Course Descriptions

Communication Studies

COMM 380 International Media (3)

Eric Pierson

epierson@SanDiego.edu

CRN 72           Limit 25
3-week Pre Session (6/4 - 6/22)
M-Th   
9:00 am – 12:15 pm         
 KIPJ-217A 

This course examines media systems, uses, and social impact around the world, with an emphasis on trans-national comparisons of media development. Topics to be addressed include globalization of the media environment, media and national identity, communication for social change, and the influence of U.S. media on cultures around the world. It is recommended that students complete COMM 130 before enrolling in this course. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 13.

COMM 455 Interviewing and Negotiating (3)

Leeva Chung
leeva@SanDiego.edu

CRN 74 Limit 25
3-week Post Session (8/5 - 8/23)
M-Th   
 1:00 – 4:15 pm         
KIPJ-214

Prerequisites: COMM 101 

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. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 22.

COMM 482 Children and Media (3)

Bradley Bond

bond@SanDiego.edu

CRN 73           Limit 25
6-week Mid-Session (6/24 - 8/2)
T & Th (& Fri., 6/28)
9:00 am- 12:15 pm           
KIPJ-215

This course is an overview of the relevant research on the role of electronic media in the lives of children. Some topics include: sex role stereotypes; violence; advertising; relationships, body image; and materialism. Students will also explore the positive influence of electronic media including its use for pro-social and educational purposes. It is recommended that students complete COMM 130 and COMM 330 before enrolling in this course. Course may be offered to fulfill the core upper division writing requirement. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, June 10.

COMM 298 Field Experience (0.5)

Greg Ghio

gghio@SanDiego.edu

CRN 77 Limit 10
12-week Session (6/3 - 8/23)

The course offers students credit for participating in a professional communication related field or taking a short course related to professional communication skills. It is appropriate for students who are interested in learning new skills and gaining professional experience to complement their coursework. To qualify, students must have completed at least one lower division communication course and be a Communication Studies major. This course is offered Pass/Fail.

COMM 498 Internship (2)

Greg Ghio

gghio@SanDiego.edu

CRN 75 Limit 10
12-week Session (6/3 - 8/23)

Prerequisites:COMM 300 (Can be taken Concurrently)
An experiential education course in which students participate as interns in either radio or television, public relations, advertising, or some facet of organizational communication. Open only to communication studies majors or minors of second-semester junior status or higher. No more than 3 internship units may be applied toward the major or minor. Students should consult the communication studies. Internship Director or go to www.sandiego.edu/commstudies/interns for details about enrollment and qualification.

COMM 498 Internship (3)

Greg Ghio

gghio@SanDiego.edu

CRN 76 Limit 10
12-week Session (6/3 - 8/23)

Prerequisites:COMM 300 (Can be taken Concurrently)
An experiential education course in which students participate as interns in either radio or television, public relations, advertising, or some facet of organizational communication. Open only to communication studies majors or minors of second-semester junior status or higher. No more than 3 internship units may be applied toward the major or minor. Students should consult the communication studies. Internship Director or go to www.sandiego.edu/commstudies/interns for details about enrollment and qualification.