. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Professional Communication -

COMM 317 A

Instructor: Dr. Erica F. Cooper
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2012FA
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 andprofessional settings including interpersonal andgroup dynamics, written communication, businessand professional presentations and meetingmanagement skills. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Small Group Communication -

COMM 330 E

Instructor: Dr. Tiffany Shoop
Block: E1
Time: M/W 5:45PM-7:15PM
Term: 2012FA
Room: MILL 013
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Communications 250 & 260.

Catalog Description:

Introduction to and practice in the structured small group, with primary emphasis on preparation for, analysis of, and participation in problem-solving oriented groups. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Research Methods -

COMM 350 A

Instructor: Dr. Debra Burns Melican
Block: 10
Time: T/TH 10:10AM-11:40AM
Term: 2012FA
Room: MILL 112
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM 250

Catalog Description:

Introdution to the principles and basic skillsnecessary to criticize research literature. Inthis course students will develop descriptive andexperimental studies using data collection,analysis and presentation techniques incommunication research. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.

Rhetorical Theory & Criticism -

COMM 354 A

Instructor: Dr. Debra Burns Melican
Block: 12
Time: T/TH 2:50PM-4:20PM
Term: 2012FA
Room: MILL 112
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Communications 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.