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Course delivery guidance for Communication courses

Winter 2022

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, classes will meet online via Zoom on Week 1 at the regularly scheduled class time. Starting from Week 2 Monday, only selected classes will be in-person at the regularly scheduled class time, with attendance optional. Most lectures will be pre-recorded and some lectures may be recorded in class in-person. All lectures will be made available on Canvas for asynchronous reviewing on a weekly basis. Friday sections will meet online via Zoom. Meeting time may vary. All section meetings will be recorded live and made available for asynchronous reviewing. Assignments can be completed asynchronously/ remotely. Students will be able to complete the class remotely, if needed. See syllabus for details. No new enrolment after the first week of the course. Please note, all weekly quiz tests and bi-weekly participation discussions are time sensitive and cannot be reopened once past the deadline.

In COM 231, lectures will take place in person this quarter (aside from the first week, which will be virtual). Lectures will be recorded when possible and made available for remote viewing. Unfortunately, while students will not be able to complete the class asynchronously, alternative means of engaging with the material will be available to those who become ill–just be sure to reach out when you know to make proper arrangements.

In COM 234, lectures will be offered in-person at the regularly scheduled class time. Classes will be recorded on Panopto and made available for remote viewing. Assignments can be completed remotely.

In COM 289, lectures will be offered in-person. They will not be recorded or made available for remote viewing for students who are unable to make it to class. In-class assignments are designed to be completed in-class with other students. Writing assignments are submitted electronically through Canvas. Course exams are online (canvas). Students will not be able to complete the class remotely. 

COM 303 will be a hybrid course. Lectures will be offered asynchronously, with students expected to watch them and complete their writing assignments remotely. We will also meet once a week in person to engage in discussion and complete the group activity and PollEverywhere assignments. This session will not be recorded, but alternative asynchronous assignment options will be provided for those who cannot attend in person. Please note that this is subject to change. Please refer to syllabus and instructor guidance.

In COM 318 lectures will be pre-recorded content and posted online. All students participate asynchronously, but must keep pace by the week through the completion of required assignments and some group activities.

In COM 330, lectures will be held synchronously during the scheduled class time in person and simultaneously on zoom. Lectures will also be recorded and posted on Canvas for later review. While attendance in live lectures, either in person or via zoom, is highly encouraged, and participation points will be recorded, attendance is not mandatory and participation points can be made up online. All assignments – quizzes and papers – will be administered via Canvas and can be completed remotely. DRS accommodations are not required for remote or asynchronous class completion. 

In COM 360, lectures and learning exchanges will be offered as a mixture of remote and in-person. Some class assignments can be completed remotely, others will require synchronous group work. Some assignments will involve in-the-field reporting.

COM 361 will be offered synchronously at the regularly scheduled class time as a mix of in-person and virtual Zoom lectures. Typically, class will meet in-person on Wednesdays and remotely on Mondays. The schedule will be posted on Canvas at the start of the quarter, with updates and changes shared through Canvas Announcements. Virtual lectures will be recorded and posted to Canvas. In-person sessions 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, lectures will be offered in a mix of in-person and remote modalities. Monday lectures will be in-person and Wednesday group activities will be remote via Zoom (but can be completed in person if a student desires). All Monday lectures will be recorded and made available for remote viewing, but Wednesday remote activities will not be recorded. Outside-of-class assignments can be completed remotely. Students will be able to complete the class remotely, if needed, but should communicate their needs clearly with the instructor. The syllabus and all course materials will be made available via Canvas before the quarter begins.

In COM 373, lectures will be offered in-person. They will not be recorded and made available for remote viewing. Some assignments can be completed remotely, and others will be in-person. Students will not be able to complete the class remotely, if needed. Read the syllabus here. 

In COM 375 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. The syllabus will be available shortly and will include further details. 

In COM 389, students will navigate weekly modules on canvas that include watching recorded lectures, attending in person lectures, taking weekly quizzes, engaging various media, participating in discussion boards, and working on a scaffolded final paper assignment as a hybrid course. There are no explicit prerequisites for this course, however, the coursework assumes that you have some background in communication and are able to dedicate several hours each week to reading materials and completing assignments. While not necessary, some background in ethnic studies and gender/sexuality studies will be helpful. We will meet in person on the following days: Jan 11th, Jan 25th, Feb 4th, Feb 15th, March 1st   

In COM 426 the 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.

In COM 440, lectures will be offered live at the regularly scheduled class time. They will not be recorded or made available for remote viewing for students who are unable to make it to class. In-class assignments are designed to be completed in-class with other students. Exams are in-person during the regularly scheduled class time. Writing assignments are submitted electronically through Canvas. Students will not be able to complete the class remotely.

COM 456 We plan to meet synchronously and in person throughout the quarter.

In COM 468, lectures will be offered remotely through Zoom on TTh two-hour scheduled class meetings. They will be recorded and made available for remote viewing. Discussion sections will be offered by TA in four one-hour Friday live scheduled class meetings. They will be recorded and made available for remote viewing only with a sound reason and specific individual student permission from TA/instructor. In general Friday sessions will have a participation component that will involve live student presence and participation. Assignments in TTH sessions can be completed remotely. Participation in Friday discussion sessions and/or assignments from Friday sessions can be accomplished/completed remotely only with specific individual student permission from TA/instructor. Students will be able to fully complete the class remotely, if there are sound reasons and permission from TA/instructor.  

COM 481 will meet synchornously and in person throughout the quarter for required case discussions and students will need to attend most, if not all of all, of these sessions. Lectures will be precorded and

viewable asynchronously.

COM 539 We plan to meet synchronously and in person throughout the quarter.

In COM 573, classes will be offered in-person in a discussion seminar format. They will not be recorded or available for remote viewing. Most assignments cannot be completed remotely. Students will not be able to complete the class remotely.

COM 594 plans to meet synchornously and in person throughout the quarter.

In COM 596 we will meet synchronously online most weeks via Zoom (see Canvas for the link). In-person meetings will be co-determined with students.

In COM 597, 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. In-person participation would be preferred but not required. Class sessions will not be recorded. Assignments will be turned in on Canvas. Students will be able to complete assignments remotely.