Courses & Registration

Registration:

 

All COMM RAP students must register for a 3 credit-hour course in each of Fall and Spring semesters. A course registration packet will be mailed to you upon receiving your information from Housing Reservations. Once you receive the packet, you need to mail to us the Contract/Preregistration Form that is included in the packet agreeing to pay the RAP fee and selecting your three choices on that form in which your first choice will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

A copy verifying your course selection in the program will be given to you during one of the orientation sessions that you will be attending in the summer or early fall. More details about the orientation sessions will be sent to you from the Office of Orientation.

 

Spring 2015 Schedule:

Course/Section/CreditsClass SizeTitleDaysTimeRoomInstructorCore
ANTH1170-220R (3)15Exploring Culture and Gender Through FilmTTH3:30-4:45pmBUCK N101Jamieson, SaraA&S core: human diversity
ANTH1200-220R (3)15Culture and PowerTTH12:30-1:45pmBUCK N101Jamieson, SaraA&S core: contemporary societies
COMM1210-220R (3)15Perspectives in Human CommMW10:00-11:15amBUCK N101Gale, KendraA&S core: contemporary societies
COMM1600-220R (3)15Group InteractionTTH9:30-10:45amBUCK N101Hickerson, RuthCOMM majors or elective
COMM2400-220R (3)15Discourse, Culture and IdentitiesTTH11:00-12:15pmBUCK N101Skerski, JamieA&S core: human diversity
COMR1800-220R (3)15Visual Literacy: Images and IdeologiesMW1:00-2:15pmBUCK S106Gale, KendraA&S core: literature and the arts
DNCE1027-220R (3)15Dance and Cultural StudiesTTH11:00am-12:15pmBUCK S106Tafura, MarissaA&S core: literature and the arts
HIST2516-220R (3)15America Through BaseballMWF11:00-11:50pmBUCK S106Babicz, MartinA&S core: U.S. context
JOUR2403-220R (3)15Principles of Advertising and Consumer CultureTTH2:00-3:15pmBUCK S106Gale, KendraJOUR majors or elective
JOUR2601-220R (3)15Principles of Journalism & Networked CommunicationTTH3:30-4:45pmBUCK S106Kodas, MichaelJOUR majors or elective
SOCY2031-220R (3)15Social ProblemsTTH12:30-1:45pmBUCK S106Watterworth, JayA&S core: ideals and values
WRTG1150-220R (3)151st Year Writing and RhetoricMWF10:00-10:50amBUCK S106Hersh, OrlyA&S core: written communication
WRTG1150-221R (3)151st Year Writing and RhetoricMWF12:00-12:50pmBUCK S106Hersh, OrlyA&S core: written communication

Course Descriptions:

 

1. CORE CURRICULUM: CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES

 

COMM 1210-220R: Perspectives on Human Communication
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 10;00-11:15AM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Surveys communication in a variety of contexts and applications. Topics include basic concepts and general models of communication, ethics, language and nonverbal communication, personal relationships, group decision-making, organizational communication, and impact of technological developments on communication. Required for COMM majors. Meets MAPS requirement for social sciences: general. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.

 

ANTH 1200-220R: Culture and Power
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45PM
Dr. Sara Jamieson
Compares contemporary sociopolitical systems across cultures, from non-Western tribal groups to modern states. Introduces students to anthropological approaches for understanding and analyzing political forces, processes, and institutions that affect cultures such as colonialism, warfare, violence, ethnicity, migration, and globalization. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.

 

2. CORE CURRICULUM: HUMAN DIVERSITY

 

ANTH 1170-220R: Exploring Culture and Gender through Film
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:45PM
Dr. Sara Jamieson
Uses films and written texts to explore the concepts of culture and gender, as well as ethnicity and race. By looking at gender, ethnicity, and race cross-culturally, students will know how these concepts are constructed in their own society, as well as in others. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

 

COMM 2400-220R: Discourse, Culture, and Identities
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00AM-12:15PM
Dr. Jamie Skerski
Examines how aspects of talk (e.g. turn-taking, speech acts, narratives, dialect, and stance indicators) link with identities (e.g., ethnic and racial, age, gender, work-related, and personal). Considers how communication is central to constructing who people are and examines social controversies related to talk and identities. Approved for FT-SS3. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

 

3. CORE CURRICULUM: IDEALS AND VALUES

 

SOCY 2031-220R: Social Problems
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45PM
Dr. Jay Watterworth
Examines U.S. society from a normative perspective emphasizing theories of social change. Considers such problems as distribution of power, unemployment, poverty, racism and sexism, the changing role of the family, and drugs. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.

 

4. CORE CURRICULUM: LITERATURE AND THE ARTS

 

COMR 1800-220R: Visual Literacy: Images and Ideologies
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 1:00-2:15PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Explores the relationship between visual images and cultural values, including how we process visual information, the evolution of conventions in various media, common visual portrayals, and ethical issues. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

 

DNCE 1027-220R: Dance and Cultural Studies
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00AM-12:15PM
Dr. Marissa Hallo Tafura
Explores how the practice of dance can reflect, disrupt, subvert, support, and reinforce cultural expectations, norms and practices. Introduces international and domestic dance traditions and provides context for an interdisciplinary examination. Comparative readings from sociology, anthropology, gender studies, history, post-colonial studies, and political science provide a foundation to understand how cultural identities are negotiated and represented through movement. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

 

5. CORE CURRICULUM: U.S. CONTEXT

 

HIST 2516-220R: America through Baseball
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:00-11:50AM
Dr. Martin Babicz
Examines American History since the Civil War and explores how the social, cultural, economic, and political forces shaping America were reflected in the national pastime. The course also examines the events and people who shaped baseball and looks at how they influenced American society at large. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: U.S. context.

 

6. CORE CURRICULUM: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

 

WRTG 1150-220R: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00-10:50AM
Ms. Orly Hersh
Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

WRTG 1150-221R: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:00-12:50PM
Ms. Orly Hersh
Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

7. MAJOR REQUIREMENT OR GENERAL ELECTIVE CREDIT

 

COMM 1600-220R: Group Interaction
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:45AM
Dr. Ruth Hickerson
Covers basic theories, concepts, and characteristics that underlie face-to-face interactions in interpersonal, small group, and organizational settings. Activities stress the development of both task and relational skills in these settings. Required for COMM majors or general elective.

 

JOUR 2403-220R: Principles of Advertising and Consumer Culture
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:15PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Explores creative and strategic thinking plus the nature and functions of promotions, event-marketing, public relations, and advertising and their growing interdependence in a changing media landscape. Considers technology’s impact and the effect of commercial culture on an increasingly diverse society. Required for JOUR majors or general elective.

 

JOUR 2601-220R: Principles of Journalism & Networked Communication
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:45PM
Mr. Michael Kodas
Surveys the history, practices and responsibilities of journalism in a democracy. Examines ethics, best practices in institutional and network settings, reporting and writing, international news systems, personal branding, and strategies for creating and distributing content across media platforms. Promotes the highest professional values and encourages students to be leaders who recognize the possibilities of journalism in a democratic society. Required for JOUR majors or general elective.

