2016-17 Academic Catalog
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Department of Communication Studies

(College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences)

www.uni.edu/commstudies

The Department of Communication Studies offers the following undergraduate and graduate programs and program certificates.  Specific requirements for these programs are listed within this Department of Communication Studies section in the following order: 

Undergraduate Majors (B.A.)

  • Communication (Liberal Arts)
  • Communication-Theatre-Teaching (also listed in Department of Theatre)
  • Communication/Electronic Media
  • Communication/Public Relations
  • Interactive Digital Studies
  • Political Communication (also listed in Department of Political Science)

Minors

  • Business Communication (also listed in Department of Marketing)
  • Communication Studies (Liberal Arts)
  • Communication-Theatre-Teaching (also listed in Department of Theatre)
  • Communication/Digital Journalism (Liberal Arts)
  • Communication/Public Relations
  • Interactive Digital Studies

Graduate Major (M.A.)

  • Communication Studies

Note: Students majoring in Public Relations must achieve a minimum grade of C (2.00) in all courses to be applied toward departmental majors or minors. To graduate with a major in Communication (Liberal Arts), a student must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.50.

Advisory Statement: Requirements of a Communication Studies major or minor may also be used to meet the requirements of another major or minor; but electives may not be counted toward both.

Enrollment Management Policy

This policy applies to the following: Communication Liberal Arts Major, Communication/Public Relations Major, Communication/Electronic Media Major, Interactive Digital Studies Major, Political Communication Major, Communication Liberal Arts Minor, Business Communication Minor, Communication/Digital Journalism Minor,  Communication/Public Relations Minor, and Interactive Digital Studies Minor.

Majors

  1. Students may indicate their interest in majoring in a communication program any time after their admission to UNI. Formal indication of interest shall be made via the Declaration of Curriculum form at which time the student will be considered a pre-major and will be assigned an advisor. (For freshmen, this shall be the UNI Academic Advising Office.)
  2. A student's freshman year shall be devoted primarily to course work in the Liberal Arts Core. The Liberal Arts Core load shall include COMM 1000 (48C:001) (Oral Communication) and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) . First-year students may alternately complete Cornerstone (UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010), which fulfills the requirement for COMM 1000 and ENGLISH 1005 or its alternatives. Major course work shall be limited to courses as recommended by her/his freshman advisor and program policy.
  3. By the end of the fall term of a student's sophomore year, pre-majors shall have completed a course major component as designated by the advisor and program policy.
  4. The following criteria shall be used for determination of admission:
    • a. 2.70 cumulative GPA in at least 24 hours of course work (to include COMM 1000 (48C:001) Oral Communication and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034)  or the Cornerstone equivalent for both courses (UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010).
    • b. 2.70 average GPA in the designated major component for Communication - Liberal Arts majors (except Political Communication), and a 2.70 average GPA in the designated major component for Public Relations, Electronic Media, and Interactive Digital Studies majors.
    • c. Upon satisfaction of the admission requirements (a and b above), a student shall be converted to major status after the student files a Declaration of Curriculum which will then be processed. The student shall be notified of her/his admission.
    • d. Students admitted to a major shall be able to continue course work toward their major.
    • e. Students unable to satisfy the admission requirements and consequently denied admission shall be notified in writing.
  5. Transfer students entering UNI with an associate arts (A.A.) degree shall be admitted to major status if their cumulative GPA is 2.70 or better, and upon the condition that the requirements of both COMM 1000 (48C:001) (Oral Communication) and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) were satisfied. 
  6. Transfer students entering UNI without an A.A. degree shall be subject to the admissions standards requirements of students beginning their higher education studies at UNI, i.e. #4. 

Designated Course Components

  1. Public Relations: COMM COR 1010 (48J:002) , COMM PR 1811 (48P:005) .
  2. Digital Media: COMM COR 1010 (48J:002)COMM DM 1651
  3. Communication-Liberal Arts: COMM 1000 (48C:001), and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or equivalent or both UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010; COMM 2011 (48C:002); COMM 2344 (48C:004) or COMM 1205 (48C:031); COMM COR 2020 (48C:080).
  4. Political Communication: none.
  5. Interactive Digital Studies: COMM COR 1010 (48J:002) and COMM 2555 (48C:025).

Minors

Admission to any Communication Minor (Liberal Arts, Business Communication, Digital Journalism or Public Relations) or Interactive Digital Studies Minor requires a 2.70 cumulative GPA in at least 24 hours of course work to include COMM 1000 (48C:001) Oral Communication and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034)  or both UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010. (Also, see 4c above.)

Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs

Communication Major (Liberal Arts)

The Communication (Liberal Arts) major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

Required
COMM 1000 (48C:001)Oral Communication3
COMM 2011 (48C:002)Exploring Communication Studies1
COMM 2256 (48C:011)Performing Texts3
or COMM 2255 (48C:071) Public Speaking
or COMM 2257 (48C:074) Argumentation and Debate
COMM 2344 (48C:004)Interpersonal Communication3
or COMM 1205 (48C:031) Group Communication Skills
COMM 2555 (48C:025)Interactive Digital Communication3
COMM 4155/5155 (48C:135g)Organizational Communication Assessment *3
or COMM 4021/5021 (48C:180g) Quantitative Research Methods
or COMM 4022/5022 (48C:183g) Qualitative Research Methods
or COMM 4023/5023 (48C:189g) Rhetorical Communication Research Methods
COMM 4444/5444 (48C:155g)Communication, Community, and Change3
or COMM 3156 Leadership Communication and Citizenship
or COMM 4211/5211 (48C:123g) Rhetoric and Civic Culture
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002)Mass Communication and Society3
COMM COR 2020 (48C:080)Communication Research Methods3
COMM COR 4124 (48C:124)Communication Theories3
Electives9
Select three from the following Theories and Concepts courses:
Selected Topics in Communication
Organizational Communication
Performing Stories, Narratives, and Identity
Group Communication Theory and Analysis
Health Communication
Organizational Cultures and Communication *
Political Communication
Freedom of Speech
Persuasion
Ethics in Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Mediation Theory and Process *
Advanced Interpersonal Communication *
Communication and Conflict Management *
Intercultural Communication
Gender Issues in Communication
Family Communication *
Language and Communication
Social Protest: Performance and Rhetoric
Performance and Social Change
Cultural Performance
Digital Culture and Communication
Readings in Performance Studies *
Electives from departmental classes9
Total Hours46
*

*These courses have additional prerequisites as follows:
COMM 4155/5155 (48C:135g) has prerequisite of COMM 3055 (48C:132).
COMM 4909/5909 (48C:119g) has prerequisites of COMM 2256 (48C:011); COMM 4447/5447 (48C:108g) or COMM 4448/5448 (48C:110g).
COMM 4134/5134 (48C:134g) has prerequisites of MGMT 3153 (150:153) or COMM 3055 (48C:132).
COMM 4316/5316 (48C:136g), COMM 4347/5347 (48C:142g), COMM 4322/5322 (48C:144g), and COMM 4333/5333 (48C:148g) have prerequisite of COMM 2344 (48C:004)

Communication-Theatre-Teaching Major

The Communication-Theatre-Teaching major requires a minimum of 121 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements, the Professional Education Requirements, and the following specified major requirements to complete the minimum of 121 hours.

The teaching major in communication and theatre is offered jointly by the Departments of Communication Studies and Theatre.

Required
Communication:
COMM 2256 (48C:011)Performing Texts3
COMM 2257 (48C:074)Argumentation and Debate3
COMM 2344 (48C:004)Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 2555 (48C:025)Interactive Digital Communication3
COMM 4355/5355 (48C:141g)Listening3
COMM 4559/5559 (48C:187g)Methods of Teaching Speech3
COMM DM 1611Media Literacy3
Theatre:
COMM 2455 (48C:015)Skills for Making Performance ^3
OR
Foundations of Theatre (THEATRE 1010 is a co-requisite with THEATRE 1011)
THEATRE 1012 (490:015)Stagecraft: Scenery/Lights *3
THEATRE 1030 (490:024)Acting *3
THEATRE 3020 (490:138)Playscript Analysis and Interpretation *3
THEATRE 3070 (490:136)History of the Theatre II3
THEATRE 3115 (490:109)Methods of Teaching Drama and Theatre3
THEATRE 3160 (490:161)Directing3
Applied Activity Option: **
Select 3 of the following:3
Applied Forensics
and Advanced Applied Forensics (each course is 1 hr.) **
Applied Performance Studies
and Advanced Applied Performance Studies (each course is 1-2 hrs.) **
Foundations of Theatre Lab (1 hr.) This course is a co-requisite for THEATRE 1010
Theatre Practicum (1 hr.) **
Electives
Select one of the following:3
Public Speaking (3 hrs.)
Performance of Popular Culture (3 hrs.)
Persuasion (3 hrs.)
Advanced Interpersonal Communication (3 hrs.)
Language and Communication (3 hrs.)
Performance and Social Change (3 hrs.)
Cultural Performance (3 hrs.)
Mass Communication and Society (3 hrs.)
Digital Media Production I
Principles of Public Relations (3 hrs.)
Introduction to Reading Playscripts (3 hrs.)
Creative Drama (3 hrs.)
Theatre Production (1-4 hrs.)
Advanced Theatre Studies (3 hrs.)
Theatre Management (3 hrs.)
Total Hours48

Other courses are available consult with your advisor.

*

These three courses may be taken in any sequence; all prerequisites for THEATRE 3160 (490:161).

**

Students may take any combination of the three Applied Activity courses. Any of the courses can be repeated up to three times. Activities for Communication-Theatre majors include UNI Theatre, UNI Interpreters Theatre, Sturgis Youth Theatre, SAVE (Students Advocating for Voices and Equality) Forum Actors, and UNI Forensics.

For the LAC Category Fine Arts requirement (Category 3A) we recommend that Communication-Theatre Education majors take THEATRE 1002 (490:002) The Theatrical Arts and Society (3 hours).

For the LAC Capstone Experience (Category 6), we recommend that Communication-Theatre Education majors take THEATRE 3100 (490:106) /CAP 3106 (CAP:106) Theatre in Education (3 hours).

Communication/Electronic Media Major

The Communication/Electronic Media major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

There are three major emphases in Communication/Electronic Media: Digital Journalism, Digital Media Leadership, and Digital Media Production.

