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The Ohio State University School of Communications has an expansive listing of courses taught by some of the finest faculty in the field of communication and journalism.

1000-3000 Level Courses

COMM 1100 - Communication in Society (3)
Role of communication in society; forms, strategies, theories and issues; interpersonal, group, organizations, public and mass communication.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 200. GE soc sci indivs and groups course.

COMM 1101 - History of Communication (3)
History of human communication from the beginning of spoken and written communication to modern mediated and mass communication.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 101. GE soc sci indivs and groups course.

COMM 2110 - Principles of Effective Public Speaking (3)
A course in critical thinking and public speaking; how to analyze and organize information for oral presentations; basics of public speaking for majors and non-majors.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 321.

COMM 2131 - Business and Professional Speaking (3)
Train students in interpersonal and public speaking in business and professional contexts.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 331.

COMM 2171 - Qualitative Research (4)
An overview of the various approaches used to conduct qualitative research in academic, marketing, public relations, and institutional contexts.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 2619 (672) or 671.

COMM 2210 - News Design (3)
Explores design principles, perception, critical evaluation, ethics and creativity as they relate to visual media.
Prereq: Enrollment in Comm or Journal major. Not open to students with credit for 310.

COMM 2220 - Journalism Workshop (1-2)
Introduction to the basic principles and skills of journalism.
Repeatable to a maximum of 3 cr hrs or 3 completions. This course is graded S/U.

COMM 2221 - Media Writing and Editing (4)
Designed to help students develop the fundamentals of news reporting, writing, and editing across news platforms.
Prereq: Enrollment in Comm, Journal, or AgrComm Major, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 421 or 422.

COMM 2221.01 - News Media Presentation (2)
Help students become better writers, editors, and visual communicators.
Prereq: 421 and Journal, Comm, or AgrComm major, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 2221 (422).

COMM 2223 - Lantern Practicum (4)
The practice of journalism as a member of the staff of the Lantern student newspaper and Web news site.
Prereq: 2221 (421 and 422), or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr hrs.

COMM 2321 - Writing for Strategic Communication (3)
Introduction to, and instruction and practice in writing, reporting, and editing for the strategic communication industries.
Prereq: Enrollment in Comm or Journal major. Not open to students with credit for 221.

COMM 2331 - Strategic Communication Principles (3)
The role of strategic communication in business, including basic principles of integrated marketing, theory, and ethical standards.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 431. GE soc sci indivs and groups course.

COMM 2367 - Persuasive Communication (3)
Principles of persuasion as reasoned discourse.
Prereq: Soph standing or above, and English 110 or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 2367H (367H) or 367. GE writing and comm course: level 2.

COMM 2367H - Persuasive Communication (3)
Principles of persuasion as reasoned discourse. Honors course.
Prereq: Honors standing and English 1110 (110). Not open to students with credit for Comm 2367 (367). GE writing and comm course: level 2.

COMM 2442 - Violence in Society and Violence in the Media (3)
Issues in the psychology of media presentations of violence.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 442. GE soc sci indivs and groups course.

COMM 2511 - Visual Communication Design (3)
The examination of visual symbols, graphics, photographs, art, movies and video, and their impact on society.
Prereq: Enrollment in Comm or Journal Major. Not open to students with credit for 311.

COMM 2540 - Introduction to Communication Technology (3)
Current problems of the technologies markets and policies of new and developing media.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 240.

COMM 3149 - Foundations of Survey Research (4)
Introduces students to the principles, techniques and problems involved in conducting survey research.
Prereq: Stats 135,145, or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 449 or PolitSc 3149 (449). Cross-listed in PolitSc.

COMM 3160 - Communication Research Methods (4)
Overview of major empirical methods in communication research.
Prereq: Stats 135, 145, or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 2160H (460H), 2163 (463), 460, 660, or 663.

COMM 3160H - Communication Research Methods (4)
Overview of major empirical methods in communication research. Honors Course.
Prereq: Honors standing. Not open to students with credit for 2160 (460), 2163 (463), 460H, 660, or 663.

COMM 3163 - Communication Industry Research Methods (4)
Overview of major empirical methods in communication industry research.
Prereq: Stats 135, 145, or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 2160H (460H), 2160 (460), 463, 660, or 663.

