Sep 20, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Communication Disorders

  
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    CODS 3700 American Sign Language II


    This is an intermediate level course for the study of American Sign Language (ASL) . This course focuses on developing intermediate level expressive and receptive American Sign Language skills. In addition, students will learn advanced grammatical features and increase their awareness of the Deaf culture. Course offered Fall and Spring semesters only. Prerequisite(s): CODS 3670 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    CODS 3710 Language Disorders in Schools


    This course introduces students to the nature of language impairments in the school aged child. It also describes aspects of language acquisition that are important for academic and social success in school aged children. This course provides training in how to interpret diagnostic evaluations which describe a child’s linguistic abilities. Methods of facilitating language development in the context of academic instruction are presented. The connection between language, reading, and writing is emphasized. Course offered Spring semester only.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    CODS 3730 Science and Measuring Hearing


    This course will cover the physical characteristics of sound and its measurements, the basic acoustics of speech, and the anatomy and physiology of peripheral and central auditory mechanisms. Basic test procedures for the estimation of air-conduction and bone conduction thresholds, the assessment of middle ear function, and speech comprehension will be covered as well. This is a technology intensive course. Students will be charged an additional Comm. Dis. Lab Fee when enrolling in this course. Course offered Fall Semester only.
    Credits: 4.0
  
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    CODS 3990 Selected Topics


    Topics not offered by other courses will be offered as needed.
    Credits: 1.0 - 6.0
  
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    CODS 4010 Introduction to Articulation and Language Disorders


    This course provides an introduction to the disorders of articulation, phonology, and language in children, including epidemiology, etiology, symptomatology, diagnosis, and intervention principles. The influences of second language learning, dialect, and language variation on articulation and language are reviewed. Prerequisite(s): CODS 2640   and CODS 3610  and CODS 3720
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    CODS 4030 Articulation/Phonological Disorders


    This course examines both typical and disordered phonetic/phonological development in children, the nature of nonorganic articulation and phonological disorders, their evaluation, and intervention. Issues related to therapy for non-mainstream and non-native speakers of English and to oral motor therapy are addressed. Course offered Spring Semester only. Prerequisite(s): CODS 2640 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    CODS 4210 Neurological Bases of Human Communication


    This course provides an overview on how the brain controls functions that are related to communication. The learner will acquire knowledge on basic anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, with focus on speech, language, hearing, and cognition. Further, the learner will understand how diseases, trauma, and aging may affect these functions. Prerequisite(s): CODS 3610 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Swallowing Mechanism 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    CODS 4620 Auditory Rehabilitation


    This course addresses the effects of hearing loss in children and adults. Assessment and management techniques are covered. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of amplification, considerations in the selection of hearing aids, tactile devices, and other assistive technology. Eligibility criteria for cochlear implants, options for implant selection, and intervention techniques with this population are covered as well. Educational options for children with hearing loss are presented, and the significance of family education, counseling, and support is discussed. Course offered Spring semester only. Prerequisite(s): CODS 3730 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    CODS 4650 Clinical Methods


    This course addresses important aspects of the clinical process and provides supervised observation of speech and language therapy necessary in order to begin clinical practicum. As a writing intensive course, students will develop and use the necessary skills to synthesize relevant client data, plan therapeutic sessions and present data and results in clinical reports. Prerequisite(s): CODS 3660 OR CODS 366
    Credits: 2.0
  
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    CODS 4660 Observation Laboratory


    This course provides supervised observation of speech and language therapy necessary to begin clinical practicum. Students meet in weekly seminars to discuss their observations. Course offered Spring Semester only. Prerequisite(s): CODS 3660 OR CODS 366
    Credits: 1.0
  
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    CODS 4670 Clinical Observation and Methods


    This course addresses important aspects of the clinical process and provides supervised observation of speech and language therapy necessary in order to begin clinical practicum. Students are required to complete a minimum of 25 hours of clinical observation and these observations will be discussed during class and utilized as the basis for the writing assignments. As a writing intensive course, students will develop and use the necessary skills to synthesize relevant client information, plan therapeutic sessions and present data and results in clinical reports. Prerequisite(s): CODS 2720 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    CODS 4750 Senior Seminar


    The purpose of the course is to develop students’ abilities to critically evaluate empirical studies in the field of communication disorders and sciences in order to formulate hypotheses for their own research. The course will present studies from a variety of areas in communication sciences and disorders which will be discussed in terms of the hypotheses, methods and materials, results and conclusions. The advantages and disadvantages of selected research designs and statistical methods will be discussed. Course offered Spring Semester only.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    CODS 4800 Introduction Clinical Practicum


