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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019 School of Communication and Information Course Listing Communication 192  

Communication 192
04:192:120 Beginning American Sign Language (3) Beginning skills in American Sign Language (ASL) and skills needed in communication with deaf persons. Offered only during Summer and Winter Sessions. Does not count toward the major.
04:192:121 Intermediate American Sign Language (3) Beginning skills in American Sign Language (ASL) and skills needed in communication with deaf persons. Prerequisite: 04:192:120 or equivalent course, or permission of the instructor. Offered only during Summer and Winter Sessions. Does not count toward the major.
04:192:200 Communication Theory (3) Basic concepts, models, and theories examining the role of communication in human behavior. Prerequisite: 04:189:101.
04:192:201 Communication in Relationships (3) Patterns of human interaction, types and stages of relationships, verbal and nonverbal exchanges, and strategies and tactics. Prerequisite: 04:189:101.
04:192:211 Parliamentary Debate Practicum (1) This course will explore the nature of persuasive argumentation as applied through the specific lens of parliamentary-style debating. Students will learn how to discuss issues including law, economics, current events, domestic and foreign policy, history, and bioethics in a manner that presents a thesis, logical argumentation to back it, a conclusion, and attempts to persuade the listener. Students will be expected to write a number of "cases," or statements of advocacy in a five-paragraph essay structure, for use in competitive debate practices against each other. Students will also learn about the nature of logical argumentation itself, developing skills in critical thinking and rhetorical persuasion aimed at improving their ability to speak efficiently, persuasively, and dramatically without being argumentative or overly personal. In so doing, students will gain greater understanding of the structure and elements of a logical argument and explore how persuasion can be used to change minds and inspire others. The course will be highly immersive and experiential, relying less on assigned readings and note-taking than rapid-fire engagement with logical arguments and practiced refinement of competitive debate skills. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Corequisite: Participation in the Rutgers Parliamentary Debate Team. Does not count toward the major.
04:192:220 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3) Development of effective oral presentation and participation skills in interpersonal, small group, and public settings. Limited to noncommunication majors. Does not count toward the major.
04:192:300 Communication Research (3) Exploration of the uses of experimental, descriptive, historical-critical, and field research approaches to the study of communication. Prerequisite: 04:189:101.  
04:192:301 Community Communication (3) This course examines types and qualities of civic infrastructure, civic engagement, and community leadership. Students are introduced to the methods and nature of community communication in varied contexts.
04:192:305 Introduction to Social Media (3) Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter represent a new class of communication platforms that have become quickly interwoven into the everyday lives of millions of people around the world. In this course we will draw on competing communication perspectives to explore the reasons behind the widespread popularity of these platforms. In doing so we will consider the role of individual choice, social influence, technological influence, and how these three perspectives can be combined. We will further explore the implications of social media for personal relationships, youth culture, organizations, social research, and personal privacy.
04:192:307 Health Literacy (3)
This class focuses on applying literacy principles to real-life health phenomenon, in clinical encounters, as well as in community and public health contexts with an emphasis on medically underserved and vulnerable populations.
Prerequisites: 04:192:200.
04:192:313 Message Design for Public Relations and Organizational Communication (3) Theories and techniques for collecting, selecting, packaging, and disseminating information within organizations and between organizations and their constituencies. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200; 04:192:365.
04:192:315 Professional Writing and Communication (3) Analyzing and applying writing skills, techniques, design, and strategies to communication topics and processes. There are separate sections for research in the disciplines (popular culture, the family, globalization, technology, and society), writing for business and professions, and collaborative writing. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200.
04:192:333 Political Communication (3) This course provides an overview of the field of political communication. Accordingly, we will analyze the role of advertising, polling, media coverage, image construction, and ethics in political campaigns through a historical and case study perspective. We will also discuss the role of current communication theories and their effects on contemporary political messages. We will focus specifically on the communication dynamics of political campaigns. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:189:102 or 103; 04:192:200; 04:192:201. Open only to communication majors. Note: This course fulfills a requirement for the leadership in organizations and community specialization within the communication major.
04:192:344 Language and Communication (3) Sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition and development, phonetics, and issues of bilingualism. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200.
04:192:346 Intercultural Communication (3) Process of communication among individuals from different cultures or subcultures; influence of value orientations, concepts of time, thought patterns, and nonverbal styles. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200.
04:192:347 Information Systems and Communication (3) Generation, classification, storage, retrieval, and use of information in human communication systems. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200.
