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Courses - Spring 2018
COMM
Communication Department Site
COMM107
Oral Communication: Principles and Practices
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, ENES143, INAG110, JOUR130 or THET285.
A study of and practice in oral communication, including principles of interviewing, group discussion, listening, informative briefings, and persuasive speeches.
COMM200
Critical Thinking and Speaking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, ENES143, INAG110, JOUR130, OR THET285.
Theory and practice of persuasive discourse analysis and composition. Research techniques, logical and rhetorical conceptions of argument, and technical principles for persuading in public venues.
COMM201
Introduction to Public Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Basic concepts and principles of public relations. Roles in organizations and society; history; skills and practices of public relations; theories and models of effective and ethical public relations.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
COMM230
Argumentation and Debate
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
A study of the fundamental principles of reasoning, analysis, and evidence preparation of debate briefs and presentation of standard academic debate.
COMM250
Introduction to Communication Inquiry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An introduction to the field of communication. Definitions, models, and contexts of communication; rhetorical theory and rhetorical criticism of discourse.
This is a blended learning course.
COMM288
(Perm Req)
Communication Internship
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
COMM324
Communication and Gender
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
The creation of images of male and female, and masculine and feminine, through communication, the differences in male and female communication behaviors and styles, and the implications of those images and styles for male-female transactions.
COMM330
Argumentation and Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contemporary theories of argumentation with special emphasis on methods of formulating and critiquing public policy argument.
COMM331
(Perm Req)
News Writing and Reporting for Public Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM201; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in JOUR181.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program; and (sophomore standing; or junior standing). Or permission of ARHU-Communication department.
Credit only granted for: JOUR201, COMM231, or COMM331.
Formerly: COMM231.
Writing and researching news and information media for public relations; laboratory in news-gathering tools and writing techniques for public relations.
COMM332
(Perm Req)
News Editing for Public Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in COMM331; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And permission of ARHU-Communication department.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Credit only granted for: JOUR202, COMM232, or COMM332.
Formerly: COMM232.
Copy editing, graphic principles and processes, news and information technologies for public relations.
COMM351
(Perm Req)
Public Relations Techniques
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM332.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Credit only granted for: COMM351 or JOUR331.
Formerly: JOUR331.
The techniques of public relations, including news releases, publications and printed materials, audio-visual techniques, speeches and special events. Application of these techniques in laboratory and field projects.
COMM353
(Perm Req)
New Media Writing for Public Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in COMM351.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Credit only granted for: COMM352 or COMM353.
Formerly: COMM352.
Students learn the uses and influence of new media on public relations practice and expand their ability to write using new and traditional media platforms and tools
COMM370
Mediated Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM250.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Analysis and critique of structure, performance, content, effects, and future of mediated communication.
COMM370H
(Perm Req)
Mediated Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM250.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Analysis and critique of structure, performance, content, effects, and future of mediated communication.
COMM371
Communication and Digital Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Credit only granted for: COMM371 or COMM398V.
Formerly: COMM398V.
A basic introduction to communication in the digital age. Through class lectures, assignments and projects, students will learn to effectively use new media for the purpose of strategic message creation and management used in the field of communication. Students will apply the basics of visual layout skills and the principles of visual design to create messages using words and images.
COMM374
Communicating Visually: Message Production and Digital Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Restricted to Communication Majors at the Universities at Shady Grove.
Focus on the interplay between technology, images and sound in the creation of digital content. This is a communication process by which a digital visual message evolves from conception to completion, incorporating the creative, financial and marketing tools. Students will conceive, plan, recruit and supervise digital video projects, developing a familiarity with production management technique and execution.
Credit only granted for COMM374 or COMM498T.
COMM376
Communication through Advocacy Short Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Explores the theory and practice of contemporary communication and advocacy short form video.
COMM382
Essentials of Intercultural Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DVCC
Credit only granted for: COMM382 or COMM482.
Introduction of major theories and concepts of intercultural communication; examination of processes that make up cultural differences; and use of intercultural communication competence skills.
