Communication Studies (CMST)


1000

CMST 1061 Fundamentals of Communication (3 credits)
The practice of rhetoric, performance studies, and communication theory; extensive practical and performance applications of communication skills in addition to lectures and readings.
CMST 1150 Introduction to Communication Studies (3 credits)
Not a substitute for CMST 1061, 2010, 2040, 2060, or 2064. Fundamental principles and subject areas in the study of human communication.

2000

CMST 2010 Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
Theories and research in human communication; one-to-one interactions.
CMST 2012 [Not Offered] Introduction to Film (4 credits)
3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Nature and function of film as a mode of communication; basic language of cinema; selected films screened and studied.
CMST 2040 Introduction to Performing Literature (3 credits)
The study of literature through performance; reading, analysis, and performance of prose, poetry, and drama.
CMST 2060 Public Speaking (3 credits)
Theory and skills needed by the effective communicator and critical consumer of speech; analysis of other speakers and practice in speaking.
CMST 2061 Communication for Business and the Professions (3 credits)
For students in the professional colleges, particularly the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Communication used in business and professional organizations; proposal presentations, group decision making, parliamentary procedure, and interviewing.
CMST 2063 [Not Offered] Argumentation and Debate (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 1061 or 2060. Principles of argumentation and debate; analysis, briefing, evidence, reasoning, and refutation; debating on vital questions.
CMST 2064 Small Group Communication (3 credits)
Aspects of group leadership; group discussion and the problems of communication in human relations.
CMST 2200 Practicum in Communication Studies (1-3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 3 sem. hrs.; however, no more than a total of 3 sem. hrs. in CMST 2200 and CMST 4200 may be taken for undergraduate credit. Pass-fail grading. Practical experience in major interdepartmental activities outside the classroom under direct faculty supervision.
CMST 2862 [Not Offered] HONORS: Contemporary Public Address (3 credits)
Effectiveness of public address in contemporary society; limitations on free speech; influence of mass communications on public address; rhetorical practices in politics, education, religion, business, and minority and pressure groups.

3000

CMST 3012 History of Film (4 credits)
3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Historical, cultural, artistic, and technological development of the film industry; selected films screened and studied.
CMST 3013 [Not Offered] Topics in Film Genres (4 credits)
3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. May be taken for a max. of 8 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Cultural history, structure, rhetoric, and performance of particular film genres.
CMST 3040 [Not Offered] Performance Composition (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2040. Study of the rhetorical and aesthetic elements of solo and group performance, including performances of literature, cultural performances, and experimental performances.
CMST 3041 Performance in Everyday Life (3 credits)
Communication-centered study of performance and theatricality in daily life.
CMST 3060 Advanced Public Speaking (3 credits)
Prereq.: grade of �B� or better in CMST 1061 or 2060. Refined development in platform speaking.
CMST 3106 [Not Offered] Communication and Power (3 credits)
How power is created, maintained, and subverted through the strategic use of discourse.
CMST 3107 Rhetoric of the Contemporary Media (3 credits)
Various forms of media (television, pulp novels, pop music); their promotion of cultural values and modes of conduct; study of major rhetorical critics and theorists.
CMST 3112 PER RELS & SOC NETS (3.0 credits)
CMST 3113 [Not Offered] Conversation (3 credits)
Analysis of verbal processes in conversation; emphasis on theory and research concerning language, messages, and social interaction.
CMST 3114 [Not Offered] Communication Research (3 credits)
Techniques and procedures in communication research; topic development, research design, data collection, data analysis; examination of recent research in communication.
CMST 3115 [Not Offered] Communication and Gender (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2010 or equivalent. Gender differences, sex roles, and sexual stereotypes in communication.
CMST 3118 [Not Offered] Intercultural Communication (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2010 or equivalent. Theories and research of how people of different cultures communicate; emphasis on developing a critical sensitivity and foundations for increased effectiveness appropriate to a multicultural society.
CMST 3167 [Not Offered] Rhetoric and Civilization (3 credits)
Role of oratory in the formation, mobilization, and destruction of human communities from ancient to modern times.
CMST 3168 [Not Offered] Rhetoric of Propaganda (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2060, 2063, or 2862. Common persuasive strategies employed in propagandistic discourse.
CMST 3169 [Not Offered] The Rhetoric of Social Movements (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2063,2862, 3106, 3107, or 3167. Persuasive strategies used to build social identities and collectively agitate for social change.
CMST 3210 [Not Offered] Computer Mediated Communication (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2010. Theories of communication as they apply to communication by computerized means. The effects of CMC on daily human activity, interpersonal relationships, and work life.
CMST 3300 [Not Offered] Rhetorical Criticism (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2060. History and practice of criticism as a means of inquiry in rhetorical studies. Theoretical and methodological underpinnings of major schools of criticism examined.
CMST 3810 Independent Study (1-3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 3 hrs. of credit on a communication topic not duplicated in regular course offerings. Course may be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit in the major.
CMST 3900 Selected Topics in Speech (3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Consult Schedule of Classes for current offering.

