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The Community College offers a variety of Communication and Film/Media courses, ranging from theory to performance to production.

Course Descriptions

Communication
Film

Course Outcomes

COMM | FILM 

COMM 1000 Foundations in Video and Audio Production - (4 credits)

  1. Plan a production from start to finish
  2. Set up and operate a camcorder, both hand-held and on a tripod
  3. Set up and safely use lighting equipment in different configurations
  4. Set up and operate shotgun and lavaliere microphones
  5. Edit video and sound using software
  6. Add titles and effects to video production
  7. Edit and level sound, add score
  8. Adjust and perform color correction on footage
  9. Compress, optimize, and output video

COMM 1005 Careers in Communication and Film/Media - (1 credit)

  1. Explain, identify, and weigh personal values, interests, and goals in relation to entering a Communication or Film profession
  2. Develop a plan of educational, transfer and career goals
  3. Communicate an understanding of the political, ethical, moral, cultural, educational and financial issues of a career in the communication and film professions
  4. Connect to faculty, staff and fellow students through co-curricular and curricular experiences
  5. Explain student and professional organizations, both locally and nationally

COMM 1010 Communication Fundamentals - (3 credits) 

  1. Recognize core concepts and theories of public communication, interpersonal communication, and small group communication
  2. Apply theories and skills to be a competent communicator in a variety of contexts with diverse audiences
  3. Distinguish between various styles of communicating and analyze the role of human differences in shaping communicative practices
  4. Interpret and discuss the oral and written messages and arguments of others
  5. Collect original research and utilize quantitative and qualitative data to support oral and written messages and arguments
  6. Present effective arguments and communicate those arguments to diverse audiences in oral and written forms
  7. Demonstrate ethical communication when constructing argents, interpreting messages, and communicating with others.

COMM 1050 Mass Media Foundations - (3 credits) 

  1. Explain the differences among forms of mass media and how media interact
  2. Explain how media plays a role in consumerism
  3. Discuss the First Amendment and legal issues pertaining to media
  4. Explain how media affects the citizen
  5. Discuss media corporations and their influence
  6. Explain how media functions as a business
  7. Explain how the government regulates and influences the media
  8. Discuss ethics and behavior in media
  9. Convey the influences and challenges of new media communications
  10. Discuss the differences between U.S. and foreign media

COMM 1100 Public Speaking - (3 credits) 

  1. Develop a speech for a given audience, purpose, and time limit
  2. Formulate a thesis sentence to focus a speech
  3. Locate, incorporate, and document sufficient verbal and visual support
  4. Select an organizational pattern appropriate for topic, purpose, and audience
  5. Provide effective connective devices to highlight and enhance the flow of ideas
  6. Produce outlines that adhere to rules of division, parallelism, and subordination
  7. Incorporate language that enhances the speaker's ethos, promotes the speech purpose, and increases the audience's understanding
  8. Argue a position effectively by applying logos, ethos, and pathos
  9. Demonstrate technological support skills
  10. Employ a variety of suitable vocal and non-verbal elements to heighten and maintain audience interest
  11. Provide and utilize constructive criticism

COMM 1110 Voice and Articulation - (3 credits) 

  1. Draw a diagram of sound producing body parts to reflect their understanding of speech physiology
  2. Effectively produce sound without stress
  3. Efficiently project voice
  4. Effectively produce plosives, glides, nasals, fricatives, and affricatives
  5. Correctly articulate front, back and middle vowels
  6. Successfully pronounce diphthongs
  7. Speak expressively by varying the vocal elements of rate, pitch, tone and volume
  8. Use the symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to transcribe the spoken word and to transcribe words written in IPA into correctly spelled words.

COMM 1180 Oral Interpretation - (3 credits) 

  1. Recognize the relationship of the experiences of literature to personal experience and use this knowledge when selecting literature for performance
  2. Select prose, poetry, and dramatic material conducive to oral presentations
  3. Apply methods of analysis appropriate for each literary genre (prose, poetry, drama), specifically analyzing for meaning, tone, style, point of view, mood, etc.
  4. Adapt and/or cut literary selections for oral performance
  5. Employ appropriate introduction and transition techniques when preparing literature for performance
  6. Demonstrate understanding of the literature through effective vocal performance
  7. Demonstrate understanding of the literature through effective physical performance
  8. Listen critically in order to evaluate the quality/appropriateness of an oral interpretation performance and, when necessary, provide constructive criticism
  9. Collaborate as a group to produce an artful performance (Reader's Theatre, Choral Reading)

COMM 1400 Social Media Communication - (3 credits) 

  1. Discuss the history of social media and its impact on society
  2. Analyze digital media messaging to determine credibility and relevance of a message
  3. Describe how to craft effect social media messaging campaigns
  4. Use social media tools to become effective consumers and designers on online messaging
  5. Design and organize social media communication to harness the diverse uses of digital messaging

COMM 2000 Media Writing - (3 credits) 

  1. Apply information-gathering and effective listening techniques, including interviewing
  2. Develop original story ideas
  3. Write accurate, objective, and balanced news and media articles
  4. Make distinctions in content of various types of media writing
  5. Write content for new media, such as blogs, news feeds, social media, and other emerging platforms
  6. Articulate ethical, legal, and copyright issues related to writing

COMM 2025 Interpersonal Communication - (3 credits) 

  1. Summarize interpersonal theories and principles
  2. Demonstrate active listening by paraphrasing, authentic questioning, and reflecting
  3. Identify barriers to communication and strategies to overcome them
  4. Analyze and critique verbal and nonverbal interactions in mediated and face-to-face contexts
  5. Identify, explain, and develop interpersonal communication strategies for building, maintaining and terminating personal, family, and work relationships
  6. Discuss how culture, race, gender, and age influence communication
  7. Distinguish between passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, and assertive behaviors in order to address them through conflict management techniques

