Course Listing

The following courses are regularly offered by the Communication Department.  Click here for the current courses being offered during the current semester.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

SPRING 2017

 

COM 1000-001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006 Survey of Communication Studies

Process of communication; range of perspectives from which communication can be studied (from classical rhetoric to contemporary theory); the functions communication serves; and the forms of communication such as interpersonal, small group, organizational, public address and mass media.

Instructors: Arnold, Bishop, Moore

This course is a prerequisite needed to declare COM major.

 

 

 

COM 1100- 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007 Public Speaking

Principles of communication related to speech composition and delivery;

finding, analyzing, organizing and presenting material in ways appropriate to and effective with listeners. In this course students will gain an understanding of the rhetorical processes associated with public communication and will develop the skills necessary to present ideas to culturally diverse audiences that will make a difference in their communities, careers, and personal lives.

Instructors: Bishop, Mackey-Kallis, Weaver, Staff

This course is a prerequisite needed to declare COM major

 

 

 

COM 1101-001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 100 Business & Professional Communication

The goal of this course is to prepare students to understand and develop useful communication strategies and skills to establish and maintain productive relationships in a variety of business and professional settings. This is a hybrid course that combines traditional public speaking, small group and organizational communication and is not intended for Communication department majors.

Instructors: Shyles, Staff

 

 

 

COM 1300-001,002 Film Analysis

This course focuses on the analysis of contemporary and historically important films, employing a variety of analytical models. Anyone who is a film buff or wants to learn about how films are constructed would benefit, as would students interested in learning about the societal impact of the cinema. The course promotes the development of visual analysis skills and an awareness of the cultural, economic and social forces of the period in which the film was made.

Instructor: Ehrlich

Requirements Filled: Fine Arts

 

 

 

COM 2200-001 Theories of Rhetoric

This course is an introduction to the central theories of rhetoric. Rhetorical theories can be understood as attempts to reflect upon and understand the process by which community is generated and maintained by the strategic use of symbols. In addition to its principal focus on the theories and history of rhetoric, this course serves as an entry point to the culture of critical inquiry and argument that constitutes rhetorical studies.

Instructor: Crable

 

COM 2240-001 Theories of Performance Studies

Performance is explored as a fundamental component of human communication. Students experience the theories and practice of performance in multiple contexts, including everyday life (e.g., performing a ‘date’, performing whiteness), storytelling (e.g., personal narrative, performance of literature, folklore and oral traditions), theatre and other performance spaces (e.g., performance art), and rhetorical/critical spaces (performance for social change, performance ethnography). Prior performance experience is welcome but not necessary.

Instructor: Rose

Requirements Filled: Fine Arts

 

 

 

COM 2280-001 Theories of Persuasion

Presents the theoretical processes by which communication influences the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of message recipients. Both rhetorical and social scientific approaches to persuasion are examined. Application is made to the areas of advertising, public relations, politics, and health communication.

Instructor: Woodard

 

 

 

COM 2300-001,002 Theories of Mass Communication

Traces the evolution and structure of core theoretical approaches to understanding mass communication phenomena. Both behavioral and critical approaches and their related research traditions are explored.

Instructors: Shyles, Xu

 

 

 

COM 2340 -100 Theories of Visual Communication & Culture

The course deconstructs what we think we know about what we see to demonstrate that what we see is influenced by the culture in which we live and the meanings we give to our visual universe. Learning and employing the theoretical lenses of semiotics and visual cultural studies, visual rhetoric, and feminist psychoanalysis, we will examine images in media, brands, advertising, and our everyday lives to understand the visual language used, the “commonsensical” meanings given and understood, and what they reveal about our culture.  

Instructor: Coonfield

 

 

 

COM 2400–001 Theories of Interpersonal Communication

This course focuses on both the major theoretical approaches in interpersonal communication and the application of such theories in various social situations. It explores message production within an individual and between individuals, and relationship development and maintenance in different social contexts. The course aims to help students understand message production embedded in social roles, enhance interpersonal communication competence, and maintain meaningful social relationships. 

