COMM Communication Arts

COMM   1100   Human Communication

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Surveys the historical roots of communication, discusses the encoding and decoding of messages, and introduces the contexts of communication.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1101 or WRIT   1101.

Cross Listing(s): COMM   1100S.

COMM   1100S   Human Communication

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Surveys the historical roots of communication, discusses the encoding and decoding of messages, and introduces the contexts of communication.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in WRIT   1101 or ENGL   1101.

Cross Listing(s): COMM   1100.

COMM   1110   Public Speaking

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The critical study and practice of public speaking emphasizing the art of rhetoric from a humanistic perspective. Areas of study include research and preparation, ethics, audience analysis, and presentation of speeches.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1101 or WRIT   1101.

Cross Listing(s): COMM   1110H, COMM   1110S.

COMM   1110H   Public Speaking (Honors)

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The critical study and practice of public speaking emphasizing the art of rhetoric from a humanistic perspective. Areas of study include research and preparation, ethics, audience analysis, and presentation of speeches.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1101 or WRIT   1101.

Cross Listing(s): COMM   1110, COMM   1110S.

COMM   1110S   Public Speaking

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The critical study and practice of public speaking emphasizing the art of rhetoric from a humanistic perspective. Areas of study include research and preparation, ethics, audience analysis, and presentation of speeches.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1101 or WRIT   1101.

Cross Listing(s): COMM   1110, COMM   1110H.

COMM   2332   Media and Society

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to print and electronic mass communications and media-related professions. Surveys the media's historical development in the United States with particular focus on structure, social roles, and related theories. Also considers change factors that can affect the future of media.

Cross Listing(s): COMM   2332S.

COMM   2332S   Media and Society

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to print and electronic mass communications and media-related professions. Surveys the media's historical development in the United States with particular focus on structure, social roles, and related theories. Also considers change factors that can affect the future of media.

Cross Listing(s): COMM   2332.

COMM   3030   Selected Topics In Communication Arts

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Offers varied courses in specialized areas of field of Communication Arts. Department approval required.

Cross Listing(s): COMM   3030S.

COMM   3030S   Selected Topics In Communication Arts

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Offers varied courses in specialized areas of field of Communication Arts. Department approval required.

Cross Listing(s): COMM   3030.

COMM   3331   Media Criticism

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Familiarizes students with dominant paradigms currently used in media studies. Particular emphasis will be given to theories addressing the social context of the media and criticism as a rhetorical act.

Cross Listing(s): COMM   3331S.

COMM   3331S   Media Criticism

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course surveys freedom of speech and press and its limitations by laws governing libel, privacy, copyright, contempt, free press, broadcast regulation, fair trial and reporter's shield. Broadcast industry self-regulation and ethical concerns of mass communications will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COMM   2332.

Cross Listing(s): COMM   3331.

COMM   3332   Voice and Phonetics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

COMM   3336   International Media Systems

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course comparatively studies mass media systems around the world. It analyzes media systems in terms of relevant political, social, economic and cultural factors. Diversity and change in global communication is a main theme. The influence of rapidly-advancing technology is analyzed for its dynamic impact around the world, especially in developing nations.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COMM   2332.

COMM   3337   Mass Communication Law

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course surveys freedom of speech and press and its limitations by laws governing libel, privacy, copyright, contempt, free press, broadcast regulation, fair trial and reporter's shield. Broadcast industry self-regulation and ethical concerns of mass communications will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COMM   2332 or COMM   2332S.

COMM   3430   Media Management and Sales

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

In this course, students will examine the organization and operation of media operations' policies and procedures. Students will also examine media management theory and practice, key media administrator roles, media industry processes and departments, and media manager skills in finances, personnel, programming, promotion/marketing, selling of commercial advertising in media and audience research.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COMM   2332.

COMM   3431   Digital Media Entrepreneurship

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

aThis course focuses on the business side of the information business, specifically digital media startups. As part of this course, students develop an original idea for a digitally-based media startup, research and analyze the potential market for the startup, and develop a basic media business. This course would also look at the behavior of entrepreneurs, but will be focused more on media entrepreneurs and the development of student ideas into potential media startup projects.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COMM   2332.

COMM   3433   Comic Book Writing in American Culture

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Investigates multiple dimensions of and models for comic book writing as it traces the medium's history, development of new genres, and narrative conventions since its origins in the 1930s. Teaches the comic book's use of iconography, cultural tropes, and cognitive closure in the construction of sequential narratives.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1101, WRIT   1101, ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   3433.

COMM   3530   Media Ethics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course involves the study of moral and professional conduct within various mass communication contexts and provides students with the ability to recognize and confront potential ethical, diversity and shifting cultural issues as journalists and media consumers.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COMM   2332.

COMM   4330   History of Mass Communication

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course surveys the history of newspapers, magazines, radio and television, and web media content with emphasis upon their correlation with political, social and economic trends in America.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COMM   2332 and Junior standing.

Cross Listing(s): COMM   4330S.

COMM   4330S   History of Mass Communication

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course surveys the history of newspapers, magazines, radio and television, and web media content with emphasis upon their correlation with political, social and economic trends in America.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COMM   2332 and Junior standing.

Cross Listing(s): COMM   4330.

COMM   4331   Gender, Media, and Representation

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on three basic areas with regard to women and media: 1) the representation of women in the media; 2) the status of women as media professionals; 3) the ways women make use of media as audience members.

Cross Listing(s): WGST   4331, COMM   4331.

COMM   4331S   Gender, Media and Rep

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on three basic areas with regard to women and media: 1) the representation of women in the media; 2) the status of women as media professionals; 3) the ways women make use of media as audience members.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COMM   2332.

Cross Listing(s): WGST   4331, COMM   4331.

COMM   4332   Contemporary Communication Application

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Offers analysis of a selected contemporary topic in communication. Includes discussion of appropriate communication models and their analytical application to the selected topic. May be repeated a maximum of two times for credit. Department approval required.

Cross Listing(s): COMM   4332S.

COMM   4332S   Contemporary Communication Application

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Offers analysis of a selected contemporary topic in communication. The course includes discussion of appropriate communications models and their analytical application to the selected topic. The course may be repeated a maximum of two times for credit. Department approval required.

Cross Listing(s): COMM   4332.

COMM   4333   Theories of Mass Communication

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the development of mass media systems and the resulting theoretical perspectives. Encourages theory application as means of understanding and explaining what happens to us individually and as members of a society as mass communication became possible and now as media systems are being adapted.

Prerequisite(s): COMM   2332.

Cross Listing(s): COMM   4333S.

COMM   4333S   Theories of Mass Communication

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the development of mass media systems and the resulting theoretical perspectives. Encourages theory application as means of understanding and explaining what happens to us individually and as members of a society as mass communication became possible and now as media systems are being adapted.

Prerequisite(s): COMM   2332.

Cross Listing(s): COMM   4333.

COMM   4334   Advanced Law and Ethics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides an evaluation of contemporary media regulations/law and ethical issues by way of case analysis along with the study of the evolution of media regulation for understanding of past, present, and future media performance.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COMM   3337.