Dec 14, 2019  
2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions



To enroll in any 400-level course, students must be admitted to the Upper Division; to enroll in a 400(G)-level course in which there are graduate students, students must have junior or higher standing.

*LCCN indicates Louisiana Common Course Number.

 

Cognitive Science

  
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    COGS 581 - Creativity and Cognition


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Cognitive nature of creative processes of discovery, invention, design, ideation, and making in the realms of science, technology, and art.

    Prereq: COGS 501  or COGS 511 
    Rstr: If prerequisite not met permission of instructor required
  
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    COGS 585 - Evolutionary Perspectives On Cognition


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Systematic overview of higher-order psychological faculties related to self-conception, social understanding, and causal reasoning; emphasis on uniquely human processes.

    Rstr: Permission of instructor required
  
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    COGS 590 - Special Project


    1-6 Credit(s).

    Rstr: Permission of instructor required
  
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    COGS 595 - Seminar


    2 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Current research topics and results.

    Grading Option: Grades: CR/NC.
  
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    COGS 659 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Cognitive Science


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Content varies. May be repeated once for credit. Critical examination of primary literature in one or more topics of special interest.

    Prereq: COGS 451(G) or COGS 555 
    Rstr: Permission of instructor required if prerequisite not met or if repeated for credit
  
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    COGS 669 - Advanced Topics in Developmental Cognitive Science


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Content varies. May be repeated once for credit. Critical examination of primary literature in one or more topics of special interest.

    Prereq: COGS 461(G) or 540
    Rstr: Permission of instructor required if prerequisite not met or if repeated for credit
  
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    COGS 681 - Methods in Behavioral Research


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Methodologies for research in the behavioral sciences.

    Prereq: COGS 505 
    Rstr: Permission of instructor required if prerequisite not met
  
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    COGS 691 - Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

    Rstr: Permission of instructor required
  
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    COGS 699 - Dissertation Research and Dissertation


    1-24 Credit(s).

    Grading Option: Grades: S, U, W.

Communication

Students must achieve a "C" or better in all prerequisites.

  
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    CMCN 100 - Principles of Human Communication


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Theories of effective communication; practical applications in interpersonal, small group, and public communication settings.

    Rstr: Communicatin majors cannot recieve credit for CMCN 100, 200, or 310.
    Formerly CMCN 200.
  
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    CMCN 101 - Oral Communication for International Students


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 1 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Listening and speaking skills for students whose native language is not English. Equivalent to CMCN 200.

    Rstr: International students only.
  
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    CMCN 170 - Media and Society


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    History, economic, legal and technological influences of mass media. Professional practices within the media as well as advertising, public relations, and the international flow of communication.

    Formerly CMCN 110.
  
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    CMCN 202 - Argumentation and Structured Decision-Making


    3 Credit(s). 1 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Logic, argumentation strategies, and techniques utilized in educational and community situations; professional decision-making; parliamentary procedure.

    Formerly CMCN 222.
  
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    CMCN 203 - Honors Fundamentals


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Major issues and fields of study in communication; mastery of basic theories and skills.

    Formerly CMCN 242.
  
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    CMCN 210 - Interpersonal Communication


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Theories including personal perception, conflict resolution, networks, verbal and non-verbal communication; experience in individual and class role playing, Transactional Analysis, and other techniques.

    Formerly CMCN 270.
  
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    CMCN 212 - Introductory Newswriting


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Journalistic writing for print and broadcast journalists and public relations writers. Includes writing leads, AP style, inverted pyramid format, and media law and ethics.

    Prereq: ENGL 102  or ENGL 115  with a grade of "C" or better.
    Rstr: Keyboarding skills required.
  
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    CMCN 215 - Video Basics


    3 Credit(s). 3 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Visual storytelling, video composition and desktop editing with field production.

    Rstr: For non-broadcast majors.
  
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    CMCN 250 - Audio Production


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Theory and practice of digital audio production, including sound recording and editing techniques. Also covers writing, producing, and announcing.

  
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    CMCN 301 - Principles of Organizational Communication


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Communication systems and flow in formal organizations; climate, leadership, work control systems, networks and performance enhancement and evaluation.

    Formerly CMCN 381.
  
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    CMCN 302 - Competitive Forensics


    3 Credit(s). 6 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    May be repeated once for credit. Development of speech communication skills through intercollegiate debate, individual events, and public speaking tournaments.

    Rstr: Permission of instructor required.
    Formerly CMCN 322.
  
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    CMCN 304 - Group Process and Problem-solving


    3 Credit(s). 1 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Presents theories of small group dynamics; and provides experience in the use of creative and structured techniques of problem-solving in small groups and task groups.