Instructor: Wang

COM 2440-001 Theories of Organizational Communication

Explores the social construction of human relationships in organizations, both healthy and unhealthy; examines how and why organizations develop policies and procedures that both encourage and yet constrain creativity and autonomy in employees. Examines organizations through the eyes of the researcher who wants to understand, but not control or predict, the dynamics that are unfolding. This will be accomplished through careful, critical reading and synthesizing of some of the voluminous literature on how group life is accomplished in organizations.

Instructor: Way

 

 

 

COM 3201-001 Rhetoric and Social Justice

In this course, we will explore and critically examine discourses on social justice and human rights through an integration of rhetorical theory and criticism. Of central importance to ensuring social justice and human rights are those communicative/rhetorical acts that disrupt, provoke, encourage, and help to mobilize. From public debates to mediated dialogues, from embodied politics and performances of resistance to more extreme acts of violence and terrorism, the rhetorical scholar has a responsibility to study how those practices enrich (or hinder) social justice and participation in public life as well as determine their effectiveness, ineffectiveness and ethical dimensions.

 

As a student in this course, you will learn how to identify, analyze, invent, augment, and/or challenge the complex array of discourses on social justice and human rights. You will be introduced to the theoretical foundations of rhetoric and social justice and the various communicative techniques and strategies common to those struggling to advance human rights. In addition, you will gain exposure to an array of contemporary and historical debates that continue to shape popular and political culture.

Instructor: Murray

Prerequisites: COM 2200 or 2280 or 2340 or 2240 or 2400

Requirements Filled: Peace and Justice Attribute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COM 3207-001 African American Rhetoric

What does it mean to be black—as an individual and as a member of a community—in the United States? How, historically, has the black experience been rhetorically constructed, and what are the enduring consequences of those constructions, in our present, 21st century context? In this class, we will examine these questions (and some answers to them) through a critical examination of a variety of rhetorical artifacts—including, but not limited to, speakers, television shows, movies, spaces (including the Main Line), music, and social movements (both historical, like the Civil Rights Movement, and contemporary, like #blacklivesmatter). We will focus on how these symbolic representations created (and create) the lived meanings of blackness that continue to impact the lives of black Americans—and, indeed, all Americans. The primary objective of the course is therefore to develop a comprehensive understanding of the symbols used to rhetorically construct and reconstruct the African American identity and community, and how those rhetorical efforts work to both constrain and enable the pursuit of racial justice.

Instructor: Crable

Prerequisites: any COM 2000 course; prerequisites will be waived for Africana Studies minors/concentrators, for P&J minors/concentrators, and for Writing & Rhetoric minors/concentrators.

Requirements Filled: Diversity 1; Peace and Justice Attribute

 

 

 

COM 3240 –001 Performance for Social Change

This course explores four basic questions: 1) What is the relationship between the aesthetic and the rhetorical? 2) How can performance utilize multiple art forms and media to influence social change and social justice? 3) What is the relationship between performer and audience? 4) How can performers work in collaboration to inquire about social issues as well as to perform in ways that enact change? Thus, we will explore performance as simultaneously a process and product—a means of exploring questions about self and society, and at the same time a means of articulating a rhetorical message designed to spark some kind of change.

 

In order to facilitate this exploration, our semester’s work will revolve around a theme: “Identity and Materiality.” In addition to shorter performances and exercises, primary work will involve selecting and researching a social issue related to this theme, then playing with various media and modes of performance to wrestle with the questions raised, and finally creating a script and performing the piece for class and public.

Instructor: MacDonald

Prerequisites: COM 2200 or 2240 or 2340

Requirements Filled: F/A; Div. 1; Div. 2, P&J Attribute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COM 3301-001 Introduction to Film & Video Production

This hands-on workshop will introduce students to the fundamentals of TV production. Students are expected to produce individually and in small groups, broadcast video projects combining all fundamentals learned in class - terminology, script writing, single and multi-camera operation, lighting, audio capture, computer based video editing and effects, and live studio production. The final project will prove how well each student has mastered the above components of video production.

