COM - Communications

COM 111 Introduction to Communication

Course Description: Survey of theories and concepts across the range of communication contexts including: interpersonal, group, organization and public. Special attention is paid to how meaning is created socially.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

COM 112 Fundamentals of Communication

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V.

Course Description: The course gives students a general overview of the field of communication. Students are exposed to a broad view of the field including the areas of nonverbal, interpersonal, organizational, cultural, and mass communication. Students use critical thinking skills to evaluate each type of communication.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

COM 113 Media, Culture, and Society

Course Description: This course addresses the linkages between media, culture and society as they relate to the discourses of modernity and cultural globalization, aesthetics, consumption and markets. We will attempt to understand from a trans-disciplinary perspective the categories of media, culture and society in the context of representations of women and immigrants in the media, the construction of self in the age of new media, and the impact of media digitization, to name a few themes. We will also critically examine the history of media theory and trace the philosophical debates that have characterized the discipline of media studies and its elaboration of fostering communally oriented dialogue, creation of new cultural forms and the changing face of modernity.

3 credits

COM 114 Introduction to Mass Media

Course Description: Modern trends and changes in mass communication; news practices and influence in controversies and consideration of alternatives; persuasive impact; critique of mass media as a source of information and influence of all "new media".

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Summer.

3 credits

COM 117 Techniques to Interviewing

3 credits

COM 119 Organizational Communication

Course Description: Study of the process of symbolic interaction in organizations. The course discusses communication successes and failures in organizations from both practical and theoretical view points.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

COM 200 Public Speaking

Course Description: The course is devoted to instruction in the mechanics of writing and presenting one's own material. This will include such things as the following: outlining, addressing varied audiences, styles, and appropriate techniques of delivery, as well as the use of technology to enhance one's presentation. It is a pragmatic, skills-oriented course designed to provide a context for practicing the construction and presentation of well-reasoned public messages.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

COM 200A Public Speaking (ESL)

Prerequisite: By advisement only. Permission of Department. Meets COM 200 core requirement. Grading is A to F.

Course Description: The principles of effective speaking and listening are the focus of this course. Special attention is paid in mastering American English. Students prepare and deliver a variety of original presentations to inform and persuade. At least one presentation is video-taped. The Language Laboratory is used for intensive work on accent reduction. This course is the equivalent of COM 200.

3 credits

COM 200F Public Speaking - Learning Community

Course Description: This learning community will focus on reading and analyzing the language of great speeches. The speeches selected for study will include those that inform, persuade and inspire. They will be chosen with gender, cultural, and historical differences in mind. In a departure from traditional speech courses, this course will review speeches not only from the political arena, but from the entertainment industry and from great fictional works. Students will isolate and identify components of proxemics, kinesics, paralinguistics, haptics and dress. They will compare and contrast speeches of different media settings: small group, radio, television and the Internet.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120F Min Grade D

Corequisites

ENG 120F

COM 200P Public Speaking

Learning Community Course Description: How do business people persuade customers, colleagues, superiors and subordinates that they know what they are talking about? Effective oral communication skills and knowledge of all the functions of business (accounting, finance, marketing and management) are two critical factors for any businessperson. This paired learning community will address these factors and develop students' skills in teamwork, decision-making, time-management, and most importantly, oral presentations. Current business issues such as ethics, globalization and diversity will be explored.

3 credits

Prerequisites

BUS 150P Min Grade D

Corequisites

BUS 150P

COM 200Q Public Speaking

Learning Community Course Description: This paired course Learning Community focuses on the connection between writing and public speaking and the improvement of public speaking skills and writing skills based on examination and analysis of written piece and the spoken piece. Readings include speeches and dramatic monologues as well as short fiction, poetry, essays and drama.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120Q Min Grade D

COM 200Z Public Speaking - Learning Community

Learning Community Course Description: This paired course Learning Community focuses on the connection between writing and public speaking and the improvement of public speaking skills and writing skills based on examination and analysis of written speeches and literature. Discussions include the differences between the written piece and the spoken piece. Readings include speeches and dramatic monologues as well as short fiction, poetry, essays and drama.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120Z Min Grade D

COM 203 Persuasion

3 credits

COM 205 Dynamics of Small Group Communication

Course Description: Conference leadership and group problem-solving. Application of principles and methods of group dynamics as practiced in a democratic society.

