2012-14 Academic Catalog

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/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/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 Communication Studies 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) or two-course Liberal Arts Core equivalent [COMM 2255 (48C:071), COMM 2256 (48C:011), or COMM 2257 (48C:074); AND COMM 1205 (48C:031) or COMM 2344 (48C:004)] and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) . 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 or two-course Liberal Arts Core equivalent [COMM 2255 (48C:071), COMM 2256 (48C:011), or COMM 2257 (48C:074); AND COMM 1205 (48C:031) or COMM 2344 (48C:004)]  and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) ).
    • b. 2.70 average GPA in the designated major component for Communication Studies - 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) or two-course Liberal Arts Core equivalent [COMM 2255 (48C:071), COMM 2256 (48C:011), or COMM 2257 (48C:074); AND COMM 1205 (48C:031) or COMM 2344 (48C:004)] 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. Electronic Media: COMM COR 1010 (48J:002) , COMM EM 1655 (48E:003) .
  3. Journalism: COMM COR 1010 (48J:002) .
  4. Communication-Liberal Arts: COMM 1000 (48C:001), and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or equivalent, COMM 2011 (48C:002), COMM 2344 (48C:004) or COMM 1205 (48C:031); COMM COR 2020 (48C:080).
  5. Political Communication: none.
  6. Interactive Digital Studies: COMM COR 1010 (48J:002) and COMM 2555 (48C:025).

Minors

Admission to any Communication Minor (Liberal Arts, Business Communication, or Public Relations) Interactive Digital Studies Minor or Journalism Minor requires a 2.70 cumulative GPA in at least 24 hours of course work to include COMM 1000 (48C:001) Oral Communication or two-course Liberal Arts Core equivalent [COMM 2255 (48C:071), COMM 2256 (48C:011), or COMM 2257 (48C:074); AND COMM 1205 (48C:031) or COMM 2344 (48C:004)]  and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) ). (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)Introduction to Communication1
COMM 2256 (48C:011)Oral Interpretation: Texts in Performance **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 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
COMM COR 2020 (48C:080)Introduction to Research Methods3
COMM COR 4124 (48C:124)Communication Theories3
Journalism
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002)Mass Communication and Society3
Electives9
Select three from the following Theories and Concepts courses:
Selected Topics in Communication
Organizational Communication
Oral History Communication
Group Communication Theory and Analysis
Health Communication
Organizational Cultures and Communication *
Rhetoric and Civic Culture
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
Technology and Human Communication
Readings in Performance Studies *
Electives from departmental classes ***9
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)

**

**LAC Category 1B may be satisfied by two courses distributed as follows:
COMM 2256 (48C:011) or COMM 2255 (48C:071) or COMM 2257 (48C:074); AND COMM 2344 (48C:004) or COMM 1205 (48C:031).

***

At least one from 100/3000/4000-level.


Communication-Theatre-Teaching Major

The Communication-Theatre-Teaching major requires a minimum of 122 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 122 hours.

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

Required
Communication:
COMM 1000 (48C:001)Oral Communication3
COMM 1205 (48C:031)Group Communication Skills **3
COMM 2255 (48C:071)Public Speaking **3
COMM 2256 (48C:011)Oral Interpretation: Texts in Performance3
COMM 2257 (48C:074)Argumentation and Debate **3
COMM 2344 (48C:004)Interpersonal Communication **3
COMM 2455 (48C:015)Group Performance: Scripting and Directing3
COMM 2533 (48C:024)Media Literacy3
COMM 4355/5355 (48C:141g)Listening3
COMM 4559/5559 (48C:187g)Teaching of Speech3
Theatre:
THEATRE 1012 (490:015)Stagecraft: Scenery/Lights ***3
THEATRE 1030 (490:024)Acting ***3
THEATRE 3020 (490:138)Playscript Analysis and Interpretation3
THEATRE 3115 (490:109)Methods of Teaching Drama and Theatre3
THEATRE 3160 (490:161)Directing3
Applied Activity Option:
Select one of the following:1
Applied Forensics
   and Applied Forensics
Applied Performance Studies
   and Applied Performance Studies
Theatre Practicum
Electives
Select one of the following:3
Communication:
Freedom of Speech
Persuasion
Advanced Interpersonal Communication
Language and Communication
Performance and Social Change
Cultural Performance
Communication Theories
Theatre:
Design Elements for Theatre
History of the Theatre I
History of the Theatre II
Total Hours49

Other courses are available consult with your advisor.

**

LAC Category 1B may be satisfied by two courses distributed as follows:
COMM 2256 (48C:011) or COMM 2255 (48C:071) or COMM 2257 (48C:074); AND COMM 2344 (48C:004) or COMM 1205 (48C:031).

***

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


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.