Required
Communication:
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002)Mass Communication and Society3
COMM COR 2020 (48C:080)Communication Research Methods3
COMM COR 4124 (48C:124)Communication Theories3
Digital Media:
COMM DM 1650Digital Media Seminar1
COMM DM 1651Digital Media Production I3
COMM DM 1652Writing for Digital Media3
COMM DM 3179Cooperative Education3
or COMM DM 3900 Internship in Digital Media
COMM DM 4632Senior Seminar in Digital Media3
Select one of the following three emphases:27
Total Hours49

Emphasis 1: Digital Journalism

Required
Communication:
COMM 2555 (48C:025)Interactive Digital Communication3
Digital Media:
COMM DM 1755Reporting Methodologies and Sources3
COMM DM 2755News Writing for Media3
COMM DM 3756Editing and Design3
COMM DM 4735/5735Advanced Reporting3
COMM DM 4743/5743Journalism and Law3
Electives (Select 9 hours from the following):9
Digital Media:
Advanced Digital Media Production: Live Studio *
Advanced Digital Media Production: Documentary *
Digital Journalism
Advanced Applied Digital Journalism
Digital Media Practicum: (Topic)
History of Mass Communication
Photojournalism
Global Mass Communication Systems
Feature Writing
Communication:
Interactive Digital Visualization

Emphasis 2: Digital Media Leadership

Required
Digital Media:
COMM DM 3656Digital Media Industries3
COMM DM 3657Promotion of Digital Media 3
COMM DM 4622/5622Digital Media Audiences3
COMM DM 4631/5631Digital Media Law3
COMM DM 4653/5653Digital Media Distribution3
COMM DM 4654/5654Digital Media Management3
Economics (3 hours chosen from the following):3
Introduction to Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Marketing:
MKTG 2110 (130:101)Principles of Marketing *3
and one of the following courses:3
Organizational Management
Consumer Behavior *
Advertising and Promotion *
Digital Advertising *
Entrepreneurship

Emphasis 3: Digital Media Production 

Required
Digital Media:
COMM DM 2651Digital Media Production II3
COMM DM 4612/5612Digital Media: Processes and Effects3
COMM DM 4621/5621Digital Media Criticism3
COMM DM 4631/5631Digital Media Law3
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Advanced Digital Media Production: Live Studio *
Advanced Digital Media Production: Documentary *
Advanced Digital Media Production: Fiction *
Advanced Digital Media Production: Video Editing *
Advanced Digital Media Production: Audio *
Electives (chosen from the following)12
Art (up to 6 hours can be counted as electives):
Graphic Design I
Creative Photography I: Digital Photography
Graphic Design: Motion Graphics
Communication (up to 6 hours can be counted as electives):
Interactive Digital Communication
Performance and Social Change
Computer Science (up to 6 hours can be counted as electives):
Computing Skills and Concepts
Media Computation
User Interface Design
Topics in Computing
Digital Media:
Reporting Methodologies and Sources
Emerging Digital Media: (Topic)
News Writing for Media
Applied Digital Media
Advanced Digital Media Production: Live Studio *
Advanced Digital Media Production: Documentary *
Advanced Digital Media Production: Fiction *
Advanced Digital Media Production: Video Editing *
Advanced Digital Media Production: Audio *
Digital Media Industries
Promotion of Digital Media
Editing and Design
Advanced Applied Digital Media
Digital Media Audiences
Critical Studies in Digital Media: (Topic) *
Digital Media Distribution
Digital Technologies (Topic)
Digital Media Practicum: (Topic)
Digital Media Projects
Digital Media Management
Photojournalism
English (up to 6 hours can be counted as electives):
Introduction to Film *
Film History *
Marketing (up to 6 hours can be counted as electives):
Principles of Marketing *
Advertising and Promotion *
Digital Advertising
*

These courses have additional prerequisites as follows:

ART 3035 (600:182) has prerequisites of ART 2030 (600:025) and ART 3030 (600:125).

COMM DM 3651, COMM DM 3652, COMM DM 3653, COMM DM 3654, COMM DM 3655 all have the prerequisite of COMM DM 2651.

COMM DM 4651 and COMM DM 4652 have the prerequisite of any of the following: COMM DM 3651, COMM DM 3652, COMM DM 3653, COMM DM 3654, or COMM DM 3655.

ECON 1031 (920:024) may be used to satisfy Category  5 B of the Liberal Arts Core.

MKTG 3583/5583 (130:170g) requires prerequisite(s): BUSINESS 2010 (100:040) or ACCT 2120 (120:030) ; ACCT 2130 (120:031): prerequisite or corequisite FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent, and ECON 1011 (920:070); MKTG 2110 (130:101); ECON 1031 (920:024) OR ECON 1041 (920:053) and ECON 1051 (920:054); junior standing.

ENGLISH 2650 (620:035) has prerequisite of ENGLISH 1005 (620:005). ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) may be used to satisfy Category 1A of the Liberal Arts Core.

ENGLISH 4660/5660 (620:142g) has prerequisite of ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or ENGLISH 2650 (620:035). ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) may be used to satisfy Category 1A of the Liberal Arts Core.

Communication/Public Relations Major

The Communication/Public Relations major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

The Communication/Public Relations major requires the completion of 18 hours in public relations, 15 hours in communication, 15 hours in digital journalism and 12 hours in business. (The concentration of study in business is in keeping with the specific recommendations for public relations education as outlined in The Design for Undergraduate Public Relations Education: Report of the 1987 Commission on Undergraduate Public Relations Education, co-sponsored by the Public Relations Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and Public Relations Society of America and the Educators Academy of PRSA.)

Required
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002)Mass Communication and Society3
COMM COR 2020 (48C:080)Communication Research Methods3
COMM COR 4124 (48C:124)Communication Theories3
Public Relations:
COMM PR 1811 (48P:005)Principles of Public Relations3
COMM PR 3855 (48P:173)Public Relations Writing3
COMM PR 4811/5811 (48P:188g)Public Relations: Cases and Studies3
COMM PR 4822/5822 (48P:170g)Global Public Relations3
or COMM PR 3844/5844 (48P:184g) Public Relations: Integrated Communications
COMM PR 4855/5855 (48P:182g)Public Relations Campaign Methods3
COMM PR 3179 (48P:179)Cooperative Education3
or COMM PR 3900/5900 (48P:197g) Internship in Public Relations
Communication:
COMM 3055 (48C:132)Organizational Communication3
COMM 3155 (48C:173)Business and Professional Oral Communication3
Digital Journalism:
COMM DM 1755Reporting Methodologies and Sources3
COMM DM 2755News Writing for Media3
COMM DM 3756Editing and Design3
COMM DM 4743/5743Journalism and Law3
Business Courses:
ACCT 2120 (120:030)Principles of Financial Accounting3
MKTG 2110 (130:101)Principles of Marketing *3
MKTG 3113/5113 (130:106g)Consumer Behavior *3
MGMT 3153 (150:153)Organizational Management3
Total Hours57
*

MKTG 2110 (130:101) and MKTG 3113/5113 (130:106g) have ECON 1031 (920:024) or ECON 1041 (920:053) as a prerequisite. ECON 1031 (920:024) will satisfy Category 5B of the Liberal Arts Core.

Interactive Digital Studies Major

The Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) major is interdisciplinary in nature and is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Communication Studies. The Interactive Digital Studies major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

Students who are taking Interactive Digital Studies as a second major must take course emphasis areas that do not significantly overlap with the coursework of the first degree program. According to university requirements, students in a second major program must earn "not less than 32 hours of credit beyond the hours required for the degree the student chooses to declare as the first degree."  Similarly, for students taking Interactive Digital Studies as a minor, we recommend that the course emphasis area for the minor does not significantly overlap with the coursework of the major degree program.

Required
Communication:
COMM 2555 (48C:025)Interactive Digital Communication3
COMM 4544/5544 (48C:120g)Digital Culture and Communication3
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002)Mass Communication and Society3
University, Interdisciplinary:
UNIV 4555Interactive Digital Studies Practicum3
Electives - select two bundles (emphases) from the following:30-32
Total Hours42-44
EMPHASES
1. Digital Visualization (15 hours)
COMM 3557Advanced Digital Visualization: (Topic)3
COMM 4556/5556Interactive Digital Visualization3
COMM DM 1611Media Literacy3
COMM DM 3756Editing and Design3
COMM DM 4715Photojournalism3
Total Hours15
2. Digital Computation (17 hours)
Computer Science:
CS 1510 (810:051)Introduction to Computing4
CS 1520 (810:052)Data Structures4
CS 2530 (810:053)Intermediate Computing3
CS 3110Web Application Development3
CS 3120/5120 (810:112g)User Interface Design3
Total Hours17
3. Digital Learning (15 hours)
Instructional Technology:
INSTTECH 1031 (240:031)Educational Technology and Design3
INSTTECH 4131/5131 (240:131g)Exploring Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology3
INSTTECH 4138/5138 (240:138g)Understanding Visual Literacy3
INSTTECH 4139/5139 (240:139g)Planning and Producing Instructional Media3
INSTTECH 4153/5153 (240:153g)Using Digital and Social Media in Education3
Total Hours15
4. Digital Writing (15 hours)
English:
ENGLISH 4785/5785 (620:177g)Applied Writing: Projects, Grants and Careers3
ENGLISH 4025/5025 (620:163g)Theory and Practice of Writing3
or ENGLISH 4040/5040 (620:164g) Digital Writing: Theory and Practice
Select 3 from the following courses (9 units total)9
Electronic Literature
Issues in Digital Humanities
Applied Writing: Workplace Communication
Applied Writing: Technical Communication
Total Hours15
5. Digital Music (15 hours)
Music Theory (required):
MUS THEO 1150 (580:015)Aural Training I1
MUS THEO 1300 (580:030)Composition Class2
MUS THEO 3220/5220 (580:122g)Music and Technology4
MUS THEO 3230/5230 (580:123g)Music Technology, Advanced4
Music Theory (select two of the following):4
Introduction to Music Theory
Theory I
Theory II
Theory class placement is determined by a diagnostic examination. Theory classes are a prerequisite for Music Technology and Music Composition courses.
Additionally, it is recommended that students taking this bundle elect to take MUSIC 1100 (520:010) as part of their LAC courses.
Total hours15
6. Digital Imaging (15 hours)
Graphic Technologies:
TECH 1055 (330:055)Graphic Communications Foundations3
TECH 2070 (330:070)Digital Pre-Media3
TECH 3169 (330:169)Digital Imaging I3
TECH 4158/5158 (330:158g)Graphic Communications Technical Visualization3
or TECH 4161/5161 (330:161g) Digital Graphic Communications
TECH 4184/5184Digital Imaging II3
Total Hours15
7. Digital Advertising (15 hours)
Economics:
ECON 1031 (920:024)Introduction to Economics3
or ECON 1041 (920:053) Principles of Macroeconomics
Marketing:
MKTG 2110 (130:101)Principles of Marketing3
MKTG 3143 (130:150)Advertising and Promotion3
MKTG 3146 (130:160)Digital Advertising3
MKTG 3153 (130:153)Personal Selling3
or MKTG 3583/5583 (130:170g) Entrepreneurship
or MKTG 4150 Advertising Campaign Development
Total Hours15
8. Digital History (15 hours)
Communication:
COMM 4412/5412Performing History3
COMM 4556/5556Interactive Digital Visualization3
History:
HIST 1010 (960:010)Introduction to the Study of History3
HIST 4010/5010 (960:106g)Introduction to Public History3
HIST 4020/5020 (960:125g)Introduction to Museum Studies3
Total Hours15

