IR & Communication Tracks

The COM Track options available to students in the IR & International Communication degree program are listed below.

Required Courses are in bold.  Courses with prerequisites show the prerequisite in parentheses after the title of the course.  Courses available only as part of one of the London Programs are marked with a double asterisk.

Several courses available as track options require COM CM 707, Writing for Media Professionals, as a prerequisite.  Students are welcome to take CM 707, but should note that it will be counted as a COM elective, not a Track course.  CM 707 is taught only in the Fall term, so students wishing to take a class that requires it as an elective should plan their schedules accordingly.  For international students who are not native English speakers, CM 705, Writing for International Students, will be accepted in lieu of CM 707.

Most classes are taught at least once per year, but some classes may be taught less frequently.

Journalism Marketing Public Relations Global Tech Policy COM Research

International Journalism

COM CM 831 International Communication

COM JO 502 Journalism Special Topics
COM JO 503 Journalism Research
COM JO 516 Foreign Reporting
COM JO 519 Narrative Radio
COM JO 525 Media Law and Ethics
COM JO 534 Broadcast News for Non-Majors
COM JO 535 Investigative and Project Reporting (JO 721, Spring Semester Only)
COM JO 538 Feature Writing (JO 721)
COM JO 540 Online Journalism
COM JO 550 Advanced Online Journalism (JO 540)
COM JO 701ELJ Reporting British Politics and Culture (London Only)**
COM JO 703 Magazine Writing
COM JO 708ELJ The Foreign Correspondent: Reporting from Europe (London Only)**
COM JO 710ELJ Modern British Drama: A Critic’s Perspective (London Only)**
COM JO 721 Journalism Principles and Techniques
COM JO 722 Advanced Journalism Seminar

COM JO 737ELJ London Journalism Internship (London Only)**
COM JO 807 Advanced Journalism Research (CM 503)
COM JO 954ELJ Journalism Directed Study (London Only)**

Note 1: The requirement of JO 721 and/or JO 722 may be waived for students with substantive prior journalism experience. Students wishing to waive this requirement should talk with the COM coordinator.

Note 2:  The 8 credit Statehouse Program (JO 546) may be taken as credit toward the COM electives, but may not be used toward the required COM track coursework.  Interested students will need to obtain permission from the instructor of JO 546 prior to registering for it.  Because the class is essentially a monitored internship, no further internship credits can be taken by students who take JO 546.

International Marketing

COM CM 518 Creating Video Campaigns (CM 708 and CM 717)
COM CM 519 Interactive Marketing (CM 708)
COM CM 555 Writing for Multimedia (CM 707)
COM CM 702 Advertising and Society
COM CM 708 Principles and Practices of Advertising (Fall Semester Only)
COM CM 712 Consumer Insight & Account Planning (CM 708) (Fall Semester Only)
COM CM 716 New and Traditional Media Strategies (CM 708)
COM CM 717 Fundamentals of Creative Development (Fall Semester Only)
COM CM 721 Advertising Management (CM 708)
COM CM 722 Communication Research
COM CM 730 Marketing Communication
COM CM 738ELP Global Marketing Communication (London Only)**
COM CM 744ELP International Political and Media Systems (London Only)**
COM CM 809EB1 London Internship (London Only)**
COM CM 909EB1 Project Research (London Only)**

COM JO 804 International Business and Economics Reporting

Public Relations

COM CM 510 Computers in Communication
COM CM 513 Investor Relations (CM 701, Fall Semester Only)
COM CM 514 New Communication Technologies (Fall Semester Only)
COM CM 515 Community Relations (CM 701)*
COM CM 522 Managing Corporate Crises and Issues (CM 701)
COM CM 525 Public Relations Ethics (CM 701)
COM CM 534 Communication Strategies in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution*
COM CM 535 Political Campaigning*
COM CM 701 Contemporary Public Relations (Fall Semester Only)
COM CM 709 Corporate Public Affairs (CM 701; Spring Semester Only)
COM CM 715 Public Relations in Nonprofit Settings (CM 701; Spring Semester Only)
COM CM 728 International Public Relations
COM CM 738ELP Global Marketing Communication (London Only)**
COM CM 742 Media Relations (CM 701 and CM 707; Spring Semester Only)
COM CM 743 New Media and Public Relations (CM 701)
COM CM 744ELP International Political and Media Systems (London Only)**
COM CM 809EB1 London Internship (London Only)**
COM CM 831 International Communication
COM CM 909EB1 Project Research (London Only)**

Public Relations students are strongly advised to take one (or more) of the following: CM 709 or CM 715.

*Offered Irregularly

Global Communications Technology Policy

COM CM 510 Computers in Communication
COM CM 514 New Communication Technologies (Fall Semester Only)
COM CM 519 Interactive Marketing (CM 708)
COM CM 523 Design and Interactive Experience (CM 510)
COM CM 529 Design and New Media II (Instructor Consent)
COM CM 555 Writing for Multimedia (CM 707)
COM CM 704 Contemporary Mass Media (Fall Semester Only)
COM CM 743 New Media & Public Relations (CM 701)

COM JO 540 Multimedia Publishing

Communication Research

CM 722 Communication Research
CM 723 Advanced Communication Research (CM 722; Spring Semester Only)
CM 724 Sampling Design and Measurement Techniques (CM 722)
CM 824 Technical Writing for Communication Research (CM 722, CM 723, CM 724)

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