  
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    CMCN 305 - Honors Group Problem Solving


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Offers advanced theory and practice for UL honors program students concerning small group and task force processes; and examines creativity, problem-solving techniques, and planned change processes.

  
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    CMCN 307 - Leadership Communication


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Communication's role in serving, teamwork, diversity, problem solving, vision, influence, change management, relationships, goal setting and growth.

    Rstr: Freshmen excluded.
  
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    CMCN 308 - Television Performance


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Broadcast performance, including techniques in voice, dress, professional movement, interviews and writing.

  
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    CMCN 309 - Interview Theory and Technique


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Interviews as communication transactions; conducting and synthesizing information from varying formats, such as journalistic interviews, personal interviews, and symposium interviews.

    Formerly CMCN 370.
  
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    CMCN 310 - Public Speaking


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Theory and practice for the preparation and delivery of speeches. Preparation for professional presentations. Use of multimedia technologies in oral presentations.

    Rstr: Communication majors cannot receive credit for CMCN 100  and CMCN 310.
  
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    CMCN 311 - Principles of Journalism


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    News process, including how print news activities are organized, and what elements constitute news; provides students with experience writing news formats such as speeches, press conference reports, interviews, features, and business reports; and improves proficiency with quotations, journalistic style, readability, and deadlines.

    Prereq: "B" or better in CMCN 212  and either a passing grade on the departmental writing test or a "B" or better in ENGL 352 .
  
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    CMCN 312 - Advanced Reporting


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Advanced theory and practice in the use of background research and computer-assisted reporting, including on-line database searches; source identification and interviewing; verification; and legal and ethical factors.

    Prereq: CMCN 357  or CMCN 311 .
  
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    CMCN 313 - News Editing


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Explains and provides practice in newspaper editing, including newsroom organization, news evaluation, the importance of style, copy-editing, headline-writing, typography, page design, picture-editing and cutline preparation.

    Prereq: CMCN 311 .
  
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    CMCN 320 - Principles of Public Relations


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Public relations for profit and not-for-profit organizations. Development of the profession, ethical and legal responsibilities, career opportunities; relationships between public relations and management, including strategic planning.

    Rstr: Freshmen excluded.
  
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    CMCN 321 - Writing for Public Relations


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Theory and practice writing in different formats for publics and mass media including application of AP style and portfolio development.

    Prereq: "C" or better in CMCN 320 , "B" or better in CMCN 212  and either a passing grade on the departmental writing test or a "B" or better in ENGL 352 .
    Pre/Coreq: CMCN 335 .

  
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    CMCN 330 - Principles of Advertising


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Introduces the fields, structures and activities within advertising; deals with the economic needs for and impacts of advertising; discusses strategic planning, including formative research, Management by Objectives and evaluation research; and examines concepts, strategies and techniques employed in creative processes and media selection.

  
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    CMCN 333 - Photojournalism


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Introduction to photography for the media with emphasis on taking, developing and printing pictures. Students purchase supplies.

  
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    CMCN 335 - Visual Communication I


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Desktop publishing software for page layout, design, illustration, image and photo editing.

  
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    CMCN 337 - Visual Communication II


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Advanced visual communication techniques and practices.

    Prereq: CMCN 335 .
  
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    CMCN 338 - Internet Communication


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Historical and interdisciplinary theoretical framework for computer-mediated communication; applications include HTML.

  
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    CMCN 340 - Advertising Creative Strategy I


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Principles of creativity, strategy, copy writing and visualization in advertising; copy and script writing for print and electronic media; basic visualization for print media ads and electronic media storyboards.

    Prereq: CMCN 212 , CMCN 330 , or permission of the instructor required.
  
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    CMCN 341 - Advertising Creative Strategy II


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Application, copy and script writing for print and electronic media; visualization and computer-based typography, design and layout for print media ads and electronic media storyboards; basic concepts of commercial production and direction.

    Prereq: CMCN 212 , CMCN 330 , CMCN 335 , CMCN 340 , or permission of the instructor required.
  
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    CMCN 342 - Electronic Media Advertising


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Preparation, planning, design, and production of radio, television and Internet advertisements, public service announcements and promotional materials.

    Prereq: CMCN 340 , or permission of instructor required.
    Formerly CMCN 430(G).
  
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    CMCN 350 - Principles of Electronic Media


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Introduction to radio, TV, cable, and Internet media; explains the business and technology of those industries and their impact on society.

    Formerly CMCN 351.
  
