Communication (CO)

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CO-100   Introduction to CommunicationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Theory, concepts, and practices of the production, transmission, and reception of messages. Examines elements, models, functions, and types of networks of communication.

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CO-102   Working with AudioCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COSPT

Basis principles of radio broadcasting, with emphasis on pre-production, planning, and audio production techniques.

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CO-120   Interpersonal CommunicationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

The principles and fundamentals of human oral communication in person-to-person and small group environments; the process of encoding and decoding messages, language usage, listening, and feedback.

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CO-145   Introduction to Television ProductionCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): IM

Introduction to basic studio and field television production equipment, production processes, and approaches to the creation of televised messages. Additional hours to be arranged.

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CO-155   Media LiteracyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Introduces students to a range of critical thinking skills for use when encountering media materials, including television, radio, print, and Internet resources. Students will develop an understanding of the complex functions of the mass media industries and an understanding of the aesthetic, emotional, cognitive, and moral choices involved in interpreting media messages.

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CO-198   Special Topics in Communication (100 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in communication to be announced prior to registration. May be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis.

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CO-203   Philosophy of LanguageCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Primarily concerned with questions about the concepts of language, meaning, and understanding. Considers some of the major contributions on these and related concepts. Also listed as Philosophy 203.

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CO-205   History of Sports and MediaCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): COSPT

Examines the development and evolution of selected sports and fields of athletic endeavor primarily in the United States. Students will gain knowledge of various sports, how media has covered and influenced these sports, and how those sports have impacted and influenced American culture and society.

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CO-206   Issues in Sports MediaCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): COSPT

Students examine the way that the media covers, analyzes, and critiques sports and sports issues. Media and sport have become two powerful and influential forces in society today. This class will demonstrate how the two have become irrevocably intertwined.

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CO-210   Voice and DictionCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-100.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COACM, COCSD, CORTA

Individual voice and articulation problems; practice focusing on improvement in quality, variety, flexibility, and range.

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CO-211   Introduction to JournalismCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COSPT

Explore how concepts of news are changing and develop a hands-on understanding of the way news is created. Course covers basic journalism techniques and standards and the history of newspapers.

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CO-215   NewswritingCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-211; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): WT

Advanced theory and practicum involving municipal, sports, investigative, and court reporting.

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CO-216   Journalism/PR Career PreparationCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Instructs Communication majors how to effectively pursue opportunities for employment, professional training, and internships. It is designed specifically for Communication students emerging as professionals in the fields of Journalism and Public Relations.

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CO-217   Radio/Television Career PreparationCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Instructs Communication majors how to effectively pursue opportunities for employment, professional training and internships. It is designed specifically for Communication students studying Radio and Television.

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CO-218   Communication Studies Career PreparationCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Prepares Communication Studies concentration students how to effectively pursue opportunities for employment, career development and professional training in the field of Communication.

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CO-220   Public SpeakingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An introduction to the principles and practices of effective public speaking, using traditional rhetorical principles as applied in the composition and delivery of various types of speeches.

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CO-221   Introduction to Digital MediaCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): CORTP, IM, TL

Provides the skills and theoretical context to produce, manage and optimize digital media to create dynamic and engaging websites, broadcast graphics and imagery for presentations. The course uses in class lectures, hands-on demonstrations, directed readings and discussions to help students understand the parameters of their digital tools and make high quality, socially engaged work.

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CO-223   Argumentation and DebateCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: HU-201 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): COACM, COCSD

The principles of argumentation and their application in the debate situation; the nature and structure of reasoning, the types of evidence, the construction of briefs, and the researching of debate propositions.

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CO-224   Introduction to Mass CommunicationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

The historical development and functions of mass media, such as radio, television, print, and film.

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CO-225   Business and Professional CommunicationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): RD

Principles and techniques for developing communication skills within the business and professional situations; emphasis on listening, interpersonal skills, interviewing, small group meetings, negotiations, informative training presentations, and persuasive sales presentations.

