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COMM: Communication


6000. Communication Theory (3)
P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. Examination and analysis of principal communication theories, including interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, small group communication and media.
6030. Research Methods (3)
P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. Qualitative and quantitative methodologies used in the field of communication.
6031. Communication Pedagogy (3)
P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. Focuses on communication education, research, theory, and application.
6110. Media Effects (3)
P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. Survey of psychological and sociological effects that media has on attitudes, knowledge, values and behaviors.
6120. Interpersonal Communication (3)
P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. Impact of research and theory on academic and pragmatic issues in communication and relationships.
6124. Organizational Communication (3)
P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. History of organizational communication with emphasis on current research and practice.
6131. Social Influence (3)
P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. Examination and application of social influence communication theories, practices, effects and ethics.
6140. Special Topics in Communication (3)
P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. Examination of new or advanced topics in communication.
6210. Media and Health Communication (3)
P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. Theory and research of issues involving media and health.
6220. Interpersonal Health Communication (3)
P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. Theories and practices in various health care contexts, with emphasis on relationships among patients and health care providers.
6221. Intercultural Communication in Health Contexts (3)
P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. Intercultural communication theory and research as they apply to health contexts.
6224. Communication and Health Organizations (3)
P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. Analysis and practice of communication in health care settings.
6230. Introduction to Health Communication (3)
P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. Introduction to the area of health communication covering interpersonal, organizational and media issues.
6240. Special Topics in Health Communication (3)
P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. Examination of new or advanced topics in health communication.
7000. Thesis (3)
P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. May be repeated. May count a maximum of 6 s.h. toward the degree.