COM 195 - Intercultural Communication (3)
Content focuses on how values, attitudes and beliefs influence communication among people from different cultural backgrounds.
COM 251 Foundations of Communication Theory (3)
Basic theories pertaining to spoken symbolic interaction, focusing mainly on the psychological and sociological aspects of interpersonal communication and public address. Prerequisite for COM 301.
COM 255 Special Topics in Interpersonal Public Communication (1-6)
Varied topics of current interest; listed in the Schedule of Classes.
COM 264 Organizational Communication (3)
Current communication theories and practices in the modern formal organization. Especially recommended for students on preprofessional curricula.
COM 267 Introduction to Debate (3)
Prepares students without experience to gain understanding of theory and practice of debate. Recommended for prelaw, prebusiness, urban government students, and teachers.
COM 269 Practicum in Debate Forensics (2-8)
Opportunities for intensive research on topics in debate and various forms of forensics for students in the university forensics program. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
COM 301 Survey of Research in Speech Communication (3)
An introduction to the research and its methodologies in speech communication. Students will read and write about primary research in the discipline. Prerequisite: a grade of C (2.0) or better in COM 251.
COM 353 Communication in Small Groups (3)
Theories and an application of the methods surrounding small- group interaction processes.
COM 357 Public Speaking (3)
Theories and techniques for creating public speeches. Designed for students who seek to improve public-speaking skills.
COM 361 Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication (3)
Assists the student in understanding the interpersonal communication process and in analyzing barriers to its effectiveness.
COM 362 Male-Female Communication (3)
Focuses on the role of communication in the creation and perpetuation of gender stereotypes.
COM 363 Principles and Types of Interviewing (3)
Study of establishing and achieving communication goals in a variety of types of formalized interviewing contexts. Emphasis given to question development and interviewing skills.
COM 365 Persuasion (3)
Application of theories and principles underlying attitude change.
COM 367 Nonverbal Communication (3)
Examines the nonlanguage dimensions of the communication acts engaged in by human beings in several social settings: dyadic, small group, crosscultural, and subcultural.
COM 461 Communication in Leadership (3)
Theory and practice in leadership skills with special emphasis on oral communication. Examines leadership in both voluntary and nonvoluntary organizations. Prerequisites: grades of C (2.0) or better in COM 251 and COM 301 or permission of instructor.
COM 464 Communication Internship (1-6)
Designed to apply a variety of classroom concepts and skills within a supervised organizational setting. Prerequisite: prior written approval of COM internship coordinator. Limited to junior and senior COM majors and minors.
COM 490 Independent Study Each (1-4)
Student-initiated study guided by faculty member or faculty committee. Undergraduate prerequisites: an overall B average, consent of adviser and instructor (and completion of form).
COM 495 Communication Facilitation (2-6)
Guided experience as teaching assistant in a communication class. Students will have the opportunity to develop interpersonal, small group, public speaking, and supervisory communication skills in an applied setting. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
COM 551 History and Criticism of American Public Address (3)
Rhetorical criticism of significant American speakers and social movements. Prerequisites: grades of C (2.0) or better in COM 251 and COM 301 or permission of instructor.
COM 555 Special Topics in Interpersonal and Public Communication (1-9)
Current topics of each semester listed in the Class Schedule. Three hours each; maximum credit 9 hours. Prerequisites: grades of C (2.0) or better in COM 251 and COM 301 or permission of instructor.
COM 558 Historical Backgrounds of Communication Theory (3)
Theories of rhetoric and communication from the classical, medieval, and Renaissance periods studied in a comprehensive historical philosophical survey. Prerequisites: grades of C (2.0) or better in lPC 251 and COM 301 or permission of instructor.
COM 560 Communication and Change: The Diffusion of Ideas and Information (3)
Research and methods of communicating changes into existing social systems. Prerequisites: grades of C (2.0) or better in COM 251 and COM 301 or permission of instructor.
COM 561 Communication in Conflict Management (3)
Theory, research, and practical application of managing conflicts through communication. Focuses on conflict between people in the contexts of family, group, and organizations. Prerequisites: grades of C (2.0) or better in COM 251 and COM 301 or permission of instructor.
COM 562 Family Communication (3)
The study of verbal and nonverbal communication processes, patterns, and problems in the family. The uniqueness of the family system as a communication context is emphasized. Prerequisites: grades of C (2.0) or better in COM 251 and COM 301 or permission of instructor.
COM 563 Advanced Interpersonal Communication (3)
Survey of interpersonal communication theories and research. Focuses on current issues and concepts in the area of interpersonal relationships. Prerequisites: COM 251, COM 301, COM 361 or permission of instructor.
COM 569 Communication in the Classroom (3)
Integrates research from several fields describing communication patterns among students and teacher-to-student within school settings. Designed for students interested in teaching or administration.
COM 594 Directing Speech Activities (3)
Designed to provide the student or the professional teacher with the skills needed to coach and administer forensic activities on the high school level. Prerequisites: grades of C (2.0) or better in COM 251 and COM 301 or permission of instructor.
COM 660 Seminar in Interpersonal Communication (3-9)
Current topics for each semester listed in the Schedule of Classes. Three hours each; maximum credit nine hours.
COM 661 Contemporary Communication Theory (3)
Critical interpretation and evaluation of published social psychological research which serves as the theoretical foundation of communication.
COM 662 Advanced Persuasion (3)
Examines and analyzes theories and principles concerned with persuasion and attitude change. Emphasis placed on theory development, application, and evaluation. Prerequisite: One advanced undergraduate course in Interpersonal and Public Communication.
COM 664 Advanced Organizational Communication (3)
Includes a rigorous examination of the principles governing organizational communication and how these principles may be applied in practice and research. Prerequisites: SDA 600 and 601 or permission of instructor.
COM 665 Seminar in Communication and Negotiation in Employee Relations (3)
The course examines the role of communication and negotiation in the employee relations process within a work organization. Prerequisite: COM 264, or applied experience of three years in the full-time position in a work organization and permission of the instructor.
COM 750 Rhetorical Criticism (3)
Conceptual approaches to the criticism of oral communication. Criteria for criticism, description, analysis, and critical evaluation of speeches and other forms of interpersonal communication.
COM 764 Communication Internship (1-6)
Designed to apply knowledge of and skills in speech communication within a supervised organizational context. Prerequisite: Prior written approval of internship coordinator.
COM 790 Advanced Independent Study (1-4)
Intensive study of some special problem under guidance of a faculty member or faculty committee. Prerequisites: Consent of adviser and instructor (and completion of form).
COM 798 - Thesis (1-6)
Credit/No Credit only.
Courses in the Department that are subject to graduate credit limitation under the policy covering unspecified content or variable credit are: COM 555, COM 660, COM 764, COM 790.