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COMM 200 - Public Speaking
Theory and practice of developing and presenting oral messages in a variety of communication contexts. Students will be expected to develop an understanding of the communication process and to demonstrate proficiency in speechmaking. -Credits: 3

Prerequisites & Notes
ENGL 101 or equivalent and sophomore standing

COMM 201 - Digital Imaging
This course exposes students to the use and manipulation of electronically generated images through hands-on experience with digital cameras and scanners. Market specific imaging software is used to further enhance and manipulate imagery. Course topics include visual aesthetics, composition, image layering, photo-retouching, spatial relationships, compression techniques, digital painting, editing, color adjustment, filtering, image capture and file formatting. -Credits: 3

Prerequisites & Notes
COMM 115 or ART 115


COMM 215 - Small Group Communication
Communication problems and processes in small groups. Topics include role and nature of the small group, communication structure, problem-solving techniques, and leadership.
Credits: 3


COMM 217 - Intercultural Communication
This course is designed to create a greater understanding of communication patterns and breakdowns which occur as members of one culture group interact with those of another culture group. This course will also foster an increased awareness of particular skills and knowledge that can foster more effective intercultural communication.
Credits: 3


COMM 231 - Introduction to Public Relations
This course seeks to introduce public relations students to the history, role, context of public relations, and the process through which public relations professionals establish and maintain lines of communication between an organization and its publics. As such, the course examines the nature of public opinion, methods of audience analysis, message design, and engages in skill development relevant to the professional practice of the public relations.
Credits: 3

COMM 232 - Publication Production
This course will be concerned with the nonverbal aspects of print communication, i.e., areas by which the communication process can be enhanced by the use of pictures, charts, graphs, white space, type faces and sizes, etc. It seeks to make students aware of the fact that print communication does not involve only words. -Credits: 3


COMM 242 - News Writing
Basic course in journalistic news structuring techniques and straight news writing. Students write news stories and conduct news interviews. - Credits: 3

Prerequisites & Notes
ENGL 101 or exemption

COMM 247 - PhotojournalismPhotojournalism upholds the professional standards specific to newspaper photography and the recording of news events visually.  Students will be introduced to basic photography skills and required to shoot assignments according to print standards on deadline.  The course includes issues related to the specialization of shooting sports, spot news, features and special essays.  Technical aspects of digital photography and printing for publication are also reviewed. - Credits: 3

COMM 254 - Video Production
An introduction to video production as communication media. Emphasis on the processes and technologies of single-camera production, including: (1) operation of audio and video recording equipment, (2) development of techniques for composition, lighting, scriptwriting, storyboarding, directing, and editing. - Credits: 3

COMM 258 - Interactive Multimedia I
An introduction to the aesthetic and technical production of basic multimedia content for a variety of applications and disciplines.  Course topics include basic aesthetics of multimedia, and introduction to media coding and industry specific applications, and development of graphic, animated, and interactive media assets. - Credits: 3
 

COMM 262 - Broadcast Announcing
This skill course is intended to develop a mastery of voice techniques used in broadcasting. The course focuses on analytical and vocal techniques associated with on-air announcing for radio and television. Topics include voice analysis, pronunciation and articulation, broadcasting equipment and announcing for commercials, music, sports and news. -
Credits: 3

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