Class Updates

Department of Communication Summer 2014 Course Offerings

Author: Ned O'Gorman

Published Date:March 31, 2014

CMN101 Public Speaking 3hrs. (4-week & 8-week sessions). Satisfies the requirement in many undergraduate curricula for a course in public speaking.

CMN102 Introduction to Communication Theory & Research 4hrs. (4-week & 8-week sessions). Meets Behavioral Science requirement.

CMN220 Communicating Public Policy 3hrs. (8-week session) Meets Advanced Composition requirement.

CMN230 Introduction to Interpersonal 3hrs. (4-week session)

CMN211 Business Communication 3hrs. (4 and 8-week session)

CMN212 Introduction to Organizational Communication 3hrs. (8-week session online)

CMN260 Introduction to Health Communication 3hrs. (8-week session online) Meets Behavior Sciences and Western Comparative Culture requirement.

CMN336 Family Communication 3hrs. (8-week session online). Meets Social Science Requirement.

CMN396 Speakers Without Borders 3hrs. (8-week session). We know the iconic phrases and key speeches of the US history, but what about those of other nations? Find out what the rest of the world is saying in this class!

CMN396 Media & Youth Culture 3hrs. (8-week session). In this practice-based course, learn about media literacy and how to develop age-appropriate mediate literacy inteventions for youth in the C-U area!

CMN496 African American Rhetoric 3hrs. (8-week session). A survey of key texts in African American rhetoric from the civil rights era to the present day, this course is perfect for juniors and seniors looking for capstone courses!

For more information on Summer 2014 course offeringings in the Department of Communinication contact our undergraduate advisors at cmnAdvising@mx.uillinois.edu


 

Published Date: March 31, 2014


CMN 199: Preparation for Study Abroad

Published Date:August 23, 2013

Studying abroad can be exhilarating, transformative, and stressful. The optional, one-hour course has been developed specifically to prepare students from every college and department to get the most from their upcoming Study Abroad experience.  This course will address a range of issues such as:

  • Getting the most from relationships with host nationals
  • The values and expectations you unknowingly bring to encounters with your hosts
  • What's really the most difficult part of having to live daily in another language?
  • What is culture shock, and how will you cope with it?

8-week course beginning October 22, 2013 Section 1 M 3-4:50; Section 2 T 3-4:50

Published Date: August 23, 2013


CMN 101: Public Speaking

Published Date:November 8, 2012

Afraid to stand up and speak in front of a group of people? No worries! Communication 101 gives you multiple opportunities to become more confident in your speaking skills. From presenting a how-to speech to preparing for your future career path, this course will help you tackle those public speaking nerves.

Published Date: November 8, 2012


CMN 102: Introduction to Communication

Author: Leanne Knobloch

Published Date:April 10, 2012

What could you possibly learn in CMN 102: Introduction to Communication? Everything! This survey class provides a brief overview of many areas of communication, including interpersonal communication, health communication, and media effects. Loved the unit on family communication? Take CMN 336. Really interested in the role of communication in business? CMN 211 is perfect for you. Find out about your communication favorites by taking CMN 102, which will give you the base knowledge necessary to be successful in the communication field.

Published Date: April 10, 2012


CMN 111 & 112: Oral and Written Communication

Published Date:April 12, 2012

Do you want to learn how to hold your own in a heated argument? Do you love to debate? CMN 111/112: Oral and Written Communication I and II is a year long composition 1/public speaking course that focuses on argumentation and persuasion in oral and written contexts. In CMN 111 you learn to make strong arguments and CMN 112 is your chance to participate in a real debate. Sharpen your debating skills ... you never know when you'll need them! For more info, click here!

Published Date: April 12, 2012


CMN 113: Small Group Communication

Published Date:November 8, 2012

Working in small groups can be tough, but this class helps! Learn the best ways to communicate in small groups to come up with the most efficient way to to get things done. Improve group communication so you can come to an effective decision. You will also work with a registered student organization to develop a communication plan to improve their functions.

