Course Descriptions

CM 101 INTRO TO MEDIA CULTURE   3.0 Credit(s)
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.
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 102 INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   3.0 Credit(s)
Introduction to a wide ranging study of multimedia production. Students will learn audio and video production techniques and create media for online distribution. Prerequisite: Take CM-101
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 121 HISTORY OF FILM I   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: Take CM 101 or MS 101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 122 HISTORY OF FILM II   3.0 Credit(s)
This course covers the history of motion pictures from 1945 to 1975, including extensive screening of classic films. Readings, screenings, and written assignments required. May be taken out of sequence. Prerequisite: Take CM-101 or MS-101;
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 123 HISTORY OF FILM III   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 124 HISTORY OF BROADCASTING   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: Take CM-101 or MS-101;
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

CM 125 HISTORY OF JOURNALISM   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: Take CM-101 or MS-101;
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CM 126 HISTORY OF ADVERTISING & PR   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: Take CM-101 or MS-101;
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 130 MEDIA & CULTURAL LITERACY   3.0 Credit(s)
Through guided reflection on our own media and cultural enviornments and exploration of the media and culture of another country, students will gain a foundation for intercultural competence.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 131 ITALIAN MEDIA: FILM TO FOOD   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 132 IRISH MEDIA: MOVIES TO MUSIC   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 133 EUROPE IN FILM   3.0 Credit(s)
Students in this class will explore representations of Europe in film and shoot their own video exploration of a nearby city or town.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 135 IRISH CINEMA   3.0 Credit(s)
Students will explore both cinema created in Ireland and representations of Ireland and the Irish in American film.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 171 BROADCAST NEWS PRODUCTION I   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: take CM-101
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 201 ART OF THE MOVING IMAGE   3.0 Credit(s)
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: Take CM-101 or MS-101;
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 211 NEWS WRITING & REPORTING I   3.0 Credit(s)
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. A prerequisite to CM 311. Prerequisite: Take CM-101 and ENG 110 or FY-125
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 212 MEDIA LITERACY   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: Take CM-101 or MS-101;
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 221 DIGITAL FILM/VIDEO PROD I   3.0 Credit(s)
An introduction to the basic techniques of cinematic composition and editing. Presents the basic administrative and aesthetic aspects of filmmaking. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 222 TV STUDIO PRODUCTION I   3.0 Credit(s)
An introduction to multi-camera studio production. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 223 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I   3.0 Credit(s)
First semester is an introduction to the fundamentals of digital photography. Topics include camera care and handling; visual literacy; composition; and 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 supplement the practical work. A digital camera with manual operative is required. Students are responsible for processing costs. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CM 224 DEMOCRATIC TECHNOLOGIES   3.0 Credit(s)
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: TAKE CM-101 and CM-102
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CM 225 MULTIMEDIA FIELD PRODUCTION   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Offered only when appropriate projects are available. Consult the current course schedule for available topics. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101 and CM-102
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 226 MAGAZINE PRODUCTION 1   3.0 Credit(s)
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, and new technologies and the future. Students conceive and produce individual magazines. A prerequisite to CM 326. Prerequisite: Take CM-101
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CM 227 ADV. & PR; PRACTICAL APPS.   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 228 RADIO PROD-JRNLISM/PODCSTN   3.0 Credit(s)
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: TAKE CM-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 229 PHOTOJOURNALISM   3.0 Credit(s)
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 and publishing, and the business of photography. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 230 DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS   3.0 Credit(s)
As media scholars and professionals it is important to understand the theoretical and practical processes of technology in our field. This course is designed to explore the fundamentals of graphic design for media publications. In the first portion of the class students will explore the foundations of visual culture and literacy as well as the key elements of the design process for public relations and advertising. In the second portion of the class, students will be introduced to the techniques of creating a variety of visual materials using Adobe InDesign software. Although students will spend time using the InDesign software, the primary emphasis is on design for public relations and advertising. Throughout the entire semester students will be expected to create their own original project portfolio pieces. Thus this class is a combination of lecture and lab. Prerequisite: Take CM-101
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 231 INTRO INT'L FIELD PRODUCTION   3.0 Credit(s)
This introductory class will examine the relationship between filmmaker and location. By working with narrative and non-narrative film styles, students will gain exposure and understanding to producint creative content in a foreigh country. Usin the student's emotional experience and study abroad locales, students will create creative pieces that will serve the artistic vision, their fundamental understanding of film production and the logistical elements of field production.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

