CMM Courses

CMM101 - Introduction to Public Speaking (3 cr.)

Students are introduced to communication theory and ethics before developing the public speaking, writing, listening and interpersonal skills necessary for communicating effectively. Students will comprehend and cultivate basic communication skills by researching, organizing, writing and delivering a minimum of five speeches. Students learn to manage communication apprehension through presenting informative, persuasive, impromptu and special occasion speeches. Liberal arts. (Fall/Spring).

CMM118 - Media and Society (3 cr.)

Examines the development of various communication media including both the traditional forms of mass communication and new digital media. Theories on how different mediated realities are created by distinctive characteristics associated with each medium, usage and exposure patterns of the media consumers, functions and effects of media in transforming human behaviors in social, political, cultural public spheres. Liberal arts. (Fall/Spring).

CMM199 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

CMM202 - Communication Practicum (0 to 8 cr.)

An individualized learning experience through participation in one or more supervised communication activities. Participation in the Forensics Team, student publications, and/or a special research project qualifies as an appropriate experience. (Fall - Spring). Prerequisite: POI.

CMM209 - Broadcast Announcing Practicum (1 cr.)

Learn broadcast announcing and radio operations. Explore theoretical aspects through weekly lectures and contribute to WARP radio through on-air shifts--delivering music, news, sports, weather, and public service announcements. Research music formats and create air check tapes. No prior radio experience needed. May be repeated for a total of three credits. (Fall/Spring).

CMM210 - Radio Announcing Practicum (1 cr.)

Explore additional radio announcing techniques through weekly lectures and contribute to WQKE radio through on-air shifts - delivering music, news, sports, weather, and public service announcements. Recorded shows are analyzed in class sessions as a means to assist students to develop their radio portfolios. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisite: CMM209.

CMM226 - Introduction to Human Communication (3 cr.)

An introduction to the discipline of communication, its history from the ancient rhetorical tradition to the present, and the process of communication inquiry. A survey of the communication field including: perception, verbal and nonverbal language, listening, interpersonal communication, culture, small group communication, organizational communication, rhetoric, mass media, and emerging technologies. Liberal arts. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisite: CMM101.

CMM229 - Basic Video Planning & Production (3 cr.)

A hands-on introduction to the principles and practices of single-camera video field production and post-production linear editing for students with little or no prior experience in video production. Students will be assigned to work as part of a production crew for shooting/editing assignments outside of class time. (Fall/Spring).

CMM232 - Basic Audio Production (3 cr.)

A hands-on production course introducing audio techniques, covering the basics of writing, producing, and engineering audio in radio, television, film, field recording, and live sound environments. Besides traditional analog recording techniques, students gain experience with the basic elements of digital audio recording and processing. Intended for students with little or no prior audio experience. Lecture/laboratory. (Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer). Co-requisite: CMM232 lab.

CMM233 - Television Station Operations (3 cr.)

A hands-on experience as a working member of a television station. Students will be required to perform as a technical crew member and/or on-air talent in the operation of a television station. In addition, students will evaluate PSTV programming each week by breaking down program content and production value. Critical evaluation of each program will be discussed and suggestions implemented to improve the production and program experience. May be taken three times for a total of 9 credits. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisite: CMM229 and CMM232, or POI.

CMM242 - Basic Web Design (3 cr.)

This course addresses an important skill requirement for the department's Digital Media concentration by introducing students to the fundamentals of Web design. In addition to HTML and Web authoring software, students will learn basic digital typography, color theory, layout, and image editing and compositing. (Fall/Spring).

CMM288 - Fundamentals of Electronic Media (3 cr.)

The history and development of various electronic mass media: radio, television, cable, the Internet, and other new technologies. In-depth study of the structure, technology, organization, economics, media sales, media law and ethics, mass media theories, and programming practices of broadcasting and new media industries. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: CMM118.

CMM298 - Summer Internship Training Experience (3 cr.)

The Department of Communication Studies provides students with the option to explore a variety of career awareness opportunities through its Summer internship program. Students apply for Summer internships at agencies in the field as a form of experiential learning that gives students the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the professional fields they are considering for career paths. The internship experience must be directly related to one of the majors in the Communication Studies Department. Requires completion of the Learning Contract and Internship Proposal form and approval by the Internship Coordinator, Academic Advisor, Department Chair, and Academic Dean. (Summer). Prerequisite: 2.5 major GPA (minimum).

