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Course Category: Communications

Introduction to Mass Media provides students an overview of the history and function of journalism and news media in a democratic society. Students study the history of mass media in the U.S. and gain knowledge of techniques in newsgathering and reporting, AP style, photojournalism, page design, and roles played in a 21st century newsroom. Students will gain hands-on skills covering news and sporting events on-campus and are encouraged to contribute to The Collegian student newspaper.
This course increases the ability of students to make effective speeches and includes speech organization, presentation and extemporaneous talks.
An introduction to communication studies providing an overview of communication theory with emphasis on information transmission and social influence functions of communication behavior in personal and mediated contexts. Course content focuses on the identification of communication goals, types of messages, and behaviors.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design and production of printed media. Students produce the campus newspaper or they may be assigned to other campus publications. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design and production of printed media. Students produce the campus newspaper or they may be assigned to other campus publications. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design and production of printed media. Students produce the campus newspaper or they may be assigned to other campus publications. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design and production of printed media. Students produce the campus newspaper or they may be assigned to other campus publications. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of the KPCK internet campus radio. Students produce the campus radio broadcast via the online platform. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of the KPCK internet campus radio. Students produce the campus radio broadcast via the online platform. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of the KPCK internet campus radio. Students produce the campus radio broadcast via the online platform. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of the KPCK internet campus radio. Students produce the campus radio broadcast via the online platform. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of television media. Students produce the campus television broadcast via KPCK’s YouTube channel. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of television media. Students produce the campus television broadcast via KPCK’s YouTube channel. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of television media. Students produce the campus television broadcast via KPCK’s YouTube channel. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of television media. Students produce the campus television broadcast via KPCK’s YouTube channel. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Interpersonal Communication provides an introduction to communication between individuals. Course content focuses on the identification and evaluation of communication goals, messages, and behaviors of individuals and groups.
A survey of theories in the field of human communication. Consideration is given to theories that explain communication behavior between pairs of people, within groups, in organizations, and in societies. Course content focuses on the identification of various theories and the development of support messages appropriate for a prescribed research problem or medium.
Study of interviewing principles for people-management skills. Students have the opportunity to practice techniques appropriate for the following types of interviews: employment, media, orientation, goal-setting, problem-solving, appraisal and persuasion or selling.
Analysis of how culture interacts with communication and an examination of problems encountered when communicating across cultures. Distinctions among verbal and nonverbal code systems are examined. Students get the chance to experience presentations from members of other cultures.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design and production of printed media. Students produce the campus newspaper or they may be assigned to other campus publications. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design and production of printed media. Students produce the campus newspaper or they may be assigned to other campus publications. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design and production of printed media. Students produce the campus newspaper or they may be assigned to other campus publications. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design and production of printed media. Students produce the campus newspaper or they may be assigned to other campus publications. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Special Topics courses are studies of selected problems, periods or movements in the subject area not otherwise included in the curriculum. They are typically chosen from a faculty member’s particular expertise and field of scholarly inquiry, and offered to a student or group of students forming an interest in the particular subject matter. The 250 designation denotes a General Education level of instruction and may include an appropriate General Education task to be completed. The 450 designation denotes a senior level degree of sophistication expected in both learning and instruction. A single course may be offered at both levels simultaneously, in which case the syllabus will clearly differentiate the course expectations and assessment measures for students enrolled at each of the two levels. A Special Topics course must be approved by the School of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee before it is offered, and it must address one or more Major Outcomes within the discipline.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of the KPCK internet campus radio. Students produce the campus radio broadcast via the online platform. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of the KPCK internet campus radio. Students produce the campus radio broadcast via the online platform. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of the KPCK internet campus radio. Students produce the campus radio broadcast via the online platform. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of the KPCK internet campus radio. Students produce the campus radio broadcast via the online platform. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of television media. Students produce the campus television broadcast via KPCK’s YouTube channel. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of television media. Students produce the campus television broadcast via KPCK’s YouTube channel. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of television media. Students produce the campus television broadcast via KPCK’s YouTube channel. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of television media. Students produce the campus television broadcast via KPCK’s YouTube channel. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Study of television programs programming from the "Golden Age" to the present. Analysis of television's relation to post-modern American literature, culture and aesthetics. Same as ENG 275.
Introduction to television production, broadcast conventions and editing formats. Students learn writing for television, basic videography and editing. Students complete individual portfolios of original work that meet professional standards.
Student introduction to radio: production, concepts, techniques, and broadcasting. Students will have hands-on experience in writing for radio, commercial scriptwriting, broadcast interviewing, on-air personality, and production. Students complete individual portfolios of original work that meet professional standards.
An introduction to narrative fiction films, using concepts of art, theatre and literature and including a study of film aesthetics from a historical perspective. Same as ENG 290.
Theory of communication practices within the organization including communication channels, patterns and problems occurring in today’s organizations. The course examines how organizations operate, the roles of individual organization members, and the relationship between communication and organizational effectiveness.
Prerequisites
COMM 105
Oral and written communication skills for those involved in professional and business settings. Includes resume, cover letter, and memo writing; interpersonal and group applications; interviewing and professional presentations.
