Communication Studies (CMM)

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CMM 103 Bison image  Fund Speech-Communication3 Credit hours   

A course designed to enhance the development of critical thinking skills and their application to verbal and non- verbal interaction in interpersonal and public communication contexts.

Attributes: Communication Studies
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CMM 104H Bison image  Honors in Speech Comm3 Credit hours   

An accelerated course for selected freshmen and sophomores in fundamentals of communication, concepts and skills in verbal/nonverbal communication and listening. Not open to juniors and seniors.

Attributes: Communication Studies
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CMM 201 Bison image  Communication Foundations (CT)3 Credit hours   

Develops essential skills in reading and critically analyzing scholarly texts, and in writing academic papers.

Attributes: Critical Thinking
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CMM 205 Bison image  The Rhetorical World (CT)3 Credit hours   

An introduction to the study of rhetoric as a cultural force influencing human behavior and societies and as a critical approach to interpreting cultural artifacts.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Core II Humanities
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CMM 207 Bison image  Bus & Prof Communication3 Credit hours   

A study of the communication demands and skills relevant to the student's future role as a business or professional person.

Attributes: Communication Studies
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CMM 213 Bison image  Fund Interpersonal Com3 Credit hours   

Introduction to principles and practices related to productive interpersonal communication. Emphasizes competence in using verbal and nonverbal message systems to promote effective communication in social and task relationships.

Attributes: Core II Social Sciences
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CMM 239 Bison image  Dev & Appreciation of Film3 Credit hours   

The historical development of the motion picture as an art form. Analysis of the technical, social, economic and cultural factors which have influenced the medium.

Attributes: Core II Humanities
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CMM 255 Bison image  Intro Computer-Comm3 Credit hours   

Use and implications of telecomputing for messaging, re- source finding, and self-directed discovery lerning.

Attributes: Core II Social Sciences
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CMM 270 Intercollegiate Debate1 Credit hour   

(PR: Permission of instructor). May be repeated 3 times for credit.

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CMM 271 Intercollegiate Debate1 Credit hour   

(PR: Permission of instructor). May be repeated 3 times for credit.

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CMM 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CMM 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CMM 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CMM 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CMM 298 Itv1-4 Credit hours   

A course based upon Instructional Television Series broad- cast by public television. The student is repsonsible for viewing the series on the air and satisfying all course re- quirements announced by the department.

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CMM 302 Professional Presentations3 Credit hours   

Designed for present and future demands on skilled presenters of information. Included in the teaching of advanced oral presentation skills, computer assisted/ aided presentations, teleconferencing and other presentational skills.

Pre-req: CMM 103 or CMM 104H or CMM 207 or YGS 161 or IST 101.

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CMM 303 Intro Communication Thry3 Credit hours   

Analysis of the process of communication and its constituent elements, with emphasis upon traditional and contemporary theories, their validation, and their use as a tool in diagnosis and remediation of communication problems.

Pre-req: CMM 103 or CMM 104H or CMM 207 or CMM 305 or YGS 161 or IST 101.

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CMM 307 Political Communication3 Credit hours   

Investigation of the functions, ethics, responsibilities and social impact of oral communication in periods of social unrest and/or political change.

Pre-req: CMM 103 or CMM 104H or CMM 207 or CMM 305 or YGS 161 or IST 101.

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CMM 308 Persuasive Communication3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the understanding, practice and analysis of persuasion. Behavioral and rhetorical theories of persuas- ion will be examined and applied to contemporary persuasive communications.

Pre-req: CMM 103 or CMM 104H or CMM 207 or YGS 161 or IST 101.

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CMM 310 Argumentation & Debate3 Credit hours   

Basic principles of agrument; practice in discussion and debate. Recommended but not a prerequisite for inter- collegiate debating.

Pre-req: CMM 103 or CMM 104H or CMM 207 or CMM 305 or YGS 161 or IST 101.

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CMM 311 Lang & Communication3 Credit hours   

A method for studying the role which language plays in human affairs.

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CMM 315 Group Communication3 Credit hours   

Study of group communication processes, including problem solving, systems of group communication analysis and evaluation, in task oriented groups.

Pre-req: CMM 103 or CMM 104H or CMM 207 or YGS 161 or IST 101.

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CMM 316 Legal Communication3 Credit hours   

The theory and practice of legal communication techniques. The course will examine interviewing skills, negotiation skills, argument preparation skills, presentation skills, and cross-examination skills. Recommended for pre-law students.

Pre-req: CMM 103 or CMM 104H or CMM 207 or YGS 161 or IST 101.

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CMM 319 Superior-Subordinate Comm3 Credit hours   

Survey of principles underlying communication between superiors and subordinates in organizations. Emphasis placed upon communication strategies regarding role defini- tion, performance feedback, development and maintenance of relationships, conflict management, leadership, decision- making.

Pre-req: CMM 103 or CMM 104H or CMM 207 or YGS 161 or IST 101.

