Spring 2013

Amy J. Yanity, Composition 2, Spring 2013

Course Description:

In this course, a companion course to Freshman Writing Seminar and Composition 1, students study and practice essay writing in more depth. The course also includes an introduction to researching and writing from sources. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0002 or ENGCMP 0003 or ENGCMP 0005.

Required Texts:

-Rules For Writers (seventh edition)

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Leland K. Wood, Reporting 2, Spring 2013

Course Description:

A rigorous course in which the students accept responsibility for beat coverage. Students produce two stories per week with a minimum of errors. Emphasis on productivity, initiative, and error-free writing under deadline pressure using Associated Press style. Prerequisite: JOURNL 1132.

Required Texts:

-NEWS REPORTING AND WRITING by Melvin Mencher, 11th EDITION

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Leland K. Wood, Magazine Writing, Spring 2013

Course Description:

Students produce four or five magazine articles. Emphasis is on student ideas and Associated Press style. Interviewing and information-gathering skills are developed. The objective is publication with research of magazine markets.

Required Texts:

-- The Art and Craft of Feature Writing by William E. Blundell.
-- Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular by Rust Hills.
-- The Essential Feature by Vicki Hay.
-- The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual.

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Leland K. Wood, Introduction To Journalism, Spring 2013

Course Description:

A course designed to provide both philosophical and historical foundations for consumers of mass media and those wishing to practice journalism. Provides an overview of American journalism—its underlying philosophies, history, theories, functions, and ethics.

Required Texts:

-Four Theories of the Press by Seibert et al

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Susan M. Wieczorek, Nonverbal Communication, Spring 2013

Course Description:

Examination of nonverbal communication channels including physical characteristics and movements of communicators, as well as spatial and environmental influences on the communication process.

Required Texts:

-Knapp, Mark L. and Judith Hall. Nonverbal Comnication in Human Interaction. Seventh Edition. United States: Wadsworth, Thomson Learning Inc., 2010.
-Guerrero, Laura K., Michael L. Hecht. The Nonverbal Comunication Reader. Third Edition. Illinois: Waveland Press, Inc., 2008.

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Susan M. Wieczorek, Small Group Communication, Spring 2013

Course Description:

Examination of communication principles, theories, and behaviors relevant to small-group formation, dynamics, and decision making.

Required Texts:

-Johnson, David W. and Frank P. Johnson. Joining Together: Group Theory and Group Skills. 11th Edition. MA: Allyn and Bacon, 2013.

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Jeffrey L. Webb, Voice, Spring 2013

Course Description:

The course is designed to promote each individual’s discovery,
understanding and performance of vocal technique, vocal literature, and basic musicianship. Classes will be used for lecture and discussion, vocal exercises, group and individual singing, and performance critique. Ability to read music is assumed for this course.

Required Texts:

-Dayme, Meribeth and Cynthia Vaughan The Singing Book, 2nd Edition W. W. Norton and Company, 2008

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Jeffrey L. Webb, Theory and Ear Training 1, Spring 2013

Course Description:

This course introduces students to the basic materials of music. Students will be introduced to such topics as note/rest values, intervals, rhythm and meter, key signatures, scales and triads. Students will become familiar with how to notate these elements, both by sight and aural recognition. Concepts will be practiced through singing and writing. This course assumes no ability to read music.

Required Texts:

-Nelson, Robert & Christensen, Carl J. Foundations of Music, 7th Edition, Wadsworth Publishing, 2009

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Jeffrey L. Webb, Concert Choir, Spring 2013

Course Description:

Open to all students interested in developing musical techniques. The repertoire includes music of all periods from the Renaissance to the present. Admission is by audition; rehearsals occur twice a week.

Required Texts:

None.

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Leah K. Smith Spangler, Public Relations 2, Spring 2013

Course Description:

Students study public relations taking a problem-solving approach. The workshop method enables students to acquire hands-on experience in various public relations duties. Prerequisite: JOURNL 1144.

Required Texts:

-Public Relations Campaigns & Portfolio Building by Gemma R. Puglisi
-Strategic Writing by Marsh, Guth and Short

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