CMM299 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. (Fall - Spring)

CMM301 - Communication and Culture (3 cr.)

The intersection of gender and sexuality with other categories of cultural identity such as class, race, religion, and nationality by focusing on communicative practices in everyday life. Examines the social and symbolic construction of culture in mediated (e.g. film, social networks, music, fashion) and non-mediated communication contexts. Examination of the ways people (re)create cultural communities or resist cultural norms, commodification and dominant ideologies. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: CMM101 and CMM226.

CMM302 - Global Media and Communication (3 cr.)

Survey of media globalization, the free flow of communication and national sovereignty including political, economic, legal and technological factors. Study of cross-cultural and cross-national mass communication including structure, content, values and impact on various societies and nations; evolution and development of global media giants. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: CMM118.

CMM303 - Health Communication (3 cr.)

A survey course that explores health communication as an emerging and exciting specialty in communication studies and covers the basic theories and principles of communication in health care contexts. Health care settings are a rich environment that allows students to conceptualize the different perspectives and systems of health and health care. Includes an overview of health communication theories and incorporates practical applications (e.g., skill development) into its curriculum. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: CMM101 and sophomore standing.

CMM304 - Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)

Discussion of principles of practice associated with public speaking in a range of professional settings. Designed to explore the techniques of effective oral and written communication applicable to both business and professional leaders. Emphasis on creation and delivery of effective career-oriented presentations, such as employment interviews, sales/proposal pitches, and routine and persuasive messages. Speakers hone skills in audience analysis/adaptation, structure and arrangement, manuscript and extemporaneous delivery, and the use of multi-media presentational aids. Liberal arts. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisite: CMM101.

CMM307 - Argumentation and Reasoning (3 cr.)

Methods for reasoning and techniques of argumentation. Evaluation and selection of evidence, effectiveness of various forms of organization to present an idea or to resolve conflict. (Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: CMM101.

CMM310 - Small Group Communication (3 cr.)

Discussion of small group communication theory and skills. Students participate in decision making, problem solving, and discussion groups. Emphasis is on groups in organizational contexts although groups such as families, learning groups, and activity groups are addressed. (Fall/Spring/Summer). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: CMM226.

CMM312 - Fundamentals of Multimedia Production (3 cr.)

A hands-on production course introducing students to the basic elements of multimedia production (including Web site), an overview of the different types of multimedia applications, and the discovery of the effective uses of templates and interactivity involved in the construction of communication messages in a multimedia environment. Computer proficiency not required. (Fall/Spring/Summer). Prerequisite: CMM118 and sophomore standing.

CMM315 - Applied Media Aesthetics (3 cr.)

This course involves the study of aesthetic principles as applied to television and film images. Topics include the applications of light, color, two and three dimensional fields, time, motion and sound as agents of aesthetic energy. Students will come to understand and appreciate how aesthetic elements help clarify, intensify and interpret media events. Liberal arts. (Spring). Prerequisite: CMM118.

CMM316 - Intercultural Communication (3 cr.)

Drawing upon various theories and empirical generalizations about how cultural differences manifest, the course examines various roles that the concept of culture plays in a human communication process. After reviewing differences and similarities in communication behaviors as demonstrated by individuals belonging to a variety of different cultural and sub-cultural systems, the course analyzes a variety of different patterns of interaction among those individuals both in the culturally-diverse United States and in the rapidly-globalizing world community. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: CMM226 or CMM288 or ANT 102 or POI.

CMM322 - Mass Media Propaganda, 1900-1945 (3 cr.)

An in-depth examination of the use of political mass persuasion from World War I to the dawn of the Cold War. Theoretical constructs are integrated into a format that is historical in nature. (Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: CMM101 and CMM118.

CMM323 - Mass Media Propaganda, 1945-present (3 cr.)

Examines the role of mass persuasion in global affairs from the end of World War II to the present day. The topics include propaganda's role in the Cold War, the wars in Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, war in Iraq and the war on terrorism. Liberal arts. (Spring). Prerequisite: CMM101 and CMM118.