Course Rotation: Spring - Even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite: COM 205 ( Course : COM 200 . Minimum Grade of D. )

COM 209 Understanding the Mass Media

Course Description: This course will examine the mass media, e.g., radio, film, television, newspapers and magazines, and the cultural, political, economical and educational effects these media have on society.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring - Odd years.

3 credits

COM 210 Introduction to Mass Media - Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Completion Program

Prerequisite: Open only to students enrolled in an Online Accelerated Bachelor's Completion Degree Program. Permission of Director required. Contact Christie Nadratowski at cnadratowski@pace.edu for further registration information.

Course Description: Modern trends and changes in mass communication; news practices and influence in controversies and consideration of alternatives; persuasive impact; critique of mass media as a source of information and influence of all "new media."

4 credits

COM 213 Intercultural Communication

Course Description: Theory and practice of communication between diverse domestic and international cultures. Emphasis on barriers and gateways to effective intercultural communication.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for COM 213 ( Course : COM 200 . Minimum Grade of D. )

COM 214 Interpersonal Communication

Course Description: Interpersonal and intrapersonal aspects of the communication process from the points of view of communication theory and interpersonal dynamics; opportunity is provided for students to gain experience as communicators in a variety of work and social settings. The nature of the course varies according to the needs of the students.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring and Summer.

3 credits

COM 221 Professional Communication

Prerequisite: Open only to students enrolled in an Online Accelerated Bachelor's Completion Degree Program. Permission of Director required. Contact Janet Kirtman at jkirtman@pace.edu for further registration information.

Course Description: The objective of this course is to improve communications skills in the workplace. The course will focus on theories of communication, the influence of new technologies in the workplace and will incorporate practical exercises to build effective communication.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall and Spring.

4 credits

COM 226 Writing for the Electronic Media

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of Instructor. Major Elective or fulfills writing requirement in the major.

Course Description: An introduction to the theory and practice of writing for radio and television. The course includes a study of both theory and practice in writing commercials, public service announcements, and semi-scripted programs such as music, talk and interview shows.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

COM 227 Writing for the Print Media

Major elective or fulfills writing requirement.

Course Description: An introduction to the theory of writing for the print media and practice in writing press releases, advertising copy, corporate and public service newsletters and articles, and non-news magazine articles.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

COM 228 Writing for Convergent Technologies

Course Description:Writing for Convergent Media exists to provide students with hands on experience in the creation of web-based texts-including blogs, podcasts and other related texts. The course will cover creation, production and distribution of texts.

Course Rotation:NYC:Spring

3 credits

COM 235 Advertising and Consumer Culture

Course Description: In this course we will examine the historical root of consumer society, the institution of advertising and the impacts of advertising and consumerism on social, cultural and political life in America from the turn of the century to the present day.

Course Description: NY:Spring

3 credits

COM 239 Milestones in Communication Research

Course Description: A critical examination of the motivations, methodologies, and implications involved in the seminal studies of the mass media and their effects. Included are studies of film, radio, print, television, comics, leaflets, and the effects of media on the message. Violence, politics, persuasion, propaganda, agenda-setting, and erotica are among the subjects of the studies.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

COM 240 Mass Communication: The Internet and Society

Course Description: This course will focus on how media functions in our information society. Students will gain factual information on the history, processes and effects of different types of media including the mass media of newspapers, magazines, books, radio, television and the Internet. Special attention is paid to the convergence of digital technology and each of the traditional mass mediums.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall - Even years.

4 credits

Prerequisites

COM 226 Min Grade D or COM 227 Min Grade D

COM 243 Comics, Cartoons and the American Conversation

Course Description: Comics, Cartoons and The American Conversation is a course designed to give a historical perspective to comics and cartoons and how they have been integrated into our daily lives and national frame of reference.

3 credits

COM 244 Digital Cultures

Course Description: This course explores the ways in which digital media and information technologies are impacting everyday life, culture, institutions and identities. We will address issues of representation, identity, policy, regulation, law, ethics, aesthetics and consumption in the digital era. We will ask: How does new media alter the ways in which we communicate? Play? Do business? Gather information? Entertain ourselves? Imagine our worlds? Participate in the democratic process? And engage in social change? What are the consequences of these innovations?

3 credits

COM 245 Communication and Popular Culture

Course Description: Students will study texts of popular culture (e.g. movies, television, music, etc.) as artifacts of the social, economic and political issues that shape them.

3 credits

COM 247 Women, Communication and the U.N.

Course Description : This course establishes an understanding and appreciation for the impact of culture on gender and communication styles/strategies used at the United Nations to effect positive social interaction for the advancement of human rights, fundamental freedoms and social development for women and men, in the 21st Century.