Prerequisites
COMM 105
This course provides a brief exploration of the history of sports journalism – print and broadcast – and on the state of these fields today, including the role of sports communication in contemporary cultures and social media. Using AP style, students learn to write for sports news, features, editorials, blogs, and social media, resulting in a course portfolio. Also included is writing for deadlines, mastering sports stats for news articles, and the role of ethics in sports journalism.
Prerequisites
COMM 102
This course provides instruction in feature writing and the various techniques for in-depth reporting. Students practice developing ideas, targeting stories for specific audiences, reporting with description and narration provided by research, interviewing and observation. Students complete individual portfolios of original work that meet professional standards.
Prerequisites
COMM 102
Students learn to identify and evaluate various styles of writing and practice professional conventions of copy editing for print and digital media.
Students will engage with concepts and methods of new and emerging media trends and technology through a critical/cultural communication theory lens. Students will conceive and create personal multimedia projects using emergent media and will experiment with cutting edge approaches to mediated mass communication both inside and outside the professional media sphere.
Teaches and develops skills for reporting and writing in a professional media environment. Students complete individual portfolios of original stories in news, sports, and public relations formats for print, broadcast, and digital media.
Prerequisites
COMM 102
Public relations is a detailed introduction to the historical, practical, and ethical concepts in the PR field. Students will learn the various roles of a public relations practitioner with the utilization of case studies and hands-on experience. Crisis management tactics, handling different key public relationships, and integrated marketing communications will be addressed.
Prerequisites
COMM 105 or COMM 200
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design and production of printed media. Students produce the campus newspaper or they may be assigned to other campus publications. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design and production of printed media. Students produce the campus newspaper or they may be assigned to other campus publications. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design and production of printed media. Students produce the campus newspaper or they may be assigned to other campus publications. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design and production of printed media. Students produce the campus newspaper or they may be assigned to other campus publications. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
This course traces the development of rhetorical theory from its origins in Classical Greece. By investigating how rhetoric and persuasion were viewed in the context of law, politics, display, language, and knowledge, it provides a wide context to understand the relationship between rhetoric and civilization. This understanding is not valuable for its own sake; however, it is valuable only to the extent that it applies to modern problems. Hence, classical theories will be used to interpret modern artifacts and students will learn to see the continuities between classical rhetoric and contemporary public life.
Prerequisites
COMM 105
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of the KPCK internet campus radio. Students produce the campus radio broadcast via the online platform. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of the KPCK internet campus radio. Students produce the campus radio broadcast via the online platform. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of the KPCK internet campus radio. Students produce the campus radio broadcast via the online platform. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of the KPCK internet campus radio. Students produce the campus radio broadcast via the online platform. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of television media. Students produce the campus television broadcast via KPCK’s YouTube channel. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of television media. Students produce the campus television broadcast via KPCK’s YouTube channel. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of television media. Students produce the campus television broadcast via KPCK’s YouTube channel. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of television media. Students produce the campus television broadcast via KPCK’s YouTube channel. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Provides an overview of the concepts, methods, and tools by which communication research is designed, conducted, interpreted, and critically evaluated. Course content focuses on the analysis of various communication theories, sources, styles of writing, and adaptation of messages and writing styles suitable in professional research contexts or media.
Prerequisites
COMM 105, and Junior Standing.
Freedoms and responsibilities of mass media practitioners and institutions, explored within the framework of ethical theory. Consideration of values, codes of ethics, moral development, professionalism, institutional constraints, etc. as applied to media.
Prerequisites
Junior Standing or consent of the instructor
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design and production of printed media. Students produce the campus newspaper or they may be assigned to other campus publications. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design and production of printed media. Students produce the campus newspaper or they may be assigned to other campus publications. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design and production of printed media. Students produce the campus newspaper or they may be assigned to other campus publications. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design and production of printed media. Students produce the campus newspaper or they may be assigned to other campus publications. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Special Topics courses are studies of selected problems, periods or movements in the subject area not otherwise included in the curriculum. They are typically chosen from a faculty member’s particular expertise and field of scholarly inquiry, and offered to a student or group of students forming an interest in the particular subject matter. The 250 designation denotes a General Education level of instruction and may include an appropriate General Education task to be completed. The 450 designation denotes a senior level degree of sophistication expected in both learning and instruction. A single course may be offered at both levels simultaneously, in which case the syllabus will clearly differentiate the course expectations and assessment measures for students enrolled at each of the two levels. A Special Topics course must be approved by the School of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee before it is offered, and it must address one or more Major Outcomes within the discipline.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of the KPCK internet campus radio. Students produce the campus radio broadcast via the online platform. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of the KPCK internet campus radio. Students produce the campus radio broadcast via the online platform. Note: A maximum of eight credits may earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of the KPCK internet campus radio. Students produce the campus radio broadcast via the online platform. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of the KPCK internet campus radio. Students produce the campus radio broadcast via the online platform. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned for this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of television media. Students produce the campus television broadcast via KPCK’s YouTube channel. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of television media. Students produce the campus television broadcast via KPCK’s YouTube channel. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of television media. Students produce the campus television broadcast via KPCK’s YouTube channel. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Practical guided workshop in the preparation, design, and production of television media. Students produce the campus television broadcast via KPCK’s YouTube channel. Note: A maximum of eight credits may be earned in this workshop.
Senior Seminar provides in-depth study and research on individually selected topics. The seminar and students’ research projects build upon work begun in COMM 390 Research Methods in Communication.
Prerequisites
COMM 390