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CMN 1310G - Introduction to Speech Communication. (3-0-3) (Graded A, B, C, N/C) Fundamental principles of selecting, analyzing, evaluating, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence and points of view orally. The course includes instruction in techniques of listening and informative, persuasive and reactive speaking. Note: A grade of ‘C' or better in ENG 1001G, ENG 1002G, and CMN 1310G or in accepted substitutions is a requirement for the bachelor's degree at Eastern as well as a general education requirement. Credits: 3

CMN 1390G - Introduction to Speech Communication, Honors. (3-0-3) (Graded A, B, C, N/C) Fundamental principles of selecting, analyzing, evaluating, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence and points of view orally. The course includes techniques of listening and informative, persuasive and reactive speaking. Prerequisites & Notes: Admission to the University Honors College. Credits: 3

CMN 2010 - Introduction to Communication Theories. (3-0-3) On Demand. A survey of communication theories in rhetorical, public, interpersonal, organizational and mediated contexts. Credits: 3

CMN 2020 - Communication Research. (3-0-3) On Demand. Students are introduced to the speech communication discipline through encountering its publications and resources. Students will be instructed in APA writing style, research methods and major areas of study and inquiry. Students must complete abstracts and a literature review. WI Credits: 3

CMN 2030 - Applied Communication. (3-0-3) On Demand. Study of communication principles and skills in applied contexts. Skills emphasized include public performance/presentations; teams, meetings, and project management; leadership and decision-making. Use and implications of new technologies are also addressed. Credits: 3

CMN 2040 - Argumentation and Critical Thinking. (3-0-3) On Demand. Study of how to build, critique and adapt arguments within a climate of disagreement. Practice in gathering and evaluation of evidence, selection and evaluation of reasoning and the production, criticism and refinement of both oral and written arguments. Credits: 3

CMN 2375 - Practical Experience. (Arr-Arr-1) F. This course gives students practical experience in communication practices in an organizational setting. The course cannot be used as a elective in the major. Course may be repeated to a maximum of four hours and is restricted to Communication Studies majors and minors. Credits: 1

CMN 2520 - Introduction to Mass Communication. (3-0-3) On Demand. Survey of the origin and growth of the media, the social basis of radio, TV and motion pictures and the physical nature of mass communications systems. Credits: 3

CMN 2525 - Studio Production. (1-4-3) F, S. On Demand.  Students receive an overview of the electronic media and learn basic audio and video production theories and techniques.  Emphasis is on studio production. Students will be required to complete laboratory hours at WEIU-TV.  MC 916.  Credits: 3 

CMN 2550 - Broadcast Announcing. (2-2-3) On Demand. A competency-based introduction to the process and problems of working with microphones in any "broadcasting" situation. Work will include diction and delivery techniques for broadcasting in addition to a study of microphone types, characteristics and usages. MC 918 Credits: 3

CMN 2575 - Field Production. (1-4-3) On Demand. Students learn theories and techniques of audio and video production, with an emphasis on field production, post production and broadcast news. Students will be required to complete laboratory hours at WEIU-TV and/or WEIU-FM.  Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2525 or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

CMN 2630 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication. (3-0-3) On Demand. Language and behavior analysis serve as a vehicle for exploring interpersonal communication through lecture and discussion. Students are exposed to principles of human communication with special emphasis placed on critical thinking as a tool for improving everyday communication skills and avoiding misunderstandings. Credits: 3

CMN 2650 - Introduction to Organizational Communication. (3-0-3) On Demand. Introduction to communication in organizations. Includes basic theories, structures and functions of communication in business and professional settings. Effective leadership, decision making and management of communication techniques. Credits: 3

CMN 2920 - Introduction to Public Relations. (3-0-3) F, S. This course surveys the history, growth and practice of the public relations field while addressing the major issues public practitioners face today. It is designed to provide students with the necessary background of the public relations field a practitioner needs to be successful in our program and in the job market. It addresses public relations’ dominant paradigm and major approaches while illuminating important issues faced by the field and the industry. Credit will not be given for both CMN 2920 and CMN/JOU 3920. Credits: 3

CMN 3100 - Persuasion. (3-0-3) On Demand. This class will study symbolic communication intended to influence beliefs, attitudes, values, and behaviors. The course will focus on the critical assessment of persuasive messages, with additional attention to the theories and research behind persuasive message construction. Credits: 3

