Course Descriptions

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The Department of Communication and Media Studies regularly offers a wide-range of undergraduate and graduate courses:

Undergraduate Courses

CM 101 Introduction to Media Culture     3 CR
Introduction to media technology, examining the impact of radio, television, newspapers, still photography, film and the computer on the human condition. Trains the student to be a perceptive consumer of contemporary mass media by exploring how each medium codifies reality. Readings, screenings, and written assignments required.

CM 102 Introduction to Media Production     3 CR
Introduction to a wide ranging study of multimedia production. Students will learn audio and video production techniques and create media for on-line distribution.

CM 121 History of Film I     3 CR
Introduction to the historical development of filmmaking from 1895 to 1945, highlighting the evolution of the film as a means of expression. Films from the past are shown at each class meeting followed by a discussion of several aspects of the film.

CM 122 History of Film II     3 CR
History of the Motion Picture II covers from 1945 to 1975, including extensive screening of classic films. Readings, screenings, and written assignments required. May be taken out of sequence.

CM 123 History of Film III     3 CR
This course covers the history of motion pictures from 1975 to the present, including extensive screening of classic and contemporary films. Readings, screenings, and written assignments required. May be taken out of sequence.

CM 124 History of Broadcasting     3 CR
Explores the history of radio and television broadcasting, including financing of research, technological developments, regulation, structure of genres, the social context and values of programs, legal and political implications of national and international broadcasting and the effect on cultural identity and national sovereignty.

CM 125 History of Journalism     3 CR
Investigates the social history of American journalism from the penny press to the World Wide Web, including technological developments in news gathering and delivery, regulation and consolidation of the press, social and political implications of coverage, effects of changes in literacy and society, comparisons with other models and trends toward globalization.

CM 126 History of Advertising and Public Relations     3 CR
Provides a critical overview of the history, purpose, and various methods related to advertising and public relations. Students analyze the semantic and syntactic properties of ads and public relations campaigns from the consumer point of view with special emphasis on how they communicate persuasively. Readings, screenings, and written assignments required.

CM 201 The Art of the Moving Image     3 CR
A study of the language of moving pictures. Unlike the linear sequence of speech and the written word, moving pictures create a simultaneity of sensory perception. Through an intensive study of experimental and feature films, this course explores the nature of the moving images and how they are organized to create a whole. Prerequisite: CM 101

CM 211 News Writing and Reporting I     3 CR
An introduction to basic news writing and journalistic reporting principles. Concepts of journalism provide a format for an analysis of the news media and the responsibilities of a journalist in today’s society. Workshop sessions utilize the concepts in practical work. Prerequisites: EN 110 and CM 101

CM 212 Media Literacy      3 CR
This course expands on CM 101 with extensive examination of theories of media effects on behavior, values, and social/political structures, with an emphasis on contemporary media and the consequences of the shift to an online digital environment.

CM 215 Technical Communications I     3 CR
Introduces the most important elements of communications in the professional world of technology and newer media. Students study common types of reports and learn fundamental techniques for preparing reports, final copy, and web page content. Prerequisites: EN 110, CM 101

CM 221-321 Digital Film & Video Production I, II     3 CR each
An introduction to the basic techniques of cinematic composition and editing. Presents the basic administrative and aesthetic aspects of filmmaking. Prerequisite: CM 101, CM102

CM 222 Television Studio Production I     3 CR
An introduction to multicamera studio production.