CM 235 ACTING FOR THE CAMERA   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 241 COMICS & ANIMATION   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 251 STUDIES IN SELF HELP BOOKS   3.0 Credit(s)
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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 252 SPORT, CULTURE & THE MEDIA   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Sport, Culture, & the Media is an examination of sports and media in our everyday lives. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CM 253 DIGITAL CULTURE   3.0 Credit(s)
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: TAKE CM-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 254 MEDIA & DEMOCRACY   3.0 Credit(s)
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: TAKE CM-101
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

CM 256 MAGAZINES & BODY IMAGE   3.0 Credit(s)
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.
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 257 WOMEN & ADVERTISING   3.0 Credit(s)
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.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

CM 258 SOCIAL NETWORKS/VIRAL MEDIA   3.0 Credit(s)
Social media has altered how we communicate with each other. This course is comprised of four modules that will allow students to have an overall understanding of social media in our everyday lives. In the first module, students will explore how social media has impacted culture as a whole, while in the second module, students will interrogate the role of social media in the construction of personal and professional identity. In the third module, students will analyze corporate and non-profit uses of social media tools and tactics, and in the fourth and final module, students will execute their own social media campaign in order to demonstrate their knowledge of the course concepts. Throughout the course students will be asked to consider the ethical dilemmas put forth by social media technologies and the people that use them. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 271 TV NEWS MAGAZINE PROD. I   3.0 Credit(s)
Students develop, plan, write, edit, and produce news story projects on a regular basis and contribute to the creation of The Pulse, a news magazine show, broadcast over television and the Internet at Sacred Heart.
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CM 272 SPORTS BROADCASTING I   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 274 SPORTS JOURNALISM   3.0 Credit(s)
Provides students with foundational skills in sports journalism for live broadcasts and recorded programs and segments. Students learn multiple roles both in front of and behind the screen. Classroom activities include applied learning methods that require students to actively acquire the real-time skills necessary to work in a sports media setting and to pursue a career in multimedia sports journalism. Students develop and apply written, oral, and problem-solving skills to create, host, and produce original sports programming. Prerequisite: Pre: CM-101
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

CM 276 DIGITAL EDITING   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CM 277 SCREENWRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: Take ENG-110 or FY-125 and CM-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 278 BROADCAST NEWS REPORTING   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 299 SP TOPICS IN COMM & MS   3.0 Credit(s)
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.
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 300 SP TOPICS IN MULTIMEDIA PROD   1.0-3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 301 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN COMM.   3.0 Credit(s)
An interdisciplinary study of contemporary theories of mass communications. Presents an overview of the impact of mass communication by considering them as codes, symbolic systems, and manipulative powers on both the conscious and subconscious levels. Reading, writing, discussion, and research are required. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 311 NEWS WRITING & REPORTING   3.0 Credit(s)
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: Take CM-211 or ENG-211
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 312 FREELANCE WRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: TAKE CM-211
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 321 DIGITAL FILM/VIDEO PROD II   3.0 Credit(s)
Advanced course in single-camera video production. Each student directs an original fiction or nonfiction work and provides technical support on classmates' projects. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 322 TV STUDIO PROD. II   3.0 Credit(s)
An introduction to multi-camera studio production. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-222
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CM 325 VISUAL FX/MOTION GRAPHICS   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 326 MAGAZINE PRODUCTION II   3.0 Credit(s)
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; and new technologies and the future. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-226
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

CM 351 WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION   3.0 Credit(s)
Films are cultural artifacts. Each film contains within itself a complex social system reflecting the attitudes, values, and morals 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. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 353 NATIONAL CINEMAS   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 354 FILM & TELEVISION GENRES   3.0 Credit(s)
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; contemporary cultural significance; and contribution to the history of ideas. Readings, screenings, and written assignments are required. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 355 FILM & TELEVISION DIRECTORS   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 357 STUDIES IN ADVERTISING   3.0 Credit(s)
This course capitalizes on timely topics in advertising providing students with an in-depth study of advertising genres, industry practices, and cultural impact. The specific advertising topic will show up on the student's transcript.
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 371 TV NEWS MAGAZINE II   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take CM-271
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

