Communication Design Course Offerings

CDES101 Introduction to Communication 3.0 Fa/Spr

This course teaches the concepts, history, and applications of communication. The implications and ethical issues of media and the communication process are covered. Formerly CDES 001. CAN JOUR 4.

CDES102 Principles of Communication Design 3.0 Fa/Spr

An introductory survey course demonstrating the methods and principles common to the communication design disciplines, including problem-solving, composition, idea generation, and storytelling. Formerly CDES 002.

CDES103 Writing for Electronic Media 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.

An introduction to the styles and formats used in writing for radio, television, multimedia, and the Web. Writing includes commericals/public service announcements, news, and informational programming. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 003.

CDES114 Computer Technology in Communication 2.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to computer systems and applications relevant to the design, communication, and creative fields. Overview of hardware and software. The implications of working in a networked environment. Basic computer security, backup, and recovery. Macintosh, Windows, and UNIX environments. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 010.

CDES121 Stage Electrics 2.0 Spring

An introduction to technical theatre production in the areas of stage and television lighting practices and equipment operation. Class includes lecture/discussion and practical assignments. Formerly CDES 076.

CDES131 Visual Communication Concepts 2.0 Fa/Spr

Visual communication is explored through images which audiences view. Includes graphic design methodology, layout, typography, symbolism, and grid systems developed from thumbnail through comprehensive. For non-Graphic Design majors only. Formerly CDES 023.

CDES132 Visual Communication Concepts 2.0 Fa/Spr

For Graphic Design majors only. Visual communication is explored through images which audiences view. Includes graphic design methodology, layout, typography, symbolism, and grid systems developed from thumbnail through comprehensive. Formerly CDES 023D.

CDES141 Media Aesthetics 3.0 Fa/Spr

This course will explore the elements of visual design as they apply to the production of video and film. An overview of visual literacy will be given, and the application of these elements to the critical analysis of video and film productions will be discussed. Successful completion of this course for majors requires a grade of C or higher. Formerly CDES 040.

CDES206 Introduction to Photography and Digital Imaging 3.0 Fa/Spr

An introduction to 35mm photography, emphasizing camera control, composition, and lighting and the fundamentals of digital imaging, including scanning, image manipulation, and printing. Includes a broad-based survey of photography. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 092.

CDES214 Computer Graphics 3.0 Fa/Spr

An introduction to computer graphics utilizing both PC and Macintosh platforms. Applications for print, video, and training are stressed. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 122.

CDES216 Introduction to Audio in Media 3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is designed to develop audio production skills for media projects. Students will work with microphones, mixers, turntables, recorders, and tape-editing equipment in producing the sound component of audio, video, slide-tape, and live presentations. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 066.

CDES221 Introduction to Information Studies 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.

The fundamental study of the theory, practices, and interdisciplinary nature of information. The development of information in modern social and economic institutions. Theoretical foundations of information as a science. Evaluate major methodologies related to the study of information, its measurement, operational value, structure, notational form, and retrieval processes. The use and value of information in organizations. Open to non-majors. Formerly CDES 106.

CDES222 Introduction to WWW Design and Publishing 3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to hypertext markup language (HTML), Web standards, and the Web publication process. Includes practical exercises in the creation and publication of Web pages and the construction of coherent Web sites. Formerly CDES 112.

CDES230 Visual Communication Portfolio Review 1.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 122, ARTS 125, CDES 132, CDES 206, or faculty permission.

Orientation to the visual portfolio process and review. Required for students in the CDES Visual Communication/Graphic Design sequence. Successful completion of the course with a grade of A is necessary for entry into CDES 332, CDES 333, and CDES 334. Review of individual work by faculty committee. ABC/no credit grading only. Formerly CDES 029V.

CDES241 North American Cinema 3.0 Spring

Motion picture beginnings. How production, distribution, and use developed to make motion pictures a powerful medium for mass communication. The significance of the motion picture as an entertainment, education, information, and propaganda device meeting unique social needs and purposes. Open to non-majors. Formerly CDES 140.

CDES242 History of Documentary Film 3.0 Fall

The origins and major movements in the area of the documentary film. The various uses relating to propaganda, social problems, and personal insight. Production motivations in seeking the mass audience through documentary. Open to non-majors. Formerly CDES 147.

CDES249 Analysis of Applied Media Methods 2.0 Fa/Spr

See description below. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly CDES 120A.

CDES261 Foundations of Electronic Media 3.0 Fa/Spr

Discussion and analysis of the function, structure, organization, operation, and economics of the various telecommunication industries, including broadcasting, cable, independent production, and other related new technologies. Successful completion of this course for majors requires a grade of C or higher. Required for enrollment in upper-division Media Arts courses. Formerly CDES 065.

CDES271 Introduction to the Design of Instruction and Training 3.0 Fa/Spr

An introduction to the application of systems theory in the design and development of instruction. A sequential procedure will be considered, which begins with goal-setting and ends with instructional product evaluation and a revision cycle. Emphasis will be placed upon needs assessment, performance objectives, task outcomes, and formative evaluation. Formerly CDES 150.

CDES272 Media for Instruction and Training 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 271 or concurrent enrollment or faculty permission. Students taking the course for the Minor in Education should request faculty permission.

An introduction to the area of media for instruction and training. The course is divided into three general areas: (1) Hardware; (2) Theory; (3) Application. Students will design and carry out plans for actual use of media in teaching and learning situations. Formerly CDES 152.

CDES281 Print as Digital Output Medium 3.0 Fa/Spr

An introductory survey of the printing, publishing, and packaging areas of graphic arts. Systems of digital printing, including inkjet, subliminal dye, dry toner, and liquid ink systems. Emphasis on industry organization and structure, printed products for mass distribution, and methods of graphic arts reproduction. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 080.

CDES282 Digital Pre-publishing I 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 114, CDES 281, or faculty permission.

Introduction to digital pre-publishing (print and WWW). Examination of document layouts and page makeup, including software applications. Proper use of type as alphanumeric symbols and concepts of character and paragraph formatting are stressed. The course includes an introduction to file importing techniques and strategies for complex document construction. This course is appropriate for students who want an understanding of introductory content creation techniques for publication. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 186A.

CDES303 Communication Criticism 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

Study of various approaches to the critical examination of communication. Application of principles to selected examples. This course is required for all majors in the Department of Communication Design. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly CDES 126.

CDES307 Technology and Communication 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 102.