COMM 3165 - Evaluation and Usability Testing (4)
Application of electronic research through the design, implementation, and reporting of an online data collection or technology-based project.
Prereq: Stats 135, 145, or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 650.

COMM 3169 – Interviewing (4)
Theories and practices of mediated and face-to-face question-asking as communicative tools for understanding others' views of events, information, policies, systems, and technologies.
Prereq: Stats 1350 (135), 1450 (145), or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 672.

COMM 3189 - Freelance Journalism Experience (1-3)
Practicing journalism as a freelance reporter.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 9 completions. This course is graded S/U.

COMM 3205 - Explanatory Reporting (3)
Focuses on the process of creating long form journalism that attempts to describe and explain the background, process and consequences of complex policy issues facing contemporary society.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 605.

COMM 3224 - Principles of Civic Journalism (3)
The role of traditional practices of journalism in contributing to citizen apathy and disengagement, as well as what can be done to enhance citizen understanding, learning and active participation in democratic society.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 424.

COMM 3225 – Photojournalism (3)
Practice in journalistic and documentary photography.

COMM 3226 - Multimedia Journalism (4)
Multimedia journalism, including relevant theories and practices, and hands-on instruction and experience creating an original news-oriented web site.
Prereq: 2221, or 421 and 422, and Engl 2269 (269), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 426.

COMM 3240 - Science Communication (3)
Explores the structure, meanings and implications of "science communication" with an emphasis on how values, attitudes, social structure, and communication affect public perceptions of science and technology.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 3240H (640H) or 640.

COMM 3240H - Science Communication (3)
Explores the structure, meanings and implications of "science communication" with an emphasis on how values, attitudes, social structure, and communication affect public perceptions of science and technology. Honors Course.
Prereq: Honors standing. Not open to students with credit for 3240 (640) or 640H.

COMM 3267 - Quantitative Reasoning for Journalists (4)
Development of skills for analyzing, evaluating, and reporting news stories with quantitative content.
Prereq: Stat 1350 (135), 1450 (145), or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 500.

COMM 3325 - Introduction to Organizational Communication (3)
Addresses prior and current approaches to the study of organizational communication.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 325.

COMM 3330 - Communication and Conflict Management (2)
An overview of the communication and conflict literature with emphasis on effective conflict management.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 531 and 531H.

COMM 3330H - Communication and Conflict Management (2)
An overview of the communication and conflict literature with emphasis on effective conflict management. Honors Course
Prereq: Honors standing. Not open to students with credit for 3330 (531) or 531H.

COMM 3331 - Communication and Decision Making (2)
Decision-making as a process; comparisons between interpersonal, bargaining-negotiation contexts, and group organizations; descriptive and prescriptive models of decision-making in small groups and organizations.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 631.

COMM 3332 - Risk Communication (2)
Students will learn how to plan, implement and evaluate a risk communication effort. Message design is an integral part of this class.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 632.

COMM 3333 - Crisis Communication (2)
Managing strategic communication efforts during a crisis.

COMM 3334 - Strategic Message Design (3)
Message development for marketing communications - strategic communications writing.
Prereq: Enrollment in Comm or Journal Major. Not open to students with credit for 634.

COMM 3345 - Strategic Media Planning (3)
Media planning for students interested in careers in advertising, public relations and other forms of strategic communication.
Prereq: 2331 (431), and enrollment in Journ or Comm major, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 545.

COMM 3402 - Crime and the Media News (3)
Study of the nature of news coverage of crime and the criminal justice system, and the implications for individuals, social groups, and society.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 502.

CCOMM 3404 - Media Law and Ethics (3)
Theory, history, and ethical issues associated with case law and freedom of expression.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 3404H, 604, 604H, 607, or 607H.

COMM 3413 - Media Entertainment (3)
Explores speculation, theory, and research regarding effects and appeal of media entertainment, emphasizing emotional reactions.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 613.

COMM 3440 - Mass Communication and Society (3)
Analysis of basic issues affecting media performance; especially social and cultural norms, organizational and occupational variables, and the assessment of the effects of the resulting performance.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 642.

COMM 3443 - Global Media (2)
Examination of international news communication systems and selected media concepts and the role they play in political, economic, and cultural environments.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 643.

COMM 3444 - Advertising and Society (3)
Examination of positive and negative contributions of advertising in the American mass media system to society from political, sociological, and economic perspectives.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 644.