Instructor: Ehrlich, Lewis

Prerequisites: COM 2280 or COM 2300 or COM 2340

 

 

 

COM 3302 -001 Advanced Film and Video Production

Visual aspects of location single camera video production, audio acquisition, lighting, post production support, video editing and digital effects and finished distribution. Each student will work as producer, director, camera operator, editor and writer to show a finished Documentary, Feature News Story or Originally Scripted Drama or Comedy. Helps students understand the world of film and video funding, production and distribution.

Instructor: Lewis

Prerequisites: COM 3301

 

 

 

COM 3303-001 Screenwriting

The purpose of this course is to prepare you to write two short screenplays by introducing you to the building blocks of cinematic storytelling. Students are expected to develop a solid foundation in screenwriting format, three act dramatic structure, character conception and development, the difference between plot and story, and the best way to put all of this information to use in the actual writing of treatments and screenplays. Although the three act model we will use in this class is not the only, or perhaps the best, way to write screenplays, it is standard in the industry and must be mastered by beginning screenwriters. By the end of the semester you will have written two treatments for short films and two screenplays in master scenes form. Part of the goal of this course is to gain an understanding of storytelling that will be applicable to various media. Most class sessions will be a combination of lecture, film viewing, and writing exercises. You are expected to work independently and in collaboration with other students.

Instructor: O’Leary

Requirements Filled: Fine Arts

Prerequisites: COM 1300 and COM 2240 or 2280 or 2300 or 2340

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COM 3304-001, 002 Documentary Theory and Practice

This course will combine an academic study of documentary films with practical knowledge of the creation and marketing of documentary films. Students will examine the documentary as an art form, a social protest, and a reflection of culture and society. In addition, many aspects of the practice of documentary filmmaking will be studied, especially as they are related to The Center for Social Justice Film and The Social Justice Documentary Film Course. These aspects include finding and researching future topics for the Social Documentary course, and doing public relations work for past films produced in the course. Students will also learn film production techniques and strategies, including story structure, camerawork and editing skills.

Instructor: Lewis, O’Leary

Prerequisites: COM 3301

NOTE: For COM majors who have taken COM 3600, this course counts as a free elective; for COM majors who have not taken COM 3600, this course counts as a COM 3000 level course. For COM minor, only 3 credits of this 6-credit course counts toward the minor.

 

 

 

COM 3321-001 Interactive Media Design I

Study of the principles of creating effective communication for the World Wide Web. Explores basic web design techniques with emphasis on designing and integrating diverse media elements. Focus on the creation and manipulation of text, graphics, audio and video for the Web.

Instructor: Mafodda

Prerequisites: COM 2280 or 2300 or 2340

 

 

 

COM 3322-001 Interactive Media Design 2

An advanced exploration of Interactive Media Arts & Design for the Web and beyond, with a special focus on developing and consuming content on mobile devices.

Instructor: Mafodda

Prerequisite: COM 3321 or COM 3366 or COM 3363

 

 

 

COM 3343-001 Contemporary Cinema

Exploring contemporary films of renowned film directors and analyzing how they stylistically and thematically address and reflect various themes in national and global contexts. Themes of family, class, gender, politics, identity and relations as addressed in specifically selected films that have left a significant mark on the landscape of contemporary cinema will be studied. Cinema will be examined as a product of the societies it aims to influence.

Instructor: Ehrlich

Prerequisites: Any Com 2000 level course

Requirements Filled: Fine Arts, Cultural Studies

 

 

 

COM 3351-001 Media and Society

Structure and content of major media industries in America (radio, television, newspapers magazines, recordings, books and film). Students will use various theoretical models to analyze these industries and their organizations in a political and economic context. Students will also examine individual "films of persuasion" from around the world as cultural documents and as works of art.

Instructor: O’Leary

Prerequisites:

COM 2280 or COM 2300 or COM 2340 or COM 2200

 

 

COM 3352-001 Media & Technology

This course aims to make sense of the intersection of culture, communication, and technology. From the emergence of language and symbols in pre-history to the proliferation of digital images in social media, from cave paintings to lapel cameras, we will consider how communication and culture have shaped technology, and how media technologies have shaped communication and culture. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, we will examine this culture-technology-communication nexus by studying a range of historical and contemporary examples that include literary, film, social media use, and gaming.

