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An overview of the communication process, issues, and theories explaining behaviors in human relationships, with an emphasis on linking our perceptions, thoughts, and feelings to those of our communication partners. Topics typically include the power of language, nonverbal communication, deception, persuasive communication, gender differences in communication, small group communication, and intercultural communication.

An examination of the relationship between media and society in a global world, focusing on media industries, production, and audiences. Considers different types of media, theoretical perspectives on media and society, and ethical and regulatory issues pertaining to media practice in various national and international media markets and settings.

Examination of the relationship between communication technology and society, in the past, present, and future. Hands-on introduction to the basic functions of the computer and Internet as tools for research and communication.

This course is designed to provide students with basic theories and skills that are essential to effective public speaking. Topics include audience analysis, organization, persuasion, credibility, and delivery. Ideally, students should be able to apply these skills in a variety of public speaking situations, whether in future college courses or in non-academic settings. Each student will also learn to analyze, criticize, and evaluate the speaking of others.

Designed to help students learn the art and practice of digital film making. Through a combination of lectures, labs, shooting and editing exercises, students will learn the techniques, concepts, and processes involved in creating a short documentary and a short fictional film. In addition to attendance at class, all students are required to attend production labs.

Introduction to the theories and techniques of journalism with emphasis on the role of journalism in a democracy, news values and ethics, reporting and writing techniques, and discussion and readings on the future of journalism. Fulfills the democracy pathway in the Core Curriculum for incoming students in fall 2009 and after. Includes weekly lab, which may be either in class or online at a flexible time, at the instructor's discretion.

When we get what we wanted, why doesn't that always make us happy? Our relationships are embedded in the pursuit or loss of happiness. This course is an interdisciplinary review of research and theories that explain our experiences of happiness. Topics include the transient nature of happiness, our brain's biological happiness system, the effects of tragic or fortunate events, blind spots, counterfactual thinking/future-thinking/presentism, the science of laughter, and the communication roles of complaints versus gratitude. We will look at how happiness is affected by winning or by losing, as well as why predicting our future happiness (when we choose mates, careers, and material acquisitions) is often flawed. Students will gain an understanding of what might (or might not) bring them and those they care about sustained happiness - for the decisions they will be making throughout their lives.

What is the difference between attempting to change someone's attitude, belief, or behavior? This course examines theories and research about persuasion, social influence, and compliance gaining, including the dynamics of successfully resisting persuasion attempts. We focus on interpersonal persuasion in social settings (our roles as friends, daughters/sons, parents, romantic partners, co-workers, teammates, or leaders). The course will cover credibility, social proof, influence in groups, persuasive language, compliance gaining techniques, and how subtle persuasion tactics influence our buying, eating, and health choices. Prerequisite: Any one of the following: COMM 1, PSYC 1, PSYC 2, or SOCI 1. Theory course.

This course covers the fundamentals of health communication theory and research with a focus on how health is socially constructed at the intersections of biology, medical technology, and communication. Students will explore how gender identity, sexual orientation, and sexual identity produce and are produced by cultural gender norms as they manifest in embodiment, sexual expression, and experiences of health and illness. Prerequisite: Any one of the following: COMM 1, PSYC 1, PSYC 2, or SOCI 1. Also listed as WGST 140.

This course introduces key research in intercultural communication within and between co-cultural groups in the United States. We will critically examine similarities and differences in communicative styles, historical contexts, and values. A community-based learning placement through Arrupe Partnerships is required.  Fulfills the Core Diversity and ELSJ requirements. Prerequisites: Any one of the following - COMM 1, COMM 2, PSYC 1, PSYC 2, or SOCI 1. Note: This course requires participation in community-based learning (CBL) experiences off campus.

Explores gendered patterns of socialization, interaction, and language. The course goes beyond stereotyping female and male modes of communicating to consider ways in which masculinity, femininity, ethnicity, class, age, sexuality, and disability intersect in interpersonal, family, organizational, and public communication, as well as in feminist and men's movements. Also listed as WGST 161.Prerequisite: COMM 1, ANTH 3 or consent of instructor. (5 units)

This course will examine theories, concepts, and research that explain the relational dynamics in our friendships and romances. Using a communication focus and examining published studies and theories, topics will include the power of friendship and how it shapes our lives, cliques, hurtful friendships, cross-gender platonic friends, dating, romantic relationships, intimacy, loneliness, the bio-neurology of love, rejection, and relational endings (losing, leaving, and letting go). Prerequisite, any one of the following: COMM 1, PSYC 1, PSYC 2, or SOCI 1.

