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CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture

CHAPTER 3
Red McCombs
School of Business

CHAPTER 4
College of Communication

CHAPTER 5
College of Education

CHAPTER 6
College of Engineering

CHAPTER 7
College of Fine Arts

CHAPTER 8
College of Liberal Arts

CHAPTER 9
Graduate School of
Library and
Information Science

CHAPTER 10
College of
Natural Sciences

CHAPTER 11
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 12
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 13
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 14
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations

 

    

4. College of Communication

Courses

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The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2002-2003 and 2003-2004; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

A full explanation of course numbers is given in General Information. In brief, the first digit of a course number indicates the semester hour value of the course. The second and third digits indicate the rank of the course: if they are 01 through 19, the course is of lower-division rank; if 20 through 79, of upper-division rank; if 80 through 99, of graduate rank.

Department of Communication Studies

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester. Because prerequisites are subject to change, students should consult the Course Schedule before registering.

Communication Studies: CMS

Lower-Division Courses

306M. Professional Communication Skills.
Designed to help students develop skills in one-on-one interactions, small group communication, and presentation skills. Basic communication theories as they relate to skill development are explored. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication Studies 305, 306M, 319, Speech 305, 319.

210. Forensics Workshop.
Open to all University students. Training for participation in extracurricular speech activities, including intercollegiate debate. Two lecture hours and eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Communication Studies 210 and Speech 210 together may be taken three times for credit.

310K. Team-Based Communication.
Analysis of small-group communication: cohesiveness, social climate, role structure, leadership, conformity, dynamics of interaction; participation in small-group communication situations. Communication Studies 310K and 310K may not both be counted.

312C. Sales Communication.
Focus on communication and the sales process. Includes making effective sales presentations, handling objections, and closing skills. Communication Studies 312C and 317M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: One of the folowing courses: Communication Studies 305, 306M, 319, Speech 305, 319.

314L. Language, Communication, and Culture.
The role of language in communication. Analysis of the complexity of human languages, languages in contact, language modality, and communication interaction. Communication Sciences and Disorders 314L and Communication Studies 314L may not both be counted.

315M. Interpersonal Communication Theory.
Introduction to the study of communication in relationships; topics include self-disclosure, conflict, long-distance relationships, stereotyping, and persuasion. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication Studies 315M, Speech 305K, 315M.

316L. Interviewing Principles and Practices.
Introduction to interviewing theory, emphasizing the acquisition and application of interviewing skills. Communication Studies 316L and Speech 316L may not both be counted.

317C. Speechmaking and Society.
The impact of public discourse on the ideas and issues of culture and history in the United States. Communication Studies 317C and Speech 317C may not both be counted.

317M. Advanced Presentation Skills.
Designed to help students develop skills in delivering informative and persuasive presentations and speeches. Study of major theories related to oral presentations. Focus on audience analysis and adaptation, building strong arguments, speech organization, and use of new technologies. Communication Studies 312C and 317M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: One of the following courses: Communication Studies 305, 306M, 319, Speech 305, 319.

Upper-Division Courses

331K. Speech Writing and Criticism.
Composition and analysis of oral messages; emphasis on creating and arranging ideas, style, delivery, critical method. Communication Studies 331K and Speech 331K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and Communication Studies 306M or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.

332. Argumentation and Advocacy.
Nature of argumentative controversy; variables of form, method, and ethics; analysis of argumentative rhetorical works. Communication Studies 332 and Speech 332 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

332K. Theories of Persuasion.
A study of motivational factors involved in persuasive speaking to secure belief and action. Communication Studies 332K and Speech 332K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

334K. Nonverbal Communication.
Survey of the effects of space, physical appearance, movement, eye behavior, and vocal behavior on interpersonal communication. Communication Studies 334K and Speech 334K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

340K. Communication and Social Change.
Analysis of how persuasion is used in mass movements: civil rights, consumerism, feminism, pacifism, religious sects. Communication Studies 340K and Speech 340K may not both be counted.

342K. Political Communication.
A study of the role of symbols in political communication and the techniques and strategies employed by politicians; special attention is given to recent election campaigns. Communication Studies 342K and Speech 342K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

344K. Lying and Deception.
Examines lying and deception as civil, strategic, and manipulative behavior. Secrets, privacy, disclosures, and confidentiality are examined in a variety of familiar contexts. Communication Studies 344K and 367 (Topic: Lying and Deception) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

345K. Perspectives on Rhetoric.
Four different meanings of rhetoric; how these meanings contribute to the current understanding of communication studies. Communication Studies 345K and Speech 345K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

348K. Social Interaction and Visual Culture.
The role of visual resources and symbols in social interaction and public life; the representation of interaction and human relationships in visual media (photography, advertising, fine arts, and film). Communication Studies 348K and Speech 348K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

350K. Organizational Communication.
Communication processes within government, private, and volunteer organizations. Communication Studies 350K and Speech 350K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

350M. Field Study in Organizational Communication.
Students acquire information through interviews and observation, devise appropriate coding schemes, and compose synoptic reports of their findings and recommendations. Communication Studies 350M and Speech 350M may not both be counted.