    This course provides clinical practicum hours in the therapeutic management of speech and language disorders. Course offered Fall and Spring semesters only. Students will be charged an additional Comm. Dis. Lab Fee when enrolling in this course.
    Credits: 1.0
  
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    CODS 4990 Independent Study


    As approved and to be arranged.
    Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

Communication

  
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    COMM 1010 Experiencing Theater


    An introduction to the historical, cultural and practical facets of theatrical productions and plays. This course enables students to experience the dramatic process in all its richness. The purchase of tickets is required.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 1020 Acting I: Improvisation


    Use improvisation to explore group expression in a spontaneous mode. Emphasis on physicalization, mime, and other nonverbal modes such as theater games as personal development in the arts of acting.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 1100 Communication in Action


    A study of oral communication as an interpersonal and dynamic process. Students engage in communication experiencea designed to develop understanding of and skill in public and interpersonal communication.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 1150 Theater Production Laboratory


    A practical application of the principles of stagecraft. Production-related projects in such crafts as scenic construction, scene painting, properties, lighting, and sound. Evening hours required. May be repeated.
    Credits: 1.0
  
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    COMM 1170 Theater Performance Laboratory


    A practical application in acting under faculty supervision. Working includes rehearsing and performing a play for public presentation.
    Credits: 1.0
  
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    COMM 1190 Survey of Communication Studies and Practice


    This course offers students an opportunity to learn about the fields of communication as they determine their major area of study. Students discuss, research, and write about the disciplines of film, interpersonal communication, journalism and public relations, media studies, radio and television, and theater with faculty from these respective areas and in online study groups.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 1200 Media and Society


    The institutions, history, and technology of the mass media are examined as communication systems. Newspapers, magazines, film, and broadcasting media are studied in terms of social and personal impact. Contemporary media issues, policies, and ethics are discussed.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 1210 Communication Theory


    Acquaints the students with contemporary theory and research in the field of communication. Motivation, interaction, and effects of communication are examined in a range of contexts, including between persons, small and large groups, organizations, cultures, and mass communication systems.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2100 Media Writing


    Media writing is a course designed to introduce students to the forms, limitations and potentials of writing for and about the various media, including writing for radio, television, film, and print journalism. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1100 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2170 Scenery Construction and Set Design


    Fundamentals of theatrical set design and construction are covered in conjuction with current campus productions. Students are introduced to the scene shop and related facilities and equipment, and learn how to execute and produce theatrical design. Students will be charged an additional Communication Lab Fee when enrolling in this course.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2200 Radio and TV Industries


    An introductory course tracing the historical development and implications of the media. The student is introduced to programming materials, criticisms, standards, skills, and production methods.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2210 Advanced Communication Theory


    Acquaints the student with contemporary theory and research in the field of communication. Motivation, interaction and effects of communication are examined in a range of contexts, including between persons, small and large groups, organizations, cultures and mass communication systems. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1100 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2220 Media Ethics and Law


    A study of the relationship between the news media and society in the United States, with emphasis on legal and ethical issues. Press criticism is an important part of content.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2230 Press and The Presidency


    A study of the relationship between the news media and the presidency, with emphasis on the nature of the news coverage of each of the last few presidential elections. Particular attention is given to the presidential campaign in progress, if any.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2240 International Media


    A comparative study of the national and international media systems of the world, regional media systems, and the structure and operations of present communication systems.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2250 Audio and Radio Production


    Examines the audio aesthetics of sound production. Analyzes the creative responsibilities involved in the elements of sound production. Students are trained in the use of studio and remote audio equipment and are given practice in writing, producing, directing, and performing in audio production. Students will be charged an additional Communication Lab Fee when enrolling in this course.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2260 Video Production and Editing


    This is a television production course designed for students in media production, broadcast journalism and public relations. It is specific to field production. Students are asked to explore topics and use various techniques for bringing these topics to an audience. Students develop skills in script writing, short composition, audio recording, lighting and editing. Students will be charged an additional Communication Lab Fee when enrolling in this course.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2270 TV Studio Production


    This is an introductory course designed to provide students with a solid foundation of studio production including theory, aesthetics and operational techniques of studio television equipment. It is a lecture and workshop-oriented class which will provide students with opportunities to write, direct and produce in a variety of television program formats, and to learn the responsibilities of every production crewmember by practicing each role on a rotational basis throughout the sememster. This is a technology intensive course that is for COMM majors only. Students will be charged an additional Communication Lab Fee when enrolling in this course.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2290 News Production Crew Practicum