4000

CMST 4012 [Not Offered] Communication and Relationships (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2010 or equivalent. Survey of theories of interpersonal communication and misunderstandings in relational development and deterioration; more effective communication.
CMST 4100 Political Communication (3 credits)
Factors and strategies in contemporary political communication in the U.S.; emphasis on electronic communication, candidates and images, campaign management, speech making, and advertising; study of recent and current elections.
CMST 4101 Organizational Communication (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2010. Theories surrounding how people communicate within the organizational setting, as well as how communication relates to the process of organizing; examines relevant theories and research.
CMST 4102 [Not Offered] COMM AND CAREERS (3.0 credits)
CMST 4107 [Not Offered] Communication as Culture (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 3106, 3107, or 3167. Creation, maintenance, and alteration of cultural norms, institutions, and values through both mass mediated spectacle and intimate communication ritual.
CMST 4111 INTRAPERSONAL COMM (3.0 credits)
CMST 4112 [Not Offered] Health Communication (3 credits)
Communication in the health care context; application to pragmatic problems in the healthcare industry; critical examination of health messages in popular culture.
CMST 4113 Communication and Leadership in Teams (3 credits)
Analysis of communication processes in groups and teams; includes examination of theories and research findings; addresses individual and team participation, leadership, and decision-making skills.
CMST 4114 [Not Offered] Contemporary Theories of Communication (3 credits)
Current methods and theories of human communication; research literature; behavioral antecedents and consequences of messages and their variations; how messages interact with communicators to produce behavioral outcomes.
CMST 4118 Modeling Communication Within Marital and Family Relationships (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2010. Also offered as SOCL 4402. Role of communication within marriages and other family arrangements.
CMST 4119 [Not Offered] Nonverbal Communication (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2010 or equivalent. Nonverbal message systems such as kinesics and proxemics; relationship between nonverbal and verbal communication.
CMST 4130 COMM SKILLS TRAINING (3.0 credits)
CMST 4140 [Not Offered] Analysis and Performance of Poetry (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2040. Advanced study of selected forms, styles, and genres of oral and written poetry through solo and group performance.
CMST 4141 [Not Offered] Analysis and Performance of Narrative (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2040. Advanced study of selected novels, short stories, and oral narratives through solo and group performance; stylistic and rhetorical analyses.
CMST 4142 Selected Topics in Performance Studies (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2040 and 3040 or equivalent. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.
CMST 4143 [Not Offered] Performance of Southern Fiction (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2040 or equivalent. Study of selected texts of contemporary southern fiction through solo and group performance; literary criticism of texts performed; relevant narrative and performance theory.
CMST 4144 [Not Offered] Performance Art (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2040 and 3040 or equivalent. Also offered as THTR 4144. History, theory, criticism, and practice of 20th century avant-garde performance and performance art.
CMST 4145 [Not Offered] Group Performance (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2040 and 3040 or equivalent. Theory and techniques of adapting and staging nondramatic literature and other materials for group performance; directing for Reader's Theatre, Chamber Theatre, Story Theatre, and other forms.
CMST 4147 [Not Offered] Body Performance Culture (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2040 and 3040 or equivalent. Theories and uses of the body as a site of cultural production and communication in everyday life and more formal performance events.
CMST 4150 TOURISM COMM & PERF (3.0 credits)
CMST 4160 [Not Offered] Persuasive Communication (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 1061, 2060, 2063, or equivalent. Nature of persuasive speaking.
CMST 4162 [Not Offered] CRIME COMM & CULTURE (3.0 credits)
CMST 4164 [Not Offered] Advanced Argumentation (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2063 or 4160 or equivalent. Argumentation in different types of speaking situations; trends in argumentation theory; argumentation in practice.
CMST 4165 [Not Offered] History and Criticism of Amer ican Public Address (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2060 or 2063 or 4160. American public address from colonial times to the present; speeches of outstanding American statesmen, lawyers, and clergymen and sources of their effectiveness.
CMST 4166 [Not Offered] History and Criticism of British Public Address (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 1061 or 2060, 2063, or 4160. British public address from the 18th century to the present; speeches of outstanding British statesmen from Pitt to Churchill.
CMST 4167 [Not Offered] Contemporary Rhetorical Theory (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 1061 or 2060 or 4160 or equivalent. Developments in rhetoric from contemporary theoretical and critical perspectives; key concepts in the philosophy of rhetoric.
CMST 4168 [Not Offered] Rhetoric and the Arts (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2040, 3041, 3106, 3107, or 3167. The arts as a means of transforming experience and influencing social change.
CMST 4169 [Not Offered] Visual Rhetoric (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 2060, 2063, or 2862. Methodological approaches useful in understanding how images communicate messages and make arguments.
CMST 4200 Practicum in Communication Studies (1-3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 3 sem. hrs. credit; however, no more than a total of 3 sem. hrs. of CMST 2200 and CMST 4200 may be taken for undergraduate credit. Pass-fail grading. Practical experience in major interdepartmental activities outside the classroom under direct faculty supervision.
CMST 4201 COMM INTERNSHIP (3.0 credits)
CMST 4312 [Not Offered] Topics in Critical Media Theory and Practice (3 credits)
Prereq: CMST 2012, 3012, 3107, or consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Topics such as �Basic Concepts of Cinima,� �Aesthetics of Film and Video,� and �Cyberculture Theory.�
CMST 4971 [Not Offered] Special Topics in Mass Communication (3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor. See MC 4971.

