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Top COMM 111 PUBLIC SPEAKING (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Public communication as it relates to informative and persuasive discourse. The theory and practice of public speaking in informative and persuasive contexts. Lec/rec. (Bacc Core Course)

Top COMM 111H PUBLIC SPEAKING (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Public communication as it relates to informative and persuasive discourse. The theory and practice of public speaking in informative and persuasive contexts. Lec/rec. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top COMM 114 ARGUMENT AND CRITICAL DISCOURSE (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Examination of argumentation as a part of human interaction and investigation. The course emphasizes the processes by which people give reasons to gain adherence and to justify beliefs and actions. The course includes readings, writing, and presentations concerned with the nature of arguments, processes of arguing, and argument criticism. Lec/rec. (Bacc Core Course)

Top COMM 114H ARGUMENT AND CRITICAL DISCOURSE (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Examination of argumentation as a part of human interaction and investigation. The course emphasizes the processes by which people give reasons to gain adherence and to justify beliefs and actions. The course includes readings, writing, and presentations concerned with the nature of arguments, processes of arguing, and argument criticism. Lec/rec. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top COMM 180 INTRODUCTION TO THE RHETORIC OF THE FILM (3) 
The motion picture from prephotographic eras to the present; individuals responsible for major advances in theory and technique. The motion picture and social influence. Films viewed for discussion and analysis. Film fee required.

Top COMM 199 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top COMM 218 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Introduction to dyadic and relational communication. Overview of current research in such areas as verbal and nonverbal messages, self-concept and perception, culture and gender stereotypes and styles, relational development and dissolution, deception, compliance gaining and conflict management. (Bacc Core Course)

Top COMM 218H INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Introduction to dyadic and relational communication. Overview of current research in such areas as verbal and nonverbal messages, self-concept and perception, culture and gender stereotypes and styles, relational development and dissolution, deception, compliance gaining and conflict management. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top COMM 221 FORENSICS (3) 
Laboratory experience in debate, public speaking, and interpretation of literature. Preparation for intercollegiate debate and forensics participation.

Top COMM 280 MEDIA COMMUNICATION IN THE INFORMATION AGE (3) 
A survey of the traditional media of mass communication and the new and emerging media technologies: their development, role in contemporary society and impact upon the public. The influence of mediated communication upon living in the information society. (SS)

Top COMM 299 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top COMM 312 ADVANCED PUBLIC SPEAKING (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Advanced theory and practice in public speaking. Simulated public speaking situations, audience analysis, and rhetorical strategies will be emphasized. Students will prepare and present a variety of public speeches. PREREQS: (COMM 111 or COMM 111H or COMM 114 or COMM 114H)

Top COMM 314 ARGUMENTATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Concepts and processes of argumentation, systems of logic, critical analysis of contemporary efforts to influence. Examination of arguing to gain adherence and argumentation as a way of knowing. Development of cases and argument briefs for presentation. (H) PREREQS: (COMM 114 or COMM 114H)

Top COMM 316 ADVANCED PERSUASION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Advanced theory and practice in persuasion, with evidence on social and behavioral science research. Examination of the cognitive and affective aspects of persuasion, focusing particularly on the audience. Consideration of persuasion in interpersonal relations, organizations, public advocacy, and public relations. (H) PREREQS: COMM 111

Top COMM 318 ADVANCED INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Advanced theory and practice in communication in interpersonal relations. (SS) PREREQS: (COMM 218 or COMM 218H)

Top COMM 320 INTRODUCTION TO RHETORICAL THEORY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to the basic theories of rhetoric, as well as the background of rhetoric as a discipline in speech communication. (H)

Top COMM 321 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION THEORY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to 20th century models, theories, and empirical research programs in communication. Survey of selected theories and social scientific methods across diverse contexts in communication. (SS)

Top COMM 322 SMALL-GROUP PROBLEM SOLVING (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Theory and practice of small-group decision making. Group processes of problem solving and decision by consensus. The history and role of group problem solving in a democratic society. Group power, leadership, and roles. Experience with problems of fact, value, and policy. (SS) PREREQS: COMM 218

Top COMM 324 COMMUNICATION IN ORGANIZATIONS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Examination of the nature and role of communication in formal and informal organizations. Introductory survey of central issues in the study of organizations, including corporate communication, leadership, organizational effectiveness, power, organizational culture, management styles, organizational conflict, and decision making. (SS)

Top COMM 326 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Perspectives, theories, and experiences of communication in intercultural, cross-cultural, and pan-cultural relations. (SS)