Provides students with an overview to communication as a social science and to methods for analyzing communication content, media audiences, and interpersonal communication practices. Topics include the fundamentals of research design, ethics, measurement, sampling, data analysis, and statistics. Students analyze research studies and learn the fundamentals of writing a literature review and generating scientific predictions based on existing research. Through hands-on assignments students gain experience in concept measurement, research design, and data analysis. Prerequisites: COMM 1 and COMM 2.

This course explores feminist research methods in Communication and other social sciences as they intersect with Women's & Gender Studies. Through lectures and workshops, students will explore how theories and politics shape the kinds of research questions we ask, the types of materials we use, and how we define our relationships with our research participants. Students will explore topics related to femininity, masculinity, and/or sexuality using ethnographic, interviewing, and textual analysis methods informed by feminist theory and the politics of social justice. Prerequisites; Comm 1 & Comm 2. Cross listed with WGST 102.

Provides students with an understanding of qualitative methods used in communication research on messages, contexts and impacts. Explores qualitative methods such as audience ethnography, participant observation, focus groups, textual analysis, in-depth interviewing and institutional analysis. Students do exercises on design and application of qualitative methods and analyze the data gathered. Prerequisites: COMM 1 and COMM 2.

This course focus on communication, culture, gender, and leadership. It may be repeated for credit as topics vary.

The Body Politics course uses feminist theory to explore cultural and individual experiences of embodiment and biotechnology. Students will examine biopolitical discourse and its relationship both to individual lived bodies and to biotechnologies that make possible paritcular bodily configurations. Topics include scientific and cultural studies of birth control devices, assisted reproductive technologies (i.e., invitro fertilization), weight loss surgery, adaptive technologies for people with disabilities, and hormonal and surgical treatments for transgender people. Comm 1, and students must be a WGST minor OR a WGST major OR declared Gender, Sex, & the Body pathway, OR declared Gender, Empire and Globalization pathway, OR have permission of the instructor. Cross-listed with WGST 105A.

This course introduces students to tools for analyzing and engaging in public discourse about the environment. Students draw on communication theory and research to understand rhetorical strategies used in contemporary environmental debates. Students also gain practical experience in using communication research to inform the design of a real world environmental campaign. Fulfills Core Civic Engagement requirement

The theory and practice of minority media production, representation, and use. Examination of the classification of a group as a minority, how different groups historically have been marginalized in public representation and how these images have been, and are being, challenged. Course requirements include research into specific public images, fieldwork, and a final class presentation. Fulfills the ethnic studies requirement. This course is cross-listed with ETHN 162. Prerequisite: COMM 2 or consent of instructor.

This course considers the youth media culture that has become a pivotal part of the experience of childhood and adolescence. Students examine the content of popular media aimed at young people and the media industries that produce this content. Also explored are patterns of media usage throughout childhood and adolescence, the ways that media are integrated into family life, and how educational and entertainment media content shapes children's knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and identities. Topics include educational media effects, media violence, gender and racial/ ethnic stereotyping, advertising effects, and media literacy efforts. Prerequisite: COMM 2 or permission of instructor

The course looks at the relationship between violence and communication from three angles: (1) violence as communication (2) violence as a failure of communication and (3) problems with representing violence. The course involves a range of philosophical and disciplinary perspectives on violence and communication, including media and communication, social theory, and visual culture. The course has a strong global and international focus: the contexts covered include the Holocaust, the Partition of India, and 9/11. Prerequisites: COMM 2/COMM 2GL (Introduction to Media Studies / Introduction to Global Media Studies)

How can we address differences and resolve conflicts fairly and effectively? This course introduces students to the role of dialogue and deliberation in creating healthier and more democratic organizations, workplaces, and societies. Students learn a range of research-based approaches to handling difference and conflict, and develop communicative skills used by effective individuals, professionals, and citizens in real-world situations. Projects include taking part in formal dialogues and deliberations on current issues, both as participants and moderators, and designing ways for institutions to involve stakeholders and the public in conflict resolution and policy development.

