Schedule of Classes




2021 Fall: August 18 - December 14
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Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
COMM 202 Media and Society (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An overview of the complex components and relationships involved in today's media. The goal is to understand the technical, political, economic, cultural, and organizational influences on mediated messages. Topics include visual rhetoric, legal and ethical issues, social media, the transactional model, advertising, security, and privacy concerns.
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80598 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Coley, Frances M Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 202 Media and Society (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An overview of the complex components and relationships involved in today's media. The goal is to understand the technical, political, economic, cultural, and organizational influences on mediated messages. Topics include visual rhetoric, legal and ethical issues, social media, the transactional model, advertising, security, and privacy concerns.
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80599 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Denyer, Jocelyn M Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 202 Media and Society (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An overview of the complex components and relationships involved in today's media. The goal is to understand the technical, political, economic, cultural, and organizational influences on mediated messages. Topics include visual rhetoric, legal and ethical issues, social media, the transactional model, advertising, security, and privacy concerns.
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80655 6382 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Sherrod, Jarmese K Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 202 Media and Society (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An overview of the complex components and relationships involved in today's media. The goal is to understand the technical, political, economic, cultural, and organizational influences on mediated messages. Topics include visual rhetoric, legal and ethical issues, social media, the transactional model, advertising, security, and privacy concerns.
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80770 6383 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Anderson, Erika B Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 202 Media and Society (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An overview of the complex components and relationships involved in today's media. The goal is to understand the technical, political, economic, cultural, and organizational influences on mediated messages. Topics include visual rhetoric, legal and ethical issues, social media, the transactional model, advertising, security, and privacy concerns.
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81983 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Asten, Maureen A Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 202 Media and Society (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An overview of the complex components and relationships involved in today's media. The goal is to understand the technical, political, economic, cultural, and organizational influences on mediated messages. Topics include visual rhetoric, legal and ethical issues, social media, the transactional model, advertising, security, and privacy concerns.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
82003 6981 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Weinert, David J Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 202 Media and Society (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An overview of the complex components and relationships involved in today's media. The goal is to understand the technical, political, economic, cultural, and organizational influences on mediated messages. Topics include visual rhetoric, legal and ethical issues, social media, the transactional model, advertising, security, and privacy concerns.
83240 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Sherrod, Jarmese K Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 202 Media and Society (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An overview of the complex components and relationships involved in today's media. The goal is to understand the technical, political, economic, cultural, and organizational influences on mediated messages. Topics include visual rhetoric, legal and ethical issues, social media, the transactional model, advertising, security, and privacy concerns.
83833 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Breedon, Robin T Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 202 Media and Society (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An overview of the complex components and relationships involved in today's media. The goal is to understand the technical, political, economic, cultural, and organizational influences on mediated messages. Topics include visual rhetoric, legal and ethical issues, social media, the transactional model, advertising, security, and privacy concerns.
83834 7382 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Anderson, Erika B Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 202 Media and Society (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An overview of the complex components and relationships involved in today's media. The goal is to understand the technical, political, economic, cultural, and organizational influences on mediated messages. Topics include visual rhetoric, legal and ethical issues, social media, the transactional model, advertising, security, and privacy concerns.
83835 7383 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Gomez, Courtney Michelle Weeks Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 207 Understanding Visual Communication (3)
A study of the creation and interpretation of visual language. The aim is to understand how images are used to effectively communicate ideas in a variety of channels, including news, advertising, and public relations. Topics include aesthetics, principles of composition, color systems, content awareness, and historical and cultural perspectives. Emphasis is on critical thinking and analysis of images from both theoretical and practical perspectives.
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85414 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Dispo-Rendon, Elaine J Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 207 Understanding Visual Communication (3)
A study of the creation and interpretation of visual language. The aim is to understand how images are used to effectively communicate ideas in a variety of channels, including news, advertising, and public relations. Topics include aesthetics, principles of composition, color systems, content awareness, and historical and cultural perspectives. Emphasis is on critical thinking and analysis of images from both theoretical and practical perspectives.
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85415 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Dispo-Rendon, Elaine J Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 207 Understanding Visual Communication (3)
A study of the creation and interpretation of visual language. The aim is to understand how images are used to effectively communicate ideas in a variety of channels, including news, advertising, and public relations. Topics include aesthetics, principles of composition, color systems, content awareness, and historical and cultural perspectives. Emphasis is on critical thinking and analysis of images from both theoretical and practical perspectives.
