May 22, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Communication

  
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    COMM 610 - Organizational Communication Theory

    Credit(s): 3
    ORGANIZATIONAL COM THEORY
    Component: Lecture
    An examination of major theories of organizations including functionalist paradigm; interpretive paradigm; neoclassical paradigms (classical, social exchange systems theory and structural systems theory); and modern paradigms (technological systems theory, adaptive systems theory and integrative organizational theory).
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to Communication graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 613 - Advanced Public Relations Management

    Credit(s): 3
    ADV PUBLIC RELATION MANAGEMENT
    Component: Lecture
    Course focuses on case studies and tactics that public relations practitioners need to know in corporate, non-profit, government, education, agency, entertainment, or media settings. Includes a strong emphasis on social media and e-portfolio development.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 617 - Communication and the Management of Conflict

    Credit(s): 3
    COMM & MGMT OF CONFLICT
    Component: Lecture
    An overview of communication and the conflict process in face-to-face interaction. Emphasis on theories concerning the structure, analysis, and management of conflict situations.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 618 - Topics in Media Communication

    Credit(s): 3-9
    TPCS:MEDIA COMMUNICATION
    Component: Lecture
    Current directions in mass communication theory and research, cable television, radio and TV regulations, public policy.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 9 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated twice for nine credit when topics vary. Open to graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 621 - Intercultural Communication

    Credit(s): 3
    INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
    Component: Lecture
    Enhances students’ understanding of cultures, communication and inter-cultural communication processes. In addition, communicative strategies for improving inter-cultural communication discussed.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 623 - Communication, Advertising and the Consumer

    Credit(s): 3
    COMM/ADVERTISING/THE CONSUMER
    Component: Lecture
    Introduction to the content of advertising, including portrayals of gender, race and sexuality. Investigates the relationship between advertising and the individual consumer, particularly what advertising’s cognitive effects can be and how they may result in behavioral effects.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to grad students only.
  
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    COMM 624 - Media Message Analysis

    Credit(s): 3
    MEDIA MESSAGE ANALYSIS
    Component: Lecture
    Examination of methodology used to study media content and effects. Focus on past and ongoing research in broadcast, nonbroadcast and print media. The method of how to conduct and assess research relating to the mass media.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 630 - Interpersonal Communication Theory

    Credit(s): 3
    INTERPERSONAL COMM THEORY
    Component: Lecture
    An examination of the theoretical orientations taken by scholars who study interpersonal relationships as well as a number of focused research areas. Of particular importance is the development of an understanding of the role of communication in creating and maintaining relationships.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to Communication graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 631 - Politics and Entertainment

    Credit(s): 3
    POLITICS AND ENTERTAINMENT
    Component: Lecture
    This course considers the theoretical foundations of the link between politics and entertainment. Examined will be its causes and effects, the psychological mechanisms involved in processing entertainment content, the normative implications for citizenship, and the healthy functioning of democracy.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 633 - Topics in Political Communication

    Credit(s): 3
    TPCS IN POLITICAL COMM
    Component: Lecture
    Significant areas of theory and research in political communication. Topics may include news & politics, public opinion, or freedom of expression.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 9 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    COMM 640 - Topics in Interpersonal Communication

    Credit(s): 3-9
    TPCS:INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATN
    Component: Lecture
    Significant research, theories and literature in communication, research design and theory building.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 9 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated three times for credit when topics vary. Open to graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 643 - Communication and Emotion

    Credit(s): 3
    COMMUNICATION AND EMOTION
    Component: Lecture
    Introduces students to the role emotion plays in interpersonal communication and how communication influences our feelings. The course presents students with skill building exercises and writing assignments that are designed to put what they learn in the classroom into action in the real world.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 650 - Media Effects

    Credit(s): 3
    MEDIA EFFECTS
    Component: Lecture
    Examines history and nature of research on effects of mass media, particularly television, in such areas as attitude change, socialization, role modeling and sex and violence.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    COMM 652 - Communication and Persuasion

    Credit(s): 3
    COMMUNICATION AND PERSUASION
    Component: Lecture
    An examination of how influence is created and resisted through communication in various settings, including personal relationships, public relations, advertising and political campaigns. Emphasis on contemporary theories of persuasion and attitude change, with applications to the various content areas studied.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 653 - Health Communication

    Credit(s): 3
    HEALTH COMMUNICATION
    Component: Lecture
    Examines theories and methods for studying relationships between media and health such as media portrayals of health issues; public engagements with health info and technologies; and the role of media in health promotion.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Graduate Students.
  
