Courses in COMMUNICATION (DIVISION 352)

100. Public and Interpersonal Communication. Not open to seniors. (Excl).

This course focuses on helping students to develop effective public and interpersonal communication skills. We will review the basics of communication theory and models of effective communication in interpersonal and public settings. The emphasis of the course will be on creating opportunities of learning by doing and on encouraging students to reflect on their performance in communication activities both within and outside of the course. Verbal communication is typically an activity which receives little attention in our daily lives and is rarely addressed in most courses. It is our philosophy, however, that oral communication is a critical life skill which requires both effort and thought to fully develop.

290. News Writing. (Excl).

Covers the fundamentals of newspaper reporting and writing, including defining news, locating stories, documentation, interviewing, clarity in writing, news coverage strategies and copy editing. Weekly assignments. Cost:2 WL:1 (Hall)

427. Preparation of Radio and TV Continuity. Junior standing. (Excl).

This course section is designed to give students experience in writing scripts for non-dramatic radio and television. The writing assignments include: radio and television commercials, public service announcements, broadcast editorials, commentaries, and documentaries. Emphasis is on use of language and visuals to communicate ideas and to influence viewer perception, as well as adapting writing to script formats and to precise lengths of time. Instruction is through lecture, written comments on scripts, individual conferences, in-class critique and discussions of student writing, and evaluation and analysis of professional broadcast scripting through the use of video and audio tapes. Attendance and participation in class discussion are mandatory. You must be present at the first class meeting to maintain your enrollment. (Oswald)

450. Undergraduate Internship. Junior standing, concentration in Communication and permission of instructor. (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be elected for a total of six credits.

Comm 450 is the Department's internship program, designed to give junior or senior Communication concentrators credit for appropriate practical work experience. Time requirement for a 2-credit internship is approximately 15 hours per week for a 14 week term. Student evaluation is based on satisfactory completion of the internship and written recommendation of the internship sponsor. Internship credit is not retroactive and must be pre-arranged. Internship credit can not be used to fill communication electives in the concentration plan. For further information and approval, Communication students should contact the internship coordinator in the Department of Communication. (Sarris)

463/Soc. 463. Mass Communication and Public Opinion. Upperclass standing. (SS).

See Sociology 463. (Steeh)

501. Departmental Tutorial. Open to senior concentrators. (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Intended for individualized research and writing instruction in subject areas not covered by scheduled courses. Must be arranged with the faculty member.


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