Students will acquire a qualitative understanding of how various information and communication technologies work, the social needs that drive technology developments, and the future impact of new information technologies on work and society. This course is required for all majors in the Department of Communication Design. Formerly CDES 107.

CDES311 Electronic Media Regulation 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 261 (with a grade of C or higher) or faculty permission.

A review of the legal assumptions of telecommunication regulation; a review of the major legal issues, cases, and legislative acts which form the corpus of telecommunication regulation. Formerly CDES 265.

CDES313 Basics of Advertising Copywriting 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 103 or JOUR 260.

An analysis of the role of the copywriter in the creation of media advertising. Emphasis on effective copywriting. Training in the creation of complete campaigns. Includes brief study of ethics and regulations of advertising. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 123.

CDES314 Introduction to Multimedia Design and Development 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy, faculty permission.

A study in the design and development of multimedia. Emphasis on conceptualizing multimedia products for use in education and training, information delivery, and performance support. Hands-on skill development in creating digital elements for use in multimedia, such as graphics, audio, and video and combining these elements into interactive programs. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 270A.

CDES315 Electronic Media Economics 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CDES 261 (with a grade of C or higher) or faculty permission.

An examination of contemporary trends in the telecommunication industry. Formerly CDES 240.

CDES317 Information and Communication Technologies 3.0 Fa/Spr

Examines the use of computer systems and technology in expanding and improving traditional communication methods. The role of computers in production and distribution of mass media forms will be studied as well as implications for individualizing information and communication modules with large automated information data bases connected to terminals in the home or office. Telecommunication networks using satellites, fiber-optics, packet switching burst communication transmissions will be explored. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 286.

CDES319 New Telecommunication Technologies 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: Senior standing or faculty permission.

An exploration, by means of a team project, of the new technologies related to communication and information media. Formerly CDES 269.

CDES321 Specialized Information Systems 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CSCI 100 or equivalent experience with computers.

Develop knowledge of (a) the role of information and specialized information systems in modern organizations and (b) how changes in the world information environment challenge organizations. Introduces methods of designing and preparing specifications of information systems for a variety of specialized tasks. Formerly CDES 210.

CDES322 Advanced WWW Design and Publishing 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 222.

Modern Web technologies for the production and publication of Web pages and sites. Production of client-side and server-side dynamic Web pages to accept user input and retrieve information from databases. Style sheets for controlling Web page appearance. Formerly CDES 212.

CDES323 Human Interface Design 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CDES 222.

The nature of the human interface. Issues in human interface design with strong emphasis on the WWW and E-commerce. Principles of usability and their underpinnings in cognitive psychology. Web accessibility and adaptive technologies. Students critically analyze the usability of existing E-Web sites and recommend changes. Formerly CDES 215.

CDES325 Government Information and Telecommunication Systems 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing.

Relationships between governmental processes and the availability of public information and channels of communication. Intergovernmental agencies and federal, state, and local governments as sources of published and unpublished information and as forces in the development of communication systems. Formerly CDES 211.

CDES327 Visual Information Design 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 214, CDES 282.

Introduction to typographic and diagramatic information design with an emphasis on improving the accessibility and usability of complex data for print and interactive media. Topics include principles of visual and typographic composition, visual perception and cognition, visual symbols, visual representations of hierarchical structures and quantitative information, interaction and navigation in visual interface design. Formerly CDES 217.

CDES331 History of Graphic Design 3.0 Spring

The course is designed to expose visual communication students to significant graphic forms, personalities, and movements. Students will relate symbolic, typographic, photographic, and illustrative imagery to informative and persuasive media. Formerly CDES 131.

CDES332 Letterforms 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 230.

Exploration of letterforms; historical through contemporary. Alphabet development and modification for visual communication. Experience with traditional letterform techniques and how they interface with current computer technologies. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 130.

CDES333 Graphic Visualization 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 230 for CDES majors. Other majors require instructor permission.

Study of methods, materials, and techniques used by designers to translate literary or verbal messages into visual terms. Designed to equip students with foundation techniques for interpreting and explaining visual concepts. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 132.

CDES334 Typography I 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 230, CDES 282; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CDES 214.

Introduction to typographic syntax, with an emphasis on the organization and visual structure of typographic information. Topics include principle of composition, form-counterform relationships, modular grids, proportion, and visual hierarchy. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 133A.

CDES335 Advertising Design 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CDES 333 or CDES 334.

Course designed to enable student exploration of broad professional field of visual advertising design, special creative technique and presentation methods; interface with corporations, institutions, and government. Formerly CDES 134.

CDES336 Reprographics 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 230.

The study of graphic technical processes as they relate to the graphic designer, illustrator-artist. Explains methods of preparing art work for reproduction. Formerly CDES 137.

CDES337 Packaging 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: CDES 333, CDES 334.

To prepare the student to develop communication methodology for solving experimental packaging problems; to develop two-dimensional and three-dimensional package simulation techniques; to understand the marketing aspects of packaging, technical reproduction methods of packaging, and interface them with the visual media. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 145.

CDES338 Illustration Design 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ART 125 is strongly recommended.

Course defines illustration theory and illustrator's role in visual communication process. Explores use of illustration as method of visual problem-solving. Designed to help students explore professional field of illustration design, its special characteristics, and techniques. Formerly CDES 143.

CDES341 American Radio and Television 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: Junior standing, CDES 103, CDES 206, CDES 216; CDES 141, CDES 261 (both with a grade of C or better); faculty permission.

This course examines the development of radio/television formats, programming types, ideology, and genres from historical and critical standpoints. The impact on cultural functions, political agendas, social judgment, art forms, and human communication will be addressed through interpretation of mediated content. Formerly CDES 268.

CDES343 Narrative Scriptwriting 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 103.

An advanced writing course for non-print media which provides experience in writing narrative scripts for television and film. Consideration will be given to format and style as well as aspects of dramatic structure. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 170.

CDES345 Media Production Management 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CDES 366.

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the responsibilities of the producer in all media productions. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 246.

CDES348 Programming and Audience Analysis 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 261 (with a grade of C or higher) or faculty permission.

A thorough review of the basics of broadcast and online programming practices and theory including both qualitative and quantitative audience analysis. Programming for broadcast, cable, satellite, premium, public, and online media are discussed and analyzed. Formerly CDES 248.

CDES362 Media Performance 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CDES 103, CDES 216.

The skills and techniques of announcing in audio, slide tape, film, and video presentations. Areas covered include copy interpretation and the objective delivery of scripted and ad-lib material in a variety of audio, film, video, and live presentations. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 162.

CDES363 Broadcast News 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 103, CDES 216.