CM 372 SPORT BROADCAST2: LIVE EVENT   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-272
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 396 INTERNSHIP   1.0-6.0 Credit(s)
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: TAKE CM-101
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CM 397 SENIOR PROJECT I   3.0 Credit(s)
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 ommunication; and to provide the student with a "portfolio" product or research project to use as a demonstration of his or her abilities. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CM 398 SENIOR PROJECT 2   3.0 Credit(s)
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 ommunication; and to provide the student with a "portfolio" product or research project to use as a demonstration of his or her abilities. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

CM 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY   3.0 Credit(s)
Work on a special topic or production to be arranged with an instructor who will direct the work. Permission is granted to qualified Media Studies majors on the basis of a written prospectus from the department chair for Communication Studies. Prerequisite: TAKE CM-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 501 MEDIA, CULTURE, & COMM.   3.0 Credit(s)
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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 502 PRO.COMM. IN THE DIGITAL AGE   3.0 Credit(s)
Students learn 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 503 MEDIA ETHICS IN PRO. CONTEXT   3.0 Credit(s)
Examination of 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 505 ART OF STORYTELLING/FILM & TV   3.0 Credit(s)
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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 507 PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES   3.0 Credit(s)
This course asks students to work with equipment and techniques involved with the five elements of cinema - Camera, Lighting, Sound, Editing, and Mis-en-Scene.

CM 515 DIRECTING FOR FILM & TV I   3.0 Credit(s)
In Directing I, students explore the grammatical rules, stylistic techniques, and narrative elements of cinematic and televisual storytelling by completing short, nondialogue exercises and two sound exercises shot and edited in video. In Directing II, students direct a screenplay or script developed by a different student. Students will gain a firm understanding of a director's work on script, floor plans, staging, camera, and storyboards.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 516 MULTIMEDIA PROD MEDIA LITERAC   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 517 MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION I   3.0 Credit(s)
A multimedia production course that teaches students the tools and skills necessary to produce and manage digital content in the contemporary communication environment. Students design and develop regularly updated online content. Students will learn image creation and manipulation, document design, and techniques of publication and distribution as they engage with the world o digital communications.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 518 MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION II   3.0 Credit(s)
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 and projects. 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 519 MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS I   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 520 MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS II   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 521 VIDEO FOR STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION   3.0 Credit(s)
This course will introduce students to basic methods and technologies of video production. Students will learn how to develop, shoot, and edit video content for strategic communication.
Offered: Modules Odd Semesters All Years

CM 525 WRITING FOR FILM & TV 1   3.0 Credit(s)
Students complete several short screenplays or scripts during the first semester and complete a feature screenplay or a television pilot or spec script during the second semester. 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 535 PRODUCING FOR FILM & TV I   3.0 Credit(s)
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, management of the creative team, and marketing strategies.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 540 FOUNDATIONS OF MEDIA LITERACY   3.0 Credit(s)
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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 541 MEDIA LIT:CONCEPTS/CONTROVERSY   3.0 Credit(s)
This course 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 542 ML: DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION   3.0 Credit(s)
This course will introduce students 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 543 CHILDREN & MEDIA   3.0 Credit(s)
This course 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 544 TEENS & MEDIA   3.0 Credit(s)
In this course, 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 545 HEALTH & MEDIA   3.0 Credit(s)
From advertisers marketing a variety of "healthy" lifestyles to the impact media usage can have on our physical and mental health, this course 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 546 RACE POLITICS AND MEDIA   3.0 Credit(s)
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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 547 GENDER, IDENTITY & MEDIA   3.0 Credit(s)
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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 548 MEDIA & SOCIAL MOVEMENT   3.0 Credit(s)
This course 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 550 SPORTS COM. IN DIGITAL AGE   3.0 Credit(s)
This course 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 551 SPORTS, CULTURE & THE MEDIA   3.0 Credit(s)
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. This course is an examination of sports and media in our everyday lives.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 555 SPORTS MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   3.0 Credit(s)
This course 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. Students will develop, shoot, and edit multimedia HD productions.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 556 SPORTS EVENT PRODUCTION   3.0 Credit(s)
In this course, students will acquire the fundamental 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, and more as they become proficient in the skills necessary to capture and distribute live video of sporting events.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 561 STUDIO SPORTS BROADCASTING   3.0 Credit(s)
This course will introduce students to basic methods and technologies of sports media television studio production. Students will learn how to operate studio cameras and use lighting instruments, as well as the fundamentals of audio engineering, planning and managing a television studio production, and creating a sports television show from pre-production to post-production.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 562 SPORTS JOURNALISM   3.0 Credit(s)
Students develop the skills to produce both written and multimedia sports stories as they analyze current sporting media and construct their own work. Throughout this course, students will be partnered with specific SHU athletic teams and will cover their games throughout the semester.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 563 SOCIAL MEDIA & JOURNALISM   3.0 Credit(s)
Students in this course will learn of the social, historical and ethical issues that surround and evelop journalism focusing on the expansive impact of social media. These issues be examined and analyzed in connection to the professional world in which the students will enter. Through applied learning, the course will give students a foundation in engaing with digital tools that help shape the message needed to inform the mass audience. Students will produce, podcasts, blogs and use other forms of soical media to address these issues.
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CM 564 NEWS REPORTING & PRODUCING   3.0 Credit(s)
The focus of this course is the production and reporting of video-based stories. Students will learn the craft of story construction including how to research, shoot, light, report, narrate and edit productions in HD video.
Offered: Modules Odd Semesters All Years

