Course Descriptions

CT111 College Newspaper Staff

1 credit

This course offers students the opportunity to explore aspects of reporting, writing, editing, photography, and graphic layout used in newspapers. Research and writing skills, as well as initiative and self-discipline, are emphasized. Students will work together in planning and design, as well as in implementation of publication of the student newspaper. This course may be taken up to six times for credit.

 

CT233 Communication Skills I: Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

This course goes beyond the basic verbal communication offering by developing the skills of critical listening and by emphasizing the wide range of nonverbal messages as they influence the speech communication process. A combination of activities is designed to provide insight into the relationship between perception of self and success in the communicative/interactive process.

 

CT253 Field Experience I

3 credits

This course offers the Associate degree students opportunity for directed work experience in the field of communication.

 

CT300 Variable Topics in Communication

3 credits

In this course students will have the opportunity to study material not usually covered in the present course offerings. Prerequisite: EN113 and CT233.

 

CT303 Electronic Media

3 credits

This course is a study of media and its effects on culture by consideration of how media technologies develop, operate, converge, and affect society. It will provide an introduction to today’s global media environment and ongoing developments in technology, culture, and critical theory that continue to transform this rapidly evolving industry.

 

CT311 College Newspaper Editor

1 credit

This course offers students the opportunity to edit and manage a small publication. Teamwork and leadership skills, as well as initiative and self-discipline, are emphasized. Editor will lead a student group in planning and design, as well as in implementation of publication of the student newspaper. This course may be taken up to two times for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

 

CT313 Social Media

3 credits

A study of planning and methods in social media marketing, to include targeted platforms for reaching marketing goals.

Consideration will also be given to measurements and estimation of return on investment on social media marketing activities.

 

CT323 Communication Skills II: Public Speaking

3 credits

This course continues the proficiency in verbal and non-verbal communication gained in CT233 Communication Skills I: Interpersonal Communication, with increased one-to-one and group skills involving presentations (talks/speeches) on a variety of topics. Limited to 20 students. Prerequisite: CT233.

 

CT353 Field Experience II

3 credits

This course offers the students opportunity for directed work experience in the field of communication. Besides providing this work experience, this course requires each student to present a 1,500 to 2,000 word reflection paper on the work experience. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status in the Communication degree program or permission of instructor.

 

CT363 Gender and Communication

3 credits

This course examines the relationship between gender and communication. The goal is to develop a broad definition of gender and how this knowledge connects with our personal identity, our experiences, and our positions in society. Students will examine how gender and communication exist within a societal framework and look at gender and communication within various societal contexts. Prerequisite: CT233, PH103.

 

CT413 Communication Theory

3 credits

This course is concerned with understanding some of the many approaches to the study and analysis of communication. Consideration of the background, principles, and implications of particular approaches or theories will be accompanied by attention to the ways that differing approaches and theories color the ways communication behaviors are perceived and interpreted. (Humanities/Fine Arts elective)

 

CT433 Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

Taking a transactional perspective, this course provides an introduction to the academic study of communication in interpersonal relationships. Students will study the influence of individual differences and the roles played by fundamental communication skills in relationship development. Theoretical work on communication in interpersonal relationships will be presented. Throughout the course, feature films will be used to illustrate communication and relationship concepts of interest. Prerequisite: CT233. (Humanities/Fine Arts elective)

 

CT443 Persuasion and Social Influence

3 credits

Persuasion is a form of social influence in which an audience is intentionally encouraged to adopt an idea, attitude, or course of action by symbolic means. This course is an investigation of communication’s critical role in persuasion and social influence processes, from the way influential messages are composed to the technologies that disseminate them and the effects they have on various audiences. Prerequisite: CT233, EN133, PH103.

 

CT453 Speechwriting

3 credits

This course deals with how to analyze audiences, target them with a message, interview the speaker and research the speech, form the material into a compelling story, give it structure, write it with style, create visual aids, and coach the speaker through the delivery process. Prerequisite: CT233, CT323, EN133, PH103.