Communication Study

Classes

CMST& 102 : Intro to Mass Media

Examines vital issues for people who use mass media or are affected by it. Emphasis on freedom of expression, censorship, fair trial, privacy, ethics, law, media economics, technology, effectiveness in communicating to audiences and relationships to social, cultural, and political values in the United States and throughout the world. (H)

Credits

5

CMST& 210 : Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal communication theory and practice is explored in this class in regards to both dyad and group settings. Communications process is explored through analysis of several areas, including: perception, listening, selfdisclosure, speech apprehension, ethics, nonverbal communication, conflict, power, and dysfunctional communication relationships. This class will include students from multiple sections. (H)

Credits

5

CMST& 220 : Public Speaking

Explores classic and modern elements of persuasion and applies that understanding to assemble, deliver, and evaluate extemporaneous speeches. (H)

Credits

5

CMST 121 : Photojournalism I

Foundation class in use of digital and film cameras, lenses, light, composition, timing, and digital techniques. Emphasis on still news and feature photography principles applicable to all photo communications, including video. Provide own still-camera equipment and USB drive for photo storage and safeguarding. (E)

Credits

5

CMST 122-123 : Advanced Photojournalism II, III

Intermediate/advanced class applying professional standards of journalistic photography to practical field experience and digital imagery. Produce photos for the college student newspaper and online publications. Provide own still camera equipment, film, photo paper, negative sleeves, and MAC zip disks for photo storage and safeguarding. (E)

Credits

3

CMST 180-182 : Literary Magazine Production

Editing and publication of the campus literary and arts magazine, Tidepools. Student editors will learn practical, historical, and technical aspects of magazine and literary magazine production while serving as editors: designing, publishing, and marketing a community oriented print magazine. This class will include students from multiple sections. (H)

Credits

5

CMST 197 : Internship I

Opportunities to gain experience and insights in communications careers through internships supervised by media professionals. (E)

Credits

1 - 5

CMST 201 : Social Media & Society

Social media weaves a comforting security net for some and a withering web for others. An in-depth look at storytelling practices and civic engagement using emerging web tools. The tools of mobile technology in social media will be explored as they effect civic engagement, cultures, and communities around the world. Explore the phenomena of Twitter, Reddit, and the rise of information empires in the ascent of Facebook, our chosen family and fate. (H)

Credits

5

CMST 207 : Newswriting in the Information Age

Learn the basics of reporting, editing, and writing news and feature stories, for print, broadcast and the web. News reports and feature stories are fundamental tools for passing useful information and knowledge to an engaged citizenry. Stories are the primary tools of information, entertainment and persuasion. These stories impart universal themes and knowledge whereby people learn how to navigate potential hazards and gain survival skills. (H)

Credits

5

CMST 208 : Reporting in the Digital Revolution

Learn in incremental stages to gather information through direct observation, interviewing, document searches, web searches, and database mining with software, such as Access and Excel, and to build a report. Use the tools of reporting to increase the accuracy and depth of news stories with an emphasis on public affairs. Learn the philosophy and anatomy of a narrative story, drawn from short story fiction and creative news stories. These tools will be applied in the pursuit of reporting basic news and to exploring trends, creating profiles, and dissecting organizations in more advanced stories. (H)

Credits

5

CMST 209 : Editing Stories & Images

The editing class will engage students in the discipline of editing text and images for publication. News copy desk operations will be introduced, including headline writing, dummying, page design, pagination, creating news graphics, photo cropping, photo editing, and photo packaging. (H)

Credits

5

CMST 221 : Color Photojournalism I

Use of light composition, timing, and darkroom techniques to create color images that communicate clearly and creatively. Students produce photos for the college’s award-winning student newspaper. Students provide own camera equipment as well as film and paper for making prints. (E)

Credits

3

CMST 286-288 : Introduction to Newspaper Production I, II, III

Theory and application of principles for supervising a publication, from planning to preparation for printer. Emphasis on effective collaboration, management, news judgment, ethical decision making, editing, design, and use of computers to produce student newspaper. More advanced students fill staff management roles on the newspaper. This class will include students from multiple sections.

Credits

3

CMST 291-293 : Advanced Newspaper Production IV, V, VI

Theory and application of principles for supervising a publication, from planning to preparation for printer. Emphasis on effective collaboration, management, news judgment, ethical decision making, editing, design, and use of computers to produce student newspaper. More advanced students fill staff management roles on the newspaper. This class will include students from multiple sections.

Credits

3