Class Schedule

Class Schedule For Communication Studies - Fall2021

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Table Of Contents

COMS 2 - Argumentation (3 Units)

Practice in argumentation, critical evaluation, evidence, and reasoning. Basic principles are applied in a variety of formal and informal advocacy situations. Concepts of argument structure and context are discussed and applied.

Note: Majors must complete with a grade of "C-" or better.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 2 Section 01 80769 1 Discussion 30/0 TR WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Boyd,Alexandra R A3,FL
02 book for COMS 2 Section 02 81059 1 Discussion 30/0 WEBONLINE - Rule,Forrest A A3,FL
03 book for COMS 2 Section 03 80770 1 Discussion 30/5 R WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Stead,Joni A3,FL
04 book for COMS 2 Section 04 81058 1 Discussion 30/1 TR WEBONLINE 0300PM-0415PM Stead,Joni A3,FL
05 book for COMS 2 Section 05 80771 1 Discussion 30/3 WEBONLINE - Cochran,Miles A3,FL
06 book for COMS 2 Section 06 80772 1 Discussion 30/0 WEBONLINE - Gorgevich,Kristina R A3,FL
07 book for COMS 2 Section 07 81053 1 Discussion 30/4 TR WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM Stead,Joni A3,FL
08 book for COMS 2 Section 08 80978 1 Discussion 30/1 MW WEBONLINE 0430PM-0545PM DeVere,Daniel J A3,FL
09 book for COMS 2 Section 09 80773 1 Discussion 30/0 WEBONLINE - Johnson,Samuel D A3,FL
10 book for COMS 2 Section 10 80774 1 Discussion 30/0 WEBONLINE - Gorgevich,Kristina R A3,FL
11 book for COMS 2 Section 11 81057 1 Discussion 30/0 WEBONLINE - Johnson,Samuel D A3,FL
12 book for COMS 2 Section 12 80718 1 Discussion 30/0 TR WEBONLINE 0730AM-0845AM Marquis,Trinette L A3,FL
13 book for COMS 2 Section 13 81146 1 Discussion 30/1 TR MND1020 0900AM-1015AM Maben,Christopher J A3
14 book for COMS 2 Section 14 81352 1 Discussion 30/3 WEBONLINE - Cochran,Miles A3,FL

COMS 4 - Intro Public Speaking (3 Units)

Theory and technique of public speaking. Emphasis on organizing, supporting, and clearly stating ideas. Practice in informative and persuasive speaking.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 4 Section 01 80970 1 Discussion 20/0 M WEBONLINE 0800AM-0850AM Rule,Forrest A
Williams,Mark A
A1,FL
01 book for COMS 4 Section 01 80970 1 Discussion 20/0 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
02 book for COMS 4 Section 02 80719 1 Discussion 20/0 W WEBONLINE 0800AM-0850AM Williams,Mark A A1,FL
02 book for COMS 4 Section 02 80719 1 Discussion 20/0 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
03 book for COMS 4 Section 03 80968 1 Discussion 20/1 F WEBONLINE 0800AM-0850AM Williams,Mark A A1,FL
03 book for COMS 4 Section 03 80968 1 Discussion 20/1 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
04 book for COMS 4 Section 04 80969 1 Discussion 20/1 M WEBONLINE 0900AM-0950AM Zeiden,Cynthia Ellen
Williams,Mark A
A1,FL
04 book for COMS 4 Section 04 80969 1 Discussion 20/1 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
05 book for COMS 4 Section 05 80777 1 Discussion 20/0 W WEBONLINE 0900AM-0950AM Clark,Evan A
Williams,Mark A
A1,FL
05 book for COMS 4 Section 05 80777 1 Discussion 20/0 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
06 book for COMS 4 Section 06 80778 1 Discussion 20/2 F WEBONLINE 0900AM-0950AM Clark,Evan A
Williams,Mark A
A1,FL
06 book for COMS 4 Section 06 80778 1 Discussion 20/2 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
07 book for COMS 4 Section 07 80776 1 Discussion 20/0 M WEBONLINE 1000AM-1050AM Zeiden,Cynthia Ellen
Williams,Mark A
A1,FL
07 book for COMS 4 Section 07 80776 1 Discussion 20/0 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
08 book for COMS 4 Section 08 80779 1 Discussion 20/0 W WEBONLINE 1000AM-1050AM Clark,Evan A
Williams,Mark A
A1,FL
08 book for COMS 4 Section 08 80779 1 Discussion 20/0 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
09 book for COMS 4 Section 09 80781 1 Discussion 20/0 F WEBONLINE 1000AM-1050AM Clark,Evan A
Williams,Mark A
A1,FL
09 book for COMS 4 Section 09 80781 1 Discussion 20/0 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
10 book for COMS 4 Section 10 80780 1 Discussion 20/0 M WEBONLINE 1100AM-1150AM Zeiden,Cynthia Ellen
Williams,Mark A
A1,FL
10 book for COMS 4 Section 10 80780 1 Discussion 20/0 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
11 book for COMS 4 Section 11 80782 1 Discussion 20/0 W WEBONLINE 1100AM-1150AM Williams,Mark A A1,FL
11 book for COMS 4 Section 11 80782 1 Discussion 20/0 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
12 book for COMS 4 Section 12 80785 1 Discussion 20/0 F WEBONLINE 1100AM-1150AM Williams,Mark A A1,FL
12 book for COMS 4 Section 12 80785 1 Discussion 20/0 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
13 book for COMS 4 Section 13 80784 1 Discussion 20/0 M WEBONLINE 1200PM-1250PM Zeiden,Cynthia Ellen
Williams,Mark A
A1,FL
13 book for COMS 4 Section 13 80784 1 Discussion 20/0 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
14 book for COMS 4 Section 14 80786 1 Discussion 20/0 W WEBONLINE 1200PM-1250PM Zeiden,Cynthia Ellen
Williams,Mark A
A1,FL
14 book for COMS 4 Section 14 80786 1 Discussion 20/0 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
15 book for COMS 4 Section 15 81004 1 Discussion 20/1 F WEBONLINE 1200PM-1250PM Poeppelman,Timi L
Williams,Mark A
A1,FL
15 book for COMS 4 Section 15 81004 1 Discussion 20/1 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
16 book for COMS 4 Section 16 81006 1 Discussion 20/0 M WEBONLINE 0100PM-0150PM Williams,Mark A A1,FL
16 book for COMS 4 Section 16 81006 1 Discussion 20/0 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
17 book for COMS 4 Section 17 81012 1 Discussion 20/1 W WEBONLINE 0100PM-0150PM Williams,Mark A A1,FL
17 book for COMS 4 Section 17 81012 1 Discussion 20/1 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
18 book for COMS 4 Section 18 81013 1 Discussion 20/0 F WEBONLINE 0100PM-0150PM Poeppelman,Timi L
Williams,Mark A
A1,FL
18 book for COMS 4 Section 18 81013 1 Discussion 20/0 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
19 book for COMS 4 Section 19 81037 1 Discussion 20/1 M WEBONLINE 0200PM-0250PM Zeiden,Cynthia Ellen
Williams,Mark A
A1,FL
19 book for COMS 4 Section 19 81037 1 Discussion 20/1 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
20 book for COMS 4 Section 20 81038 1 Discussion 20/0 W WEBONLINE 0200PM-0250PM Zeiden,Cynthia Ellen
Williams,Mark A
A1,FL
20 book for COMS 4 Section 20 81038 1 Discussion 20/0 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
21 book for COMS 4 Section 21 81039 1 Discussion 20/1 F WEBONLINE 0200PM-0250PM Poeppelman,Timi L
Williams,Mark A
A1,FL
21 book for COMS 4 Section 21 81039 1 Discussion 20/1 WEBONLINE - Williams,Mark A A1,FL
22 book for COMS 4 Section 22 81046 1 Discussion 30/0 MW MND1024 1200PM-0115PM Lerda,Cecilia F A1
23 book for COMS 4 Section 23 81047 1 Discussion 30/0 MW MND1026 0130PM-0245PM Lerda,Cecilia F A1
24 book for COMS 4 Section 24 81048 1 Discussion 30/0 TR MND1026 0900AM-1015AM Shelby,Christine Antigone A1
25 book for COMS 4 Section 25 81049 1 Discussion 30/10 M WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Kirchner,Scott D A1,FL
26 book for COMS 4 Section 26 80783 1 Discussion 30/1 TR WEBONLINE 0300PM-0415PM Vasquez,Karen J A1,FL
27 book for COMS 4 Section 27 81084 1 Discussion 30/1 TR MND1020 0730AM-0845AM Botello,Alondra A1
28 book for COMS 4 Section 28 81085 1 Discussion 30/1 MWF WEBONLINE 1000AM-1050AM Borg-Thepot,Sonia L A1,FL
29 book for COMS 4 Section 29 81086 1 Discussion 30/0 TR MND4000 0900AM-1015AM LaGrande,Katrina M A1
30 book for COMS 4 Section 30 81088 1 Discussion 30/4 TR WEBONLINE 0430PM-0545PM Vasquez,Karen J A1,FL
31 book for COMS 4 Section 31 81144 1 Discussion 30/1 MW WEBONLINE 0730AM-0845AM Caselli,Nancy A A1,FL
32 book for COMS 4 Section 32 81158 1 Discussion 30/1 MWF WEBONLINE 1100AM-1150AM Reich,Robert A A1,FL
33 book for COMS 4 Section 33 81178 1 Discussion 30/0 TR WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM Zeiden,Cynthia Ellen A1,FL
34 book for COMS 4 Section 34 81159 1 Discussion 30/6 MW WEBONLINE 0430PM-0545PM Kirchner,Scott D A1,FL
35 book for COMS 4 Section 35 81363 1 Discussion 30/1 MW WEBONLINE 0300PM-0415PM DeVere,Daniel J A1,FL
36 book for COMS 4 Section 36 81556 1 Discussion 30/0 MW WEBONLINE 0300PM-0415PM Reich,Robert A A1,FL
37 book for COMS 4 Section 37 81837 1 Discussion 30/2 TR WEBONLINE 0730AM-0845AM Caselli,Nancy A A1,FL
38 book for COMS 4 Section 38 81838 1 Discussion 30/3 MW WEBONLINE 0730AM-0845AM Zeiden,Cynthia Ellen A1,FL
39 book for COMS 4 Section 39 80971 1 Discussion 30/1 TR MND1024 0130PM-0245PM Botello,Alondra A1
40 book for COMS 4 Section 40 80775 1 Discussion 30/0 TR MND1022 1200PM-0115PM LaGrande,Katrina M A1

