Communication Arts
Holloway Hall
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CMAT 100 FUNDAMENTALS OF COMMUNICATION [+]
Surveys the skills necessary to articulate oneself effectively in a variety of communication settings. Topics include interpersonal relationship, formal and informal groups, and public forums with a primary focus on basic presentation skills. Designed for non-communication arts majors and minors. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA and IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
CMAT 101 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION STUDIES [+]
Introduction to the basic principles and theories of human communication. Explores contexts such as interpersonal relationships, small groups, organizations, intercultural interaction and public speaking. In each context, practice skills of effective communication while gaining understanding of the relevant theories and research that are foundational to the discipline. Designed for communication arts majors and minors. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA and IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
CMAT 102 INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA [+]
Theory, history, structure and functions of mass media (print, film, recording, radio, television, new media), advertising, journalism and public relations. Students may not receive credit for both CMAT 110 and CMAT 102. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
CMAT 131 WRITING FOR MEDIA [+]
Fundamentals of writing for media, including basic script formats and other forms of media content including public service announcements, advertisements, continuity, public relations materials, news and dramas. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
CMAT 205 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION [+]
Study of the factors that motivate and determine communication or non-communication among individuals, of the psychological barriers and inducements to open communication and of the effects of these factors upon the people involved. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
CMAT 218 RHETORIC AND PUBLIC PRESENTATION [+]
Designed to provide extensive exposure to, and practice in, the preparation and presentation of messages. Emphasizes the nature, methods and principles of public address including persuasive, informative and special occasion presentations. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 101. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 234 BEGINNING AUDIO PRODUCTION [+]
Covers the basic skills and techniques required for audio production in media. Emphasis is on the aesthetics, principles and practices in producing and designing audio programs for media. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 131. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 240 INTRO TO JOURNALISM AND PUBLIC RELATIONS [+]
Introduction to the basics of journalism and public relations. Focuses on developing an understanding of the professional practices of journalism and public relations and developing journalism and public relations writing skills. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 101 and 102. Three hour per week with enhancement.
CMAT 243 TELEVISION STUDIO PRODUCTION [+]
Introduction to the equipment and techniques of television studio production. Each student produces and directs a variety of live-to-tape productions. Outside class crew hours required. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 131. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 249 JOURNALISM AND PUBLIC RELATIONS PRACTICUM [+]
Offers students experiences in a variety of on-campus activities. Students are allowed to gain credit for working with groups such as The Flyer newspaper, student activities, the Public Relations Office or on school-level newsletters or other journalism of public relations activities approved by the practicum director. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 240 and permission of instructor. Two hours per week.
CMAT 250 INSTRUCTIONAL COMMUNICATIONS [+]
Study of the communicative factors involved in the teaching-learning process in classroom and corporate contexts. Emphasis is on the selecting, limiting organizing and presenting of content that needs to be conveyed from instructor to learner(s). Special focus is given to developing a supportive environment, effective questioning and positive interpersonal relationships. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
CMAT 260 FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS [+]
Study of human communication systems in organizations. Students explore one-to-one, small group and one-to-many communication, and develop the skills needed in organizational communication. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
CMAT 297 COMMUNICATION RESEARCH [+]
Introduction to common communication research methods, including: literature reviews, surveys, experiments, content analysis, rhetorical criticism, ethnography, interviews and focus groups. Students learn essential research and writing skills through projects created in areas of interest such as relationships, business, media, or advertising/public relations. May not receive credit for both CMAT 297 and CMAT 301. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 101, 102. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 300 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION [+]
Study of correctable communication problems caused by cultural differences. Analysis of problems from communication and cultural perspectives. Emphasis on ways to avoid and correct such problems. Does not satisfy General Education requirements. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 304 COMMUNICATION, GENDER AND CULTURE [+]