Fall 2014:

COURSE/SECTION/CREDITSCLASS SIZETITLEDAYSTIMEROOMINSTRUCTORCORE
ANTH1170-220R (3)19Exploring Culture and Gender through FilmMW3:00-4:15pmBUCK S106Jamieson, SaraA&S core: human diversity
COMM1300-220R (3)19Public SpeakingTR11:00am-12:15pmBUCK N101Skerski, JamieCOMM majors or elective
COMM2000-220R (3)19Designing Inclusive CommunitiesTR12:30-1:45pmBUCK S106Sprain, LeahCOMM majors or elective
COMR1000-220R (1)22Communication & CommunityM11:00-11:50amBUCK N101Jamieson, SaraElective
COMR1000-221R (1)22Communication & CommunityM4:00-4:50pmBUCK N101Hersh, OrlyElective
COMR1000-222R (1)22Communication & CommunityT
4:00-4:50pmBUCK N101Gale, KendraElective
COMR1000-223R (1)22Communication & CommunityW
1:00-1:50pmBUCK N101Hersh, OrlyElective
COMR1000-224R (1)22Communication & CommunityW
2:00-2:50pmBUCK N101Jamieson, SaraElective
COMR1000-225R (1)22Communication & CommunityW4:00-4:50pmBUCK N101Gale, KendraElective
COMR1000-226R (1)22Communication & CommunityR
12:30-1:45pmBUCK N101Gale, KendraElective
COMR1000-227R (1)22Communication & CommunityR4:00-4:50pmBUCK N101Stella, NicoleElective
COMR1000-228R (1)22Communication & CommunityF1:00-1:50pmBUCK N101Hersh, OrlyElective
DNCE1017-220R (3)19Dance and Popular CultureTR9:30-10:45amBUCK S106Tafura, Marissa HalloA&S core: literature & the arts
ETHN2014-220R (3)19Themes in American Culture: America in FilmMWF11:00-11:50pmBUCK S106Babicz, MartyA&S core: U.S. context
HIST2100-220R (3)19Revolution in History: The Russian Revolution of 1917TR11:00-12:15pmBUCK S106Hatch, JohnA&S core: historical context
JOUR1001-003 (3)20Contemporary Mass MediaMWF9:00-9:50amMUEN E064TBAJOUR majors or élective
JOUR1871-220R (3)19S.T.: Productive CuriosityMWF12:00-12:50pmBUCK S106
Cheval, MelindaJOUR majors or elective
JOUR1871-221R (3)19S.T.: Skunkworks: Exploring Social Media StrategiesTR2:00-3:15pmBUCK S106Gale, KendraJOUR majors or élective
PHIL1400-220R (3)19Philosophy and the SciencesMWF1:00-1:50pmBUCK S106Zerella, MichaelA&S core: natural sciences
SOCY1004-220R (3)19Deviance and U.S. SocietyTR2:00-3:15pmBUCK N101
Watterworth, JayA&S core: ideals & values
WRTG1150-220R (3)191st Year Writing & RhetoricMWF10:00am-10:50amBUCK N101Hersh, OrlyA&S core: written communication
WRTG1150-220R (3)191st Year Writing & RhetoricMWF12:00-12:50amBUCK N101Hersh, OrlyA&S core: written communication

Course Descriptions:

 

1. CORE CURRICULUM: HISTORICAL CONTEXT

 

HIST 2100-220R: Revolution in History: The Russian Revolution of 1917
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00AM-12:15PM
Dr. John Hatch
Examines the causes, character, and significance of political revolution in world history. Concentrating on one of the major revolutions of modern history, it examines why revolutions occur, who participates in revolution, and to what effect. Specific course focus varies. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: historical context.

 

2. CORE CURRICULUM: HUMAN DIVERSITY

 

ANTH 1170-220R: Exploring Culture and Gender through Film
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 3:00-4:15PM
Dr. Sara Jamieson
Uses films and written texts to explore the concepts of culture and gender, as well as ethnicity and race. By looking at gender, ethnicity, and race cross-culturally, students will know how these concepts are constructed in their own society, as well as in others. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

 

 3. CORE CURRICULUM: IDEALS AND VALUES

 

SOCY 1004-220R: Deviance and U.S. Society
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:15PM
Dr. Jay Watterworth
Examines the social construction of deviance in the U.S., the process of acquiring a deviant identity and managing deviant stigma, and the social organization of deviant act, lifestyles, relationships and careers. Approved for GT-SS3. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.

 

4. CORE CURRICULUM: LITERATURE AND THE ARTS

 

DNCE 1017-220R: Dance and Popular Culture
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:45AM
Dr. Marissa Hallo Tafura
Introduces methods of critical analysis that reveal the rich heritage hidden within and around dances students commonly encounter at the club, on the street, on television, on the big screen and elsewhere in everyday life. Through watching, reading, and discussion, students discover new meaning in their lived cultural experience. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

 

5. CORE CURRICULUM:  NATURAL SCIENCES

 

PHIL 1400-220R: Philosophy and the Sciences
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 1:00-1:50PM
Dr. Michael Zerella
Considers philosophical topics and concepts related to the natural sciences, such as science and pseudo-science; scientific method; the nature of explanation, theory, confirmation, and falsification; the effect of science on basic concepts like mind, freedom, time, and causality; ethics of experimentation; and the relation of science to society. Approved for GT-AH3. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural sciences.

 

6. CORE CURRICULUM:  U.S. CONTEXT

 

ETHN 2014-220R: Themes in American Culture: America in Film
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:00-11:50PM
Dr. Martin Babicz
Enables students to explore various themes in post-1865 American culture. Examines these themes, which vary each year, in their social context. Formerly AMST 2010. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: U.S. context.

 

7. CORE CURRICULUM: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

 

WRTG 1150-220R: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00-10:50AM
Ms. Orly Hersh
Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

WRTG 1150-221R: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:00-12:50PM
Ms. Orly Hersh
Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

8. MAJOR REQUIREMENT OR GENERAL ELECTIVE CREDIT

 

COMM 1300-220R: Public Speaking
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00am-12:15PM
Dr. Jamie Skerski
Covers theory and skills of speaking in various public settings. Examines fundamental principles from rhetorical and communication theory and applies them to oral presentations. Required for COMM majors or general elective.

 

COMM 2000-220R: Topics in Communication: Designing Inclusive Communities
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45PM
Dr. Leah Sprain
Introduction of how do design practices help us create the communities we want? Students will practice design that engages community stakeholders as we develop, test, and implement solutions to problems within the RAP. We will focus on connections between communication and design — how we can design better forms of public engagement, collaborative interaction, campaigns, and social media. Does not count toward the 2000-level courses required for the major, unless explicitly stated in the course schedule. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours on different topics. Recommended prereqs., COMM 1210 and 1600. Required for COMM majors or general elective.

 

COMR 1000-(220R-228R): Communication & Community
(1 credit hour)
Introduction to how communication builds community by creating and sharing meaning. Examination of communication practices at the interpersonal level (friends and family), the group level (teams, classrooms and organizations) and the societal level (citizenship, social change, mass media). Restricted to students in the Communication & Society Residential Academic Program.

 

JOUR 1001-003: S.T.: Contemporary Mass Media
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00-9:50AM
TBA
An introduction to the role of media in contemporary society, focusing on the cultural, political, economic, and historical context within which print and media technologies developed and how audiences interact with and influence the use of media. Required for JOUR majors or general elective.

 

JOUR 1871-220R: S.T.: Productive Curiosity
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:00-12:50PM
Dr. Mindy Cheval
This course will introduce the practice of curiosity as the basis of creative problem solving. Students will use in-class exercises and outside exploration-based projects to increase productive curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. Special studies in media that are specific for first-year students. May be repeated for a maximum of 3-credit hoursRequired for JOUR majors or general elective.

JOUR 1871-221R: S.T.: Skunkworks: Exploring Social Media Strategies
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:15PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
This is an applied course exploring how media technologies create social relationships and communities. Students will develop social media communication plans and practice digital communication using online tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. Special studies in media that are specific for first-year students. May be repeated for a maximum of 3-credit hours. Required for JOUR majors or general elective.

