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Courses in Communication Studies


COMM B140 - PUBLIC COMMUNICATION (3).
Public speaking and the principles and criticism of oral public communication, to include performance by students.

COMM B190 – INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION STUDIES (3).
An introduction to communication studies as a field of study, including the concepts, ideas, issues, research methods and theories associated with the discipline.

COMM B201 - INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3).
Presents basic concepts for understanding communication in interpersonal relationships. It combines a theoretical approach with a skills approach to the study of interpersonal communication.

COMM B220 – COMMUNICATION AND POPULAR CULTURE (3).
Explores the complex relationships of language, visual images, mediated communication, and cultural values.

COMM B230 - BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING (3).
Fundamentals of oral communication within business and professional settings. Includes performance.

COMM B240 – MEDIA AND SOCIETY (3).
(Prerequisite: COMM B140, B210 or B230) A basic introduction of the media (television, radio, film, print), in society, enabling students to become critical readers/viewers of the mass media.

COMM B300 – NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION (3).
(Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing) Examination of the dynamics of nonverbal behavior through exploration of scholarly research and the application of practical theory to foster greater understanding of nonverbal messages across social contexts.

COMM B303 – COMMUNICATION LAW (3).
(Prerequisite: COMM B190 and COMM B240, or consent of instructor) An overview of the key areas of First Amendment law, and the important U.S. Supreme Court cases that have addressed the Constitution's guarantee of free speech and free press.

COMM B310 – THEORIES OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION (3).
(Prerequisite: COMM B140 or B230, B190, B201) Investigation of theories and concepts used to explain human communication. Includes oral presentation. 108 University of South Carolina Beaufort 2014-15 Bulletin

COMM B320 – COMMUNICATION STUDIES RESEARCH (3).
(Prerequisite: COMM B310) An examination of the qualitative and quantitative methods employed in communication research. Includes oral presentation.

COMM B325 - ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE (3).
(Prerequisite: COMM B140 or consent of instructor) Major focus on models of argument and how they are presented in various communication contexts. Student debating included.

COMM B328 – INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC RELATIONS (3).
(Prerequisite: COMM B140, and either COMM B220 or SOCY B101) A cross-disciplinary approach to the practice of public relations and its role in contemporary society, including a theoretical and practical understanding of relationship management.

COMM B340 - ORAL INTERPRETATION OF LITERATURE (3).
{§THEA B340} A course designed to give an understanding of the principals involved in extracting meaning from the printed page and the oral presentation of that meaning in a lucid and stimulating manner.

COMM B342 – COMMUNICATION IN SPORTS (3).
Examines sports from a communication studies perspective.

COMM B343 - CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION (3).
(Prerequisite: COMM B140) This course is designed for prospective teachers/ trainers in all disciplines, at all levels. This course provides students both a cognitive and experiential understanding of the role of communication in the classroom.

COMM B345 - STORYTELLING IN CONTEXTS (3).
(Prerequisite: COMM B140) This course analyzes the role of storytelling in everyday life. A variety of contexts will be examined and students will study storytelling techniques and use these to tell stories.

COMM B389 - SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION (3).
The development of the attitudes, skills and knowledge of methods of effective participation in discussion in conferences, committees and other small groups.

COMM B390 – FAMILY COMMUNICATION (3).
(Prerequisite: COMM B201) A basic introduction to the study of how communication is used in the family to develop, maintain, enhance or disturb marital and family relationships.

COMM B398 – TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES (3).
(Prerequisite: COMM B140 and SOCY B190 or consent of the instructor) Reading and research on selected communication studies topics. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by topic title.

COMM B399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-6). ^
Contract approval by instructor, advisor, Department Chair and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is required.

COMM B450 - INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (3).
A study of cultural differences in human communication with focus on theoretical and experiential approaches toward gaining competence in communicating across cultures. (Satisfies USCB General Education Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding Requirement).

COMM B490 – COMMUNICATION STUDIES CAPSTONE (3).
(Prerequisite: Senior status and consent of instructor) Provides students with the opportunities to integrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired as communication studies majors as well as provide experiences for students to exhibit competent communication skills learned during their program of study.

COMM B495 – INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES (3).
(Prerequisite: Communication Studies Major only, 15 hours of communication studies, consent of instructor). Provides students with the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge across socially and culturally diverse populations in a professional setting. Minimum requirement of 150 service hours.