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FIRST SESSION, 2017

COMM 113 Public Speaking (3). Theory and extensive practice in various types of speaking.

COMM 120 Introduction to Interpersonal and Organizational Communication (MNGT 120) (3). An introduction to communication theory, research, and practice in a variety of interpersonal and organizational contexts. This course examines the role of communication in both personal and professional relationships.

COMM 130 Introduction to Media Production (3). Permission of the instructor for non-majors. Prerequisite for all production courses. Introduces students to basic tools, techniques, and conventions of production in audio, video, and film.

COMM 140 Introduction to Media History, Theory, and Criticism (3). MAYMESTER. An introduction to the critical analysis of film, television, advertising, video, and new media texts, contexts, and audiences.

COMM 160 Introduction to Performance Studies (3). As the introductory course in performance studies, students will explore and experiment with performance as ritual, performance in everyday life, and the performance of literature.

COMM 170 Rhetoric and Public Issues (3). Examines the basic nature and importance of rhetoric and argumentation. Attention is devoted to interpreting the persuasive function of texts and their relation to modern forms of life.

COMM 318 Cultural Diversity (3). Introduction to basic paradigms of thinking about cultural difference, encouraging students to examine how these paradigms shape how we think, act, and imagine ourselves/others as members of diverse cultures. ****Cancelled****

COMM 325 Introduction to Organizational Communication (3). Prerequisite, COMM 120. Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. The course explores the historical and theoretical developments in the research and practice of organizational communication. ***Cancelled***

COMM 422 Family Communication (3). MAYMESTER. Prerequisite, COMM 120. Growth in technologies, more frequent travel, and movements of products and people across the borders of nation states change concepts of family and community. Foregrounded by these realities, this course combines theories of family and communication with documentation of lived experience to interrogate family communication patterns in contemporary culture.

COMM 450 Media and Popular Culture (3). Prerequisite, COMM 140. Permission of the instructor for non-majors. Examination of communication processes and cultural significance of film, television, and other electronic media.

COMM 521 Communication and Social Memory (3). Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. An investigation of psychological aspects of communication, particularly the perceptual and interpretive processes underlying the sending and receiving of messages.

COMM 545 Pornography and Culture (3). Examines the social, cultural, political, legal, historical, and aesthetic implications of pornography. ***Cancelled***

COMM 636 Interactive Media (ARTS 636) (3). Explores interactive media through creative projects that include sound, video, and graphic elements. Technical information will serve the broader goal of understanding the aesthetics and critical issues of interactive media.

COMM 690 Media Production and Counter Radicalization (PWAD 690) (3). MAYMESTER. Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. May be repeated. Students will collaborate in teams to produce videos countering the online propaganda of violent extremist groups in partnership with the Quilliam Foundation, a UK think tank focused on countering violent extremism (CVE).

SECOND SESSION, 2017

COMM 113 Public Speaking (3). Theory and extensive practice in various types of speaking.

COMM 120 Introduction to Interpersonal and Organizational Communication (MNGT 120) (3). An introduction to communication theory, research, and practice in a variety of interpersonal and organizational contexts. This course examines the role of communication in both personal and professional relationships.

COMM 140 Introduction to Media History, Theory, and Criticism (3). An introduction to the critical analysis of film, television, advertising, video, and new media texts, contexts, and audiences.

COMM 160 Introduction to Performance Studies (3). As the introductory course in performance studies, students will explore and experiment with performance as ritual, performance in everyday life, and the performance of literature. ****Cancelled****

COMM 170 Rhetoric and Public Issues (3). Examines the basic nature and importance of rhetoric and argumentation. Attention is devoted to interpreting the persuasive function of texts and their relation to modern forms of life.

COMM 224 Introduction to Gender and Communication (WMST 224) (3). Examines multiple relationships among gender, communication, and culture. Explores how communication creates gender and shapes relationships and how communication reflects, sustains, and alters cultural views of gender.

COMM 393 Internships (1–3). Permission of the department. Majors only. 2.5 cumulative grade point average required. Individualized study closely supervised by a faculty advisor and by the departmental coordinator of internships. Cannot count toward the COMM major.

COMM 450 Media and Popular Culture (3). Prerequisite, COMM 140. Permission of the instructor for non-majors. Examination of communication processes and cultural significance of film, television, and other electronic media.

COMM 690 Advanced Topics in Communication Studies (3). Permission of the instructor for non-majors. A special topics course on a selected aspect of communication studies. May be repeated.  Available for Hollywood internship students (COMM 393).