C352 Editing I, Principles of Copyediting (3)
Grammar basics and sentence structure are reinforced. However, the bulk of the course covers the real-world issues
writers encounter in college and beyond. Issues such as word choice, antecedents, plurals, possessives, punctuation,
clarity, conciseness, and self-editing. Chicago, MLA, and Associated Press style formats will be explored. Reading and
coursework are also geared for those looking at editing as a career or see it as an important aspect of a chosen job field.
Additional topics covered include editing well means writing well, the editor-writer relationship, and using style guides.
Learn by dissecting weekly news articles, editing articles for the campus newsletter, and self- and peer-editing various
C361 Film Noir: The Genre of Style (3)
This class will explore the stylized genre known as Film Noir, which saw dramatically depicted Hollywood crime dramas,
during the 1930s-50s. Students will study selected films to explore the political and artistic elements of the genre and its
impact on cinema.
C362 Writing Editorials and Columns (3)
Students will develop the skill of writing columns and editorials as they appear in journalistic venues across both print
and electronic media.
C368 Fundamentals of Advertising Copywriting (3)
Basic principles of copywriting for print and broadcast media. Surveys newspaper, magazine, billboards, brochures,
direct mail, radio, and television.
C371 Interpersonal Communication (3)
Analysis of the theory and practice of the process of interpersonal communication including verbal and nonverbal
messages, self-disclosure, social power, intimacy, emotions, conflict reduction, and various interpersonal relationships.
C372 Science Fiction Writing (3)
Students will explore the genre of science fiction short stories — how to read them critically and how to write them
effectively. The course will cover the nuances and history of the different forms and motifs of science fiction to help
students develop their writing skills across each of those forms and motifs.
C373 Graphic Design I (3)
This class introduces the students to the concepts of Desktop Publishing. Topics covered will include color theory, page
layout, composition, print requirements, and other production-related techniques. The applications used in this class
are Adobe™ Photoshop™ for image editing, Adobe™ Illustrator™ for logo design, and Adobe™ InDesign™ for
page layout and composition.
C374 The Western: Myth, Ideology, and Genre (3)
The Western is the oldest American film genre. It has served as one of the most important mediums for delivering the
myth of the romanticized American frontier. The course surveys the development of the Western film genre and sets it
in a historical and cultural context. The class will survey feature films and books that help to put into context the genre’s
importance in history—both culturally and politically.
C381 Beginning Public Relations (3)
Theories, processes, and techniques involved in planning and implementing programs designed to influence public
opinion and behavior.
C382 Persuasion (3)
Theories and techniques of social influence. Course content includes motivation, attitude change, ethics, credibility,
nonverbal persuasion, logic and argumentation, emotions, and cultural influences.