COM ARTS 616

Children’s and adolescents’ use of mass media and mass media effects on them. Particular attention is given to changes in comprehension and other cognitive activities that give insights into media use and effects.

COM ARTS 617

This course will examine the role of communication in health, how the revolution in information technology has affected health communication, and the assumptions about health information and communication that drive current efforts to use technologies.

COM ARTS 575

Examine problem solving within complex organizations. Study communication pitfalls, decision-making biases, and problem-solving blind spots that negatively affect one’s ability to communicate. Learn to innovate in teams and make high- quality decisions.

COM ARTS 573

Students are introduced to basic concepts in global and transnational rhetorical studies and provided with the analytic tools to examine discourses about globalization and transnationalism produced by key global actors including transnational corporations, states, global …

COM ARTS 565

The relation of communication processes to interethnic and interracial attitudes and behavior. Social and psychological foundations of interethnic communication and conflict, group identification and communication processes, interpersonal communication and culture, communication about race and ethnicity, …

COM ARTS 560

Introduction and survey of contributions of behavioral science and philosophy to a unified theory of communication.

COM ARTS 525

In our contemporary media environment, more news about politics is created and consumed than ever before, but by smaller and smaller numbers of people than in previous decades. In this class we explore how political …

COM ARTS 509

Course examines core questions related to the impacts of digital media (including but not limited to the Internet) on processes of political communication and the health of democratic governance in advanced industrialized democracies.

COM ARTS 402

The role and function of information processing in human communication behavior.

COM ARTS 371

Examines intra- and interpersonal theories of the causes and functions of conflict. Focuses on message strategies for conflict resolution and/or management. Both theoretical and applied issues.