CM 223-323 Digital Photography I, II     3 CR each
First semester is an introduction to the fundamentals of digital photography. Topics include camera care and handling; visual literacy; composition; the nature of light, color, portraiture and experimental photography. Second semester is built around advanced techniques in digital production. Critical discussions on the photography of major artists supplements the practical work. A digital camera with manual operative is required. Students are responsible for processing costs. Prerequisite: CM 101, CM 102

CM 224 Democratic Technologies     3 CR
Focuses on the creative use of technologies available to the American consumer. Instruction in alternative audio and visual production encourages students to express themselves and distribute media content using available consumer and public access technologies. Laptop computers are required to digitize audio and visual projects and for Internet research. Prerequisite: CM 101

CM 225 Multimedia & Field Production     1–3 CR
An opportunity for outstanding Media Studies majors to assist in the planning and production of media projects contracted by Sacred Heart University or by outside agencies. By permission of the chairperson of the faculty of Communication Studies. Offered only when appropriate projects are available. Consult the current course schedule for available topics and required prerequisites. Prerequisite: CM 101

CM 226-326 Magazine Production I, II
     3 CR
Overview of the entire process of magazine publication. Topics include history, theory and status of contemporary publication, concept research and development of new magazines, writing and editing of articles, desktop publishing layout and design, marketing and advertising campaigns, new technologies and the future. Students conceive and produce individual magazines. Prerequisite: CM 101

CM 227 Advertising and Public Relations; Practical Applications     3 CR
Applies various theories of advertising and public relations to specific practical problems in the commercial and nonprofit world. Students experiment with form and style by producing advertising and public relations campaigns for new products, public service projects and/or political candidates in several different media.

CM 228 Radio Production-Journalism/Podcasting     3 CR
An introduction to basic radio production. Students prepare for the FCC third-class license, learn the audio control board and develop concepts of radio broadcasting. Because WSHU is integrated into the courses as a laboratory and program outlet, students are required to function as staff members. Prerequisite: CM 101, CM 102

CM 229 Photojournalism     3 CR
Students develop skills and Insights necessary to document strong visual Images, and use those Images to create a photo essay. Course encompasses preparation, research, taking photographs, and editing, as well as examining the changing digital world, magazine work & publishing and the business of photography.

CM 241 Comics & Animation     3 CR
A fast-paced survey of the history and theory behind comics, comic books and animation. Creative projects teach the methods of creating sequential art and animation from paper to CGI.

CM 251 Studies in Self Help Books
    
3 CR
In this course, students will analyze a self-help book of their choice through journal writing exercises outlined In their chosen text. Drawing on research In the field, students will evaluate the effectiveness of their chosen text.

CM 253 Digital Culture    
3 CR
Considers digital and technologically mediated environments as “mass media” in the tradition of film, radio or television. Using a variety of approaches, including historical, sociological, economic, technological, cultural and aesthetic, the course looks at questions such as how does the Internet codify reality? How are communities both created and thwarted? What are the characteristics of the global media culture? Readings, screenings, and written assignments required. Prerequisite: CM 101

CM 254 Media and Democracy     3 CR
Examines the relationships between the mass media (film, television, newspapers and the Internet), the public and politics. Historical case studies analyze from ethical, economic, social, historical, aesthetic and technological perspectives how the media provide (or do not provide) a place through which people express their views as citizens in a democracy. Current media examples are also investigated. Readings, screenings, and written assignments required. Prerequisite: CM 101

CM 255 History of Documentary Still Photography     3 CR
The history of documentary still photography from its beginning in the 1840s through the present is studied. Focus is on analyzing the photographs, as well as the social and historical contexts in which they were made, to come to some conclusions about the nature of documentary photography. Students with photographic experience and equipment may, with the permission of the instructor, choose to do a documentary photography project instead of a final paper.

CM 256 Magazines & Body Image     3 CR
This class will explore body Image representations portrayed In popular American magazines from a media literacy perspective. Drawing on research about media Influence and Instructional capabilities from such researchers as Schramm, Bandura, Comstock and Liebert.

CM 257 Women & Advertising     3 CR
Exploration and In depth analysis of women's Images portrayed In American advertising from a media literacy perspective, using research about the Influence of advertising on women's roles and attitudes.

CM 271 TV News Magazine Prod. I    
3 CR
Students develop, plan, write, edit and produce news story projects on a regular basis., and contribute to the creation of The Pulse, the SHU News Magazine Show, broadcast over television and the Internet at Sacred Heart.

