CLTC, CMST, & SPST: Fall 2018

~~Department of Communication Studies – Fall 2018

Three programs are offered through the Department of Communication Studies:
Communication Studies-CMST: a major and a minor. Students are admitted following an interview with the department chairperson.
Culture and Communication-CLTC: a major. Students are admitted following an interview with the program coordinator.

The BACHELOR OF ARTS in Communication Studies and the BACHELOR OF ARTS in Culture and Communication are recommended for students who want a broad liberal arts background as preparation for possible careers in public relations, business, law, education, government, social services, and other professions, or for graduate study.

All courses in the area of Communication Studies are open to non-majors, although some upper level courses have prerequisites.

Culture and Communication Courses

CLTC 10000-01, 02 Introduction Culture and Communication LA
This course fulfills the “diversity” attribute for the ICC.
Attributes: DV, LMSP
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Christopher House, Muller 429, Ext. 4-3216
ENROLLMENT: 20
PREREQUISITES: None.
STUDENTS: Not open to seniors except by permission of instructor.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course explores the contribution from various perspectives within the Communication Studies tradition toward studying the relationship between culture and communication. To this end, students will be exposed to areas of inquiry complimenting the rise of cosmopolitanism. With specificity in mind, this course will cover such relationships as, (1) cultural forces and trends producing and defining cosmopolitanism (2) the cultural, racial and socio-political aspects present within cosmopolitan studies and (3) how these forces and trends are challenging dominant models of knowledge.

CLTC 48000-01 Senior Seminar in Culture and Communication LA
This course fulfills ICC Capstone.
Attributes: CP
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Robert Sullivan, Muller 417, Ext. 4-3930
ENROLLMENT: 15
PREREQUISITES: Senior standing in culture and communication major; TVR 26200, CNPH 30000, or CNPH 30100. 3 credits. (S)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course investigates the role of ethics in human communication. Ethics can be said to be engaged in any human action when three conditions are present; 1) when the action has an impact on others, 2) when the action is the result of a relatively unconstrained choice, 3) and when the action can be judged by some criteria of moral preferability. Communication is, by its nature, an interactive process and very often part of an intentionally, if not strategically, contrived decision-making system. Accordingly, it is most important that we make a systematic attempt to make moral sense of human communication.

Communication Studies Courses

CMST 11000-all sections Public Communication LA
Attributers: 3A, CCCS, ESTS, HU
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTORS:
Section 01, 02: Ashley Hall, Muller 414, Ext. 4-3534
Section 03: Scott Thomson, Job 211, Ext. 4-3670
ENROLLMENT: 18 each section
PREREQUISITES: None.
STUDENTS: Open to all Ithaca College students.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: To improve students' ability to organize thought for communicative purposes; to develop students' confidence, spontaneity, and extemporaneous style in one-to-many oral communication situations; to encourage students’ development and use of logical argument supported by evidence in persuasive communication attempts both inside and outside the classroom setting; to increase students' sensitivity to appropriate and inappropriate language use, and nonverbal communication stimuli; to assist students’ choice of appropriate message content, organization and style for a variety of audience situations; to stimulate development of critical listening skills for use inside and outside the classroom as communication receiver-consumer.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Approximately 50% class time is lecture discussion; 50% class time is speech making and critical listening.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Text(s) to be announced. Attendance is required. Students must participate in discussion, speaking, and critical listening. Speeches and outlines. Other requirements to be announced.

CMST 11500-all sections Business and Professional Communications LA
Attributes: CCCS, ESTS, HU
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTORS:
Section 01, 02, 03: Ann Byrne, JOB 213, Ext. 4-1067
Section 04, 05: E. Christine Thompson, Rothschild Pl. 122, Ext. 4-7115
Section 06, 07: David Smith, Rothschild Pl. 126, Ext. 4-5794
ENROLLMENT: 20 each section
PREREQUISITES: None.
STUDENTS: Open to all Ithaca College students who have an interest in developing their professional skills.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will be provided with opportunities to develop their skills at business and professional communication in a variety of forms. Specifically, they will learn to effectively prepare and deliver oral presentations, work in small groups, participate in interviews as either the interviewer or interviewee, listen actively and critically to the presentations of others, and maintain good interpersonal relationships in the workplace. Some instruction may also be provided in writing effective résumés and business letters.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Student presentations, lectures, in-class discussions and exercises.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Text(s) to be announced. Presentations, exams, attendance and participation.

