Academic Catalog August 2008 - August 2009 Undergraduate and Graduate
Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.
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SC 503 CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION (3)
Current communication practices, issues, and trends confronting classroom teachers in grades K-12. Oral communication skill development is emphasized.
SC 524 GENDER AND COMMUNICATION (3)
Surveys communication theories related to the construction of gender, the relationship between gender and contemporary social issues, and research on gender differences in various communication contexts. Co-convenes with SC 424. Letter grade only. Prerequisite: Graduate Status
SC 560 RHETORICAL THEORY (3)
Traditional and contemporary theories about public communication. Emphasizes evolution and critical analysis of theories. Co-convenes with SC 460. Letter grade only. Prerequisite: Graduate Status
SC 565 AMERICAN POLITICAL COMMUNICATION (3)
Historical and critical study of the role communication has played in American history. Co-convenes with SC 465. Letter grade only. Prerequisite: Graduate Status
SC 568 COMMUNICATION AND CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY (3)
Examination of communication in relation to natural and artificial/technological environments in the context of contemporary social issues. Prerequisite: Graduate Status
SC 572 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (3)
Explores theoretical and practical foundations of organizational communication including culture, networks, ethics, and crisis communication. Co-convenes with SC 472. Letter grade only. Prerequisite: Graduate Status
SC 575 HEALTH COMMUNICATION (3)
Theoretical and practical study of communication strategies used to influence individuals and communities. Focuses on physician-patient communication, health campaigns, risk communication, health in media, and telemedicine. Co-convenes with SC 475. Letter grade only. Prerequisite: Graduate Status
SC 577 MEDIATION AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (3)
Communication strategies in the theory and practice of alternative dispute resolution, including interpersonal conflict, mediation, and negotiation. Co-convenes with SC 477. Letter grade only. Prerequisite: Graduate Status
SC 599 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS (1-3)
Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area of a particular field of study. May be offered no more than three times before being submitted for a permanent course number. May be repeated for credit. Letter grade only.
SC 608 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE (1-12)
Supervised field experience in an appropriate agency, organization, or situation. May not exceed 12 hours of credit. Pass-fail only.
SC 685 GRADUATE RESEARCH (1-6)
Individualized directed research on selected topics. Pass-fail or letter grade, depending on department policy.
SC 697 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3)
individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation. May not exceed 6 hours of credit toward degree requirements. Prerequisite: Graduate Status
SC 698 GRADUATE SEMINAR (1-3)