View course details in MyPlan: tcom 420 tcom 430 Global Networks, Local Identities (5) I S Explores historical and contemporary debates on globalization, cultural imperialism , national identity, and global consumerism. View course details in MyPlan: tcom 330 tcom 340 Global TV: Format, Genre, and Reception (5) I S Focuses on current issues and topics in global television studies. View course details in MyPlan: tcom 310. View course details in MyPlan: tcom 470 tcom 471 Advanced Video Production (5) vlpa Examines the elements of effective video storytelling, including story structure, character development, dialogue, and visual design while shooting and editing fictional short videos. View course details in MyPlan: tcom 482 tcom 484 Opinion Writing for Mass Media (5) I S Explores the fundamentals of writing opinion for print, web, and broadcast media. View course details in MyPlan: tcom 465 tcom 470 Documentary Production and Critique (5) vlpa Examines theoretical and ethical issues involved in the production of non-fiction genres while shooting and editing short-form, community-based documentaries. View course details in MyPlan: tcom 460 tcom 461 Media and Identity in Asia (5) I S Explores dynamics of television production and consumption of non-western countries within their postcolonial and neocolonial contexts.
View course details in MyPlan: tcom 480 tcom 481 Communication Regulation and Policy (5) I S Examines the theoretical foundation and historical evolution of communication regulation in the United States with the broadcast industries, television and radio, the primary focus. View course details in MyPlan: tcom 440 tcom 444 Gender, Ethnicity, Class, and the Media (5) I S, DIV Discusses the media's powerful sites for the construction and promotion of ideologies of gender, ethnicity, and class. Explores principles of web-based design, creation, layout, editing, publishing, and maintenance through web design practices. Explores the evolving world of social media and assesses their social, cultural, and political meanings and implications. Also covers writing for the freelance market. Prerequisite: either tcom 275 or tcom 349 View course details in MyPlan: tcom 484 tcom 486 Feature Writing for Print Media (5) vlpa Explores the news feature writing, with emphasis on developing story ideas, gathering materials, and writing in clear, compelling fashion. Tcom 312 Ecology, Inequality, and Popular Culture (5) I S, DIV. Tcom 257 Ethical Issues in Mass Communication (5) vlpa/I. Surveys patterns of ownership and control, government policies, and other issues in media industries, including newspapers, magazines, television, motion pictures, and recorded music.
Prerequisite: a minimum grade.0 in tcom 320. View course details in MyPlan: tcom 348 tcom 349 News Writing (5) vlpa Covers principles of news writing and reporting, including lead writing, Associated Press style conventions, news judgment, and ethical and legal issues. View course details in MyPlan: tcom 498 tcom 499 Special Topics in Communication (5, max. View course details in MyPlan: tcom 258. Analyzes and discusses critical approaches to television texts and techniques, including use of camera angles, lighting design, sound effects, and editing. Introduces the study of television as a social, cultural, and political force. Considers the politics, aesthetics, and practices used in activist media within old and new media to understand its goals at local, national, and global contexts.
Our facilities allow us to push the envelope every day. View course details in MyPlan: tcom 486 tcom 490 Communication Capstone Internship (5-10) Communication or media related internship in the public or private sector, supervised by a Communication faculty member. View course details in MyPlan: tcom 471 tcom 480 Critical Media Industry Studies (5, max. To learn more about Widener's undergraduate programs, schedule a visit or speak with an admissions counselor. View course details in MyPlan: tcom 490 tcom 495 Communication Capstone Thesis (5) Plan and carry out a significant scholarly communication or media studies independent research project under the direction of a Communication faculty member. View course details in MyPlan: tcom 495 tcom 498 Study Abroad in Communication (5-15, max. Examines the production, distribution, and reception of television texts of different communications thesis genres, including news and entertainment; evaluates how television reflects and influences different societies and groups; explores television in different historical periods and through various technologies. Includes development of different forms of communication and the intertwining of the history of mass communication with the history of other social institutions. View course details in MyPlan: tcom 464 tcom 465 Contemporary Free Speech Issues (5) I S Explores contemporary free speech issues in light of their social, political and economic implications in the United States. Prerequisite: either tcom 275 or tcom 349. Prerequisite: approval of internship proposal. Intended for students who wish to contribute articles to The Ledger, community newspapers, or specialty publications.
View course details in MyPlan: tcom 340 tcom 347 Television Criticism and Application (5) vlpa Explores narrative structures and production techniques utilized in television in an integrated manner. Focuses on the development of the theoretical and analytical tools to conduct critical research on media industries products and/or issues. Examines how environmental issues are framed and represented in various, corporate-owned news organizations as well as public relations and advertising. Critically examines the relationship between the mass media and American society. Examines structure and content of such transnational networks as Star TV and CNN, and evaluates the impact of these networks on local identities. Visit this link to see what the National Communication Association has to say. Evaluates the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations, and audiences. Examines the historical, sociological, and psychological context of children consuming myriad forms of media. Students work on theoretical and research aspects of media and apply their knowledge to creative projects.
For Widener's graduate programs and certificates, drop in for one of our open houses or contact us in the Graduate Admissions Office. Explores standard news practices in news organizations and methods to effectively combine visual elements with the written word. View course details in MyPlan: tcom 380 tcom 387 Writing for Public Relations (5) vlpa Explores aspects of public relations writing, including news releases for print and broadcast media, advertising copy, speeches, newsletters, and crisis communication. Evaluates media messages to understand power structures and tools of persuasion in film, television, journalism, interactive and social media, sports media, and youth media. Outside contacts are part of the practice of our courses. Examines how the media and communication and information technologies are used as tools for advocacy and social change. Surveys historical, economic, and cultural contexts for contemporary media to foster critical literacy from local and global perspectives. We emphasize training in the production and post-production of content. Tcom 250 Media Activism (5). View course details in MyPlan: tcom 387 tcom 420 Advanced Web Design (5) vlpa Explores advanced concepts, practices, and techniques in large-scale, user-centered web design.