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CO-226   Intercultural CommunicationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): BI.EL, CD, RE

The process of communication between people of different cultures; the influences of culture on communicative messages and meanings.

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CO-228   Basic Sign LanguageCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Prepares students to communicate basic wants and needs with those individuals who are hearing impaired, deaf, or with those who, for other reasons, use sign language as their primary mode of communication. Review of the history of deaf education. Does not fulfill the foreign language requirement.

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CO-231   Performance of LiteratureCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-100.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COACM, COCSD, CORTA

The fundamental principles of oral interpretation of literature; opportunities for enhancing the understanding and appreciation of prose, poetry, and drama through effective performance.

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CO-233   Rhetoric and PersuasionCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Concepts and principles of communicative messages that influence thoughts, attitudes, and behavior. Foundational theories of persuasion, including rhetorical, critical, and social scientific perspectives.

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CO-235   Sports BroadcastingCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-102 or CO-145.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): COSPT

Prepares students for an internship at a public or commercial radio station or an entry-level position. Students will learn how to gather, organize, write, report, and broadcast radio sports.

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CO-236   Sports ReportingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): COSPT

Introduction to the field of sports journalism, which includes standardized news writing techniques as well as feature writing.

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CO-241   Introduction to Screen StudiesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COSS, IM

Introduction to the disciplined study of the Screen Arts - motion picture film, television, video, and digital multimedia - with respect to the operation of the various elements of sound and image as they operate within the text of the visual work screened. Includes screening and discussion of various representative works.

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CO-242   Creating Good RadioCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-102.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): CORTP

Broadcasting as effective communication; practical experience in writing, producing, directing, and performing in radio programs; critical analysis of various professional broadcasts.

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CO-243   History of the Motion PictureCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COSS

An introduction to the major phases of motion picture history from its origins to the present, including screenings and discussions of major film movements, technological innovations, and landmark directors.

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CO-246   Producing and Directing for Television (TV2)Credits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-145.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): CORTP

The application of aesthetic theory and production principles via studio television production assignments. Emphasis is placed upon the roles of producer and director in live television production. Additional studio hours to be arranged.

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CO-250   Global CommunicationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): BI.EL, COPRT, GU, RE

Introduces students to the various aspects of global communication, primarily media communication, journalism, and public relations. Particular emphasis will be on the categories of difference such as gender, race, class, and ethnicity. Global communication is reshaping economic, social, cultural, and political aspects of our lives nationally and internationally. Hence, in this course students will explore essential components of global communication, emphasizing shifts in national, regional, and international media patterns and trends including production, distribution, and consumption.

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CO-260   Contemporary News DesignCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-211 or CO-295.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A working knowledge of type, art, and graphic elements, and the techniques for designing newspaper and magazine pages.

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CO-262   Co-Curricular Practicum in RadioCredits: 1   

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Credit for specified assignments at the University radio station is awarded after a term-end evaluation by the instructor of the project agreed upon with the student. May not count toward major requirements. May be repeated for a total of six credits; limited to students active at the radio station for at least one semester.

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CO-263   Co-Curricular Practicum in TelevisionCredits: 1   

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Credit for specified assignments at the University television station is awarded after a term-end evaluation by the instructor of the project agreed upon with the student. May not count toward major requirements. May be repeated for a total of six credits; limited to students active at HAWK TV for at least one semester.

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CO-264   Co-Curricular Practicum in JournalismCredits: 1   

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Credit for specified assignments at the University newspaper is awarded after a term-end evaluation by the instructor of the project agreed upon with the student. May not count toward major requirements. May be repeated for a total of six credits; limited to students active at The Outlook for at least one semester.

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CO-265   Co-Curricular Practicum in Public RelationsCredits: 1   

Prerequisite: Instructor permission; limited to students active with PRSSA for at least one semester; students may also gain entry with previous experience on a public relations event/ project and provide tangible evidence to advisor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Credit for specified public relations assignments for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), University Clubs and Associations, and/or the University Communication Department is awarded after a term-end evaluation by the instructor of the project agreed upon with the student. May not count toward major requirements; may be repeated for a total of six credits.

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CO-266   Co-Curricular Practicum in CommWorksCredits: 1   

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor is required.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Credit for specified performance assignments with CommWorks (Students Committed to Performance) and, by extension, the University Communication Department is awarded after a term-end evaluation by the instructor of the project agreed upon with the student. May not count toward major requirements. May be repeated for a total of six credits; limited to students active in CommWorks for at least one semester. Students may also gain entry with previous substantial experience in performance, theatre, and/or forensics; student must provide tangible evidence to the advisor.

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CO-267   Co-Curricular Practicum in MOCCCredits: 1   

Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

One credit for specified assignments with MOCC and by extension the University Communication Department is awarded after a term-end evaluation by the instructor of the project agreed-upon with the student. The course may not count toward other major requirements. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

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CO-270   The Business of RadioCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-102.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): CORTT

A study of the history of radio, including its golden age, crisis, and new role in today's society. Examining radio as a business and profession also will be analyzed.

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CO-272   Real People Reel StoriesCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Prior permission of the directing professor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COACM, CORTP, EX5

Learning to tell a story through video testimonies/interviews. Socially conscious topics will be chosen from quality of life issues being explored by our new on-campus Polling Institute or those presented by community aid organizations.

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CO-275   Performance for RadioCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-102.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): CORTA

The fundamentals of radio announcing will be stressed along with station orientation. The student will develop strong vocal skills for a variety of radio personalities over the air.

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CO-288   Cooperative Education: CommunicationCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing and departmental approval.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX2

Professional work experience in a communication position. May be repeated for credit.

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CO-290   Media LawCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COCST, COPRT, CORTT

How the mass media is constrained and protected by the law and court interpretation. Overview will focus on libel, copyright, obscenity, free press, and other legal/illegal aspects of mass communication. Also listed as PS-290. Only open to communication majors.

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CO-291   Media EthicsCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COPRT, CORTT, WT

Exposure to a range of ethical concerns, choices, and practices across various media forms through case studies, readings, and discussions.

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CO-292   Communication Research MethodsCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-100, MA-105; and at least six credits in the major.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Introduction to the use of the scientific methods, various research approaches, and application of both qualitative and quantitative methods for application in the field of communication.

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CO-293   Social Media in Public RelationsCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-295 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COPRT, IM

An interactive, intensive study of social media with regard to the field of public relations. Students will be introduced to new contexts and forms of social media, an ever-growing area of study.

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CO-295   Introduction to Public RelationsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COSPT

A comprehensive survey of the field of public relations. Emphasis on the evolution, role, functions, and scope of public relations in American society.

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CO-296   Public Relations FundraisingCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-295.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COPRT, COSPT

Designed to provide an introduction to the practice, programs, and publics of fund raising. Development of a fund raising campaign will be produced for a nonprofit client. Written and oral communication skills essential to the professional fund raiser will be practiced in class and through assignments. May be offered in a hybrid format (partially online).

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CO-297   Contemporary Issues in CinemaCredits: 1   

Prerequisites: CO-241 and permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COSS

Current topics in contemporary cinema, with an emphasis on engagement with current film and video makers, and analysis and critique of cutting edge work in the field of screen production. Note: Must be taken in sequence in subsequent semesters.

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CO-298   Special Topics in Communication (200 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in communication to be announced prior to registration. May be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis.

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CO-299   Independent Study for the Minor in WritingCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Eighteen credits in the Writing Minor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

For the Writing Minor, development of major writing project under the guidance of a faculty member.

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CO-301   Communication TheoryCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Junior standing, CO-292 and EN-102 passed with a grade of C or higher; eighteen credits of communication courses completed; and EN-101 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): WT

Introduces students to the study of communication theory from interpersonal, small group, and organizational, to the mass media.

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CO-309   Family CommunicationCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-100 and CO-120.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): COACP, COCSP

Explores couple and family communication processes. Focuses on how individuals use interaction to establish, maintain, and change personal, romantic and family relationships.

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CO-311   Communication EthicsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An introduction to communication ethics and related contemporary issues intended to support students in the making of principled communication decisions.

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CO-313   Public Relations WritingCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-295.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A study into the fundamentals of effective public relations writing, including production of media releases, position papers, and media kits. The course focuses on writing style and technique, along with form and distribution methods.

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CO-317   Civic JournalismCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-211.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COPRM, EX5

News with a community service attitude. Gain hands-on experience through speakers, field trips, interviews, and involvement with local issues. Students write civic journalism news stories and host a community symposium to encourage dialogue among diverse community groups.

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CO-318   Topics in FilmCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COCST, COPRT, CORTT, COSS

Explores in-depth a specialized topic relevant to film and cultural studies. The topic changes each time the course is taught and may include a particular film director, genre or historical period.

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CO-320   Small Group CommunicationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-100.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COACM, COCST, EX3

The process of group communication, leadership, decision-making, and problem solving; participation in various types of discussion situations and the development of effective communication within the group setting. Also listed as SO-320.

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CO-321   Nonverbal CommunicationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-100 or CO-120.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): COACM, COCST

A study of the process and effects of the kinesic, paralinguistic, tactile, olfactory, artifactual, and proxemic aspects of nonverbal communication.

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CO-323   PersuasionCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-100; and CO-233 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): COACP, COCSP, COPRT

Concepts and principles of communicative messages that influence thoughts, attitudes, and behavior; roles of source, message, channel, and receiver.

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CO-324   Intercollegiate ForensicsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Practical application of rhetorical, interpretative, and theatrical principles to a competitive collegiate environment. Students will participate in a minimum of twenty-five rounds of tournament competition.

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CO-327   Civic ParticipationCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-100, CO-120, and CO-225.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): COACP, COCSP, COCST, COPRT

Explores how public communication shapes and reinvigorates civic participation, offering ways of understanding and resolving civic problems in democratic societies.

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CO-330   News EditingCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-211 or CO-295.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): COPRM

Copy-editing techniques for reviewing and improving news writing.

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CO-333   Online JournalismCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-211.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COPRM, IM

Explore the world of electronic information from a journalist's perspective. Learn to use and evaluate electronic resources including search engines, e-mail, news groups, directories, and databases for reporting news. Covers reporting and composing news stories for online publication and the legal and ethical questions raised by online news.

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CO-334   Advanced Performance of LiteratureCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-231.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COACM

The analysis and performance of outstanding literary works in prose, poetry, and drama. Emphasis is placed on the development of the student's performance skills and program building for public recital.

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CO-335   Group Techniques in PerformanceCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): COACM, COCSD, CORTA

Various theories and techniques used in group performances with a concentration on Readers Theatre and Chamber Theatre; selected literature is arranged, analyzed, and performed. Also listed as TH-335.

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CO-337   Performance Theory and PracticeCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): COACM, COCST, CORTA

The study of performance offers students the opportunity to explore the power of performance in its diverse forms in both theory and practice. Students will experience a wide variety of performance contexts, including performances of self in everyday life, performances of culture, performances of literature, and socially engaged, original performance art.

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CO-338   Advanced Video Production and EditingCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-145.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): CORTP, IM

A hands-on workshop allowing advanced students to work on individual projects with instructor guidance based on each student's level of experience. Students learn field production and AVID editing.

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CO-340   Writing the ReviewCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-211 or permission of the instructor; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COPRM, COSS, WT

The process of writing newspaper opinion pieces on film and theatre presentations.

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CO-342   Editorial WritingCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-211 or permission of the instructor; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): COPRM, WT

Editorial writing is the style of persuasive writing found on a newspaper's editorial pages, in online and print magazines, and in scripting some radio and television talk shows. This writing style is based on mounting a balanced, credible argument and persuading others to share a viewpoint. Exposes students to the work of famous op-ed writers and involves practice at writing a variety of opinion articles. Students will gain experience in doing research into current trends and events, persuasive writing, and exploring the multiple sides to an argument.