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    COMM 654 - Children and the Media

    Credit(s): 3
    CHILDREN & THE MEDIA
    Component: Lecture
    Media research and theory as they relate to children. Substantive areas include children’s use and comprehension of media, content of children’s television programming, television and the family, children and advertising, and the media’s contribution to social values and roles.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 656 - Communication in Organizations

    Credit(s): 3
    COMM IN ORGANIZATIONS
    Component: Lecture
    An introduction to concepts and research related to communication processes in organizational settings. Both traditional and interpretive approaches are emphasized.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 658 - Science Communication

    Credit(s): 3
    SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
    Component: Lecture
    Examines how scientists communicate with journalists and citizens; how news and entertainment media present science and scientists; how messages about science shape public perceptions; and how citizens engage with scientific issues.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students.
  
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    COMM 664 - Internship

    Credit(s): 1-6
    INTERNSHIP
    Component: Lecture
    Provides the student with practical, on-the-job training in the field of his or her interest, i.e., interpersonal, mass media, public relations or organizational communication.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 6 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 666 - SPECIAL PROBLEM

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SPECIAL PROBLEM
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    COMM 670 - Media Theory

    Credit(s): 3
    MEDIA THEORY
    Component: Lecture
    Examination of theories of mass communication focusing upon media, society and the individual; sociocultural influences; the social context of the broadcast media; theories relating to effects of media violence; personal influence; social learning theory; diffusion theory; and media effects.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to Communication graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 676 - Social Media and Communication

    Credit(s): 3
    SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNCIATION
    Component: Lecture
    Focus on how and why people use social media. Various social media platforms will be explored and their effect on communicative processes will be examined.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 685 - Analysis of Face-to-Face Communication

    Credit(s): 3
    ANALYSIS OF FACE-TO-FACE COMM
    Component: Lecture
    An examination of methods for analyzing face-to-face interaction, message construction, and message interpretation.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 686 - Multimedia Literacy

    Credit(s): 3
    MULTIMEDIA LITERACY
    Component: Lecture
    Defines multimedia and discusses the impact it is having on society. Surveys applications across the curriculum and reflects on the effects of multimedia on current teaching practice. Provides a multimedia toolbox and shows how to use it to create and publish multimedia applications on the Internet. Discusses multimedia frontiers, emerging technology, and societal issues including human impact, regulation, copyright, fair use, equity, cost and universal access.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: Crosslisted with EDUC 685 .
  
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    COMM 702 - Principles of Strategic Communication

    Credit(s): 3
    PRINCIPLES OF STRATEGIC COMM
    Component: Lecture
    An introduction to the world of strategic communication practice in the 21st century. Will strike a balance for students between an academic perspective, through academic research and questioning the overall role of strategic communication, and a practicing perspective, through increasing familiarity with the field.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students only.
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 703 - Communication Research

    Credit(s): 3
    COMMUNICATION RESEARCH
    Component: Lecture
    An introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods in communication, including survey research and focus groups, to be utilized in professional and applied settings.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 706 - Communication Theory

    Credit(s): 3
    COMMUNICATION THEORY
    Component: Lecture
    An exploration of major theories and perspectives on how to understand public communication and its influence on organizations, individuals, and our society.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    COMM 707 - Strategic Communication Ethics

    Credit(s): 3
    STRAT COMM ETHICS
    Component: Lecture
    Familiarizes students with standards of professional ethics in a range of strategic communication environments.  Students will apply classical ethical theories to contemporary dilemmas in strategic communication. 
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Students may not receive credit for COMM707 and COMM811.
  