CMM325 - Communication Theory (3 cr.)

Exploration of the nature, history and goals of communication theories and theorists. Criteria for evaluating communication theories is discussed and applied. Communication research as it relates to theory and lived experience is addressed. Liberal arts. (Fall). Prerequisite: CMM226 or CMM288, and junior standing.

CMM328 - Rhetorical Theories (3 cr.)

Examination of Western rhetorical theories from classical, neo-classical, and contemporary periods. Critics to these rhetorical theories are discussed. Students read rhetorical analyses to understand how rhetorical theories are used in political, social, and cultural discourses. Liberal arts. (Spring). Prerequisite: CMM226 or CMM288, and junior standing.

CMM329 - Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)

Focus on interpersonal communication theories to help understand dyadic communication. Theories of effective interpersonal communication are examined and applied. Specific topics that will be addressed include meaning and interpretation, verbal and nonverbal processes, gender and cultural identity, listening and speaking skills, conflict management, new technologies & online dating, and relationship formation, maintenance, and deterioration. Liberal arts.(Fall). Prerequisite: ENG101 and CMM101; and CMM226 or CMM288.

CMM330 - Criticism of News Media (3 cr.)

A comprehensive examination of the processes through which journalists "reconstruct" social realities in the form of "news products" and how media consumers make use of those products. Reviews a variety of factors influencing these processes in order to help students develop critical perspectives both as future practitioners of journalism and critical consumers of journalistic products. (Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: CMM226 or CMM 288; and junior standing.

CMM333 - Writing for Broadcast Journalism (3 cr.)

A hands-on study of gathering, writing, and editing of news for broadcast media. Emphasis is placed on broadcast formatting, writing in a broadcast news style, and news gathering. This course satisfies the department's advanced writing requirement for the Broadcast Journalism major. Approved AWR. Liberal arts. (Fall). Prerequisites: CMM229 and ENG101.

CMM334 - On-Camera Performance (3 cr.)

Introduces the principles and concepts used in on-camera performance, specifically television performance. Includes writing and voice instruction; studio etiquette and weekly performance in a studio setting; enhanced by additional field work. Weekly instructor evaluations enable student performers to concentrate on developing personal styles and techniques. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: CMM229 or POI.

CMM335 - Writing for Radio and Television (3 cr.)

Examination of the techniques, styles, formats, and theories involved in writing for radio and television. Students will practice writing broadcast news stories, commercials and public service announcements, television dramas, and comedy. Approved AWR. (Fall/Spring/Summer). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: CMM288 and ENG101.

CMM338 - Understanding Film (3 cr.)

A technical, aesthetic, and theoretical approach to film study as a unique art form with its own grammar and language. Individual topics such as directing styles, genres, characterization, mise-en-scene, editing, and sound techniques will be examined in the context of individual films and film segments viewed in class. (Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: ENG101.

CMM348 - Media and Communication Ethics (3 cr.)

Examine a range of ethical theories relevant to the field of media and communication; explore major ethical dilemmas and issues that media and communication professionals face in their day-to-day decision-making. Liberal arts. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: CMM118.

CMM350 - Media Convergence (3 cr.)

This course is designed to introduce students to the history, trends, and impact of media convergence. Students will explore the integration of new technology with traditional media, the evolution of participatory media culture, impacts of social media, and contemporary media regulation. Students will maintain a blog or website and incorporate a discussion of related convergent media topics within it. (Summer). Prerequisite: CMM118.

CMM360 - Multimedia Storytelling (3 cr.)

This course combines technical training in Adobe Flash, an industry standard for delivering multimedia content to the World Wide Web, with instruction in digital storytelling. Students will learn to plan online multimedia projects; to think as professional communicators in gathering information; to capture still images, audio, and video; and to publish materials they collect in Flash packages designed for the Web. (Fall). Prerequisites: CMM229 or CMM312 or JOU240 or POI.

CMM361 - Video Motion Graphics (3 cr.)

A hands-on production course introducing video motion graphics that utilize digital video and various forms of graphic file formats. Industry standard visual effects software including After Effects and Flash will be used to cover diverse practices in visual effects in broadcast, animations in live action, title and logos in different programs. (Fall). Prerequisites: CMM288 and CMM229.

