Spring 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 100 - 01 Public Speaking M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 BEC 114

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

20612 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Dianne S. Blake

Preparation, presentation, and evaluation of original speeches by each student throughout the semester; special emphasis given to selecting and researching topics, organizing evidence, analyzing audiences, sharpening style and tone, communicating ethically and listening critically. This course is designed for students who are not pursuing a Communication and Journalism major. COJO majors may only take this course with permission from the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 100 - 02 Public Speaking M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 BEC 114

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

20613 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Stephanie M. Galarneault

Preparation, presentation, and evaluation of original speeches by each student throughout the semester; special emphasis given to selecting and researching topics, organizing evidence, analyzing audiences, sharpening style and tone, communicating ethically and listening critically. This course is designed for students who are not pursuing a Communication and Journalism major. COJO majors may only take this course with permission from the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 100 - 03 Public Speaking M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

20614 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Katie L. Zittlow Rogness

Preparation, presentation, and evaluation of original speeches by each student throughout the semester; special emphasis given to selecting and researching topics, organizing evidence, analyzing audiences, sharpening style and tone, communicating ethically and listening critically. This course is designed for students who are not pursuing a Communication and Journalism major. COJO majors may only take this course with permission from the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 100 - 04 Public Speaking - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 BEC 114

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

20615 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kathryn E. Dederichs

This section is a blended course, which will meet 50 percent in person and 50 percent online.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 105 - 01 Communication in the Workplace M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

20616 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

L. D. Schuelke

This section of COJO 105 will be focusing on sustainibility.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 105 - 02 Communication in the Workplace - T - - - - - 1800 - 2130 BEC 114

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2130

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

20617 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jeffrey S. Cook

Introduction to basic communication theories and skills as they pertain to the business setting. Text, lecture, class discussion and exercises, and individual and group presentations will better prepare students to become more effective communicators at work. The course will focus on presentational skills, dyadic communication and interviewing, and group communication. This class may be taken by Communication and Journalism majors only with the permission of the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 105 - 03 Communication in the Workplace M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

20618 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Bruce T. Moorhouse

This section of COJO 105 will be focusing on sustainibility.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 105 - 05 Communication in the Workplace - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC 114

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

21108 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kathryn E. Dederichs

This section is a blended course, which will meet 50 pecent in person and 50 percent online.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 111 - 01 Intro to COJO-I M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 303

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

20620 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Bruce T. Moorhouse

This is the first of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. Students will develop skills to communicate thoughtfully, professionally and ethically with a variety of public audiences. Essential writing and public speaking skills are paired so that students master a writing style and then convert that writing to an oral presentation, or vice versa. Students learn how to appropriately and effectively speak and write to academic, professional and citizen audiences. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this course and COJO 112 before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses. -- --

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 111 - 02 Intro to COJO-I - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 303

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

21599 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Dina Gavrilos

This is the first of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. Students will develop skills to communicate thoughtfully, professionally and ethically with a variety of public audiences. Essential writing and public speaking skills are paired so that students master a writing style and then convert that writing to an oral presentation, or vice versa. Students learn how to appropriately and effectively speak and write to academic, professional and citizen audiences. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this course and COJO 112 before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses. -- --

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 111 - 03 Intro to COJO-I M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 303

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

21600 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Greg Vandegrift

This is the first of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. Students will develop skills to communicate thoughtfully, professionally and ethically with a variety of public audiences. Essential writing and public speaking skills are paired so that students master a writing style and then convert that writing to an oral presentation, or vice versa. Students learn how to appropriately and effectively speak and write to academic, professional and citizen audiences. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this course and COJO 112 before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses. -- --

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 112 - 01 Intro to COJO-II M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 312

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

20621 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

James T. Snapko

This is the second of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. In this course, students will build upon the skills developed in COJO 111, applying more sophisticated theoretical and analytical concepts and producing more advanced writing, speaking and multimedia projects. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor. Students are strongly encouraged to complete COJO 111 and this course before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 112 - 02 Intro to COJO-II M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 303

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

20622 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Peter B. Gregg

This is the second of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. In this course, students will build upon the skills developed in COJO 111, applying more sophisticated theoretical and analytical concepts and producing more advanced writing, speaking and multimedia projects. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor. Students are strongly encouraged to complete COJO 111 and this course before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 112 - 03 Intro to COJO-II - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 303