Explores the relationships among communication, gender and culture. Illuminates the pivotal role of communication in sustaining and altering existing gender and cultural patterns. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 305 RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION [+]
An examination of theories and concepts that highlight the role of communication in personal and intimate relationships. Additional emphasis is on the role of communication in the life cycle of a relationship. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 306 CONVERSATIONAL ANALYSIS [+]
Study of conversational goals and strategies. Focus on recognizing and understanding role of specific features (i.e. pronouns, sentence structure) in interpersonal contexts; individual communicative strategies and their effects on conversational patterns. Readings, data analyses, two or three exams. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 307 INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT [+]
Examines the role of communication in interpersonal contexts where there is a need to manage conflict. Explores how communication can reflect, create and transform conflict. Analyzes the role of power, climate, emotions and other factors that contribute to destructive or constructive conflict patterns. Emphasizes conceptual understanding and basic skills in diagnosing conflict, making recommendations, monitoring one's own behavior and third party intervention. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement
CMAT 308 INTERVIEWING [+]
Investigates interviewing situations based on giving and/or getting information and influencing the behavior of others through persuasion. Includes exercises demonstrating most commonly used forms of the interview. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 101 and CMAT 102. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 310 SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION [+]
Participation in and analysis of small group discussion. Emphasizes communication within the small group setting and effective group decision making. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 312 NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION [+]
Study of human communicative behavior without the use of words. Ways of sending and receiving nonverbal messages are examined with the goal of awareness and understanding of their communicative value. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 314 CONFERENCE AND MEETING MANAGEMENT [+]
Studies the basic principles and procedures for the effective management of small- and large-scale conferences and meetings in a variety of contexts, including education, sales and marketing, professional associations and government. Will apply the knowledge gained through readings and lecture to actual and simulated conferences. Students will be involved in the actual planning and management of a conference. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 101 and 102. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 317 PERSUASION AND ARGUMENTATION [+]
Introduction to the study of persuasion and argumentation. Focus on how changes in attitudes and behavior may generally result, and how various factors may contribute to persuasive outcomes. Examination of practical reasoning in the construction of persuasive argument. Course includes practice in oral and written argument. Students who have taken both CMAT 315 and 316 may not receive credit for CMAT 317. Prerequisites: C in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 318 EVENT PLANNING AND COMMUNICATION [+]
Theory and practice of event management and planning. Application, knowledge and understanding of planning and implementation of a variety of professional and non-professional events. Components include budgeting, contracts, liability, technology, aesthetics, marketing and promotion. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 101, 102 and junior standing. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 331 DRAMATIC WRITING FOR MEDIA [+]
Study of the concepts and techniques associated with dramatic fiction writing for media. Students acquire skills through analysis of sample screenplays, movies and TV programs and through developing short motion picture and television screenplays and treatments. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 131. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 332 MEDIA CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS [+]
Development of critical viewing skills through analysis of program conventions, genres and media aesthetics, and through intensive writing. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 102. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 334 THE MASS MEDIA IN SOCIETY [+]
Critical study of the persuasive elements generated through the mass media, and the resulting influence the media exert upon society. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 102. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 335 COMMUNICATING ON THE WEB [+]
Acquaints the student with the numerous and varied elements contained on the Internet. The course will enhance communication skills specifically for the networked environments and discuss how to reach specific audiences on the net. Instruction includes media writing, page design, site development and learning about hypertext markup language. Integral to the course is evaluating and analyzing Web based content. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 336 CINEMA AND SOCIETY [+]
Analyze how certain motion pictures have influenced society during certain phases of the nation's history. Explore how audience responses to this popular medium demonstrate the specific effects these films have upon social issues and modernity, including gender, sexuality and ethnicity. Case studies assist in understanding basic aspects of media studies and their importance. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 102. Four hours per week.