351. Communication for Cooperation and Competition.
Theoretical perspectives and experiential learning on the ways people reconcile the need to be individualistic (competitive) with the need to be community members (cooperative). Individual aggression and submission; the rewards of competition and cooperation; and organizational structures that lead to cooperation and competition. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication Studies 351, Speech 351, 367 (Topic: Communication, Cooperation, and Competition). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

352. Organizational Leadership.
Theories, styles, and components of organizational leadership; communication behaviors of leaders in organizations. History of the study of leadership; new theories and concepts related to leaders as managers of organizational culture and change. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication Studies 352, Speech 352, 367 (Topic: Organizational Leadership). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

353. New Communication Technologies.
Theory, research, and application of interactive communication technologies in traditional and virtual work settings. Specific attention is given to new technologies, including communicative features, and their effects. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication Studies 353, Speech 353, 367 (Topic: New Communication Technologies).

354. Conflict Resolution.
Systematic analysis of conflict and communication to examine some of the effects of communication on conflict and of conflict on communication. Readings, analysis of conflicts, and practice with and evaluation of communication behaviors thought to be effective in conflict talk. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication Studies 354, Speech 354, 367 (Topic: Conflict Mediation). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

355K. Intercultural Communication.
Theories of speech and language that concern interaction between persons from different cultures who speak different languages or dialects. Communication Studies 355K and Speech 355K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

356M. Communication and Human Resource Management.
Three general functions associated with human resource management: employee transitioning, feedback and appraisal, and planned change implementation. Communication Studies 356M and 367 (Topic: Communication and Human Resource Management) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

357. Family Communication.
Some of the common issues that face those who live in, counsel, and conduct research with families. The development of traditional families in the United States, different family structures that make up modern society, current issues that affect families, and the impact of communication on family experiences. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication Studies 357, Speech 357, 367 (Topic: Family Communication). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

358. Communication and Personal Relationships.
The nature of human interaction in various types of relationships (friends, dates, spouses, roommates), the nature of communication at different stages in a relationship, and the nature of communication at different life stages. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication Studies 358, Speech 358, 367 (Topic: Communication and Relationships). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

359H. Honors Tutorial Course: Reading.
Intensive reading and research as planned by the departmental honors committee. Individual instruction. Communication Studies 359H and Speech 359H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and admission to the Communication Studies Honors Program.

365K. Male-Female Communication.
Same as Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 21: Male-Female Communication). Studies of speech patterns related to the concepts of male and female, including sexism in speaking, patterns of male and female speaking, patterns of listening to males and females, speech in courtship and family, speech and sexual discrimination in careers. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication Studies 365K, Speech 365K, 367 (Topic: Male-Female Communication), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 21: Male-Female Communication). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

366K. Conversation Analysis.
Theory and practice of detailed analysis of patterns in natural spoken interaction, including techniques for field recording of speech, transcription, and analytic induction from examples. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication Studies 366K, Speech 366K, 367 (Topic: Conversation and Listening). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

367. Topics in Communication Studies.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Communication Sciences and Disorders 367, Communication Studies 367, Speech 367. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

368L. Communication Theory and Application.
Survey of a broad range of theoretical issues involving human communication, including communication in small groups, organizational communication, rhetorical studies, persuasion, new communication technologies, gender and communication, and intercultural communication. Communication Studies 367 (Topic: Communication Theory and Application) and 368L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

370K. Internship in Communication Studies.
Focuses on career goals of students through classroom discussions and places students in communication positions with public and private organizations. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Communication Studies 370K and Speech 370K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of communication studies (or speech), including at least three hours of upper-division coursework; a University grade point average of at least 2.50; a grade point average in communication studies of at least 3.00; and consent of instructor.

371K. Practicum in Conflict Mediation.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester, and ten to twenty hours of work a week with the College of Communication Conflict Mediation Project. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. With consent of instructor, may be repeated once for credit. Communication Studies 371K and Speech 371K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Twelve semester hours in the College of Communication, including at least three hours of upper-division coursework; a University grade point average of at least 2.50; and a grade point average in the College of Communication of at least 3.00.

171M. Communication Studies Internship.
Internship and discussion hours to be arranged. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Communication Studies 171M and Speech 171M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Communication Studies 370K (or Speech 370K); consent of departmental internship coordinator; and completion of departmental requirements for enrollment in an internship course.

178K, 278K, 378K, 478K, 578K, 678K. Research in Communication Studies.
Supervised individual research. Except with prior approval of the department chair, only one of the following may be counted: Communication Studies 178K, 278K, 378K, 478K, 578K, 678K, Speech 178K, 278K, 378K, 478K, 578K, 678K. Prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of coursework in communication studies (or speech), consent of instructor, and approval of project by the department chair prior to registering.

379H. Honors Tutorial Course: Special Project.
The writing of a thesis or the presentation of a creative project; final comprehensive examination. Individual instruction. Communication Studies 379H and Speech 379H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Communication Studies 359H (or Speech 359H).

 


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Undergraduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - The University
Chapter 2 - School of Architecture
Chapter 3 - Red McCombs School of Business
Chapter 4 - College of Communication
Chapter 5 - College of Education
Chapter 6 - College of Engineering
Chapter 7 - College of Fine Arts
Chapter 8 - College of Liberal Arts
Chapter 9 - Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Chapter 10 - College of Natural Sciences
Chapter 11 - School of Nursing
Chapter 12 - College of Pharmacy
Chapter 13 - School of Social Work
Chapter 14 - The Faculty
Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
Appendix B

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