CMAT 297-003 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 344-002 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 394-001 STUDIES IN JOURN/PUBL REL 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 240-003 INTRO TO JOURNALISM & PR 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 465-001 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 490-002 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.
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Agarwal, V. & Shenoy, S. (2013). On the evolution of togetherness & living with two hearts. Marrow, S. & Leoutsakas, D. (Eds.), More than blood: Today's reality and tomorrow's vision of family. (164-173.) Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.