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COMM 310 - Communication Research Methods
An introduction to the principles, procedures, and tools of research used in the analysis of the communication situation, including consideration of research design and statistical analysis and the identification, control, and measurement of communication variables. This course is a prerequisite or co-requisite for all upper division communication courses for majors. - Credits: 3

Prerequisites: COMM 110

COMM 312 - Argumentation
A study of argumentation as a decision making process. Course focuses on theories of argument, the roles of advocates and opponents, the nature of argument building, evidence, and reasoning and argument in various contexts.- Credits: 3

Prerequisites & Notes
COMM 200. COMM 310 is a prerequisite or co-requisite for all majors.

COMM 314 - Dyadic and Group Communication Processes
This is a theory-based course examining the process of communication in dyadic and group settings. Emphasis is placed upon (1) influences upon communication processes and resulting behavior and content and (2) the development of skills and skill assessment in both settings. - Credits: 3

Prerequisites & Notes
COMM 215. COMM 310 is a prerequisite or co-requisite for all majors.

COMM 315 - Organizational Communication
A study of the communication behavior of persons in organizations. Considers the nature of organizations, communication structures in organizations, and the development of communication training in organizations. -Credits: 3

Prerequisites & Notes
COMM 310 is a prerequisite or co-requisite for all majors

COMM 332 - Case Studies in Public Relations and Integrated Communications
This advanced course seeks to develop critical thinking skills through the examination of audience-centered case studies. Students examine how professionals in public relations and integrated communications develop objectives that translate into communication campaigns, illustrating theoretical applications in real-life situations. The development of analytical skills, ethical guidelines, and issues of diversity in communications practice are emphasized. -
Credits: 3

Prerequisites: COMM 231

COMM 333 - Public Relations Writing
Course seeks to further develop the writing skills of public relations majors. Course assignments focus on expanding students’ ability to make critical decisions regarding the process of gathering necessary information, identifying objectives, and creating appropriate messages for specific target audiences. -Credits: 3

Prerequisites & Notes
COMM 231, 242, and 310

COMM 334 - Publication Production II
The course continues to expose students to the in-depth study of electronic publication issues, it specifically deals with design and layout issues related to newspapers, annual reports and other multiple-page publications. The course covers issues related to prepares, separations, advanced topography and paper selection. - Credits: 3

Prerequisites: COMM 232

COMM 335 - 2-D Animation
An exploration of the aesthetic and technical production of animated and interactive assets for a variety of media applications.  Course topics include development of raster and vector graphic elements and design and production of both simple and interactive animation for a variety of applications and disciplines. - Credits: 3

Prerequisites: COMM 201

COMM 342 - Sports Journalism
Discussion of ethics and responsible sports journalism, sports information and public relations interview techniques, broadcast sports journalism. Guest lecturers in sports information, public relations, and broadcast journalism may speak on relevant topics. - Credits: 3

Prerequisites & Notes
COMM 242. COMM 310 is a prerequisite or co-requisite for all majors.

COMM 343 - Feature Journalism
Course will focus on writing feature articles for newspapers and magazines. - Credits: 3

Prerequisites: COMM 242; COMM 344 

COMM 344 - Editorial Function: Copy
Methods and practices of copy editing that are applicable to newspapers, magazines, and technical publications. - Credits: 3

COMM 347 - New-Media Journalism
An examination of new-media forms and the effects of new digital media on media industries and the practice of journalism. The course will examine the differences between traditional and new media journalism in theory and in practice and explore online writing techniques and the principles of computer-assisted reporting. - Credits: 3

Prerequisites:COMM 242

COMM 348 - Advanced Reporting
Instruction in writing the news story, discussions of reportorial ethics and techniques, and in-field coverage of news events, feature stories and speeches. - Credits: 3

Prerequiste: COMM 242; 344

COMM 350 - Editing for Video

This course provides students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of videotape editing. Special attention is given to expanding skill sets associated with digital non-linear editing.

Prerequisites & Notes
COMM 254

COMM 354 - TV Studio Production
The course covers the process and technique of multi-camera video production. Students gain experience in studio and control room operation and production roles. The course trains students to integrate video packages produced in the field for presentation in a multi-camera studio broadcast.  - Credits: 3

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequistes: COMM 254

COMM 355 - TV Field Production
An advanced course in the processes and techniques of single-camera field production and editing. Students will report, video tape, write, and edit packages for television news. - Credits: 3

Prerequisites & Notes
COMM 254

COMM 359 - Interactive Multimedia II
This course provides students the ability to move beyond the traditional models of information distribution using image, sound, motion and text. The course introduces the fundamentals of communicating through digital interfaces with an audience. Topics include digital imaging, creating effective interactive projects, models of information structure, analysis of design problems and distribution models. Theories of communication, learning, human-centered design and project evaluation are discussed. - Credits: 3
Prerequisites & Notes
COMM 258

COMM 360 - Corporate Media
The application of adult training theories, communication theories, and production skills in the planning, design, and implementation of media in the corporate and institutional setting, with emphasis on media management and the use of media in training and development. - Credits: 3

Prerequisites & Notes
110, 232, 254, or consent of instructor. COMM 310 is a prerequisite or co-requisite for all majors.

COMM 362 - Mass Media and Society
An introduction to the mass media that includes an examination of the historical development, current structure, and functions of the traditional and emerging media. The course will also explore the economic, legal, and ethical issues facing the media and introduce the interaction of the media and society, culture, and the individual. - Credits: 3

COMM 363 - Audio Production
An introduction to the aesthetic and technical production of audio for a variety of media and disciplines.  Course topics include principles of hearing, sound, acoustics, and psychoacoustics, field and studio recording techniques, tools and applications for single and multi-track production and editing. - Credits: 3

COMM 393 - Junior Seminar
The seminar is designed to assist students in conducting a self-assessment while exploring the corporate culture of the communication field. The student will develop a portfolio, attend job seminars, establish a credential file, conduct mock and actual interviews, participate in an on-site mentoring/shadow program and make a public presentation of their portfolio. - Credits: 1

Prerequisites & Notes
Junior standing


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