Theory, practice, and techniques involved in gathering, writing, and reporting broadcast news. Formerly CDES 160.

CDES365 Electronic Media Management 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: CDES 261 (with a grade of C or higher) or faculty permission.

The programming and management principles involved in the operation of telecommunication facilities. Course content includes sales, advertising, programming, legal and ethical management responsibilities, and other related topics. Industry professionals are frequent guest speakers. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 164.

CDES366 Field Video Production 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 103, CDES 206, CDES 216; CDES 141, CDES 261 (both with a grade of C or higher).

Theory and techniques of video production designed to develop skills in all aspects of electronic field video production. The course includes all pre-production, production, and post-production videotape editing elements related to the production of all video programs. Formerly CDES 168A.

CDES368 Public Affairs Programming 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CDES 103, CDES 216; CDES 261 (with a grade of C or higher).

The planning, researching, writing, and production of news and informational programs related to public affairs. Course content includes interview, discussion, and documentary styles of public affairs programming. Formerly CDES 163.

CDES373 Design and Development of Instructional Products 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 272.

Application of systematic instructional design and development techniques. The student functions as an instructional planner and performs key instructional design/product development tasks such as assessing instructional needs and developing detailed design specification, prototypes and final instructional products. Emphasis on developing products for incorporation into an instructional design portfolio. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 272.

CDES396 Intermediate Photography and Digital Imaging 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 206 (with a grade of C or higher).

In-depth study of contemporary photographic techniques, stressing advanced systems of exposure and digital imaging for high-quality output. Emphasis will be placed on furthering aesthetic and creative vision in conjunction with refining technical proficiency. Formerly CDES 190.

CDES398 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly CDES 198.

CDES399 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly CDES 199.

CDES414 Advanced Multimedia Design and Development 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: CDES 314.

Project-based course designed to develop the student's ability to function as a multimedia development team member. Emphasis on design and development of multimedia programs for use in education and training, information delivery, and performance support. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 270B.

CDES425 Production Planning and Estimating for WWW 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 222.

Techniques and strategies for arriving at reliable cost estimates for digital WWW media projects, to include direct, indirect, and contingency costs and profits. Critical path analysis and computational techniques are stressed. Formerly CDES 218.

CDES429 WWW Practicum 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 222 or faculty permission. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, CDES 323 is recommended.

The role of the computer in handling office functions is examined. Emphasis will be on the analysis of office services and operations in terms of organizational structure and individual requirements. System design and implementation will be covered in terms of user acceptance, equipment requirements, and cost/benefits. Comparisons will be made between centralized and decentralized systems. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 219.

CDES431 Publication Design 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CDES 333, CDES 334.

Creation of documents to affect audiences, including book, magazine, annual report, newsletter, and experimental formats. Includes publication formula, analysis, and relation to electronic platforms. Formerly CDES 221.

CDES432 Environmental Graphic Design 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CDES 333, CDES 334.

Environmental signage and information systems design for exhibits, retail, transportation, parks, museums, and related architecture. Formerly CDES 223.

CDES434 Typography II 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 334.

Introduction to typographic semantics, with an emphasis on the expresssion of meaning, experimentation, and discovery. Topics include contemporary typographic theory, font design, mixing messages, non-linear composition and sequence. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 133B.

CDES435 Corporate Design Systems 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: CDES 333, CDES 334.

Analysis, creation, and presentation of identity, branding, and licensing for corporate, government, education, medical, and non-profit organizations. Formerly CDES 222.

CDES436 Kinetic Typography 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: CDES 214 and CDES 282, or faculty permission.

Introduction to time-based information design and kinetic typography, exploring relationships between music and typographic composition for new media. Topics include historical relationships between music and typography, form and space, hierarchy and structure, texture and depth, time and movement. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 234.

CDES439 Design Workshop 2.0-5.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 333, CDES 434, faculty permission.

This course is studio practice offered for 2.0-5.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Course is designed to provide actual studio practice in graphic design and will focus on client relationships, design management, specifications, cost analysis, printer interface, and quality control. Students will function as design studio staff members with a faculty member as art director. Recommended for Visual Communication majors only. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 297.

CDES462 Digital Video Production 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CDES 366.

This course will focus on the design and creation of television programs used in corporate training, interactive video, and other non-dramatic settings. Students will be responsible for the television producer's functions in planning and supervising the execution of television programs, with emphasis on content, organization, and use of production techniques to secure the intended audience response. Formerly CDES 267.

CDES464 Advanced Video Editing 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 366.

Involves complicated and detailed editing of video-based materials using digital and analog linear and nonlinear video editing procedures and techniques. Formerly CDES 242.

CDES466 Studio Video Production 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 366.

Theory and techniques of color video production designed to develop skills in all aspects of video production. This course includes pre-production and production elements related to the production of all video programs. Formerly CDES 168B.

CDES468 Video Production Workshop 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CDES 366.

Selected video production projects involving advanced techniques not covered in other production courses, including integration of other media forms into complete video programs. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly CDES 243.

CDES469 Media Arts Practicum 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 366 or faculty permission.

Provides students with opportunities to further define their skills and abilities in video-related experiences. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Formerly CDES 266.

CDES474 Evaluation of Instructional Products and Programs 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 373 or faculty permission.

Theory and practice of evaluation as it relates to instructional products and programs. Consideration of formative and summative evaluation techniques that are particularly applicable to instructional technology, including peer and expert review, pilot testing, and cost-benefit analysis. Examination of sampling techniques and measurement methods that support the evaluation effort. Formerly CDES 273.

CDES475 Performance Analysis 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 373.

Theoretical frameworks and strategic approaches to analyzing the source of human/organizational performance problems are discussed. Emphasis on analytical approaches to needs analysis that result in recommended interventions to solve performance problems such as training, organizational development, and workplace redesign. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 271.

CDES476 Research, Theory, and Application of Instructional Technology 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 373.

An overview of the scholarly theory, research literature and application of the field of instructional technology. Classic models and theories about instruction, learning, perception, systems and communication are examined. Research findings that have potential applications in the design, production or delivery of instruction are featured. Micro-theories such as component display theory and elaboration theory, which have particular relevance to instructional design, are considered. Formerly CDES 274.

CDES489 CDES Internship 1.0-12.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

This course is an internship offered for 1.0-12.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. The internship is a program designed to provide the student with occupational experience <197> within the industrial environment <197> in the information and communication profession prior to graduation. The internship is designed as a transition to professional practice wherein the student will work full-time within an industrial firm for a length of time to be established between the cooperating firm, the intern, and California State University, Chico. The student will experience a wide range of industrial situations, conditions, and practice. Students will serve their internship under the direct supervision of a practicing member of the profession. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Formerly CDES 289.