3 - 4 credits

COM 248 Cultural Communications Through Masterpieces of Cinema

Course Description: An examination of the motivations, methodologies, and implications involved in the seminal studies of communication. Included are studies of interpersonal, group, persuasion, media effects and others.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring

3 credits

COM 252 Broadcast Lab I

Course Description: A basic workshop course allowing student production of television programs. Students learn theory and operation of television, lighting, and audio equipment. Emphasis is on studio production.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

COM 255 Radio Drama Workshop

3 credits

COM 260 Pragmatic Communication

Prerequisite: Open to students enrolled in an Online Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Completion Program. Permission of Director required. Contact Janet Kirtman at JKirtman@pace.edu for further registration information.

4 credits

COM 270 Political Communication

Course Description: Students study and engage in communication practices as they relate to the political process, social issues and public policy. Special attention is paid to theories of discourse as they relate to these topics. The primary focus is on American political discourse, but international issues and dynamics will be addressed.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

3 credits

COM 296 Topics in Communication

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D

COM 296C Topic: The American Gangster Film

3 credits

COM 296V Topic: Communication and Public Policy

Course Description: Students will analyze the political, social and bureaucratic dynamics of public policy as it relates to message flow, public interaction and communication technology.

3 credits

COM 296X Women, Communication and the United Nations

Fulfills 3 credits toward Women's and Gender Studies Major/Minor. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I.

3 credits

COM 296Y Death and Symbolic Culture

Death and the interpersonal and social attitudes surrounding it are analyzed from the perspectives of symbolic interaction and culture. Discussions of how people prepare for and respond to the deaths of others and how death can be "performed" symbolically will be included.

3 credits

COM 296Z Topic: The power of Influence: The Art of Persuasion

4 credits

COM 297A Topic: Introduction to Cultural Studies

Course Description: Cultural studies is regarded as an interdisciplinary mode of inquiry into society's arts, beliefs, institutions, and communicative practices and remains an intellectual formation that resists easy definition or conceptualization. It has no research methodology that it can call its own but the choice of research practices depends upon the questions that are asked and the questions depend on their context. Given some of the historical tensions that constitute the body of cultural studies, this course will address the question of "what cultural studies really is," and what it means to study culture as a field of cultural practices that reflect domination, subordination, and negotiation.

3 credits

COM 297B Topic: Media and Gender

Course Description: In this course we will examine how media content, production processes, and reception contribute to the construction of masculine and feminine identities. As we analyze rhetoric, images and symbols of gender through multiple media forms, we will explore the history of masculinity and femininity in media, how media influences our own perceptions and how media audiences interact with media content. In addition we will explore gendered relations of power in various media industries including television, film, music, and gaming.

3 credits

COM 297C Topic: Conflict Management

Course Description: Conflict Management is a course designed to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of conflict dynamics that we experience in social, interpersonal and group situations.

3 credits

COM 297D Topic: Writing for Convergent Media

Course Description: The course will cover the creation and distribution of text in what is informally called the "web 2.0" environment. Subjects will include but might not be limited to podcasting and blogging. Students will engage in writing, editing and distributing and maintaining content.

3 credits

COM 297E Topic: Advertising and Consumer Culture

Course Description: In this course we will examine the historical roots of consumer society, the institution of advertising and the impacts of advertising on social, cultural, and political life in America from the turn of the century to the present day. We will conclude the semester with an examination of social, political, and artistic responses to advertising. Students will have the opportunity to design an advertisement or an adbust.

3 credits

COM 297F Topic: Masterpieces of Film

Course Description: This course is designed to show films from the past that are constantly referenced either by title, image, or lines by contemporary filmmakers or are found in literature or other art forms. The objective of this course is to allow the student to understand the basics of filmmaking and have a background of film archetypes that will help them to be able to define, analyze and evaluate the films that they see now.

3 credits

COM 297G Topic: Youth, Media and Democracy: Art and Media Productions as Tools of Democracy

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I. Service Learning Component.

Course Description: In this civic engagement and public value course students will explore, in the classroom and in service, how young people participate in their media environments. We will study the role of your people in meaning making and in the production of media. We will analyze how young people have used media as tools through which they can document their lives, concerns, and desires; as tools through which they can produce social change; and as tools through which they can put democracy into action. We will work directly with young urban producers to help them think through and engage in the process of using their voices as tools for changes and using media as tools of expression.