This course, which builds on the foundations that students develop in Communication 20, provides students with a deeper engagement with theories, concepts, and skills essential to excellent public speaking. Students will study key classical and contemporary rhetorical theories in order to become stronger public speakers across a variety of audiences and occasions. Students will also critically analyze and evaluate historical and contemporary speeches. Prerequisite: Comm 20

This course is designed to introduce you to the wonderful and creative world of Global Screenwriting and how it has impacted traditional Hollywood storytelling. Students are asked to answer multiple questions. Does a uniform visual style exist? Does just one dramatic paradigm exist? Are all films about protagonists and antagonists? Students complete a script treatment, narrative outline, two drafts of a short screenplay and analyses of published screenplays. Fulfills Core Advanced Writing requirement in Core 2009; Cinema Studies Pathway in Core 2009; Core Third Writing requirement in Core 2003-2008. Prerequisites: English 1 & 2 or CTW 1 & 2.

This course is designed to immerse students in the craft and aesthetics of fiction filmmaking. Students work in groups to develop, produce, and edit their own short films based on selected scripts they either write or acquire from student screenwriters. The course also functions as a forum where students explore through readings and screenings the film styles of classical and contemporary filmmakers so that they are grounded in film language and inspired to develop their own film styles. Students are required to attend a production lab and outside film screenings. Prerequisite: COMM 30 or COMM 31.

Explores the technical, aesthetic, and ethical issues surrounding documentary production. The documentary form is examined as a cultural and historical artifact, as a site where traditional expectations about journalism and personal expression collide. While emphasis is placed upon single camera, film-style documentary production, other documentary styles are also examined. Clearances, copyright and other fundamental production issues are explored. Students produce a short documentary for the course. All students are required to attend a production lab and outside film/ video screenings. Fulfills Core Arts requirement. Prerequisite: COMM 30 or 31

The principles and aesthetics of filmmaking within the confines of a studio/sound stage are examined. The fluid master shot, multiple camera shooting, studio lighting and audio are just some of the techniques that are explored. Students work in small groups to produce a short film, television show or musical production. All students are required to attend a production lab and possible outside screenings. Preference given to communication majors and minors. May be repeated as topics vary. Prerequisite: COMM 30 or 31

In this course, the principles and aesthetics of editing and cinematography are examined in great detail In cinematography, students learn the fundamental principles of lighting techniques in studio and on location and will be trained in economy lighting, which relies on minimal equipment, as well as key lighting theories. In editing, students practice the key techniques and styles of editing, including montage, parallel cutting, and ellipsis, while also studying guiding theories of editing. All students are required to attend a production lab and outside screenings. Preference given to communication majors and minors. May be repeated as topics vary. Prerequisite: COMM 30 or 31

Why do movies and television shows look and sound the way they do? Why do specific directors/writers tell audio-visual stories and adopt personal stylistic signatures? What is authorship in film and television? What makes a comedy a comedy and a western a western? This course examines the historical roots and cultural implications of telling stories with moving pictures in certain genres or by specific filmmakers. Film/television theory and criticism is used as a means of examining the nature of visual narrative styles and auteurship. May be repeated as topics vary. All students are required to attend outside film/video screenings. Prerequisite: COMM 2

Explores the development of the American film industry from the perspective of its modes of production, filmic styles, cinema movements, and audiences. This evolution is examined within the context of political, economic, and cultural changes of the past century. May be repeated as topics vary. All students are required to attend outside film/video screenings. Prerequisite: COMM 2

This course explores the evolution of the television industry in the U.S. and around the world. The development of television is examined in the context of political, economic, and cultural changes of the past century and investigates the changing modes of television production as well as the impact of other media technologies on television content, style, and audiences. May be repeated as topics vary. All students are required to attend outside film/video screenings. Prerequisite: COMM 2

This course traces the evolution of docu­mentary filmmaking from its inception by the Lumiere Brothers in the late 1800s to today's nonfiction filmmakers who use this mode of representation in a variety of innovative ways, including advocacy, poetry, historical documentation, exploration, reflexivity, and experimentation. The key moments in the history of the nonfiction film, its main theories, along with the various styles of documentary filmmaking, are explored in depth. Prerequisite: COMM 2 or 2GL or consent of the instructor.

Advanced news reporting and writing.  Emphasis on strategies for public affairs reporting, beat coverage, media ethics, source development, and immersion journalism.  Includes hard news, feature and enterprise reporting projects. Participation in community-based learning placements through Arrupe Partnerships is required. Fulfills Core Advanced Writing and ELSJ requirements. Prerequisite: COMM 40 (or by permission for non-communication majors). Note: This course requires participation in community-based learning (CBL) experiences off campus.