CDES492 Pictorial Organization 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 206, CDES 396, or faculty permission.

Enrichment of the student's visual literacy. Extension of the student's ability to develop concepts visually and to reinforce these concepts with words/music/sound effects. The course is designed for both instructional technology and media arts students. Students will be able to verbalize a concept and illustrate it with synchronous images, words, music, and sound effects in a single-sequence slide tape. Formerly CDES 291.

CDES494 Photographic Copying and Titling Techniques 1.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 206.

This course is designed to teach students concepts and skills in photographic copying and titling techniques and their applications to motion picture, instructional media, and TV production. Formerly CDES 290.

CDES496 Applied Photography and Digital Imaging 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 396.

Students will develop effective communication and analytical skills in areas such as product and illustration photography. Emphasis will be placed on camera and lighting control, problem solving, composition, and art direction. Primarily for graphic design students. Formerly CDES 292.

CDES497 Specialized Photographic Techniques 1.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 396 or faculty permission.

This course explores specialized techniques including posterization, solarization, high-contrast printing, masks, dual print, etc., of both color and black and white materials. The stress is on darkroom manipulation and will deal with camera- and non-camera-generated negatives. Formerly CDES 293.

CDES498 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly CDES 298.

CDES499 Independent Study 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly CDES 299.

CDES624 Telecommunication Switching and Signaling Technologies 2.0 Inquire

Introduction to the operation, testing, and management of the technologies of modern Central Office/Remote Office switching and signaling functions, including hardware and software. ABC/no credit grading only. Formerly CDES 385.

CDES625 WAN Technologies 2.0 Inquire

Introduction to the operation, testing, and management of the technologies of telecommunication connectivity in the wide area, including digital multiplexing and cross-connect systems, Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), frame relay systems, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), fiber optic systems (Wave Division Multiplexing WDM and Synchronous Optical Network SONET). ABC/no credit grading only. Formerly CDES 387.

CDES627 Digital Applications and Local Networks 1.0 Inquire

Introduction to the operation, testing, and management of the technologies of digital telecommunication applications and network systems, including Local Area Network (LAN) systems, router systems and their use in internetworking applications, and digital services systems, including synchronization systems. ABC/no credit grading only. Formerly CDES 386.

CDES628 Telecommunications Networks Operations and Reliability 1.0 Inquire

Introduction to the management and use of the technologies of network operations, administration, management, and provisioning. ABC/no credit grading only. Formerly CDES 388.

CDES671 Seminar in Theory and Research of Instructional Technology 3.0 Fall

As a seminar, this course is designed to challenge students to think critically about the modes, functions, and consequences of communication in instructional settings. Formerly CDES 300.

CDES672 Research Methods in Instructional Technology 3.0 Spring

An overview of research strategies for instructional technology. Emphasis on critical review of existing research, formulating research questions, selecting a research methodology, collecting data, and reporting results. Key outcome is student generation of a proposal for the research or project component of the M.S. in Instructional Technology. Formerly CDES 303.

CDES673 Developing Instructional Products 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 271, CDES 476.

Exploration and application of instructional design models. The student functions as an instructional consultant, analyzing an instructional problem/opportunity, designing and developing an instructional intervention. The emphasis is on developing products for incorporation into an instructional design portfolio. Formerly CDES 372.

CDES674 Evaluation 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 673.

Exploration and application of evaluation theory and models. The emphasis is on the evaluation of instructional products and programs, and of performance interventions. Examination of sampling techniques and measurement methods that support the evaluation effort. Formerly CDES 373.

CDES675 Performance Analysis 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CDES 271; CDES 476 or CDES 673.

The field of performance technology, its relationship to the organization and the changing global economy are explored to broaden theoretical perspectives and practical procedures of performance analysis. Focus is on application of both knowledge and skills to the analysis of a variety of performance problems, the application of tools and techniques used in performing an analysis, and the design of a performance system. Formerly CDES 371.

CDES676 Advanced Instructional Design and Development 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CDES 373 or CDES 475.

Project-based course designed to develop the student's ability to function as a project leader and team member in the development of instructional projects incorporating print, video, and computer-mediated delivery systems. Emphasis on design and development as well as team management. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 382.

CDES677 Effects of Information and Communication Age on Institutions and Individuals 3.0 Fall

Examines the social, economic, and public policy implications of current trends and potential changes in information technology and in the institutions controlling that technology. Policy options associated with cable television, communication satellites, multimedia technology, and global information systems will be discussed. Formerly CDES 305.

CDES679 Practicum in Multimedia Project Management 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: CDES 314, faculty permission.

Project-based course designed to develop the student's ability to function as a project leader and team member in the development of multimedia programs and prototypes. Emphasis on multimedia design and development as well as team management. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CDES 381.

CDES697 Independent Study 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly CDES 398.

CDES699P Master's Project 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly CDES 399P.

CDES699T Master's Thesis 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly CDES 399T.

Communication Course Offerings

Please see the section on "Course Description Symbols and Terms" in The University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

COMM399H Senior Honors 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Completion of 9 units of Honors undergraduate courses; college Honors Adviser's and

Student, in conference with faculty member, will develop a research proposal. This will entail developing competence in a research methodology appropriate to the field of communication and the student's interests, review of literature, collecting of data, and acceptance of a prospectus for a project or thesis. Formerly COM 299H.

COMM499H Senior Honors 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: COMM 399H; college Honors Adviser's and instructor's permission.

The purpose of this course is to bring to fruition the research project or thesis which was begun in COMM 399H. It also entails a public presentation of the project or thesis. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly COM 299I.

Communication Studies Course Offerings

CMST131 Speech Communication Fundamentals 3.0 Fa/Spr

Effective oral communication. Introduction to human communication theory. Practice in gathering, organizing, and presenting material in speeches to persuade, inform, and interest. This is an approved General Education course. Formerly CMST 011. CAN SPCH 4.

CMST131H Speech Communication Honors 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program.

Effective oral communication. Introduction to human communication theory. Practice in gathering, organizing, and presenting material, with special emphases on evidence, reasoning, analysis, and argument. Oral advocacy of ideas with a focus on critical thinking. Open to Honors students only. This is an approved General Education course. Formerly CMST 011H.