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    COMM 719 - Reputation Management

    Credit(s): 3
    REPUTATION MANAGEMENT
    Component: Lecture
    An examination of the role of personal reputation in an overall organization, including how corporate culture can influence a company’s reputation and how internal communications can serve as a tool. Will also examine the factors of reputational risk and the strategies behind building a reputation.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 722 - Crisis Communication

    Credit(s): 3
    CRISIS COMMUNICATION
    Component: Lecture
    Provides a fundamental understanding of crisis and issues management. Discuss the process of prevention, preparation, and response a professional must employ during crisis management. An emphasis will be placed on practical applications of crisis communications theory.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 724 - Public Relations Writing

    Credit(s): 3
    PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING
    Component: Lecture
    Development of professional writing skills expected of PR practitioners, including the writing of press releases, features, profiles, public service announcements, fact sheets, and media correspondence among others, as geared to specific audiences and appropriate channels.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 725 - Branding

    Credit(s): 3
    BRANDING
    Component: Lecture
    Students learn how to develop brands, create concepts, and develop advertising campaigns. Included are how to determine appropriate media for particular campaigns, how to organize a creative department, how to create budgets and timelines, and how to research and purchase visual imagery.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 729 - Topics in Public Relations

    Credit(s): 3-6
    TOPICS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS
    Component: Lecture
    Further examination of areas of interest within the fields of strategic communication and public relations. Topics areas explored could include organizational communication, health communication, political communication, sports communication, or advertising.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 6 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Winter and Spring

  
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    COMM 731 - Interactive Marketing

    Credit(s): 3
    INTERACTIVE MARKETING
    Component: Lecture
    Explores the growing promise of mobility, the possible pitfalls of marketing in social media, and web analytics, including search engine marketing and search engine optimization. Will learn how to define their audience, establish key performance indicators, measure results, and optimize the experience for the user.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 733 - Writing for Digital Media

    Credit(s): 3
    WRITING FOR DIGITAL MEDIA
    Component: Lecture
    Focuses on crafting and structuring written work so that it may be easily translated to various platforms and can reach the widest possible audience. Different writing processes will be used to demonstrate new ways of thinking about information.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 734 - Digital Media Content Strategy

    Credit(s): 3
    DIGITAL MEDIA CONTENT STRATEGY
    Component: Lecture
    Examines how compelling digital media content is essential in engaging site visitors and driving their behavior. Topics include the intersection of search engine optimization, social media, and content marketing strategies and the future of content strategy.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 735 - Social Media Management

    Credit(s): 3
    SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
    Component: Lecture
    Gain knowledge of social media ecosystems and social business models. Will analyze data to extra audience insights, develop and implement strategies, and ultimately become skilled social media practitioners.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 736 - User Data Analytics

    Credit(s): 3
    USER DATA ANALYTICS
    Component: Lecture
    Emphasizes understanding which data collection method is best for a particular context. A focus on the use and interpretation of digital analytics as well as data collection methods and basic statistics for digital sites and apps.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 739 - Topics in Digital Media

    Credit(s): 3-6
    TOPICS IN DIGITAL MEDIA
    Component: Lecture
    Further examination of areas of interest within the areas of digital media. Topics areas explored could include social media, online consumer behaviors, digital political strategies, and digital health promotion.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 6 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 740 - Effective Health Communication

    Credit(s): 3
    EFFECTIVE HEALTH COMM
    Component: Lecture
    Examines how communication professionals can improve communication among patients, providers, governmental agencies, and other stakeholders. A focus will be on the design, transmission, and evaluation of effective health promotional messages.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 751 - Digital Political Strategy

    Credit(s): 3
    DIGITAL POLITICAL STRATEGY
    Component: Lecture
    Explore new political strategies in an ever increasingly networked world and learn what it takes to be a digital political strategist.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 752 - Sports Communication & Branding

    Credit(s): 3
    SPORTS COMM & BRANDING
    Component: Lecture
    Examines how communication professionals can use sports culture to leverage brand awareness for sports organizations as well as gain a positive brand association for those companies whose identities are linked to sports. Will look at what communication strategies can be utilized to advance the brand.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 753 - Media Analytics

    Credit(s): 3
    MEDIA ANALYTICS
    Component: Lecture
    Introduction to the basic concepts and uses of media analytics. Included are an exploration of data acquisition about audiences, sources of commercial data, and an overview of some of the popular analytics platforms and tools.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 754 - Communication and Leadership

