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Communication Studies

Chair

  • Walid A. Afifi

Professors

  • Tamara Afifi, Walid A. Afifi, Leslie Baxter, Steve Duck (Daniel and Amy Starch Distinguished Research Chair; Communication Studies/Psychology), Kembrew McLeod, Kristine L. Muñoz, John Durham Peters (A. Craig Baird Professor)

Associate professors

  • Jeff Bennett, Shelly Campo (Communication Studies/Community and Behavioral Health), Timothy Havens (Communication Studies/African American Studies), Joy Hayes, David Hingstman

Assistant professors

  • Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz, Andrew High, Jiyeon Kang, Rachel McLaren, Keli Steuber, Darrel Wanzer, Isaac West, Rita Zajacz

Lecturer

  • Mary High

Adjunct assistant professors

  • Paul Bellus, Matthew Cohen, "Lance" Brendan Young

Adjunct lecturer

  • Elizabeth Pearce

Professors emeriti

  • David Depew, Bruce E. Gronbeck, Robert Kemp

Associate professor emeritus

  • George Klingler
Undergraduate major: communication studies (B.A.)
Undergraduate minor: communication studies
Graduate degrees: M.A. in communication studies; Ph.D. in communication studies
Web site: http://clas.uiowa.edu/commstudies/

The Department of Communication Studies focuses on the study of human communication as a social practice. Scholarship and teaching in the department center on the role that human communication processes play in the construction, maintenance, reinforcement, and reformation of various aspects of social, professional, and institutional life.

The department provides a liberal-arts-based undergraduate education that prepares students to meet the complex communication challenges of the 21st century. It provides top-ranked doctoral education and is a national and international leader in research and knowledge dissemination.

The department has three areas of specialization. The rhetoric and discourse specialization focuses on how citizens use public argumentation and other rhetorical processes to bring about cultural, social, and political changes. The media studies specialization focuses on modern media in their cultural, economic, historical, political, and social contexts to understand how society and social relations shape and are shaped by media practices. The interpersonal communication and relationships specialization focuses on how the communicative practices of relating in everyday life construct, shape, sustain, and change who people are as individuals, as well as the quality of their lives.

The Department of Communication Studies encourages exploration of the practical, political, social, and aesthetic dimensions of symbolic exchange and awareness of the relationships among these dimensions. The department has produced many influential scholars and artists and has been a hub for the intersection of programs and projects of the University and other institutions.

Undergraduate Programs of Study

  • Major in communication studies (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Minor in communication studies

First-year students interested in completing a major in communication studies are advised at the Academic Advising Center. Students who have earned 24 s.h. or more and have declared the communication studies major are advised in the department by the communication studies academic advisor.

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in communication studies requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including 36 s.h. of work for the major. Students must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program.

The curriculum is designed to encourage learning that progresses from foundation courses that teach the basics of communication to intermediate and advanced (capstone) courses. Students may choose to build creative combinations of course work that suit their individual learning and career goals.

Students may count up to 50 s.h. of communication studies course work toward credit required for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Guided Independent Study and transfer courses may be applied toward the requirements of the major, with the department's approval. A maximum of 15 s.h. of transfer credit may be counted toward the major.

Students must have a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.50 in order to enroll in most communication studies courses.

Students work with the communication studies academic advisor to develop study plans that meet the requirements of the major. Students may check their progress toward the degree on ISIS.

Students are encouraged to discuss their career goals and interests with faculty members.

The 36 s.h. required for the communications studies major consists of foundation courses (15 s.h.), intermediate courses (12 s.h.), a capstone course (3 s.h.), and an additional 6 s.h., which may be earned in courses listed under "Intermediate Courses," "Capstone Experience," and/or "Additional Courses," below. Students may not use a course to satisfy more than one requirement of the major.

Foundations of Communication

Foundation courses cover introductory concepts in the field of communication. Students must complete five foundation courses (15 s.h.) and should take them early in their studies.

The following foundation courses are appropriate for first-year students. They do not require a minimum grade-point average for enrollment and do not have prerequisites, except 036:017 (COMM:1117), which requires fulfillment of the General Education Program's Rhetoric requirement for enrollment. Students complete the first three foundation courses as follows.

One of these:

036:012 (COMM:1112) Interpersonal Communication3 s.h.
036:070 (COMM:1170) Communication Theory in Everyday Life3 s.h.

One of these:

036:017 (COMM:1117) Theory and Practice of Argument4 s.h.
036:030 (COMM:1130) The Art of Persuading Others3 s.h.

And one of these:

036:068 (COMM:1168) Media, Music, and Culture3 s.h.
036:074 (COMM:1174) Media and Society3 s.h.

The fourth and fifth foundation courses are appropriate for second-year students. Enrollment in these courses requires completion of 30 s.h. and a g.p.a. of at least 2.50 for University of Iowa and transfer course work.

Both of these:

036:001 (COMM:1301) Core Concepts in Communication Studies3 s.h.
036:005 (COMM:1305) Studying Communication: Methods and Critiques3 s.h.
Intermediate Courses

Intermediate courses cover detailed aspects of the study of communication. Students must complete four intermediate courses (12 s.h.), usually during their third and fourth years of study. They must have completed four of five foundation courses listed above and must have a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.50 in order to enroll in intermediate courses.

At least four of these (12 s.h.):

036:011 (COMM:2011) Group Communication3 s.h.
036:016 (COMM:2016) Business and Professional Communication3 s.h.
036:040 (COMM:2040) Communication and Conflict3 s.h.
036:041 (COMM:2041) Gender Roles and Communication3 s.h.
036:042 (COMM:2042) Intercultural Communication3 s.h.
036:043 (COMM:2043) Rhetoric, Science, and Technology3 s.h.
036:044 (COMM:2044) Political Communication3 s.h.
036:048 (COMM:2048) Transforming Media: From Telegraph to Internet3 s.h.
036:051 (COMM:2051) Politics of Popular Culture3 s.h.
036:053 (COMM:2053) Secrets, Confidences, and Lies: Privacy Management in Interpersonal Relationships3 s.h.
036:054 (COMM:2054) Movements, Protest, Resistance3 s.h.
036:057 (COMM:2057) Introduction to Computer-Mediated Communication3 s.h.
036:058 (COMM:2058) Rhetoric and Past Public Controversy3 s.h.
036:061 (COMM:2061) Persuasion in Society3 s.h.
036:062 (COMM:3062) Feminist Critical Practice3 s.h.
036:064 (COMM:2064) Media, Advertising, and Society3 s.h.
036:065 (COMM:2065) Television Criticism3 s.h.
036:069 (COMM:2069) Black TV Drama: The Wire3 s.h.
036:071 (COMM:2071) Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies3 s.h.
036:075 (COMM:2075) Gender, Sexuality, and Media3 s.h.
036:076 (COMM:2076) Race, Ethnicity, and Media3 s.h.
036:077 (COMM:2077) Writing and Producing Television3 s.h.
036:085 (COMM:2085) Media Industries and Organizations3 s.h.
036:086 (COMM:2086) Global Media Studies3 s.h.
036:087 (COMM:2087) Copyright Controversies3 s.h.
036:088 (COMM:2088) Media and Democracy3 s.h.
036:089 (COMM:2089) Nonverbal Communication3 s.h.
036:090 (COMM:2090) Topics in Communication Studies3 s.h.
036:091 (COMM:2091) Organizational Communication3 s.h.
036:095 (COMM:2095) Queer Rhetorics3 s.h.
Capstone Experience

Students must complete one capstone course (3 s.h.), a faculty-led experience in which they participate directly in producing knowledge, research, or creative work about communication. The capstone experience gives students a chance to synthesize what they have learned about the study of communication.

