Graduate Featured Courses

Special Topics in Communication

This course subject matter varies according to announced special topic. See class schedule for details.

Special Topics in Journalism and Media Management

This course subject matter varies according to announced special topic. See class schedule for details.

Special Topics in Motion Picture

This course subject matter varies according to announced special topic. See class schedule for details.

Sports Reporting

An analysis of sports journalism that will develop students' skills in sports r eporting and sports writing. Discussions range across the entire field of sport s reporting, including broadcasting, but the greatest emphasis is concentrated on sports reporting and writing for newspapers and magazines.

Sports, Publicity, and Promotions

This course will provide a review, examination and practical application of sports communications, publicity and promotions in strategic communications.

Strategic Communication in Health Care

An examination of health industry communication from business and promotional perspectives, including the special issues that have an impact on health communicators. Best practices and case studies from notable practitioners are used; strategic communication plan development, writing and presentation are emphasized.

Team Multimedia Project

Technology Trends

Trends is a foundation course intended to promote a dialogue about the current state of business, art, health, culture, and innovation and how new technologies are affecting these fields. Students will learn to dissect hype and analyze which are the technologies that will really affect our lives while engaging students in challenging and meaningful discussions about design and technology as a field of knowledge.

Television News Reporting

Gathering and preparation of news stories for presentation in news programs. Includes field reporting, editing, preparation of visual and aural elements, writing, producing and performing for on-air presentation.

Television Newscast

Studio anchoring, producing and field reporting for news and public affairs programming. Live field reporting and field and studio interviewing techniques are covered.

The Broadcasting, Cable, and Electronic Media Industry

Examination of broadcasting, cable, and related electronic media from a business perspective.

The Business of Modern Journalism

The Business of Motion Pictures

The Executive Communicator

Audience analysis, speech writing, delivery in professional presentations, theo ry, and history of great speeches are covered. Detailed critiques of student s peaking styles and performances are also included.

The Structure of Dramatic Art

An investigation into structural forms widely employed by screenwriters with emphasis on Syd Field's three-act paradigm and Joseph Campbell's hero monomyth.

Theories and Methods for Mass Communication Research

Theories of Communication

Comparison of theories dealing with the processes and effects of communication is discussed.

Topics in Electronic Communication

This course subject matter varies according to announced special topic. See class schedule for details.

Urban Journalism

Usability Design and Research

This course takes a comprehensive look at how different contexts shape the outcome of interactive media, products, and services by (a) focusing on the “theory to practice” connection underlying the product development process and (b) employing research methodology to test technology. Students will critically evaluate and analyze user experiences by conducting and executing a wide range of methods from ethnographic techniques, usability testing, log analysis, surveying, as well as how to engage user feedback effectively at every stage of the design process.
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