Instructor: Coonfield

Prerequisites: COM 2280 or COM 2300 or COM 2340 or COM 2200

 

 

 

COM 3356-001 Media Criticism

This course examines the media from the perspectives of form, production, industries, content and reception.  We will explore the evolution of media from ancient times to the contemporary moment with a focus on the impact of media form on the evolution of culture and society.  In examining media production and industries we will examine media globalization, concentration and media professional work routines and their impact on media content.  In examining media content we will look at the role of ideology and power in shaping portrayals of class, race, gender and ethnicity.  In examining media reception, we will explore theories of media reception with a focus on active audiences, polysemic media texts and media fandom.  In each examination we will look at media theory, media criticism and media practices illustrated through various exercises and case studies.

Instructor: Mackey-Kallis

Prerequisites: COM 2200 or COM 2240 or COM 2280 or COM 2300 or COM 2340

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COM 3360-001 Introduction to Journalism

News is an integral part of our daily lives—from the “Eye-witness” reports on Channel 10 and the headlines of the New York Times to Internet news-sites and the tawdry tabloids awaiting us at the supermarket checkout. This course aims to provide a critical understanding of the role of journalism in modern society, combining theoretical perspectives on the making of news with insights from the journalists who produce it. Students will analyze research material on journalism, as well as examine newsmaking across platforms such as television and the Internet. While students will be introduced to foundational journalism practices, this course takes a more theoretical approach to journalism in order to provide the necessary background and context for more in-depth exposure to the practice of journalism in future courses.

Instructor: Ksiazek

Prerequisites: COM 2200 or COM 2280 or COM 2300 or COM 2340

 

 

 

COM 3365-001 Sports Journalism

These days, sports journalism is so much more than good reporting. People blog. Tweet. Podcast. Update Facebook pages. Commentators deliver instant analysis of every detail, every day. Athletes’ lives off the field are more interesting than their play on it. And ESPN reigns supreme – or at least that’s what it wants us to think. Sports journalism is changing rapidly, and this course will show you what’s going on. You’ll learn how technology creates instantaneous news delivery. How talk radio, TV, the Internet and social media are taking over for newspapers and magazines. How athletes and teams are trying to control the message more than ever.

 

You’ll write, argue, speak, research and present. You’ll use social media and the web. And you’ll do it with a 29-year veteran of the business. By the time this course is over, you’ll be ready for Pardon the Interruption – or at least understand why it’s so popular. More importantly, you’ll start thinking about what comes next – and how to take advantage of it.

Instructor: Bradley

Prerequisites: COM 3360

 

 

 

COM 3367-001 TOP: Humanitarian Journalism.

This course will explore humanitarian journalism and communication, and the role they play in international humanitarian crises caused by war and natural disasters. Topics covered will include: an explanation of humanitarian emergencies and the international aid structure that kicks into gear for them; examples of modern emergencies, such as the Rwandan genocide and the recent earthquake in Nepal, and the role journalism and communication played in them; a history of activist journalism; the principles and practice of conflict-sensitive journalism; and an overview of humanitarian communication, which focuses on information for and two-way communication channels with people affected by disasters.

Instructor: Davis

Prerequisites: COM 3360 or Permission of Chair

 



COM 3403-001 Intercultural Communication

More so today than ever before in human history, you are likely to encounter persons from different cultural backgrounds in your work, neighborhood, and personal life. This course offers an introduction to the concepts associated with culture and communication. It combines both well-researched theories and everyday intercultural practice. It addresses mindful self-awareness/ other-awareness issues, plus cognitive learning, affective experience, behavioral practice, and ethical reflections. Both cross-cultural (i.e., comparisons—such as how people in the United States communicate differently from people in Iran) and intercultural (i.e., communication between members—such as how people in the United States and Iran communicate when they interact with each other) communication will be examined. This class will emphasize a “process” approach to the study of communication between persons across cultures.

