Summer 2020 Courses

Summer Session Short: 5/19/20 – 5/29/20

COM 2110 01 Gender and Communication- 3 credits
Study of the complex ways in which communication, gender and culture interact. Exploration of the ways gender is socially constructed and how one’s verbal, nonverbal and mediated communication affirms or challenges prevailing gender standards. Students will participate in research and oral presentations on gender-related topics. A significant portion (at least 50%) is formal oral presentation work. This is a Communications Speech General Education course.
w/ Prof. Brendan Caputo (Online)

COM 2130 01 Intercultural Communication – 3 credits
An exploration of global and national multiculturalism, focusing especially on communication processes. Designed to give students the knowledge to become effective communicators with people from diverse international cultures and American co-cultures. A significant portion (at least 50%) is formal oral presentation work. This is a Communications Speech General Education course.
TR 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. w/Prof. Brian Cogan (Hybrid Course, W105)

COM 2290 01 Experience in Corporate Communications – 3 credits
This introductory course examines important corporate communication areas, such as internal and external forms of communication and considers the ways in which mass media and new technology have influenced how we communicate. In addition, particular emphasis is focused on the development of writing, speaking, interpersonal, team and leadership skills. A significant portion (at least 50%) is formal oral presentation work. Meets the Speech Communication Speech General Education requirement for students in Business programs of study only.
w/ Prof. Janet Douglas-Pryce (Online)

COM 2480 01 Online Journalism – 3 credits
An introduction to the rapidly growing field of online journalism. A hands-on course that utilizes standard journalism techniques for research and storytelling, adapting these for the web while also considering legal and ethical aspects of the profession. Storytelling for the web, online news, web layout and other techniques of the online journalist will be covered.
TR 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. w/ Prof. Tom Kenny (Hybrid Course, W205)

COM 2690 01 Career Development & Achievement – 1 credit
This course is designed to improve the ability of students to describe their accomplishments and sell their ideas in situation like professional networking, company meetings and interviews. It teaches professional writing skills and workplace integration for new jobs. Students will learn to create career plans that require them to research career options and potential employers and prepare a development roadmap that will lead them to success within their chosen profession.
w/ Prof. Janice Kelly (Online)

Summer Session 1: 6/1/20 – 6/25/20

COM 1200 01 Oral Interpretation of Children’s Literature – 3 credits
Study of representative types of literature for children including the picture book, folk literature, modern tales and poetry. Practice in communicating this literature through storytelling and other forms of interpretation. A significant portion (at least 50%) is formal oral presentation work. Meets the Speech Communication General Education requirement for Childhood Education majors. This is a Communications Speech General Education course.
MTWR 11:00 a.m. – 1:25 p.m. w/ Prof. Jean Devlin (W205)

COM 3110 01  Shakespeare – 3 credits
Also ENG3110; can be taken as COM or ENG. Study and discussion of Shakespeare’s representative comedies, tragedies and history plays, with attention to his power as a poet and as a dramatic craftsman.
MTWR 11:00 a.m. – 1:25 p.m. w/ Prof. Juliette Fernan (TBA)

Summer Session Long: 5/19/20 – 8/24/20

COM 4600 01 COM Internship I – 3 credits
An opportunity for semester or summer involvement in selected professional and/or business organizations, including television networks, public relations departments and other appropriate concerns. Students will be supervised by department personnel and by cooperating personnel in the organization to which they are attached during the internship. Junior status and Chairperson permission needed. Students are required to complete 120 hours at their internship site along with four or more scheduled meetings with their faculty member. COM 4620 may not be requested without Chairperson permission.
w/Prof. Janice Kelly (Online)

COM 4610 01 COM Internship Il – 3 credits
An opportunity for semester or summer involvement in selected professional and/or business organizations, including television networks, public relations departments and other appropriate concerns. Students will be supervised by department personnel and by cooperating personnel in the organization to which they are attached during the internship. Junior status and Chairperson permission needed. Students are required to complete 120 hours at their internship site along with four or more scheduled meetings with their faculty member. COM 4620 may not be requested without Chairperson permission.
w/Prof. Janice Kelly (Online)

 

 

COM 1170 Experiences in Media Literacy – 3 credits
This course is an introduction to media analysis. Students will learn to ‘read’ media texts (films, television, social media) through the formal elements and language particular to media. Topics for film and television include camera, sound, mise-en-scene and genres. Social media analysis focuses on the elements that make up patterns and applications (online communities, privacy, content). Student assignments emphasize oral presentations. A significant portion (at least 50%) is formal oral presentation work. This is a Communications Speech General Education course.
01 R 1:50 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. w/ Prof. Brian Cogan (W127, Hybrid– meets Thursdays only)