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. (Humanities)
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, self disclosure, speech apprehension, ethics, nonverbal communication, conflict, power, and dysfunctional communication relationships. This class will include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)
Explores classic and modern elements of persuasion and applies that understanding to assemble, deliver, and evaluate extemporaneous speeches. (Humanities)
In this course, students will be introduced to the various forms of professional communications. Students will create multimedia stories for web, radio/streaming/podcasting, online publications, and public relations. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)
Class explores the variety of careers available in professional communications across multiple fields of business, sales, public relations, and advertising. Class includes traditional internal and external communications and explores emerging roles in the field of mass communications. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)
Introduction to Photojournalism I Foundation class in use of cameras, lenses, light, composition, timing, and field techniques. Emphasis on news and feature photography with principles applicable to all visual communications, including video. Produce black and white photos for assignments, mass communications, including the students news service The Buccaneer. Provide own DSLR camera equipment or mobile device and USB drive for photo storage and field work. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)
Intermediate/advanced class applying professional standards of journalistic photography to practical field experience and digital imagery. Produce color photos for assignments, mass communications, including the students news service The Buccaneer. Provide own DSLR camera equipment or mobile device and USB drive for photo storage and field work. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)
Opportunities to gain experience and insights in communications careers through internships supervised by media professionals. (Elective)
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. (Humanities)
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. (Humanities)
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. (Humanities)
Students will use journalistic techniques to publish the college Buccaneer including the digital publication. The Buccaneer will include news and feature stories, editorials and reviews. Publication of the Buccaneer will provide opportunities for students to use the publication as a public forum to inform, entertain, and persuade, using its online platform. Skills gained can be easily applied to a variety of careers. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)
This course fulfills the missing credit from transferring semester credits to quarter credits for prerequisite coursework for the Nursing DTA only.
An in-depth look at storytelling practices and the emerging innovation Web tools offer news outlets in the Digital Revolution. More than a dozen workshops will be held in areas of newswriting, editing, photography, layout, design, media law, web publication, and multimedia production. These workshops will be led by professional journalists and multimedia experts from around the country. This class may include students from multiple sections.