COM 101. Mass Media Communication in Society. 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of the history, development, structure, and effects of mass communication media.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

COM 250. Freedom of Expression and Communication Ethics. 3 Credit Hours.

An examination of the concept of freedom of expression, its philosophical roots, its application of contemporary issues in communication, and of the basics of moral philosophy (ethics) and moral reasoning.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

COM 302. Structured Research and Practice at SoC Consultancy. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Students will engage in structured participation in programmatic research and applied practice through the SoC Consultancy.
Requisite: Sophomore or Higher and Min Cumulative GPA 2.5.
Components: PRA.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

COM 395. Honors Seminar in Communication. 3 Credit Hours.

An examination of central issues and topics in the field of Communication.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

COM 401. Honors Communication Colloquium. 3 Credit Hours.

An examination of central issues and topics in the field of Communication.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

COM 406. Special Topics In Communication. 3 Credit Hours.

COURSE SUBJECT MATTER VARIES ACCORDING TO ANNOUNCED SPECIAL TOPIC. SEE CLASS S CHEDULE FOR DETAILS.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

COM 499. Senior Honors Project/Thesis. 3 Credit Hours.


Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

COM 601. Theories of Communication. 3 Credit Hours.

Comparison of theories dealing with the processes and effects of communication is discussed.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

COM 602. Methods of Communication Research. 3 Credit Hours.

A comprehensive survey of communication research methods. Qualitative and quant itative approaches will be explained and practiced.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

COM 603. Qualitative Research Methodologies. 3 Credit Hours.

Research methods and theories for participant-observation, phenomenology, symbolic interactionism, ethnomethodology, content analysis, and historical-critical interpretation.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

COM 604. Advanced Communication Research Methods and Statistics. 3 Credit Hours.

Provides an advanced examination of the problems and methods found in quantitative communication research.
Prerequisites: COM 601, COM 602.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

COM 605. Theories and Methods for Mass Communication Research. 3 Credit Hours.


Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

COM 607. Survey of Media Production. 3 Credit Hours.

This course gives students an overview on how to produce compelling media stories. Students will learn key concepts and design principles used in modern media production. Students will develop a website and a short film using learned key concepts in creating and effective multimedia experience.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

COM 608. Designing and Producing Messages. 3 Credit Hours.

Drawing on message design theories from areas such as persuasion and discourse studies and using creative and secondary research skills, students design and implement a production such as a public service announcement, short documentary, microsite, game prototype, or data visualization project.
Prerequisite: COM 601 and 602 and 607.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

COM 609. Special Topics in Communication. 3 Credit Hours.

This course subject matter varies according to announced special topic. See cla ss schedule for details.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

COM 612. Pedagogy. 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on the traditions as well as the recent advances in pedagogy, including its historical, theoretical and practical applications with the aim of preparing students to teach at the University level.
Requisite: Graduate Standing.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

COM 615. Social Effects of Mass Communication. 3 Credit Hours.

Roles, functions, and consequences of mass communication in American society.
Prerequisite: COM 601.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

COM 620. Structured Research and Practice in SoC Consultancy. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Students engage in programmatic research and applied practice through structured participation at the SoC Consultancy.
Requisite: Graduate and Min Cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Components: PRA.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

COM 672. Seminar in Persuasive Communication. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the role of communication in the persuasion process. This will be achieved by expl oring historical and contemporary theories of persuasion as well as examining r esearch that has focused on persuasion.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

COM 695. Directed Readings. 1-3 Credit Hours.


Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

COM 698. Independent Research. 3 Credit Hours.

An in-depth, hands-on course in which students conduct a research project using the specified research method. May include experimental design, advanced qualitative methods, content analysis, or survey methods. Repeatable up to 6 credits.
Prerequisites: COM 602, COM 603.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

COM 810. Master's Thesis. 1-6 Credit Hours.

The student working on his/her master's thesis enrolls for credit, in most departments not to exceed six, as determined by his/her advisor. Credit is not awarded until the thesis has been accepted.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

COM 820. Research in Residence. 1 Credit Hour.

Used to establish research in residence for the thesis for the master's degree after the student has enrolled for the permissible cumulative total in COM 710 (usually six credits). Credit not granted. May be regarded as full time residence.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

COM 825. Continuous Registration--Master's Study. 1 Credit Hour.

To establish residence for non-thesis master's students who are preparing for major examinations. Credit not granted. Regarded as full time residence.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

COM 830. Doctoral Dissertation. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Required of all candidates for the Ph.D. The student will enroll for credit as determined by his/her advisor, but for not less than a total of 12 hours.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

COM 850. Research in Residence. 1 Credit Hour.

Used to establish research in residence for the Ph.D., after the student has been enrolled for the permissible cumulative total in appropriate doctoral research. Credit not granted. May be regarded as full-time residence as determined by the Dean of the Graduate School.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.