Courses

COMM 103
Interpersonal Communication
Principles and practices of effective communication through readings, lectures, discussions, and demonstrations. Special focus on how personal, social, and professional relationships are established, defined, and maintained through verbal and nonverbal interaction. Contemporary concerns of gender, ethics, and global/cultural awareness are addressed.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

COMM 103H
Interpersonal Comm Honors
Principles and practices of effective communication through readings, lectures, discussions, and demonstrations. Special focus on how personal, social, and professional relationships are established, defined, and maintained through verbal and nonverbal interaction. Contemporary concerns of gender, ethics, and global/cultural awareness are addressed. This is an honors course which requires additional work and academic rigor. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

COMM 104
Public Speaking
Students will receive training in speech making with emphasis on preparation, delivery, and evaluation. Also studied are famous speeches, group communications, and panel discussions.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

COMM 120
Small Group Process
Participation, decision-making, and problem-solving in small groups. Students participate in groups and evaluate group functioning from the perspective of small group communication concepts through the study of theory, application, and practical experience. Prerequisites: E, R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

COMM 201
Mass Comm and Popular Culture
This course examines the impact of mediated communication on our culture. Emphasis will be placed on description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of mass media forms and their integration in modern society. Meets Humanities requirement. Prerequisites: E, R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

COMM 225
Film History and Interpretation
How does film mean? In this course, students will study the historical development of film from its inception as a “side show amusement” to what has become, arguably, the dominant art form in modern culture. We will look at film from technical, historical, and cultural perspectives, studying film as both an artistic medium and a means of cultural and artistic expression. We will also discuss the effects of film upon our visual modern culture. Frequent written and oral response is required. Meets the humanities requirement. Prerequisites: E, R.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 5.00