Political Communication Major

The Political Communication major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

Required core
Communication Studes:
COMM 4211/5211 (48C:123g)Rhetoric and Civic Culture3
COMM 4216/5216 (48C:160g)Political Communication3
or POL AMER 4160/5160 Political Communication
COMM 4444/5444 (48C:155g)Communication, Community, and Change3
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002)Mass Communication and Society3
Political Science:
POL AMER 1014 (942:014)Introduction to American Politics *3
POL AMER 3112 (942:112)Campaigns and Elections3
POL AMER 3150 (942:150)Public Opinion and Voting Behavior3
Methodology:
Select one of the following from Communication Studies/Political Science:3
Communication Research Methods *
Rhetorical Communication Research Methods *
Analyzing Politics
Internship in Communication Studies/Political Science:3
Internship in Communication
Internship in Politics *
Electives (choose two courses from Communication Studies and two courses from Political Science from the following list):12
Communication Studies:
Argumentation and Debate *
Organizational Communication *
Freedom of Speech
Persuasion
Communication and Conflict Management *
Intercultural Communication
Social Protest: Performance and Rhetoric
Digital Culture and Communication
Media Literacy
Digital Media: Processes and Effects
Journalism and Law *
Global Mass Communication Systems *
Principles of Public Relations *
Political Science:
American State Politics
Community Politics
Legislative Politics *
Civil Rights and Liberties
Modern Presidency *
Political Parties and Interest Groups *
Citizen Participation and Civic Engagement
Political Psychology
Human Rights
International Law
Total Hours39
*

*Choice of courses and subsequent prerequisites may increase the length of this program.  These courses have additional prerequisites as follows:

POL AMER 1014 (942:014) satisfies Category 5B of the Liberal Arts Core.

COMM COR 2020 (48C:080), COMM 2257 (48C:074), and COMM 3055 (48C:132) have prerequisite of COMM 1000 (48C:001). COMM 1000 (48C:001) satisfies Category 1B of the Liberal Arts Core.

POL GEN 3181 (940:181) has prerequisites of POL GEN 2010 (940:010); 15 hours of Political Science, Political Communication, or Public Administration major.

COMM 4023/5023 (48C:189g) has prerequisite of COMM COR 2020 (48C:080) but will be waived for Political Communication majors.

COMM 4333/5333 (48C:148g) has a prerequisite of COMM 2344 (48C:004).

COMM DM 4612/5612 has prerequisite of COMM COR 2020 or consent of instructor.

 COMM DM 4754 has prerequisite of COMM COR 1010 (48J:002).

COMM PR 1811 (48P:005) has prerequisites of COMM 1000 (48C:001) and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005). COMM 1000 (48C:001) satisfies Category 1B of the Liberal Arts Core.

POL AMER 3134 (942:134), POL AMER 3151 (942:151), and POL AMER 3166 (942:166) have prerequisite of POL AMER 1014 (942:014). POL AMER 1014 (942:014) satisfies Category 5B of the Liberal Arts Core.
 

Minors

See Enrollment Management Policy for Communication minors.

Business Communication Minor

The Business Communication minor is interdisciplinary in nature and offered jointly by the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences and the College of Business Administration. It is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Marketing and the Department of Communication Studies. The minor requires a 12-hour core plus 9 hours from one of three emphases.

Required
Communication:
COMM 3155 (48C:173)Business and Professional Oral Communication3
Communication or English:3
Interactive Digital Communication
Introduction to Professional Writing
Communication or Management:3
Organizational Communication
Organizational Management
Marketing:
MKTG 2110 (130:101)Principles of Marketing3
Required: 3 hours from each of three emphases below:9
Total Hours21
EMPHASES

1. Applied Writing Skills

Select one course from the following:3
ENGLISH:
Applied Writing: Workplace Communication
Applied Writing: Proposals and Grants
Applied Writing: Technical Communication

2. Communication Skills

Select one course from the following:3
Communication Studies:
Group Communication Skills
Mediation Theory and Process
Communication and Conflict Management
Listening
Principles of Public Relations
3. Business and Professional Communication Contexts and Applications
Select one of the following:3
Communication Studies:
Organizational Cultures and Communication
Public Relations: Integrated Communications
Marketing:
Advertising and Promotion
Digital Advertising
Personal Selling

Note: When declaring this minor students must:

  • have a 2.70 cumulative GPA.
  • have satisfactorily completed Categories 1A and 1B of the Liberal Arts Core.

Available to all UNI majors.

Communication Studies Minor (Liberal Arts) 

Required
Communication:
COMM 1000 (48C:001)Oral Communication3
COMM 2011 (48C:002)Exploring Communication Studies1
COMM 2256 (48C:011)Performing Texts **3
or COMM 2255 (48C:071) Public Speaking
or COMM 2257 (48C:074) Argumentation and Debate
COMM 2344 (48C:004)Interpersonal Communication **3
or COMM 1205 (48C:031) Group Communication Skills
COMM 2555 (48C:025)Interactive Digital Communication3
COMM COR 2020 (48C:080)Communication Research Methods3
Select one of the following:3
Group Communication Theory and Analysis
Rhetoric and Civic Culture
Persuasion
Advanced Interpersonal Communication *
Language and Communication
Communication Theories
Electives in COMM courses:6
Total Hours25

Communication-Theatre-Teaching Minor

The Communication-Theatre-Teaching minor is offered jointly by the Departments of Communication Studies and Theatre.

Required
COMM 2255 (48C:071)Public Speaking3
COMM 2256 (48C:011)Performing Texts3
COMM 2257 (48C:074)Argumentation and Debate3
COMM DM 1611Media Literacy3
THEATRE 3160 (490:161)Directing3
COMM 4559/5559 (48C:187g)Methods of Teaching Speech3
or THEATRE 3115 (490:109) Methods of Teaching Drama and Theatre
Electives (Select 6 hours)6
Applied Forensics
and Advanced Applied Forensics *
Applied Performance Studies
and Advanced Applied Performance Studies *
Skills for Making Performance
Foundations of Theatre
and Foundations of Theatre Lab **
Acting **
Theatre Practicum *
Total Hours24
*

Any of these courses can be repeated up to three times.

**

These classes must be taken before THEATRE 3160 (490:161).

Communication/Digital Journalism Minor (Liberal Arts)

Required
Communication:
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002)Mass Communication and Society3
Digital Media:
COMM DM 1755Reporting Methodologies and Sources3
COMM DM 2755News Writing for Media3
COMM DM 3756Editing and Design3
COMM DM 4735/5735Advanced Reporting3
COMM DM 4743/5743Journalism and Law3
Electives
Select two of the following:6
Digital Journalism
Internship in Digital Media
History of Mass Communication
Photojournalism
Global Mass Communication Systems
Feature Writing
Total Hours24

Communication/Public Relations Minor

Required
Communication:
COMM COR 4124 (48C:124)Communication Theories3
COMM 3055 (48C:132)Organizational Communication3
Digital Journalism:
COMM DM 1755Reporting Methodologies and Sources3
Public Relations:
COMM PR 1811 (48P:005)Principles of Public Relations3
COMM PR 3855 (48P:173)Public Relations Writing3
COMM PR 4855/5855 (48P:182g)Public Relations Campaign Methods3
Electives
Select one from the following:3
Communication:
Communication Research Methods
Business and Professional Oral Communication
Public Relations:
Public Relations: Integrated Communications
Public Relations: Cases and Studies
Global Public Relations
Total Hours21

Interactive Digital Studies Minor

The Interactive Digital Studies minor is interdisciplinary in nature and is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Communication Studies. This minor requires a 9-hour core plus 15-17 hours from one of the eight emphases.

Required
Communication:
COMM 2555 (48C:025)Interactive Digital Communication3
COMM 4544/5544 (48C:120g)Digital Culture and Communication3
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002)Mass Communication and Society3
Electives - select one bundle (emphasis) from the following:15-17
Total Hours24-26
1. Digital Visualization (15 hours)
COMM 3557Advanced Digital Visualization: (Topic)3
COMM 4556/5556Interactive Digital Visualization3
COMM DM 1611Media Literacy3
COMM DM 3756Editing and Design3
COMM DM 4715Photojournalism3
Total Hours15
2. Digital Computation (15 hours)
Computer Science:
CS 1510 (810:051)Introduction to Computing4
CS 1520 (810:052)Data Structures4
CS 2530 (810:053)Intermediate Computing3
CS 3110Web Application Development3
CS 3120/5120 (810:112g)User Interface Design3
Total Hours17
3. Digital Learning (15 hours)
Instructional Technology:
INSTTECH 1031 (240:031)Educational Technology and Design3
INSTTECH 4131/5131 (240:131g)Exploring Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology3
INSTTECH 4138/5138 (240:138g)Understanding Visual Literacy3
INSTTECH 4139/5139 (240:139g)Planning and Producing Instructional Media3
INSTTECH 4153/5153 (240:153g)Using Digital and Social Media in Education3
Total Hours15
4. Digital Writing (15 hours)
English:
ENGLISH 4025/5025 (620:163g)Theory and Practice of Writing3
or ENGLISH 4040/5040 (620:164g) Digital Writing: Theory and Practice
ENGLISH 4785/5785 (620:177g)Applied Writing: Projects, Grants and Careers3
Select 3 from the following courses (9 units total)9
Electronic Literature
Applied Writing: Workplace Communication
Applied Writing: Technical Communication
Issues in Digital Humanities
Total Hours15
5. Digital Music (15 hours)
Music Theory (required):
MUS THEO 1150 (580:015)Aural Training I1
MUS THEO 1300 (580:030)Composition Class2
MUS THEO 3220/5220 (580:122g)Music and Technology4
MUS THEO 3230/5230 (580:123g)Music Technology, Advanced4
Music Theory (select two of the following):4
Introduction to Music Theory
Theory I
Theory II
Theory class placement is determined by a diagnostic examination. Theory classes are a prerequisite for Music Technology and Music Composition courses.)
Additionally, it is recommended that students taking this bundle elect to take MUSIC 1100 (520:010) as part of their LAC courses.
15
6. Digital Imaging (15 hours)
Graphic Technologies:
TECH 1055 (330:055)Graphic Communications Foundations3
TECH 2070 (330:070)Digital Pre-Media3
TECH 3169 (330:169)Digital Imaging I3
TECH 4158/5158 (330:158g)Graphic Communications Technical Visualization3
or TECH 4161/5161 (330:161g) Digital Graphic Communications
TECH 4184/5184Digital Imaging II3
Total Hours15
7. Digital Advertising (15 hours)
Economics:
ECON 1031 (920:024)Introduction to Economics3
or ECON 1041 (920:053) Principles of Macroeconomics
Marketing:
MKTG 2110 (130:101)Principles of Marketing3
MKTG 3143 (130:150)Advertising and Promotion3
MKTG 3146 (130:160)Digital Advertising3
MKTG 3153 (130:153)Personal Selling3
or MKTG 3583/5583 (130:170g) Entrepreneurship
or MKTG 4150 Advertising Campaign Development
Total Hours15
8. Digital History (15 hours)
Communication:
COMM 4412/5412Performing History3
COMM 4556/5556Interactive Digital Visualization3
History:
HIST 1010 (960:010)Introduction to the Study of History3
HIST 4010/5010 (960:106g)Introduction to Public History3
HIST 4020/5020 (960:125g)Introduction to Museum Studies3
Total Hours15

Master of Arts Degree Program

Major in Communication Studies

Students interest in this major must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the Department of Communication Studies for any other application requirements. Detailed information on the major, including directions for procedures to follow for applying, in planning a program, and requesting assignment of an advisor, may be obtained from the Head of the Department of Communication Studies, the Director of Graduate Studies, or on the department’s Web page at the following address: www.uni.edu/commstudies/graduate-program. Other graduate information and the application for graduate admission may be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed.  No exceptions will be made. 