In order to enroll in a capstone course, students must have completed at least two of the required intermediate courses and must have a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.50. Most students take the capstone course during their senior year.

One of these (3 s.h.):

036:135 (COMM:4135) Media, Culture, and Relationships3 s.h.
036:140 (COMM:4140) Communication and Relationships3 s.h.
036:142 (COMM:4142) Advanced Intercultural Communication3 s.h.
036:143 (COMM:4143) Classical Rhetoric and Greek Culture3 s.h.
036:145 (COMM:4145) Argument and Law3 s.h.
036:146 (COMM:3600) Issues in Rhetoric and Culture3 s.h.
036:147 (COMM:4147) Family Communication3 s.h.
036:150 (COMM:4150) Cultural History of Advertising3 s.h.
036:151 (COMM:4151) Cultural History of Television3 s.h.
036:152 (COMM:4152) Latin American Media3 s.h.
036:153 (COMM:4153) Communication Technologies in History3 s.h.
036:155 (COMM:4155) Visual Rhetoric3 s.h.
036:156 (COMM:4156) Feminist Visual Rhetoric3 s.h.
036:157 (COMM:4157) Advanced Topics in Communication Studies3 s.h.
036:160 (COMM:4160) The Talk of Everyday Life3 s.h.
036:163 (COMM:4163) The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication3 s.h.
036:164 (COMM:4164) Life Happens. Don't Worry About It: The Communication of Social Support3 s.h.
036:165 (COMM:4165) Criticism and Public Culture3 s.h.
036:166 (COMM:4166) Life-Span Communication3 s.h.
036:167 (COMM:4167) Communication, Cognition, and Emotion3 s.h.
036:168 (COMM:4168) Rhetoric of the Body3 s.h.
036:169 (COMM:4169) Feminist Rhetorics3 s.h.
036:170 (COMM:4170) Theories of Persuasion3 s.h.
036:172 (COMM:4172) Television and African American Culture3 s.h.
036:173 (COMM:4173) Social Media, Culture, and Politics3 s.h.
036:174 (COMM:4174) Communication, Technology, and National Security3 s.h.
036:176 (COMM:4176) Advanced Relational Theory3 s.h.
036:181 (COMM:4181) Legal Communication and Culture3 s.h.
036:183 (COMM:4183) Networking America: The Cultural History of Broadcasting3 s.h.
Additional Courses

Students earn an additional 6 s.h. to complete the 36 s.h. in communication studies courses required for the major. They may choose from the courses listed below and/or from the lists of intermediate and capstone courses above. However, students may not use one course to fulfill more than one requirement for the major, so in selecting the additional 6 s.h. of course work, they may not choose a course they already used to fulfill the intermediate or capstone course requirement.

The following courses are open to all students; they do not have prerequisites or require a minimum grade-point average requirement for enrollment.

036:013 (COMM:2813) Practicum in Debate1 s.h.
036:014 (COMM:1814) Elements of Debate3 s.h.
036:018 (COMM:1818) Leadership and Organizational Procedures2 s.h.
036:019 (COMM:1819) Organizational Leadership2-3 s.h.

The following courses have prerequisites, a minimum grade-point average, or other requirements for enrollment.

036:002 (COMM:1002) Workshop in Debate and Forensics3 s.h.
036:028 (COMM:2828) Communication Studies Internship1-3 s.h.
036:096 (COMM:2896) Workshop in Teaching Communication and Forensicsarr.
036:097 (COMM:2897) Independent Studyarr.
036:098 (COMM:2898) Honors Workshop1 s.h.
036:099 (COMM:2899) Honors Thesis3 s.h.

Internships

Internships enable students to supplement their course work with professional experiences relevant to careers in communication-related fields. The department's internship program is open only to communication studies majors.

To earn academic credit for internships, students must obtain approval for their internship experience and site before they register for 036:028 (COMM:2828) Communication Studies Internship (arr.). Internship academic credit is awarded for an analytical paper and daily log submitted at the end of the internship and for the number of hours worked. Internships can be completed during fall semester, spring semester, or summer session.

Visit the department's web site for information on communication studies internships.

Four-Year Graduation Plan

The following checkpoints list the minimum requirements students must complete by certain semesters in order to stay on the University's Four-Year Graduation Plan. Students who have signed the four-year graduation agreement should consult the department for details.

Before the fifth semester begins: at least two courses in the major

Before the seventh semester begins: at least six courses in the major; and at least 90 s.h. earned toward the degree

Before the eighth semester begins: at least eight courses in the major

During the eighth semester: enrollment in all remaining course work in the major, all remaining General Education courses, and a sufficient number of semester hours to graduate 

Honors in the Major

The department offers outstanding students the opportunity to graduate with honors in the communication studies major. Departmental honors students must be members of the University's honors program, which requires students to have a cumulative University of Iowa g.p.a. of at least 3.33 and to fulfill other requirements; visit Honors at Iowa to learn about the University of Iowa Honors Program.

To graduate with honors in the communication studies major, students must maintain a cumulative University of Iowa g.p.a. of at least 3.33 and must complete the following courses. 

036:098 (COMM:2898) Honors Workshop1 s.h.
036:099 (COMM:2899) Honors Thesis3 s.h.

In special cases, an independent study course may be substituted for 036:098 (COMM:2898), with the honors advisor's permission. Additional course work may be required by the student's honors advisor.

To begin work toward graduation with honors in the major, students choose a faculty member to supervise their honors project and to act as their honors advisor.

Departmental honors students are eligible to take courses offered through the University of Iowa Honors Program and to add an honors designation to any other departmental course by completing an agreement with the course instructor for special work in that course.

For detailed information, see Honors Program in Communication Studies on the department's web site.

Minor

The minor in communication studies requires a minimum of 18 s.h. in communication studies courses, including 12 s.h. in courses taken at The University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. The minor must include the five courses (15 s.h.) listed under "Foundations of Communication" above and one (3 s.h.) listed under "Intermediate Courses" above. Although students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in courses taken for the minor, they must have a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.50 in order to enroll in some of the courses required for the minor.