CMN 3200 - Introduction to Rhetoric and Social Critique. (3-0-3) On Demand. The analysis of persuasive messages from a variety of mediums. Practice in the application of various critical perspectives to the analysis of persuasive messages. WI Credits: 3

CMN 3210 - Rhetorics of Protest, Movement, and Resistance. (3-0-3) On Demand. Focused on Western rhetorics of resistance from the 19th century to the present, this course offers a survey of “texts” including speeches, manifestos, poetry, music, photographs, embodied protests, films, documentaries, websites and coercive actions in an effort to analyze the rhetorical nature of social movement and change. WI Credits: 3

CMN 3220 - Communication, Race and Ethnicity. (3-0-3) On Demand. This course examines the relationship between communication, race and ethnicity in public discourse. Students will study rhetorical constructions of race and ethnicity and the ways in which those constructions embody and respond to social relations and power. WI Credits: 3

CMN 3230 - Advanced Public Speaking. (3-0-3) On Demand. Principles and techniques of audience analysis, topic analysis and preparation, communication theories and performance and evaluation. Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 1310G or CMN 1390G. Credits: 3

CMN 3240 - Religion in the American Public Sphere. (3-0-3) On Demand. This course will explore the intersection of religion and public discourse in the political, social and cultural spheres of the United States. The course will examine the extent to which religious ideas and language influence our collective identities and our ability to conceptualize various social, cultural, political and ethical issues. WI Credits: 3

CMN 3250 - Rhetoric, Democracy, and the Public Sphere. (3-0-3) On Demand. This course will examine the relationship between rhetoric, publics and counterpublics in a diverse democracy. Students will examine rhetorical theories of argumentative spheres (private, technical and public spheres) and critique public and counterpublic discourses. WI Credits: 3

CMN 3260 - Communication of Class in U.S. Culture. (3-0-3) On Demand. This course examines ways in which socio-economic class is constituted through public discourses. Students will learn how to use critical theories to investigate discourses that sustain a multilayered class system. Topics include the discourses of poverty, homelessness, immigration, and media representations of class.  Credits: 3

CMN 3270 - Communication and Popular Culture. (3-0-3) On Demand. This course will examine texts normally not thought of as persuasive in an effort to examine how popular culture, as manifested through various forms of discourse, exerts influence on various audiences. WI Credits: 3

CMN 3300 - Interviewing. (3-0-3) On Demand. This writing-intensive course is designed for students to become thoroughly knowledgeable in the process of interviewing in various contexts. Students will engage in projects related to each context and demonstrate expertise via several interview projects and major research papers. WI Credits: 3 416

CMN 3400 - Teaching Speech. (3-0-3) F. Study of problems, methods and materials in teaching oral communication; teaching and directing co-curricular activities. Thirty clock hours in pre-student teaching are required. Prerequisites & Notes: EDP 3331 and SED 3330; for ASEP, SED 3000 and 3100. Credits: 3

CMN 3470 - Small Group Communication. (3-0-3) On Demand. An analysis of theoretical constructs in group dynamics, leadership, participation and evaluation of group performance. Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2030 or Permission of Instructor. Credits: 3

CMN 3500 - New Media Practices. (2-2-3) On Demand. This workshop-based course introduces students to cross-platform digital production with an emphasis in branding, framing, narrative, and deploying symbols across various new media. This course melds social media and public relations with audio/visual production skills in order to communicate a unified message across various media in a constantly changing new media environment.  Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2520 and CMN 2920 or JOU 3920. Credits: 3

CMN 3520 - Radio Production. (1-4-3) On Demand. Study of equipment and techniques involved in producing radio programs; announcing, scripting, writing and producing. Practical experience in a variety of production experiences. Students will be required to complete laboratory hours at WEIU-FM. MC 915 Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2525, 2550. Credits: 3

CMN 3530 - Film Communication. (3-2-4) Film as the expression of the performers, producers, directors, writers and technicians. Critical discussion of film theory, history and criticism. WI Credits: 4

CMN 3540 - Videography. (1-4-3) On Demand. The study and practice of the production of video programs, with an emphasis on camera techniques. Practical experience in a wide variety of production exercises.  Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2575 or Permission of Instructor. Credits: 3

CMN 3560 - International Communication. (3-0-3) On Demand. Examines cultural, social, political, economic and regulatory dimensions of international communication media: topics include nation, nationalism, culture and communication; comparative studies of international media systems; communication and development; international relations, diplomacy and the media; the rise of global culture; cultural autonomy and globalization. Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2520. Credits: 3

