CLCT, CMST, & SPST: Spring 2018

~~Department of Communication Studies Spring 2018

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-SPST: 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 Introduction Culture and Communication LA
NOTE: This course fulfills the Diversity Theme requirement for ICC.
Attributes: DV, LMSP
CREDITS: 3
INSTRUCTORS: Christopher House, Muller 429, Ext. 4-3216
Sections 01, 02, 03
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 LA
NOTE: This course fulfills the Inquiry, Imagination, & Innovation Theme requirement for the ICC, social science perspective (SO).
Attributes: 1, SO, SS, TIII
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 LA
Attributes: 3A, CCCS, ESTS, HU
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 LA
Attributes: 1, HM, HU, LMSP, TIDE
CREDITS: 3
INSTRUCTORS:
Sections 01, 02, 03: Ann Byrne, Job Hall 213, Ext. 4-1124
Sections 04, 05: E. Christine Thompson, Rothschild Place 122, Ext. 4-7115
Sections 06, 07: David Smith, Rothschild Place 126, Ext. 4-6442
Sections 08: Laurie Arliss, Job 210, Ext. 4-3578 (ONLINE COURSE)
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 LA
NOTE: This course fulfills the Identities Theme requirement for the ICC.
Attributes: 1, HM, HU, LMSP, TIDE
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, 02, 03 Courtrooms and Communication LA
Attributes: 1, HU
CREDITS: 3
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
NOTE: This course fulfills the Inquiry, Imagination, & Innovation Theme requirement for the ICC.
Attributes: 3B, CA, CCCS, ESTS, FA, TIII
CREDITS: 3
INSTRUCTOR: Regina Carpenter, Rothschild’s Place 107, 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 LA
This course fulfills the Identities Theme and the World of Systems Theme requirements for the ICC and social science perspective (SO).
Attributes: 1, SO, SS, TIDE, TWOS
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 LA
NOTE: This course fulfills the Mind, Body, and Spirit Theme requirement for the ICC and social science perspective (SO).
Attributes: 1, SO, SS, TMBS
CREDITS: 3
INSTRUCTOR: Heather Brecht, Rothschild Place 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 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 LA
Attributes: CCCS, HU
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
Attributes: UND
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 29700-01 Directed Readings LA
Attributes: HU, SS
CREDITS: 1-4
INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Arliss, Job Hall 210, Ext. 4-3578
ENROLLMENT: 1
PREREQUISITES: Three credits in communication studies; sophomore standing; approval of the communication studies faculty.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Study of an extensive selection 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.

CMST 32500-01 African American Rhetoric from Protest to Tradition LA
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Ashley Hall, Muller 414, Ext. 4-3534
ENROLLMENT: 18
PREREQUISITIES: Junior standing. (S, E)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will explore how members of African American communities have used symbols rhetorically to construct and reconstruct images of themselves and their communities in anti-blackness. Course will utilize the practical tools of rhetorical criticism to examine and analyze the various types of texts and discourse used to speak about issues affecting African American people including queer and trans communities.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture/Discussion

CMST 34600-01 Gender and Interpersonal Communication LA
This course fulfills the Humanities prospective with the Writing Intensive Theme requirement for the ICC.
Attributes: 1, SS, WGS, WGS3, WI
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Arliss, Job 210, Ext. 4-3578
ENROLLMENT: 18
PREREQUISITES: CMST-14000, CMST-14900 or two courses in the social sciences; sophomore standing.
STUDENTS: Any student who has fulfilled the prerequisites.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course examines the social science research pertaining to proposed linguistic and nonverbal differences between women’s and men’s communication. Students look critically at research conclusions and consider if patterns in the research are relevant to their interaction and perceptions of others’ interaction. Students discuss how gender-based roles reinforce the status quo with special attention to the effects of gendered language on self-identity and interpersonal interactions.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture-discussion, class activities. Students’ contract for graded assignments from a menu of possibilities offered at the beginning of the semester.

CMST 36000-01 Selected Topics: Communication, Race & Public Policy LA
Attributes: HU
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Donathan Brown, Muller 432, Ext. 4-7335
ENROLLMENT: 18
PREREQUISITE: Three courses in the humanities and social sciences or by permission of instructor.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: With the continual evolution of technology along with the introduction of new campaign financing statutes, how we elect the President continues to change accordingly. Our efforts in this course will explore shifts in campaign strategy over time, particularity regarding how messages are created, delivered and received in relation to a shifting demographic landscape. In this course, we will critique past presidential argumentation, create campaign ads, along with other assignments and activities designed to provide students with the background needed for campaign and election orientated careers and beyond.

CMST 38909-01 ST: Arguments & Arguers LA
Attributes: HU
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Robert Sullivan, Muller 417, Ext. 4-3930
ENROLLMENT: 18
PREREQUISITE: CMST 12000 (Communication, Culture, and Rhetoric) or CMST 215 (Argumentation and Debate) or permission of instructor.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: What does it mean when we say we make an argument? What’s the difference between making an argument and having an argument? Are their rules for proper argument? How are arguments best analyzed or judged? Is there any way of telling one argument is superior to another? Is there such a thing as a visual argument? How do people argue in different fields? This seminar will engage these questions and many others as well. This will be a seminar in argumentation. We will read and analyze influential theoretical works on this phenomenon from every historical era and philosophical position. Readings will include the fundamental works of the sophists, Aristotle, the rhetorical handbook tradition, fallacy theory, the “Amsterdam School” of pragma-dialecticians, contemporary rhetoricians, and the informal logic movement. Particularly close attention will be paid to Toulmin’s The Uses of Argument and Perelman & Olbrechts-Tyteca’s The New Rhetoric. The seminar will be conducted around discussions of the readings and short analytical papers. This seminar is open to all upper level students but should be of particular interest to student in Legal Studies, Culture and Communication, Communication Studies, Philosophy, Writing, and English.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Seminar
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: A-F; Four analytical papers, seminar participation.


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 45100-01 Communication & Social Influence LA
Attributes: SS
3 CREDITS:
INSTRUCTOR: Angela Rulffes, 415 Muller, Ext. 4-3542
ENROLLMENT: 18
PREREQUISITES: Three Courses in the humanities and social sciences or by permission of instructor.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Participants will examine theories of social influence, persuasion and attitude change and their relationship to communication. Focus is on analyzing persuasion practices in terms of theories such as social learning and self-persuasion, attribution theory, information processing, and social change and on applying these theories to real-life situations.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture/discussion, seminar format.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Combination of papers, presentations and exams.

CMST 49500-01 Internship: Communication Studies NLA
Attributes: UND
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
Attributes: UND
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

SPST 29700-01 Sport: Philosophical Perspectives 1, LA
NOTE: This course fulfills the attribute capstone requirement for the ICC.
CREDITS: 3
INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Mosher, Job 212, Ext. 4-3162
ENROLLMENT: 20
PREREQUISITES: 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 39400-01 Senior Seminar: Sport in Film & Literature LA
CREDITS: 3
INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Mosher, Job 212, Ext. 4-3162
ENROLLMENT: 15
PREREQUISITES: Junior standing; SPST 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).

SPST 39901-01 ST: Whole World is Watching: Sport in 1968 LA
CREDITS: 1-3
INSSTRUCTOR: Stephen Mosher, Job 212
ENROLLMENT: 20
PREREQUISITES:
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics of current interest to faculty and students. This course may be repeated for a total of six credits for different selected topics. Prerequisites: SPST 20700, SPST 29500, or SPST 29700. (IRR)