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CO-343   Performance and Social ActivismCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): COCSD

Students survey the recent history, theories, and methods of creative activist performance and produce original performances that function as embodied visions of social change and/or resistance to social norms. Emphasis is placed on representations of gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality, class, ability, etc. as well as structural inequalities and social injustice.

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CO-345   Electronic Field Production and Editing (TV3)Credits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-246.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): CORTP

Instruction and experience as independent producers of creative, feature, and documentary segments.

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CO-346   Documentary Film and VideoCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): CORTW, COSS

An introduction to the history and development of documentary film and video, with screenings and discussions of examples of works from the major movements in documentary, and small group production of an original documentary.

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CO-350   Broadcast Newswriting and ReportingCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-145.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): CORTW

Writing and reporting techniques for broadcast news; the process of news preparation from leads or sources through copy preparation, to on-air delivery.

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CO-351   Broadcast CopywritingCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-102 or CO-145.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): CORTW

Practical application of creative writing for radio and television.

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CO-352   Broadcast News OperationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-145 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): CORTP

Overview of the TV/radio newsroom operation: staffing, budgets, and philosophy of reporting news and decision-making in the newsroom will all be stressed. The class will produce both radio and TV news shows.

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CO-357   Acting for TelevisionCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: TH-154.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): CORTA

Techniques that the on-camera performer uses in various TV situations, commercials, daytime drama, situation comedy, and serious drama. Also listed as TH-357.

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CO-360   Feature WritingCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-211 or permission of the instructor; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COPRM, WT

The process of developing ideas into feature stories.

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CO-365   ScreenwritingCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-155 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): CORTW, COSS

Writing techniques for film and television, with an emphasis on the process of screenwriting, from concept to completion and revision, as well as marketing scripts written for the screen.

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CO-367   Media AnalysisCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-155; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COPRT, CORTT, WT

Literary, rhetorical, and informational analysis of the content of mass media.

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CO-373   The Music IndustryCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Junior status.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): CORTT

A critical examination of the inner workings and business strategies that exist within the symbiotic relationship between the radio and music industry. Topics of discussion include: payola, marketing, promotion, indecency/obscenity, political economy theory, gate-keeping theory, subculture theory, and audience-making theories.

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CO-374   Radio Programming and PromotionCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-102.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): CORTP

Overview of the principles of radio programming and promotions: formats, FCC rules, ratings, on-air experience, theories, and music selection choice will all be stressed. The class will produce programming and promotions to be aired on Monmouth's radio station, WMCX.

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CO-375   Television CriticismCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-155; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): CORTT, WT

Analysis and critical examination of the content of television programs.

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CO-376   Radio Station ManagementCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-102 and CO-270.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): CORTT

Principles of management for radio stations. Discussions and practicum include: programming, promotions, sales, public relations, production, community relations, sports, and news.

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CO-377   Radio Operation PracticeCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-102 and permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Seminar offered in summer only.

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CO-378   Talk RadioCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): CORTP

Introduction to the preparation of documentaries, interviews, and phone-in talk shows.

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CO-379   Advanced Radio ProductionCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-102 or CO-242 and permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): CORTP, EX5

Advanced audio production techniques utilizing digital technology, with emphasis on the conception and realization of effective messages in radio broadcasting.

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CO-380   Organizational CommunicationCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Junior standing; CO-100 and CO-225 or permission of the instructor; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): COACP, COCSP, WT

Organizational communication theories and concepts are applied through the assessment of communication practices within organizations. Students will conduct communication audits of actual organizations to analyze strengths and weaknesses as well as to make recommendations for improving effective and ethical communication.

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CO-381   The Power of StoryCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor permission.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): COACM, COCSD, EX5

Story is the most powerful and oldest means of communication. Examines its significance in constructing and preserving culture. We focus on the oral art of storytelling, its history, theory, and practice, using a multicultural approach. Students will write, select, prepare, and perform stories from a variety of cultures and literary sources. Students will use learned performance skills in class and at off-campus locations.

