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    CIS 363 - Advanced Web Application Programming


    CIS 263 ; CSC 275  or CSC 276 . (3)

    Advanced Web programming and systems development.  Advanced website content development using technologies such as XHTML, client side and server side scripting, Javascript, Action Script (Flash), PHP, Java Applets, Ajax and Web Services.  Data communication using languages such as XML, SOAP messages, languages for accessing databases. Graded ABCDE
  
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    CIS 391 - Independent Study


    Consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Laboratory study or study of current literature on a special problem. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    CIS 392 - Topics in Computer Information Systems


    Prerequisite determined based upon topic. (3)

    Topics of interest in computer information systems that are not offered on a regular basis, announced in the course schedule. Various offerings of the course may treat different topics. May be reelected for credit; Each election must emphasize a different topic. Graded ABCDE
  
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    CIS 395 - Cooperative Practice in Computer Information Systems


    Consent of internship coordinator or associate chair. (1-3)

    Students work with professional and department supervision on projects assigned by an organization external to the department. Projects require the approval of the internship coordinator or the associate chair. Focus on development of applied computer information systems skills related to the student’s academic program. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded Pass/Fail. Graded ABCDE
  
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    CIS 401 - Internship in Computer Information Systems


    Consent of internship coordinator, department chair, or program director. (1-3)

    Students work with professional and department supervision on projects assigned by an organization external to the department.  Projects require the approval of the internship coordinator, the department chair, or the program director.  Focus on development of applied computer information systems skills related to the student’s academic program. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded Pass/Fail
  
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    CIS 410 - System Analysis and Design


    BUS 381 CSC 382 CSC 384 , each with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Introduction to basic concepts of system analysis and design with emphasis on gathering of business requirements, enterprise frameworks, and organizational considerations of systems building and software projects. Topics include determination of business requirements, analysis and design constraints, and software acquisition and evaluation, and group-based large-scale project development. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    CIS 417 - Introduction to Social Computing


    CSC 275  or CSC 276 . (3)

    Study of large-scale socially aware information systems. Online behaviors and structural complexities on different social computing platforms. Theories and principles behind technology diffusion into society. Socio-technical design of technologies for online communication and computer supported collaborative work. Graded ABCDE
  
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    CIS 431 - Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence


    CSC 384 . (3)

    Examination of how data and data warehouses are used in organizations to gain competitive advantage. Exploration concepts of data quality, metadata, multidimensional data structures, and the data warehouse life cycle. Focus on software applications and techniques utilized for data warehousing, business intelligence and data analytics needed to accomplish this. Graded ABCDE
  
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    CIS 483 - Information Systems Design Project


    CSC 382 , CSC 384 ; CIS 300  or CSC 425 ; senior standing.  Prior or concurrent election of COM 210  recommended. (3) CAP

    Capstone design project for Computer Information Systems. Semester-long project of high complexity with emphasis on problem analysis, design synthesis and final product implementation and test. Projects performed as teams and analysis and design work presented in written and oral form. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    CIS 494 - Off Campus Study Preparation


    HON 155  or HON 355 ; consent of program advisor and Honors Director. (1-3)

    Independent study designed for the development of the Honors Program off-campus study proposal carried out in close consultation with both the program advisor and the Honors Director. Involves development of the project and/or necessary skills to undertake the off-campus study experience. Grade assigned by the program advisor when the off-campus study proposal is completed to the satisfaction of the program advisor and the Honors Director. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    CIS 495 - Honors Thesis I


    Consent of the Honors Director or his/her designate.  Open only to Honors Program students in Computer Information Systems. (4)

    Credit and grade are not given until successful completion of CIS 496. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    CIS 496 - Honors Thesis II


    Consent of the Honors Director or his/her designate; prior or concurrent election of CIS 495 .  Open only to Honors Program students in Computer Information Systems. (4)

    Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    CIS 510 - Information Systems


    Admission to the MS in CSIS program. (3)

    Information systems role in transforming organizations and industries. The firm in its environment; the systems approach. Strategic planning and issues; information resource management. Case studies; AIS and MIS.  Not open to students with credit forCIS 555 . Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    CIS 515 - Cloud Computing


    Admission to the MS in CSIS program. (3)

    Cloud computing as a model for enabling on-demand, elastic computing resource provisioning, with a focus on enabling technologies and challenges being faced. Topics include: service and deployment models, cloud security/privacy, social media, virtualization technologies, and distributed software frameworks. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    CIS 517 - Social Computing