CMN 3570 - Topics in Media History. (3-0-3) On Demand. Topics in Media History provides an in-depth study of the history of one particular medium (e.g. film, radio, television, or the internet). It will cover the development of media technology, the structure of media institutions and their regulation and the social and cultural significance of these media. This class is repeatable with change in topic. Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2520. Credits: 3

CMN 3610 - Broadcast News. (2-2-3) On Demand. The study and practice of basic broadcast news skills with an emphasis on gathering, writing, producing and disseminating information via radio and television. Cross-listed with JOU 3610.  Prerequisites & Notes: JOU 3002 or CMN 2575, or permission of instructor. Credit not granted for both JOU 3610 and CMN 3610. WC Credits: 3

CMN 3620 - Advanced Broadcast News. (2-2-3) On Demand. The study and practice of advanced broadcast news skills with an emphasis on writing, shooting, editing, anchoring, reporting and producing news for radio, television and online media.  Cross-listed with JOU 3620. Prerequisites & Notes: CMN/JOU 3610 or permission of instructor. Credit not granted for both JOU 3620 and CMN 3620.  Credits: 3

CMN 3640 - Advanced Interpersonal Communication.  (3-0-3)  On Demand.  This course is designed to provide advanced understandings of interpersonal communication. Major theories and research findings are utilized to explain personal and professional interactions in multiple interpersonal contexts. Particular attention is given to communication with family, friends, romantic partners, and in the workplace.  Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2630 (Cannot be taken concurrently.) Note: This is a new course, effective Spring 2012. Credits: 3

CMN 3650 - Communication in Organizations. (3-0-3) On Demand. A study of the impact of organizational structure on communication practices and processes. Examines issues relevant to the effective management of communication in organizations. WI Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2650 or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

CMN 3660 - Communication and Conflict Management. (3-0-3) On Demand. This course studies interpersonal conflict from a communication perspective. It examines the forces that generate conflict and the techniques that can be used to manage those forces. WI Credits: 3

CMN 3710 - Intercultural Communication. (3-0-3) On Demand. Overview of culture and communication on regional, national and international levels. Examines ways in which cultures respond differently to business, education and health care contexts. Explores how culture influences perceptions and communication, and provides guidelines for effective intercultural communication. SPC 916 Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2630 or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

CMN 3750 - Computer Mediated Communication I. (3-0-3) On Demand. This course explores the role of message construction and delivery strategies in effective communication in technological environments. Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2030. Credits: 3

CMN 3752 - Computer Mediated Communication II. (3-0-3) On Demand. This course explores the role that communication systems, structures and applications have in the delivery of effective mediated messages. Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2030 and CMN 3750. Credits: 3

CMN 3900 - Directing Forensic Activities. (3-0-3) On Demand. Designed to prepare those entering the field of speech education on the secondary and college levels to direct an extracurricular forensics program. Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2320 and 2040 or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

CMN 3903 - Communication of Gender and Body. (3-0-3) On Demand. This course is an exploration of the ways in which identity categories, such as woman and man, feminine and masculine, homosexual and heterosexual, are constructed and maintained through public and popular discourses. In part, we will study the theoretical literatures in communication, feminism, poststructural, and queer theory that “trouble” supposedly static categories of gender. Credits: 3

CMN 3910 - Communication in Health Professions. (3-0-3) F. A study of the role communication plays in the health professions including an examination of the health professions and the application of speaking, listening, interpersonal, small group, organizational, and mass communication skills and concepts to health careers. Cross-listed with HST 3910. Credits: 3

CMN 3920 - Public Relations in Society. (3-0-3) On Demand. A study of the impact public relations has in society with major emphasis on providing information to the media (publicity), establishing mutually beneficial relations (employee, consumer and community relations), and serving as the organization’s conscience (counseling). Credit will not be given for both CMN 3920 and JOU 3920. Credits: 3

CMN 3940 - Advertising: Theory and Practice. (3-0-3) On Demand. A broad review of the research and practice associated with advertising, organization of the advertising industry, role of advertising in promotion, types of advertising, and various media vehicles. Evaluation of media in relationship to marketing objectives and critical analysis of advertising processes. Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 3100. Credits: 3