CMAT 337 INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SYSTEMS [+]
Introduction and examination of the media systems of countries around the globe with emphasis on the effects geo-political and cultural forces have on the development of specific mass communication channels throughout the world. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 102. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 338 MASS MEDIA MANAGEMENT [+]
Study of problems facing today's managers in an ever-changing media landscape. Topics include economics, ownership, leadership, conflict management, programming, advertising, community relations and Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 102. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 339 BUSINESS OF MEDIA [+]
A historical and critical study of how media industries have thrived in contemporary society as business models, and the power they wield to shape public opinion. Addresses how the heads of media conglomerates continue to survive in the deeply competitive world of mass communications, and the place today's student may have within the industry. Requires extensive reading, writing and class discussion on a range of business models and related topics. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 102. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 340 PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING [+]
The study of writing techniques and formats for public relations applications, including radio and television public service announcements, video news releases, speech writing, media kit preparation , and print media news releases. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 240. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 342 ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS [+]
Focuses on the study and practice of planning and creating advertisements and advertising techniques such as campaign planning, copy writing and media placement. Explores the aesthetic dimensions of advertising expression and cultural dimensions of reading and interpreting advertisements. Overview of how the advertising industry operates, what ad people do, and the effects of advertising on society. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 102. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 343 VIDEO FIELD PRODUCTION [+]
Study of the production of television and film programs using single camera and editing techniques. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 234 and CMAT 243. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 344 WRITING FOR THE PROFESSIONS [+]
Comprehensive writing course that prepares students for print journalism and public relations careers. Requires weekly writing assignments, many of which are under stringent deadlines. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 345 SPORTS COMMUNICATION [+]
Places sports in a social perspective and teaches students to study and apply skills required of sportswriters, sportscasters, and sports information specialists. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 344. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 346 PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORTING [+]
Examines media coverage of public agencies and social issues while emphasizing civic journalism. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 344. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 347 MOBILE JOURNALISM [+]
Theory and practice of the production of print, broadcast and online journalism using mobile communication devices. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 344. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 348 MEDIA DESIGN AND LAYOUT [+]
Instruction in the principles, theories and applications of typography, layout, design, editing, and production for print and electronic dissemination of business publications, newspapers, magazines, web sites and other new media. The course is designed to help develop desktop printing and online publishing skills. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 344. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 354 ADVANCED AUDIO PRODUCTION [+]
An intensive advanced level audio production course. Advances the student's broad audio knowledge and production abilities in creative sound recording/mixing/processing/editing and sound design. Emphasizes audio for media, applied media aesthetics, sound design and creative and artistic approaches to various types of sophisticated audio production including music recording, radio production and audio for other media (video, film, new media). Prerequisite: CMAT 234. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 365 MANAGERIAL COMMUNICATION [+]
Study of the role of the manager as a communicator at various organizational levels. Students study various communication strategies available to managers. Topics include information processing; presenting, receiving and gathering information; goal setting; decision making and change. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 373 PRODUCING NEWS PACKAGES AND DOCUMENTARY SHORTS [+]
Provides a solid foundation of theoretical and practical skills needed to tell nonfiction stories for the visual mass media. Students will produce a wide variety of news packages and documentary shorts. Prerequisite: CMAT 343 with a C or better. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 374 2D ANIMATION [+]
Introduction to the history, theory and practice of 2D animation in a variety of fields (news, documentary, advertising and dramatic narrative). Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 343. Four hours per week.
CMAT 390 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMAN COMMUNICATION STUDIES [+]
Study in interpersonal, organizational or public communication process and messages. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 391 STUDIES IN MASS MEDIA [+]
Study of various mass media concepts as they impact contemporary society. May be taken a maximum of two times under different subtitles. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 102. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 392 STUDIES IN MEDIA PRODUCTION [+]
Studies of different concepts and practices as they apply to media production. May be repeated under different subtitles. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 234 and 243. Four hours per week.
