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Graduate Courses in the College of Communication & Information

ADVT 490 Special Topics

3 Credit Hours
Detailed study of a specialized area of advertising. Topics vary by semester and include advanced media strategy, advanced creative strategy, direct marketing, and multicultural advertising.

(RE) Prerequisite(s): 360.

Undergraduate
Graduate

ADVT 500 Thesis

1-15 Credit Hours
Grading Restriction: P/NP only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to graduate students.

Graduate

ADVT 502 Registration for Use of Facilities

1-15 Credit Hours
Required for the student not otherwise registered during any semester when the student uses university facilities and/or faculty time before degree is completed.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Credit Restriction: May not be used toward degree requirements.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to graduate students.

Graduate

ADVT 510 Advertising and Society

3 Credit Hours
Analysis of advertising as an institution in a free-enterprise democratic society and its relation to social, legal, cultural, and economic institutions.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to graduate students.

Graduate

ADVT 520 Advertising and Communications Theory

3 Credit Hours
Application of contemporary communications theories of attitude change, information-processing, and persuasion as applied to creative strategy decisions.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to graduate students.

Graduate

ADVT 530 Advertising and Public Relations

3 Credit Hours
Nature, scope, and application of research function to advertising and public relations decisions.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): Statistics 531 or equivalent.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to graduate students.

Graduate

ADVT 530 Advertising and Public Relations Research

3 Credit Hours
Nature, scope, and application of research function to advertising and public relations decisions.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): Statistics 531 or equivalent.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to graduate students.

Graduate

ADVT 540 Advertising Decision Making

3 Credit Hours
Analysis of decision making in budgeting, creative strategy, media strategy, research, evaluation, and agency-client relationships. Advertising response functions.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to graduate students.

Graduate

ADVT 560 Account Planning

3 Credit Hours
Account Planning focuses on the development of advertising strategy based on insight-oriented research. Emphasis on the use of qualitative research in advertising strategy development, secondary and quantitative data also used.

Graduate

ADVT 561 Social Media in Advertising and Public Relations

3 Credit Hours
Practical and analytical skills necessary to create, evaluate and execute social media campaigns. Emphasis on on-line reputation management, ethical/legal/privacy issues and evaluating digital technologies.
Cross-listed: Same as Public Relations 561.

Graduate

ADVT 590 Project

3 Credit Hours
Capstone project under guidance of faculty. Application of principles from previous course work.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to graduate students.

Graduate

ADVT 597 Independent Study

3 Credit Hours
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Must be a graduate student.
Registration Permission: Advanced undergraduate students who wish to be considered must seek permission of instructor.

Graduate

CCI 501 - Orientation to Graduate Study

1 Credit Hour
Overview of the communication and information discipline. Orientation to resources needed for successful graduate study.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.

Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in the College of Communication and Information or consent of instructor

Graduate

CCI 540 - Communication Theory

3 Credit Hours
Overview of theory-building process and theories in communication.
Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in the College of Communication and Information or consent of instructor.

Graduate

CCI 605 - Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Communication and Information

3 Credit Hours
An overview of the philosophical presuppositions and theoretical frameworks that have informed the fields in communication and information.
Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in the College of Communication and Information or consent of instructor. Minimum student level – graduate.

Graduate

CCI 611 - Statistical Design and Analysis for CCI Research

3 Credit Hours
Methods of statistical analysis of data in Communication and Information. Begins with a review of basic probability and descriptive statistical concepts, then moves to consider statistical inference and hypothesis-testing, focusing on regression and ANOVA. Emphasizes the use and interpretation of statistics in communication and information research.
Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in the College of Communication and Information or consent of instructor. Minimum student level –graduate.

Graduate

CCI 620 - Communication and Information Professional Development Seminar

1 Credit Hours
Seminar examining the role and scope of communication and information teaching, research and other professional development topics.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in the College of Communication and Information or consent of instructor. Minimum student level – graduate.

Graduate

CCI 631 - Quantitative Communication and Information Research Methods I

3 Credit Hours
Introduction to quantitative approaches to research in the fields of communication and information. Theoretical underpinnings of the different approaches are reviewed.

Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in the College of Communication and Information or consent of instructor. Minimum student level –graduate.

Graduate

CCI 635 - Qualitative Communication and Information Research Methods I

3 Credit Hours
Introduction to qualitative approaches to research in the fields of communication and information. Theoretical underpinnings of the different approaches are reviewed.
Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in the College of Communication and Information or consent of instructor. Minimum student level –graduate.

