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COM 100 - Intro Mass Communications
Introduction To Mass Communications
Prerequisite: None

This course grounds students within the study of social science through a historical and cultural analysis of mass communication. Students will gain knowledge and acquire tools for thinking critically about the process of media creation and the influence of media on individuals and society, including the economic, political, and cultural systems and institutions. Knowledge of theories and methods of the social sciences including social construction of media and how the media help us to socially construct our world are emphasized.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER IVA-Social Sciences, Public Policy Skill Courses, LAC T1SS-Social Science

COM 101 - Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Communications
Prerequisite: None

Course compliments the introductory course to mass communication. The purpose is to focus the attention of the student on the most basic element of all communication: the human sender and receiver of messages.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Public Relations

COM 120 - Television Production I
Television Production I
Prerequisite: None

An introduction to the fundamentals of studio television production. Course emphasizes multi-camera production techniques and procedures.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 190 - Newspaper Practicum
Newspaper Practicum
Prerequisite: ENG 100

One semester of supervised work for the Campus Lantern. May be taken three times in different semesters.

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Practicum

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Writing For Media

COM 191 - Yearbook Practicum
Yearbook Practicum
Prerequisite: None

One semester of supervised work on the University yearbook. May be taken three times in different semesters.

1.000 TO 2.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 4.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Practicum

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Writing For Media

COM 1XX - Communication Elective
Communication Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

COM 201 - Nonverbal Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Pre-requisites: None

Explores nonverbal communications in multiple contexts, including leisure, education, and workplace settings. Focus on the role of gestures, facial expressions, use of space and time, clothing, and other environmental influences on expression. Students will become skilled senders and receivers of nonverbal communication and will perform systematic data collection in naturalistic settings.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 210 - Photography I
Photography I
Prerequisite: None

An introduction to the topic with a historical overview of discoveries leading to photographic technology; from the earliest to current digital imaging. This course is for an absolute beginner but is also information rich for students with experience. Lab demonstrations focus on learning the properties of light and exposure, comprehension of technical skills and visual perception using traditional darkroom techniques (wet chemistry). Digital photography and camera function is covered in lecture analogous to film camera/darkroom concepts. Composition theory and visual communication are emphasized. Digital lecture/labs include instruction for use of Live.edu ECSU student accounts to store and serve student ePortfolio content.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 215 - Media Aesthetics
Media Aesthetics
Prerequisites: None

Students will explore media aesthetic variable - light and color, space, time and motion, and sound - involved in the production of media messages under contextuallistic aesthetic perspectives (Sewey, Pepper and Aett1). The systematic examination of these fundamental aesthetic elements will provide students with an understanding about the importance of evaluating art within its historical and cultural contexts. Special attention will be given to film and video as art as they use the same aesthetic elements as all other art forms. In addition, students will be introduced to basic aesthetic theories and approaches and their principal adherents: objective (Plato and Aristotle), subjective (Hume), and realism and formalism theories.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
NewMedia Cultural Representati, LAC T1A-Arts in Context

COM 220 - TV II - Video Field Production
TV II - Video Field Production
Pre-req: LAC student with T1M course

An introduction to the fundamentals of field video production. Course emphasizes single-camera, "film style" production - from conception to finished product.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Television, New Media Digital Applications, LAC T2IT-Applied Info Tech

COM 230 - Public Speaking
Basic Speech
Prerequisite: None

Original speeches; emphasis on rhetoric and audience psychology.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Public Relations

COM 241 - Intro Radio & Audio Production
Intro To Radio, New Electronic Media and Audio Production
Prerequisite: None

This course presents an intorduction to the second century of radio broadcasting. Programming, sales, promotions, engineering, the internet and digital technologies will be explored.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Radio

COM 245 - Digital/Analog Audio Product'n
Digital/Analog Audio Production: Radio/Video/Internet
Prerequisite: None

Provides a hands-on workshop for planning and producing audio programming for distribution over a wide range of media platforms. Analog and digital technologies are explored and applied, including computer and Internet-based systems.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Radio, NewMedia Communication Conc

COM 252 - Social Media Strategies
Social Media Strategies
Prerequisites: None

Looks at management and marketing of social media. How to: Drive traffic to a site, cross list and cross promote sites, understand what increases precedence of listing in search engines. The value of metatags, frequency of posting and the difference between narrow and broad focus of site content.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
NewMedia Cultural Representati

