Course delivery guidance for Communication courses

Autumn 2021

Students: Please see the information below for up-to-date guidance on the mode of delivery for Communication courses.  If your course is not listed here, your instructor may be sharing this information with you through other channels.

In COM 200, optional lectures will be offered in person from 12:30-1:20. They will be recorded and made available for remote viewing. Optional sections/paper workshops will be offered four times during the quarter. They will not be recorded and made available for remote viewing. Assignments must be completed remotely. Students will be able to complete the class remotely and asynchronously.

In COM 220, optional lectures will be offered in person. They will be recorded and made available for remote viewing. Optional sections/practice workshops will be offered three times during the quarter. They will not be recorded and made available for remote viewing. Assignments must be completed remotely. Students will be able to complete the class remotely and asynchronously.

In COM270, lectures will be offered asynchronously online. They will be recorded and made available for remote viewing. On Mondays, however, students may come to Kane 120 to ask questions about the recorded content. Students may also request to view the videos during this time. On Wednesdays, students may also meet in Kane 120 to work on class assignments. Sections will be offered synchronously online. They will not be recorded and made available for remote viewing. Assignments can be completed remotely. Students will be able to complete the class remotely, if needed. Read the syllabus here.  

In COM 289A: Communication, Power, and Difference lectures will be both prerecorded and live during regular scheduled class time. We will meet in person once on alternating Mondays (Sept 29th, Oct 4th, Oct 18th, Nov 1st, Nov 15th, Nov 29th ) and all lecture recordings will be posted on Panopto for asynchronous access. Assignments will be submitted remotely, and small group discussions will take place primarily through Canvas. There may be a few small in class discussions. Students are encouraged to attend in class meeting days but will not be penalized for participation points. There will be other ways to earn participation points via online activities. Please note the schedule is subject to change depending on the circumstances. Please view syllabus:

In COM 302, Monday lectures will be offered in-person at the regularly scheduled class time. Wednesday sessions will be held remotely through Zoom during their regularly scheduled times. Both sessions will be recorded and made available for remote viewing for students who are unable to make it to class. There are no Friday sections. Assignments can be completed asynchronously/ remotely. Students will be able to complete the class remotely, if needed. Please note, all weekly participation polls and quiz tests are time sensitive and cannot be reopened once past the deadline. 

In COM 325 lectures will be pre-recorded content and posted online. All students participate asynchronously. Fully remote delivery at present requires DL designation for the course, and disability accommodation from DSO

In COM 336, optional lectures will be offered in person. They will be recorded and made available for remote viewing. Assignments can be completed remotely, with most needed to be completed remotely. Students will be able to complete the class remotely.

In COM 361, lectures will be offered synchronously at the regularly scheduled class time as a mix of in-person and virtual Zoom lectures. Class will meet live once weekly, on Wednesdays. The alternating schedule will be posted on Canvas at the start of the quarter, with updates and changes shared through Canvas Announcements. Virtual sessions will be recorded and posted to Canvas. In-person lectures will not be recorded. There will be graded activities scheduled for in-person class days, as well as in-field reporting assignments. Students unable to attend class or report in person will have options for completing work remotely. 

In COM 362, News Lab,will be a “hybrid” course. A majority of classes will be held in person. This is a lab class with only a few formal lectures, so most classes will not be recorded and there will be no opportunities to view these remotely. Additionally, the in-person classes consist of discussions, small group work and hands-on exercises. Guest speakers and some presentations (when feasible) will be presented remotely through Zoom. These classes will be recorded for asynchronous participation.  

In COM 364, lectures and learning exchanges will be offered remote and in-person, regardless they will be recorded and made available for remote viewing after class. Class assignments can be completed remotely and may require synchronous group work; some assignments will involve in-the-field reporting.

In COM 378, Tuesdays will include an asynchronous lecture and no in-class attendance. The taped Panopto lecture will be available each week by Monday afternoon, and students will need to have watched the lecture and completed any assignments remotely before class on Thursday. Thursdays will be in class/in person and involve activities, discussion, and occasional graded assignments. Thursday sessions will not be recorded, though in cases of illness, activities or assignments will also be available in an online format. 

In COM 382, most lectures will be offered live in-person at the regularly scheduled class time. They will be recorded but made only available for viewing for students who are unable to make it to class. However, there are a few “workshop” tutorials that will be online in collaboration with the Center for Social Science Computation and Research. They will also be recorded but made only available for viewing for students who are unable to make it to class. Students will not be able to complete the class remotely, except by special arrangement with DRS. Read the syllabus here.