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CO-383   Gender, Race, and MediaCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COACP, COCSP, COPRT, CORTT, GS, NU.EL, RE, WT

Examines multiple understandings of masculinity, femininity, and ethnicity in contemporary society, emphasizing the influential role of the mass media. Students consider the sources of their own attitudes about gender and race and reflect on the personal, social, political, and economic consequences of these expectations.

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CO-384   Seminar in Leadership CommunicationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-220 or CO-225 or HU-201.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An introduction to the study and practice of leadership from a communicating perspective. Particular focus on the relationship between communicating and leading. Examination of leadership concepts and theories in organizational, group, and public contexts. Students will analyze their personal leadership styles and develop leadership communication skills through team projects and classroom exercises.

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CO-388   Cooperative Education: CommunicationCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing; departmental approval.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX2

Professional work experience in a communication position. This course may be repeated for credit.

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CO-389   Internship in CommunicationCredits: 1-3   

Prerequisites: CO-216 or CO-217 or CO-218, Departmental approval, and Junior standing.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX1

Supervised, practical experience in communication (radio, television, public relations, journalism, and human communication); emphasis on the application of discipline specific technologies and theories in a professional environment directly related to one's course of study.

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CO-390   Washington Center InternshipCredits: 7-12   

Prerequisites: Junior standing; 2.50 GPA minimum.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX5

This internship allows students in all majors to intern at government agencies, public service organizations and business associations located in Washington, DC. Under the supervision of Washington Center supervisors and faculty, students gain substantive entry-level professional experience along with academic credit over the course of one semester. In general, students are required to intern in a government agency or public organization four and a half days per week and attend educational seminars, workshops and participate in professional forums conducted by the Washington Center. In addition, students must complete learning objectives and assignments specified by Monmouth University faculty sponsors. Also listed as PS-390 and SO-390.

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CO-393   Washington Center CourseCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Junior standing and a minimum GPA of 2.50.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students participating in a Washington Center Internship are required to enroll in a three credit seminar. A list of available courses is forwarded to all students prior to the beginning of the fall, spring, or summer term. Regular offerings include politics, professional communication, the fine and performing arts, and economics. Also listed as PS-393 and SO-393.

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CO-397   Contemporary Issues in CinemaCredits: 1   

Prerequisites: CO-241 and permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COSS

Current topics in contemporary cinema, with an emphasis on engagement with current film and video makers, and analysis and critique of cutting edge work in the field of screen production. Must be taken in sequence in subsequent semesters.

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CO-398   Special Topics in Communication and Theatre (300 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in communication to be announced prior to registration. May be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis.

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CO-399   Independent Study in CommunicationCredits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: Demonstrated ability in the proposed area of concentration.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Guided research on selected topics in Communication. Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair is required.

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CO-404   Responsive MediaCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-145 or AR-181.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): CORTP, IM

Students learn how to make interfaces for smart phones and tablets to create interactive audio and video. In addition, students will produce creative projects using data mapping, generative art and work collaboratively on a site-specific media project. Also listed as AR-404.

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CO-409   Professional Media WritingCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Junior standing and instructor permission.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COPRM, CORTW

Provides an introduction to the diverse field of professional writing and integrates a comprehensive overview of the various skills required of today's freelance media writer. Class sessions will offer students practical and critical tools designed to develop a range of writing styles and techniques, while introducing related applications and career opportunities. Lab assignments and writing projects will integrate the tools explored in class.

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CO-412   Project GreenlightCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Junior standing and instructor permission.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COPRT, CORTT, COSS, IM

An orientation to career opportunities/advancement based on the successful pitch process necessary to achieve "greenlight" status for proposed media projects. Provides a comprehensive overview of new media formats, stages of media production, and related entertainment media technologies, products and services. Additionally, the course will examine the vital roles of producers and creative executives in these processes. Students will learn how to transform themselves from media consumers to media producers. No previous media-related training or experience is required.