CM/BU 272 Sports Communications     3 CR
Focuses on the fundamentals needed to implement a program in sports information, publicity and promotions. Preparing of news releases; writing local and hometown features; publishing programs and brochures; compiling statistical breakdowns; dealing with the local, regional and national press; and promoting specific events, teams and individuals are included. Prerequisites: C or better in EN 110 and CM 101, CM 102

CM 273 Television & New Media Journalism
     3 CR
A production course designed to introduce students to the techniques of electronic journalism. Students also learn to analyze and constructively criticize the process and product. Prerequisite: CM 101


CM 275 DVD and Multimedia Production DVD Authoring
     3 CR
An introduction to DVD multimedia production techniques. Focus is on mastering the technical elements of advanced digital video editing and DVD authoring technology and developing a familiarity with the grammar of multimedia more generally. Students develop and produce a variety of projects culminating in their own DVD portfolio. Prerequisite: Any other CM production course or permission of instructor

CM 276 Digital Editing     3 CR
Designed to provide training with tools necessary for editing digital audio and video. Course examines the construction of stories and messages In the digital media that surrounds us. Students will become more effective creators and consumers of media culture.

CM 277 Screenwriting     3 CR
An introduction to writing for fiction and nonfiction film and television. Topics include basic dramatic theory, narrative structure, characterization, dialogue, adaptation and the unique demands of the audio/visual media, as well as pragmatic matters of format and the marketplace. Prerequisites: EN 110 and CM 101

CM 278 Multimedia Outreach     3 CR
Designed for advanced students already familiar with the tools of the digital journalist, students will create and produce a professional level documentary video about a community outreach program making a difference In other people's lives.

CM 299 Special Topics in Communication & Media Studies     3 CR
Designates new or occasional courses that may or may not become part of the department’s permanent offerings. Courses capitalize on timely topics, a faculty member’s particular interest, an experimental alternative to existing courses, etc. Course title is shown on the student’s transcript. Consult the current course schedule for available topics and required prerequisites.

CM 300 Special Topics in Multimedia Production     3 CR
New or occasional courses in advanced video production such as approaches to editing, audio recording techniques, digital storytelling or computer-aided design. Course title is shown on the student’s transcript. Consult the current course schedule for available topics and required prerequisites.

CM 301 Reading Seminar in Communication     3 CR
An interdisciplinary study of contemporary theories of mass communications. Presents an overview of the impact of mass communications by considering them as codes, symbolic systems and manipulative powers on both the conscious and subconscious levels. Reading, writing, discussion and research are required. Prerequisites: CM 101 and Senior standing in the major

CM 311 News Writing and Reporting II     3 CR
This advanced workshop simulates a newspaper magazine publishing atmosphere. Students are assigned roles as writers or editors for individual sections to create a student news magazine as part of the newspaper staff. Prerequisite: CM/EN 211

CM 321 Digital Film/Video Production II     3 CR
Advanced course in single-camera video production. Each student directs an original fiction or nonfiction work and provides technical support on classmates’ projects. Prerequisite: MS 213 or permission of the instructor

CM 325 Visual Effects and Motion Graphics     3 CR
Students will learn cutting edge techniques In graphic programs and develop and complete several creative projects guided by an Instructor who is an Industry professional.

CM 351 Women in Film & Television     3 CR
Films are cultural artifacts. Each film contains within itself a complex social system reflecting the attitudes, values and mores of the society that produced it. This course uncovers the values that encode the function of women on screen including the images they project; roles they assume; values they encode; and relationships they establish with men, children and each other. Readings, screenings, and written assignments required. Consult the current course schedule for available topics and required prerequisites.

CM 352 Documentary Film/Television     3 CR
Examines major epistemological, aesthetic and political concerns of documentary film and video. This course introduces students to a variety of documentary principles, methods and styles in order to explore a series of theoretical issues that are important to documentary production, representation and reception. Readings, screenings, and written assignments required. Consult the current course schedule for available topics and required prerequisites.