Top COMM 328 NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
The study of human communication behavior that transcends the spoken and written word; nondiscursive symbolism. The course examines the relationship between nonverbal and verbal communication behavior and nonverbal communication skill development. Topics addressed include space, distance, the environment, touch, gesture, facial expression, and gaze as communication. (SS)

Top COMM 350 DEBATE AND FORENSICS WORKSHOP (1-3)  Offered in current or future terms
Laboratory experience in debate, public speaking, and interpretation of literature. Preparation for intercollegiate debate and forensics participation. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 15 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top COMM 368 PROPAGANDA AND SOCIAL CONTROL (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Case studies, examples, and analyses of direct and indirect influences upon thought, belief, and action involving mass media of communication, including film, theatre, radio, television, posters, and art objects. Historical approach using film, tape, and recordings for student analysis and discussion. (SS)

Top COMM 372 VISUAL RHETORIC (3)  Offered in current or future terms
The course will survey the major theories of semiotics. Using semiotics as a foundation, students will explore the nature of the rhetoric of the visual image. (H)

Top COMM 380 IMAGE AND MYTH IN FILM (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Film as a medium for creating, reflecting, and defining values, roles, styles, conflicts, problems, strategies, expectations, and institutions in American life. Various methods of analysis and evaluation are applied to film as an agent and artifact. Film images of the frontier, war, women, men, justice, America, progress, and beauty are explored. Film fee required. (H)

Top COMM 382 TELEMEDIA DESIGN AND PRODUCTION (4) 
Study and practice of communication through telemedia (video, audio, computer), and emphasis on the principles of telemedia authorship. The study includes telemedia distribution systems and effects on audiences. Lec/lab.

Top COMM 385 COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE IN CYBERSPACE (3) 
Covers history and culture of the Internet, as well as social, political, and economic issues of computer-mediated communication. (H)

Top COMM 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top COMM 401 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top COMM 402 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top COMM 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top COMM 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top COMM 406 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top COMM 407 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top COMM 408 WORKSHOP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top COMM 410 COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
An assignment in a private or public business or agency. The student observes or works in one or more departments of the enterprise, perhaps in one area of interest or specialization (e.g., public relations, training, personnel, research and planning). Work is supervised by the agency staff, supervising school faculty members(s) provide academic evaluation. 12 credits maximum. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. PREREQS: Major with minimum of 21 credits and school approval required.

Top COMM 412 TOPICS IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Contemporary issues in speech communication: appraisal and discussion of current theories, trends, research methods, problems, or applications. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: 9 credits of speech communication.

Top COMM 414 COMMUNICATION RESEARCH METHODS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Communication research and its relationship to theory. Quantitative and qualitative methods of investigation in speech communication. Experimental and non-experimental research design; naturalistic observation; issues of reliability and validity; statistical analysis. Standards and principles of writing and reporting research. PREREQS: COMM 321 and /or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 416 ETHNOGRAPHY OF COMMUNICATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Study and practice of using ethnography of communication as a research method for developing theory in communication studies; topics include data collection, analysis, and writing ethnographic reports. (SS) PREREQS: COMM 321

Top COMM 418 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION THEORY AND RESEARCH (3)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Current theory, research, and practice in interpersonal communication. Issues addressed may include compliance gaining, nonverbal behavior, family communication, gender issues, impression formation, rules, and human relations. (SS) (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: COMM 321 and /or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 422 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION THEORY AND RESEARCH (3)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Current theory, research, and practice in communication and small group communication. Issues addressed may include leadership, decision making, problem solving, training, and human relations. (SS) (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: COMM 321 and /or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 425 COMMUNICATION AND YOUTH OUTREACH (4) 
Examines the role of communication outreach when working with youth. Study and examination of applied youth communication theory and research. Topics may include establishing communication boundaries, communicating identity, anti-smoking and anti-drug campaigns, social exclusion, effects of media, and pro-social communication. Students are required to volunteer in a youth context coordinated by the instructor. Taught only on the OSU-Cascades Campus.

Top COMM 426 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: THEORIES AND ISSUES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Advanced study in intercultural communication theoretical developments and research directions. Topics addressed may include intercultural research methods, training, language and culture, acculturation, and intercultural effectiveness. (SS) PREREQS: (COMM 321 and COMM 326) and /or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 427 CULTURAL CODES IN COMMUNICATION (3) 
Study and examination of the contextualized use of communication within speech communities and cultures; topics include the cultural patterning of communication and cultural communication theory.

