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Undergraduate Studies Catalog 2007-2009

Department of Communication

227 Holmes Hall
(585) 395-2511

Chair and Associate Professor: Joseph L. Chesebro, EdD, West Virginia University; Associate Professor and Associate Dean, School of Arts and Performance: Virginia M. Bacheler, MS, Syracuse University; Professor: Floyd D. Anderson, PhD, University of Illinois; Associate Professors: Matthew Althouse, PhD, Louisiana State University; Monica Brasted, PhD, Pennsylvania State University; Carvin Eison, MA, Visual Studies Workshop, SUNY Buffalo; Donna Kowal, PhD, University of Pittsburgh; Katherine Madden, PhD, Pennsylvania State University; Assistant Professors: Alexander Lyon, PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder; Karen S. Olson, MS, SUNY Geneseo; Virginia Orzel, MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology; Kevin L. Sager, PhD, University of Washington.

Two major curricula are available to students through the Department of Communication: the communication major and the journalism major.

In addition to the major, the department offers an 18-credit minor in communication studies.

Major in Communication BA or BS Communication Studies Track

The major in communication studies explores communication in a variety of contexts ranging from interpersonal communication to mass persuasion and the social influence of media. The major enables students to investigate a variety of communication activities with learning experiences in theory, application of theory, and performance. The major’s two available specialties permit students to develop a program of study in those aspects of communication studies that suit their academic interests and career goals.

Majors concentrating in the communication studies track are required to complete one of two 18-credit specialties, an 18-credit common core and either a minor or a second major in a discipline other than communication, broadcasting or journalism.

Requirements

Students must complete 36 credits in the program, with at least 21 credits in courses numbered 300–499. The student majoring in communication studies, in addition to completing the 18-credit communication studies core, must select one of the two 18-credit specialties offered in the major. At least 15 of the 36 credits in communication studies must be taken at SUNY Brockport.

Successful completion of the major requires students to complete, with a grade of “C” or better, CMC Public Speaking and CMC 202 Principles of Communication (required of all majors in the Department of Communication, and must be taken at SUNY Brockport).

I. Communication Studies Core (18 credits required; 6 credits must be in upper-division courses)

A. Required Course:
Credits
CMC 201 Public Speaking
3
  CMC 202 Principles of Communication
3
       
B. Required Skills Course (one of the following courses selected by advisement):
       
Credits
  CMC 209 Speech Composition and Presentation
3
  CMC 312 Argumentation and Debate
3
  CMC 317 Interviewing
3
  CMC 319 Propaganda and Persuasion
3

C. Required Core Breadth Courses:

Students majoring in communication studies must complete three additional communication studies core courses (nine credits) of their own choosing in the communication studies major specialty other than that one elected. For example, students electing the communication and persuasion specialty must select nine credits from courses in the personal and organizational communication specialty.

II. Communication Studies Major Specialties (18 credits required; 15 credits must be in upper-division courses)

  A. Communication and Persuasion Specialty
  Required Courses (9 credits):
Credits
  One of the following:
  CMC 210 Communication Revolutions
3
  CMC 211 Protest and Public Opinion
3
  CMC 219 Advertising, Mass Persuasion and the Consumer
3
  AND    
  CMC 411 Rhetorical Criticism
3
  CMC 492 Theories of Rhetoric
3
    (completion of CMC 411 highly recommended before enrolling in CMC 492)
  Elective courses selected from the following (9 credits):
  CMC 373 Critical Studies in Mass Communication
3
  CMC 410 Speakers, Campaigns, and Movements
3
  CMC 417 Political Rhetoric in the Information Age
3
  CMC 419 Freedom of Expression
3
  CMC 463 Media and Society
3
  CMC 467 Mass Communication Theory and Research
3
  B. Interpersonal and Organizational Communication Specialty
  Required Courses (9 credits):
Credits
  CMC 273 Interpersonal Communication
3
  CMC 473 Theories of Communication
3
  CMC 477 Organizational Communication
3
  Elective Courses selected from the following (9 credits):
Credits
  CMC 316 Interpersonal Communication in Business & the Professions
3
      (completion of CMC 316 highly recommended before enrolling in CMC 477)
  CMC 413 Nonverbal Communication
3
  CMC 415 Public Communication in Administration, Business and the Professions
3
  CMC 418 Intercultural Communication
3
  CMC 472 Group Leadership
3
  CMC 475 Communication Internship
3
  CMC 479 Conflict Management Through Communication
3
  CMC 483 Communication Training and Development
3