CMAT 394 STUDIES IN JOURNALISM/PUBLIC RELATIONS [+]
Study of various concepts, theories and/or practices in Journalism or Public Relations. May be repeated under different subtitles. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 344. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 399 INTERNATIONAL STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION [+]
On site study of human communication, media, journalism and culture of selected countries. Field study is preceded by pre-tour lectures. Better understand the culture and communication of a foreign country through immersion and experiential learning. May be taken twice under different subtitles. May be used only once in the CMAT major. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 400 ADVANCED COMMUNICATION THEORY [+]
Selected philosophies and theories of human communication, encompassing structures, forms and contexts of communication, which include cultural contexts, assumptive bases and world views of theories and theorists. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 405 FAMILY COMMUNICATION [+]
Characterization of family styles of communication as they reflect values, attitudes and perceptions of family members as a group. Examination of effects of individual communication strategies on development of family patterns of interaction. Selected readings, field research, two exams. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 430 POLITICAL COMMUNICATION [+]
Studies the role of media and rhetoric in political campaigns and the political process. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 433 DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION [+]
Investigates documentary styles and techniques while emphasizing the documentary production process. Each student will develop their own documentary project. Over the course of the semester they will turn in the various components (proposal, treatment, rushes, etc.), culminating in a completed 24-30 minute documentary. May not receive credit for both CMAT 333 and 433. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 343. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 434 TELEVISION MAGAZINE PRODUCTION [+]
Attain practical, real-world experience by producing a bi-weekly program for SU's campus and community access channels. Create seven bi-weekly, half-hour programs (in the soft news genre) that highlight campus-related achievements, events and interests of students' choosing. All on-camera and behind-the-scene crew positions are filled by students. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 343. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 435 DIRECTING FOR THE CAMERA [+]
Introducion to processes and skills required to plan, design and direct drama for the television/film medium. Study the formalistic elements of the medium and complete the required projects designed to provide practical experience in planning and then directing material that persuades, informs and entertains audiences. Fundamentals of the language of television/film are stressed: aesthetics and applications. Emphasis on the communication between directors and actors, effective use of the audiovisual language, camera blocking and visual storytelling. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 343. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 438 MASS COMMUNICATION LAW [+]
Consideration of the legal and regulatory context of mass communication. Topics include constitutional, first amendment and statutory issues and the study of regulatory agencies and processes. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 102 and junior standing. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 439 CRITICAL ISSUES IN NEW MEDIA [+]
Critical study of the transformation of the mass media and cultural landscape in relation to digital media and information technologies. Examines the consequences of the convergence of media platforms and technologies for individuals, society, politics, culture and the media industries. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 102 and junior standing. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 440 MEDIA AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE [+]
Course enhancing the understanding of the media-criminal justice relationship as media coverage corresponds with heightened public demand for accountability in law enforcement, corrections, legal and judicial agencies. Study news coverage and entertainment portrayals of institutional and source-reporter interaction in criminal justice agencies, which are developing sophisticated public information and media relations strategies. Evaluate whether the public can be better informed without sacrificing the integrity of media and criminal justice agencies. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 344. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 444 ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION [+]
Focuses on the reporting and dissemination of environmental policy, information and education, environmental reporting and environmental public relations. Also discusses risk and crisis communication management. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 344. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 445 DIGITAL PUBLIC RELATIONS [+]
The study and practice of strategic communication principles guiding social media strategy planning, integration, monitoring and measurement over a range of platforms and its systematic application. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 344. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 446 DIGITAL FILMMAKING [+]
Explores the art of filmmaking using digital technology. Requires producing a short film from script to the screen. Students write, produce, direct, cast, shoot and edit a short film in a genre of their choice. Film theory and techniques are explored and applied in the production. HD equipment is used for acquisition and finishing. Prerequisite: CMAT 343. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 447 INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS [+]
Study of strategic communication principles and theoretical frameworks guiding research, design, implementation and evaluation of international public relations efforts by corporations, institutions and nongovernmental organizations. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 344. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 448 PUBLIC RELATIONS CASES AND STRATEGIES [+]
Examines public relations cases while developing strategies and scenarios for response. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 344. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 456 ADVANCED TELEVISION STUDIO PRODUCTION [+]
Advanced level production course designed for experience in writing, designing and producing programs in television studio environment. Emphasis on program proposals, writing, producing, directing and use of digital technology in production. May not receive credit for both CMAT 336 and 456. Prerequisites: CMAT 343. Four hours per week.