COMM385
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Credit only granted for: COMM385 or COMM498I (Spring 2014).
Formerly: COMM498I (Spring 2014).
Explores contemporary theories of influence and their implications for communication practice. Topics include power and influence, logical theory, rhetorical theory, persuasion theory, framing theory, social influence theory, and propagation of influence in mediated social networks.
COMM386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Communication department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in Communication program.
Supervised internship experience with communication professionals. Relation of academic training to professional experience.
COMM388
(Perm Req)
Communication Practicum
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM388W
Communication Practicum; Professional Communication & Writing
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
The course is designed for intensive study of problems in writing for communication professionals based on principles of grammar, style, clarity, and argument structure. In addition, students will identify and apply the principles of writing across diverse contexts.
COMM398
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM398C
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Communication; Peer Consulting in Oral Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to majors in Communication. Provides training in the principles and practice of peer consulting in the context of the Oral Communication Center in the Department of Communication. Students will apply and integrate the knowledge and skills acquired in COMM107 (or COMM 200) with new training to help their peers become outstanding listeners and speakers. They will also engage in a group research project designed to extend knowledge in peer consulting best practices.
COMM398D
Selected Topics in Communication; PR Design & Publications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Students will use computer technology to explore the communication potential of type, white space, information graphics, photographs, and other design elements and apply them to publications relevant to the publications relevant to the public relations industry.

Prerequisite: COMM201
COMM398E
Selected Topics in Communication; Health Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to COMM majors only.
COMM398J
Selected Topics in Communication; Communcation and Advanced Digital Imaging
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Continuation of COMM398N (although COMM398N is not a prerequisite). Concentration is on advanced visual imaging, with theme-based projects that incorporate advanced features of Photoshop CC, including raw imaging.
COMM398O
Selected Topics in Communication; Digital Media and Democracy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
COMM398T
Selected Topics in Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to Communication Students at Shady Grove. Students may not receive credit for both COMM498Q and COMM398T.
COMM398W
Selected Topics in Communication; Web Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
A basic to intermediate introduction to web design. Students will begin by developing a simple personal web site using CSS-based layouts, and progress to more complex CSS3-driven layouts. In addition to the basics of web creation, content, layout and design, this course will also emphasize basic computer skills and file management. FTP using Fetch or or Transmit, creative effects using jQuery widgets, and other techniques and topics will be discussed. This course will utilize Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash and Illustrator, with possible introductions to other software.
COMM399
(Perm Req)
COMM400
Research Methods in Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM250; and must have an introductory course in statistics.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Philosophy of scientific method; role of theory; research ethics; empirical research methods (measurement, sampling, design, analysis).
Attendance on the first day of class is mandatory.
COMM401
Interpreting Strategic Discourse
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM250.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Principles and approaches for practical analysis of discourse designed to shape audience opinion.
COMM402
Communication Theory and Process
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM250.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Philosophical and conceptual analysis of communication theories.
COMM422
Communication Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Communication policies, plans, channels, and practices in the managemen of the communication function in organizations.
COMM425
Negotiation and Conflict Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Role of communication in shaping negotiation and conflict processes and outcomes.
Restricted to COMM majors.
COMM426
Conflict Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: COMM425; and COMM250; and COMM402.
Role of communication in managing conflict processes.
Restricted to COMM majors.
COMM427
Crisis Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: COMM398C or COMM427.
Formerly: COMM398C.
Explores theories and research related to communication before, during, and after a crisis. Students examine the fundamentals of organizational communication, crisis management, and strategic and crisis communication planning before examining case studies of a number of real-life crises: organizational crises, natural disasters, accidents, terrorism incidents, health crises, and major crises of credibility.
COMM436
Interpersonal Arguing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM400 and COMM250.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Credit only granted for: COMM436 or COMM498I.
Formerly: COMM498I.
An examination of face to face arguing.
COMM450
Ancient and Medieval Rhetorical Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM250.
Restriction: Must be in Communication program.
Credit only granted for: COMM450 or COMM650.