Instructor: Wang

Requirements Filled: Diversity 1; Diversity 3

Prerequisites: COM 2200 or COM 2240 or COM 2280 or COM 2400 or COM 2440

 

 

COM 3442-001 Teambuilding and Small Group Communication

Collaboration is an increasingly important part of life in various organizational contexts – corporations, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, civic organizations, religious institutions, etc. In this course, we will consider various theoretical approaches to collaboration, groups and teams within the communication field and will address topics such as power, leadership, decision-making, conflict, trust, diversity and virtual collaboration. Group exercises and assignments will provide us with practical opportunities to apply what we are learning and will illuminate our theoretical understandings.

Instructor: Arnold

Prerequisites: COM 2200 or 2280 or 2400 or 2440.

 

 

 

 

COM 3445 Communication Consulting in Organizations

This course explores theory and practice of communication consulting through a variety of case studies in the field of organizational/corporate communication. Students will be expected to work as part of a consulting team for part of the semester.

Instructor: Hall

Prerequisites: COM 2200 or 2280 or 2400 or 2440

 

 

COM 3460-001, 002 Public Relations

This course provides a foundation for students interested in the field of public relations. It chronicles the development of the profession from its earliest beginnings to its role in modern management. The course also attempts to bridge the gap that exists between theory and practice. It achieves this by emphasizing the fundamental management perspective of the profession and the persuasive intent of message construction while highlighting the four essential skills required for success in the industry - research, writing, planning and problem solving.

Instructor: Flanagan

Prerequisites: COM 2200 or 2280 or 2300 or 2340 or 2400 or 2440

COM 3461-100 Advertising

This introductory course in advertising provides students with an interest in advertising, public relations, organizational communication, and marketing communication, with a thorough understanding of the advertising structure. The course provides students with detailed information concerning the core skills required of advertising executives. Areas of study include the research process in advertising, the creative platform development and execution, the strategy involved in media planning and buying and the process of evaluating advertising effectiveness. Students gain hands-on experience in developing advertising executions and campaigns for a variety of products, services, individuals and ideas.

Instructor: Christopher Murray

Prerequisites: COM 2200 or 2280 or 2300 or 2340 or 2400 or 2440

 

 

 

COM 3462-001, 002 Public Relations Writing

This course offers students the foundation for producing a variety of written public relations materials. The structure includes an overview of the journalistic style of writing along with extensive practice in writing fundamentals. Following the work on enhancing writing skills, students will develop a variety of pieces for their portfolios. Final class products include print news releases, position papers, feature stories, media advisories, media kit, and other related assignments. The course is strongly recommended for students interested in public relations, advertising, marketing, and organizational communication.

Instructor: Flanagan

Prerequisites: COM 3460

 

 

 

COM 3464-001, 002 Public Relations Campaigns

This course explores a variety of case studies in the field of public relations including examples in media relations, crisis communication and planning. Following the review of cases, student groups will be created and will spend the remainder of the semester developing a professional campaign for a client. The final project is a presentation of this overall public relations plan.

Instructor: Cowen

Prerequisite: COM 3462

 

 

COM 3490-001 – TOP: Dialogue & Intersectionality

This course focuses on the intersections of identities (gender, race, sexual orientation, religion). Consistent with topical IGR courses, this course utilizes dialogue as the method through which examination of texts and experiences are analyzed. We will deconstruct the dimensions of dialogue as a communicative process, learn skills to engage in fruitful difficult dialogues, and explore discrimination, oppression, and power based on the intersections of identity.    

Instructors: Bowen & Dwyer

Requirements Filled: Peace & Justice Attribute, Div. 1

Recommended Prereqs: Com 2240, COM 2400 or COM 5300

Permission of Chair

 

 

 

COM 4001-001, 002,003 Qualitative Research in Communication

Review of basic principles of critical inquiry in the interpretive paradigm. Reading and designing qualitative research in communication through gathering and critically analyzing literature in the field and proposing an original study. Methods include ethnography and rhetorical textual analysis.

