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Undergraduate Communication

2018 Summer Term

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3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING

Communication 110

A basic course designed to help students increase their effectiveness in public speaking through classroom speeches. Emphasis is on research, preparation, organization, delivery, and visual aids, to enhance informative and persuasive speaking. The student will develop skills to communicate orally in clear, coherent language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience.


3 Units

PUBLIC RELATIONS TACTICS I

Communication 203

A beginning exploration of public relations communication styles as they apply to various media, including news releases, public service messages, media alerts, newsletters and brochures.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA (GA)

Communication 236

Focuses on understanding and appreciating film as a unique visual communication experience. Includes an introduction to the understanding of film language and different theories of film aesthetics and criticism.


3 Units

ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS RESEARCH LITERACY

Communication 275

Students will learn about information gathering for communication planning. They will learn to assess the quality of research reports. Students will study survey and group research methods. They will examine subscription data sources commonly used for advertising and public relations and learn about media tracking and Web page evaluation.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE COMMUNICATION

Communication 327

This course provides a broad overview of the theoretical and empirical literature relevant to organizational communication. The focus is on how communication operates in organizations, the effects of communication on organizational life, and how communication can be made more efficient and effective in meeting personal as well as organizational goals.


3 Units

PERSUASION

Communication 345

A study of the process of persuasion: Logical, ethical, and emotional appeals as well as organizational patterns and stylistic devices are addressed. Application and analysis of these techniques through term papers and speeches.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH COMMUNICATION

Communication 363

This course provides an overview on the field of health communication, with special emphasis given to theory and research on social support messages. Factors that influence the provision and reception of social support messages are examined in a variety of different contexts (e.g., relational, familial, support group, workplace, on-line). Assessment of health communication messages occurring while giving social support, dilemmas of social support interactions and failures in the communication of health messages are also considered.


3 Units

CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION (DV)(GS)

Communication 424

Study of cross cultural contacts and interactions when individuals are from different cultures. An analysis of verbal and nonverbal communication and related factors within and between various cultures, predictions of patterns and effects, and communication barriers.


3 Units

INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATION

Communication 493C

Professional experience in which the student who aspires to a career in corporate and/or health communication works for an approved employer in his/her area of interest. (A maximum of three units of internship may be applied toward a communication major; a maximum of three units may be applied toward a communication minor). Three additional units may be applied toward graduation, but not toward the major or minor. Students may only register for 3 units at a time. Repeatable up to 6 units.


3 Units

INTERNSHIP IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Communication 493E

Professional experience in which the student works in the electronic media industries under the supervision of a professional. (A maximum of three units of internship may be applied toward a speech communication major; a maximum of three units may be applied toward a speech communication minor.) Three additional units may be applied toward graduation, but not toward the major or minor. Students may only register for 3 units at a time.


3-6 Units

PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERNSHIP

Communication 493I

Professional experience in which the student who aspires to a career in public relations, works for an approved internship setting in his/her area of interest. A maximum of three units of internship may be applied to a speech communication major or to a speech communication minor. Additional units may be applied to graduation, but not toward the major or minor.


3 Units

MAGD INTERNSHIP

Communication 493M

The MAGD Internship is a hands-on multimedia work experience that counts toward the Media Arts & Game Development Degree offered through the College of Arts & Communication. The course fits within Tier 2 of MAGD''s Communication/Gaming Emphasis and may satisfy 3 credits toward the MAGD degree


1-3 Units

SPECIAL STUDIES

Communication 496

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Communication 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.

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