CMN 3950 - Conferences and Event Planning. (1-4-3) On Demand. This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts and principles of conferences and event planning management. It is an applied course designed to introduce students to the planning process, sponsorships, promotion, and creative strategies that are part of events. Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2650. Credits: 3

CMN 3953 - Perspectives on Sports and the Media. (3-0-3) On Demand. An examination of the impact sports and the mass media have had and are continuing to have on each other. Focus on the history of sportswriting and sportsbroadcasting and the state of these fields today. Cross-listed with JOU 3953. Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1001G and ENG 1002G; JOU 2001 or CMN 2520 or permission of instructor. Credit not granted for both CMN 3953 and JOU 3953. Credits: 3

CMN 3960 - Advocacy and Message and Design. (3-0-3) On Demand. This course is intended to introduce students to advocacy and message design. It is an applied course designed to develop essential writing skills for a career in advertising, corporate communication, public relations or other areas in communication. WI Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2920 or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

CMN 3970 - Study Abroad. (Arr.-Arr.-1-15) See STA 3970. Credits: 1 to 15

CMN 4000 - Independent Study. (Arr.-Arr.-3) On Demand. Consideration of special problems in communication and communication education. Student presents individual study plan for researching history, theory, and/or practice of oral communication. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of “C” or better, permission of the chair and 2.75 grade-point average. Only six hours of credit can be counted in any combination of CMN 4000, 4275 and 4375 for a single option. Credits: 3

CMN 4030 - Seminar. (3-0-3) On Demand. Seminar in topics which are not covered in the course offerings of the Department of Communication Studies. More than one section in more than one topic possible each semester. May be repeated when topics vary, with up to six hours applied toward the major.  Credits: 3

CMN 4275 - Internship. (Arr.-Arr.-1-12) On Demand. (Credit/No Credit) On-the-job experience in a firm or organization approved by the department. To be taken Credit/No Credit, but not to count against the maximum of 12 semester hours in Credit/No Credit option. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of “C” or better, 12 hours of CMN courses, permission of internship director, acceptance by firm, and a cumulative 2.75 G.P.A., or 3.0 within the major. Only six hours of credit can be counted in any combination of CMN 4000, 4275 and 4375 for a single option. Credits: 1 to 12

CMN 4375 - Practicum. (Arr.-Arr.-1-3) On Demand. (Credit/No Credit) Students apply communication skills in a leadership and supervisory role. May be repeated for a total of up to 3 semester hours credit with a minimum of 40 contact hours for each semester hour of credit. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of “C” or better, 12 hours of CMN courses, permission of instructor, permission of chair, 2.75 cumulative G.P.A. or cumulative 3.0 SPC G.P.A. Only six hours of credit can be counted in any combination of CMN 4000, 4275 and 4375 for a single option. Credits: 1 to 3 CMN

CMN 4420 - Mass Media Advertising-Sales. (3-0-3) On Demand. A study of theory, ethics and legal implications of mass media advertising to include analysis of marketing problems and the role of advertising in their solution. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of “C” or better, and CMN 2520 or permission of Instructor. Credits: 3

CMN 4444 - Honors Independent Study. (3-6) On Demand. Consideration of special topics in speech communication. Student presents a prospectus for researching history, theory and/or practice of oral communications. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of “C” or better, admission to the Departmental Honors Program and permission of Honors Coordinator. Credits: 3 to 6

CMN 4450 - Electronic Media Profession. (3-0-3)  On Demand.  An overview of the Electronic Media profession, including an in-depth look at radio and television organizational structures, programming strategies, revenue streams, regulation, ethical standards, and current issues.  Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2520. WI  Credits: 3  

CMN 4500 - Topics in Electronic Media Production. (2-2-3) On Demand. A detailed examination of specific theories and practices related to electronic media production. Specific topics will vary according to student demand, availability and interest of faculty. May be repeated with a change in course content. Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2550 or CMN 2575 or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

CMN 4540 - Advanced Video Production. (1-4-3) On Demand. This course deals with the principles of preproduction planning, scripting, lighting and audio and video mixing for studio and remote television productions as unified by the television director. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of “C” or better, and CMN 2575 or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

CMN 4555 - Honors Research. (3-6) On Demand. In consultation with a faculty member, the student designs, executes and writes the results of an original piece of research. Any methodology may be utilized. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of “C” or better, admission to the Departmental Honors Program and permission of Honors Coordinator. Credits: 3 to 6

