Summer 2016

Patty J. Wharton-Michael, Introduction To Communication, Summer 2016

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 12th edition

Jeffrey L. Webb, The Beatles, Summer 2016

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:

-None

Suggested Materials:

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

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Scott A. Sheets, Technical Writing, Summer 2016

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 Writing 10th edition by Gerald Alred, Charles Brusaw, & Walter Oliu
-Handbook for Writing Proposals 2nd edition by Robert J. Hamper & L. Sue Baugh

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Diane M. Nicodemus, Public Speaking, Summer 2016

Course Description:

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

Required Texts:

-Pocket Guide to Public Speaking

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Kristen L. Majocha, Public Speaking, Summer 2016

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 (12TH Edition). McGraw Hill, New York, NY: 2015. YOU MAY PURCHASE ANY EDITION, INCLUDING USED VERSIONS.

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Paul A. Lucas, Communication Internship, Summer 2016

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.

Eligibility:

In order to be eligible to participate in the Department of Communication Internship credits, undergraduate students must meet the following requirements:

 -Major or Minor in Communication (others considered on an individual basis)

 -Junior or Senior status (sometimes at supervisor discretion)

 -Minimum 2.5 GPA overall and 2.5 GPA in Major

 -Minimum 2.5 GPA in Communication Minor when applicable

 -Enrollment and billing for term of internship ONLY

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Paul A. Lucas, Theories of Persuasion, Summer 2016

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

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Derek A. Leben, Philosophy and Film, Summer 2016

Course Description

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

Required Texts:

-No required text books. Refer to CourseWeb for the assigned readings.

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Marissa K. Landrigan, Introduction to Creative Writing, Summer 2016

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:

-Syllabus by Lynda Barry (LBS)
-The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013, ed. Dave Eggers (BANR)
-Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosch (H.5)

Jeremy C. Justus, Film Analysis, Summer 2016

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).

Required Texts:

None

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