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Communication

115 Bingham Hall, CB# 3285
(919) 962-2311

First Session, 2021

COMM 113 Public Speaking (3)

ONLINE. Theory and extensive practice in various types of speaking. REMOTE ONLY-MOSTLY ASYNCHRONOUS.

COMM 120 Introduction to Interpersonal and Organizational Communication (MNGT 120) (3)

ONLINE. 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. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

COMM 130 Introduction to Media Production (3)

ONLINE. 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. IN-PERSON AND REMOTE LEARNERS.

COMM 150 Introduction to New Media Credits (3)

MAYMESTER. ONLINE. An introduction to the design, aesthetics, and analysis of various forms of digital media. Hands-on experience with different modes of creation, including graphics, web-based communication, and social media. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

COMM 160 Introduction to Performance Studies (3)

ONLINE. 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. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

COMM 170 Rhetoric and Public Issues (3)

ONLINE. 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. REMOTE ONLY-MOSTLY ASYNCHRONOUS.

COMM 249 Introduction to Communication Technology, Culture, and Society (3) ***Cancelled***

MAYMESTER. ONLINE. Historical exploration of the sociocultural import of communication technologies, from the introduction of the telegraph in the mid-1800s through current implications of the Internet and various digital devices. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

COMM 325 Introduction to Organizational Communication (3)***Cancelled***

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. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

COMM 371 Argumentation and Debate (3) ***Cancelled***

ONLINE. Analysis of issues, use of evidence, reasoning, brief making, and refutation. Argumentative speeches and debates on legal cases and on current issues. Designed for prospective law students public policy students, speech teachers, and college debaters.

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 422 Family Communication (3)

MAYMESTER. ONLINE. 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. REMOTE ONLY-MOSTLY ASYNCHRONOUS.

COMM 453 The History of New Media Technology in Everyday Life (3)

MAYMESTER. Prerequisite, COMM 140. The starting point for this course, chronologically and conceptually, is the emergence of popular media technology. Our purview includes transformative innovations in mediated communication, such as telephony and e-mail, alongside familiar media technologies such as televisions and computers. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

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).

Second Session, 2021

COMM 113 Public Speaking (3)

ONLINE. Theory and extensive practice in various types of speaking. MODE OF INSTRUCTION TBA.

COMM 120 Introduction to Interpersonal and Organizational Communication (MNGT 120) (3)

ONLINE. 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. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

COMM 140 Introduction to Media History, Theory, and Criticism (3)

ONLINE. An introduction to the critical analysis of film, television, advertising, video, and new media texts, contexts, and audiences. REMOTE ONLY-MOSTLY ASYNCHRONOUS.

COMM 160 Introduction to Performance Studies (3)

ONLINE. 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. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

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. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

COMM 224 Introduction to Gender and Communication (WGST 224) (3)

ONLINE. 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. REMOTE ONLY-ASYNCHRONOUS.

COMM 371 Argumentation and Debate (3)

ONLINE. Analysis of issues, use of evidence, reasoning, brief making, and refutation. Argumentative speeches and debates on legal cases and on current issues. Designed for prospective law students public policy students, speech teachers, and college debaters. MODE OF INSTRUCTION TBA.

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)

ONLINE. Prerequisite, COMM 140. Permission of the instructor for non-majors. Examination of communication processes and cultural significance of film, television, and other electronic media. IN-PERSON AND REMOTE LEARNERS.

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). MODE OF INSTRUCTION TBA.