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Communication Capstone

The Communications Capstone will consist of students developing a multi-media case study in order to integrate and to apply learning from their communications courses in a comprehensive manner.  Students will evaluate and apply their personal, professional, and ethical growth, as well as critical thinking skills, in the study of communication by analyzing a public relations […]

Advanced Public Speaking

Through this course focusing on the application of public speaking principles and theories; students will develop skills in the essential elements of public speaking, managing apprehension, the 10-step process for preparing and presenting a speech, listening guidelines, and criticism of speeches. Students will also demonstrate an increased awareness of the cultural and ethical implications of […]

Intercultural Communication

Through this course focusing on the application of intercultural communication principles and theories; students will develop skills in understanding the importance and challenges of intercultural communication,  the components of human communication and competence, family roles in other cultures, religion and values in other cultures, cultural history, values and identity in other cultures, verbal and nonverbal […]

Interpersonal Communication

Through this course focusing on the application of interpersonal communication principles and theories; students will develop skills in perceiving self and others, nonverbal communication, emotions, relationships, and managing conflict.  Students will also demonstrate an increased awareness of the cultural and ethical implications of interpersonal behavior.  Coursework includes a variety of exercises and writing assignments, as […]

Creative Writing: Young Adult Fiction

This course is designed for writers interested in learning more about the craft of writing fiction for young adults. Students will examine published short stories and novels in the classic and contemporary canon for readers ages 12-17, as well as present their own work and critique the work of others. Students will explore some of […]

Playwriting

To illuminate and guide each student through the art and craft of writing for performance. This course explores the fundamental principles needed to build a realistic play that is intended to be produced upon the stage. Though the course is built around the construction of plays, the principles, writing exercises, readings, and other assignments serve […]

Creative Writing: Nonfiction

This course provides an introduction to the art and craft of writing creative nonfiction, an approach to “telling the truth” that uses many of the tools of both fiction writing and journalism. Students will read, write, critique, and analyze pieces demonstrating the different styles in this genre: memoir, essay, and literary journalism. In addition, this […]

Creative Writing: Poetry

This course is designed for writers interested in learning about the craft of poetry writing. Students will present original work to their teacher and classmates for discussion and critique as well as examine published works. Additionally, the students will explore the various elements of poetry. Students will be expected to spend the majority of their […]

Creative Writing: Fiction

A workshop dedicated to an in-depth study of the craft of fiction writing. Students write original fiction pieces and complete writing exercises that focus on elements of fiction. Students critique the short stories of their classmates. In order to refine and develop their understanding of character, setting, conflict, voice, symbol, engaging beginnings, and satisfying endings, […]

Special topics courses listed under Creative Writing

In order to develop and refine their abilities in a particular literary genre, students compose and present original work and critique the work of their classmates. Through as study of original as well as published work. Students explore the various elements of drama, fiction or poetry or mixed genre. Information on preparing a manuscript for […]

Contemporary Spanish Literature

Through a study of selected works in fiction, poetry, film, and drama, this course traces images and examples of Spanish culture and relevant issues through various landscapes, comparing current and post-war issues as well as literary conversations and connections to American and European literature. The emphasis is on contemporary works. It is available in the […]

Contemporary Latin American Literature

Through a study of selected works in fiction, poetry, film, and drama, this course traces images and examples of Latin American culture through various Latino landscapes and Latin American countries, comparing folklore and legends as well as literary conversations and connections to American and European literature. The emphasis is on contemporary works. Available in on-line […]