    Admission to the MS in CSIS program. (3)

    Study of large-scale social information systems. Online behaviors and structural complexities on different social computing platforms. Theories and principles behind technology diffusion into society. Socio-technical design of technologies for online communication and computer-supported collaborative work. Not open to students with credit forCIS 417. Graded ABCDE
  
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    CIS 520 - Knowledge Management in Information Systems


    Admission to the MS in CSIS program; CSC 375  with a grade of B (3.0) or better or CSC 500  or pass on department programming proficiency test. (3)

    Unique issues of the knowledge management system, a particular type of information system. Exploration of concepts and definitions of knowledge itself, background, analysis, design and implementation. Particular considerations of system background and use within the organization; use of the system as an agent of organizational change and a strategic  tool. Graded ABCDE/Y Offered Infrequently.
  
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    CIS 525 - Wireless and Mobile Computing


    Admission to the MS in CSIS program; CSC 375  with a grade of B (3.0) or better or CSC 500  or pass on department programming proficiency test. (3)

    Overview of the history, evolution and compatibility of wireless, cellular and pervasive standards and protocols.  Mobility management, mobile Internet protocol, wireless local area networks, software support for mobile and wireless standards, the role of middleware, performance issues.  Emerging technologies and mobile operating systems.  Security issues of mobile computing will be an important component.  Android and/or iPhone will be used to develop basic software for smartphones.  Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    CIS 531 - Advanced Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence


    Admission to the MS in CSIS program. (3)

    Examination of how data and data warehouses are used in organizations to gain competitive advantage. Exploration concepts of data quality, metadata, multidimensional data structures, and the data warehouse life cycle. Focus on software applications and techniques utilized for data warehousing, business intelligence and data analytics needed to accomplish this.  Not open to students with credit forCIS 431. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    CIS 550 - Decision Support Systems


    Admission to the MS in CSIS program; CSC 375  with a grade of B (3.0) or better or CSC 500  or pass on department programming proficiency test. (3)

    Decision making and available support. Evolution of computerized decision aids. Decision making models and systems; decision support systems. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    CIS 555 - Health Informatics


    Admission to the MS in CSIS program. (3)

    Investigation of the role of information systems in revolutionizing healthcare delivery, administration, education, and research. Collection, storage, retrieval, communication and use of health-related data, information and knowledge. Obstacles and success factors for implementing and integrating information and decision technologies in healthcare; case studies.  Not open to students with credit forCIS 510. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    CIS 562 - Enterprise Computing and Systems Integration


    (Formerly CIS 565). Admission to the MS in CSIS program. (3)

    Overview of enterprise systems and supply chain business processes, with a focus on how enterprise systems are used to manage supply chains and make effective business decisions. Students learn to analyze and design an enterprise architecture using one of the most popular methodologies. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    CIS 564 - Semantic Web Services


    Admission to the MS in CSIS program. (3)

    Introduction to fundamental concepts of Web services and the services computing paradigm, designed to familiarize the students with the recent trends in industry and academia. Various aspects of Web services including the reference model for Web services (e.g., UDDI, SOAP, WSDL), Web service composition, semantic Web services, security/privacy in Web services, and overview of Web service standards. Graded ABCDE
  
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    CIS 571 - Quantitative Project Management


    Admission to the MS in CSIS program. (3)

    Study of analytical tools and concepts used to make optimal decisions, with a dual focus on organizational goals and project management techniques. Topics include: cost efficiency, service delivery, profitability, critical path modeling, resource allocations, and project scheduling. Project management techniques include Microsoft Project for project schedules, Gantt charts, critical path models and resource allocations. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    CIS 588 - Software Testing and Maintenance


    (Formerly CIS 560). Admission to the MS in CSIS program; CSC 375  with a grade of B (3.0) or better or CSC 500  or pass on department programming proficiency test. (3)

    Examination of testing and modification of software in evolving environments. Introduction to tools and techniques used to validate artifacts developed during the software development process. Topics include: model validation, maintenance categories, implementation, and specification-based testing. Graded ABCDE/Y Offered Infrequently.
  