COMS 4H - Honors Public Speaking (3 Units)

Provides both theoretical and practical training in the art of public discourse. Students learn both to recognize and to demonstrate the strategic processes of organizing and delivering speeches, especially within the context of global citizenship issues. Students are also introduced to the basic idea of forming reasonable challenges to speech in the public square.

Prerequisite: Open only to Honors students.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 4H Section 01 81239 1 Discussion 25/0 TR WEBONLINE 0900AM-1015AM Austin,LeRoy Adam A1,FL
02 book for COMS 4H Section 02 82055 1 Discussion 25/0 TR WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM Austin,LeRoy Adam A1,FL

COMS 5 - Communication Experience (3 Units)

Basic skills and introductory concepts necessary for effective communication in a variety of settings. Special emphasis on practical experiences within groups, facilitation of interpersonal relationships, and methods of conflict resolution.

Note: Not recommended for COMS majors in General, Organizational or Public Relations concentrations.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 5 Section 01 80787 1 Discussion 30/0 T WEBONLINE 0730AM-0845AM Gale,Elaine
Gooley-Carson,Aryana
A1,FL
01 book for COMS 5 Section 01 80787 1 Discussion 30/0 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine A1,FL
02 book for COMS 5 Section 02 80788 1 Discussion 30/5 R WEBONLINE 0730AM-0845AM Gale,Elaine
Gooley-Carson,Aryana
A1,FL
02 book for COMS 5 Section 02 80788 1 Discussion 30/5 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine A1,FL
03 book for COMS 5 Section 03 80789 1 Discussion 30/0 T MND1022 0900AM-1015AM Ray,Robert Alan
Gale,Elaine
A1
03 book for COMS 5 Section 03 80789 1 Discussion 30/0 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine A1
04 book for COMS 5 Section 04 80790 1 Discussion 30/0 R MND1022 0900AM-1015AM Ray,Robert Alan
Gale,Elaine
A1
04 book for COMS 5 Section 04 80790 1 Discussion 30/0 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine A1
05 book for COMS 5 Section 05 80791 1 Discussion 30/0 T MND1022 1030AM-1145AM Althouse,Michael K
Gale,Elaine
A1
05 book for COMS 5 Section 05 80791 1 Discussion 30/0 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine A1
06 book for COMS 5 Section 06 80792 1 Discussion 30/2 R MND1022 1030AM-1145AM Gale,Elaine
Althouse,Michael K
A1
06 book for COMS 5 Section 06 80792 1 Discussion 30/2 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine A1
07 book for COMS 5 Section 07 80793 1 Discussion 30/4 T WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM DeVere,Daniel J
Gale,Elaine
A1,FL
07 book for COMS 5 Section 07 80793 1 Discussion 30/4 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine A1,FL
08 book for COMS 5 Section 08 80973 1 Discussion 30/1 R WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM DeVere,Daniel J
Gale,Elaine
A1,FL
08 book for COMS 5 Section 08 80973 1 Discussion 30/1 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine A1,FL
09 book for COMS 5 Section 09 80795 1 Discussion 30/1 T WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM DeVere,Daniel J
Gale,Elaine
A1,FL
09 book for COMS 5 Section 09 80795 1 Discussion 30/1 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine A1,FL
10 book for COMS 5 Section 10 80794 1 Discussion 30/1 R WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Gale,Elaine
DeVere,Daniel J
A1,FL
10 book for COMS 5 Section 10 80794 1 Discussion 30/1 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine A1,FL
11 book for COMS 5 Section 11 80957 1 Discussion 30/0 T WEBONLINE 0300PM-0415PM Gooley-Carson,Aryana
Gale,Elaine
A1,FL
11 book for COMS 5 Section 11 80957 1 Discussion 30/0 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine A1,FL
12 book for COMS 5 Section 12 80959 1 Discussion 30/1 R WEBONLINE 0300PM-0415PM Gale,Elaine
Gooley-Carson,Aryana
A1,FL
12 book for COMS 5 Section 12 80959 1 Discussion 30/1 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine A1,FL
13 book for COMS 5 Section 13 81147 1 Discussion 30/1 T WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Austin,LeRoy Adam
Gale,Elaine
A1,FL
13 book for COMS 5 Section 13 81147 1 Discussion 30/1 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine A1,FL
14 book for COMS 5 Section 14 80850 1 Discussion 30/0 R WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Gale,Elaine
Austin,LeRoy Adam
A1,FL
14 book for COMS 5 Section 14 80850 1 Discussion 30/0 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine A1,FL
15 book for COMS 5 Section 15 80972 1 Discussion 30/3 T WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Gooley-Carson,Aryana
Gale,Elaine
A1,FL
15 book for COMS 5 Section 15 80972 1 Discussion 30/3 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine A1,FL
16 book for COMS 5 Section 16 80796 1 Discussion 30/1 R WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Gooley-Carson,Aryana
Gale,Elaine
A1,FL
16 book for COMS 5 Section 16 80796 1 Discussion 30/1 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine A1,FL
17 book for COMS 5 Section 17 80797 1 Discussion 30/1 TR WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Mercado,Ana K A1,FL
