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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS)

CAS 083S (GS) First-Year Seminar in Speech Communication (3) Introduction to major theoretical, critical, research and pedagogical issues in human communication.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAS 084S (GH) First-Year Seminar in Communication Arts and Sciences (3) Introduction to significant issues surrounding effective human communication; humanities emphasis.
Effective: Summer 2002
 

CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech (3) Introduction to speech communication: formal speaking, group discussion, analysis and evaluation of messages.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAS 100A (GWS) Effective Speech (3) Principles of communication, implemented through presentation of speeches, with some attention to group discussion and message evaluation.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAS 100B (GWS) Effective Speech (3) Principles of communication, implemented through group problem solving, with some attention to formal speaking and message evaluation.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAS 100C (GWS) Effective Speech (3) Principles of communication, implemented through analysis and evaluation of messages, with some attention to formal speaking and group discussion.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAS 100H (GWS) Effective Speech (3) Introduction to speech communication: formal speaking, group discussion, analysis and evaluation of messages.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

CAS 100H (GWS) Effective Speech (3) Introduction to speech communication: formal speaking, group discussion, analysis and evaluation of messages.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

CAS 100S (GWS) Effective Speech (3) Principles of communication, implemented through presentation of speeches, with some attention to group discussion and message evaluation.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAS 101 (GS) Introduction to Human Communication (3) Introduction to major theoretical, critical, research and pedagogical issues in human communication.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAS 126 Developmental Listening (3) Introduction to effective strategies of listening, with an emphasis on studying, note taking, test taking, and research paper writing.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAS 137H (GWS) (ENGL 137H) Rhetoric and Civic Life I (3) Within a liberal arts framework and with attention to public discourse-- speaking, writing, online communication, and visual presentation--this course instructs students in the arts, practices, and principles of rhetoric.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

CAS 138T (GWS) (ENGL 138T) Rhetoric and Civic Life II (3) This course builds rehtorical skills in oral, written, visual, and digital contexts and introduces deliberation and advocacy in civic and disciplinary spheres.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: ENGL 137H orCAS 137H  

CAS 175 (GH) Persuasion and Propaganda (3) An introductory examination of how symbols have been used to create belief and action in revolutionary, totalitarian, and democratic settings.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

CAS 195 Careers in Communication (1) An introduction to a variety of careers in the field of communication arts and sciences.
Effective: Summer 2002
 

CAS 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAS 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAS 200 (US;IL) Language, Culture, and Communication (3) Introduction to language, language development, cultural literacy, culture, and intercultural communication.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAS 201 (GH) Rhetorical Theory (3) History and theory of public advocacy and civic discourse.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

CAS 202 (GS) Introduction to Communication Theory (3) Survey of human communication studies in relational, interpersonal, group, organization, intercultural, health, technology and communication systems.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

CAS 203 (GS) Interpersonal Communication (3) Exploration of competent communication and the skills necessary to manage personal and professional relationships.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAS 204 Communication Research Methods (3) Overview of the skills necessary to evaluate commonly reported communication research.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

CAS 205 The Voice and Its Use (3) Emphasis on procedures to improve vocal effectiveness in personal and professional communication; not offered at University Park campus.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

CAS 206 (GH) Mediation and Communication (3) Presentation of the history, theory, and practice of mediation as a means of resolving conflict through communication.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

CAS 211 Informative Speaking (3) Planning, organizing, adapting, and presenting informative speeches and oral reports on technical/scholarly projects, both by manuscript reading and extemporaneously.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 100  

CAS 212 Professional Public Speaking (3) Organizing, adapting and presenting ideas in public informative, persuasive, technical and ceremonial speeches.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CAS 100  

CAS 213 Persuasive Speaking (3) Planning, organizing, and adapting techniques of persuasion to achieve personal and public goals; engaging in critical assessment of persuasive messages.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 100  

CAS 214W Speech Writing (3) Writing speeches for delivery in political, professional, and ceremonial settings; emphasis on composition and language for oral presentation.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 100  

CAS 215 Argumentation (3) Theory of argument: gathering of evidence, analysis of proposition, case building, cross-examination, refutation, composition and delivery of argumentative speech.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

CAS 216 Parliamentary Procedure (2) Practice in presiding over and participating in meetings conducted under rules of order.
Effective: Spring 2003 Ending: Fall 2014
 

CAS 216 (AEE 216) Practical Parliamentary Procedure (3) Practice in presiding over and participating in meetings conducted under rules of order.
Effective: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

CAS 222 (GS;US;IL) (CIVCM 211, YFE 211) Foundations: Civic and Community Engagement (3) Conceptual foundations of public scholarship and orientation to contemporary themes and issues in civic and community engagement.
Effective: Fall 2010
 