Published Date: November 8, 2012


CMN 204: Internship in Teaching Communication

Published Date:November 8, 2012

Want to do more with your communication major? Interested in what it is like to teach in the Department? Become a teaching intern and learn the behind the scenes process of a university course. Assist the professor and teaching assistants with preparing for exams and helping undergraduate students.

Published Date: November 8, 2012


CMN 211: Business Communication

Author: Cristal Espana

Published Date:March 2, 2012

Imagine you climb into an elevator with the CEO of your company, and you have 30 seconds to make a lasting first impression. What do you say? In CMN 211: Business Communication, students learn how to create powerful elevator speeches, so that when the time comes, you'll put your best foot forward.

Published Date: March 2, 2012


CMN 212: Introduction to Organizational Communication

Published Date:November 8, 2012

Do you learn better by communicating and collaborating with classmates? In CMN 212 students work together through weekly forum posts to better understand the material covered in class by relating it to real life experiences.

Published Date: November 8, 2012


CMN 220: Public Policy

Published Date:November 8, 2012

How you present policy is key in todays professional, personal, and public interest society. This course helps you develop the skills to design and present public policy according to your audience and varying tasks. Special emphasis given to advanced writing skills.

Published Date: November 8, 2012


CMN 230: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Published Date:April 15, 2012

Students in CMN 230: Interpersonal Communication learn how to make a good first impression, how to initiate friendships, how to build good relationships, how to avoid relationship deterioration, and how to terminate toxic relationships. The skills conveyed in CMN 230 are useful in both the professional arena and the personal arena!

Published Date: April 15, 2012


CMN 277: Introduction to Mediated Communication

Published Date:November 9, 2012

How did television develop from newspapers? What is classified as sexually explicit content? Learn about all aspects of the media and its effects on audiences. We look at the past and present to predict what the future might bring.

Published Date: November 9, 2012


CMN 280: Communication Technology and Society

Published Date:November 8, 2012

Have you ever wondered how social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter affect your life? Communication 280 explores the history of how communication technology has affected human society and how we can manage the future technologies that are emerging in our own generation. As technology advances, it is becoming more important for us to understand the impact it can have on human communication.

Published Date: November 8, 2012


CMN 323: Argumentation

Published Date:November 8, 2012

From the most casual discussion over what movie to see, to how best to dump your significant other, to the proper course of actions to take in Afghanistan, to the value of social programs like Medicare, arguments create and sustain our very sense of everyday life. This course allows you to learn different perspectives, how to effectively argue, and apply these skills to controversial texts, events, and issues.

Published Date: November 8, 2012


CMN 326: Mass Media and the Audience

Published Date:March 7, 2012

What exactly is entertainment -- and how do you measure it? Students in CMN 326: Mass Media and the Audience learn about the Audience Appreciation Index, as well as the Disposition Theory, to gain insight into why we like our favorite TV shows and movies.

Published Date: March 7, 2012


CMN 336: Family Communication

Published Date:November 8, 2012

Family communication is just that! This course looks at families, how they change, and how communication in families evolves as the families themselves change. Look at how families communicate when presented with change. Discuss family laws, divorce, the addition of children, and more.

Published Date: November 8, 2012


CMN 368: Sexual Communication

Published Date:November 9, 2012

Have you ever wondered if a friends with benefits relationship can have harmful effects? This course explores the many ways in which sexual communication affects our daily lives. Talking about sex isnt easy, and this course can give you an idea of how talking about sex can achieve multiple goals.

Published Date: November 9, 2012


CMN 375: Popular Media and Culture

Published Date:November 9, 2012

Interested in exploring the relationship between films and the time periods in which they were produced? This course analyzes a specific film topic and shows the impact it had on society and how society influenced the film topic. Topics in the past have included film noirs and westerns.

Published Date: November 9, 2012


CMN 411: Organizational Communication Assessment

Published Date:November 8, 2012

Interested in how a successful organization functions? Want to learn how departments diagnose communication problems and work towards correcting them? This course gives you the means to assess communication practices in many organizations. You also have the chance to conduct a communication audit of an organization to get first-hand experience.