A student may seek a General Communication program or specialize in Communication Education, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication, Performance Studies, or Public Relations. The major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 30 semester hours for the thesis option and 33 hours for the non-thesis option are required. A minimum of 18 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the thesis option, including 6 hours of thesis credit. A minimum of 12 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the non-thesis option.

A student is required to successfully complete either a research project (non-thesis option) or thesis. Successful completion of a final written comprehensive examination is required for both the thesis and non-thesis options.

Of the 30 or 33 hours required:

  • 20 hours of course work must be in Communication Studies (no more than 10 hours outside the department and/or by transfer).
  • No more than 6 hours of independent work: readings, projects, or specialized individual instruction.
  • No more than 3 hours of workshop credit.

Communication Education Emphasis

Non-thesis Option

Required Core
COMM 4411/5411 (48C:122g)Language and Communication3
COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)Introduction to Graduate Study and Research3
COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224)Communication Theory3
COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)Communication Research Methodology3
COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282)Seminar in Communication Education3
Electives (select 18 hours from the following):18
The Two-Year College
Group Communication Theory and Analysis
Organizational Cultures and Communication
Rhetoric and Civic Culture
Nonverbal Communication
Mediation Theory and Process
Advanced Interpersonal Communication
Communication and Conflict Management
Intercultural Communication
Gender Issues in Communication
Family Communication
Listening
Language and Communication
Digital Culture and Communication
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Seminar in Organizational Communication
Seminar in Communication
Seminar in Performance Studies
Total Hours33

 Thesis Option

Required Core:
COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)Introduction to Graduate Study and Research3
COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224)Communication Theory3
COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)Communication Research Methodology3
COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282)Seminar in Communication Education3
COMMGRAD 6299 (48C:299,48E:299,48P:299)Research6
Electives (select 12 hours from the following):12
The Two-Year College
Group Communication Theory and Analysis
Organizational Cultures and Communication
Rhetoric and Civic Culture
Nonverbal Communication
Mediation Theory and Process
Advanced Interpersonal Communication
Communication and Conflict Management
Intercultural Communication
Gender Issues in Communication
Family Communication
Listening
Language and Communication
Digital Culture and Communication
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Seminar in Organizational Communication
Seminar in Communication
Seminar in Performance Studies
Total Hours30

General Communication Emphasis

Non-thesis Option

Required Core:
COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)Introduction to Graduate Study and Research3
COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224)Communication Theory3
or COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224) Mass Communication Theory
COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)Communication Research Methodology3
Select one of the following 200/6000-level seminars:3
Seminar in Public Relations
Seminar in Organizational Communication
Seminar in Communication
Seminar in Performance Studies
Seminar in Communication Education
Seminar in Mass Communication
Electives (select 21 hours from the following):21
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Mass Communication Theory
Communication Research Methodology (additional section/s of this besides what is required)
Seminar in Public Relations
Seminar in Organizational Communication
Seminar in Communication
Seminar in Performance Studies
Seminar in Communication Education
Seminar in Mass Communication
Other 200/6000-level or 100g/5000-level (approved through MyUniverse student request)
Total Hours33

Thesis Option

Required Core18
Introduction to Graduate Study and Research
Communication Theory
Mass Communication Theory
Communication Research Methodology
Research (6 hrs.)
Select one of the following 200/6000-level seminars:
Seminar in Public Relations
Seminar in Communication
Seminar in Organizational Communication
Seminar in Performance Studies
Seminar in Communication Education
Seminar in Mass Communication
Electives (select 12 hours from the following):12
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Mass Communication Theory
Communication Research Methodology (additional section/s of this besides what is required.)
Seminar in Public Relations *
Seminar in Organizational Communication
Seminar in Communication
Seminar in Performance Studies
Seminar in Communication Education
Seminar in Mass Communication
Other 200/6000-level or 100g/5000-level (approved by advisor and submitted through student request)
Total Hours30
*

 First seminar course/topic counts toward core requirement, additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives.

Mass Communication Emphasis

Non-thesis Option

Required Core
COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)Introduction to Graduate Study and Research3
COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224)Mass Communication Theory3
COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)Communication Research Methodology3
COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222)Seminar in Mass Communication3
Electives (select 21 hours from the following):21
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Seminar in Communication
Digital Media: Processes and Effects
Digital Media Criticism
Digital Media Audiences
Digital Media Law
Critical Studies in Digital Media: (Topic)
Digital Technologies (Topic)
Digital Media Management
Seminar in Mass Communication (first course/topic counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives)
COMMGRAD 6285 (Readings)
COMMGRAD 6286 (Studies in)
History of Mass Communication
Advanced Reporting
Journalism and Law
Global Mass Communication Systems
Feature Writing
Public Relations: Integrated Communications
Public Relations: Cases and Studies
Global Public Relations
Public Relations Campaign Methods
Seminar in Public Relations
Total Hours33
*

First seminar course/topic counts toward core requirement, additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives.

 Thesis Option

Required Core
COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)Introduction to Graduate Study and Research3
COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224)Mass Communication Theory3
COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)Communication Research Methodology3
COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222)Seminar in Mass Communication3
COMMGRAD 6299 (48C:299,48E:299,48P:299)Research (6 hrs.)6
Select 12 hours of electives from the following: *12
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Seminar in Public Relations
Seminar in Communication
Digital Media: Processes and Effects
Digital Media Criticism
Digital Media Audiences
Digital Media Law
Critical Studies in Digital Media: (Topic)
Digital Technologies (Topic)
Digital Media Management
Seminar in Mass Communication (first course/topic counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives)
COMMGRAD 6285 (Readings)
COMMGRAD 6286 (Studies in)
History of Mass Communication
Advanced Reporting
Journalism and Law
Global Mass Communication Systems
Feature Writing
Public Relations: Integrated Communications
Public Relations: Cases and Studies
Global Public Relations
Public Relations Campaign Methods
Total Hours30
*

First seminar course/topic counts toward core requirement, additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives.

Organizational Communication Emphasis

Non-thesis Option

Required Core
COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)Introduction to Graduate Study and Research3
COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224)Communication Theory3
or COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224) Mass Communication Theory
COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)Communication Research Methodology3
COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232)Seminar in Organizational Communication3
COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282)Seminar in Communication Education3
Department Electives (select 15 hours from the following): *15
Health Communication
Organizational Cultures and Communication
Organizational Communication Assessment
Communication and Conflict Management
Intercultural Communication
Gender Issues in Communication
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Seminar in Public Relations
Seminar in Organizational Communication (first and second courses/topics counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives)
Seminar in Communication
Seminar in Performance Studies
Seminar in Communication Education (first course/topic counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives)
Seminar in Mass Communication
Total Hours30
*

First and second seminar COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232) course/topics count toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topics count as electives.

Elective courses outside the department may also be taken with advisor approval (e.g., courses in business, education, sociology, psychology, etc.) and submitted through a student request on MyUNIverse, with no more than 6 hours taken outside the department.

Thesis Option

Required Core
COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)Introduction to Graduate Study and Research3
COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224)Communication Theory3
or COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224) Mass Communication Theory
COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)Communication Research Methodology3
COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232)Seminar in Organizational Communication3
COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282)Seminar in Communication Education3
COMMGRAD 6299 (48C:299,48E:299,48P:299)Research6
Electives (select 6 hours from the following): *6
Health Communication
Organizational Cultures and Communication
Organizational Communication Assessment
Communication and Conflict Management
Intercultural Communication
Gender Issues in Communication
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Seminar in Public Relations
Seminar in Organizational Communication (first and second courses/topics counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives)
Seminar in Communication
Seminar in Performance Studies
Seminar in Communication Education (first course/topic counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives)
Seminar in Mass Communication
Total Hours27
*

First and second COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232) courses/topics count toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives.

Elective courses outside the department may also be taken with advisor approval (e.g., courses in business, education, sociology, psychology, etc.) and submitted through a student request on MyUNIverse, with no more than 3 hours taken outside the department.

Performance Studies Emphasis 

Non-thesis Option

Required Core
COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)Introduction to Graduate Study and Research3
COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224)Communication Theory3
or COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224) Mass Communication Theory
COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)Communication Research Methodology3
COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212)Seminar in Performance Studies3
Electives (select 21 hours from the following): *21
Intercultural Communication
Gender Issues in Communication
Language and Communication
Performing History
Communication, Community, and Change
Social Protest: Performance and Rhetoric
Performance and Social Change
Cultural Performance
Interpreters Theatre Production
Digital Culture and Communication
Readings in Performance Studies
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Seminar in Communication
Seminar in Mass Communication
Digital Media: Processes and Effects
Digital Media Criticism
Digital Media Audiences
Critical Studies in Digital Media: (Topic)
Digital Technologies (Topic)
Acting Studio
Theatre Management
Playwriting
Craft of Poetry
Craft of Fiction
Poetry Workshop
Fiction Workshop
Total Hours33
*

With no more than 9 hours taken outside the department.

Thesis Option:

Required Core
COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)Introduction to Graduate Study and Research3
COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224)Communication Theory3
or COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224) Mass Communication Theory
COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)Communication Research Methodology3
COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212)Seminar in Performance Studies3
COMMGRAD 6299 (48C:299,48E:299,48P:299)Research (6 hrs.)6
Electives (select 12 hours from the following):12
Intercultural Communication
Gender Issues in Communication
Language and Communication
Performing History
Communication, Community, and Change
Social Protest: Performance and Rhetoric
Performance and Social Change
Cultural Performance
Interpreters Theatre Production
Digital Culture and Communication
Readings in Performance Studies
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Seminar in Communication
Seminar in Mass Communication
Digital Media: Processes and Effects
Digital Media Criticism
Digital Media Audiences
Critical Studies in Digital Media: (Topic)
Digital Technologies (Topic)
Acting Studio
Theatre Management
Playwriting
Craft of Poetry
Craft of Fiction
Poetry Workshop
Fiction Workshop
Total Hours30
*

With no more than 9 hours taken outside the department.

