Communication

  • CMM 1510 Intro to Communication

    Students will be introduced to the theories, processes, and applications of verbal and non-verbal human communication and explore why and how people communicate (face-to-face, in public, through the mass media, etc.). Students will also examine the ways that new communication technologies are shaping private and public discourse. Students will gain the skills necessary to recognize and analyze communication failures and be able to apply those skills in the process of becoming more effective communicators. Corequisite: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 1610 Public Speaking

    Students will learn effective strategies for researching, preparing, and delivering informative and persuasive speeches to small groups. Students will be able to demonstrate methods for building confidence in speech delivery, supporting points with evidence, analyzing the audience, using media aids effectively, and refining delivery style. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 1630 Intro to TV Production

    Students are introduced to the cameras and sound, lighting, mixing, recording, and graphic tools used to produce television programming. Working in teams to produce live-to-tape programs, students are given the opportunity to acquire producing, directing, writing for electronic media, and live editing skills. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 1700 Intro to Social Media Mrktng

    Students will be introduced to foundational concepts in social media marketing and explore connections to strategic communication and public relations. In this course, students will gain hand-on experience with digital forms of communication and will learn to master a wide range of social media tools and platforms. Students will demonstrate proficiency in social media strategy, including; goal planning, audience analysis, content planning, specified social media tactics, and success evaluation. Most importantly, students will partner with a local business to develop a social media plan and then implement that plan throughout the semester. At the completion of this course, students will have the necessary knowledge and skill set to launch an effective social media campaign. Eligibility: ENG 1510. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 1710 Digital Video Production

    Students will be introduced to single camera, post-produced video making. Students will explore shot composition, using a digital video camera, film style shooting, sound recording, and lighting. They will learn how to conduct an audience analysis, write project treatments, and produce storyboards for projects that will be completed during the course. Projects are edited using digital video software and Macintosh computers. Corequisite: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 1750 Rhetoric of Vision and Sound

    This communication and media arts foundation course explores the vision and sound codes used in various forms of mediated communication. Students will examine films, television, radio, and the Internet to gain an understanding of the techniques employed by producers and directors to create meaning beyond content and script. Students will explore the grammatical elements which comprise the rhetoric of vision and sound: the use of light, color, two- and three-dimensional space, time, motion, and sound. In today's media saturated environment, the ability to decode mediated messages is a valuable critical thinking skill for all citizens; students interested in becoming producers of media will find the knowledge they have gained in this course especially helpful to their production efforts. Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 2010 Communications Internship

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  • CMM 2020 Communications Internship II

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  • CMM 2100 Communication @ Work

    Students will be introduced to the necessary communication skills required to be successful in a professional environment. This practical course will emphasize communication concepts as they apply to the workforce. Students will actively apply oral, written, and digital communication skills throughout the semester including: the creation of a digital portfolio, email/phone/voicemail etiquette, business writing, networking, use of social media platforms, the interviewing process, and cover letter and resume writing for specific purposes. Students will enhance their digital and information literacy skills through completion of this course. Corequisite (or completion of): ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 2500 Interpersonal Communication

    Students will develop their ability to examine the interpersonal communication they are likely to encounter in their personal and professional lives. They will describe their interpersonal communication style, and understand the roles played by such factors as verbal and non-verbal cues, communication climate, intimacy, distance, and conflict. Students also learn to recognize obstacles to effective interpersonal communication and develop strategies for overcoming these obstacles. Corequisite: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 2510 Intro to Public Relations

    Students will learn the definition of, theory behind, and application of public relations (PR) and will be introduced to the role public relations plays in integrated marketing campaigns. The course will include a study of the strategic PR process; research, action and planning, communication and evaluation. Students will gain practical experience in writing news releases, market research, crisis management, and creative design. Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 2530 Writing for Electronic Media

    This practical writing course offers students guidance and experience conceptualizing and writing for a variety of electronic media forms including radio, television, film, multimedia productions, and the Internet. The brief exposure to messages created for electronic media, as well as the interactive nature of some electronic media, makes writing for the media especially challenging. Students will learn how to cope with these challenges and become competent media writers. Prerequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 2560 Com/Media Arts/Internship I

    Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the media by participating in actual work experience for a communication or media arts organization. Students will negotiate internship duties with the organization's supervisor and with their faculty sponsor in the communication and media arts program. Students submit written logs of their experiences and a final report analyzing their internship experience, which contribute to their evaluation. Prerequisite: CMM 1510. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 2561 Com/Media Arts/Internship II

    Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the media by participating in actual work experience for a communication or media arts organization. Students will negotiate internship duties with the organization's supervisor and with their faculty sponsor in the communication and media arts program. Students submit written logs of their experiences and a final report analyzing their internship experience, which contribute to their evaluation. Prerequisite:CMM 1510. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 2562 Com/Media Arts/Internship III

    Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the media by participating in actual work experience for a communication or media arts organization. Students will negotiate internship duties with the organization's supervisor and with their faculty sponsor in the communication and media arts program. Students submit written logs of their experiences and a final report analyzing their internship experience, which contribute to their evaluation. Prerequisite: CMM 1510. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 2563 Com/Media Arts/Internship IV

    Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the media by participating in actual work experience for a communication or media arts organization. Students will negotiate internship duties with the organization's supervisor and with their faculty sponsor in the communication and media arts program. Student submit written logs of their experiences and a final report analyzing their internship experience, which contribute to their evaluation. Prerequisite: CMM 1510. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 2564 Com/Media Arts/Internship V

    Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the media by participating in actual work experiences for a communication of media arts organization. Students will negotiate internship duties with the organization's supervisor and with their faculty sponsor in the communication and media arts program. Students submit written logs of their experience and a final report analyzing their internship experience, which contribute to their evaluation. Prerequisite: CMM 1510. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 2565 Com/Media Arts/Internship VI

    Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the media by participating in actual work experience for a communication or media arts organization. Students will negotiate internship duties with the organization's supervisor and with their faculty sponsor in the communication and media arts program. Students submit written logs of their experiences and a final report analyzing their internship experiences, which contribute to their evaluation. Prerequisite: CMM 1510. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 2570 Studio Production Practicum

    Students have the opportunity to expand the foundation of production skills acquired in CMM 1630. Producing, directing, writing for electronic media, and live editing skills are emphasized. Students will provide guidance and advice to production teams through live-to-tape programs and lab exercises. Prerequisite: CMM 1630. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 2600 Planet Earth: Critical Topics

    Students will examine critical issues affecting humanity and the global environment, from an in-depth, three-part perspective. Students will investigate the science of selected topics of global environmental significance, explore their causes and consequences within contemporary culture, and evaluate the impacts and importance of the mass media in public perception concerning these issues. Corequisite: ENG 1530 and a reading score of 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 2610 Mass Commun/Media Literacy

    Students will learn about the processes, industries, and issues involved in the mass communication media of books, magazines, newspapers, radio, TV, film, the Internet, and the newest media technologies. They will learn how media has evolved over time and will be able to analyze the coding embedded in mass mediated messages. Students will also study the impact media has on us as individuals, Americans, and world citizens. Prerequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 2840 Film Study and Appreciation

    Students will learn the film as a world art form and social document, focusing attention on major areas of film, such as history, criticism, and visual literacy. Students explore a range of film productions from silent films to current releases and examine various approaches to film criticism. Prerequisite ENG 1530. J spring. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 2902 Digital Video Production II

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  • CMM 7001 Sport Communication

    Students will learn about sport communication through a three-part overview of print media, social media, and television media. Students will be introduced to sport reporting, script writing, producing and planning for television, print media, and the impact of online sport journalism through social media. Students will engage in a variety of experiential activities, primarily in the TV production studio. Eligibility: ENG 1530. J occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 7002 Special Topic-Video Production

    Students will explore advanced topics in video and film production. Topics including but not limited to: lighting, sound, editing, makeup/costume, talent blocking, and documentary-style. Students will learn how to use a variety of production equipment to achieve a specific effect in video production and demonstrate proficiency in these topics in order to achieve a professional video or film image. Prerequisite (or corequisite) or CMM 1710 or CMM 1630. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 7020 Sport Communication

