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Fall 2016 Credit Courses: Communications/Writing

BS in Communications/Media Studies

Introduction to Mass Media and Communications
The history and impact of communication technologies are examined, beginning with speech and moving forward through print and digital media, advertising and public relations, media regulation and potential, and ending with a consideration of the future.
CMS1500 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Matthew Sampson
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 1–Dec. 15
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Mass Media: A Cultural History
CMS3040 Refer to courses offered at the Rockland extension site.

Communications Law
Explores the American legal system and examines the role of each branch of government—executive, legislative, and judicial—in shaping the laws that govern the right to free speech and the right to privacy, along with conflicts between those two rights that arise in the media, the private sector, and public institutions.
LEG3200 / 4 credits
Colleen Duffy
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 29–Dec. 12
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Advanced Psychology of Communication
This course focuses on understanding communication in relationships (interpersonal) and within the mind (intrapsychic: thinking, alone time, analyzing, understanding the external world and how one communicates internally). Topics include communication styles and communication in the intimate relationship, within the family, and at the workplace.
PSY3365 / 4 credits
Donna Hart
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 29–Dec. 12
Room: Refer to the online schedule

College Writing
The ability to express ideas clearly and effectively in writing is essential to success as a student and citizen. Students learn and practice these skills throughout their academic career at Purchase College, beginning with College Writing. This is an intensive course that teaches students to produce strong written work at the college level; read and think critically; take a position and develop an argument of their own; research a topic and write a well-organized paper that develops their claims in dialogue with the sources; revise and improve their papers; present their ideas orally.
Lab fee: $20
WRI1110 / 4 credits
Rachel McCain
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 31–Dec. 14
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Creative Writing Workshop
This course allows students to explore various genres, including poetry, the short story, and the memoir. Students should be prepared to write, revise, and share portions of their work with the class and to read a selection of works by contemporary authors.
Prerequisite (for WRI3160): WRI 2160 or CWR 1010
WRI2160 / 4 credits
WRI3160 (Advanced) / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Theresa Benaquist
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 1–Dec. 15
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Poetry Writing Workshop
Focusing on the process of writing poetry, this course facilitates writing new work and sharpening revision skills. Students read contemporary poetry, participate in writing exercises, explore the writer’s craft, critique poems, and discuss the road to publication.
Prerequisite (for WRI3170): WRI 2170
WRI2170 / 4 credits
WRI3170 (Advanced) / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Jessica Laser
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 1–Dec. 15
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated May 2, 2016

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