Published Date: November 8, 2012


CMN 432: Gender and Language

Published Date:November 8, 2012

If you are interested to learn why men are masculine, why your boyfriend or girlfriend does the things he or she does, or why feminism got women to where they are today, CMN 432: Gender and Language is the perfect course for you!

Published Date: November 8, 2012


CMN 496: Risk Communication

Published Date:November 8, 2012

Risk Communication will not only teach you how to develop and convey accurate risk messages through various theories, it gives you the opportunity to create your own health campaign. What campaign do you think uses fear appeal? The Truth Campaign or The Montana Meth Project? Take this class, and you will find out!

Published Date: November 8, 2012


CMN 496: Nonprofit Communication Management

Published Date:March 7, 2012

If you're interested in learning about how to write a grant, how to determine the effectiveness of a mission statement, or how the board of directors and the executive director of an organization work together, CMN 496: Nonprofit Communication Management is the course for you!

Published Date: March 7, 2012


CMN 427: Children and the Media

Author: Leanne Knobloch

Published Date:March 7, 2012

In our media-driven world, children are spending more time in front of their television and their computer than at the park or playing games with friends. They read books on iPads, not on paper. They prefer to text rather than make phone calls. They are better friends with Hannah Montana than with their neighbors. Learn all about how media affects young people in CMN 427: Children and the Media.

Published Date: March 7, 2012


CMN 432: Gender and Language

Author: Melissa Gildner

Published Date:March 2, 2012

If you're interested in learning why men are masculine, why your boyfriend or girlfriend does the things he or she does, or why feminism got women to where they are today, CMN 432: Gender and Language is the perfect course for you!

Published Date: March 2, 2012


CMN 427: Children and the Media

Author: Shannon Buckley

Published Date:March 2, 2012

You will be surprised how far advertisers will go to influence children! Students in CMN 427: Children and the Media analyze the effects that advertisements geared toward children have on their target audience. It is a fun and interesting way to learn about media literacy.

Published Date: March 2, 2012


CMN 368: Sexual Communication

Author: Melissa Gildner

Published Date:March 2, 2012

Did you ever have "the talk" with your parents? CMN 368: Sexual Communication addresses this issue and offers tips for how parents and children can make that discussion less awkward and more positive.

Published Date: March 2, 2012


CMN 326: Mass Media and the Audience

Author: Shannon Buckley

Published Date:April 17, 2012

CMN 326: Mass Media and the Audience not only will give students academic insight into the field of audience study, but it also will show them how audience analysis applies in the professional arena. Skyping with a public relations professional from New York City puts the theories into practice with real-world stories and examples.

Published Date: April 17, 2012


CMN 496: Risk Communication

Author: Melissa Gildner

Published Date:March 2, 2012

Do you know how to create a health campaign? Fear appeals and education entertainment are two of many strategies you will learn about in CMN 496: Risk Communication for developing an effective message and campaign strategy.

Published Date: March 2, 2012


CMN 321: Strategies of Persuasion

Author: Cristal Espana

Published Date:March 14, 2012

Ever wonder why Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech is so famous? King's use of compelling metaphors is a strong persuasive strategy that captivates his audience's attention. Learn more about the reason behind this speech's greatness in CMN 321: Strategies of Persuasion.

Published Date: March 14, 2012


CMN 260: Health Communication

Author: Shannon Buckley

Published Date:March 8, 2012

CMN 260: Health Communication offers students a close-up look at the communication channels and messages at work in healthcare settings. This field is ever-changing, ever-exciting, and applicable to anyone who has ever visited a doctor's office! As a capstone to the class, students research a health communication internship or job, and present why that job fits with their goals and interests. It is great experience in both job searching and public speaking.

Published Date: March 8, 2012


Department of Communication Benefits Local Nonprofits

Author: Michelle Shumate

Published Date:January 6, 2012

Students in Nonprofit Communication Management are assigned to work 30 hours each in area nonprofits. This semester students will log 2100 volunteer service hours, equivalent to a $44,100 donation according to the Independent Sector.

Published Date: January 6, 2012