A. Documentary. PRQ: COMS 358 and COMS 557 and successful portfolio review, or consent of department.
B. Narrative. PRQ: COMS 562 or COMS 556C or COMS 556D and successful portfolio review, or consent of department.Video production based on application of appropriate theories and aesthetics for documentary or narrative production. Projects utilize digital editing, audio track mixing, digital video camera(s), and locations as needed.
Conceptualization of appropriate design criteria for an attractive and efficient Internet site.Techniques for site construction. Appropriate software used for image manipulation and page construction and design.
Production of radio programs or other audio projects of a complex nature, emphasizing recording, editing,and mixing techniques. PRQ: COMS 357 and successful portfolio review, or consent of department.
Study of the development, structure, functions, and control of international communications media systems and activities as they affect world relations.
Development, structure, theory,and functions of legal controls and ethical constraints on media production and programming.
C. Before 1950
D. After 1950
Each lettered topic may be taken only once.
Theories, techniques,history, and criticism of the documentary.
History of radio and television broadcasting in the United States from its inception to the present.
Major theoretical andcritical perspectives for analysis of film.
Production of studio based programs utilizing multiple cameras in a live or live-on-tapeformat. PRQ: COMS 357 and successful portfolio review, or consent of department. CRQ: COMS 526 or consent of department.
Focus on structure,development, and execution of a 100-page narrative fiction script for media. Emphasis on creativity, critical ability, and discipline in writing. PRQ: COMS 355 or consent of department.
Effects of DVD and other emerging digital technologies on the film and media industries.Critical evaluation of applications and implications of these new technologies.
Investigation of computer mediated communication including but not limited tothe Internet, cyberspace, and virtual reality. Examination of the economic, social, political, and philosophical aspects of technologyas well as practical experience with computer-based communication and information systems.
Survey of Irish filmand television against the historical, political, and cultural traditions ofIreland. Irish media as it has developed in competition with Hollywood and British representation of Ireland.
Intensive study of selected topics in media studies. Topics vary. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 semester hours provided that no repetition of subject matter occurs.
The role and impact of the media in the livesof children and adolescents, with primary attention to television andthe Internet.
Techniques, theories, and criticism of production for radio, television,or film as used in television. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours provided there is no duplication of course content.
Topics in the operation and management of the broadcast station in the commercial or educational field. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours provided there is no duplication of course content.
Focus on how media shape an individual’s creation of social reality with regard to such areas as interpersonal communication, politics and government, religion, and community involvement.
Focus on the fundamental nature of television, how it differs from film and other media, its aesthetic characteristics, and how it is constituted technologically, industrially, and socially. Major theoretical and critical approaches to television will be examined.
Historical and methodological development of the feminist perspective in film analysis. Use and influence of sociological, psychoanalytical, Marxist, and semiological tools in a feminist approach to understanding film and how it works in a patriarchal society.
Survey of major documentary theories. Students put theory into practice while producing their own documentary videotapes.
Examination of mass communication theories, history of media criticism, current trends inmedia criticism, and major critical methods.