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MCOMM 110: INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite:

This course is an overview of the nature of mass communication and the characteristics, functions and impact of the multiple forms of mass media. [IAI: MC 911]

MCOMM 113: INTRODUCTION TO RADIO, TV, AND EMERGING MEDIA

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite:

A survey of the radio and television industries and the integration of electronic media with the Internet and digital media. [IAI: MC 914]

MCOMM 140: SPORTS MEDIA AND SOCIETY

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite:

This course is not a forum for exchanging the latest scores or talking about last night's big game, rather it is a course to develop critical-thinking skills about the sports media and its role in American society.

MCOMM 160: MASS COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP I

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course is designed to provide the student with an on-site educational work experience. The student will work an arranged number of hours per week at a radio or TV station or other appropriate location under the supervision of a mass communication professional. At least five work hours per week per credit hour received or equivalent (summer) plus weekly meetings with a college supervising professor.

MCOMM 214: TV AND MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: MCOMM 110 with a grade of "C" or better or MCOMM 113 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is a "hands-on" introduction to the creative, technical and collaborative process of making television programming, films and corporate video.

MCOMM 215: MEDIA PERFORMANCE

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite:

In this course, students develop and apply proper communication skills and techniques for performing on radio, television, podcasts or other audio/visual media. [IAI: MC 918]

MCOMM 217: AUDIO PRODUCTION

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: MCOMM 110, MCOMM 113 or MM 140 or department approval

This course is an introduction to audio recording and production techniques for broadcast, multimedia, Internet and motion picture applications. [IAI: MC 915]

MCOMM 220: SCRIPTWRITING

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS score of 81 or better and MCOMM 110 or MCOMM 113 or department approval.

This course is an introduction to the principles and practices of writing for television, radio, film, and audio/video Internet content. Students will learn how to write properly-formatted and effective scripts for commercials, drama, comedy, news and documentaries.

MCOMM 224: HISTORY OF MOTION PICTURES

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

A study of the historical development of film as an international mass communication medium and the production innovations that have impacted filmmaking as an art form. [IAI: F2 909]

MCOMM 230: INTERNET AND MOBILE MEDIA PRODUCTION

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: MCOMM 110 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course is an introduction to the technical, creative, and communication skills involved in online video, podcasting, blogging, tweeting and use of social media as means of publishing mass media news, entertainment, and promotional content to the Internet and mobile devices. At the end of the course, students will have a website portfolio of their work.

MCOMM 260: MASS COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP II

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: MCOMM 160 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is designed for students wishing to gain on-site educational work experience. The student will work an arranged number of hours per week at a radio or TV station or other appropriate location under the supervision of a mass communication professional.