    Students will work in a TV news environment focusing on technical aspects of production, including all crew positions. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2270 
    Credits: 1.0
  
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    COMM 2300 Organizational Communication


    In the 21st century, organizations are a central fact of human existence. This class provides an introduction to organizational communication; preparing students to understand and effectively participate in organizational life. The course surveys various aspects of organizational communication from an overview of theoretical frameworks to applications. Particular attention will be paid to processes, forms and functions of organizational communication, and to contemporary organizational issues such as diversity, technology, and team work. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2340 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2310 Organizational Communication


    In the twenty-first century, organizations are a central fact of human existence. This class provides an introduction to organizational communication, preparing students to understand and effectively participate in organizational life. The course surveys various aspects of organizational communication from an overview of theoretical frameworks to applications. Particular attention is paid to process, forms, and functions of organizational communication, and to contemporary organizational issues such as diversity, technology, and team work.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2330 Sounds As A Medium


    This course explores sound as a language and as an art form. Through interdisciplinary examples, this course examines audio aesthetics and the role of organized sound in contemporary culture. In this course, students are introduced to the techniques and terminology of sound art and sound design in theater, the fine arts, radio, television, film, and new media. The class consists of close listening sessions, discussions, and the analysis of work by major sound artists and designers.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2340 Film As A Medium


    This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the narrative structures and formal characteristics of film as a visual/aural medium of communication. This course will examine how formal elements such as camera angle, lighting, color, camera movement and editing are used as creative tools of visual expression to help generate or reinforce narrative meanings.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2350 Film As Cross-Culture Communication


    This course is designed to help us study how films explore cultures. Films have proven their tremendous potential as viable means of providing exposure and insights into the vast, mostly uncharted realms of cross-cultural communication. Although the technological revolution has reduced the physical boundaries of our world to those of a “village,” the social and cultural differences have persisted and managed to keep us as far apart as ever. We notice each other’s presence, but fail to understand one another through weekly viewing and analyzing of films, this course attempts to open a window through which we could see a more critical view of ourselves and a more receptive view of the others. The course will focus on both cultural values and aesthetic aspects of the film. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1100 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2360 Film and Civic Engagement


    This course is designed to help expand students’ understanding of social engagement and activism on local and global levels. The course will illustrate the vast capabilities of film medium in exploring social issues, raising consciouness, and encouraging viewers’ active engagement on behalf of social causes. Through weekly viewing and analysis of films dealing with a variety of pressing social issues, the course will attempt to enhance students’ awareness and inspire them to become active in their communities as agents of positive change. The course will focus on both social values and aesthetic aspects of the films.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2390 Filmmaking I


    An introduction to cinematography and production techniques that acquaint the student with all aspects of the filmmaking process from initial concept to final exhibition. Using modern film equipment, students focus on self-expression, visual thinking, composition, lighting, camera movement, and editing techniques. Each student explores different approaches to filmmaking through several filmed exercises and has the opportunity to direct, shoot, and edit a final film. Students will be charged an additional Communication Lab Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2340 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2440 Communication Research Foundations


    An opportunity for advanced study and discussion of issues and questions, together with the opportunity to study and analyze the research available in various areas of communication. Each student chooses an area of communication in which to plan and carry out a research project. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1210 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2450 Reel Journalism


    This one-credit course examines the role reporters, editors, photographers and broadcast journalists play in society, culture and politics. By viewing feature films beginning in the 1930s the course will analyze journalists and the industry in the context of witness, participant, villain (antagonist), heroes (protagonist) and the presence and absence of ethics.
     
    Credits: 1.0
  
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    COMM 2490 Research Methods in Applied Communication


    Designed to fulfill the needs of future journalists and public relations practitioners, this course allows students to focus on a wide selection of topics, including database collection, survey design, assessment, and the use of qualitative versus quantitative research in the newsgathering process. Enrollees also will study recent research about journalism, PR, and allied fields.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2500 Journalism


    This course includes practical experience in gathering news and writing the basic journalistic forms, including the straight news story and various types of features. Students undertake reporting assignments designed to develop skills in interviewing, observation, and writing, and receive individual evaluation of their work. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2100 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2550 Publication Design