85416 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Coleman, Bryant K Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 207 Understanding Visual Communication (3)
A study of the creation and interpretation of visual language. The aim is to understand how images are used to effectively communicate ideas in a variety of channels, including news, advertising, and public relations. Topics include aesthetics, principles of composition, color systems, content awareness, and historical and cultural perspectives. Emphasis is on critical thinking and analysis of images from both theoretical and practical perspectives.
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86454 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Esterson, Emily Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 207 Understanding Visual Communication (3)
A study of the creation and interpretation of visual language. The aim is to understand how images are used to effectively communicate ideas in a variety of channels, including news, advertising, and public relations. Topics include aesthetics, principles of composition, color systems, content awareness, and historical and cultural perspectives. Emphasis is on critical thinking and analysis of images from both theoretical and practical perspectives.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
86878 6382 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Breedon, Robin T Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 207 Understanding Visual Communication (3)
A study of the creation and interpretation of visual language. The aim is to understand how images are used to effectively communicate ideas in a variety of channels, including news, advertising, and public relations. Topics include aesthetics, principles of composition, color systems, content awareness, and historical and cultural perspectives. Emphasis is on critical thinking and analysis of images from both theoretical and practical perspectives.
86911 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Esterson, Emily Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 207 Understanding Visual Communication (3)
A study of the creation and interpretation of visual language. The aim is to understand how images are used to effectively communicate ideas in a variety of channels, including news, advertising, and public relations. Topics include aesthetics, principles of composition, color systems, content awareness, and historical and cultural perspectives. Emphasis is on critical thinking and analysis of images from both theoretical and practical perspectives.
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87104 6981 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Evans-Pritchard, Deirdre E Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 300 Communication Theory (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to communication theory. The objective is to apply communication theory and evaluate communication situations. The basic theories of human communication, mass communication, and new media and technology are explored. Focus is on the relationships among communication theory, research, and practice. Topics include intra- and interpersonal communication, public communication, mass media, and contemporary issues associated with mediated communication.
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80151 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Davis, Brian S Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 300 Communication Theory (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to communication theory. The objective is to apply communication theory and evaluate communication situations. The basic theories of human communication, mass communication, and new media and technology are explored. Focus is on the relationships among communication theory, research, and practice. Topics include intra- and interpersonal communication, public communication, mass media, and contemporary issues associated with mediated communication.
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80152 6382 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: DeBord, Shannon M Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 300 Communication Theory (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to communication theory. The objective is to apply communication theory and evaluate communication situations. The basic theories of human communication, mass communication, and new media and technology are explored. Focus is on the relationships among communication theory, research, and practice. Topics include intra- and interpersonal communication, public communication, mass media, and contemporary issues associated with mediated communication.
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80176 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Klein, Ellen W Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 300 Communication Theory (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to communication theory. The objective is to apply communication theory and evaluate communication situations. The basic theories of human communication, mass communication, and new media and technology are explored. Focus is on the relationships among communication theory, research, and practice. Topics include intra- and interpersonal communication, public communication, mass media, and contemporary issues associated with mediated communication.
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81852 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Ayee, Alberta A Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 300 Communication Theory (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to communication theory. The objective is to apply communication theory and evaluate communication situations. The basic theories of human communication, mass communication, and new media and technology are explored. Focus is on the relationships among communication theory, research, and practice. Topics include intra- and interpersonal communication, public communication, mass media, and contemporary issues associated with mediated communication.
83182 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Klein, Ellen W Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 300 Communication Theory (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to communication theory. The objective is to apply communication theory and evaluate communication situations. The basic theories of human communication, mass communication, and new media and technology are explored. Focus is on the relationships among communication theory, research, and practice. Topics include intra- and interpersonal communication, public communication, mass media, and contemporary issues associated with mediated communication.
83827 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Richey, Amanda JE Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 300 Communication Theory (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to communication theory. The objective is to apply communication theory and evaluate communication situations. The basic theories of human communication, mass communication, and new media and technology are explored. Focus is on the relationships among communication theory, research, and practice. Topics include intra- and interpersonal communication, public communication, mass media, and contemporary issues associated with mediated communication.