CMM365 - Media and Popular Culture (3 cr.)

An overview of popular culture as presented by the media; address such questions as how do the media frame and shape culture, what is the relationship between media and popular forms of entertainment such as music and sports, and how do issues of gender, race, class, sexual orientation, national origin, and ethnicity affect media portrayal and reception. Liberal arts. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisite: CMM226 or CMM288.

CMM375 - Television Studio Production (4 cr.)

A hands-on television production experience which focuses on the use of multi- camera studio technique and equipment for the production of a variety of television programming. (Fall/Spring). Corequisite: CMM375 lab. Prerequisite: CMM229 and CMM232 and junior standing.

CMM385 - Digital Video Editing (3 cr.)

Advanced hands-on applications in video editing for students who have completed the department's basic television production course (or the equivalent). Includes in-depth examination of the technical and aesthetic factors involved in post-production editing. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisite: CMM229.

CMM390 - Special Topics Seminar in Broadcast Media (3 to 4 cr.)

This course will explore the interconnections between the basic structures of human social interaction, theories about technology, and the communication design perspective. Students will develop their ability to understand, critique, and design interventions that will improve communication among multiple parties. Liberal arts. (Fall/Spring/Summer).

CMM399 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

CMM400 - Producing the Documentary (4 cr.)

An advanced hands-on video production course that includes pre-production design, on-location shooting, and post-production of a short documentary. Students work together in groups of 2-3 to fill the principal roles of the documentary crew. Each group will research, write, direct, and edit their own documentary. Lecture/laboratory. (Spring). Corequisite: CMM400 lab. Prerequisite: CMM375 and junior standing.

CMM401 - Political Communication (3 cr.)

This course will examine the role of communication in American politics, the interchange of news, politics, and advocacy and application of public communication principles to political and advocacy campaigns. Students will develop an appreciation of how political communication practices and actions are influenced by rhetoric via old and new media. Topics covered are the role of media relations in politics, the historical and social importance of rhetoric in civic life, and ethical implications of mediated persuasion tactics in the 21st century. Liberal arts. (Fall). Prerequisites: CMM226 or CMM288, and junior standing.

CMM406 - Speechwriting (3 cr.)

Addresses theory and methods of speechwriting for formal venues and in diverse contexts such as public relations, government/politics, and private sector and non-profit organizational leadership. Emphasis upon rhetorical and language strategies for desired speech outcomes and effects, the conventional principles of this highly specialized form of professional communication, writing for the "ear" and audience message retention, and adaptations when speechwriting for another person. (Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: CMM101 and ENG101 and junior standing or POI.

CMM407 - Concepts of Persuasion (3 cr.)

Emphasis on theories of persuasion. Examination of persuasive strategies used in mass media, advertising, political campaigns, social movements, public presentations and interpersonal relationships, along with their ethical implications. (Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: CMM118 and CMM226.

CMM408 - Audio Field Recording Practicum (2 cr.)

Learn advanced audio engineering techniques by recording music in the field. Develop familiarity with engineering and processing of audio CDs by working with various on-campus clients to record music-based performances. Explore client relations, equipment configuration, post-production processing, and audio CD mastering requirements. May be repeated for a total of six credits. Lecture/laboratory. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Co-requisite: CMM408 lab. Prerequisites: CMM428 or CMM464.

CMM409 - Radio Management Practicum (2 cr.)

Acquire and practice radio management skills by contributing to WARP radio broadcasting operations through various radio management positions. In addition, students complete on-air shifts, develop shows, produce audition CDs, and assist in training DJs. May be taken twice for a total of four credits. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: CMM209 and CMM232.

CMM410 - Leadership Communication (3 cr.)

Focus on theories of communication and leadership in group, public, and organizational contexts. Theories of leadership are compared and evaluated. Relationships between cultural diversity, leadership, and communication are explored. Liberal arts. (Spring). Prerequisite(s): CMM118 and CMM226.

CMM412 - Digital Media Practicum (3 cr.)

