Courses at USC

500 Managing Communication (4, SpSm)
Production and distribution of information within large organizations; information networks, organization structure, control and decision-making functions. Resources necessary for effective organizational communication systems.

528 Web Designs for Organizations (4, FaSp)
Students learn to assess organizations' online needs, to examine the use of the Internet in terms of electronic commerce and global pressures, and design web page strategies.

530 Social Dynamics of Communication Technologies (4, SpSm)
Impact of television, satellites, computers, and other new technologies; competing theories about the role of technology in society; historical effects of introducing new technologies.

531 Communication and the International Economy (4, Fa)
Examines the impact of global economic changes on communications industries, the political and economic forces shaping these industries and the roles of its managers.

533 Emerging Communication Technologies (4, FaSp)
Basics of multimedia; new forms of audio and video interactive technologies; computer communication networks; social, political, cultural, interpersonal, organizational issues related to emerging communication technologies.

535 Virtual Groups and Organizations (4, FaSp)
How electronic networks affect interpersonal and organizational communication; types of interactive media; issues related to cyberspace and virtual community; collaborative teams; business on global networks.

545 Communication and Global Competition (4, Sp)
How communication technologies are used to secure competitive advantage; how firms use communication systems to sustain effective positioning in an industry; convergence of communication industries.

553 Political Economy of Global Telecommunications and Information (4, Sp)
The political, economic, regulatory, and technological changes that are together creating a new world information economy. The politics of international telecommunications is emphasized.

557 Comparative Communications (4, Fa)
Comparative analysis of various countries' communication and information technology policies; examines developments in telecommunications, broadcasting, and entertainment industries and policy questions for global media marketplace

582 International Communication: National Development (4, Sm)
Roles of media institutions and communications behavior in national development, including political, economic, and social spheres; Western and non-Western conceptions of development processes.

638 Global, International and Intercultural Communication in Organizations (4, 2 years, Fa)
Communication processes in global organizational transformation; influences of information technology, intercultural variables, and globalization on decision-making, operations and practices of international and transnational organizations.