Spring 2014:

Course/Section/CreditsClass SizeTitleDaysTimeRoomInstructorCore
ANTH1170-220R (3)15Exploring Culture and Gender Through FilmMWF10:00-10:50amBUCK S106Jamieson, SaraA&S core: human diversity
ANTH1200-220R (3)15Culture and PowerTR12:30-1:45pmBUCK N101Jamieson, SaraA&S core: contemporary societies
COMM1210-220R (3)15Perspectives in Human CommMW2:00-3:15pmBUCK S106Gale, KendraA&S core: contemporary societies
COMM1300-220R (3)15Public SpeakingMWF10:00-10:50amBUCK N101Jackson, JohnCOMM majors or elective
COMM2360-220R (3)15Campaigns and RevolutionsTR11:00-12:15pmBUCK S106Sprain, LeahCOMM majors or elective
COMR1800-220R (3)15Visual Literacy: Images and IdeologiesTR9:30-10:45amBUCK S106Gale, KendraA&S core: literature and the arts
HIST2516-220R (3)15America Through BaseballMWF12:00-12:50pmBUCK S106Babicz, MartinA&S core: U.S. context
IPHY2420-220R (3)15Nutrition, Health and PerformanceMWF9:00-9:50amBUCK S106Louie, DonnaA&S core: natural sciences
JOUR2403-220R (3)15Principles of Advertising and Consumer CultureTR2:00-3:15pmBUCK S106Gale, KendraJOUR majors or elective
JOUR2601-220R (3)15Principles of Journalism & Networked CommunicationTBABUCK N101Kodas, MichaelJOUR majors or elective
SOCY2031-220R (3)15Social ProblemsTR12:30-1:45pmBUCK S106Watterworth, JayA&S core: ideals and values
WMST2020-220R (3)15Femininities, Masculinities and AlternativesTR9:30-10:45amBUCK N101Jamieson, SaraA&S core: human diversity
WRTG1150-220R (3)151st Year Writing and RhetoricMWF11:00-11:50amBUCK S106Hersh, OrlyA&S core: written communication
WRTG1150-220R (3)151st Year Writing and RhetoricMWF1:00-1:50pmBUCK S106Hersh, OrlyA&S core: written communication

Course Descriptions:

 

1. CORE CURRICULUM: CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES

 

COMM 1210-220R: Perspectives on Human Communication
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 2:00-3:15PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Surveys communication in a variety of contexts and applications. Topics include basic concepts and general models of communication, ethics, language and nonverbal communication, personal relationships, group decision-making, organizational communication, and impact of technological developments on communication. Required for COMM majors. Meets MAPS requirement for social sciences: general. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.

 

ANTH 1200-220R: Culture and Power
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45PM
Dr. Sara Jamieson
Compares contemporary sociopolitical systems across cultures, from non-Western tribal groups to modern states. Introduces students to anthropological approaches for understanding and analyzing political forces, processes, and institutions that affect cultures such as colonialism, warfare, violence, ethnicity, migration, and globalization. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.

 

2. CORE CURRICULUM: HUMAN DIVERSITY

 

ANTH 1170-220R: Exploring Culture and Gender through Film

(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00-10:50AM
Dr. Sara Jamieson
Uses films and written texts to explore the concepts of culture and gender, as well as ethnicity and race. By looking at gender, ethnicity, and race cross-culturally, students will know how these concepts are constructed in their own society, as well as in others. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

 

WMST 2020-220R:  Femininities, Masculinities, Alternatives
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Tuesday 9:30-10:45AM
Dr. Sara Jamieson
Examines the construction of gender and sexual identities in the modern world. Focuses on the role of social attitudes and material circumstances in shaping how individuals understand themselves and are understood by others, as well as the actions they take to accept, negotiate, and resist these pressures. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

 

3. CORE CURRICULUM: IDEALS AND VALUES

 

SOCY 2031-220R: Social Problems
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45PM
Dr. Jay Watterworth
Examines U.S. society from a normative perspective emphasizing theories of social change. Considers such problems as distribution of power, unemployment, poverty, racism and sexism, the changing role of the family, and drugs. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.

 

4. CORE CURRICULUM: LITERATURE AND THE ARTS

 

COMR 1800-220R: Visual Literacy: Images and Ideologies
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:45AM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Explores the relationship between visual images and cultural values, including how we process visual information, the evolution of conventions in various media, common visual portrayals, and ethical issues. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

 

5. CORE CURRICULUM:  NATURAL SCIENCES

 

IPHY 2420-220R: Nutrition, Health, and Performance
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00-9:50AM
Dr.  Donna Louie
Focuses on the basic anatomy, physiology, and chemistry of nutrition. Topics include weight management, the role of diet and lifestyle in disease prevention, specific nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, nutrition standards and guidelines, sports nutrition recommendations, agricultural practices, and food policy issues. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural sciences.

 

6. CORE CURRICULUM:  U.S. CONTEXT

 

HIST 2516-220R: America through Baseball
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:00-12:50PM
Dr. Martin Babicz
Examines American History since the Civil War and explores how the social, cultural, economic, and political forces shaping America were reflected in the national pastime. The course also examines the events and people who shaped baseball and looks at how they influenced American society at large. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: U.S. context.

 

7. CORE CURRICULUM: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

 

WRTG 1150-220R: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric

(3 credit hours)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:00-11:50AM
Ms. Orly Hersh
Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

WRTG 1150-221R: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 1:00-1:50PM
Ms. Orly Hersh
Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

8. MAJOR REQUIREMENT OR GENERAL ELECTIVE CREDIT

 

COMM 1300-220R: Public Speaking

(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00-10:50AM
Dr. John Jackson
Covers theory and skills of speaking in various public settings. Examines fundamental principles from rhetorical and communication theory and applies them to oral presentations. Required for COMM majors or general elective.

 

COMM 2360-220R: S.T.: Campaigns and Revolutions
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00am-12:15PM
Dr. Leah Sprain
Introduces concepts in rhetoric and argumentation that are used to explain significant social and political changes in our society. The goal is to show how social actors use rhetoric to promote some social goals and hinder others. Required for COMM majors or general elective.

 

JOUR 2403-220R: Principles of Advertising and Consumer Culture
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:15PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Explores creative and strategic thinking plus the nature and functions of promotions, event-marketing, public relations, and advertising and their growing interdependence in a changing media landscape. Considers technology’s impact and the effect of commercial culture on an increasingly diverse society. Required for JOUR majors or general elective.

 

JOUR 2601-220R: Principles of Journalism & Networked Communication
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:45PM
Mr. Michael Kodas
Surveys the history, practices and responsibilities of journalism in a democracy. Examines ethics, best practices in institutional and network settings, reporting and writing, international news systems, personal branding, and strategies for creating and distributing content across media platforms. Promotes the highest professional values and encourages students to be leaders who recognize the possibilities of journalism in a democratic society. Required for JOUR majors or general elective.

 


Fall 2013:

COURSE/SECTION/CREDITSCLASS SIZETITLEDAYSTIMEROOMINSTRUCTORCORE
ANTH1170-220R (3)15Exploring Culture and Gender through FilmMWF11:00-11:50amBUCK S106Jamieson, SaraA&S core: human diversity
COMM1210-220R (3)15Perspectives in Human CommunicationTR9:30-10:45amBUCK S106Gale, KendraA&S core: contemporary societies
COMM2000-220R (3)15Communication and GenderTR11:00am-12:15pmBUCK S106Ashcraft, KarenCOMM majors or elective
COMM2400-220R (3)15Discourse, Cultures, and IdentityMWF10:00-10:50amBUCK S106Sprain, LeahA&S core: human diversity
COMM majors or elective
COMR1000-220R (1)20Communication & CommunityM4:00-4:50pmBUCK N101Hersh, OrlyElective
COMR1000-221R (1)20Communication & CommunityW2:00-2:50pmBUCK N101Gale, KendraElective
COMR1000-222R (1)20Communication & CommunityT
4:00-4:50pmBUCK N101Gale, KendraElective
COMR1000-223R (1)20Communication & CommunityW
1:00-1:50pmBUCK N101Hersh, OrlyElective
COMR1000-224R (1)20Communication & CommunityW
3:00-3:50pmBUCK N101Jamieson, SaraElective
COMR1000-225R (1)20Communication & CommunityW4:00-4:50pmBUCK N101Jamieson, SaraElective
COMR1000-226R (1)20Communication & CommunityR
11:00-11:50amBUCK N101Gale, KendraElective
COMR1000-227R (1)20Communication & CommunityF12:00-12:50pmBUCK N101Hersh, OrlyElective
COMR1000-228R (1)20Communication & CommunityElective
COMR1100-220R (1)18RAP Community Leadership PracticumW6:00-6:50pmBUCK S106
Jamieson, SaraElective
COMR1800-220R (3)15Visual Literacy: Images & IdeologiesTR2:00-3:15pmBUCK S106Gale, KendraA&S core: literature & the arts
ETHN2014-220R (3)15Themes in American Culture: America in FilmMWF12:00-12:50pmBUCK S106Babicz, MartyA&S core: U.S. context
JOUR1001-003 (3)20Contemporary Mass MediaMWF9:00-9:50amATLS 1B31TBAJOUR majors or élective
JOUR1871-220R (3)15S.T.: TV/Family/CultureTR12:30-1:45pmBUCK S106
Peck, JaniceJOUR majors or elective
PHIL1400-220R (3)15Philosophy and the SciencesMWF1:00-1:50pmBUCK S106Zerella, MichaelA&S core: natural sciences
RLST2600-220R (3)15Judaism, Christianity, IslamMW2:00-3:15pmBUCK S106Adams, SharonA&S core: ideals & values
SOCY1004-220R (3)15Deviance and U.S. SocietyTR12:30-1:45pmBUCK N101
Watterworth, JayA&S core: ideals & values
WRTG1150-220R (3)151st Year Writing & RhetoricMWF10:00am-10:50amBUCK N101Hersh, OrlyA&S core: written communication
WRTG1150-220R (3)151st Year Writing & RhetoricMWF11:00-11:50amBUCK N101Hersh, OrlyA&S core: written communication

Course Descriptions:

 

1. CORE CURRICULUM: CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES

 

COMM 1210-220R: Perspectives on Human Communication
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:45AM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Surveys communication in a variety of contexts and applications. Topics include basic concepts and general models of communication, ethics, language and nonverbal communication, personal relationships, group decision-making, organizational communication, and impact of technological developments on communication. Required for COMM majors. Meets MAPS requirement for social sciences: general. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.

 

2. CORE CURRICULUM: HUMAN DIVERSITY

 

ANTH 1170-220R: Exploring Culture and Gender through Film
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:00-11:50AM
Dr. Sara Jamieson
Uses films and written texts to explore the concepts of culture and gender, as well as ethnicity and race. By looking at gender, ethnicity, and race cross-culturally, students will know how these concepts are constructed in their own society, as well as in others. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

 

COMM 2400-220R: Discourse, Culture and Ideologies
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00-10:50AM
Dr. Leah Sprain
Examines how aspects of talk (e.g., turn-taking, speech acts, narratives, dialect, and stance indicators) link with identities (e.g. ethnic and racial, age, gender, work-related, and personal). Considers how communication is central to constructing who people are and examines social controversies related to talk and identities. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

 

3. CORE CURRICULUM: IDEALS AND VALUES

 

RLST 2600-220R: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 2:00-3:15PM
Dr. Sharon Adams
Introduces literature, beliefs, practices, and institutions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, in historical perspective. Same as JWST 2600. Approved for GT-AH3. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.

 

SOCY 1004-220R: Deviance and U.S. Society
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45PM
Dr. Jay Watterworth
Examines the social construction of deviance in the U.S., the process of acquiring a deviant identity and managing deviant stigma, and the social organization of deviant act, lifestyles, relationships and careers. Approved for GT-SS3. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.

 

4. CORE CURRICULUM: LITERATURE AND THE ARTS

 

COMR 1800-220R: Visual Literacy: Images and Ideologies
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:15PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Explores the relationship between visual images and cultural values, including how we process visual information, the evolution of conventions in various media, common visual portrayals, and ethical issues. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

 

5. CORE CURRICULUM:  NATURAL SCIENCES

 

PHIL 1400-220: Philosophy and the Sciences
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 1:00-1:50PM
Dr. Michael Zerella
Considers philosophical topics and concepts related to the natural sciences, such as science and pseudo-science; scientific method; the nature of explanation, theory, confirmation, and falsification; the effect of science on basic concepts like mind, freedom, time, and causality; ethics of experimentation; and the relation of science to society. Approved for GT-AH3. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural sciences.

 

6. CORE CURRICULUM:  U.S. CONTEXT

 

ETHN 2014-220R: Themes in American Culture: America in Film
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:00-12:50PM
Dr. Martin Babicz
Enables students to explore various themes in post-1865 American culture. Examines these themes, which vary each year, in their social context. Formerly AMST 2010. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: U.S. context.

 

7. CORE CURRICULUM: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

 

WRTG 1150-220R: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00-10:50AM
Ms. Orly Hersh
Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

WRTG 1150-221R: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:00-11:50AM
Ms. Orly Hersh
Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

8. MAJOR REQUIREMENT OR GENERAL ELECTIVE CREDIT

 

COMM 2000-220R: Topics in Communication: Communication & Gender
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00AM-12:15PM
Dr. Karen Ashcraft
Investigates selected topics in communication. Does not count toward the 2000-level courses required for the major, unless explicitly stated in the course schedule. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours on different topics. Recommended prereqs., COMM 1210 and 1600. Required for COMM majors or general elective.

 

COMR 1000-(220R-228R): Communication & Community
(1 credit hour)
Introduction to how communication builds community by creating and sharing meaning. Examination of communication practices at the interpersonal level (friends and family), the group level (teams, classrooms and organizations) and the societal level (citizenship, social change, mass media). Restricted to students in the Communication & Society Residential Academic Program.

 

COMR 1100-220R: RAP Community Leadership Practicum
(1 credit hour)
Wednesday 6:00-6:50PM
Dr. Sara Jamieson
Examines relationships between competent communication and effective leadership in the context of the Communication and Society RAP. Upon completion of the Community Leadership RAP practicum, the student will be able to identify, discuss, demonstrate, and critique effective communication skills as they apply to many different leadership opportunities within the RAP. Restricted to students in the Communication Residential Academic Program.

 

JOUR 1001-003: S.T.: Contemporary Mass Media
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00-9:50AM
Dr. Samira Rajabi
An introduction to the role of media in contemporary society, focusing on the cultural, political, economic, and historical context within which print and media technologies developed and how audiences interact with and influence the use of media. Required for JOUR majors or general elective.

 

JOUR 1871-220R: S.T.: TV/Family/Culture
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45PM
Dr. Janice Peck
Special studies in media that are specific for first-year students. May be repeated for a maximum of three credit hoursRequired for JOUR majors or general elective.

 


Spring 2013:

Courses/Section/CreditsClass SizeTitleDaysTimeRoomInstructorCore
ANTH1135-720 (3)17Exploring a Non-Western Culture: People's of AmazoniaTR12:30-1:45pmBUCK S106Jamieson, SaraA&S core: human diversity
ANTH1170-720 (3)17Exploring Culture and Gender through FilmTR3:30-4:45pmBUCK S106Jamieson, SaraA&S core: human diversity
COMM1210-720 (3)17Perspectives in Human CommTR11:00-12:15pmBUCK N101Gale, KendraA&S core: contemporary societies
COMM2360-720 (3)17Campaigns and RevolutionsMW3:00-4:15pmBUCK S106Malesh, PatriciaCOMM majors or elective
COMM2400-720 (3)17Discourse, Culture and IdentitiesMWF10:00-10:50amBUCK S106Sprain, LeahA&S core: human diversity
COMR1800-720 (3)17Visual Literacy: Images & IdeologiesMW1:00-2:15pmBUCK S106Gale, KendraA&S core: literature and the arts
HIST2516-720 (3)17America through BaseballMWF11:00-11:50amBUCK S106Babicz, MartinA&S core: U.S. context
JOUR1001-720 (3)17Contemporary Mass MediaTR12:30-1:45pmBUCK N101Stevens, RickJOUR majors or electives
JOUR2403-720 (3)17Principles of Advertising and Consumer CultureTR2:00-3:15pmBUCK S106Gale, kendraJOUR majors or electives
SOCY2031-720 (3)17Social ProblemsTR11:00-12:15pmBUCK S106Watterworth, JayA&S core: ideals and values
WMST2020-720 (3)17Femininities, Masculinities, AlternativesTR9:30-10:45amBUCK S106Jamieson, SaraA&S core: human diversity
WRTG1150-720 (3)171st Year Writing and RhetoricMWF9:00-9:50amBUCK S106Hersh, OrlyA&S core: written communication
WRTG1150-721 (3)171st Year Writing and RhetoricMWF12:00-12:50pmBUCK S106Hersh, OrlyA&S core: written communication

Course Descriptions:

1. CORE CURRICULUM: CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES

COMM 1210-720: Perspectives on Human Communication
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00AM-12:15PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Surveys communication in a variety of contexts and applications. Topics include basic concepts and general models of communication, ethics, language and nonverbal communication, personal relationships, group decision-making, organizational communication, and impact of technological developments on communication. Required for COMM majors. Meets MAPS requirement for social sciences: general. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.