83828 7382 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: DeBord, Shannon M Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 300 Communication Theory (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to communication theory. The objective is to apply communication theory and evaluate communication situations. The basic theories of human communication, mass communication, and new media and technology are explored. Focus is on the relationships among communication theory, research, and practice. Topics include intra- and interpersonal communication, public communication, mass media, and contemporary issues associated with mediated communication.
83830 7383 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Weinert, David J Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 300 Communication Theory (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to communication theory. The objective is to apply communication theory and evaluate communication situations. The basic theories of human communication, mass communication, and new media and technology are explored. Focus is on the relationships among communication theory, research, and practice. Topics include intra- and interpersonal communication, public communication, mass media, and contemporary issues associated with mediated communication.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85311 6855 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 T 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir - Online Hybrid
Faculty: McMillan, Monica L Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 300 Communication Theory (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to communication theory. The objective is to apply communication theory and evaluate communication situations. The basic theories of human communication, mass communication, and new media and technology are explored. Focus is on the relationships among communication theory, research, and practice. Topics include intra- and interpersonal communication, public communication, mass media, and contemporary issues associated with mediated communication.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85312 4520 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 W 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Meade - Online Hybrid
Faculty: Boetig, Donna E Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 300 Communication Theory (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to communication theory. The objective is to apply communication theory and evaluate communication situations. The basic theories of human communication, mass communication, and new media and technology are explored. Focus is on the relationships among communication theory, research, and practice. Topics include intra- and interpersonal communication, public communication, mass media, and contemporary issues associated with mediated communication.
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87072 6981 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Richey, Amanda JE Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 302 Mass Communication and Media Studies (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. A survey of mass communication designed to enhance media literacy. The goal is to interpret, evaluate, and produce media messages. Topics include media industries and the impact of the media, as well as regulation, policy, and ethical issues. Emphasis is on critical thinking and analysis of vital aspects of pervasive elements of popular culture, such as news, advertising, children's entertainment, and a free press. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 302 or COMM 379A.
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80416 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Getman, James P Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 302 Mass Communication and Media Studies (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. A survey of mass communication designed to enhance media literacy. The goal is to interpret, evaluate, and produce media messages. Topics include media industries and the impact of the media, as well as regulation, policy, and ethical issues. Emphasis is on critical thinking and analysis of vital aspects of pervasive elements of popular culture, such as news, advertising, children's entertainment, and a free press. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 302 or COMM 379A.
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80461 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Eng, Dale A Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 302 Mass Communication and Media Studies (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. A survey of mass communication designed to enhance media literacy. The goal is to interpret, evaluate, and produce media messages. Topics include media industries and the impact of the media, as well as regulation, policy, and ethical issues. Emphasis is on critical thinking and analysis of vital aspects of pervasive elements of popular culture, such as news, advertising, children's entertainment, and a free press. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 302 or COMM 379A.
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81948 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Nosiri, Chizoma C Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 302 Mass Communication and Media Studies (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. A survey of mass communication designed to enhance media literacy. The goal is to interpret, evaluate, and produce media messages. Topics include media industries and the impact of the media, as well as regulation, policy, and ethical issues. Emphasis is on critical thinking and analysis of vital aspects of pervasive elements of popular culture, such as news, advertising, children's entertainment, and a free press. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 302 or COMM 379A.
83198 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Eng, Dale A Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 302 Mass Communication and Media Studies (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. A survey of mass communication designed to enhance media literacy. The goal is to interpret, evaluate, and produce media messages. Topics include media industries and the impact of the media, as well as regulation, policy, and ethical issues. Emphasis is on critical thinking and analysis of vital aspects of pervasive elements of popular culture, such as news, advertising, children's entertainment, and a free press. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 302 or COMM 379A.
83823 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Sellers-Clark, Sharon E Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 302 Mass Communication and Media Studies (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. A survey of mass communication designed to enhance media literacy. The goal is to interpret, evaluate, and produce media messages. Topics include media industries and the impact of the media, as well as regulation, policy, and ethical issues. Emphasis is on critical thinking and analysis of vital aspects of pervasive elements of popular culture, such as news, advertising, children's entertainment, and a free press. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 302 or COMM 379A.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85315 7660 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 W 6:30P-9:30P Open Dorsey Station- Online Hybrid
Faculty: Haddad Nunez, Aitza M Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 390 Writing for Managers (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. A practicum in the kinds of communication skills that managers need for the workplace. The goal is to develop persuasive managerial communication for organizational decision making and action. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 390, HUMN 390, WRTG 390, or WRTG 490.
