The Hindu tradition regards the Vedas as being apaurusheya—i. Sayanaa famous Vedic commentator, said that this means an absence of a human author. For Sayana, the eternality of the Vedas is like that of space and time; no human being experiences their beginning or their end.
Introduction to Communication and Civic Life COM 3 credits An overview of major approaches to the analysis and criticism of contemporary cultural concerns, situating these within the broader historical contexts of communication and cultural theory. Sophomore standing Credit for enrollment in approved study abroad programs.
Organizational Communication COM 3 credits Microlevel, institutional and macrolevel analysis of the communication process in organizations.
Organizational communication theories, including political economy, critical and poststructuralist approaches.
Ethnic, gender-specific and class communication processes within subcultural contexts are examined. Psychoanalytic, social-scientific and critical communication approaches. COM An examination of communication theory from interpersonal, small group, intercultural and organizational viewpoints.
Conflict and Communication COM 3 credits A study of theories and research in interpersonal conflict. Conflict management within personal relationships and in the workplace. The nature of conflict, assumptions arising from conflict, power, styles and tactics, negotiation and transformation.
Political Communication COM 3 credits The role of ideology, language, symbolism and mediation in the practice of American political communication.
Course culminates in a research paper or project in which student evaluates the experience by methodologies learned in other communication classes.
May be repeated for a free elective credit.
Junior or senior standing Explores how women tell stories and the ways in which women have been controlled through narrative and have themselves controlled narratives about themselves and others, particularly, but not only, with respect to Western history and culture.
Through texts, film and in-class activities, we observe the power of master and counter narratives. Strategic Communication COM 3 credits The course addresses strategic interpersonal, group and public communication within an organizational format.
Corporate Communication COM 3 credits Instruction and practice in the planning and production of selected modes of oral and written communication common within large corporations, with emphasis on employee newsletters and personal presentations.
Studies in New Media COM 3 credits This course examines the key theoretical works and arguments in the field of new media and considers moments of collision and convergence between media forms.
Rhetoric and Aesthetics of Contemporary Culture COM 3 credits Analyzes ways our world is informed by rhetorical discourses as they are informed and shaped by contemporary aesthetics and the production, management and distribution of style, particularly as it is portrayed in popular culture.
Considers the relationship between rhetoric and aesthetics and arenas of life undergoing renewed stylization. Non-Verbal Communication in a Diverse Society COM 3 credits Course focuses on the significance of non-verbal behavior when communicating across cultures.
Non-verbal messages from a variety of cultures are examined. These cultures include, but are not limited to, age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, the physically and mentally challenged or any groups that have not received peripheral attention in discussions of non-verbal communication.
COM Explores how new media technologies change what communities we can be members of and how we perform our roles in those communities.
Also explores the potential of new media to affect citizenship and alter what it means to be a member of a democratic society and electorate. News Media Ethics COM 3 credits A critical examination of news media ethical issues and dilemmas through the use of case studies and current news reports.
Course also includes critique of print, broadcast and online news coverage using ethical theory and standard journalistic ethical principles. Storytelling COM 3 credits Historical development and cultural significance of storytelling as a basis for the discipline of communication. Oral performance of a variety of storytelling styles and techniques.
Peace, Conflict and Oral Narrative COM 3 credits Theory and methodology behind conflict resolution and peace-building techniques that employ storytelling, with a strong emphasis on learning and creating stories. Directed Individual Project COM credits An individual communication project, approved in advance by the directing faculty member.
Permission of instructor and 16 credits in Communication Opportunity for extensive library study in a specific area of communication. Some Special Topics courses may require permission of instructor The study of a special area in communication.
May be repeated for credit. Permission of instructor required. Fundamentals of Multimedia DIG 4 credits This production course explores a range of ideas and processes incorporated in multimedia projects.
Class assignments introduce elements of image making, multipage sequencing and interface design. The class develops a combination of critical, technical and design skills. Students learn strategies for media management, image capture, sequence creation, title creation, working with audio, video effects and compositing.
Sound design theory is covered.
Fundamentals of 3D Computer Animation DIG C 4 credits An exploration of the basic creative principles and techniques of 3D computer character modeling and animation.
DIG C Teaches the fundamental principles of animation, both computer and classical, including advanced techniques in character animation and dynamic scene design using advanced software. Emphasis on techniques such as keyframes, motion paths, inverse kinematics, procedural animation and scripting.
Includes storyboarding for animation. DIG C Provides a thorough foundation of 3D modeling, texturing and rendering techniques for computer animation using advanced software.Jan 12, · Belonging is a far greater concept and cannot simply be categorised into either belonging or not to belonging, as all of the feelings, realtionships, connections and all things in between must be considered.
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