COMM 3466 - Communication and Popular Culture (2)
Communication causes and impacts of changing technological environment where traditional differences between cultural products, folk, mass, popular, low, elite, high, knowledge, journalistic, and informational are disappearing.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 666.

COMM 3513 - Video Games and the Individual (3)
A broad overview of the effects of video game play on the individual. Students critique the literature on this topic and design their own study to test video game effects.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 513.

COMM 3545 - Human-Computer Interaction (3)
Principles and issues associated with human interaction with computers.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 450.

COMM 3554 - Social Implications of Communication Technology (3)
Advanced study of a current topic in telecommunication and electronic media industry structures.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 654.

COMM 3597.01 - International Perspectives on Communication (3)
Perspectives on communication media from different parts of the world.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 597.01. GE diversity global studies and cross-disciplinary seminar course.

COMM 3597.02 - Media and Terrorism (3)
Focuses on the portrayal of terrorism in the media and on how terrorists use the media to influence public opinion.
Prereq: Jr or Sr standing. Not open to students with credit for 597.01. GE diversity global studies and cross-disciplinary seminar course.

COMM 3620 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3)
Analysis of the role of interpersonal communication to begin relationships, achieve intimacy, sustain a certain relational status and terminate relationships.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 320.

COMM 3624 - Communication in Personal Relationships (3)
Advanced level survey of theory and research concerning the role of communication in the development, maintenance, and decay of interpersonal relationships.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 624.

COMM 3628 - Contemporary Persuasion Theory (3)
Persuasive campaigns in mass audience settings; persuasion in interpersonal contexts, including organizations, family and personal relationships.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 628.

COMM 3629 - Language and Social Interaction (3)
Examination of perspectives on and ways to analyze language use in everyday contexts, discourse in society, implications for communication theory, practice, and competencies.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 629.

COMM 3662 - Communication and Gender (3)
Examination of contemporary communication theory, method, and practice relevant to gender issues.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 662.

COMM 3667 - Nonverbal Communication (3)
Theory and research on communication that does not use words.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 435.

COMM 3668 - Intercultural Communication (3)
An examination of the role of intercultural communication in organizational contexts and the attendant effects on the creation and transmission of cultural consciousness, knowledge, tradition, and practices.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 368.

4000-5000 Level Courses

COMM 4190 - Journalism and Communication Co-Operative Learning Experience (0-12)
Allows students to participate in a full immersion professional experience in a career-related position.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable. This course is graded S/U.

COMM 4191 – Internship (1-3)
On-the-job internships in communication practice or research conducted under supervision of internship coordinator through the undergraduate advising office.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 3 completions. This course is graded S/U.

COMM 4193 - Individual Studies (1-3)
Students make extensive and significant studies in the field of journalism or communication.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 3 completions. This course is graded S/U.

COMM 4194 - Group Studies (1-12)
Regular class meetings and group discussion of specified problems.
Repeatable.

COMM 4202 - Magazine Writing (3)
Non-fiction writing for magazines, commercial and industrial; emphasis on the non-technical full-length magazine article.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 602.

COMM 4221 - Enterprise Reporting in Diverse Communities (4)
A capstone experience devoted to exploring diverse communities, and chronicling their unique issues for mainstream presentation through the use of traditional print and multimedia journalism.
Prereq: 2221 (421 and 422), and enrollment in Comm, Journal, or AgrComm major. Not open to students with credit for 621.

COMM 4337 - Public Communication Campaigns (4)
Application of management techniques to public relations; public relations strategy; campaign development.
Prereq: 2331 (431), and enrollment in Comm or Journal major; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 637.

COMM 4401 - Mass Communication and Youth (3)
Introduction to theories and research on the uses and effects of media on children and adolescents, including discussion of interventions.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 501.

COMM 4406 - Development of Mass Media in America (3)
Major currents and trends basic in the shaping of the mass media in the United States.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 406H (606H) or 606.

COMM 4406H - Development of Mass Media in America (3)
Major currents and trends basic in the shaping of the mass media in the United States. Honors course.
Prereq: Honors standing. Not open to students with credit for 4406 (606) or 606H.

COMM 4445 - Stereotypes in Media (3)
Expose students to the existence and impact of stereotypes in various forms of media.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 645.