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    CMCN 352 - Scriptwriting


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Introduces students to scriptwriting techniques for motion pictures, television, radio, and other electronic media. Explores the unique capabilities of media, and stresses development of creativity while balancing aesthetic, economic, and production consideration.

    Prereq: ENGL 102  or ENGL 115 .
  
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    CMCN 354 - History of American Media


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Chronological examination of political, social, economic and cultural roles of American media encompassing newspapers, magazines, book publishing, advertising, public relations, photojournalism, motion pictures, radio, television, and the Internet.

  
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    CMCN 357 - Broadcast Newswriting


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Theory and practice of broadcast journalism with emphasis on reporting for radio. Covers news values, narrative strategies, reporting and interviewing techniques in production of a news program.

    Prereq: CMCN 25, "B" or better in CMCN 212 and either a passing grade on the departmental writing test of a "B" or better in ENGL 352.
    Formerly CMCN 307.
  
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    CMCN 360 - Television Production


    3 Credit(s). 3 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Camera, audio, lighting, control room operation, producing and directing.

    Prereq: CMCN 250.
  
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    CMCN 365 - Single-Camera Production


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Advanced video and film style field production and digital editing for a variety of program formats including commercial, news, and entertainment. Emphasizes preproduction planning, production, and post-production stages.

  
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    CMCN 374 - Cultural History of Film


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Evolution of the motion picture industry. Examines the worldwide influences that led to the development of a modern cinematic language.

  
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    CMCN 377 - Film and Television Aesthetics


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Aesthetic language and structure used in creating various visual media. Covers major image elements--light, space, time-motion, and sound--and how they are used effectively in aural/visual mass communication.

  
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    CMCN 384 - Communication Theory


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Concepts including functions and effects of mass media on society, persuasion, influences on mass media content, and interpersonal/organizational communication.

    Rstr: Upper division status. CMCN 344.
  
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    CMCN 385 - Communication Law and Ethics


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Historical and philosophical context of First Amendment freedoms of speech and the press; privacy laws, free press and fair trial, protection of news sources, obscenity laws, regulation of advertising and broadcasting, and the news media as a business.

    Rstr: Upper division status.
    Formerly CMCN 345.
  
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    CMCN 401(G) - Intro to Training and Development


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Overview of training profession in public and private sectors.

    Rstr: Computer proficiency needed.
    Formerly CMCN 491(G).
  
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    CMCN 402(G) - Persuasion


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Examines classical and contemporary persuasion models to provide working knowledge of social influence theory.

  
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    CMCN 403(G) - Crisis and Risk Communication


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Theory and application of communication strategies and crisis response planning. Focus on advanced leadership skills and contingency planning; legal issues regarding communication with various audiences.

    Prereq: CMCN 310, CMCN 385 with a "C" or better.
    Rstr: If prerequisites not met permission of instructor required.
  
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    CMCN 404(G) - Health Communication


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Investigations of public understanding of health and illness, including theoretical perspectives and strategies for domestic and international health campaigns and interventions.

  
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    CMCN 406(G) - Communication Consultation


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Capstone course encompassing roles of communication consultant in organizations, problem analysis and needs assessments, design and implementation of problem solving strategies, training and evaluation skills.

    Prereq: CMCN 301 , CMCN 309  and CMCN 310  with a grade of "C" or better.
    Rstr: If prerequisites not met permission of instructor required.
    Formerly CMCN 466(G).
  
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    CMCN 407(G) - Diffusion of Innovations


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Theories, techniques, and research design regarding how, why, and at what rate new information and innovations spread in different social systems.

    Prereq: CMCN 301 , CMCN 384  with a grade of "C" of better; STAT 214 .
    Rstr: If prerequisite not met permission of instructor required.
  
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    CMCN 411(G) - Environmental Journalism


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    How to cover such environmental issues as pollution, urban sprawl, population growth, endangered species, global climate change and other issues. Emphasizes such wetlands issues as coastal erosion, flooding, siltation, introduced species, wildlife and fisheries.

    Prereq: CMCN 357  or CMCN 312 . If prerequisite not met permission of instructor required.
  
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    CMCN 412(G) - Feature Writing


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Idea-development techniques, organization of material, point of view, manuscript mechanics, elaboration of a first draft, factors dictating revision and rewriting, and publication strategies.

    Prereq: ENGL 102  or ENGL 115 , or CMCN 212 .
  
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    CMCN 413(G) - Public Affairs Reporting


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Capstone course; theory and practice in field reporting of news relating to government, community organizations, and public affairs. Portfolio validation required for completion.

