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College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

CLASS Course Descriptions


CLASS Course Descriptions

Below is a list of courses from the Course Catalog for the College of Liberal Arts & Social Science.


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  • CO220 Listening Behavior
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Spring / Even Years
    This course is the study of the theory and practice of human listening. It is designed to assess individual listening behavior and to apply principles of listening for self-improvement. Prerequisite: CO210 or consent of instructor.
  • CO226 Reporting and Writing the News
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Fall
    The theory and practice in gathering and presenting news for the print media is covered in this course. Students work may appear in the Triton’s Call. Prerequisite: EN110 placement.
  • CO236 Broadcast Production
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Fall
    This course is an examination of the various elements involved in radio and television production. It includes lab experiences and hands-on group production exercises, both in University facilities and at local media outlets. Prerequisites: EN110 placement.
  • CO240 Photo Journalism
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Fall / Even Years
    Production, selection and use of photographs in newspaper and magazines are covered in this course. Students must have 35 mm camera. Prerequisite: CO226 or consent of instructor.
  • CO250 Arugmentation
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Fall
    This course covers the theory of reasoned discourse, the principles of critical thinking, and the practice of argumentation and advocacy as applied in public discussion and debate of controversial issues.
  • CO310 Intercultural Communication
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Spring
    This course presents the theory and insights into the practice of communication between persons of variant cultures. It focuses on building intercultural communication competence by gaining an understanding of differences in communication behaviors, expectations and values. Prerequisite: CO210, EN110.
  • CO320 Interpersonal Communication
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Spring / Even Years
    The theory and practice of interpersonal interaction, including personal growth, cooperation, conflict, negotiation and gaming, are covered in this course. Prerequisite: CO210.
  • CO326 Advance Reporting
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Spring / Even Years
    This course covers the theory and practice of special news gathering skills; including investigative reporting, feature writing and precision journalism. Prerequisite: CO226.
  • CO327 Advertising in the Mass Media
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Fall / Odd Years
    This course is an in-depth examination of advertising’s impact on society and how mass communication advertisements are created. It covers the history, concepts and strategies of advertising, as well as creation and placement of mass media messages. Prerequisite: CO106 or consent of instructor.
  • CO330 Small Group Communication
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Fall / Odd Years
    This course focuses on the skills involved in the processing of information, making of decisions, leadership, control, and conflict resolution in problem-solving discussions. Prerequisite: CO210.

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