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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPC6202
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-03-18
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2003-10-27
  2. Department: Communication
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 1217000
  5. Contact Person: Gil Rodman
  6. Phone: 9743025
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: SPC
  9. Number: 6202
  10. Full Title: Historical Perspectives on Communication
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Hist Persp on Communication
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Explores prominent figures and theoretical movements in area of Communication (Interpersonal or Organizational Communication, Cultural Studies, Rhetorical Studies, or Performance Studies). [Repeatable for credit as topics vary.]

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Our department enjoys a reputation for being on the “cutting-edge” of topics and methods in the study of Communication. While every course includes contextualization, usually at the beginning of the semester, our students would benefit from a more detaile
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? In the Department of Communication, this course (in its various incarnations) will complement and extend existing courses in each area of study (i.e., Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, Cultural Studies, Rhetorical Studies, and Performance Studies). The course can serve as an introduction to the area, but would not be required prior to taking other classes in the area.

    Students from a variety of disciplines (from humanities-based departments to the social scientific to the pragmatic) have taken classes in the Department of Communication for almost as long as the graduate program has existed. Anyone interested in an historical overview of any area we offer would benefit from this course. It could serve to build interest in our other courses focusing on specialized topics or methodologies (e.g., Performance and Technology or Autoethnography).

  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? This class has been offered once, focusing on Performance Studies (see sample syllabus).
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D. in Communication or closely related field.
  29. Objectives: to provide students with a historical context for the area they study

    to familiarize students with prominent theorists and theories in the area

    to engage students in critical readings of historical documents and written histories

  30. Learning Outcomes: students will become familiar with prominent figures in the area studied

    students will track ideological movements within the area studied

    students will compare and contrast primary issues from the past and present in the context of the area studied

    students will complete oral and written reports on historical figures and movements and how they have influenced current thinking in the area studied

  31. Major Topics: Ontology of “history”

    Complexities of Documentation

    Relationship of Area to Communication Discipline

    Analyzing Textual Artifacts

    Historical Figures

    Influences on Today

  32. Textbooks: Dependent upon area

    See sample syllabus for a Performance Studies focus

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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