Course Syllabi

Sample syllabi for Communication courses
CMN 146 - Communication Campaigns
Strategic uses of media and interpersonal communication channels in health, environmental advocacy and political campaigns. Emphasis is on general principles relevant to most campaign types, including public information, social marketing and media advocacy campaigns.
CMN 142 - News, Policies, Practices and Effects
Exploration of processes and constraints in the gathering, editing and reporting of news. Examination of studies on the effects of news, contemporary challenges to news reporting presented by new technologies, and the relationship of news to other social institutions.
CMN 141 - Media Effects: Theory and Research
Prerequisite: CMN 102 and CMN 140. 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.
CMN 102 - Empirical Methods in Communication
Survey of social scientific research methods commonly employed in the communication discipline. Topics include research design, measurement, sampling, questionnaire construction, survey research, experimental research, content analysis and interaction analysis.
CMN 136 - Organizational Communication
Prerequisite: CMN 102. Examines communication in various organizational situations. Focuses on the use of effective communication strategies for achieving organizational and individual goals. Emphasis is placed on identifying and amending ineffective communication within organizations.
CMN 3 - Interpersonal Communication Competence
Communication in interpersonal contexts. Sender, receiver, and message variables, and their interaction with communication competence. Participation in simulations and experiential exercises.
CMN 1 - Introduction to Public Speaking
Practice in the preparation and delivery of speeches based on contemporary principles and strategies of informing and persuading audiences.
CMN 101 - Communication Theories
Examination of the forms, functions, development and testing of theory in the social sciences.
CMN 130
CMN 123
CMN 122
CMN 131
CMN 114
CMN 112
CMN 111
CMN 102
CMN 101-Hamilton
CMN 076
CMN 012Y
CMN 101 - Feng
CMN 010Y
CMN 120
CMN 139
CMN 145
CMN 144
CMN 143
CMN 174
CMN 172
CMN165
CMN 161
CMN 148
CMN 140
CMN 130
CMN150V: Computational Social Science
CMN 189B course syllabus
Social Computation: theory and methods of social algorithmification