Forensics/Debate

Students in the forensics/debate program have the opportunity to participate in on-campus debates, in developmental programs designed to improve speech activities in the state, and as members of competitive intercollegiate debate teams. Forensics scholarships are available. Students interested in debate should enroll in 036:013 (COMM:2813) Practicum in Debate or 036:014 (COMM:1814) Elements of Debate.

Graduate Programs of Study

  • Master of Arts in communication studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy in communication studies

The Doctor of Philosophy program in communication studies includes specializations in interpersonal communication and relationships, media studies, and rhetoric and discourse.

Graduate education in communication studies focuses on the Ph.D., but doctoral students may choose to earn a Master of Arts on their way toward the Ph.D. A terminal master's degree may be an option for some students already admitted to the doctoral program.

Master of Arts

The Master of Arts program in communication studies requires a minimum of 30 s.h. of graduate credit. It may be granted to students working toward the Ph.D.; it also may be granted as a terminal degree for doctoral students who decide not to complete the Ph.D. All master's students take 036:200 (COMM:5200) Introduction to Research and Teaching (1 s.h.) and at least two courses numbered 200 or above. They also prepare a graduate seminar paper that involves significant original research. To learn more about M.A. requirements, see the Graduate Student Handbook (2011) on the department's Current Graduate Students page.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy program in communication studies requires a minimum of 82 s.h. of graduate credit, including dissertation credit. All students take 036:200 (COMM:5200) Introduction to Research and Teaching and earn at least 10 s.h. of dissertation credit in 036:399 (COMM:6399) Ph.D. Dissertation.

Ph.D. students must take a 3 s.h. course in each of the program's three areas of specialization; successfully complete a qualifying examination during their second or third semester and a comprehensive (predissertation) examination in their major research area during their fifth or sixth semester; and write a substantial scholarly dissertation. Students must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.00 throughout the graduate program.

Admission usually is for fall semester entry. Applicants whose materials are received at the department by January 1 receive preference for admission and financial support. Admission decisions are based on undergraduate achievement, letters of reference, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores, the statement of purpose, and samples of scholarly work.

Interpersonal Communication and Relationships

The communication and relationships program is centered on theory complemented by strength in quantitative and qualitative research methods. It focuses on scholarly issues that arise from face-to-face, everyday communication practices. It emphasizes personal relationship and family processes, identity construction, persuasion, and culture.

The goal of the program is to produce scholars who possess sophisticated knowledge of theory and methodology, who are careful consumers of theories and methods, and who can develop their own approaches to communication phenomena. The program emphasizes systematic analysis of the forms, functions, and meanings of messages within various contexts. Its broad social-scientific orientation springs from the belief that many methodological approaches are appropriate to studying and building theoretical explanations of communication.

Graduate students typically enter the program to earn a Ph.D. Advisors and committee members work closely with individual students to select courses from communication studies and other University departments and plan teaching and research experiences that will prepare students well for the employment they seek after graduation.

Media Studies

The graduate program in media studies focuses on the interplay of institutions, texts, and audiences in mediated communication systems. Its central aim is to examine modern media—radio, television, advertising, music, new media, and a wide range of other popular cultural expressions—within their historical, social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. It also uses the mass media as sites for asking basic questions about culture, society, politics, and modernity.

Like the department's other graduate programs, media studies has a strong interdisciplinary flavor. Students draw not only on allied areas in the Department of Communication Studies but on fields across the University.

Rhetoric and Discourse

The program in rhetoric and discourse is built on foundation courses in classical and 20th-century rhetorical theory and in an overview of 20th-century rhetorical criticism. Courses from a rhetorical perspective include rhetorical theory, rhetorical criticism, visual rhetoric and politics, public address and public culture, studies in argumentation and freedom of speech, work in science and technology as well as academic inquiry, and historical methods. Cognate work of interest to rhetoricians also can be found in interpersonal communication and relationship studies as well as media studies.

The Ph.D. in rhetoric and discourse is designed to give students a mature grasp of the specialties and perspectives embraced by the field and to develop research competence essential to a life of productive scholarship.

Work in related disciplines—political science, history, sociology, English, cinema and comparative literature, anthropology, American studies, and journalism—complements rhetorical studies course offerings. Faculty from the Departments of Rhetoric, Political Science, and American Studies cross-reference their courses on rhetorical topics in this program.

The Project on Rhetorics of Inquiry (POROI) offers a certificate program, offering doctoral students the opportunity to specialize in the study of how academic fields use argumentative and linguistic strategies to generate and control knowledge. Many doctoral students also do extensive work in media studies or interpersonal communication to improve their range of teaching opportunities and their research skills.

Admission

Applicants to graduate programs in communication studies must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College or the Graduate College section of the Catalog.

Facilities

The Samuel L. Becker Communication Studies Building is designed to meet the department's research and technological needs.

 

 

Courses

Courses numbered below 200 are intended primarily for undergraduates; those numbered 200 and above are for graduate students. Graduate students may take courses numbered 100-199 for credit, with their committee's approval.

Not all courses are offered each semester.

For Undergraduates

To register for most undergraduate communication studies courses, students must have earned 30 s.h. and have a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.50. However, registration for the following General Education courses is open to all undergraduates, regardless of their grade-point average.

036:017 (COMM:1117) Theory and Practice of Argument4 s.h.
036:070 (COMM:1170) Communication Theory in Everyday Life3 s.h.
036:074 (COMM:1174) Media and Society3 s.h.

Registration in 036:029 (COMM:1000) First-Year Seminar is open to first- and second-semester students regardless of grade-point average.

036:001 (COMM:1301) Core Concepts in Communication Studies3 s.h.
Introduction to communication topics; face‑to‑face interaction, public speaking, globally‑distributed film, music, and television; ways of thinking, vocabulary, and overview of concepts used in other communication studies courses. Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and 30 s.h. of credit.
 
036:002 (COMM:1002) Workshop in Debate and Forensics3 s.h.
Public argument on questions of value and policy; opportunities for demonstration and practice in discussion and debate. Requirements: concurrent enrollment in the National Summer Institute in Forensics.
 
036:005 (COMM:1305) Studying Communication: Methods and Critiques3 s.h.
Social scientific methods used to generate knowledge about communication processes; basic tools necessary to conduct and evaluate communication research; epistemological perspectives, research procedures, and data analysis; readings and hands‑on activities. Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and 30 s.h. of credit.
 
036:011 (COMM:2011) Group Communication3 s.h.
Study of relevant theory, research, and application to increase understanding of communication in small groups; critical thinking and communication skills; individual roles in groups, creativity, leadership, decision making, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174) or 036:068 (COMM:1168). Requirements: cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:012 (COMM:1112) Interpersonal Communication3 s.h.
Introduction to face‑to‑face communication in social and personal relationships; maximizing communicative effectiveness in relationships with knowledge about how communication functions; analysis of one's own and others' communication practices and experiences.
 