    Prereq: CMCN 357  or CMCN 312 .
  
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    CMCN 414(G) - Media Management


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Media structure and management functions including research, sales and profitability, technical services, human resources, and public relations.

  
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    CMCN 415(G) - Multimedia Journalism


    3 Credit(s). 3 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Basics of online audio and video news presentation in a multimedia format including techniques for basic camera use; desktop editing with audio, video and graphics for web presentation; and scripting for online writings with exercises.

    Prereq: CMCN 212 , CMCN 215 , and CMCN 338 .
  
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    CMCN 421(G) - Advanced Public Relations Writing


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Extensive practice writing in AP style for various formats. Production and refinement of portfolio projects for prospective employers.

    Prereq: CMCN 321  with a grade of "C" or better.
  
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    CMCN 423(G) - Public Relations Case Studies


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Preparation and analysis of public relations case studies in all sectors; analysis based on the Research, Objectives, Programming, Evaluation, and Stewardship (ROPES) model; problem-analysis and problem-solving skill development.

    Prereq: CMCN 320  and CMCN 321  with a grade of "C" or better.
  
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    CMCN 425(G) - Public Relations Campaign Management


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Capstone course, team project of designing and developing a campaign for community client. Management of primary research, objectives, programming, budgeting, evaluation, and stewardship. Portfolio validation required for completion.

    Prereq: Grade of "C" or better.
  
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    CMCN 427(G) - Experimental Design and Analysis


    1 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 1 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Fundamentals of designing and implementing field experiments from the initial planning stage to data analysis, interpretation, and publication.

  
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    CMCN 435(G) - Advertising Media Planning


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Develops analytical skills; applies advertising research to practical decision-making; evaluates various advertising media related to markets and creative strategies.

    Prereq: CMCN 330 .
    Rstr: If prerequisites are not met permission of instructor required.
  
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    CMCN 437(G) - Advertising Campaigns


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Capstone course. Community client projects, creative and managerial frameworks, copy platforms, positioning and media strategy, media mix, control, budgeting, evaluation, client interaction and presentations. Portfolio validation required for completion.

    Prereq: CMCN 341 , CMCN 342 , and CMCN 435(G) .
    Rstr: If prerequisites not met permission of instructor required.
  
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    CMCN 445(G) - Advertising Sales Strategies


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Advertising functions, sales management, account service strategies and techniques, promotion and development in competitive media markets.

    Prereq: CMCN 330 .
    Rstr: If prerequisite not met permission of instructor required.
    Formerly CMCN 485(G).
  
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    CMCN 448(G) - Trends in 21st Century Communication Seminar


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Content varies. May be repeated for credit once. Special topics seminar examining developing theoretical propositions, communication technology, and communicator-consumer interactivity in 21st century advertising, public relations, and institutional communication.

    Rstr: Permission of instructor required.
    Formerly CMCN 457(G).
  
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    CMCN 455 - TV News Production


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Theory and practice in news gathering, writing, editing, producing, and performance for television news.

    Prereq: CMCN 357 , CMCN 360 , CMCN 365 .
    Pre/Coreq: CMCN 338 .

  
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    CMCN 460(G) - TV/Film Producing and Directing


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Individual and group projects in creating, pre-producing, producing, directing and editing video taped materials; advanced TV techniques.

    Prereq: CMCN 360  and CMCN 365 .
  
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    CMCN 465(G) - Documentary Filmmaking


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Essential creative, analytical and production skills, research, documentation, writing, and production for television and filmmaking.

    Prereq: CMCN 360  and CMCN 365 .
  
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    CMCN 469(G) - Digital Media Convergence


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Capstone course. Theoretical and practical instruction incorporating audio, video, and graphics in a multimedia environment. Portfolio validation required for completion.

    Prereq: CMCN 455 , CMCN 460(G) , CMCN 465(G)  or permission of instructor required.
  
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    CMCN 470(G) - Intercultural Communication


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Survey of the theory and research on cultural variants in the communication process; deals with topics including language, culture and co-culture, cultural variations in perception and information processing, knowledge diffusion and planned social change.

  
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    CMCN 475 - Communication Research


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Methodologies, techniques, and research designs used in mass media, advertising, and public relations; management utilization of formative, informational, and evaluative research to support decision making.

    Prereq: STAT 214 .
  
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    CMCN 477 - Special Topics in Communication


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Content varies. May be repeated once for credit. Analysis and discussion of a selected topic in communication beyond present course offerings. Students evaluated on the basis of research projects, written examinations and explicit learning objectives.

