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Spring 2019 Courses in CMST

Posted by on Monday, October 8, 2018 in Course Offerings.

Below are the courses offered in CMST for Spring 2019. For more information, log into YES and search “cmst” in “class search.”

For details on how these courses relate to parts of the CMST major, click here.

CMST 1001: Commons iSeminar – Immers Exp Study Pres Politics
W, 02:10p – 04:00p
Travers, Courtney C. | Koch, John P.
Note: Immersive Experience in The Study of Presidential Politics Scholars of the presidency have approached the institution from a variety of perspectives. Rhetorical scholar Karlyn Kohrs Campbell defines the modern presidency as a “two-person career,” with the roles of president and first lady as equally important. Because presidencies shape our perceptions about political ideals, national identity, and American citizenship, Campbell’s frame has particular relevance for the increasingly rhetorical role a presidency plays in public and political culture. From John Kennedy’s assassination to Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency, a rhetorical perspective allows us to understand the many ways the presidency shapes democratic engagement. We propose focusing primarily on modern presidencies from the Kennedys to the current administration. This class will examine the presidency immersively: as a site for public memory, as a reflection of political ideals, as a source for media commentary (both real and fictive), and as an image of national identity. The course will meet for eight 90-minute sessions plus one 50-minute session during the first week of classes. The primary texts for the course will be speeches, images, television clips, and digital media, alongside essays that introduce students to concepts in the rhetorical presidency and theories of communication. Additionally, with Andrew Jackson’s The Hermitage at our disposal, we will synthesize key discussions from the course into a class visit to the museum.

CMST 1002: Introduction to Communication Studies-01
MWF, 09:10a – 10:00a
Travers, Courtney C.

CMST 1002: Introduction to Communication Studies-02 
MWF, 10:10a – 11:00a
Wood, Dustin A.

CMST 1500: Fundamentals of Public Speaking-01
MWF, 10:10a – 11:00a
Travers, Courtney C.

CMST 1500: Fundamentals of Public Speaking-02 
TR, 02:35p – 03:50p
Koch, John P.

CMST 1500: Fundamentals of Public Speaking-03 
TR, 11:00a – 12:15p
Butt, Neil S.

CMST 1500: Fundamentals of Public Speaking-04 
TR, 09:35a – 10:50a
Butt, Neil S.

CMST 1500: Fundamentals of Public Speaking-05 
TR, 01:10p – 02:25p
Koch, John P.

CMST 1500: Fundamentals of Public Speaking-06 
TR, 04:00p – 05:15p
Sandoz, M L

CMST 2110: Persuasion
MWF, 01:10p – 02:00p
Wood, Dustin A.

CMST 2120: Business Communication
MWF, 12:10p – 01:00p
Travers, Courtney C.

CMST 3000: Rhetoric of the American Experience, 1640-1865
MWF, 02:10p – 03:00p
Beasley, Vanessa B.

CMST 3140: Communication and the First Amendment
MWF, 11:10a – 12:00p
Wood, Dustin A.

CMST 3150: Law, Media, and Society
TR, 09:35a – 10:50a
West, Isaac N.

CMST 3700: Politics and Mass Media
TR, 11:00a – 12:15p
Bennett, Jeffrey A.

CMST 3710: Cultural Rhetorics of Film
MWF, 12:10p – 01:00p
Kim, Bohyeong

CMST 3730: Communication, Culture, and Consciousness
TR, 02:35 – 3:50p
Sloop, John

CMST 3740: Rhetoric of Medicine and Health
TR, 01:10p – 02:25p
Bennett, Jeffrey A.

CMST 3890: Selected Topics in Communication Studies – Social Media & Everyday Life
MWF, 01:10p – 02:00p
Kim, Bohyeong
Note: This course examines the relationship between social media and everyday life from global and ethnographic perspectives. We understand “social media” as an assemblage of media forms and communicative practices that create new forms of sociality in everyday life. Instead of the familiar question of “what new media do to people,” we will focus more on “what people do with media” in the course of their everyday lives.