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CO-413   Advanced Public Relations Writing Layout and DesignCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-295 and CO-313.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): COPRM

Simulates a field public relations agency or department by providing students "real world" or field-applicable skills. An emphasis on media tools and production enables students to work in a fast-paced, deadline-intensive environment. The principles of communicating with media and specialized public audiences are core along with the preparation, production, and presentation of messages for mass consumption.

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CO-414   Public Relations CampaignsCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-295 and CO-313 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COPRM

Application of public relations techniques to various communicative environments, communication problems, and crisis management.

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CO-415   Public Relations Campaigns: Trends and AnalysisCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-295.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): COPRT

Examines, reviews, and predicts how corporate leaders solve today's public relations challenges. Curriculum focuses on existing field trends and evaluates effective, as well as ineffective, corporate strategies. Students develop an integral understanding of the vital role of public relations in successful profit and non-profit organizations. Students develop an understanding of the issues management process, identify and plan crisis administration programs, and implement public affairs communication. Student assignments include research, composition of case statements, position papers, solutions and evaluative methods involving publicity demands, special events, promotions, image problems, and other challenges.

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CO-425   Political CommunicationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-100 or CO-220 or instructor permission.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COACP, COCST, COPRT

The impact of communication on political action. Persuasive strategies and mediated reality that affect political choices. Focus on the interpretation of political rhetoric and the role media plays in campaigns. Also listed as PS-425.

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CO-427   Crisis and Issues ManagementCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-295.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COPRT

Advanced public relations theory and practices dealing with management of organizational crisis and issues. Exploration of the process of research, analysis, planning, and implementation of crisis management. Examination of the role of the public relations professional in the development of crisis communication strategies and tactics. Emphasis on control of crisis, rumor, public perception, corporate image, and reputation. Use of case studies, simulations, group exercises, and projects to develop skills in crisis and issues management.

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CO-483   Communication Internship SeminarCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-216 or CO-217 or CO-218, departmental approval and Junior standing.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX1

Supervised, practical experience in communication (radio, television, public relations, journalism, and human communication); emphasis on the application of discipline- specific technologies and theories in a professional environment directly related to one's course of study. On-campus seminar attendance is required. May be repeated once for credit.

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CO-484   Communication Internship SeminarCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; Junior standing.

Course Type(s): EX1

Supervised, practical experience in communications (radio, television, public relations, and human relations); emphasis on the programming, production, and transmission aspects of mass media. On-campus attendance is required. May be repeated once for credit.

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CO-488   Cooperative Education: CommunicationCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Departmental approval and Junior or Senior standing.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX2

Professional work experience in a communication position. May be repeated for credit.

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CO-489   Internship in CommunicationCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Junior standing, departmental approval, and placement.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX1

Supervised practical experience in communication (radio, television, public relations, and human relations) or journalism; emphasis on the programming, production, and transmission aspects of mass media. Repeatable for credit.

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CO-491   Seminar in CommunicationCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-301, Senior standing, at least thirty credit hours in the department, and successful completion of EN-102 with a grade of C or higher.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Communication as an organized body of knowledge and skills; advanced problems assigned according to the special interests of the student. For Communication majors only.

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CO-497   Contemporary Issues in CinemaCredits: 1   

Prerequisites: CO-241, CO-297, CO-397, and permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): COSS

Current topics in contemporary cinema, with an emphasis on engagement with current film and videomakers, and analysis and critique of cutting edge work in the field of screen production. Note: Must be taken in sequence in subsequent semesters.

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CO-498   Special Topics in Communication (400 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: Demonstrated ability in the proposed area of concentration.

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in communication to be announced prior to registration. The course may be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis.

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CO-499   Independent Study in CommunicationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Demonstrated ability in the proposed area of concentration.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Guided research on selected topics in Communication. Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair is required.

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CO-499B   Independent Study in Screen StudiesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Guided research on a selected topic in screen studies.