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2024 Summer: May 8 - August 13

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. 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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50511 6380 15 May 2024-09 Jul 2024 Open Online
Faculty: DeBord, Shannon 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. 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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50512 6381 15 May 2024-09 Jul 2024 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. 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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51743 6980 12 Jun 2024-06 Aug 2024 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. 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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51760 6981 12 Jun 2024-06 Aug 2024 Open Online
Faculty: Thompson, Steven 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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51173 6380 15 May 2024-09 Jul 2024 Open Online
Faculty: Worley, Tracy L 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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51302 6381 15 May 2024-09 Jul 2024 Open Online
Faculty: Gamble, Alexander M 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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52299 6980 12 Jun 2024-06 Aug 2024 Open Online
Faculty: Becher, Thomas 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. 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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50158 6381 15 May 2024-09 Jul 2024 Open Online
Faculty: Torres, Jessica De Leon Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 300 Communication Theory (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112. 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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50181 6380 15 May 2024-09 Jul 2024 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. 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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51633 6980 12 Jun 2024-06 Aug 2024 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. 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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51813 6981 12 Jun 2024-06 Aug 2024 Open Online
Faculty: Denyer, Jocelyn 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. 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.
53550 3665 12 Jun 2024-06 Aug 2024 Th 6:00P-9:00P Open Bethesda (Hybrid)
Faculty: Tropin, Mitchell J Bldg/Room: Building 17B Bethesda BETH 3116 Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 300 Communication Theory (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112. 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.
53551 7655 12 Jun 2024-06 Aug 2024 T 6:30P-9:30P Open Dorsey Station (Hybrid)
Faculty: Coleman, Bryant K Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Dorsey Station: Classroom assignments are subject to change. Please view the electronic board in the hallway for your classroom assignment.
COMM 300 Communication Theory (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112. 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.
53592 4020 15 May 2024-09 Jul 2024 W 6:30P-9:30P Open College Park (Hybrid)
Faculty: Coleman, Bryant K Bldg/Room: Susquehanna Hall 1123 Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 300 Communication Theory (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112. 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.
53825 6865 12 Jun 2024-06 Aug 2024 Th 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Noorzai, Roshan 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, and COMM 300. 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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50374 6380 15 May 2024-09 Jul 2024 Open Online
Faculty: Haddad Nunez, Aitza M 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, and COMM 300. 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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51708 6980 12 Jun 2024-06 Aug 2024 Open Online
Faculty: Crowley-Farrell, Mary E 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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50686 6380 15 May 2024-09 Jul 2024 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.
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50687 6381 15 May 2024-09 Jul 2024 Open Online
Faculty: Tuite, Leah 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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50850 6382 15 May 2024-09 Jul 2024 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.
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51788 6980 12 Jun 2024-06 Aug 2024 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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51958 6981 12 Jun 2024-06 Aug 2024 Open Online
Faculty: Agnew, Anna C 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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52315 6982 12 Jun 2024-06 Aug 2024 Open Online
Faculty: Lalwani, Sheila B 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.¿ 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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50375 6380 15 May 2024-09 Jul 2024 Open 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.¿ 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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52234 6980 12 Jun 2024-06 Aug 2024 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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50468 6380 15 May 2024-09 Jul 2024 Open Online
Faculty: Fox, Caterina G Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 486A Workplace Learning in Communication Studies (3)
Prerequisites: 9 credits in the discipline and prior program approval (requirements detailed online at www.umgc.edu/wkpl). The integration of discipline-specific knowledge with new experiences in the work environment. Tasks include completing a series of academic assignments that parallel work experiences.
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54554 6980 08 May 2024-13 Aug 2024 Open Online
Faculty: Laveist, Wilbert F Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 492 Grant and Proposal Writing (3)
¿(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112. 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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53483 6980 12 Jun 2024-06 Aug 2024 Open Online
Faculty: Callihan, Lisa B Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 495 Communications Studies Capstone (3)
Prerequisites: COMM 300, COMM 302, and at least 9 additional credits of upper-level COMM, SPCH and/or JOUR courses. 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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50454 6380 15 May 2024-09 Jul 2024 Open Online
Faculty: DiDesidero, Linda B Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 495 Communications Studies Capstone (3)
Prerequisites: COMM 300, COMM 302, and at least 9 additional credits of upper-level COMM, SPCH and/or JOUR courses. 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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52476 6980 12 Jun 2024-06 Aug 2024 Open Online
Faculty: Nosiri, Chizoma C Syllabus Course Materials
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