CMST132 Small Group Communication 3.0 Fa/Spr

This course examines communication in small group processes such as group development, group climate, leadership and roles, problem solving, and conflict. Participation in an in-class small group helps facilitate individual and group improvement. This is an approved General Education course. Formerly CMST 012. CAN SPCH10.

CMST133 Speech and Debate Practicum 1.0 Fa/Spr

Using speeches developed for other communication classes, students will compete in a speech tournament held on a weekend designated at the beginning of each semester. Students will practice public speaking, argumentation and debate skills and will receive written feedback from a minimum of two different critics. This course is for students without any previous competitive public speaking experience. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly CMST 015.

CMST139 Forensics 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is offered as 139A-C for 1.0-3.0 units respectively. Supervised preparation for participating in intercollegiate contests in debate, persuasion, informative speaking, oral interpretation, speeches to entertain, and similar events. No more than 8 units of Forensics (CMST 139 or CMST 339) may be counted toward total university requirements. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CMST 019.

CMST140 Student Career Preparation Workshop 1.0 Fa/Spr

This course offers students the opportunity to learn and develop critical knowledge and communication skills related to career development and employment searching. The course is offered as a two-deay workshop where students attend individual seminars on topics such as Career Development (choosing the first job, how to build jobs ito a career, how to select professional fields); Professional Expectations (business attire, communication, dining etiquette); Employment Research (company, industry, and job research, resume and cover letter writing, persuasion); Interview Preparation (communication, questions, research, follow up). Students learn about the many career options available to them after graduation, as well as how to prepare for and successfully meet their personal employment goals. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly CMST 014.

CMST198 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Inquire

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly CMST 098.

CMST233 Foundations of Interpersonal Communication 3.0 Fa/Spr

An introduction to the study of one-to-one relationships, focusing on the experience, behavior, and rules governing such interpersonal contexts as friendships, families, and employer-employee relations. Factors influencing communication are studied, such as language, perception, non-verbal, power, status, and roles. Problems of communication are identified and studied. Confidence in relating interpersonally is handled. Formerly CMST 113.

CMST251 Advanced Presentational Speaking 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CMST 131.

The use of presentational technology coupled with advanced public speaking techniques is explored in this course. Students learn to use a variety of technological devices such as presentational software, recordings, and multimedia visual aids pursuant to the communication goals outlined by the instructor. Students learn about the relationship between technology and communication theory and the skills necessary to speak effectively in public and professional contexts. Formerly CMST 111.

CMST255 Argumentation and Debate 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CMST 131 or CMST 132.

Study of the nature of argument, including methods of analysis, research, patterns and fallacies of reasoning, use and tests of evidence, refutation, and debate as a practical application of argumentation. This is an approved General Education course. Formerly CMST 115.

CMST330 Theory and Principles of Communication 3.0 Fa/Spr

This course will (a) teach the major theories and related principles of the field; (b) relate these theories to the research base and the limitations of research methodology; and (c) emphasize the ethical and moral issues that are faced by those who work in the communication field. Formerly CMST 100.

CMST331 Issues in Communication Studies 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or better.

Writing skills course for communication studies majors that addresses issues such as ethics, practical applications of theory and research in communication, the function of human subjects review, how to conduct a scholarly literature review, and how to write a scholarly research paper in communication studies. Formerly CMST 101.

CMST332 Communication Research 3.0 Fa/Spr

Examination, evaluation, and application of scientific methods of communication behavior analysis, especially those directly applicable to human communication. Formerly CMST 102.

CMST334 Gender and Communication 3.0 Fa/Spr

Using both cognitive and experiential models, this course will explore the relationships between gender and communication. Lectures/discussions/exercises will focus on such topics as self-perceptions and images of men and women, language used by and about men and women, self-disclosure and self-assertion as communicative acts, gender differences in information processing and non-verbal communication, private and public contexts for gender communication, and gender communication in organizations. This is an approved General Education course. Formerly CMST 120.

CMST335 Intercultural Communication Theories and Practice 3.0 Fa/Spr

Focus is on the problems of communication between cultural groupings inside and outside of the U.S. Aspects of communication theory, non-verbal, interpersonal and organizational communication, and world systems theory. This is an approved Ethnic course. Formerly CMST 125.

CMST339 Forensics 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is offered as 339A-C for 1.0-3.0 units respectively. Supervised preparation for participating in intercollegiate contests in debate, persuasion, informative speaking, oral interpretation, speeches to entertain, and similar events. No more than 8 units of Forensics (CMST 139 or CMST 339) may be counted toward total university requirements. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CMST 119.

CMST350 Rhetorical Criticism 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 331, or faculty permission.

Study of rhetorical criticism as a major approach to understanding human communication. Study of selected methods and perspectives for such criticism, including experience in their application to critical practice. Formerly CMST 110.

CMST354 Persuasion 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CMST 131.

Basic theories of persuasion, including variables, resources, and constraints affecting persuasive discourse in diverse situations. Preparation and presentation of persuasive speeches designed to modify attitudes and behavior. Formerly CMST 114.

CMST356 Genocide and Mass Persuasion in the 20th Century 3.0 Fa/Spr

Lectures, guest speakers, and films are used to explore the rhetorical, historical, social, and cultural impact of genocide in the 20th century, with special focus on mass persuasion and propaganda. In addition, the moral implications of genocide are considered. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Non-Western course. Formerly CMST 156.

CMST356H Genocide and Mass Persuasion in the 20th Century - Honors 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program.

Lectures, guest speakers, and films are used to explore the rhetorical, historical, social, and cultural impact of genocide in the 20th century, with special focus on mass persuasion and propaganda. In addition, the moral implications of genocide are considered. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Non-Western course. Formerly CMST 156H.

CMST370 Introduction to Organizational Communication 3.0 Fa/Spr

The study and survey of major content areas of organizational communication theory and research. Contemporary theories related to organizational environments are reviewed with an emphasis on technology in organizations and its relationship to communication process. Content areas include ethics, networks, diversity and cultures, changing employer-employee relations, feedback, groups, home-workplace tensions, and various emerging topics in the field. Formerly CMST 117.

CMST398 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Inquire

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly CMST 198.

CMST399 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Special projects (research or production) in communication study. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly CMST 199.

CMST424 Public Opinion and Propaganda 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 354, or CMST 255, or CMST 370 with a grade of C- or higher for CMST majors only.

Analysis of major factors in group and individual opinion formation, with emphasis on politics, opinion measurement, and the role of mass media in the political process. Formerly CMST 224.

