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Graduate Program

Interpersonal, Organizational and Persuasive Communication Graduate Courses

607. SEMINAR IN SMALL-GROUP COMMUNICATION (3).

Theories of communication in small-group interaction, especially in decisionmakingand conflict resolution; examination of the experimentalliterature.

609. TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION THEORY (3).

Special issues, problems, methods, or applications related to communication theory. Methodological focus varies. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when topic varies.

610. SYMBOLIC BEHAVIOR AND COMMUNICATION (3).

Descriptionof the nature of symbols and the major forms of symbolic systemsused in speech communication.

611. INTERPERSONAL INFLUENCE (3).

Communication-basedtheories of interpersonal influence, compliance-gaining, andresponses to compliance. Focus on the social scientific research oninterpersonal influence from the seminar research in the area to recenttheoretical and methodological advances. Topics such as strategiesof compliance-gaining, theories of interpersonal influence, the roleof personality in compliance-gaining interactions, and compliancegainingresistance are covered.

661. SEMINAR IN INTERNAL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION(3).

Analysis of communication systems in complex organizationswith a focus on communication and organizational goals. Researchmethodologies emphasizing field study methods.

662. SEMINAR IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (3).

Intensive study of the means whereby individuals communicate,perpetuate, and develop their world views and ethos, with emphasison the nature and function of communication among, between, and/or within cultures.

663. SEMINAR IN INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3).

Exploration of the functions of interpersonal communication such asuncertainty reduction, social support, self-presentation, influence,and relationship maintenance; examines sociocultural expectationsfor verbal and nonverbal interaction.

664. SEMINAR IN COMMUNICATION THEORY (3).

Analysis ofmotives for developing and criteria for evaluating communicationtheories. Introduces empirical, interpretive, and critical communicationtheories, including theories focused on specific contexts such asclose relationships, organizational networks, and media processing.

671. SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP ANDCOMMUNICATION (3).

Communication in the development andpractice of leadership in modern organizations. Theory and researchconcerning leadership and communication.

672. SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ANDCOMMUNICATION (3).

Use of communication to identify performancegaps and direct informed organizational change. Theory and researchconcerning the central role of communication in organizationaldevelopment.

673. SEMINAR IN EXTERNAL ORGANIZATIONALCOMMUNICATION (3).

Focus on such functions as public relations,marketing, advertising, lobbying, fund raising, long-range planning,government relations, crisis management, sales, and media relations.Theory and research concerning the use of external communicationin accomplishing organizational goals.

680. SEMINAR IN CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND NEGOTIATION(3).

Communication theory and research about conflict management,negotiation/bargaining, and mediation; emphasis on interpersonal,group, and organizational contexts.

707. SEMINAR IN PERSUASION (3).

Selected areas of researchon persuasion and application of various theories to persuasivesituations such as political campaigns, advertising, and social issues.May be repeated to a maximum of 9 semester hours provided thereis no duplication of subject matter.