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    CIS 591 - Independent Graduate Study in Information Systems


    Consent of instructor. (3)

    Independent work with guidance by faculty advisor of choice on a research project related to an Information Systems problem. Not open to students electing Thesis Option. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    CIS 592 - Special Topics in Information Systems


    Admission to the MS in CSIS program. (3)

    Topics of interest in computer information systems not offered on a regular basis, announced in the course schedule. Various offerings may treat different topics. May be reelected for credit; Each election must emphasize a different topic. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    CIS 595 - Master’s Thesis I


    Consent of instructor. (3)

    Advanced topics of particular interest to the student chosen in cooperation with the thesis advisor. Directed research under supervision of advisor, thesis document preparation, preparation for oral defense. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
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    CIS 596 - Master’s Thesis II


    Consent of instructor. (3)

    Continuation of thesis research. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
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    CIT 100 - Technology Foundations


    (4)

    Introduction to resources and skills necessary for success in academic studies and ultimately careers.  Defining and solving technical problems, using software for analysis and communication, analytical and computational problem-solving techniques, basic laboratory skills including simple troubleshooting techniques and safety practice.  Course projects integrate teamwork, global and societal concerns, and professional ethics. Graded ABCDE
  
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    CIT 120 - Organizational Leadership for Next Generation Industries


    (3)

    Survey of individual and organizational behavioral concepts and principles providing a foundation for leadership in next generation technology organizations.  Focus on behaviors necessary for effective organizational leadership, including concepts of work in a technology-rich environment. Graded ABCDE
  
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    CIT 391 - Independent Study


    Consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Laboratory study or study of current literature on a special problem under supervision of instructor. May be reelected to a total of four credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    CIT 392 - Special Topics in Technology


    See course schedule for prerequisite. (1-3)

    Topics of interest in technology, to be announced in the course schedule. Various offerings treat different topics. Not offered every semester. May be reelected when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    CIT 401 - Technology Internship


    Consent of internship coordinator. (1-3)

    Students work with professional and instructor supervision on projects assigned by an external organization and approved by the internship coordinator. May be reelected to a total of three credits. Graded P/F
  
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    CIT 480 - Technology Capstone I


    Senior standing. (3)

    Introduction to and development of skills needed to define, design and develop technology solutions, with emphasis on planning and designing alternatives that meet cost, performance and user-interface goals.  Project planning, scheduling, and management techniques; comparison of design approaches.  Course projects integrate teamwork, global and societal concerns, and professional ethics. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    CIT 485 - Technology Capstone II


    CIT 480 . (3) CAP

    Students use skills gained in their studies to design and implement an acceptable solution to an industry-based problem. Graded ABCDE
  
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    CIT 493 - Technology Colloquium


    CYB 202 (1)

    Weekly talks and presentations by students, experts and practitioners from industry and academia on various fundamental and/or cutting-edge topics in cybersecurity, to reinforce the curriculum and introduce new developments to students in a friendly environment.  May be reeelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 170 - Introduction to Digital Culture


    (3) T

    How communication technology influences culture, society, and our day-to-day lives, with special emphasis on the massive shift from analog to digital technologies in a variety of media contexts. Exploration of technologies such as the internet, digital film, and social media websites, and issues such as the intersection between society and technology, theories of representation, obsolescence, surveillance and privacy, and how past communication technologies have shaped new and emerging media. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 200 - Introduction to Human Communication


    (3) S

    Introduction to the discipline of Human Communication, touching on all skills and objectives of the Communication Program.  Students gain tools needed to become competent communicators and to critically evaluate the communication messages of others. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 201 - Audio Design


    (3) T

    Fundamental theories of audio and audio production for design and media, including basics of digital audio, studio and remote recording; editing for effect and content in electronic media and its use in media productions. Through application of audio concepts in computer audio editing software, storytelling theory, and critiques of podcast and web-based projects and programs, students gain requisite skills to successfully design and execute audio strategies for media.  Also listed as ART 200 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 202 - Video Design


    (3) T

    Principles and practices of planning, producing and directing video productions, including the basics of digital video and studio and remote filming.   Also listed as ART 202 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 203 - Video Editing


    (3) T

    Post-production video editing, including video capture, timeline basics, transitions, trimming, audio basics, creating effects, and texts.  Students learn to use the latest industry-standard editing software as they work on the post production phase of a video/film project. Also listed as ART 203 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 204 - Argumentation and Debate


