Communication and Media Studies 460
COMS 460: Special Topics
Prerequisite: COMS 130 and COMS 230 or permission of instructor
Credit Hours: (1-4) One-four hours lecture/performance
Emphasis on selected topics in communication not covered in current course offerings. Can be taken more than once for a maximum of 12 hours credit.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
Content varies from offering to offering. Topics tend to deal with contemporary issues such as the rhetoric of protest in South Africa, world information order, etc.
Detailed Description of the Conduct of Course
Conduct of the course will vary, depending on the course topic. Some subjects may require a performance approach; other subjects may be approached with a lecture/discussion format.
Goals and Objectives of Course
The objective of this course is to provide an opportunity to address topical issues within the communication discipline. The class is particularly important in providing students with the opportunity to apply general communication theory to the analysis of contemporary events.
Assessment will vary from semester to semester, but will generally involve writing papers and participating in group projects. Examinations may also used.
Other Course Information
Review and Approval
DATE ACTION REVIEWED BY
Bill Kennan, Chair September 2001