III. Required Minor or Second Major in Outside Discipline (other than communication, broadcasting, journalism)

All students pursuing the major in communication studies must also complete a minor (normally 18-21 credits) or a second major (normally 30-36 credits) in a discipline other than communication, broadcasting or journalism.

In lieu of a minor or second major in another discipline, students may elect, with departmental approval, a contractual program consisting of a minimum of 18 credits in courses in an area not identified as a formal minor or major at SUNY Brockport. Study of a foreign language other than French or Spanish (in which minors are offered), bilingual-multicultural studies, or foreign cultural studies is encouraged as such a program.

Minor in Communication Studies (18 credits)

The minor in communication studies requires successful completion of, with a grade of “C” or better, CMC 201 Public Speaking and CMC 202 Principles of Communication. The remainder of the minor consists of 12 credits in one of the two communication studies specialties (communication and persuasion, or interpersonal and organization communication) distributed as follows: nine credits of required courses and three credits of elective courses selected by advisement.

Broadcasting Track

The broadcasting track of the communication major prepares students for employment in television and radio stations, cable companies, independent production studios, and corporate media centers.

The broadcasting track consists of at least 39 credits of course work, including 18 credits in liberal arts core courses and 21 credits in specialization courses (nine credits in required courses and 12 credits in elective courses). At least 15 credits in communication must be completed at SUNY Brockport.

Successful completion of the broadcasting track requires that students complete, with a grade of “C” or better, the following courses: CMC 200 Intro to Digital Video/Audio, CMC 202 Principles of Communication (required of all majors in the Department of Communication; must be taken at SUNY Brockport), and CMC 242 Fundamentals of Radio/TV.

I. Liberal Arts Core (15 credits):
Credits
  CMC 202 Principles of Communication
3
  CMC 242 Fundamentals of Radio/TV
3
  CMC 243 Radio/TV Writing I
3
  CMC 467 Mass Communication Theory and Research
3
  CMC 496 Contemporary Broadcast Issues
3
II. Specialization Courses (21 credits):
  From required and elective lists below
  Required Courses (9 credits):
Credits
  CMC 343 Broadcast Announcing
3
  CMC 346 Radio Production (prerequisite: CMC 200)
3
  CMC 348 Television Production (prerequisite: CMC 200)
3
  Elective Courses
Credits
  (12 credits required; must be selected from the following):
  CMC 312 Argumentation and Debate
3
  CMC 317 Interviewing
3
  CMC 319 Propaganda and Persuasion
3
  CMC 324 Advanced Media Writing
3
  CMC 327 Publishing and Web Design
3
  CMC 353 Broadcast Sales and Marketing
3
  CMC 358 TV Directing and Field Production
3
  CMC 366 Broadcast Journalism
3
  CMC 373 Critical Studies in Mass Communication
3
  CMC 445 Advanced Radio Production
3
  CMC 446 Advanced TV Production
3
  CMC 466 Advanced Broadcast Journalism
3
  CMC 468 Media Law
3
  CMC 475 Communication Internship
3
  CMC 495 Senior Honors in TV/Radio Production
3
  ART 311 Introduction to Video
3
  CSC 105 Internet and Web Publishing
3

III. Required Minor or Second Major in Outside Discipline (other than communication, broadcasting, journalism)

All students pursuing the broadcasting track of the communication major must also complete a minor (normally 18-21 credits) or a second major (normally 30-36 credits) in a discipline other than broadcasting, communication or journalism.

In lieu of a minor or second major in another discipline, students may elect, with departmental approval, a contractual program consisting of a minimum of 18 credits of courses in an area not identified as a formal minor or major at SUNY Brockport. Study of a foreign language other than French or Spanish (in which minors are offered). bilingual-multicultural studies or foreign cultural studies is encouraged as such a program.

