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Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication:
Course Listing

Communication
CourseTitleCredits
COM 500Communication Research Methods.

Introduction to the nature of philosophy, theory and research in communication. Required of all communication majors and minors.

3
COM 502Communication Ethics.

A study of ethical theory and praxis within the field of communication.

3
COM 503Communication Theory.

An examination of major communication theories and selected contextual communication theories with regard to their development, implication and application.

3
COM 504Topics in Communication.

In-depth study of selected topics in communication. May be repeated with change of topic.

3
COM 505Advanced Topics in Media Studies.

This course entails a close study and consideration of the relationship between media and culture. Rotating topics will be covered. May be repeated when topic changes.

3
COM 507Management of Meetings.

This course is designed to provide advanced study of and practical experience in special event and conference planning and arrangement.

3
COM 510Persuasive Leadership.

An analysis of the communication processes involved in using persuasion to enhance leadership ability and style.

3
COM 512Critical Media Studies.

Critique of the relationships between media and culture, examining the ideological dimensions of communication practices involving issues of representation, power, identity, and technology.

3
COM 514Rhetorical Theory and Criticism.

This course is designed to provide advanced study of the writings of principle rhetoricians from ancient to modern times, together with the application of principles drawn from these works in critical analysis.

3
COM 515Political Communication.

General overview and introduction to the study of political communication. Focus is on the relationship between mass media and the political process, political campaigns and political consultants.

3
COM 517Interpersonal Crisis Communication.

A study of the application of interpersonal communication principles and theories in situations involving personal crisis.

3
COM 520Gender Studies and Communication.

This course investigates gender and gender roles as socially constructed, maintained and performed in a variety of cultural, social and organizational contexts.

3
COM 535Intercultural Communication.

An application of communication theory to interactions between individuals of different cultures.

3
COM 560Issues Management and Crisis Response.

An examination of current practice in corporate communication issues management and crisis response.

3
COM 570Advanced Interpersonal Communication.

Development of in-depth understanding and skills with regard to the complex features of interpersonal communication within personal and professional contexts.

3
COM 573Advanced Topics in Organizational Communication.

Students will analyze a current trend in organizational communication studies.

3
COM 575Advanced Graduate Studies In Communication.

Individual instruction in selected topics concerning contemporary issues in communication. May be repeated under different topics.

3
COM 576Advanced Graduate Studies in Communication.

Same as Communication 575 but in a different topic area.

3
COM 590Thesis.

Research and writing of the thesis proposal and the thesis. 1-6 credit hours

  • Prerequisite(s): Consent of the adviser.

Note: Students completing a thesis must register each semester university resources are being utilized.

1-6
Hispanic Studies
CourseTitleCredits
HSP 500Seminar in Hispanic Studies.

Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective of the cultural history of the Hispanic world with particular emphasis on what the different disciplinary approaches reveal about literature, language, historical, political and socioeconomic development.

Note: Course taught in Spanish.

3
HSP 505Research Theory and Writing.

An introduction to the advanced study of Spanish-language literature, linguistics, cultural studies, and the methods and ethics of scholarly research, as well as bibliographical guidance on research and writing.

Note: Course taught in Spanish.

3
HSP 510Brazilian Portuguese Language.

An accelerated introduction to Brazilian Portuguese language and literature for speakers of Spanish.

Note: Course taught in Spanish.

3
HSP 515Applied Linguistics and Teaching Methods.

An overview of Spanish language and its variations with emphasis on second language acquisition theories and teaching methodology.

Note: Course taught in Spanish.

3
HSP 520Studies in Linguistics.

(May be repeated for credit.) Aspects of Spanish linguistics such as history of Spanish, phonetics, sociolinguistics, morpho-syntax or dialectology. May be taken more than once when topics vary.

Note: Course taught in Spanish.

3
HSP 525Studies in Latin American Literature.

(May be repeated for credit.) A variable topics course. Topics include genres, authors, literary movements, themes, or cultural, historical, and literary movements of Latin America.

Note: Course taught in Spanish.

3
HSP 530Studies in Peninsular Literature.

(May be repeated for credit.) A variable topics course. Topics include genres, authors, literary movements, themes, or cultural, historical, and literary movements of Spain.

Note: Course taught in Spanish.

3
HSP 535Studies in Brazilian Literature.

A variable topics course. Topics include genres, authors, literary movements, themes, or cultural, historical, and literary movements of Brazil.

Note: Course taught in Spanish.

3
HSP 540Latin American Francophone Literature.

A variable topics course. Topics include genres, authors, literary movements, themes, or cultural, historical, and literary movements of French-speaking Latin America.

Note: Course taught in Spanish.

3
HSP 545U.S. Hispanic Literature and Culture.

S. Hispanic Literature and Culture. Topics include .S. Latino culture; bilingual literature; Puerto Rican, Cuban American and Chicano literature; the immigrant novel; ethnic autobiography; and .S. Hispanic theater.

Note: Course taught in Spanish.

3
HSP 550History of Ideas in the Hispanic World.

(May be repeated for credit.) Intensive study of cultural and ideological currents in Spain and Latin America, including Brazil, especially as they are reflected in the works of essayists and other writers.

Note: Course taught in Spanish.

3
HSP 555Hispanic and Brazilian Film Studies.

A theoretical and historical exploration of Hispanic and Brazilian cinema with particular attention to history, ethnology, artistic movements. Special attention given to the relationship between film and other arts.

Note: Course taught in Spanish.

3
HSP 557Hispanic Theater.

(May be repeated for credit.) Topics include Hispanic theater from Golden Age drama and its antecedents, to contemporary theatrical works from Spain, Latin America and the U.S.

Note: Course taught in Spanish.

3
HSP 560Internship.

Approved service-learning field-supervised internship that links language use and cultural studies with career-related experience. Approval by department head required. (1-3 credit hours).

Note: Course taught in Spanish.

1-3
HSP 565Topics in Hispanic Studies.

Seminar dealing with diverse themes and currents in Latin American literature or culture. May be repeated with a different topic.

Note: Course taught in Spanish.

3
HSP 575Advanced Graduate Studies.

(May be repeated under different topics.) Individual instruction. Conference and research. Available subjects: Spanish and Latin American literature, linguistic analysis, film studies and cultural studies. Approval of the adviser and department head required. (1-3 credit hours).

Note: Course taught in Spanish.

1-3
HSP 590Thesis.

Research and writing of the thesis proposal and the thesis. Consent of the adviser required. Students writing a thesis must register each semester that the university resources are being utilized. (1 – 6 credit hours).

Note: Course taught in Spanish.

1-6
Latin American Studies
CourseTitleCredits
LAS 550Advanced Graduate Studies.

Individual or group instruction in selected areas of LAS according to the needs of the student or students, including study-abroad opportunities. May be repeated under different topics.

  • Prerequisite(s): Consent of the coordinator of LAS.

Note: Course taught in English.

3