 

2. CORE CURRICULUM: HUMAN DIVERSITY

ANTH 1135-720: Exploring a Non-Western Culture: People’s of Amazonia
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45PM
Dr. Sara Jamieson
Examines the geography, kinship, politics and religious values of a particular non-Western people in historical and contemporary context through an anthropological perspective. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

 

ANTH 1170-720: Exploring Culture and Gender through Film
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:45PM
Dr. Sara Jamieson
Uses films and written texts to explore the concepts of culture and gender, as well as ethnicity and race. By looking at gender, ethnicity, and race cross-culturally, students will know how these concepts are constructed in their own society, as well as in others. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

 

COMM 2400-720: Discourse, Culture and Identities
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00-10:50AM
Dr. Leah Sprain
Examines how aspects of talk (e.g., turn-taking, speech acts, narratives, dialect, and stance indicators) link with identities (e.g., ethnic and racial, age, gender, work-related, and personal). Considers how communication is central to constructing who people are and examines social controversies related to talk and identities. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

 

WMST 2020-720: Femininities, Masculinities, Alternatives
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Tuesday 9:30-10:45AM
Dr. Sara Jamieson
Examines the construction of gender and sexual identities in the modern world. Focuses on the role of social attitudes and material circumstances in shaping how individuals understand themselves and are understood by others, as well as the actions they take to accept, negotiate, and resist these pressures. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

 

3. CORE CURRICULUM: IDEALS AND VALUES

SOCY 2031-720: Social Problems
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00AM-12:15PM
Dr. Jay Watterworth
Examines U.S. society from a normative perspective emphasizing theories of social change. Considers such problems as distribution of power, unemployment, poverty, racism and sexism, the changing role of the family, and drugs. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.

 

4. CORE CURRICULUM: LITERATURE AND THE ARTS

COMR 1800-720: Visual Literacy: Images and Ideologies
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 1:00-2:15PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Explores the relationship between visual images and cultural values, including how we process visual information, the evolution of conventions in various media, common visual portrayals, and ethical issues. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

 

5. CORE CURRICULUM: U.S. CONTEXT

 

HIST 2516-720: America through Baseball
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:00-11:50AM
Dr. Martin Babicz
Examines American History since the Civil War and explores how the social, cultural, economic, and political forces shaping America were reflected in the national pastime. The course also examines the events and people who shaped baseball and looks at how they influenced American society at large. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: U.S. context.

 

6. CORE CURRICULUM: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

WRTG 1150-720: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00-9:50AM
Ms. Orly Hersh
Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, research, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. This course section emphasizes themes on globalization and readings center on the anthology, The New World Reader: Thinking and Writing about the Global Community. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

WRTG 1150-721: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:00-12:50PM
Ms. Orly Hersh
Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, research, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. This course section emphasizes themes on globalization and readings center on the anthology, The New World Reader: Thinking and Writing about the Global Community. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

7. MAJOR REQUIREMENT OR GENERAL ELECTIVE CREDIT

COMM 2360-720: S.T.: Campaigns and Revolutions
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 3:00-4:15PM
Dr. Patricia Malesh
Introduces concepts in rhetoric and argumentation that are used to explain significant social and political changes in our society. The goal is to show how social actors use rhetoric to promote some social goals and hinder others. Required for COMM majors or general elective.

 

JOUR 1001-720: Contemporary Mass Media (3 credit hours) Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45PM Dr. Rick Stevens An introduction to the role of media in contemporary society, focusing on the cultural, political, economic, and historical context within which print and media technologies developed and how audiences interact with and influence the use of media. Required for JOUR majors or general elective.

 

JOUR 2403-720: Principles of Advertising and Consumer Culture
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:15PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Explores creative and strategic thinking plus the nature and functions of promotions, event-marketing, public relations, and advertising and their growing interdependence in a changing media landscape. Considers technology’s impact and the effect of commercial culture on an increasingly diverse society. Required for JOUR majors or general elective.

 


Fall 2012:

Course/Section/CreditsClass SizeTitleDaysTimeRoomInstructorCore
ANTH1170-720 (3)18Exploring Culture and Gender through FilmMWF11:00-11:50amBUCK S106Jamieson, SaraA&S core: human diversity
COMM1210-720 (3)18Perspectives in Human CommMW1:00-2:15pmBUCK S106Gale, KendraA&S core: contemporary societies
COMM1300-720 (3)18Public SpeakingMWF10:00-10:50amBUCK S106Jackson, JohnCOMM majors or electives
COMM2360-720 (3)18Campaigns and RevolutionsMW3:00-4:15pmBUCK S106Sprain, LeahCOMM majors or electives
COMR1800-720 (3)18Visual Literacy: Images and IdeologiesTR11:00-12:15pmBUCK S106Gale, KendraA&S core: literature & the arts
ETHN2014-720 (3)18Themes in American Culture: America in FilmMWF12:00-12:50pmBUCK S106Babicz, MartinA&S core: U.S. context
JOUR1871-720 (3)18S.T.: Politics & MediaTR9:30-10:45amBUCK S106Skewes, ElizabethJOUR majors or electives
PHIL1000-720 (3)18Introduction to Philosophy MWF9:00-9:50amBUCK S106Zerella, MichaelA&S core: ideals & values
RLST2400-720 (3)18Religion and Contemporary Society TR12:30-1:45pmBUCK N101Carmichael, LucasA&S core: contemporary societies
SOCY1004-720 (3)18Deviance and U.S. SocietyTR12:30-1:45pmBUCK S106Watterworth, JayA&S core: ideals and values
WRTG1150-720 (3)181st Year Writing and RhetoricMWF11:00-11:50amBUCK N101Hersh, OrlyA&S core: written communication
WRTG1150-721 (3)181st Year Writing and RhetoricMWF12:00-12:50pmBUCK N101Hersh, OrlyA&S core: written communication
COMR1000-720 (1)20Communication and CommunityT2:00-2:50pmBUCK N101Gale, KendraElective
COMR1000-721 (1)20Communication and CommunityW9:00-9:50amBUCK N101Gale, KendraElective
COMR1000-722 (1)20Communication and CommunityW10:00-10:50amBUCK N101Gale, KendraElective
COMR1000-723 (1)20Communication and CommunityM9:00-9:50amBUCK N101Hersh, OrlyElective
COMR1000-724 (1)20Communication and CommunityM1:00-1:50pmBUCK N101Hersh, OrlyElective
COMR1000-725 (1)20Communication and CommunityW1:00-1:50pmBUCK N101Hersh, OrlyElective
COMR1000-726 (1)20Communication and CommunityM2:00-2:50pmBUCK N101Jamieson, SaraElective
COMR1000-727 (1)20Communication and CommunityW2:00-2:50pmBUCK N101Jamieson, SaraElective
COMR1000-729 (1)20Communication and CommunityF9:00-9:50amBUCK N101Cramer, DevinElective
COMR1100-720 (1)18RAP Community Leadership PracticumW6:00-7:00pmBUCK S106Jamieson, SaraElective

Course Descriptions:

 

1. CORE CURRICILUM: CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES

 

COMM 1210-720: Perspectives on Human Communication (3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 1:00-2:15PM

Dr. Kendra Gale

Surveys communication in a variety of contexts and applications. Topics include basic concepts and general models of communication, ethics, language and nonverbal communication, personal relationships, group decision-making, organizational communication, and impact of technological developments on communication. Required for COMM majors. Meets MAPS requirement for social sciences: general. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.

