1998-1999
Catalog Index


Catalogs for
Other Years


Academics Home

Enrollment Services

CSU Home

 

 

1998-1999 Course Descriptions

COMM - Communication


COMM 1105. Interpersonal Communication (3-0-3) COMM 1105. Interpersonal Communication (3-0-3) A study of the fundamental concepts of person-to-person communication including opportunities to practice skills such as supportive behaviors, active listening, and assertiveness.

COMM 1136. Group Communication (3-0-3) Prerequisite: COMM 1105. Study of the theories of group dynamics, with experiential training in methods and procedures of group problem solving.

COMM 1137. Mass Media and Society (3-0-3) Examines the impact upon the individual of various technological, cultural, moral, religious, educational, political, legal, and economic issues raised by electronic and print media.

COMM 2205. Communication (2-2-3) An introduction to the basic principles of public speaking. Students will deliver a variety of speeches using library research services. Computer laboratory assignments require students to conduct online research, generate word processing documentation and graphic support for their presentations. Satisfies the core curriculum requirement in area B.

COMM 3115. Oral Interpretation (3-0-3) The theory and practice of oral reading. The student will learn how to analyze a selection, apply principles of voice and nonverbal communication to the expression of narration, poetry and drama in solo and group performances.

COMM 3116. Business and Professional Speaking (3-0-3) Prerequisite: COMM 2205. Theoretical and practical study in speech and presentation skills within business and organizational settings.

COMM 3125. Mass Communication (3-0-3) A survey of the history, current theories, practices and technologies of mass communication.

COMM 3135. Persuasion (3-0-3) Prerequisite: COMM 2205.An introductory study of selected theories of persuasion. Students will examine, analyze, and apply persuasive techniques used in today's culture.

COMM 3136. Non-Verbal Communication (3-0-3) Prerequisite: COMM 2205. A study of body language, paralinguistics, proxemics and the sociological and psychological elements which combine to give meaning and purpose to non-verbal communication.

COMM 3137. Couples Communication (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Dynamics of couples communication are explored, including phases of relationships, tasks and skills involved in relationship building and ways to sustain healthy, long-term relationships.

COMM 3141. Public Relations 1 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. The theory, function and practice of effective explanation and presentation of the nature and activities of the organization, both in terms of its daily operation and in view of its overall objectives.

COMM 3145. Family Communication (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Analysis of the communication processes within the family as well as the extent to which they affect and are affected by larger social systems.

COMM 3146. Political Communication (3-0-3) Introduction to theory and practices of political communication, including the conduct of campaigns and providing public services. In addition, the student will participate in a political or voter registration campaign, or work in an elected official's office.

COMM 3147. Intercultural Communication (3-0-3) Prerequisite: COMM 2205. A study of communication barriers between persons from different cultures, and a review of methods used in resolving these communication problems.

COMM 3242. Public Relations 2 (2-2-3) Prerequisite: COMM 3141. Practical application of effective public relations techniques based on a comprehensive P.R. campaign. May include, but is not limited to, letters to the editor, personality profile, news releases, broadcast version and speech writing.

COMM 4000. Communication Exit Assessment (0-0-0) Prerequisite: Senior standing. The student will prepare a portfolio representing his/her work from at least ten communication or related courses. The portfolio may contain audio and visual materials as well as text. After the portfolio is satisfactorily organized, the student will have an interview with a faculty panel. Satisfactory completion of this course is required for graduation.

COMM 4155. Communication Research (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. A study and application of research methods used in speech communication.

COMM 4156. Communication Theories (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. A study of the development of speech and theories of communication.

COMM 4555. Selected Topics in Communication (1-3 hours) The purpose of this course is to address communication issues not addressed elsewhere in the curriculum.

COMM 4698. Internship (1-3 hours) Prerequisite: Senior standing. Application of communication skills in the work place. (S/U grading.)

COMM 4899. Independent Study (1-3 hours) Prerequisite: Senior standing. Work in special projects designed to meet specific needs of individual students.

COMM 5145. Organizational Communication (3-0-3) Approaches and processes used to analyze organizations. Topics include classical approaches, human relations approaches, human resources approaches, systems approaches, cultural approaches and post modern approaches. In addition, socialization processes, performance management processes, conflict management process and diversity management processes are covered.

COMM 5146. Communication Training and Development (3-0-3) Assessment of needs, program design and delivery and evaluation of communication training will be covered.

Send questions or comments about this page to our e-mail.

This page was last updated on08/29/06 10:22 AM


This page is part of the Columbus State University web site.
Send mail to the CSU Webmaster with questions or comments about this web site.

Last Updated: 2/1/11