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

20623 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Peter B. Gregg

This is the second of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. In this course, students will build upon the skills developed in COJO 111, applying more sophisticated theoretical and analytical concepts and producing more advanced writing, speaking and multimedia projects. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor. Students are strongly encouraged to complete COJO 111 and this course before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 112 - 04 Intro to COJO-II - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 303

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

20624 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kevin O. Sauter

This is the second of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. In this course, students will build upon the skills developed in COJO 111, applying more sophisticated theoretical and analytical concepts and producing more advanced writing, speaking and multimedia projects. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor. Students are strongly encouraged to complete COJO 111 and this course before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 211 - 01 Comm Theories & Methods M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 208

Course Registration Number:

20625 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jeremy H. Rose

This course will focus on the differing methods used by communication scholars to ask and answer questions about the nature of human interaction. Emphasis will be on the process of symbolic message exchange as it intersects all communication contexts. Various approaches to conceptualizing and measuring communication acts will be addressed in topic areas such as: perceptions and attributions; creating shared meaning; linguistic and nonverbal message systems; persuasive and ethical dimensions of communication; and the nature of inquiry. While lecture oriented, the class also may participate in discussions, experiential exercises, and group projects. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 212 - 01 Rhetorical Criticism M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 305

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 305

Course Registration Number:

20626 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Katie L. Zittlow Rogness

This course teaches students to become more critical consumers and producers of public messages. Students will examine a mix of historical and contemporary examples of persuasive communication in order to develop an awareness of the rhetorical power of messages in everyday life. Critical tools will be covered to help the student learn how to approach a communicative act systematically, identifying crucial interactions and suggesting ways of understanding how those interactions function. The emphasis on critical consumption also enables students to become more effective creators of public messages. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 220 - 01 Interpersonal Communication - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 209

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 209

Course Registration Number:

22501 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Carol J. Bruess

Theory and practice of interpersonal communication, including how self-concept, language, nonverbal communication, and relationships effect and are affected by communication. Common problems in interpersonal communication, options for managing these problems, and ethical issues in interpersonal communication are examined. Students apply theory and concepts through class exercises, simulations and individual projects.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 234 - 02 Principles of Ad and PR M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

20628 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Bruce T. Moorhouse

An integrated approach to advertising and public relations, highlighting how these disciplines relate to marketing, business and media institutions. Incorporates a case study approach to understanding the principles and practices of the strategic communication process of research, planning, communication and evaluation. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 252 - 01 Editing M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 312

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

20629 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul F. Klauda

Preparation of copy for publication; evaluation of news; headline writing; news display, including typography; picture editing; and editing magazines. Prerequisite: COJO 111

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 256 - 01 Design Concepts-Communication - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 312

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

20630 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

John C. Keston

This course has been developed to provide students with an elementary understanding of graphic design elements and principles. Applied projects in typography and publication layout will be completed via the Macintosh. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 258 - 01 Writing/Designing for the Web M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 312

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

20631 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael J. O'Donnell

This course teaches students HTML and Web-page production. The goal is to help students develop strategies for writing, editing, designing and publishing a Website that meets professional standards.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 258 - 02 Writing/Designing for the Web - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 312

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

20632 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

John C. Keston

This course teaches students HTML and Web-page production. The goal is to help students develop strategies for writing, editing, designing and publishing a Website that meets professional standards.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 268 - 01 Advertising Copywriting M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 312

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

20633 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Craig E. Bryan

The acquisition of advertising copywriting skills as applied to the creative advertising process. The dovetailing of creative copy with the marketing and media strategies. Execution of advertising copy. Prerequisites: COJO 112 and COJO 234

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 270 - 01 Public Relations Writing M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 312

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

20878 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Craig E. Bryan

This course provides practical experience in public relations writing including: news releases, position statements, brochure writing, features, query letters and a variety of other public relations writing forms. The emphasis is on weekly assignments which are critiqued by the instructor and discussed in class. Prerequisites: COJO 112 and COJO 234

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 272 - 01 Ad. Media&Connections Planning - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 207

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 207

Course Registration Number:

22502 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Craig E. Bryan

Students will develop an understanding of the use of mass media as advertising vehicles, the language of media planning, key media information sources, and how to develop a media plan. Prerequisites: COJO 112 and COJO 234