    (3) H

    Basic instruction in public argumentation and debate.  Students develop research skills and learn to construct and deconstruct arguments.  Includes participation in debates. Also listed as THE 204 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 206 - Great Speeches


    (3)

    Survey of great speeches throughout history. Students learn who the orators were and why their speeches made a difference, gaining appreciation for the power of the spoken word. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    COM 210 - Introduction to Public Speaking


    (3) H

    Students prepare and deliver public speeches, developing skills of organization, research and delivery while engaging important public issues. Students develop appreciation for ethical methods to approach diverse audiences and become more comfortable speaking in public and better equipped to use speech as a tool to execute change. Also listed as THE 210 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 225 - News Writing


    ENG 112  or EHS 120  . (3) H

    Introduction to news gathering and writing, including news values and judgment, sourcing, interviewing, beats, use of numbers and data, and story construction. Presentation of news across multiple media platforms. Discussion of legal and ethical principles. Stress on drill and practice in writing on deadline. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 226 - Advertising


    (3)

    Principles of effective advertising strategy and design. Emphasis on developing knowledge of the industry of advertising and advertising techniques. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 241 - History and Effects of Mass Communication


    (3) S

    Focus on history and major effects of mass communication (print, radio, film, TV and Internet) on society. Students gain knowledge of the historical emergence of mass communication, its major effects on society, governmental regulations, and parental approaches for controlling effects. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 261 - Foundations of Organizational Communication


    (3) S

    Analysis of the forms and functions of communication within organizations. Examination of basic theories of the management of communication processes in organizations. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 272 - Film Genre


    (3) F

    Examination of a selected film genre (the gangster film, the western, science fiction, war films, Film Noir, etc.) or selected topical focus. Viewing, discussion and writing about film. Class time may be extended to accommodate screenings. Also listed as THE 272 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 281 - Principles of Interpersonal Communication


    (3)

    Intensive analysis of intrapersonal and interpersonal communication, necessary for the health and wellbeing of ourselves and our relationships. Focus on philosophy, theories and strategies underlying effective human communication. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 284 - Gender and Communication


    (3) S

    Analysis of gender/communication issues, including how women and men use language differently, how women and men are portrayed in language, and how language reflects and recreates social reality. Also listed as LIN 284  and WGS 284 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 301 - Ethical Issues in Communication


    COM 200  or an additional COM course. (3)

    Examination of ethical principles involved in interpersonal and public communication. Analysis of individual and institutional responsibilities in all forms of communication. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 304 - Advanced Public Speaking


    COM 210 /THE 210  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Provides students opportunity to hone their public speaking skills, developing expertise in delivery and speech composition for a number of real-world contexts. Offered Winter semesters. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 305 - Communication Theory


    COM 200 , COM 210 /THE 210 ; concurrent election of COM 306 . (3)

    The role of theory in the study of communication. Examination of a range of major theories from a variety of disciplinary approaches. Students learn what makes a theory, and critically evaluate and use theories to understand communication phenomena. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 306 - Communication Writing and Speaking Laboratory


    COM 200 , COM 210 /THE 210 ; concurrent election of COM 305 . (1)

    Focus on building writing and speaking skills. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 308 - Research Methods in Communication


    At least junior standing; COM 305 , COM 306 . (3)

    Focus on how communication research is conducted. Students gain knowledge of different research methods used to conduct communication research studies and the skills to comprehend, analyze, and design communication research methods by locating, summarizing, assessing quality, and proposing their own social scientific research study. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 316 - Advanced Advertising


    COM 226 . (3)

    In competitive agency teams, examination of various media, cost comparisons, techniques of utilization, and creative concepts are developed. Guidelines and practice in setting creative and advertising objectives for meeting client-established marketing objectives, developing a complete advertising proposal, and pitching it to a local client. Mirrors agency life in small to medium sized markets. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 320 - History and Theory of Persuasion


    At least junior standing, COM 200 , an additional 200-level course in communication. (3) H

    Western approaches to persuasion and rhetoric from antiquity to current times.  Study of seminal works in this tradition for better understanding of the role of persuasion in civic life.  Key questions considered include the relationship between persuasion and truth, the process of deliberation, and ethical limits of influencing audiences. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 321 - Speech Criticism


    At least junior standing or consent of instructor. (3) H

    Methods for critiquing persuasive messages, with focus on the history of American public address.  Students learn to analyze any persuasive text from a number of different perspectives.  Includes audience analysis, construction of genre, the role of power and privilege in persuasion, and persuasion in a mass mediated age. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 323 - Advanced Theories of Public Argumentation


