|Principles and Practices of Public Speaking. Introduction to public speaking. Students gain experience in their ability to develop critical insights on public address performance. Work with electronic media performance is included. Fall, spring.|
|Interpersonal Communication. Theoretical foundations for the development and maintenance of two-party relationships in American society.
|TV and Radio Announcing. The goal of this course is to introduce students to techniques used by televison and radio talent. Assignments include studio and on air work with interview, news desk, musical, and talk show formats. Expected outcomes include both microphone and camera performance readiness.
|Survey of Mass Communication. Survey course with emphasis on the history of the mass media and its social, cultural, economic, ethical and political impact. Fall, spring.
|Public Relations I: Introduction to Public Relations. Introduction to contemporary public relations theory and practice. Emphasis on persuasion and public opinion analysis. Evaluation of publics and the roles of the media in opinion change.
|Digital Media Production I. The goal of this course is to introduce students to production techniques used in digital, multi media laboratories and studios. Students work on combined digtial platforms to combine audio and then video for radio and televison. Expected outcomes include beginning proficiency in production and software usage.|
|Journalism I. Explores journalism through reading and historical research. Explores the journalist through practical techniques of information gathering, interviewing, reporting and writing. Reviews the journalistic process through discussion, reading newspapers, and hands-on-activities.
|Digital Media Production II. The goal of this course is to offer students advanced training production techniques used in digital, multi media laboratories and stuidios. Students work on combined digtial platforms to combine audio and then video for radio and televison. Expected outcomes include advanced proficiency in production software usage.
|Communication Ethics. Methods of understanding ethics as a process of critical reflection in human communication. Application to both contemporary and classical subject matter. Emphasis on both interpersonal and media influences.
|Argumentation and Debate. Theory and practice of argumentation, with attention to organization, analysis and refutation. Emphasis on the types of reasoning employed in debate situations. Students engage in classroom and taped debates.
|Persuasion. Study and application of communication principles. Theories of speech types, purposes, organization and composition, focusing on both emotional and logical appeals. Students are given opportunities to participate in public speaking events outside the classroom.
|Journalism II. Theories and practices common to local journalism and the journalist. Writing in different forms applicable to print and online journalism. Emphasis on enterprise stories, opinion pieces, narrative journalism. Beat reporting through hands-on covering of city and county schools, government, law enforcement, courts and the Michigan legislature.|
|Broadcast Operations. Principles of radio and television broadcast operations. Emphasis on objectives, procedures and policies for radio and television.
|Mass Communication Criticism. Major perspectives of mass communication theory. Emphasis on television and film theory. Cross-listed with Mass Mediated Communication Emphasis. Cross-listed with Argumentation and Advocacy emphasis.
|Directing I. The goal of this course is to provide students with basic training in script, schedule, and crew creation and management for a video production. Emphasis is on hands-on work in the field and studio stations with small working units/groups.|
|Journalism Activities II. The goal of this course is to build on the skills taught in Journalism I. Studnets will learn advanced writing, editing, and management techniques as they work on the A.C. newspaper. Expected outcomes include improvement in student articulation of career goals.|
|Media Activities II. Credited is earned for significant particpation in Adrian College media operations, applicable in all areas of media operations and production. Does not count for elective credit in either the Mass Mediated or Argumentation and Advocacy track.|
|Public Relations II: Mediated Corporate Communication. Principles and practices of corporate communication in an electronic and media influenced environment. Emphasis on communication using audio, video and computer-enhanced messages. Students registering for 314 must register concurrently for 314 lab. Cross-listed with Argumentation and Advocacy emphasis. Cross-listed with Mass-Mediated Communication emphasis.
|Directing II. The goal of this course is to provide students with advanced training in script, schedule, and crew creation management for a video production. Emphasis is on hands-on work in the field and studio stations with small units/groups.|
|Film History. This course focuses on major film genres exploring their development, impact, and characteristics.
|Intercultural Communication. Examines the communication behaviors and patterns unique to a variety of cultures as well as those of gender, racial and ethnic-based subcultures, using a balance of theory and practical application.
|Organizational Communication. This course focuses on the theories used to analyze communication within an organization such as business, industry and government. Examination of contemporary theoretical models and their implications.|
|History of Communication as a Field of Study. Survey of communication studies from classical Greek beginnings to recent developments in electronic media. Includes offerings from classical, medieval and modern British rhetoric, emphasizing transitions in the role of the spoken word.
|Journalism III. Exploring the job of a journalist. Learning and applying page design, photography, geadline writing, copy editing and reporting skills to work on the College World, the student-edited newspaper of the Adrian College campus. Participating in guest lectures and job shadow opportunities.|
|Topics Seminar in Journalism. The goal of this course is to offer students expanded study opportunities in Journalism. Students will develop their research and investigate skills in small groups. Expected outcomes include project idea creation and for later follow up in capstone experiences.|
|Topics in Media Arts. Examination of a particular topic of interest to faculty and students in mass communication.|
|Capstone: Experience in Journalism. The goal of this course is to provide studnets with an opportunity to do independent research in Journalism. Students will learn to choose and guide their own individual projects with minimal supervision. Expected outcomes include grater readiness for a career in Journalism.|
|Capstone: Experience in Media Arts. The goal of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to do independent research in Media Arts. Students will learn to choose and guide their own individual projects with minimal supervision. Expected outcomes include enchaned readiness for a career in radio and or TV.
|Advanced and Special Classes|
|Exploratory Internship. Fall, spring, May and summer.
|Professional Internship. Fall, spring, May and summer (May Term offering limited to 4 credit hours; Summer Term offering limited to 6 credit hours.)
|Independent Study. Supervised reading and research in a special interest area of argumentation and advocacy or mass mediated communication.
|Advanced Experimental Course.|