Required
Communication:
COMM COR 2020 (48C:080)Introduction to Research Methods3
COMM COR 4124 (48C:124)Communication Theories3
Electronic Media:
COMM EM 1600First Year Electronic Media Seminar1
COMM EM 1611 (48E:021)Electronic Media Literacy3
COMM EM 1655 (48E:003)Introduction to Electronic Production3
COMM EM 1659 (48E:071)Beginning Writing for Electronic Media3
COMM EM 3179 (48E:179)Cooperative Education3
or COMM EM 3900/5900 (48E:197g) Internship in Electronic Media
COMM EM 4636/5636 (48E:132g)Electronic Media: Law and Policy3
COMM EM 4644 (48E:195)Senior Seminar in Electronic Media3
Journalism:
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002)Mass Communication and Society3
Select one of the following two extended emphases:27
Total Hours55
 
Extended Emphasis 1: Electronic Media Production/Performance
Required
Electronic Media:
COMM EM 4616/5616 (48E:141g)Electronic Media: Processes and Effects3
COMM EM 4646/5646 (48E:121g)Electronic Media and Culture3
and 3 hours chosen from the following:3
Video Production: (Topic)
Audio Production: (Topic)
Multimedia Production: (Topic)
Electives (chosen from the following)18
Art (only 3-6 hours hours can be counted as electives):
Graphic Design I
Creative Photography I
Visual Perceptions
Communication (only 3-6 hours can be counted as electives):
Oral Interpretation: Texts in Performance **
Interpersonal Communication **
Organizational Communication
Business and Professional Oral Communication
Oral History Communication
Quantitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods
Rhetorical Communication Research Methods
Organizational Cultures and Communication *
Freedom of Speech
Persuasion
Nonverbal Communication
Advanced Interpersonal Communication *
Language and Communication
Social Protest: Performance and Rhetoric
Performance and Social Change
Cultural Performance
Computer Science (only 3-6 hours can be counted as electives):
Computing Skills and Concepts
Media Computation
Visual BASIC Programming
English (only 3-6 hours can be counted as electives):
Introduction to Film *
Film History *
Electronic Media:
Electronic Media Sales and Promotion
Video Practicum: (Topic)
Audio Practicum
Multimedia Production: (Topic)
Electronic Media Projects *
Selected Topics in Electronic Media
Electronic Media Criticism: (Topic)
Electronic Media Industries: (Topic)
Electronic Media: Law and Policy
Electronic Media Programming and Distribution
Communication Technologies
Electronic Media Management
Journalism:
Reporting Methodologies and Sources
News Writing for Print Media *
Management:
Organizational Management
Marketing (only 3-6 hours can be counted as electives):
Principles of Marketing *
Consumer Behavior *
Advertising and Promotion *
Theatre:
Playwriting *
 
Extended Emphasis 2: Electronic Media Leadership
Required:
Communication (choose 3 hours from the following):3
Group Communication Theory and Analysis
Organizational Cultures and Communication *
Electronic Media:
COMM EM 3651 (48E:136)Electronic Media Sales and Promotion3
COMM EM 3659Media Industry Trends and Issues3
COMM EM 3660Strategic Media Planning3
COMM EM 4655/5655 (48E:131g)Electronic Media: Audience Analysis3
COMM EM 4656/5656 (48E:134g)Electronic Media Management3
Economics (3 hours chosen from the following):3
Introduction to Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Marketing:6
Principles of Marketing *
and one of the following courses:
Consumer Behavior *
Advertising and Promotion *
Digital Advertising *

 

*

These courses have additional prerequisites as follows:
MKTG 2110 (130:101), MKTG 3113/5113 (130:106g), MKTG 3143 (130:150), and MKTG 3146 (130:160)require either ECON 1031 (920:024) or ECON 1041 (920:053) as a prerequisite. ECON 1031 (920:024) may be used to satisfy Category 5B of the Liberal Arts Core.
COMM 4134/5134 (48C:134g) has prerequisites of MGMT 3153 (150:153) or COMM 3055 (48C:132).
COMM 4322/5322 (48C:144g) has prerequisite of COMM 2344 (48C:004).

COMM EM 3656 has prerequisite of comm em 2656.
COMM EM 3655 (48E:113) has prerequisite of COMM EM 2655 (48E:013).
COMM EM 3658 (48E:117) has prerequisite of COMM EM 2656 (48E:011) or COMM EM 2655 (48E:013) or COMM EM 3657 (48E:112).

COMM J 2755 (48J:071) has prerequisite of COMM J 1755 (48J:007).

THEATRE 3195/5195 (490:168g) has prerequisite of THEATRE 1010 (490:010) or consent of instructor; 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.

**

LAC Category 1B may be satisfied by two courses distributed as follows:
COMM 2256 (48C:011) or COMM 2255 (48C:071) or COMM 2257 (48C:074); AND COMM 2344 (48C:004) or COMM 1205 (48C:031).


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, 12 hours in communication, 15 hours in 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
Accounting:
ACCT 2120 (120:030)Principles of Financial Accounting3
Marketing:
MKTG 2110 (130:101)Principles of Marketing *3
MKTG 3113/5113 (130:106g)Consumer Behavior *3
Management:
MGMT 3153 (150:153)Organizational Management3
Journalism:
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002)Mass Communication and Society3
COMM J 1755 (48J:007)Reporting Methodologies and Sources3
COMM J 2755 (48J:071)News Writing for Print Media3
COMM J 4743/5743 (48J:132g)Mass Communication Law and Ethics3
COMM J 3756 (48J:172)Editing and Design3
Communication:
COMM 2344 (48C:004)Interpersonal Communication **3
or COMM 3155 (48C:173) Business and Professional Oral Communication
COMM 3055 (48C:132)Organizational Communication3
COMM COR 2020 (48C:080)Introduction to 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 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 4811/5811 (48P:188g)Public Relations: Cases and Studies3
COMM PR 3179 (48P:179)Cooperative Education3
or COMM PR 3900/5900 (48P:197g) Internship in Public Relations
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.