    COM 204 /THE 204 , at least junior standing; or consent of instructor. (3) H

    In-depth exploration of public argumentation theory through close examination of one or more contemporary controversies.  Students develop expertise in the issue and apply cutting edge theory to better comprehend it, leading to better understanding of future social and political issues. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 331 - Media Law


    COM 241 . (3)

    Analysis of legal limitations and privileges of technologically assisted communication (print, radio, TV and Internet). Students describe and interpret mass communication legal principles, including privileges of free speech, fair comment, libel and slander, and rights of privacy, and develop an ethical approach to make decisions impacting mass communication. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 332 - Theories of Mass Communication


    COM 241 . (3)

    Historical and contemporary theories about how mass communication affects society with readings illustrating the application of those theories. Students use the framework of media theory to understand real world media effects and to construct effective arguments and media stories. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 338 - Communications in Business


    ENG 112  or EHS 120 . (3)

    Theory and practice of business communications. Audience; content and tone; collection and arrangement of data; selection of form, strategy, and medium. Practical applications to management, including oral, written and audio-visual presentations. Also listed as ENG 338 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 361 - Public Relations


    ENG 112  or EHS 120 , COM 200 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Theory, philosophy, and function of agency, business, and institutional relations with the public through newspaper, radio, television, and other media. Procedures for researching, planning, implementing and evaluating public relations campaigns, with special emphasis on writing and publicity problem solving. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 362 - Communication Behavior in Organizations


    COM 261  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Investigation of theories and models of communication in organizational settings. Emphasis on analysis and diagnosis of communication patterns and consideration of methods for implementing appropriate and effective communication practices in organizations. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 363 - Conflict Management


    COM 200  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Intensive theoretical investigation of communication barriers and breakdowns in interpersonal and public settings. Focus on the management of conflict through effective communication. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 365 - Social Media Communication


    PR: At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Examination of the use of digital and social media platforms and tools for strategic communications. Students develop practical and theoretical knowledge and analytical skills to plan and execute effective social media strategies through readings, group discussions, and individual projects. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 371 - Advanced Public Relations


    COM 361  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Advanced theory with emphasis on management of the public relations function as a purposive, goal-directed activity. Practical applications in development of a comprehensive public relations program; production of program materials and activities; and evaluation of programs conducted by companies, non-profit institutions, and government agencies. Advanced writing techniques for specialized and mass speechwriting. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 381 - Intercultural Communication


    COM 200  or consent of instructor. (3) S

    Critical investigation of the complexities of communication between cultures. Centers on communication not only between nations, but between groups distinguished by race, gender, religion and class. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 382 - Small Group Communication


    COM 200  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Theories of small group communication in problem solving and decision making situations. Focus on the relationship of leadership to group interaction strategies and communication styles. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 387 - Introduction to Health Communication


    COM 210 . (3)

    Introduction to the concepts and theories of health communication that apply to individuals in a variety of contexts such as health care providers, health care consumers and health care advocates. Investigation of communication strategies that inform and influence individual and community decisions about health. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 390 - Independent Research


    Consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Research study by qualified students under the supervision of the instructor. Research may use a variety of methodological approaches in communication (i.e., critical, historical, quantitative). May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    COM 391 - Directed Readings in Communication


    COM 305 , consent of instructor. (1-2)

    Designed to allow students to explore facets of communication studies that may not be presented in regular course offerings. May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 392 - Civic Engagement Experience


    At least junior standing. (1-3)

    Hands-on approved civic engagement experience working with a community organization, broadening students’ understanding of our interdependent role with the community.  Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    COM 398 - Internship in Communication Studies


    At least junior standing, consent of instructor. (1-6)

    Hands-on experience and exploration of career opportunities in the communication field. Selected placement of qualified students in commercial or non-profit organizations. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    COM 399 - Topics in Communication Theory and Criticism


    At least junior standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Special areas of communication theory and approaches to communication criticism. Possible offerings: the rhetoric of social movements; film genres and social change; persuasion and propaganda; studies of specific figures in the history of public address. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Only three credits may apply toward the concentration in Communication. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 401 - Theory, History and Criticism of Ways of Seeing


    ARH 111  or ARH 112  or consent of instructor; at least sophomore standing.  (3)

