Course List

Intro to Communication Studies -

COMM 101 A

Instructor: Dr. Thomas J. Carter
Block: 10
Time: T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 114
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduction to oral communication and communication theory. Course includes st udy of various communication models and situations and the processes and techniq ues that function within them. It also e xamines cultural, symbolic, and perceptu al variants and their effects on the com munications process. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Intro to Communication Studies -

COMM 101 B

Instructor: Prof Deborah H. Selby
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 213
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduction to oral communication and communication theory. Course includes st udy of various communication models and situations and the processes and techniq ues that function within them. It also e xamines cultural, symbolic, and perceptu al variants and their effects on the com munications process. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Intro to Communication Studies -

COMM 101 C

Instructor: Dr. Anita Turpin
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 113
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduction to oral communication and communication theory. Course includes st udy of various communication models and situations and the processes and techniq ues that function within them. It also e xamines cultural, symbolic, and perceptu al variants and their effects on the com munications process. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Mass Communication -

COMM 202 A

Instructor: Dr. Guan-Soon Khoo
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 112
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-101

Catalog Description:

A survey of the theories, processes, ef fects, and media of mass communication. The course will focus on issues of conce rn principally to the mass media within the United States, but issues of globali zation will be addressed. Lecture: 3 hrs /wk.

Public Speaking -

COMM 220 A

Instructor: Prof Deborah H. Selby
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 212
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: INQ-110 or INQ-120 or HNRS-105

Catalog Description:

Study of voice, production, and managem ent 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: 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.

Interpersonal Communication -

COMM 260 A

Instructor: Dr. Anita Turpin
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 113
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-101

Catalog Description:

An introduction to issues in interperso nal communication, examined from the per spective of communication competence. Us ing scientific concepts and theories, st udents will be asked to become critics o f everyday conversation. Students will a lso use theoretical principles to improv e personal effectiveness, appropriatenes s, and adaptability in conversing with o thers. Lecture: 3 hrs/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.

Journalism -

COMM 319 A

Instructor: Dr. Thomas J. Carter
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 112
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-202 and 250

Catalog Description:

A practical introduction to journalism, with special emphasis on reporting skil ls and writing newspaper news and featur es, broadcast news, and public relations products. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Research Methods -

COMM 350 A

Instructor: Dr. Guan-Soon Khoo
Block: 7A
Time: M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 127
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-250

Catalog Description:

Introduction to the principles and basic skills necessary to criticize research literature. In this course students will develop descriptive and experimental studies using data collection, analysis and presentation techniques in communication research. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.

Research Methods -

COMM 350 B

Instructor: Dr. Debra Burns Melican
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 114
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-250

Catalog Description:

Introduction to the principles and basic skills necessary to criticize research literature. In this course students will develop descriptive and experimental studies using data collection, analysis and presentation techniques in communication research. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/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.

Senior Seminar -

COMM 411 A

Instructor: Dr. Debra Burns Melican
Time: W 2:20PM-5:30PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 114
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-350 and 354

Catalog Description:

A seminar approach to selected topics for advanced students. (1)