036:013 (COMM:2813) Practicum in Debate1 s.h.
Practice of skills in research, reasoning, argument development, and argumentative performance in debate undertaken by members of the A. Craig Baird Debate Forum in preparation for and participation in intercollegiate debate competition. Requirements: participation in A. Craig Baird Debate Forum.
 
036:014 (COMM:1814) Elements of Debate3 s.h.
Debates that occur everyday in a wide variety of situations and settings; how to recognize when a debate is occurring and different procedures by which people conduct debates; emphasis on development of personal advocacy skills and how one goes about teaching those same skills to others by example and practice; examination of role of debate in achieving collective economic and political purposes in contemporary societies.
 
036:016 (COMM:2016) Business and Professional Communication3 s.h.
Introduction to business and professional communication at individual and corporate levels; individual‑level topics cover organizational communication, business vocabulary, speaking and writing, professionalism and interviewing; corporate‑level topics focus on marketing, advertising, public relations, corporate communications, crisis communication management, business and communication plans, proposals; guest speakers from for‑profit and not‑for‑profit organizations. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:017 (COMM:1117) Theory and Practice of Argument4 s.h.
Public arguments as practiced in law, politics, science, and other public arenas; improvement of skills in researching, constructing, organizing, and presenting arguments on disputed subjects; analyzing and refuting arguments of others; developing a better understanding of how scholars apply tools of formal and informal logic in a variety of disciplines to improve quality of academic argument. Requirements: completion of General Education Program rhetoric component. GE: Quantitative or Formal Reasoning.
 
036:018 (COMM:1818) Leadership and Organizational Procedures2 s.h.
Use of organizational procedures to facilitate discussion, from by‑laws to full parliamentary procedure; how knowledge of effective organizational procedures enhances ability to participate in meetings and organizational business to run more smoothly; benefit to instructors of speech communication with inclusion of parliamentary procedure/debate units. Offered only through Guided Independent Study.
 
036:019 (COMM:1819) Organizational Leadership2-3 s.h.
Introduction to nature of leadership, styles of leadership that are most effective, and ways in which obstacles may be overcome in groups or organizations; different approaches to qualities of leadership, role of visions and motivation, interpersonal and decision‑making skills, meeting preparation and evaluation, and related communication skills. Offered only through Guided Independent Study.
 
036:021 (COMM:1821) Oral Interpretation3 s.h.
Weekly performances to develop and define communication skills for professional careers in teaching and business; performances include poetry, prose, monologue, storytelling, duo interpretation, reader's theatre, and demonstration speeches. Requirements: for 036:021 (COMM:1821) — g.p.a. of at least 2.60 and 30 s.h. of credit. Same as 07E:021 (EDTL:1821).
 
036:028 (COMM:2828) Communication Studies Internship1-3 s.h.
Communication skills, knowledge in work assignments related to students' academic and career interests; full‑ or part‑time, on or off campus. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, communication studies major, and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:029 (COMM:1000) First-Year Seminar1 s.h.
Small discussion class taught by a faculty member; topics chosen by instructor; may include outside activities (e.g., films, lectures, performances, readings, visits to research facilities). Requirements: first‑ or second‑semester standing.
 
036:030 (COMM:1130) The Art of Persuading Others3 s.h.
Basic theoretical concepts of effective public communication; employ knowledge of concepts in analyzing texts; definition and influence of rhetorical situation, different elements of persuasion (message logic, appeal to feelings, character of speaker), ability of speakers to invent arguments; issues of judgment, public discourse, identity, and agency.
 
036:040 (COMM:2040) Communication and Conflict3 s.h.
Conflict and its management as critical issues that pervade people's personal and professional lives; complexities of conflict; forces that make conflict challenging; skills for thinking about and managing conflict more effectively; central features that define conflict; behaviors, attributions, and emotions that are manifest during conflict; formal models of conflict management and their corresponding recommendations for handling conflict. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:041 (COMM:2041) Gender Roles and Communication3 s.h.
Interactive relationships between gender and communication in contemporary U.S. society; multiple ways families, schools, and media perpetuate, negotiate, and contest gender roles; how we are part of those processes by looking at how we enact socially‑created gender differences in public and private settings. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement. Same as 131:041 (GWSS:2041).
 
036:042 (COMM:2042) Intercultural Communication3 s.h.
Culture defined as a system of taken‑for‑granted assumptions about the world that influence how people think and act; cultural differences that produce challenges and opportunities for understanding and communication; those differences from several theoretical perspectives; opportunities to examine culture and cultural differences in practical, experience‑driven ways. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement. Same as 042:042 (SSW:2042), 187:042 (IS:2042).
 
036:043 (COMM:2043) Rhetoric, Science, and Technology3 s.h.
How science and technology shape culture; media representations of technology; role of rhetoric in science and technology, especially in the physical and biological sciences; cultural implications of the information revolution. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:044 (COMM:2044) Political Communication3 s.h.
Relationship between media, cultural politics, and the American political system; focus on advertising, campaigns, and new media outlets; ways politicians, the press, and intermediaries create and disseminate messages into mainstream culture; how people generate their own discourses of political identity and dissent, creating a robust democratic practice that is both empowering and central to the contemporary political landscape. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:048 (COMM:2048) Transforming Media: From Telegraph to Internet3 s.h.
Communication media as global phenomena in which U.S. corporate and government interests play a major part; from electronic telegraph to broadcasting and cable, an investigation of historical contexts in which these media emerged; tracing ways in which they have been shaped by political, economic, and social relations of power. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:051 (COMM:2051) Politics of Popular Culture3 s.h.
How culture is political and how politics is cultural; overview of theories of culture and critical‑cultural approaches to study of popular culture, past and present; specific topics of analysis vary, may include television, celebrity culture, music, film, games, and sports. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:053 (COMM:2053) Secrets, Confidences, and Lies: Privacy Management in Interpersonal Relationships3 s.h.
How individuals manage private information with regard to their interpersonal relationships; multiple theories of privacy management; how aspects of information, individual, and target of disclosure all contribute to decisions to reveal or conceal private information to friends and family. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:054 (COMM:2054) Movements, Protest, Resistance3 s.h.
Historical and contemporary study of social movements from a symbolic perspective (e.g., speeches, protests, propaganda, media events); social movements as interpersonal and group communication; relationships between media and social change: efficacy of individual and larger‑scale forms of resistance. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:057 (COMM:2057) Introduction to Computer-Mediated Communication3 s.h.
Theoretical and practical introduction to concepts and research in computer‑mediated communication; emphasis on study of social effects of communication and information technology; factors that distinguish mediated from face‑to‑face interaction, theories of mediated communication, self‑presentation online; Internet‑based relationships, online supportive communication, online communities; how the Internet influences communication and how to use computer‑mediated communication for self‑presentation. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:058 (COMM:2058) Rhetoric and Past Public Controversy3 s.h.
Role of rhetoric in public controversy in particular historical time periods; focus on various perspectives, diverse voices, and multiple arguments informing particular movements/issues. Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work. Same as 010:099 (RHET:2410).
 