Learn advanced digital media production techniques by crafting communication messages using advanced digital media tools. Create digital marketing material, animations, broadcast graphics, video marketing material, or interactive websites to deliver focused communication messages on web and social media platforms. May be taken up to two times. Liberal arts. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: CMM242 or CMM312, CMM229, CMM232, and junior standing or POI.

CMM415 - Digital Film Production (4 cr.)

Digital Film Production guides students through the creative and technical process of contemporary independent film production. It is predominantly a hands-on course providing an experiential learning opportunity for students. Students will be required to work in teams, develop their own creative content, capture media in the field, and manage production schedules. Lecture/Lab. (Fall/Spring). Corequisite: CMM415L. Prerequisites: CMM229, CMM232.

CMM416 - Rhetorical Analysis (3 cr.)

Study of basic theories and methods of rhetorical criticism. Various texts, such as speeches, editorials, political campaigns, songs, and films, are discussed, analyzed and evaluated. Approved AWR. Liberal arts.(Spring). Prerequisites: CMM101 and CMM226 and ENG101.

CMM422 - Research Methods in Communication (3 cr.)

Covers essential methods in research design, measurement, data analysis, and data interpretation that are frequently adopted in social research - both qualitative and quantitative. Students gain practical experience in instrument construction, use of computerized statistical packages, and research report writing. Highlights ethical issues involving human subjects and the responsibilities of communication professionals when producing/interpreting scientific data. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisite: CMM118 and CMM226, or POI.

CMM424 - Digital Animation Production (4 cr.)

Learn how to create, digitize, and manipulate images and sound as a means to create digital video for broadcast platforms. Learn how to construct animations with a variety of application software including Flash. Further develop web design skills by showcasing all projects on the Web. Lecture/laboratory. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Co-requisite: CMM408 lab. Prerequisites: CMM428 or CMM464. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: CMM242 or CMM312 or CMM385 or POI.

CMM428 - Advanced Radio Production (4 cr.)

Hands-on study of advanced audio production methods used in radio broadcasting. Explore advanced digital production techniques while crafting messages for targeted audience impact. Learn how to produce a wide variety of productions including PSA's, imagers, promos, drops, podcasts, and more. Lecture/laboratory. (Spring). Co-requisite: CMM428 lab. Prerequisite: CMM232 or JOU240.

CMM429 - Television Field Acting and Production (4 cr.)

Theory and practice in the live performance and production of dramatic material in non-studio environments with special emphasis on shot continuity and video editing procedures. Lecture/laboratory. (Fall). Co-requisite: CMM429 lab. Prerequisite: CMM375 and junior standing.

CMM433 - Television Station Management (3 cr.)

An advanced practical experience in the day-to-day operations and management of a college television station; including producing, directing, engineering, programming and promotion. May be taken twice for a total of six credits. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: CMM233 and CMM288 and ENG101 and junior standing.

CMM434 - Advanced Web Design (4 cr.)

This course teaches students to assess the needs and expectations of specific Web audiences and to design sites that address those needs and expectations. Students will learn professional standards for designing Web pages using HTML, XHTML, and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). They will learn to design projects that are based on sound principles of graphic design and that are easy to use and accessible to a broad potential audience. They will learn to write in a style that addresses the demands of a dynamic medium while adhering to principles of sound rhetoric and effective communication. The course includes an overview of using Adobe Flash to provide multimedia content on the Web and popular scripting languages to add user interactivity. Lecture/laboratory. (Spring). Prerequisites: CMM242 or JOU317, or POI.

CMM435 - Electronic Media Management (3 cr.)

Examines the business and managerial aspects of electronic media. While the concentration is primarily on programming, sales and promotion, students will also examine the various managerial theories and strategies applied in the managing of an electronic media facility. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: CMM226 or CMM288.

CMM446 - Sound Production for Film & Video (4 cr.)

Students explore the process of recording, editing, and mixing sound for visual media. Moving through pre-production, production, and post, students will capture sound in the field, edit and process in the studio, and learn to mix a final product. The course combines lectures, hands-on instruction, and field work. Students will also develop critical listening and analysis skills necessary to evaluate audio-visual media and to improve their own work. Lecture/laboratory. (Spring). Corequisite: CMM446 lab. Prerequisite: CMM232.

CMM450 - Interviewing: Oral and Written (3 cr.)

