Survey course that examines the historical, sociological, economic, technological, and ethical foundations of mediated communication from a social scientific perspective. (F, S, SS) (Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS3)
An introduction to radio station operation. Students gain practical experience operating KTSC 89.5, Colorado State University-Pueblo's 8,000 watt radio station. Prerequisite: MCCNM 101. (F, S)
Fundamental principles of Integrated Marketing Communication, including advertising, public relations, sales promotion, and direct response, as applied to non-profit, government, and for profit organizations. Prerequisite: MCCNM 101. (F, S, SS)
Introduction to publishing and design principles on a desktop computing environment, preparing students for publication design and editing careers. (F, S, SS)
The course focuses upon the history, background, and technologies of the electronic media. Prerequisite: MCCNM 101. (F, S)
Preparation of copy for radio/television news reports, interviews and commentary. (*)
Introduction to the creation and design of WWW pages, software applications, protocols and standards for implementing and managing WWW sites. (F, S, SS)
Techniques, styles, formats, treatments, outlines, and scenarios for script forms used in the electronic media are covered with emphasis upon preparing scripts for production. (S)
The historical and cultural implications of the mass media's portrayal of women and the extent of their media participation from colonial to contemporary times. (*)
Concepts, skills and technology needed for recording and production of digital audio and video communication. Prerequisite: MCCNM 101. (F, S)
The theory and practice of location digital video production using the single-camera approach to news and other non-fiction formats. Prerequisite: MCCNM 245. (*)
A course in applied digital imaging for mass communications print and web publications. Emphasis is on digital image acquisition, enhancement and creative application using computer software. (SS)
The theory and practice of digital post production using nonlinear editing. Students will use their production skills in a variety of community based projects. Prerequisite: MCCNM 245. (*)
Study of editorial page management and policy, with emphasis on preparation of editorials, columns and critical reviews. Prerequisite: MCCNM 201. (*)
Course covers the principles and practices, skills and ethics of professional general assignment news reporting and feature writing, including in-depth interviewing. Prerequisite: MCCNM 201. (S)
Seminar emphasizing tactics and strategies of advertising planning, utilizing media techniques, marketing posture and creative media buying. Prerequisite: MCCNM 210. (*)
Emphasis on analyzing public relations scenarios involving non-profit, private sector and government organizations and their impact on such publics as employees, consumers, voters, and volunteers. Prerequisite: MCCNM 210. (F)
A discussion course which examines gender roles in theatrical and documentary film while considering the perspective of producers, actors and spectators and salient film theories. Prerequisite: Upper division standing in MCCNM or Women's Studies. (*)
A survey of the history, background, influence, work, and music of U2, coupled with the opportunity to examine the band's mediated communication efforts and creativity. Prerequisite: MCCNM 101. (S)
An overview of interactive media systems and the computer applications used to create interactive media content. Prerequisite: MCCNM 101. (F)
A discussion of the cross border flow of information and cultural products, emphasis placed on major movements, investors, and global activities involved in international communication. Prerequisite: MCCNM 220. (F)
Advanced laboratory courses for media that include the TODAY online and print news operation, advertising, KTSC-FM radio, and KTSC-RMPBS television production. Prerequisite: MCCNM major or minor and junior or senior standing, or permission of instructor. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (9).
A seminar course using cooperative teaching that integrates theory and practice to examine the basic elements of nonprofit organizations from economic, political, and social perspectives. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (S)
Practical course in pictorial reporting; emphasis on spot news feature, picture stories and photographic essays. Prerequisite: MCCNM 260 or permission of instructor. (*)
Ethical and legal factors of mass communications related to the structure and substance of laws at federal, state and local levels, including freedoms, restraints and contemporary issues. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. (F, S)
Application of information theories to mass communication problems. Nature of the communication process in groups and between mass media and audiences. Contribution of theoretical concepts to solving specific problems. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. (*)
Research methods to define and describe various publics contained within the mass audience. Emphasis on sampling, survey methods, data collection and analysis. (F, S)
Advanced production course about non-fiction formats. The course combines theory, history, and production aesthetics specific to television documentary with opportunity to produce a TV documentary. Prerequisite: MCCNM 245. (*)
Instruction and practice in writing nonfiction magazine articles, with emphasis on story research and market selection. Prerequisite: MCCNM 305. (*)
Instruction and practice in reporting important issues in areas such as crime, courts, local and state government. Prerequisite: MCCNM 305. (S)
A specialized integrated communication course to develop deeper understanding of the healthcare industry and how integrated communications helps healthcare organizations achieve their objectives. Prerequisite: MCCNM 210. (S)
Individualized instruction within a special interest area, under supervision of a member of the department. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing, or permission of instructor. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (6).
Special Topics. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing, or permission of instructor. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (99).
Seminar devoted to special problems in mass media; emphasis on interrelationships of media, understanding media, and the role of criticism. Prerequisite: Senior standing. (F, S)
A semester-long internship. Student performs the professional duties required by the cooperating commercial mass medium, business or public service agency. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and minimum of 30 hours in major, or permission of program chair and 3.0 major GPA. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (9).
Independent Study. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing, or permission of instructor. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (6).
Special Topics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*)