036:061 (COMM:2061) Persuasion in Society3 s.h.
Introduction to concepts, theories, and methods designed to build critical understanding of mass persuasion processes; persuasion theory and research; theories that account for processes of social acculturation, maintenance, and change; specific mass persuasion processes (i.e., advertising, corporate advocacy or public relations, film and television programming, sociopolitical rituals, and social protest and change). Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:062 (COMM:3062) Feminist Critical Practice3 s.h.
Feminist approaches to communicative practices. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:064 (COMM:2064) Media, Advertising, and Society3 s.h.
Introduction to the critical study of advertising in the United States; advertising contextualized as an industry and as a key part of media and culture; advertising as an institution and as a series of symbols, ideas, and fantasies; how advertising works, role and function of advertising in culture and society. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:065 (COMM:2065) Television Criticism3 s.h.
Introduction to scholarly study of television as a social institution; nature of television form and content; role of industry in creation, selection, and presentation of television programs; production conventions and textual conventions in defining the medium; application of genre and narrative theory, semiotics, political economy of media industries, and audience reception study. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:068 (COMM:1168) Media, Music, and Culture3 s.h.
What makes popular music important for people; music's power to change culture; production, distribution, reception of popular music in cultural and historical contexts.
 
036:069 (COMM:2069) Black TV Drama: The Wire3 s.h.
Social and political impact of television dramas featuring people of African descent in the West; HBO's The Wire series—a social commentary, commercial, and aesthetic force—has pioneered new ways of thinking about the relationship between media and society at large while revolutionizing ways in which black urban life is portrayed in today's world; focus on complex intersections between urban poverty, education, and political system, crime, mediation in Western society. Same as 129:070 (AFAM:2070).
 
036:070 (COMM:1170) Communication Theory in Everyday Life3 s.h.
General overview of everyday life communication, theories and research techniques used to understand it; sheer depth and complexity of processes in communication that occur in everyday lives and which appear to be trivial; how to observe conversations and identify what is really happening in them; ways in which scholars explain everyday communication and how it works; applications of theoretical thinking to explain processes of everyday communication. GE: Social Sciences.
 
036:071 (COMM:2071) Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies3 s.h.
Engagement of cutting‑edge rhetorical and social theories; ways in which rhetorical and social theories play out in daily life, especially in decision‑making activities; weekly readings, class discussions. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:074 (COMM:1174) Media and Society3 s.h.
Processes and effects of mass communication; how mass media operate in the United States; how mass communication scholars develop knowledge. GE: Social Sciences; Values, Society, and Diversity.
 
036:075 (COMM:2075) Gender, Sexuality, and Media3 s.h.
Mediated representations of gender and sexuality (television, film, and internet) to understand how these complex and complicated codes influence meaning of sex, sexuality, and gender; contemporary and historical examples used to engage texts that illuminate cultural conceptions of femininity, masculinity, heterosexuality, and homosexuality; cases that confuse and trouble the stability of these categories. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement. Same as 131:065 (GWSS:2075).
 
036:076 (COMM:2076) Race, Ethnicity, and Media3 s.h.
Introduction to debates about media portrayals of race and ethnicity; focus primarily on entertainment media; use of general analytic perspectives (stereotype analysis, aesthetic analysis, history) applied to real‑world examples; address one or more racial/ethnic groups in the United States. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement. Same as 129:076 (AFAM:2076).
 
036:077 (COMM:2077) Writing and Producing Television3 s.h.
Introduction to basics of scripting and producing a conventional, three‑camera television series; hands‑on experience with production equipment and workshopping television scripts; students create one or more episodes of an original television series. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of four of five Foundations of Communication courses.
 
036:085 (COMM:2085) Media Industries and Organizations3 s.h.
Trends in media industries as reflected in changes of ownership, different work conditions, media convergence, and globalization generally; focus on local, network, and cable television; examination of industry structures, business practices, economic fundamentals, and theoretical explanations of media industries in society. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:086 (COMM:2086) Global Media Studies3 s.h.
Key developments in contemporary international communication; impact of deregulation and privatization on ownership and control of global communication infrastructure; spread of American television abroad in terms of production, texts, and reception; cultural concerns surrounding the phenomenon. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:087 (COMM:2087) Copyright Controversies3 s.h.
How digital technologies have dramatically changed media and popular culture landscapes; advent of relatively cheap editing programs that allow anyone to collage media on their home computers and enable people to become cultural producers; technologies that allow more people to break law in the eyes of copyright industries; historical look at collage practices from pre‑digital era to present; ethical and legal questions surrounding use and reuse of copyrighted materials; notion of free speech in a media age. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:088 (COMM:2088) Media and Democracy3 s.h.
Exploration of relationship between democracy and mass communication; why controversies regarding mass communication are also controversies about democracy; logical relationship between democracy and mass media; roots and history of ideas of democracy, contemporary obstacles to realization of these ideas, and varied issues of present; latest developments in world of politics and media. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:089 (COMM:2089) Nonverbal Communication3 s.h.
Introduction to theoretical study of nonverbal communication; focus on major principles and research trends; examination of role of nonverbal communication in communication as a whole; perception and interpretation of nonverbal communication (i.e., posture, eye movements, tone of voice); nonverbal behaviors (i.e., facial expression, eye movement) as used to persuade, impress, or deceive someone. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:090 (COMM:2090) Topics in Communication Studies3 s.h.
Topics vary. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:091 (COMM:2091) Organizational Communication3 s.h.
Theories and concepts of organizational communication; focus on issues of good communication at a number of levels—people within organization must be able to work with one another and communicate in effective ways; people, and especially leaders, need to be able to persuade one another effectively; organizations must be able to persuade outsiders, whether persuading them to buy organization's products, or in more complex circumstances, persuade outside world to accept apologies or statements of regret when the company does something wrong. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement.
 
036:095 (COMM:2095) Queer Rhetorics3 s.h.
Overview of queer theory and its application to different communicative situations including television, film, and everyday life; development of critical thinking skills in relation to cultural constructions of gender, sexuality, race, and other identity categories. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and completion of Foundations of Communication requirement. Same as 131:095 (GWSS:2095).
 
