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Naputi, Tiara R. Assistant Professor


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  • COMM 3410 - Intercultural Communication
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Explores complex relationships between culture and communication processes from various conceptual perspectives. Considers the important role of context (e.g., social, historical, and cultural) in intercultural interactions. Recommended Prerequisites: COMM 1210 and COMM 1600.
  • COMM 3760 - Rhetorical Criticism
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Considers what it means to do rhetorical research. Explores various methods for analyzing all forms of public discourse, such as political speeches, advertising, activist campaigns, and popular entertainment, to better understand their effects and influence. Recommended prerequisites: COMM 1210 and COMM 1600 and COMM 3300.
  • COMM 4300 - Senior Seminar: Rhetoric
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Requires students to synthesize and demonstrate what they've learned in the major. Please refer to the specific description listed for the current semester. Each seminar will vary greatly in format and content.
  • COMM 4950 - Senior Thesis: Honors
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    For exceptional communication majors who wish to graduate with department honors and receive credit for writing an honors thesis. Recommended prerequisite: COMM 4100 and overall GPA of 3.35 or higher and a COMM or COMN GPA of 3.50 or higher.
  • COMM 5310 - Contemporary Rhetorical Criticism
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Advanced critical analysis of rhetorical texts in terms of how they shape issues and appeals for judgment, create identities for speakers and their audiences, and construct perceptions of time, space, and the human condition.
  • COMM 6200 - Seminar: Selected Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2020
    Facilitates understanding of current and past theory and research on a selected topic in communication and the ability to develop new theory and research on that topic. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours on different topics.


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