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CCI 640 - Advanced Communication and Information Research Methods

3 Credit Hours
Topics in communication and information research design, methodology, analysis. Methods intensive.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

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CCI 650 - Social Media, Technology, and Society

3 Credit Hours

Explores social media's influence on society, organizations, and individuals. It discusses the enabling technologies which encompass a wide variety of formats and which allow users to easily cross platforms. The theories and methods used to study social media are critically analyzed and discussed.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

Graduate

CCI 697 - Independent Study

3 Credit Hours
Directed research in a topic of mutual interest.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Graduate

CMST 500 Thesis

(1-15)Grading Restriction: P/NP only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Comment(s): Admission to a degree program in Communication and Information required.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level - graduate

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CMST 502 Registration for Use of Facilities

(1-15)Required for the student not otherwise registered during any semester when student uses university facilities and/or faculty time before degree is completed. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Repeatability: May be repeated.
Credit Restriction: May not be used toward degree requirements.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level - graduate.

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CMST 509 Communication and Ethnography

(3) Theory and application of qualitative approaches to communication research. Emphasis is on ethnographic methods to obtain in-depth information about behaviors and beliefs of people in natural settings. Use of methods: structured interviews using heuristic elicitation methodology, participant/observation and case studies.

Credit Level Restriction: Graduate Credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

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CMST 516 Interpersonal Health Communication

(3) Identifies and addresses theories and research concerning how people communicate about health.
Credit Level Restriction:Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s):Minimum student level - graduate.

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CMST 544 Mindfulness Research and Experience

(3) An advanced study of mindfulness practice, theory and research.  The course covers mindfulness in relation to self-regulation, health, and communication in intrapersonal, interpersonal, team, and organizational contexts. A one-day practicum is required.

Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.

Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level - graduate.

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CMST 560 Special Topics in Communication Studies

(3) Presentation of focused topics in human communication theory and research.
Repeatability:May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Credit Level Restriction:Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s):Minimum student level - graduate.
Registration Permission:Consent of instructor.

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CMST 590 Project

(3) Capstone project under guidance of faculty. Application of principles from previous course work.
Grading Restriction:Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability:May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Comment(s):Admission to a degree program in Communication and Information required.
Credit Level Restriction:Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s):Minimum student level – graduate.

Graduate

CMST 591 Foreign Study

(1-15) Independent study outside U.S.  Prior to departure student must have plan of study approved by department head and supervising faculty member.  Credit given only upon fulfilling all requirements set by department. 

Repeatability:May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
Credit Level Restriction:Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s):Minimum student level – graduate.

Graduate

CMST 592 Off-Campus Study/Internship

(1-6) Independent study outside traditional classroom setting: community involvement and/or work experiences.  Credit given only upon fulfilling all requirements set by department. 

Repeatability:May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Credit Level Restriction:Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s):Minimum student level – graduate.

Graduate

CMST 593 Independent Study

(1-6) Independent study by individual under direction of faculty member. 

Repeatability:May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Credit Level Restriction:Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s):Minimum student level – graduate.
Registration Permission:Advanced undergraduate students who wish to be considered must seek permission of instructor.

Graduate

CMST 680 Communication Theory

(3) Survey of major theories and studies in interpersonal and organizational communication.
Registration Restriction(s):Enrollment is limited to students in the College of Communication and Information or consent of instructor. Minimum student level –graduate.

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INSC 502 Registration and Use of Facilities

(3-15) Required for the student not otherwise registered during any semester when student uses university facilities and/or faculty time before degree is completed. May not be used toward degree requirements. May be repeated. S/NC only.

Graduate

INSC 505 ePortfolio

(3) Builds an environment for capstone learning experiences. Integrates core knowledge of information science and related fields to build a strong knowledge base. Develops necessary IT skills for ePortfolios. To showcase learning outcomes and professional growth. Identifies and fosters competences for career success.

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INSC 510 Information Environment

(3) Generation, production, management, dissemination, and use of information. Roles of information in society, information seeking and user behavior, information industry, economics of information products and services, technological and organizational change, information professions, and issues. Required Course.

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INSC 520 Information Representation and Organization

(3) The structure and organization of intellectual content regardless of format. Emphasis on how content is created, exchanged, and stored so it can be found. Includes standards and best practice for describing and characterizing intellectual content. Required Course.

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INSC 521 Cataloging and Classification

(3) Basic library-oriented cataloging and classification techniques, tools, and supporting operations. Descriptive cataloging, choice and form of non-subject entries, subject heading work, general classification, authority control, bibliographic utilities, online library catalogs.