CM 353 National Cinemas     3 CR
Examines a particular national cinema or moment in national cinemas (e.g., New German Cinema, French New Wave, Italian Neorealism) whose contributions to the history of cinema have been significant. Attention is given to the social and cultural context, production, distribution and reception circumstances and stylistic innovations of the different filmmaking practices. Readings, screenings, and written assignments required. Consult the current course schedule for available topics and required prerequisites.

CM 354 Film & Television Genres     3 CR
A study of Individual television and forms. Emphasis on the historical development of the genre, themes and stylistics of genre, meaning of programming within a cultural context, contaemporary cultural significance and contribution to the history of Ideas. Readings, screenings and written assignments are required.

CM 355 Film & Television Directors     3 CR
Examines individual film directors whose contributions to the history of the cinema have been especially notable. Film and television directors are studied for their stylistic and philosophical innovations as well as for their historical place in the medium. Each semester a particular director or directors are chosen for study. Consult the current course schedule for available topics and required prerequisites.

CM 396 Internship     1–6 CR
An opportunity for qualified upper-division Media Studies majors to gain practical experience at area media/communications companies such as radio or television stations, cable companies, newspapers, magazines and public relations firms. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and department chairperson

CM 397/398 Senior Project I, II     3 CR
The purpose of the project is threefold: to create an opportunity for a senior Media Studies student to apply creative theory to practice; to stress the interdisciplinary aspects of media communication; and to provide the student with a “portfolio” product or research project to use as a demonstration of his or her abilities. Consult the current course schedule for available topics and required prerequisites. Prerequisite: Media Studies Senior standing

CM 399 Independent Study     1–3 CR
Work on a special topic or production to be arranged with an instructor who will direct the work. Permission of the chairperson of the faculty of Communication Studies is granted to qualified Media Studies majors on the basis of a written prospectus. By special arrangement. Consult the current course schedule for available topics and required prerequisites.

Graduate Courses

CM 501 Media, Communication, & Culture
CM 501 is an advanced survey of media history, theory, and analysis that examines the impact of communication technologies on U.S. society and global media culture. It also offers an overview of the development of the major media industries and professions, with a particular focus on journalism and public relations.

CM 502 Professional Communication in the Digital Age
CM 502 teaches students the techniques of effective communication within organizational and professional contexts. Students acquire the methods necessary to communicate effectively between organizations and a variety of consumers and publics. The course uses the professions of public relations and journalism as its two comparative case studies. Special attention is given to the ways in which digital media and communication technologies (e.g., social networking, Web-based multimedia, blogging/vlogging, mobile Internet) are used by professional communicators in these fields.

CM 503 Media Ethics in a Professional Context
CM 503 will examine ethical issues in both journalism and public relations through the use of guidelines established by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Students will become familiar with ethical foundations and perspectives and apply those principles using case studies.

CM 505 The Art of Storytelling in Film & Television
Examines theories of narrative and explores the historical development of narrative in film and television. Film and television narratives will be grounded historically in relation to other media and storytelling traditions.

CM 515 Directing for Film & Television I
In Directing I students explore the grammatical rules, stylistic techniques, and narrative elements of cinematic and televisual storytelling by completing short, non-dialogue exercises and two sound exercises shot and edited in video.

CM 517 Multimedia Production I
CM 517 is a multimedia production course that teaches students the tools and skills necessary to produce and manage digital content in the contemporary communication environment. In MS517 students design and develop a regularly updated online magazine, and produce the multimedia content for the magazine.  Students will learn image creation and manipulation, document design, and techniques of publication and distribution as they engage with the world of digital communications.