Major in Journalism BA or BS in Journalism

Administered by the Department of Communication, the major in journalism prepares students for careers in newspaper, magazine, broadcast and wire service journalism; public and community relations; public information; advertising; corporate communications; and government service.

The major in journalism consists of at least 36 credits of course work in journalism and mass communication courses within the Department of Communication, together with a requirement that students complete a minor or second major (or, with department approval, a contractual program of study not constituting a minor or second major) in a disciplinary area outside the Department of Communication. Completion of all requirements for the major thus requires a minimum of 54 credits of required and elective courses. At least 15 of the 36 credits required in journalism and mass communication courses must be taken at SUNY Brockport.

Successful completion of the major in journalism requires students to complete, with a grade of “C” or better, the following courses, CMC 202 Principles of Communication (required of all majors in the ­Department of Communication and must be taken at SUNY Brockport); CMC 210 Communication Revolutions in Western Civilization, and either CMC 224 Newswriting or CMC 243 Radio and Television Writing (or their approved transfer equivalents).

Journalism and Mass Communication Requirements
         
I. Journalism/Mass Communication Core (27 credits):
Credits
  CMC 202 Principles of Communication
3
  CMC 210 The Communication Revolutions in Western Civilization
3
    EITHER   CMC 224 Newswriting OR
3
        CMC 243 Radio and Television Writing
3
  CMC 321 Mass Media Reporting and Research
3
  CMC 325 Feature Writing
3
  CMC 468 Media Law
3
  CMC 493 Contemporary Journalism Issues and Problems
3
  AND two of the following:
  CMC 373 Critical Perspectives on Mass Communication
3
  CMC 438 History of American Journalism
3
  CMC 463 Media and Society
3
  CMC 467 Mass Communication Theory and Research
3

II. Journalism/Mass Communication Electives selected by advisement from:
  (minimum of 9 credits required)
Credits
  CMC 322 Editorial Methods and Problems
3
  CMC 324 Advanced Media Writing
3
  CMC 327 Publication and Web Design
3
  CMC 332 Public Relations Principles and Practices
3
  CMC 334 Public Relations Methods and Problems
3
  CMC 366 Broadcast Journalism
3
  CMC 432 Public Relations Campaigns
3
  CMC 466 Advanced Broadcast Journalism
3
  CSC 105 Internet and Web Publishing
3

III. Required Minor or Second Major in Outside Discipline (other than communication, broadcasting, journalism)

All students pursuing the major in journalism must also complete a minor (normally 18-21 credits) or a second major (normally 30–36 credits) in a discipline other than journalism, broadcasting or communication.

In lieu of a minor or second major in another discipline, students may elect, with department approval, a contractual program consisting of a minimum of 18 credits of courses in an area not identified as a formal minor or major at SUNY Brockport. Study of a foreign language other than Spanish or French (in which minors are offered), bilingual-multicultural studies or foreign cultural studies is encouraged as such a program.

Communication Courses

CMC 200 Introduction to Digital Video and Audio (B). Introduces students to the fundamental terminology, concepts and techniques of digital videography and digital audio. Introduces students to various technical aspects of video and audio production. Examines the basic techniques of production, including camera operation, tripods, lenses, framing and composition, lighting and editing. Presents the basics of the audio production process; including sound recording, basic mixing concepts and digital audio recording. 3 Cr. Every Semester

CMC 201 Public Speaking (A). A course in the development of effective informational, persuasive, and special occasion speaking. Attention given to analysis of audience, occasion, speech composition, oral delivery, and development of critical listening skills. 3 Cr. Every Semester

CMC 202 Principles of Communication (A). Introduces students to selected concepts, principles and theories of human communication. Includes study of verbal and nonverbal messages in the contexts of intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, public, and mediated communication. Required of all students majoring in communication studies or inter-disciplinary communication. Transfer courses will not be accepted to meet this requirement. 3 Cr. Every Semester

CMC 209 Speech Composition and Presentation (A). Prerequisite: CMC 201. For students who wish to go beyond the basics of public speaking. Assists the speaker who wishes to overcome the apathetic or hostile audience, and helps the speaker learn how to motivate those who express sympathy, but are without commitment to an idea. Examines ethics and ghostwriting. 3 Cr.