    Credit(s): 3
    COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP
    Component: Lecture
    Examination of the variety of leadership roles present in dynamic environments. Focus on organizational culture, conflict in organizational environments, socialization, power in professional relationships, and group and team communication.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 756 - Advanced Strategic Communication Writing

    Credit(s): 3
    ADVANCE STRATEGIC COMM WRITING
    Component: Lecture
    Strong focus on honing students’ abilities to create effective, strategic messages across many forms of mass media. Students create short and long strategic messages targeting specific demographic and psychographic audiences. Other topics include audience analysis, metrics, engagement, digital influence, and new media relations
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: COMM 724  or COMM 733 .
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 769 - Strategic Communication Capstone

    Credit(s): 3
    STRATEGIC COMM CAPSTONE
    Component: Discussion
    Students identify a communication-related project, conduct research or design a relevant project or campaign, and deliver recommendations. Offers the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills gained through their course work.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer and Spring

  
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    COMM 803 - Topics in Communication Research Methods

    Credit(s): 3
    TPCS COMM RESEARCH METHODS
    Component: Lecture
    Further examination of the research methodologies utilized in communication research. Topics may include experiments, surveys, or social scientifically based qualitative research methods.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 9 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    COMM 808 - Media Law and Policy

    Credit(s): 3
    MEDIA LAW & POLICY
    Component: Lecture
    Survey normative foundations for protecting freedom of expression, including examination of legal theorists. Review seminal U.S. case law, and administrative policies impacting free speech and press. Learn the basic methods of legal research.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    COMM 811 - Communication and Ethics

    Credit(s): 3
    COMMUNICATION & ETHICS
    Component: Lecture
    Application of classic ethical theory to current communication ethical dilemmas, including both interpersonal and media communication. Topics will include truth and deception, privacy, and persuasion. Emphasis on digital communication.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to Graduate Students Only.
  
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    COMM 814 - Communication Campaigns

    Credit(s): 3
    COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGNS
    Component: Lecture
    Study of public communication campaigns. Specific emphasis on the role of the media in influencing attitudes and behavior related to social, political, or health issues.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 815 - Proseminar in Media Effects

    Credit(s): 3
    PROSEMINAR IN MEDIA EFFECTS
    Component: Lecture
    Covers critical issues and research in media effects. Survey of research topics and methodologies in the current literature related to the topic of interest.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 9 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 832 - Proseminar in Political Communication

    Credit(s): 3
    PROSEMINAR IN POLITICAL COMM
    Component: Lecture
    Covers critical issues and research in political communication. Survey of research topics and methodologies in the current literature related to the topic of interest.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 9 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 836 - Digital Technology in Politics

    Credit(s): 3
    DIGITAL TECH IN POLITICS
    Component: Lecture
    Graduate seminar examining current directions in theory, philosophy, and practice in the intersection of technology and politics.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 841 - Proseminar in Interpersonal Communication

    Credit(s): 3
    PROSEMINAR IN INTERPERS COMM
    Component: Lecture
    Covers critical issues and research in interpersonal communication. Survey of research topics and methodologies in the current literature related to the topic of interest.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 9 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 866 - Special Problem

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SPECIAL PROBLEM
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 12 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    COMM 868 - Research

    Credit(s): 1-12
    RESEARCH
    Component: Research
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    COMM 869 - Master’s Thesis

    Credit(s): 1-6
    MASTER’S THESIS
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 6 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    COMM 890 - Communication Colloquium

    Credit(s): 0-3
    COMMUNICATION COLLOQUIUM
    Component: Lecture
    Feature faculty, student, and guest presentation of recent research.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 6 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
    RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students only.
  
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    COMM 964 - Pre-Candidacy Study

    Credit(s): 1-12
    PRE-CANDIDACY STUDY
    Component: Independent Study
    Research and readings in preparation of dissertation topic and/or qualifying examinations for doctoral students before admission to candidacy but after completion of all required course work.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 12 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
    RESTRICTIONS: Communication Department Doctoral students only.
    Course Typically Offered: Fall and Spring

  
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    COMM 989 - Doctoral Dissertation

    Credit(s): 1-12
    DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 12 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass

Communication Sciences and Disorders

  
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    CSCD 610 - FNDN of Clinical Practice I

    Credit(s): 2
    FNDN OF CLINICAL PRACTICE I
    Component: Lecture
    Basic concepts of clinical practice, including models of diagnosis, fundamentals of clinical data collection and measurement, treatment planning, professional writing. principles and procedures underlying assessment, remediation and documentation activities.
    Allowed Units: 2 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open only to SLP majors.
  