**

LAC Category 1B may be satisfied by two courses distributed as follows:
COMM 2256 (48C:011) or COMM 2255 (48C:071) or COMM 2257 (48C:074); AND COMM 2344 (48C:004) or COMM 1205 (48C:031).

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.

Required
Communication:6
Interactive Digital Communication
Technology and Human Communication
Journalism:3
Mass Communication and Society
University, Interdisciplinary3
Interactive Digital Studies Practicum
Electives - select two bundles (emphases) from the following:30-31
Total Hours42-43
EMPHASES
1. Digital Visualization (15 hours)
Sociology:
SOC 1000 (980:001)Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2020 (980:080)Statistics for Social Research3
SOC 2010 (980:108)Research Methods3
or COMM COR 2020 (48C:080) Introduction to Research Methods
Communication:
COMM 4556/5556Interactive Digitial Visualization3
Sociology or Communication:
SOC 3060/5060 (980:138g)Sociology of Culture3
or COMM 2533 (48C:024) Media Literacy
Total Hours15
2. Digital Computation (15 hours)
Computer Science:
CS 1025 (810:025)Computational Modeling and Simulation3
CS 1100 (810:017)Web Development: Client-Side Coding3
CS 1120 (810:056)Media Computation3
CS 2880 (810:088)Topics in Computing3
CS 3120/5120 (810:112g)User Interface Design3
Total Hours15
3. Digital Learning (15 hours)
Instructional Technology:
INSTTECH 1031 (240:031)Educational Technology and Design3
INSTTECH 4131/5131 (240:131g)Technology in Education3
INSTTECH 4138/5138 (240:138g)Visual Literacy3
INSTTECH 4139/5139 (240:139g)Instructional Multimedia Planning and Production3
INSTTECH 4150/5150 (240:150g)Digital Instructional Video Production3
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 4672/5672 (620:170g)Electronic Literature3
ENGLISH 4765/5765 (620:102g)Applied Writing: Workplace Communication3
ENGLISH 4775/5775 (620:105g)Applied Writing: Technical Communication3
ENGLISH 4785/5785 (620:177g)Applied Writing: Projects and Careers3
Total Hours15
5. Digital Music (15-16 hours)
Music Theory (required):
MUS THEO 1150 (580:015)Aural Training I1
MUS THEO 3220/5220 (580:122g)Music and Technology2
MUS THEO 3230/5230 (580:123g)Music Technology, Advanced3
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.)
Music, Applied:
MUS APPL 1540 (540:054)Composition3
Music electives (select 2-3 hours from the following) - consent of instructor and other requirements apply to various classes2-3
Music, Applied:
MUS APPL 1xx5 (540:Nxx)
Group Piano
Music History:
History of Music I: Antiquity Through Renaissance
History of Opera
Jazz History and Styles
Music, Organizations and Ensembles:
Ensemble (may be repeated once)
Additionally, it is recommended that students taking this bundle elect to take MUSIC 1100 (520:010) as part of their LAC courses.
Total hours15-16
6. Digital Imaging (16 hours)
Graphic Technologies:
TECH 1022 (330:022)Communication Technology4
TECH 2020 (330:020)Communication Systems3
TECH 3169 (330:169)Digital Imaging I3
TECH 3144 (330:144)Web Publishing3
or TECH 3150/5150 (330:150g) Graphic Communications Imaging
TECH 4158/5158 (330:158g)Graphic Communications Technical Visualization3
Total Hours16
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 3156 (130:178) Services Marketing
Total Hours15
8. Digital Media and Social Change (15 hours)
Communication:
COMM 2533 (48C:024)Media Literacy3
COMM 4446/5446 (48C:113g)Social Protest: Performance and Rhetoric3
COMM COR 2020 (48C:080)Introduction to Research Methods3
Communication or English:
COMM 4211/5211 (48C:123g)Rhetoric and Civic Culture3
or COMM COR 4124 (48C:124) Communication Theories
or ENGLISH 4040/5040 (620:164g) Digital Writing: Theory and Practice
Journalism or Sociology:
COMM J 4754/5754 (48J:151g)Global Mass Communication Systems3
or SOC 2040 (980:156g) Social Movements
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
Introduction to 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 *
Media Literacy
Organizational Communication *
Freedom of Speech
Persuasion
Communication and Conflict Management *
Intercultural Communication
Social Protest: Performance and Rhetoric
Technology and Human Communication
Electronic Media: Processes and Effects *
Principles of Public Relations *
Mass Communication Law and Ethics
Global Mass Communication Systems *
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, 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 EM 4616/5616 (48E:141g) has prerequisite of COMM EM 1611 (48E:021) or consent of instructor.

