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COMM-C 320 : Advanced Public Speaking

3 credits

Development of a marked degree of skills in preparation and delivery of various types of speeches, with emphasis on depth of research, clarity of organization, application of proof, and felicitous style. (Occasionally)

Prerequisite - SPCH-S 121

COMM-C 340 : Practicum in Media Production

3 credits

This course is designed to give students hands-on practical experience with all facets of television and radio production. In this course, students will work with others as part of a team in media production and complete a comprehensive and professional quality portfolio of his or her work.

COMM-C 351 : TV Production I

3 credits

Coordination and integration of production principles for practical application in television; emphasis on studio production of nondramatic program forms. Lecture and laboratory. (Occasionally)

Prerequisite - TEL-C 200

COMM-C 462 : Media Theory and Criticism

3 credits

Description and evaluation of various theoretical strategies that attempt to explain the ways individuals and groups react to media. Critical analysis of several media with attention to the connective and artistic functions of visual and aural components. (Occasionally)

Prerequisite - TEL-C 200

COMM-M 460 : Culture and Mass Communication

3 credits

This course is a critical overview of the relationship between mass media and American culture. Course content will explore what it means (politically, economically, culturally, and morally) to live in a culture in which a major portion of information comes to the citizen through multiple channels of mass communication. (Occasionally)

Prerequisite - TEL-C 200

JOUR-C 327 : Writing for Publication

3 credits

A workshop for nonmajors to improve writing skills and learn basic requirements of writing for publication. Instruction in market analysis and interpreting specific editorial requirements, in gathering and researching background materials, and in preparing manuscripts. Examination of various types and styles of published writing. Will not count toward journalism major. (Occasionally)

JOUR-J 200 : Writing for Mass Media

3 credits

Small working seminar relating communication theory to practice in journalistic writing. Emphasis on narration, exposition, description, and argumentation. Development of skills in conceptualization, organization, gathering evidence, and effective presentation of articles for publication in various mass media. (Occasionally)

Prerequisite - Typing ability of 35 words per minute and ENG W131, or its equivalent.

SPCH-S 121 : Public Speaking

3 credits

Theory and practice of public speaking: training in thought processes necessary to organize speech content; analysis of components of effective delivery and language. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

SPCH-S 122 : Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

Practical consideration of spontaneous human interaction in face-to-face situations. Special attention to perception, language, and attitudes in dyads and small groups. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

SPCH-S 223 : Business and Professional Speaking

3 credits

Preparation and presentation of speeches and oral reports appropriate to business and professional occupations; group discussion and parliamentary procedures. Does not count toward fulfillment of arts and sciences Group III distribution requirements. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

Prerequisite - SPCH S121 or consent of instructor.

SPCH-S 313 : Performance as Communicative Practice

3 credits

Introduction to performance as a communicative practice, focusing on performance as a special artistic mode of communication and performance and as a special class of display events in which the values and symbols of a culture and enacted before an audience.

Prerequisite - SPCH S121 or S122.

SPCH-S 322 : Advanced Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

Advanced consideration of communication in human relationships. Emphasis given to self-concept, perception, language, nonverbal interaction, listening, interpersonal conflict, and communication skills in family, social, and work situations. (Occasionally)

Prerequisite - SPCH S122.

SPCH-S 329 : Discussion and Group Methods

3 credits

Leadership and participation in group, committee, conference, and public discussion; logical and psychological aspects of group processes. (Occasionally)

Prerequisite - SPCH S122 or consent of the instructor.

SPCH-S 336 : Current Topics in Communication

3 credits

Extensive analysis of selected problems in contemporary speech communication. Topics vary each semester and are listed in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated once for credit. (Occasionally)

Prerequisite - Junior standing or consent of instructor.

SPCH-S 398 : Independent Study in Speech Communication

1- credits

Independent study or practicum experience. Projects must be approved by a faculty member before enrolling. May be repeated up to a total of 6 credits. (Occasionally)

Prerequisite - Junior standing and approval of instructor.

SPCH-S 400 : Senior Seminar in Speech

3 credits

Study of problems and issues in speech communication. Capstone course. (Spring)

Prerequisite - Senior standing and a minimum of 21 credit hours completed in the major.

SPCH-S 405 : Human Communication Theory

3 credits

Survey of contemporary theories of human communication, with emphasis on the nature of theory construction and contribution of allied disciplines to communication theory. (Occasionally)

Prerequisite - SPCH S121, S122 and junior standing.

SPCH-S 414 : Topics in Performance Studies and Cultural Communi

3 credits

Examination of the relationship between performance and culture in specific domains of social life and aspects of communicative experience. May be repeated with different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Prerequisite - SPCH S121 or S122.

SPCH-S 424 : Empirical Research Methods in Speech Communication

3 credits

Focuses on the objective appraisal of behavioral data in the study of speech communica­tion. Introduces the theoretical foundations of empirical social science and offers guidelines for conducting descriptive and experimental studies. (Occasionally)

Prerequisite - SPCH S121, SPCH S122, junior standing and one mathematics course at the 100- level or above.

SPCH-S 427 : Cross-Cultural Communication

3 credits

A survey study of national, cultural, and cross-cultural communication in theory and practice. (Occasionally)

Prerequisite - Junior standing or consent of instructor.

SPCH-S 440 : Organizational Communication

3 credits

Examination of internal and external communication in business and other professional organizations, with emphasis upon theory, techniques, practices, goals, and the social environment in which such communication exists. (Occasionally)

Prerequisite - SPCH S223 or consent of instructor.

SPCH-S 450 : Gender and Communication

3 credits

Examines the extent to which biological sex and gender-role orientation and stereotypes influence the process of communication. Focuses on gender differences in decoding and encoding verbal and nonverbal behavior, development of sex roles, cultural assumptions, and stereotypes in communication. Analyzes how the media present, influence, and reinforce gender stereotypes. (Fall, Spring)

Prerequisite - SPCH S121 or SPCH S122 or consent of the instructor.

SPCH-S 480 : Personal Narrative Performance

3 credits

This course is designed to increase understanding of the vocabularies, theory, philosophy and empirical knowledge central to the study of narrative communication. Emphasis is placed on performance as a way of knowing and as a method of communication research through gathering, transcribing and re-performing personal narratives.

Prerequisite - SPCH S122.

SPCH-S 490 : Profession Practice Internship

3 credits

(Occasionally)

Prerequisite - Junior or senior standing, 21 credit hours of completed communication courses, a 3.0 grade point average in the major, an overall grade point average of 2.5, faculty supervision, and departmental approval.

TEL-C 200 : Introduction to Mass Communication

3 credits

Survey of function, responsibilities, and influence of various mass communication media. Directed toward the consumer and critic of mass media in modern society. (Occasionally)

TEL-R 308 : Radio Production and Directing

3 credits

Fundamentals of Radio Production and Directing.

Prerequisite - TEL C200.
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