Department of Communication




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Main Campus
2010, Sullivan Hall

2801 W. Bancroft
Mail Stop 505
Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: 419.530.2005
Fax: 419.530.4771

David E. Tucker, PhD

Karon G. Price, MBA

Academic Advisor
Lisa Bollman





Applied Communication Classes: 8 hrs minimum
COMM 2100 News Writing 4

Theory and practice of news writing as journalistic discourse. Emphasis on news style and values, story structure, types of stories. Ethics, taste and rudiments of law integrated throughout. Prerequisite: 30 hours, Type 20 wpm, pass grammar/spelling/punctuation test, 2.5 GPA


COMM 2120 Information Gathering and Reporting Methods 4

Introduction to methodology of inquiry using primary sources, critical thinking skills, fact discrimination, interviewing, listening skills, data collection including electronic methods. Writing of originally researched stories for newspaper organizations. (COMM 2400 recommended) Prerequisite: COMM 2100


COMM 2150 Editing and Graphics 4

Introduction to Writing, Editing, Design approach in editing newspapers, newsletters, electronic and similar publications. Fundamentals of desktop publishing, copy editing, headline writing, typography, layout, design, use of photos, illustrations. Prerequisite: COMM 2100


COMM 2630 Visual Communication 4

Instruction and laboratory experience in applying the principles of visual communication to human communication contexts including public relations releases, newsletters, direct mail, and electronic media.


COMM 3150 Feature Writing 4

Theory and practice in writing in various kinds of discourse for newspapers, magazines and electronic publications. Writing for specialized audiences. Developing context, analysis, background and appropriate standards of evidence. Prerequisite: COMM 2120


COMM 4330 New Technologies 3

The content is designed to explore the changing complexity of the communications industry from both national and international perspectives. Prerequisite: COMM 2000


Conceptual Communication Classes: 8 hrs minimum
COMM 3180 Mass Communication Law 4

Case studies and readings in libel, privacy, access and other legal issues arising from constitutional, judicial and administrative laws that affect mass communication. Prerequisite: COMM 2000


COMM 3290 Media Management 3

The study of electronic media systems from an operations perspective. Course includes: programming, marketing, production and ethical considerations. Prerequisite: COMM 2000


COMM 3840 Interpersonal Communication 4

Review and application of interpersonal communication theory and research in a variety of one-to-one social contexts


COMM 3850 Research Methods in Human Communication 3

Introduction to qualitative and quantitative methods in human communication research. Focus on evaluating and interpreting research reports in public relations and other professional settings.


COMM 3860

Culture and Communication 4

A study of the relationships between and among culture, behavior, language, and perception. Specific attention directed to selecting, using and reacting to language.


COMM 4090 Mass Communication Ethics 4

Examination of ethical problems that face the media of mass communication, and application of classical ethical theories to those problems. Prerequisite: Comm 2000


COMM 4210 Electronic Media Research 3

Anexamination of research done for the electronic media. Included: radio and television ratings, music research and the role of consultants. Prerequisite: COMM 2000


Professional Experience Classes
COMM 4930 Field Study 1-3

Extended field study of community organization appropriate to student's "Interest Area." Culminates in formal report to include solution to organizational communication problem. Includes presentation of portfolio. (Alternative to Internship) Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.


COMM 4940

Communication Internship 1-3
Professional training in communication relating to newspaper work, public relations, broadcasting etc. Arrangements with the appropriate communication organization must be made in consultation with the internship director prior to enrollment. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.



Last Updated: 5/23/18