CM 565 SPORTS COM. & SOCIAL MEDIA   3.0 Credit(s)
This course 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 and develop the skills necessary to create integrated, ethical, and professional social media campaigns.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 566 SPORTS MEDIA IN A PROF CONTEXT   3.0 Credit(s)
In this course, 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 594 CAPSTONE IN FILM PRODUCTION I DTA   3.0 Credit(s)
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).
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 595 CAPSTONE IN TV PROD. TV Dev.   3.0 Credit(s)
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).
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 597 PR AGENCY IN THE DIGITAL AGE   3.0 Credit(s)
CM 597 is a required course for CCPR and DMPR students in the SCPR graduate degree. This course will also be available in the MA in Public Administration Degree
Offered: Modules Even Semesters All Years

CM 598 SCRIPT ANALYSIS   3.0 Credit(s)
This course reinforces to students the theory and practice of writing and designing a visual story by exploring how to read and analyze cinematic narrative.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 599 SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMM.   3.0 Credit(s)
An advanced course in the theory and history of communication and media. This course 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. Course title is shown on the student's transcript.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 600 SP. TOPICS: MULTIMEDIA PROD.   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Course title is shown on the student's transcript.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 602 POLITICAL COMMUNICATION   3.0 Credit(s)
This course is designed to introduce students to the foundations of political communication. Therefore, we will be exploring how to develop, maintain, and strengthen relationships with various constituencies using traditional and new communication platforms. Special attention will be given to the creation and application of PR tools in the digital age.
Offered: Modules Odd Semesters All Years

CM 614 TV NEWS MAGAZINE   3.0 Credit(s)
Students will produce a series of news magazine programs. Students will develop story content and format of shows including producing stories, anchoring broadcasts, and learning studio production.
Offered: Modules Even Semesters All Years

CM 615 DIRECTING FOR FILM & TELEVISION II   3.0 Credit(s)
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. In Directing II, students direct a screenplay or script developed by a different student. Students will gain a firm understanding of a director's work on script, floor plans, staging, camera, and storyboards.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 616 EVENT PLANNING   3.0 Credit(s)
This course introduces students to the foundations of event planning. Students will learn the strategic communication strategies including research, planning, budgeting, publicity, management, and evaluation of special events for corporate and nonprofit organizations.
Offered: Modules Odd Semesters All Years

CM 617 LIVE EVENT PRODUCTION   3.0 Credit(s)
Students will produce a live televised forum. Students are responsible for every aspect of this live event including research, format, and multimedia production.
Offered: Modules All Semesters Odd Years

