Communication

(College of Letters and Science)

Robert A. Bell, Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 469 Kerr Hall; 530-752-0966; http://communication.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://communication.ucdavis.edu/directory-of-people/

(College of Letters and Science)

Robert A. Bell, Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 469 Kerr Hall; 530-752-0966; http://communication.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://communication.ucdavis.edu/directory-of-people/

The Major Program

The major in communication focuses upon human symbolic behavior in interpersonal and mediated contexts.

The Program. The program of study in communication examines communication processes at several different levels of analysis. Courses dealing with communication at the individual, interpersonal, organizational and societal levels of analysis are offered. The emphasis in the program reflects the changing focus in the discipline and society toward computer-mediated communication, quantitative behavioral science and cognitive science. Classes addressing such topics as communication and cognition, message systems, interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, communication and persuasion, organizational communication, mass media effects, computer-mediated communication and public communication campaigns explore communication at these levels of analysis. Related social science courses are also part of the major.

Major Advisors. Faculty; contact department.

Career Alternatives. Communication graduates have found careers in such fields as broadcast and print journalism, administration, sales, management, politics and government, education, social work, and public relations. A communication degree is also excellent preparation for law school or other graduate programs.

Grading recommendation. Although not required, it is recommended that all courses offered in satisfaction of the major, except variable-unit courses, be taken for a letter grade.

Graduate Study. The Department of Communication offers programs of study and research leading to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Communication. Detailed information may be obtained from the Graduate Advisor, Department of Communication.

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 29-30
ANT 004
Introduction to Anthropological Linguistics (Active)
4
or
LIN 001
Introduction to Linguistics (Active)
4
CMN 010Y
Introduction to Communication (Active)
4
or
CMN 010V
Introduction to Communication (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
CMN 001
Introduction to Public Speaking (Active)
4
CMN 003
Interpersonal Communication Competence (Active)
4
or
CMN 003Y
Interpersonal Communication Competence (Active)
4
or
CMN 003V
Interpersonal Communication Competence (Active)
4
CMN 005
Global English and Communication (Active)
4
LIN 005
Global English and Communication (Active)
4
ECS 015
Introduction to Computers (Active)
4
or
PHI 012
Introduction to Symbolic Logic (Active)
4
PSC 001
General Psychology (Active)
4
SOC 001
Introduction to Sociology (Active)
5
STA 013
Elementary Statistics (Active)
4
or
SOC 046B
Introduction to Social Research (Active)
5
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 40
CMN 101
Communication Theories (Active)
4
CMN 102
Empirical Methods in Communication (Active)
4
CMN 120
Interpersonal Communication (Active)
4
CMN 140
Introduction to Mass Communication (Active)
4
CMN 170
Digital Technology and Social Change (Active)
4
or
CMN 170V
Digital Technology and Social Change (Active)
4
or
CMN 172
Interpersonal Technologies (Active)
4
Choose five:
20
CMN 110
Communication Networks (Active)
4
CMN 111
Gender Differences in Communication (Active)
4
CMN 112
Theories of Persuasion (Active)
4
CMN 114
Communication and Cognition (Active)
4
CMN 121
Language Use in Conversation (Active)
4
CMN 122
Nonverbal Communication (Active)
4
CMN 123
Intercultural Communication (Active)
4
CMN 124
Family Communication (Active)
4
CMN 130
Group Communication (Active)
4
CMN 131
Strategic Communication in Public Relations (Active)
4
CMN 132
Social Media for Public Relations (Active)
4
CMN 136
Organizational Communication (Active)
4
CMN 139
Advanced Organizational Communication (Active)
4
CMN 141
Media Effects: Theory and Research (Active)
4
CMN 142
Newsmaking (Active)
4
CMN 143
Analysis of Media Messages (Active)
4
CMN 144
Media Entertainment (Active)
4
CMN 145
Political Communication (Active)
4
CMN 146
Communication Campaigns (Active)
4
CMN 147
Children, Adolescents, and the Media (Active)
4
CMN 148
Contemporary Trends In Media (Active)
4
CMN 150V
Computational Social Science (Active)
4
CMN 151
Simulating Communication Processes (Active)
4
CMN 161
Health Communication (Active)
4
CMN 165
Media and Health (Active)
4
CMN 170
Digital Technology and Social Change (Active)
4
or
CMN 170V
Digital Technology and Social Change (Active)
4
CMN 172
Interpersonal Technologies (Active)
4
CMN 174
Social Media (Active)
4-6
CMN 176
Video Games Theory and Research (Active)
4
CMN 178
Persuasive Technologies (Active)
4
CMN 180
Current Topics in Communication (Active)
4
CMN 189A
Proseminar in Social Interaction (Active)
4
CMN 189B
Proseminar in Mass Communication (Active)
4
CMN 189C
Proseminar in Health Communication (Active)
4
CMN 189D
Proseminar in Organizational Communication (Active)
4
ANT 117
Language and Society (Active)
4
ANT 120
Language and Culture (Active)
4
ECN 122
Theory of Games and Strategic Behavior (Active)
4
LIN 171
Introduction to Psycholinguistics (Active)
4
LIN 177
Computational Linguistics (Active)
4
LIN 182
Multilingualism (Active)
4
POL 165
Mass Media and Politics (Active)
4
PSC 100
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 107
Questionnaire and Survey Research Methods (Active)
4
PSC 152
Social Cognition (Active)
4
PSC 154
Psychology of Emotion (Active)
4
SOC 126
Social Interaction (Active)
4
SOC 175
Mass Communication (Active)
4
STA 106
Applied Statistical Methods: Analysis of Variance (Active)
4
STA 108
Applied Statistical Methods: Regression Analysis (Active)
4
Note: Many of the upper division courses offered by other College of Letters & Science departments have their own prerequisites not accounted for by lower division Communication courses. To the degree that students elect to take those courses having "hidden prerequisites," the number of units necessary to complete the major increases above the stated minimum.
 
