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Graduate Course Descriptions

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Graduate Courses

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

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.

CMST 522 Relational Communication
(3) Theory and research related to the study of close relationships. Emphasis on the role of communication in the initiation, maintenance, and dissolution of interpersonal relationships.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate

CMST 524 Interpersonal Conflict
(3) Communicative processes associated with the manifestations and experiences of interpersonal conflict. Exploration of theories, methodologies, and evolving trends.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level-graduate

CMST 526 Social Influence, Persuasion, and Compliance-Gaining
(3) Examination of social influence theory and practice. In-depth treatment of intentional, message-driven attitude and behavior change.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate Credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

CMST 550 Foundations of Organizational Communication Theory and Research
(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.

CMST 552 Group Communication
(3) Theories and practices related to developing and working in groups. Issues of development, decision-making, roles, interpersonal relations, and norms are examined.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

CMST 554 Organizational Communication, Strategic Leadership, and Culture
(3) Examines the relationships between organizational culture, ethics, leadership, and communication. Explores competing conceptualizations of organizational culture.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

CMST 556 Behavior and Communication in Organizations
(3) Study of communication within and between organizations. Consideration of micro-, meso-, and macro-level processes.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CMST 610 Seminar in Methods of Communication Research
(3) Advanced topics in communication research methods.
Repeatability: May be repeated maximum 9 hours.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level-graduate
Registration Permission: Consent of Instructor.

CMST 620 Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
(3) Advanced topics in interpersonal communication.
Repeatability: Maximum 9 hours
Credit level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level-graduate
Registration Permission: Consent of Instructor

CMST 650 Seminar in Organizational Communication
(3) Advanced topics in organizational communication
Repeatability: Maximum 9 hours.
Credit level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level-graduate.
Registration Permission: Consent of Instructor.

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