CMST428 Politics and the Media 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 354, or CMST 255, or CMST 370 with a grade of C- or higher for CMST majors only.

An examination of the relationships of politics and the mass media. Includes a project involving media analysis and campaigns or public policy decisions. Formerly CMST 228.

CMST451 Rhetorical Communication Theory 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 255 or CMST 354 with a grade of C- or higher.

Study of representative theories of rhetoric and communication from classical to modern times. Emphasis on continuing questions, trends, developments, and influence upon contemporary thought. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly CMST 211.

CMST454 Jewish Rhetoric 3.0 OddFa
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher (MJIS majors). CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 255 or CMST 354 with a grade of C- or higher for CMST majors only.

This course will explore the major persuasive sacred and secular texts and speeches of Jewish culture from the Bible to the present. Included in the course will be explorations of Moses' last speech, rabbinical talmudic argumentation, rabbinical homiletics, Jewish rhetorical influences on early Christianity, Medieval disputations, the impact of the Haskalah movement, the Holocaust, the creation of the state of Israel, and modern Jewish political rhetoric. Note: This course will fulfill the writing proficiency requirement for the proposed major in Modern Jewish Studies, but does not fulfill the writing proficiency requirement for the Communication Studies major. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly CMST 214.

CMST455 Israeli Public Address 3.0 EvnFa
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 255 or CMST 354 with a grade of C- or higher for CMST majors only.

This course is an in-depth exploration of the history of the creation of the State of Israel and its changes through rhetorical analysis and criticism of Israeli public address. The course begins with speeches from the late 19th century and moves to the present. The course explores Arab and Jewish-Israeli public address as well as the public address concerning the Arab/Israeli conflict from the Israeli, Arab, European, and American perspectives. Formerly CMST 219.

CMST457 Advanced Study of Public Address 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 255 or CMST 354 with a grade of C- or higher.

This course studies discourse as a practical art of disseminating information and influencing opinion and action. Speeches in the United States and throughout the world are discussed and analyzed within their historical context. Formerly CMST 217.

CMST458 Social Movement Communication 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 255 or CMST 354 with a grade of C- or higher.

Study of theories of social movement communication, with application to examples of political, and/or public information campaigns. Formerly CMST 218.

CMST459 Health Communciation 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 331; CMST 233 and CMST 354 or CMST 255 or CMST 370 with a grade of C- or higher; either CMST 334 or CMST 335.

This course introduces students to the theory/practice of health communciation as a context within which dyadic, small group, and organization communication occurs. Students examine topics such as provider-client communication, health communication and technology, diversity and culture as influences in health communication, and the role that the mass media plays in disseminating information about and impacting health communication. This lecture/discussion class examines relevant case studies and works with local health agencies in brief service learning projects designed to put theoretical knowledge to practical social use. Formerly CMST 209.

CMST470 Organizational Communication Theories 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 370 with a grade of C- or higher for CMST majors or by faculty permission for non-majors.

In-depth theoretical approaches and research perspectives are studied from the field of organizational communication. Theories studied include classical to modern theories of organization, as well as contemporary and critical theories in the communication field. Research areas reviewed include network analysis, socialization, control practices, and others. Application of theory into research is also explored. Formerly CMST 226.

CMST472 Organizational Leadership and Decision Making 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 370 with a grade of C- or higher; CMST 132 for CMST majors or by faculty permission for non-majors.

This course represents an advanced exploration and application of leadership and associated decision making with particular focus on communication processes in a variety of contexts. Discussion topics include, but are not limited to, traditional and contemporary leadership theory, leadership communication competence, leadership and dissent, gender and cultural issues associated with leadership and decision making, followers as an integral part of the leadership equation, and ethical issues related to leadership communication. A group project offers students the opportunity to witness first-hand concepts discussed and to apply what they have learned. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly CMST 229.

CMST480 Managing Interpersonal Conflict Through Communication 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 370 with a grade of C- or higher.

This course focuses on the study and application of communication theory useful for understanding the causes of interpersonal conflict and its constructive management. Course activities such as in-class skill building exercises, readings, lectures, discussions, films, audiocassette lessons, and written assignments help students apply theory to practice. Formerly CMST 210.

CMST482 Advanced Communication and Career Skills 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 370 with a grade of C- or higher; CMST 132.

Students master advanced public speaking skills while working concurrently on knowledge development in general career environments as well as specific professional contexts. Potential career choices and strategies for the communication major are identified and explored. This course challenges the student to identify their post-graduation goals and prepare for their career choices via extensive knowledge accumulation, skill advancement, and development of their overall communication competence. Formerly CMST 222.

CMST484 Advanced Interviewing Skills 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 370 with a grade of C- or higher; CMST 132 for CMST majors or by faculty permission for non-majors.

This course extends students' interviewing knowledge and experience beyond job search interviews into complex contexts such as focus groups, needs assessments, performance appraisals, and employee counseling and disciplinary action. Attention is given to listening and nonverbal behavior in interview contexts, interview development and management, facilitation skills for group interviews, and analysis and interpretation of interview data. Technology as a medium for interviews is also explored. Formerly CMST 230.

CMST489 Internship Program 1.0-10.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Completion of 18 units within either the Degree Core, Organizational Communication Option, or Human Communication Option.

To enroll in CMST 489, students must apply for an internship directly with the internship coordinator, who can be found through the CMST main office. Applications must be completed by the end of the second week of the semester and by the first day of a special session. The internship program provides students with a culminating experience that links their educational experience with practical organizational experience prior to graduation. Student learning objectives for the internship are jointly established by the student, the cooperating organization, the internship coordinator, and California State University, Chico. Students serve their internships under the direct supervision of a member of the cooperating organization. Students can only enroll in the course through the coordinator. This course is offered for 1.0-15.0 units, and only 3.0 units count toward graduation requirements in the organizational and human communication options. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Formerly CMST 289.

CMST498 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly CMST 298A.

CMST556 Teaching the Holocaust and Genocide 3.0 Summer

The study of genocide has been mandated as part of the educational curriculum in the State of California. In particular, the Holocaust, the Soviet Union under Stalin, and the Cambodian slaughter are emphasized in the Social Science Framework. We will explore these major acts of genocide in the 20th century along with others, such as the continuing massacres of Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda and Burundi. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the rhetorical and mass persuasive basis of genocide. Formerly CMST 256.

CMST601 Seminar in Communication Studies 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CMST 330; CMST graduate standing or faculty permission.

Reviews classical and contemporary research in communication. Introduces graduate students to scholarly study of human and mediated communication. Formerly CMST 301.

