CLTC, CMST & SPST: Fall 2017

Department of Communication Studies – Fall ‘17

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 Introduction Culture and Communication LA

3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Donathan Brown, Muller 432, Ext. 4-7335

ENROLLMENT: 20

PREREQUISITES: None.

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.

3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Robert Sullivan, Muller 417, Ext. 4-3930

ENROLLMENT: 15

PREREQUISITES: Senior standing in culture and communication major; TVR 26200, CNPH 30000, CNPH 30100, or OCLD 3400. 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 3A HU LA

3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTORS:

Section 01: Scott Thomson, Job 211, Ext. 4-3670

Section 02, 03: Ashley Hall, Muller 414, Ext. 4-3534

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 HU LA

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 12000-01, 02 Communication, Culture and Rhetoric 1 HU LA

This course fulfills the Humanities prospective with the Identities Theme requirement for the ICC.

3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Christopher House, Muller 429, Ext. 4-3216

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 sections Courtrooms and Communication 1 HU LA

3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: STAFF

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 3B FA LA

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 1 LA SS

This course is designated within the Ithaca College Integrative Core Curriculum with the

Identities theme, A World of Systems theme or the Identities theme and the Social Sciences (SO) perspective.

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 1 LA SS

This course fulfills the Humanities Social Sciences Perspective and the Mind, Body, Spirit Theme requirement for the ICC.

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 HU LA

3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Scott Thomson, JOB 211, Ext. 4-3670

ENROLLMENT: 20

PREREQUISITES: Two courses in the humanities and/or social sciences.

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

1 CREDIT

INSTRUCTOR: Scott Thomson, JOB 211, Ext. 4-3670

ENROLLMENT: 20

PREREQUISITES: One course in humanities and/or social sciences; permission of instructor.

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 26900-01 Selected Topics: Perspectives on Communication Research HU LA

3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Arliss, Job Hall 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 34700-01 Intercultural Communication 1 G LA SS

NOTE: This course fulfills the ICC Diversity requirement for the ICC.

CREDITS: 3

INSTRUCTOR: Donathan Brown, Muller 432, Ext. 4-7335

ENROLLMENT: 18

PREREQUISITES: CMST 14000; CMST 14900; three additional credits in speech communication.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will critically examine emergent perspectives in cross cultural communication theory and research. Our goal in this class is to explore how these perspectives are radically redefining how we understand communication across cultures along with other concepts such as culture, identity, and the making of a "good society." Theoretically rooted in the idea of a socially constructed reality, we will examine how our communication practices shape and reshape our cultural realities through an international analysis of media channels and political controversies, to name only a few.

CMST 38907-01 ST: Gendered Blackness: Black Feminist Culture and Criticism HU LA

CREDITS: 3

INSTRUCTOR: Ashley Hall, Muller 414, Ext. 4-3534

ENROLLMENT: 18

PREREQUISITES: Three courses in the humanities and social sciences; additional prerequisites as appropriate to the topic.

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 38908-01 ST: Freedom of Communication and the First Amendment HU LA

CREDITS: 3

INSTRUCTOR: Angela Ruffles,

ENROLLMENT: 16

PREREQUISITE: None.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on freedom of expression controversies including issues and laws pertaining to censorship, symbolic speech, hate speech, and constitutionally valid regulation of speech. Focus is on the First Amendment and how free speech functions in social interaction. Students will learn about the fundamental theories of free speech and how those theories can be applied today. Students will also have the opportunity to investigate applications of the First Amendment in conjunction with interpersonal communication and cultural conflict.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Required Reading: Reading/discussion material includes communication case law and legislation. This course will be beneficial for students in the fields of communication and law, as well as students who seek to know more about their free speech rights.

CMST 39500-01 Internship: Communication Studies NLA

CREDITS 1-12

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 42902-01 Seminar American Eloquence LA 3a h

3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Robert Sullivan, Muller 429, Ext. 4-3930

ENROLLMENT: 12

PREREQUISITES: Two courses in SPCM or permission of instructor

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This seminar will encounter systematically the masterpieces of American rhetoric, focusing in particular on great speeches. We will encounter our history's greatest, most famous, and most infamous speeches, reading, listening to, and viewing speeches from every historical era and situation, spoken by men and women of every conceivable circumstance. The study of rhetorical discourse forces us to confront several important matters, including the historical exigency towards which such discourse is aimed, the character and position of the speaker or writer, and the rhetorical culture of the era. Accordingly, we will investigate speeches not merely as examples of aesthetic excellence but as historical artifacts. Speech texts, considered in this way, are voices in historically situated arguments, and by encountering these texts we re-engage important and often unresolved conflicts central to the American experience. This course then is not merely a survey of masterpieces but an entry into the American (and historical) spirit of controversia.

STUDENTS: All are welcome.

FORMAT AND STYLE: Seminar

CMST 49500-01 Internship: Communication Studies NLA

CREDITS 1-12

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

CREDITS 1-4

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

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 1, H, HU, LA

3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Mosher, G39 Hill Center, Ext. 4-3162

ENROLLMENT: 25

PREREQUISITE: 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. (F-S,Y)

SPST 29500-01 Social Aspects of Sport 1, LA, SS

3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: STAFF

ENROLLMENT: 25

PREREQUISITE: Sophomore standing

COURSE DESCRIPTION: An investigation of the social significance of sport and the utilization of the sociological perspective for understanding the nature of sport. (F-S, Y)

SPST 29700-01 Sport: Philosophical Perspectives 1 LA

NOTE: This course fulfills the attribute capstone requirement for the ICC.

3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Mosher, G39 Hill Center, Ext. 4-3162

ENROLLMENT: 25

PREREQUISITE: Sophomore standing; SPST 20700 or SPST 29500.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introduction to several philosophical perspectives on the meaning of sport as a human activity. An examination of selected philosophical issues or topics as they occur in sport. (F-S, Y).

SPST 39900-01 ST: In Sport Management & Media NLA

1-3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Mosher, G39 Hill Center, Ext. 4-3162

ENROLLMENT: 20

PREREQUISITE: As appropriate to topics.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics of current interest to faculty and students. Experimental courses are offered under this course number and title. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. (IRR)