 

RLST 2400-720: Religion and Contemporary Society (3 credit hours)

Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45PM

Mr. Lucas Carmichael

Studies the nature of contemporary American society from various theoretical perspectives in religious studies. Gives attention to the impact of secularization and to the religious elements found in aspects of secular life (e.g. politics, literature, education, and recreation). Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.

 

2. CORE CURRICULUM: HUMAN DIVERSITY

 

ANTH 1170-720: Exploring Culture and Gender through Film (3 credit hours)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:00-11:50AM

Dr. Sara Jamieson

Uses films and written texts to explore the concepts of culture and gender, as well as ethnicity and race. By looking at gender, ethnicity, and race cross-culturally, students will know how these concepts are constructed in their own society, as well as in others. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

 

3. CORE CURRICULUM: IDEALS AND VALUES

 

PHIL 1000-720: Introduction to Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00-9:50PM

Dr. Michael Zerella

Introduces fundamental topics of philosophy, e.g., knowledge, truth, universals, self, the mind-body problem, time, God, and value. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.

SOCY 1004-720: Deviance and U.S. Society (3 credit hours)

Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45PM

Dr. Jay Watterworth

Examines the social construction of deviance in the U.S., the process of acquiring a deviant identity and managing deviant stigma, and the social organization of deviant act, lifestyles, relationships and careers. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.

 

4. CORE CURRICULUM: LITERATURE AND THE ARTS

 

COMR 1800-720: Visual Literacy: Images and Ideologies (3 credit hours)

Tuesday/Thursday 11:00AM-12:15PM

Dr. Kendra Gale

Explores the relationship between visual images and cultural values, including how we process visual information, the evolution of conventions in various media, common visual portrayals, and ethical issues. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

 

5. CORE CURRICULUM: U.S. CONTEXT

 

ETHN 2014-720: Themes in American Culture 2 (3 credit hours)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:00-12:50PM

Dr. Martin Babicz

Enables students to explore various themes in post-1865 American culture. Examines these themes, which vary each year, in their social context. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: U.S. context.

 

6. CORE CURRICULUM: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

 

WRTG 1150-720: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric (3 credit hours)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:00-11:50AM

Dr. Orly Hersh

Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

WRTG 1150-721: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric (3 credit hours)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:00-12:50PM

Dr. Orly Hersh

Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

7. MAJOR REQUIREMENT OR GENERAL ELECTIVE CREDIT

 

COMM 1300-720: Public Speaking (3 credit hours)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00-10:50AM

Dr. John Jackson

Covers theory and skills of speaking in various public settings. Examines fundamental principles from rhetorical and communication theory and applies them to oral presentations. Required for COMM majors or general elective.

 

COMM 2360-720: Campaigns & Revolutions (3 credit hours)

Monday/Wednesday 3:00-4:15PM

Dr. Leah Sprain

Introduces concepts in rhetoric and argumentation that are used to explain significant social and political changes in our society. The goal is to show how social actors use rhetoric to promote some social goals and hinder others. Required for COMM majors or general elective.

 

COMR 1000 (720-729): Communication & Community (1 credit hour)

Introduction to how communication builds community by creating and sharing meaning. Examination of communication practices at the interpersonal level (friends and family), the group level (teams, classrooms, and organizations) and the societal level (citizenship, social change, mass media). Required for COMM RAP students as general elective.

 

JOUR 1871-720: S.T.: Politics & Media (3 credit hours)

Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:45AM

Dr. Elizabeth Skewes

Using the fall 2012 elections as its focus, this course will examine the content of political coverage, as well as the factors that shape news coverage and the impact of political news on the public. It will look at the role that the media should play in informing and engaging citizens in the political process, and at whether the media are living up to those responsibilities. It also will examine how news coverage has changed since the 1960s, when television became a central player in the media market, and in recent years as new media outlets have come into prominence. Required for JOUR majors or general elective.

 


Spring 2012:

COURSE/SECTION/CREDITSCLASS SIZETITLEDAYSTIMEROOMINSTRUCTORCORE
ANTH1170-720 (3)18Gender and Culture through FilmMWF9:00-9:50amBUCK S106Jamieson, SaraA&S core: human diversity
COMM1210-720 (3)18Perspectives in Human CommMW11:00am-12:15pmBUCK N101Gale, KendraA&S core: contemporary societies
COMR1800-720 (3)18Visual Literacy: Images & IdeologiesTR11:00am-12:15pmBUCK S106Gale, KendraA&S core: literature & the arts
ENGL1600-720 (3)18Masterpieces of American LiteratureTR2:00-3:15pmBUCK N101McVey, JimA&S core: literature & the arts
HIST2516-720 (3)18America Through BaseballMWF10:00-10:50amBUCK N101Babicz, MartinA&S core: U.S. context
JOUR1871-720 (3)18S.T.: Global Culture & MediaTR9:30-10:45amBUCK N101McLean, PollyElective
JOUR2403-720 (3)18Principles of Advertising and Consumer CultureTR2:00-3:15pmBUCK S106Gale, KendraJOUR majors or elective
SLHS2010-720 (3)18Science of Human CommunicationTR9:30-10:45amBUCK S106Coady, JeffreyA&S core: natural sciences
WMST2050-720 (3)18Gender, Sexuality, and Popular CultureMWF4:00-4:50pmBUCK S106McAdams, SharonA&S core: human diversity
WRTG1150-720 (3)181st Year Writing & RhetoricMW10:00-11:15amBUCK S106Doyle, DamianA&S core: written communication
WRTG1150-721 (3)181st Year Writing & RhetoricMW12:00-1:15pmBUCK S106Doyle, DamianA&S core: written communication

Course Descriptions:

 

1. CORE CURRICULUM: CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES

 

COMM 1210-720: Perspectives on Human Communication
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 11:00AM-12:15PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Surveys communication in a variety of contexts and applications. Topics include basic concepts and general models of communication, ethics, language and nonverbal communication, personal relationships, group decision-making, organizational communication, and impact of technological developments on communication. Required for COMM majors. Meets MAPS requirement for social sciences: general. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.

 

2. CORE CURRICULUM: HUMAN DIVERSITY

 

ANTH 1170-720: Exploring Culture and Gender through Film
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00-9:50AM
Dr. Sara Jamieson
Uses films and written texts to explore the concepts of culture and gender, as well as ethnicity and race. By looking at gender, ethnicity, and race cross-culturally, students will know how these concepts are constructed in their own society, as well as in others. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

 

WMST 2050-720: Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4:00-4:50PM
Dr. Sharon McAdams
Explores the attainments of various American Indian civilizations in the period immediately prior to first contact with Europeans. Examines agriculture, architecture, governance and social organization, medicine, mathematics, and population. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

 

3. CORE CURRICULUM: LITERATURE AND THE ARTS

 

COMR 1800-720: Visual Literacy: Images and Ideologies
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00AM-12:15PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Explores the relationship between visual images and cultural values, including how we process visual information, the evolution of conventions in various media, common visual portrayals, and ethical issues. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

 

ENGL 1600-720: Masterpieces of American Literature
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:15PM
Dr. James McVey
Enhances student understanding of the American literary and artistic heritage through an intensive study of a few centrally significant texts, emphasizing works written before the 20th century. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

 

4. CORE CURRICULUM: NATURAL SCIENCES

 

SLHS 2010-720: Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:45AM
Dr. Jeffrey Coady
Discusses how human communication (the process by which a thought is transmitted from the brain of a speaker to the brain of a listener) involves a complex interaction of acoustics, anatomy, physiology, neurobiology, and psychology. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural sciences.