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of online journalism. Students will plan, report, write, and produce news, arts, sports, and feature segments for online publication. Primary emphasis on improving journalistic skills, as well as basic training in digital audio recording, editing and production; podcasting; and various online formats. Prerequisite: COMM 40. (5 units)

Students research, write, shoot, edit and report radio and television news. Students produce news packages and larger news programs. At times the course mimics a news day, from production planning to the actual newscast. At other times the course replicates the television magazine model of production. All students are required to attend a weekly production lab. Application course. Prerequisites: COMM 30 or 31 & COMM 40.

This section will focus on legal journalism and legal affairs reporting. Students will learn to report and write about current legal topics and courtroom decisions, and how they affect the lives of ordinary citizens. In addition, students will learn how the civil and criminal justice systems work and how to access public records. Because this course shifts topics each quarter, students may repeat the course for credit. Prerequisites: COMM 40 or consent of instructor.

Includes story development, market analysis, long-form journalism, investigative reporting techniques, query efforts and sophisticated writing approaches for magazines. Fulfills Core Advanced Writing requirement. Prerequisite: COMM 40 or permission of instructor for non-Communication majors.

Examination of American journalism and its relationship to democracy. Strengthens news literacy skills, including identifying influences on journalism, evaluating the quality of news, and constructing a personal news diet. Introduction to the dynamics of political communication through the media. Analysis of theories of journalisms role in the democratic process and reform proposals to improve news, politics, and civic engagement. Prior completion of Comm 40 is recommended but not required

The Internet and technology have changed public relations and how companies and organizations communicate, collaborate, interact and influence outcomes with stakeholders and targeted publics. This course explores the theories and practices of public relations today including program planning, development, execution, and measurement of media relations, traditional PR tactics, and new, online channels and tools. Writing, business planning, effective presentation, critical thinking, integrated marketing communications, fundamentals of business, business ethics, and business practices are emphasized. Guest lecturers from corporate America and business practice exercises provide real-world experience in applying theories and concepts. Prerequisite: COMM 2 and COMM 40 (5 units)

This course provides students with an introduction to the principles of communication in organizations. Specifically, the class will explore the role of communication in achieving organizational and individual goals, theory and practice of communication in organizations, and techniques to enhance understanding among individuals in organizations. A variety of organizations will be explored including corporations, small businesses, non-profits, and social/fraternal organizations. Practical application of contemporary theories will provide students with the skills needed for successful communication in their current and future organizations. Topics will include the role of organizational culture, conflict management, work/life balance, human resource management, stress, globalization and the role of social justice in the contemporary organization.. Prerequisite: COMM 1.

This advanced course in public relations deepens students understanding of strategies, processes, procedures and practices that build two-way relationships with a broad range of constituencies. The course prepares students to practice public relations in many contexts, including political discourse; motivating groups to support social justice; explaining the value of products or services; and providing tightly targeted audiences with highly specialized technical or business information. A heavy emphasis is placed on learning to define, develop and implement public relations objectives, strategies and tactics. Guest lecturers and a real-world class project round out the learning experience. Prerequisites: COMM 2, COMM 40

Blending theory and practice, this course is designed for students interested in learning about communication training as a tool for organizational development. This course will expose students to the preparation, implementation, and evaluation of communication workshops, seminars, and training programs for a wide variety of organizations. In additional to instructional design, the course will focus on methods of teaching communication skills to adult learners and instruction and practice in conducting experiential activities. Further topics will include: Assessment of learning outcomes; evaluation and critique of training programs; proper use of presentation aids; challenges with training; using e-learning and online training delivery platforms; and the training profession. Prerequisites: COMM 20

As illnesses inflicting the population in the US continue to shift towards life-style related diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease, campaigns designed to impact behavioral changes overview of public health campaigns: what they are, how they are used, and how to design one based on sound evidence and theory. To achieve this, students will be exposed to lectures and read articles and chapters on public health, health behavior change theories, and case studies about public health campaigns that address a variety of health behaviors. Using the knowledge gained from these course materials, students will work in groups to design and implement a small-scale public health campaign targeting SCU students that addresses a health issue of their choice. The campaign will be developed through the course of the quarter and groups will be asked to submit smaller assignments along the way to build towards their final product. Prerequisites: COMM 2, COMM 110 preferred

Students use photography to explore questions about how to represent diverse cultures and identities. Students advance their digital photography skills while reflecting on the ethics of representing others and themselves, informed by readings on cultural theory and visual communication theory. In their final projects students create and share images from local communities in online exhibits. Prior knowledge of digital photography and creation of online content are helpful, but not required.

