Communication Studies (CMST) Graduate Course Descriptions
CMST 502. Special Topics in Communication Studies.
Discussions and readings in advanced speech topics. A specific topic will be listed each time offered. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 credits. Prereq.: senior/graduate standing or permission of instructor. 1-3 credits DEMAND.
CMST 510. Contemporary Issues in Performance Studies.
Variable content stressing methods, theories, and subjects in contemporary performance studies such as performance criticism, performance and gender, performance art, performance and culture, performance of selected literary genres. Specific topics to be announced. May be repeated. Prereq.: 192 or equivalent. 3 credits S.
CMST 511. Critical Approaches to Public Communication.
Rhetorical criticism of public communication and popular culture, such as speeches, news coverage, and entertainment. Prereq.: 300 or permission of instructor. 3 credits F, S.
CMST 512. Theories of Persuasion.
Persuasion theories applied to selected communication contexts. Prereq.: 300 or permission of instructor. 3 credits F, S.
CMST 520. Advanced Seminar in Relational Communication.
Topics concerning the interaction between communicative practices and the construction and evolution of relationships and communities. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Prereq.: 192, 220 or permission of instructor. 3 credits F, S.
CMST 528. Theory and Practice of Mediation.
Theory and practice of mediation and conflict management. Prereq.: 321. 3 credits F.
CMST 529. Theories of Third Party Intervention.
Theory and practice of third party intervention into interpersonal conflict. Prereq.: 428/528. 3 credits S.
CMST 539. Intercultural Communication for the Global Workplace.
Theories and principles of intercultural communication applied toward working effectively in international contexts. Cultural synergy in global work contexts. Major intercultural communication challenges for service abroad. Prereq.: 330 or permission of instructor. 3 credits F.
CMST 541. Organizational Communication.
Nature and flow of communication in modern organizations through applied theory, diagnosis, and problem-solving skills. Prereq.: 192 or equivalent. 3 credits F, S.
CMST 548. Communication and Contemporary Leadership.
Education for reflective leadership from the perspective of communication and rhetorical theory. Theoretical concepts of leadership and followership are examined along with skill development, research and critique. Prereq.: credits of 45 or more. 3 credits F.
CMST 552. Teaching Communication Studies.
Materials and methods for curricular and co-curricular teaching in the secondary schools. Course is designed for students completing the communication arts and literature teaching major. Prereq.: 12 credits of CMST beyond 192. 3 credits F.
CMST 553. Teaching Communication in Grades 5-8.
Materials and methods for curricular and co-curricular teaching communication in the middle grades. Focus on content as well as communication pedagogy. Designed for elementary education students desiring middle school endorsement in communication arts and literature. Prereq.: 192; ED 200 or ED 300. 3 credits F, S.