    Examination of ideas, theories and institutions that have shaped how visual imagery has been interpreted across time. Considers fields that have impacted the creation and reception of visual culture, including critical theory, art criticism, aesthetic theory, visual theories of gender, and museum studies. Also listed as ARH 401 /WGS 403 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 417 - Applied Health Communication


    COM 241 , COM 387 , HCR 386 . (3)

    This capstone course explores interpersonal and media based communication campaigns to promote health and reduce health risk. This course applies previously learned theory and strategy and prepares students to lead the planning, implementation, evaluation and refinement of communication campaigns that affect individual-level behavior change and community-wide action while addressing public health issues. Throughout the semester, students apply the various stages of a health communication campaign to a community-based partner. Students will create a portfolio that includes the stages of the campaign and reflections on the process. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    COM 426 - Senior Seminar in Communication Studies


    COM 305 , senior standing; or consent of instructor. (3) CAP

    Students critically reflect on their courses of study and lives after graduation. Includes development of speaking and writing skills, application of theory to the world, civic engagement experience, and preparation of future careers. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 450 - Media, Propaganda and Social Change


    Senior standing; COM 301 , COM 304 , COM 320 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    The role of mass communication in social movements, propaganda, and social change. The nature and rhetorical strategies of propaganda in historical and current events. Social movements and propaganda campaigns including the Crusades, Reformation, Antislavery, WW I, WW II, Cold War, Hipsters, Anti War, Civil Rights, Advertising, Northern Ireland, the War on Terror; sociological propaganda. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 470 - Proposal Writing in Communication


    ENG 112; junior standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Students apply theories and skills of communication to the task of proposal and grant writing, including persuasive techniques, adapting messages to guidelines/criteria and strategic organization. Students develop, research and write a complete business proposal or grant application over the course of the semester. Students learn about proposals both in the field of communication and across private and non-profit contexts. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 494 - Off Campus Study Preparation


    HON 155  or HON 355 . (1-3)

    Independent study course designed for development of the Honors Program off-campus study proposal, carried out in close consultation with the Communication Studies Honors Advisor and the Honors Director. Involves development of the project and/or necessary skills to undertake the off-campus study experience. Grade assigned by the Communication Studies advisor when the off-campus study proposal is completed to the satisfaction of the advisor and the Honors Director.  See http://www.umflint.edu/honors for further details. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    COM 495 - Honors Thesis I


    Permission of the Honors Council or its designate; consent of Communication Program Director. Open only to Honors Program students. (4)

    Credit and grade will not be given until successful completion of COM 496 or HON 496. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    COM 496 - Honors Thesis II


    Permission of the Honors Council or its designate; consent of Communication Program Director, prior or concurrent election of COM 495  or HON 495 . Open only to Honors Program students. (4)

    Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    COM 510 - Group Communication and Collaboration


    Admission to Applied Communication MA program. (3)

    Examination of theoretical and practical dimensions of group collaboration in synchronous and asynchronous environments. Students gain an advanced understanding of group dynamics, and develop strategies for problem solving and decision making in face-to-face and virtual groups. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 511 - Leadership as a Communication Phenomenon


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of the role communication skills play in effective leadership in professional contexts. Students apply theories of leadership from a variety of fields to case studies drawn from real world contexts, focus on topics and such as leadership styles, ethics, theories of management, and learn to understand cultural difference from a leadership perspective. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 512 - Communication Consulting and Training


    Admission to Applied Communication MA program. (3)

    Exploration of the principles of applied organizational communication. Students develop a capacity to act as communication consultants for external and internal audiences, and explore advanced training and development strategies. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 550 - Media, Propaganda and Social Change


    Graduate standing. (3)

    The role of mass communication in social movements, propaganda, and social change. The nature and rhetorical strategies of propaganda in historical and current events. Social movements and propaganda campaigns including the Crusades, Reformation, Antislavery, WW I, WW II, Cold War, Hipsters, Anti War, Civil Rights, Advertising, Northern Ireland, the War on Terror; sociological propaganda. Not open to students with credit for COM 450 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 620 - Case Studies in Communication Technologies and Interfaces


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Investigation of the constitutive role played by technologies and interfaces in shaping meaning, messages and audiences in communication contexts. Students apply theories of communication technology and society to specific case studies focusing on interactions between communication media and their roles in both constraining and enabling messages within given cultural contexts. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 621 - Case Studies in Persuasion