Total: 69-70

(College of Letters and Science)

Robert A. Bell, Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 469 Kerr Hall; 530-752-0966; http://communication.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://communication.ucdavis.edu/directory-of-people/

Graduate Study. The Department of Communication offers programs of study and research leading to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Communication. Detailed information may be obtained from the Graduate Advisor, Department of Communication.

Graduate Advisor. B. Feng


(College of Letters and Science)

Robert A. Bell, Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 469 Kerr Hall; 530-752-0966; http://communication.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://communication.ucdavis.edu/directory-of-people/

Graduate Study. The Department of Communication offers programs of study and research leading to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Communication. Detailed information may be obtained from the Graduate Advisor, Department of Communication.

Graduate Advisor. B. Feng


(College of Letters and Science)

Robert A. Bell, Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 469 Kerr Hall; 530-752-0966; http://communication.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://communication.ucdavis.edu/directory-of-people/

Career Alternatives. Communication graduates have found careers in such fields as broadcast and print journalism, administration, sales, management, politics and government, education, social work, and public relations. A communication degree is also excellent preparation for law school or other graduate programs.

Communication
Units: 24
Choose one:
4
CMN 001
Introduction to Public Speaking (Active)
4
CMN 003
Interpersonal Communication Competence (Active)
4
or
CMN 003Y
Interpersonal Communication Competence (Active)
4
or
CMN 003V
Interpersonal Communication Competence (Active)
4
At least five upper division courses in Communication.
20
Total: 24

Students must have satisfied the Entry Level Writing requirement before taking any course in Communication.

Courses in CMN:

CMN 001Introduction to Public Speaking (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s). Practice in the preparation and delivery of speeches based on principles and strategies of informing and persuading audiences drawn from the social sciences and humanities. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
CMN 003Interpersonal Communication Competence (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s). Communication competence in professional settings. Managing face-to-face and virtual teams. Leadership, conflict management and negotiation skills. Communication in diverse organizations. Leveraging communication networks. Effective interviewing. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
CMN 003VInterpersonal Communication Competence (4) Active
Web Virtual Lecture—2 hour(s); Web Electronic Discussion—2 hour(s). Communication competence in professional settings. Managing face-to-face and virtual teams. Leadership, conflict management and negotiation skills. Communication in diverse organizations. Leveraging communication networks. Effective interviewing. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
CMN 003YInterpersonal Communication Competence (4) Active
Web Virtual Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s). Communication competence in professional settings. Managing face-to-face and virtual teams. Leadership, conflict management and negotiation skills. Communication in diverse organizations. Leveraging communication networks. Effective interviewing. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
CMN 005Global English and Communication (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s). English as a global language and its uses in intercultural communication. Cultural, historical, and political dimensions of varieties of English spoken around the world. Experiential grounding in strategies for increasing interpretive and verbal communicative competence for a globalized world. (Same course as LIN 005.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, WC. Effective: 2012 Spring Quarter.
CMN 010VIntroduction to Communication (4) Active
Web Virtual Lecture—3 hour(s); Web Electronic Discussion—1 hour(s). Basic principles of communication and communication processes; models of communication; foundations of empirical research in communication; contexts of communication and communication research, including interpersonal, intercultural, news, entertainment, mediated, and others. Not open for credit to students who have taken CMN 010Y. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CMN 010YIntroduction to Communication (4) Active
Web Virtual Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Basic principles of communication and communication processes; models of communication; foundations of empirical research in communication; contexts of communication and communication research including interpersonal, intercultural, news, entertainment, mediated, and others. Not open for credit to students who have taken CMN 010V. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
CMN 012YData Visualization in the Social Sciences (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—1.5 hour(s); Web Virtual Lecture—1.5 hour(s). Introduction to quantitative data across the social sciences (Communications, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and other disciplines). Transforming data, describing data, producing graphs, visual reasoning, and interpretations. (Same course as SOC 012Y, POL 012Y, and PSC 012Y.) (Letter.) GE credit: QL, VL. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CMN 076Video Games and Virtual Environments (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Impact of video games on players and society. Topics include motivations for playing games; cognitive, emotional, and behavioral effects, including violence and addiction; interpersonal and group processes in online games; virtual communities; and video games for education. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, VL. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
CMN 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CMN 101Communication Theories (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Forms, functions, development, and testing of communication theory, with emphasis on social scientific approaches. Survey and comparison of significant micro and macro theories and models of face-to-face and mediated communication. Application of theories to real world problems. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
CMN 101Communication Theories (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Forms, functions, development, and testing of communication theory, with emphasis on social scientific approaches. Survey and comparison of significant micro and macro theories and models of face-to-face and mediated communication. Application of theories to real-world problems. Not open for credit to students who have taken CMN 101Y. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CMN 101YCommunication Theories (4) Active
Web Virtual Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Forms, functions, development, and testing of communication theory, with emphasis on social scientific approaches. Survey and comparison of significant micro and macro theories and models of face-to-face and mediated communication. Application of theories to real-world problems. Not open for credit to students who have taken CMN 101. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CMN 102Empirical Methods in Communication (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): STA 013 or STA 013Y; Or equivalent of STA 013. Social scientific research methods employed in Communication. Topics include research design, measurement, sampling, questionnaire construction, survey research, experimental design, content analysis and qualitative field methods. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
CMN 110Communication Networks (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—1 hour(s). Theoretical approaches to communication networks, practical applications of network studies, and network analysis tools. Friendship, political discussion, social support, organizational, social media, and disease transmission networks are examined. Impact of emerging technologies on network creation, maintenance, and expansion. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CMN 111Gender Differences in Communication (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Pass One open to Communication majors only. Examination of communication differences between men and women as sources of male/female stereotypes, misunderstandings, dilemmas, and difficulties (real and imagined). Treatment of genders as cultures. Topics include male/female differences in discursive practices and patterns, language attitudes, and relationship dynamics. Not open for credit to students who have taken CMN 103. (Letter.) GE credit: DD, SS. Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