CMST 11500-08 Business and Professional Communications LA - ONLINE COURSE
Attributes: CCCS, ESTS, HU
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Arliss, JOB 210, Ext. 4-3578
ENROLLMENT: 15
PREREQUISITES: None.
STUDENTS: Open to all Ithaca College students who have an interest in developing their professional skills.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will be provided with opportunities to develop their skills at business and professional communication in a variety of forms. Specifically, they will learn to effectively prepare and deliver oral presentations, work in small groups, participate in interviews as either the interviewer or interviewee, listen actively and critically to the presentations of others, and maintain good interpersonal relationships in the workplace. Some instruction may also be provided in writing effective résumés and business letters.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Student presentations, lectures, in-class discussions and exercises.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Text(s) to be announced. Presentations, exams, attendance and participation

CMST 12000-01 Communication, Culture and Rhetoric LA
This course fulfills the Humanities prospective with the Identities Theme requirement for the ICC.
Attributers: 1, HM, HU, LMSP, TIDE
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Robert Sullivan, Muller 417, Ext. 4-3930
ENROLLMENT: 25
PREREQUISITES: None.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course, we explore the idea that popular culture—the everyday messages to which the public is exposed, especially through mass media—is the dominant rhetorical, i.e., persuasive, influence in most people’s lives today. Thus, we interrogate the rhetorical instruments or means by which we are influenced by popular culture, as we study the dimensions of our lives that are most affected, i.e., our social identities. Specifically, this course includes a close examination of the ways communicative processes (e.g., language, media, discourse) are used to construct dominant and non-dominant social identities, e.g., race, class, gender, sexuality, and how those identities are thus reproduced, internalized, contested and/or appropriated by society. This course provides students with a theoretical vocabulary for critically evaluating public, mediated, and culture-centered communication. The critical vocabulary, theories, and methods of criticism that organize this course are drawn from Media-centered, Marxist, Narrative/Dramatistic, Psychoanalytic, and Feminist schools of thought. Taught from a humanities perspective, the main goal of this course is to inform and to make students aware of the rhetorical influences in their everyday life and how those influences come to bear on the ways we perform our social identities.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture-discussion.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Papers, participation, regular quizzes.

CMST 12400-01, 02 Courtrooms and Communication LA
Attributes: 1, HU
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Angela Rulffes, Muller 415, Ext. 4-3542
ENROLLMENT: 20
PREREQUISITE: None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Courtrooms and Communication provides an active introduction to law and advocacy as human, not technical, phenomena. The course is conducted around in-class discussions, readings and media, and participation in mock trials. The key concepts stressed in this course are advocacy, evidence, burdens of proof, judgment, conduct of trial, legal proceedings as theater, juries as decision making groups, the ethical responsibilities of advocates, and legal reasoning. Courtrooms and Communication is a required course in the Legal Studies Major.

CMST 13200-01, 02 Storytelling LA
This course fulfills the creative arts perspective and the inquiry, imagination, and innovation theme.
Attributes: 3B, CA, CCCS, ESTS, FA, TIII
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Regina Carpenter, Rothschild Pl. 107, Ext. 4-1546
ENROLLMENT: 25
PREREQUISITE: None
STUDENTS: Open to all students at Ithaca College. No previous performance experience required. Students of Theatre Arts, English, School of Communications, Anthropology, Sociology, and Recreation should find the course of particular interest.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is an introductory course on storytelling in contemporary society. The course will provide basic training in the art and craft of storytelling and will examine and analyze storytelling in a variety of cultures, settings, and contexts. While learning at least three stories during the semester, you will also learn about yourself as a performer, and will explore your own personal, family, and cultural identity.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Combination of lecture-discussion and workshop-performance rounds.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Three storytelling performances, weekly written response papers, class participation, and a written study of storytelling in everyday life.

CMST 14000-01 Small Group Communication LA
This course is designated within the Ithaca College Integrative Core Curriculum with, A World of Systems theme or the Identities theme and the Social Sciences (SO) perspective.
Attributes: 1, SO, SS, TIDE, TWOS
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Ann Byrne, JOB 213, Ext. 4-1067
ENROLLMENT: 24
PREREQUISITES: None.
STUDENTS: Open to all Ithaca College students.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: COURSE DESCRIPTION: To acquaint students with contemporary theories of group development and dynamics. To provide a variety of group situations in which students can experience these dynamics and learn how their participation relates to small group theory. From the context of the world of soccer, students will be expected to analyze and compare systems and identities from a social science perspective.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture-discussion, small group exercises and assignments.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Text(s) to be announced. Attendance and participation in formal group presentations, simulations and group exercises, exams, projects and class participation.