CMAT 460 APPLIED ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION [+]
Examines the process of communication from the perspective of the whole organization and studies various structures in business, education, the arts, etc. in order to analyze and improve communication. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 465 COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY [+]
Examines innovations in communication techniques and applications. Topics include satellite and terrestrial based technology, conferencing, decision support systems, computer mediated communication and the impact of technology on the communication process and communicators. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 466 SPECIALIZED REPORTING FOR TV AND THE WEB [+]
Provides an opportunity to focus reportorial and production skills on a specialized topic. Specialized topics could include, but are not limited to, sports, community, business or international issue. Student work produced will be offered to media organizations around Maryland for use in professional broadcast news or news Web sites. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 343. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 490 COMMUNICATION SEMINAR [+]
Intensive study in speech or communication studies. Students should choose a seminar in their track. Substantial research paper/academic project and class presentation are required. May be taken twice under different subtitles, but only four credits may be applied to the communication arts major. Prerequisites: Senior Standing and permission of the instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY [+]
Student selects a topic for investigation with the advice of an instructor prior to registration. Student submits a proposal including a letter of intent, an outline of the proposed study and an abstract of the intended topic area. Prior familiarity and work with the topic are recommended. Students opting for CMAT 492 as an elective requirement must take a minimum of four credits. May be taken twice for a total of eight credit hours, and only four credits may count toward the major. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. Hours arranged.
CMAT 495 INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATION [+]
Provides practical experience in the application of theoretical concepts including broadcasting, theatre, journalism, organizational communication, public relations, training, etc. Only four hours may be counted toward the major. Students opting for CMAT 495 as a core requirement must take a minimum of four credits. May be taken twice for a total of eight credit hours. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 101, 102, junior standing, track core courses, 2.5 overall G.P.A., 3.0 G.P.A. in CMAT and permission of the department. Variable.
CMAT 497 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH [+]
Designed to encourage students to pursue an important area of research in communication. Allows a student to study a subject area in more depth than possible in the traditional classroom setting. With the advice of an instructor, the student submits a proposal including a letter of intent, an outline of the proposed study with bibliography and an abstract of the intended topic area. The project should ideally be new research as an addendum to an earlier project. A public presentation of research is required. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 301, minimum of 3.0 GPA in CMAT courses, permission of department chair and approval/cooperation of supervising instructor. Four hours per week.
CMAT 499 HONORS [+]
Independent study undertaken for departmental honors at the invitation of the department.
CMAT 500 ORAL READING & TEACHING OF LITERATURE [+]
Designed to lead the student to an awareness of literature through the performing self to reinforce the concept that one's physiological and psychological processes are bound together in the act of understanding what stories and poems mean. Three hours per week.
CMAT 501 ADVANCED COMMUNICATION THEORY [+]
Selected philosophies and theories of human communication, encompassing structures, forms and contexts of communication, which include cultural contexts, assumptive bases and world views of theories and theorists. Prerequisite: Graduate status. Three hours per week.
CMAT 510 SEMINAR IN INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION [+]
The investigation of speech-communication from the point of view of conflict, manipulation, barriers and breakdowns--factors which undermine human potential for optimum reciprocal social intercourse. Three hours per week.
CMAT 530 POLITICAL COMMUNICATION [+]
Studies the role of media and rhetoric in political campaigns and the political process. Prerequisite: Graduate status. Three hours per week.
CMAT 590 COMMUNICATION SEMINAR [+]
Intensive study of a selected topic in speech, communication studies or theatre. May be repeated under different subtitles. Prerequisite: Graduate status. Three hours per week.
CMAT 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY [+]
Student must choose a topic for investigation with the advice of an instructor prior to registration. Variable credit; may be taken twice. Prerequisites: Graduate status, permission of department chair. Hours arranged.
CMAT 645 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION [+]
Designed to improve a manager's effectiveness in communicating on both an interpersonal and systems level. Topics include dissemination of information, writing style and format. Includes theories and models in communication. Emphasis on solving business communication problems. Prerequisite: Admission to M.B.A. program. Three hours per week.