Oct 21, 2020  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
    
2018-2019 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

Course Descriptions


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Communication

  
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    COMM 3060 - Website Development


    3 Credit(s)

    This course will teach students usability, design principles, testability, and promotion. Students will identify what a good website/mobile app is, and they will understand how people use the web or a mobile app. Students will learn to construct a website/app to be more marketable. Students will seek to understand how to construct a website for beauty and utility. (Fall) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 3070 - Communication Graphics


    3 Credit(s)

    A study of current graphic media production techniques and software using the PC computer, including desktop publishing, web design, and photographic manipulation as applied to advertising, public relations, and publication. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 3080 - Digital Copy Layout and Design


    3 Credit(s)

    This course develops advertising and layout skills applicable to digital/web design, usability, and hard copy. Visual design principles as well as copywriting techniques applicable to various advertising media will be studied. Practical experience will include website development for both web and mobile apps, copy layout, and preparing ads for publication. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 2300  and (COMM 1070 or COMM 3070 ) - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 3090 - Introduction to Digital Photojournalism


    3 Credit(s)

    Photography for publication in print and online media using digital technology. News advertising, public relations, feature, sports, lifestyle, photo essay, and documentary applications. Three (3) hours combined lecture and lab. Lab fee required. (Fall) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 3140 - Writing for Media Audiences


    3 Credit(s)

    Writing factual material for broadcast, print, and the Internet. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 1130  or COMM 1610 - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 3150 - Nonverbal Communication


    3 Credit(s)

    A study of the sub-codes of nonverbal communication and how they affect human communication patterns and interpersonal relationships. (Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 3460 - Multimedia Management


    3 Credit(s)

    A practical approach to the study of management in the broadcast/multimedia/social media setting. Emphasis will include programming and management techniques, content creation and management, discoverable context, target audiences, and marketing. (Fall - Even Years) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 3501 - Practicum-PR/Ad Lab


    1 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    A course designed to provide real world experience in sales, creative strategy, advertising design, copywriting, production, and media buying. Instructor’s signature required. Only four (4) credit hours of each practicum can count toward the major. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 2300  and COMM 3070  and instructor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 16

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 3502 - Practicum News Lab


    3 Credit(s)

    A lab course designed to give students experience in writing, editing and publishing. Students will work on the University newspaper. Only four (4) credit hours of each practicum can count toward the major. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 1130  or COMM 1610 - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 16

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 3503 - Practicum-Radio Lab


    1 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    Supervised work on the University’s FM station, KSUU FM. Only four (4) credit hours of each practicum can count toward the major. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 1560   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 15

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 3504 - Practicum-TV Lab


    1 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    A television lab experience which results in public affairs, news, documentary, sports and educational programming for the University cable station. Only four (4) credit hours of each practicum can count toward the major. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 2200   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 16

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 3810 - Advanced Presentations and Speaking


    3 Credit(s)

    Advanced principles of public speaking and their practical implementation for effective communication presentations in academic and corporate settings. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 1010   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 3850 - Organizational Communication


    3 Credit(s)

    A study of intra- and inter-organizational communication functions, message systems, and subsystems; information flow and the factors that expedite or impede it. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 3950 - Strategic Communication Writing


    3 Credit(s)

    This course focuses on planning and executing effective communication programs. The course emphasizes refining writing skills by planning and designing the various types of documents–proposals, press releases, news and feature stories, scripts, advertising and promotional copy, position papers, speeches, etc.–commonly used in public relations practice. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): (COMM 1130  or COMM 1610) and COMM 2300   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4010 - Persuasion


    3 Credit(s)

    Advanced study of theories and models of persuasion. Stress on the literature of attitude and behavior change. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 3020   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4030 - Social Media Management


