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COMM 330          Media Processes and Effects (3)

CRN 21
3-week Post Session (8/4 – 8/22)
M-F                                              9 – 11:40 a.m.                             KIPJ-219
Bond, B.
This course examines the process of media production and the theories related to the effects media have on audiences. A historical approach is used to analyze and explain the development of the field of mass communication. Other topics include the functions media perform for individuals and society. Analysis and application of media theory is emphasized. Prerequisite: COMM 130. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 7. Limit 30

COMM 455          Interviewing and Negotiating: Principles and Practices (3)

CRN 20
3-week Pre Session (6/2 – 6/20)
M-F                                              1 – 3:40 p.m.                               KIPJ-214
Chung, L.
This course is an examination of methods and techniques applicable to a variety of interviews and negotiations. Students prepare, participate in, and critique employment, journalistic, and appraisal interviews. Students also learn techniques and principles of negotiating, including alternative dispute resolution, distributive bargaining, and principled negotiations. Prerequisite: COMM 101. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 5. Limit 30

COMM 463          Sports and Media (3)

CRN 206
6-week Mid Session (6/23 – 8/1)
M-Th                                           8:30 – 10:10 a.m.                       KIPJ-215
Sullivan, D.
This course examines the numerous aspects of the sports-media relationship in the US, where many of the global trends and developments in sports communication have occurred. Drawing perspectives from popular criticism and scholarly research, the course surveys the development of sports media, the coverage and business of sports media audiences and fanship, and contemporary issues in sports media. Students are expected to enhance their understanding of social scientific, normative, and cultural studies approaches to media phenomena through a focused examination of mediated sports as a cultural artifact. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, May 23. Limit 30


(added 3/28/14)
COMM 498          Communication Studies Internship (3)

CRN 22
12-week Session (6/2 – 8/22)
Ghio, G..
An experiential education course in which students participate as interns in either radio or television, public relations, advertising, or some facet of organization communication. Open only to communication studies majors or minors of second-semester junior status or higher. No more than 6 practicum units may be applied toward the major or minor. Students must get instructor's permission to enroll in this class. Prerequisite: Students must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in COMM 300; second-semester junior status or higher. Limit 15