Summer 2014

Scott A. Sheets, Technical Writing, Summer 2014

Course Description

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use, and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006 or ENGCMP 0004.

Required Texts:

Handbook of Technical Writing10th edition by Gerald J. Alred, Charles T. Brusaw, & Walter E, Oliu

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Barbara Petrosky, Special Topics in Literature, Summer 2014

Course Description

This course, taught in English and offered infrequently, will treat some aspect of French literature.

Required Texts:

Honoré de Balzac, Sarrasine, Photocopy
Gustave Flaubert, Three Tales, Penguin Classics
Villiers de l’Isle-Adam, Contes Cruels, Photocopy
Guy de Maupassant, A Parisian Affair and Other Stories, Penguin Classics

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Kristen L. Majocha, Intercultural Communication, Summer 2014

Course Description

An analysis of various foreign cultures and U.S. subcultures focusing on communication behavior. Attitudes held by each group and problems that may arise in exchange of ideas between groups are studied.

Required Texts:

Lustig, M. W. & Koester, J. (Eds.). (2005). Among US: Essays on identity, belonging, and intercultural competence (2nd ed.). New York: Addison Wesley Longman.

Martin, J. N. & Nakayama, T. K. (2010). Intercultural communication in contexts (5th ed.). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.

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Kristen L. Majocha, Public Speaking, Summer 2014

Course Description

Introduction to the composition, delivery, and critical analysis of informative and persuasive speeches.

Required Texts:

Ford-Brown, Lisa. DK Guide to Public Speaking. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0-205-75011-5; ISBN-10: 0-205-75011-7.

Kristen L. Majocha, Introduction to Communication, Summer 2014

Course Description

An introduction to communication theory with consideration given to how theoretical stances relate to areas of communication study including interpersonal communication, small-group communication, mass communication, organizational communication, and gender issues in communication.

Required Texts:

Human Communication; The Basic Course, by Joseph A. Devito. (11th Ed. or earlier) Pearson, 9780205522590

Paul A. Lucas, Communication Internship, Summer 2014

Course Description

Internships provide practical work experience related to the student's course of study. Students are placed in community agencies, offices, etc., for training and experience in communication applications.

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Paul A. Lucas, Theories of Persuasion, Summer 2014

Course Description

Survey of 21st-century theories of persuasion, with analysis of research about how the spoken word and the visual image influence public belief and action.

Required Texts:

Larson, C. U. (2013). Persuasion: Reception and responsibility (13th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage. ISBN: 1111349274 OR 13:9781111349271

Derek A. Leben, Philosophy and Film, Summer 2014

Course Description

This is an introductory aesthetics course dealing with philosophy and film.

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Marissa K. Landrigan, Introduction to Creative Writing, Summer 2014

Course Description

This course offers students an introductory study of the written arts. Through the close reading of modern and contemporary texts and guided experimentation in a variety of genres (e.g., poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction), students will examine, explore, and discuss the creative process. Class may be taken by freshman English writing majors. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or 0006.

Required Texts:

Imaginative Writing, edited by Janet Burroway, 3rd ed. Pearson Longman (IW)

Jeremy C. Justus, Film Analysis, Summer 2014

Course Description

This course introduces students to the art of cinema and to the techniques for its formal and iconographic analysis. It examines the nature of shot composition and visual framing, the use of color, the role of lighting as a pictorial element, the potentials of camera movement, the modes of editing and the nature of image/sound montage. It also introduces students to dominant cinema forms—narrative, experimental, documentary, etc.—and connects the cinema to visual arts (like painting and sculpture).

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