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Fall '00 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Communication Studies (Division 352)

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Fall Term, 2000 (September 6 December 22)

Open courses in Communication Studies

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Comm. 441. Independent Reading.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of department. (3-4).No more than four credits may be included in a Communication concentration. (INDEPENDENT). Comm. 441 and 442 may be repeated for a combined total of eight credits.

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Intended for individualized instruction in subject areas not covered by scheduled courses. Must be arranged with a faculty member.

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Comm. 442. Independent Research.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of department. (3-4).No more than four credits may be included in a Communication concentration. (INDEPENDENT). Comm. Studies 441 and 442 may be repeated for a combined total of eight credits.

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Intended for original, individualized student research under the direction of a faculty supervisor. Must be arranged with the faculty member.

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Comm. 453. The Media in U.S. History.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Derek Vaillant (dvail@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Comm. Studies 351 or 371 strongly recommended. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~dvail/453.html

This course treats the social and cultural history of selected media forms and technologies in the United States from Colonial times to the present. It analyzes the impact of selected communications media (newspapers, letters, novels, film, radio, and television) on American society. The course examines communication theories of the "public sphere," the masses, and identity formation (ethnicity, gender, and race), and examines how the media have shaped and redefined the relationship of individuals with the State, with mass consumer society, and with another. While there are no specific prerequisites, a general grounding in United States history is recommended.

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Comm. 484/Poli. Sci. 420. Mass Media and Political Behavior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margaret Young (mmyoung@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Comm. Studies 361 or 381 strongly recommended. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course focuses on the role and importance of mass media in the political process. The interaction between the press, politicians, and the public during political campaigns receives detailed attention. Topics include: how news is made; campaign strategies; political advertising effects; relations between Congress, the President, and the media; and the role of mass media in political campaigns. These topics are examined through a systematic review of research in both mass communication and political science.

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Comm. 485/Soc. 463. Mass Communication and Public Opinion.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margaret Young (mmyoung@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Comm. Studies 361 or 381 strongly recommended. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course explores enduring research questions concerning mass communication and public opinion. Emphasis is given to recent research dealing with the impact of the media on public opinion.

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Comm. 699. First-Year Research Project.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing, Instructor permission. (3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided

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Comm. 772. Mass Communication and the Individual.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kristen Harrison (krishar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided

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Comm. 781. Research Methods I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Richard Allen (yebo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided

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Comm. 799. Directed Study.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Comm. 900. Preliminary Examination Preparation.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pre-doctoral standing. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided

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Comm. 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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Comm. 993. Graduate Student Instructor Training Program.

Instructor(s): Susan Douglas (sdoug@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A seminar for all beginning graduate student instructors, consisting of a two day orientation before the term starts and periodic workshops/meetings during the Fall Term. Beginning graduate student instructors are required to register for this class.

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Comm. 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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