A survey of rhetorical theory in the ancient and medieval periods. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical problems that gave rise to its development within both periods. Authors include Isocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, Hermogenes, Martianus Capella, Aurelius Augustine, Alberic of Monte Cassino, Geoffrey of Vinsauf and Robert of Basevorn.
COMM461
Voices of Public Leadership in the Twentieth Century
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Study of the use of speaking in the power struggles of the twentieth century. Focus is on important speakers of the century, their social and policy influence, and the struggle to expand the diversity of voices with power in the public sphere.
COMM469O
The Discourse of Social Movements; Rhetoric of Oppressed Peoples
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
COMM470
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The principles of listening behavior.
COMM472
Nonverbal Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Nonverbal communication in human interaction theory and research on proxemics, kinesics and paralanguage as expression of relationship, affect and orientation within and across cultures.
COMM475
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Bases of persuasion, with emphasis on recent experimental developments in persuasion.
Restricted to COMM majors.
COMM478
COMM483
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar in Public Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM351 and COMM400.
Credit only granted for: COMM483 or JOUR483.
Formerly: JOUR483.
Integration of theory, techniques and research methods into the planning and execution of public relations campaigns for specific organizations. Analysis of research on the case studies of public relations.
Restricted to majors in Communitcation
COMM488I
Communication Portfolio Project; Strategic Interviewing
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
This course introduces students to advanced techniques in interviewing for job opportunities and career progression. This online course focuses on the dynamics of the interview process, the communication theories and best practices behind influence and persuasion, and the communication aptitudes and skills that distinguish top candidates.
COMM489
(Perm Req)
Topical Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM498A
Seminar; Black Discourse and Digital Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Examines the connections between black discourse, oral culture, and traditional media with new digital media technology. Various methods, theoretical approaches, and tools for studying social media and online communication.
COMM498B
(Perm Req)
Seminar; Bateman Competition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
COMM498C
Seminar; Public Relations Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to COMM majors (1506A) only.
COMM498N
Seminar; Creating the Narrative: Genre-Filmmaking and Dramatic Structure
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
First time filmmakers often use genre traditions to break into the profession. In this class we will explore the history, motifs, and technique of the horror, suspense and romantic comedy genres.
COMM498V
Seminar; Visual Rhetoric
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: COMM majors (1506A) only.

An examination of the rhetorical implications of looking. Investigates how oppressed groups have been visually displayed in news photographs, museum exhibits, and in popular culture. Due to this focus on visual portrayals of cultural others, part of the class will be devoted to examining visual artifacts related to traumatic events including war, natural disasters, self-immolation, and lynching which some students mayfind disturbing. In tackling this difficult subject matter, the course will examine the intersection between responsibility and looking. Who has the right to take, display, and examine these images? Who makes this determination and what are the rhetorical implications of it.
COMM606
Seminar in Communication Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Restricted to GCPS (Z045) in Communication; or must be in Public Management-Executive Masters (Master's) program.
Communication and public relations as a managed function of organizations are introduced. Students learn how managing communication contributes to organizational effectiveness. Using organizational theory, theories of Excellence in public relations and communication management, communication metrics and communication ethics, students build their communication strategic management skills beyond the programmatic level to the functional and organizational levels of decision-making.