CAS 250 Small Group Communication (3) Skill development in the areas of group discussion, leadership, and teamwork.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAS 252 Business and Professional Communication (3) Interviewing, briefing, conferring, and decision making; analyzing and evaluating formal and informal patterns of communication in organizations.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

CAS 253 Health Communication (3) To introduce students to principles of health message design and the general theories and models used to guide these efforts.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

CAS 255 Peer Tutoring for Public Speaking (3) This course will prepare students to become peer tutors in public speaking.
Effective: Summer 2013 Ending: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: CAS 100A orCAS 137H orENGL 137H orCAS 138T orENGL 138T or approved higher level speaking course  

CAS 271 (US;IL) Intercultural Communication (3) Introduction to intercultural communication. Focus on topics such as language, identity, prejudice, and intergroup relations on a domestic/ international level.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAS 272 (GH) Political Communication and Technology (3) This course examines how interactive communication technologies reshape political rhetoric, discursive civic culture, deliberation, and participatory democracy.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

CAS 280W Storytelling and Speaking (3) Principles of oral performance from storytelling to the printed page; includes oral performance of stories, speeches, prose, drama, and poetry.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

CAS 283 Communication and Information Technology I (3) Introduction to communication technology and information management; intended for students in the Liberal Arts.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAS 294 Research Topics (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small group basis.
Effective: Fall 2003
Prerequisite: prior approval of assignment by instructor  

CAS 295 Internship (1-16) Supervised nongroup instruction, including field experiences, practicums, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Fall 2003
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

CAS 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAS 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAS 297A Intercultural Communication in Action: The Case of Austria (1-3 An optional embedded 12-day program offered with CAS 271. The course offers formal and informal opportunities for students to engage in dialogue with Austrians from a variety of backgrounds. The objective is for students to develop sensitivity and flexibility in intercultural communication settings to benefit their personal and professional lives.
Effective: Summer 2014 Ending: Summer 2014 Future: Summer 2014
  Concurrent: CAS 271

CAS 297H Writing and Communicating Health in South Africa (1) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

CAS 298 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAS 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAS 302 Social Influence (3) Explores how humans influence others through communication.
Effective: Summer 2002
 

CAS 311 Methods of Rhetorical Criticism (3) Principles for the analysis and evaluation of public discourse.
Effective: Summer 2002
 

CAS 321 Rhetoric and Law (3) A survey of the literature on the role of rhetoric in law, including trial advocacy, appellate argument, and judicial reasoning.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CAS 340 Communication and Civility (3) Communication behaviors contributing to civil and uncivil discourse; their implications in business, public life, across cultures and in interpersonal relationships.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CAS 352 Organizational Communication (3) This course examines the function and structure of communication in both formal and informal situations.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

CAS 360 Communication for Teachers (3) Analysis of dynamics of instructor-student communication implemented through structured exercises in instructor listening, verbal and nonverbal message- making.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CAS 100  

CAS 373 The Rhetorics of War and Peace (3) This course explores how war and peace are advocated.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

CAS 375 Rhetoric and Public Controversy (3) Survey of important events in the history of public address, including speeches, debates, and persuasive campaigns and movements.
Effective: Summer 2002
 

CAS 383 Culture and Technology (3) This course will examine the area of cyberculture as it relates to communication studies.
Effective: Summer 2002
 

CAS 395 Forensics Practicum (1-2 per semester/maximum of 16) Provides students in forensics the opportunity for supervised participation in the activity in class and in intercollegiate competition.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAS 398 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2002
 

CAS 398A Public Relations (3) Public understanding of organizations and institutions; identification and analysis of public; media relations; public relations practice.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

CAS 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAS 402 Speech and Human Behavior (3) General semantics, thought, and human behavior; not offered at University Park campus.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

CAS 403 Interpersonal Communication Theory and Research (3) Examining behavior within interpersonal encounters, with emphasis on both theoretical/applied explanations for how and why people act during such interactions.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 203  

CAS 404 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation (3) Theories and strategies important for conceptualizing, developing, and managing conflict negotiation, mediation, and third-party intervention.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 100  

CAS 405 Family Communication Theory and Research (3) Explores the nature and functions of communication in family life; emphasis on meaning, patterns, and styles of family communication.
Effective: Summer 2002
Prerequisite: CAS 101, CAS 202  

CAS 406H Honors Course in Communication Arts and Sciences (3) Individual study and seminar in selected areas or issues of speech communication.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: an all-University average of B; approval of the departmental Honors Committee  

CAS 409 (PL SC 409) Democratic Deliberation (3) Explores the theory and practice of democratic deliberation in elections, town meetings, juries, legislatures, and other public institutions.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: CAS 137, CAS 175, CAS 201, CAS 202, CAS 216, CAS 250, CAS 272 orPL SC 001, PL SC 017, PL SC 112, PL SC 130  

