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Spring 2016 Credit Courses: Communications/Writing

College Writing
An intensive course, by the end of which students are able to do the following:

  1. Produce coherent texts within common college-level written forms.
  2. Apply critical-thinking skills to evaluate their own and others’ assignments.
  3. Take a position of their own and develop an argument, using supporting details.
  4. Synthesize materials from various kinds of texts.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to revise and improve their papers.
  6. Use course concepts to develop in-depth readings of texts and critically literate written papers.
  7. Research a topic in detail and write a coherent, well-organized paper that develops an argument in dialogue with source texts.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in oral discourse.
  9. Evaluate an oral presentation.
  10. Perform the basic operation of computer use.
Lab fee: $20
WRI1110 / 4 credits
Peter Dearing
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 20–May 4
Natural Science building, room 2001

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
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 26–May 10
Humanities building, room 1044

small star iconNew! Introduction to Media Writing
In this writing intensive course, students build foundational skills in writing for a variety of media and purposes: print, digital, and broadcast media, public relations and advertising. Students begin to explore the divergent applications of written communication by analyzing their roles as both consumers of and writers for media. Ethical and legal issues are also introduced.
CMS2050 / 4 credits
Rachel McCain
Thur.., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 21–May 5
Social Sciences building, room 1003

True Stories: The Craft of Memoir
Students learn how to examine and write their own stories through in-class exercises and discussion of both student and published work. Beginning writers, as well as those with a particular project in mind, learn how to place their stories in the larger context of the world and employ storytelling techniques, including imagery, voice, dialogue, and character development.
WRI3250 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Aditi Sriram
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 25–May 9
Natural Science building, room 1059

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.
Jan. 25–May 9
Natural Science building, room 1030 

Updated Jan. 20, 2016

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