COM501 Communication Theory–introduces students to the major theoretical orientations found in the discipline, important questions asked by communication scholars, as well as provides students with the nomenclature of theory.
COM502 Communication Methods–focuses on the different methods employed by communication researchers. The course delves into areas such as research design, measurement and analysis of data, interviewing, and field research.
COM503 Communication Pedagogy– Provides students with pedagogical training to foster the development and practice of necessary skills and strategies, and recognize the pragmatic aspects of teaching in a university community.
COM510 Seminar in Interpersonal Communication is designed to acquaint students with the study of communication in interpersonal relationships, such as close, friend, and intimate relationships. Students will discuss the major methodological and theoretical approaches taken by communication scholars in studying human interaction and those relationships. Course topics may include: Advanced Intercultural Communication; Communication and Personality; Interpersonal Communication in Adult Friend and Romantic Relationships; Nonverbal Communication; Humor Communication.
COM520 Seminar in Media Studies is designed to acquaint students with the impact of different electronic communication media in our social lives, such as, television, film, and the internet. Student will discuss the major methodological and theoretical approaches taken by scholars in studying these areas. Course topics may include: Media and Emotion; Media and Political Veracity; Health Communication as Mass Media.
COM530 Seminar in Organizational Communication is designed to acquaint students with the roles and communication processes in organizational and business environments, such as, superior/subordinate communication; leadership; decision-making; training and development. Students will discuss the major methodological and theoretical approaches taken by communication scholars in studying these topics. Course topics may include: Training and Development; Leadership and Communication; Strategic Communication and Nonprofit Organizations; Team and Group Communication in Organizations.
COM540 Seminar in Public Discourse is designed to acquaint students with the interpretation and evaluation of public discourse as represented in speeches, debates, campaigns, movements, television, or other persuasive uses of symbols in the public sphere. Students will discuss the major methodological and theoretical approaches taken by communication scholars in their study of these topics.Course topics may include: Rhetoric, Medicine, and Health; The Rhetoric of Race; Discovering Community: The Multicultural Voice; Rhetorical Criticism.