 

COMM J 4754/5754 (48J:151g) 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)Introduction to Communication1
COMM 2256 (48C:011)Oral Interpretation: Texts in Performance **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)Introduction to 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 48C:xxx courses:6
Total Hours25

Communication - Theatre Minor - Teaching

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

Required
Communication:
COMM 1000 (48C:001)Oral Communication3
COMM 2256 (48C:011)Oral Interpretation: Texts in Performance **3
COMM 2257 (48C:074)Argumentation and Debate **3
COMM 2344 (48C:004)Interpersonal Communication **3
COMM 2533 (48C:024)Media Literacy3
COMM 4559/5559 (48C:187g)Teaching of Speech3
Option A or B (below):10-12
Option A: Communication
Select one of the following:
Applied Forensics
Applied Performance Studies
Public Speaking **
Group Performance: Scripting and Directing
Theatre:
Select one of the following:
Creative Drama
Theatre in Education
Option B: Theatre:
Threatre:
Stagecraft: Scenery/Lights ***
Acting ***
Playscript Analysis and Interpretation
Directing
Total Hours28-30

**

LAC Category 1B may be satisfied by two courses distributed as follows:
COMM 2256 (48C:011) or COMM 2255 (48C:071) or COMM 2257 (48C:074); AND COMM 2344 (48C:004) or COMM 1205 (48C:031).

***

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


Communication/Journalism Minor (Liberal Arts)

Required
Journalism:
COMM COR 1010 (48J:002)Mass Communication and Society3
COMM J 1755 (48J:007)Reporting Methodologies and Sources3
COMM J 2755 (48J:071)News Writing for Print Media3
COMM J 3756 (48J:172)Editing and Design3
COMM J 4735/5735 (48J:171g)Advanced Reporting3
COMM J 4743/5743 (48J:132g)Mass Communication Law and Ethics3
Electives
Journalism:
Select two of the following:6
Online Journalism
Internship in Journalism
History of Mass Communication
Specialized Reporting: (Topics)
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
Journalism:
COMM J 1755 (48J:007)Reporting 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:
Introduction to 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 15-16 hours from one of the eight emphases.

Required
Communication:6
Interactive Digital Communication
Technology and Human Communication
Journalism:3
Mass Communication and Society
University, Interdisciplinary3
Interactive Digital Studies Practicum
Electives - select two bundles (emphases) from the following:30-31
Total Hours42-43
1. Digital Visualization (15 hours)
Sociology:
SOC 1000 (980:001)Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2020 (980:080)Statistics for Social Research3
SOC 2010 (980:108)Research Methods3
or COMM COR 2020 (48C:080) Introduction to Research Methods
Communication:
COMM 4556/5556Interactive Digitial Visualization3
Sociology or Communication:
SOC 3060/5060 (980:138g)Sociology of Culture3
or COMM 2533 (48C:024) Media Literacy
Total Hours15
2. Digital Computation (15 hours)
Computer Science:
CS 1025 (810:025)Computational Modeling and Simulation3
CS 1100 (810:017)Web Development: Client-Side Coding3
CS 1120 (810:056)Media Computation3
CS 2880 (810:088)Topics in Computing3
CS 3120/5120 (810:112g)User Interface Design3
Total Hours15
3. Digital Learning (15 hours)
Instructional Technology:
INSTTECH 1031 (240:031)Educational Technology and Design3
INSTTECH 4131/5131 (240:131g)Technology in Education3
INSTTECH 4138/5138 (240:138g)Visual Literacy3
INSTTECH 4139/5139 (240:139g)Instructional Multimedia Planning and Production3
INSTTECH 4150/5150 (240:150g)Digital Instructional Video Production3
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 4672/5672 (620:170g)Electronic Literature3
ENGLISH 4765/5765 (620:102g)Applied Writing: Workplace Communication3
ENGLISH 4775/5775 (620:105g)Applied Writing: Technical Communication3
ENGLISH 4785/5785 (620:177g)Applied Writing: Projects and Careers3
Total Hours15
5. Digital Music (15-16 hours)
Music Theory (required):
MUS THEO 1150 (580:015)Aural Training I1
MUS THEO 3220/5220 (580:122g)Music and Technology2
MUS THEO 3230/5230 (580:123g)Music Technology, Advanced3
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.)
Music, Applied:
MUS APPL 1540 (540:054)Composition3
Music electives (select 2-3 hours from the following) - consent of instructor and other requirements apply to various classes2-3
Music, Applied:
MUS APPL 1xx5 (540:Nxx)
Group Piano
Music History:
History of Music I: Antiquity Through Renaissance
History of Opera
Jazz History and Styles
Music, Organizations and Ensembles:
Ensemble (may be repeated once)
Additionally, it is recommended that students taking this bundle elect to take MUSIC 1100 (520:010) as part of their LAC courses.
Total hours15-16
6. Digital Imaging (16 hours)
Graphic Technologies:
TECH 1022 (330:022)Communication Technology4
TECH 2020 (330:020)Communication Systems3
TECH 3169 (330:169)Digital Imaging I3
TECH 3144 (330:144)Web Publishing3
or TECH 3150/5150 (330:150g) Graphic Communications Imaging
TECH 4158/5158 (330:158g)Graphic Communications Technical Visualization3
Total Hours16
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 3156 (130:178) Services Marketing
Total Hours15
8. Digital Media and Social Change (15 hours)
Communication:
COMM 2533 (48C:024)Media Literacy3
COMM 4446/5446 (48C:113g)Social Protest: Performance and Rhetoric3
COMM COR 2020 (48C:080)Introduction to Research Methods3
Communication or English:
COMM 4211/5211 (48C:123g)Rhetoric and Civic Culture3
or COMM COR 4124 (48C:124) Communication Theories
or ENGLISH 4040/5040 (620:164g) Digital Writing: Theory and Practice
Journalism or Sociology:
COMM J 4754/5754 (48J:151g)Global Mass Communication Systems3
or SOC 2040 (980:156g) Social Movements
Total Hours15

 

Master of Arts Degree Program

Major in Communication Studies

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.