18 book for COMS 5 Section 18 80991 1 Discussion 30/3 MW WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Yarletz,Andrea E A1,FL
19 book for COMS 5 Section 19 80993 1 Discussion 30/0 TR WEBONLINE 0900AM-1015AM Mercado,Ana K A1,FL
20 book for COMS 5 Section 20 80994 1 Discussion 30/0 MW WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Yarletz,Andrea E A1,FL
21 book for COMS 5 Section 21 80995 1 Discussion 30/1 MWF WEBONLINE 1000AM-1050AM Gilgun,John A1
22 book for COMS 5 Section 22 80996 1 Discussion 30/1 TR MND1022 0130PM-0245PM Ault,Scott T A1
23 book for COMS 5 Section 23 80997 1 Discussion 30/1 MWF WEBONLINE 1100AM-1150AM Gilgun,John A1,FL
24 book for COMS 5 Section 24 81162 1 Discussion 30/3 MW WEBONLINE 0430PM-0545PM Patterson,Christopher J A1,FL
25 book for COMS 5 Section 25 81163 1 Discussion 30/2 TR WEBONLINE 0730AM-0845AM Vasquez,Karen J A1,FL
26 book for COMS 5 Section 26 81358 1 Discussion 30/2 TR MND4000 1030AM-1145AM Ault,Scott T A1
27 book for COMS 5 Section 27 81421 1 Discussion 30/1 T WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Knifong,Donna C A1,FL
28 book for COMS 5 Section 28 81422 1 Discussion 30/5 TR WEBONLINE 0430PM-0545PM Davis,Bethany A1,FL
29 book for COMS 5 Section 29 81164 1 Discussion 30/4 TR WEBONLINE 0300PM-0415PM Davis,Bethany A1,FL
30 book for COMS 5 Section 30 81587 1 Discussion 30/4 MW WEBONLINE 0430PM-0545PM Boyd,Alexandra R A1,FL
31 book for COMS 5 Section 31 81836 1 Discussion 30/1 MWF WEBONLINE 1000AM-1050AM Cochran,Miles A1,FL
32 book for COMS 5 Section 32 81034 1 Discussion 30/1 MWF WEBONLINE 1200PM-1250PM Borg-Thepot,Sonia L A1,FL
33 book for COMS 5 Section 33 81557 1 Discussion 30/0 MWF WEBONLINE 1100AM-1150AM Borg-Thepot,Sonia L A1,FL
34 book for COMS 5 Section 34 87113 1 Discussion 30/0 MW WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Knifong,Donna C A1,FL

COMS 8 - Interpersonal Com Skills (3 Units)

Basic skills and introductory concepts for examining and altering interpersonal communication. In addition to lectures and discussions, students engage in structured interpersonal exercises and simulations to practice interpersonal communication skills such as listening, paraphrasing, describing feelings and intentions, and giving and receiving criticism.

Note: Majors must complete with a grade "C-" or better.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 8 Section 01 80724 1 Discussion 120/5 MWF WEBONLINE 0900AM-0950AM Sanger,Pamela C FL
02 book for COMS 8 Section 02 80998 1 Discussion 30/0 TR WEBONLINE 0900AM-1015AM Stead,Joni FL
04 book for COMS 8 Section 04 81112 1 Discussion 30/1 MW WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Sanger,Pamela C FL

COMS 20A - Audio Production (2 Units)

Introduction to the theory and practice of audio production in radio, television, film and recording applications.

Corequisite: COMS 20B.

Cross listed: FILM 20A.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 20A Section 01 81302 1 Discussion 15/0 TR MND4004 0900AM-1015AM Keller,Rik
02 book for COMS 20A Section 02 81811 1 Discussion 15/1 TR MND4004 0730AM-0845AM Keller,Rik

COMS 20B - Audio Production Lab (1 Units)

Experience in audio console operation, microphone selection and use, and audio recording in radio, television, film and recording applications.

Corequisite: COMS 20A.

Cross listed: FILM 20B.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 20B Section 01 80736 1 Laboratory 8/0 TBAARR - Keller,Rik
02 book for COMS 20B Section 02 80737 1 Laboratory 8/0 TBAARR - Keller,Rik
03 book for COMS 20B Section 03 81812 1 Laboratory 7/0 TBAARR - Keller,Rik
04 book for COMS 20B Section 04 81813 1 Laboratory 7/1 TBAARR - Keller,Rik

COMS 21 - First Year Seminar (3 Units)

Introduction to the nature and possible meanings of higher education, and the functions and resources of the University. Helps students to develop and exercise fundamental academic success strategies and to improve their basic learning skills. Students interact with fellow students and the seminar leader to build a community of academic and personal support.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 21 Section 01 81217 1 Discussion 25/3 TR MND1024 0300PM-0415PM Maben,Christopher J E
02 book for COMS 21 Section 02 80741 1 Discussion 25/7 TR MND1020 1030AM-1145AM Maben,Christopher J E
03 book for COMS 21 Section 03 81419 1 Discussion 25/9 TR WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Austin,LeRoy Adam E,FL
04 book for COMS 21 Section 04 81506 1 Discussion 25/10 MW WEBONLINE 0430PM-0545PM Austin,LeRoy Adam E,FL
05 book for COMS 21 Section 05 81570 1 Discussion 25/4 TR WEBONLINE 0900AM-1015AM Patterson,Christopher J E,FL

COMS 27A - Digital Film/Video Production (2 Units)

Addresses the theory and practice of film/video production. Students will be expected to understand: camera operation, audio control, basic directing, lighting, and editing. Students will also be expected to learn the terminology of video production/post-production and use this terminology competently. Students enrolled in COMS 27A must be concurrently enrolled in COMS 27B. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

Corequisite: COMS 27B.

