Comm, Media, and Persuasion (CMP)

Comm, Media, and Persuasion (CMP)

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CMP 5503 Mass Communication and Society: 3 semester hours.

Introduces students to mass media theories scholars use to study the effects of media messages. Students will also read and discuss research illustrating the media's impact on individuals, society, and cultures. Topics include the media's relationship to stereotyping, images of sexuality, violence, values, politics, and globalization. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

CMP 5504 Gender and Communication: 3 semester hours.

Course examines communication arenas from a perspective that focuses on gender and includes study of similarities and differences in female/male patterns. Topics include nonverbal, organizational, language, family and friendship. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

CMP 5509 Communication Inquiry: 3 semester hours.

Introduces tools and strategies communication professionals use to answer questions and solve problems through systematic investigation. The course will focus on developing an understanding of applied communication research, including design, sampling, data collection, and data analysis. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

CMP 5510 Mass Media History, Law, and Ethics: 3 semester hours.

A comprehensive exploration of mass communication law and the history of mass media. The course examines media rights of free expression and First Amendment including libel privacy, access to information, free-press, and other related topics and themes. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

CMP 5518 Advanced Reporting: 3 semester hours.

In-depth writing and reporting of important topics of feature-length, investigative journalism on various platforms and different formats. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. PREREQ: Permission of instructor

CMP 5520 Advanced Leader Communication: 3 semester hours.

Advanced exploration of the vital relationship between communication and leader effectiveness with a focus on particular communication tools and strategies. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

CMP 5522 Conflict Management: 3 semester hours.

Examines the dynamics of everyday conflicts across a variety of settings, from personal to organizational. Principles of conflict, similar across all communicative contexts, are emphasized. Theory and its application are given equal importance. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

CMP 5524 Management Communication: 3 semester hours.

Examines the communication goals and functions unique to organizational managers and leaders. Topics studied include socialization and training, leader-member relationships, incentive-based systems of motivation, employee identification and commitment, and organizational development. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

CMP 5535 Narrative and Print: 3 semester hours.

Exploration and reconsideration of conventional concepts of what makes a book, both in terms of narrative structure and physical form. Focus on examination of familiar forms in new ways to help students learn to approach all multi-page projects from fresh and new angles. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. Equivalent to ART 5518. PREREQ: Permission of instructor

CMP 5536 Advanced Issues in Design: 3 semester hours.

Focuses on complex design challenges, professional-level assignments, and design projects with multiple components. Application of research and entrepreneurial skills to seek innovative solutions for appropriate economic constituencies, users, and audiences. Professional presentations of ideas and design solutions for critique and discussion are central to this course. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. PREREQ: Permission of instructor

CMP 5540 Sport Public Relations: 3 semester hours.

Examines public relations theories and skills relevant to sport. Emphasizes image management; media and community relations; critical analysis of campaigns; and written and oral presentation skills necessary for sport public relations specialists. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. PREREQ: Permission of instructor

CMP 5546 Public Relations Campaigns: 3 semester hours.

Tactics and strategies for planning public relations programs for public and private organizations. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. PREREQ: Permission of instructor

CMP 5555 Photo Media: 3 semester hours.

Focuses on the art of visually communicating news or feature stories with still pictures and/or video. Emphasis on photographer adaptation to situations to cover stories as they unfold without becoming part of the story and application of multimedia formats expected within current social and mass media environments. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. COREQ: CMP 5555L. PREREQ: Permission of instructor

CMP 5557 Advanced Photo Media: 3 semester hours.

Explores the notion of visual storytelling for multi-media/multi-platform productions. Investigation into photographer intent as it relates to crafting color or black and white images into a visual story, elements and decisions required for storytelling, and concept research techniques. Students create a body of cohesive images suitable for various forms of professional multi-platform distribution. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. COREQ: CMP 5557L. PREREQ: Permission of instructor

CMP 5581 Rhetoric of Hitler and Churchill: 3 semester hours.

Rhetorical theory and practice of these influential leaders and the impact of their persuasion. Topics include Hitler's oratory, Nazi propaganda, and Churchill's World War II speeches. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

CMP 5582 American Public Address: 3 semester hours.

Has a dual purpose: to study the impact of rhetoric (oral and written persuasion) on major events in American history; to examine great speakers and rhetorical documents in their historical context. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

CMP 5583 Rhetoric of Popular Culture: 3 semester hours.

Explores the functions of rhetoric in popular culture mass media including news, television, film, fiction, advertising, music, and the internet. Emphasizes understanding how rhetoric in these mediums reflects, influences, and interacts with the culture. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

CMP 5584 Recent Rhetorical Issues: 3 semester hours.

Study of the rhetoric of contemporary issues such as the Vietnam War, the Black Revolution, and other current political and social topics, including the rhetoric of ongoing election campaigns. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

CMP 5587 Rhetorical Theory: 3 semester hours.

Course provides students with the foundations of rhetoric by examining principle rhetorical theories from Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, Modern, and Contemporary eras. Specific evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

CMP 5588 Rhetorical Criticism: 3 semester hours.

Study and application of various theories and methods of rhetorical criticism including Aristotelian and Burkeian principles. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

CMP 5591 Independent Research Projects: 1-3 semester hour.

Under the supervision of professors in the various areas of communication, students will prepare reports and carry out projects designed to promote professional growth. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor and department

CMP 5599 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hour.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are noted by course section and announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times. Repeatable if covering different topics

CMP 6601 Introduction to Graduate Research Methods: 3 semester hours.

Orientation to departmental graduate program policies and expectations, overview of the communication discipline, and introduction to methods used for producing scholarly research in the field

CMP 6630 Seminar in Communication: 3 semester hours.

In-depth study and analysis of selected topics related to the communication field. See instructor for specific topics. Repeatable if covering different topics

CMP 6650 Thesis: 1-6 semester hour.

Thesis. 1-6 credits. Repeatable. Graded S/U

CMP 6660 Graduate Degree Paper: 1-3 semester hour.

Graduate degree paper. 1-3 credits. Repeatable. Graded S/U

CMP 6691 Independent Study: 1-3 semester hour.

Under the supervision of departmental graduate faculty, students will engage in self-directed reading, exploration, and study focused on topics relevant to the communication discipline and to the students' planned academic program. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor and department

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