Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2019–2020 and 2020–2021; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Communication: COM

COM 281, 381. Seminar in Communication.

Communication in a pluralistic society; nature of theory development; state of communication theory; conceptual models; sources of communication theory: semantic, linguistic, perceptual, sociological; information theory. Two or three lecture hours a week for one semester. Communication 281 is offered on the credit/no credit basis only. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 281, graduate standing; for 381, graduate standing and at least twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in the major.

COM 385. Topics and Skills in Communication.

Contemporary issues, practices, and skills related to communication. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

COM 088C. Science Communications Seminar.

Same as Natural Sciences 088C. Restricted to students in the Moody College of Communication and the College of Natural Sciences. Professional development supplemental to primary studies. Designed to develop skills in the effective communication of scientific concepts. Hours to be arranged. Communication 088C and Natural Sciences 088C may not both be counted. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

COM 088D. Science Communications Practicum.

Same as Natural Sciences 088D. Restricted to students in the Moody College of Communication and the College of Natural Sciences. Professional development supplemental to primary studies. May be taking concurrently with the Science Communication Seminar. Opportunities to focus on skill development while receiving constructive assessment and evaluation. Hours to be arranged. Communication 088D and Natural Sciences 088D may not both be counted. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

COM 398T. Supervised Teaching in Communication.

Required for assistant instructors. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.