Public Relations Emphasis

Non-thesis Option

Required Core
COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)Introduction to Graduate Study and Research3
COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224)Communication Theory3
or COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224) Mass Communication Theory
COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)Communication Research Methodology3
COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282)Seminar in Public Relations3
COMM PR 3844/5844 (48P:184g)Public Relations: Integrated Communications3
Electives (select 18 hours from the following):18
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Seminar in Organizational Communication
Seminar in Communication
Seminar in Performance Studies
Seminar in Communication Education
Seminar in Mass Communication
COMMGRAD 6285 (Readings)
COMMGRAD 6286 (Studies in)
Selected Topics in Communication
History of Mass Communication
Advanced Reporting
Journalism and Law
Global Mass Communication Systems
Feature Writing
Public Relations: Cases and Studies
Global Public Relations
Public Relations Campaign Methods
Total Hours33
*

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236) counts toward core requirement; additional seminar  course(s)/topic(s) count as electives.

Thesis Option

Required Core
COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)Introduction to Graduate Study and Research3
COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224)Communication Theory3
or COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224) Mass Communication Theory
COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)Communication Research Methodology3
COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282)Seminar in Public Relations3
COMMGRAD 6299 (48C:299,48E:299,48P:299)Research (6 hrs.)6
COMM PR 3844/5844 (48P:184g)Public Relations: Integrated Communications3
Electives (select 9 hours from the following): *9
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Seminar in Organizational Communication
Seminar in Communication
Seminar in Performance Studies
Seminar in Mass Communication ((first course/topic counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives))
COMMGRAD 6285 (Readings)
COMMGRAD 6286 (Studies in)
History of Mass Communication
Advanced Reporting
Journalism and Law
Global Mass Communication Systems
Feature Writing
Public Relations: Cases and Studies
Global Public Relations
Public Relations Campaign Methods
Total Hours30
*

COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282) counts toward core requirement; additional seminar course(s)/topic(s) count as electives.

Communication, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
COMM 1000 (48C:001) Oral Communication 3
Liberal Arts Core 12
 Hours15
Spring
Liberal Arts Core 12
COMM 2011 (48C:002) Exploring Communication Studies 1
COMM 2344 or COMM 1205 3
 Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Elective 3
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002) Mass Communication and Society 3
COMM COR 2020 (48C:080) Communication Research Methods 3
 Hours15
Spring
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 10
COMM 2555 (48C:025) Interactive Digital Communication 3
COMM 2255 or COMM 2256 or COMM 2257 3
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
Major Elective Course 3
University Electives 6
Major Theories and Concepts Course 3
COMM COR 4124 (48C:124) Communication Theories 3
 Hours15
Spring
Major Elective Course 3
Liberal Arts Core Capstone 2
University Electives 6
COMM 4155 or COMM 4021 or COMM 4022 or COMM 4023 3
 Hours14
Senior
Fall
Major Elective Course 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 9
Major Theories and Concepts Course 3
 Hours15
Spring
Major Theories and Concepts Course 3
University Electives 8
COMM 4444 or COMM 4211 3
 Hours14
 Total Hours120

Communication: Electronic Media-Journalism, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
COMM 1000 (48C:001) Oral Communication 3
COMM DM 1650 Digital Media Seminar 1
COMM DM 1651 Digital Media Production I 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours16
Spring
ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) College Writing and Research 3
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002) Mass Communication and Society 3
COMM DM 1755 Reporting Methodologies and Sources 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
COMM 2555 (48C:025) Interactive Digital Communication 3
COMM DM 1652 Writing for Digital Media 3
COMM DM 2755 News Writing for Media 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
 Hours15
Spring
COMM COR 2020 (48C:080) Communication Research Methods 3
COMM DM 3756 Editing and Design 3
Digital Media Elective 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
COMM DM 4735/5735 Advanced Reporting 3
Digital Media Elective 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours15
Spring
COMM COR 4124 (48C:124) Communication Theories 3
COMM DM 4743/5743 Journalism and Law 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
COMM DM 3900 Internship or COMM DM 3179 Co-op 3
COMM DM 4632 Senior Seminar in Digital Media 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Electives 3
 Hours15
Spring
COMM 4556/5556 Interactive Digital Visualization 3
University Electives 11
 Hours14
 Total Hours120

Communication: Electronic Media-Leadership, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
COMM 1000 (48C:001) Oral Communication 3
COMM DM 1650 Digital Media Seminar 1
COMM DM 1651 Digital Media Production I 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours16
Spring
ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) College Writing and Research 3
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002) Mass Communication and Society 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
COMM DM 1652 Writing for Digital Media 3
COMM DM 3656 Digital Media Industries 3
Economics Area 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
 Hours15
Spring
COMM COR 2020 (48C:080) Communication Research Methods 3
MKTG 2110 (130:101) Principles of Marketing 3
COMM DM 3657 Promotion of Digital Media 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 6
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
COMM DM 4622/5622 Digital Media Audiences 3
COMM DM 4654/5654 Digital Media Management 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 9
 Hours15
Spring
COMM COR 4124 (48C:124) Communication Theories 3
COMM DM 4631/5631 Digital Media Law 3
Marketing Area 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 6
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
COMM DM 3657 Promotion of Digital Media 3
COMM DM 4632 Senior Seminar in Digital Media 3
COMM DM 3900 Internship or COMM DM 3179 Co-op 3
University Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
Liberal Arts Core Capstone 2
University Electives 12
 Hours14
 Total Hours120

Communication: Electronic Media-Production, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
COMM 1000 (48C:001) Oral Communication 3
COMM DM 1650 Digital Media Seminar 1
COMM DM 1651 Digital Media Production I 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours16
Spring
ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) College Writing and Research 3
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002) Mass Communication and Society 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
COMM DM 1652 Writing for Digital Media 3
Digital Media Elective 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours15
Spring
COMM COR 2020 (48C:080) Communication Research Methods 3
COMM DM 2651 Digital Media Production II 3
Digital Media Elective 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 6
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
COMM DM 3651 or COMM DM 3652 or COMM DM 3653 or COMM DM 3654 or COMM DM 3655 3
COMM DM 4621/5621 Digital Media Criticism 3
Digital Media Elective 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
COMM COR 4124 (48C:124) Communication Theories 3
COMM DM 4612/5612 Digital Media: Processes and Effects 3
COMM DM 4631/5631 Digital Media Law 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 6
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
COMM DM 4632 Senior Seminar in Digital Media 3
COMM DM 3900 Internship or COMM DM 3179 Co-op 3
Digital Media Elective 3
University Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
Liberal Arts Core Capstone 2
University Electives 12
 Hours14
 Total Hours120

Communication: Public Relations, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
COMM 1000 (48C:001) Oral Communication 3
ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) College Writing and Research 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 9
 Hours15
Spring
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002) Mass Communication and Society 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 12
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
COMM DM 1755 Reporting Methodologies and Sources 3
COMM PR 1811 (48P:005) Principles of Public Relations 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 9
 Hours15
Spring
COMM COR 2020 (48C:080) Communication Research Methods 3
ACCT 2120 (120:030) Principles of Financial Accounting 3
COMM 3055 (48C:132) Organizational Communication 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 6
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
MKTG 2110 (130:101) Principles of Marketing 3
COMM DM 2755 News Writing for Media 3
COMM PR 3855 (48P:173) Public Relations Writing 3
COMM COR 4124 (48C:124) Communication Theories 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 3
 Hours15
Spring
MKTG 3113/5113 (130:106g) Consumer Behavior 3
COMM 3155 (48C:173) Business and Professional Oral Communication 3
COMM DM 4743/5743 Journalism and Law 3
COMM PR 4855/5855 (48P:182g) Public Relations Campaign Methods 3
Liberal Arts Core Capstone/Electives 3
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
MGMT 3153 (150:153) Organizational Management 3
COMM DM 3756 Editing and Design 3
COMM PR 4811/5811 (48P:188g) Public Relations: Cases and Studies 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
COMM PR 4822 or COMM PR 3844 3
COMM PR 3900 Internship or COMM PR 3179 Co-op 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 9
 Hours15
 Total Hours120

Communication-Theatre-Teaching, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
COMM 1000 (48C:001) Oral Communication 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 12
 Hours15
Spring
ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) College Writing and Research 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 13
 Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
THEATRE 1030 (490:024) Acting 3
COMM 2344 (48C:004) Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 2555 (48C:025) Interactive Digital Communication 3
Applied Activity Option 1
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 6
 Hours16
Spring
INSTTECH 1020 or INSTTECH 1031 2-3
THEATRE 1012 (490:015) Stagecraft: Scenery/Lights 3
Applied Activity Option - COMM 1940 or COMM 1941 or THEATRE 2050 or THEATRE 1011 1
TEACHING 2017 Level 1 Field Experience: Exploring Teaching 1
EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030) Dynamics of Human Development 3
COMM 2256 (48C:011) Performing Texts 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 3
 Hours16-17
Junior
Fall
THEATRE 3020 (490:138) Playscript Analysis and Interpretation 3
TEACHING 3128 Level 2 Field Experience: Teacher as a Change Agent 1
EDPSYCH 3148 (200:148) Learning and Motivation in Classroom Contexts 3
MEASRES 3150 (250:150) Classroom Assessment 2
COMM 4355/5355 (48C:141g) Listening 3
Applied Activity Option 1
Major Electives 3
 Hours16
Spring
COMM DM 1611 Media Literacy 3
COMM 2257 (48C:074) Argumentation and Debate 3
COMM 2455 or THEATRE 1010 3
SOCFOUND 3119 (260:119) Schools and American Society 3
THEATRE 3160 (490:161) Directing 3
Major Electives 3
 Hours18
Senior
Fall
THEATRE 3070 (490:136) History of the Theatre II 3
THEATRE 3115 (490:109) Methods of Teaching Drama and Theatre 3
TEACHING 4170/5170 (280:170g) Human Relations: Awareness and Application 3
COMM 4559/5559 (48C:187g) Methods of Teaching Speech 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 3
 Hours15
Spring
TEACHING 3138 (280:138) Secondary School Teaching 12
 Hours12
 Total Hours124-125

Interactive Digital Studies, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
COMM 1000 (48C:001) Oral Communication 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
University Electives 3
 Hours15
Spring
Liberal Arts Core 9
ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) College Writing and Research 3
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002) Mass Communication and Society 3
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
Bundle 1 Selection 3
Bundle 2 Selection 3
Liberal Arts Core 3
University Elective 3
COMM 2555 (48C:025) Interactive Digital Communication 3
 Hours15
Spring
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Electives 6
Bundle 1 Selection 3
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
Bundle 2 Selection 3
COMM 4544/5544 (48C:120g) Digital Culture and Communication 3
Liberal Arts Core 3
University Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
Bundle 2 Selection 3
Liberal Arts Core 3
University Electives 6
Bundle 1 Selection 3
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
Bundle 2 Selection 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Elective 3
Bundle 1 Selection 3
 Hours15
Spring
Bundle 1 Selection 3
Bundle 2 Selection 3
University Electives 6
UNIV 4555 Interactive Digital Studies Practicum 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours120

 

Political Communication, B.A.