    This course is designed to introduce students to the principles of content development, typography, graphic design, illustration and production to meet the informational needs of a variety of specific audiences. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2100 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2600 Oral Interpretation


    Students learn to communicate the content, form, and mood of works of literature through the medium of oral reading. Includes expository, narrative and dramatic prose and narrative, dramatic, and lyric poetry.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2620 Communicating Food


    Food is a fundamental dimension of 21st century life, local and global. This class uses food as a lens to examine the structure of our modern world focusing on issues of global health, social justice and environmental justice. Using a variety of approaches, we will examine food as central to social, economic and political life, examining the ways in which social oppression impacts food production, distribution and consumption based on factors of race, gender, and socio-economic class.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2630 Public Speaking


    Students learn the theory and skills of preparing and presenting public speeches. Emphasis is on practice and criticism of classroom speaking experiences.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2640 Voice/Speech Production


    A study of the speech mechanism and its relationship to the development and mastery of basic breathing, vocal, and articulation skills. Students in communication, education, business, theatre, radio, singing, and allied fields are encouraged to master these skills. Special attention given to individual voice, articulation, and communication problems.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2650 Foundations of Language


    Presents an overview of the nature and function of language as a communication tool. Stresses the aspects of language relating to the phonologic, semantic, and linguistic structures.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2660 Dynamics of Communication


    A study of the meaning of verbal and nonverbal languages and the influence of these languages as tools for communication.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2690 Researcher as Interviewer


    This 1-credit course prepares students for conducting a research interview. Students in this course will add to their knowledge from their research foundation courses in preparation for additional research opportunities in the Communication major. Students will learn how to prepare for an effective research interview by examining multiple types of interviews. Students will also participate in introductory data analysis. Opportunities to practice research interviewing techniques will also be provided.   

      Department permission required to register. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2440   or COMM 2490  
    Credits: 1.0

  
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    COMM 2700 Acting II: Advanced Improv


    A continuation of the emphases of Acting I. Students will use game-playing improvisations and acting techniques to understand dramatic elements and to create and perform characters in contemporary scenes. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1020 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2710 Theatre Management


    An investigation of operational procedures including administration, purchase and accounting practices, box-office management, publicity, promotion, public relations, policy and decision making, and management of theater personnel.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2720 Acting III: Special Topics


    An array of methods to discover and to perform characters from drama. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2700 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2730 Fundamentals of Comedy Writing and Performing: Stand Up


    This course offers students the opportunity to learn the craft of comedy as written and performed. Students analyze the structure of comedy writing and obtain the skills to create original personas on stage, use audience response to help shape material, and perform stand-up comedy. Students will be charged an additional Communication Lab Fee when enrolling in this course.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2740 Acting For The Camera


    A course that introduces students to the theories and principles of on-camera performance. They will enact monologues and scenes for the camera. Students will be charged an additional Communication Lab Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1020 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2750 Acting IV: Scene Study


    An advanced course in acting techniques with an introduction to various styles and approaches through group scene work. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2720  
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2760 Sketch Comedy Writing and Performing


    This course offers students the opportunity to learn the craft of sketch comedy. They will analyze the structure of comic scenes for comedic premise, characters, and dramatic action, and learn how to write, perform, and critique sketches.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2780 Comedy: Improv in Performance


    Through instruction and participation in established improv games, students learn how to create theater and comedy spontaneously based on suggestions from an audience. Through practice of these games, rehearals, and performances, students learn the values and skills to operate as an ensemble.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2790 Devising Theatre for Civic Engagement


    This course guides students through the process of creating theatre to encourage their involvement as responsible citizens. Students will learn about acting and the language of theatre, identify social issues and areas for engagement through research and improvisations, build an ensemble, and develop a theatrical piece of social relevance. This course fulfills UCC area 5-Community and Civic Engagement.

      Prerequisite(s): Completion of UCC Area 4 before UCC Area 5.
    Credits: 3.0

  
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    COMM 2800 Technical Theater Workshop I


    This course focuses on giving students practical knowledge of technical processes involved in putting on a theatrical production. Workshops in lighting/sound, costume/makeup, scenery/painting, and backstage crew assignments allow students to experience theater firsthand.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2810 Lighting I


    This course provides training in the problems of lighting design and its application to stage and television production to various forms. Color, rhythm, and aesthetic backgrounds are examined in the context of good lighting design.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2820 Scene Design I


    Training in the problems of scenery design for production in various media. Color and line are examined in the context of good design. Individual projects are required.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2830 Playscripts