Instructors: Bowen, Coonfield

Restricted to COM Majors

 

 

COM 4002-001, 002 Quantitative Research in Communication

Reading and designing research in communication through gathering and critically

analyzing literature in the field and introduction of the chief methods used in communication studies, such as surveys, experiments, and content analyses..

Instructors: Ksiazek, Woodard, Xu

Restricted to COM Majors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENIOR PROJECT COURSES

 

 

COM 5050-001 Senior Project

This section of Senior Project will focus on the organization of identity around work. Students will engage in research projects asking questions about the construction and communication of group and individual identity as they relate to processes of work, work socialization, and worker automation. The course welcomes students who are interested in the use of qualitative research methods. Students who are interested in the subject area but wish to conduct a quantitative research project should contact the instructor prior to registration.

Instructor: Way

Prerequisite: COM 4001 and COM 4002

Required Course for Seniors

 

 

 

 

COM 5050-002 Senior Project

The Role of the Media in Shaping Attitudes, Beliefs &Values

This section of Senior Project invites students to investigate the nature and context of media experiences. The specific focus of these investigations will center upon the role of the media in shaping attitudes, beliefs, and/or values. Methodological approaches that afford us the opportunity to witness the potential influence of the media will be privileged. Television as the dominant medium of our culture will also be privileged; however, students are welcome to explore other channels of mass communication as their research questions so warrant.

Instructor: Woodard

Prerequisite: COM 4001 and COM 4002

Required Course for Seniors

 

 

 

 

COM 5050-003 Senior Project

In this section of senior project, we will explore communication, gender, and sexuality. From the cultural and embodied performance(s) of gender and sexuality to their mediated representation(s); to social media wars, hashtags, and/or activism around gender and sexuality; health, wellness, and gendered bodies, and the fraught political discourse surrounding gender and sexuality, there are many questions to be asked from a qualitative communication perspective. We will develop research questions and design qualitative studies to attempt to answer these questions.

Instructor: MacDonald

Prerequisite: COM 4001 and COM 4002

Required Course for Seniors

 

 

 

 

COM 5050-004 Senior Project

The scope of research in this section will be about interpersonal communication. Students will choose among a variety of interpersonal communication related topics. Example areas are communication competence (e.g., interviews, workplace, intercultural contexts, etc.), supportive communication (e.g., providing counsel to patients, providing support in difficult life situations, etc.), conflict management (e.g., finding win-win solutions, understanding avoidance, etc.), relational management (friendship, romantic, family relationship, physician-patient, etc.), and role management (e.g., school-leisure balance). Quantitative research methods are preferred, but qualitative methods are welcome too.

Instructor: Wang

Prerequisite: COM 4001 and COM 4002

Required Course for Seniors

 

 

 

 

COM 5050-004 Senior Project

This section invites students to adopt the lens of rhetorical/critical analysis of film, mass media or social media with a focus on messages, meaning, platforms and culture. Projects that adopt a feminist or gender studies perspective are particularly encouraged, however other perspectives are also possible.  Group projects will take the form of the traditional academic essay or the production of a documentary.

Instructor:  Mackey-Kallis 

Prerequisite: COM 4001 and COM 4002

Required Course for Seniors

 

 

 

COM 5050-006 Senior Project

Communication and Civic Engagement

This section of Senior Project will explore the influential role communication plays in civic engagement, including nurturing democratic practices, recognizing and valuing diversity, and training active, responsible citizens. It will integrate theoretical perspectives on the ways in which communication practitioners and scholars can engage in civic issues, mobilize for social justice, and contribute to participatory democracy. Students will develop civic engagement projects grounded in a variety of perspectives within the discipline of communication studies including rhetoric, organizational communication, public relations, interpersonal communication, performance studies, journalism, and/or media studies.

Instructor: Murray

Prerequisite: COM 4001 and COM 4002

Required Course for Seniors

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL PROMOTION WORKSHOP SERIES

 

An exciting offering from the Communication Department, this series of one-credit seminars gives students expert information and competitive advantages in many areas of self-promotion in communication. Perfect for preparing to pursue internships or professional employment, the courses are designed so they can be taken individually (one-credit each) or as a complete set (three credits). THESE COURSES ARE RESTRICTED TO COM MAJORS/MINORS; PERMISSION OF DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON REQUIRED.