CMC 210 The Communication Revolutions (A,H). Examines communication’s relationship to society by looking at the impact of communication technologies on the way human beings think about themselves and the world around them, and on the way they organize themselves in social groups. Looks at the impact of communication technologies on human imagination and social organization. Studies communication technologies on a continuum from oral to post-industrial cultures. 3 Cr. Every Semester

CMC 211 Protest and Public Opinion (A,D,H,W). Examines rhetorical transactions of group conflict; persuasive use of symbols; effects of mass media; and the process of theory-building in rhetorical studies. 3 Cr. Every Semester

CMC 219 Advertising, Mass Persuasion and the Consumer (A,H). Explores the role and influence of advertising and mass persuasion in today’s society, theories of persuasion and persuasive techniques commonly employed in advertising and mass persuasion, techniques of persuasive manipulation and its neutralization, and ethics in persuasion. 3 Cr. Every Semester

CMC 224 Newswriting and Reporting (A). Provides instruction in the elements of writing news for print and broadcast; types, style and structure of news stories; and the lead. Covers fundamentals of news gathering, newswriting and news judgment. Studies news sources, field work, research and interviewing techniques. Strongly encourages participation in student campus-community news media. 3 Cr. Every Semester

CMC 242 Fundamentals of Radio and Television (A). Provides an introduction to radio and television broadcasting. Studies basic principles and historical, economic and technological aspects of broadcasting and cable. Requires readings in fundamental theory and current practices. 3 Cr. Every Semester

CMC 243 Radio and Television Writing (A). Prerequisite: CMC 242. As a beginning course in writing for broadcast medium, concentrates on non-dramatic radio and TV continuity: commercials, public service announcements, news, and some work with non-broadcast video writing (e.g., training tapes for corporate work). Contrasts radio and TV writing styles. 3 Cr.

CMC 273 Interpersonal Communication (A,S). Introduces students to the theory and process of interpersonal communication, examining and applying the concepts and principles basic to interpersonal encounters. Acquaints students with the essentials of communication transactions in experiential learning opportunities that lead to effective skills; intimate, inter-gender, families; professional and intercultural relationships. 3 Cr. Every Semester

CMC 312 Argumentation and Debate (A). Provides for the preparation and defense of logical argument, response to attacks by opponents, construction of cross-examination, undergoing cross-examination, research and support of arguments, and recognition and refutation of fallacies. 3 Cr.

CMC 316 Interpersonal Communication in Business and the Professions (A). Covers the principles of interpersonal communication in organizations, facts and principles of organizational communication, participation in and analysis of lab learning experiences, and the synthesis and use of facts and principles to analyze the communication patterns illustrated in reality-based case studies and in data gathered through field observations. 3 Cr.

CMC 317 Interviewing (A). Provides an introduction to principles of effective interviewing. Focuses on specific purposes, types, and the skills applied to different interview situations. Includes assignments for analysis, preparation, conducting and assessing of interviews. 3 Cr.

CMC 321 Media Reporting and Research (A). Prerequisite: either CMC 224 or CMC 243. An advanced media writing course covering and providing extended practice in essential skills of reporting and writing for print, broadcast and online news media, and writing for public relations and advertising. Emphasizes use of online sources and databases in gathering and reporting information. 3 Cr. Spring

CMC 322 Editorial Methods and Practices (B). Prerequisite: CMC 321. Studies editorial processes and practices in print, broadcast and online publishing, with emphasis on assignment editing, copy editing and editorial judgment. Requires preparation editing of material for print, broadcast and online publication; copy correction and improvement; evaluation of news and news values; news and copy display and make-up. Uses student-prepared copy and wire copy. Strongly encourages participation on student campus-community newspaper. 3 Cr.