This major is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Communication Studies and the Department of Political Science.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
POL AMER 1014 (942:014) Introduction to American Politics 3
Liberal Arts Core 12
 Hours15
Spring
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002) Mass Communication and Society 3
Liberal Arts Core 12
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
POL AMER 4160 or COMM 4216 3
Liberal Arts Core 12
 Hours15
Spring
POL GEN 2010 or COMM COR 2020 or COMM 4023 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Electives 6
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
POL AMER 3112 (942:112) Campaigns and Elections(offered even Falls only) 3
Major Electives 6
University Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
COMM 4211/5211 (48C:123g) Rhetoric and Civic Culture 3
POL AMER 3150 (942:150) Public Opinion and Voting Behavior 3
Major Elective 3
University Electives 6
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
Liberal Arts Core Capstone 2
COMM 3900 Internship in Communication or POL GEN 3181 Internship in Politics 3
University Electives 10
 Hours15
Spring
COMM 4444/5444 (48C:155g) Communication, Community, and Change 3
University Electives 9
Major Electives 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours120

Communication Studies Core Courses

COMM COR 1010 (48J:002). Mass Communication and Society — 3 hrs.

Survey of basic mass communication processes, including history and structure of media and media-related industries and sales, audiences, effects, careers, and future directions. (Fall and Spring)

COMM COR 2020 (48C:080). Communication Research Methods — 3 hrs.

Introduction to the process of research and inquiry across the discipline of communication studies. Includes the three units qualitative, quantitative, and rhetorical (critical). Introduction to the normative expectations of the research process. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1000 (48C:001) and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or the Cornerstone equivalent for both courses (UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010). (Fall and Spring)

COMM COR 4124 (48C:124). Communication Theories — 3 hrs.

Investigation of theories and concepts used to explain human communication. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1000 (48C:001) and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or the Cornerstone equivalent for both courses (UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010). (Fall and Spring)

Communication Studies Graduate Courses

COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201). Introduction to Graduate Study and Research — 3 hrs.

Exploration of communication research methodologies and resources. (Fall and Spring)

COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224). Communication Theory — 3 hrs.

In-depth exposure to historical and contemporary scholarship that informs and constitutes theories of communication. Interdisciplinary with focus on social scientific and critical research on human communication, media studies, and rhetorical and performance theories. (Spring)

COMMGRAD 6014 (48C:251). Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication — 3 hrs.

Examines contemporary theories of how performance, culture, identity, visual rhetoric, and bodies are communicatively constructed. Emphasizes connections among theories, communication practices, and students' creative/scholarly projects. Prerequisite(s): COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201) or approval of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224). Mass Communication Theory — 3 hrs.

For beginning graduate students to explore mass communication inquiry. Provides working knowledge of some of the major literature on mass communication theory and research. (Fall)

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236). Communication Research Methodology — 3 hrs.

Introduction to various research methods used in the study of communication. May be repeated for maximum of 9 hours if different section. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing; COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201) or approval of instructor.

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)-01 Quantitative Methods.
Introduction to the quantitative methods employed in the study of communication, including experimental and survey techniques.

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)-02 Qualitative Methods.
Introduction to the qualitative research methods employed in the study of communication, including interpretive and ethnographic techniques.

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)-03 Critical Methods.
Introduction to the elements of critical, rhetorical, and performance methods, as well as alternative methods of textual criticism, and analysis and preparation of examples of textual criticism. (Fall and Spring)

COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282). Seminar in Public Relations — 3 hrs.

Various topics offered with specific title indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated more than once on different topic. (Variable)

COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232). Seminar in Organizational Communication — 3 hrs.

Various topics offered with specific title indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated more than once on different topic. (Fall)

COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222). Seminar in Communication — 3 hrs.

Various topics offered with specific title indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated more than once on different topic. (Variable)

COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212). Seminar in Performance Studies — 3 hrs.

Various topics offered with specific title indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated more than once on different topic. (Variable)

COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282). Seminar in Communication Education — 3 hrs.

Various topics offered with specific title indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated more than once on different topic. (Fall)

COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222). Seminar in Mass Communication — 3 hrs.

Various topics will be offered with specific title indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated more than once on different topic. (Variable)

COMMGRAD 6299 (48C:299). Research.

Prerequisite(s): consent of department. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

COMMGRAD 6955 (48C:291). Projects in Communication Studies — 1-3 hrs.

May be repeated for maximum of 3 hours. Consent of departmental committee must be obtained before registration. (Variable)

Communication Studies: Digital Media Courses

COMM DM 1611. Media Literacy — 3 hrs.

Development of ability to analyze media in multiple platforms, examining uses, selections, and impact in order to foster a more dynamic relationship between citizens and media. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 1010 (48J:002). (Fall)

COMM DM 1650. Digital Media Seminar — 1 hr.

An exploration of the Digital Media major and career opportunities in journalism, media leadership, and media production. Through professional speakers, field trips, and presentations, the course provides information about curriculum, learning resources, academic and professional expectations, and opportunities for professional networking. Corequisite(s): COMM DM 1651. (Fall and Spring)

COMM DM 1651. Digital Media Production I — 3 hrs.

Introduction to creative storytelling across digital formats and platforms, including basic concepts video, audio, and multimedia technologies. Emphasis on understanding the aesthetics and application of production techniques for multiple audiences and users. Corequisite(s): COMM DM 1650. This co-requisite is waived for Communication-Theatre Teaching majors. (Fall and Spring)

COMM DM 1652. Writing for Digital Media — 3 hrs.

Introduction to concepts and techniques of creative script writing used for digital media content in multiple formats and platforms. Topics include writing for fiction, news, television, and advertising. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 1010 (48J:002). (Fall and Spring)

COMM DM 1755. Reporting Methodologies and Sources — 3 hrs.

Emphasis on information gathering techniques for the mass media, including examination of search strategies, sources, and news values. (Fall and Spring)

COMM DM 2651. Digital Media Production II — 3 hrs.

Building on the concepts of COMM DM 1651: Digital Media I, further exploration of creative storytelling using digital video, audio, live studio, and web concepts and technologies for multiple formats. Special emphasis on aesthetic and technical skills in post-production, including motion graphics, image manipulation, video, and sound editing. Also includes delivery of content over multiple platforms. Prerequisite(s): COMM DM 1651 and COMM DM 1652. (Fall and Spring)

COMM DM 2652. Emerging Digital Media: (Topic) — 3 hrs.

Explores the aesthetic concepts and creation of interactive media content for multiple platforms. Topics include web technologies, interactive storytelling, and emerging media content. Topics indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours if different topic. Prerequisite(s): COMM DM 1651 or consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

COMM DM 2755. News Writing for Media — 3 hrs.

Principles and practice of writing, editing, and compiling news for the print media. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 1010 (48J:002); COMM DM 1755. (Fall and Spring)

COMM DM 2950. Applied Digital Media — 1 hr.

Practical project experience for qualified students who work for KULT Radio, Cedar River Productions, UNI Cable, or on other authorized radio/TV/film/multimedia projects. May be repeated for maximum of 4 hours of applied digital media credit. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

COMM DM 3179. Cooperative Education — 1-6 hrs.

(Fall, Spring, Summer)

COMM DM 3651. Advanced Digital Media Production: Live Studio — 3 hrs.

Production of multi-camera content in a studio context, including news, sports, talk shows, or other live television formats. The course explores concepts and aesthetics, production workflow, and delivery of content over multiple platforms. Students produce a weekly live show. Prerequisite(s): COMM DM 1651; COMM DM 2651. (Fall and Spring)

COMM DM 3652. Advanced Digital Media Production: Documentary — 3 hrs.

Creates innovative documentary stories from idea development to post-production. Students explore theories of documentary realism, current and emerging documentary forms, and the ethics of documentary practice. Students produce a short documentary as a final project. Prerequisite(s): COMM DM 1651; COMM DM 2651. (Variable)

COMM DM 3653. Advanced Digital Media Production: Fiction — 3 hrs.

Development of fictional stories, including script development, production planning, directing actors, and the aesthetics of camera, lighting, sound, and editing as creative tools. Current and emerging forms of fiction programming for multiple platforms are explored. Students produce a short fiction video as a final project. Prerequisite(s): COMM DM 1651; COMM DM 2651. (Variable)

COMM DM 3654. Advanced Digital Media Production: Video Editing — 3 hrs.

Advanced training in digital post-production, including editing techniques, color correction, titles, and sound design. Through screenings and projects, students explore the history and aesthetics of editing, styles for different formats, and delivering content to multiple platforms. Prerequisite(s): COMM DM 1651; COMM DM 2651. (Variable)

COMM DM 3655. Advanced Digital Media Production: Audio — 3 hrs.

Advanced training in the theory and practice of audio recording and editing for multiple formats, including field and studio content. Prerequisite(s): COMM DM 1651; COMM DM 2651. Prerequisites waived for Music: Music Technology majors. (Spring)

COMM DM 3656. Digital Media Industries — 3 hrs.

Examines media development, production, and distribution in response to technological changes, audience expectations, new competition and other industrial forces. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 1010 (48J:002) or consent of instructor. (Fall)

COMM DM 3657. Promotion of Digital Media — 3 hrs.

Explores the art of promoting film, television, games and other digital media products and services. Attention to media planning and multi-platform campaigns to reach audiences. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 1010 (48J:002); junior standing; or consent of instructor. (Variable)

COMM DM 3755. Digital Journalism — 3 hrs.

Writing and developing online journalism, including web pages with audio slide shows, interactive timelines, motion graphics, video, and podcasts. Prerequisite(s): COMM DM 2755 or consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

COMM DM 3756. Editing and Design — 3 hrs.

Copyreading, proofreading, writing headlines; studying make-up, typography, and photography. Prerequisite(s): COMM J 2755 or consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

COMM DM 3900. Internship in Digital Media — 1-6 hrs.

Students complete internships with off-campus professional media organizations, focusing on intensive work in a specialized area of digital media in conjunction with academic assignments. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): junior standing; internship coordinator approval. See the internship coordinator for additional departmental requirements. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

COMM DM 3950. Advanced Applied Digital Media — 1 hr.

