Summer Term

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Communication Arts Summer 2020 Courses

 

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Online Courses

Com Arts 449, Sound Cultures: Podcasting and Music

Explore the role sound and music play in your everyday life. Learn technical skills for recording, editing and producing podcasts using digital audio software and conceptual skills for reflecting on how sound shapes our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

  • Open to students with junior standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, humanities breadth, 3 credits
  • Students will need access to a microphone and audio editing software.

Com Arts 575: Communication in Complex Organizations

Learn to make better decisions. Increase your ability to use teams to innovate.

  • Open to students with junior standing or higher
  • Advanced level, social science breadth, 3 credits

Com Arts 605, Digital Studies Capstone

Digital Studies certificate students synthesize the material they have learned throughout the program and explore professional and personal growth opportunities.

  • Open to Digital Studies Certificate seniors who have completed their DS coursework. Contact Amy Schultz for consent.
  • Advanced level, 1 credit

Classroom Instruction

Com Arts 357: History of Animated Film

Study the major animation directors, techniques and technologies that have shaped animation. Develop analytical frameworks for understanding animation as an industry and a craft.

  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, humanities breadth, 3 credits

Com Arts 466: Writing for TV and Film

Develop your screenwriting skills. Learn the elements of a successful dramatic screenplay. Explore story concept, dramatic structure, character development, dialogue, and visual storytelling.

  • Open to students who have completed Com Arts 355 (no consent or application required for summer enrollment)
  • Advanced level, 3 credits

Online Courses

Com Arts 368: Theory and Practice of Persuasion

Do you want to be a more effective persuader and create better persuasive messages? CA 368 examines how to structure persuasive requests to make them more effective, how to design persuasive campaigns, and how to analyze persuasive messages so that you are less susceptible to persuasion.

  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, social science breadth, 3 credits

Com Arts 373: Intercultural Communication and Rhetoric

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.

  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, humanities or social science breadth, 3 credits

Classroom Instruction

Com Arts 300: Film Comedy

Explore the comedy genre. Examine theories of humor in relation to comic amusement in film. Learn tools for critical appreciation and analysis.

  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, humanities breadth course, 3 credits

Com Arts 465: Editing & Post-Production

Gain a thorough understanding of narrative editing techniques, color correction, audio post-production, and the requisite software.

  • Open to students who have completed Com Arts 355 (no consent or application required for summer enrollment)
  • Advanced level, 4 credits

Online Courses

Com Arts 100: Introduction to Speech Composition

Develop your speech writing and presentation skills.

  • Open to students who have not received credit for Com Arts 105 or 181
  • Communication A course
  • Elementary level, 3 credits

Com Arts 272: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Examine social interactions with family, friends, and romantic partners. Improve your communication skills in relational contexts.

  • Open to students who have not completed Com Arts 273 or Com Arts 276
  • Communication B course
  • Elementary level, social science breadth course, 3 credits

Com Arts 371: Communication and Conflict Resolution

Study the complexities of conflict. Learn communication strategies for managing and resolving conflict in interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, and global contexts.

  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, social science breadth, 3 credits

Com Arts 614 or 615: Field Experience in Communication

Reflect on your internship experience. Acquire skills related to your future job search.

  • Open to Com Arts majors. See instructions for arranging credit.
  • Advanced level, 1 credit

Classroom Instruction

Com Arts 467: Cinematography and Sound Recording

Learn the fundamentals of sync-sound moving image production, including cinematography, lighting, sound recording, and production logistics.

  • Open to students who have completed Com Arts 355 (no consent or application required for summer enrollment)
  • Advanced level, 4 credits

Online Courses

Com Arts 310: Gender and Communication

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.

  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, 3 credits

Classroom Instruction

Com Arts 313: Documentary Today: Crime & Punishment, Truth & Lies

Explore contemporary documentary media through the true crime genre, considering formal trends and ethical questions raised by this strain of documentary. You’ll survey a selection of films, television shows, and podcasts to address the history of true crime media and its current popularity, including The Imposter, Strong Island, The Staircase, and In the Dark.

  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, humanities breadth course, 3 credits