COMM 4446 - Media Economics (3)
Familiarizes the student with the basic concepts for understanding the economic operation of media organizations and industries.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 646.

COMM 4511 - User-Centered Communication Design (3)
Concepts and principles of user-centered design and application of skills to multimedia design.
Prereq: Comm 2511 (311), or Design 320, 570, 571, or 573, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 611.

COMM 4554 - Social Media (3)
Examination of social media and their impact on social interactions.

COMM 4555 - Computer Interface and Human Identity (3)
Surveys computer phenomena such as artificial intelligence, agents, avatars, virtual worlds, and humanoid robots, and identities such as humanness, race, gender and sexuality.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 655.

COMM 4556 - Information Technology and Organizational Communication (3)
Focus on the role of various technologies within organizations and for work team members.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 656.

COMM 4557 - Communication Networks (3)
Introduction to the concepts and principles that underlie contemporary telecommunication networks with the opportunity to apply these concepts to the analysis of novel systems.
Prereq: 2540 (240). Not open to students with credit for 657.

COMM 4600 - Communication and Emotion (3)
An examination of affect and methods of measuring and manipulating affect in interpersonal and mass mediated contexts.

COMM 4635 - Small Group Communication (3)
Examination of selected topics in small group communication such as: communication in decision making, conflict management, effective small group practice, current small group communication concepts and research, use of communication technologies.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 635.

COMM 4665 - Communication and Community (3)
Addresses the role of communication in the establishment, maintenance, and decline of communities.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 665.

COMM 4668 - Issues in Intercultural Communication (3)
An examination of insights provided by recent communication theories about the challenges and difficulties resulting when people of different cultures interact.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 668.

COMM 4736 - Health Communication in Interpersonal Contexts (3)
Study of communication relevant to health care in various face-to-face contexts.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 636.01.

COMM 4737 - Health Communication in Mass Mediated Contexts (3)
Overview of theory and research related to the role of mass media as they affect the public's health behavior.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 636.02.

COMM 4738 - Health Communication and New Media (3)
Focuses on the current and future uses of technology in health communication with an emphasis on technology in both patient-provider relationships and health campaigns.
Prereq: Permission of department chair. Repeatable to a maximum 36 cr hrs or 36 completions. This course is progress graded.

COMM 4797 - Study at a Foreign Institution (1-12)
An opportunity for students to study at a foreign institution and receive Ohio State credit for that work.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 638.

COMM 4798.01 - Domestic Study Tour (1-12)
Specific content, location, quarter(s) of offering, and prerequisites vary; contact department office for details.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 24 cr hrs or 24 completions.

COMM 4798.02 - Foreign Study Tour (6-12)
Specific content, location, quarter(s) of offering, and prerequisites vary; contact department office for details.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 24 cr hrs or 24 completions.

COMM 4814 - Political Communication (3)
Analysis of the roles played by the mass media, public leaders, and accidental circumstances in the development of issues and images in contemporary American political communication.
Prereq: Enrollment in Comm or Journal major, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 614.

COMM 4820 - Public Opinion and Communication (3)
Investigation of public opinion from social, political, and psychological perspectives, and study of the role communication (including the media) plays in the process.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 620 or 620H.

COMM 4820H - Public Opinion and Communication (3)
Investigation of public opinion from social, political, and psychological perspectives, and study of the role communication (including the media) plays in the process. Honors course.
Prereq: Honors standing. Not open to students with credit for 620H or 620.

COMM 4853.01 - New Media and Democracy (2)
Designed to explore political uses of the Web and their impacts on political communication processes.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 653.

COMM 4853.02 - Media and Social Movements (2)
Communication technology and its use in social movements.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 653.

COMM 4998 - Undergraduate Research (1-15)
Supervised collaborative research in Communication.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs or 8 completions. This course is graded S/U.

COMM 4999H - Honors Thesis Research (1-12)
Individual advising for an honors thesis project. Honors course.
Prereq: Honors and Sr. standing in Comm or Journal and permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 783H. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs or 12 completions. This course is graded S/U.

6000 Level Courses

COMM 6500 Introduction to Graduate Study(2)
An overview of graduate study in Communication. Research and teaching resources, procedures, and expectations, areas of study and faculty interests.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. This course is graded S/U.