    A study of playscripts in terms of both their functional, narrative content and their theatrical, structural function. Investigation of the reasoning process involved in visualizing the transformation of a script on the page into a play on the stage, and the research and practice of dramaturgy. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1010 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2840 Scene Construction II


    Advanced problems in set construction are considered in laboratory and practical situations. This course also concerns itself with analysis of various construction problems. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2170 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2850 Musical Theater


    This course offers students the opportunity to study America’s most indigenous form of theater. Students learn its history, analyze components of a musical, and read, evaluate, and hear individual shows. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1010 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2880 News Literacy


    This course is designed to develop greater awareness of information and disinformation in light of the digital revolution. This course helps students recognize the differences between news and propaganda, news and opinion, bias and fairness, assertion and verification, and evidence and inference in news articles, blogs, and broadcast reports.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 2900 Technical Theater Workshop II


    A continuation of COMM 2800  requiring students to actively share in the responsibility for a specific theatrical production. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2800 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3180 Forms of Art


    Study of the principles and practices of critiquing plays, concerts, paintings, and film. Special emphasis is placed on the discovery of the commonalities that link forms of art. Attendance at various events is required.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3200 Media Criticsm


    Examine critical approaches to the analysis of the production, composition, transmission, and reception of mass media programs. Concentrating on film, TV, and radio, this course develops criteria for making aesthetic judgements of media programs as mass art.

    This course is Writing Intensive. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2100  
    Credits: 3.0

  
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    COMM 3210 Announcing


    Introduction to the responsibilities and skills required of the individual performer in the preparation, announcing, and narration of the various types of material for television, radio, and film. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2100 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3220 Advanced Announcing


    An in-depth treatment of the field. Heavy emphasis on narration for television and film. Extended work in the production of news and disc jockey programs, using broadcast-level facilities. Prerequisite(s): COMM 3210 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3240 Writing For Radio and Television


    The technique of writing dramatic and non-dramatic material for radio and television. Theory, practice, and analysis of broadcast material, advertising, and continuity are emphasized. Designed to develop skill in expository, narrative, and persuasive writing as it relates to broadcasting. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2100 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3260 Advanced Television Production


    Provides an opportunity to work within standard operating procedures similar to those utilized by commercial and educational television. Includes practice and projects in such critical areas as timing, electronic editing, minor equipment maintenance, and color programming. Students will be charged an additional Communication Lab Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2270  AND COMM 2260 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3280 Media History


    A historical study of the origins, development, diffusion, applications, and impact of pre-literate media, literacy, typography, and electronic media such as telegraphy, the telephone, radio, televisions, and the Internet. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1200 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3300 Internship - External


    Students are assigned to off - campus media outlets or external sites for practical experience in communication fields.
    Credits: 1.0 - 3.0
  
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    COMM 3301 Internship - Internal


    Students are assigned to on-campus media outlets or sites for practical experience in communication fields.
    Credits: 1.0 - 3.0
  
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    COMM 3310 Filmmaking II


    This course is an introduction to professional film techniques. Through lectures, demonstrations, and filmed exercises students learn how to use cameras, lenses, sound equipment, and professional editing techniques. Students also learn the conventions of continuity and montage filming and editing, the organization of film crew shooting, creative use of sound and image, and dramatic lighting. Each student has the opportunity to produce a final short film. Students will be charged an additional Communication Lab Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2390 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3320 Filmmaking III


    An intensive laboratory course in film production in which each student produces a 5-10 minute sound film. The course concentrates first on organizational aspects of pre-production such as scripting, budgets, story boards, sets, scheduling, and locations. Students then become familiar with such advanced production techniques as advanced lighting, as well as postproduction work including sound and picture editing. Students are encouraged to work as crew on each other’s productions. Students will be charged an additional Communication Lab Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): COMM 3310 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3340 The Documentary & Non-Fiction Film


    Study the development of the documentary and other nonfiction cinemas, incorporating cultural studies notions addressing how otherness, exoticism, and social and political issues that affect culturally distant societies are viewed. Through screenings and discussion seminars, students learn to define the different documentary modes and to analyze their formal production approaches, narrative and rhetorical structures, and the ways in which these construct meaning in the nonfiction film. Issues such as the ethics and politics of representation are addressed, in addition to more abstract questions related to the documentary, such as the real or imagined lines between fact and fiction, relationships between truth and reality, personal experience, and the problems of its representation. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2340 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3380 Media in Asia