CMN 112Theories of Persuasion (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Pass One open to Communication majors only. Theories and models of persuasion that account for the effects of source, channel and audience factors on message recipients. Examination of message strategies for altering attitudes and gaining compliance. Contexts of application include interpersonal relationships, advertising, politics, and health. Not open for credit to students who have taken CMN 152. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
CMN 114Communication and Cognition (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Pass One open to Communication majors only. Relationship between communication and cognition in interpersonal and mediated contexts. Discourse comprehension and production, impact of language attitudes on social judgments, the effects of information processing on decision making. Not open for credit to students who have completed CMN 138. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
CMN 120Interpersonal Communication (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Pass One open to Communication majors only. Theories and principles of interpersonal communication related to perception, verbal and nonverbal channels, mutual understanding, and relationship development. Communication processes in face-to-face and technologically-mediated encounters. Consideration of different relationship contexts, including friendships, dating and family relationships, and the workplace. Not open for credit to students who have completed CMN 134. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
CMN 121Language Use in Conversation (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Pass One open to Communication majors only. Examination of how people use language in social interaction, how they exchange meaning during conversation, and how their use of language plays a central role in turn-taking, speech acts, attitude formation, figurative speech, politeness, and other aspects of conversation. Not open for credit to students who have taken CMN 105. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CMN 122Nonverbal Communication (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Pass One open to Communication majors only. Examination of the interaction between nonverbal communication and verbal communication channels in influencing outcomes in interpersonal relationships. Underlying functions served by nonverbal communication are considered. Not open for credit to students who have completed CMN 135. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
CMN 123Intercultural Communication (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Major concepts and theories of intercultural communication. Topics include cultural similarities and differences in verbal and nonverbal communication; dimensions of cultural variations, barriers to intercultural communication, and intercultural communication competence. Not open for credit to students who have taken CMN 137. (Letter.) GE credit: DD, SS. Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
CMN 124Family Communication (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Theories and research on family communication. Communication in courtship, marriage, and relational dissolution. Processes and outcomes of parent-child, sibling, family roles, and inter-generational communication. Interaction patterns associated with marital/family satisfaction, maintenance, divorce, and dysfunction. Cultural influences on family communication. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CMN 130Group Communication (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Communication processes in the development and maintenance of effective groups and teams in organizations. Examination of both face-to-face and computer-mediated group interaction. Topics include group development, power, norms, cohesion, decision making, problem solving, creativity, conflict management, working remotely, and leadership. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
CMN 131Strategic Communication in Public Relations (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Pass One open to Communication majors only. Principles, evolution, and professional practice of public relations. Planning and execution of effective, ethical communication strategies and campaigns. Distribution of messages through traditional and new media, including social media. Cultivation of relationships between organizations and their publics. Crisis communication management. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
CMN 131Strategic Communication in Public Relations (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Principles, evolution, and professional practice of public relations. Planning and execution of effective, ethical communication strategies and campaigns. Distribution of messages through traditional and new media, including social media. Cultivation of relationships between organizations and their publics. Crisis communication management. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CMN 132Social Media for Public Relations (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CMN 131. Uses of social media technologies in contemporary public relations practice. Social and behavioral theories of social media processes and effects. Strategies and tools for authoring content that builds relationships and creates conversations with key publics. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CMN 136Organizational Communication (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Pass One open to Communication majors only. Organizational communication theory and practice is examined with an emphasis on the use of effective communication strategies for achieving organizational goals. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CMN 139Advanced Organizational Communication (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): CMN 136. Pass One open to Communication majors only. Communication processes within and among social organizations. Examines formal organizations as information processing systems. Topics include general systems theory, input-output analysis, structural-functionalism, cybernetics, organizational network analysis, organization environments, organizations as cultures, organizational learning, information technologies, and communication diagnostic/auditing strategies. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
CMN 140Introduction to Mass Communication (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). History of mass media and media research traditions. Organization and economics of the media industry. Media policy, law, regulation and ethics. Impact of the media on individuals and society. Traditional, new and emerging communication technologies. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CMN 141Media Effects: Theory and Research (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Pass One open to Communication majors only. Social scientific studies of the effects of mass media messages on audience members' actions, attitudes, beliefs, and emotions. Topics include the cognitive processing of media messages, television violence, political socialization, cultivation of beliefs, agenda-setting, and the impact of new technologies. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
CMN 142Newsmaking (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Pass One open to Communication majors only. The making of news. How journalists construct news and how consumers and newsmakers use it. Effects of news, technology’s challenges to journalism, and the relationship of news to other institutions. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, SS. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
CMN 143Analysis of Media Messages (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Pass One open to Communication majors only. Examination of alternative approaches to the analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of media messages, including those disseminated through broadcasting, print, and new technologies. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
CMN 144Media Entertainment (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Pass One open to Communication majors only. Effects and appeal of media entertainment, emphasizing emotional reactions. Topics include key concepts of entertainment research such as mood management, and the respective features and emotional/social-psychological effects of genres such as comedy, mystery, thriller, sports, music, horror, and erotica. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
CMN 145Political Communication (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Pass One open to Communication majors only. Relationships among the mass media, citizens, and politics, production of political news, campaign strategies, and citizens’ attitudes and behaviors. Frameworks for mediated politics, the news, and elite discourse and campaign messages. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
CMN 146Communication Campaigns (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s); Term Paper. Pass One open to Communication majors only. Strategic uses of media and interpersonal communication channels in health, environmental advocacy, and political campaigns. Emphasis on general principles relevant to most campaign types, including public information, social marketing, and media advocacy campaigns. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CMN 147Children, Adolescents, and the Media (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Open to Communication majors only on Pass 1. Research on the adaptive and maladaptive effects of media (e.g., television, movies, video games, social media) on the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of youth, considering the protective role of parents, teachers, ethics, and policy. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CMN 148Contemporary Trends In Media (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Pass One open to Communication majors only. Global trends in media, including media and globalization, impacts of the new media economy, media and security, and effects of ownership on media content and culture. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SS, WC. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
CMN 150VComputational Social Science (4) Active
Web Virtual Lecture—2 hour(s); Web Electronic Discussion—2 hour(s). Nontechnical survey of modern computational research methods. Web scraping, artificial intelligence, visualizing social networks, and computer simulations. Hands-on use of diverse software applications. Professors from all ten UC campuses contribute. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SS. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
CMN 151Simulating Communication Processes (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Simulations of communication and sociality using agent-based models. Focus on strategic behavior, cooperation, coordination, self-organization, information diffusion, and other communication phenomena. No programming skills assumed. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CMN 161Health Communication (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Health communication theories and research. Health literacy, social support and coping, doctor-patient interaction, health communication campaigns, media influences on health, and applications of new technologies in health promotion. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CMN 165Media and Health (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Content and effects of health messages in the media. Topics include health news reporting; portrayals of disease, disability, death and health-related behaviors; promotion of drugs and other health products; and tobacco and alcohol advertising. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
CMN 170Digital Technology and Social Change (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Conceptual understanding of how digital communication technologies transform our lives through social media, mobile connectivity, globalization, and big data. Contexts of application include education, health, entrepreneurship, democracy, and poverty. Not open for credit to students who have completed CMN 170V. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CMN 170VDigital Technology and Social Change (4) Active
Web Virtual Lecture—3 hour(s); Web Electronic Discussion—1 hour(s). Conceptual understanding of how digital technologies transform our lives, through social media, mobile connectivity, globalization, big data, and artificial intelligence. Context of course include education, health, entrepreneurship, democracy, among others. Not open for credit to students who have completed CMN 170. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
CMN 172Interpersonal Technologies (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Pass One open to Communication majors only. Theories and research findings on how people use technologies for interpersonal and relational purposes, including impression formation, self-presentation, deception, anonymity, friendship maintenance, online dating, and emotional expression. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CMN 174Social Media (4-6) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Application of communication theories to the study and design of social media. Examination of social media in contexts such as political activism and collaboration. Topics include online credibility, participatory culture, viral media and privacy. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
CMN 176Video Games Theory and Research (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—2 hour(s). Communication theory and research on the uses and effects of video games. Research methods available for investigating game use and the impact of games on behavior. Application of those methods in a research project. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
CMN 178Persuasive Technologies (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Designing and testing ethical, technology-based communication interventions in the domains of health, marketing, education, and environment. Social media, mobile apps, wearable devices, recommendation systems, serious games, and augmented reality. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CMN 180Current Topics in Communication (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CMN 101; CMN 102; Or a research methods course equivalent to CMN 102. Pass One open to Communication majors only. Group study of a special topic in communication. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
CMN 189AProseminar in Social Interaction (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): CMN 101; CMN 102; CMN 136; and Consent of Instructor. Open to Communication majors only. Reading, discussion, research, and writing on a selected topic in the specialty of social interaction. Potential topics include relationship initiation, maintenance, and deterioration; communication failure; nonverbal communication; conversational management; semantics and pragmatics of languages; and family/marital communication. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
CMN 189BProseminar in Mass Communication (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): CMN 101; CMN 102; CMN 140; and Consent of Instructor. Open to Communication majors only. Reading, discussion, research, and writing on a selected topic in the specialty of mass communication. Potential topics include, agenda-setting, the cultivation of beliefs, television violence, media portrayals of underprivileged groups, mediated political discourse, interactive technologies, and international/global communications. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
CMN 189CProseminar in Health Communication (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): CMN 101; CMN 102; (CMN 161 or CMN 165); and Consent of Instructor. Open to Communication majors only. Reading, discussion, research, and writing on a selected topic in health communication. Potential topics include health communication design and evaluation, media advocacy, physician-patient interaction, uses of communication technologies in health settings, and health-related advertising. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
CMN 189DProseminar in Organizational Communication (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): CMN 101; CMN 102; CMN 136; and Consent of Instructor. Open to Communication majors only. Reading, discussion, research, and writing on a selected topic in the specialty of organizational communication. Potential topics include organizational networks, organizational conflict and its resolution, mediation, bargaining and negotiation, superior-subordinate interaction, leadership styles, and inter-organizational communication. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
CMN 189EProseminar in Information and Communication Technologies (4) Active
Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Reading, discussion, research and writing on a selected topic in information and communication technologies. Potential topics include the role played by digital technologies in social change, serious games for change, and virtual and offline worlds. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CMN 192Internship in Communication (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Communication majors who have completed 20 units of upper division communication courses. Open to Communication majors only. Supervised work experience requiring the application of communication principles and strategies or the evaluation of communication practices in a professional setting. Relevant experiences include public relations, advertising, sales, human resources, health promotion, political campaigns, journalism, and broadcasting. May be repeated up to 12 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CMN 194HSenior Honors Thesis (4) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s); Project (Term Project)—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and approval by Honors Committee. Directed reading, research, and writing culminating in the preparation of honors thesis under direction of faculty advisor. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CMN 197TTutoring in Communication (2-4) Active
Seminar—1-2 hour(s); Laboratory—1-2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing with major in Communication and consent of Department Chairperson. Tutoring in undergraduate Communication courses, including leadership of discussion groups affiliated with departmental courses. May be repeated up to 6 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
CMN 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CMN 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CMN 201Theoretical Perspectives on Communication (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing in Communication. Open to Communication graduate students only. Social scientific study of Communication. Research on interpersonal, organizational, mass, political, and health communication; communication technologies (e.g., video games, social media, persuasive technologies); and communication network analysis. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CMN 202Communication Theory Construction (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Alternative meta-theoretical perspectives for theory generation in communication inquiry. Processes of construct explication, operationalization and theory construction. Emphasis on the critique of extant communication theories and the development of theory construction skills. (Letter.) Effective: 2006 Winter Quarter.
CMN 203Scientific Methods for Communication (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): CMN 201; CMN 202; PSC 204A; PSC 204B; Or equivalents. Social scientific research methods commonly employed in Communication. Topics include research design measurement sampling questionnaire construction survey research experimental design evaluation research content analysis and qualitative field methods. (Letter.) Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
CMN 204Biological Foundations of Communication (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Communibiological, evolutionary, neuroscience, and neurophysiological perspectives on communication. Methodologies for examining human physiological responses to messages, such as heart rate, skin conductance, electromyography, and cortical activity. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CMN 210Experimental Methods and Analysis in Communication (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing; one course in inferential statistics. Experimental designs in communication. Topics include: causation; threats to validity; conceptualization, operationalization, and measurement; hypothesis testing; ethics; data analysis software focusing on the analysis of variance and planned contrasts; and the practical and effective implementation and writing of experiments. (Letter.) Effective: 2010 Fall Quarter.
CMN 211Survey Research Methods in Communication (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing; one course in inferential statistics. Methods for designing personal interview, phone, mail, and web-based surveys in communication. Topics include: sampling strategies, sources of error and bias in survey designs, questionnaire construction, cognitive interviewing, interviewer behavior, and analysis of complex survey data using standard software packages. (Letter.) Effective: 2011 Winter Quarter.
CMN 212Web Science Research Methods (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Applications of data science to web-based communication research. Design, implementation, analysis, and reporting of studies using online data. Use of Python to scrape, organize, analyze, and visualize web data. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
CMN 213Theory Development in Communication Inquiry (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Seminar—4 hour(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
CMN 213Simulation Methods in Communication Research (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Simulation methods for modeling human communication. Single and multiple agent approaches to developing process theories of cooperation, coordination, strategic behavior, information and innovation diffusion, and other aspects of sociality. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CMN 214Mass Communication Theory and Research (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Seminar—4 hour(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
CMN 214Analysis of Communication Networks (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Theoretical and analytic issues pertaining to network perspectives on communicating and organizing. Consideration of structural and dynamic features of communication networks. Introduction to network analysis software and various analysis techniques. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CMN 220Persuasion Theories and Message Design () Active
Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Major social scientific theories and perspectives on attitude change and persuasion. Application of persuasion theories and principles to persuasive message design in applied contexts. Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
CMN 221Communication and Cognition (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Explores the cognitive structures and processes that enable the production, comprehension and interpretation of messages in face-to-face and mediated communication contexts. Explores the communication outcomes associated with these processes. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
CMN 222Risk Communication (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Theories and models of individual risk information processing. Media depictions of threats and risk-related information and their potential effects on audiences. Implications for the design and implementation of messages concerning threat and risk. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
CMN 230Social Interaction Theory and Research (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Survey of theories and research on social interaction and interpersonal communication. Covers communication codes, individual differences in communication, communication and relationship development, family communication, conflict, cognitive and emotional processes underlying social interaction, social influence, intercultural communication, and nonverbal behavior. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
CMN 231Tactics of Interpersonal Influence (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Achievement of interpersonal goals in social interaction. Topics include message production; tactics, strategies and planning; anticipating potential obstacles; resisting and thwarting goals; plan recognition; and goal detection. Examined goals include compliance gaining, attitude change, ingratiation, information seeking, comforting, and deception. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
CMN 232Health Communication (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Health communication theories and research traditions. Topics include consumer health information seeking; physician-patient interaction; information, social marketing, “edutainment,” and media advocacy campaigns; social networks and coping; media influences on health; and new communication technologies in health promotion and healthcare delivery. (Same course as SPH 232.) (Letter.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
CMN 233Persuasive Technologies for Health (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Theorizing, designing and evaluating ethical technology-based health communication interventions. Uses of social media, mobile communication apps, wearable devices, computer-generated tailored messages, educational games, and computational approaches in health promotion and healthcare delivery. (Same course as SPH 233.) (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CMN 234Intercultural Communication (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Restricted to graduate standing. Theories and research on intercultural communication. Topics include national, racial, and ethnic similarities and differences in communication practices; cultural beliefs and values; identity and conflict; and technological influences on intercultural communication. Methodological issues in intercultural communication research are also examined. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CMN 235Health Communication Campaigns (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to graduate students. Principles of health communication campaign planning, implementation and evaluation. Strategies for changing health behaviors, shaping policy, and improving healthcare organizations’ relations with stakeholders. (Same course as SPH 235.) (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CMN 243Media and Health (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Restricted to graduate standing. Survey of research on media and health. Topics include health news coverage; depictions of health, illness and disability in entertainment; health campaigns; advertising of health products and services; and the influence of gaming and other new media on health behaviors. (Letter.) Effective: 2010 Fall Quarter.
CMN 244Organizational Communication (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Theory and research on communication processes in organizations. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CMN 250Mediated Communication Theory and Research (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Survey of major theories on the intended and unintended effects of mediated communication. Topics include media's effects on learning, political behavior, interpersonal violence, sexual socialization, consumer behavior, race relations, gender socialization, and cultural processes. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
CMN 251Digital Technology and Social Change (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Conceptual, theoretical, and international consideration of how digital communication technologies transform social organization and development. Topics include social media, big data, political revolutions, e-democracy, digital divide, e-education, e-health, entrepreneurship, public policies, poverty reduction, technological innovations, microfinance, and entertainment. Not open to students who have taken CMN 251Y. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