04:192:350 Visual Communication (3) Critical evaluation of the aesthetic and social impacts of visual communication. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200.
04:192:354 Comunication and Technology (3) Provides an overview of communication theory and research related to the use of a range of communication technologies in a variety of interpersonal, group, and societal contexts. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:355 Interpersonal Communication (3) Critical examination of the theory and research concerning the dimensions, dynamics, and functions of interpersonal interaction. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200.
04:192:356 Group Communication (3) Principles of group communication, types of groups, group structure, leadership, and membership roles; techniques for working with groups. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200.
04:192:357 Organizational Communication (3) Communication in organizations, communication networks, management and communication, decision making, goal setting, and process consultation in varying organizational settings. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200.
04:192:359 Persuasive Communication (3) Principles and techniques in persuasive communication: credibility, audience analysis, assessment of effects, media selection, resistance to persuasion, and attitude change. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200.
04:192:360 Principles of Interviewing (3) Analysis of the interview as a unique communication context, including the application of theoretical concepts and practice in designing and conducting interviews of various types (e.g., surveys, employment, information giving, counseling). Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200.
04:192:365 Principles of Public Relations (3) Basic principles and policies of public relations and advertising; includes history, development, ethics, roles, functions, media selection methods, and message strategies of public relations. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200.
04:192:366 Organizational Reputation and Representation (3) Organizations represent themselves to various stakeholder groups, both inside the organization and within the environment. In doing so, organizations encounter issues of reputation and identity. Combining theoretical foundations and a case study approach, this course will examine these issues critically and analytically. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:369 Internship in Communication I (3) Practical field experience in intercultural, international, interpersonal, group, organizational, or mass communication; or public relations and advertising. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200; and permission of instructor. Open only by application to communication majors accepted to the School of Communication and Information.
04:192:370 Internship in Communication II (1-3) Continued practical field experience. Prerequisites: 04:192:369 and permission of instructor. Open only by application to communication majors accepted to the School of Communication and Information. Does not count toward the major.
04:192:372, 373, 374, 375 Topics in Communication I, II, III, IV (3,3,3,3) Topical seminars dealing with issues of concern to contemporary communication studies. Prerequisites are minimally 04:189:101, 200, 300, and being a communication major. Other prerequisites may vary with each offering.
04:192:380 Public Speaking (3) Principles of public speaking; practice in composition, delivery, and criticism of informative and persuasive speeches.
04:192:381 Argumentation (3) Principles and techniques of persuasion through argument, evidence, and logical inference. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200.
04:192:390 Approaches to Leadership (3) Provides a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment focused on leadership theory and current practice in public and private sector organizations through a communication lens. Leadership models will be analyzed and evaluated for effectiveness from a variety of perspectives providing opportunities to gain a greater understanding of theories, concepts, models, and approaches of leadership in diverse contexts (personal, team, group, organization, community, etc.). Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200.
04:192:403 Conflict Negotiation and Resolution (3) This course examines features of interpersonal conflict situations, explores individual conflict styles, and identifies strategies for managing or resolving interpersonal conflict. Prerequisites: 04:189:101, 04:192:200, 04:192:300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:404 Communicating about Relationship Challenges (3) Examines the role of interpersonal communication in managing a variety of challenging events in friendships, romantic relationships, and family relationships, such as hurt, conflict, jealousy, negotiating sexual intimacy, terminating relationships, etc. Prerequisites: 04:189:101, 04:192:200, 04:192:300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:405 Communication and Gender (3) Effects of gender roles in various communication contexts; examination of literature and research on differences between male and female patterns of interaction. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:406 Relationships and Identities in Interaction (3) Examines how relationships and identities are constructed in communication. Focuses on specific practices of interaction--the basic building blocks for communication--to discover those practices through which communicators build their actions and sometimes thereby, their relationships and identities. Prerequisites: 04:189:101, 04:192:200, 04:192:300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:407 Health Communication (3) Exploration of communication demands of health care and the development of effective communication strategies and skills for use in health care practice. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:408 Health Message and Campaign Design (3) Design, implementation, and evaluation of public communication campaigns designed to change health behavior of individuals, groups, and entire populations. Prerequisites: 04:189:101, 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:409 Public Relations Management (3) Analysis and preparation of case studies in industry, labor, education, government, and trade organizations, and the application of public relations techniques. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200, 201, 300, 365. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:410 Media, Marketing, and Communication This course links communication theory to the practice of marketing and media planning. Students work to analyze current trends in media and marketing while applying skills learned in previous communication courses. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:411 Crisis Communication and Public Information (3) Examines the processes through which organizations handle and disseminate information to the public with a specific emphasis on crisis communication. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; and either 04:189:102 or 103; and 04:192:200, 201, 300.