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80880 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Kravitz, Rianne L Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 390 Writing for Managers (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. A practicum in the kinds of communication skills that managers need for the workplace. The goal is to develop persuasive managerial communication for organizational decision making and action. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 390, HUMN 390, WRTG 390, or WRTG 490.
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80881 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Nelson, Nicole Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 390 Writing for Managers (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. A practicum in the kinds of communication skills that managers need for the workplace. The goal is to develop persuasive managerial communication for organizational decision making and action. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 390, HUMN 390, WRTG 390, or WRTG 490.
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81219 6382 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Williams, Susan M Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 390 Writing for Managers (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. A practicum in the kinds of communication skills that managers need for the workplace. The goal is to develop persuasive managerial communication for organizational decision making and action. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 390, HUMN 390, WRTG 390, or WRTG 490.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
82041 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Hardin, Linda Lee Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 390 Writing for Managers (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. A practicum in the kinds of communication skills that managers need for the workplace. The goal is to develop persuasive managerial communication for organizational decision making and action. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 390, HUMN 390, WRTG 390, or WRTG 490.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
82327 6981 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Plessinger, Alison A Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 390 Writing for Managers (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. A practicum in the kinds of communication skills that managers need for the workplace. The goal is to develop persuasive managerial communication for organizational decision making and action. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 390, HUMN 390, WRTG 390, or WRTG 490.
83303 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Kravitz, Rianne L Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 390 Writing for Managers (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. A practicum in the kinds of communication skills that managers need for the workplace. The goal is to develop persuasive managerial communication for organizational decision making and action. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 390, HUMN 390, WRTG 390, or WRTG 490.
84309 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Williams, Susan M Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 390 Writing for Managers (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. A practicum in the kinds of communication skills that managers need for the workplace. The goal is to develop persuasive managerial communication for organizational decision making and action. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 390, HUMN 390, WRTG 390, or WRTG 490.
84310 7382 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Lalwani, Sheila B Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 390 Writing for Managers (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. A practicum in the kinds of communication skills that managers need for the workplace. The goal is to develop persuasive managerial communication for organizational decision making and action. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 390, HUMN 390, WRTG 390, or WRTG 490.
84584 7383 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Nelson, Nicole Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 400 Mass Media Law (3)
(No previous study of law required. Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. Recommended: WRTG 391, WRTG 393, or WRTG 394. An examination of important legal issues that affect mass media and communications professionals. The objective is to analyze mass media law, its evolution, and its relationship with society, culture, and politics. Topics include copyright, intellectual property, fair use, defamation, privacy, freedom of information, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press, as well as issues raised by the growth of the Internet. Discussion also covers ethics in mass media, digital technologies, and the creation of media content. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 400 or JOUR 400.
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80417 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Thompson, Steven J Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 400 Mass Media Law (3)
(No previous study of law required. Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. Recommended: WRTG 391, WRTG 393, or WRTG 394. An examination of important legal issues that affect mass media and communications professionals. The objective is to analyze mass media law, its evolution, and its relationship with society, culture, and politics. Topics include copyright, intellectual property, fair use, defamation, privacy, freedom of information, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press, as well as issues raised by the growth of the Internet. Discussion also covers ethics in mass media, digital technologies, and the creation of media content. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 400 or JOUR 400.
83789 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Thompson, Steven J Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 400 Mass Media Law (3)
(No previous study of law required. Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. Recommended: WRTG 391, WRTG 393, or WRTG 394. An examination of important legal issues that affect mass media and communications professionals. The objective is to analyze mass media law, its evolution, and its relationship with society, culture, and politics. Topics include copyright, intellectual property, fair use, defamation, privacy, freedom of information, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press, as well as issues raised by the growth of the Internet. Discussion also covers ethics in mass media, digital technologies, and the creation of media content. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 400 or JOUR 400.
