All Communication students must take:
- CO 1003 Fundamentals of Public Speaking OR 1013 Intro to Communication
- CO 1223 Introduction to Communication Theory
- CO 1403 Introduction to Mass Media
- CO 1503 Introduction to Theatre *See your advisor if another Fine Art was taken before becoming a CO major
CO 1013 Intro to Communication: 3 hours.
Three hours lecture. To sharpen the student's awareness and to facilitate growth in the human interaction process across a variety of communication situations. Students may not receive credit for both CO 1003 and CO 1013.
CO 1223 Introduction to Communication Theory: 3 hours.
Three hours lecture. A comprehensive introduction to the bases of contemporary communication theory
CO 1403 Introduction to the Mass Media: 3 hours.
Three hours lecture. How American media are organized to collect and distribute news, editorial, entertainment material, and other forms of public information
Communication & Media Studies Concentration Courses:
CO 2904 Introduction to Film: 4 hours.
CO 2904 Introduction to Film: 4 hours. Three hours lecture. Two hours lab. A basic introduction to the study of film language, history, and theory, emphasizing aesthetic, technological, and socio-cultural developments of film form. (Same as ART 2904 and EN 2904)
CO 3223 Communication & Media Research Methods 3 hours.
(Prerequisite: CO 1223 and CO 1403 and passage of the departmental GSP exam). Three hours lecture. An introduction to methods used to study communication problems and processes
CO 3233 Communication and Media Ethics: 3 hours.
(Prerequisite: CO 1223 or CO 1403). Three hours lecture. An introduction to the major concepts, theories, and issues related to human communication ethics in a variety of contexts and situations
CO 4043 Communication and Leadership: 3 hours.
Three hours lecture. A study of communication as related to the functions and styles of leadership
CO 4063 Family Communication: 3 hours.
Three hours lecture. An exploration of contemporary understandings of the communication patterns and dynamics that shape family relationships, and the central role families play in society, particular communities, and individual lives
CO 4124 Topics in Film: 4 hours.
Three hours lecture. Two hours lab. Repeatable under different subtitles with advisor approval. An advanced investigation of specific topics in Film, Film History, Directors, Genre, and/or approaches to its production. Readings and discussions, supplemented by lectures/labs and film screenings. (Same as ART 4124/6124, EN 4124/6124)
CO 4213 Political Communication: 3 hours.
(Prerequisite: CO 1223 and CO 1403). Three hours lecture. Analysis and evaluation of the verbal and nonverbal dimensions of the creation dissemination, and reception of political communication in the United States
CO 4233 Gender and Media: 3 hours.
(Prerequisite: CO 1403 or GS 1173). 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
CO 4253 Elements of Persuasion: 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CO 1223). Three hours lecture. A study of the motivation of audiences and techniques of persuasive campaigns and communications.
CO 4293 Communication & Media Studies Capstone: 3 hours.
(Prerequisite: Senior standing and CO 3223). Three hours lecture. Synthesis of the major theories, research methods, and contexts taught in the Communication and Media Studies curriculum, culminating in an independent written or applied research project
CO 4313 Mass Media Law: 3 hours.
(Prerequisite: Junior standing). Three hours lecture. Study and analysis of laws and regulations significantly affecting newspapers, magazines, motion pictures, broadcasting and digital media in America
CO 4323 Mass Media and Society: 3 hours.
(Prerequisite: Junior standing). Three hours lecture. The effects of mass communication on social and cultural institutions
CO 4433 Television Criticism: 3 hours.
(Prerequisite: Junior standing or higher). Three hour lecture. Methods of television criticism
CO 4924 Film Theory: 4 hours.
Three hours lecture. Two hours lab. This course will introduce students to major theoretical positions and modes of analysis used to understand the various frameworks in which to view, criticize, analyze, and (re)contextualize film. (Same as ART 4924 and EN 4924/6924)