CMN 251YDigital Technology and Social Change (4) Active
Web Virtual Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s). Discussion and research on how digital technologies transform our lives through social media, mobility, big data, global connectivity, and artificial intelligence; changing business, health, democracy, globalization, families, dating, and education. Not open to students who have taken CMN 251. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CMN 252Computer-Mediated Communication (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
CMN 253Children, Adolescents, and the Media (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Theory and research on the uses and effects of traditional and new media on children and adolescents, emphasizing social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Methodological approaches and ethical issues in studies of underage populations. Parent and family mediation of effects. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
CMN 254Communication Campaigns (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Strategic uses of media and interpersonal channels to promote social change through social marketing, information, and media advocacy campaigns. Focus on theory-based interventions in a variety of applied contexts. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
CMN 255Social Media (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Theoretical, conceptual and analytic issues pertaining to social media research. Topics include motivation, participation, virality, and social-technical capital. Examination of social media in various contexts. Introduction to online behavioral data collection and analysis methods. (Letter.) Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
CMN 256Communication Perspective on Video Games (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Review of theory and research on the uses and effects of video games and virtual environments developed for entertainment and education. Study of the research methods available for documenting and measuring game use and effects on behavior. (Letter.) Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
CMN 259Cognitive Approaches to Media (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Restricted to graduate standing. Interdisciplinary examination of cognitive approaches to mediated communication. Application of studies on mediated message processing, cognitive and emotional information processing, psychophysiology, and neuroscience to mass communication. Review of media research and methods on attention, memory, motivation, and limited capacity. (Letter.) Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
CMN 260Political Communication (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Theories and research on the connections between media, politics, and citizens in the digital age. Critical framework for understanding the nature of mediated politics by assessing inter-relationships between production of news, political elites’ campaign strategies, and behaviors of citizens. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
CMN 270Diffusion of Innovations (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Communication processes by which information and innovations spread through social systems. Models of diffusion, including spatial, network, time dependent, semantic and cognitive frameworks. Impact of communication technologies on diffusion. Practical application of diffusion models in a variety of contexts. (Letter.) Effective: 2015 Spring Quarter.
CMN 271Communication Networks (4) Review all entries Historical
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Theoretical, conceptual, and analytic issues pertaining to network perspectives on communicating and organizing. Consideration of both structural and dynamic features of communication networks. Examination of the impact of emerging technologies on communication networks. Introduction to network analysis software. (Letter.) Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
CMN 271Communication Networks (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Theoretical, conceptual, and analytic issues pertaining to network perspectives on communicating and organizing. Consideration of both structural and dynamic features of communication networks. Examination of the impact of emerging technologies on communication networks. Introduction to network analysis software. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CMN 280Special Topics in Social Interaction (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Reading, discussion, research, and writing on a selected topic in the specialty of social interaction. May be repeated for credit May be repeated when topics differ. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
CMN 281Special Topics in Mediated Communication (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Reading, discussion, research, and writing on a selected topic in the speciality of mediated communication. May be repeated for credit May be repeated when topics differ. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
CMN 282Special Topics in Health Communication (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Reading, discussion, research and writing on a focused topic in health communication. May be repeated for credit when topics differ. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CMN 283Special Topics in Organizational Communication (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Reading, discussion, research, and writing on a selected topic in the specialty of organizational communication. May be repeated for credit May be repeated when topics differ. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
CMN 284Special Topics in Political Communication (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Reading, discussion, research, and writing on a selected topic in the specialty of political communication. May be repeated up to 4 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CMN 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CMN 299Individual Study (1-12) Active
Variable. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CMN 299RThesis/Dissertation Research and Writing (1-12) Active
Independent Study—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing in Communication. Students in the Department of Communication graduate programs conduct dissertation research and writing under the supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated up to 21 Time(s) Across campus, students use the course 299 numbers to reach the 12-unit requirement for full time student status. In saying that students may repeat this "course" 21 times, we assumed that students would complete their doctoral programs within seven years (five is the norm). The value 21 was based on the calculation 3 quarters * 7 years. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
CMN 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.