Cross-listed: FILM 27A

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 27A Section 01 80750 1 Lecture 30/3 WEBONLINE - Stark,Jenny E FL

COMS 27B - Digital Film/Video Prod Lab (1 Units)

Provides practical, hands-on experience in video production. Students will be expected to become proficient in all production roles: camera operation, audio control, basic directing, lighting, and editing. Students enrolled in COMS 27B must be concurrently enrolled in COMS 27A.

Corequisite: COMS 27A.

Cross listed: FILM 27B.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 27B Section 01 80751 1 Laboratory 10/0 TBAARR - Stark,Jenny E
02 book for COMS 27B Section 02 80752 1 Laboratory 10/2 TBAARR - Stark,Jenny E
03 book for COMS 27B Section 03 81563 1 Laboratory 10/2 TBAARR - Stark,Jenny E

COMS 55 - Media Communication+Soc (3 Units)

Introduction to the basic concepts of mass communication, including the effects, uses, and functions associated with the goods and services of mass media. Examination of the ways mass media combine with other institutions to affect the organization, design, and comprehension of messages, as well as political thought, cultural beliefs, and economic behavior.

Note: Majors must complete with a grade of "C-" or better.

Cross Listed: JOUR 55; only one may be counted for credit.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 55 Section 01 80726 1 Lecture 70/0 M WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Molitor,Fred FL
02 book for COMS 55 Section 02 80725 1 Lecture 40/2 TR WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Taylor,Don FL
03 book for COMS 55 Section 03 81238 1 Lecture 110/5 WEBONLINE - Dugan,Molly A FL

COMS 100A - Survey Communic Studies (3 Units)

Survey of various theories of communication. Attention given to such topics as verbal and nonverbal coding, information processing, interpersonal and small group communication, organizational communication, the structure and effects of mediated communication, rhetorical criticism, and research in communication.

Note: Majors and minors must complete with a grade of "C-" or better.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 100A Section 01 80700 1 Lecture 120/2 WEBONLINE - Harris-Jenkinson,Patricia M FL
02 book for COMS 100A Section 02 80723 1 Lecture 120/7 WEBONLINE - Irwin,Jacqueline A FL
03 book for COMS 100A Section 03 81212 1 Lecture 40/0 MW WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM LeFebvre,Edith E FL
04 book for COMS 100A Section 04 87904 1 Lecture 40/27 MW WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM LeFebvre,Edith E FL

COMS 100B - Rhetoric and Social Influence (3 Units)

Detailed examination of texts on controversial issues in order to illustrate the varied forms of rhetorical action and the diverse modes of rhetorical analysis. Examples drawn from the literature of classical/contemporary rhetors.

Note: Majors must complete with a grade of "C-" or better; Writing Intensive

Prerequisite: COMS Studies Majors only. COMS 2, COMS 4, (COMS 5 is accepted for COMS 4 for MCOM majors) or transfer equivalents and (GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+, or at least a C- in ENGL 109M or ENGL 109W).

Corequisite: COMS 100A

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 100B Section 01 81657 1 Discussion 25/0 WEBONLINE - Althouse,Michael K FL,WI
02 book for COMS 100B Section 02 81658 1 Discussion 25/1 MW WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM LaVally,Rebecca J FL,WI
03 book for COMS 100B Section 03 81659 1 Discussion 25/1 WEBONLINE - Rule,Forrest A FL,WI
04 book for COMS 100B Section 04 81660 1 Discussion 25/0 WEBONLINE - Rule,Forrest A FL,WI
05 book for COMS 100B Section 05 81661 1 Discussion 25/2 MW WEBONLINE 0300PM-0415PM Williams,Mark A FL,WI
06 book for COMS 100B Section 06 81662 1 Discussion 25/2 TR WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Terry,Andrea J FL,WI
07 book for COMS 100B Section 07 81663 1 Discussion 25/0 M WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Pritchard,Ryan K FL,WI
08 book for COMS 100B Section 08 81664 1 Discussion 25/5 TR WEBONLINE 0430PM-0545PM Althouse,Michael K FL,WI
09 book for COMS 100B Section 09 81665 1 Discussion 25/12 TR WEBONLINE 0730AM-0845AM Patterson,Christopher J FL,WI
10 book for COMS 100B Section 10 81666 1 Discussion 25/1 WEBONLINE - Cochran,Miles FL,WI
12 book for COMS 100B Section 12 81848 1 Discussion 25/0 TR WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM Patterson,Christopher J FL,WI

COMS 100C - Intro Method Com Research (3 Units)

Empirical methods commonly applied during communication research. An introduction to the concepts fundamental to the scientific study of communication, including conceptual and operational definitions, sampling, measurement, experimental design, independent and dependent variables, and quantitative data analysis.

Note: Majors must complete with a grade of "C-" or better.

Prerequisite: COMS 100A; may be taken concurrently.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 100C Section 01 81009 1 Lecture 40/2 TR WEBONLINE 0900AM-1015AM Winters,Frances A FL
02 book for COMS 100C Section 02 81074 1 Lecture 120/4 WEBONLINE - Omori,Kikuko FL
03 book for COMS 100C Section 03 81119 1 Lecture 40/0 MWF WEBONLINE 1100AM-1150AM Stitt,Carmen FL
04 book for COMS 100C Section 04 87905 1 Lecture 40/18 WEBONLINE - Stitt,Carmen FL

COMS 101 - Info Management & Privacy (3 Units)

Students develop skills to use information proficiently in digital environments. In order to cope with information overload, students learn how to define and limit informational needs, how to access and evaluate information critically, and how to analyze and integrate information purposefully. The course teaches students evolving strategies and techniques for maintaining personal information spaces and security.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 101 Section 01 81735 1 Lecture 28/5 MW WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM Bonilla,Diego FL

COMS 104 - Persuasive Public Speakng (3 Units)

Advanced public speaking focusing upon persuasive strategies, principles and techniques.

Prerequisite: COMS 2, COMS 4, or instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 104 Section 01 81940 1 Discussion 30/1 TR WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM DeVere,Daniel J FL

COMS 105 - Communication Small Group (3 Units)

Theory and practice in small group communication. Topics include leadership, meeting management, evolution of group norms, phases of group development, communication networks, good communication techniques, conflict management, and problem solving in a variety of contexts.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 105 Section 01 80763 1 Discussion 30/1 TR WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Caselli,Nancy A FL
02 book for COMS 105 Section 02 80764 1 Discussion 30/3 WEBONLINE - Kirchner,Scott D FL
03 book for COMS 105 Section 03 80765 1 Discussion 30/0 T WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Marquis,Trinette L FL
04 book for COMS 105 Section 04 81117 1 Discussion 30/7 WEBONLINE - Kirchner,Scott D FL
05 book for COMS 105 Section 05 81050 1 Discussion 30/0 TR WEBONLINE 0900AM-1015AM Marquis,Trinette L FL

COMS 106 - Digital Media Creation-Intro (3 Units)

Students learn multimedia authoring through the manipulation of digital media download legally from online repositories. Students learn how to digitally edit pixel-based images, vector images, audio, video and 3D models, while learning the principles that govern all digital media. The course uses Open Source and specialized software.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 106 Section 01 80983 1 Lecture 28/1 MW WEBONLINE 0900AM-1015AM Bonilla,Diego FL
02 book for COMS 106 Section 02 81529 1 Lecture 28/0 MW WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM Bonilla,Diego FL
03 book for COMS 106 Section 03 81656 1 Lecture 28/3 TR WEBONLINE 0900AM-1015AM Bonilla,Diego FL

COMS 111 - Debate Research Practicum (3 Units)

Directed research in the current intercollegiate debate topic; identification of issues, compilation of evidence, and case building.

Note: May be taken four times for credit with instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 111 Section 01 81118 1 Practicum 24/16 0300PM-0545PM Anderson,Jared
01 book for COMS 111 Section 01 81118 1 Practicum 24/16 TR EUR107 0300PM-0545PM Anderson,Jared

COMS 114 - Communic+American Culture (3 Units)

Critical analysis of the ways modern American media interact with the conduct of American life; emphasizes the role of commercialism and other aspects of contemporary American capitalism; examines the problem of personal development and relationships in the context of a commercially dominated media system.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 114 Section 01 81121 1 Lecture 50/2 W WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Salinas,Chema S E,FL
02 book for COMS 114 Section 02 81177 1 Lecture 50/2 MW WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Pritchard,Ryan K E,FL
03 book for COMS 114 Section 03 81347 1 Lecture 50/7 MWF WEBONLINE 0900AM-0950AM LaVally,Rebecca J E,FL

COMS 116 - Intercultural Communicatn (3 Units)

Analysis of factors which influence communication between individuals of different cultures and cocultures. Discussion and practical application.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 116 Section 01 80728 1 Discussion 120/2 MWF WEBONLINE 1000AM-1050AM Gorgevich,Kristina R FL

COMS 118 - Survey Public Relations (3 Units)

Introduces the student to publics, organization-environment relationships, structures, practices, and processes from a communication theory and research perspective. Specifically, the student is introduced to the multi-phased approach to public relations, an approach that highlights the PR subprocesses of task identification, task analysis, and task performance.

Prerequisite: At least one college writing course in ENGL or JOUR with a grade of "C-" or better.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 118 Section 01 80727 1 Lecture 40/0 TR WEBONLINE 0900AM-1015AM Howard,Timothy L FL
02 book for COMS 118 Section 02 81200 1 Lecture 40/4 MW MND1020 1200PM-0115PM Stoner,Andrew E
03 book for COMS 118 Section 03 81361 1 Lecture 40/1 TR WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM Hong,Cheng FL

COMS 119 - Conflict Resolu Thru Comm (3 Units)

Ways to identify, clarify, and resolve conflicts in dyads, groups, and organizations. Conflict is contrasted with disagreement, aggression, incompatible values, etc. The costs and benefits of conflict are explored.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 119 Section 01 80766 1 Discussion 35/10 TR WEBONLINE 0400PM-0515PM LeFebvre,Edith E FL
02 book for COMS 119 Section 02 81052 1 Discussion 35/0 TR WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM LeFebvre,Edith E FL

COMS 120 - History of the Media (3 Units)

Examination of development of major mass communication media in the U.S. and of how the economics, content, regulation and audience use of the media have been affected by the way the media have evolved. Current issues and trends are discussed, as well as possible future development.

Prerequisite: COMS 55 or JOUR 55 or equivalent; may be taken concurrently.

Cross Listed: JOUR 120; only one may be counted for credit.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 120 Section 01 80762 1 Lecture 30/0 WEBONLINE - Poeppelman,Timi L FL
02 book for COMS 120 Section 02 86404 1 Lecture 30/0 WEBONLINE - Poeppelman,Timi L FL

COMS 121 - Media Aesthetics (3 Units)

Overview and analysis of the primary aesthetic tools used to create messages in video and film. The basic properties of light, color, area, space, shape, sound, time and motion are defined and discussed as they relate to media production. Introduces students to the concepts and vocabulary necessary for effectively conceiving, producing or criticizing mediated messages. Designed primarily for students with interest in digital media. Provides a foundation for students working in media criticism.

Cross listed: FILM 121.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 121 Section 01 80733 1 Discussion 20/0 WEBONLINE - Foss-Snowden,Michele S FL

COMS 123 - Writing Public Relations (3 Units)

Organization and operation of communication media; practice in publicity and public relations techniques. Emphasis on clear writing and correct public relations formats such as releases, PSAs, articles, and speeches.

Prerequisite: JOUR 30; GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M or ENGL 109W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M or ENGL 109W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70 or 71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X.

Cross listed: JOUR 123

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 123 Section 01 81752 1 Discussion 22/7 TR MND1024 1030AM-1145AM Stoner,Andrew E
03 book for COMS 123 Section 03 81754 1 Discussion 22/0 TR WEBONLINE 0730AM-0845AM Howard,Timothy L FL

COMS 124 - Writing Scripts for Film/Video (3 Units)

Developing narratives, documentaries, educational, promotional, and experimental short screenplays. Students are expected to develop a writing style and master screenwriting and audio/visual scripting formats. Scripts will be developed to be produced in advanced production courses: COMS/FILM 128 and COMS/FILM 185.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1A and ENGL 20.

Cross listed: FILM 124.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 124 Section 01 80748 1 Discussion 16/1 M WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Ortiz,Edward A FL

COMS 126 - Motion Graphics (3 Units)

Artistic and technical skills employed when capturing and editing photographic, audio, and video data files. Data files are prepared for export into multimedia authoring applications. Mastery of appropriate hardware and software.

Prerequisite: COMS 20A, COMS 20B and COMS 26 or both COMS 27A and COMS 27B each with a grade of "B-" or better or instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 126 Section 01 81672 1 Discussion 25/1 R MND3006 0130PM-0420PM Barnes,Ben
02 book for COMS 126 Section 02 81673 1 Laboratory 25/1 TBAARR - Barnes,Ben

COMS 128 - Intermediate Production (3 Units)

Continued exploration of the digital filmmaking process through lecture, lab, and practical application. Project-based learning emphasizes working as a crew and the three distinct stages of production: prep, production, and post. Students write, produce, direct and edit original content to bring projects to fruition.

Prerequisite: FILM/COMS 20AB with a grade of "C" or better. FILM/COMS 27AB with a grade of "C" or better.

Cross-listed: FILM 128.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 128 Section 01 87520 1 Discussion 10/5 W MND3006 0900AM-1150AM Janos,Daniel J
02 book for COMS 128 Section 02 87521 1 Laboratory 10/5 TBAARR - Janos,Daniel J
03 book for COMS 128 Section 03 87524 1 Discussion 10/1 W MND3006 0130PM-0420PM Janos,Daniel J
04 book for COMS 128 Section 04 87525 1 Laboratory 10/1 TBAARR - Janos,Daniel J

COMS 129 - Film & Video Production Mgmt (3 Units)

Management and administration of the preproduction and production process. Course to include script breakdown, budgeting, scheduling and other preproduction and production management skills needed for film or video production. Special attention on the history, development and current practices of the Production Manager.

Cross listed: FILM 129.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
02 book for COMS 129 Section 02 82088 1 Lecture 13/1 T WEBONLINE 0900AM-1150AM Herzig,Mark FL

COMS 130 - Staging+Lght Digtl Video (3 Units)

Introduction to the aesthetics, concepts and techniques used to control lighting in digital video productions. Aspects of staging, blocking and composition in the context of studio and location lighting.

Note: Students enrolled are required to work on productions outside of scheduled class time (1-3 hours/week).

