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 2017

Com Arts 100: Introduction to Speech Composition

  • Online course
  • 3 credits
  • Communication A course
  • Open to all students
  • Develop your speech writing and presentation skills

June 19-August 13

Com Arts 260: Communication and Human Behavior

  • Online course
  • 3 credits
  • Open to all students
  • Elementary level, social science or humanities breadth course
  • Study how communication works in close relationships, organizations, the media, political/public settings, and intercultural environments.
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Fundamentals course for Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective for Radio, TV, Film track

June 19-August 13

Com Arts 272: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

  • Online course
  • 3 credits
  • Communication B course
  • Open to all students
  • 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 for Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track
    • Comm Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective for Radio, TV, Film track

June 19-August 13

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

May 30-June 18

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:
    • Theory, history, criticism or an elective course for Radio, TV, Film track
    • Radio, TV, Film or an elective course for Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track

May 30-June 18

Com Arts 347: Race, Ethnicity and Media

  • 3 credits
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Open to all students
  • Intermediate level, humanities breadth
  • Analyze representations of race in contemporary pop culture.
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Theory, history, criticism or an elective course for Radio, TV, Film track
    • Radio, TV, Film or an elective course for Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track

June 19-July 16

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 19-August 13

Com Arts 373: Intercultural Communication and Rhetoric

  • Online course
  • Ethnic studies
  • 3 credits
  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, humanities or social science breadth
  • Explore how rhetoric and communication funtion 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

July 17-August 13

Com Arts 400: Films of Alfred Hitchcock

  • 3 credits
  • Open to students who have completed Com Arts 350
  • Intermediate level, humanities breadth
  • Study the major films of Alfred Hitchcock. Investigate the enduring power of his movies, including his contributions to genre and popular cinema; storytelling techniques; stylistic mastery; approach to romance, suspense, and action; status as an American auteur; and control over the audience's thoughts and feelings.
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Theory, history, criticism or an elective course for Radio, TV, Film track
    • Radio, TV, Film or an elective course for Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track

July 17-August 13

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 Design (V) or Digital Practices (P)
  • Communication Arts Major: Comm Arts elective

July 17-August 13

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: Visuality in Digital Design (V) or Digital Practices (P)
  • Communication Arts Major: Comm Arts elective

May 30-June 25

Com Arts 547: Digital Game Cultures

  • 3 credits
  • Open to students who have completed (1) Com Arts 250, (2) either Com Arts 351 or 346; and (3) have junior or senior standing
  • Advanced level
  • Examine the forms, practices, economies, institutions, politics, and modes of engagement that make digital games an important site of culture and power.
  • Digital Studies Certificate: Digital Media (M) course
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Theory, history, criticism or an elective course for Radio, TV, Film track
    • Radio, TV, Film or an elective course for Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track

June 19-July 16

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 19-July 16

Com Arts 614/615: 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 a Communication Arts major requirement.

June 19-August 13