COMM 2050 Media and Broadcast History - (3 credits)

  1. Identify and describe the major stages of the development of the newspaper, especially in the United States of America.
  2. Explain the significant events and people shaping the development of radio, television and The Web in America.
  3. Distinguish among the social, cultural and historical contexts in which radio and television operate in American society.
  4. Identify the main stages of development and evaluate the cultural impact of the film industry.
  5. Discuss and compare/contrast the landmark radio and television programs of the last 50 years.
  6. Explain how contemporary news broadcasting developed and predict how radio's and television's futures may develop.
  7. Analyze the impact of developing communication technologies

COMM 2100 Studio Production - (3 credits) 

  1. Explain the origins of television
  2. Storyboard and script a studio production as part of the pre-production process
  3. Identify the various job descriptions of personnel involved in a video production
  4. Use proper terminology during shoots and post production
  5. Function in all positions of the team during studio productions
  6. Demonstrate the director's role in regard to studio personnel during rehearsals and shooting
  7. Follow the production sequence during production and post-production
  8. Operate studio cameras, switcher, audio, and lighting equipment
  9. Produce a finished studio video

COMM 2200 Documentary Production - (3 credits)

  1. Identify the various job descriptions of personnel involved in a video production
  2. Use proper terminology during shoots and post production
  3. Analyze video and television production programming content and technique
  4. Use the production sequence in a field video production and during post production
  5. Write, present, and defend field production proposal, storyboard, and script
  6. Collaborate towards a common goal with the production team
  7. Operate portable cameras, audio and lighting equipment in the field
  8. Conduct and direct an on-camera field interview
  9. Produce a finished field video

COMM 2221 Multimedia Reporting - (3 credits) 

  1. Write basic news stories with multi-media (TV, Radio, Camera) technologies
  2. Use video and audio editing on a radio and television story to demonstrate an ability to meet broadcast quality standards
  3. Use audio, camcorder, and still camera equipment in the creation of multimedia stories for TV and radio
  4. Present a news story with a data visual component, using data visualization software
  5. Produce graphics for visual news stories
  6. Demonstrate effective news storytelling methodology

COMM 2300 Video and Media Editing - (3 credits) 

  1. Discuss the history of editing
  2. Compare how editing is approached for various genres
  3. Articulate the principles of editing
  4. Manage and organize an editing project, including input and output of media
  5. Assemble a rough and final cut of a sequence
  6. Integrate video, audio, sound and music within a video sequence
  7. Incorporate effects and apply color correction and compression

COMM 2310 Sound Design and Production - (3 credits) 

  1. Differentiate between sound recording and playback equipment
  2. Discuss the history of sound, basic audio theory and terminology for various media
  3. Experiment with sound theories, listening and mediation
  4. Sharpen critical listening skills
  5. Record, edit and export sync and non-sync sound using audio equipment and software
  6. Produce and mix sound for film/video post-production, including effects, ADR, and Foley
  7. Produce sound and edit for radio, podcast, and video games
  8. Apply quantitative and qualitative perspectives to analyze mediated sound

COMM 2350 Motion Graphics for Media Communication - (3 credits)

  1. Identify a message to communicate through a motion effect.
  2. Analyze motion graphics as one element in the language of video communication.
  3. Craft a motion graphic that improves a video message.
  4. Perform a text, graphic, audio and video motion effect
  5. Output and compress a motion effect project

COMM 2400 Production and Distribution Fundamentals - (3 credits) 

  1. Identify the fundamentals of video and audio compression
  2. Explain the connection of the digital workflow and media distribution with content and communication goals
  3. Identify the common video distribution codec’s and formats and explain the benefits and disadvantages of each
  4. Identify and explain the development of current trends in media distribution
  5. Explain how contemporary devices have shaped the development of media codecs
  6. Identify and explain suitable strategies for marketing a media production or film project

COMM 2490 Field Experience - (2 credits)

  1. Apply knowledge to a task
  2. Complete a professional internship
  3. Demonstrate understanding of workplace practices
  4. Present appropriate workplace attire, attitude, and teamwork
  5. Utilize time management skills to balance work, study, and personal life

COMM 2500 Portfolio Capstone - (2 credits) 

  1. Identify the basic components of a professional portfolio
  2. Write a professional artist statement and biography
  3. Explain project choices for portfolio inclusion
  4. Compile a collection of visual and auditory projects for inclusion into a portfolio
  5. Deploy projects into a professional online portfolio

 FILM 2204 History of Film I - (3 credits) 

  1. Identify the historical movements in the development of film history
  2. Describe how historical and cultural periods contribute to a film’s overarching aesthetic and thematic concerns
  3. Identify the narrative, visual, aural, and cultural and global characteristics of specific film movements
  4. Recognize the ways in which technological change and advances have contributed to the development of film and identify how film has served as a pioneer of technology
  5. Demonstrate the ability to collect, integrate, and document appropriate information from various sources to create cohesive, persuasive written arguments

FILM 2205 History of Film II - (3 credits) 

  1. Identify the historical movements in the development of film history
  2. Describe how historical and cultural periods contribute to a film’s overarching aesthetic and thematic concerns
  3. Identify the narrative, visual, aural, and cultural and global characteristics of specific film movements
  4. Recognize the ways in which technological change and advances have contributed to the development of film and identify how film has served as a pioneer of technology
  5. Interpret and collect film studies research focusing specifically on how the historical circumstances and global implications of a film’s production shape its aesthetic sensibility
  6. Demonstrate the ability to collect, integrate, and document appropriate information from various sources to create cohesive, persuasive written arguments