Top COMM 430 THEORETICAL ISSUES IN COMMUNICATION INQUIRY (3) 
Review of conceptual, philosophical, ontological, epistemological, and methodological issues in the development of theories in human communication; application to contemporary, empirical human communication research. (SS) PREREQS: COMM 321 and /or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 432 GENDER AND COMMUNICATION (3) 
Investigation of impact of sex and gender on communication in conflict, decision-making, leadership, nonverbal messages, language, and interpersonal relationships. Focus on definitions of sex and gender in regard to knowledge, social constructs, and self-development. PREREQS: COMM 321 and /or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 437 HEALTH COMMUNICATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
This class is designed to unpack various elements of how communication impacts health, and vice versa. There are three main sections to this course: 1) discussing doctor-patient communication, 2) discussing the effects of health campaigns, and 3) discussing the link between communication and both psychological and physiological health.

Top COMM 440 THEORIES OF CONFLICT AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Conflict on a variety of levels: intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, public, and social. Conflict in a variety of contexts: relationships, family, organizations, community, and society. Constructive and destructive means of confronting and managing conflict; social and psychological aspects of conflict; conflict analysis; causes of conflict; conflict and peace, social order, and social change; case studies of conflict. (SS) PREREQS: COMM 321 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 442 BARGAINING AND NEGOTIATION PROCESSES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Theory and practice of bargaining and negotiation as means of settling disputes, with emphasis on the role of communication. Strategies and tactics of distributive and integrative bargaining orientations. Negotiation preparation and experience through case studies and simulations. (SS) PREREQS: COMM 321 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 444 THIRD PARTIES IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION: MEDIATION & ARBITRATION (3) 
Philosophies, strategies, practices, and characteristics of mediation and arbitration processes in the settlement of conflicts and disputes. Study of the role of the third party neutral in the peace making process. Case studies and simulations in mediation and arbitration. (SS) PREREQS: COMM 321 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 446 COMMUNICATION IN INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT AND DISPUTES (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Examination of the nature of international conflicts and disputes and the roles culture and communication play in resolving them constructively. Analysis of negotiation, mediation, and international law as approaches to dealing with international political, economic, cultural, and religious disputes. Scrutiny of contemporary world conflicts. (SS) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: COMM 321 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 454 ADVANCED ARGUMENTATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Advanced study in classical and current theories of the persuasive and epistemological functions of argumentation. Examination of the dominant contemporary theorists, including Toulmin, Perelman, and Willard. Analysis of research and applied perspectives, including conversational argument, argument fields, the philosophy of argument, argument as rhetoric, and argument in contexts. (H) PREREQS: COMM 320 and /or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 456 RHETORIC: 500 BC TO 500 AD (3)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
History and philosophy of rhetorical principles. (H) (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: COMM 320 and /or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 458 RHETORIC: 500 AD TO 1900 (3)  WIC Core Course
History and philosophy of rhetorical principles. (H) (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: COMM 320 and /or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 459 CONTEMPORARY THEORIES OF RHETORIC (3)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
A survey of contemporary rhetorical theories from 1900 to the present. (H) (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: COMM 320 and /or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 460 RHETORIC OF REVOLUTIONARIES AND REACTIONARIES: 1750 TO 1900 (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Speech criticism; great American speakers, relation of their speaking to the history of ideas; rhetoric and political, social, and religious movements. (H) PREREQS: COMM 320 and /or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 462 RHETORIC OF REVOLUTIONARIES AND REACTIONARIES: 1900-PRESENT (3) 
Speech criticism; great American speakers; relation of their speaking to the history of ideas; rhetoric and political, social, and religious movements. (H) PREREQS: COMM 320 and /or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 464 RHETORICAL CRITICISM (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Explores the approaches to the criticism of rhetoric, including aesthetic, social movement, genre, feminist, and other modes of criticism. PREREQS: COMM 320

Top COMM 466 ETHICS OF RHETORIC (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines the ethical questions raised by the use of persuasive discourse, including the derivation of standards of ethical persuasion and approaches to ethical judgment about persuasion. (H) PREREQS: COMM 320 and /or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 472 THE RHETORIC OF POPULAR CULTURE (3) 
A survey of theories of popular culture from Arnold to Hall. Students will examine various artifacts of popular culture and the influences they exert. (H)

Top COMM 476 ISSUES IN THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Examination of the theories of free expression and case materials related to tests of free speech in key U.S. Supreme Court cases. The course emphasizes the context of social and political movements from which the cases arise. (H) PREREQS: COMM 320 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 478 POLITICAL CAMPAIGN RHETORIC (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Theory, research and methods of political campaign rhetoric. Topics include rhetorical strategies and tactics in advertising, national conventions, broadcast debates, media coverage and public opinion polls. (H) PREREQS: COMM 320 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 482 THE MEDIA IN CULTURE AND SOCIETY (3) 
The study of the societal-cultural impact on the media, and their effect upon individuals, social, cultural, political, economic, and leisure structures and systems. Special focus on the issues of media in shaping values, molding opinions, and reflecting/projecting attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, including media's role in racial, gender, and familial relations. (SS) PREREQS: COMM 280

