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Communication

These courses are listed for information purposes only.
Please do not take classes without speaking with your advisor.


CO 3343 Writing for the Media
(Prerequisite: EN 1113 or EN 1173 with a C or better) Three hours lecture. Study and practice of the principles and techniques of media writing.


CO 3803 Principles of Public Relations
(Prerequisite: CO 1403 or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. The role and origin of public relations in society, the identification and influence of publics, and applications of public relations principles to campaigns and organizations.


CO 3813 PR Case Problems
(Prerequisite: CO 3803) Three hours lecture. The written analysis, presentation, and group discussion of specific and hypothetical cases using public relations theory as a base.


CO 3833 Interviewing
(Prerequisite: CO 1223) Three hours lecture. The communicative processes and adjustments necessary in preparing, organizing, wording, and participating in various types of interviews from both the interviewer and the interviewee perspectives.


CO 3843 Media Relations
(Prerequisite: CO 2413) Three hours lecture. Study of interviewing and communication skills for reporters and the issues, problems, and strategies employed by interviewees related to radio, television, and print interviews.


CO 3863 Public Relations Production
(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CO 2413 and grade of C or better in CO 3803) Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Detailed exercise in design and production of public relations materials for print, broadcast, and computer-based media.


CO 3873 Public Relations Multimedia
(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CO 2413 AND grade of C or better in CO 3803) Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Detailed exercise in the use and influence of multimedia platforms and the expanded ability to hone skills in new media practices in public relations.


CO 4043 Communication and Leadership
Three hours lecture. A study of communication as related to the functions and styles of leadership.


CO 4233 Gender and Media
Three hours lecture. A critical exploration of discourses of gender and its intersections with sexuality, race, and class as represented in popular forms of media. (Same as GS 4233/6233)

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CO 4253 Elements of Persuasion
(Prerequisite: CO 1223) Three hours lecture. A study of the motivation of audiences and techniques of persuasive campaigns and communications. [This course satisfies the Jr./Sr. Writing requirement in this concentration area.]

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CO 4313 Mass Media Law
(Prerequisite: Junior standing) Three hours lecture. Study and analysis of laws and regulations significantly affecting newspapers, magazines, motion pictures, and broadcasting in America.


CO 4323 Mass Media Society
(Prerequisite: Junior standing) Three hours lecture. The effects of mass communication on social and cultural institutions.


CO 4433 Television Criticism
(Prerequisite: Junior standing or higher) Three hour lecture. Methods of television criticism.

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CO 4803 Research in Public Relations and Advertising
(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CO 3853, or Grade of C or better in MKT 4413, or consent of the instructor, or graduate standing) Three hours lecture. Theory and practice of research methods in public relations.


The semesters in which these courses are offered are subject to change.
The departments control when the courses will be available.