Course Offerings Summer 2014

 

SUMMER SESSION SHORT (5/19-5/30)

COM 210 - Public Speaking
Experience in the preparation, design, and delivery of oral presentations, including an understanding of audiences and settings. Attention will be given to techniques of informative and persuasive speeches. Emphasis on the development of professional presentation and speaking skills.
3 credits

COM 211 - Gender and Communication
Study of the complex ways in which communication, gender and culture interact. Exploration of the ways gender is socially constructed and how one's verbal, nonverbal, and mediated communication affirms or challenges prevailing gender standards. Students will participate in research and oral presentations on gender-related topics.
3 credits

COM 229 - Experience in Corporate Communications
This introductory course examines important corporate communication areas, such as internal and external forms of communication and considers the ways in which mass media and new technology have influenced how we communicate. In addition, particular emphasis is focused on the development of writing, speaking interpersonal, team and leadership skills.
3 credits

COM 243 - Introduction to New Media
Introduction to the rapidly changing field of new media, including web, videos and webpage design, podcasting, blogs, online communities, videogaming, and other aspects of the virtual world. The course examines these new technologies in terms of their social and communicative impact.
3 credits

COM 244 - Online Content Production
Introduction to digital media creation and design.  Students will create and edit their own websites, including web pages, videos, online resumes and ads.  Students work together and independently to create visual and written content and to critique online projects.
3 credits

COM 360 - Understanding Television
An analysis of the origin, development, and cultural meanings of television in the life of Americans from its inception to the present day. Emphasis on how people make meaning of their lives through television and how the narratives of television help to shape society.
3 credits

COM 390 01: Visual Culture
In-depth study of topics not included in the regular course offerings. Title of the course will be announced prior to the term offered. Prerequisite: approval of chairperson. This course may be repeated for credit.
3 credits


SUMMER SESSION 1 (6/2-6/26)

COM 229 - Experience in Corporate Communications
This introductory course examines important corporate communication areas, such as internal and external forms of communication and considers the ways in which mass media and new technology have influenced how we communicate. In addition, particular emphasis is focused on the development of writing, speaking interpersonal, team and leadership skills.
3 credits

COM 235 - Film and Drama Criticism
3 credits

SUMMER SESSION 2 (6/30-7/24)

COM 120 - Oral Interpretation of Children's Literature
Study of representative types of literature for children including the picture book, folk literature, modern tales and poetry. Practice in communicating this literature through storytelling and other forms of interpretation.
3 credits


SUMMER SESSION LONG (5/19-8/21)

COM 468-469 - Communications Internships
An opportunity for semester or summer involvement in selected professional and/or business organizations, including television networks, public relations departments and other appropriate concerns. Students will be supervised by department personnel and by cooperating personnel in the organization to which they are attached during the internship.
3 credits