CMST602 Seminar in Communication Research Methods 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CMST 332; CMST graduate standing or faculty permission.

This course is designed to provide students with a working understanding of research methods associated with the field of communication with special attention to quantitative inquiry. Methods addressed include but are not limited to surveys, experiments, content analysis, and evaluation research. On a practical level, students learn how to read and interpret research articles of a quantitative nature, how to construct research proposals for quantitative research studies, and how to analyze statistical data using SPSS. Formerly CMST 302.

CMST603 Interpretive Approaches to Human Communication Research 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: CMST graduate standing or faculty permission.

This course reviews current interpretive and critical approaches to human communication research. Formerly CMST 303.

CMST604 Seminar in Political Communication 3.0 EvnFa

A review of classical and contemporary research in political communication; presentation and discussion of current issues in political communication. Formerly CMST 304.

CMST606 Seminar in Interpersonal Communication Theories 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: CMST graduate standing or faculty permission.

The purpose of this course is to assist students in understanding research in interpersonal communication; that is, to comprehend the work being published in the discipline's major journals, etc. Students going into professional areas will have a much fuller appreciation for communication in human relationships. However, this course is not intended to provide therapeutic training for practitioners in the helping professions. Formerly CMST 306.

CMST607 Seminar in Organizational Communication 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CMST graduate standing or faculty permission.

As a seminar, this course is designed to challenge mature students to think critically about the modes, functions, and consequences of communication processes in organizational contexts. This course surveys the roots of the field as well as micro and macro communication approaches, traditional and contemporary theories and methodologies. Formerly CMST 307.

CMST608 Communication Theories and Philosophies 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: CMST graduate standing or faculty permission.

This course is intended to fulfill the need for a foundations course in the philosophies underlying human communication study. Formerly CMST 308.

CMST609 Seminar in Health Communication 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: CMST graduate standing.

Health communication is an emerging specialty in the field of communication. The course includes issues such as provider-client communication, provider-provider communication and education, intercultural health communication, alternative medicine, health ethics, and mass media health images. Formerly CMST 309.

CMST611 Seminar in Intercultural Communication 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CMST 335 or equivalent; CMST graduate standing or faculty permission.

This course surveys current theoretical and applied literature relevant to the field of intercultural communication. In addition to exploring various theories and methodologies used to study intercultural communication, students produce a publication-quality research paper. Formerly CMST 311.

CMST612 Seminar in Rhetoric and Public Address 3.0 EvenSp
Prerequisites: CMST 451; CMST graduate standing or faculty permission.

A seminar designed to expose students to advanced and specialized treatment of topics relevant to rhetoric and public address. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly CMST 312.

CMST613 Seminar in Rhetorical Criticism 3.0 OddSp
Prerequisites: CMST graduate standing or faculty permission.

A seminar covering the development of rhetorical criticism in the twentieth century from its early separation from literary criticism to its present pluralism of approaches and critical objects. Emphasis on both critical theory and application of that theory. Value of criticism for understanding communication. Formerly CMST 313.

CMST614 Feminist Rhetorical Theories 3.0 OddFa
Prerequisites: CMST graduate standing or faculty permission.

This course provides students with an introduction to the theories of social change offered by feminist theorists. These theories are approached from a rhetorical or communication perspective, one focused on the nature and function of symbol use, and is used to challenge and transform our understanding of human communication. Formerly CMST 314.

CMST697 Independent Study 1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Research or creative project supervised by a faculty member and separate from the 699P or 699T terminal degree requirement. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly CMST 398.

CMST698 Contemporary Research Problems 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: CMST graduate standing or faculty permission.

This course is designed to provide an in-depth concentration on major contemporary research problems, trends, etc. in the field of human communication. As such, therefore, this course is NOT to be considered a survey class. The course consists of a combination of approaches, including lecture-discussion, guest speakers, etc., but will focus on a different topic area each semester. Formerly CMST 397.

CMST699P Master's Project 3.0 Fa/Spr

A media project in lieu of the traditional research thesis (699T) as the terminal degree requirement. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly CMST 399P.

CMST699T Master's Thesis 3.0 Fa/Spr

The terminal requirement for the master's degree. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly CMST 399T.

Journalism Course Offerings

JOUR101 Introduction to Communication 3.0 Fa/Spr

This course teaches the concepts, history, and applications of communication. The implications and ethical issues of media and the communication process are covered. Formerly JOUR 001. CAN JOUR 4.

JOUR244 Introduction to Public Relations 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of JOUR 260.

A survey of public relations: problems and issues, organization and operations, skills and techniques, careers and opportunities. Formerly JOUR 044.

JOUR260 Writing for Mass Media 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.

Techniques of information gathering and writing for various audiences in the mass media. Required course for the Options in News-Editorial and Public Relations. Students must earn a grade of C or higher to advance to subsequent writing courses in the Department of Journalism. Students who do not receive at least a C may repeat the course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly JOUR 060. CAN JOUR 2.

JOUR298 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly JOUR 098.

JOUR310 Entertainment, Mass Media, and American Cultures 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.

Entertainment, as a major form of mass media content, is a major shaper of the individual and collective cultural identities in the United States. The popular arts are studied from historical, theoretical, philosophical, and critical perspectives. This is an approved General Education course. Formerly JOUR 110.

JOUR311 Women, Men, and the Media 3.0 Spring

The purpose of this course is to educate students to be informed consumers of media, to examine actual portrayals of women in the various media, and to explore how the media industry treats women. These objectives will result in a raised awareness of how both sexes can participate equally in the world around them. This is an approved General Education course. Formerly JOUR 111.

JOUR313 International Communication 3.0 Fa/Spr

How the press operates in other societies, both free and authoritarian: the role of journalism in shaping foreign policy in America and abroad; the role of the press in developing countries; the part journalism plays in international and world organizations; the history of significant foreign press systems; the American press in an international context. Open to non-majors. Formerly JOUR 233.

JOUR320 Mass Communication Law 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: JOUR 101, JOUR 260.

The law as it applies to the press, pictures, and broadcasting. Philosophical basis and historical evolution of legal precedent governing the media. Practical limitations of libel, slander, privacy, copyright, information access, free press-fair trial, contempt and reporter's rights, advertising and media concentration as they affect freedom of the press. Required for news-editorial option; elective for public relations option. Formerly JOUR 231.

JOUR321 Public Affairs Reporting 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: HIST 130, JOUR 260, POLS 155.