3 credits

COM 297H Topics: Digital Culture

Course Description: This course explores the ways in which digital media and information technologies are impacting everyday life, culture, institutions and identities. We will address issues of representation, identity, policy, regulation, law, ethics, aesthetics and consumption in the digital era. We will ask: How do digital media and information technologies alter the ways in which we communicate? Play? Do Business? Gather information? Entertain ourselves? Imagine our worlds? Participate in the democratic process? And engage in social change? What are the consequences of these innovations?

3 credits

COM 297J Topics: Oddity as Commodity: The Geek Culture in American Popular Media

Course Description : The course will employ several texts from television, movies, books and other sources to examine how commercial cultural reprocesses the fringe elements of society into attractive commercial products. Students will write analysis and participate on discussions of relevant theories and concepts.

3 credits

COM 297K Topic: Media, Culture and Society

Course Description: The course will introduce various theoretical approaches to study the relationship of mass media to culture and society and critically examine media organizations, practices, products and audiences. It will also take a close look at our media culture which is undergoing a series of transformations in the context of new forms of entertainment, new venues for political debate, and new models of journalism, and as traditional media struggle to adapt to the challenge of digital culture.

3 credits

COM 297L Eloquence 2.0

Course Description: This course will apply the traditional dynamics of effective public speaking to the modern range of communicating through new and convergent media. Subjects include organization, strategy, audience analysis and evidence.

Course Rotation:NY:Summer

3 credits

COM 297M Comics, Cartoons and the American Conversation

Course Description: Survey of 20th to 21st Century Comics and Cartoons and their effect on American Life.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall

3 credits

COM 297N Persuasion and Compliance Gaining

Course Description:An introduction to the distinct but related fields of Persuasion and Compliance Gaining theories and concepts. Subject matter will focus on both interpersonal and public spheres. Emphasis will be placed on 20th century and later theories and concepts.

Course Rotation:NY:Fall;Summer

3 credits

COM 297P Media and Culture: Media Synergy and the Graphic Novel

Course Description: One of the primary dynamics of mass media content creation is corporate synergy. Mass media synergy takes two related forms, 1) the repurposing and recycling of old materials into new products, and 2) the financing and profit generation that derives from related products and services. The graphic novel will be employed to demonstrate and teach the student to analyze synergy.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

COM 300 Organizational Communication

Prerequisite: Open only to students enrolled in an Online Accelerated Bachelor's Completion Degree Program. Permission of Director is required. Contact Janet Kirtman at jkirtman@pace.edu further registration information.

Course Description: This course examines organizational structures from the point of view of symbolic interaction to illuminate how meanings are created and sustained. Special emphasis is placed on how the communication perspective can help members of organizations solve and avoid problems in both lateral and vertical communication.

4 credits

COM 311 Ethics, Morality, and the Media

Course Description: An examination and evaluation of the performance and responsibilities of the various media with regard to ethical and moral standards and the constitutional protection given them. The course focuses on analysis and discussion of such issues as censorship, public access, pornography, privacy, advertising, and television programming.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall - Even years.

3 credits

COM 312 Introduction to Cultural Studies

Course Description: Cultural Studies as an intellectual formation resists easy definition because it is considered as an interdisciplinary or even anti-disciplinary mode of inquiry into societies’ institutional, ideological, and communicative practices. As a discursive formation, it has no simple origins, it is seen to have multiple histories and yet, it refuses to be a master discourse or a meta-discourse. It does not possess a research methodology of its own but the choice of research practices depends upon the kind of questions one asks in a particular context. Given some of the historical tensions that constitute the body of cultural studies, this course will address the question of "what cultural studies really is", the historical trajectories that underlie the formations of cultural studies in various nations, and what it means to study culture as a struggle over meaning and as field of cultural practices that reflect domination, subordination and negotiation.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

3 credits

COM 334 Persuasion and Compliance-Gaining

Course Description: An introduction to the distinct but related fields of Persuasion and Compliance Gaining theories and concepts. Subject matter will focus on both interpersonal and public spheres. Emphasis will be placed on 20th century and later theories and concepts.

Course Rotation: NYC and Online: Fall.

3 credits

COM 335 Media and Gender

Course Description: This course investigates the ways in which media constructs gender through the exploration femininity and masculinity in media representations, intersections of race, class, sexuality and gender in mediated gender constructions and audience participation in creating meaning from representations of gendered identities. This course also considers how such constructions impact our perceptions of gender as well as our senses to self.

