COM - COMMUNICATION

COM-100 Speech Communication

This course guides students through the methods of organizing, delivering, and evaluating the spoken word in various speech situations. Intrapersonal and interpersonal communication in conjunction with public address is studied. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

COM-101 Mass Media Communication

This course is a study of the print and broadcast media. The roles of media in society, a history of media, and the legal control of media are explored. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

COM-102 Public Speaking

This is a course in effective speaking in academic, workplace, and public environments which stresses organization, effective delivery, and critical listening skills. A strong emphasis is placed on student performance to help the student gain speaking practice and develop self-confidence in a variety of speaking situations. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

COM-103 Introduction Radio and Television Broadcasting

This course is a study of American broadcasting and its historical antecedents. This course is designed to survey the technical, economic, regulatory, aesthetic, and philosophical bases of broadcasting. Current production techniques utilized in radio and television is examined. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

COM-105 Radio Production

This hands-on course is designed to give the student experience in writing, directing and producing a variety of radio formats. Radio commercials, dramas, musical programs, and actualities are considered in this course. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

COM-106 TV Production I

This is a practical, hands-on course that is designed to give the student experience in writing, directing, and producing a variety of television programs. Students apply theories, principles and skills of TV and videotape techniques through camera usage, control room operations, and videotape editing. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

COM-110 Print Journalism Production

This is a hands-on course in which students write for, edit, and produce "The Torch," the student newspaper of Bergen Community College. This course covers such topics as reporting, news story editing, ethical and legal issues for student newspapers, news photography and photo editing, formatting, layout, and design. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

COM-111 Video Post-Production

This is a hands-on course designed to train students in advanced post-production techniques utilizing non-linear computer based editing. Audio sweetening, computer graphics, and animation will be discussed. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

COM-114 Intercultural Communication

This course provides the student with practical information regarding the problems present in communicating with people of other cultures. It also explores cross-cultural differences in the communication process in order to learn how to communicate effectively with one another across cultural boundaries. >Diversity Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

COM-116 Interpersonal Communication

This course is a study of the way people communicate in the process of developing and maintaining relationships. Class activities include the analysis of communication in dyadic and small group situations. The following topics are examined with respect to their effects on interpersonal communication: self-awareness, shyness and assertiveness, listening, attraction, conflict, loneliness, and love. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

COM-122 Argumentation and Debate

This is a course in the methods of effective argumentation, persuasion, and educational debate, with emphasis on rational decision-making. This course is designed for students who want preparation for participation in a democratic society. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

COM-140 Introduction to Multimedia

This course is a course that introduces the student to the various applications of computer-based Multimedia in industry, government, education, and entertainment. Hardware systems, videodisc design, flow charts, software tools, scripts, and production will be covered. Students will work in groups to design and prepare a multimedia presentation. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Cross Listed Courses

INF-140

COM-160 Sound for Visual Media

Sound for Visual Media ia a hands-on course exploring the ways dialogue, sound effects and music intertwine with various forms of visual media including film, video, and multimedia content. Topics include diegetic vs. non-diegetic sound, Foley, location sound, automated dialogue replacement, voiceover recording, recording techniques, mixing, and signal processing. Students will study how sound has been used historically in visual media, as well as create their own soundscapes. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00]

Credits

3

Cross Listed Courses

ART-160, MUS-160

COM-201 Introduction to Journalism

This course is a study of the fundamentals of reporting with emphasis on the modern news story. Elements of news style, structure of news stories, news sources, ethics, and the mechanics of newspaper production are considered. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WRT-101; minimum grade C

COM-205 Advanced Radio Production

This is a hands-on course designed to produce broadcast quality programs. Directing, writing, technical, editing and voice utilization skills will be emphasized. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

COM-105

COM-206 Writing for the Mass Media

This course provides a survey of provides a survey of media formats and writing techniques for print and broadcast. Students are introduced to the forms and methods used to prepare information for the various mass media including magazines, newspapers, radio, television and the Web. Public relations writing and preparing advertising copy are also covered. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WRT-101

Corequisites

COM-101

COM-207 TV Production II

This is a course that provides the student with an opportunity to refine existing skills through the production of a regularly scheduled public affairs program. A functional awareness of all factors involved in the production of a series on a regular basis is developed. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

COM-106

COM-208 Directing for Television

This course is an introduction to television directing and to the pre-production steps necessary to the creation of a television program. The theoretical development of formats, lighting, set determinations, and crew selection are considered. Students are required to direct a variety of television program formats. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

COM-106

COM-210 Public Relations

This course is a study of the basic principles and practices of promotion including history, development, ethics, and media selection. Emphasis will be placed on preparing news releases, advisement for coverage, and press kits for target audiences. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WRT-101

COM-212 Copy Editing

This course provides hands-on training in all phases of editing and preparing news copy for publication in various print and online media, and the writing of headlines and photo captions and cutlines. It covers local news, wire copy, assembling and shaping the various elements of news stories, the requirements of news style and safeguards against errors. Lecture: [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WRT-101; minimum grade C

COM-281 Co-Op Work Experience [Journalism]

This course gives students work experience in a newspaper office and provides the opportunity to acquire and apply skills in news writing, photojournalism, layout and/or newspaper production. Work sites must be approved by the faculty coordinator. Co-Op job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. 60 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester.Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [3.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

COM-201

COM-282 Co-Op Work Experience [Journalism]

This course gives students work experience in a newspaper office and provides the opportunity to acquire and apply skills in news writing, photojournalism, layout and/or newspaper production. Work sites must be approved by the faculty coordinator. Co-Op job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. 120 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [7.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

COM-201

COM-283 Co-Op Work Experience [Journalism]

This course gives students work experience in a newspaper office and provides the opportunity to acquire and apply skills in news writing, photojournalism, layout and/or newspaper production. Work sites must be approved by the faculty coordinator. Co-Op job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office.180 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester.Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

COM-201

COM-291 Co-Op Work Experience [Media]

This is a field work course in media production, planning, or programming on an individual basis. The student must attend weekly seminars and/or prepare reports or other projects as required by the departmental staff. Credit is based on work with an approved broadcast or non-broadcast organization, including television and radio stations, networks, production houses, and cableTV operations. Available for 1 to 4 credits. Job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. 60 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [3.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

COM-105 or COM-106

COM-292 Co-Op Work Experience [Media]

This course is a field work course in media production, planning, or programming on an individual basis. The student must attend weekly seminars and/or prepare reports or other projects as required by the departmental staff. Credit is based on work with an approved broadcast or non-broadcast organization, including television and radio stations, networks, production houses, andcable TV operations. Available for 1 to 4 credits. Job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office.120 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [8.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

COM-105 or COM-106

COM-293 Co-Op Work Experience [Media]

This is a field work course in media production, planning, or programming on an individual basis. The student must attend weekly seminars and/or prepare reports or other projects as required by the departmental staff. Credit is based on work with an approved broadcast or non-broadcast organization, including television and radio stations, networks, production houses, and cableTV operations. Available for 1 to 4 credits. Job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. 180 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [12.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

COM-105 or COM-106

COM-294 Co-Op Work Experience [Media]

This is a field work course in media production, planning, or programming on an individual basis. The student must attend weekly seminars and/or prepare reports or other projects as required by the departmental staff. Credit is based on work with an approved broadcast or non-broadcast organization, including television and radio stations, networks, production houses, and cableTV operations. Available for 1 to 4 credits. Job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. 240 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [16.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

COM-105 or COM-106