CLTC, CMST & SPMM: Spring 2017

Department of Communication Studies Spring 2017

Four programs are offered through the Department of Communication Studies:

· Culture and Communication-CLTC: a major. Students are admitted following an interview

with the program coordinator.

· Communication Studies-CMST: a major and a minor. Students are admitted following an interview with the department chairperson.

· Sports Management-SPMM: a minor in sport studies is coordinated by Professor Stephen Mosher as part of Communication Studies. 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

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

CREDITS: 3

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

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 10000-03, 04 Introduction Culture and Communication LA

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

CREDITS: 3

INSTRUCTORS:

Section 01 & 02: Özge Girit Heck, Job Hall 212, Ext. 4-3035

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 11000–01 Media Literacy and Popular Culture 1 LA SS

NOTE: This course fulfills the Inquiry, Imagination, & Innovation Theme requirement for the ICC, social science perspective (SO).

CREDITS: 3

INSTRUCTOR: Cyndy Scheibe, Williams 115B, Ext. 4-1324

ENROLLMENT: 60

PREREQUISTIES: Open to freshmen and sophomores only.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course serves as an introduction to the theory and practice of media literacy with an emphasis on developing skills in analysis and evaluation of media messages, as well as an understanding of critical thinking and the mediated communication process. Using an interdisciplinary approach that draws from many fields (especially communications, psychology, and education), the course includes analyses of messages from both traditional (e.g., print, TV, film) and digital (e.g., websites, social media) formats, drawn from both popular and educational media, and examines the effects of media messages on beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. Working individually and in small groups, students also create their own media messages, while reflecting on their roles as media producers and the impact of their messages on others.

Communication Studies Courses

CMST 11000 - All sections: Public Communication 3A HU LA

CREDITS: 3

INSTRUCTORS:

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

Sections 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 Communication HU LA

CREDITS: 3

INSTRUCTORS:

Sections 01, 02, 03: Ann Byrne, Job Hall 213, Ext. 4-1124

Sections 04, 05: Heather Brecht, Rothschild Place 126, Ext. 4-3429

Sections 06, 07: David Smith, Rothschild Place 126, Ext. 4-6442

Sections 08, 09: E. Christine Thompson, Rothschild Place 122, Ext. 4-7115

Sections 10, 11: Colleen Budzinski, Rothschild Place 122, Ext. 4-7398

ENROLLMENT: 20 each section (except the online course enrollment is: 18)

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 1 HU LA

NOTE: This course fulfills the Identities Theme requirement for the ICC.

CREDITS: 3

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

ENROLLMENT: 25

PREREQUISITES: None.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Cultures create ideas, identities and actions through speeches, films, music, rituals and other forms of communication. This course provides students with a theoretical vocabulary for critically evaluating public communication and its role in our culture(s). The critical vocabulary that organizes the course is drawn from neo-Classical Rhetoric, Semiotics, Narrative, Dramatistic, and Psychoanalytic Theories. Students will use the theoretical concepts to gain insight into the effects, effectiveness, truth, and ethics of communication.

COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture-discussion.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Coursepack, papers, participation, regular quizzes.

CMST 12400-01 Courtrooms and Communication 1 HU LA

CREDITS: 3

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Whelan, 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 3B FA LA

NOTE: This course fulfills the Inquiry, Imagination, & Innovation Theme requirement for the ICC.

CREDITS: 3

INSTRUCTOR: Regina Carpenter, TBA, Ext. 4-1546

ENROLLMENT: 20

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.

FORMAT AND 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 fulfills the Identities Theme and the World of Systems Theme requirements for the ICC and social science perspective (SO).

CREDITS: 3

INSTRUCTOR: Ann Byrne, Job Hall 213, Ext. 4-1067

ENROLLMENT: 24

PREREQUISITES: None.