CAS 410W Mother-Daughter Communication (3) Explores the mother-daughter relationship with an emphasis on understanding mother-daughter communication.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: CAS 202  

CAS 411 Rhetorical Criticism (3) Principles of rhetorical criticism examined through analysis of selected texts and critics.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 201 orCAS 100  

CAS 415 Rhetoric of Film and Television (3) Rhetorical analysis of the artistic forms and cultural structures of film and television; intensive study of selected examples.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 100 orCOMM 150  

CAS 420 Rhetorical Theory (3) Ancient, medieval, Renaissance, Enlightenment, and contemporary theories of rhetoric.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 201  

CAS 421 Communication and Aging (3) Concentrates on the pivotal role that communication plays in the social process of aging.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: Three credits of CAS  

CAS 422 (US) (AF AM 422) Contemporary African American Communication (3) A focused study on the continuities between African and African American culture and communication.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CAS 100  

CAS 426W Communication Ethics (3) Ethical issues in public and private communication; role of communication in expressing and realizing individual and social values.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 100  

CAS 438 Rhetoric of Documentary (3) Rhetorical analysis of the documentary in film, television, and other media; historical and critical analysis of functions and form.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 201  

CAS 450W Group Communication Theory and Research (3) Selected theories of problem solving through group discussion emphasizing participation and leadership.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 100 orCAS 250  

CAS 452 Organizational Communication Theory and Research (3) Explores the nature and functions of communication in organizations; emphasis on concepts, tools, and skills for effective management of communication.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 202 orCAS 252  

CAS 452W Organizational Communication Theory and Research (3) Explores the nature and functions of communication in organizations; emphasis on writing and exploring concepts, tools, and skills for effective management of communication.
Effective: Spring 2004
Prerequisite: CAS 202 orCAS 252  

CAS 453 Health Communication Theory and Research (3) Principles of communication about health across the lifespan and within health-care contexts.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: CAS 100  

CAS 455 (US) (WMNST 455) Gender Roles in Communication (3) Explores the literature on gender research in the discipline of human communication.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: CAS 202  

CAS 460H Introduction to Honors Thesis (3) This course will guide students through steps that result in Honors Thesis Proposal.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: Student must be in good standing in Schreyer Honors College.CAS 201 orCAS 202;CAS 204  

CAS 470 Nonverbal Communication (3) Examining ways nonverbal messages, such as gestures, posture, vocal intonation, and facial expressions, affect us on a daily basis.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: 6 credits in Communication Arts and Sciences  

CAS 471 (US;IL) Intercultural Communication Theory and Research (3) Intercultural and cross-cultural communication research theory and practice as applied within and across national boundaries.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: CAS 271  

CAS 475 Studies in Public Address (3) History and criticism of public discourse; intensive analysis of selected public addresses and social movements.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 100  

CAS 478 Contemporary American Political Rhetoric (3) Analysis of selected speeches, debates, and persuasive campaigns and movements in recent American political history.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 100  

CAS 480 Group Performance of Literature (3) Applying storytelling skills and performance theory to the group presention of literature; criticism of literature through group presentations.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 100  

CAS 483 Communication and Information Technology II (3) Theory and application of interactive internet-based communication and information management; for students who want a Liberal Arts approach.
Effective: Fall 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 283  

CAS 490 Peer Tutoring for Public Speaking (3) This course will prepare students to become peer tutors in public speaking.
Effective: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: CAS 100A orCAS 137H orENGL 137H orCAS 138T orENGL 138T or approved higher level speaking course  

CAS 494 Research Topics (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small group basis.
Effective: Fall 2003
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

CAS 494H Research Topics (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small group basis.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

CAS 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

CAS 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 2002
 

CAS 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2002
 

CAS 497A Peer Tutoring for Public Speaking (3) This course will prepare undergraduates for work as peer tutors in the area of public speaking. Students will begin by considering peer tutoring as an opportunity for civic engagement, and public speaking as integral to the democratic process. Students will review and practice elements of the speaking process both to become excellent speakers themselves and also highly competent tutors for their peers across the university's curriculum. In addition to instruction on elements of public speaking, students will study and practice the art of critique. This course will include in-class instruction, discussion, and activities, as well as a practicum in which students will participate in reviews of peers' work at all stages of the speaking process.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

CAS 497A Interpersonal Influence (3) Examines how individuals in friend, family, and work relationships create and evaluate messages intended to change the behavior of others.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

CAS 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2002
 

CAS 498A Communication, Training, and Development (3) Instruction in the knowledge and skills needed to effectively design and deliver customized training programs; specific focus on the role of communication systems and rhetoric in this process.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

CAS 498A Lesbian and Gay History (3) Critical exploration of the history of sexuality, focusing especially on the emergence of modern lesbian and gay identities.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

CAS 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-9) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

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