Survey of media institutions and effects.
Study of media regulation by constitutional and governmental processes; includes review of legal decisions, role of federal agencies, and historical trends in media control.
Theory and research pertaining to the effects of various mass media. Topics include advertising, journalism, educational programming, violence, and pornography


Study and practice of news-writing and reporting techniques for routine news stories, including story organization, writing story leads, and the elements of hard news and feature journalism.



Theory and practice of social influence; discusses relationships between the idea of persuasion and broader theories of communication and human behavior.
Study of communication as a vital part of democracy, informing citizens and shaping public policy. Course examines political communication messages from both the electorate and campaign practitioner perspectives.
Participation in supervised research.
Training in fundamental processes and attributes of effective public speaking.