CMST 14900-01, 02 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication LA
This course fulfills the Social Sciences Perspective and the Mind, Body, Spirit Theme requirement for the ICC.
Attributes: 1, SO, SS, TMBS
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Heather Brecht, Rothschild 126, Ext. 4-3429
ENROLLMENT: 25
PREREQUISITES: None.
STUDENTS: Open to all Ithaca College students.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The understanding and application of basic principles of interpersonal communication to everyday situations. Topic areas include self-concept, interpersonal perception, language, nonverbal communication, relational development and conflict management. The practical benefits of this course are to better understand one's own motives and interpersonal communication patterns.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture-discussion and exercises.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Text(s) to be announced. Exams, projects, papers. This is not a public speaking class. Students should expect to participate actively in class.

CMST 21500-01 Argumentation and Debate LA
Attributes: CCCS, HU
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Scott Thomson, JOB 211, Ext. 4-3670
ENROLLMENT: 20
PREREQUISITES: Sophomore standing.
STUDENTS: Open to all Ithaca College students.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students enrolled in this class will learn how to: formulate and analyze propositions, develop and conduct strategies for research, organize and analyze arguments, evaluate support for arguments, and prepare affirmative and negative cases. Students will also learn techniques for the presentation of arguments in formal contexts and techniques for cross examination.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture/discussion, participation in in-class arguments.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Text: Ziegelmueller, George and Jack Kay. Argumentation: Inquiry and Advocacy. 3rd Edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1997.

CMST 21900-01 Communication Studies Practicum NLA
Attributes: UND
1 CREDIT
INSTRUCTOR: Scott Thomson, JOB 211, Ext. 4-3670
ENROLLMENT: 20
PREREQUISITES: Permission of instructor; participation in one of the department’s co-curricular programs (such as debate or readers’ theater). Pass/fail only.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Practical experience in competitive speech on campus, in intercollegiate events, and in the community at large; debate and legislative assemblies, discussion, informative persuasive speaking, impromptu and extemporaneous speaking, oral interpretation, dramatic duos and readers theater.
NOTE: The instructor will designate the minimum activities required to receive credit. May only be taken pass/fail. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.

CMST 22600-01 Health Communication LA SS
3 CREDITS – CREDIT MAY NOT BE GRANTED FOR THIS COURSE AND HPS 22600-01
INSTRUCTOR: Stewart Auyash, Hill Center 7, Ext. 4-1312
ENROLLMENT: 22
PREREQUISITES: Sophomore standing or above.
STUDENTS: All majors.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduction to theories of health behavior and communication and how they relate to one another in practice. Examination of communication between health professionals and clients. The role media play in the health care industry and the delivery of health services, including media representations of health and medicine. Developing and critiquing public health education campaigns. Cross-listed with HLTH 22600-01.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Diverse readings about theory and practice. Class discussion about readings, applied theories, and media.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Exams, papers, and oral presentations.

CMST 23000-01 Analysis and Performance of Literature LA
This course fulfills the creative arts perspective and the inquiry, imagination, and innovation theme.
Attributes: 3A, 3B, CA, CCCS, FA, TIII
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Bruce Henderson, Muller 422, Ext. 4-3931
ENROLLMENT: 18
PREREQUISITES: Sophomore standing.
STUDENTS: Open to all Ithaca College students.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is an introduction to the performance of literature. Students will perform from major genres of literature (poetry, prose fiction, and prose non-fiction), with an emphasis on solo performance; there may also be some consideration of group performance of literature.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Combination of lecture-discussion and workshop performance rounds.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Each student will present 4-6 classroom performances. In addition, students will write brief analytic papers, related to their performances. There may also be occasional quizzes over reading assignments and content discussed during in-class lecture-discussion.

CMST 26900-01 Selected Topics: Perspective on Communication Research LA
Attributes: CCRM
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Arliss, JOB 210, Ext. 4-3578
ENROLLMENT: 18
PREREQUISITES: One course in CMST or CLTC.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduces the premises of knowledge construction from a variety of perspectives in the communication studies discipline including humanistic, social scientific, and critical.
Students will read and critique scholarly literature from multiple perspectives with the goal of becoming more confident and critical readers of published research in communication studies.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Combination of papers and exams.