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 320 - 01 Organizational Communication M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC 114

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

20634 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Xiaowen Guan

This course will examine organizational structures and the dynamics of the communication process. Major components of this class include the analysis of organizational communication including culture, socialization, roles, leadership, formal and informal communication structures, and issues of cultural diversity. Students will be involved in activities such as applying theories, examining case studies, and analyzing communication in real-life organizations. Prerequisite: COJO 211, 212, 213 or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 328 - 01 Comm of Race, Class & Gender - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC 113

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

20728 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Dina Gavrilos

This course focuses on theories and research of the historical and contemporary correlation between gender, race, class, and communicative practices, including rhetorical practice and mass communication content. It includes the influence of gender and racial stereotypes on public speech and debate, political campaigns and communication, organizational leadership, news coverage and advertising. Topics include: gendered perceptions of credibility; who is allowed to communicate and who is silenced due to class and racial privilege; and the impact of gender, race and class stereotypes about human nature, expertise, and abilities on individuals and groups that want to participate in public culture and communication. Students analyze and evaluate their own communicative styles in light of course readings and activities. This course fulfills a requirement in American Culture and Difference, Justice and Peace Studies, Women¿s Studies, and the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: COJO 211, or 212, or 213 or junior standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 340 - 01 Television Criticism - - - R - - - 1800 - 2130 MHC 210

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2130

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

20983 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kevin O. Sauter

This course will provide students with the opportunity to understand television as a text situation in a cultural context. It will examine television from a critical perspective, review a wide variety of program genres and incorporate several theoretical orientations to the qualitative analysis of TV. Students, along with reading about and discussion of critical perspectives, watch programs such as comedies, dramas, news, advertisements, miniseries, etc., and write several critical analyses of the programs.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 370 - 01 Intercultural Communication M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC 114

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

20637 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Xiaowen Guan

Study of the influence of cultural values on social behavior; examination of theories of intercultural communication; emphasis on effective intercultural interaction. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: Junior Standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 372 - 01 Environmental Communication M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

22499 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark R. Neuzil

This course focuses on the communication of mediated information about the environment. Students will examine what makes (and what has made) the environmental stories we tell about ourselves, from writing about agriculture, nature and spirituality to green advertising, the rhetoric of the environmental movement, and environmental movies and music. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 428 - 01 Social Media in Ad & PR - T - - - - - 1800 - 2130 MCH 229

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2130

Location:

MCH 229

Course Registration Number:

21109 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michelle E. Fitzgerald

This course examines the ways social media are affecting human interaction and communication practices, especially in the advertising and public relations professions. The course will ask such questions as how social media may foster discourse between communicators and audiences, and whether social media help create communities or isolate audiences into niches. Students will gain familiarity with social media tools and how to use them strategically. The course will combine in-class learning and online activities. Prerequisite: COJO 234 or permission of the instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 430 - 01 Society, Culture and the Media - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 BEC 113

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

22500 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Dina Gavrilos

Society, Culture and the Media examines the role media play in social and cultural formations. The course looks beyond the media as transmitters of information to their broadest social and cultural effects. Students study media as agents of enlightened social modernism, as political and economic institutions, as purveyors of popular culture, and as aspects of cultural and sub-cultural rituals. History, political economy, critical studies, cultural anthropology, semiotics and sociology are among the areas from which approaches for studying the media are considered in the course. Prerequisite: COJO 211, 212 or 213, or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 451 - 01 Advanced Multimedia M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 303

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

22498 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Greg Vandegrift

This course concentrates on refining skills in interviewing, storytelling, use of documents, choice of media format, and creation of multi-part news stories. Students report news for a variety of media platforms, preparing text, audio and video versions of stories for the web, television, print and radio. Prerequisite: COJO 251

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 456 - 01 Graphic Design Studio M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 312

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

20638 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Debra L. Lawton

Graphic Design Studio is an advanced graphic design course. Students study the history of graphic design and typography, the elements of fine typography, and produce a portfolio of graphic designs. Prerequisite: COJO 256

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 470 - 01 Advertising and PR Campaigns - - - R - - - 1800 - 2130 OEC 208

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2130

Location:

OEC 208

Course Registration Number:

20639 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul G. Omodt

Students work as strategic communicators in advertising and public relations to develop an integrated communication campaign plan that will successfully influence key audiences' attitudes and behaviors for the ultimate goal of building and maintaining good relationships with audiences' key audiences. Prerequisites: COJO 234 and COJO 268, or 270 or 272, or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 472 - 01 Family Communication - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 BEC 114

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

20984 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Quintin A. Hunt

Examination of communication dynamics within the family system. Patterns of interaction, message exchange, developmental stages, and satisfaction and stability will be explored in light of today's ever-changing family structure. Focus will include traditional (nuclear) and non- traditional family types. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 480 - 01 Communication Ethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 BEC 113

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

21110 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark R. Neuzil

This capstone seminar for graduating seniors explores ethical issues that confront communication professionals and audiences. Students explore theoretical perspectives on communication ethics, work from case studies to understand professional ethical standards, discuss current ethical issues in communication, work in teams to perfect oral and written ethical analysis skills, and write an individual thesis paper. Prerequisites: graduating seniors only and permission of department chair

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 480 - 02 Communication Ethics - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC 113

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

20640 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark R. Neuzil

This capstone seminar for graduating seniors explores ethical issues that confront communication professionals and audiences. Students explore theoretical perspectives on communication ethics, work from case studies to understand professional ethical standards, discuss current ethical issues in communication, work in teams to perfect oral and written ethical analysis skills, and write an individual thesis paper. Prerequisites: graduating seniors only and permission of department chair

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 480 - 03 Communication Ethics - T - - - - - 1800 - 2130 OEC 208

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2130

Location:

OEC 208

Course Registration Number:

21338 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Wendy N. Wyatt

This capstone seminar for graduating seniors explores ethical issues that confront communication professionals and audiences. Students explore theoretical perspectives on communication ethics, work from case studies to understand professional ethical standards, discuss current ethical issues in communication, work in teams to perfect oral and written ethical analysis skills, and write an individual thesis paper. Prerequisites: graduating seniors only and permission of department chair

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 100 - 01 Public Speaking M - W - - - - 1730 - 2130 BEC 114

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2130

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

30043 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

L. D. Schuelke

Preparation, presentation, and evaluation of original speeches by each student throughout the semester; special emphasis given to selecting and researching topics, organizing evidence, analyzing audiences, sharpening style and tone, communicating ethically and listening critically. This course is designed for students who are not pursuing a Communication and Journalism major. COJO majors may only take this course with permission from the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 100 - 02 Public Speaking - T - R - - - 1300 - 1700 BEC 113

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1700

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

30502 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Emily S. Sauter

Preparation, presentation, and evaluation of original speeches by each student throughout the semester; special emphasis given to selecting and researching topics, organizing evidence, analyzing audiences, sharpening style and tone, communicating ethically and listening critically. This course is designed for students who are not pursuing a Communication and Journalism major. COJO majors may only take this course with permission from the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 105 - 01 Communication in the Workplace - T - R - - - 1300 - 1700 BEC 114

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1700

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

30044 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Craig E. Bryan

Introduction to basic communication theories and skills as they pertain to the business setting. Text, lecture, class discussion and exercises, and individual and group presentations will better prepare students to become more effective communicators at work. The course will focus on presentational skills, dyadic communication and interviewing, and group communication. This class may be taken by Communication and Journalism majors only with the permission of the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 258 - 01 Writing/Designing for the Web - T - R - - - 1300 - 1700 OEC 312

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1700

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

30076 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael J. O'Donnell

This course teaches students HTML and Web-page production. The goal is to help students develop strategies for writing, editing, designing and publishing a Website that meets professional standards.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 270 - 01 Public Relations Writing - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 BEC 114

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

30376 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Bruce T. Moorhouse

This course provides practical experience in public relations writing including: news releases, position statements, brochure writing, features, query letters and a variety of other public relations writing forms. The emphasis is on weekly assignments which are critiqued by the instructor and discussed in class. Prerequisites: COJO 112 and COJO 234

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Fall 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 100 - 01 Public Speaking M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

41300 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Katie L. Zittlow Rogness

Preparation, presentation, and evaluation of original speeches by each student throughout the semester; special emphasis given to selecting and researching topics, organizing evidence, analyzing audiences, sharpening style and tone, communicating ethically and listening critically. This course is designed for students who are not pursuing a Communication and Journalism major. COJO majors may only take this course with permission from the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 100 - 02 Public Speaking M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 BEC 114

