2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Communication (COM)

Communication

359 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1060
Ph: 716-645-2141
F: 716-645-2086
W: www.communication.buffalo.edu
Mark G. Frank
Chair
Lance Rintamaki
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Azita Safaie
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Vivian M. Williams
Director of Internships

The Learning Environment

The Department of Communication offers a dynamic learning environment to students interested in careers in business, industry, government, non-profits, and a variety of other organizations. Although foundational courses may be offered in lecture format, many advanced courses are offered in seminar, discussion, recitation, or tutorial format which requires active learning on the part of students. In communication classes, students are expected to do more than just listen: they must read, write, discuss or be engaged in solving problems. Engaging in higher-order thinking tasks such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation help students prepare for productive and rewarding lives.

Faculty members take a social scientific view of the field of communication and encourage self-motivation and independent thinking. Students are encouraged to work with their advisors and instructors to explore the field and then focus their electives on the area of communication of most interest.

About Our Facilities

The Department of Communication is located on the third floor of Baldy Hall and holds classes in centrally scheduled space, usually on the North Campus. Courses are taught in technologically-equipped classrooms and lecture halls or computer laboratories that can accommodate our program’s teaching philosophies and course learning outcomes. Some courses are taught online.

About Our Faculty

UB Communication faculty members are a close-knit and collaborative group of 14 scholars with expertise in the scientific study of communication processes. Faculty are highly productive researchers who have published articles that can be found in leading journals associated with meditated, organizational, interpersonal, or international communication, health communication, game theory, and entertainment education, for example. In addition, many are grant-winning knowledge-makers who have won awards for their work from the Chancellor of SUNY and other sources, and who will take time to help you build your research skills. Others are renowned for their classroom skills, earning state-wide awards from the Chancellor of SUNY as well as student-nominated teaching awards. In addition to these scholars, the Department of Communication has three clinical faculty members, 12 part-time lecturers comprising business professionals teaching skills-based courses, and 14 teaching assistants.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Communications department website for additional information about our faculty.

COM Courses


  • COM 101LEC Principles of Communication
    Lecture

    Introduces the study of communication in interpersonal, small-group, organizational, mass, and intercultural contexts; covers basic communication models, theory, and research methods used in communication. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade other than W may repeat the course in the summer or winter; or only in the fall or spring semester with a petition to the College of Arts and Sciences Deans' Office.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • COM 125LEC Introduction to the Internet
    Lecture

    Provides a comprehensive, non-technical, hands-on overview of computer mediated communication on the information superhighway, focusing on the Internet. Teaches the origins, growth and evolution of the Internet, and provides a thorough introduction to the constituent services of the Internet.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • COM 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • COM 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • COM 202SEM Intercultural Communication
    Seminar

    Explores cultural factors that impinge upon the process of human communication; gives attention to nonverbal and verbal factors, as well as international mass media.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • COM 205LEC Research Methods
    Lecture

    Introduces the scientific methods used by communication scholars to examine interpersonal, small group, organizational, international/intercultural, telecommunications, and mass communication processes. Introduces students to content analysis, network analysis, social surveys, and experiments, as well as the logic and procedures of scientific inquiry and the use of the library for research.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • COM 217LEC Communication in Organizations
    Lecture

    Provides a practical introduction to principles of organizational communication, including basic theories, methods, and applications of organizational communication.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • COM 223DIS Principles and Methods of Interviewing
    Discussion

    Applies communication theory to principles and methods of interviewing; covers the employment interview, the information-gathering interview, and survey research methods.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • COM 225LEC Interpersonal Communication
    Lecture

    Conducts an in-depth analysis of psychological and sociological processes involved in interpersonal communication.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • COM 231DIS Principles of Persuasion
    Discussion

    Examines persuasive communication as a means of achieving goals and objectives. Also considers the theory and practice of influencing attitudes and opinions, particularly within persuasive campaigns.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • COM 236DIS Small-Group Communication
    Discussion

    Explores effective group interaction in task-oriented situations, and considers small-group structures and communication styles that influence the problem-solving process. Involves small-group participation and analysis of group communication.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 240LEC Survey of Mass Communication
    Lecture