CM 620 SPEC TOPICS IN FILM & TV STUDIES   3.0 Credit(s)
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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 621 SP TOPICS IN FILM & TV PROD.   3.0 Credit(s)
Special topics course focusing on a particular genre or area of production or postproduction. Courses capitalize on timely topics and a faculty member's particular expertise. Course title is shown on the student's transcript.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 625 WRITING FOR FILM & TV II   3.0 Credit(s)
Students complete several short screenplays or scripts during the first semester and complete a feature screenplay or a television pilot or spec script during the second semester. 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 626 STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS CAPSTONE   3.0 Credit(s)
CM 626 is an advanced course tailored to students' areas of interest in the field of strategic communication. Students will complete an applied capstone experience of their choice. CM 626 culminates in the completion of students' digital portfolio.
Offered: Modules Even Semesters All Years

CM 627 CAPSTONE IN COMMUNICATION   3.0 Credit(s)
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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 635 COMM & PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTION   3.0 Credit(s)
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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 640 SOCIAL MEDIA & CULTURE   3.0 Credit(s)
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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 641 MEDIA INDUSTRIES   3.0 Credit(s)
In this course, 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 642 VISUAL LITERACY   3.0 Credit(s)
This course 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 643 MEDIA AESTHETICS   3.0 Credit(s)
This course is an introduction to the formal elements of composition and structure in visual media. In this class students will develop the language to 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 644 MEDIA & VIOLENCE   3.0 Credit(s)
This course 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 645 MEDIA & BODY IMAGE   3.0 Credit(s)
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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 646 ADVERTISING, PR & CONSUMER CULTURE   3.0 Credit(s)
In this course 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.
Offered: Modules All Semesters All Years

CM 647 MULTIMEDIA HEALTH PROMOTIONS   3.0 Credit(s)
This course introduces to the key components of health promotion. Students will explore the sociocultural 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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 656 SPORTS MEDIA PRACTICUM I   3.0 Credit(s)
Faculty-supervised internal placement with SHU Athletic Communications or SHU sports show based on the student's area of interest.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 657 SPORTS MEDIA PRACTICUM II   3.0 Credit(s)
Faculty-supervised internal placement with SHU Athletic Communications or SHU sports show based on the student's area of interest.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 660 CRISIS COMMUNICATION   3.0 Credit(s)
CM 660 introduces students to the key concepts of crisis communication and social movements. Students will develop a theoretical and practical understanding of different facets of the media communicate with audiences during times of crises and how crises can be understood as an opportunity for positive social impact.
Offered: Modules Even Semesters All Years

CM 690 WRITING FOR FILM & TV III   3.0 Credit(s)
This course reinforces theory and practice of writing and designing a long form visual story through guided and collaborative workshops. Students will learn how to brainstorm story ideas, create outlines and structure a long form screenplay for film or television. The goal in this class is for each student to write a completed first draft. For screenwriting concentraions, this completed draft will be crucial for a student's thesis project and will represent their work upon exiting the program. Prerequisite: Pre-req CM-525 and CM-625;
Offered: Fall Semester Contact Department

CM 691 DIRECTING FOR FILM & TV III   3.0 Credit(s)
Building upon the fundamentals learned in Directing I and II, this course asks students to work from one text for the entire session. Though executing one script, students will immerse themselves in the material and design a visual dynamic that represents the tone and atmosphere of their project. This class is essential in preparing students to direct a thesis work. Prerequisite: Pre-req CM-515 and CM-615
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 692 CAPSTONE 1   3.0 Credit(s)
Faculty-supervised placement in a school, nonprofit, or media organization to implement a media literacy initiative.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 693 CAPSTONE 2   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 694 CAPSTONE/ FILM PROD. Edit   3.0 Credit(s)
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).
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 695 CAPSTONE IN TV PRODUCTION II   3.0 Credit(s)
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).
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 696 INTERNSHIP I   3.0 Credit(s)
Faculty-supervised placement with professional media outlet or communications company in student's area of interest.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 697 INTERNSHIP II   3.0 Credit(s)
Faculty-supervised placement with professional media outlet or communications company in student's area of interest.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 698 DIGITAL PORTFOLIO & MNTRSHP I   3.0 Credit(s)
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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 699 DIGITAL PRTFOLIO & MNTRSHP II   3.0 Credit(s)
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.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 726 CAPSTONE IN COMMUNICATION   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM 799 CONTINUOUS REGISTRATION   1.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM ELEC COMMUNICATIONS ELECTIVE   1.0-9.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CM ELECF COMMUNICATIONS FOUND. ELECT.   1.0-9.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department