04:192:422 Communication and Facilitation (3) Theory and pragmatics of intrapersonal, interpersonal, and small-group process analysis, intervention, and facilitation. Prerequisites: 04:189:101, and 102 or 103; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:432 Communication, Technology, and Society (3)   This course analyzes communication technologies, their consequences for society and individuals, and the social forces that affect their form and function. It critically examines the impact of communication technology on society through in-depth seminars and independent research. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:442 Supportive Communication (3) This course features critical exploration of the theory and research regarding personal and community experiences of social support, its influences on interpersonal relationships and health, and its social functions. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:443 Nonverbal Communication (3) Nonverbal aspects of human communication, including proxemics, kinesics, vocalics, eye behavior, human artifacts, and environments; the functions served by nonverbal behavior in interaction. Prerequisites: 04:189:101, and 102 or 103; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:444 Language, Behavior, and Communication (3) Sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, and general semantic analysis of language as a component of human communication systems. Prerequisites: 04:189:101, and 102 or 103; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:446 Communication and Social Change (3) Role of communication in social change, diffusion of innovations,and national development. Prerequisites: 04:189:101, and 102 or 103; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:450 The Dark Side of Organizations (3) This course takes a communication-based approach to key workplace processes that operate in the shadows (e.g., violence, wrongdoing, harassment) and what are called hidden organizations (e.g., terrorist cells, informal economy, secret societies).
04:192:458 Leadership in Groups and Organizations (3) Examines leadership from a communicative perspective, integrating theory and practice. Combines traditional informational components of university courses with experiential learning activities, such as interactive simulations, exercises, case studies, and an organizational simulation. Prerequisites: 04:189:101, and 102 or 103; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:459 Patient-Provider Communication in Health Care (3) This class explores facets of patient-provider communication and their impact on patient and provider satisfaction and health outcomes. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200, 04:192:300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:460 Advanced Health Communication (3) Application of principles and techniques in a targeted health communication campaign; social norms theory, experiential learning theories, effects of misperceptions on behavior, and needs of special student populations. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200, 201, 300; and either 04:189:102 or 103. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:466 Audience and Market Analysis (3) Covers principles and methods of identifying, categorizing, and segmenting mass audiences. The more specifically a public relations or marketing/communications professional identifies targets by demographic or other means, the easier it is to find communication strategies and tactics that will reach those targets. The course will enable students to define a target audience, expose appropriate copy content and style, create search engine optimization/marketing keywords, and hook development. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:470 Research in Communication (3) Individual student involvement in actual communication research. Prerequisites: 04:189:101, and 102 or 103; 04:192:200, 201, 300; faculty sponsor; and approval of chair. Open only by application to communication majors.
04:192:472, 473, 474, 475, 477 Topics in Communication V, VI, VII, VIII, IX (3,3,3,3,3) Advanced topical seminars dealing with issues of concern to contemporary communication studies. Prerequisites: 04:189:101; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only to communication majors. Other prerequisites may apply depending upon the offering.
04:192:476 Advanced Communication Theory (3) Issues in theory building in the field of communication. Prerequisites: 04:189:101, and 102 or 103; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:478 Family Communication (3) Family communication theory, research, and practice. Includes assessment and measurement of interaction patterns, pathologies, and intervention strategies. Prerequisites: 04:189:101, and 102 or 103; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only to communication majors.
04:192:481 Advanced Research (3) Research trends in current literature in interpersonal, group, organizational, mass, and intercultural communication, and in public relations and advertising. Prerequisites: 04:189:101, and 102 or 103; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only to communication majors by permission of the instructor.
04:192:491,492 Independent Study in Communication (3,3) Independent study projects in communication. Prerequisites: 04:189:101, and 102 or 103; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Faculty sponsor and approval of chair. Open only by application to communication majors. Does not count toward the major.
04:192:493 Senior Thesis Independent Project I (1-3) Prerequisites: 04:189:101, 102; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only by application to communication majors.
04:192:494 Senior Thesis Independent Project II (1-3) Prerequisite: 04:192:493. Open only by application to communication majors.
04:192:495 Applied Study in Communication (3) Supervised study in communication pedagogy and/or applied research. Prerequisites: 04:189:101, 102; 04:192:200, 201, 300. Open only by application to communication majors. For tutors. Does not count toward the major.
 
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