Prerequisite: COMS 20A, COMS 20B, COMS 27A, COMS 27B, each with a grade of B- or better.

Cross listed: FILM 130.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 130 Section 01 87020 1 Discussion 10/0 T LIB58B 0130PM-0420PM Herzig,Mark
02 book for COMS 130 Section 02 87364 1 Laboratory 10/0 TBAARR - Herzig,Mark

COMS 133 - The Documentary Film (3 Units)

Examines the historical, development, and present state of documentary film. Emphasis is on both understanding and critically analyzing the significance of various genres of the documentary and its uses as a tool for information, proselytizing, education, and propaganda.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 133 Section 01 82084 1 Lecture 30/0 M LIB58B 0130PM-0420PM Kasic,Kathryn E

COMS 141 - Theory Film+Video Editing (3 Units)

Study of history and theory of film and video editing. Many films are viewed and discussed, examining how editing theory is put into practice.

Cross listed: FILM 141.

Prerequisite: COMS/FILM 27A and COMS/FILM 27B with final posted grade of C or better.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 141 Section 01 81014 1 Lecture 14/1 R MND3006 0900AM-1150AM Barnes,Ben

COMS 142 - Film As Communication (3 Units)

Explores the uses of film as a tool of communication.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 142 Section 01 81216 1 Lecture 40/3 W MND3006 0600PM-0845PM Stark,Jenny E

COMS 143 - Theories Interpersonl Com (3 Units)

One-to-one communication between individuals in both social and task settings. Theories of communication during the growth and decay of relationships, as well as research on the forces behind relational dynamics. Topics include nonverbal communication, self concept, communication of self, theories of conflict resolution, communication competence and the rhetoric of disconfirmation.

Prerequisite: COMS 8 or equivalent; COMS 100A may be taken concurrently.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 143 Section 01 80742 1 Lecture 40/0 TR WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM Aguilar,Kimberly N FL
02 book for COMS 143 Section 02 81420 1 Lecture 40/1 TR WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Aguilar,Kimberly N FL

COMS 145 - Organizationl Communicatn (3 Units)

Basic concepts of interpersonal and inter-group communication within formal and informal social organizations. Current techniques of auditing and evaluating organizational communication.

Prerequisite: COMS 100A.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 145 Section 01 80743 1 Lecture 40/0 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine FL
02 book for COMS 145 Section 02 81219 1 Lecture 40/0 WEBONLINE - Winters,Frances A FL
03 book for COMS 145 Section 03 81530 1 Lecture 40/0 WEBONLINE - Gale,Elaine FL

COMS 150 - Mass Comm Theories+Effect (3 Units)

Survey of the major theories dealing with the relationship between the mass media and human communication behavior. Examination of research into the social, political, economic and cultural effects of mass communication.

Prerequisite: COMS 55 or JOUR 55 or equivalent; and COMS 100A which may be taken concurrently.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 150 Section 01 80734 1 Lecture 40/0 TR WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Taylor,Don FL

COMS 152 - Freedom Of Speech (3 Units)

Thorough introduction to issues related to freedom of speech and censorship, sections of the historical origins of free speech, seditious speech, libel and slander, pornography and obscenity, commercial speech and advertising, symbolic speech and hate speech. The class brings a communication focus to addressing issues related to the First Amendment.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 152 Section 01 81141 1 Lecture 45/0 TR WEBONLINE 0900AM-1015AM Gardner,Rebecca A FL,GE AREA D
02 book for COMS 152 Section 02 81283 1 Lecture 45/0 TR WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Gardner,Rebecca A FL,GE AREA D

COMS 153 - Journalism Law & Ethics (3 Units)

Laws and regulations that govern print, broadcast, and the electronic mass media in the U.S. Discusses the process by which laws and regulations are enacted and interpreted as well as legal and regulatory issues concerned with the content, control, political role and responsibilities of media practitioners, regulators, Congress, and the public.

Cross listed: JOUR 153

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 153 Section 01 80966 1 Discussion 10/2 MW WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Gardner,Rebecca A FL
02 book for COMS 153 Section 02 86346 1 Discussion 10/0 WEBONLINE - Ludwig,Mark FL

COMS 157 - Video Art (3 Units)

The creation and analysis of video artwork; including techniques of video production, post-production manipulation and critique, within the context of art and communication. The techniques and theory of producing and editing video will serve as a foundation for the pursuit of individual, creative projects.

Prerequisite: ART 97 or COMS 27A/Film 27A and COMS 27B/Film 27B.

Cross-listed as ART 147; only one may be counted for credit.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 157 Section 01 80992 1 Activity 17/0 R MND3006 0430PM-0820PM Stark,Jenny E

COMS 158 - PR Planning+Management (3 Units)

Theoretical concepts to the solution of problems for pre-selected non-profit and campus clients by forming small group PR agencies; completing needs assessments; profiling target and secondary audiences; developing and implementing a strategic public relations plan; producing targeted messages for media kits and other uses; developing and evaluating formative and summative evaluation plans; and making formal in-class presentations to peers, clients and invited PR professionals. Students will also learn how to negotiate contracts, maintain client relations, track work on projects and develop timelines and budgets.

Prerequisite: COMS 118 and COMS 123 or JOUR 123 with grade of "C-" or better.

Cross Listed: JOUR 158; only one may be counted for credit.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 158 Section 01 81120 1 Lecture 35/13 TR WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM Ray,Robert Alan FL
02 book for COMS 158 Section 02 81392 1 Lecture 35/8 TR WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Howard,Timothy L FL

COMS 160 - Political Communication (3 Units)

Analyzes the relationship between mass media and political decision-making, including a structural analysis of political and media institutions. Particular attention on the formation of public opinion through messages and strategies, and the impact of public opinion on public policy.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 160 Section 01 81391 1 Discussion 40/15 TR MND3013 0130PM-0245PM Maben,Christopher J

COMS 162 - Gender Ideology+Communctn (3 Units)

Scholarly, theoretical and critical writings on the production and circulation of gender roles, images, and gender-types attributes through communication, with a special focus on mass-mediated communication such as television, video, and film.

Prerequisite: COMS 100A

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 162 Section 01 81535 1 Discussion 30/4 TR WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Terry,Andrea J FL

COMS 164 - Visual Communication (3 Units)

Comprehensive overview of the theoretical concepts and communication methodologies appropriate for analysis of contemporary visual messages. Focuses on rhetorical analysis of visual messages. Significant research and critical writing required

Prerequisite: COMS 100A and 100B or equivalent, with a grade of C- or better.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 164 Section 01 81531 1 Discussion 25/0 WEBONLINE - Irwin,Jacqueline A FL

COMS 165 - Communication+Religion (3 Units)

Examines the history, development and present state of religious communication. Discussion of the limits and challenges communication theories face when confronted with situations requiring them to describe the indescribable. Emphasis upon the communication methods in a religious context as well as the communication strategies, limits, and possibilities that are revealed in what is arguably the most extreme of communication situations: the intersection of religion and words.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 165 Section 01 81902 1 Lecture 25/1 W WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Williams,Mark A FL

COMS 166 - Persuasion+Attitud Change (3 Units)

Various theories of persuasion and attitude change, both classical and empirical, in terms of their effectiveness and social impact. Includes units on production and consumption of persuasive messages.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 166 Section 01 81545 1 Discussion 40/5 WEBONLINE - Irwin,Jacqueline A FL

COMS 167 - Systems+Theories Of Rhet (3 Units)

Historical survey of theories of rhetoric. Comparison/contrast of scope and value of rhetorical theories. Practice in critical writing.