Examines cyberspace as home to many types of collectives from groups on social network sites to employees of corporations, religious groups to online fan sites, cyber-activists to citizens of as-yet-unborn nations. Premised on the understanding that communication and community have been fundamentally linked in history, this course examines communication practices in a range of Internet communities with a focus on (1) the shaping of ethnic, religious, and national identities online; (2) the dynamics of transnational communities; and (3) the logic of technological and communication networks on the World Wide Web and Internet. Addresses the philosophical implications of communication practices among Internet communities for notions of identity. Prerequisite: COMM 2 or 2GL.

An introduction to communication law and regulation. Emphasis on first amendment rights to freedom of speech and information gathering, as well as the law of defamation, privacy, copyright, obscenity, harms to the public, and telecommunications regulation.  Students gain experience in applying the law by preparing and delivering legal arguments in a moot court exercise. Fulfills the Core Civic Engagement requirement.

Communication is a critical component of watching and playing sports, and at the same time, sport is a lens through which we view different aspects of our cultures and interactions. This course examines sport as a component of our culture, investigating issues of race, gender, and power; the connection between spectator sports and media; and communications role in sports participation, including topics such as leadership, motivation, cohesion, and teamwork. At the completion of this course, you will have a better understanding of selected communication principles and you will have discovered new ways to talk about sport.

Do the practices of communication have any consequences for theology? We know that St. Paul claims that faith comes from hearing and that Christian theology has taken communicative expression seriously throughout the centuries. This course examines how theology has used communication, how it has evaluated communication, how communication contributes to theology, and how new communication technologies have a contemporary impact on theological and religious practices. Examines a variety of communication expressions (art, music, poetry, television programs, films, Web sites) as religious expressions; students will create their own theological expression using some contemporary medium. Fulfills the Core Religion, Theology, and Culture II requirement. Priority registration given to students studying abroad in London.

In this course, we will examine the ways in which human communication affects, and is affected by, processes that occur in our bodies. We will start by exploring the basic anatomy of the human body as it relates to communication, including the brain, nervous system, facial musculature, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, and the immune system. From there, we will explore how those body systems are implicated in a range of communicative phenomena, including emotion, conflict, stress, burnout, interpersonal relationships, social structure, organizational culture, relationship satisfaction, and sexual behavior. Finally, we will explore the impact of innovative healthcare treatments that utilize communication interventions, including providing social support, human affection, and organizational development. Completion of any of the following: COMM 1, PSYC 1 or 2, SOCI 1, or the completion of social science core.

Leadership and Communication is an advanced course in communication designed to examine in detail the phenomenon of leadership in groups and organizations. Various theories and approaches to leadership will be surveyed with an emphasis on applying leadership principles. Course topics include: leadership approaches and theories, ethics, power, influence, diversity, and gender among others.

How does communication content and technology solve problems of global poverty and social change? This course addresses the theories, policies and practices that help explain the success or failure of new communication technologies in helping the disenfranchised achieve a better life for themselves. Hands on work with real cases will give students a chance to think through the complicated process of social change. Theory course. Prerequisite: COMM 2.

Paying careful attention to the meaning of the term "postcolonial" in different historical and geographical contexts, we will undertake a critical analysis of media representations of national and cultural identity in postcolonial societies in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. We will also evaluate the ways in which media constructions of national identity intersect with understandings of gender, race, religion, and ethnicity. A key focus area of the course is the experience of diasporic postcolonial communities as represented in media.

This course examines the dynamics of communication in new media networks and forums, covering the overlapping categories of social networks, social media, blogs, micro-blogs, portals, and collective knowledge initiatives such as Wikipedia. We will analyze communication practices in new media, with a focus on the following areas: (a) convergence and links between forms of media and technology, such as mobile phones, computers, and books; (b) changing conceptions of self and community; (c) emerging of paradigms of creative collaboration and artistic and intellectual production; (d) and challenges about privacy, copyright, and intellectual ownership posed. We will examine these questions from a global perspective, keeping in mind both the global nature of new media networks and communities and the particular trajectories of new media communicative practices in different global contexts. In this regard, we will also address the social, ethical, and political consequences of the "digital divide" between those who are networked and connected in this world and those who lack access to it.