    3 Credit(s)

    This course is designed as an in-depth view of social media management and development. The course will teach how to use and process user-generated content (UGC), organization of social media posts, and big data information to make analyses, recommendations, optimizations, and predictions for brand constructions on social media. By using case studies, usability tests, eye-tracking technology, and social media plan projects, students will also learn practical steps and response strategies for social media-based branding and crisis management. (Spring, As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 2030  and COMM 3030   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Prerequisite Can Be Concurrent? Yes (COMM 3030)

  
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    COMM 4050 - Mass Media Theory and Effects


    3 Credit(s)

    An examination of theoretical underpinnings of mass media, with a focus on the effects of media on society, institutions, and individuals. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 3020   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4070 - Advanced Visual Communication Graphics


    3 Credit(s)

    This course provides an examination of the different elements of visual design, as well as a general overview of the design process. Students will learn how design process and information such as the project goal and target audience should influence a design. They will be able to recognize and choose appropriate design software as an effective tool to complete graphic design projects. Much of the material in this course is oriented toward design for projects that make use of electronic media. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 3070   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
  
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    COMM 4140 - Advanced Media Writing


    3 Credit(s)

    This course will give each student a chance to study advanced reporting, principles of newspaper and magazine layout, and apply as many of the principles as possible through the course assignments. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 1130  or COMM 1610 - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4240 - Technical Writing


    3 Credit(s)

    This course focuses on practical types of writing used in business and industry. Using principles of analyzing and planning to meet the reader’s informational needs, students produce proposals, instructions, and the various types of informative and persuasive reports used in organizations. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4260 - Media Law


    3 Credit(s)

    An overview of legal and ethical considerations for practitioners of mass communication. Topic areas include but are not limited to libel law, privacy law, broadcast regulations, advertising regulation, and First Amendment law. (Fall) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4280 - Advertising Strategies


    3 Credit(s)

    Practical preparation in audience analysis, advertising goals and budgets, creating an effective media plan, and strategic media buying. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 3080   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4350 - Communication Theory


    3 Credit(s)

    Theoretical approaches to the study of human communication. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 3020   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4440 - Multimedia Storytelling


    3 Credit(s)

    This course involves the skills and knowledge necessary to write, produce, and distribute multimedia projects that combine audio, video, images, and text in interactive formats. Collaborative, project-focused assignments emphasize visual storytelling concepts applicable to professional contexts. (Spring - Even Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 1130  or COMM 1610 - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4501 - Conflict Management


    3 Credit(s)

    Designed to familiarize students with the many factors that contribute to interpersonal conflicts and the communication skills for productive conflict management or resolution. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4502 - Political Communication


    3 Credit(s)

    A study of how symbols are used when communicating in a public context. Emphasis is placed on understanding the discourse of contemporary prominent political speakers, how radio and television have shaped political discourse, the role of political debates, and the communication strategies employed in mass advertising campaigns. Specific attention is placed on understanding the effects of the media on political persuasion. (Fall) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4503 - Human Resource Development


    3 Credit(s)

    How to design, develop, and implement training programs in organizations; principles of career coaching, counseling, and retraining to aid employees. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4504 - Health Communication


    3 Credit(s)

    Provides students with a systematic investigation of the creation, dissemination, and impact of significant health messages/definitions. Topics include patient-provider interaction, health narratives, public health campaigns, media coverage/portrayals, social support, and the Internet. (Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4506 - Family Communication


    3 Credit(s)

    Family Communication examines the foundations and framework of basic family processes and family systems, including problematic issues in family communication, stress, divorce, health, critical listening, and thinking habits. (Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4507 - Sports Administration and Management


    3 Credit(s)

    This course examines the historical development, current trends, best practices, and future trends of sports administration and management. Foundational principles will be taught within the framework of professional, collegiate, interscholastic, non-traditional, and youth and community sport in select subject areas, including the history of sports management and administration, careers in sports administration and management, marketing, and ethics. Current administrators and managers in a wide variety of sport categories will regularly supplement class materials as guest lecturers to add practical experience to theory and practice offered by the course text. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4600 - Topics in Communication


    3 Credit(s)

    Discussion of contemporary communication topics varying by semester. Repeatable with different topic up to nine (9) credits toward the major. Check department for upcoming topics. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 9

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4750 - Advanced Video Editing


    3 Credit(s)

    Advanced video editing including linear and nonlinear methods, digital production, and effective post-production skills. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 2200  and COMM 3504   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4760 - Television Field Production


    3 Credit(s)

    Concentrated work in the production of on-location television programs. Work will include news, sports, public affairs, and documentary productions. Students will work individually and in groups learning proper preproduction, production, and post-production techniques. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 2200   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4770 - History of American Journalism


    3 Credit(s)

    This course seeks to understand the historical origins of the modern, media-dominated culture of the United States. Topics covered include invention of the printing press, pamphlets of the American Revolution, Abolitionist newspapers, Yellow Journalism, Political Cartooning, Muckrakers, War Correspondents, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, Watergate, and the Digital Revolution. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4800 - Individual Projects


    1 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    In consultation with an instructor, the student selects an area for independent research and/or production in advertising, interpersonal communication, public relations, writing, publishing, still or motion picture photography, or broadcasting. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 6

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4830 - Readings and Conferences


    1 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (Fall, Spring) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 12

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4890 - Internship in Communication


    1 Credit(s) 9 Maximum Credit(s)

    Provides the student with hands-on experience in advertising, news writing, editing, photography, publication layout and design, public relations, broadcasting, or human resource development under the direct supervision of a qualified professional communicator. Only three (3) credit hours may count toward the major. (Fall, Spring) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 12

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4900 - Teaching Communication


    2 Credit(s)

    Materials and methods of teaching speech communication, broadcasting, and journalism in secondary schools, including the preparation of typical unit plans and lesson plans and the supervision of co-curricular activities. (Must be taken through SUU Independent Study.) (As Needed) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): COMM 4901  

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4901 - Teaching Communication Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    Application in experiential settings of the principles discussed in COMM 4900 . (Must be taken through SUU Independent Study.) (As Needed) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): COMM 4900  

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4950 - Public Relations Campaigns


    3 Credit(s)

    This course will mix discussion of issues and problems in public relations with hands-on program development as students research, plan, and execute a campaign for a client. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 2300  and COMM 3950   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 4980 - Student Teaching


    2 Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (Fall, Spring) [Pass/Fail]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 5890 - Graduate Internship


    1 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 6

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 6000 - Communication and Professional Development


    1 Credit(s)

    Students learn to successfully navigate graduate education, engage in research and professional activities, and prepare portfolios and resumes/CVs. Targeted to student needs at various stages in the program. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Number of Times: 3 - Total Credits: 3

    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only

  
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    COMM 6010 - Applied Communication Theory


    3 Credit(s)

    Using communication theory in real life. Introduction, research, and written articulation of both basic and advanced concepts of theories examining the role of applied and professional communication in human, organizational, social media, strategic, and mass media contexts. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to program or Graduate Director permission
    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only

  
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    COMM 6020 - Qualitative Communication Research


    3 Credit(s)

    Students learn the fundamentals of various qualitative and rhetorical research methods, with their associated theoretical bases and specific applications. These methods include 1) generic, metaphor, narrative, and Burkean criticism; 2) ethnography and participant observation; 3) semi-structured interviewing; and 4) grounded theory. Students have the opportunity to conduct and write up their own qualitative/rhetorical studies from the start (formulating research questions) to finish (interpreting the findings and drawing appropriate conclusions). (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to program or Graduate Director permission
    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only

  
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    COMM 6030 - Quantitative Communication Research


    3 Credit(s)

    Students will use relevant statistics to summarize data and explain certain human behaviors. Focus is on matching appropriate statistical tests to a given situation and providing relevant interpretations rather than on calculating the numbers. Using the IBM SPSS statistics program, students will apply their knowledge to modern-day research and practical problems related to communication professions. (Fall) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only

  
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    COMM 6040 - Professional Writing and Presentations


    3 Credit(s)

    Students will strengthen and enhance writing and presentation skills with careful attention to advanced language use required in various professional communication contexts. Students will create training sessions, press releases, digital resumes, website, social media, and marketing materials to help organizations manage their public face as well as learn how to establish and maintain their personal professional image in various contexts. (Summer) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to program or Graduate Director permission
    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only

  
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    COMM 6110 - Mediated Communication in Relationships


    3 Credit(s)

    The study of interpersonal communication through technology-mediated contexts. This course will explore the adoption, usage, and management of the new technologies people use to communicate and interact with each other, as well as examine how the different types of mediated communication technologies affect the communication process. (Fall - Even Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to program or Graduate Director permission
    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only

  
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    COMM 6120 - Organizational Communication Strategies


    3 Credit(s)

    Students will explore communication strategy as well as leadership styles in various organizations by focusing on understanding culture, structure, practice, and decision-making. Emphasis will be placed on current theory, relevant research designs and methods, including the communication audit. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to program or Graduate Director permission
    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only

  
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    COMM 6140 - Pop Culture Messages


    3 Credit(s)

    Examines influential texts (e.g., YouTube, TV, Film, Advertisements, Music, Gaming) that students consume daily. Focuses on ways these discourses create identity and collective understanding. Explores message forms and their implications for critical thinking and consumption. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only

  
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    COMM 6150 - Visual Literacy and Application


    3 Credit(s)

    Students will explore an image’s narrative on multiple levels (ironic, indexical, and symbolic meaning) and understand how our image comprehension and construction are inextricably linked to the visual languages of advertising and photojournalism. Using eye-tracking and VR technology, students will also learn how to measure attention to entire visual messages and intra-stimulus attention allocation to specific messages. (Fall - Even Years) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    COMM 6160 - Communication and Digital Culture


    3 Credit(s)

    Communication and Digital Culture interrogates the so-called “digital age” by paying analytical attention to the intersection of technology, culture, economics, and politics. We will trace both the social and technological history that has led to the current moment, from the beginning of the idea of ‘the digital’ to contemporary cultural practices surrounding social media. We will seek to define “digital” and “culture” individually and in combination. Our time will be spent critiquing various cultural texts, audiences, institutions, and technical systems as well as learning how to engage in the production of digital texts as practitioners. Course readings draw from a broad range of literature situated within media studies, philosophy of technology, visual communication, and critical-cultural studies. (Spring - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Master’s degree-seeking students only

  
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    COMM 6210 - Advertising and Public Relations Strategies


    3 Credit(s)

    Discusses advanced issues in advertising and public relations and how practitioners respond to and manage issues and events, with emphasis on recent research and theoretical developments, case studies, and experimental approaches. (Fall - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to program or Graduate Director permission
    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only

  
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    COMM 6220 - Contemporary Audience Analysis


    3 Credit(s)

    This course focuses on surveys, polls, and sampling procedures to generate information about targeted audiences and publics. Applications of select research methodologies such as ethnographic and demographic research and other methods will be used to describe mass audiences. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only

  
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    COMM 6230 - Professional Social Media


    3 Credit(s)

    Examines the strategic use of major social media platforms. Topics include blogging, search engine optimization, content creation, story telling, corporate messaging, and uses and development of visual content. Students will complete an integrated social media plan with objectives, strategies, and tactics with key performance indicators and measurement. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to program or Graduate Director permission
    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only

  
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    COMM 6240 - Current Issues in Communication


    3 Credit(s)

    Current issues in communication discussing contemporary communication topics varying by semester. Repeatable with different topics up to 18 credits toward the master’s degree. Check with department for upcoming topics. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 18

    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only

  
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    COMM 6850 - Individual Graduate Research


    3 Credit(s)

    The project is individually arranged and negotiated with a faculty advisor to provide students an opportunity to gain experience in a communication field. This project is distinct from a capstone project. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Number of Times: 1 - Total Credits: 6

    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only

  
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    COMM 6891 - Individual Graduate Internship