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INSC 522 Cataloging of Non-print Materials

(3) Cataloging of all non-book materials using RDA rules and OCLC's Biobliographic Formats and Standards to create machine readable catalog records for maps, videos, recorded music, realia, graphic materials, electronic resources, continuing resources, microforms and three-dimensional artifacts.

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INSC 523 Abstracting and Indexing

(3) Philosophies, standards, and procedures for manual and automatic document indexing, back-of-the-book indexing, vocabulary control, thesaurus construction, and abstracting.

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INSC 530 Information Access and Retrieval

(3) Information access, retrieval, and use. Information seeking, user interfaces, information services and tools. Database structure, search engines, query logic, and evaluation of retrieval system performance. Required Course.

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INSC 534 Government Information Sources

(3) Selection, acquisition, organization, and utilization of government information in variety of formats from legislative, judicial and executive branches of federal, state, local, and international government and inter-governmental agencies.

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INSC 535 Advanced Information Retrieval

(3) Bibliographic, non-bibliographic, full-text databases, e.g., non-bibliographic formula and structure databases, contents-page/full-text databases, patents; document delivery alternatives, evaluation, and testing.

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INSC 541 Knowledge Management for Information Professionals

(3) Covers classic theories of knowledge and theories of first and second-generation knowledge management paradigms. Introduces related disciplines and the knowledge lifecycle, types of knowledge, organizational learning, intellectual capital, communities of practice, knowledge ecologies, knowledge audits, knowledge sharing repurposing of information, uses of information technology, and roles of information professionals in developing knowledge management initiatives.

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INSC 542 Social Informatics

(3) Social consequences of information and communication technologies (ICT) at micro (e.g., personal level), meso (e.g., organizational level) and at macro level (e.g., information society studies), and applications of ICT for businesses, government, and society are covered by the umbrella term "social informatics." It is a highly multi-disciplinary area worth exploring, since it will expose you to a range of contemporary global issues and phenomena shaped by ICT-mediated information.

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INSC 546 Environmental Informatics

(3) Focuses on the interdisciplinary field of environmental informatics. Explores collection, classification, storage, retrieval, dissemination, integration and visualization of environmental information. Reviews the role of computer technology including geographic information systems.

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INSC 547 Health Sciences Information Centers

(3) An overview of health sciences libraries, including management, collection development, reference, and current trends. Topics include the role of health sciences libraries/information specialists, relevant management and administrative issues, collection development and related matters, reference and information sources and services, consumer health and literacy, the process of evidence-based practice, and current information trends related to biomedical science.

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INSC 548 Federal Libraries and Information Centers

(3) Mission, status, and history of federal libraries and federal information center work in various settings across the three branches of government; trends in employment, government dissemination efforts, information policy, information technology, and government's impact on services in other types of libraries/information centers.

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INSC 551 School Library Media Centers

(3) Planning, implementing, and evaluating school library programs. Curricular involvement, role of technology, site-based management, relationships with district and state services.

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INSC 552 Academic Libraries

(3) Mission, status, and history of academic libraries and academic librarianship in community colleges, colleges, and universities; trends in higher education, information technology, and government’s impact on pubic, technical, and administrative services.

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INSC 553 Specialized Information Agencies and Services

(3) Specialized information agencies and services, with emphasis on client-centered systems in the profit and not-for-profit sectors.
Examines evolving role of special librarians with attention given to methodology for associating information services with the particular requirements of organizations. Virtual field visits are an integral part of the course.

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INSC 557 User Instruction

(3) Theory, strategy, design, and practice in providing instructional services and technology for end users of information and information systems. Includes practical experience.

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INSC 559 Grant Development for Information Professionals

(3) Develops grant-writing and strategic relationship management skills for information professionals who may benefit from external funding opportunities and proposals. Creates and manages community partnerships to provide innovative information services to various constituencies such as underserved populations, public libraries, special libraries, and others in diverse information-related environments.

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INSC 564 Archives and Records Management

(3) Objectives and functional elements of records systems, archival programs, management information systems and techniques within various types of organizations. Management of information internal to organizations.

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INSC 565 Digital Libraries

(3) Technological and social aspects of electronic publishing and digital libraries. Technologies and standards that enable electronic publishing and digital libraries. History of electronic publishing and digital libraries and their impact on user needs and information provision.

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INSC 573 Programming for Children and Young Adults

(3) Philosophy and objectives of public and school library services for children and young adults. Reading, listening, and viewing guidance for individuals and groups. Program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Prereq: 571 or 572

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INSC 574 Resources and Services for Adults

(3) Examines strategies and procedures for developing programs in libraries. The course provides public service librarians with the knowledge and skills to create, evaluate, and improve programs with some emphasis on reader’s advisory. 