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 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
Technology and Human Communication
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Seminar in Organizational Communication
Seminar in Communication
Interpersonal 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
Technology and Human Communication
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Seminar in Organizational Communication
Seminar in Communication
Interpersonal 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 6011/6016/6018Communication Theory3
COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)Communication Research Methodology3
Select one of the following 200/6000-level seminars:3
Seminar in Public Relations (6 hrs.)
Seminar in Organizational Communication
Seminar in Communication
Seminar in Performance Studies
Seminar in Communication Education
Seminar in Mass Communication
Seminar in Public Relations
Electives (select 21 hours from the following):21
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Mass Communication Theory
Communication Research Methodology (an additional section/s of this besides what is required))
Seminar in Public Relations
Seminar in Organizational Communication
Seminar in Communication
Interpersonal 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
Communication Research Methodology
Select one of the following 200/6000-level semiars:
Seminar in Public Relations
Seminar in Communication
Seminar in Organizational Communication
Seminar in Performance Studies
Seminar in Communication Education
Seminar in Mass Communication
Research (6 hrs.)
Electives (select 12 hours from the following):12
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Mass Communication Theory
Communication Research Methodology (an additional section/s of this besides what is required.)
Seminar in Public Relations *
Seminar in Organizational Communication
Seminar in Communication
Interpersonal 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 6016/6018Mass Communication Theory3
COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)Communication Research Methodology3
COMMGRAD 6046/6048Seminar in Mass Communication3
Electives (select 21 hours from the following):21
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Seminar in Communication
Selected Topics in Electronic Media
Electronic Media Industries: (Topic)
Electronic Media: Processes and Effects
Electronic Media Criticism: (Topic)
Electronic Media: Law and Policy
Electronic Media and Culture
Communication Technologies
Electronic Media: Audience Analysis
Electronic Media Management
COMM EM 6285 (Readings)
COMM EM 6286 (Studies in)
Seminar in Mass Communication (first course/topic counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives)
Graduate Internship
History of Mass Communication
Specialized Reporting: (Topics)
Advanced Reporting
Mass Communication Law and Ethics
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 6016/6018Mass Communication Theory3
COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)Communication Research Methodology3
COMMGRAD 6046/6048Seminar 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
Selected Topics in Electronic Media
Electronic Media Industries: (Topic)
Electronic Media: Processes and Effects
Electronic Media Criticism: (Topic)
Electronic Media: Law and Policy
Electronic Media and Culture
Communication Technologies
Electronic Media: Audience Analysis
Electronic Media Management
Seminar in Mass Communication (first course/topic counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives)
COMM EM 6285 (Readings)
COMM EM 6286 (Studies in)
Graduate Internship
History of Mass Communication
Mass Communication Law and Ethics
Global Mass Communication Systems
Advanced Reporting
Feature Writing
Specialized Reporting: (Topics)
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 6011/6016/6018Communication Theory3
COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)Communication Research Methodology3
COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232)Seminar in Organizational Communication (6 hrs.)6
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 course/topic counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives)
Seminar in Communication
Seminar in Performance Studies
Seminar in Communication Education
Seminar in Mass Communication
Total Hours33

*

With no more than 6 hours taken outside the department. First and second seminar 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.

Thesis Option

Required Core
COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)Introduction to Graduate Study and Research3
COMMGRAD 6011/6016/6018Communication Theory3
COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)Communication Research Methodology3
COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232)Seminar in Organizational Communication6
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 course/topic counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives)
Seminar in Communication
Seminar in Performance Studies
Seminar in Communication Education
Seminar in Mass Communication
Total Hours30

*

With no more than 3 hours taken outside the department.  First and second 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.

 

Performance Studies Emphasis 

Non-thesis Option

Required Core
COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)Introduction to Graduate Study and Research3
COMMGRAD 6011/6016/6018Communication Theory3
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
Communication, Community, and Change
Social Protest: Performance and Rhetoric
Performance and Social Change
Cultural Performance
Interpreters Theatre Production
Technology and Human Communication
Readings in Performance Studies
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Seminar in Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Seminar in Mass Communication
Electronic Media: Processes and Effects
Electronic Media Criticism: (Topic)
Electronic Media and Culture
Communication Technologies
Electronic Media: Audience Analysis
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 6011/6016/6018Communication Theory3
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
Communication, Community, and Change
Social Protest: Performance and Rhetoric
Performance and Social Change
Cultural Performance
Interpreters Theatre Production
Technology and Human Communication
Readings in Performance Studies
Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication
Seminar in Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Seminar in Mass Communication
Electronic Media: Processes and Effects
Electronic Media Criticism: (Topic)
Electronic Media and Culture
Communication Technologies
Electronic Media: Audience Analysis
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 6011/6016/6018Communication Theory3
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
Interpersonal Communication
Seminar in Performance Studies
Seminar in Communication Education
Seminar in Mass Communication
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)
Graduate Internship
Selected Topics in Communication
Selected Topics in Electronic Media
History of Mass Communication
Specialized Reporting: (Topics)
Advanced Reporting
Mass Communication Law and Ethics
Global Mass Communication Systems
Feature Writing
Public Relations: Cases and Studies
Global Public Relations
Public Relations Campaign Methods
Total Hours33

