Course Student Learning Outcomes

COM 101 - Introduction to Communication Media

  • Apply fundamental elements of the communication process.
  • Generate quality responses that summarize significant events in the development of each form of media surveyed.
  • Develop and apply skills in media literacy and critical media analysis.
  • Analyze the media's role in shaping society, along with our role in shaping the media.
  • Describe the importance of media communication now and in the future.
  • Predict the issues facing the future of media.
  • Appraise the ethical and philosophical issues that arise within the media landscape and the various viewpoints this includes.

COM 102 - Media Ethics

  • Critically appraise ethical dilemmas within the context of media.
  • Analyze and write about media in terms of ethical and moral implications.
  • Discuss ethical dilemmas with others in a way that is both respectful and productive.
  • Apply ethical concepts of truthfulness, intellectual honesty, accuracy, sensitivity, fairness, balance, and transparency in resolving an ethical dilemma.
  • Develop and articulate personal, ethical and moral beliefs from the perspective of a media maker.

COM 103 - Public Speaking and Professional Presentations

  • Construct effectively organized, audience-centered, and professionally delivered oral presentations for informative and persuasive context using proper source documentation.
  • Gather and analyze the reliability and validity of print and electronic sources for building credibility in oral presentations.
  • Apply ethics and civility such as avoiding plagiarism, citing sources orally, developing tolerance for difference of opinion, and evaluating evidence and arguments when constructing and delivering oral presentations.
  • Execute oral presentations with verbal and nonverbal fluency in extemporaneous, impromptu and public reading delivery methods.
  • Report increased self confidence in oral communication skills for interpersonal, group, and public settings.

COM 104 - Foundations of Media Production

  • Apply the production process when creating media projects.
  • Develop and write basic media production proposals, scripts and storyboards.
  • Integrate compositional and artistic theories into media productions.
  • Record and edit still photographs, audio and video using a variety of production tools and software programs.
  • Collaborate with classmates to organize and produce media projects.
  • Consider ethical implications and apply ethical decision making in the field of media production.
  • Critically reflect on professional practice.

COM 105 - Introduction to Short Film Production

  • Critically articulate the history, theory, and current practices of film production.
  • Demonstrate competency in digital film production.Demonstrate competency in film editing.
  • Produce digital film projects, following the stages of the production process.
  • Collaborate with classmates to design and produce film projects.
  • Consider ethical implications and apply ethical decision making in the field of film production.
  • Critically reflect on professional practice.

COM 106 - Introduction to Film Studies and Analysis

  • Use film-specific language to critically evaluate and analyze the technical and artistic merits of a film.
  • Draw relationships between a film and contemporary society.
  • Discuss the role of film in society and culture in a way that is both respectful and productive.
  • Write an effective and coherent film analysis.
Last Modified: 4/16/19