CMST 29700-01 Selected Topics: Communication Studies: Frankenstein at 200: Performance and Rhetorical Perspectives (Second half of the Semester) LA
Attributes: HU
1 CREDITS
INSTRUCTION: Bruce Henderson, Muller 422, Ext. 4-3931
ENROLLMENT: 18
PREREQUISITES: Sophomore standing. First-year students wishing to enroll should contact the instructor for permission
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, celebrates its 200th birthday in 2018. This course will consider the cultural and historical impact of this “monstrous thing,” including the book’s influence on popular culture, the arts across various media (including film), and science and medicine (such as debates over “Frankenfood,” organ transplantation, and cloning). We will begin by doing a close reading of the original novel (a comparatively short one), move to considerations of its impact and its transformations in such films as Young Frankenstein, and end by looking at more recent literary versions, such as novels written for young adults, and the recent Arabic novel, Frankenstein in Baghdad by Iraqi writer Ahmed Adaawi, which moves the story to contemporary Middle Eastern conflicts.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Discussion-based, with occasional screenings of films or other media.
COURSE REQUIREMENMTS & GRADING: Weekly (six or seven) Sakai postings and choice of a paper or take-home exam (each around 5-7 pp.). Because the course is scheduled to meet once a week during Block II, students will be permitted no more than one absence without grade penalty.

CMST 32000-01 ST: Communication at the Bargaining Table: Conflict Resolution Theory, Law and Practice LA
Attributes: HU, LMAL
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Angela Rulffes, Muller 415, Ext. 4-3542
ENROLLMENT: 18
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and one course in communication studies.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is about conflict resolution through communication and, specifically, through methods established and regulated by law to manage bilateral conflict, including negotiation, mediation and arbitration. The course will move from theoretical to experiential. It will begin with the study of communication and conflict theory, and then move to contemporary and practical approaches to conflict management. From there, it will survey the legal framework underlying several established methods of conflict resolution, and then examine documented instances of conflict in various settings, such as business, community relations, labor management relations, international trade and international disputes. Throughout the course students will participate in mock exercises where they will assume roles of party participants to conflicts in these settings.

CMST 38907-01 ST: Gendered Blackness: Black Feminist Culture and Criticism LA
Attributes: HU
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Ashley Hall, Muller 414, Ext. 4-3534
ENROLLMENT: 18
PREREQUISITES: Junior standing.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will survey the historical development of Black feminist theory and criticism in conversation with feminism(s) of color, Black Queer Studies, Afro-Pessimist Studies, Afro-Futurist Studies and Black Cultural Studies through an exploration of history, politics, literature, poetry, theory, film, and music. The goal of the course is to help students foster a critical understanding of multiply situated subject positions that will be useful in encouraging more in-depth and revealing analyses of research on Black women. As the course is interdisciplinary in nature, I invite students to pull from their interest in Literature, Communications, History, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, African American Studies, Women’s Studies, Asian American Studies Latino/a Studies and others to complicate our understanding of Black women's public discourse historically into the 21st century.

CMST 38910-01 ST: How to Have Art in an Epidemic: A Cultural and Rhetorical History of AIDS in the United States LA
Attributes: HU
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Bruce Henderson, Muller 422, Ext. 4-3931
ENROLLMENT: 18
PREREQUISITES: Junior standing. Students without junior standing should contact instructor for permission to enroll. Anyone interested in activism, the arts, queer and race studies, and health are encouraged to consider enrolling.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The AIDS epidemic has been recognized since 1981, when the first mention of it began to appear in US newspapers and medical journals. Almost immediately, artists began to address the epidemic (now considered a pandemic) through representation of it in literature, film, theatre, popular and classical music, guerilla and street art, portraiture and other forms of “fine arts,” demonstrations, and folk art (as in the NAMES Project’s “AIDS Quilt”). Such art was inevitably social, political, and cultural in its intentions and effects—in the terms of communication studies, rhetorical in its goal of changing minds and moving people and institutions to action; it also produced works of great aesthetic beauty and power. In this course, we will examine significant texts, performances, and other artistic products that emerged from the AIDS epidemic (and that continue to be produced). Some works that have become familiar to the general public, such as the plays Rent, The Normal Heart, and Angels in America (all of which have been made into films, either for theatrical release or cable), as well as the recent revival of the musical Falsettos, whose Broadway revival was broadcast on PBS will be viewed and discussed; in addition, less commercially-known and distributed “grass roots” works, such as the installations done by the collective Gran Fury and the graffiti-based paintings of Keith Haring, and by independent film, theatrical, dance, and video artists, often focusing on queer, person of color, sex workers, and other less mainstream populations will also be analyzed. We will endeavor to see how different artists, working across various media have responded to an epidemic affecting artists in disproportionate numbers, have created a vibrant and vital artistic culture that moved hearts and minds and made social change possible—a movement that continues in the present day. Emphasis will be on AIDS and the arts in the United States, but we will also consider other countries/cultures, such as France, China, and various African nations. As activists often say, “AIDS is not over.” Neither is the work of artists responding to and often themselves living with it.

