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Writing & Reading SL Course

Course Overview: Storytelling … becomes a positive and powerful way to bring everyone to the table, validating what everybody has to bring, and using that as a way of studying this complex society we all share but in which we live differently depending on where we are positioned in it. Even though we may see it differently, because we’re sitting in different positions around that table, we all have something to add to this developing story about who we are as a nation, where we are going in terms of addressing our racial history, and other aspects of justice. “The…

Corporate and Nonprofit Media Projects

MCJ 118S Corporate and Nonprofit Media Projects Spring 2010 SYLLABUS CATALOG DESCRIPTION Prerequisites: MCJ 30 and 115. Advanced study of the planning, organization, and execution of media production techniques for informational and educational communications projects for corporations and nonprofits; a service learning approach provides practical experience working in production teams with clients. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours, 3 Units.) COURSE PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this course is to explore the production of media for use in the corporate and non-profit organizational environment. Through a combination of lecture and service learning activities you will gain experience in planning and…

Problems in Intercultural Communication

Course Description and Objectives This course provides the basis for understanding potential problems of intercultural communication that arise in interactions between people from different cultures. As Samovar notes, complex nature of human behavior produces many communication problems-perhaps more than the problems addressed in this course. It is for this reason that we will explore how diverse cultural orientations influence the way we perceive and interact with an increasingly culturally diverse world. The overall purpose of this class is to understand causes of intercultural conflicts in different communication settings (interpersonal, small group, school, workplace and global) and how to manage them…

Interpersonal Communication

University Mission John Carroll is a Catholic and Jesuit University dedicated to developing women and men with the knowledge and character to lead and serve. Course Goals Our incredibly diverse society has changed the expectations for interpersonal competence. Continuing demographic changes in the United States are forcing us to recognize the we must become not only more culturally sensitive but also more culturally competent in our communication. In addition, increasing globalization requires that we be able to interact completely with people of different cultural backgrounds. The purpose of the course is to develop an understanding of some of the major…

Effective Oral Communications

Course Description: In today’s society, it is necessary for educated people to be able to present and discuss information with individuals and groups of people. According to a survey conducted in 2006 by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, communication skills, both written and verbal, ranked as the most important personal quality that employers seek in an employee. The ability to logically and clearly present one?s ideas is integral to success in almost any area of life. Effective Oral Communication is a course designed to round out the triad of Critical Thinking and Effective Writing. The purpose of the…

Living on Spaceship Earth: Environmental Issues and Their Literary Portrayals

  Donald Stearns, Ph.D. and Kim Worthy, Ph.D. FIRST YEAR LEARNING COMMUNITY K: LIVING ON SPACESHIP EARTH: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND THEIR LITERARY PORTRAYALS Instructors: Donald Stearns, Ph.D., Megerle Science Building, Room 413 Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 pm; Wednesdays, 5:00 7:00 pm and by appointment Office Phone: Ext. 3197 on campus; (718) 390 3197 off campus Home Phone: (856) 667-0486 Email: dstearns@wagner.edu Course Description: This course focuses on development of college level communication skills through reading, writing, discussions, and presentations stemming from issues raised in the learning community. Specific course objectives: To respond originally and lucidly to a series of reading…

Advanced Video Production

  COMM 370: Advanced Video Production Professor: Tim Scully Office: 305B Loras Hall Phone: 651-962 5824 (office) Email: TLSCULLY (tlscully@stthomas.edu) Office hrs.: 10:30-11:30 MW or by appointment TEXTBOOK Douglass, John S. and Hamden, Glenn P.. The Guide to Film and Video Production. Allyn and Bacon: Needham Heights, Mass., 1996. The text is required for the course and is available at the UST Bookstore. Readings are listed on your calendar. Finish reading assigned chapters before class on the day listed in the calendar and be prepared to discuss them. Some revisions in the calendar are to be expected. It will be…

Communication Consulting, Training and Outreach

COMMUNICATION CONSULTING, TRAINING AND OUTREACH Instructor: Dr. Tasha J. Souza Office: House 54 Rm. 103 Office Hrs: M/F 10:00-11:00, W 5:00-6:00 & by appt. Semester: Fall 2002 Class Times: W 6:00-8:50 E mail: tjs16@humboldt.edu Phone: 826-3462 Required Reading The Consultant’s Craft: Improving Organizational Communication, by Sue DeWine (2001) Comm 480 Reading Packet Course Description Communication 480 is designed to provide you with a grounding in the theoretical and practical approaches to communication consulting as well as experience in the design, presentation and evaluation of a communication training session. You will utilize your skill and knowledge in communication to train others…