    Students will be introduced to the many facets of sport and communication today, such as the history and growth of sport communication, the strategic sport communication model, sport publishing, electronic and visual sport communication, etc. Additionally, students will be introduced to the strategic aspects of studying sport communication today, whole applying these concepts to real-life industry experiences. Lastly, students will assess the future of sport communication and the different trends and strategies present within the industry today. Eligibility: ENG 1510. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 7508 Applied Communication

    Students will explore communication interactions in the modern world. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 7509 Special Effects/After Effects

    Students will be introduced to electronic special effects generation using the Adobe program After Effects. Students will learn how to create still and motion special effects graphics in the course. Prerequisites: ENG 1530, MAT 0600 or higher; reading score 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 8001 Topical Studies-Communication

    Students will have the opportunity to explore key topics in communication, including but not limited to: pop culture, persuasion, argumentation, gender and communication, intercultural communication, organizational communication, and environmental communication. Topics will change each semester to reflect modern interests and research. Prerequisites: ENG 1530; reading score of 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 8002 Disney Creativity/Innovation

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  • CMM 8003 Disney Organizational Ldrshp

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  • CMM 8016 Race for the White House

    Students will explore American presidential campaigns past and present with an emphasis on understading the political process, historical causation, and function of campaign rhetoric. This inter-disciplinary course will prepare students to be better citizens by equipping them with the political framework, historical context, and message analysis necessary to make informed decisions about the current presidential elections. Students will critically analyze a variety of campaign artifacts and evaluate the political arguments of others in major news organizations (both domestic and international). Eligibility: ENG 1530; Reading 80+. J fall; C fall. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 8506 Global Culture:Spaces & Places

    Students will participate in this course and study abroad experience. This course explores the impact of communication traditions and theories of the selected country as they have transformed in the modern era. Particular focus will be placed on the textual and cultural adaptations represented in contemporary writing, film, art, and theatre with additional exploration of their historical influences. Additionally, students will gain foundational skills in intercultural communication as they perform an in-depth study of culture and apply the learned skills during the study abroad portion of this course. As a result, this course will draw from cross-disciplinary texts along with selected country and its resources (i.e., museums, monuments, galleries, libraries). Prerequisites: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 8507 Adv Social Media Marketing

    Students will gain hands-on experience with digital forms of communication and will learn how to use a wide range of social media tools for targeted marketing campaigns. Students will learn the advanced concepts of social media strategy including: goal planning, audience analysis, content planning, specified social media tactics, and success evaluation. To do this, students will partner with a local business to develop a social media plan and then implement that plan throughout the semester. At the completion of this course, students will have the necessary knowledge and skill set to launch an advanced social media campaign using platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and blogs. Prerequisite: ENG 1530, CMM 7510. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 8508 Digital Video Production II

    Students will explore concepts of digital video production taken from various sources including `traditional cinema?, sub-genres of `experimental film?, and media and video art in this intermediate level production course. Students will improve their technical knowledge by creatively connecting ideas with skills. Diverse usages of cameras, audio equipment, lights, grips and supports, and new shooting techniques will be applied to heighten the students? aesthetic criteria in application of technique to different environments of media production. The student will create a short final project, which will be shown in a public venue. Prerequisite (or taken concurrently): CMM 1710. Master Course Syllabus

  • CMM 8606 Global Cult:Spaces & Places II

    Students will participate in this course and study abroad experience. This course explores the impact of communication traditions and theories of the selected country as they have transformed in the modern era. Particular focus will be placed on the textual and cultural adaptations represented in contemporary writing, film, art, and theatre with additional exploration of their historical influences. Additionally, students will gain foundational skills in intercultural communication as they perform an in-depth study of culture and apply the learned skills during the study abroad portion of this course. As a result, this course will draw from cross-disciplinary texts along with selected country and its resources (i.e., museums, monuments, galleries, libraries). Prerequisites: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus