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COMM 161: First-Year Seminar: Practicum in Media and Theatre Fall Practicum is a “hands on” class in which the students gain one credit for planned discussion sessions and project-based experience in theatre, radio, video and new media. The course will introduce the first time student to the inner workings of “department people” and “department projects.” The student will begin the process of portfolio development, take part in departmental activities, and participate in a final production. 2 credits, Fall COMM 162: Practicum in Media and Theatre Students gain one credit for practical hands-on experience in media and theatre activities on and off campus under the direct supervision of the department’s faculty and staff members. 1 credit COMM 211: Television Production This course is a skills orientation in the basic technological considerations of television studio production inclusive of camera operation, lighting, audio, graphics, special effects, switching, and nonlinear editing. 3 credits COMM 214 Writing for Print/New Media This workshop course introduces new students to the basics of journalistic reporting and writing. Students receive practice in how to identify, gather, and write news and make ethical judgments about news. The course should help students who want to work for newspapers and magazines as well as for broadcast and online media. This course is a prerequisite for COMM 216 and COMM 252. Prerequisites: LENG 111, 112 3 credits COMM 215 Editing/Production of Print Media The course introduces students to the production of printed material, whether for newspaper, magazines, advertising, in-house publications, brochures, books, or anything else on paper. Prerequisites: LENG 111, LENG 112 3 credits COMM 216 Advanced and Specialized Reporting This workshop course focuses on specialized news beats including police, courts, government, education and the environment and introduces students to computer-assisted reporting and research techniques. Prerequisites: COMM 214/ENGL 214 3 credits COMM 218 Feature Writing This workshop course introduces students to various genres of feature writing for newspapers, magazines and online publications, including profiles, entertainment pieces and trend stories. Prerequisites: LENG 111, LENG 112 3 credits COMM 225 Philosophy of Communication An analysis of the epistemological foundations underlying all forms of communicative processes form individual gestures to the electronic world-wide media. 3 credits COMM 230: Television and Radio Performance This course is a practice in the skills of basic performance and broadcast styles, ranging from news and interview formats to dramatic presentation, emphasizing specific talent problems. 3 credits COMM 235 Interpersonal Communication This course develops communication skills in a variety of personal and professional relationships, including friendships, romantic relationships, work relationships, and family relationships. 3 credits COMM 240: Leadership Seminar The Leadership Seminar introduces students to a three-dimensional model of leadership, including a repertoire of leadership skills and means of using those skills responsibly in the various communities to which they belong. In addition, the course helps students explore the relevance of leadership skills in the leadership process. Ethical reasoning and Catholic social justice teaching serve as the basis for students’ leadership development as reflected both in this

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019