COMM609
Fundamentals of Interpreting
Credits: 2 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM609A
Fundamentals of Interpreting; Methodology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM609B
Fundamentals of Interpreting; Arabic into English/English into Arabic
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM609C
Fundamentals of Interpreting; Sight Translation - Arabic into English/English into Arabic
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM619
Consecutive Interpretation
Credits: 2 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM619A
Consecutive Interpretation; Methodology
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM619D
Consecutive Interpretation; Chinese into English/English into Chinese
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM619E
Consecutive Interpretation; Sight Translation; Chinese into English/English into Chinese
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM619F
Consecutive Interpretation; French into English/English into French
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM619G
Consecutive Interpretation; Sight Translation; French into English/English into French
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM619I
Consecutive Interpretation; Korean into English/English into Korean
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM619J
Consecutive Interpretation; Sight Translation; Korean into English/English into Korean
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM619M
Consecutive Interpretation; Spanish into English/English into Spanish
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM619N
Consecutive Interpretation; Sight Translation: Spanish into English/English into Spanish
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM619O
Consecutive Interpretation; English into Russian/Russian into English
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM619P
Consecutive Interpretation; Sight Translation; English into Russian/Russian into English
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM619Q
Consecutive Interpretation; Spanish into Italian/Italian into Spanish
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM619R
Consecutive Interpretation; Sight Translation: Spanish to Italian/Italian to Spanish
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM619S
Consecutive Interpretation; Spanish into French/French into Spanish
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM619T
Consecutive Interpretation; Sight Translation; French into Spanish/Spanish into French
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM629
Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM629D
Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation; Chinese into English/English into Chinese
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM629I
Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation; Korean into English/English into Korean
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM629M
Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation; Spanish into English/English into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM629N
Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation; English into Russian/Russian into English
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM629O
Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation; Spanish into Italian/Italian into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM629P
Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation; Spanish into French/French into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM630
Seminar in Public Relations Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: COMM630 or JOUR630.
Formerly: JOUR630.
Relationship of public relations management to organizational structure and communication functions. Objectives, planning, staffing, budgeting, administering, and evaluation of public relations programs.
COMM637
Professional Practice Forum in Translation: Career Portfolio and Exams
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Admissions test for second year courses; and (COMM659 and COMM679); and permission of ARHU-Communication department.
Serves as final preparation for entry into the profession through development of career portfolio to meet summative degree requirement and development of strategies for gaining work as a professional translator. Prepares participants for degree examinations and employer tests through the review of previous exam material and employer testing requirements. Serves as venue for degree examinations, career goal setting and planning for future employment. Participants present and defend career portfolio as summative requirement for MA in translation; MA in Trans. and Localization Project.
COMM649
Translation for Specific Domains
Credits: 2 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM649A
Translation for Specific Domains; Methodology
Credits: 2 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM649D
Translation for Specific Domains; Chinese into English/English into Chinese
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM649E
Translation for Specific Domains; Sight Translation; Chinese into English/English into Chinese
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM649F
Translation for Specific Domains; French into English/English into French
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM649G
Translation for Specific Domains; Sight Translation; French into English/English into French
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM649O
Translation for Specific Domains; Portuguese into English/English into Portuguese
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM649P
Translation for Specific Domains; Sight Translation: Portuguese into English/English into Portuguese
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM652
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Formerly: SPCH652.
A study of twentieth century theories of rhetoric. Special attention will be devoted to Richard Weaver, Kenneth Burke, Lloyd Bitzer, Ernest Bormann, Walter Fisher, and the continental theorists of communication such as Chaim Perelman and Jurgen Habermas.
COMM655
Seminar in Speechwriting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Formerly: SPCH655.
Theoretical and practical aspects of speechwriting at an advanced level.
COMM657
Professional Practice Forum in Interpreting: Career Portfolio and Exams
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM719, COMM769, and COMM729; and admissions test for second-year courses; and permission of ARHU-Communication department.
Serves as final preparation for entry into the profession through development of strategies for gaining work as a professional translator. Prepares participants for degree examinations and employer tests through the review of previous exam material and employer testing requirements. Serves as venue for degree examinations, career goal setting and planning for future employment. Participants present and defend career portfolio and summative requirement for degree.
COMM659
Translation for Language-Specific Markets
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM659B
Translation for Language-Specific Markets; Chinese into English/English into Chinese
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM659E
Translation for Language-Specific Markets; German into English/English into German
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM659G
Translation for Language-Specific Markets; Spanish into English/English into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM669
Professional Practice Forum in Translation: Practicum
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM683
Intercultural Communication Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An in-depth coverage of the essential theories of intercultural communication is provided.
COMM688
(Perm Req)
Communication Field Experience
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM698
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Communication
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM701
Quantitative Methods in Communication Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM700.