Prerequisite: COMS 100B or equivalent with a grade of "C-" or better.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 167 Section 01 80981 1 Discussion 25/4 WEBONLINE - Pritchard,Ryan K FL

COMS 169 - Television Criticism (3 Units)

Introduction to television criticism theory and to various critical methods with which television program texts may be analyzed. Current theoretical and critical issues in the function of criticism and the role of the critic are addressed through readings, writing assignments, screenings and discussion.

Prerequisite: COMS 100B with a grade of C- or better; completion of 12 units of upper division COMS courses; or unclassified graduate student status; or instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 169 Section 01 80729 1 Seminar 25/7 T WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Foss-Snowden,Michele S FL

COMS 170 - Data Analy Communic Rsrch (3 Units)

Introduction to the application of data analysis to the study of communication processes.

Prerequisite: COMS 100C or equivalent with a grade of "C-" or better; or instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 170 Section 01 81051 1 Discussion 80/24 TR WEBONLINE 0730AM-0845AM Molitor,Fred FL

COMS 171 - Survey Meth Comm Research (3 Units)

Techniques of survey research in communication, including sampling, questionnaire construction, interviewing, data analysis, and report writing. Each student designs and executes a research project.

Prerequisite: COMS 100C or equivalent with a grade of "C-" or better; or instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 171 Section 01 80740 1 Discussion 30/0 MW WEBONLINE 0300PM-0415PM Winters,Frances A FL
02 book for COMS 171 Section 02 81341 1 Discussion 30/0 MW WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Winters,Frances A FL
03 book for COMS 171 Section 03 81798 1 Discussion 80/12 TR WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Hong,Cheng FL

COMS 172 - Content Analysis (3 Units)

Content analysis as a research technique in communication. Emphasizes design and execution of content analysis studies in a wide range of communication situations. Each student completes several short studies and a major project.

Prerequisite: COMS 100C or equivalent with a grade of "C-" or better; or instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 172 Section 01 86223 1 Discussion 25/1 WEBONLINE - Omori,Kikuko FL

COMS 174 - International Communicatn (3 Units)

Movement of mediated messages across and between national boundaries. Topics include news and entertainment flow, media systems and philosophies, cultural dependency and imperialism, the new world information order and communication development.

Prerequisite: COMS 100A.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 174 Section 01 81389 1 Lecture 40/0 WEBONLINE - Gorgevich,Kristina R FL

COMS 180 - Senior Sem Organiztn+Comm (3 Units)

Seminar on communication theories, techniques and research methodologies in the field of social and governmental organizational systems.

Prerequisite: COMS 145; completion of 12 units of upper division COMS courses including COMS 100A.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 180 Section 01 80732 1 Seminar 25/2 MW WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Malvini Redden,Shawna FL
02 book for COMS 180 Section 02 81342 1 Seminar 25/1 MW WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Malvini Redden,Shawna FL

COMS 181 - Sen Sem In Sml Group Comm (3 Units)

Seminar on the ways theories of group communication are realized in actual social settings.

Prerequisite: COMS 105; completion of 12 units of upper division COMS courses including COMS 100A.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 181 Section 01 80730 1 Seminar 25/1 MW WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Caselli,Nancy A FL
02 book for COMS 181 Section 02 81797 1 Seminar 25/1 M WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Rix,Sheryl M FL

COMS 182 - Sen Seminar Interpersonal (3 Units)

Seminar on advanced theories of interpersonal communication. Sample topics include relational development, relational termination, communication and interpersonal attraction, and communication competence. Students present one in-class report and complete a major research paper.

Prerequisite: COMS 8, COMS 143, and completion of 12 units of upper division COMS courses including COMS100A.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 182 Section 01 81406 1 Seminar 25/0 TR WEBONLINE 0730AM-0845AM Aguilar,Kimberly N FL

COMS 183 - Senior Sem in Media Issues (3 Units)

Seminar on the functions and roles of communication media in contemporary society. Includes issues and ethical considerations associated with freedom, responsibility and control examined from the points of view of the media, the government and the public. Specific topics will vary.

Prerequisite: COMS 55 or JOUR 55; COMS 150; completion of 12 units of upper division COMS courses including COMS 100A.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 183 Section 01 80731 1 Seminar 25/10 MW WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Molitor,Fred FL

COMS 185 - Senior Practicum Video Product (3 Units)

Assignments in various phases of video production including creative use of camera, sound and lighting, editing production design, production planning and management, and directing and producing. Students in first semester function as crew members for productions.

Note: May be repeated once for credit. Repeating students are expected to produce and direct a major student project.

Cross listed: FILM 185.

Prerequisite: COMS/FILM 124 with a final posted grade of C or better; COMS/FILM 128 with a final posted grade of C or better.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 185 Section 01 80749 1 Independent Study 10/4 T LIB58B 0900AM-1150AM Kasic,Kathryn E

COMS 186 - Seminar in Health Comm (3 Units)

Examines how health messages impact individuals, communities, and mass audiences. Critiques health communication research, raises awareness about health-related messages in our daily lives, applies theories of health communication, and critically analyzes how the creation, sending, and reception of health messages impacts society. Sample topics include doctor-patient communication, cross-cultural communication about health, and mass media effects of health-related images in media.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 186 Section 01 81497 1 Seminar 25/6 MW WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Stitt,Carmen FL

COMS 187 - Issue Mgmt+Case Study Pr (3 Units)

Examines the management of issues in the public and private sectors including knowledge and skills in the communication activities and thinking processes that affect an issue's development. Uses case studies of organizations--governmental agencies, businesses, and not-for-profit entities to assess issue development and management by examining the fundamental questions confronting organizations: What should the particular organization do and how should it do it? Examines criteria for selecting among alternative options, and the relation of the organization to its environment. Explores the broader social, legal, and ethical implications of the organization's activities.

Prerequisite: COMS 118; completion of 12 units of upper division COMS courses.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 187 Section 01 81322 1 Seminar 25/10 MW WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Ray,Robert Alan FL
02 book for COMS 187 Section 02 81327 1 Seminar 25/0 MW WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Stoner,Andrew E FL
03 book for COMS 187 Section 03 81328 1 Seminar 25/0 TR WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM Howard,Timothy L FL

COMS 188 - Sen Seminar Intercultural (3 Units)

Critically examines and analyzes complex dynamics and concepts in communication and culture in a pluralistic society. Also relates various perspectives on intercultural communication theories and methods to an analysis of social interaction processes among culturally diverse groups. An interactive dimension includes problem-solving strategies.