Course Rotation: NY:Spring.

3 credits

COM 336 Propaganda

Course Description: Propaganda is studied as a systematic technique of persuasion of large groups of people using the mass media. This course examines the nature and techniques of propaganda necessary for an understanding of mass communication, history, public opinion, and politics.

Course Rotation: Spring.

3 credits

COM 337 Writing Public Relations Copy

Course Description: Instruction and practice in writing techniques for effective placement of information, including press releases, brochures, and other public relations copy.

3 credits

Prerequisites

COM 226 Min Grade D or COM 227 Min Grade D

COM 338 Media Criticism

Formerly "Censorship and the Mass Media"

Course Description: A survey of various past and contemporary aspects of control of media content including: sexually explicit material, blasphemy, portrayals of violence, school publications, tobacco and alcohol product and gambling casino advertisements, election night reports and voter surveys and early ballot counts, libel, etc. Constitutional, political, commercial implications are explored with special attention paid to landmark Supreme Court cases.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: Fall - Odd years.

3 credits

COM 339 Creative Writing for Broadcast Media

Course Description:This course will take the student from back concepts to a first level of practice through a consistent and original method. It will train students to consistently identify a problem, think it through, and find a resolution before beginning to write. Students will acquire the skills and confidence needed to write effective films, corporate and training videos, documentaries, PSAs, TV series, and other types of visual narrative.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

COM 226 Min Grade D or COM 227 Min Grade D

COM 340 Writing for Advertising

Course Description: This writing class is designed for a practical purpose. The student will put together a portfolio which can be used to help secure an entry-level job in advertising. The course develops the ability to visualize ideas, to write concisely, and to combine creative with strategic thinking. Artistic skill is not a prerequisite.

3 credits

Prerequisites

COM 226 Min Grade D or COM 227 Min Grade D

COM 341 Citizen Journalism and Deliberation

Course Description: This course examines new developments in democratic theories and journalistic practices. Beyond classroom lecture, students in the course will take several different roles-news reporters, from moderator, and discussant, experiencing participatory democracy through the analysis and deliberation of vital issues facing their communities and school. Seminar/discussion.

3 credits

COM 355 Producing Radio Drama

Course Description: After study of the principles of dramatic construction applied to the medium of radio, students write dramas which may be produced for broadcast on the student radio station. Technique, production codes, and models are studied.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

3 credits

COM 356 Digital Editing Workshop

Course Description: This course is an advanced hands-on workshop course. The student learns advanced editing techniques on AVID digital editing equipment.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

COM 252 Min Grade D

COM 360 Screenwriting

Prerequisite: COM 226 or COM 227.

Course Description: A study of art and craft of screenwriting for the shorter documentary and longer screenplay. Students will explore writing for the spoken word as opposed to the written word and will be introduced to script formatting for dialogue.

Course Rotation: PLV: Summer.

4 credits

COM 361 Interpersonal Communication Among Cultures

Prerequisite: Open only to students enrolled in an Online Accelerated Bachelor's Completion Degree Program. Permission of Director required. Contact Janet Kirtman at jkirtman@pace.edu for further registration information.

4 credits

COM 370 Literature and Film

Course Description: This course will examine the changes in a literary work when that work is transposed into film. Classical and contemporary works of fiction will be read and discussed. After discussion, movies based on these works will be viewed. A comparison between the visual experiences and reading experience will serve as the basis for exploration.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall - Odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

LIT 211 Min Grade D and LIT 212 Min Grade D

COM 371 Landmarks in American Film

Course Description: The course traces the development of the film in America through the contribution of the writers, directors and performers from the pioneer efforts at the turn of the century to the present day.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

3 credits

COM 372 Masterpieces of British Cinema

Prerequisite: Completion of sophmore literature requirement.

Course Description: The course traces the development of the film in Britain through the contributions of the writers, directors, and performers from the pioneer efforts in the 1890s to the present day.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

3 credits

COM 393 Intern Program I

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: One to one-and-a-half days per week for 14 weeks or equivalent number of hours. Internships in corporate communication, public agencies, public relations, and related fields.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

1 - 9 credits

COM 394 Internship Program II

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: One to one-and-a-half days per week for 14 weeks or equivalent number of hours. Internships in corporate communication, public agencies, public relations, and related fields.

1 - 6 credits

COM 395 Independent Study in Communications

Prerequisite: Junior standing, minimum CQPA of 3.00.

