An examination of a selected area of human communication theory and research. Seminars vary each semester encompassing a variety of course topics including, but not restricted to, political communication; crisis communication; social media communication; rhetoric; gender and society; and family communication. Course may be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: COM 300 and junior status. Class Notes: Juniors and seniors only. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: COM 300 and junior status.