Summer Term

Two students have a discussion outside in the summer sun.

Photo by Bryce Richter/UW-Madison.

The Communication Arts Department has expanded Summer Term course offerings to meet the needs of undergraduates across the UW-Madison campus and across the state.

 

Summer Term 2018

Com Arts 100: Introduction to Speech Composition

  • Online course
  • 3 credits
  • Communication A course
  • Not open to students who have credit for Com Arts 105 or 181
  • Elementary level
  • Develop your speech writing and presentation skills
  • Does not count towards the Communication Arts major.

June 18-August 12

Com Arts 272: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

  • Online course
  • 3 credits
  • Communication B course
  • Not open to students who have taken Com Arts 273 or Com Arts 276
  • Elementary level, social science breadth course
  • Examine social interactions with family, friends, and romantic partners. Improve your communication skills in relational contexts.
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Applied course or an elective for Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective for Radio, TV, Film track

June 18-August 12

Com Arts 300: Film Comedy

  • 3 credits
  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, humanities breadth course
  • Explore the comedy genre. Examine theories of humor in relation to comic amusement in film. Learn tools for critical appreciation and analysis.
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Radio, TV, Film or an elective course for Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track
    • Theory, history, criticism or an elective course for Radio, TV, Film track

May 21-June 17

Com Arts 310: Gender and Communication

  • Online course
  • 3 credits
  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level
  • Explore theories, concepts, and analytics for understanding how gender impacts how we create and interpret messages. Learn strategies for managing gendered differences in our interpersonal, professional, and social lives.
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Theory, history, criticism or an elective course for Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective for Radio, TV, Film track
    • Com Arts 310 can be completed multiple times with different topics

July 16-August 12

Com Arts 345: Online Communication & Personal Relationships

  • 3 credits
  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, social science breadth
  • Explore how communication technologies like email, mobile phones, and online dating affect personal relationships.
  • Digital Studies Certificate: Digital Information Structures (I) or Digital Media (M) course
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Theory, history, criticism or an elective course for Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective for Radio, TV, Film track

June 18-July 15

Com Arts 346: Critical Internet Studies

  • 3 credits
  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, humanities breadth
  • Learn about the history and current issues facing one of today’s most essential technologies.
  • Digital Studies Certificate: Digital Media (M) course
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Radio, TV, Film or an elective course for Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track
    • Theory, history, criticism or an elective course for Radio, TV, Film track

July 16-August 12

Com Arts 359: Sports Media

  • 3 credits
  • Open to students who have completed Com Arts 250 or 351
  • Intermediate level, humanities breadth
  • Analyze sports media industries, the content they create, and what audiences do with them. Explore sports journalism, television broadcasts, commercials, social media, and fantasy games.
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Radio, TV, Film or an elective course for Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track
    • Theory, history, criticism or an elective course for Radio, TV, Film track

June 18-July 15

Com Arts 371: Communication and Conflict Resolution

  • Online course
  • 3 credits
  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, social science breadth
  • Study the complexities of conflict. Learn communication strategies for managing and resolving conflict in interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, and global contexts.
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Theory, history, criticism or an elective course for Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective for Radio, TV, Film track

June 18-August 12

Com Arts 373: Intercultural Communication and Rhetoric

  • Online course
  • 3 credits
  • Ethnic studies
  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, humanities or social science breadth
  • Explore how rhetoric and communication function between and across cultures. Examine how culture, history, and power constitute our cultural identities, our modes of communication, and how we engage with others.
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Theory, history, criticism or an elective course for Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective for Radio, TV, Film track

May 21-June 17

Com Arts 465: Editing & Post-Production

  • 4 credits
  • Open to students who have completed Com Arts 355 (no consent or application required for summer enrollment)
  • Intermediate/Advanced level
  • Gain a thorough understanding of narrative editing techiniques, color correction, audio post-production, and the requisite software.
  • Digital Studies Certificate: Visuality in Digital Forms (F) or Digital Practices (P)
  • Communication Arts Major: Com Arts elective

June 18-July 15

Com Arts 466: Writing for TV and Film

  • 3 credits
  • Open to students who have completed Com Arts 355 (no consent or application required for summer enrollment)
  • Advanced level
  • Develop your screenwriting skills. Learn the elements of a successful dramatic screenplay. Explore story concept, dramatic structure, character development, dialogue, and visual storytelling.
  • Communication Arts Major: Com Arts elective

May 21-June 17

Com Arts 468: Producing for Internet TV and Video

  • 3 credits
  • Open to students who have completed Com Arts 155 or Com Arts 355 (no consent or application required for summer enrollment)
  • Advanced level
  • Experience the role of the producer—the position in which the creative and business sides of media intersect—as you produce work across three genres (comedy, commercial, and music video) and develop a business plan for a web video series. 
  • Digital Studies Certificate: Digital Forms (F) or Digital Practices (P)
  • Communication Arts Major: Com Arts elective

July 16-August 12

Com Arts 575: Communication in Complex Organizations

  • Online course
  • 3 credits
  • Open to students with junior standing or higher
  • Advanced level, social science breadth
  • Learn to make better decisions. Increase your ability to use teams to innovate.
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Theory, history, criticism or an elective course for Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective for Radio, TV, Film track

June 18-July 15

Com Arts 614 or 615: Field Experience in Communication

  • Online course
  • 1 credit
  • Open to Com Arts majors. See instructions for arranging credit.
  • Advanced level
  • Reflect on your internship experience. Acquire skills related to your future job search.
  • Does not count towards the Communication Arts major.

June 18-August 12

Com Arts 651: Advanced Video Production & Direction

  • 3 credits
  • Open to students who have completed Com Arts 355 (no consent or application required for summer enrollment)
  • Advanced level
  • Write, act, and shoot dramatic short movies in this collaborative, intensive filmmaking workshop. Develop your storytelling, performance, directing, cinematography, sound, editing and lighting skills. A hands-on experience designed to develop your creative vision.
  • Digital Studies Certificate: Digital Forms (F) or Digital Practices (P)
  • Communication Arts Major: Com Arts elective

June 18-August 12