COM 255 - Health Communication
Health Communication
Prerequisites: None

This course will focus on how communication helps shape the health industry. Health communication will be looked at within organizational, cultural, and interpersonal frameworks. During this class, students will gain hands on experience utilizing health communication in a real world setting.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 260 - Intro To Public Relations
Introduction To Public Relations
Prerequisite: None

This is a survey of the field of public relations and the practices and strategies for designing PR plans using problem solving skills. Students explore the theories that influence the practice of public relations and the relationships that exist between theory and practice of public relations.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Public Relations, Public Policy Skill Courses

COM 270 - Advertising Essentials
Advertising Essentials
Prerequisites: None

This introductory course in advertising teaches the basic elements of advertising and other marketing communication tools. Students learn about print, broadcast, outdoor, and electronic media and the strategies employed in message creation about products and services.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Communication Department

COM 290 - Television Practicum
Television Practicum
Prerequisite: COM 225, Permission of Instructor and Department chair.

One semester of supervised experience with ECSU TV. May be taken three times in different semesters.

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Practicum

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Television

COM 291 - Radio Practicum
Radio Practicum
Prerequisite: COM 241

One semester of supervised experience with the University radio station. May be taken three times in different semesters.

1.000 TO 2.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 4.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Practicum

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Radio

COM 292 - Applied Comm. Practicum
Applied Communication Practicum
Prerequisites: None

One semester of supervised experience in executing special projects and/or events in Communication. May be taken three times in different semesters. Department Permission Required.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Instruction

Communication Department

COM 2XX - Communication Elective
Communication Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

COM 300 - Communication Law and Ethics
Communication Law and Ethics
Fulfills Stage Two Writing Requirement for COM Majors
Prerequisite: COM 100

Examines contemporary issues relating to the First Amendment, including censorship, incitement, libel, copyright and privacy law. Legal and ethical dimensions of policy decisions are emphasized.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Mass Communications, Middle Level Writing Intensive

COM 301 - Persuasion
Persuasion
Prerequisite: None

This course explores the fundamental elements of the process of persuasion, both via interpersonal communication and through the mass media. Case studies of coercive persuasion, advertising, political persuasion and the communication of cultural ideology are discussed.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 310 - Advanced Photography
Advanced Photography
Prerequisite: COM 210

Focus is on venues for publication in mass media communication including photojournalism and marketing. Camera fundamentals, concepts of exposure and camera operation are reviewed. Lecture/lab topics include image protocols and techniques for photo display and editing with Adobe Photoshop. Retouching techniques and photomontage are introduced along with ethical issues regarding image manipulation and the ownership protections of copyright laws. Students compile digital portfolios of their lab work for display in a web portfolio using Adobe Dreamweaver.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
NewMedia Communication Conc

COM 312 - Professional Presentations
Professional Presentations
Prerequisite: None

This advanced course in presentation graphics, techniques, and theory is designed to provide the student with the skills and theory needed for creating individual and group presentations.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 320 - Television Production III
Television Production III
Prerequisite: COM 120 and COM 220

Advanced television production. Course emphasizes both field and studio television production, techniques and procedures. Course is project based.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Television, NewMedia Communication Conc

COM 321 - History Of Communication
History Of Communication
Prerequisite: COM 100

This course looks at the development of American newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and Internet with an emphasis on cultural, technological, and economic considerations.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Mass Communications, Radio, Television, Public Policy Skill Courses

COM 330 - Organizational Communication
Organizational Communication
Prerequisite: None

An investigation through theory and practice of formal group communication in organizational settings. Strong emphasis on simulation exercises.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Public Relations

COM 331 - Dispute Resolution & Mediation
Dispute Resolution and Mediation
An introduction to non-violent conflict resolution and the various forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Methods and strategies used to manage violence and adversarial litigation will be explored. Subjects to be covered include non-violent resistance, conflict analysis, stress and anger management, conflict coaching, non-violent communication, negotiation, mediation, the collaboration process and arbitration.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Communication Department

COM 350 - Communication Writing
Communication Writing
Prerequisite: COM 300
Note: Fulfills writing-intensive requirement for COM majors

Survey of various styles of writing commonly found in the communication field. Course will include practice in print journalism, electronic journalism, public relations, scripts and research writing.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Public Relations, Writing For Media, NewMedia Communication Conc, Writing Intensive

COM 351 - Journalism Principles
Journalism Principles
Prerequisite: COM 350

Current practices in newspaper and news magazine publishing including reporting, editing, style sheets and legal considerations. Economic aspects of publishing such as advertising, circulation and the impact of telecommunication