 

*

First seminar course/topic can count 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 6011 (48C:224)Communication Theory3
or COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224) Mass Communication Theory
or COMMGRAD 6018 (48P: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
Interpersonal Communication
Seminar in Performance Studies
Seminar in Mass Communication
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)
Graduate Internship
History of Mass Communication
Specialized Reporting: (Topics)
Advanced Reporting
Mass Communication Law and Ethics
Global Mass Communication Systems
Feature Writing
Public Relations: Cases and Studies
Global Public Relations
Public Relations Campaign Methods
Total Hours30

*

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

 

B.A. Degree - Communication Major (Major Code 48V)

For additional information and sample Plan of Study go to http://www.uni.edu/commstudies/sites/default/files/PoS_Communication%20201213.pdf.

B.A. Degree - Communication: Electronic Media - Leadership Major (Major Code 48Z)

For additional information and sample Plan of Study go to http://www.uni.edu/commstudies/sites/default/files/POS%20EMedia%20emph%202%202012%202013.pdf.

B.A. Degree - Communication: Electronic Media - Production/Performance Major (Major Code 48Y)

For additional information and sample Plan of Study go to http://www.uni.edu/commstudies/sites/default/files/POS%20EMedia%20emph%201%202012%202013.pdf.

B.A. Degree - Communication: Public Relations Major (Major Code 48P)

For additional information and sample Plan of Study go to http://www.uni.edu/commstudies/sites/default/files/PoS_Public%20Relations%201213.pdf.

B.A. Degree - Communication-Theatre Teaching Major (Major Code 48T)

For additional information and sample Plan of Study go to http://www.uni.edu/commstudies/sites/default/files/PoS_Comm-Theatre%20Teaching.pdf.

B.A. Degree - Interactive Digital Studies Major (Major Code 48M)

For additional information and sample Plan of Study go to http://www.uni.edu/commstudies/sites/default/files/PoS_IDS%20Major%20201213.pdf.

B.A. Degree - Political Communication Major (Major Code 48C)

For additional information and sample Plan of Study go to http://www.uni.edu/commstudies/sites/default/files/PoS_Political%20Comm%20AY1213.pdf

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, Spring)

COMM COR 2020 (48C:080). Introduction to 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) 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)). (Fall, Spring)

COMM COR 3010/5010 (48J:124g). Communication Theories — 3 hrs.

(Cross listed as COMM COR 4124 (48C:124) (48C:124)) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall, 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) 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)). (Fall, Spring)

Communication Studies Graduate Courses

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

Exploration of communication research methodologies and resources. (Cross listed as COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201)) (Fall, 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, 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 6018 (48P:224). Mass Communication Theory — 3 hrs.

(Cross listed as COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224)) (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. (Offered Fall and Spring)

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, 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 6043 (48C:244). Interpersonal Communication — 3 hrs.

Synthesis of psychological, sociological, philosophical analysis of person-to-person communication. (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 6048 (48P:222). Seminar in Mass Communication — 3 hrs.

(Cross listed as COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222)) (Variable)

COMMGRAD 6299 (48C:299). Research.

(Fall, Spring, Summer)

COMMGRAD 6900 (48C:292). Graduate Internship — 2-3 hrs.

Experiential learning appropriate for the student's model program of study in the master of arts in communication curriculum. (Cross listed as COMMGRAD 6900 (48C:292)) Prerequisite(s): fully admitted into the graduate program; completion of 12 hours of graduate course work in the department; permission of faculty advisor who will determine any other prerequisite courses. (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: Eletronic Media Courses

COMM EM 1600. First Year Electronic Media Seminar — 1 hr.

An introduction to the Electronic Media curriculum, extra curricula, learning resources, and academic and professional expectations; exploration and identification of career goals. 1-hr. session per week. Required for graduation, a 1-hr. grade. Credit/no credit only. (Fall, Spring)

COMM EM 1611 (48E:021). Electronic Media Literacy — 3 hrs.

Development of ability to analyze electronic 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, Spring)

COMM EM 1655 (48E:003). Introduction to Electronic Production — 3 hrs.

Introduction to audio and video production concepts and technologies. Emphasis on basic production techniques, production terminology, and communication with audiences. (Fall, Spring)

COMM EM 1659 (48E:071). Beginning Writing for Electronic Media — 3 hrs.

Techniques and script styles used for multiple platforms of electronic media programming and presentation. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 1010 (48J:002). (Fall, Spring)

COMM EM 2655 (48E:013). Video Production: (Topic) — 1-6 hrs.

Advanced theory and practice of video production technologies for multiple platforms. Topics indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours if different topic. Prerequisite(s): COMM EM 1655 (48E:003); COMM EM 1659 (48E:071). (Fall, Spring)

COMM EM 2656 (48E:011). Audio Production: (Topic) — 1-6 hrs.