 

5. CORE CURRICULUM:  U.S. CONTEXT

 

HIST 2516-720: America through Baseball
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Dr. Martin Babicz
Examines American History since the Civil War and explores how the social, cultural, economic, and political forces shaping America were reflected in the national pastime. The course also examines the events and people who shaped baseball and looks at how they influenced American society at large. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: U.S. context.

 

6. CORE CURRICULUM: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

 

WRTG 1150-720: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 10:00AM-11:15PM
Dr. Damian Doyle
Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, research, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. This course section emphasizes themes on globalization and readings center on the anthology, The New World Reader: Thinking and Writing about the Global Community. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

WRTG 1150-721: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 12:00-1:15PM
Dr. Damian Doyle
Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, research, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. This course section emphasizes themes on globalization and readings center on the anthology, The New World Reader: Thinking and Writing about the Global Community. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

7. MAJOR REQUIREMENT OR GENERAL ELECTIVE CREDIT

 

JOUR 1871-720: S.T.: Global Culture & Media
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:45AM
Dr. Polly McLean
This course provides students the opportunity to study, discuss, and write about global media and the transformation of cultures and relations between peoples since the 1980s. Through specific case studies, we will explore the historical, political, and textual forces, which shape media culture in specific national, regional, and historical contexts. Required for JOUR majors or general elective.

 

JOUR 2403-720: Principles of Advertising and Consumer Culture
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:15PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Explores creative and strategic thinking plus the nature and functions of promotions, event-marketing, public relations, and advertising and their growing interdependence in a changing media landscape. Considers technology’s impact and the effect of commercial culture on an increasingly diverse society. Required for JOUR majors or general elective.

 


Fall 2011:

COURSE/SECTION/CREDITSCLASS SIZETITLEDAYSTIMEROOMINSTRUCTORCORE
COMM1210-720 (3)18Perspectives in Human CommunicationMW12:30-1:45amBUCK N101Gale, KendraA&S core: contemporary societies
COMM1300-720 (3)18Public SpeakingTR2:00-3:15pmBUCK N101Durfy, MargaretCOMM majors or elective
COMM2400-720 (3)18Discourse, Cultures, and IdentityTR9:30-10:45amBUCK S106David Boromisza-HabashiA&S core: human diversity
COMR1000-720 (1)20Communication & CommunityM9:00-9:50amBUCK N101Jennifer MalkowskiElective
COMR1000-721 (1)20Communication & CommunityM10:00-10:50amBUCK N101Jennifer MalkowskiElective
COMR1000-722 (1)20Communication & CommunityT
9:30-10:20amBUCK N101Cindy WhiteElective
COMR1000-723 (1)20Communication & CommunityT
11:00-11:50amBUCK N101Cindy WhiteElective
COMR1000-724 (1)20Communication & CommunityT
12:00-12:50pmBUCK N101Cindy WhiteElective
COMR1000-725 (1)20Communication & CommunityW10:00-10:50amBUCK N101Kendra GaleElective
COMR1000-726 (1)20Communication & CommunityW
3:00-3:50pmBUCK S106Kendra GaleElective
COMR1000-727 (1)20Communication & CommunityW4:00-4:50pmBUCK S106Kendra GaleElective
COMR1100-720 (1)18RAP Community Leadership PracticumT5:00-5:50pmBUCK S106
Jennifer MalkowskiElective
COMR1800-720 (3)18Visual Literacy: Images & IdeologiesTR11:00am-12:15pmBUCK S106Gale, KendraA&S core: literature & the arts
ENGL1600-730 (3)18Masterpieces of American LiteratureTR12:30-1:45pmBUCK N101McVey, JamesA&S core: literature & the arts
HIST2516-720 (3)18America through BaseballMWF10:00-10:50amBUCK S106Babicz, MartinA&S core: U.S. context
IPHY3420-720 (3)18Nutrition, Health, & PerformanceMWF11:00-11:50amBUCK S106Louie, DonnaA&S core: natural sciences
JOUR1871-720 (3)18Television & the Family in American CultureTR2:00-3:15pmBUCK S106
Peck, JaniceJOUR majors or elective
SOCY1004-720 (3)18Deviance and U.S. SocietyTR3:30-4:45pmBUCK S106
Watterworth, JayA&S core: ideals & values
WRTG1150-720 (3)181st Year Writing & RhetoricMW11:00am-12:15pmBUCK N101Doyle, DamianA&S core: written communication
WRTG1150-720 (3)181st Year Writing & RhetoricMW12:30-1:45pmBUCK S106Doyle, DamianA&S core: written communication

Course Descriptions:

 

1. CORE CURRICULUM: CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES

COMM 1210-720: Perspectives on Human Communication
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 12:30-1:45PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Surveys communication in a variety of contexts and applications. Topics include basic concepts and general models of communication, ethics, language and nonverbal communication, personal relationships, group decision-making, organizational communication, and impact of technological developments on communication. Required for COMM majors. Meets MAPS requirement for social sciences: general. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.

 

2. CORE CURRICULUM: HUMAN DIVERSITY

COMM 2400-720: Discourse, Cultures, and Identity
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:45AM
Dr. David Boromisza-Habashi
Examines how aspects of talk (e.g., turn-taking, speech acts, narratives, dialect, and stance indicators) link with identities (e.g., ethnic and racial, age, gender, work-related, and personal). Considers how communication is central to constructing who people are and examines social controversies related to talk and identities. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

 

3. CORE CURRICULUM: IDEALS AND VALUES

SOCY 1004-720: Deviance and U.S. Society
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:45PM
Dr. Jay Watterworth
Examines the social construction of deviance in the U.S., the process of acquiring a deviant identity and managing deviant stigma, and the social organization of deviant act, lifestyles, relationships and careers. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.

 

4. CORE CURRICULUM: LITERATURE AND THE ARTS

COMR 1800-720: Visual Literacy: Images and Ideologies
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00AM-12:15PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Explores the relationship between visual images and cultural values, including how we process visual information, the evolution of conventions in various media, common visual portrayals, and ethical issues. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

 

ENGL 1600-720: Masterpieces of American Literature
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45PM
Dr. James McVey
Enhances student understanding of the American literary and artistic heritage through an intensive study of a few centrally significant texts, emphasizing works written before the 20th century. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

 

5. CORE CURRICULUM: NATURAL SCIENCES

IPHY 2420-720: Nutrition, Health, and Performance
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:00-11:50AM
Dr. Donna Louie
Highlights basic principles of nutrition and their relation to health. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural sciences.

 

6. CORE CURRICULUM:  U.S. CONTEXT

HIST 2516-720: America through Baseball
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00-10:50AM
Dr. Martin Babicz
Examines American History since the Civil War and explores how the social, cultural, economic, and political forces shaping America were reflected in the national pastime. The course also examines the events and people who shaped baseball and looks at how they influenced American society at large. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: U.S. context.

 

7. CORE CURRICULUM: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

WRTG 1150-720: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 11:00AM-12:15PM
Dr. Damian Doyle
Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, research, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. This course section emphasizes themes on globalization and readings center on the anthology, The New World Reader: Thinking and Writing about the Global Community. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

WRTG 1150-721: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 12:30-1:45PM
Dr. Damian Doyle
Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, research, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. This course section emphasizes themes on globalization and readings center on the anthology, The New World Reader: Thinking and Writing about the Global Community. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

8. MAJOR REQUIREMENT OR GENERAL ELECTIVE CREDIT

COMM 1300-720: Public Speaking
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:15PM
Dr. Margaret Durfy
Covers theory and skills of speaking in various public settings. Examines fundamental principles from rhetorical and communiction theory and applies them to oral presentations. Required for COMM majors or general elective.