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

42594 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Stephanie M. Galarneault

Preparation, presentation, and evaluation of original speeches by each student throughout the semester; special emphasis given to selecting and researching topics, organizing evidence, analyzing audiences, sharpening style and tone, communicating ethically and listening critically. This course is designed for students who are not pursuing a Communication and Journalism major. COJO majors may only take this course with permission from the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 100 - 03 Public Speaking M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

41301 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Debra L. Petersen

Preparation, presentation, and evaluation of original speeches by each student throughout the semester; special emphasis given to selecting and researching topics, organizing evidence, analyzing audiences, sharpening style and tone, communicating ethically and listening critically. This course is designed for students who are not pursuing a Communication and Journalism major. COJO majors may only take this course with permission from the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 100 - 04 Public Speaking M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

41302 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Debra L. Petersen

Preparation, presentation, and evaluation of original speeches by each student throughout the semester; special emphasis given to selecting and researching topics, organizing evidence, analyzing audiences, sharpening style and tone, communicating ethically and listening critically. This course is designed for students who are not pursuing a Communication and Journalism major. COJO majors may only take this course with permission from the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 105 - 01 Communication in the Workplace M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

40651 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Dianne S. Blake

Introduction to basic communication theories and skills as they pertain to the business setting. Text, lecture, class discussion and exercises, and individual and group presentations will better prepare students to become more effective communicators at work. The course will focus on presentational skills, dyadic communication and interviewing, and group communication. This class may be taken by Communication and Journalism majors only with the permission of the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 105 - 02 Communication in the Workplace M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

40652 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Katie L. Zittlow Rogness

Introduction to basic communication theories and skills as they pertain to the business setting. Text, lecture, class discussion and exercises, and individual and group presentations will better prepare students to become more effective communicators at work. The course will focus on presentational skills, dyadic communication and interviewing, and group communication. This class may be taken by Communication and Journalism majors only with the permission of the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 105 - 03 Communication in the Workplace - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 BEC 113

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

40653 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kathryn E. Dederichs

This section is a blended course, which will meet 50 percent in person and 50 percent online

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 105 - 04 Communication in the Workplace M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

40654 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

L. D. Schuelke

This section of COJO 105 will be focusing on sustainibility.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 105 - 05 Communication in the Workplace - T - - - - - 1800 - 2130 BEC 113

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2130

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

41532 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jeffrey S. Cook

Introduction to basic communication theories and skills as they pertain to the business setting. Text, lecture, class discussion and exercises, and individual and group presentations will better prepare students to become more effective communicators at work. The course will focus on presentational skills, dyadic communication and interviewing, and group communication. This class may be taken by Communication and Journalism majors only with the permission of the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 111 - 01 Intro to COJO-I M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 303

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

40655 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Greg Vandegrift

This is the first of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. Students will develop skills to communicate thoughtfully, professionally and ethically with a variety of public audiences. Essential writing and public speaking skills are paired so that students master a writing style and then convert that writing to an oral presentation, or vice versa. Students learn how to appropriately and effectively speak and write to academic, professional and citizen audiences. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this course and COJO 112 before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses. -- --

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 111 - 04 Intro to COJO-I M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 303

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

41535 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Craig E. Bryan

This is the first of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. Students will develop skills to communicate thoughtfully, professionally and ethically with a variety of public audiences. Essential writing and public speaking skills are paired so that students master a writing style and then convert that writing to an oral presentation, or vice versa. Students learn how to appropriately and effectively speak and write to academic, professional and citizen audiences. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this course and COJO 112 before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses. -- --

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 111 - 05 Intro to COJO-I M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 303

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

41536 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Craig E. Bryan

This is the first of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. Students will develop skills to communicate thoughtfully, professionally and ethically with a variety of public audiences. Essential writing and public speaking skills are paired so that students master a writing style and then convert that writing to an oral presentation, or vice versa. Students learn how to appropriately and effectively speak and write to academic, professional and citizen audiences. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this course and COJO 112 before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses. -- --

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 111 - 06 Intro to COJO-I - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 303