Practical project experience for qualified students who work for KULT Radio, Cedar River Productions, UNI Cable, or on other authorized radio/TV/film/multimedia projects. May be repeated for maximum of 4 hours of applied digital media credit. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

COMM DM 3959. Advanced Applied Digital Journalism — 1 hr.

Practical project experience for qualified students who work for the Northern Iowan or other qualified journalism organizations. May be repeated for maximum of 4 hours of applied digital journalism credit. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

COMM DM 4612/5612. Digital Media: Processes and Effects — 3 hrs.

Critically examines the processes, functions, and effects of digital media on audiences/users. Special attention to the impact of digital media in political, social, economic, and cultural contexts. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 2020 (48C:080); junior standing. (Spring)

COMM DM 4621/5621. Digital Media Criticism — 3 hrs.

Critically examines multiple theoretical and methodological approaches to the analysis of media content, to develop both the creative and critical thinking skills of media producers. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 2020 (48C:080); junior standing. (Fall)

COMM DM 4622/5622. Digital Media Audiences — 3 hrs.

Examination of characteristics and behaviors of audiences/users of digital media content. Special attention to audience research methodologies and impact of new communication technologies on audience behavior. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 1010 (48J:002); junior standing. (Fall)

COMM DM 4631/5631. Digital Media Law — 3 hrs.

Explores regulation of digital media industries and the effects of political, economic, and cultural dynamics on media policy and media content. Critical analysis of how citizens, consumers, and media companies are impacted by media ownership rules and consolidation; copyright laws and remix culture; Internet access; sex and violence in media; invasion of privacy; regulation of advertising and political ads; and free speech for media producers. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 1010 (48J:002); junior standing. (Spring)

COMM DM 4632. Senior Seminar in Digital Media — 3 hrs.

Preparation for a professional career in digital media, including development of interview skills, resumes, portfolios, and cover letters. Exploration of ethical foundations for production, distribution, and consumption of digital media. Prerequisite(s): COMM DM 1650; senior standing. (Fall and Spring)

COMM DM 4641/5641. Critical Studies in Digital Media: (Topic) — 3 hrs.

Advanced examination of history, theory, and aesthetic forms of digital media content and creators. Topics indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours if different topic. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 2020 (48C:080); junior standing. (Variable)

COMM DM 4642/5642. Digital Technologies (Topic) — 3 hrs.

Examination of theories and practices of past, current, and developing technologies used for multiple platforms of digital media content. Topics may include script development, software applications, web technologies, virtual reality, games, digital cultures, and mobile media. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours if different topic. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 1010 (48J:002); junior standing or consent of instructor. (Variable)

COMM DM 4651. Digital Media Practicum: (Topic) — 3 hrs.

Advanced media production for multiple platforms of digital media. Topics indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours if different topic. Prerequisite(s): COMM DM 3651, or COMM DM 3652, or COMM DM 3653, or COMM DM 3654, or COMM DM 3655. (Variable)

COMM DM 4652. Digital Media Projects — 1-6 hrs.

An advanced project for digital video, audio, or interactive media beyond the scope of existing courses. Students are selected through a competitive process and work under the supervision of faculty. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): COMM DM 3651, COMM DM 3652, COMM DM 3653, COMM DM 3654, COMM DM 3655, or COMM DM 2652; junior standing; consent of instructor. (Variable)

COMM DM 4653/5653. Digital Media Distribution — 3 hrs.

Examines digital distribution strategies for film, television, music, gaming, and other media content across delivery systems. Topics include transmedia development, monetizing intellectual property, and innovative platforms. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 1010 (48J:002); junior standing. (Variable)

COMM DM 4654/5654. Digital Media Management — 3 hrs.

Explores how media managers oversee the financing, production, marketing and distribution of their media products and services. Examines innovative principles and practices of digital media management, with attention to leadership case studies from companies across media and technology sectors. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 1010 (48J:002); junior standing. (Variable)

COMM DM 4711/5711. History of Mass Communication — 3 hrs.

Development of the structure, economics, and content of communication in the United States; examination of significant persons and events contributing to the technological, economic, and social development of mass media. Equal emphasis on print and electronic media. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 1010 (48J:002); junior standing. (Spring)

COMM DM 4715. Photojournalism — 3 hrs.

Introduces students to the concepts, principles, and practice of photojournalism through photo assignments, image editing, presentation in a variety of formats, and critical reviews of work. Prerequisite(s): COMM DM 2755 or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

COMM DM 4735/5735. Advanced Reporting — 3 hrs.

Gathering information and writing and editing of complex news stories; emphasis on advanced techniques of interviewing, journal research, and personal observation. Prerequisite(s): COMM J 2755; junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

COMM DM 4743/5743. Journalism and Law — 3 hrs.

Origins and backgrounds of mass communication law and ethics, including that in journalism and public relations. Contemporary problems and issues in mass communication-related law and ethics. Libel, fair trial, law, and self-regulation in journalism, public relations, and advertising. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

COMM DM 4754/5754. Global Mass Communication Systems — 3 hrs.

Media practices and philosophies in the major regions of the world. Government and economic structures of global communications processes and practices. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 1010 (48J:002); junior standing. (Fall)

COMM DM 4765/5765. Feature Writing — 3 hrs.

Writing and marketing different types of articles for various publications. Prerequisite(s): COMM DM 2755 or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Spring)

Communication Studies: Public Relations Courses

COMM PR 1811 (48P:005). Principles of Public Relations — 3 hrs.

Introduction to theories, processes, and techniques involved in researching, planning, and implementing programs designed to influence public opinion and human behavior. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1000 (48C:001) or two-course equivalent (COMM 2256 (48C:011), COMM 2255 (48C:071), or COMM 2257 (48C:074); and COMM 2344 (48C:004) or COMM 1205 (48C:031)); ENGLISH 1005 (620:005). (Fall and Spring)

COMM PR 1840 (48P:091). Applied Public Relations — 1 hr.

Credit for approved work in public relations (e.g., problems of campaign on campus or in the community). May be repeated for maximum of 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

COMM PR 3179 (48P:179). Cooperative Education — 1-6 hrs.

(Variable)

COMM PR 3844/5844 (48P:184g). Public Relations: Integrated Communications — 3 hrs.

Study of integrated approaches in PR practices including use of advertisement, IMC, promotion, and event techniques for relationship building and understanding of public behaviors. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

COMM PR 3855 (48P:173). Public Relations Writing — 3 hrs.

Conceptualization and multi-media adaptation of copy for public relations campaigns. Prerequisite(s): COMM DM 1755. (Fall and Spring)

COMM PR 3900/5900 (48P:197g). Internship in Public Relations — 1-6 hrs.

Students complete academic assignments in conjunction with intensive work in a specialized area on-site at an organization. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): junior standing; internship coordinator approval. See the internship coordinator for additional departmental requirements. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

COMM PR 3940 (48P:191). Advanced Applied Public Relations — 1 hr.

Credit for approved advanced work in public relations (e.g., problems of campaign on campus or in the community). May be repeated for maximum of 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

COMM PR 4811/5811 (48P:188g). Public Relations: Cases and Studies — 3 hrs.

Study of PR theories and academic research and application of theoretical understanding through analyses of recent PR cases. Prerequisite(s): senior standing or consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

COMM PR 4822/5822 (48P:170g). Global Public Relations — 3 hrs.

Examination of PR research and practices in diverse countries and transnational organizations. Development of PR professionalism and ethics in intercultural/international contexts. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

COMM PR 4855/5855 (48P:182g). Public Relations Campaign Methods — 3 hrs.

Analysis and production of public relations tools; techniques to gain reaction and support from specialized groups. Planning and preparation of public relations communications materials and use of controlled (public) media to reach target audiences. Prerequisite(s): COMM PR 1811 (48P:005); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

Communication Studies Courses

COMM 1000 (48C:001). Oral Communication — 3 hrs.

Development of speaking and listening skills by studying the process and theory of communication and by applying communication principles to various speaking situations. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

COMM 1205 (48C:031). Group Communication Skills — 3 hrs.

Study of how people use their communication to create and perpetuate effective groups; experiential exploration of the dynamics and processes involved in group communication including the pitfalls and struggles faced by students when they work in groups. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1000 (48C:001) and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or the Cornerstone equivalent for both courses (UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010). (Fall and Spring)

COMM 1940 (48C:091). Applied Forensics — 1 hr.

Credit for approved participation in competitive speech and debate activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

COMM 1941 (48C:093). Applied Performance Studies — 1-2 hrs.

Credit for approved participation in Performance Studies (e.g., participation in Interpreters Theatre, performance in community, campus, or festival settings; or related activity). May be repeated for maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

COMM 2011 (48C:002). Exploring Communication Studies — 1 hr.

Overview of the communication discipline; investigation of career paths as a communication studies major. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1000 (48C:001) and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or the Cornerstone equivalent for both courses (UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010). (Fall, Spring, Summer)

COMM 2255 (48C:071). Public Speaking — 3 hrs.

Teaches students to prepare, adapt, present, and critique a variety of speeches in a public setting. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1000 (48C:001) and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or the Cornerstone equivalent for both courses (UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010). (Fall and Spring)

COMM 2256 (48C:011). Performing Texts — 3 hrs.

Introduction to the performance, analysis, and criticism of literary and aesthetic texts. (Spring)

COMM 2257 (48C:074). Argumentation and Debate — 3 hrs.

Training in the basics of academic debate and policy analysis. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1000 (48C:001) and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or the Cornerstone equivalent for both courses (UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010). (Fall)

COMM 2344 (48C:004). Interpersonal Communication — 3 hrs.

Study of communication in relationships; exploration and experience with concepts and processes involved in one-to-one communication. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1000 (48C:001) and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or the Cornerstone equivalent for both courses (UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010). (Fall, Spring, Summer)

COMM 2455 (48C:015). Skills for Making Performance — 3 hrs.

Adapting and staging texts for live and electronic group performances. Work in narrative adaptation, montage scripting, and ethnodrama. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2256 (48C:011). (Spring)

COMM 2456. Performance of Popular Culture — 3 hrs.

Introduction to the critical analysis, study, and performance of popular culture artifacts, phenomenon and texts. Special emphasis given to the socio-political implications and technological advances affecting popular culture consumption in U.S. culture. (Variable)

COMM 2555 (48C:025). Interactive Digital Communication — 3 hrs.

Examines introductory digital studies topics, including visual grammar, design history, 21st century literacy practices and aspects of writing and designing for the Web. (Fall and Spring)

COMM 3000/5000 (48C:166g). Selected Topics in Communication — 3 hrs.

Intensive work in specialized communication concepts, processes and approaches. No single emphasis may be repeated although the course may be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

COMM 3055 (48C:132). Organizational Communication — 3 hrs.

