Communications and Theater (COMM)

Courses

COMM 1001. SMC Freshman Seminar. 1 Credit Hour.

The School of Media and Communication Freshman Seminar introduces first year students in the school to the purposes of higher education and to the skills needed to use academic resources and technology successfully, both in college and beyond. The course covers topics such as time management and study skills, as well as university support services and areas of interest specific to SMC students. NOTE: This course is for School of Media and Communication students only.

Class Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes: Freshman 0 to 29 Credits.
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Media & Comm, Klein College.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

COMM 3081. Communications Special Projects. 1 to 4 Credit Hour.

Individualized project proposed by the student and approved by a faculty advisor which will contribute to and enhance the student's general education and add to specific interest of the student in the field of communications. NOTE: Permission of faculty advisor required.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

COMM 3082. Communications Independent Study. 1 to 4 Credit Hour.

Student proposed independent study/research in an area of interest to the student which will enhance their general education and a specific area of the field of communications. NOTE: Permission of Instructor/Faculty Advisor required.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

COMM 3085. Communications Major Internship. 1 to 4 Credit Hour.

Student will research internship opportunities, set up interviews, secure position, and work a minimum of five hours per week and a maximum of twenty-five hours in a professional environment. Experiences will be shared with classmates and documented with written submission to the faculty advisor. Students should visit the Internship Manual through the Communication Studies Program web page at https://smc.temple.edu/commstudies/student-resources/internships/ for additional information and requirements. NOTE: This course is for majors only. Director permission required. Please see Internship Manual for prerequisites and information.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

COMM 3385. Diamond Peer Teachers - Internship I. 1 Credit Hour.

The Diamond Peer Teachers Program provides students with a mentored university-level teaching experience in their major. Course requirements include participation in the three-day pre-semester Teaching Institute and regular participation in the Peer Teachers support group throughout the semester. Peer Teachers provide supplemental instruction in first- and second-year courses, promote student engagement, and model successful study habits and academic preparedness for students with whom they work. For Diamond Peer Teachers only.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

COMM 3386. Diamond Peer Teachers - Internship II. 1 Credit Hour.

The Diamond Peer Teachers Program provides students with a mentored university-level teaching experience in their major. Course requirements include participation in the three-day pre-semester Teaching Institute and regular participation in the Peer Teachers support group throughout the semester. Peer Teachers provide supplemental instruction in first- and second-year courses, promote student engagement, and model successful study habits and academic preparedness for students with whom they work. For Diamond Peer Teachers only.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

COMM 3980. Honors Special Topic: An Introduction to Communication in Public Life. 3 Credit Hours.

Variable topics course which can be used for partial fulfillment of the requirements for completion of the University Honors Program. Topics cover aspects of communication studies, including applications of theory, performance, advocacy, media, and analysis. NOTE: For University Honors Program students only.

Cohort Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Cohorts: SCHONORS, UHONORS, UHONORSTR.

Course Attributes: HO

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

COMM 3990. Honors Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Subject matter varies each semester. Please consult the Course Schedule for further information.

Cohort Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Cohorts: SCHONORS, UHONORS, UHONORSTR.

Course Attributes: HO

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

COMM 4111. Communications Major Senior Seminar. 3 Credit Hours.

A capstone experience concerning the various components of the field and discipline of communications. This seminar will synthesize the academic preparation posited by the Communications Program, focusing on aspects of theoretical and applied contributions. Particular focus is on both fortifying academic skills and preparation for post graduation goals. NOTE: This course is for senior communications majors only.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Communications.
Class Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes: Junior 60 to 89 Credits, Senior 90 to 119 Credits, Senior/Fifth Year 120+ Credits.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.