COMM 6701 Working with Communication Data(3)
Techniques for coding, entering and maintaining data sets in preparation for thesis or other research activities. Includes logical coding, documentation, mapping responses to numerical representations, assessing reliability, merging files, maintaining confidentiality via ID codes and other topics.
Prereq: Grad standing.

COMM 6661 - Statistical Applications in Communication I (3)

Fundamental principles of statistics commonly used in communication research.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 661.

COMM 6760 - Communication Research Methods (3)
An overview of empirical research methods in communication.
Prereq: Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 760.

COMM 6763 - Qualitative Methodologies for Communication Research (3)
Graduate introduction to qualitative methodologies for empirical study of communication phenomena, emphasizing ethnographic participant observation, in-depth interviewing, focus groups, life narratives, text and discourse analysis.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 763.

COMM 6806 - Contemporary Theories of Communication (3)
Overview of contemporary approaches to the study of communication.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 806.

COMM 6807 - Foundations of Communication Theory (3)
A historical overview of the major theories and research that led to the development of the field of communication.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 807.

7000-9000 Level Courses

COMM 7711 - Design Applications in Human Computer Interaction (3)
Designing sophisticated media environments that integrate multiple media formats; information architecture, user-centered design and usability testing.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 711.

COMM 7713 - Political Communication (3)
A graduate-level examination of the role of communication in American politics, acquainting the student with the literature on political communication and stimulating ideas for original research in the field of political communication.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 713. Cross-listed in PolitSc 7168.

COMM 7789 - Survey Research Practicum (3)
Hands-on applications for students interested in the planning, implementation and analysis of a scientific sample survey.
Prereq: Admission to grad survey research, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 789.

COMM 7790 - Statistical Applications in Communication II (3)
Survey of research methods and practical experience in conducting a research project.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 790.

COMM 7802 - Narrative and Communication (3)
Integrated reading and research in communication narrative.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 802.

COMM 7805 - Communication Law and Policy (3)
An overview of law and policy related to communication.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 805.

COMM 7813 - Public Opinion and Communication (3)
Discusses the central role of communication in the concept of public opinion. Reviews research on the influence of communication on public opinion direction and quality.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 813.

COMM 7820 - Foundations of Interpersonal Communication (3)
Survey of historical and current trends in theory and research methodology; examination of various approaches to interpersonal communication.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 820.

COMM 7840 - Mass Communication and the Individual (3)
Survey of theory and research in mass communication dealing with psychological aspects of mass communication.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 840.

COMM 7841 - Mass Communication and the Social System (3)
Survey of mass communication theory at the macro or sociological level. Seminar covers social theories shaping media content and theories of media influence or effects.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 841.

COMM 7850 - Communication Technology (3)
Theory and research on the uses and effects of communication technology.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 850.

COMM 7860 - Language and Social Interaction (3)
Theory and research on language and social interaction.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 860.

COMM 7870 - Media, Campaigns and Health (3)
How mediated communication can influence human behavior and public policy in ways that can improve (or can negatively impact) human health and well-being.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 870.

COMM 7871 - Health Communication in Interpersonal Settings (3)
Introduce students to the research and theories comprising contemporary literature in health communication in interpersonal settings.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 871.

COMM 7890 – Colloquium (1)
Colloquium.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs or 6 completions. This course is graded S/U.

COMM 7927 - Theory Construction (1)
The formal principles of theory and model construction function as criteria for examining the strengths and weaknesses of communication research models.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 927.

COMM 7950 - Communication and Diversity (3)
The study of communication and issues of diversity in context or structure.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 950.

COMM 7998 - Directed Research (1-3)
Directed research.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 27 cr hrs or 9 completions. This course is graded S/U.

COMM 7999 - Thesis Research (1-12)
Thesis research.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs or 3 completions. This course is graded S/U.

COMM 8193 - Directed Reading (1-3)
Directed Reading
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 3 completions. This course is graded S/U.

COMM 8801 - Special Topics in Communication Research Methods (3)
In-depth study of particular methods in the field of communication.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs.

COMM 8930 - Special Topics in Interpersonal Communication (3)
Advanced seminar on current research in interpersonal communication.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs.

COMM 8940 - Special Topics in Mass Communication (3)
Advanced seminar on current research in mass communication.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs.

COMM 8970 - Special Topics in Communication (3)
Advanced seminar on current research cutting across sub-fields of communication.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs.