036:096 (COMM:2896) Workshop in Teaching Communication and Forensicsarr.
Methods, materials, progression, evaluation in teaching and supervising students in courses and class activities; opportunities for observation, demonstration, practice in teaching theater, discussion and debate, individual speech, dramatic and forensic events. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:097 (COMM:2897) Independent Studyarr.
Creative or research project under faculty supervision. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:098 (COMM:2898) Honors Workshop1 s.h.
Preparation for honors thesis prospectus; coordination of student's individual thesis work, introduction to issues in research design, methods. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 3.33, honors standing, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:099 (COMM:2899) Honors Thesis3 s.h.
Individual research, writing, or creative production under faculty supervision. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), 036:074 (COMM:1174), and 036:101. Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 3.33, honors standing, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:135 (COMM:4135) Media, Culture, and Relationships3 s.h.
Intersections of interpersonal communication and media; often studied as separate phenomena, approached as integrated systems, and integration as a central issue of our times; application of theories of interpersonal communication, media, and culture to a project that identifies a communication problem involving interpersonal and media issues, and proposes a solution to a potential client or audience; students draw on skills central to communication sudies major (critical thinking, identifying and solving problems, effective oral and written communication). Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work. 
 
036:140 (COMM:4140) Communication and Relationships3 s.h.
Communication process in personal relationships; how communication functions to initiate, sustain, and dissolve a variety of relationships including friendships, romantic couples, marital pairs, and family relationships. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:142 (COMM:4142) Advanced Intercultural Communication3 s.h.
Defining culture as a historically‑transmitted, socially‑constructed system of meaning enacted in face‑to‑face interaction and mass media; focus on a specific topic within intercultural communication research and theory (i.e., cultural nature of personal relationships, built environment as culture, intersection of private with public cultural meaning); in‑depth follow‑up of general approach to intercultural communication covered in lower‑level courses. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:143 (COMM:4143) Classical Rhetoric and Greek Culture3 s.h.
Origins and development of the art of rhetoric from Sophists to Aristotle; significance to Greek culture from fifth to fourth century B.C. Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:145 (COMM:4145) Argument and Law3 s.h.
Practices of argumentation that have special legal significance; court practices in legal argumentation (constructing legal arguments and briefs, trial and appellate oral advocacy); structure of argumentation that creates categories and limits of freedom of expression. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:146 (COMM:3600) Issues in Rhetoric and Culture3 s.h.
Rhetorical theory and criticism as culturally embedded practices; rhetorical production of selves and social difference; relationships between rhetoric and literature, philosophy, popular texts. Same as 010:160 (RHET:3600).
 
036:147 (COMM:4147) Family Communication3 s.h.
Family relationships and various ways they develop and change, how they affect those who participate in them; theory and research on family communication; family conceived as a group of persons who share their lives over an extended period of time bound by ties of marriage, blood, or commitment. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:150 (COMM:4150) Cultural History of Advertising3 s.h.
Cultural, historical, and critical approach to creating, maintaining, repairing, and transforming a consumption culture in the United States; material and ideological character of life in the United States as it evolved from a culture of production in Gilded Age (late 19th century) to a culture of consumption through first half of 20th century, culminating in a collective fantasy of the American Dream as articulated and celebrated in 1950s; emergence of corporate capitalism and its crucial ideological voice, national brand advertising. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:151 (COMM:4151) Cultural History of Television3 s.h.
Cultural history of television in the United States; focus on rise of network television, relationship between networks and advertisers, imagery surrounding introduction of television into the home, and larger historical context; postwar era (1950s) and rise of genres that are still with us, especially sitcom (situation comedy); questions about desire, gender, family, nation, and the body. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:152 (COMM:4152) Latin American Media3 s.h.
Development of media institutions, texts, and audiences across a number of Latin American countries; focus on broadcast media (radio and television) and situates them within larger historical context of 20th‑ and 21st‑century Latin America; readings, discussions, and assignments with particular attention to influence of U.S. corporate and state interests on Latin American media; debates over cultural dependency, globalization, and hybridity in region. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), and 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), and 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:153 (COMM:4153) Communication Technologies in History3 s.h.
How media has altered culture, society, and human consciousness throughout history with focus on last two centuries (or modernity); how communication has been shaped by a variety of media (i.e., gesture, language, writing, printing, calendars, clocks, photography, telegraph, telephone, phonograph, film, radio, television, computers); 21st‑century questions concerning technology and how few communicate today without aid of some kind of machine or technique. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:155 (COMM:4155) Visual Rhetoric3 s.h.
Introduction to politics of images as they relate to field of communication; ideas and research ranging from visual rhetoric of images and films to that of architecture and fashion; ways in which visual communicative messages impact individuals on a daily basis; developing a critical eye for deconstructing visual messages. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:156 (COMM:4156) Feminist Visual Rhetoric3 s.h.
Exploration of connections among feminist rhetoric, visual rhetoric, and visual culture; critical analysis of scholarship on visual rhetoric; feminist theoretical and conceptual frameworks about the body; fields of visual culture and visual rhetoric; critiques of several feminist body artists' artworks as a means to concretize theories. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:157 (COMM:4157) Advanced Topics in Communication Studies3 s.h.
Issues or problems in particular communication contexts. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:160 (COMM:4160) The Talk of Everyday Life3 s.h.
In‑depth study of various genres of talk that organize everyday communicative life; mundane interaction rituals (i.e., as small talk, gossip, face‑saving talk, compliance‑gaining, asking for and giving advice and support, and telling stories); formalized interaction rituals (i.e., rites of passage); functions of talk in constructing identities, building relationships, and sustaining social order more generally across all genres. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:163 (COMM:4163) The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication3 s.h.
Review of advanced communication theories and research; focus on dark side of interpersonal communication and close relationships; negative or difficult elements of developing and maintaining relationships; expression of difficult emotions; mundane communication that can function in destructive or negative ways. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:164 (COMM:4164) Life Happens. Don't Worry About It: The Communication of Social Support3 s.h.
Advanced look at communication of social support as a research tradition in interpersonal communication scholarship; in‑depth overview of theories, concepts, types, processes, and mechanisms that constitute different forms of comforting behaviors; emphasis on factors that change people's abilities, motivations, or perceptions of success during experiences of social support; Internet influences on social support by online support groups, Internet‑based intervention programs, how process of communicating comfort is altered by conveying these messages online. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:165 (COMM:4165) Criticism and Public Culture3 s.h.
How people formulate attitudes, beliefs, and values about an array of arenas in public culture; critical perspectives (i.e., feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, queer theory); sporting rituals, television programs, political speeches, museums, sacred cultural documents; practice of critical reading to engage various cultural texts (i.e., films, national memorials, social movement rhetoric). Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:166 (COMM:4166) Life-Span Communication3 s.h.
How communication processes (i.e., social support, language skills, interpersonal relationship management) change across the course of one's existence; normative and unexpected demographic and health events mapped out across a life span; how our communication processes influence and are influenced by social experiences; underlying premise of life‑span perspective that our potential for human growth extends throughout our life course. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:167 (COMM:4167) Communication, Cognition, and Emotion3 s.h.
Understanding how communication, cognition, and emotion are tied together; different theories of emotion and types of emotions (i.e., love, anger, jealousy, happiness, embarrassment, hurt). Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:168 (COMM:4168) Rhetoric of the Body3 s.h.
Survey of a range of theories about the body and application to specific case studies; implications of how bodies are endowed with and convey meaning; theories of pollution, pain, ability, and normativity; diverse case studies that are seemingly disparate, but all preoccupy themselves with public conceptions of bodily meaning (i.e., beauty pageants, freak shows, plastic surgery, the wannabe movement, tattoos, the FDR Presidential Memorial, Deaf culture, fat bodies, illness, and torture). Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:169 (COMM:4169) Feminist Rhetorics3 s.h.
Exploration of multiple, varied, and complex histories of U.S. feminisms from rhetorical perspectives; focus on primary documents, the letters, speeches, essays, and manifesto/as that shaped women's movements and inspire social change from late 18th century to present; social, political, and personal issues that feminists sought to address and transform, communicative and rhetorical methods utilized, and implications of these efforts for women's lives and broader U.S. American culture. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work. Same as 131:176 (GWSS:4169).
 