83791 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Chambers, Christopher A Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 400 Mass Media Law (3)
(No previous study of law required. Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. Recommended: WRTG 391, WRTG 393, or WRTG 394. An examination of important legal issues that affect mass media and communications professionals. The objective is to analyze mass media law, its evolution, and its relationship with society, culture, and politics. Topics include copyright, intellectual property, fair use, defamation, privacy, freedom of information, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press, as well as issues raised by the growth of the Internet. Discussion also covers ethics in mass media, digital technologies, and the creation of media content. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 400 or JOUR 400.
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86746 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Chambers, Christopher A Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 480 Research Methods in Communication Studies (3)
Prerequisites: COMM 300 and COMM 302. A review of qualitative and quantitative research methods in communication studies. The objective is to define and explain research methods, concepts, and tools; apply research design, data collection, analysis, and reporting skills; and critically evaluate research in terms of rigor, relevance, and explanatory value. Practice is provided in finding, consuming, and analyzing research studies. Discussion covers the steps of the research process: articulating a question, developing a methodology, conducting a study, and reporting on findings.
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80544 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Fox, Caterina G Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 492 Grant and Proposal Writing (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An advanced study of technical writing, focusing on composing competitive proposals in response to Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and other funding solicitations from the federal government and community and private sources. The aim is to apply skills needed in the proposal development process; assess an RFP to determine evaluation and competitive criteria; and synthesize the required elements into a successful proposal. Discussion covers stages of the proposal-development process, including researching the funding agency for its mission, target populations, and problems of interest; assessing the RFP to determine evaluation criteria; and assembling the required elements of a successful proposal. Assignments include writing a grant request and working in teams to prepare a competitive business proposal. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 492, ENGL 489C, or WRTG 494.
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81676 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Pincus, Adam K Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 492 Grant and Proposal Writing (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An advanced study of technical writing, focusing on composing competitive proposals in response to Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and other funding solicitations from the federal government and community and private sources. The aim is to apply skills needed in the proposal development process; assess an RFP to determine evaluation and competitive criteria; and synthesize the required elements into a successful proposal. Discussion covers stages of the proposal-development process, including researching the funding agency for its mission, target populations, and problems of interest; assessing the RFP to determine evaluation criteria; and assembling the required elements of a successful proposal. Assignments include writing a grant request and working in teams to prepare a competitive business proposal. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 492, ENGL 489C, or WRTG 494.
83788 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Pincus, Adam K Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 495 Senior Seminar in Communication Studies (3)
(Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: COMM 300, COMM 302, and at least 9 additional credits of upper-level COMM, SPCH and/or JOUR courses. Recommended: COMM 390. A project-based capstone study of communication. The aim is to reflect on the knowledge and skills gained through previous coursework and experiences in the discipline.
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80528 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Nosiri, Chizoma C Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 495 Senior Seminar in Communication Studies (3)
(Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: COMM 300, COMM 302, and at least 9 additional credits of upper-level COMM, SPCH and/or JOUR courses. Recommended: COMM 390. A project-based capstone study of communication. The aim is to reflect on the knowledge and skills gained through previous coursework and experiences in the discipline.
84311 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Crowley-Farrell, Mary E Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 495 Senior Seminar in Communication Studies (3)
(Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: COMM 300, COMM 302, and at least 9 additional credits of upper-level COMM, SPCH and/or JOUR courses. Recommended: COMM 390. A project-based capstone study of communication. The aim is to reflect on the knowledge and skills gained through previous coursework and experiences in the discipline.
84520 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: DiDesidero, Linda B Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 495 Senior Seminar in Communication Studies (3)
(Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: COMM 300, COMM 302, and at least 9 additional credits of upper-level COMM, SPCH and/or JOUR courses. Recommended: COMM 390. A project-based capstone study of communication. The aim is to reflect on the knowledge and skills gained through previous coursework and experiences in the discipline.
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86308 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: DiDesidero, Linda B Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 495 Senior Seminar in Communication Studies (3)
(Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: COMM 300, COMM 302, and at least 9 additional credits of upper-level COMM, SPCH and/or JOUR courses. Recommended: COMM 390. A project-based capstone study of communication. The aim is to reflect on the knowledge and skills gained through previous coursework and experiences in the discipline.
86853 7382 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Denyer, Jocelyn M Syllabus Course Materials
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