Improvement of verbal and nonverbal skills in taking and conducting several types of interviews from informal data seeking to employment interviews. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: junior standing.

CMM455 - Media Law (3 cr.)

Legal foundations for future practitioners of mass communication. Pertinent cases, precedents, and guidelines within the parameters of the First Amendment rights. Recurring legal issues including freedom of the press, libel, invasion of privacy, copyright, obscenity, commercial speech and broadcasting regulations. (Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: CMM226 or CMM288; and junior standing.

CMM458 - Producing & Reporting TV News (4 cr.)

Students are introduced to the essential tools associated with being a broadcast journalist. Students will develop their on-air, story-telling abilities by producing a series of television broadcast news stories. They will also learn basic studio operations. Emphasis is placed on writing style, news gathering, and performance. Lecture/laboratory. (Fall). Corequisite: CMM458 lab. Prerequisites: CMM229 and CMM333.

CMM459 - Advanced TV News Production (4 cr.)

A hands-on study of gathering, writing, editing and presenting news for the broadcast media. Emphasis is placed on writing style, news gathering, presentation and performance. Lecture/laboratory. (Spring). Corequisite: CMM459 lab. Prerequisites: CMM458 and ENG101.

CMM460 - Sports Broadcasting (4 cr.)

Students explore the essential tools associated with being a sports broadcaster. Students will develop their on-air, storytelling abilities by delivering short television sports broadcasts and broadcasting local sporting events for radio and television. Emphasis is placed on clarity, diction, presentation and performance. Lecture/laboratory. (Spring). Corequisite: CMM460 lab. Prerequisites: CMM229 and CMM333.

CMM464 - Digital Audio Recording Applications (4 cr.)

Advanced audio production course covering the theory and practice of digital audio recording in various professional environments. Hands-on experience provides exposure through production and remixing projects. Students develop their recording, editing, and processing techniques as they create productions for a wide variety of media-based environments including radio, TV, film, music recording, and the internet. Lecture/laboratory. (Fall). Co-requisite: CMM464 lab. Prerequisite: CMM232.

CMM470 - Organizational Communication (3 cr.)

Perspectives and theories on communication within a variety of organizational contexts provide an intensive and dynamic area of study. Types of organizations include: for profit corporations, non-profits, NGOs, governments and healthcare establishments. The focus is on how organizational culture is built and sustained through communication, as well as how obstacles to communication flow and effectiveness and diagnosed and addressed. Liberal arts. (Fall). Prerequisite: CMM226.

CMM490 - Mass Communication Theory (3 cr.)

Traces various theoretical frameworks frequently adopted in theorizing about mass media's roles, functions, and effects for individuals as well as for the society as a whole. Reviews prevalent analytical paradigms underlying mass communication research and their historical transformations. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: CMM226 or CMM288; and junior standing.

CMM491 - Senior Seminar (1 cr.)

Students prepare for their future and the transition from undergraduate life to careers and/or graduate school in Communication. Students complete personal assessment and conduct industry-related research to prepare for their upcoming roles in the field. Topics covered include developing employment portfolio content, graduate school preparation, researching salary/compensation packages, corporate culture, and industry trends. Course will be offered on a Pass/Fail basis. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisite: senior standing.

CMM496 - Tutorial (2 to 3 cr.)

Assist instructor in planning, preparation, class demonstrations, and teaching in undergraduate lectures and/or laboratory sections of CMM courses. Course may not be used for satisfying any of the Major Requirements. Prerequisites: Junior standing, permission of instructor and department chair. Course may be taken up to 3 times, but credit may not be received for service as a Lab Assistant for the same course more than once. (Fall/Spring).

CMM498 - Internship (1 to 12 cr.)

The Department of Communication Studies provides a variety of field experiences in professional settings to qualified majors in the areas of Audio Production, Broadcast Journalism, Communications, Radio Broadcasting, and Television Broadcasting. Prerequisites for each type of internship vary, but intern must be a recognized major, having passed CMM101, CMM118, and CMM226 with a "C" or better. Internship credits are not applied to satisfy major program requirements. May be repeated for a total of 12 credits. (Fall/Spring/Summer).

CMM499 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. (Fall - Spring)

CMM599 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

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