Persuasion

Persuasion Dr. Norman Clark, Dept. of Communication * 134 Walker Hall * Office: 262-6531 * Home: 963-8130 * Office Hours: MR 11-1, TR 9:30-12:30 * Email: clarkn@appstate.edu Goals This course has four main objectives: 1) to introduce students to persuasion theories and analytical tools; 2) to make students more aware of the persuasive messages around them; 3) to begin the lifelong process of becoming ethical and critical persuaders; and 4) to integrate this learning into service for the community. The readings and assignments are designed to increase your knowledge and skills. The fourth goal is crucial, since this is a…

Seminar in Urban Information Resources

Course Description: This upper division undergraduate research seminar provides an opportunity for participants to develop an assessment on the character and quality of informational resources available to residents of Philadelphia and other urban centers. As a community service learning course, this research activity will be conducted in cooperation with teachers and students at West Philadelphia High School . Each seminar participant will produce a final report reflecting his or her individual interest and enterprise. Student performance will be evaluated periodically on the basis of written and oral reports. Ten percent of the final grade will be based on an assessment…

Organizational Communication

Speech & Communication Studies Fall Semester 1999 OVERVIEW This course explores theories and practices of organizational communication from a critical, historical, and applied perspective. The primary objective of the course is to provide in-depth analytical treatments of issues related to the personal, relational, cultural, group, business, global, and ethical dimensions of everyday communication practices. A second objective is to apply what you are learning to the organization and management of communication in professional contexts through involvement in a Service Learning project. OPERATING PROCEDURES The course is designed to be communication intensive. This means you will be expected to read, write,…

Advanced Video Production and Advertising

Introduction This interdisciplinary course is designed to give Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts, Design & Industry, Speech Communication and Marketing students an opportunity to work together in a competitive, teamwork situation in the development of advertising campaigns for non-profit agencies. The purpose of this production class is to give students maximum exposure to the concepts and skills that are involved in the production of studio and field based television Public Service Announcement (PSA) and advertising; andto offer a community service opportunity. For our purposes, we will combine seven areas to form the art of Television Advertising Production. These are: 1….

Global Studies: Service Learning in Global Affairs & Intercultural Communication

Required BooksThe Alms Bazaar, Ian Smillie, 1995Activists Beyond Borders, M. Keck and K Sikkink, 1998Making Them Like Us, F. Fischer, 1998Conflict Mediation Across Cultures, D. Augsburger, 1992 Course Description The variety, services and number of both "North" and "South" non-governmental organizations has proliferated beyond anyone's wildest expectations in the last decade. Transnational activism is at an all time high. As a service learning course for Global Studies majors, this course will integrate knowledge of NGOs with volunteerism. in agencies that shape and share a "global" vision in some way. By the end of the course, students will have a better…

Study-Service Term in Dominican Republic

Goals and ObjectivesSST in the Dominican Republic is an integrated program of study/living/experience/reflection in an international setting. The main objectives are to: 1. Learn to function effectively in another culture; 2. Develop skills in communicating in another language; 3. Understand the people and history of the Dominican Republic in a Caribbean and global context; 4. Develop skills in experiential learning; 5. Achieve new learning about self and the U.S. culture through a process of "defamiliarization"; and 6. Develop a sense of "accompaniment" with Dominicans by living and working with them and by learning from them. Academic CreditsBecause SST is highly…

Communication: Tech Tutors

Course DescriptionThe focus of this service learning experience is applying the techniques and knowledge gained in the classroom to the real and practical demands of a designer /client relationship. Student designers work onsite, using technology to solve the communication needs of non-profit agencies. Students develop needs analyses and write and implement proposals to meet their community partners' needs. These may involve print, Multimedia, design for the Web, networking, and other Computer applications. Course DescriptionThe focus of this service learning experience is to apply Management and Design Principles to identify the needs of the community to bridge the Digital Divide, and…

Communication in Organization

Required course for the organizational communication sequence in the Speech Communication degree. Role of communication in defining and achieving organizational goals. Assessment and development of organizational communication systems. Service-learning component allows students to apply course content in the field through service to local disaster response and emergency management organizations. Students examine the special communication problems faced in planning for, and responding to, non-routine and crisis situations. Service Learning Criteria: 1. A needed service: Disaster response and emergency management are important services in any community faced with natural and technological crises such as floods, earthquakes, severe storms, fires and industrial accidents….

Oral History and Community

"Memory makes us, we make memory. Imagine yourself without a memory." Elizabeth Tonkin, Narrating Our Pasts "For every story there is another story which stands before it." Barbara Myerhoff, Number Our Days "I have summoned up the courage to tell my personal story because I believe that Americans deserve to know the truth. When I hear of those who say that the internment never happened, and that only those who wanted to live in camp were given that protection, I know how vital it is that the truth be told." Mary Tsukamoto, We the People "I know you must have…