Advanced theory and practice of audio technologies for multiple platforms. Topics indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours if different topic. Prerequisite(s): COMM EM 1655 (48E:003); COMM EM 1659 (48E:071). (Fall, Spring)

COMM EM 2940 (48E:091). Applied Electronic Media — 1 hr.

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

COMM EM 3179 (48E:179). Cooperative Education.

(Variable)

COMM EM 3651 (48E:136). Electronic Media Sales and Promotion — 3 hrs.

Sales, promotion, and fund raising techniques for multiple platforms of electronic media, including theories, operations, and practices. Prerequisite(s): COMM EM 1611 (48E:021); junior standing. (Variable)

COMM EM 3655 (48E:113). Video Practicum: (Topic) — 1-6 hrs.

Advanced video production for multiple platforms of electronic media, with students filling the roles of all production staff. Topics indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours if different topic. Prerequisite(s): COMM EM 2655 (48E:013). (Variable)

COMM EM 3656. Audio Practicum — 3 hrs.

Advanced theory and practice of audio production for multiple platforms of electronic media. Topics indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours if different topic. Prerequisite(s): COMM EM 2656 (48E:011); or consent of instructor. (Variable)

COMM EM 3657 (48E:112). Multimedia Production: (Topic) — 1-6 hrs.

Examination of principles of design and creation of interactive multimedia applications. Topics indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours if different topic. Prerequisite(s): COMM EM 1655 (48E:003); junior standing or consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring)

COMM EM 3658 (48E:117). Electronic Media Projects — 1-6 hrs.

A major project for audio, video, or multimedia beyond the scope of existing courses. Students work under the supervision of faculty. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): COMM EM 2656 (48E:011), COMM EM 2655 (48E:013), or COMM EM 3657 (48E:112); junior standing; consent of instructor. (Variable)

COMM EM 3659. Media Industry Trends and Issues — 3 hrs.

Examines how economic variables, new technologies, regulatory policies, culture and changing media practices impact media industry operations. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

COMM EM 3660. Strategic Media Planning — 3 hrs.

Applies analytical tools to examine how specific strategies can be developed to address issues and challenges faced by media practitioners and organizations. Prerequisite(s): COMM EM 3659; junior standing. (Variable)

COMM EM 3900/5900 (48E:197g). Internship in Electronic Media — 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 EM 3940 (48E:191). Applied Electronic Media — 1 hr.

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

COMM EM 4600/5600 (48E:166g). Selected Topics in Electronic Media — 3 hrs.

Extensive work in specialized electronic media concepts, processes and approaches. May be repeated once on a different topic. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

COMM EM 4611/5611 (48E:139g). Electronic Media Industries: (Topic) — 3 hrs.

Focus on structures and operations in various types of electronic media industries. Topics indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours if different topic. Prerequisite(s): COMM EM 1611 (48E:021); junior standing. (Variable)

COMM EM 4616/5616 (48E:141g). Electronic Media: Processes and Effects — 3 hrs.

Examination of processes, functions, and effects of electronic media. Special attention to impact of electronic media on the nature of political process, violence and aggressive behavior, and individual attitudes and behavior. Prerequisite(s): COMM EM 1611 (48E:021); junior standing. (Spring)

COMM EM 4633/5633 (48E:123g). Electronic Media Criticism: (Topic) — 1-6 hrs.

Advanced examination of electronic media products, focusing on history, theory, and aesthetic forms. Topics indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours if different topic. Prerequisite(s): COMM EM 1611 (48E:021); junior standing. (Variable)

COMM EM 4636/5636 (48E:132g). Electronic Media: Law and Policy — 3 hrs.

Examination of the rules, regulations, and policy that guide electronic media operations in the U.S. Attention is given to a wide range of topics including regulations, political broadcast rules, media ownership rules, copyright law, obscene and indecent content, and privacy. Prerequisite(s): COMM EM 1611 (48E:021); junior standing. (Spring)

COMM EM 4638. Electronic Media Programming and Distribution — 3 hrs.

Informational programming responsibilities for multiple platforms of electronic media, including development of a philosophy concerning effective programming and distribution strategies. Prerequisite(s): COMM EM 1611 (48E:021); junior standing. (Variable)

COMM EM 4644 (48E:195). Senior Seminar in Electronic Media — 3 hrs.

Exploration of decision-making models that can be applied to ethical dilemmas in the electronic media field; and instruction on how to package themselves professionally (cover letter, resume, portfolio). Prerequisite(s): senior standing. (Fall, Spring)

COMM EM 4646/5646 (48E:121g). Electronic Media and Culture — 3 hrs.

Examination of electronic media and its relationship to culture. Use of multiple theoretical approaches to define culture and analyze media products as cultural forms. Prerequisite(s): COMM EM 1611 (48E:021); junior standing. (Fall)

COMM EM 4647/5647 (48E:161g). Communication Technologies — 3 hrs.

Examination of past, current, and emerging technologies used for multiple platforms of electronic communication, and the impact on their users, including theories and practices. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 1010 (48J:002); junior standing. (Fall, Spring)

COMM EM 4655/5655 (48E:131g). Electronic Media: Audience Analysis — 3 hrs.