Course Description: With the approval of the appropriate faculty member, the department chairperson, and the academic dean, students may select a topic for guided research that is not included in the regular course offerings. The student meets regularly with the faculty member to review progress. A research project or paper must also be submitted.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

1 - 9 credits

COM 396 Topic: Language and Power

Course Description: Study in selected areas of written and oral communication varied according to student need and interest.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall and Spring. NYC: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

COM 111 Min Grade D

COM 396A Topic: Political Communication

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I. Service Learning Component.

Course Description: The course examines the basic principals and theories of political communication including political debate, campaigns and advertising. Special attention is paid to the role media plays in the political process.

3 credits

Prerequisites

SPE 100 Min Grade D or SPE 101 Min Grade D or COM 200 Min Grade D

COM 396F Topic: Language and Power

Prerequisite: COM 111 or permission of Instructor.

3 credits

Prerequisites

COM 111 Min Grade D

COM 396L Topic: Media Ethics

Course Description: Survey of issues in media ethics. Introduces foundations of moral and ethical reasoning as applied to case studies involving issues of journalism, advertising, public relations and entertainment.

3 credits

COM 396P Topic: The Film World of Steven Spielberg

Course Description: An exploration of the many genres of filmmaking employed by the great American Director, Steven Spielberg. In depth study of selected films including: E.T., Empire of the Sun, Saving Private Ryan, and other films reflective of the influence of Steven Spielberg on American cinema and culture.

3 credits

COM 396Q Topics in Communications: The Creative Process in Print Advertising

3 credits

COM 396R Tpc: Global Citizenship in Action: Understanding Media and Development Communication in India

Course Description: The course will provide much needed theoretical perspectives in order to grasp the complex and culturally diverse developmental realities of India. In placing emphasis on global civic competency, international service learning, and intercultural communication, this course will enable students to develop a more nuanced understanding of the roles of mass and community-based media and the meaning of "development" as it is practiced in postcolonial India. Immediately following this media/communication centric course, interested students will undertake a month long trip to India for a field study.

3 credits

COM 396T Topics in Communications: Careers in Television

Course Description: This course is designed for the student who knows that he or she would like to work in the medium of television but is not quite sure what to pursue. This class will provide the opportunity to meet working professionals and gain from their experiences.

3 - 3 credits

COM 396U Self Presentation, Impression Management, and Communication

Course Description: This course will examine the manner in which verbal and non-verbal messages can be used to influence others and control one’s own identity in a range of situations. Particular attention will be given to identity management through communication in the organizational and interpersonal context.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

3 credits

COM 396V Topic: Citizen Journalism and Deliberation

Course Description: This course examines recent new developments in democratic theories and journalistic practices. Beyond classroom lecture, students in the course will take several different roles – news reporter, forum moderator, and discussant, experiencing participatory democracy through the analysis and deliberation of vital issues facing their communities and school.

3 credits

COM 396X Impression Management and Communication

Course Description: In this course we will explore the ways in which communication, primarily verbal, is used to control and foster one's identity in social interaction. We will focus on theory and research dealing with the nature and implications of managing and controlling one's self-presentations.

3 credits

COM 397A Topic: Girls’ Media Studies: Theory and Research

Course Description: This upper-level seminar will focus on historical and contemporary girls' media culture and introduce feminist media studies to explore gilrs' media culture. All students will conduct original research on media created for a girl audience. Students will be expected to read one book or several articles per week, write weekly reading responses, and write a 15-20 page final research paper.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring, odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

(COM 113 Min Grade D or COM 335 Min Grade D) and (WS 215 Min Grade D or WS 234 Min Grade D or WS 266 Min GradeD)

COM 396AP Topics in Communication: Political Communication

Learning Community Course Description: This Learning Community will examine American politics through media. We will focus on genres of film which address the role of race, class and gender in politics. We will also look at the mass media of television, radio, print and the Internet, as well as how each influences the political process in the United States.

3 credits

Corequisites

POL 301DP

COM 480 Applied Research in Communication Science

Course Description: This course addresses the study of research theory and methods in quantitative and qualitative research. The philosophy of research, the scientific method, research design and tools, and scientific writing are also covered.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

COM 481 Language and Power

Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor required.

Course Description: The course explores a central theme operating in all forms of verbal communications - the two central features of discourse.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

COM 499 Seminar in Communications

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: A study in selected areas of communication with emphasis upon analysis, ideas, philosophical, and psychological concepts.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

COM 499Z Topic in Communications: Directing for Video

3 credits