CMST 39500-01 Internship: Communication Studies NLA
1-12 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Arliss, JOB210, Ext. 4-3578
ENROLLMENT: 5
PREREQUISITES: Cumulative GPA of 2.30; permission of communication studies faculty. Variable credit.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Work-study project designed by the student in consultation with a sponsoring faculty member and an on-site practicing professional. The proposal must define the work to be done, the theories to be explored, and the student’s plan for submitting a written report based on his or her experience. Offered on demand only. Credits earned with this course may not be used as upper-level elective credit toward a communication studies major.

CMST 49500-01 Internship: Communication Studies NLA
Attributes: UND
1-12 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Arliss, JOB 210, Ext. 4-3578
ENROLLMENT: 10
PREREQUISITES: Communication Studies (CMST) major, with a cumulative GPA of 2.30 and 3.00 in the major; permission of Communication Studies (CMST) faculty. Variable credit, up to 12 credits.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Work-study project designed by the student in consultation with a sponsoring faculty member and a cooperating practicing professional. The proposal must define the work to be done, the theories to be explored, and the student’s plan for submitting a written report based on his or her experience. Offered on demand only. No more than 6 credits may be used toward the major.

CMST 49800-01 Directed Research LA
Attributes: UND
1-4 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Arliss, JOB 210, Ext. 4-3578
ENROLLMENT: 10
PREREQUISITES: Communication Studies (CMST) major or minor, with a cumulative GPA of 2.30 and 3.00 in the major; junior standing; permission of Communication Studies (CMST) faculty. 1-4 credits.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Research project arranged at student request an individual instructor in Communication Studies (CMST). Offered on demand only. No more than 3 credits may be used toward the major.

CMST 49900-01 Independent Study: Communication Studies LA
Attributes: UND
1-4 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Arliss, JOB 210, Ext. 4-3578
ENROLLMENT: 10
PREREQUISITE: Cumulative GPA of 2.30 and 3.00 in major; junior or senior standing; permission of Communication Studies (CMST) faculty.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Special reading and research under the supervision of the department. Must not duplicate standard coursework. Application must be made to the Communication Studies (CMST) faculty before preregistration for the semester in which the study is to be undertaken. Offered on demand only. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

SPST 20700-01 History of Sport LA
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Steve Mosher, JOB 212, Ext. 4-3162
ENROLLMENT: 25
PREREQUISITTE: Sophomore standing.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Focuses on the role of sport in past and contemporary societies. Consideration of sport as a microcosm of society, a mirror of American life. Political, economic, military, and societal issues of sports participation are carefully examined—how sport has shaped culture and has, in turn, been influenced by it.

SPST 32400-01 Youth Sport in America LA
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Mosher, JOB 212, Ext. 4-3162
ENROLLMENT: 20
PREREQUISITE: Prerequisites: SPST 20700, SPST 29500; junior standing. (IRR)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Investigation of the social and cultural significance of the ways contemporary American society employs sport to foster moral development in children and adolescents. Focus is on historical antecedents of organized sport for children both in and outside the school setting. Significant attention is devoted to Little League baseball and to high school football and basketball.

SPST 39400-01 Sport in Film and Literature LA
Attributes: CP
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Mosher, JOB 212, Ext. 4-3162
ENROLLMENT: 20
PREREQUISITE: Prerequisites: SPST 29700; Junior standing. S,Y
Attributes: CP
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Investigation of the sociocultural and mythic dimensions of contemporary sport as represented in selected films and fiction.