  
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    CMCN 478(G) - Special Topics in Communication


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Content varies. May be repeated once for credit. Analysis and discussion of a selected topic in communication beyond present course offerings. Students evaluated on the basis of research projects, written examinations and explicit learning objectives.

  
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    CMCN 487(G) - Global Media


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Major media outside the U.S. Print and broadcast, news services, and diverse media operations.

    Formerly CMCN 447(G).
  
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    CMCN 488(G) - Computer-Mediated-Communication Issues


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Contemporary issues, including identity, community, censorship, public-private spheres, intellectual property, and electronic commerce.

    Formerly CMCN 468(G).
  
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    CMCN 490(G) - Internship


    3 Credit(s). 10-15 Hour(s) Lab. 1 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Students gain work experience in companies and organizations, learn how to develop a résumé, interview for employment and advance in their profession.

    Prereq: CMCN 335  or CMCN 338  and CMCN 301 , CMCN 312 , CMCN 321 , CMCN 341 , or CMCN 357  with a grade of "C" or better.
  
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    CMCN 497 - Independent Study


    3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Provides opportunities for independent study on topics not covered by existing coursework; requires written contract with a CMCN faculty member.

    Rstr: Junior standing.
  
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    CMCN 498 - Independent Study


    3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Provides opportunities for independent study on topics not covered by existing coursework; requires written contract with a CMCN faculty member.

    Rstr: Junior standing.
  
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    CMCN 500 - Graduate Research


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Research designs and methodologies; formulation of a research plan for a thesis.

    Rstr: Must be taken within first two semesters of program.
    Formerly CMCN 575
  
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    CMCN 501 - Introduction to Graduate Studies and Teaching Pedagogy


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Strategies for success within the graduate program and achievement of career goals after program completion. Professional practices, ethics, and teaching techniques at the college level. All CMCN graduate assistants are required to complete this course during their first year in the program.

  
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    CMCN 503 - Organizational Communication


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Process, management styles, patterns, leadership, climate, culture, systems, networks, diversity, and technology. Diagnosing communication problems and implementing change.

    Prereq:   or permission of instructor.
  
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    CMCN 509 - Interpersonal Communication


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Verbal and nonverbal processes. Emphasis on inventory, evaluation, and skill development in varied contexts such as marriage, family, friendship, work, and leisure.

    Prereq:   or permission of instructor.
  
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    CMCN 511 - Journalism and Mass Communication


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Mass media content and effects. Emphasis on role of mass media in a democracy.

    Prereq:   or permission of instructor.
  
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    CMCN 527 - Public Opinion and Issues Management


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Public opinion as a major factor in public decision-making and issues management, including the evolving definition of the construct and its import, including research and interpretation issues.

  
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    CMCN 528 - Public Relations Publics


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Theories, research techniques, and analysis of targeted programs for specialized publics, including media, employees, consumers, government, community residents, investors, and donors.

    Prereq:   or permission of instructor.
  
  
  
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    CMCN 571 - Theory and Research in Mass Communications


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Research methodologies

    Prereq:
     
    Rstr: Permission of instructor required
  
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    CMCN 572 - Communication Theory


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Cognitive processing, social behaviors, influence, social mobilization, diffusion of innovations, and organizational aspects of human information processing and mass media effects.

  
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    CMCN 576 - Seminar I


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Content varies. Each may be repeated once.

  
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    CMCN 577 - Seminar II


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Content varies. Each may be repeated once.

  
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    CMCN 578 - Communication Law and Ethics


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    U.S. laws and regulations affecting communication, especially the mass media, including ethical standards.

  
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    CMCN 579 - International Communication Law


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    New media, privacy, defamation, copyright, and global issues of freedom of expression.

  
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    CMCN 580 - Communication Research Design and Analysis


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Quantitative design and analysis; methods and techniques, such as instrument design, sampling, and specification and interpretation of statistics. May be required of all students performing quantitative thesis research.

    Pre/Coreq: CMCN 500  or permission of instructor.

  
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    CMCN 581 - Qualitative Communication Research Methods


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Qualitative research design, analysis, methods, and techniques. May be rquired of all students performing qualitative thesis research. 

    Prereq: CMCN 500  
  
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    CMCN 582 - International Communication


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Cross-cultural and trans-national information flow, systems, comprehension facilitation, and the management of planned change and national development programs.

    Prereq: CMCN 500 - Graduate Research  or permission of instructor.
  
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    CMCN 584 - Communication Technologies and Policies


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Recent and emerging technologies in mass communication; formulation, and evaluation of policies to cope with social, political, commercial, workplace, regulatory, and other issues.

 

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