 

COMR 1000 (720-727) : Communication & Community
(1 credit hour)
Time: Please check the Fall 2011 schedule
Instructor Please check the Fall 2011 schedule
Introduction to how communication builds community by creating and sharing meaning. Examination of communication practices at the interpersonal level (friends and family), the group level (teams, classrooms, and organizations) and the societal level (citizenship, social change, mass media).Required for COMM RAP students as general elective.

 

COMR 1100-720 : RAP Community Leadership Practicum
(1 credit hour)
Tuesday 5:00-5:50PM
Jennifer Malkowski
Examines relationships between competent communication and effective leadership in the context of the Communication and Society RAP. Upon completion of the Community Leadership RAP practicum, the student will be able to identify, discuss, demonstrate, and critique effective communication skills as they apply to many different leadership opportunities within the RAP.&nbspRestricted to students in COMM RAP as general elective.

 

JOUR 1871-720: S.T.: Television and The Family in American Culture
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:15PM
Dr. Janice Peck
Examines the history and character of two central institutions in American society — the family and television — to gain a deeper understanding of their formative and enduring role in our lives and in society. Topics include: the history of the family and the history of television and the intersection of those histories; the economic logic of the TV industry and its historical and contemporary effect on programming; how the family has shaped television and how television shapes the family; representations of the family in television programming, past and present; and how families use and interact with television. Required for JOUR majors or general elective.


 


Spring 2011:

COURSE/ SECTION/ CREDITSCLASS SIZETITLEDAYSTIMEROOMINSTRUCTORCORE
COMM1210-720 (3)20Perspectives in Human CommTR11:00am-12:15pmBUCK S106Keeling, DianeA&S core: contemporary societies
COMR1800-720 (3)20Visual Literacy: Images & IdeologiesTR2:00-3:15pmBUCK S106Gale, KendraA&S core: literature and the arts
ENGL1600-720 (3)20Masterpieces of American LiteratureTR12:30-1:45pmBUCK S106McVey, JimA&S core: literature and the arts
HIST2516-720 (3)20America through BaseballMWF10:00am-10:50amBUCK S106Babicz, MartinA&S core: U.S. context
JOUR1871-720 (3)20S.T.: Media, Self, SocietyMW3:15-4:30pmBUCK S106Gale, KendraElective
WRTG1150-720 (3)201st Year Writing & RhetoricMW11:00am-12:15pmBUCK S106Doyle, DamianA&S Core: written communication

Course Descriptions:

 

1. CORE CURRICULUM: CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES

 

COMM 1210-720: Perspectives on Human Communication
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00AM-12:15PM
Ms. Diane Keeling
Surveys communication in a variety of contexts and applications. Topics include basic concepts and general models of communication, ethics, language and nonverbal communication, personal relationships, group decision-making, organizational communication, and impact of technological developments on communication. Required for PRCM and COMM majors. Meets MAPS requirement for social sciences: general. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.

 

2. CORE CURRICULUM: LITERATURE AND THE ARTS

 

COMR 1800-720: Visual Literacy: Images and Ideologies
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:15PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Explores the relationship between visual images and cultural values, including how we process visual information, the evolution of conventions in various media, common visual portrayals, and ethical issues. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

 

ENGL 1600-720: Masterpieces of American Literature
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45PM
Dr. James McVey
Enhances student understanding of the American literary and artistic heritage through an intensive study of a few centrally significant texts, emphasizing works written before the 20th century. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

 

3. CORE CURRICULUM:  U.S. CONTEXT

 

HIST 2516-720: America through Baseball
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00AM-10:50AM
Dr. Martin Babicz
Examines American History since the Civil War and explores how the social, cultural, economic, and political forces shaping America were reflected in the national pastime. The course also examines the events and people who shaped baseball and looks at how they influenced American society at large. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: U.S. context.

 

3. CORE CURRICULUM: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

 

WRTG 1150-720: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 11:00AM-12:15PM
Dr. Damian Doyle
Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, research, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. This course section emphasizes themes on globalization and readings center on the anthology, The New World Reader: Thinking and Writing about the Global Community. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

4. GENERAL ELECTIVE CREDIT

 

JOUR 1871-720: S.T. Media, Self, Society
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 3:15-4:30PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Media, Self and Society looks at the media as storytellers that give shape and meaning to our lives and our communities. We’ll be exploring the power of story, what makes stories compelling, how media tell stories what kinds of stories are told, whose voices are heard and whose are not. We’ll hear from a variety of guest speakers from various media communities: Story Corps, professional storytellers, photojournalists and alums.

This is also a service-learning course. We’ll partner with a local community organizations on storytelling projects. You should expect to spend 15-20 hours of “homework time” over the course of the semester working with your community partner outside of class. Credit for this course counts as general elective.


 


Fall 2010:

COURSE/ SECTION/ CREDITSCLASS SIZETITLEDAYSTIMEROOMINSTRUCTORCORE
COMM1210-720 (3)20Perspectives in Human CommMWF10:00-10:50amBUCK S106Keeling, DianeA&S core: contemporary societies
COMR1800-720 (3)20Visual Literacy: Images & IdeologiesTR9:30-10:45amBUCK S106Gale, KendraA&S core: literature and the arts
COMR1800-721 (3)20Visual Literacy: Images & IdeologiesTR11:00am-12:15pmBUCK S106Gale, KendraA&S core: literature and the arts
ENGL1800-720 (3)20American Ethnic LiteraturesTR12:30-1:45pmBUCK S106McVey, JimA&S core: human diversity
JOUR1001-720 (3)20Contemporary Mass MediaTR2-3:15pmBUCK S106Gale, KendraElective
WRTG1150-720 (3)201st Year Writing & RhetoricMW2:30-3:45pmBUCK S106Doyle, DamianA&S Core: written communication
WRTG1150-721 (3)201st Year Writing & RhetoricMW1:00-2:15pmBUCK S106Doyle, DamianA&S Core: written communication

Course Descriptions:

 

1. CORE CURRICULUM: LITERATURE AND THE ARTS

 

COMR 1800-720: Visual Literacy: Images and Ideologies
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:45AM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Explores the relationship between visual images and cultural values, including how we process visual information, the evolution of conventions in various media, common visual portrayals, and ethical issues. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

 

COMR 1800-721: Visual Literacy: Images and Ideologies
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00AM-12:15PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Explores the relationship between visual images and cultural values, including how we process visual information, the evolution of conventions in various media, common visual portrayals, and ethical issues. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

 

2. CORE CURRICULUM: CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES

 

COMM 1210-720: Perspectives on Human Communication
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00-10:50AM
Ms. Diane Keeling
Surveys communication in a variety of contexts and applications. Topics include basic concepts and general models of communication, ethics, language and nonverbal communication, personal relationships, group decision-making, organizational communication, and impact of technological developments on communication. Required for PRCM and COMM majors. Meets MAPS requirement for social sciences: general. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.

 

3. CORE CURRICULUM: HUMAN DIVERSITY

 

ENGL 1800-720: American Ethnic Literatures
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday  12:30-1:45PM
Dr. James McVey
Introduces significant fiction by ethnic Americans. Explores both the literary and the cultural elements that distinguish work by these writers. Emphasizes materials from Native American, African American, and Chicano traditions. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity

 

4. CORE CURRICULUM: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

 

WRTG 1150-720: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 2:30-3:45PM
Dr. Damian Doyle
Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, research, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. This course section emphasizes themes on globalization and readings center on the anthology, The New World Reader: Thinking and Writing about the Global Community. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

WRTG 1150-721: First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
(3 credit hours)
Monday/Wednesday 1:00-2:15PM
Dr. Damian Doyle
Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, research, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. This course section emphasizes themes on globalization and readings center on the anthology, The New World Reader: Thinking and Writing about the Global Community. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.

 

5. GENERAL ELECTIVE CREDIT

 

JOUR 1001-720: Contemporary Mass Media
(3 credit hours)
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:15PM
Dr. Kendra Gale
Examines mass media’s interaction with society and looks at journalism and mass media in historical, intellectual, economic, political, and social contexts. Credit for this course counts as general elective.