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Communication social scientific paradigms and will examine a variety of theories relevant to areas such as mass communication, organizational communication, small group communication, message production, and social and cultural reality. Spring

320-3 Organizational Communication Theory and practice of effective communication within organizations. Examines organizational structures and functions of communication theories and skills. Spring, odd years

305-3 Cross-Cultural Communication A fundamental course in the theoretical and practical aspects of intercultural communication. The course includes the following components: a) an introduction to the relationships among customs, language, and etiquette; b) skillbuilding exercises aimed at developing sensitivity to differences in behaviors in other cultures; c) techniques for bridging crosscultural communication barriers; d) case studies and profiles of specific cultures and countries. Fall/Spring

338-3 Photojournalism The study of the principles and techniques of photography with an emphasis on composition and design. Students will learn and use digital darkroom techniques with the use of scanning software and image editing software. A digital SLR camera with manual exposure is recommended. Spring

312-3 Writing in the Professions Study and practice of writing techniques and forms commonly used in business, the professions, and public relations. Fall 314-3 Publicity and PR Comprehensive study of various publicity techniques used in public relations efforts of business, government and nonprofit organizations. Preparation of public relations materials such as news releases, letters, memos, and other external and internal communications. Spring 318-3 Computer Mediated Communication This introductory course will explore how we communicate via technology. How has computer mediated communications affected interpersonal relationships? How has the Internet formed virtual communities that might not have become possible in the “real world?” How has language evolved because of the Internet? This class will introduce students to CMC theoretical perspectives as well as analyze problems and arguments that arise from CMC. We will survey different venues such as message boards, blogs, chat room, instant messaging, email, etc. Students will be introduced to scholarship in these areas to understand the importance of emerging new media. Fall


340-3 Film Analysis An introduction to the study of film and the technical and aesthetic terminology describing it. Topics include narrative structure, camera movement, misé-en-scene, editing, sound, and music. Lectures, screenings, discussions, and shot-by-shot analysis of works by major directors. As determined by department. 360-3 Nonverbal Communication Seeks to expose students to the various types of nonverbal communication, including body movement, facial expressions, eye behavior, touch, use of space and color, vocalizations, and smell. Students will be exposed to current research in nonverbal communication and will examine cultural and social influences on nonverbal communication. Fall 370-3 Diversity Communication This course examines the role of gender, class, and race in the global context. Topics include readings and films based on historical events, case studies, literature, and theories. Students write reaction papers and make a film. Fall 402-3 International Communication This course is a summer seminar in one of the university’s study abroad locations. The course consists of in-country lectures, presentations by guest speakers and various site visits. Junior Standing. Prerequisite: COMM 305 and 370, Post Assessment Paper due September 1. 3 hours. Summer

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