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

41733 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Bernard J. Armada

This is the first of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. Students will develop skills to communicate thoughtfully, professionally and ethically with a variety of public audiences. Essential writing and public speaking skills are paired so that students master a writing style and then convert that writing to an oral presentation, or vice versa. Students learn how to appropriately and effectively speak and write to academic, professional and citizen audiences. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this course and COJO 112 before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses. -- --

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 111 - 07 Intro to COJO-I - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 303

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

42595 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Dina Gavrilos

This is the first of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. Students will develop skills to communicate thoughtfully, professionally and ethically with a variety of public audiences. Essential writing and public speaking skills are paired so that students master a writing style and then convert that writing to an oral presentation, or vice versa. Students learn how to appropriately and effectively speak and write to academic, professional and citizen audiences. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this course and COJO 112 before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses. -- --

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 112 - 01 Intro to COJO-II - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 303

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

41896 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kevin O. Sauter

This is the second of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. In this course, students will build upon the skills developed in COJO 111, applying more sophisticated theoretical and analytical concepts and producing more advanced writing, speaking and multimedia projects. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor. Students are strongly encouraged to complete COJO 111 and this course before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 112 - 02 Intro to COJO-II - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 303

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

40656 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Peter B. Gregg

This is the second of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. In this course, students will build upon the skills developed in COJO 111, applying more sophisticated theoretical and analytical concepts and producing more advanced writing, speaking and multimedia projects. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor. Students are strongly encouraged to complete COJO 111 and this course before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 211 - 01 Communication Inquiry M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 BEC 114

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

40657 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Xiaowen Guan

Communication Inquiry provides an overview of the concepts, methods and tools by which communication research is designed, conducted, interpreted and critically evaluated. The primary goals of this course are to help you become a knowledgeable consumer and a limited producer of communication research as you develop skills in gathering, organizing, interpreting and presenting research information using competent and ethically defensible methods. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 212 - 01 Rhetorical Criticism - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 BEC 114

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

40658 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Bernard J. Armada

This course teaches students to become more critical consumers and producers of public messages. Students will examine a mix of historical and contemporary examples of persuasive communication in order to develop an awareness of the rhetorical power of messages in everyday life. Critical tools will be covered to help the student learn how to approach a communicative act systematically, identifying crucial interactions and suggesting ways of understanding how those interactions function. The emphasis on critical consumption also enables students to become more effective creators of public messages. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 220 - 01 Interpersonal Communication M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 BEC 114

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

41537 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Xiaowen Guan

Theory and practice of interpersonal communication, including how self-concept, language, nonverbal communication, and relationships effect and are affected by communication. Common problems in interpersonal communication, options for managing these problems, and ethical issues in interpersonal communication are examined. Students apply theory and concepts through class exercises, simulations and individual projects.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 232 - 01 Visual Communication - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 201

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

40659 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael J. O'Donnell

Introduction to the history, theory and principles of communicating visually through art, illustration, photography, design, typography, film, video and other visual forms.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 234 - 01 Principles of Strategic Comm M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 204

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OEC 204

Course Registration Number:

40660 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Bruce T. Moorhouse

An integrated approach to advertising and public relations, highlighting how these disciplines relate to marketing, business and media institutions. Incorporates a case study approach to understanding the principles and practices of the strategic communication process of research, planning, communication and evaluation. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 240 - 01 Digital Imagery and Sound M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 312

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

42596 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Peter B. Gregg

This class provides a foundation for producing digital photographs, videos and sound recordings that will enable the student to create a wide range of media texts, including journalistic multimedia stories, documentary films, dramatic or comedic productions, and audio productions. The class covers the basics of digital information, basic equipment operation, basic composition for still and moving images, high quality sound recording and basic digital editing, including digital storage and workflow. Students learn how to create digital media with an eye on technique and aesthetic quality. Prerequisite: COJO 111

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 251 - 01 Multimedia Reporting M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 303

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

42156 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Greg Vandegrift

This course concentrates on news reporting, teaching skills in news judgement, observation, interviewing, information gathering, organization and writing. Students learn to report news for a variety of media platforms, preparing text , audio and video versions of stories for the web, television, print and radio. Prerequisite: COJO 112

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 252 - 01 Editing M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 312

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

40661 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul F. Klauda

Preparation of copy for publication; evaluation of news; headline writing; news display, including typography; picture editing; and editing magazines. Prerequisite: COJO 111

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 256 - 01 Design Concepts-Communication M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 312

