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JOUR 790 - Topics in Mass Communications: The Management Function for Engineering Communicators

Class Session: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Friday, December 08, 2017

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and admission to Engineering Management Program

Instructor: August Grant

Note: Sections for this course:Columbia, J50; Greenville, J90; Charleston, J95.

Course Description

Engineering managers will explore communication theories and practices that will help them better understand how to communicate through media to specific external constituencies, including clients, vendors, regulators, and the general public as well as internally within the organization. Special emphasis on communications strategies will allow managers to understand which communication tools will allow them to best communicate with all stakeholders.

On-Campus Sessions/Orientation Information

Course will be delivered via Two-Way video conferencing on Fridays and Saturdays, August 25-26, September 15-16, October 20-21, November 3-4, and December 1-2 from 8:30am - 12:45pm. Columbia students are required to attend class in Swearingen Engineering Center Room 1A20. All other students will view classes via the Internet and may call in with questions during class at 888-551-3856. Greenville students are highly encouraged to view the live sessions at the University Center of Greenville, but may elect to view the recorded sessions at a later time; Charleston students are highly encouraged to view the live sessions at the Low Country Graduate Center, but may elect to view the recorded sessions at a later time. Students viewing the sessions after class time may visit the Web site; click on the appropriate college/school and then your class link to view lectures.

Course Delivery Type

Two-way video conferencing allows audio and video interaction between students at the remote site(s) and the instructor in a classroom (usually USC Columbia). Course may utilize Blackboard.

Course Materials

See course syllabus for materials information.

Information is accurate as of August 17, 2018, 8:42 am (Subject to change)

Special Fee Notification

Students may be required to be proctored during online test completion. If students are unable to attend test proctoring sessions in person at the Distributed Learning office, additional fees may apply for online test proctoring if the course requires online testing.

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