CMC 324 Advanced Media Writing (A). Prerequisite: CMC 321. As an advanced course in writing for print, broadcast, online and public relations media, emphasizes the commonalities and differences among writing formats, mechanics, and approaches of each medium. Embraces and provides practice in the use of the variety of media technologies available to writers. Assumes basic proficiency in writing for at least one medium. 3 Cr.

CMC 325 Feature Writing (A). Prerequisite: CMC 224. Continues and extends instruction and practice in writing for all media forms and in a variety of formats. Provides guided practice in writing features, public affairs, opinion and other media content types and practice in gathering, interpreting and synthesizing information from a wide variety of sources, including print and electronic databases. 3 Cr. Every Semester

CMC 327 Publication and Web Design (A). Prerequisite: either CMC 224 or CMC 243. Introduces the basic elements of both print and Web publication design and production: headlines, text, photos and illustrations, type manipulation and use, charts and graphs, Web site links, hypertext, sound, video and other emerging publication technologies. 3 Cr. Fall

CMC 332 Public Relations Principles and Practices (A). Prerequisite: CMC 224. Covers the principles, practices, media and methods of public relations and information. Emphasizes public relations functions, communication and publicity techniques. Analyzes relations with publics such as the press, employees, stockholders, and consumers. 3 Cr. Spring

CMC 334 Public Relations Methods and Cases (A). Prerequisite: CMC 332. Provides an introduction to, demonstration in, and application of public relations techniques, tools and procedures to both hypothetical and actual public relations cases. Emphasizes action and communication techniques and practices used in public relations planning, production of informational and persuasive messages, and evaluation of action and communication activities. 3 Cr. Fall

CMC 343 Broadcast Announcing (B). Prerequisite: CMC 242. Course fee. Covers basic broadcast announcing with an emphasis on preparation and presentation of news, editorial content, commercials, public service announcements, and dramatic and narrative content. 3 Cr. Every Semester

CMC 346 Radio Production (B). Prerequisite: CMC 200. Corequisite: either CMC 243 or CMC 343 (may be taken concurrently). Course fee. Covers the principles and practices of radio productions while providing practical experience. Includes assigned projects on production of music, news and public affairs programming, remote taping, analog audio, editing, digital recording. 3 Cr.

CMC 348 Television Production (B). Prerequisites: CMC 200 and CMC 346. Course fee. Covers the principles and practices of television production, with projects designed for television broadcast. Requires students to produce and direct both in-studio and field projects. 3 Cr. Every Semester

CMC 353 Broadcast Sales and Marketing (B). Explores techniques and problems of modern broadcast sales, marketing and programming. Requires projects to develop latest methods in broadcast commercial marketing, planning, audience analysis, and programming in both radio and television. 3 Cr. Spring

CMC 358 Engineering Field Production (B). Prerequisite: CMC 348 and instructor’s permission. Course fee. Provides practical experience in single-camera field shooting and editing, including electronic news gathering techniques. Provides students with an opportunity to direct studio productions as part of campus television services. Provides numerous assignments in studio and field lighting, shooting, interviewing and editing. 3 Cr. Fall

CMC 365 Newspaper Practicum (B). Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Open to students serving on editorial or executive board of, or in designated positions of major editorial, advertising, managerial or production responsibility with, the student campus-community newspaper. May not be used to satisfy requirement for completion of major. May be repeated for maximum of 12 credits. 1-12 Cr. Every Semester

CMC 366 Broadcast Journalism (B). Prerequisite: either CMC 224 or CMC 243. Course fee. Covers current practices and issues in radio-television news. Provides supervised practice in gathering, writing and presenting broadcast news. Emphasizes responsibility in news preparation and presentation. Requires reporting with audio and videotape recorders; broadcast of news programs over campus media. 3 Cr. Fall

CMC 373 Critical Perspectives on Mass Communication (A). Focuses on film, video, print and other mass-mediated content and forms as cultural artifacts which comment on the societies within which they are produced. Studies media technique and a variety of critical approaches to explore the explicit and hidden messages in these artifacts. 3 Cr. Fall

CMC 399 Independent Study in Communication (A). To be decided prior to registration in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement. 1-6 Cr. By Arrangement