Top COMM 484 MEDIA CRITICISM (3)  Offered in current or future terms
A critical examination of the media analysis of content, forms and deployment of media messages and products. A critical study of the structure, functions and economics of media systems. A consideration of media ethics and responsibilities in relation to news and information, entertainment, advertising and marketing, and social-cultural influence. (SS) PREREQS: COMM 280

Top COMM 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top COMM 501 RESEARCH (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top COMM 502 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top COMM 503 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top COMM 505 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top COMM 506 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top COMM 507 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top COMM 508 WORKSHOP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top COMM 510 COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP (1-12)  Offered in current or future terms
An assignment in a private or public business or agency. The student observes or works in one or more departments of the enterprise, perhaps in one area of interest or specialization (e.g., public relations, training, personnel, research and planning). Work is supervised by the agency staff, supervising school faculty member(s) provide academic evaluation. 12 credits maximum. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. PREREQS: Graduate committee approval required.

Top COMM 512 TOPICS IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Contemporary issues in speech communication: appraisal and discussion of current theories, trends, research methods, problems, or applications. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: 9 credits of speech communication.

Top COMM 514 COMMUNICATION RESEARCH METHODS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Communication research and its relationship to theory. Quantitative and qualitative methods of investigation in speech communication. Experimental and non-experimental research design; naturalistic observation; issues of reliability and validity; statistical analysis. Standards and principles of writing and reporting research. PREREQS: COMM 321 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 516 ETHNOGRAPHY OF COMMUNICATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Study and practice of using ethnography of communication as a research method for developing theory in communication studies; topics include data collection, analysis, and writing ethnographic reports. PREREQS: COMM 321

Top COMM 518 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION THEORY AND RESEARCH (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Current theory, research, and practice in interpersonal communication. Issues addressed may include compliance gaining, nonverbal behavior, family communication, gender issues, impression formation, rules, and human relations. PREREQS: COMM 321 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 520 GRADUATE SEMINAR IN COMMUNICATION (3) 
Introductory graduate seminar in the field of communication. Emphasis on the breadth and depth of the discipline, graduate study, and research directions.

Top COMM 522 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION THEORY AND RESEARCH (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Current theory, research, and practice in communication and small group communication. Issues addressed may include leadership, decision making, problem solving, training, and human relations. PREREQS: COMM 321 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 524 COMMUNICATION IN ORGANIZATIONS: THEORIES AND ISSUES (3) 
Analysis of human interaction within the informal and formal systems of organizations. Theory, research, and practice relevant to the analysis of the nature and role of communication within small, mid-range and highly complex organizations. The course addresses structural, functional, and cultural features of communication in organizational environments.

Top COMM 526 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: THEORIES AND ISSUES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Advanced study in intercultural communication theoretical developments and research directions. Topics addressed may include intercultural research methods, training, language and culture, acculturation, and intercultural effectiveness. PREREQS: COMM 321 and COMM 326 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 527 CULTURAL CODES IN COMMUNICATION (3) 
Study and examination of the contextualized use of communication within speech communities and cultures; topics include the cultural patterning of communication and cultural communication theory.

Top COMM 530 THEORETICAL ISSUES IN COMMUNICATION INQUIRY (3) 
Review of conceptual, philosophical, ontological, epistemological, and methodological issues in the development of theories in human communication; application to contemporary, empirical human communication research. PREREQS: COMM 321 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 532 GENDER AND COMMUNICATION (3) 
Investigation of impact of sex and gender on communication in conflict, decision-making, leadership, nonverbal messages, language, and interpersonal relationships. Focus on definitions of sex and gender in regard to knowledge, social constructs, and self-development. PREREQS: COMM 321 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 537 HEALTH COMMUNICATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
This class is designed to unpack various elements of how communication impacts health, and vice versa. There are three main sections to this course: 1) discussing doctor-patient communication, 2) discussing the effects of health campaigns, and 3) discussing the link between communication and both psychologicla and physiological health.

