C452 Editing II, Advanced Copyediting (3)
Building off of the principles of C352, this course explores more deeply the nuances of various style guides (Chicago,
MLA, Associated Press). Students will learn to edit on levels beyond mechanics and style. New areas of focus will
include editing for corporate voice. PR themes will be explored.
C459 Novel Writing (1-3)
Students learn the techniques of novel writing, including plot outlining, character development and character arcing,
conflict, complication, and resolution. Techniques of dialogue and narration will also be explored.
This class is only available
as a Directed Studies course.
C471 Writing for Publication (3)
Covers all facets of publication, from the conception of a book project to shaping its purpose and scope and determining
its audience. Requirements involve a daily “To Do” list with tips and assignments that will help the student stay focused
and on track toward writing at least 40 pages of a book, as well as a fully developed proposal that will be ready to submit
to the publisher(s) of the student’s choice. It includes practical topics such as reaching acquisition editors, understanding
the role of an agent, understanding contracts, working with an editor, and marketing your manuscript. It also explores
alternative methods of publication such as print on demand.
C472 Rhetorical Criticism (3)
Theories and methods of evaluating persuasive communication including public address, contemporary drama and other
categories of written discourse.
C478 Classical to Contemporary Rhetorical Theory (3)
A survey of major theories of rhetoric from the 5th century B.C. to the present.
C480 Digital Photography (3)
From handheld to professional SLR cameras, students will learn the basics of equipment and advanced methods to
make photographs look more professional. This class will cover how to connect, download and upload your digital
images to CDs, the web or for print. Everything from file management to composition, this class covers a wide range
of techniques to make students better, more effective photographers. (Fee: $50.)
C481 Argumentation & Debate (3)
Theories of argumentation including the analysis of propositions, issues, evidence and reasoning. Training and
experience in debate forms.
C482 The Graphic Novel (3)
This course explores the history and impact of the graphic novel, both as a form of entertainment and social/cultural
commentary. Additionally, the course will explore the process of creating a graphic novel and of visual storytelling.
Students will participate in the creation of a graphic novel concept.
C484 Organizational Communication (3)
Communicative behavior in organizations. Attention will be given to change, conflict reduction, decision making,
leadership, and networks as communication variables.
C488 Rhetoric of Religion (3)
Religious advocacy and persuasion. Topics include the strategic use of language and symbolism in religious discourse,
forms of religious persuasion, conversion argument and the psychology of the audience, and discussions of the problem
C498 Communication Theories (3)
A survey of the basic theories associated with human communication. Provides students with a practical understanding
of how the major variables of communication systems interact and how information is processed by individuals.