036:170 (COMM:4170) Theories of Persuasion3 s.h.
Theoretical examination of historical, psychological, social, and cultural perspectives on persuasion; analysis of persuasive attempts; questions of cultural persuadables and current problems in U.S. American culture (i.e., obesity, drunk driving, date rape). Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:172 (COMM:4172) Television and African American Culture3 s.h.
Role of television in African American culture; examination of debates, stereotyping, authenticity, effects of programming, aesthetics, and television's relationship to other forms of cultural expression. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work. Same as 129:195 (AFAM:4001).
 
036:173 (COMM:4173) Social Media, Culture, and Politics3 s.h.
Introduction to theoretical issues raised by social media for communication; particular emphasis on cultural and political implications; how social media is understood, forms of digital communication, individual and collective identity formations via social media, online communities, and intersection of social media and existing culture and politics. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:174 (COMM:4174) Communication, Technology, and National Security3 s.h.
Relationship between communication technologies and national security via three main themes—use of communications infrastructure in previous and future wars for the purpose of securing and maintaining U.S. leadership in world system, uses of propaganda for domestic and foreign consumption, and representation of national security issues in popular media; historical and contemporary components. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:176 (COMM:4176) Advanced Relational Theory3 s.h.
Relationships and how they significantly shape our experiences of the world, sense of identity, outlook on life, and way in which we think about experiences and life in general; premise that relationships are more than emotional attachments or bonds; relationships as happy, emotionally satisfying elements of life; demonstrations of a variety of communicative situations that establish, reconstitute, and demonstrate importance of membership of communities and relationships. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:181 (COMM:4181) Legal Communication and Culture3 s.h.
Law and legal system as communicative networks of meaning‑making; law viewed as a symbolic system, from courtroom arguments to judicial opinions to legal reporting to circulation of law in everyday life, in contrast with legal courses concerned with learning blackletter law; law from a rhetorical perspective that allows us to think in new and different ways about cultural implications of legal argument. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 
036:183 (COMM:4183) Networking America: The Cultural History of Broadcasting3 s.h.
Exposure to different interpretations of cultural impact and legacy of U.S. broadcasting in 20th century; institutional practices, program genres, and audience formations of 1920s‑1970s radio and television network eras; how historical contexts shape, and are shaped by, production and reception of broadcasting texts. Prerequisites: 036:001 (COMM:1301), 036:005 (COMM:1305), 036:012 (COMM:1112) or 036:070 (COMM:1170), 036:017 (COMM:1117) or 036:030 (COMM:1130), and 036:068 (COMM:1168) or 036:074 (COMM:1174). Requirements: g.p.a. of at least 2.50, completion of Foundations of Communication requirement, and 6 s.h. of intermediate‑level course work.
 

For Graduate Students

Graduate students also may take courses numbered 100-199 for credit, with approval of their committee.

036:200 (COMM:5200) Introduction to Research and Teaching1 s.h.
Introduction to communication studies as a field of scholarship; selection of research problems, major lines of research represented in the department, bibliographical tools for scholarship in the field; issues, practical tasks, and concerns relevant to effective college or university classroom teaching.
 
036:210 (COMM:6200) Introduction to Rhetorics of Inquiry2-4 s.h.
How connections between discourses that don't seem connected suggest innovative arguments and ways of crossing boundaries between disciplines. Same as 160:200 (PORO:6200).
 
036:220 (COMM:5220) Rhetorical Criticism3 s.h.
Approaches to rhetorical analysis of communicative artifacts, acts, events, rhetorical‑critical essay writing.
 
036:222 (COMM:6215) Feminist Cultural Studies3 s.h.
Same as 008:243 (ENGL:6015), 010:243 (RHET:6015), 160:243 (PORO:6243), 131:243 (GWSS:6015).
 
036:223 (COMM:5223) Deliberation, Advocacy, and Civic Engagement3 s.h.
Practices of public deliberation in governance and civil society; counterpublic sphere discourses. Same as 160:223 (PORO:6223).
 
036:225 (COMM:5225) Seminar: Social Movements3 s.h.
 
036:230 (COMM:5230) Introduction to Rhetoric and Discourse3 s.h.
Introduction to major theories, principles, and practices of rhetorical theory, rhetorical criticism, and discourse analysis.
 
036:241 (COMM:5241) Theories of Mass Communication3 s.h.
Major concepts, theories, schools of thought in media studies, mass communication.
 
036:247 (COMM:6635) Crossing Borders Seminar2-3 s.h.
Same as 016:247 (HIST:6635), 008:231 (ENGL:6635), 030:242 (POLI:6635), 044:286 (GEOG:6635), 048:247 (CCL:6635), 113:247 (ANTH:6635), 129:231 (AFAM:6635), 013:262 (GRMN:6635), 035:273 (SPAN:6904), 160:247 (PORO:6635), 181:247 (IWP:6635), 009:262 (FREN:6142).
 
036:250 (COMM:6250) Introduction to Rhetoric of Science3 s.h.
How science is related to social and political practices, examined by placing philosophical and pedagogical controversies about scientific method into their historical and rhetorical contexts. Same as 160:250 (PORO:6250).
 
036:270 (COMM:6210) Health Communication3 s.h.
Theories, concepts, research associated with health communication; interpersonal and mass communication approaches. Offered summer sessions. Same as 172:240 (CBH:6210).
 
036:299 (COMM:5299) Graduate Independent Studyarr.
 
036:310 (COMM:6310) Classical Rhetoric3 s.h.
Discourse in the ancient world. Same as 20E:230 (CLSA:6310).
 