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INSC 575 Valuing Diversity: International and Intercultural Resources for Youth

(3) Examines texts and materials for youth that reflect the contemporary settings and lives of young people from all over the world. This course will review the scholarship of literature and film to determine how to recognize stereotypes; how to understand publishing worlds; and how to recognize universal themes that transcend ethnicity, religion, gender, class, and nationhood.

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INSC 577 Picture Books Across the Curriculum

(3) Provides guidance for selecting and using quality picture books, wordless books, graphic novels and other media for teachers and librarians. Will focus on cross-curricular with an emphasis on using these materials in traditional and nontraditional ways to enhance student learning for grades K-12.

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INSC 580 Information Technologies

(3) Evolution, trends, capabilities, and limitations of technologies applied to information capture, storage, preservation, access, and distribution. (Note: Former course number 585, effective Fall 2016.)

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INSC 581 Information Network Applications

(3) Scholarly and community-based electronic communications. National and international standards, tools, resources; identification, analysis, evaluation, and management of tools and resources; construction of local technologies as developed and applicable. Prerequisite: 580 or instructor's consent.

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INSC 584 Database Management Systems

(3) Defining data needs, data structures, role of operating systems in data management, file organization, database management systems, logical data models, internal data models, database administration and evaluation. Design and implementation of application using database management system.

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INSC 587 Mining the Web

(3) Covers strategies for mining the Web, Web engines and directories, cognitive accessibility, Web design and development, and usability engineering.

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INSC 588 Human-Computer Interaction

(3) Survey of human-computer interaction and introduction to human and technological factors of importance to design of usable information systems. Basic phenomena of human perception, cognition, memory, and problem solving, and relationship to user-centered design. Methods and techniques for interaction design and evaluation.

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INSC 592 Big Data Analytics

(3) Introduces the concepts big data and data analytics as an emerging field. To address the opportunities and challenges of big data in academics, businesses, sciences, the Web, etc. To understand the nature of big data analytics and their various contexts. To master basic concepts and process of data analytics. To design analytics initiatives/proposals. To practice data mining techniques and skills (ETL). To explore data modeling and visualizing. Prerequisite: INSC 584 Database Management Systems or equivalent. Consent of the instructor.

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INSC 594 Graduate Research Participation

(3) Advanced research techniques under supervision of staff research director whose area coincides with interests of student. Prereq: Consent of advisor and research director. May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.

Participation Approval form for Graduate Research Participation

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INSC 597 Information Architecture

(3) Introduces fundamental concepts, methods, and practices in information architecture for virtual space. Focuses on organization, navigation, labeling, and searching of Web sites and intranets, as well as user experience.

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INSC 598 Web Design

(3) Provides hands-on experience with creating websites using latest web site design tools and techniques as well as a theoretical insight into emerging trends and techniques. Emphasizes understanding the basics of web design, website creation and evaluation. Covers basics of usability testing and search engine optimization. Prerequisite: 581 or instructor's consent.

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INSC 599 Practicum

(3-6) Opportunity to translate theory into practice under guidance of qualified information professionals. Prereq: Completion of required and pertinent advanced courses relevant to student’s practicum design. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Written consent of advisor and approval of practicum coordinator. May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. S/NC only.

http://www.sis.utk.edu/practicum

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INSC 601 Advanced Seminar in Information Sciences

(3) Theories, research, and traditional practices of information representation, organization, and access, and retrieval. Research opportunities and methods in information sciences. Relationship to and interaction of information sciences with other disciplines.

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JREM 500 Thesis

(1 -15 Credit Hours) Grading Restriction: P/NP only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only
Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to graduate students.

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JREM 502 Use of Facilities

(3 Credit Hours) Required for the student not otherwise registered during any semester when the student uses university facilities and/or faculty time before degree is completed.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.

Credit Restriction: May not be used toward degree requirements.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only
Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to graduate students.

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JREM 510 International Journalism

(3 Credit Hours) Studies the development and impact of international and trans-national media systems on journalism today. Examines the implications for reporters, editors, and publishers in print, broadcasting, cable, satellite, and the Internet as well as the effects on audiences, societies, global cultures, and political economies. Comparative analysis of media, media practices, and flow of information throughout the world.

Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction: Enrollment is limited to graduate students.

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JREM 512 Research Methods

(3 Credit Hours) Applications of communication research techniques for management. Gathering and analysis of data for assessing media audiences and message impacts.

Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction: Enrollment is limited to graduate students or consent of instructor.

