Teaching Spring 2016


Comm 2200 - Mass Media History

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
An exploration of the major developments in the history of mass media, with an emphasis on developing an understanding of how historical narratives and arguments are created. (General Education - Historical Understanding)


Comm 4510 - Mass Communication Law and Ethics

Monday, Wednesday 3:15 pm - 4:40 pm
United States legal system, elements of constitutional law, the law of mass communication. Personal and professional ethics as they apply to communications disciplines.

Dr Simmons is assisted in Comm 4510 by Quinn C Law.


UHON 2850 - Innovations Lab 2

Tuesday, Thursday 1:40 pm - 2:55 pm
Using the UTC campus and the city of Chattanooga as active learning laboratories, students work closely with faculty members and civic partners in a two-semester Innovation Lab course to tackle real-world problems.


Other Classes

Comm 1010 - Introduction to Mass Communication
Fall 2005 - Fall 2013
An introduction to the field of mass communication. Explores the historical development and current structure of the mass media. Examines the process of creating mass communication messages and economic, legal and ethical issues facing media outlets.


Comm 3200 - Mass Comm Perspectives
Spring 2009
History and development of mass media and mass media issues in American society. Cultural, technological, economic and societal consequences of the media (General Education - Behavioral & Social Science)


Comm 3350 - Publication Design I
Fall 2008 - Spring 2014
Introduction to publication design, with special attention to design principles and techniques of publication layout.


Comm 3370 - Web Design
Fall 2005 - Spring 2010
Web Publishing includes elementary World-Wide-Web production techniques. COMM337 focuses on web page building and the use of the World-Wide-Web as a medium of mass communication.


Comm 4350 - Publication Design II
Spring 2011 - Spring 2014
Advanced study in publication design with special attention to techniques of publication production. Spring semester. 


Comm 4850 - Individual Internship
Summer 2007
Working experience in a professional situation.