COMM 8300

Seminar in Rhetorical Criticism
Credit Hours:
3
Level:

The field of rhetorical criticism is concerned with the expert reading of persuasive discourse. The course traces the classical roots of this critical tradition but also explores many examples drawing upon different lineages. Students undertake various projects of critical interpretation.

COMM 7000

Master's Research
Credit Hours:
1-9 hrs
Level:

Research while enrolled for master's degree under the direction of faculty members.

Prerequisites:
Permission of department

COMM 4310/6310

Communication Strategies in Government
Credit Hours:
3

Communication strategies and activities in the executive and legislative branches of local, state, and national government. Case study approach incorporated into the class.

Prerequisites:
SPCM 3300 or COMM 3300 or permission of department

COMM 4350/6350

Scientific Communication
Credit Hours:
3

The practice of communicating scientific learning within disciplines, across disciplines, and to lay audiences. The course is designed to equip students in the natural and social sciences with the skills necessary to bring scientific information to professional audiences and to the general public through the spoken word. In addition to basics of organizing and clarifying a scientific presentation, research findings in areas such as risk perception, numeracy, uncertainty management, and visual argument will be presented.

COMM 4350E/6350E

Scientific Communication
Credit Hours:
3

The practice of communicating scientific learning within disciplines, across disciplines, and to lay audiences. The course is designed to equip students in the natural and social sciences with the skills necessary to bring scientific information to professional audiences and to the general public through the spoken word. In addition to basics of organizing and clarifying a scientific presentation, research findings in areas such as risk perception, numeracy, uncertainty management, and visual argument will be presented. This course will be taught 95% or more online.

Course Type:

COMM 4360/6360

Communication Strategies in Social Movements
Credit Hours:
3

The rhetorical nature, function, development, and impact of social movements on society as applied to one or more case studies and the role of the media in social change.

Prerequisites:
SPCM 3300 or COMM 3300 or permission of department

COMM 4510/6510

Nonverbal Communication
Credit Hours:
3

In-depth examination of the functional potential of each type of nonverbal communication. Primary emphasis is given to demonstrating the value of specific kinds of nonverbal cues in communicating successfully in such real world settings as the job interview, male-female interaction, and the courtroom.