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Writing For Media

COM 352 - Emergent Media Reporting
Emergent Media Reporting
Prerequisites: None

The class focuses reporting, writing across platforms, audience understanding and news storytelling in a variety of formats. The course also looks at innovative content delivery and investigative reporting through the use of data bases and statistical instruments to search large bodies of public data and find information on a particular subject. Govenment data bases, corporate filings, trends, and FOIA requests are all part of computer assisted reporting. (FOIA - Freedom of Information Act). Non-profit new associations such as ProPublica will be considered in their relationship to new emergent technologies.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
NewMedia Communication Conc

COM 357 - Scriptwriting
Scriptwriting
Prerequisites: None

This course uses a multidisciplinary approach to writing. It examines the essential elements of scriptwriting for radio, television, film, Internet, stage, performance art, and other venues.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 358 - Scriptwriting & Presentation
Scriptwriting & Presentation
Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the practical aspects of writing and presenting media scripts and on techniques, structures, and disciplines required to complete performance scripts.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 361 - Publication Design
Publication Design
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to provide basic training instruction and practice in the fundamentals of graphics in mass communication. Students will be introduced to the processes of preparing and printing verbal and visual materials.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Public Relations

COM 364 - PR Writing Methods
Public Relations Writing Methods
Prerequisite: COM 260

This course examines the various forms of writing for public relations such as press releases, public service announcements, media alerts, interviews, video news release, and newsletters. This hands-on class requires students to keep finished writing samples in a presentable portfolio.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Public Relations

COM 372 - International Advertising & PR
International Advertising And Public Relations
Prerequisite: COM 270 (Formerly COM 370)

This course focuses on the basic principles of international advertising in our global economy. Students learn about the various factors that drive advertising in international markets by understanding the advertising strategies, consumer demographic and psychographic profiles, cultural nuances, and the techniques employed by major global agencies to capture world markets.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 373 - Advertising Copywriting
Advertising Copywriting
Prerequisite: COM 270 (formerly COM 370)

This course is designed to teach students how to create and evaluate effective advertising copy, apply marketing and advertising objectives, translate features into benefits, and write from the consumer's point of view.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Communication Department

COM 375 - DigitalMedia Branding&Politics
Digital Media Branding & Politics
Prerequisite: COM 275

There is an increasing wave of popularity of digital MEDIA and new media for political purposes resultnig in a shift from the traditional message delivery tools like television and newspapers. This course presents an overview of how politicians use this new medium to launch their messages to trigger political discussions, makets and sell themselves and their agenda to their constituents.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 380 - Dramatic Video Production
Dramatic Video Single-Camera Video Production
Prerequisite: COM 220

A short dramatic film script will be made into a short dramatic video. Students will take on specific roles in the production process and work in tight collaboration as part of a production team. The principles of story telling, dramatic structure, and technical aspects of dramatic digital video field production will be the basis for this class. The building blocks of narrative production including visual storytelling, casting and directing actors for the screen, art direction, sound recording, lighting, videography and postproduction will be taught and executed.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
NewMedia Communication Conc

COM 3XX - Communication Elective
Communication Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

COM 400 - Communications Research
Communications Research
Prerequisite: None

Designed for students of senior standing. Deals with analytic as well as descriptive research in the field of communication.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Mass Communications

COM 401 - Advanced Interpersonal Comm
Advanced Interpersonal Communication
Prerequisites: COM 101

Advanced Interpersonal Communication extends the study of both functional and dysfunctional aspects of human interaction with particular emphasis on the most commonly employed empirical theories of interpersonal communication across a variety of relational contexts.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 403 - Mass Communication Theory
Mass Communication Theory
Prerequisite: COM 100; and LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student

An advanced course that is designed for students of senior standing. Deals with diverse scientific theories about the mass communication process. This course meets the Tier 3 LAC requirements for student learning outcomes and assessments.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Mass Communications, LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience

COM 420 - Television Directing
Workshop In Television
Prerequisite: COM 120 and COM 220

An advanced course applying principles and practices learned in earlier courses. Selected programs will be written and produced including topics of community interest for distribution over the community access television channel.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Television

COM 425 - TV Advanced Workshop: News
Advanced Television Workshop: News
Prerequisites: COM 120, COM 220



A course designed to get students acquainted with the various aspects involved in the production of television news broadcasts. The workshop will familiarize students with the management of a newscast in studio and the techniques of Electronic News Gathering (ENG).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Workshop