COM 418 is being taught via outdoor fieldwork and synchronous online interaction with a sister course at the University of Minnesota during Autumn 2021 (with the option of in-person discussion) to enrich the learning experience for students in both states. All instructional resources other than the textbook, (i.e. articles, videos, podcasts, and assignment instructions), will be provided online via Canvas. Monday class sessions will be optional drop-in consultation opportunities about the course project with the UW and UMN instructors and TAs via Zoom; students also have the option of meeting with a TA in person in the classroom during this time. Wednesday class sessions will be discussion-based workshops that require active student participation synchronously via Zoom; students also have the option of participating via Zoom while together in the classroom during these workshops. To elaborate, during Wednesday workshops 12:30-2:20pm students may choose their location (either in the classroom or elsewhere), but must locate themselves in a place where they are able to participate in group discussions with camera and microphone on and they must be able to contribute to collaborative writing assignments online wherever they are (i.e. via a networked laptop with a functional keyboard, camera, and microphone). The UW instructor and TA will be in the classroom during Wednesday workshop, leading discussion-based activities for breakout groups via Zoom from within the classroom. All assignments for this course must be completed remotely. Most assignments may be completed at any time prior to the weekly deadline; the group discussion-based assignment each Wednesday must be completed collaboratively online during class time. There will be no lectures; neither the Monday consultations nor the Wednesday workshops will be recorded. All students will be able to complete the class remotely without DRS certification; students who want to interact in person as well as via Zoom may do so in the classroom abiding by all UW COVID-mitigation protocols. For more info see the course Canvas https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/1477345.

In COM 459, the class will meet in class once a week and by Zoom once a week most of the time. A few weeks will be Zoom meetings only, Zoom professor availability, or student only sessions by Zoom or in person. 

COM 468 will operate as a “hybrid” classroom. Students will be able to complete the class remotely if needed. All lectures will be pre-recorded and available for students to consume asynchronously. Students wishing to view the lectures in person may gather on Tuesdays during class time to watch the week’s assigned lectures; however, the instructor and TA will not be physically present in class on Tuesdays. Each Thursday, the classroom will operate as an “open lab.” Students wishing to work in person on class assignments are invited to come to class; the instructor and TA will be physically present to answer questions and work with students. Students preferring to complete their assignments remotely are free to do so. Office hours for both the instructor and TA will be held either remotely on in-person, depending on the needs of both the students and instructors. Please see the syllabus for further details. 

In COM 488, we will be meeting face-to-face during our regular Thursday class time. This will be a discussion and activity-based class and will not be recorded. We will not meet on Tuesdays. Instead, students will watch lectures online. Lectures will be recorded and available for asynchronous viewing. Friday sections will meet remotely during their regularly scheduled time. Students will be able to complete assignments remotely.

In COM 495 A, lectures will be offered live at the regularly scheduled class time. They will be recorded and made available for remote viewing for students who are unable to make it to class. Assignments can be completed remotely. Students will be able to complete the class remotely, if needed. Read the syllabus here.

In COM 495B, Monday lectures will be offered in-person at the regularly scheduled class time. Wednesday sessions will be held remotely through Zoom during their regularly scheduled times. Both sessions will be recorded and made available for remote viewing for students who are unable to make it to class. There are no Friday sections. Students will be able to complete this course partly or entirely remotely, if needed. All Assignments can be completed asynchronously, except a group reading presentation, which must be done synchronously on a pre-scheduled time via Zoom. Please note, all weekly participation polls and quiz tests are time sensitive and cannot be reopened once past the deadline. 

In COM 496, all classes are “live.” On Tuesdays, they will occur in Zoom, and on Thursdays, they will be face-to-face in the classroom.

In COM 540, class will be held in person during the regularly scheduled class time, with a Zoom modality (synchronous) available for those who are unable to attend class in person, for whatever reason (no questions asked). Class sessions will not be recorded. Assignments will be turned in on Canvas. Students will be able to complete the class remotely, if needed.

In Com 572, we will be meeting synchronously throughout the quarter. We will alternate between in-person meetings and online meetings. Our online meetings will coincide with visiting scholar’s (virtual) visits. Students will be able to complete assignments remotely. 

In COM594 we plan to meet synchronously and in person throughout the quarter.