100

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 course is a hands-on introduction to video and television production. Students work with broadcast cameras in the television studio and with electronic news gathering technology in the field. Topics include digital image creation, lighting, camera operation, audio production, basic editing, and script-writing in order to produce short videos and television programs. 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