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    CSCD 611 - Lang Disorders in Children (Birth to 5)

    Credit(s): 3
    LANG DIS IN CHILDREN (0-5)
    Component: Lecture
    Assessment and intervention strategies for children ages birth to 5 years with semantic, pragmatic, and morphosyntactic receptive and expressive problems deficits Language differences and disorders in various populations are covered, as well as means of assessment and intervention.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to SLP majors.
  
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    CSCD 612 - Neurogenic Disorders: Foundation

    Credit(s): 3
    NEUROGENIC DIS: FOUNDATION
    Component: Lecture
    Overview of acquired neurogenic language disorders and the ways in which these disorders have historically been described and explained. Course provides a review of the neural basis for communicative behaviors. Approaches to diagnosis and treatment of adult language disorders from structural to functional models are discussed.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    CSCD 613 - Speech Sound Disorders

    Credit(s): 3
    SPEECH SOUND DISORDERS
    Component: Lecture
    Current theoretical approaches to phonetic analysis and typical speech acquisition applied to assessment and intervention with children who have articulation and phonological disorders. Practice with formal and informal articulation/phonological analysis procedures.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Communication Sciences and Disorders students only.
  
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    CSCD 620 - Foundations of Clinical Practice II

    Credit(s): 2
    FNDT OF CLINICAL PRACTICE II
    Component: Lecture
    Advanced concepts of clinical practice, including principles of human behavior change, generalization, transfer and maintenance, ethical practice, insurance and reimbursement of services, ethics, and counseling techniques as they relate to individuals with speech, language, and hearing disorders, federal and state legislative acts and practices. Students address practical and current issues necessary for ethical and informed professional services in the field of speech-language pathology.
    Allowed Units: 2 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    CSCD 621 - Fluency Disorders

    Credit(s): 2
    FLUENCY DISORDERS
    Component: Lecture
    Theoretical perspectives on the nature of stuttering, including onset and development, and maintenance of disfluent speech; differentiation of normal vs. stuttered disfluencies; approaches to assessment and intervention across age range, settings, and severity levels; familial considerations, counseling, and environmental modifications; treatment principles.
    Allowed Units: 2 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    CSCD 622 - Lang Disorders in Children-School Age

    Credit(s): 3
    LANG DIS CHILDREN-SCHOOL AGE
    Component: Lecture
    A review of research in oral and written language development of school-age children; and contemporary literature on management of language disorders of school age children and adolescents. Emphasis on assessment and service delivery models; classroom management; and teaching, adaption, and implementation of IEPs.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    CSCD 623 - Neurogenic Dis of Language: Management

    Credit(s): 3
    NEUROGENIC DIS OF LANG:MNGMT
    Component: Lecture
    Overview of communication disorders secondary to acquired brain damage in adults; focus on aphasia, communication disorders arising from dementia, right hemisphere stroke, traumatic brain injuries; general principles of diagnosis and intervention across a variety of settings, with consideration given to the present climate of health care and functional outcomes.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    CSCD 624 - Dysphagia

    Credit(s): 2
    DYSPHAGIA
    Component: Lecture
    Presents information on the anatomy, physiology, and neural bases of normal swallowing, the various diseases that can affect swallowing function, the nature of swallowing dysfunction and ways to assess it, and treatment options for patients with swallowing disorders.
    Allowed Units: 2 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    CSCD 625 - Voice and Resonance Disorders

    Credit(s): 3
    VOICE AND RESONANCE DISORDERS
    Component: Lecture
    Basic foundations for management of voice disorders. Techniques applicable to children and adults with disorders of voice, both functional and organic in origin.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Communication Sciences and Disorders students only.
  
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    CSCD 627 - Comm in Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Credit(s): 1
    COMM IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DIS
    Component: Lecture
    Basic theories and principles associated with communication assessment and intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders are addressed.
    Allowed Units: 1 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    CSCD 628 - Aural Rehabilitation

    Credit(s): 2
    AURAL REHABILITATION
    Component: Lecture
    Theory, procedures for assessment, (re)habilitation of speech, hearing, and language deficits of people with hearing impairment.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 2 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Communication Sciences and Disorders students only.
  
