Liberal Arts AA and AS Degrees

Emphasis Area – Communications Course Descriptions

Academic Year: 2017–2018

General Education course

Communications Transfer Courses

COM140 Introduction to Mass Media

3 credits—Introduction to Mass Media presents elements of the mass communication process with emphasis on the forms, functions, regulations, and social impact of the various media. This course helps students understand how media influence their lives.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

COM140 Introduction to Mass Media

3 credits—Introduction to Mass Media presents elements of the mass communication process with emphasis on the forms, functions, regulations, and social impact of the various media. This course helps students understand how media influence their lives.

Lecture Hours: 48

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

COM148 Diversity and the Media

3 credits—Diversity and the Media presents a historical perspective and a current analysis of various minority groups and how media depict these groups. This course helps students understand why and how stereotypical media portrayals have been produced and how the under-representation of diversified images affects their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors toward.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

COM148 Diversity and the Media

3 credits—Diversity and the Media presents a historical perspective and a current analysis of various minority groups and how media depict these groups. This course helps students understand why and how stereotypical media portrayals have been produced and how the under-representation of diversified images affects their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors toward.

Lecture Hours: 48

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

DRA107 Theatrical Arts and Society

3 credits—This course introduces students to a literary appreciation of drama throughout history. Emphasis will be on reading, discussing, and evaluating various plays representative of their era and genre along with discussion of live theatre, film and television performances and how these kinds of dramatic narratives interrelate with societies of the past and present.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

DRA107 Theatrical Arts and Society

3 credits—This course introduces students to a literary appreciation of drama throughout history. Emphasis will be on reading, discussing, and evaluating various plays representative of their era and genre along with discussion of live theatre, film and television performances and how these kinds of dramatic narratives interrelate with societies of the past and present.

Lecture Hours: 48

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

DRA110 Introduction to Film

3 credits—This course introduces students to the various language systems of film, including film-making techniques, creators, genres, narratives, ideology, and film theory/criticism. Students will explore the cultural importance of cinema as art by analyzing selected movies and clips which demonstrate artistic excellence.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

DRA110 Introduction to Film

3 credits—This course introduces students to the various language systems of film, including film-making techniques, creators, genres, narratives, ideology, and film theory/criticism. Students will explore the cultural importance of cinema as art by analyzing selected movies and clips which demonstrate artistic excellence.

Lecture Hours: 48

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

SPC120 Intercultural Communications

3 credits—Intercultural Communication explores basic principles and theories of intercultural communication with opportunities to gain communication competence through immersion experiences and cross-cultural interactions.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SPC120 Intercultural Communications

3 credits—Intercultural Communication explores basic principles and theories of intercultural communication with opportunities to gain communication competence through immersion experiences and cross-cultural interactions.

Lecture Hours: 48

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

SPC122 Interpersonal Communication

3 credits—Interpersonal Communication explores concepts, contexts, and processes of person-to-person communication in relationships. Emphasis is placed on understanding how social worlds are created through conversation.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SPC122 Interpersonal Communication

3 credits—Interpersonal Communication explores concepts, contexts, and processes of person-to-person communication in relationships. Emphasis is placed on understanding how social worlds are created through conversation.

Lecture Hours: 48

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

SPC140 Oral Interpretation

3 credits—This course will explore literature through performance using creative individual and group explorations. Students will learn to select, analyze, rehearse and perform literature of various types using vocal and physical techniques.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SPC140 Oral Interpretation

3 credits—This course will explore literature through performance using creative individual and group explorations. Students will learn to select, analyze, rehearse and perform literature of various types using vocal and physical techniques.

Lecture Hours: 48

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

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Department Secretary

Deb Hacker
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Faculty Mentor

John Sunvold
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Student Success Specialist

Tiffany Dodd
Black Hawk Hall 261
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Academic Advisor

Kari Kaufman
Hawkeye Center 208
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Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258B
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