    Considers formal organization, functions, and development of mass media; communication as a social process; audience characteristics; structured networks; and communication in bureaucracies.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • COM 242LEC Effects of Mass Communication
    Lecture

    Examines mass communication processes, and explores major findings of the effects of information distributed via mass media channels on individuals' attitudes and behaviors. Reviews major research perspectives and develops proposals for further inquiry.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • COM 243LEC Mass Media and Foreign Policy
    Lecture

    This course takes a historical perspective of the media's role is shaping America's foreign policy, with special emphasis on events 9/11.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 244LEC History of the Media
    Lecture

    Social, economic, and historical forces that shape the development of communication media; media as cultural products that affect and are affected by other social institutions.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: COM 240
  • COM 249DIS Mass Communication Theory
    Discussion

    Models and approaches to the study of the mass media of communication; how the system works, how the audience member interacts with the media.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • COM 300DIS Written Communication
    Discussion

    Covers the theory and practice of written communication; and emphasizes basic writing skills, the relationship between clear writing and clear thinking, and the process of effective writing. Fulfills the writing requirement for the Communication department.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 105 or ENG 201 or ESL 408 or completion of Communication Literacy 1
  • COM 317DIS Business/Professional Communication
    Discussion

    Presents basic oral and written communication skills necessary for career planning. Students make presentations, conduct interviews, write business letters and memos, and prepare their own resumes.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • COM 326REC Public Speaking
    Recitation

    Covers the theory and practice of public speaking, emphasizing effective communication in public meetings and conferences. Provides practice in using parliamentary procedures and presenting speeches.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • COM 334LEC Sociology of Communication
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 337LEC Communication Theory
    Lecture

    Introduces the process of communication, including factors affecting communication and its results, and their relationship to the communicative process.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • COM 360LEC Social Networks Analysis
    Lecture

    Terrorist networks, telecommunication networks, computer networks, Facebook friends, Twitter followers--it seems that everywhere one looks, one finds networks. Fundamentally, a network consists of a collection of actors and the connections amongst them. Often the actors are individuals, but they can also be web pages, research articles, organizations, and nation states. Each of us is embedded in a multitude of networks, connected to others by cultures, social relationships, and communication technologies. Social Network Analysis is a collection of methods for analyzing these relational structures. The emphasis is not on the attributes of the actors, but rather on the pattern of their connections. Actors are defined not so much by their individual characteristics as they are by how they are related to others. Focused as it is on the nature of the connections rather than the nature of the actors, network analysis is a perspective that cuts across the social, behavioral, and natural sciences. It is one of the few truly interdisciplinary paradigms available today

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: COM 101
  • COM 375SEM Technical Writing
    Seminar

    Developing communication expertise is increasingly important in a wide range of professions. This course is intended to prepare aspiring professionals by improving their writing, presentation and critical thought. The main objective of the course is for students to understand the following: the connection between critical thinking and writing; the writing process; using prototyping, an industry standard for document production; and the nature of evidence-based, informative and proposal writing.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 380LEC Health Communication
    Lecture

    Examines health communication and health communication campaigns in the interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication contexts with an emphasis on communication research.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • COM 398LEC Journalism
    Lecture

    Development of an understanding of the fundamentals of journalism, with stress on news reporting, copy editing, and basic principles of writing and news preparation for modern print and electronic communications media.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • COM 410LEC Communication in Asia and Pacific Rim Countries
    Lecture

    Provides students with knowledge of communication and its related issues in East Asian and Pacific Rim countries, which are going to be the world's focal point for economy and politics in the next century.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • COM 417LEC Special Topics in Mass Communication
    Lecture

    Content varies each semester. Topics include television newscasting, mass communication and cultural studies, contemporary media issues, daytime TV/soaps, information systems, and communication technology.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 417SEM Special Topics in Mass Communication
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include television newscasting, mass communication and cultural studies, contemporary media issues, daytime TV/soaps, information systems, and communication technology.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 420LEC Conflict Theory
    Lecture

    Introduces the research literature on conflict and conflict resolution. Focuses primarily on two of the most popular research paradigms - matrix games and bargaining games - although a few other topics are also touched upon.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 425SEM Analysis of Face-to-Face Communication
    Seminar