036:317 (COMM:6400) Current Issues in Rhetoric3 s.h.
Ethical, social, or cultural issues; rhetoric's role in their contemporary significance; traditional aspects of rhetoric, their pertinence to present concerns. Same as 010:340 (RHET:6400), 160:340 (PORO:6450).
 
036:319 (COMM:6319) Practical Criticism3 s.h.
Basics of rhetorical criticism; rhetoric as practice or technique; how to read rhetorically; fundamentals (i.e., figuration and tropes, form and genre, voice, style, topoi) and art of rhetorical critique.
 
036:330 (COMM:6330) Reading Group1-2 s.h.
Analysis and discussion of important texts.
 
036:335 (COMM:6335) Proseminar: Contemporary Rhetorical Studies2-4 s.h.
Problems in contemporary rhetorical studies; may include works of Kenneth Burke, Wayne Booth, deconstructionists, feminist theorists and critics, critics of communication technologies. Same as 160:335 (PORO:6335).
 
036:336 (COMM:6336) Seminar in Rhetorical Theory1-4 s.h.
Topics in history and development of rhetorical theory; theory construction and application to critical practice. Same as 160:336 (PORO:6336).
 
036:339 (COMM:6339) Seminar: Rhetoric and Culture1-4 s.h.
Cultural theories, their utility in accounting for communication practices.
 
036:340 (COMM:6340) Media and Modernity3 s.h.
Survey of classic and contemporary theoretical texts on cultural, social, political, and human consequences of 19th‑ and 20th‑century media.
 
036:341 (COMM:6341) Topics in Mass Communication Scholarship1-3 s.h.
Theory and research on problems in mass communication.
 
036:342 (COMM:6342) Critical Television Studies3 s.h.
Introduction to canonical and contemporary readings in critical television studies; primary questions and theories associated with textual, industrial, ethnographic, and integrated approaches to studying television; how technological, economic, and cultural changes have altered television and how it is studied.
 
036:346 (COMM:6346) The Public Sphere3 s.h.
Theories, intellectual history, critics, contemporary issues of the public sphere.
 
036:350 (COMM:6350) Seminar: Mass Communication1-4 s.h.
Topics vary.
 
036:351 (COMM:6351) Global Media Seminar3 s.h.
Theories and processes of globalization and the cultural implications of media globalization; local responses to globalizing processes with reference to questions of modernity and national/transnational identity.
 
036:352 (COMM:6352) Seminar: Media Theory3 s.h.
Topics vary.
 
036:354 (COMM:6354) Media and Social Change in Latin America3 s.h.
Cultural history and political economy of Latin American media; focus on U.S. influence and globalizing processes; media theory in Latin context; national and transnational audience formations.
 
036:355 (COMM:6355) Cultural History of Radio3 s.h.
Cultural history, sound aesthetics, political economy, and audience studies of U.S. radio broadcasting; radio as a contested medium of local, regional, and national culture.
 
036:365 (COMM:6365) The Communication of Social Support3 s.h.
Substantial knowledge base developed by scholars about types, processes, and mechanisms of social support used by humans to comfort one another; in‑depth examination of theory and empirical research related to communication of social support; emphasis on types of support, verbal person‑centered messages, and various strategies for social support; gender differences and social skills related to comforting; online supportive communication; development of detailed knowledge of this topic, critical assessment of extant research, and synthesis of class readings in written format.
 
036:367 (COMM:6367) Computer-Mediated Communication3 s.h.
In‑depth analysis of theory and research related to computer‑mediated communication; factors that distinguish mediated from face‑to‑face interaction, theories of mediated interpersonal communication, self‑presentation online, Internet‑based relationships, and online supportive communication; how the Internet influences communication; online supportive communication, problematic Internet use, preference for online social interaction, the digital divide, mediated social networks, deception, and interventions on the Internet.
 
036:370 (COMM:6370) Quantitative Research Methods3 s.h.
Primary methods for conducting quantitative research on interpersonal and group communication.
 
036:371 (COMM:6371) Communication Theory3 s.h.
Survey of primary theories of interpersonal, cultural, group, and organizational communication.
 
036:372 (COMM:6372) Ethnographic Methods3 s.h.
Qualitative methods used by ethnographers and interpretive researchers, including participant observation, field interviewing.
 
036:373 (COMM:6373) Persuasion Theory and Research3 s.h.
Traditional social scientific approaches to research and theory; development of a cultural perspective on persuasion.
 
036:374 (COMM:6374) Relational Communication Theory and Research3 s.h.
Communication in initiation, development, maintenance, breakdown, and repair of social and personal relationships.
 
036:375 (COMM:6375) Theories of Culture3 s.h.
Research and theory on face‑to‑face communication, from ethnography of communication perspective.
 
036:376 (COMM:6376) Family Communication3 s.h.
Theory and research on communication among and between family members (parents, children, marital partners, siblings); quantitative and qualitative research.
 
036:377 (COMM:6377) The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication3 s.h.
Communication in dysfunctional, dissatisfying, and otherwise unpleasant aspects of familial, personal, and social relationships; jealousy, deception, infidelity, nagging and complaining, verbal and physical abuse; relational communication's dark side, in which behavior viewed as dysfunctional may actually be functional, and behavior viewed as functional may be dysfunctional.
 
036:378 (COMM:6660) Critical Ethnography3 s.h.
How power relations constitute the work of ethnographic research; ethnography as a rhetorical form—how ethnographic inscription renders self, other, culture, and the world intelligible in ways that reinscribe and/or challenge dominant social relations; axes of power such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and nation within postcolonial, feminist, and antiracist approaches to ethnographic/autoethnographic theory and praxis; negotiating researcher privilege and epistemic violence; crisis of representation. Same as 160:332 (PORO:6660), 131:332 (GWSS:6660).
 
036:379 (COMM:6220) Health Communication Campaigns3 s.h.
Design and analysis of health campaigns; theory, practice, methods; mass media, community, organization, and interpersonal approaches. Offered spring semesters. Same as 172:246 (CBH:6220).
 
036:380 (COMM:6380) Seminar: Dialogic Communication3 s.h.
Dialogic approaches to communication, including Bakhtin and Buber.
 
036:381 (COMM:6381) Seminar: Topics in Communication Research3 s.h.
 
036:383 (COMM:6383) Seminar: Constructs, Communication, and Identity3 s.h.
Concepts of identity and sociality in George Kelly's Personal Construct Theory; their connection to theories of rhetoric, especially Burke, and social community, especially Mead.
 
036:387 (COMM:6387) Communication, Cognition, and Emotion3 s.h.
Theoretical and empirical work that integrates communication, cognition, emotion; role of social cognition in communication, theories of emotion, types of emotional experiences; approaches to understanding emotion from perspectives in psychology, social cognition, communication; emotion‑related issues such as influence of gender, effects of mood.
 
036:395 (COMM:6395) Research Practicumarr.
Individual projects.
 
036:399 (COMM:6399) Ph.D. Dissertationarr.