The course examines how gender identities, roles and norms have been structured within different modes of communication (e.g., interpersonal, mass media and institutional). Note: Cross-listed with WGST 324.
Analysis of rap music as a communicative force both within and about hip-hop culture. Topics of study include the origins, development, and participants of the culture with special emphasis on rap music as the primary vehicle of communication.
Students learn about communication technologies in contemporary society, explore the various contexts in which these technologies are used, and apply theoretical perspectives to the use of these technologies.


Principles and techniques of preparing evidence and of persuasive speaking before critical listeners.
The study of journalism in a multimedia environment including reporting, video, blogging, and other online content work. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).


Hands-on class designed to introduce students to the many facets of film production including visual, sound, writing, and representational strategies. Note: Students may not receive credit for this course and for COMM 335.


Studies communication processes in group settings; emphasizes empirical research findings in leadership, interpersonal bargaining, and problems of group problem-solving.


Integration of communication concepts and theories to study a contemporary issue or problem within the discipline.
Opportunity for the student, under the supervision of a sponsoring faculty member, to pursue individualized study related to research or practice in Communication that is not included in regular courses in the curriculum.