Spring 2011

Leland K. Wood, Reporting 2, Spring 2011

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 MelvinMencher, 11th EDITION

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Leland K. Wood, Magazine Writing, Spring 2011

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 2011

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 2011

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, Public Speaking, Spring 2011

Course Description:

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

Required Texts:

-Lucas, Stephen E. The Art of Public Speaking. 10th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009

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Patty J. Wharton-Michael, Public Speaking, Spring 2011

Course Description:

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

Required Texts:

-The Art of Public Speaking, by Stephen E. Lucas

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Patty J. Wharton-Michael, Introduction To Communication, Spring 2011

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. (10th edition)

Jeffrey L. Webb, The Beatles, Spring 2011

Course Description:

This course will take an in-depth look at the Beatle's music, personalities, compositional techniques, and their influence on our culture from the 1960's into the 21st century. The major emphasis of this course will be focused on student listening skills and the fostering of a deeper appreciation for the Beatles and their music.

Required Texts:

-Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding
-Shout! The Beatles in their generation by Philip Norman
-The Beatles by Hunter Davies (recommended)
-The Beatles by Bob Spitz (recommended)

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Jeffrey L. Webb, Theory and Ear Training 1, Spring 2011

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 2011

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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