    3 Credit(s)

    The internship is individually arranged to provide students with an opportunity to gain professional experience in a communication field while working under and with practicing professionals. This internship is distinct from a possible capstone internship. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 3

    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only

  
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    COMM 6900 - Masters Capstone Thesis


    3 Credit(s)

    A capstone experience demonstrating the ability to complete a professional thesis in consultation with a graduate committee. Students conceive, research, and produce a thesis in a relevant area of communication. (As Needed) [Thesis/Final Capstone Pass/Fail]

    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only

  
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    COMM 6910 - Masters Capstone Internship/Project


    3 Credit(s)

    A capstone experience demonstrating the ability to complete a professional internship or project working in consultation with a graduate committee. Students conceive, research, and produce an internship or project in a relevant area of communication. (As Needed) [Thesis/Final Capstone Pass/Fail]

    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only

  
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    COMM 6998 - Masters Capstone Internship/Project Continuance


    1 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    Students who have completed all coursework, including required capstone hours, but have not yet defended the capstone internship or project must be continuously enrolled in fall and spring semester(s) until they pass. (As Needed) [Thesis/Final Capstone Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 12

    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only

  
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    COMM 6999 - Capstone Thesis Continuance


    1 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    Students who have completed all coursework, including required capstone hours, but have not yet defended the capstone thesis must be continuously enrolled in fall and spring semester(s) until they pass. (As Needed) [Thesis/Final Capstone Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 6

    Registration Restriction(s): MA in Professional Communication majors only


Computer Science

  
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    CS 6200 - Database Design and Management


    3 Credit(s)

    Introduction to database management systems, database processing, data modeling, and database design, development, and implementation. Contrasts alternative modeling approaches. Includes implementation of current DBMS tools and SQL. (Fall - Even Years) [Graded]


Computer Science and Information Systems

  
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    CS 1040 - Introduction to Programming with MatLab


    3 Credit(s)

    An introduction to computer programming. Topics to be covered include syntax, control structures, arrays, functions, methods, input, and output. Emphasis is placed on modifying and developing simple applications in MatLab/Simulink and C/C++. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1210   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CS 1400 - Fundamentals of Programming


    3 Credit(s)

    An introduction to computer programming. Topics to be covered include program design, program implementation techniques, programming constructs, console output, class design, and basic familiarity with the API. Emphasis is placed on modifying and developing simple applications. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1050  within last four years or instructor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CS 1410 - Object Oriented Programming


    3 Credit(s)

    A continuation of CS 1400  featuring the use of APIs and problem-solving strategies to create, test, and debug interactive object oriented programs. Topics to be covered include recursion, exception handling, reusability, and program design. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 1400  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CS 2300 - Discrete Structures


    3 Credit(s)

    This course covers algebraic structures applied to computer programming. Topics include propositional and predicate logic, proofs, sets, relations, functions, counting, graphs, and trees. This course lays the foundation for problems solving in computer science and information systems. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 1410  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CS 2420 - Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures


    3 Credit(s)

    Concepts and theory of data structures and algorithm analysis. Understanding basic data structures such as lists, stacks, queues, trees, graphs, and hash tables. Further exploration of objected oriented programming and the software development process. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 1410  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CS 2450 - Software Engineering


    3 Credit(s)

    An examination of systematic, disciplined, and quantifiable approaches to the development, operation, and maintenance of software. This course features a major programming project that is developed in accordance with sound software engineering principles. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 2420  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CS 2810 - Computer Organization and Architecture


    3 Credit(s)

    This course builds on students understanding of interface between computer software and hardware. Topics for this course include processor architecture, computer arithmetic, instruction set architecture, assembly language and its relation to higher level languages, computer performance analysis, basic concepts on pipeline, introduction to memory management, Computer IO, and disk storage systems. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 1410  and EET 2780  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CS 3000 - Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures


    3 Credit(s)

    This course is a survey of the most effective algorithms currently in use for a wide variety of problems and their usage in program design. Characteristics and performance of algorithms are studied. Advanced object oriented programming techniques are emphasized. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 2300  and CS 2420  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CS 3150 - C and C++ Programming


    3 Credit(s)

    An introduction to C and C++ for students with previous programming experience in Java. Topics include C and C++ syntax and constructs, the Standard Template Library, and advanced problem-solving techniques in both languages. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 2420  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CS 3200 - Database Design and Management


    3 Credit(s)

    Introduction to database management systems, database processing, data modeling, database, and database design, development, and implementation. Contrasts alternative modeling approaches. Includes implementation of current DBMS tools and SQL. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CSIS 1000  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CS 3300 - Mobile App Development for Android


    3 Credit(s)

    This course provides an in-depth look at programming mobile devices running the Android operating system, such as mobile phones and tablets. Java, XML, and other programming topics specifically related to programming mobile devices are included. Students use current software development environments such as Eclipse and the Android SDK when creating applications. (Spring - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 2420  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CS 3400 - Graphics Programming


    3 Credit(s)

    This course provides a solid introduction to modern computer graphics concepts and programming techniques. Topics include object modeling, 3D transformations, shading models, ray tracing, and advanced rendering techniques. Students will gain substantial experience in programming using the OpenGL library. (Fall - Even Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 2420  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CS 3500 - Advanced Computer Architecture


    3 Credit(s)

    A detailed look at the design and organization of modern computing systems. Emphasis on understanding contemporary RISC processors at the RTL level. Current issues in the industry are emphasized (for example: pipelined data paths advanced cache design and instruction level parallelism). (Fall - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 2420  and CS 2810  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CS 3550 - Foundations of Computation Theory


    3 Credit(s)

    An introduction to the theory of computation and its relationship to the design and implementation of compilers. Topics include finite-state and pushdown automata, formal languages and grammars, Turing machines, and syntax and semantics of programming languages. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 2420   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CS 3600 - Operating Systems


    3 Credit(s)

    An introduction to fundamental concepts in the design, implementation, and usage of operating systems. Topics include process management, main memory management, virtual memory, I/O and device drivers, file handling, and concurrency. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 2420  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CS 4300 - Mobile App Development for iOS


    3 Credit(s)

    This course provides an in-depth look at programming mobile iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad. The course includes the Objective-C programming language and programming topics specifically related to mobile iOS devices. Students use current software development environments such as Xcode when creating applications. (Spring - Even Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 2420  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CS 4350 - Web Programming


    3 Credit(s)

    This course provides a solid introduction to both client and server side web programming. Topics include HTML5 technologies, CSS, JavaScript programming, Ajax, SVG, XML, PHP and Node.js programming. A variety of programming projects will be assigned to reinforce the concepts. (Fall - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 2420  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): Computer Science or Information Systems majors only

  
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    CS 4550 - Programming Languages


    3 Credit(s)

    An introduction to the core principles of programming languages: syntactic and semantic descriptions, and compilation and implementation issues. An introduction to the main programming paradigms, exemplified using contemporary programming languages: imperative, object-oriented, functional, and logic. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 3550  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CS 4800 - CS Capstone Project


    3 Credit(s)

    An examination of systematic, disciplined, and quantifiable approaches to the development, operation, and maintenance of software. This course offers a major programming project which provides an opportunity to apply much of the material the student has learned in previous computer science coursework. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): [(CS 2300  or MATH 1630) and CS 2810  and CS 3000 ] or instructor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CSIS 1000 - Introduction to Computer Applications and the Internet


    3 Credit(s)

    Designed to explore concepts of microcomputer systems. Concepts include Windows and general information, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentations, and the Internet. Students will gain proficiency with the basic command structures of each application in an integrated office suite. Fulfills General Education computer literacy requirement. Recommend typing speed of at least 25 wpm. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Integrated Learning Knowledge Area
  
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    CSIS 1010 - E-Commerce in a Global Society