Examination of characteristics and behaviors of electronic media audiences. Special attention to audience research methodologies and impact of new communication technologies on audience behavior. Prerequisite(s): COMM EM 1611 (48E:021); junior standing. (Fall)

COMM EM 4656/5656 (48E:134g). Electronic Media Management — 3 hrs.

Examination of management levels, functions, and roles in electronic media organizations. Attention is given to management models, financial management, programming, sales, promotions, personnel, and market entry. Prerequisite(s): COMM EM 1611 (48E:021); junior standing. (Fall)

Communication Studies: Journalism Courses

COMM J 1755 (48J:007). 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, Spring)

COMM J 2755 (48J:071). News Writing for Print Media — 3 hrs.

Principles and practice of writing, editing, and compiling news for the print media. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 1010 (48J:002); COMM J 1755 (48J:007). (Fall, Spring)

COMM J 3179 (48J:179). Cooperative Education.

(Variable)

COMM J 3755 (48J:174). Online 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 J 2755 (48J:071) or consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring)

COMM J 3756 (48J:172). Editing and Design — 3 hrs.

Copyreading, proofreading, writing headlines; studying make-up, typography, and photography. Prerequisite(s): COMM J 2755 (48J:071) or consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring)

COMM J 3900 (48J:197). Internship in Journalism — 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 J 4711/5711 (48J:121g). 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 J 4715/5715 (48J:178g). Specialized Reporting: (Topics) — 3 hrs.

Prepares students to gather and report news in specialized areas such as business, education, sports, science, health, environmental issues, and international affairs. Two or three topics to be included in each offering of the course; topics indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated more than once on different topic. Prerequisite(s): COMM J 2755 (48J:071) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

COMM J 4735/5735 (48J:171g). 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 (48J:071); junior standing. (Fall, Spring)

COMM J 4743/5743 (48J:132g). Mass Communication Law and Ethics — 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, Spring)

COMM J 4754/5754 (48J:151g). 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 J 4765/5765 (48J:176g). Feature Writing — 3 hrs.

Writing and marketing different types of articles for various publications. Prerequisite(s): COMM J 2755 (48J:071) 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, 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 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring)

COMM PR 3179 (48P:179). Cooperative Education.

(Variable)

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

Study of strategies and practice of skills needed to practice "Integrated Communications", including use of public relations in the mix of marketing communication function within organizations. 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 J 1755 (48J:007). (Fall, 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). 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 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring)

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

Analysis of selected cases and their ethical implications; design and simulation of particular public relations campaigns conducted by students. Prerequisite(s): senior standing or consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring)

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

Examination and comparison of cultural and geopolitical distinctions of global public relations practice. 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.

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 1156. Leadership: Skills and Styles — 3 hrs.

Basic principles and skills of personal leadership. Focus on clarifying values, motivating individuals, and organizing groups. Practical applications and use of case studies. (Same as HUM 1010 (680:010))(Variable)

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) 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)). (Fall, 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 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall, 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, Spring)

COMM 2011 (48C:002). Introduction to Communication — 1 hr.

Overview of the communication discipline, career paths, and career preparation. 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)). (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) 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)). (Fall, Spring)

COMM 2256 (48C:011). Oral Interpretation: Texts in Performance — 3 hrs.

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

COMM 2455 (48C:015). Group Performance: Scripting and Directing — 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) or ENGLISH 1120 (620:031) or equivalent. (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 2533 (48C:024). Media Literacy — 3 hrs.

Development of the ability to critically analyze media messages by examining the techniques, technologies, and institutions that are involved in media production. (Spring)

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, 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. Organizational communication processes may include leadership decision-making, conflict resolution, and technology. 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)). (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) 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)). (Fall, Spring)

COMM 3156. Leadership Communication and Citizenship — 3 hrs.

Leadership Communication and Citizenship: 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. (Fall, 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 1010 (680:010); 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). Oral History Communication — 3 hrs.

Methods of researching, interviewing, analyzing, and presenting oral history materials. Applications for communication research and performance, including projects in museums, public relations campaigns, organizational settings, and community media. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Springs)

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). Applied Forensics — 1 hr.

Credit for approved participation in competitive speech and debate activities. May be repeated for maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring)

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

Credit for approved 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, 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, 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, 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. (Odd Springs)

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

In-depth study of theories and research in group communications. 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)); junior standing. (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.

Methods used to assess communication behavior and communication effectiveness in organizations. Special attention to communication auditing techniques, and creation of appropriate intervention techniques. Prerequisite(s): COMM COR 2020 (48C:080); COMM 3055 (48C:132); junior standing. (Spring)

COMM 4156/5156. Leadership: Concepts and Practices — 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): HUM 1010 (680:010); junior standing. (Same as HUM 3110/5110 (680:110g))(Fall, 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, Spring)

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.

Examination of construction and performance of gender identities through verbal and non-verbal communication. Critical analysis of biological, sociological, and patriarchal explanations for presumed gender differences in communication. 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. (Fall, 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, 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. (Spring)

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, Spring)

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

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

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): 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)); junior standing. (Variable)

COMM 4556/5556. Interactive Digitial 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 or every two years)

COMM 4559/5559 (48C:187g). Teaching of 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 48C course work; EDPSYCH 2017 (200:017); 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)