    Reviews the conduct and practice of social interaction research. Topics include coding schemes, reliability, data collection and analysis, and interpretation of research results.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 437LEC Organizational Communication
    Lecture

    Advanced study of the communication process in organizations and systems; theory, open systems; input-output analysis; structural functionalism, cybernetics.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • COM 438LEC Nonverbal Communication
    Lecture

    This lecture based course will examine scientific principles of Nonverbal Communication. Often referred to as body language, this course will approach nonverbal communication from the perspective of the scientist. Students will be asked to critically evaluate research in the field and write a research proposal along with periodic examination.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 441LEC Public Relations
    Lecture

    Studies the role of the public relations practitioner as a specialist in communication, an analyst of public opinion, and a counselor to administrators. Also examines the function of public relations, and internal and external communication.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • COM 443LEC Principles and Techniques of Advertising
    Lecture

    Examines advertising techniques, methods, and evaluation as well as sales promotion.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • COM 447DIS Communication Graphics
    Discussion

    Examines graphic communication and graphic design skills.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • COM 449DIS Promotional Writing
    Discussion

    Applied aspects of writing press releases, newsletters, house organs, bulletin copy, feature stories, and pamphlets.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • COM 450LEC Political Communication
    Lecture

    Studies the role of media and polling in a political campaign. Students combine the theory of political communication and the methodology of polling with practical experience of interacting with political professionals, conducting a poll, and viewing tapes of campaign commercials and speeches/debates.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • COM 451LEC Communication and Marketing
    Lecture

    Covers all aspects of the role of communication in the process of marketing goods and services. Specifically, the course covers the design and implementation of marketing information systems, organizational communication within market-driven companies, market research (focus groups, survey, and experimental methods), product design and testing, and the development of communication campaigns, including message design and placement.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 452SEM Analysis of the Media
    Seminar

    Analysis of various aspects of electronic and print media.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 453SEM Advanced Public Relations
    Seminar

    Provides an opportunity for students to work in-depth on specific projects. Participants design and execute public relations plans which include writing, media placement, speech writing, and evaluation. A good basic understanding of public relations functions and terminology as well as excellent writing skills are musts.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: COM 441
  • COM 454LEC Media in the Information Age
    Lecture

    Investigates the relationship of new media technologies to the mediated environment at large. Examines the ways in which media institutions, media policy, and media use are changing in an era of increased information exchange.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • COM 455SEM Advanced Advertising
    Seminar

    Studies planning, preparation and presentation of comprehensive advertising campaigns. Student teams produce all aspects of the campaign from conception to presentation. A good foundation of knowledge of the advertising industry is a must.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: COM 453
  • COM 460LEC World Media Systems
    Lecture

    Studies world media systems with a comparative analysis approach and from a global perspective. Especially, the course relates many aspects of the world media systems to the current trend of globalization.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • COM 462LEC Media Law
    Lecture

    Provides an understanding of the legal system and laws affecting mass communication in the U.S. Students will investigate the history of media law, the reasons for regulatory differences among media, policy issues, and a number of issues including First Amendment rights, defamation, intellectual property rights, and the Fair Use doctrine.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 465LEC Pr in the Info Age
    Lecture

    This class will introduce students to the ways in which public relations practitioners use the Internet and other new technologies, including e-mail, electronic newsletters, electronic magazines, World Wide Web sites, digital pressrooms, discussion groups, online events, and videoconferences. Students will design public relations plans for clients utilizing these or other new technologies.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 466SEM Special Topics in Mass Communication
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 467SEM Spec Top in Mass Comm
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 468SEM Special Topics in Mass Communication
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include television newscasting, mass communication and cultural studies, contemporary media issues, daytime TV/soaps, information systems, and communication technology.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 469LEC Advanced Research Methods in Communication
    Lecture

