Description: This course provides a broad survey of communication and its various components. Topics include interpersonal, public and mass communication, as well as the study of language and meaning, listening, and nonverbal communication.
Description: The goal of this course is to help students gain ease and confidence speaking in front of an audience. Students learn to research, organize, develop, and deliver a variety of public speeches. 3 weeks: 6/28-7/15
Description: This course explores the role of public relations in the profit and not-for-profit areas today. It provides the history and background, as well as the legal and ethical aspects of the field. The course also focuses on the principles of persuasion, identification of internal and external publics, the use of audience research, and the tools and techniques of the public relations profession. Prerequisite: EN 105 or with instructor permission.
Description: A study of twelve major films representative of significant developments in the history of American cinema. Critical analysis and discussion will focus on historical-social influences, prominent directors, genres, and major themes. The loss of the female voice and distortion of women in American filmmaking will be examined.
Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the visual dynamics and history of filmmaking. It will cover the structure, styles, and various approaches to analyzing and interpreting film. The overall aim is to help students to understand how the various elements of film fit together. Examples of film styles, structure, and technology will be drawn from classics of world film from the beginning to the present.
Description: An overview of the role of the communication in the 21st Century. The nature, scope, and function of the print, film, sound and mobile media will be examined. Includes critical discussion of the problems and potentials of each medium, with particular emphasis given to the moral values of free and responsible mass communication.
Description: The course offers students an opportunity to learn about different types of writing for professionals within the the communication field. It includes a combination of lecture, guest speakers, writing workshop, peer critique and independent research. Writing and project presentation skills will be stressed. Public relations, marleting, in-house communication (company newsletters, etc.), advertising, and promotional writing will be covered. Prerequisite:EN 105 or with instructor's permission.
Description: An overview of the workings of the electronic broadcast media, focusing on radio, television and the Internet. Specific areas discussed include organizational structure, programming formats, government regulation and career opportunities. Special attention will be given to current trends and controversies as new technology continues to emerge.
Description: This course will review the traditional criteria of news value and the basic skills essential to the journalists role as reader, writer, reporter, and ethicist. Students will produce six major papers utilizing current computer technology.
Description: The course focuses on feature writing for publication in contemporary print or online media and emphasizes the basic skills of the non-fiction writer: interviewing, reporting, writing, editing, and revising. Students write and critique a wide range of non-fiction writing forms. Prerequisite: EN 105 or with instructor permission.
Description: An exploration of visual communication with special emphasis on the role of the visual in perception, on techniques for visual thinking, and on the creation of visual messages utilizing current visual technology. Students will have hands-on experiences with a variety of digital technologies, their uses and applications in the field of communication. Preference to majors.
Description: Digital Photography I introduces the student to and develops basic proficiency in four areas of digital photography: the modern digital camera, the professional photography studio, the modern digital darkroom, and the publishing of the photographic images via digital distribution and the printing of the photographic image. Professional vocabulary is developed enabling students to engage in the formal critique of photographic images.Students should have access to a digital camera with manual control of exposures.
Description: Beginning Screenwriting provides students the opportunity to develop a film script while increasing their use of individual voice, creative method and screenwriting technical skills. All students will produce a completed treatment, script outline and first act of a feature length screenplay. As every writer has an individual working style, each student will be encouraged to develop a creative approach appropriate to his or her needs and subject matter.
Description: This course emphasizes the study and This course emphasizes the theory of small group communication and provides students the opportunity to apply the principles of the course to several discussion formats including the panel, symposium and round-table discussion. Topics include problem-solving, decision-making, leadership, group climate, as well as the influence of culture, status and power on group effectiveness. PREREQUISITE:CO 203 or permission from instructor
Description: Interpersonal relationships are an important aspect of an individual's personal and professional life. This course will focus on the various elements of interpersonal communication and will provide a theoretical and practical approach to understanding and improving one's interpersonal awareness and communication. PREREQUISITE:CO 203 or permission from instructor
Description: In this course students will develop an understanding of the utilization and applicability of new media technology for a variety of purposes. The course will feature web-based tools for social networking (Youtube, Wordpress, Second Life, Flickr), mobile communications (Twitter and location-based media tools), and digital audio and syndication (iTunes and Evoca). Team projects will allow students to develop collaborative skills and demonstrate proficiency in using these communication technologies for business and professional purposes. Prerequisite: CO 221 or CS 103. Preference to CO majors.
Description: This course will examine the nature and importance of communication in organizational settings. Theoretical and cultural perspectives on the organization will be examined and topics such as conflict management, leadership style, ethics, teamwork and issues of gender and diversity will be explored. PREREQUISITE: CO 203 or permission from instructor
Description: This is a course in the fundamentals of color photography for the advanced student. Color composition and color theory will be studied. An introduction to the basics of digital photography and printing will be included. A Digital SLR camera required. Prerequisite: CO 222 OR PERMISSION This course meets the Core Creative Expression requirement
Description: Course will deal with a broad spectrum of factors affecting international and intercultural communication; cultural, economic, political, social and ethical. Communication problems of third world nations as well as cross-cultural issues in developed countries will be explored. Particular attention will be given to the changing role of women in the process of development. PREREQUISITE:CO 203 or permission from instructor 17/FA: HYBIRD
Description: This course examines specific uses of public relations in a variety of areas including healthcare, education, entertainment, sports, and travel. Relevant public relations cases, in both national and international practice, are studied. Written, oral, and visual tactics,including the use of new technologies, are emphasized. Prerequisite: CO 206.
Description: This course explores the study of communication and gender. Students will examine how communicative practices contribute to or resist the cultural construction of gender stereotypes. Students will investigate the impact of gender definitions on several relationships through an analysis of social, biological, linguistic, and cultural influences. Additionally, students will study communication behavior similarities and differences between the sexes.
