A. Documentary. PRQ: COMS 358 and COMS 557 and successfulportfolio review, or consent of department.
B. Narrative. PRQ: COMS 562 or COMS 556C or COMS 556D andsuccessful portfolio review, or consent of department.Video production based on application of appropriate theories andaesthetics for documentary or narrative production. Projects utilizedigital editing, audio track mixing, digital video camera(s), andlocations as needed.
Conceptualization ofappropriate design criteria for an attractive and efficient Internet site.Techniques for site construction. Appropriate software used for imagemanipulation and page construction and design.
Production of radio programs or otheraudio projects of a complex nature, emphasizing recording, editing,and mixing techniques. PRQ: COMS 357 and successful portfolioreview, or consent of department.
Studyof the development, structure, functions, and control of internationalcommunications media systems and activities as they affect worldrelations.
Development, structure, theory,and functions of legal controls and ethical constraints on mediaproduction 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 andtelevision broadcasting in the United States from its inception to thepresent.
Major theoretical andcritical perspectives for analysis of film.
Production of studiobasedprograms utilizing multiple cameras in a live or live-on-tapeformat. PRQ: COMS 357 and successful portfolio review, or consentof department. CRQ: COMS 526 or consent of department.
Focus on structure,development, and execution of a 100-page narrative fiction script formedia. Emphasis on creativity, critical ability, and discipline in writing.PRQ: COMS 355 or consent of department.
Effects of DVD and otheremerging digital technologies on the film and media industries.Critical evaluation of applications and implications of these newtechnologies.
Investigation ofcomputermediated communication including but not limited tothe Internet, cyberspace, and virtual reality. Examination of theeconomic, social, political, and philosophical aspects of technologyas well as practical experience with computer-based communicationand information systems.
Survey of Irish filmand television against the historical, political, and cultural traditions ofIreland. Irish media as it has developed in competition with Hollywoodand British representation of Ireland.
Intensive study of selectedtopics in media studies. Topics vary. May be repeated to a maximumof 9 semester hours provided that no repetition of subject matteroccurs.
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 6semester hours provided there is no duplication of course content.
Topicsin the operation and management of the broadcast station in thecommercial or educational field. May be repeated to a maximum of 6semester hours provided there is no duplication of course content.
Focus on how media shape anindividual’s creation of social reality with regard to such areas asinterpersonal communication, politics and government, religion, andcommunity involvement.
Focus on the fundamentalnature of television, how it differs from film and other media, itsaesthetic characteristics, and how it is constituted technologically,industrially, and socially. Major theoretical and critical approaches totelevision will be examined.
Historical and methodologicaldevelopment of the feminist perspective in film analysis. Use andinfluence of sociological, psychoanalytical, Marxist, and semiologicaltools in a feminist approach to understanding film and how it worksin a patriarchal society.
Survey ofmajor documentary theories. Students put theory into practice whileproducing their own documentary videotapes.
Examination of masscommunication theories, history of media criticism, current trends inmedia criticism, and major critical methods.