    3 Credit(s)

    Designed to explore landscape of Electronic Commerce and its evolutionary process. Students examine the E-commerce process, real-world applications that reflect changes in the economy, how businesses are responding, and the latest technological developments, such as wireless technology. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    CSIS 1030 - Foundations of Computer Science


    3 Credit(s)

    A survey course covering seven big ideas of computing: creativity, abstraction, data, algorithms, programming, the Internet, and global impact. The course covers computational thinking practices, including connecting computing, creating computational artifacts, abstracting, analyzing problems and artifacts, and communicating. The course includes practice opportunities to apply the problem solving process and problem-solving strategies. Emphasis is on various abstractions relating to computing and technology including binary, HTML, JavaScript, Internet protocols, file formats, hardware design, assembly, programming languages, big data, and modern applications. (Fall) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CSIS 2010 - Computer Applications


    3 Credit(s)

    Students will learn the use of advanced features found in an integrated office productivity suite and will utilize word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and database applications to solve a variety of business situations. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CSIS 1000   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CSIS 2890 - Internship


    1 Credit(s) 6 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (Fall, Spring) [Pass/Fail]

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission
    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

  
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    CSIS 3700 - Computer Forensics


    3 Credit(s)

    This course covers the process of obtaining and analyzing digital information stored on a personal computer. Includes investigation, data acquisition, file systems, file analysis, tools, and ethics. (Fall - Even Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): IS 2600  or instructor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CSIS 3990 - Undergraduate Research


    1 Credit(s) 5 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CSIS 4540 - Human-Computer Interfaces


    3 Credit(s)

    This course is intended to introduce the students to the basic concepts, principles, and techniques used in designing interactive computer systems. It will cover the basic computer interface design theory and methods that exist in the field. (Spring - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 2420  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CSIS 4560 - Big Data Analytics


    3 Credit(s)

    This course will introduce basic concepts in the business analytics field, along with some popular techniques and tools. Students will have opportunities to explore and analyze large quantities of observational data in order to discover meaningful patterns and useful information to support decision making in business contexts. (Fall - Even Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 3200  and IS 3050   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CSIS 4700 - Internet Forensics and Cyber Security


    3 Credit(s)

    This course covers the concepts of computer system security models, networking security, and the layered protocol architectures, detection and prevention of intrusion and attack, digital evidence collection and evaluation, and the legal issues involved in computer forensic analysis. (Spring - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CSIS 3700  or instructor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CSIS 4830 - Readings and Conferences


    1 Credit(s) 12 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CSIS 4850 - Special Topics


    1 Credit(s) 4 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 4

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CSIS 4890 - Internship


    1 Credit(s) 9 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (Fall, Spring) [Pass/Fail]

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 9

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    CSIS 4900 - Methods in CS and IS Education


    3 Credit(s)

    This course examines the philosophy and methods of teaching computer science and information systems in the public school system. Course is designed to meet the guidelines set by the Utah State Board of Education. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CS 1410  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    IS 2000 - Web Development


    3 Credit(s)

    Designed to develop web pages using HTML and other web page authoring software programs. Students will create several web pages and publish them to a web server. Some advanced features will be introduced. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CSIS 1010  or instructor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    IS 2600 - Data Communications and Networking


    3 Credit(s)

    Designed as a telecommunications and networking foundation in network connectivity, data communication concepts, and communication protocols. Students learn to analyze cost-benefits and to evaluate, select, and implement different communication options. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

  
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    IS 2620 - Network Administration I


    3 Credit(s)

    Designed to develop practical skills necessary to effectively administer a multi-platform network in a working environment. Issues include user security and printer management, implementation of directory structures, network documentation, file system management, and software distribution methods. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): CSIS 1000  and IS 2600  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    IS 2670 - Information Security and Assurance


    3 Credit(s)

    Introduces students to the management, technical, and administrative aspects of Information Security. Includes legal and ethical issues, risk management, and technical and physical security. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): IS 2600  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

 

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