Description: Senior Research Seminar I provides students with the opportunity to examine a communication issue in depth. Students will select a specific communication topic and conduct a thorough literature review and analysis on this topic in APA style. Further, students will lead class seminar on their topics. Through their own research and active participation in the research and seminars of their class colleagues, students integrate the seminar topics, other communication courses, and internship experiences to gain a broader understanding of the discipline.
Description: Senior Research Seminar II is designed to expand upon the literature review and analysis conducted in Senior Research Seminar I. Students will gather and analyze empirical research on the communication topic selected in Senior Research Seminar I. The goal of this course is to provide students with knowledge, skills, and experience demonstrating the connection between theory and professional practice through a comprehensive culminating research project.
Description: Designed to be an integrating experience which enables students to draw upon the various individual communication opportunities each has had through elective course work, study in an outside field and internships. Aim is to help students to come to an understanding of the ways in which their individual activities are part of a larger theoretical schema.
Description: The course provides an in-depth study of the human communication process as it operates in the challenging, global framework of today?s world. Understanding the various factors operating in the diverse approaches to communication found in all sectors of human society around the globe will enable students to develop strong leadership skills that are applicable in the workplace and in the political realm, as well as in the health and education fields. An appreciation of cultural differences and their impact on one?s own communication styles and outcomes will be gained through individually designed, project-based research topics, selected according to the needs and interests of the student.
Description: This course provides an overview of major communication theories, with an emphasis on communication styles and approaches operative in today?s workplace environment. Strategic planning, analysis, and critical thinking in light of contemporary trends and issues will be studied. Students will be involved in developing and presenting a comprehensive communication plan.
Description: This course examines the theoretical principles of persuasion, as well as the tools, techniques, and strategies for effectively influencing others. Persuasive tactics such as advertising, direct marketing, and e-marketing will be studied and evaluated. Students will construct persuasive messages and will design an actual persuasion campaign.
Description: The focus of this course is on strategies and tactics for reaching internal audiences. The need for gender and diversity training, work-life planning for employees, and developing assessment tools within the framework of the corporate culture of an organization will be explored.
Description: The various theoretical approaches and ethical responsibilities of conducting research in communication will be analyzed. Students will study ways by which researchers find and evaluate documents and will learn about both qualitative and quantitative design and research. Students will write their thesis/ project proposal during the course of the semester.HYBRID
Description: Students will examine the nature, types, process, styles, and strategies of conflict in a variety of interpersonal and organizational settings. Using a case study approach, students will analyze the various ways in which conflict is negotiated and managed with a view toward selecting the most effective strategies for each situation.
Description: Crisis communication is an increasing concern for all businesses and professions. Students will explore the components of crisis communication and will study pre-crisis planning, including the formation of a crisis management team, as well as effective responses to organization crisis through timely communication. Through case studies and research, students will learn appropriate communication strategies to manage all phases of crisis.
Description: This course presents the theory and practice of public relations and marketing communication and how these disciplines operate within organizations. Students will study the professional development of the field, concepts, issues, principles, and theories guiding the practice of public relations and marketing. The course emphasizes the need for well informed, ethical practitioners with skills and abilities in key areas such as relationship building, strategic planning, reputation management, media monitoring and writing. Case studies and discussions of ethical issues will be dealt with throughout the course.
Description: This course explores the communication demands of health care and health promotion, examines current issues and problems in the modern health care system, and identifies communication strategies health care providers or managers can employ to achieve their health care goals.
Description: A guided practical field experience, this course allows students in the program to apply theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to actual work settings in the communication field. Sites within public relations, corporate communication, human resources, event planning, health communication and training and development are just some of the areas one might choose. The course is especially useful to students as a preparation for CO 608: Thesis/Project since within the work environment selected a number of practical topics for research or project development should emerge
Description: This course presents the theory and practice of corporate social responsibility (CSR) with an eye toward practical application. Students will study origins and concepts of the practice, the evolution of CSR; examine economic and societal issues; and the impact, criticisms and future of CSR. This course emphasizes the need for well-informed communications professionals with the skills and capacity to anticipate and understand the influence and impact that local and global stakeholders have on today?s brands and organizations. This course provides a foundational view of CSR and provides ample opportunity for analyzing the application and results of CSR strategies, impacts for profit and not-for-profit businesses and other organizations, debate and the changing landscape that crosses over many disciplines. Key areas of corporate social responsibility include human rights; environmental sustainability; philanthropy/social investing; and environment, health and safety. A combination of classroom text and discussion, case studies, web-based examples, and guest speakers will be used.15/JN:1/3,4,10,11 registration deadline 12/10
Description: Effective corporate communication in today's global marketplace necessitates the merging of the functions of marketing, advertising, public relations, and promotion. Integrated Marketing Communication will provide the theoretical and practical knowledge of how these areas can best work together to meet an organization?s challenges and solve its problems. The course will look at business firms and non- profit organizations, and will place special emphasis on public opinion and its role in the integrated marketing communication mix. Strategies for program planning and evaluation will be examined. Topics studied will include message consistency, managing the brand, use of traditional media, and web-based activities to maximize effectiveness.
Description: This hands-on course introduces students to some of the social media and multimedia tools that have become part of the professional writer?s skill set. The course will review best practices for blogging, Facebook, Twitter and other tools as well as exposing students to video editing, photo editing and audio production for the Web. Students will create projects using a selection of these tools. Guest speakers and readings will probe the social and cultural issues raised by new media. The goal is to help students create a tool kit and develop problem-solving skills that will be useful now and in the future.