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of the relationship between speakers, messages and audiences. Combines theories of persuasion, rhetoric and argumentation with analysis of target audiences to help students use communication skills to solve problems. Case studies explore themes including adapting messages to different audiences, ethics of deception and manipulation, and standards for effective argumentation. Graded ABCDE
  
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    COM 622 - Case Studies in Communication, Culture, and Difference


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Investigation of the role of communication in cultural production. Students apply key methodologies of cultural analysis to understand how communication produces, and navigates, key markers of difference such as race and ethnicity, gender, age, class, sexuality and global cultures. Graded ABCDE
  
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    CPL 204 - Literature of Greece and Rome


    Prior or concurrent election of ENG 112  or EHS 120 . (3) H

    Contribution of classic myth to European and American literary culture.  Selected masterpieces of ancient literature read in English translation. Also listed as ENG 204 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    CPL 205 - The Bible as Literature: The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament


    Prior or concurrent election of ENG 112  or EHS 120 . (3) GS

    Contemporary literary analysis of the Hebrew Bible and Deuterocanon in English translation; emphasis on textual history, literary structure and form, historical and cultural contexts, reception, and treatment of ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality. Also listed as ENG 205 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    CPL 206 - Introduction to African Literature


    (3) H

    Origins and development of contemporary African fiction, including the African oral heritage and works of selected writers from different African geographic regions. The unique role and the experiences of the writer in modern African societies; critical reception of African literature within and outside of the African continent; influences of colonialism, nationalism, and feminism/womanism are examined. Also listed as AFA 206  and ENG 209 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    CPL 207 - Modern African Drama & Poetry


    (3) H

    Introduction to contemporary African drama and poetry, whose themes reflect socio-cultural, political and religious events prevalent in the societies from which they emanate.  The relationship between traditional and modern drama and poetry.  Analysis of language in selected poems and plays, including works by Wole Soyinka, Ama Ata Aidoo, Tess Onwueme, Athol Fugard, Dennis Brutus, and Niyi Ozundare.  Also listed as Also listed as AFA 207  and THE 207 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    CPL 208 - Greek and Roman Mythology


    Prior or concurrent enrollment in ENG 112  or EHS 120 . (3) H

    Survey of literature of the Greek and Roman classical age in English translation, with focus on styles of writing, including the epic, tragedy and comedy, lyrics, eclogues, epistles and satires, with emphasis on the contribution these works have made to western civilization. Also listed as ENG 207 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    CPL 209 - The Bible as Literature: The New Testament and Lost Gospels


    Prior or concurrent election of ENG 112  or EHS 120 . (3) GS

    Contemporary literary analysis of the first-and second-century texts that examine and promulgate the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth in English translation; emphasis on textual history, literary structure and form, historical and cultural contexts, and treatment of ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality. Also listed as ENG 206 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    CPL 257 - Literature of Social Protest in Africa


    At least sophomore standing. (3) H

    Reading and discussion of poets, novelists and essayists from West, East and South Africa who have written in protest of French, English, Portuguese, and neocolonial oppression. Gender struggles and inequalities in indigenous systems. Analysis of cultural differences between African peoples and colonizing powers, as they are represented in literature and as they intersect with political and social realities; efforts to change them. Also listed as AFA 257 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    CPL 311 - Introduction to Latino/Latina Literature in Translation


    A sophomore-level course in any literature or consent of instructor; proficiency in Spanish not required. (3) H, US

    Culturally sensitive and historically contextualized reading and discussion of representative works by Latino/Latina authors in translation. This course may include the works of such authors as Iván Acosta, Alicia Alarcón, Isabel Allende, Gustavo Pérez Firmat, Tomás Rivera, Tino Villanueva among others. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Also listed as HLS 311 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    CPL 318 - Women Writers of the African World


    Sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H

    Literature by women from Africa, the Caribbean and North America, such as Buchi Emecheta, Nawal El Saadawi, Edwidge Danticat and Alice Walker; and socio-historical experiences that inform their writings. Examination of diverse ways deployed by women to discuss issues relevant to them - such as gender disparities, patriarchy, exclusion etc - as well as techniques and recurring motifs used in their works; grounded in feminist theory and the concept of womanism. Also listed as AFA 318  and WGS 318 . Graded ABCDE
 

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