7000

CMST 7900 Introduction to Graduate Study in Speech (3 credits)
Required of all master's students and of doctoral students on advice of their major professors.
CMST 7901 Seminar in Pedagogy for the Communication Classroom (1 credits)
Information and support for first time college teachers; teaching skills; core teaching values and instructional strategies.
CMST 7902 [Not Offered] PROFESSIONAL DEVELOP (1.0 credits)
CMST 7903 [Not Offered] RES WRITING IN CMST (3.0 credits)
CMST 7910 Seminar in Interpersonal Communication Theory (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 4012 or equivalent. May be taken for a max. of 12 hrs. credit when topic vary. Current theoretical approaches to interpersonal communication, including developmental approaches, cognitive and relational theories.
CMST 7913 [Not Offered] Seminar: Contemporary Theories of Speech Communication (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 4114 or equivalent. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Criticism, interpretation, and validation of specific theories in speech communication; different theoretical perspectives.
CMST 7915 [Not Offered] Seminar: Research in Communication Theory (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 4114 or equivalent. May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. credit. Research literature on advanced topics in communication theory.
CMST 7923 Seminar in Qualitative Research Methods in Communication Studies (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Theoretical and practical considerations of current methods of qualitative research in the discipline.
CMST 7940 [Not Offered] Performance Theories and Methods (3 credits)
Survey of theories and methods of twentieth and twenty-first century performance practices in western cultures.
CMST 7941 [Not Offered] Seminar: Studies in the History of Performance (3 credits)
Historical development of select Western performance practices outside the institution of theatre; methods of historical research in performance studies.
CMST 7943 [Not Offered] SEM PERF & CULTURE (3.0 credits)
CMST 7944 [Not Offered] PERFORMANCE & MEDIA (3.0 credits)
CMST 7945 [Not Offered] Seminar: Contemporary Theories and Research in Performance Studies (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 12 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Topics related to solo and group performance of literature; performance theory and criticism; interrelationships of performance and culture; experimental performance forms; qualitative research methods.
CMST 7946 [Not Offered] Theory and Performance of Narrative Discourse (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 4141, 4142, or equivalent. Narrative theory in literature and performance; rhetoric of narrative discourse.
CMST 7961 [Not Offered] Seminar: Evolution of Rhetorical Theory, Classical Period (3 credits)
CMST 7962 [Not Offered] Seminar: Rhetorical Criticism (3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor. Types of speech criticism, criteria, and measures of effectiveness of public address.
CMST 7963 [Not Offered] Seminar on Southern Oratory (3 credits)
Prereq.: CMST 4165 and 7962. Oratory of the South from about 1860 to the present; significant speakers of a given historical period (students select period studied).
CMST 7964 [Not Offered] Seminar: Evolution of Rhetorical Theory, British and American (3 credits)
Developments in rhetorical theory in Britain and America from about 1529 to the present; discussion of major works by Campbell, Blair, Whately, and Kenneth Burke.
CMST 7966 Problems in Rhetorical Theory, Criticism, and History (3 credits)
Prereq.: at least 12 hrs. (four courses) in public address. May be taken for a max. of 12 sem. hrs. of credit when content varies. Selected problem that goes beyond present advanced course offerings in public address; topic to be announced.
CMST 7967 Development of Contemporary Rhetorical Theory (3 credits)
Pivotal questions in contemporary theory from I. A. Richards through postmodernism; future of rhetorical theory and its relationship to the humanities.
CMST 7968 [Not Offered] Rhetoric and Public Culture (3 credits)
Scope and function of rhetoric in formation and dissolution of publics and public opinion; the reciprocal influence of rhetoric and culture.
CMST 7969 [Not Offered] Visual Culture (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when content varies. Intellectual genealogies, theories of the visual, and problems in a visual culture.
CMST 7976 [Not Offered] Rhetoric and Aesthetics (3 credits)
The relationship between form and function in rhetorical discourse; the constitutive nature of aesthetics in language and the arts.
CMST 7999 Independent Research in Communication Studies (1-3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor and approval of department chair. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit. For advanced graduate students to pursue research on special topics.

8000

CMST 8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
�S�/�U� grading.

9000

CMST 9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
�S�/�U� grading.