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COMM 146. American Television and Cultural Diversity (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The relationship between TV and society focusing on how American TV treats society's various cultures.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS


COMM 220. Introduction to Mass Communication

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: History, nature, functions and criticisms of mass media and their role in society.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS


COMM 222. Grammar for Media Writers

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Basic writing skills required of professional communicators and an introduction to the fields within mass communications. Does not count as Mass Communications credit but will count as university elective credit. (Can test out of class.)
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


COMM 236. Media Photography

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Photographic technique and basic darkroom skills. Visual composition and style. Projects relating to journalism, advertising and public relations.
Prerequisites: COMM 220
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


COMM 239. Introduction to Multi-Media

Credits: 2 View Details
Description:
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


COMM 240. Introduction to Multimedia

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Various forms of multimedia and their applications to the mass communications industry.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


COMM 241. Modern Journalism:Cardinal Principles and New Media

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Traditional and contemporary convergence, working journalistic principles and philosophies. Journalism tools of writing text, using audio and visual methods.
Prerequisites: COMM 220, COMM 222, COMM 300
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


COMM 242. Introduction to Multimedia Journalism

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Traditional and convergence journalism principles, standards, and practices. Multimedia news gathering, writing, and reporting skills.
Prerequisites: COMM 220, COMM 222 (can test out of 222)
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


COMM 246. Visual Literacy

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Communication of information and ideas through the visual media. Relationships between verbal and visual media elements. Visual projects.
Prerequisites: COMM 220
Semester Offered: Spring


COMM 270. Introduction to Radio

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Design and production of audio materials for broadcast and non-broadcast applications. History of radio and program types. Theory and practices in production techniques.
Prerequisites: COMM 220, COMM 300
Semester Offered: Fall


COMM 272. Broadcast News Writing

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Basic news gathering, writing, interviewing and editing techniques for radio and TV news. Legal and ethical considerations.
Prerequisites: COMM 220, COMM 300
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


COMM 274. Documentary Study: Issues

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Study and criticism of documentary movements and issues including ethical issues. Evaluating a series of documentaries on one subject or time period. May be repeated with different topics.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


COMM 275. Documentaries of the Holocaust (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Study, criticism and analysis of the Holocaust documentary from a historical and analytical basis.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS


COMM 277. Introduction to Television Production

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Television and video concepts, methods, history, ethics, aesthetics, planning, production and post-production, for distribution through multiple old and new digital convergence media channels.
Prerequisites: COMM 220, COMM 300
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


COMM 278. TV Production for Advertising/Public Relations

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Use of basic television facilities and techniques for advertising and public relations. Introduction to television theory and practice.
Prerequisites: COMM 220, COMM 300
Semester Offered: Summer


COMM 333. Broadcasting Announcing

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Voice techniques involved in radio and television verbal delivery.
Prerequisites: COMM 220
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


COMM 336. Studio Photography

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Large format project work in photography, studio, advertising, illustration and fashion photography, design and lighting.
Prerequisites: COMM 230, COMM 300
Semester Offered: Spring


COMM 340. Public Affairs Reporting

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Government and business reporting, investigative techniques research. Advanced problem solving in news and feature writing. Computer-assisted reporting.
Prerequisites: COMM 220, COMM 240, COMM 242, COMM 300
Semester Offered: Spring


COMM 346. Photojournalism/Basic Digital Photography

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Planning and taking photographs for the mass media. Digital scanning.
Prerequisites: COMM 220
Semester Offered: Fall


COMM 350. Editing, Makeup, and Web Design

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: News selection, copy editing, headline writing, illustrations, makeup and design for the print media and traditional and Web newspapers.
Prerequisites: COMM 241, COMM 300
Semester Offered: Spring


COMM 352. Advertising/Public Relations Layout Design and Editing

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Public relations layout, design, typography and editing. Technical skills for layout assignments and projects.
Prerequisites: COMM 220, COMM 300, IM 260
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


COMM 373. Broadcast Documentaries Theory and Criticism

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theory, ethics, techniques and influences of the radio, television and film documentary.
Prerequisites: COMM 220, COMM 270, COMM 277
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


COMM 374. Lighting for TV/Film

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Study of television and film lighting used in the studio and on location. Emphasis upon the practical application of lighting theory.
Prerequisites: COMM 277, COMM 300
Semester Offered: DEMAND


COMM 375. Commercial Writing for Radio and Television

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Writing commercials for radio and TV. Scripting techniques for the broadcast commercial.
Prerequisites: COMM 220, COMM 277 or COMM 278, COMM 300
Semester Offered: DEMAND


COMM 376. Workshop: Television Editing and Production

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Studio and location production. Editing of news and public affairs programming.
Prerequisites: COMM 220, COMM 241, COMM 277, COMM 300
Semester Offered: Summer


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