Communication Studies Summer Classes

Introduction to Public Speaking

close up of microphone

COMX 111A
3 credits

Session 2

COMX 111-30
Face to Face
MTWRF  9:30 – 11:20am
Instructor: Callie Parrish

Late

COMX 111-80
Face to Face
MTWRF  9:30 – 11:20am
Instructor: Sean Quartz

Preparation, presentation, and criticism of speeches. Emphasis on the development of public speaking techniques through constructive criticism.

Requirement for degree in Communication Studies.

Gen Ed Attribute: Expressive Arts (A)

Principles of Public Relations

dice with p and r

COMX 351
3 credits
Late
Online  

Instructor: Megan O’Rourke

The many uses of communication in the endeavor of public relations. Communication theories and models including interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and mass communication are applied to explore the internal and external communication behavior associated with public relations.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Internship

graphic of people and speech bubbles

COMX 398
1-3 credits
Session: Arranged
Online

Instructor: Christina Yoshimura

Extended classroom experience that provides practical application of classroom learning during placements off campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Internship Services office.

Consent of instructor required.

Communication and Conflict

chess board and pieces

COMX 412
3 credits
Session 2
Online

Instructor: Greg Larson

Conceptual and practical discussions of communication and conflict in interpersonal relationships, organizational settings and overall cultural milieu. Topics include culture, power, styles, negotiation and bargaining, mediation, dissent, dispute systems, and crisis communication.

Credit is not allowed for both COMM 413 and COMM 412.

Communication in Personal Relationships

graphic of two people talking

COMX 414
3 credits
Session 2
Online

Instructor: Christina Yoshimura

An examination of the functions, types, and historical context of close personal relationships with an in-depth study of the role of communication in friendships and romantic relationships.

Communication in Non-Profit Organizations

drawing of heads facing each other

COMX 421
3 credits
Session 1
Online

Instructor: Joel Iverson

Focuses on issues in nonprofit organizational communication at macro and micro levels. Topics include: organizational identity, change processes, public relations, fund-raising, advocacy, socialization, stress and burnout, board management and professionalization.

Prerequisite:  COMX 220S

Gen Ed Attribute: Writing, Upper Division

Research Methods

several small simple graph examples

COMX 460
3 credits
Session 1
Online

Instructor: Alan Sillars

Introduction to the major types of communication research and the foundations of quantitative research methods. 

Fulfills core course requirement for Communication Studies.

Prerequisite: A course in statistics

Communication and Health

circle of people holding puzzle pieces

COMX 485
3 credits
Session 1
Online

Instructor: Stephen Yoshimura

Theory and research on the health correlates of human interaction.

Special Topics:  Feminism and Film

movie film on reel

COMX 491-01
3 credits
Early
Hybrid

TBA

Instructor: Sara Hayden

This course explores the ways second wave feminisms are represented in film, including fiction, documentaries, and historical fiction. Students will learn about the background of second wave feminisms, view films that represent this movement, and examine the implications for contemporary feminist efforts.

Climate Advocacy

corn field in drought

COMX 491-50
3 credits
Early
Online

Instructor: Steve Schwarze          

This course examines the rhetorical and strategic dimensions of public advocacy surrounding climate change. Students will be expected to read scholarly literature across several disciplines that addresses social movements, ideology, and rhetoric; explore the connections between that literature and strategic thinking among climate activists; and analyze texts that engage in advocacy about climate change.