(F, S) A 2 semester sequence. A course in the chemistry of organic compounds. Unitized laboratory work is designed to illustrate the basic principles of organic chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 121 and 122.
(on demand) A study of atomic structures and chemical bonding in terms of modern quantum theory. Topics include: quantum mechanics, molecular spectra, and chemical kinetics. Prerequisites: MATH 242 and PHYS 212. (Odd Years Only)
Prerequisites: MATH242 and PHYS212 and CHEM121 and CHEM122
(on demand, S) A systematic study of the structure, properties and reactions of non-carbon elements, with emphasis on the non-metals and the transition metals. Topics include atomic-molecular structure and bonding, physical methods of investigation, organometallic chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 121 and 122.
(F) Organic spectroscopy is a one semester course that will provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the instrumentation and techniques of modern spectroscopic methods and their application to structural elucidation. Interpretation of spectral data obtained from techniques such as MS, UV-VIS, IR, H1-NMR, C13-NMR, COSY, and NOESY will be stressed during the semester. Prerequisite: Chem 311 & 312.
Prerequisites: CHEM311 and CHEM312 and CHEM121 and CHEM122
(F) (formerly ENCO 211) Examines the principles and process of speech communication through applied oral presentations in a small group public speaking setting. Discussion and application of basic theories of human communication and role of audience in the communication process. The course does not count toward the English or Mass Communication major or minor. (Odd Years Only).
(F, formerly ENCO 221) Examines the history of mass communication with an emphasis on the evolution of media. This course enhances media literacy by addressing the history of media through the societal, economic, technological, and political spectrums through which the media is influenced and influences.
(S) Students learn the basics of print purlication layout and design using desktop publishing software including content, balance and harmony, shapes, topography, and graphics. This course focuses on the production of products such as print ads, posters, simple brochures, and other single page products.
(F) Students are introduced to fundamental concepts and processes of visual communication. Visual semiotics in both theory and application are explored. Students gain visual literacy and application skills through work with digital still photography and/or videography and appropriate software. Prerequisites: COMM 221 and ENCO 222.
(S, formerly ENCO 322) Examines classical and contemporary theories of rhetoric, persuasion, propaganda, and the processes involved in attidunal change. Texts from a variety of media (novels, newspapers, television, film, etc.) addressing a variety of topics (politics, religion, social causes, etc.) will be explored. Prerequisite: COMM 221 and ENCO 222 or instructor's permission.
Prerequisites: ENCO221 and ENCO222, or COMM221 and ENCO222
(F, formerly ENCO 331) This course will emphasize studio and field production for broadcast TV; however, information is applicable to a variety of audio- and video-based media. Specific topics covered include pre- production planning, writing, and strategy, production skills involving camera, lenses, lighting, and directing, and related post production activities including editing. Prerequisites: COMM 221 and ENCO 261. (Odd Years Only).
Prerequisites: COMM221 and ENCO261, or ENCO221 and ENCO261
(F) Students build upon Layout and Design I lessons - looking more in depth at the software, theory and practice of layout and design within print, online, and magazine. This course focuses on more complex products such as packaging, those with multiple pages and single page pieces which are part of a larger campaign. Prerequisites: COMM 221, ENCO 222, and COMM 232.
Prerequisites: COMM221 and ENCO222 and COMM232, or ENCO221 and ENCO222 and COMM232
(S) Building upon the journalistic writing and speaking skills from Writing and Speaking for the Media I, students continue to hone their skills in writing and speaking for print, broadcast, internet and emerging media, focusing on writing and speaking to inform and persuade. The editing process is more fully highlighted and explored in this course. Prerequisite: ENCO 261.
(F) This course examines creative and expressive behavior in the context of traditional ways of knowing: whether through conventional folk communication - face-to-face interaction - or through the mass media. Students conduct field interviews and observations, as well as practice journalism genres through research and reporting. Prerequisite: COMM 221, ENCO 222, and Junior or Senior standing or instructor's permission. (Odd Years Only).
Prerequisites: COMM221 and ENCO222, or ENCO221 and ENCO222
(F) We examine the growing field of environmental communication including the conversations and controversies surrounding ecological issues ranging from Appalachia to distant parts of the planet. Study focuses on the discourse surrounding nature, and humans' relationship with it. Students intensively use and sharpen their reporting, writing and analytica skills. Prerequisite: COMM 221, ENCO 222 and Junior or Senior standing or instructor's permission. (Even Years Only).
(F) Encourages students to value their own as well as other cultures. Explores perceptions among a range of peoples, groups, and societies. Through study, role plays, and research, students acquire intercultural skills needed to interpret complex communicative events that permeate daily life. Students learn and apply conflict resolution, reporting, and analytical skills. Prerequisite: COMM 221 and ENCO 222 or instructor's permission.
(S)( formerly ENCO 362) Instructs students in developing interpersonal skills and multicultural understanding in order to enhance professional, educational, and personal relationships. Through readings, research, and group processes, we explore the various ways in which humans perceive, experience, and communicate in different cultures. Prerequisites: COMM 221 and ENCO 222 or permission of instructor.(Even Years Only).
Prerequisites: ENCO222 and ENCO221, or COMM221 and ENCO222
(S) Building upon Visual Communication I, visual semiotics in both theory and application are further explored. Students build upon their visual literacy skills and application skills through work with digital still photography and/or videography and appropriate software. Prerequisite: COMM 311.
(S) This course builds upon TV Production I and emphasizes studio and field production for broadcast TV. Specific topics covered include: advanced production skills involving camera, lenses, lighting, and directing and related post-production activities including editing. Work related to this course focuses on two-camera studio and field productions and the post editing involved in this more complicated process. Prerequisite: COMM 331. (Odd Years Only).
(F) (formerly ENCO432) This course is designed to encourage appreciation of the rhetorical legacy, nature of the audience, ethics of persuasion, and power of public advocacy. Students will examine ancient and modern theories of rhetoric and significant speakers and speeches of the Modern Era. Prerequisite: COMM 322 and Junior status.
(S) This course explores and teaches field interviewing for journalism and research. Students learn to conduct successful interviews including knowing how and what to ask, and then how to turn interviews into features or in-depth stories. They will use and sharpen reporting, writing, and analytical skills. Prerequisite: COMM 221, ENCO 222, and 261 and Junior or Senior standing or instructor's permission. (Odd Years Only).
(F) Our highly interconnected world puts peoples and cultures into intense contact with one another, and nowhere more than in the media. This course examines US media beyond our borders; the significance of media created abroad; and the presence - or absence - of diverse groups represented in the media. Prerequisite: COMM 221, ENCO 222 and Junion or Senior standing or instructor's permission.
Prerequisites: COMM221 and ENCO222, or ENCO221 and ENCO222
(F) Students will become more informed and discerning consumers and producers of media. We will analyze and produce media as electronic delivery systems for visual and aural signs. This course will address media issues such as content and form, and analysis and production within social, economic, and political contexts. Criticism and production exercises will play a prominent role in this course. Prerequisites: COMM 221, ENCO 222, COMM 322 or instructor's permission.
Prerequisites: COMM221 and ENCO222 and COMM322, or ENCO221 and ENCO222 and ENCO322