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Introduction to Mass Communication: COMM 1307 on the Web
Radio / TV Announcing
Radio and Television News
Writing for Radio, TV, Film
Media Literacy
Public Speaking
Fundamentals of Speech Communication: SPCH 1311 Classroom Version
Fundamentals of Speech Communication: SPCH 1311 on the Web
Introduction to Mass Communication: COMM 1307 Classroom Version

Introduction to Mass Communication:
COMM 1307 on the Web

A survey course covering all forms of mass communication, including Advertising, Public Relations, Radio, Television, Film, Journalism, Publishing, the Recording Industry, and the Internet. Course includes four mini-projects plus response writing assignments that make up the total course grade. These must be typed and college-level reading and writing skills are required.

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Radio / TV Announcing:
COMM 2331

This is a course in basic voice and performance for broadcast. Content includes, but is not limited to: voice management, dialect control, characterization for the voice, illness and the voice, breathing techniques, camera address and presentation skills. Work with microphones, cameras, and other relevant equipment occurs as well. Course includes exams and multiple performances for evaluation.

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Radio and Television News:
COMM 2332

This course covers research, interview, and format techniques for writing radio and television news, sports, reviews, and commentary, as well as performance techniques for news delivery. While not a production course per se, the relationship of camera and sound to televised news stories is covered, as well as basic camera framing, movement, and videographic choice-making as it relates to "showing the story." College-level reading and writing skills are required. Syllabus live on first day of semester. wingding.jpg - 1220 Bytes

Writing for Radio, TV, Film:
COMM 2339

Designed to train students in all typical forms of broadcast and film writing, including news, commercial copy, critique and commentary, radio theatre, comedy and dramatic teleplay, and screenplay. Course provides both writing and production experiences.Designed to train students in all typical forms of broadcast and film writing, including news, commercial copy, critique and commentary, radio theatre, comedy and dramatic teleplay, and screenplay. Course provides both writing and production experiences.

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Media Literacy:
COMM 2300

A behind-the-scenes look at Western media, including criticism and analysis of the function, role, and responsibility of the mass media in modern society from the consumer perspective. Includes the ethical problems and issues facing each media format, with the effect of political, economic, and cultural factors on the operation of the media.

Syllabus live on first day of semester.
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Public Speaking:
SPCH 1315

Study and practice in the preparation and delivery of oral presentations; practice in different types of speeches and forms of delivery; evaluation of speakers and speeches. Not offered by this instructor this semester. wingding.jpg - 1220 Bytes

Fundamentals of Speech Communication:
SPCH 1311 Classroom version

This course introduces students to the communication skills and theory that are useful, even necessary, for a healthy interactive life in all realms -- professional and personal. College-level reading and writing skills are required. The course includes casual roleplay scenarios in which skills may be built, a group project, two objective (multiple choice/true false) exams, a major paper, and an oral exam. Service Learning opportunities will be available. College-level reading and writing skills are required. Traditional sections not taught by this instructor this semester. wingding.jpg - 1220 Bytes

Fundamentals of Speech Communication:
SPCH 1311 on the Web

This course introduces students to the communication skills and theory that are useful, even necessary, for a healthy interactive life in all realms -- professional and personal. College-level reading and writing skills are required. The course includes student-produced roleplay scenarios in which skills may be built, two objective (multiple choice/true false) exams, speech activities, a major paper, and an oral exam. Service Learning opportunities will be available. College-level reading and writing skills are required.

Unless you are able to make frequent trips to the Dallas area and Spring Creek Campus Plano, you should live locally to take this course effectively and conveniently. This course is a Web-hybrid course, meaning that lecture material is presented on the Web, but the live component of the course -- speeches, interaction activities, etc. that are also part of the course requirements -- do have to take place in person. There are two mandatory "live" sessions for this course, in addition to an oral exam and two written exams, all that occur on Spring Creek campus, where the professor is based. Blended / Web section not taught by this instructor this semester.wingding.jpg - 1220 Bytes

Introduction to Mass Communication:
COMM 1307 Classroom Version

A survey course covering all forms of mass communication, including Advertising, Public Relations, Radio, Television, Film, Journalism, Publishing, the Recording Industry, and the Internet. Course includes three exams, group and solo projects. College-level reading and writing skills are required.

Traditional sections not taught by this instructor this semester. wingding.jpg - 1220 Bytes