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Fall 2014 Credit Courses: Communications/Writing

BA in Liberal Studies: 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
Matthew Sampson
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 28–Dec. 18
Room: Refer to the online schedule

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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
Noncredit option: $625
Colleen Duffy
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 27–Dec. 17
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
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 26–Dec. 16
Room: Refer to the online schedule

**CANCELLED** College Writing
Students are guided through the writing process: rehearsing, drafting, conferring, revising, and editing. The course combines informal writing activities (e.g., journal writing, free writing) with more formal assignments, such as a research paper. Students are encouraged to discover their own “voices” and to write clearly and effectively about a given topic or reading assignment.
Lab fee: $20
WRI1110 / 4 credits
John Battenfeld
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 27–Dec. 17
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
Noncredit option: $625
WRI3160 (Advanced) / 4 credits
Theresa Benaquist
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 28–Dec. 18 Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated August 18, 2014

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