    Applications oriented course designed to apply various techniques of scientific inquiry towards testing of communication theories. Students apply research methodology ranging from content analysis, social surveys, and experiments to test communication theory driven hypotheses and research questions. Students will learn to critique existing research, perform literature reviews, create survey instruments, design and conduct experiments, perform content analysis, and present research findings. Course is ideal for students who are interested in a career in research and graduate study in communication.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 470SEM Special Topics in Communication Theory and Research
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include communication research and theory, communication technologies, intercultural communication, and organizational communication research.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 471SEM Special Topics in Communication Theory and Research
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include communication research and theory, communication technologies, intercultural communication, and organizational communication research.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 472SEM Special Topics in Communication Theory and Research
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include communication research and theory, communication technologies, intercultural communication, and organizational communication research.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 473SEM Special Topics in Communication Theory and Research
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include communication research and theory, communication technologies, intercultural communication, and organizational communication research.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 474SEM Special Topics in Communication Theory and Research
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include communication research and theory, communication technologies, intercultural communication, and organizational communication research.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 475SEM Special Topics in Communication Theory and Research
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include communication research and theory, communication technologies, intercultural communication, and organizational communication research.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 476SEM Special Topics in Communication Theory and Research
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include communication research and theory, communication technologies, intercultural communication, and organizational communication research.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 477SEM Special Topics in Communication Theory and Research
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include communication research and theory, communication technologies, intercultural communication, and organizational communication research.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 478SEM Special Topics in Communication Theory and Research
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include communication research and theory, communication technologies, intercultural communication, and organizational communication research.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 479SEM Special Topics in Communication Theory and Research: Advanced Research Methods in Communication
    Seminar

    This course is an application oriented course, designed to apply various techniques of scientific inquiry towards the testing of communication theories. In this course, students will apply research methodology ranging from content analysis, social surveys, and experiments to test communication theory driven hypotheses and research questions. Students will be taught to critique existing research, perform literature reviews about a topic, create surveys instruments, design and conduct experiments, perform content analysis, and write-up and present the findings of a research. This is an ideal course for students who are serious about a career in research and who plan to apply to the graduate program in communication.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 481SEM Special Topics in Interpersonal Communication
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include analyzing face-to-face communication, nonverbal communication, and communication in health settings.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 482SEM Special Topics in Interpersonal Communication
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include analyzing face-to-face communication, nonverbal communication, and communication in health settings.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 483SEM Special Topics in Interpersonal Communication
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include analyzing face-to-face communication, nonverbal communication, and communication in health settings.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 484SEM Special Topics in Interpersonal Communication
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include analyzing face-to-face communication, nonverbal communication, and communication in health settings.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 485SEM Special Topics in Interpersonal Communication
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include analyzing face-to-face communication, nonverbal communication, and communication in health settings.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 486SEM Special Topics in Organizational Communication
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include communication and decision making, conflict resolution, communication training and development, communication and the law, and communication on the worldwide web.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 487SEM Special Topics in Organizational Communication
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include communication and decision making, conflict resolution, communication training and development, communication and the law, and communication on the worldwide web.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 488SEM Special Topics in Organizational Communication
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include communication and decision making, conflict resolution, communication training and development, communication and the law, and communication on the worldwide web.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 489SEM Special Topics in Organizational Communication
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include communication and decision making, conflict resolution, communication training and development, communication and the law, and communication on the worldwide web.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 490LEC Special Topics in Mass Communication
    Lecture

    Content varies each semester. Topics include television newscasting, mass communication and cultural studies, contemporary media issues, daytime TV/soaps, information systems, and communication technology.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 491SEM Special Topics in Mass Communication
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include television newscasting, mass communication and cultural studies, contemporary media issues, daytime TV/soaps, information systems, and communication technology.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 492SEM Special Topics in Mass Communication
    Seminar

    Topics vary by semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 493SEM Special Topics in Mass Communication
    Seminar

    Content varies each semester. Topics include television newscasting, mass communication and cultural studies, contemporary media issues, daytime TV/soaps, information systems, and communication technology.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 495TUT UG Supervised Teaching
    Tutorial

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisites: Junior Status, 2.5 UB QPA, 3.0 COM QPA, A- or better in the course; permission of instructor and advisor.
  • COM 496TUT Internship in Communication
    Tutorial

    Involves internships generally conducted in Buffalo-area organizations, such as public relations firms, the local media, businesses and industries, and government agencies. Graded pass/fail.

    Credits: 1 - 5
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • COM 497SEM Capstone in Communication
    Seminar

    A special seminar for advanced students. Topics vary each semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • COM 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Involves development of an individual project of inquiry into an area of particular relevance to student interest within the field of communication. Graded pass/fail.

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
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