Communication Department

COM 430 - Non-Linear Editing
Non-Linear Editing
Prerequisite: COM 120, COM 220, COM 320

This course emphasizes advanced postproduction techniques used for non-linear editing. Students will learn how to digitize footage, trim sequences, edit audio, add effects, and create titles. Students practice with different styles of footage such as film, news, and advertising.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
NewMedia Communication Conc

COM 435 - Documentary Production
Documentary Production
Pre-requisite: COM 120

Elective course for the Film Studies minor. This course will provide instruction and experience in aesthetics, story telling, and technical aspects of digital video field production and post production in the process of making a video documentary. A basic understanding of the genre and its history will be gained by viewing and analyzing key documentary work. Students will produce broadcast quality documentaries to be aired on the ECTV Channel.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
NewMedia Communication Conc

COM 440 - Workshop In Radio And Audio
Workshop In Radio And Audio
Prerequisite: COM 241

An advanced course applying principles and practices learned in earlier courses. Selected programs will be written and produced for use by the University radio station or for extended distribution outside the University.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Radio, NewMedia Communication Conc

COM 450 - Advanced Journalism
Advanced Journalism
Prerequisite: COM 351

An advanced course applying principles and practices learned in earlier courses. Students assume various roles found on newspapers to gain an understanding of how the editorial side of the contemporary newspaper functions.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Writing For Media

COM 460 - Topics In Communications
Special Topics In Communications:
Prerequisite: None

Seminar in specialized topics in communication for advanced students.

2.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 464 - PR Crisis Management
Public Relations Crisis Management
Prerequisite: COM 260

Students learn to identify and prepare responses under a PR perspective for the different types of crises that an organization can face. In applied case study analysis students assess ethical perspectives and develop organizational responses to crisis.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Communication Department

COM 471 - Communication Study and Travel

1.000 TO 12.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 12.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 474 - Exp. Digital Media Production
Experimental Digital Media Prduction
Prerequisites: LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student

Selective aesthetic and digital media production readings and class discussions about media production models and techniques. Involves students in individual inquiry and group dynamics in the management of a digital media production project in a real-world context. We will explore and critically analyze past and current traditional and new media productions, such as classic films, computer animated features and video games, with special emphasis in deconstructing and understanding their aesthetic manipulations, their technical solutions, and ultimately their production values will be explored.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
NewMedia Communication Conc, LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience

COM 475 - Global Field Course

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 476 - Advertising & Media Planning
Advertising Media Planning
Prerequisite: COM 270

This course prepares students for the important task of selecting and buying media for advertising purposes. Students learn various methods and criteria for media selection, and budget matters.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 478 - Integrated Mktng Communication
Integrated Marketing Communications
Prerequisites: COM 270, COM 373, COM 476

This course is designed to teach the application of key elements of marketing promotion mix, using integrated approach. The objective is to ensure success of advertising campaign for the client. The course will acquaint students with the intersection among marketing communication tools and how they can be applied synergistically to meet the sale objectives for the clients.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 480 - Independent Study
Independent Study


1.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 9.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Communication Department

COM 490 - Internship
Internship


1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts Work, NewMedia Communication Conc

COM 491 - Internship
Internship


6.000 Credit hours
12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Communication Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts Work

COM 4XX - Communication Elective
Communication Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

COM 512 - Organizational Presentations
Organizational Presentations
Prerequisite: None

A course in the theory and application of advanced individual and group presentation techniques. The course is designed to provide experience in the computer graphics needed to enhance management presentations.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 530 - Organizational Communication
Organizational Communication
Prerequisite: None

This course emphasizes the acquisition of organizational communication skills through the application of theoretical concepts in authentic organizational contexts. The course utilizes both the applied body of knowledge developed by organizational communicators (what strategies are effective in actual organizations) and the theoretical underpinnings of the field (why those strategies work).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

COM 550 - Video In Ed: Media Convergence
Video In Educ: Media Convergence Experiences In Education
Prerequisites: None

This course has three basic components to it: (1) An overview of the theoretical foundations of distance education and the technologies involved in the delivery of educational material, especially television and streaming video; (2) An introduction to basic concepts of aesthetic and technical principles of television production in order to understand their role in the construction of effective educational content; and (3) A critical analysis of the various educational television formats and a review of educational television (video) as implemented by different institutions across the nation and the way in which technological convergence has become an added value to his educational delivery system.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Communication Department

COM 596 - Independent Study
Independent Study


1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Communication Department

COM 5XX - Communication Elective
Communication Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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