STUDENTS: Open to all Ithaca College students.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will provide you with the opportunity to participate in a small groups, to practice leadership skills and various group tasks and roles, identify group norms and culture, understand group systems and dynamics, learn appropriate group communication, support group productivity, evaluate yourself and peer's performance, and construct and present team presentations. Students will study the contemporary theories of group development and dynamics between small group interaction, identity and systems from a social science perspective. From the context of the world of soccer, students will be expected to analyze and compare systems and identities as they relate to different cultural, religious, political structures at different historical times. Students will be expected to identify how beliefs and values influence communication choices.

COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture-discussion, small group exercises, assignments, and projects.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Text(s) to be announced. Attendance and participation informal group presentations, simulations and group exercises, exams, projects and class participation.

CMST 14900-01, 02 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication 1 LA SS

NOTE: This course fulfills the Mind, Body, and Spirit Theme requirement for the ICC and social science perspective (SO).

CREDITS: 3

INSTRUCTOR: Özge Girit Heck, Job Hall 212, Ext.4-3035

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 is 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

CREDITS: 3

INSTRUCTOR: Scott Thomson, Job Hall 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 informal 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

CREDITS: 1

INSTRUCTOR: Scott Thomson, Job Hall 211, Ext. 4-3670

ENROLLMENT: 20

PREREQUISITES: One course in humanities and/or social sciences.

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. Maybe repeated for a total of 8 credits.

CMST 21900-02 Communication Studies Practicum NLA

CREDITS: 1

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Whelan, Muller 415, Ext. 4-3542

ENROLLMENT: 20

PREREQUISITES: Permission of Instructor

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course involves active participation in intercollegiate mock trial competitions. Working from a case developed by the American Mock Trial Association, students will prepare for and perform the role of attorneys and witnesses in mock trial competitions. Preparation forth is activity involves developing a theory of the case and preparing opening statements, closing arguments, and direct and cross-examination of witnesses.

COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture/performance/competition

COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Pass/fail only

CMST 31100-01 Advanced Public Communication 3A HU LA

CREDITS: 3

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

ENROLLMENT: 18

PREREQUISITES: CMST 11000 or CMST 11500; three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences.

STUDENTS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Advanced public speaking, with three complementary goals: (1) to develop a professional level of oral skill before a live audience; (2) to practice advanced communication skills in the public sphere as speakers, speechwriters, and consultants; and (3) to be exposed to a variety of speech types and criteria by which speeches can be judged.

COURSE FORMAT/STYLE:

COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING:

CMST 32000-01 ST: Communication at the Bargaining Table: Conflict Resolution Theory, Law and Practice HU LA

CREDITS: 3

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Whelan, Muller 318, Ext. 4-3542

ENROLLMENT: 16

PREREQUISITE: Three courses in the humanities and social sciences; Courtrooms and Communication, or by permission of instructor.

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 32600-01 CLASSICAL THEORIES OF RHETORIC 3A H HU LA

3 CREDITS

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

ENROLLMENT: 18

PREREQUISITES: SPCM-11000 or SPCM-11500

STUDENTS: This course should be of interest, not only to Communication Studies (SPCM) majors, but also to upper level students of literature or composition, philosophy, history, politics, mass communication, or law.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course offers a systematic inquiry into the rhetorical theory of the classical period. Special emphasis will be placed on the nature of rhetoric, per se, and the problems which spurred its development in the Greco-Roman world. Close attention will be paid to the intense controversies which have attended rhetoric from the time of its conceptualization; regarding its status as an art, its scope and constituent doctrines, its ethical standing, and its place in the educational system. Authors to be treated in detail will include several of the Older Sophists, Isocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Anaximenes, Hermagoras, the anonymous actor of the Rhetorica and Herennium, Cicero, Quintilian, and Hermogenes.

COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: The course will be conducted as a seminar. The course instructor will lecture as needed to supply context and continuity, but the backbone of the course will be the student’s engagement with the primary texts.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Required texts and supplemental readings.

CMST 32700-01 Modern and Contemporary Theories of Rhetoric 3A H HU LA

CREDITS: 3

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

ENROLLMENT: 18

PREREQUISITES: CMST – 11000 or CMST – 12000 and junior standing.