This course explores ways to reflect, connect, and communicate study abroad experiences. Special focus on developing intercultural communication competence in interpersonal, socioeconomic, historical, and geopolitical contexts. Students will produce web-based educational material derived from academic research and study abroad experience. Prerequisite: Prior experience studying outside the U.S. in high school or college, including immersion trips and study abroad.

This course explores how national cinemas and individual filmmakers have responded to American global film hegemony. Counter cinema is seen not only as a mode of artistic self-expression, but also as a cultural practice whose role is crucial in shaping national cultures. Of particular interest is the development of film traditions such as neorealism, the French New Wave, Third Cinema, exilic/diasporic cinema, and other film movements that have emerged as an alternative to Hollywoods commercial cinema. Prerequisite: COMM 2 or 2GL or consent of the instructor.

This course investigates how filmmakers and writers from around the world have pushed the boundaries of realism to achieve narrative and cinematic styles in storytelling that are loosely referred to as the fantastic. Some of the genres studied in this course include fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, science fiction, the gothic, and cyberpunk. Prerequisite: COMM 2 or 2GL or consent of the instructor.

An examination of the relationship between media and society in a global world, focusing on media industries, production, and audiences within and across different national contexts. Considers different types of media; theoretical perspectives on media and global society; and ethical and regulatory issues pertaining to media practice in various media markets and settings.

For writers and editors of The Santa Clara. Students review the student newspaper and offer practical advice and experience in journalism. Santa Clara staff members assist in teaching skills of news, sports, and feature writing and reporting, and techniques of design and production. Requirements: Class members meet once a week and are expected to spend at least three hours a week in newspaper work.

This course helps emerging filmmakers, artists and designers in all disciplines, entrepreneurs, students focusing on marketing, public relations, journalism, and film lovers to advance their skills in the art and business of filmmaking and media. Students produce real world short projects: fiction, commercial and documentary. The practicum is designed to give students hands-on experience in producing, directing, cinematography, production design, editing, sound, music, acting, and screenwriting. Students will also help organize the Genesis student film festival. Prerequisite: COMM 30 or permission of instructor.

Designed to get students involved with journalism via digital media. Students report, write, edit, broadcast, and promote news, arts, and entertainment content. Work can air on KSCU, The Santa Clara student newspaper, Web site, or the practicum blog. Students will also learn the basics of digital recording and receive a basic introduction to studio production and new media.

A 1-unit course for editors and principal staff members of the University's yearbook, The Redwood. Principles of photojournalism, magazine graphic design, and book production. Redwood Staff members assist in teaching skills of reporting, writing, production and design. Class members meet once a week and are expected to spend at least three hours a week in yearbook work.

Supervised activity in Forensics. Includes competition in debate and various speaking events: persuasive, expository, extemporaneous, impromptu speaking, and oral interpretation. Field trips required.

Students gain practice in the production of sports programming. Includes producing, interactive elements, graphics and photographs, shooting, editing, announcing, and reporting for live sports programming as well as recorded interviews and reports. Students will produce content for multiple media, including television, the World Wide Web, and arena scoreboards. Some experience with cameras, audio, production, reporting, graphics and/or editing is recommended. Production will occur on campus in cooperation with Santa Clara's Department of Athletics.

See footnotes for descriptions of the different capstones.

This course leads students through a major communication research project from research question, literature review, and the gathering of data or observations to formal public presentation of findings. Approaches may be quantitative or qualitative; choice of topic is guided by a student's previous theoretical coursework. Prerequisites: All lower-division courses required for Communication majors and upper division prerequisites as listed for topic - see list.

A forum where students can learn how they can best apply classroom instruction to their career objectives through academically supported work experience. Internships at Santa Clara University are closely monitored for appropriateness and practical application. Internships should encourage career skills and professional growth; they should not be just another job. Internships are an important and integral part of the communication craft and serve to introduce the student to the range of opportunities afforded a degree in the discipline. Students are expected to represent the University in a professional manner and to act responsibly with the client and the assignments.

London Internship for communication majors.Based on academic background, personal interests, qualifications, and professional goals participants in the SCU London program are interviewed and (if qualified) placed in a community-based, internship placement in and around London. Download a partial list of the possible FIE internship placements or visit the FIE Internship website: http://fie.org.uk/fie/study/internareas

A 1 to 5 unit course for students who arrange to work with a faculty member for a directed course of study or project in communication theory, research, or creative production. A written proposal, course meeting schedule, and readings must be approved by the instructor and chair prior to registration at least one week prior to registration.