CMC 410 Speakers, Campaigns and Movements (A,D,W). Surveys significant historical and contemporary speakers, persuasive campaigns and rhetorical movements, with special attention to the introduction of women to the speaking platform and to historical and contemporary spokespersons and movements on behalf of racial and gender equality. 3 Cr. Spring

CMC 411 Rhetorical Criticism (A). Explores methods of rhetorical criticism and application of methods of criticism to rhetorical discourse, including verbal and visual forms of persuasion. 3 Cr. Spring

CMC 413 Nonverbal Communication (A). Explores multisensory communication codes for human interaction through channels such as paralanguage, space, time, body, and artifacts. Takes a functional approach considering purpose and context to determine the situational characteristics and codes. 3 Cr. Spring

CMC 415 Public Communication in Administration, Business and Professions (A). Prerequisite: either CMC 316 or CMC 332. Covers communication in business and professional settings, business and professional community needs; and reading, understanding and interpretation for audiences of business and professional statements and data. 3 Cr.

CMC 417 Political Rhetoric (A,W). Critically examines significant 20th-century American political speeches and campaigns. Explores the ways in which individuals and institutions use media to exercise power and influence opinion through the use of verbal and visual symbols. Places special emphasis on representations of gender in political rhetoric. 3 Cr. Fall

CMC 418 Intercultural Communication (A). Explores cultural similarities and differences affecting communication and intercultural competencies for interaction between cultural groups and individuals along gender, ethnic, and national lines. 3 Cr. Spring

CMC 419 Problems in Freedom of Speech (A,D,I,W). Critically examines the First Amendment by exploring its historical foundations and significant legal, political and philosophical arguments. Explores a variety of contemporary controversies concerning an individual’s right to freedom of verbal and nonverbal expression, including hate speech, incitement to violence and obscenity. Examines controversies in a variety of contexts, including the public speaking platform, print, television and the Internet. 3 Cr. Spring

CMC 432 Public Relations Campaigns (A). Prerequisite: CMC 332. Focuses on the treatment of an organization’s public relations and information, including situation analysis and research, program and campaign planning, development of communications materials and activities, and program management. Provides experience in planning and executing public relations campaigns and programs. 3 Cr. Spring

CMC 438 History of American Journalism (A). Prerequisite: CMC 210. Covers the evolution and development of the media of American journalism from their beginnings in England and Colonial America to the present, and the dominant personalities who helped shape them, relating them to their social, political and economic environments. 3 Cr.

CMC 445 Advanced Radio Production (A). Prerequisite: CMC 346. Course fee. Covers advanced principles and practices of radio productions while providing practical experience. Includes assigned projects, studio work, and digital production. 3 Cr.

CMC 446 Advanced Television Production (B). Prerequisite: CMC 348. Course fee. Requires students to write, produce and direct advanced problems for television. Allows students to work individually and in small production units. Focuses on the development and execution of professional television production problems. Allows students to gain practical skills and finish the course with work that could be used in their video résumé tape or portfolio. 3 Cr. Spring

CMC 463 Mass Communication and Society (A). Prerequisite: CMC 210. Covers significant phases, issues and controversies in the historical development of mass communication in the United States. Emphasizes contemporary media relationships with, and impact on, intellectual, socio-political, economic and technological aspects of, culture and society. Considers daily and other periodical press, radio, television and film. 3 Cr. Spring

CMC 466 Advanced Broadcast Journalism (B). Prerequisite: CMC 366. Course fee. Provides experience in gathering, writing and producing news broadcasts for campus cable channel. Covers broadcast principles and practices with an emphasis on news and public affairs programming. 3 Cr. Spring

CMC 467 Theories of Mass Communication (A). Prerequisites: CMC 202 and one of CMC 210, CMC 219 or CMC 242. Examines and critiques the theoretical and research literature describing and explaining mass communication purposes, processes, messages, media, audiences, settings and effects at the individual, group and societal levels. Gives attention to the cognitive, attitudinal and behavioral outcomes of mass communication in social, political, economic and other societal domains. 3 Cr.