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CMM 320 Oral Interpretation Lit3 Credit hours   

The fundamentals of reading, analyzing, and interpreting literature.

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CMM 322 Bison image  Intercultural Communication3 Credit hours   

A study of the barriers to communication across cultures and of strategies for addressing these problems.

Pre-req: CMM 103 or CMM 104H or CMM 207 or YGS 161 or IST 101.

Attributes: Multicultural
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CMM 330 Bison image  Performance Theory3 Credit hours   

The study of performance practices that function as enactments of cultural identity. Topics will include performance as a cultural process, performance in social roles, and performance as power.

Pre-req: CMM 103 or CMM 104H or CMM 207.

Attributes: Multicultural
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CMM 345 Listening & Feedback3 Credit hours   

A study of listening/feedback behavior as an integral part of the communication process, development of listening/ feedback skills, and an awareness of barriers to effective listening and feedback.

Pre-req: CMM 103 or CMM 104H or CMM 207 or YGS 161 or IST 101.

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CMM 370 Intercollegiate Debate1 Credit hour   

(PR: Permission of instructor). May be repeated 3 times for credit. Continuation of Speech 270-271.

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CMM 371 Intercollegiate Debate1 Credit hour   

(PR: Permission of instructor). May be repeated 3 times for credit. Continuation of Speech 270-271.

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CMM 374 Intro to Health Communication3 Credit hours   

Surveys interpersonal, public, and organizational health communication theories and findings; explores the communication demands of health care and promotion, communication issues in health systems, and strategies to resolve problems.

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CMM 401 Organization Communicatn3 Credit hours   

Investigation of information flow in organizations with emphasis on identifying communication problems.

Pre-req: CMM 303 (may be taken concurrently).

Concurrent PR: CMM 303
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CMM 402 Rhetorical Theory3 Credit hours   

An exploration of theories of rhetoric from the Greek philosophers to the present. This course will examine the strategic use of symbols in persuasive discourse.

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CMM 403 Nonverbal Communication3 Credit hours   

This course will explore the areas and significance of nonverbal communication as they relate to the quality and effectiveness of human interaction in personal, social, and professional relationships.

Pre-req: CMM 103 or CMM 207 or CMM 104H.

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CMM 404 Rhetorical Comm Criticism3 Credit hours   

An examination of the construction of rhetorical texts and the effects they produce.

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CMM 406 Interviewing3 Credit hours   

Skill development in the question-answer-response process as it applies to a variety of interviewing situations.

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CMM 408 Leadership & Group Comm3 Credit hours   

A study of the variable affecting, and affected by, communication process in small groups, with particular emphasis upon leadership variables.

Pre-req: CMM 315.

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CMM 409 Theory Persuasion Change3 Credit hours   

Study of the relationship between persuasion and social change, including theories of attitude and behavioral change and contemporary theories of persuasion.

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CMM 411 Communication Study & Resch3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the advanced study of theory and research areas with emphasis on communication research methods and reporting.

Pre-req: CMM 303 (may be taken concurrently).

Concurrent PR: CMM 303
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CMM 413 Theories of Interpersonal Com3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: CMM 213.

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CMM 420 Communication & Conflict3 Credit hours   

An exploration of the theory, research, and practice of communication in understanding and negotiating interpersonal conflict.

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CMM 421 Gender and Communication3 Credit hours   

An exploration of gender as an organizing principle for communication.

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CMM 441 Dev Appr Film Since 19303 Credit hours   

Study of important directions in modern film, including style, genre, and the relationship to contemporary society. A variety offilms will be viewed for analysis.

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CMM 450 Direction Speech Activity3 Credit hours   

Direction of extracurricular speech activities: assemblies, forensic events, etc.

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CMM 456 Computer-Mediated Comm3 Credit hours   

This course explores the impact of computer-mediated comm- unication on human organization.

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CMM 474 Interpersonal Health Comm3 Credit hours   

Investigates communication in establishing effective interactions between health providers, patients, and families. Explores theories and findings in relationship development, decision making, intercultural communication, social support, advocacy, and family relationships.

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CMM 476 Communication Classrm Tch3 Credit hours   

Knowledge and utilization of interpersonal communication skills in all teaching-learning environments.

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CMM 478 Bison image  Senior Seminar3 Credit hours   

Capstone experience. The development, organization, revision and presentation of major projects that serve to demonstrate the student's competence in the discipline.

Pre-req: CMM 411.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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CMM 479 Public Health Communication3 Credit hours   

Examines communication processes that influence human behavior and public policy through health promotion campaigns, including theories and practices of health behavior change and designing, implementing, and evaluating health communication interventions.

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CMM 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CMM 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CMM 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CMM 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CMM 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: No Textbook Required
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CMM 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CMM 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CMM 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CMM 490 Internship1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: No Textbook Required
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CMM 495H Readings Honors Com Study4 Credit hours   

Open only to speech majors of outstanding ability. See Honors Courses.

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