CM 518 Multimedia Production II
CM 518 is a multimedia production course that is focused on delivering to students the tools and skills necessary to produce and manage digital content in the contemporary communications environment. The primary focus of this course is the production of video-based stories.  Students will develop, write, shoot, and edit productions in HD video.  Projects will include both the construction of original stories and the coverage of live events. In this course, students will learn lighting, sound, cinematography and editing, as they engage with the world of digital communications.

CM 525 Writing for Film & Television I
Students complete several short screenplays or scripts. Topics include dramatic theory, narrative structure, characterization, dialogue, adaptation and the unique demands of the specific media, as well as pragmatic matters of format and the marketplace.

CM 535 Producing for Film & Television I
Students learn all major aspects of line producing. Students will create a script breakdown and budget for the project they will produce by using industry standard software. Students will learn the business of film and television distribution, including legal and financial aspects, managing the creative team, and marketing strategies.

CM 540 Foundations in Media Literacy
In this course students will explore the theoretical foundations of media literacy.  This class will provide an overview of the interventionist and cultural studies frameworks that underlie existing approaches to media literacy.  Students will examine these approaches for sites of convergence and divergences.

CM 541 The Great Debates of Media Literacy
CM 541 introduces students to the seven great debates of media literacy. This course will explore these debates in terms of protectionism and vulnerable populations, the centrality of school-based initiatives and specialized subjects, and the role of media production, popular culture, political and ideological underpinnings, and corporate sponsorship in media literacy initiatives.

CM 542 Media Literacy:  Design and Implementation
In CM 542 students will be introduced to the key components of designing and implementing media literacy initiatives.  Students will interrogate case studies in terms of population, curricular goals, and measurement.  Throughout the course students will be designing and revising their own media literacy initiative and preparing it for implementation.

CM 543 Children & Media
CM 543 will explore media consumption by children.  This course will examine children as vulnerable audiences, media effects on children, and children’s multiplatform use of media.  Overall, this course will interrogate the media’s impact on the individual and the culture.

CM 544 Teens & Media
In CM 544, students will explore teens and their use of media.  Throughout the course we will examine teenagers as a unique audience with a distinctive relationship to media culture. The course will provide an overview of teen media usage, habits, and media effects as well as impact on identity and culture.

CM 545 Health & Media
From advertisers marketing a variety of “healthy” lifestyles to the impact media usage can have on our physical and mental health, CM 545 explores the relationship between health and media.  In addition to examining key concepts in media and health, students will analyze the ethical implications of media health messages.

CM 546 Race & Representation
While race itself is a mythic social construction, the effects of our racial imaginings are all too real. In this course we will explore the history of racial representation in the U.S., ranging from the colonial period to the age of Obama in order to engage in critical analysis of the production, content, and impact of racial representations in media.

CM 547 Gender, Identity & Media
This course introduces students to the intersections between gender, sexuality, and identity.  In particular, students will explore how gender and sexuality are portrayed in the media and how these media representations impact the individual and society. 

CM 548 Media and Social Movements
CM 548 introduces students to social movement theory with special attention given to how media has played a role in social change.  Students will explore the representation of social justice initiatives in the media as well as how media technologies are used to foster change.

CM 550 Sport Communication in the Digital Age

CM 550 teaches effective communication strategies and techniques within an organizational and professional context for the sports industries.  The course uses the professions of public relations and journalism as its foundation. Special attention is given to the ways in which digital media and communication technologies are used by professional communicators in these fields with an emphasis on writing and layout for web distribution.

CM 551 Sport, Culture and the Media
Sporting culture impacts the American public through economic and ideological institutions that structure our perceptions of the world. In contemporary society, sport is both big business and personal recreation, and yet, despite its influence on American culture, sport remains a relatively unexplored segment of popular culture. In this class we will pay particular attention to the images and narratives of sporting media that construct representations of class, masculinity, gender and nation in and around everyday mass-mediated athletic activities. CM 551 is an examination of sports and media in our everyday lives.

