CMAT 307-151 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 490-001 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 399-901 INTERNATIONAL STUDIES COMM 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 297-002 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.