COMM 8999 - Dissertation Research (1-3)
Dissertation research.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 30 cr hrs or 10 completions. This course is graded S/U.

With the semester conversion in Summer 2012, course numbers have changed. The Quarter-to-Semester Courses document can help you navigate these changes. If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the changes in coursework with the semester conversion, please contact an academic advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Office.

 

Studying Diversity in the School of Communication

We encourage all students to study diversity through academic coursework. The School of Communication offers numerous courses the focus on and include diversity issues.

 

Current Courses with a Focus on Diversity Issues

COMM 1100 - Communication in Society (3)
Role of communication in society; forms, strategies, theories and issues; interpersonal, group, organizations, public and mass communication.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 200. GE soc sci indivs and groups course.

COMM 1101 - History of Communication (3)
History of human communication from the beginning of spoken and written communication to modern mediated and mass communication.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 101. GE soc sci indivs and groups course.

COMM 2223 - Lantern Practicum (4)
The practice of journalism as a member of the staff of the Lantern student newspaper and Web news site.
Prereq: 2221 (421 and 422), or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr hrs.

COMM 2367 - Persuasive Communication (3)

Students are exposed to a variety of social issues in the United States that often impact underserved and underrepresented populations.

COMM 3597.01 - International Perspectives on Communication (3)
Perspectives on communication media from different parts of the world.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 597.01. GE diversity global studies and cross-disciplinary seminar course.


COMM 3597.02 - Media and Terrorism (3)
Focuses on the portrayal of terrorism in the media and on how terrorists use the media to influence public opinion.
Prereq: Jr or Sr standing. Not open to students with credit for 597.01. GE diversity global studies and cross-disciplinary seminar course.

COMM 3662 - Communication and Gender (3)
Examination of contemporary communication theory, method, and practice relevant to gender issues.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 662.

COMM 3668 - Intercultural Communication (3)
An examination of the role of intercultural communication in organizational contexts and the attendant effects on the creation and transmission of cultural consciousness, knowledge, tradition, and practices.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 368.

COMM 4221 - Enterprise Reporting in Diverse Communities (4)
A capstone experience devoted to exploring diverse communities, and chronicling their unique issues for mainstream presentation through the use of traditional print and multimedia journalism.
Prereq: 2221 (421 and 422), and enrollment in Comm, Journal, or AgrComm major. Not open to students with credit for 621.

COMM 4445 - Stereotypes in Media (3)
Expose students to the existence and impact of stereotypes in various forms of media.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 645.

COMM 4665 - Communication and Community (3)
Addresses the role of communication in the establishment, maintenance, and decline of communities.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 665.

COMM 4668 - Issues in Intercultural Communication (3)
An examination of insights provided by recent communication theories about the challenges and difficulties resulting when people of different cultures interact.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 668.

COMM 4797 - Study at a Foreign Institution (1-12)
An opportunity for students to study at a foreign institution and receive Ohio State credit for that work.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 638.

COMM 4798.02 - Foreign Study Tour (6-12)
Specific content, location, quarter(s) of offering, and prerequisites vary; contact department office for details.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 24 cr hrs or 24 completions.


Courses That Include Diversity Issues

COMM 2321 - Writing for Strategic Communication (3)
Introduction to, and instruction and practice in writing, reporting, and editing for the strategic communication industries.
Prereq: Enrollment in Comm or Journal major. Not open to students with credit for 221.

COMM 3325 - Introduction to Organizational Communication (3)
Addresses prior and current approaches to the study of organizational communication.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 325.

COMM 3330 - Communication and Conflict Management (2)
An overview of the communication and conflict literature with emphasis on effective conflict management.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 531 and 531H.

COMM 3440 - Mass Communication and Society (3)
Analysis of basic issues affecting media performance; especially social and cultural norms, organizational and occupational variables, and the assessment of the effects of the resulting performance.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 642.

COMM 3554 - Social Implications of Communication Technology (3)
Advanced study of a current topic in telecommunication and electronic media industry structures.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 654.

COMM 3624 - Communication in Personal Relationships (3)
Advanced level survey of theory and research concerning the role of communication in the development, maintenance, and decay of interpersonal relationships.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 624.

COMM 3629 - Language and Social Interaction (3)
Examination of perspectives on and ways to analyze language use in everyday contexts, discourse in society, implications for communication theory, practice, and competencies.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 629.