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

40808 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

John C. Keston

This course has been developed to provide students with an elementary understanding of graphic design elements and principles. Applied projects in typography and publication layout will be completed via the Macintosh.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 258 - 01 Writing/Designing for the Web - T - - - - - 1525 - 1845 OEC 312

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1845

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

40809 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

John C. Keston

This course teaches students HTML and Web-page production. The goal is to help students develop strategies for writing, editing, designing and publishing a Website that meets professional standards.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 262 - 01 Audio Production - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 312

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

42597 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

John C. Keston

An introduction to audio production. Students will produce projects digitally that are designed to acquaint them with genres, styles and production techniques. Production planning, scripting, the use of sound effects, field production, multitrack recording, mixing and editing are covered.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 326 - 01 Communication in Pop Culture - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC 113

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

42598 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Bernard J. Armada

This course focuses on the creation and use of rhetoric in public persuasion settings, including social movements and political campaigns. The diversity of rhetorical acts examined may include campaign ads, speeches, films, advertisements, music, memorials, architecture and other nonverbal strategies. Topics of study may include: The rhetoric of domination and resistance, national identity formation, and the rhetoric of public memory. This course fulfills a requirement in American Culture and Difference. This course fulfills the Human Diversity Core requirement Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 328 - 01 Comm of Race, Class & Gender - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC 113

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

40663 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Dina Gavrilos

This course focuses on theories and research of the historical and contemporary correlation between gender, race, class, and communicative practices, including rhetorical practice and mass communication content. It includes the influence of gender and racial stereotypes on public speech and debate, political campaigns and communication, organizational leadership, news coverage and advertising. Topics include: gendered perceptions of credibility; who is allowed to communicate and who is silenced due to class and racial privilege; and the impact of gender, race and class stereotypes about human nature, expertise, and abilities on individuals and groups that want to participate in public culture and communication. Students analyze and evaluate their own communicative styles in light of course readings and activities. This course fulfills a requirement in American Culture and Difference, Justice and Peace Studies, Women¿s Studies, and the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: COJO 211, or 212, or 213 or junior standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 330 - 01 Communication History M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 206

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 206

Course Registration Number:

42599 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark R. Neuzil

Early forms of communication, including art and symbols of ancient humans, civilizations without writing, the idea of an alphabet, medieval libraries, European background of the American news media system, development of American journalism, photography, film and telegraphy, and the mass media as a cultural institution. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 332 - 01 Documentary - American Culture M - - - - - - 1800 - 2130 MHC 202

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2130

Location:

MHC 202

Course Registration Number:

42148 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Luanne J. Lippold

This course provides an overview of documentary television and film as part of American culture. Class sessions will focus on how to analyze and interpret claims particular documentaries make, while providing a foundation for understanding aesthetic, rhetorical, and political economic conventions that help shape the meaning of each documentary. To this end, this course will center on current theoretical dilemmas and debates in documentary filmmaking, including questions of how to define documentary, what constitutes the ethical treatment of documentary subjects and subject matter, and how documentaries construct and position audiences. We will explore the concepts of reality, truth and authority, through a variety of readings and viewings.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 336 - 01 Communication Law - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 206

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 206

Course Registration Number:

40664 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark R. Anfinson

This course focuses on legal standards that protect and constrain communications in America, particularly, but not exclusively, in the context of mass media. Students consider First Amendment philosophy, examine historic free-expression cases that have affected the collection and dissemination of information, and explore how recent legal and technological developments influence both the character and the content of communication in all facets of American society today. Prerequisite: COJO 111 and junior standing, or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 338 - 0 Political Communication - - W - - - - 1800 - 2130 BEC 113

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2130

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

42601 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Debra L. Petersen

Political Communication is a survey of how politicians use various communication strategies, particularly during campaigns, in local, state and national elections to influence public and legislative audiences. Examination of oral presentations, electronic media, written materials, and web-based appeals will be central to the course. Students will apply theory to specific political situations and candidates, will conduct interviews, and will write papers and make presentations on their findings. Prerequisite: COJO 212 or junior standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 342 - 01 Media, Culture and Society - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 BEC 113