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    CSCD 651 - Clinical Practicum

    Credit(s): 1-3
    CLINICAL PRACTICUM
    Component: Clinical
    Student clinicians provide intervention to communicatively impaired clients, under supervision of a certified speech language pathologists at the university speech-language- hearing clinic. Focus on planning, staffing, implementation, modification, and outcomes assessment of evaluation and intervention procedures with clients and their families.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 10 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
    RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated up to ten credits.
  
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    CSCD 665 - Counseling Skills for Speech-Language Pathologists

    Credit(s): 1
    COUNSELING SKILLS FOR SLPS
    Component: Lecture
    Focuses on interpersonal communication and counseling skills as a means to improve trust, rapport, treatment adherence and clinical outcomes of patients/family members in a wide range of clinical and educational environments. This course is for graduate students whose work requires them to employ counseling skills as part of service delivery. Unlike courses designed for students preparing to be psychologists, social workers, or professional counselors, this course emphasizes the boundaries and skills suitable for clinicians whose primary training is not in counseling.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 1 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Communication Sciences and Disorders students only.
  
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    CSCD 710 - Foundations of Clinical Practice III

    Credit(s): 2
    FNDT OF CLINICAL PRACTICE III
    Component: Lecture
    A continuation of Foundations I and II and will expand students knowledge and understanding of research methods in communication sciences Focus is on scientific principles, ethical use of human participants, animal subjects and responsible conduct of research principles, and evaluation of scientific evidence. Student will begin developing their evidence-brief.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 2 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: CSCD 610  and CSCD 620 . RESTRICTIONS: Communication Sciences and Disorders students only.
  
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    CSCD 711 - Neurogenic Disorders of Speech

    Credit(s): 2
    NEUROGENIC DISORDERS OF SPEECH
    Component: Lecture
    Review of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of brain motor systems. Characteristics of the dysarthrias and apraxia in children and adults due to congenital or acquired etiologies, including degenerative diseases. Focus on diagnosis and prognosis, and development of treatment goals.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 2 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Communication Sciences and Disorders students only.
  
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    CSCD 712 - Mngmt of Linguistically Diverse Pop.

    Credit(s): 2
    MNGMT OF CLD POPULATIONS
    Component: Lecture
    Intended for students who intend to practice as bilingual speech-language pathologists. Fluency in language other than English is required. Course will review linguistic and cultural variations in language acquisition and child socialization across cultural and linguistically diverse populations. Course focus is on assessment and treatment of communication disorders in individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse groups.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 2 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Communication Sciences and Disorders students only.
  
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    CSCD 713 - Seminar: Special Topics

    Credit(s): 1
    SEMINAR: SPECIAL TOPICS
    Component: Lecture
    Lecture with or without laboratory component on current topics in normal aspects of communication or identification, treatment and research in speech-language pathology and audiology.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 8 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for eight credits. Communication Sciences and Disorders students only.
  
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    CSCD 714 - Directed Research

    Credit(s): 1-3
    DIRECTED RESEARCH
    Component: Independent Study
    Supervised laboratory experience in conducting research in communication sciences and disorders.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for three credits.
  
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    CSCD 750 - Adv Clinical Practicum Sem

    Credit(s): 0
    ADV CLINICAL PRACTICUM SEM
    Component: Discussion
    Course is taken concurrently with CSCD 751  and is intended to provide a forum for peer discussion of theoretical and clinical issues related to the management of patients seen in schools or health facilities. Emphasis on evidence-based practice, clinical writing, and ethical/professional issues.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 0 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
    COREQ: CSCD 751 . RESTRICTIONS: Open to graduate students in the MA program in SLP.
  
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    CSCD 751 - Advanced Clinical Practicum

    Credit(s): 4
    ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICUM
    Component: Clinical
    Supervised practicum in health care facility or school setting.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 8 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
    COREQ: CSCD 750 . RESTRICTIONS: Restricted to students in the MA in SLP. May be repeated for eight credits.
  
