MASS COMMUNICATION COURSES (MCOMM)

MCOMM 110 - INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA (MC 911)

This course is an overview of the nature of mass communication and the characteristics, functions and impact of the multiple forms of mass media.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

MCOMM 113 - INTRODUCTION TO RADIO, TV, AND EMERGING MEDIA (MC 914)

A survey of the radio and television industries and the integration of electronic media with the Internet and digital media.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

MCOMM 140 - SPORTS MEDIA AND SOCIETY

This course is not a forum for exchanging the latest scores or talking about last night's big game, rather it is a course to develop critical-thinking skills about the sports media and its role in American society.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

MCOMM 160 - MASS COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP I

Prerequisite: Department approval. This course is designed to provide the student with an on-site educational work experience. The student will work an arranged number of hours per week at a radio or TV station or other appropriate location under the supervision of a mass communication professional. At least five work hours per week per credit hour received or equivalent (summer) plus weekly meetings with a college supervising professor.

1 to 3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 5 to 15

MCOMM 214 - TV AND MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION

Prerequisite: MCOMM 110 with a grade of "C" or better or MCOMM 113 with a grade of "C" or better. This course is a "hands-on" introduction to the creative, technical and collaborative process of making television programming, films and corporate video.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3

MCOMM 215 - PODCAST & BROADCAST PERFORMANCE (MC 918)

Prerequisite: MCOMM 110 or 113 or departmental approval. Voice performance skills are introduced, developed, and applied for a variety of media content purposes. Students will gain hands-on experience in preparing and delivering commercials, news, entertainment, and interview programming for podcasts, voice-over, or traditional radio.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3

MCOMM 217 - AUDIO PRODUCTION (MC915)

Prerequisite: MCOMM 110, MCOMM 113 or MM 140 or department approval. This course is an introduction to audio recording, editing, mixing, and other production techniques for broadcast, multimedia, internet, and motion picture applications.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3

MCOMM 220 - SCRIPTWRITING

Prerequisite: MCOMM 110 or MCOMM 113 or department approval. This course is an introduction to the principles and practices of writing for television, film, radio, and online audio/visual media. Students will learn how to write properly-formatted scripts for commercials, teleplays, screenplays, documentaries, news, and emerging media content.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

MCOMM 224 - HISTORY OF MOTION PICTURES (F2 909)

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent. A survey of the historical development of film as an international mass communication medium and the films, filmmakers, and production innovations that have influenced filmmaking as an art form.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

MCOMM 230 - ONLINE MEDIA PROMOTION FOR CREATIVE ARTISTS

An introduction to the skills, techniques, and practices utilized by creative artists to promote and distribute their work via online media. Student musicians, writers, filmmakers, photographers, designers, producers, publishers, and visual artists will learn the effective use of various social media channels, and how to use blogging, video, podcasting, and other media channels to engage an audience. By the end of the course, students will either establish or refine a web platform that serves as the hub for their professional online presence.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 2

MCOMM 260 - MASS COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP II

Prerequisite: MCOMM 160 with a grade of "C" or better. This course is designed for students wishing to gain on-site educational work experience. The student will work an arranged number of hours per week at a radio or TV station or other appropriate location under the supervision of a mass communication professional.

1 to 3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 5 to 15