10. Introduction to Communication Studies. Introduction to fields of mass communication and interpersonal communication. Study of modes, media, and effects of mass communication, interpersonal processes, and communication theory.
88A-88Z. Lower Division Seminars: Special Topics in Communication Studies. Seminar, three hours. Variable topics courses; consult Schedule of Classes for topics to be offered in a specific term. P/NP or letter grading. 88A. Mass Communication Theory; 88B. Systems, Institutions, and Policies; 88C. Media Content/Criticism and History; 88D. American Studies; 88E. Language/Interaction Structures; 88F. Social Systematics; 88G. Interpersonal Communication Theory; 88J. Heterogeneous Groups Communication:
88C. Future of Mass Communication. Limited to freshmen. Current state of mass media in the world and, through analysis of trends, content, and societal forces, speculation on future of the media over next 25 years.
100. Communication Theory. Prerequisite: course 10 or Linguistics 1 or Sociology 1 or Psychology 10 or consent of instructor. Analysis of fundamental nature of human communication; its physical, linguistic, psychological, and sociological bases. Study of theoretical models explicating the process and constituents of the communicative act.
101. Freedom of Communication. Analysis of legal, political, and philosophical issues entailed in rights of free expression, access to an audience, and access to information. Study of court decisions governing freedom of communication in the U.S.
115. Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships. Prerequisite: course 100. Developmental approach to study of communication in dyadic relationships. Analysis of differences in the stages of relationships in terms of communication rules and verbal and nonverbal messages.
M116. Communication and Conflict in Couples and Families. (Same as Psychology M176.) Lecture, 90 minutes; discussion, 90 minutes. Prerequisites: Psychology 10 or 11, 41, and 127, or consent of instructor. Examination of (1) dysfunctional communication and conflict in couples and families and (2) relationship of these processes to individual psychopathology, marital discord, and family disruption (e.g., separation and divorce).
M117. Rhetoric of Rule. (Same as French M143.) Lecture, three hours. Exploration of how and why power is symbolically constructed by comparing Louis XIV's and President Clinton's attempts to manipulate their image in the "media" of their respective cultures.
120. Principles and Types of Group Communication. Prerequisite: course 100 or consent of instructor. Analysis of purposes, principles, and types of small group communication. Particular emphasis on organization of and participation in problem-solving discussion.
M124. Psychology of Language and Gender. (Same as Psychology M137J and Women's Studies M137J.) Lecture, three hours. Prerequisites: Psychology 10 or equivalent, junior standing. Examination of current topics at intersection of gender and language. Topics include sex differentiation in language cross-culturally; sex bias in lexicon and usage; sex differences in lexicon, syntax, phonology, and nonverbal behavior; development of sex-differentiated language in children; "women's" and "men's" language in various racial/ethnic/class/sexual preference groups; and conversational interaction.
M125. Talk and Social Institutions. (Same as Sociology CM125.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Designed for juniors/seniors. Practices of communication and social interaction in a number of major institutional sites in contemporary society. Setting varies but may include emergency services, police and courts, medicine, news interviews, and political oratory. P/NP or letter grading.
130. Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication. Prerequisite: course 100 or consent of instructor. Study of cultural factors as they affect the quality and processes of interpersonal communication; exercises in participation, analysis, and criticism of interethnic and interracial communications in the small group configuration.
M135. Narrative in Mass Communication. (Same as Honors Collegium M135.) Seminar, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Examination of narrative as a primary structure of mass media, beginning with social, psychological, cultural, and rhetorical functions of storytelling and basic elements of narrative, then applying these to study of film, television, and print media. P/NP or letter grading.
140. Theory of Persuasive Communication. Prerequisite: course 100 or consent of instructor. Dynamics of communication designed to influence human conduct; analysis of structure of persuasive discourse; integration of theoretical materials from relevant disciplines of humanities and social sciences.
142. Rhetorical Theory. Prerequisite: course 100 or consent of instructor. Survey of major classical and neoclassical treatises on rhetoric. Analysis of theories of Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, St. Augustine, Blair, Whately, Campbell, and other leading works in theory of rhetoric.
M144A-M144B. Conversational Structures I, II. (Same as Sociology CM124A-CM124B.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. P/NP or letter grading. M144A. Introduction to some structures which are employed in organization of conversational interaction, such as turn-taking organization, organization of repair, and some basic sequence structures with limited expansions. M144B. Prerequisite: course M144A. Consideration of some more expanded sequence structures, story structures, topical sequences, and overall structural organization of single conversations.
M147. Sociology of Mass Communication. (Same as Sociology M176.) Prerequisite: course 100 or consent of instructor. Studies in relationship between mass communication and social organization. Topics include history and organization of major media institutions, social forces that shape production of mass media news and entertainment, selected studies in media content, and effects of media on society.
150. Methodologies in Communication Research. Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: course 100. Critical studies of quantitative and qualitative methodologies in communication research.
152. Analysis of Communication Effects. Prerequisite: course 100 or consent of instructor. Survey of experimental and field research on effects of communications. Study of source, message, and environmental factors affecting audience response.
153. The Media and Aggression Against Women. Lecture, two hours; discussion, two hours. Prerequisite: course 152 or consent of instructor. Study of the growing body of literature on relationship between mass media and aggression against women. Consideration of both role of the media as reflecting cultural values and scripts and its potentially powerful role as a socializing agent of the culture. Analysis of research on role of individual differences among members of a culture as mediators of the impact of the media.
155. Communication Technology and Public Policy. Prerequisite: course 10. Introduction to modern communication technology and policy, with special attention to current policy issues, institutions which make policy decisions, and social, economic, and technological trends which create policy problems. Modern communication technologies surveyed include cable television, teletext, viewdata, and satellite, microwave cellular, and subcarrier communication.
156. Human/Computer Communication. Prerequisite: completion of the seven preparation for the major courses. Limited to communication studies majors. Survey of behavioral, design, and evaluation issues in human/computer communication. Readings from disciplines of psychology, sociology, computer science, communication, and library and information science. Students perform several on-line assignments in learning to use different technologies. Term paper required.
160. Political Communication. Prerequisites: courses 100 and 101, or consent of instructor. Study of nature and function of communication in the political sphere; analysis of contemporary and historical communications within established political institutions; state papers; deliberative discourses; electoral campaigns.
M161. Electoral Politics: Mass Media and Elections. (Same as Political Science M141D.) Lecture, three or four hours; discussion, one hour (optional); outside study, eight or nine hours. Prerequisite: course 160. Assessment of manner in which Americans' political beliefs, choices, and actions are influenced by mass media presentations, particularly during election campaigns. Topics include processes of political attitude formation and change, different types of media "effects," and role of the media in the American political process.
165. Agitational Communication. Prerequisites: courses 100 and 101, or consent of instructor. Theory of agitation; agitation as a force for change in existing institutions and policies in a democratic society. Intensive study of selected agitational movements and the technique and content of their communications.
170. Legal Communication. Prerequisites: courses 100 and 101, or consent of instructor. Study of trial and appellate processes as systems of communication. Analysis of elements of the juridical process as they affect the quality of communication content. Study of rules of evidence, jury behavior, and structure of legal discourse.
171. Seminar: Theories of Freedom of Speech and Press. Prerequisites: course 101, consent of instructor. Exploration of relationship between freedoms of speech and press and values of liberty, self-realization, self-government, truth, dignity, respect, justice, equality, association, and community. Study of the significance of these values examined in connection with issues such as obscenity, defamation, access to media, and control of commercial, corporate, and government speech.
175. Criticism and the Public Arts. Prerequisite: course 10 or consent of instructor. Introduction to methods and problems of criticism in the public arts. Study of several types of critical methods: formalistic, analogue, pragmatic, and aesthetic criticism. Topics include definition of art and criticism, aesthetic media, genre and resources of film, television, theater, and public discourse, varieties of critical method, problems of critical judgment.
177. Libel and Freedom of Expression. Lecture, two hours; discussion, two hours. Requisite: course 101 or consent of instructor. Intensive study of law of defamation and its relationship to the free flow of information in a democracy. Examination of rationale, scope, and effects of libel laws. Topics include application of libel laws to public official, public figure, and private plaintiffs and media and nonmedia defendents; group libel, privileged libel, and libelous fiction.
180. Politics of Censorship. Discussion, two hours; simulation teaching, three hours. Prerequisites: course 101, consent of instructor. Examination of the process and substance of debates over government and private censorship by having students become active participants in a term-long simulated battle over a current issue such as book censorship, pornography, or UNESCO's proposed "New World Information Order."
185. Field Studies in Communication (2 to 4 units). Prerequisites: course 10, junior standing, consent of instructor. Fieldwork in communication. Students participate in two-hour seminar sessions and spend seven hours in approved community settings each week for each two units of credit. May be taken for a maximum of four units per term. P/NP grading.
187. Ethical and Policy Issues in Institutions of Mass Communication. Prerequisites: courses 10, 101. Intensive examination of ethical and policy issues arising from interaction of media institutions (print, film, broadcasting, and new technologies) and societal institutions (Congress, federal agencies, courts, the Presidency, schools, churches, political action groups, advertisers, and audiences).
189. Multicultural Television and Society. Study and evaluation of cross-cultural, social, and psychological characteristics of selected national and international television programs and their implications for social learning in children. Designed to systematically study multicultural attributes related to sociocultural images and portrayals of television programs using various evaluation models and techniques.
191H. Research Methods in Communication (Honors). Lecture, three hours. Prerequisites: course 10, junior standing. Provides a working understanding of research methods in communication studies, particularly related to study of mass media effects, to give students the background necessary to design, implement, and report their own research project.
196H. Undergraduate Honors Proseminar. Prerequisites: senior standing, 3.5 GPA in communication studies major, 3.3 GPA overall. Limited enrollment. Variable topics course involving specialized study of selected aspects of the field of human communication.
197A-197Z. Special Topics in Communication Studies. Lecture, three hours. Preparation: completion of preparation for the major courses. Variable topics courses; consult Schedule of Classes for topics to be offered in a specific term. 197A. Mass Communication Theory; 197B. Systems, Institutions, and Policies; 197C. Media Content/Criticism and History; 197D. American Studies; 197E. Language/Interaction Structures; 197F. Social Systematics; 197G. Interpersonal Communication Theory; 197J. Heterogeneous Groups Communication; 197K. Communication Policy; 197N. Humanistic Approaches to Mass Communication; 197R. Political Factors in Mass Communication; 197T. Technology in Communication.
199. Special Studies (2 to 8 units). To be arranged with faculty member who will direct the study. Prerequisites: senior standing, consent of instructor. Independent studies for seniors who desire intensive or specialized investigation of selected research topics.
199H. Special Studies for Honors Candidates (2 to 8 units). To be arranged with faculty member who will direct the study. Prerequisites: senior and honors program standing. Independent studies for honors undergraduates who desire intensive or specialized investigation of selected research topics.