Study of communication theories and practices in organizational settings. Students explore the role of communication in workplace processes such as newcomer socialization, conflict management, leadership and technology. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1000 (48C:001) and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or the Cornerstone equivalent for both courses (UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010). (Variable)

COMM 3155 (48C:173). Business and Professional Oral Communication — 3 hrs.

Exploration of theories and experiences in business and professional dyadic, small group, and public communication situations, with emphasis on developing individual communication skills and professionalism. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1000 (48C:001) and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or the Cornerstone equivalent for both courses (UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010). (Fall and Spring)

COMM 3156. Leadership Communication and Citizenship — 3 hrs.

Exploration of the types of communication people use to give direction to the groups that matter most to them such as a team, community, organization, or social or political movement. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

COMM 3157. Seminar on Leadership Development: The Future — 1-2 hrs.

Synthesis of theory and practice of leadership; examination of case studies and research on leadership issues and ethics; preparation of career plans that include service component. Prerequisite(s): HUM 3110/5110 (680:110g); junior standing. [Same as HUM 3188 (680:188)] (Variable)

COMM 3179 (48C:179). Cooperative Education — 1-6 hrs.

(Fall, Spring, Summer)

COMM 3455 (48C:146). Performing Stories, Narratives, and Identity — 3 hrs.

Methods of collecting, analyzing, theorizing, and performing stories, narratives, and identity. Applications for communication research and performance, including projects in museums, public relations campaigns, organizational settings, and community media. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

COMM 3557. Advanced Digital Visualization: (Topic) — 3 hrs.

Intensive work in specialized digital visualization concepts and practices. No single topic may be repeated although the course may be repeated for maximum of 6 hours, with only 3 hours applied to the Interactive Digital Studies major or minor. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2555 (48C:025), junior standing or consent of instructor. (Fall)

COMM 3900/5900 (48C:197g). Internship in Communication — 1-6 hrs.

Students complete academic assignments in conjunction with intensive work in a specialized area on-site at an organization. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): junior standing; internship coordinator approval. See the internship coordinator for additional departmental requirements. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

COMM 3940 (48C:191). Advanced Applied Forensics — 1 hr.

Credit for approved advanced participation in competitive speech and debate activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

COMM 3941 (48C:193). Advanced Applied Performance Studies — 1-2 hrs.

Credit for approved advanced work in Performance Studies (e.g., participation in Interpreters Theatre, performance in community, campus, or festival settings; or related activity). May be repeated for maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

COMM 4021/5021 (48C:180g). Quantitative Research Methods — 3 hrs.

Examination of principles and procedures of communication research with emphasis on experimental and survey methods and techniques. Students will complete research projects. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 2020 (48C:080) or equivalent; junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

COMM 4022/5022 (48C:183g). Qualitative Research Methods — 3 hrs.

Examination of principles and procedures of communication research with emphasis on interpretive and ethnographic techniques. Students complete research projects. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 2020 (48C:080) or equivalent; junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

COMM 4023/5023 (48C:189g). Rhetorical Communication Research Methods — 3 hrs.

Examination of principles and procedures of rhetorical criticism. Students complete research projects. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 2020 (48C:080) or equivalent; junior standing. (Fall)

COMM 4111/5111 (48C:131g). Group Communication Theory and Analysis — 3 hrs.

In-depth study of theories and research in group communication. Prerequisite(s): junior standing; COMM 1000 (48C:001) and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or the Cornerstone equivalent for both courses (UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010). (Spring)

COMM 4116/5116 (48C:138g). Health Communication — 3 hrs.

Theories of communication in health care settings, current issues in health communication, types of applications in interpersonal, organizational, and public communication contexts; literature and performance methods in health education. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Springs)

COMM 4134/5134 (48C:134g). Organizational Cultures and Communication — 3 hrs.

Study of how cultural ideologies and forms such as symbols, rituals, language, and narratives are created, maintained, and changed in organizations. Emphasis on interpretive and critical theory and research. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3153 (150:153) or COMM 3055 (48C:132); COMM COR 2020 (48C:080); junior standing. (Fall)

COMM 4155/5155 (48C:135g). Organizational Communication Assessment — 3 hrs.

Investigation of communication behavior and effectiveness in organizations. Students act in groups to design and conduct a consulting intervention in an actual organization. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 2020 (48C:080); COMM 3055 (48C:132); junior standing. (Spring)

COMM 4156/5156. Leadership: Concepts and Practice — 3 hrs.

Analysis of relationship between leadership theory and practice. Focus on development of critical and evaluative skills. Historical and contemporary perspectives on leaders and issues. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. [Same as HUM 3110/5110 (680:110g)] (Fall and Spring)

COMM 4211/5211 (48C:123g). Rhetoric and Civic Culture — 3 hrs.

Exploration of theories explaining how symbolic action creates, maintains, and transforms social reality, plays a role in social/political/cultural orders, differs between groups, and affects social change. Particular attention paid to the role of rhetoric in civic culture. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

COMM 4216/5216 (48C:160g). Political Communication — 3 hrs.

Study of the elements of national and/or local political communication, including the rhetoric of political campaigns, and/or the rhetoric of elected officials. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as POL AMER 4160/5160) (Even Falls)

COMM 4217/5217 (48C:176g). Freedom of Speech — 3 hrs.

Development of laws and social attitudes that have attempted to regulate communication in the United States; relation of free speech to national security, to regulation of the public forum, and to artistic expression; analysis of doctrines and tests used by the Supreme Court in interpreting the limits to free expression. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

COMM 4218 (48C:178). Persuasion — 3 hrs.

Examination of the dynamics involved in the creation, reception, and exchange of effective persuasive messages, episodes, and campaigns with a primary focus on social science theory and research regarding processes of human influence. (Variable)

COMM 4236 (48C:128). Ethics in Communication — 3 hrs.

Exploration of ethical dimensions and dilemmas in communication. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as CAP 3128 (CAP:128)) (Spring)

COMM 4311/5311 (48C:121g). Nonverbal Communication — 3 hrs.

Study of practices, theories, and concepts related to patterns of human expression apart from the spoken or written word. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as HUM 3102/5102 (680:102g)) (Fall)

COMM 4316/5316 (48C:136g). Mediation Theory and Process — 3 hrs.

Analysis of mediation concepts and processes involving third party intervention in a conflict context. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2344 (48C:004); junior standing. (Variable)

COMM 4322/5322 (48C:144g). Advanced Interpersonal Communication — 3 hrs.

Advanced study of theories and research in interpersonal communication. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2344 (48C:004); junior standing. (Fall)

COMM 4333/5333 (48C:148g). Communication and Conflict Management — 3 hrs.

Exploration of the processes involved in managing conflict in various communication contexts. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2344 (48C:004); junior standing. (Spring)

COMM 4344/5344 (48C:151g). Intercultural Communication — 3 hrs.

Critical analysis of the multiple ways culture, perception, and communication influence each other. Offers a blend of theory, research, and hands-on application. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

COMM 4346/5346 (48C:153g). Gender Issues in Communication — 3 hrs.

Critical examination of how communication creates, maintains and challenges diverse gender identities and of how gendered communication in and about social institutions can be sources of liberation and subordination. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

COMM 4347/5347 (48C:142g). Family Communication — 3 hrs.

Study of communication phenomena in the family setting. Examination of how communication influences the development, maintenance, and enhancement of family relationships. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2344 (48C:004); junior standing. (Fall)

COMM 4355/5355 (48C:141g). Listening — 3 hrs.

Study of theory and process of listening, methods of improving skills, and career applications. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

COMM 4411/5411 (48C:122g). Language and Communication — 3 hrs.

Language theories and analysis approaches, including sociolinguistics, pragmatics, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, and ethnography of speaking, with applications for interpersonal, organizational, and public contexts. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

COMM 4412/5412. Performing History — 3 hrs.

Theoretical and practical introduction to the critical analysis, study, and performance of history. Construction and representation of history using performance techniques and perspectives in innovative digital storytelling. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2555 (48C:025); junior standing. (Spring)

COMM 4444/5444 (48C:155g). Communication, Community, and Change — 3 hrs.

Study of communication practices in the construction, enhancement, and maintenance of communities. Theoretical and experiential applications through civic engagement, case study analysis, and applied critique of specific communities. Includes community projects, presentations, or simulations. Prerequisite(s): senior standing; intended to be taken in final semester. (Fall)

COMM 4446/5446 (48C:113g). Social Protest: Performance and Rhetoric — 3 hrs.

Study of rhetorical and performance texts in social protest, public awareness, identity formation, and rhetorical movements. Special attention to issues of race, sex and sexuality, age, and/or class. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

COMM 4447/5447 (48C:108g). Performance and Social Change — 3 hrs.

Study of creation and theory of interactive performances as a method to create dialog and promote civic engagement related to social justice issues. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

COMM 4448/5448 (48C:110g). Cultural Performance — 3 hrs.

Advanced study of verbal art, texts, and aesthetic traditions in community, cultural, and political contexts. Emphasis on the roles narrative, ritual, and ceremony play in creating and contributing to cultural identity and social advocacy. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

COMM 4490/5490 (48C:117g). Interpreters Theatre Production — 1-2 hrs.

Advanced study and practice in preparing scripts, directing group performance for public presentation, and designing and implementing technical elements of productions. Usually involves directing, scripting, designing, or researching for an Interpreters Theatre production. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2455 (48C:015); approved Performance Studies project application; junior standing; consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

COMM 4544/5544 (48C:120g). Digital Culture and Communication — 3 hrs.

Investigation of the relationships between technology and communication and their impact on social behavior, thought, and culture. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

COMM 4555/5555 (48C:168g). Message Design and Delivery — 3 hrs.

Advanced course that teaches students to prepare, adapt, and deliver messages in a variety of settings. Special attention is paid to analysis for making choices and integrating presentation technology into the communication process. Prerequisite(s): junior standing; COMM 1000 (48C:001) and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or the Cornerstone equivalent for both courses (UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010). (Variable)

COMM 4556/5556. Interactive Digital Visualization — 3 hrs.

Study the visualization of ideas using interactive, digital tools. Creatively apply 2D, 3D digital tools and theories to various forms of communication: academic, journalistic, narrative, and performance. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2555 (48C:025); junior standing. (Variable)

COMM 4559/5559 (48C:187g). Methods of Teaching Speech — 3 hrs.

Teaching strategies for grades 5-12; application of educational principles to the communication classroom. Strongly recommended to precede student teaching. Prerequisite(s): 12 hours of COMM (48C) course work; TEACHING 2017; EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030); junior standing. (Fall)

COMM 4909/5909 (48C:119g). Readings in Performance Studies — 1-3 hrs.

Extensive individual study of special topics in performance studies theory, history, or research. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2256 (48C:011); COMM 4447/5447 (48C:108g) or COMM 4448/5448 (48C:110g); junior standing. (Variable)