COMM-247 Introduction to Communication Studies
This course includes an introduction of the basic theories of the human communication process, and an examination of communication in the following contexts: (1) interpersonal, (2) inter/intra cultural communications, (3) group communication, (4) mass communication, and (5) organizational communication.
COMM-311 Visual Communications
This course will explore the psychological and cultural aspects of visual communication, and will introduce students to visual techniques for analyzing, displaying and explaining numerical and statistical data. The cultural and commercial impact of advertising, film, and electronically manipulated data will be studied. Working with photographs, digital images, video, graphs and animations, students will create appropriate visual formats for presentation of various types of publications. Ethical issues related to choice, use and distortion of visual information will be considered. Software programs for computer-assisted design will be reviewed and applied.
MKCM-361 Consumer Marketing
Examination of the consumer marketing process. This includes analysis and planning of consumer marketing programs with investigation of consumer decision making and buying patterns. Includes written case analyses and presentations.
MKCM-480 Marketing Seminar
A capstone course that focuses on the integration of marketing and communication with the other functional areas of business. This course examines the marketing strategy formulation process through the development of analytical techniques to assess company, market, and industry. Utilizes extensive case analysis/and or consulting project.
MKCM-490 Integrated Marketing Communication Internship
An internship serves as an integral part of our experiential learning emphasis for students selecting the Integrated Marketing Communication concentration. The objective of the course is to gain work experience in a marketing and/or communication related field or position. Students may select an internship based on their interests and preferences, and faculty and the Career & Professional Development Center are available to assist students in the internship search. Students are required to work 120 hours over the course of the semester and complete a comprehensive project upon completion of the internship.
COMM-310 Intercultural Communication
In this course students will gain awareness of cultural differences as they affect the conduct of business, and will develop methods to bridge those differences. Globalization, the effect of social conventions on the business environment, and the impact of cultural norms on information gathering and decision making will be studied. Differences in legal, regulatory, and organizational structures will be considered. Each student will participate in a group research project examining the challenges of conducting business and communicating on an intercultural basis.
MKCM-312 Managerial Communication
This advanced course in organizational communication will cover conflict and negotiation, working with the corporate board of directors, managing a media crisis, whistleblowers, systemic malfunctions, ethical communication, and the profit motive. Students will analyze real cases and propose and debate alternative solutions.
MKCM-316 Mass Media and Public Relations
A study of communication that is mediated through technology, including traditional mass media (books, newspapers, radio, film, and television), social media and new and developing technologies. We will consider the nature and practice of public relations, corporate interface with press organizations, and the role of advertising. The ethical and legal repercussions of mass communications will also be considered.
MKCM-362 Business Marketing
An examination of the process of marketing to business, institutional, and governmental markets. The course focuses on business buyers and the development of marketing strategies for business goods and services.
MKCM-433 Market Research
A study of the application of research techniques in market analysis. Student teams design, conduct, and present a research project, including problem definition, questionnaire design, data collection, data analysis, documentation, and recommendation.
MKCM-434 International Marketing
An analysis of the international business and consumer environments and the development and implementation of marketing programs across business alternatives (e.g., direct investment, joint ventures, licensing). Topics include the roles of cultural, political, technological, economical, and legal aspects of marketing in an international environment, as well as how these affect the marketing mixes likely to be successful in various international markets.
MKCM-435 Marketing Communication
A course focusing on advertising, sales promotion, and direct marketing also known as integrated marketing communications. Topics include planning and execution of promotional programs, strategy development, and segmenting and positioning. Orientation reflects the managerial or “client” side of business rather than the “creative” or message development side.
MKCM-436 Sales Management
An investigation of the functions and activities of sales managers. Topics include recruiting, organizing, training, compensating, leading, motivating, and managing the sales force.
MKCM-470 Special Topics
This course examines in depth a major issue, problem, or theme in the area of marketing and communication. It includes a specialized research paper or project, involves discussion and oral and written reports, and may include guest speakers and field trips.