Summer Term

Two students have a discussion outside in the summer sun.

Photo by Bryce Richter/UW-Madison.

The Communication Arts Department has expanded Summer Term course offerings to meet the needs of undergraduates across the UW-Madison campus and across the state.

 

On January 4th, the 2019 Summer Course Guide and Schedule of Classes will be available with a complete list of summer courses.

  • Below is a preview of a few of the courses Communication Arts will be offering in the summer.
  • Com Arts also plans to offer production courses, a new film topics course, and more.

Check back in January for the complete list of courses.

Summer Term 2019 Course Preview

Com Arts 100: Introduction to Speech Composition

Develop your speech writing and presentation skills.

  • Online course
  • 3 credits
  • Communication A course
  • Open to students who have not received credit for Com Arts 105 or 181
  • Elementary level
  • Com Arts 100 does not count towards the Communication Arts major.

Com Arts 272: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Examine social interactions with family, friends, and romantic partners. Improve your communication skills in relational contexts.

  • Online course
  • 3 credits
  • Communication B course
  • Open to students who have not completed Com Arts 273 or Com Arts 276
  • Elementary level, social science breadth course
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track students: counts as an applied course or an elective
    • Radio, TV, Film track students: counts as a Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective

Com Arts 310: Gender and Communication

Explore theories, concepts, and analytics for understanding how gender impacts how we create and interpret messages. Learn strategies for managing gendered differences in our interpersonal, professional, and social lives.

  • Online course
  • 3 credits
  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track students: counts as a theory, history, criticism or an elective course
    • Radio, TV, Film track students: counts as a Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective
    • Com Arts 310 can be completed multiple times with different topics

Com Arts 371: Communication and Conflict Resolution

Study the complexities of conflict. Learn communication strategies for managing and resolving conflict in interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, and global contexts.

  • Online course
  • 3 credits
  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, social science breadth
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track students: counts as a theory, history, criticism or an elective course
    • Radio, TV, Film track students: counts as a Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective

Com Arts 373: Intercultural Communication and Rhetoric

Explore how rhetoric and communication function between and across cultures. Examine how culture, history, and power constitute our cultural identities, our modes of communication, and how we engage with others.

  • Online course
  • 3 credits
  • Ethnic studies
  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, humanities or social science breadth
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track students: counts as a theory, history, criticism or an elective course
    • Radio, TV, Film track students: counts as a Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective

Com Arts 575: Communication in Complex Organizations

Learn to make better decisions. Increase your ability to use teams to innovate.

  • Online course
  • 3 credits
  • Open to students with junior standing or higher
  • Advanced level, social science breadth
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track students: counts as a theory, history, criticism or an elective course
    • Radio, TV, Film track students: counts as Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective

Com Arts 614 or 615: Field Experience in Communication

Reflect on your internship experience. Acquire skills related to your future job search.

  • Online course
  • 1 credit
  • Open to Com Arts majors. See instructions for arranging credit.
  • Advanced level
  • Com Arts 614 and 615 do not count towards the Communication Arts major requirements.