CM 555 Sports Media Production

CM 555 is a multimedia production course that teaches students the tools and skills necessary to produce and manage content in the contemporary sports communication environment. In particular this course focuses on building video and audio production skills. Thus, in CM 555 students will develop, shoot, and edit multimedia HD productions.

CM 556 Sports Event Production

In CM 556 students will acquire the fundamentals skills needed to produce live multimedia sports events. Students will move through various production roles such as camera operators, technical directors, titles and graphics supervisors, etc. as they become proficient in the skills necessary to capture and distribute live video of sporting events.

CM 561 Studio Sports Broadcasting

This course will introduce students to basic methods and technologies of sports media television studio production. Students will learn how to operate studio cameras, use lighting instruments, fundamentals of audio engineering, planning and managing a television studio production, and how to create a sports television show from pre-production to post-production.

CM 562 Sports Journalism

Students develop the skills to produce both written and multimedia sports stories as they analyze current sporting media and construct their own work. Throughout CM 562, students will be partnered with specific SHU athletic teams, and will cover their games throughout the semester.

CM 565 Sport Communication and Social Media

CM 565 explores the role of social media in the sports industry.  In this course students will interrogate the sociological impact of these new media platforms on sports communication as well and develop the skills necessary to create integrated, ethical, and professional social media campaigns.

CM 566 Sports Media in a Professional Context

In CM 566 students will examine the role of sports media industries and their impact on content and professional advancement through sports organizations.  This course explores ethics in a professional context as well as the foundations of the sports media industry and its relation to the communications field.

CM 594 Capstone in Film Production I
Students work collaboratively on each other’s projects, while also completing an individualized film capstone project. Students will be given the opportunity to focus on their desired area of specialization (e.g. screenwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, post-production).

CM 595 Capstone in Television Production I
Students work collaboratively on each other’s projects, while also completing an individualized television capstone project. Students will be given the opportunity to focus on their desired area of specialization (e.g. screenwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, post-production).

CM 599 Special Topics in Communication
An advanced course in the theory and history of communication and media. CM599 integrates significant production assignments as part of MACOMM’s commitment to applied learning. Topics are chosen based on the interests of the MACOMM cohort and in response to changes in the communication and media environment.

CM 600 Special Topics in Multimedia Production
An advanced course in media production. Topics are chosen based on the interests of the MACOMM cohort and in response to changes in the communication and media environment.

CM 615 Directing for Film & Television II
In Directing II, students direct a screenplay or script developed by a different student. Students will gain an a firm understanding of “the director’s work” on script, floor plans, staging, camera, and storyboards.

CM 617 Advanced Multimedia Production
Building on the tools and experiences gained in Multimedia Production I and II, students in Advanced Multimedia Production refine and master their multimedia production skills. In this practicum-based class, projects will include still and moving image creation and manipulation, and the design and management of web-based platforms to display these sounds and images. Advanced Multimedia Production centers on the creation, organization, and distribution of media artifacts in the service of digital communications.

CM 620 Special Topics in Film & Television Studies
Special topics course focusing on a particular historical, theoretical, and/or methodological area or subject within film and television studies. Courses capitalize on timely topics and a faculty member’s particular expertise. Course title is shown on the student’s transcript.

CM 621 Special Topics in Film & Television Production
Special topics course focusing on a particular genre or area within production or post-production. Courses capitalize on timely topics and a faculty member’s particular expertise. Course title is shown on the student’s transcript.

CM 625 Writing for Film & Television II
Students complete a feature screenplay or a television pilot or spec script during the course. Topics include dramatic theory, narrative structure, characterization, dialogue, adaptation and the unique demands of the specific media, as well as pragmatic matters of format and the marketplace.

CM 627 Capstone in Communication
An advanced course tailored to students’ areas of interest in the communication field. The focus of the class is on acquiring skill sets specific to students’ career interests and the latest developments within the industry.