CMC 468 Mass Communication Law and Ethics (A). Studies the legal considerations and issues affecting media communication in all its forms, including computer database, Internet and “new media” issues. Emphasizes defamation and libel, privacy privilege, copyright and trademark law, contempt, obscenity, fairness and responsibility in media practice. Examines both governmental regulation and controls and self-regulatory media codes. 3 Cr.

CMC 472 Group Leadership (A). Examines group processes, relationships and leadership in task-oriented groups, such as committees, task forces, teams, and problem-solving groups. Includes topics such as analysis of group processes, agenda planning, motivation of participation, conflict management, team building, and group leadership styles and techniques. 3 Cr. Spring

CMC 473 Theories of Communication (A). Prerequisite: CMC 202. Covers classical and contemporary theories of human communication, research and practical applications of theory, relation of theoretical concepts to instances of communication behavior, and identification of salient communication theses. 3 Cr. Every Semester

CMC 475 Communication Internship (B). Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and senior status. Provides a supervised practicum experience in professional organizations appropriate to the student’s academic program. Application for internship must be received during the semester preceding the internship experience. 3 Cr.

CMC 477 Organizational Communication (A). Prerequisite: either CMC 273 or CMC 316. Integrates communication theories with practice of communication in organizations. Emphasizes communication roles and culture of organizations as a force in organizational philosophy and world view. Provides practice in diagnosing and improving organizational communication systems. 3 Cr. Every Semester

CMC 479 Conflict Management (A). Covers interpersonal conflict and its essential characteristics; evolution of the study of social conflict; perspectives from which social conflict is viewed, including psychological, social-psychological, sociological, economic, political and mathematical; the sources, conditions and consequences of social conflict in a given social setting; and skills of conflict management. 3 Cr.

CMC 483 Communication Training and Development (A). Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Introduces communication training with emphasis on practice in designing, facilitating, and evaluating a workshop presentation in an organizational setting. 3 Cr.

CMC 490 Special Studies (A). An umbrella course enabling the instructor to define the course focus and subject matter to address a topic or topics not covered in other communication courses. May be repeated for credit under different topics course title. Additional information can be obtained from Communication department office. 1-3 Cr.

CMC 492 Theories of Rhetoric (A). Provides an intensive study of classical and contemporary theories of persuasion and social influence. Gives attention to the application of theory to the practice of social influence. 3 Cr. Fall

CMC 493 Contemporary Journalism Issues and Problems (A). Prerequisite: CMC 210, and junior and senior status. Provides an in-depth study of one or more instructor-selected contemporary issues or problems in journalism, public relations and/or mass communication. Issues and problems selected will vary with each offering and may be either conceptual or applied. 3 Cr. Every Semester

CMC 495 Senior Honors in Radio-TV Production (B). Prerequisite: Senior status and instructor’s permission. Course fee. Open only to students in broadcasting track. Requires students to research, produce, record and direct radio or TV projects for which they are solely responsible. Radio projects may include works generated at College radio station specifically for this course. Projects are publicly presented to the college community. 3 Cr.

CMC 496 Contemporary Broadcast Issues (B). Prerequisite: Broadcasting major and senior status. Allows for a supervised study of selected contemporary issues or problems in broadcasting. Selected issue or problem may be either conceptual or applied. 3 Cr. Every Semester

CMC 499 Independent Study in Communication (A). Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. To be decided prior to registration in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement. 1-6 Cr. By Arrangement


The information in this publication was current as of June 2007 when the text was compiled. Changes, including but not restricted to, tuition and fees, course descriptions, degree and program requirements, policies, and financial aid availability may have occurred since that time. Whether or not a specific course is scheduled for a given term is contingent on enrollment, budget and staffing. The college reserves the right to make any changes it finds necessary and may announce such changes for student notification in publications other than the College catalogs. For the purpose of degree and program completion, students are bound by the requirements in effect as stated in the printed catalog at the time of their matriculation at SUNY Brockport. Inquiries on the current status of requirements can be addressed to the appropriate College department of office. Also refer to the Brockport Web site home page at www.brockport.edu for current information.

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