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

43148 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Dina Gavrilos

Media, Culture and Society examines the role media play in social and cultural formations. This course looks beyond the media as transmitters of information to their broadest social and cultural effects. Students study media as agents of enlightened social modernism, as political and economic institutions, as purveyors of popular culture, and as aspects of cultural and sub-cultural rituals. History, political economy, critical studies, cultural anthropology, semiotics and sociology are among the areas from which approaches for studying the media are considered in the course. Prerequisite: COJO 211, 212, or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 344 - 01 Writing for Strategic Comm M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 312

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

43151 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Bruce T. Moorhouse

Writing for Strategic Communication provides practical experience in public relations and advertising writing including: strategic communication plans, news releases, position statements, brochures, query letters, feature stories, social media posts and ad copy. The course emphasizes weekly drafting and editing in class with the aim of giving students the fundamental skills that constitute excellent writing. Students leave the course with a portfolio of written work that can be utilized in multiple communication environments (agencies, corporations, non-profits, political, education, healthcare organizations, etc.). Prerequisite: COJO 234

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 346 - 01 Social Media in Strategic Comm - T - - - - - 1800 - 2130 OEC 204

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2130

Location:

OEC 204

Course Registration Number:

43147 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michelle E. Fitzgerald

This course examines the ways social media are affecting human interaction and communication practices, especially in the advertising and public relations professions. The course will ask such questions as how social media may foster discourse between communicators and audiences, and whether social media help create communities or isolate audiences into niches. Students will gain familiarity with social media tools and how to use them strategically. The course will combine in-class learning and online activities. Prerequisite: COJO 234 or permission of the instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 350 - 01 Magazine Writing - T - R - - - 1730 - 1915 OEC 303

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 1915

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

40665 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kathryn P. Shea

Explores the nature of writing for magazines as a staff writer or free-lance writer. Students will write service articles, profiles, human interest pieces and in-depth issue articles common to both commercial and trade magazines. Prerequisite: COJO 112

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 366 - 01 Persuasion - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC 114

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

41897 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kevin O. Sauter

Study of the various strategies used to influence choice in modern society, including sources, content (such as evidence and argumentation) and audience factors (such as beliefs, attitudes, and values) that influence the persuasive process. Ethical consideration of persuasive tactics will be discussed. Students apply theory through analysis of, and practice in, written, mediated and oral forms of persuasion. A final project in applied persuasion is developed in the course. Prerequisite: COJO 212 or sophomore standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 368 - 01 Advertising Portfolio M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 312

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

42600 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Craig E. Bryan

This course develops strength in the team concept of creative advertising, refines skills used in evaluating the effectiveness of messages and strategies used in various media, and develops greater awareness of productive skills used in copywriting and other forms of creative development. Students will develop four major multimedia campaigns and receive feedback from advertising processionals. The campaigns and other individual ads and/or promotional pieces will be included in a portfolio the students will develop for use in interviewing and applying for creative positions in ad agencies or creative departments in businesses with marketing and/or communication departments. Prerequisite: COJO 234

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 370 - 01 Intercultural Communication M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC 114

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

40666 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Xiaowen Guan

Study of the influence of cultural values on social behavior; examination of theories of intercultural communication; emphasis on effective intercultural interaction. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: Junior Standing

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COJO 374 - 01 Family & Couple Communication M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 204

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 204

Course Registration Number:

43149 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Carol J. Bruess

Examination of communication dynamics within the family system. Patterns of interaction, message exchange, developmental stages, and satisfaction and stability will be explored in light of today's ever-changing family structure. Focus will include traditional (nuclear) and non- traditional family types. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor

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COJO 470 - 01 Strategic Comm Campaigns - - - R - - - 1800 - 2130 OEC 208

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- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2130

Location:

OEC 208

Course Registration Number:

41306 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul G. Omodt

Students work as strategic communicators in advertising and public relations to develop an integrated communication campaign plan that will successfully influence key audiences' attitudes and behaviors for the ultimate goal of building and maintaining good relationships with audiences' key audiences. Prerequisites: COJO 344

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COJO 480 - 01 Communication Ethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 BEC 114

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

40667 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark R. Neuzil

This capstone seminar for graduating seniors explores ethical issues that confront communication professionals and audiences. Students explore theoretical perspectives on communication ethics, work from case studies to understand professional ethical standards, discuss current ethical issues in communication, work in teams to perfect oral and written ethical analysis skills, and write an individual thesis paper. Prerequisites: graduating seniors only and permission of department chair

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