Formerly: SPCH701.
Logic and methods of quantitative data collection and statistical analysis as applied to communication studies. Research strategies for communications: experimentation, survey research, field research, and content analysis.
COMM708
Professional Communication: Rhetoric and Context
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
COMM712
Advanced Historical/Critical Methods in Communication Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM711.
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Formerly: SPCH712.
Critical assessment of qualitative approaches to communication. Introduction to significant schools of historical and critical research. Advanced techniques for inquiry and manuscript preparation. Students must have dissertation research project requiring historical or critical method.
COMM713
Translation Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Admissions test for second year courses; and permission of ARHU-Communication department.
Builds upon the principles outlined in Introduction to Computer-Assisted Translation to develop comprehensive knowledge of the current and future roles of technology in translation processes involving both the spoken and the written word, including use of widely available software tools and systems for terminology management, translation memory, and machine translation. Students carry out projects using translation technology, enabling them to apply newly acquired knowledge in applied contexts. Examination of case studies highlights how translation technology is leveraged across public and private sector organizations and the latest developments in the field.
COMM715
Advanced Qualitative Methods in Communication Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: COMM714; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Advanced data analysis of qualitative data in Communication research. In-field research and techniques for analysis of data from in-field work.
COMM719
Advanced Consecutive Interpretation
Credits: 2 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM719A
Advanced Consecutive Interpretation; Arabic into English/English into Arabic
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM719B
Advanced Consecutive Interpretation; Chinese into English/English into Chinese
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM719C
Advanced Consecutive Interpretation; French into English/English into French
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM719F
Advanced Consecutive Interpretation; Spanish into English/English into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM719G
Advanced Consecutive Interpretation; Korean into English/English into Korean
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM719I
Advanced Consecutive Interpretation; Spanish into German/German into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM730
Seminar in Health Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Formerly: SPCH730.
Communication processes in health care and promotion.
COMM738B
Seminar in Mediated Communication; Emerging Media & Health COMM
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course is designed to provide with an in-depth understanding of emerging media technologies (e.g., eHealth systems, social media, AR/VR technologies, etc.) and their roles in the field of health communication. It blends theoretical concepts and practical concerns that impact upon health communication processes.
COMM749
Advanced Simultaneous Interpretation
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM749A
Advanced Simultaneous Interpretation; Arabic into English/English into Arabic
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM749B
Advanced Simultaneous Interpretation; Chinese into English/English into Chinese
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM749C
Advanced Simultaneous Interpretation; French into English/English into French
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM749F
Advanced Simultaneous Interpretation; Spanish into English/English into Spanish
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM759
Professional Practice Forum in Interpreting: Practicum
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM760
Seminar in Political Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Formerly: SPCH760.
A blend of theory and practice to integrate rhetorical-critical theory and empirical methods with politics. Practitioners in political communication will be drawn in as resource persons. Students will map the communication strategy for candidates and analyze actual campaign strategies.
COMM762
The Rhetoric of Political Institutions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
The role of discourse in major political institutions is examined. The specific institutional focus may change from instructor to instructor. Examples include Congress, the courts, or the state legislatures.
COMM775
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Persuasion and Attitude Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Communication department.
Formerly: SPCH775.
This seminar will concentrate on the problem of making message strategy decisions. Course content will consist of study of both theoretical and empirical research on attitude and attitude change in persuasive communication.
COMM789A
Seminar: Special Topics in Intercultural Communication; Advanced Political and Legal Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM789B
Seminar: Special Topics in Intercultural Communication; Advanced Health Communications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM798
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM798B
Independent Study; Text Analysis and Intensive Writing
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM798E
Independent Study; Website Localization and Software
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM798F
Independent Study; Enhanced English Fluency
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM798I
Independent Study; Consecutive Interpreting Skills
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM798J
Independent Study; Translation Skills
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
COMM799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM888
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Practicum in Communication
Credits: 3 - 9
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM889
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Tutorial in Communication
Credits: 3 - 9
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
COMM899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.