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COMM-620 Topics in Mass Media Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Mass Media (1-3) Topics vary by section. Rotating topics in the analysis and working methods of specialized areas of mass media. Crosslist: COMM-420. Repeatable for credit with different topic.

COMM-620-006
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Audio Storytelling
Audio Storytelling (3) The Internet and podcasting have opened new avenues for storytelling with audio in the twenty-first century. This course provides students with a foundation in technical skills for audio storytelling, also focusing on ways to improve narrative elements in non-fiction pieces, to engage audiences and to monetize content online. Restriction: Journalism & Digital Storytelling (MA).
COMM-620-001
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Voice and Presentation Skills
Instructional Method: Online. Voice and Presentation Skills (3) This course teaches and refines vocal delivery. Students identify bad vocal habits such as nasality and sing-song delivery and replace them with a more authoritative yet natural-sounding delivery. Through individual coaching students study different techniques to vary their rate of speech, volume, pitch, and articulation. The course also covers how to combat nervousness, create elevator pitches, and improve public speaking across all communication professions. Meets with COMM-420 001.
COMM-620-002
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Agency Pract-MWWPR Fellowship
Instructional Method: Online. Agency Practice: MWWPR Fellowship (3) In this course MWWPR Fellowship students build an integrated team, spanning communications, social and digital media, content development, design, video editing, and data analytics. They gain an understanding of effective public relation agency practices and an introduction to common techniques used in agencies with emphasis on critical thinking, logical argument, and clear, precise language. Permission: instructor.
COMM-620-001
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Reputation Management
Reputation Management (3) Global business executives have said corporate reputation is a more important measure of success than stock price or profitability. A good reputation offers competitive advantages, like the ability to charge premium prices. This course presents the framework of how reputation is created and the components of excellent reputation management. Meets with COMM-420 001.
COMM-620-002
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: The Sixties in America
The Sixties in America (3) Students dive into the culture, media, politics, and controversies of America in the 1960s, which was among the most turbulent decades in American history. To understand the Sixties and better understand America today, they journey through an era of intense cultural change, one defined by civil rights, black power, Vietnam, campus unrest, the generation gap, rock and roll, the sexual revolution, feminism, assassinations, and backlash. Meets with COMM-420 003 HIST-449 001 HIST-649 001.
COMM-620-003
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Strat Comm & Content Creation
Strategic Communication and Content Creation (3) The sheer volume of content creation on social media is astounding. To stand out, communications professionals need to create meaningful and effective visual content that will hold the short attention spans of online audiences. This course introduces the non-designer to technological and theoretical aspects of content creation and visual storytelling. Meets with COMM-420 004.
COMM-620-004
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Digital Communicatn Analytics
Digital Communication Analytics and Certifications (3) Today's communications professionals are required to understand the role digital strategy plays for brands and individuals. This course prepares students to obtain Brandwatch certification and learn the theory and strategy of digital measurement platforms. Topics include using data to craft communications strategy, messaging, and campaigns. Meets with COMM-420 006.
COMM-620-005
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Designing Health Games
Designing Health Games (3) Health games are transforming health care. They are motivating people to improve their health, to develop new positive habits and lose damaging ones, and to strengthen their brains against aging. This course provides an overview of this rapidly evolving field and gives students concrete skills to apply to designing their own health games. Includes examination of social and neurological aspects of motivation, intersection of flow psychology and game design, and new opportunities from emerging sensor technology. Meets with COMM-420 007 HLTH-496 001.
COMM-620-006
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Immersive Filmmaking
Immersive Filmmaking (3) This course introduces students to the production of content for immersive media: virtual, mixed, and augmented reality. Students discover and experiment with the principles of immersive cinematography, spatial sound recording, and 360 montage. Students use 360 cameras, volumetric cameras, and motion capture systems and learn how to edit 360 videos, use game engines, and perform and apply motion capture to 3D characters. Prerequisite: COMM-631. Meets with COMM-420 008.
COMM-620-007
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Environ Science & Filmmaking
Environmental Science and Filmmaking (3) Today's environmental challenges require integrating scientific knowledge and media facility. This interdisciplinary course brings together faculty and students of environmental science and media production to tackle the issues of sustainable farming and climate change. Students develop field-research, documentary, and strategic communication skills. Students work in groups to design research projects using these skills and present their final products. Meets with COMM-420 007 ENVS-496 002 ENVS-696 002.
COMM-620-008
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Eff Presntatn Skills/Pub Speak
Effective Presentation Skills and Public Speaking (3) There are few skills more necessary than the ability to cogently and persuasively present your ideas. This course provides students with the skills and the tools to present in front of groups large and small with special emphasis on public speaking, visual design, and the importance meeting the audience where they are. Meets with COMM-420 011.
COMM-620-012
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: New Business Proposals
Developing Writing and Winning New Business Proposals (1) Learning how to develop an effective proposal including request for proposal (RFP) responses, and grant proposals is a critical skill to anyone working in strategic communications. Whether students plan to work at an agency, consultancy, as an independent contractor or at a non-profit, this course develops the essential workplace skills of writing compelling and compliant proposals in response to RFPs and grants and learning to differentiate one's employer from the competition using industry best practices. Meets with COMM-096 001.

