Course Schedule and Offerings Fall 2019

COM 1100 Experiences in Communication - 3 credits
An introductory course designed to acquaint students with basic theories in verbal communication, nonverbal communication, and advertising. Students will develop their communication skills through group discussion, oral presentations, and an analysis of ads in print media. A significant portion (at least 50%) is formal oral presentation work. This is a Communications Speech General Education course.
01 (FLC) F  9:05 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. w/ Prof. Beryl Williams (W105)
02 (FLC) MW  9:05 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. w/ Prof. Beryl Williams (W001)

COM 1170 Experiences in Media Literacy - 3 credits
This course is an introduction to media analysis. Students will learn to 'read' media texts (films, television, social media) through the formal elements and language particular to media. Topics for film and television include camera, sound, mise-en-scene and genres. Social media analysis focuses on the elements that make up patterns and applications (online communities, privacy, content). Student assignments emphasize oral presentations. A significant portion (at least 50%) is formal oral presentation work. This is a Communications Speech General Education course.
01 TR 12:15 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. w/ Prof. Tom Kenny (W004)
02 TR 10:40 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. w/ Prof. Brian Cogan (W205)

COM 1200 Oral Interpretation of Children's Literature - 3 credits
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. A significant portion (at least 50%) is formal oral presentation work. Meets the Speech Communication General Education requirement for Childhood Education majors. This is a Communications Speech General Education course.
01 TR 1:50 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. w/ Prof. Alice Byrnes (W014)
02 M 6:35 p.m. - 9:25 p.m. w/ Prof. Jean Devlin (W018A)

COM 1220 Creative Drama - 3 credits
Development of poise and self-confidence through participation in pantomime, improvisation and exercises to expand creativity in expression and movement. A significant portion (at least 50%) is formal oral presentation work. This is a Communications Speech General Education course.
01 R 6:35 p.m. - 9:25 p.m. w/ Prof. Jean Devlin (W205)

COM 2100 Public Speaking- 3 credits
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. A significant portion (at least 50%) is formal oral presentation work. This is a Communications Speech General Education course.
01 (FLC) MW 9:05 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. w/ Prof. Lynn Kennedy (W014)
02 MW 10:40 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. - w/ Prof. Lynn Kennedy (W014)
03 MW 5:00 p.m. - 6:25 p.m. - w/ Prof. Joanne Marlin (W205)

COM 2110 Gender and Communication- 3 credits
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. A significant portion (at least 50%) is formal oral presentation work. This is a Communications Speech General Education course.
01 (FLC) TR 1:50 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. w/ Prof. Janice Kelly (W018)
02 MW 1:50 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. w/ Prof. Janice Kelly (W105)
03 w/ Prof. Brendan Caputo (Online)
04 TR 7:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. w/ Prof. Brendan Caputo (W105)

COM 2130 Intercultural Communication - 3 credits
An exploration of global and national multiculturalism, focusing especially on communication processes. Designed to give students the knowledge to become effective communicators with people from diverse international cultures and American co-cultures. A significant portion (at least 50%) is formal oral presentation work. This is a Communications Speech General Education course.
01 * Hybrid Course; meets Monday only 12:15 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. w/Prof. Brian Cogan (W205)

COM 2150 COM in Healthcare - 1 credit
This course is designed to advance knowledge of health communication theory, research and practice. The major course objective is to provide a solid foundation for evaluating and conducting health communication campaigns including planning, initiation and assessment. The focus will be upon the various contexts of health communication including interpersonal, small group, mass media and organizational templates for message generation. By the course's culmination, it is hoped a broader appreciation will be cultivated for and understanding of the importance, value and impact of health communication upon patients, families, caregivers, nurses, physicians and health care managers. Specifically, through readings, in-class lecture, discussion, assignments and experiential activities, this class will explore the theory, research and skills associated with communicating in various care contexts.
01 w/ Prof. Beryl Williams (Online, 9/4/19 - 10/23/19)

COM 2240 - Conflict and Communication - 3 credits
This course provides the opportunity for students to examine conflict in everyday life, with a particular focus on the role that communication plays in the development and management of conflict situations. The course covers the primary literature on conflict and communication: definitions and concepts, power, causes and development of conflict in interpersonal, organizational and intercultural settings, with some attention to conflict management strategies. However, the course will primarily focus on the application of theory to conflict in the everyday lives of people. Students will identify a specific area of organizational or other life situation in which they encounter conflict and toward which they would prefer to direct their own research and application.
01 w/ Prof. Janice Kelly (Online) 

COM 2290 Experience in Corporate Communications - 3 credits
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. A significant portion (at least 50%) is formal oral presentation work. Meets the Speech Communication Speech General Education requirement for students in Business programs of study only.
01 w/ Prof. Janet Douglas-Pryce (Online)
02 TR 9:05 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - w/ Prof. Arlene Peltola (W018A)
03 MW 12:15 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. w/ Prof. Arlene Peltola (W018)
04 F 9:05 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. w/ Prof. Joanne Marlin (W205) 

COM 2300 Scriptwriting for Media - 3 credits
Writing-Intensive Course A course that introduces the process of writing basic scripts for television and film, including public service announcements, webisodes and TV fiction and short films or movies. The course covers script format, structure, characters, action and dialog.
01 
MW 12:15 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. w/ Prof. Tom Kenny (W019)

COM 2350 Film, Drama, Criticism - 3 credits
01 
R 6:35 p.m. - 9:25 p.m. w/ Prof. Richard Conway (W019)

COM 2380 Serial TV Storytelling - 3 credits
Serial dramas have inaugurated a new golden age of television. Moving away from the traditional episodic structure of primetime TV, they tell on-going stories with ensemble casts and multiple, interweaving plotlines. This class examines long-form storytelling techniques, including beats, arcs, juggling groups of complex characters and developing character change over the course of the season and series. Examples considered include Breaking Bad and The Wire.
01 MW
 10:40 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. w/ Prof. Tom Kenny (W019)

COM 2390 Public Speaking for Business - 1 credit
This course will develop students' public speaking and presentation skills for business. The course emphasizes elements of a good speech, key message development and effective communication in crisis situations.
01 w/ Prof. Janet Douglas-Pryce (Online, 9/4/19 - 10/28/19)
02 M 6:35 p.m. - 8:25 p.m. w/ Prof. Joanne Marlin (K204, 9/4/19 - 10/28/19)
03 M 6:35 p.m. - 8:25 p.m. w/ Prof. Joanne Marlin (K204, 11/4/19 - 12/17/19)

COM 2550 - Public Relations  - 3 credits
Public Relations (PR) is a dynamic profession and one of the leading employment needs in today's market. Students will learn how to manage and develop appropriate communication skills across traditional and digital platforms that deliver results. Evaluation of current news through a PR lens and the development of writing and listening skills are important to this field that presents opportunities in corporate, entrepreneurial, government, academia, nonprofit industries and more. Learn how to create and evaluate effective PR campaigns that drive results.
01 w/ Prof. Jackie Hansen (Online)

COM 2560 - Field Production  - 3 credits
Location shooting using portable field equipment. Students will become familiar with digital single-camera techniques, location audio, producing and directing, as well as digital editing processes. Assignments include the completion of several short video projects.
01 MW 1:50 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. w/ Prof. Tom Kenny (W004, W017)

COM 2590 - Introduction to Advertising - 3 credits
Consumers are exposed to thousands of messages every day. In this course, students will learn the basic advertising principles of how to reach those consumers. Study the role of the advertising in media and society by evaluating current marketplace advertisements ranging from grass-roots to multi-million dollar campaigns. Students will create and advertising campaign inclusive of consumer behavior learned knowledge, advertising and creative strategies, effective research techniques, the latest media buying plans and development of a proposed budget.
01 w/ Prof. Jackie Hansen (Online)

COM 2620 - Social Media - 3 credits 
The course covers the emerging trend of social media. Students will learn about different forms of social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, etc.), how they are used, the social and ethical issues they raise and the ways they are altering our culture. Students are assigned various individual presentation along with team debates. A significant portion (at least 50%) is formal oral presentation work. This is a Communications Speech General Education course.
01 w/ Prof. Tom Kenny (Online)

COM 3150 - Organizational Communication - 3 credits
Analysis of how organizations are produced and affected by communication. An in-depth examination and application of theories, contemporary perspectives and research in the fields of organizational communication. Topics include organizational structures and cultures, socialization, decision making, diversity, stress, burnout, technology processes and leadership. Designed for students interested in business, human services, education administration and other professional settings.
02w/ Prof. Janice Kelly (Online) 

COM 3540 - Foundations of Media Theory - 3 credits
An introduction to the major theories influencing contemporary media studies. Media will be explored as multifaceted entities that include texts, industries and audiences. Prerequisites: Junior status.
01TR 1:50 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. w/ Prof. Brian Cogan (W127)

COM 3610 - Media Management- 3 credits
This course is designed to introduce the students to standards, practices and principles of business and management in the context of broadcast, cable and streaming television. Students will have the opportunity to discuss and research current media issues. These issues will include all areas of the broadcast television business with an emphasis on television syndication, programming and research, and specifically how these areas are evolving with technology.
01 w/ Prof. Janice Kelly (Online)

COM 4600 COM Internship I - 3 credits
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. Junior status and Chairperson permission needed. Students are required to complete 120 hours at their internship site along with four or more scheduled meetings with their faculty member. COM 4620 may not be requested without Chairperson permission.
01 w/Prof. Janice Kelly (Online)

COM 4610 COM Internship Il - 3 credits
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. Junior status and Chairperson permission needed. Students are required to complete 120 hours at their internship site along with four or more scheduled meetings with their faculty member. COM 4620 may not be requested without Chairperson permission.
01 w/Prof. Janice Kelly (Online)

COM 4900 - Communications Seminar I - 3 credits
Writing-Intensive Course This course will introduce seniors in the communications and childhood education/communications majors to research methodology in qualitative analysis. Students will conduct scholarly research and write a literature review in the topic area they have chosen. The thesis paper will be completed in COM 4910 Communications Seminar II. Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of Chairperson.
01 MW 3:25 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. w/ Prof. Brian Cogan(W127)
02 TR 5:00 p.m. - 6:25 p.m. w/ Prof. Brian Cogan (W104)