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JREM 515 Adv. Reporting Across Media

(3 Credit Hours) Developing good story ideas, researching them, and translating them into suitable material for news in print, broadcasting, cable, and the Internet. Using video and graphics to reinforce the story concept. Considering the needs of the media and the audience. Theories of how content changes as the medium changes.

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JREM 520 Seminar in Political Communication

(3 Credit Hours) 520 Seminar in Political Communication – Relationships among mass media, public relations and government and their roles in democratic society. Governmental public relations, political campaigns, coverage of military, executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, special interest groups and public access to government information.

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JREM 522 Seminar In Journalism Issues and Theory

(3 Credit Hours) Discussion of the important issues in journalism from a variety of theoretical viewpoints. Study of the basic literature on theory involving journalism (print, broadcasting, cable, and the Internet) and its application to current problems.

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JREM 525 Public Opinion

(3 Credit Hours) Role of press in developing and influencing public consensus. Social theories of public opinion and analysis of media’s response.

Cross-listed: Same as Public Relations 525

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JREM 530 Mass Comunication Law in Democratic Society

(3 Credit Hours) Advanced study of legal issues in journalism across the media. Constitutional interpretation of First Amendment rights. The evolution of the theory of press freedom in the United States. Principles and case studies in communication law. Analysis of court opinions and regulatory policies. Discussion of legal research. Examination of the impact of globalization and new technologies on the traditional values of the First Amendment.

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JREM 550 Writing and Editing Projects

(3 Credit Hours) Specialized writing or editing interests: agriculture, politics, labor, finance, science, technical, general publications.

Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

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JREM 555 Seminar In Technology and Economics of Media and Information Systems

(3 Credit Hours) xamines how economics and technology shape development and operations of media and information systems. Focus on industry structures, market definitions, and the impacts of emerging completion. Implications of emerging technologies on costs, market definitions, and supply and demand characteristics. Discussion of emerging/new media and implications on existing systems. Comparison of traditional and emerging industries, markets, and models.

Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only

Registration Restriction: Enrollment is limited to graduate students or consent of instructor.

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JREM 556 Seminar in Mass Media Health Communication

(3 Credit Hours) Methods, problems, theories, and issues of communication in health field. Media’s reporting of health issues. Setting of media’s health agenda; strategic uses of media in social marketing efforts; public communication of complex social/medical issues. Discussion of relevant communication theories including uses and gratifications, reasoned action, health belief model, social cognitive and framing.

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JREM 560 Advanced Web Publishing

(3 Credit Hours) Electronic research and publishing. Social, legal and ethical challenges surrounding online publishing. Project planning and storyboarding techniques for designing and creating site on web.

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JREM 590 Project

(3 Credit Hours) Capstone project under guidance of faculty. Applications of principles from previous course work.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

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JREM 592 Internship

(3 Credit Hours) Full-time (30-40 hours per week) work experience in news, production, or sales and management with non-university professional organization. Educational experience beyond that available at the university. Final term paper.

Credit Restriction(s): No retroactive credit for previous work experience

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JREM 597 Independent Study

(3 Credit Hours) Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Must be a graduate student.
Registration Permission: Advanced undergraduate students who wish to be considered must seek permission of instructor.

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JREM 680 Mass Communication Theory

(3 Credit Hours) Survey of major theories and studies in mass communication.
Cross-listed: (Same as Advertising 680 and Public Relations 680.)

Registration Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in the College of Communication and Information or consent of instructor. Minimum student level – graduate.

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PBRL 502 Registration for Use of Facilities

1-15 Credit Hours
Required for the student not otherwise registered during any semester when the student uses university facilities and/or faculty time before degree is completed.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Credit Restriction: May not be used toward degree requirements.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

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PBRL 530 Crisis Communication

3 Credit Hours
Emphasis on theoretical and practical applications to preparing for and engaging in crisis communication and management, including risk communication and issues management.
Credit Restriction: Students cannot receive credit for both PBRL 430 and PBRL 530.

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PBRL 590 Project

3 Credit Hours
Capstone project under guidance of faculty. Application of principles from previous course work.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

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PBRL 597 Independent Study

3 Credit Hours
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Must be a graduate student. 
Registration Permission: Advanced undergraduate students who wish to be considered must seek permission of instructor.

 

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PBRL 644 Advanced Quantitative Methods

3 Credit hours
This course extends the coursework and understanding of quantitative research methods from CCI 633 (or equivilant) b examining these methodologies in greater detail. Further, we will examine the entire research process- study design, data collection, data analysis, data reporting- and we will hone critical thinkingi nthis area through critiques of existing research. We will review and extend multivariate data analysis in SPSS.

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