Prerequisite: COMS 116; completion of 12 units of upper division COMS courses including COMS 100A.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 188 Section 01 Zero Cost Book 81329 1 Seminar 25/0 WEBONLINE - Omori,Kikuko FL,O,S,SVC LRN,ZCCM

COMS 191 - New Media and Society (3 Units)

The course examines contemporary social, cultural, political and economic topics regarding the adoption of digital media and the Internet. Students understand their role as citizens of a global knowledge-based society and the ethical dimensions brought by the new computer-enabled media environment.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 191 Section 01 81906 1 Lecture 40/7 MW WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Rash,Alejandra C FL

COMS 192 - Senior Seminar in Film (3 Units)

Research seminar that provides an in-depth investigation of film as an art form, a medium of mass communication and a means of personal expression. Subject will vary according to instructor.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Film Studies upper and lower division core or COMS 142, and (GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+, or at least a C- in ENGL 109M or ENGL 109W).

Cross listed: FILM 192.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 192 Section 01 86224 1 Seminar 20/8 W WEBONLINE 0600PM-0845PM Foss-Snowden,Michele S FL

COMS 194 - Coms-Related Work Exper (3-6 Units)

Supervised employment in a company or agency working on communication studies-related assignments, arranged through the Department of Communication Studies and the Cooperative Education Program office. Requires preparation of application packet, completion of a 6 month full-time or part-time work assignment, and a written report.

Prerequisite: Open only to upper division or graduate students with appropriate course preparation. Units may not be used to meet COMS major, minor or graduate course work requirements. Consent of Communication Studies Department faculty advisor required. No more than 12 units may be counted toward the degree.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 194 Section 01 80849 1 Independent Study 10/8 WEBONLINE - Vanairsdale,Stu FL

COMS 195 - Internship In Com Studies (1-6 Units)

Directed work experience in the internship program. Supervision is provided by both instructional staff and the cooperating agency. Faculty approval required.

Prerequisite: COMS 100A, minimum 2.3 overall GPA.

Corequisite: COMS 100A.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 195 Section 01 80848 1 Independent Study 20/5 WEBONLINE - Vanairsdale,Stu FL,I

COMS 199 - Special Problems (1-3 Units)

Individual projects or directed reading open to students who wish to attempt independent work. Faculty approval required.

Prerequisite: COMS 100A.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 199 Section 01 80977 1 Independent Study 5/1 WEBONLINE - Smith,Gerri FL
02 book for COMS 199 Section 02 81293 1 Independent Study 5/2 WEBONLINE - Irwin,Jacqueline A FL
03 book for COMS 199 Section 03 81294 1 Independent Study 5/4 WEBONLINE - Stitt,Carmen FL
04 book for COMS 199 Section 04 81295 1 Independent Study 5/4 WEBONLINE - Stark,Jenny E FL

COMS 200A - Intro to Grad Studies--History (1 Units)

This course introduces students to graduate-level research in Communication Studies, acquainting students with the discipline generally, and the CSUS Department of Communication Studies specifically. During this course, students will learn the: culture and expectations of graduate study, areas of inquiry in the discipline, sources for advanced research (including journals and databases, etc.), and conventions such as academic writing. Students will also learn about disciplinary structures, requirements for various degrees, types of academic/scholarly organizations, and venues for showcasing research.

Note: Required; COMS 200A and 200B can be taken in any order, and must be completed in the first two semesters of graduate study.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 200A Section 01 86866 1 Seminar 30/7 R WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Foss-Snowden,Michele S FL
** Meets 08/30/2021 to 10/01/2021 **

COMS 201 - Communication Theory (3 Units)

This course critically examines the theoretical and paradigmatic foundations of the communication discipline. Students will learn the role of theory in research, and analyze general theories of communication and specific theories of rhetoric, symbolic interaction, information processing, interpersonal communication, small group communication, persuasion, organizational communication, and mass communication. Students practice analyzing, synthesizing, and contrasting relevant bodies of literature and theory. Must be taken within first two semesters of graduate enrollment.

Note: Graduate standing or instructor permission required; Graduate Writing Intensive

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 201 Section 01 86865 1 Seminar 30/1 W WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Terry,Andrea J FL,GWI

COMS 210 - Media Effects (3 Units)

Concentrated survey of mass media and an analysis of theories of media uses and effects. Students are required to conduct library research on a specific media-related topic and to present their findings orally.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 210 Section 01 86863 1 Seminar 15/6 M MND4008 0530PM-0820PM Stitt,Carmen HY
01 book for COMS 210 Section 01 86863 1 Seminar 15/6 M WEBONLINE 0530PM-0820PM Stitt,Carmen HY

COMS 285 - Colloquium for Teaching Comm (1 Units)

This colloquium is designed to facilitate the development, refinement, and maintenance of effective pedagogical methods and strategies for teaching communication studies courses. Strongly encouraged for student teachers across all disciplines.

Note: May be repeated up to three times with permission of instructor.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 285 Section 01 86869 1 Independent Study 15/0 R MND1024 0530PM-0820PM Aguilar,Kimberly N
** Meets 11/08/2021 to 12/10/2021 **

COMS 296B - Communication Topics (1 Units)

This one-unit module provides an in-depth look at a particular communication research topic or theory. Content varies.

Note: Course may be repeated so long as the topic is different.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 296B Section 01 86868 1 Lecture 15/1 R MND1026 0530PM-0820PM Aguilar,Kimberly N
** Meets 10/04/2021 to 11/05/2021 **

COMS 297 - Directed Study+Comp Exam (1-3 Units)

Structured and supervised reading program for MA candidates preparing for comprehensive examinations. Should be taken after completion of all other requirements for the degree. Credit given upon successful completion of comprehensive examinations. Examining committee determines the number of units to be credited.

Note: Open to students who have been advanced to candidacy and have secured permission of the chair of their examining committee and the Graduate Coordinator.

Prerequisite: Must be advanced to candidacy.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 297 Section 01 81010 1 Thesis Research 5/3 TBAARR - Malvini Redden,Shawna

COMS 298 - Colloquium In Communication (3 Units)

A seminar on a communication topic of contemporary concern. Topic may change from semester to semester. May be taken for credit more than once, provided topic is not repeated.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 298 Section 01 86864 1 Seminar 15/1 T MND2032 0600PM-0850PM Flores,Carlos A HY
01 book for COMS 298 Section 01 86864 1 Seminar 15/1 T WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Flores,Carlos A HY
01 book for COMS 298 Section 01 86864 1 Seminar 15/1 WEBONLINE - Flores,Carlos A HY

COMS 500 - Culminating Experience (3-6 Units)

Completion of a thesis or project approved for the Master's degree. Thesis or project prospectus committees determine the number of units to be credited.

Prerequisite: Advanced to candidacy and chair permission of his/her thesis or project committee.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for COMS 500 Section 01 81011 1 Thesis Research 5/1 - Malvini Redden,Shawna FL

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Class Attribute Codes

A1 - Oral Communication (A1)

A3 - Critical Thinking (A3)

E - Understanding Personal Development (E)

FL - Fully Online (no In-Person Meetings Incl. Finals)

GE AREA D - GE AREA D

GWI - Graduate Writing Intensive Requirement (GWI)

HY - Hybrid (OnLine & In-Person Meetings)

I - Service Learning Internship

O - Optional Service Learning Course

S - Service Learning Course

SVC LRN - Service Learning Course

WI - SAC:WRITING INTENSIVE GRAD REQ

ZCCM - Zero Cost Course Materials

Session Codes

1 - Regular Academic Session (08/30/2021 to 12/10/2021)