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Fall 2012

Communications and Media Arts Courses:

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COM101 - Introduction to Mass Media
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces basic mass media concepts affecting radio, television, newspapers, the computer, and film. Explores the effectiveness of media messages in their social and cultural contexts. Examines the history of the media and creation of mass media theories.

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COM102 - Radio Station
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Explains radio station operations. Introduces principles, theories and radio broadcasting procedures. Examines FCC rules and regulations. Provides instruction and training for becoming a successful radio personality by honing program development, news, copy, scriptwriting and announcing skills. Two class hours, two lab hours.

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COM107 - Visual Communication
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Surveys the development of visual design in the mass media and its impact on American society. Explores general concepts of visual communication including psychology of design and contemporary theories of electronic media.

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COM110 - Introduction to Broadcasting
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces broadcasting concepts used in radio, television, computer, and satellite applications. Develops management decision practices utilizing communication theories.

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COM111 - TV and Video Production
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces production techniques including the use of television and video equipment, staging, lighting, television graphics, and the function of studio personnel. Two class hours, two lab hours. Fall only.

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COM211 - Advanced Video Production
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Develops video production techniques using the college's media facility and equipment, operating video production and post-production equipment to create effective visual communication. Two class hours, two lab hours. Spring only. Prerequisite: COM111.

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COM221 - Media Production Practicum
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Internship at media facility or college cable television station in student's field of interest. Facility must be approved by program faculty. Prerequisite: COM211 or ART210.

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COM222 - Media Production Practicum
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Internship at media facility or college cable television station in student's field of interest. Facility must be approved by program faculty. Prerequisite: COM211 or ART210.

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COM223 - Multimedia With Flash
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Presents FLASH, an extremely powerful vector graphics software for creating dynamic, animated content ranging from basic linear animations to entire websites. Develops skills to create simple, yet impressive animations that can be added to web sites or published as soft-running FLASH Player files. Creates professional and eye-catching interactive content using symbols and instances, actions, sound and FLASH’s testing capabilities. Prerequisite or corequisite: CIS 113 or ART 209.

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