Communications Courses

COM 1030 Introduction to FilmCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: DSPR 0800, DSPW 0800    Co-Req: None
Students will study the history, forms and functions of film and will develop skills for critically analyzing the mutual social, cultural and historical influences of films and their contexts.

COM 2012 Comm for Healthcare ProfessionCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: ENGL 1010    Co-Req: None
Students will study communication as an interdependent, meaning making process that impacts healthcare encounters. Specific focus will be placed on the historical, social, cultural, and organizational forces that influence both healthcare providers and patients.

COM 210 Voice and DictionCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: READ 0892   Co-Req: None
Students will study and practice correct articulation and pronunciation, with individual attention to developing an awareness and control of the voice, and a consciousness of speech habits.

COM 232 PracticumCredit Hrs: 1
Pre-Req: READ 0892, ENGL 0892, and permission of instructor   Co-Req: None
Students will gain experience in an appropriate professional work environment.

COM 251 Special Topics CommunicationCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: ENGL 1010 and COMM 1010 or permission of instructor   Co-Req: None
A course designed to allow students to learn about specialized topics in communication.

COMM 1010 Intro to Mass CommunicationCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: READ 0892, ENGL 0892   Co-Req: None
This course introduces students to various fields of mass communication. Regulation, theory and analysis of mass communication as a social and cultural force will be emphasized.

COMM 1020 Media WritingCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: ENGL 1010, basic typing skills   Co-Req: None
Students will be introduced to various types of writing for print and electronic media. Topics include evaluating the news, gathering basic information, organizing and correctly writing a variety of news stories, and practicing the rights and responsibilities of the public communicator.

COMM 1030 Intro to Electronic MediaCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: ENGL 1010   Co-Req: COMM 1020 suggested
This course provides a survey of the history, development, organization and operation of broadcast and electronic media. Basic principles and the roles electronic media play in society also are considered. Students must spend significant time outside of scheduled class meetings.

COMM 1851 Introduction to FilmCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: READ 0892, ENGL 0892    Co-Req: None
Students will study the history, forms and functions of film and will develop skills for critically analyzing the mutual social, cultural and historical influences of films and their contexts.