COMMUNICATIONS (COMM)


COMM 145  MASS COMMUNICATION MEDIA 4
Introduction to the organization, operation, and control of the mass media in America, with emphasis on the social function of mass communication and the characteristics of media audiences.
 

COMM 231  BROADCAST TECHNIQUES AND ANNOUNCING 4
Introduction to radio station control room operations and announcing performance for radio and television. Emphasis on vocal delivery and on-camera performance for a variety of program types and broadcast situations including continuity, commercials, music, news, interviews, and talk shows.
 

COMM 235  INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO 4
An introduction to the video medium as a means of visual and aural expression and communication. Covers basic principles of filmic language and aesthetics, camcorders, and editing.
 

COMM 275  COMMUNICATION THEORY 2
Examination of contemporary thought on the nature and process of communication. Offered on demand.
 

COMM 301  AUDIO PRODUCTION 4
Advanced study of the aesthetics of the sound medium and procedures for creative sound production in various media. Covers directing the audio session, studio and remote recording, mixing, production music and sound effects, and an introduction to nonlinear digital production and editing. Prerequisite: COMM 231.
 

COMM 302  VIDEO STUDIO PRODUCTION 4
Study and experience in multi-camera studio production for television and other video applications. Course covers basic studio and control room techniques including camera operation, lighting, switching, and post-production editing. Emphasis is on multi-camera directing, production planning and visual aesthetics. Includes an introduction to single camera production and video editing. Prerequisites: COMM 231 or 235 or permission of instructor.
 

COMM 303  VIDEO FIELD PRODUCTION 4
Study and experience in single-camera production, directing and video editing of interview, documentary drama, news, and music video programs. Covers A/B roll special effects editing and an introduction to nonlinear editing. Prerequisite: COMM 302 .
 

COMM 333  STRATEGIES FOR FUND RAISING 4
Study of the philosophy, role, organization, and strategies of institutional development and fund raising. Includes consideration of annual funds, capital campaigns, special events, and direct mail. Offered even years only.
 

COMM 352  BROADCASTING AND SOCIETY 4
Study of the development and operation of broadcast, cable, and related media and their impact on society. Includes an introduction to audience analysis and an overview of world systems of broadcasting. Offered even years only.
 

COMM 357  COMMUNICATION LAW AND ETHICS 4
Study of legal and ethical issues affecting mass communication media professionals, including libel, privacy, confidentiality, obscenity, access, advertising, and broadcast ethics and regulation.
 

COMM 401  ADVANCED VIDEO PRODUCTION 4
Project planning, writing, budgeting, and management of professional level video productions. Covers nonlinear digital editing. Using advanced techniques, students create professional quality projects for designated uses. Prerequisites: COMM 301, 302, 303. Offered even years only.
 

COMM 410  VIDEO POST PRODUCTION OPERATIONS 1
Experience and in–depth study of the operation of communication department post-production video and audio facilities. Prerequisites: COMM 301, 302. Offered on demand.
 

COMM 445  DIRECTED MEDIA PRODUCTION 1-4
Refinement of media production skills in areas where the student has demonstrated potential in production-related courses. Under the instructor's supervision, the student designs and completes a project. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
 

COMM 487  SENIOR PROJECT 1
A student-selected, department-approved project to demonstrate the student's ability to perform in his/her major field of instruction. Satisfactory completion of this course constitutes the department comprehensive requirement for the bachelor's degree. Graded S or NC.
 

COMM 494  COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/PRACTICUM IN MASS MEDIA 0-4
Practical experience in news reporting and editing, public relations, broadcasting or media production. The student works under the co-direction of professionals in participating agencies and the department. Instructor's permission must be obtained one quarter before registration. Graded S or NC.
 

COMM 496, 497  SEMINAR IN MASS MEDIA 2, 1
An integrating course required of all mass media majors in the senior year. Study includes a review of literature, research, and research methods in media; experience in writing critical reviews; individual research projects in areas of special relevance to the student; group conferences and oral presentation of formal papers.
 

ENGL 215  INTRODUCTION TO FILM LITERATURE 4
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MKTG 381  PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 4
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MKTG 383  PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING 4
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MKTG 481  PUBLIC RELATIONS 4
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SOCI 451  RESEARCH METHODS 4
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JOURNALISM (JOUR)


JOUR 245  NEWSWRITING 4
Introduction to gathering facts and writing news stories for mass media audiences.
 

JOUR 246  REPORTING METHODS 3
Basic training in the use of interviewing and other social research techniques for the gathering and reporting of news. Prerequisite: JOUR 245.
 

JOUR 247  COPY EDITING 3
Introduction to the practice of copy editing for print; includes practice in editing copy for content and style, page editing, and design. Prerequisite: JOUR 245 or permission of instructor.
 

JOUR 257  PHOTOJOURNALISM 2
Photography for publication; includes composition, cropping, caption writing, and picture-page layout. Students are expected to have their own cameras. Prerequisite: PHTO 156 or equivalent. Not a writing elective.
 

JOUR 341  MAGAZINE ARTICLE WRITING 4
Analysis of magazine markets, fundamentals of gathering materials for articles, and preparation of manuscripts for publication.
 

JOUR 345  EDITORIAL WRITING 3
An introduction to the principles and skills of opinion writing for the media. The course applies principles of journalistic writing to the development and analysis of written and broadcast opinion. Offered odd years only.
 

JOUR 350,  WRITING FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION 3
An application of news writing principles to public information in the nonprofit sector. Course includes preparing press releases and in-depth analysis of public information strategies, crisis management, special event planning and press relations. Prerequisite: JOUR 245. Offered even years only.
 

JOUR 412  SCRIPT WRITING 3
Writing techniques for multimedia, drama, documentary, broadcast (commercials, news, continuity), and instructional media. Offered odd years only.
 

JOUR 445  DIRECTED MEDIA WRITING 1-3
The refining of writing skills through a program adapted to the student's professional interest. Submission of writing samples and permission of instructor required.
 

JOUR 451  PUBLICATION PRODUCTION 4
Instruction and practice in copy editing, headline writing, and cutline writing; publication design and print production. Each student will plan a project consisting of planning a new publication, with prospectus and dummy copy. Permission of instructor required. Not a writing elective.
 

ENGL 325  WRITING FOR THE PROFESSIONS 3
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ENGL 335  NARRATIVE WRITING 3
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ENGL 389  WRITING THEORY 3
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GBUS 370  ADVANCED BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3
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SPEECH COMMUNICATION (SPCH)


SPCH 101  FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH COMMUNICATION 4
Introduction to the procedure of public speaking. Emphasis on acquiring ease, a conversational attitude, and reasonable facility in organizing and delivering content relevant to the audience.
 

SPCH 107  VOICE AND ARTICULATION (OR TESL 107) 4
Study of and practice in improving the speaking voice. Emphasizes the structure and function of the speech mechanism, quality and effectiveness of voice; stresses developing clear enunciation and articulation. As a guide to correct pronunciation, the International Phonetic Alphabet is also included.
 

SPCH 207  SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION 3
Study of the nature of group and interpersonal processes; includes leadership and participation in group discussion.
 

SPCH 211  ORAL INTERPRETATION 4
Study of the various types of interpretative literature with a view toward its understanding for the purpose of public presentation. Includes reading from the printed page with fluency and effectiveness and readers' theatre script preparation and presentation.
 

SPCH 242  ACTING 4
Exploring and developing the clarity, range, and control of verbal and nonverbal language in creating and effectively communicating dramatic characters, modern and classical. Recommended Prerequisite: SPCH 107.
 

SPCH 252  PLAY PERFORMANCE 0-4; 4
Analysis, rehearsal, and performance of a play chosen by the instructor. May be taken only by permission of the instructor.
 

SPCH 253  TECHNICAL PRODUCTION 0-4; 4
Design, construction, and/or coordination of a technical aspect of the production of a play chosen by the instructor. May be taken only by permission of the instructor.
 

SPCH 310  INTERPERSONAL AND NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION 3
Examination of both the process and the messages, verbal and non-verbal, that characterize interpersonal communication; employs readings, discussion, and strategies useful in understanding and improving one's interpersonal interactions.
 

SPCH 341  ARGUMENTATION 4
Examination of informal logic to develop critical thinking; includes study of evidence, reasoning, and fallacies; application of evidence and logical forms by analyzing current rhetoric and debating contemporary issues. Offered odd years only.
 

SPCH 363  HISTORY OF THEATRE 4
Study of the history and development of the theater from the Greek to the twentieth century. Offered even years only.
 

SPCH 365  PLAY DIRECTION 3
Fundamentals of play direction; each student produces and directs a one-act play or one act from a longer play for public performance. Prerequisite: SPCH 242 or permission of instructor.
 

SPCH 381, 382, 383  BIBLICAL PREACHING 2, 2, 2
Preparation and delivery of Biblical sermons for worship, evangelism, and special worship occasions. Laboratories and Sabbath speaking appointments included. Prerequisite: SPCH 101 .
 

SPCH 395  METHODS OF TEACHING SPEECH COMMUNICATION 3
Study of the basic principles and practices of teaching speech on the junior high and secondary levels. Special attention given to contemporary methods of presentation in classrooms and therapy sessions; includes observations, demonstration, and class participation. Offered on demand.
 

SPCH 401  INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL SEMANTICS 2
Study of the use of language to influence human behavior, to solve problems, and to resolve conflicts. Offered even years only.
 

SPCH 443  PERSUASIVE SPEAKING 4
Study of motivation in human behavior as applied by the public communicator in the process of persuasion; analysis of persuasive speeches for their emotional, ethical, and logical value; practice in composing and delivering speeches to influence choice. Prerequisite: SPCH 101. Offered even years only.
 

SPCH 496  SEMINAR IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION 2
Integrating course required of all speech communication majors in the senior year. Includes a review of literature and research methods in speech communication, experience in writing critical reviews and investigating issues in areas of special interest to class members, and oral presentation of reports.
 

ENGL 484  HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
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ENGL 485  LINGUISTICS 3
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SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY (SPPA)


SPPA 210  SURVEY OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY 3
AND AUDIOLOGY Survey of communication disorders with major emphasis given to the etiologies, symptomatologies, and the recognition of speech, language, voice, and hearing disorders.
 

SPPA 250  SIGN LANGUAGE FOR THE DEAF 3
Introduction to the basic signs used in communicating with the hearing impaired; includes group practice in signing letters, words, sentences, and songs. (Offered contingent on sufficient enrollment.)