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Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS)

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

CAS 500 Historical Public Address (3 per semester, maximum of 9) Special topics in American public address, 1765-1900; emphasis on rhetoric of revolution, reform, and reaction.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

CAS 503 Rhetorical Criticism (3 per semester/maximum of 6) An advanced seminar inthe history, theory, methods, and practice of rhetorical criticism.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 411  

CAS 504 Contemporary Public Address (3 per semester, maximum of 9) Special topics in recent history of American public address, including speeches, debates, persuasive campaigns, and social movements in America 1900-pesent.
Effective: Summer 2002
 

CAS 505 Historical Development of Rhetorical Theory (3 per semester/maximum of 9) Study of one or more periods of rhetorical theory from Greek antiquity to 1900.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: CAS 420  

CAS 506 Contemporary Rhetorical Theory (3 per semester/maximum of 6) A study of rhetorical theory from 1930 to the present, focusing on semantic, political, sociological, symbolic, and philosophical perspectives.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: CAS 411, CAS 505  

CAS 507 Issues in Rhetorical Theory (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Theoretical, analytical, philosophical, and critical problems in human communication, with application of humanistic and social scientific research framework.
Effective: Fall 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 420  

CAS 515 Rhetoric and Media (3 per semester, maximum of 9) Seminar in the application of rhetorical theory and criticism to television, film, and other media.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

CAS 530 Political Communication and Media (3) Study of rhetorical and communicative dimensions of contemporary political communication with particular attention to electronic media.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

CAS 550 Social Influence (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Theory and devices of persuasion; analysis of persuasive discourse.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: 6 credits in Communication Arts and Sciences  

CAS 553 (PHP 553) Disaster Communication (3) This seminar provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted nature of disaster communication across phases of a disaster.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

CAS 554 Small Group Communication (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Communication variables in small groups. Experimental research and innovations in communication in vocational, therapeutic, and educational groups.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAS 555 Interpersonal Communication (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Investigation of the communicative management of ongoing relationships; examination of how communication both creates and responds to exigencies of friendship.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 403  

CAS 556 Relational Communication (3) Examines theories and research focused on understanding communication in intimate (or potentially intimate) relationships.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 403  

CAS 557 Health Communication (3) Provides experience in making decisions about planning, implementing, and evaluating communication in community-based health campaigns to achieve health promotion/education.
Effective: Summer 2002
Prerequisite: CAS 453  

CAS 558 Family Communication (3) Examines theories and research focused on understanding communication in family contexts.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 405  

CAS 559 Lifespan Communication (3) How various communication processes such as language skills, interpersonal relationship definition and management, social support change cross the lifespan.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: CAS 403 or equivalent  

CAS 560 Communication Theory (3) This course introduces graduate students to the philosophical underpinnings of communication research and develops skills in theory construction.
Effective: Summer 2002
Prerequisite: CAS 403  

CAS 561 Quantitative Research Methods (3) Introduces graduate students to principles, issues, and design considerations underlying social scientific methodology; material is applied to communication research.
Effective: Summer 2002
Prerequisite: CAS 403  

CAS 562 Qualitative Research Methods (3) Qualitative approaches to investigating human experience using tools such as interviewing and observation.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CAS 563 Pairs & Pairings: Quantitative Methods for Interdependent Data (3) Foundational course exploring methods for addressing interdependent data: dyadic analysis and social network analysis.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: CAS 561  

CAS 567 Health Campaigns: Design and Evaluation (3) Theory and methods of message design, audience analysis, evaluation, and ethics in health communication research.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

CAS 581 (APLNG 581) Discourse Analysis (3) Overview of theories and approaches to the analysis of spoken and/or written discourse.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

CAS 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

CAS 594 Research Topics (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small group basis.
Effective: Spring 2004
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

CAS 595 Internship (1-9) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction.
Effective: Spring 2004
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

CAS 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

CAS 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Fall 2002
 

CAS 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

CAS 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

CAS 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Students enrolled will, under supervision, teach SPCOM 100--introduction to speech communication: formal speaking, group discussion, analysis and evaluation of messages.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

CAS 603 Foreign Academic Experience (1-12) Foreign study and/or research constituting progress toward the degree at a foreign university.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

CAS 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

CAS 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

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