    A case study approach to an in-depth analysis of theories and issues relating to media globalization, regionalization, localization, national development, and international relations in Asia. Cross Listed Course(s): ASN 3380 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3400 Intercultural Communication


    Through a comparison of numerous cultures, students explore the primary distinguishing characteristics of culture and identify strategies for relating their own culture to those of others. Emphasis is placed on an eclectic cultural design. The primary goal is to provide students with practical and theoretical knowledge and an understanding of intercultural communication in contemporary life situations. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1210 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3410 Asian and American Cross Culture Communication


    A comparative and contrastive study of interpersonal communication in East Asia (i.e. China, Japan, and Korea) and the United States. The course familiarizes students with the foundations of cross-cultural pragmatics, and examines the differences and similarities in cognitive, verbal, and behavioral patterns among East Asians and between East Asians and Americans. Cross Listed Course(s): ASN 3410 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3480 Public Relations


    This course defines public relations and explores the appropriate functions and outlets for public relations activities. The course explores the basic tools of public relations. Students learn about various initiatives and tactical executions of the practice. This course is writing Intensive. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2100  
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3490 Radio News


    Instruction and practical experience in the basic techniques of radio news writing are examined, including reporting for radio and producing radio news programs. Also includes the analysis of radio news broadcasts and discussions of the major issues involved in radio journalism. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2100 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3500 TV News


    Instruction and practical experience in the basic techniques of television news writing. Writing for film and videotape, reporting for television, and producing television news programs.  Analysis of television news broadcasts and discussion of the major issues involved in television journalism.  Students will be charged an additional Communication Lab Fee when enrolling in this course.
      Prerequisite(s): COMM 2100  
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3510 Advanced Reporting


    Guides students in developing in-depth news and feature articles. Evaluation of individual’s work. Matters of current concern to the news media are discussed. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2500 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3520 Broadcast Advertising


    Introduces the student to the development and philosophy of broadcast advertising. Theory and practice of commercial advertising techniques are covered. Emphasizes the nature of the creative process and the relationship existing among client, broadcaster, and the government. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2500 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3525 Electronic News Gathering


    The research, writing, shooting and editing of television and web based news packages.
      Prerequisite(s): COMM 2260  
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3530 Advanced Audio Production


    Students increase their ability to write, produce, direct, and perform in audio production projects. Introduction to various formats, creation of sound effects, musical background, and direction are emphasized. Students will be charged an additional Communication Lab Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2250 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3540 Sports Writing


    This course is designed to introduce students to sports writing; what it is and how it fits into the larger world ofjournalism. Students will learn how to cover a live sports event, how to identify big stories and important issues facing the sports world. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2500 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3550 Broadcast News Production


    This course focuses on the production of weekly TV news programs cablecast on campus and into the Wayne/Paterson area. Students are responsible for all editorial and technical aspects of production. Prerequisite(s): COMM 3500
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3570 Broadcast Sports News


    This course involves theory and practice in the production of a TV sports news program. Students will research, write and produce these prorams for telecast on the campus TV network. Prerequisite(s): COMM 3500
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3580 Digital and Social Media Communication


    This course will explore various online and social platforms and teach the strategic approach to using the technological tools for communication and public relations. Students will examine real-world cases, explore the latest strategies for engaging audiences using various online platforms and learn the tactical use of core online and social platforms. Both theoretical foundations and practical applications of online/social communications will be studied. Students will create, run and evaluate a digital communication campaign for a selected product, service or organization. This is a technology intensive course. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2100 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3600 Interpersonal Communication


    Course focuses on interpersonal communication theory, research, and application. Study and apply the elements of dynamic communication within personal, small group, corporate, and intercultural contexts.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3610 Successful Business and Professional Communication


    Through the study of communication theory as it relates to business and the professions and through practice simulations, the student acquires a knowledge of those communicative and motivational skills essential for success in business and professional life.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3620 Debate


    The application of the principles of argumentation by debating a selected topic in public and intercollegiate formats. Stresses theory and performance in oral advocacy. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2630 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3650 Persuasion and Social Change


    An examination of the development of persuasion. Emphasizes classical and contemporary theories of rhetoric that are related to contemporary standards and practice in current public address. Prerequisite(s): COMM 3600 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    COMM 3720 Comedy Writing/Production/Performing


    The process of writing for television talk shows is learned from viewing, analysis, and deconstruction of these shows, and application of established comedy writing techniques to the student’s own writing. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2730 
    Credits: 3.0
 

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