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  • CO-203

    Introduction to Communication

    This course provides a broad survey of communication and its various components. Topics include intrapersonal, interpersonal, public, and mass communication, as well as the study of language and meaning, listening, and nonverbal communication.
  • CO-204

    Effective Public Speaking

    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.
  • CO-206

    Introd to Public Relations

    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 instructor permission
  • CO-207

    Classics of Amer. Cinema

    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.
  • CO-208

    Introduction to Film Studies

    This course will provide a survey of English-language (mostly American) cinema, from the silent era to the early 21st-century. We will engage with film through historical, cinematographic, theoretical, interpretive, and cultural lenses in order to chart the form's evolution and its persistent relation to the social ideologies and values that produce and consume it.
  • CO-209

    Media in the 21st Century

    This course will examine the impact of the mass media on society and the relationship between society and the mass media. Special emphasis will be placed on film, television, the internet, mobile media, and production and consumption of media across platforms. Topics of special interest will include issues of diversity in media production and representation such as sexuality, gender, race, class, and ethnicity. The course will examine the pervasive almost overwhelming influence the media has around the world, including advertising, politics, globalization, and technology, and how it impacts our daily lives.
  • CO-211

    Radio Newswriting

    Students will be introduced to electronic journalism by developing skills in gathering, writing, rewriting, and editing various types of news stories in the style for broadcast. They will also learn to research and write editorials as well as understand the differences between news, propaganda and editorializing. Students will also become familiar with the basic broadcast equipment in our Classroom/Studio necessary for the news broadcasting on the air. News sources will include wire-copy, newspaper, news magazine, and on/off campus assignments. E(20).
  • CO-212

    Communication Professional

    This course offers students an opportunity to learn about different types of writing for professionals within 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, marketing, in-house communication (company newsletters, etc.), advertising, and promotional writing will be covered. Prerequisite: EN 105 or instructor permission
  • CO-212A

    Writing for Comm Professional

    This course offers students an opportunity to learn about different types of writing for professionals within the communication field. It includes a combination of lecture, guest speakers, writing workshop,peer critique, and independent outside-of-class research. Writing and project presentation skills will be stressed. Public relations, marketing, in-house communication (company newsletters, etc.), advertising, and promotional writing will be covered. Prerequisite: EN 105 or with instructor permission.
  • CO-214

    Introduction to Broadcasting

    This course features 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.
  • CO-215

    Video Production

    This course prepares students for entry-level positions in video production and editing. Students develop the basic skills and techniques required to produce and edit video projects. These include using a video camera, lighting, sound recording, video and audio editing, and basic special effects. The course utilizes standard video and audio software, such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, GarageBand, Soundtrack Pro and iTunes. In addition, the program covers cinematography, basic narrative structure, direction and production planning. This course provides both practical and theoretical experience.
  • CO-219

    Journalism

    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.
  • CO-220

    Modern Article Writing

    This 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 will write and critique a wide range of non-fiction writing forms. Prerequisite: EN 105 or instructor permission
  • CO-220A

    Feature Writing

    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.