Top COMM 540 THEORIES OF CONFLICT AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Conflict on a variety of levels: intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, public, and social. Conflict in a variety of contexts: relationships, family, organizations, community, and society. Constructive and destructive means of confronting and managing conflict; social and psychological aspects of conflict; conflict analysis; causes of conflict; conflict and peace, social order, and social change; case studies of conflict. PREREQS: COMM 321 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 542 BARGAINING AND NEGOTIATION PROCESSES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Theory and practice of bargaining and negotiation as means of settling disputes, with emphasis on the role of communication. Strategies and tactics of distributive and integrative bargaining orientations. Negotiation preparation and experience through case studies and simulations. PREREQS: COMM 321 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 544 THIRD PARTIES IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION: MEDIATION/ARBITRATION (3) 
Philosophies, strategies, practices, and characteristics of mediation and arbitration processes in the settlement of conflicts and disputes. Study of the role of the third party neutral in the peace making process. Case studies and simulations in mediation and arbitration. PREREQS: COMM 321 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 546 COMMUNICATION IN INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT AND DISPUTES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Examination of the nature of international conflicts and disputes and the roles culture and communication play in resolving them constructively. Analysis of negotiation, mediation, and international law as approaches to dealing with international political, economic, cultural, and religious disputes. Scrutiny of contemporary world conflicts. PREREQS: COMM 321 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 550 COMMUNICATION AND THE PRACTICE OF SCIENCE (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Communication is central to science-based decision-making, the function of science teams, the reporting and critique of scientific knowledge, and the interface between science and policy making. This seminar emphasizes communication competence in the arena of applied science; that is, science as practiced in government agencies, private corporations, and nonprofit organizations.

Top COMM 554 ADVANCED ARGUMENTATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Advanced study in classical and current theories of the persuasive and epistemological functions of argumentation. Examination of the dominant contemporary theorists, including Toulmin, Perelman, and Willard. Analysis of research and applied perspectives, including conversational argument, argument fields, the philosophy of argument, argument as rhetoric, and argument in contexts. PREREQS: COMM 320 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 556 RHETORIC: 500 BC TO 500 AD (3)  Offered in current or future terms
History and philosophy of rhetorical principles. PREREQS: COMM 320 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 558 RHETORIC: 500 AD TO 1900 (3) 
History and philosophy of rhetorical principles. PREREQS: COMM 320 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 559 CONTEMPORARY THEORIES OF RHETORIC (3)  Offered in current or future terms
A survey of contemporary rhetorical theories from 1900 to the present. PREREQS: COMM 320 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 560 RHETORIC OF REVOLUTIONARIES AND REACTIONARIES: 1750 TO 1900 (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Speech criticism; great American speakers, relation of their speaking to the history of ideas; rhetoric and political, social, and religious movements. PREREQS: COMM 320 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 562 RHETORIC OF REVOLUTIONARIES AND REACTIONARIES: 1900-PRESENT (3) 
Speech criticism; great American speakers; relation of their speaking to the history of ideas; rhetoric and political, social, and religious movements. PREREQS: COMM 320 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 564 RHETORICAL CRITICISM (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Explores the approaches to the criticism of rhetoric, including aesthetic, social movement, genre, feminist, and other modes of criticism. PREREQS: COMM 320 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 566 ETHICS OF RHETORIC (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines the ethical questions raised by the use of persuasive discourse, including the derivation of standards of ethical persuasion and approaches to ethical judgment about persuasion. PREREQS: COMM 320 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 572 THE RHETORIC OF POPULAR CULTURE (3) 
A survey of theories of popular culture from Arnold to Hall. Students will examine various artifacts of popular culture popular culture and the influences they exert.

Top COMM 576 ISSUES IN THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Examination of the theories of free expression and case materials related to tests of free speech in key U.S. Supreme Court cases. The course emphasizes the context of social and political movements from which the cases arise. PREREQS: COMM 320 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 578 POLITICAL CAMPAIGN RHETORIC (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Theory, research and methods of political campaign rhetoric. Topics include rhetorical strategies and tactics in advertising, national conventions, broadcast debates, media coverage and public opinion polls. PREREQS: COMM 320 or instructor approval required.

Top COMM 582 THE MEDIA IN CULTURE AND SOCIETY (3) 
The study of the societal-cultural impact on the media, and their effect upon individuals, social, cultural, political, economic, and leisure structures and systems. Special focus on the issues of media in shaping values, molding opinions, and reflecting/projecting attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, including media's role in racial, gender, and familial relations. PREREQS: COMM 280

Top COMM 584 MEDIA CRITICISM (3)  Offered in current or future terms
A critical examination of the media analysis of content, forms and deployment of media messages and products. A critical study of the structure, functions and economics of media systems. A consideration of media ethics and responsibilities in relation to news and information, entertainment, advertising and marketing, and social-cultural influence. PREREQS: COMM 280

Top COMM 599 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top COMM 808 WORKSHOP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.



 
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