Designed for students planning reporting or editing careers. Development of greater skills in story recognition and judgment, information gathering, and finished written presentation, including specialized reporting and ethics. Stress is placed on leads, the complex story, and polished writing. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly JOUR 121.

JOUR322 History of American Journalism 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: JOUR 260.

Study of the American newspaper, magazine, and book from the Colonial period to the present time. Emphasis is placed upon changing trends and the outstanding people who shaped the development of these modern media, noting the influence of the past upon the present. Formerly JOUR 221.

JOUR325 Magazine Writing 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: JOUR 260.

Techniques of writing nonfiction articles and features for publication; where to find material, markets. Student writings may appear in campus publications such as Orion. Formerly JOUR 125.

JOUR327 News Editing and Copyreading 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: JOUR 260.

Evaluating and editing newspaper copy; perfecting copyreading skills; typography, headline writing, page makeup and layout, and newspaper design. Formerly JOUR 127.

JOUR329 Laboratory Newspaper 2.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: JOUR 260; JOUR 327 or JOUR 341; or faculty permission.

Provides practical application of journalistic techniques through preparation of the departmental laboratory newspaper. Involved are approaches to reporting, feature writing, editing, sales, and design. Repeating this course for credit requires faculty permission. Requirement for News-Editorial option. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. Formerly JOUR 129B.

JOUR330 Laboratory Newspaper 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

This course is for non-journalism majors who are seeking experience with the campus newspaper. Includes work in sales, design, and editorial operations. Repeating this course for credit requires faculty permission. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Formerly JOUR 129C.

JOUR341 Writing For Public Relations 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: JOUR 244, JOUR 260.

Principles and practices of writing styles for public relations. Emphasis will be on writing tailored to an organization's communication needs. Required for majors. Formerly JOUR 141.

JOUR344 Public Relations Strategy 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: JOUR 244, JOUR 260, JOUR 341.

Theory and norms used in strategies for public relations activities and programs. Emphasis on selection of strategies under varying kinds of information conditions. Major areas addressed are strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and strategic control. Required for majors. Formerly JOUR 155.

JOUR351 Public Relations Publications 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: JOUR 260; JOUR 244 and JOUR 341 for public relations option; JOUR 321 for news-editorial option.

Instruction in persuasive writing, design, and production of public relations publications via desktop publishing. Publications include fliers, institutional advertisements, brochures, and newsletters that are produced to promote the views, products, or services of organizations or companies. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly JOUR 151.

JOUR353 Photojournalism 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: JOUR 260.

Theory and practice of news photography, including picture-taking for college publications, as well as special photographic projects. Formerly JOUR 131.

JOUR355 Internet Newspapers and Magazines 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: JOUR 260.

Instruction in using the Internet as a reporting tool and a publishing platform. Focus on technological changes in mass communication, especially newspapers and magazines. Emphasis on writing stories for the Internet and production of an online publication. Formerly JOUR 230.

JOUR398 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly JOUR 198.

JOUR399 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Special projects (research or production) in media study. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly JOUR 199.

JOUR411 Race and Diversity in Media 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: JOUR 260.

Introduces students to the social constructions of ethnicity and how they are involved in the production, distribution and consumption of the U.S. mass media. Formerly JOUR 211.

JOUR424 Public Opinion and Propaganda 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 255, or CMST 354, or CMST 370 with a grade of C- or higher for CMST majors only.

Analysis of major factors in group and individual opinion formation, with emphasis on politics, opinion measurement, and the role of mass media in the political process. Formerly JOUR 224.

JOUR428 Politics and the Media 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 255, or CMST 354, or CMST 370 with a grade of C- or higher for CMST majors only; faculty permission.

An examination of the relationships of politics and the mass media. Includes a project involving media analysis and campaigns or public policy decisions. Formerly JOUR 228.

JOUR429 Advanced Feature Writing 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: JOUR 260; JOUR 321 or 325 for news-editorial option; JOUR 335 or 341 for public relations option.

Suggested for advanced students. In-depth reporting and feature writing, including computer-assisted reporting, opinion writing, investigative reporting techniques, literary journalism techniques, and writing for the Internet. Formerly JOUR 232.

JOUR444 Public Relations Laboratory 1.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: JOUR 244, JOUR 260, JOUR 341, JOUR 344, JOUR 445.

Field experience will provide the basis for this course. Volunteer placements with community organizations/agencies will allow each student further development of writing, organization, budgeting, and planning skills. Repeatable up to 3 units with instructor permission. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Formerly JOUR 245A.

JOUR445 Public Relations Laboratory 2.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: JOUR 244, JOUR 260, JOUR 341, JOUR 344.

Advanced public relations field experience. Repeating this course for credit requires faculty permission. Required for public relations option. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. Formerly JOUR 245B.

JOUR447 Public Relations Management 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: JOUR 244, JOUR 260, JOUR 341.

A course in analyzing the theoretical concepts of management that exist in public relations activities, organizations, and public relations agencies that conduct public relations programs. Formerly JOUR 247.

JOUR460 Ethical Problems in Mass Media 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade or C- or higher, JOUR 101, JOUR 260. For Option in News-Editorial: JOUR 321. For Option in Public Relations: JOUR 341.

Ethical principles and case studies will be used to help students develop insights or responses to ethically challenging events or situations in mass media. Journalism majors who earn below a C- in JOUR 460 are required to repeat the course and are expected to receive a C- or higher to receive writing proficiency credit. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly JOUR 260.

JOUR460H Ethical Problems in Mass Media - Honors 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; admission to the Honors in the Major program; JOUR 101, JOUR 260. For Option in News-Editorial: JOUR 321. For Option in Public Relations: JOUR 341.

Ethical principles and case studies will be used to help students develop insights or responses to ethically challenging events or situations in mass media. Journalism majors who earn below a C- in JOUR 460 are required to repeat the course and are expected to receive a C- or higher to receive writing proficiency credit. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly JOUR 260H.

JOUR489 Journalism Internship 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Students will experience a wide range of professional situations, conditions, and practice in the journalism/public relations professional setting prior to graduation. Length of internship will vary according to type of placement. Students will be supervised by a practicing member of the profession. Repeatable for credit toward the major up to 3 units with instructor permission. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Formerly JOUR 289.

JOUR498 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly JOUR 298.

JOUR499H Honors in Journalism 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Department of Journalism's Honors in the Major program.

The student will define a research problem, develop a research proposal, conduct the research, and submit a written report on the project. The student will refine the paper into publishable form and make a public presentation. Formerly JOUR 299H.