STUDENTS: Open to all Ithaca College Students.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course consider show theories of communication are constructions of their times, emphasizing the relationship between the study of communication and accepted views on the nature of truth and knowledge. From the beginnings of western civilization (Aristotle) to contemporary global society (Foucault and Habermas), the course explores links between communication and reason/sanity, faith, science, and power. The course reading list includes a variety of sources and genres, such as academic theorists, journalists, and personal diaries.

COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Mostly discussion with some lecturing.

CMST 35300-01 Language and Social Interaction HU LA

NOTE: This course fulfills the IC Writing Intensive requirement for the ICC.

CREDITS: 3

INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Arliss, Job Hall 210, Ext. 4-3578

ENROLLMENT: 15

PREREQUISITES: Junior standing and three courses in Communication Studies.

STUDENTS: Open to all students interested in studying use of language in everyday interaction.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course, students will apply and evaluate the social dimensions of human language use. Course topics will include the structure of language (sound, word, sentence, meaning, use), language development in children and adult use of metaphors, slang/slurs, regional dialects, language and identity (race, gender, sexuality, disability), conversation and socially mediated language, extinct and endangered language, and invented language. Students will study a speech community of their choice, as well as look closely at their own use of language.

COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture-discussion, seminar format.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Major project, short papers, exams.

CMST 39500-01 Internship: Communication Studies NLA

CREDITS: 1-12

INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Arliss, Job Hall 210, Ext. 4-3578

ENROLLMENT: 5

PREREQUISITES: Cumulative GPA of 2.30; permission of speech communication faculty. Variable credit.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Work-study project designed by the student in consultation with a sponsoring faculty member and a non-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 speech communication major.

CMST 39700-01 Directed Readings HU LA SS

CREDITS: 1-4

INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Arliss, Job Hall 210, Ext. 4-3578

ENROLLMENT: 1

PREREQUISITES: 9 Credits in communication studies; junior standing; approval of the communication studies faculty. 1 to 4 credits.

COURSE DESCRIPTTION: Study of a body of literature, compiled by an instructor, on a topic of special interest. This literature should further student development within a relevant topic area that is not otherwise covered in an available course. Offered on demand only.

COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Independent Study

COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: A-F

CMST 49500-01 Internship: Communication Studies NLA

CREDITS: 1-12

INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Arliss, Job Hall 210, Ext. 4-3578

ENROLLMENT: 5

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 49900-01 Independent Study: Communication Studies LA

1-4 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Arliss, Job Hall 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 (SPCM) 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 (SPCM) 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.

Sports Studies Courses

SPMM 20700-90 History of Sport 1, H, HU, LA

CREDITS: 3

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

ENROLLMENT: 60

PREREQUISITES: 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)

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

CREDITS: 3

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

ENROLLMENT: 40

PREREQUISITES: 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)

SPMM 29700-01 Sport: Philosophical Perspectives 1, LA

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

CREDITS: 3

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

ENROLLMENT: 20

PREREQUISITES: Sophomore standing; SPMM 20700 or SPMM 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).

SPMM 39400-01 Senior Seminar: Sport in Film & Literature LA

CREDITS: 3

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

ENROLLMENT: 15

PREREQUISITES: Junior standing; SPMM 29700, Sport Studies major or minor.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Investigation of the sociocultural and mythic dimensions of contemporary sport as represented in selected films and fiction. (S, Y).

SPMM 45000-01 Independent Study in Sport Management and Media LA

CREDITS: 1-3

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

ENROLLMENT: 10

PREREQUISITES: Major or minor in the Department of Sport Management and Media; permission of the department chair.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Individual study program for the investigation of special issues or topics in the field of sport management and media that have such breadth of cultural material or psychological material, such rigor and depth of theoretical structure, or such play of broad intellectual and aesthetic themes as to be classified liberal arts. Arranged individually between student and faculty sponsor according to guidelines available from the department. (F-S, Y).