CM 635 Commercial and Promotional Production
An advanced companion course to CM 535, students apply the following practices in commercial and promotional contexts: script breakdowns, budget creation, production agreements, DP reel selection, crew hiring, location and tech scouting, SAG paperwork, and permissions and permits. Legal and ethical issues in relation to producing, shooting ratio, set protocols, shot lists and scheduling are also covered.

CM 640 Social Media and Culture
Social media has altered how we communicate with each other on the individual and cultural level. This course explores the micro and macro impact of social media on health, identity, consumerism, and democracy.

CM 641 Media Industries
In CM 641 students will interrogate the role of political economy in media literacy.  Throughout the course students will review the foundations of media economics such as growth, globalization, integration, and concentration and explore how these factors impact media content.  Students will also learn the historical context and cultural impact on media regulation and ownership.

CM 642 Visual Literacy
CM 642 focuses on the skills necessary to create and interpret visual images and the key ethical questions facing both producers and consumers of visual messages in the new media age. This course looks back at the rise of modern visual culture and forward to emergent trends. We will explore theories that address how visual images work along with their impact.

CM 643 Media Aesthetics
This course is an introduction to the formal elements of composition and structure in visual media. In this class students will develop a language to help you articulate what films, videos, photographs, or advertisements look like, what formal or stylistic choices were made in their production, and what distinguishes one media artifact from another.

CM 644 Media and Violence
CM 644 invites students to explore the complexities of how violence is represented in the media.  Throughout the course students will interrogate the intersections between gender, race, and violence, with special attention given to cultivation theory.

CM 645 Media & Body Image
We are constantly bombarded by images of beauty and idealized bodies in the media. Students will be introduced to communication, feminist, psychological, and sociological theory in order to deconstruct these images and explore how they contribute to the complex concepts of body image and body satisfaction.

CM 646 Alcohol Advertising
In this class, students will learn to analyze alcohol advertisements. Concepts such as rebellion, addiction, disconnection, violence and consumerism will be studied as they relate to both historical and current advertisements.  An emphasis will be placed on the addictive nature of alcohol and other substances including cigarettes, sex, and food.

CM 647 Multimedia Health Promotion
CM 647 introduces to the key components of health promotion. Students will explore the socio-cultural factors surrounding health issues and the need for public health initiatives. Throughout the course students will analyze health promotion strategies and create their own multimedia health campaigns.

CM 656 Sport Communication Practicum 1

Faculty supervised internal placement with SHU Athletic Communications or SHU sports show based on the student’s area of interest.

CM 657 Sport Communication Practicum 2

Faculty supervised internal placement with SHU Athletic Communications or SHU sports show based on the student’s area of interest.

CM 692 Capstone 1
This course is a faculty supervised placement in a school, nonprofit, or media organization to implement a media literacy initiative.

CM 693 Capstone 2
This course is a faculty supervised placement in a school, nonprofit, or media organization to implement a media literacy initiative.

CM 694 Capstone in Film Production II
Students work collaboratively on each other’s projects, while also completing an individualized film capstone project. Students will be given the opportunity to focus on their desired area of specialization (e.g. screenwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, post-production).

CM 695 Capstone in Television Production II
Students work collaboratively on each other’s projects, while also completing an individualized television capstone project. Students will be given the opportunity to focus on their desired area of specialization (e.g. screenwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, post-production).

CM 696 Internship 1

Faculty supervised external placement with professional media outlet, organization, or communications company in student’s area of interest.

CM 697 Internship 2

Faculty supervised external placement with professional media outlet, organization or communications company in student’s area of interest.

CM 698 Digital Portfolio and Mentorship I
Offers qualified students a supervised mentorship experience with a working professional or faculty member in the student’s area of interest.  Students are required to deliver public presentations of their completed portfolios. 

CM 699 Digital Portfolio and Mentorship II
Offers qualified students a supervised mentorship experience with a working professional or faculty member in the student’s area of interest.  Students are required to deliver public presentations of their completed portfolios.‌