COMM-620 Topics in Mass Media Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Mass Media (3) Topics vary by section. Rotating topics in the analysis and working methods of specialized areas of mass media. Crosslist: COMM-420. Repeatable for credit with different topic.

COMM-620-006
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Audio Storytelling
Audio Storytelling (3) The Internet and podcasting have opened new avenues for storytelling with audio in the twenty-first century. This course provides students with a foundation in technical skills for audio storytelling, also focusing on ways to improve narrative elements in non-fiction pieces, to engage audiences and to monetize content online. Restriction: Journalism & Digital Storytelling (MA).
COMM-620-001
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Voice and Presentation Skills
Instructional Method: Online. Voice and Presentation Skills (3) This course teaches and refines vocal delivery. Students identify bad vocal habits such as nasality and sing-song delivery and replace them with a more authoritative yet natural-sounding delivery. Through individual coaching students study different techniques to vary their rate of speech, volume, pitch, and articulation. The course also covers how to combat nervousness, create elevator pitches, and improve public speaking across all communication professions. Meets with COMM-420 001.
COMM-620-002
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Agency Pract-MWWPR Fellowship
Instructional Method: Online. Agency Practice: MWWPR Fellowship (3) In this course MWWPR Fellowship students build an integrated team, spanning communications, social and digital media, content development, design, video editing, and data analytics. They gain an understanding of effective public relation agency practices and an introduction to common techniques used in agencies with emphasis on critical thinking, logical argument, and clear, precise language. Permission: instructor.
COMM-620-001
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Reputation Management
Reputation Management (3) Global business executives have said corporate reputation is a more important measure of success than stock price or profitability. A good reputation offers competitive advantages, like the ability to charge premium prices. This course presents the framework of how reputation is created and the components of excellent reputation management. Meets with COMM-420 001.
COMM-620-002
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: The Sixties in America
The Sixties in America (3) Students dive into the culture, media, politics, and controversies of America in the 1960s, which was among the most turbulent decades in American history. To understand the Sixties and better understand America today, they journey through an era of intense cultural change, one defined by civil rights, black power, Vietnam, campus unrest, the generation gap, rock and roll, the sexual revolution, feminism, assassinations, and backlash. Meets with COMM-420 003 HIST-449 001 HIST-649 001.
COMM-620-003
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Strat Comm & Content Creation
Strategic Communication and Content Creation (3) The sheer volume of content creation on social media is astounding. To stand out, communications professionals need to create meaningful and effective visual content that will hold the short attention spans of online audiences. This course introduces the non-designer to technological and theoretical aspects of content creation and visual storytelling. Meets with COMM-420 004.
COMM-620-004
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Digital Communicatn Analytics
Digital Communication Analytics and Certifications (3) Today's communications professionals are required to understand the role digital strategy plays for brands and individuals. This course prepares students to obtain Brandwatch certification and learn the theory and strategy of digital measurement platforms. Topics include using data to craft communications strategy, messaging, and campaigns. Meets with COMM-420 006.
COMM-620-005
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Designing Health Games
Designing Health Games (3) Health games are transforming health care. They are motivating people to improve their health, to develop new positive habits and lose damaging ones, and to strengthen their brains against aging. This course provides an overview of this rapidly evolving field and gives students concrete skills to apply to designing their own health games. Includes examination of social and neurological aspects of motivation, intersection of flow psychology and game design, and new opportunities from emerging sensor technology. Meets with COMM-420 007 HLTH-496 001.
COMM-620-006
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Immersive Filmmaking
Immersive Filmmaking (3) This course introduces students to the production of content for immersive media: virtual, mixed, and augmented reality. Students discover and experiment with the principles of immersive cinematography, spatial sound recording, and 360 montage. Students use 360 cameras, volumetric cameras, and motion capture systems and learn how to edit 360 videos, use game engines, and perform and apply motion capture to 3D characters. Prerequisite: COMM-631. Meets with COMM-420 008.
COMM-620-007
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Environ Science & Filmmaking
Environmental Science and Filmmaking (3) Today's environmental challenges require integrating scientific knowledge and media facility. This interdisciplinary course brings together faculty and students of environmental science and media production to tackle the issues of sustainable farming and climate change. Students develop field-research, documentary, and strategic communication skills. Students work in groups to design research projects using these skills and present their final products. Meets with COMM-420 007 ENVS-496 002 ENVS-696 002.
COMM-620-008
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Eff Presntatn Skills/Pub Speak
Effective Presentation Skills and Public Speaking (3) There are few skills more necessary than the ability to cogently and persuasively present your ideas. This course provides students with the skills and the tools to present in front of groups large and small with special emphasis on public speaking, visual design, and the importance meeting the audience where they are. Meets with COMM-420 011.
COMM-620-012
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: New Business Proposals
Developing Writing and Winning New Business Proposals (1) Learning how to develop an effective proposal including request for proposal (RFP) responses, and grant proposals is a critical skill to anyone working in strategic communications. Whether students plan to work at an agency, consultancy, as an independent contractor or at a non-profit, this course develops the essential workplace skills of writing compelling and compliant proposals in response to RFPs and grants and learning to differentiate one's employer from the competition using industry best practices. Meets with COMM-096 001.