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    CSCD 780 - Comp Academic-Clinical Proj

    Credit(s): 1
    COMP ACADEMIC-CLINICAL PROJ
    Component: Independent Study
    Comprehensive evidence-based project.
    Allowed Units: 1 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
  
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    CSCD 800 - Research Principles in Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Credit(s): 3
    RESEARCH PRINCIPLES
    Component: Lecture
    This course is aimed at providing coverage in philosophy and history of science, contemporary scientific philosophy and research principles. Students will also participate in initial development of their current research ideas in their domains of interest in line with these principles.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to doctoral students in CSCD or permission of instructor.
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

  
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    CSCD 810 - Advanced Seminar in Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Credit(s): 1-3
    ADVANCED SEMINAR IN CSCD
    Component: Lecture

    Semester long readings course on any topic in CSCD; topic will vary with instructor.


    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 15 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to doctoral students in CSCD or permission of instructor.
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

  
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    CSCD 815 - Communication Sciences Research Methods and Ethics

    Credit(s): 1
    RESEARCH METHODS AND ETHICS
    Component: Lecture
    The purpose of this course is to provide trainees with information about research methods, research ethics and research funding.  This course provides a forum for doctoral students to present their research in progress to departmental faculty and trainees and to discuss state of the art presentations from faculty, invited speakers and postdoctoral trainees. 
    Repeatable for Credit: N Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
    Course Typically Offered: Fall and Spring

  
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    CSCD 816 - Communication Sciences Research Methods and Ethics II

    Credit(s): 1
    RESEARCH METHODS II
    Component: Lecture
    This course, part of a two-course sequence,  will provide CSCD doctoral students with in-person training in research methods and ethics that fulfils the requirements of NIH training grants.  
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 1 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
  
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    CSCD 820 - Independent Doctoral Study in CSCD

    Credit(s): 1-6
    DOCTORAL STUDY IN CSCD
    Component: Independent Study
    Semester long study on any topic in CSCD; topic will vary with instructor. Independent study may include readings or lab rotations.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 12 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to doctoral students in CSCD or permission of instructor.
  
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    CSCD 860 - Grant Writing in CSCD

    Credit(s): 3
    GRANT WRITING IN CSCD
    Component: Lecture
    Complete a fundable grant application. Products should be submitted for funding if the student is eligible.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Course only open to doctoral students in CSCD or permission of instructor.
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

  
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    CSCD 869 - Thesis

    Credit(s): 1-3
    THESIS
    Component: Independent Study
    Thesis course.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
    RESTRICTIONS: SLP MAJOR.
  
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    CSCD 895 - Clinical Fellowship

    Credit(s): 1-9
    CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP
    Component: Clinical
    Clinical experience for students seeking their certification as a speech-language pathologist.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 18 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
    RESTRICTIONS: Only open to doctoral students in CSCD with permission of their Program of Study Committee.
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

  
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    CSCD 964 - Pre-Candidacy Study

    Credit(s): 1-6
    PRE-CANDIDACY STUDY
    Component: Independent Study
    This course is used for students preparing for their prospectus or qualifying exams; most commonly for prospectus preparation.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 12 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
    RESTRICTIONS: Open to doctoral students in CSCD.
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

  
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    CSCD 969 - Dissertation

    Credit(s): 1-9
    DISSERTATION
    Component: Research
    Independent dissertation research after completion of applicable course work and examinations.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 15 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
    RESTRICTIONS: Only open to doctoral students in CSCD.

Comparative Literature

  
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    CMLT 566 - SPECIAL PROBLEM

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SPECIAL PROBLEM
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    CMLT 567 - SEMINAR

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    CMLT 666 - SPECIAL PROBLEM

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SPECIAL PROBLEM
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    CMLT 667 - SEMINAR

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    CMLT 866 - SPECIAL PROBLEM

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SPECIAL PROBLEM
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    CMLT 867 - SEMINAR

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option

Computer and Information Sciences

  
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    CISC 567 - SEMINAR

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    CISC 601 - Elements of the Theory of Computation

    Credit(s): 3
    ELEMENTS OF THRY OF COMPUTATN
    Component: Lecture
    General models of computation, formal languages and automata theory, and algorithmic unsolvability
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: A course in which the student was required to prove theorems RESTRICTIONS: Credit cannot be received for both CISC401 and CISC601.
 

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