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Courses with the COMSTRAT Subject

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Strategic Communication (COMSTRAT)

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275 Strategic Communication Seminar V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Various specialty topics in strategic communication.

301 Foundations of Persuasion 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Communication. Theories of persuasion and social action; study of strategies and techniques for the persuasive use of language and other symbols. (Formerly COMSOC 301.)

310 Digital Content Promotion 3 Course Prerequisite: COM 210 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Communication; sophomore standing. Practice and promotion of public relations and advertising through digital and social media.

312 Principles of Public Relations 3 Principles, theories, methods and objectives of public relations; public relations problems and practices.

324 [M] Reasoning and Writing 3 Course Prerequisite: COM 300 with a C or better; admitted to any major or minor in the College of Communication; sophomore standing. Theories of persuasion and social action; study of strategies and techniques for the persuasive use of language and other symbols. (Formerly COMSOC 324.)

326 Organizing for Social Change 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to any major; junior standing. Models of social change campaigns, social movements, and organizing grassroots organizations. (Formerly COMSOC 326.)

380 Advertising Principles and Practices 3 Advertising history, theory and practice by advertising agencies and organizations.

381 [M] Creative Media Strategies and Techniques for Advertising 3 Course Prerequisite: COM 210 with a C or better; COM 300 with a C or better; admitted to a major in the College of Communication; junior standing. Development of creative content for persuasive campaigns through different media.

382 Media Planning 3 Course Prerequisite: COMSTRAT 380; admitted to a major in the College of Communication; junior standing. Media planning theories, strategies, and practices.

383 [M] Media Strategies and Techniques for Public Relations 3 Course Prerequisite: COM 210 with a C or better; COM 300 with a C or better; admitted to a major in the College of Communication. Development of creative content for persuasive public relations campaigns through different media.

395 Introduction to Integrated Strategic Communication and Management 3 Course Prerequisite: COMSTRAT 312 or 380; sophomore standing. Analysis and application of strategic communication theory and concepts to influence attitudes and purchasing behavior.

475 Strategic Communication Seminar in Public Relations 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to any major; junior standing. Theory, methods, and applications of communication and campaign management; political communication, health communication, freedom of expression, special audiences.

476 Consumer Insights and Branding 3 Course Prerequisite: COM 309; admitted to a major in the College of Communication. Advertising account planning based on a thorough understanding of target audiences and consumer research; linking client objectives, account management, creative and media planning.

477 Message Design for Communication Campaigns 3 Course Prerequisite: COMSTRAT 310; admitted to a major in the College of Communication; junior standing. Theory-based design, market testing, and evaluation of messages for positive social outcomes.

478 Health Communication 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to any major; junior standing. Mediated communication in disease prevention and health intervention. (Formerly COM 478).

480 [M] Advertising Agency Operation and Campaigns 3 Course Prerequisite: COMSTRAT 380; COMSTRAT 381; COMSTRAT 382; admitted to a major in the College of Communication; senior standing. Principles and functions of advertising management: campaign planning, execution, presentation and evaluation.

483 Risk Communication 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to any major; junior standing. Research on perceptions of risk among stakeholders about complex environmental and natural resource issues. (Formerly COMSOC 477).

485 [M] Public Relations Management and Campaigns 3 Course Prerequisite: COM 309; COMSTRAT 312; COMSTRAT 383; admitted to a major in the College of Communication; senior standing. Application of public relations principles, management, persuasion theory and research methods to public relations issues.

495 Strategic Communication Professional Internship V 2-12 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: COM 300 with a C or better; admitted to a major in the College of Communication. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major in the College of Communication; by interview only. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

561 Persuasion for Professional Communicators 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to an online degree program or graduate certificate in communication. Introduction to theories, concepts, strategies, and processes of persuasion and social influence.

562 Creative Media Strategies and Techniques 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to an online degree program or graduate certificate in communication. The strategies, processes, procedures and steps involved in creating marketing communications materials for a variety of different media.

563 Professional Digital Content Promotion 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to an online degree program or graduate certificate in communication. The application of writing, critical thinking, and persuasion skills to the practice and promotion of PR and advertising in both digital and social media outlets.

564 Consumer Behavior and Brand Development 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to an online degree program or graduate certificate in communication. Tactics and strategies for consumer analysis and brand development; skills necessary for uncovering consumer insights to link client objectives, account management, creative development, and media planning.

565 Professional Marketing Communication Management and Campaigns 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to an online degree program or graduate certificate in communication. An overview of behavior change theories with a focus on strategic marketing campaign design and evaluation; learning to use theory and research to more effectively plan, design, execute and evaluate strategic communication campaigns.

701 Master's Independent Capstone Project and /or Examination V 1-6 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to an online degree program or graduate certificate in communication. Capstone project or final examination for professional master's degree under the Graduate School. The credits will include a balloted evaluation of the student's completion of the program's capstone/examination requirements by the program's graduate faculty. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and obtain approval from their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 701 credit. S, U grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the online master's program in strategic communication. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

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