Study of international communication systems; emphasis on foreign press, freedom of information, satellite communication, and programming patterns in cross-cultural settings.
Study of communication principles as they apply in everyday life. Applying social conventions as guides for effective communication.
Training in basic processes and skills of face-to-face interaction. Emphasis on developing language, nonverbal, and conflict management skills. Note: Does not count toward Communication major.
Introduction to basic concepts of communication discipline. Focuses on communication processes in interpersonal, small groups, organizations, and mass media.
Training in fundamental processes and attributes of effective public speaking. Note: Credit may not be received for this course and COMM 112. Note: Does not count toward communication major.


Study of media regulation by constitutional and governmental processes; includes review of legal decisions, role of federal agencies, and historical trends in media control.


Study and practice of news-writing and reporting techniques for routine news stories, including story organization, writing story leads, and the elements of hard news and feature journalism. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).


Surveys recent theory and research dealing with the roles and effects of communication in complex organizations.