CMN 4644 - Honors Thesis. (3) On Demand. Intensive research in preparation of a thesis on a topic in speech communication approved by a faculty supervisor and the department honors coordinator. May not be repeated. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of “C” or better, admission to the Departmental Honors Program and permission of honors coordinator. Credits: 3

CMN 4650 - Simulation in Organizational Communication. (3-0-3) On Demand. Simulation in Organizational Communication offers students the unique opportunity to participate actively in their learning with a corporate simulation designed especially for communication students. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of "C" or better, and CMN 2650 and 3650 or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

CMN 4651 - Communication Training: Theory and Practice. (3-0-3) On Demand. An examination of how communication theories are used in the training environment. Emphasis is placed on the principles related to design, content and delivery of programs that result in communication knowledge and skill development. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of “C” or better, and CMN 2030, 2650, 3470 and 3650 or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

CMN 4666 - Honors Seminar. (Arr. Arr. 3-6) On Demand. Areas of investigation which require integration of speech communication concepts and research will be treated, e.g., effects of mass communication, criticism of speakers or media, evaluation of communication techniques. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of “C” or better, admission to the Departmental Honors Program and permission of honors coordinator. Credits: 3 to 6

CMN 4700 - Rhetoric, Identity and Social Responsibility. (3-0-3) On Demand. The public exchange of ideas is an important and contested element of civic life. This class will offer an historical survey of scholars, writers and citizens who have theorized about the rhetorical process. WI Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of “C” or better, CMN 2040, and CMN 3100. Credits: 3

CMN 4750 - Contemporary Approaches to Mass Communication. (3-0-3) On Demand. Survey of legal procedures of broadcast law, a survey of audience analysis, the structure of mass communications audiences, propaganda, communication networks, social and self-regulation of the media and current research. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of “C” or better, and CMN 2520 or graduate standing or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

CMN 4765 - Communication in Families. (3-0-3) On Demand. An examination of communicative structure, function and process among family members. The family system as a whole and major sub-systems (parent-child, siblings, spouses) are explored. Emphasis is on the role of communication in the construction, maintenance and change of family relationships throughout the family lifecycle. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of “C” or better. Credits: 3

CMN 4770 - Television Criticism. (3-0-3) On Demand. Students use rhetorical, economic and aesthetic approaches to analyze and evaluate television. Lecture, discussions, selected viewings, intensive writing and examinations. WI Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of "C" or better. Credits: 3

CMN 4780 - Communication and Culture. (3-0-3) On Demand. This course provides an overview of key theories, concepts and approaches to the study of communication and culture as practiced in communication. It covers the history of the academic study of communication and culture, the application of critical methods, cultural studies and communication and the study of social relations, power and communication. WI Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of “C” or better, and CMN 3200 or CMN 3270 or CMN 3560 or graduate standing. Credits: 3

CMN 4800 - Voices of Democracy. (3-0-3) On Demand. Study of competing points of view on a series of critical issues of the 20th century. WI Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of “C” or better. Credits: 3

CMN 4820 - Political Communication. (3-0-3) On Demand. This course examines the interactive role between public communication and politics. Students will study how communication is involved in the various aspects of campaigning for and fulfilling the duties of public office. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of “C” or better. Credits: 3

CMN 4850 - Topics in Computer Mediated Communication. (3-0-3) On Demand. A detailed examination of specific theories and practices related to communication technology. Specific topics will vary according to student demand, availability and interest of faculty. May be repeated with a change in course content. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of CMN 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 with a grade of “C” or better, and CMN 2030, 3750 and 3752 or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

CMN 4910 - Applied Health Communication. (3-0-3) S. An examination of applied health communication in the interpersonal, organizational, and mediated contexts. Emphasis is on higher order application of skills from different occupational perspectives. Cross-listed with HST 4910. Prerequisites & Notes: CMN/HST 3910 or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

CMN 4919 - Public Relations Techniques. (3-0-3) On Demand. Effective techniques of a public relations program including basic concepts and principles of the public relations profession, the roles and functions, planning, managing and executing campaigns. Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 3100, 3960, and senior standing. Credit will not be given for both CMN 4919 and JOU 4919. Credits: 3

CMN 4920 - Case Studies in Public Relations Problems. (3-0-3) On Demand. Public relations case problems in industry, business, labor, education, government, social welfare and trade associations; the application of public relations techniques. Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 3960 or permission of instructor. Credit will not be given for both CMN 4920 and JOU 4920. Credits: 3