 

COM 5200-100 Professional Development

Personal Promotion: Creating Powerhouse Promotional Pieces

Are you professionally prepared and impressive on paper? Learn how to build the best communication industry resume for you. Develop cover letter strategies and a customized biography. Improve your promotional tools through industry insight and peer evaluation.

Time: Friday, January 27, 2017, 5-9pm and Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9am-4pm.

Instructor: Weaver

 

 

COM 5200-101 Professional Development

Personal Promotion: Landing a Job and Launching a Career

How well do you (or will you) interview? Discover the best techniques to “bring it all together” and find success when searching for communication jobs and internships. Improve or build your portfolio through a comprehensive professional and peer review.

Time: Friday, February 10, 2017, 5-9pm and Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9-4pm.

Instructor: Cowen

 

 

COM 5200-102 Professional Development

Personal Promotion: Building the “You” Brand

What is unique about you? What skills and talents do you bring a potential employer in communication? Find out through personal brand statements, goal setting professional motivation and preliminary career planning.

Time: Friday, February 24, 2017, 5-9pm and Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9-4pm.

Instructor: Weaver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communication Courses Fulfilling Diversity Requirement

 

COM 3207 African American Rhetoric (Div. 1)

COM 3240 Performance for Social Change (Div. 1, Div. 2)

COM 3403 Intercultural Communication (Div. 1, Div. 3)

COM 3490 TOP: Dialogue & Intersectionality (Div. 1)

COM 5300 Topics in Intergroup Dialogue (IGR) (bundle three for Div. 1)

 

 

Communication Courses Fulfilling Fine Arts Requirement

 

COM 1300 Film Analysis

COM 2240 Theories of Performance Studies

COM 3240 Performance for Social Change

COM 3303 Screenwriting

COM 3343 Contemporary Cinema

 

 

Communication Courses Fulfilling Peace & Justice Attribute

 

COM 3201 Rhetoric and Social Justice

COM 3207 African American Rhetoric

COM 3240 Performance for Social Change

COM 3490 TOP: Dialogue & Intersectionality

COM 5300 Topics in Intergroup Relations (IGR) (three courses)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COM 5300 Topics in Intergroup Relations (IGR)

(One-credit courses) – Permission of Chairperson required. Three IGR courses can be used as Free Elective, Diversity 1. They do not have to be taken in the same semester.

 

 

COM 5300-100 TOP IGR DIALOGUE T 6:00-8:00 (multiple instructors) IGR (Intergroup Relations) are 1-credit courses focusing on creating understanding relationships among people from different social identity groups (e.g., economic, racial and ethnic). This is accomplished by developing the communication skills of dialogic listening, empathy, and intentional engagement. In Spring 2017, all COM 5300 IGR courses will meet Tuesdays, 6-8pm. Students must complete the application at http://www.villanova.edu/igr and attend all classes. Permission of Chairperson required. Students will be placed in section COM 5300-100 and later 5 assigned to topical dialogues on gender, sexual orientation, racial identity, race, socioeconomic status, and faith. Three IGR courses can be taken over the same or different semesters to count as a Free Elective in CLAS and VSB, as well as a Diversity 1 in CLAS. ATTRIBUTES: Peace & Justice, Diversity 1.

 

 Comment: Students must complete application at www.villanova.edu/igr and attend all classes; Students will be assigned to topical dialogues on gender, racial identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and faith; Class dates will be 1/17/17 – 2/28/17; Permission of Director required.

Instructors: Multiple

 

COM 5300-107 TOP: IGR DIALOGUE: ADVANCED RACE

Advanced Race will take place on a Friday evening and Saturday All students must complete the form at www.villanova.edu/IGR; Students must have previously taken the Race or Racial Identity IGR course; permission of Chairperson required. ATTRIBUTES: Peace & Justice, Diversity 1.

 Comment: Students must complete application at www.villanova.edu/igr and attend all classes

Time: Friday, March 24, 2016 and Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Instructors: Anthony, Hall