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Introduction to Graduate Communication Research

COMM 5001 - Introduction to Graduate Communication Research

An introduction to quantitative research methods and statistics. Issues of measurement and design of communication studies as well as basic descriptive and inferential statistics are covered.

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COMM 5002 - Research Methods

Integrative approach to modeling theory, research design, and statistical analysis, including mathematical models, scale construction, measurement issues, correlation, regression, and analysis of variance. Formerly offered as COMS 302.

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COMM 5003 - Advanced Communication Research Methods

Research techniques and procedures for the study of communication. Research design, multivariate statistics, and structural modeling. Formerly offered as COMS 306.

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COMM 5010 - Theory Construction and Research Design

Conceptualization, theory construction, and review of communication methodologies. Students will write a proposal for independent research, thesis, or dissertation. Formerly COMS 325.

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COMM 5100 - Persuasion Theory and Research

Evaluation of current and traditional theories of persuasion and attitude change from communication, social psychology, and related disciplines. Formerly COMS 319

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COMM 5101 - Motivation

Theories of motivation considered in relation to their supporting data. Also offered as PSYC 340. Formerly COMS 340.

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COMM 5120 - Communication Campaigns

Campaign theory and planning. Students learn how to conduct interviews and focus groups with members of a target audience, and work with non-profit organizations to design a campaign. Formerly offered as COMS 301.

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COMM 5150 - Crisis and Risk Communication

Research, theory, and best practices in crisis and risk communication.

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COMM 5200 - Interpersonal Communication

Cognitive, emotional and behavioral interactions in specific contexts, including interpersonal relationships, groups, and work. Formerly COMS 308.

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COMM 5220 - Group Communication Research

The group communication process with emphasis upon research methodologies for the study of interactions in a group setting. Formerly COMS 313.

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COMM 5230 - Organizational Communication: Theory and Research

Relationship of prescribed and informal communication networks to organizational goal achievement and individual integration. Emphasis on frequently used research methodologies. Formerly COMS 322.

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COMM 5300 - Mass Communication Theory

Introduction to major theories, with emphasis on the structure, function, and effects of mass media. Formerly COMS 309.

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COMM 5310 - Seminar in Mass Communication Research

Recent theories of social and political effects of mass communication, and the cognitive processing of media messages. Formerly COMS 371.

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COMM 5330 - Children and Mass Media

This course provides an overview of important issues, theoretical perspectives, and research regarding children’s and adolescent’s reactions to mass media including developmental differences in the processing of media content and in the effects of such materials.

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COMM 5500 - Nonverbal Communication

The study of metacommunication: Kinesics, space, time and other concomitants of verbal messages. How the non-verbal band helps in the interpretation of verbal messages. Formerly COMS 312.

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COMM 5501 - Seminar in Nonverbal Communication and Persuasion

Role of media nonverbal communication in persuasion and media preferences. Affective and analytic communications in attitude formation, structure, and change. Formerly COMS 374.

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COMM 5640 - Social Media Use and Effects

Research and theory on the social and psychological predictors and effects of social media use as well as social media platforms: their technology, functions, and analysis of collected data.

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COMM 5650 - Communication Technology and Society: Theory and Research

Theory and research associated with the study of emerging communication technologies. Provides a comprehensive foundation in the scholarly literature addressing the content, adoption, uses and effects of new media.

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COMM 5660 - Computer Mediated Communication

Communication networks, human-computer interaction and interface design, social and collaborative communication via computer. Formerly COMS 314.

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COMM 5670 - Computer Modeling in Communication Research

History, basic concepts, and minimal skills of computer simulation and mathematical modeling. Formerly COMS 321.

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COMM 5680 - Seminar in Message Systems Analysis

Selected topics in information and communication; analysis of message elements in human communication; discussion of message factors as related to behavioral effects. Formerly COMS 307.

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COMM 5770 - Health Communication

Overview of health communication, including health behavior change interventions, emergency communication, risk assessment, media influences, provider-patient communication, socialization and identity, stereotyping, social support, diverse populations, and new communication technologies.

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COMM 5892 - Practicum in Research

May be repeated for credit. Formerly COMS 319.

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COMM 5895 - Variable Topics in Communication

Instructor consent required. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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COMM 5899 - Independent Study in Communication

This course is an independent study course in which periodic conferences with the instructor are required. Formerly COMS 300.

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COMM 6001 - Proseminar in Communication Research

Advanced topics in communication research presented by faculty and specialists. Topics include information theory, survey of sampling and data collection, time series analysis (time-domain and panel design), physiological measurement, interaction analysis, and meta analysis. Formerly COMS 401.

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COMM 6800 - Seminar and Directed Research in Communication

Open to graduate students in the Marketing Communication Program. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 credits. Formerly COMS 404.

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COMM 6850 - Seminar in Marketing Communication Research

Theories of emotional and cognitive processing of communications; cognitive mapping and message construction; design, implementation and evaluation of information campaigns. Formerly COMS 405.

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COMM 6895 - Topics in Applied Communication Research

Investigation of special research techniques and findings in selected areas of applied communication research. Formerly COMS 402.

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