Radio–Television–Film

This option focuses on the history, theory, criticism, cultural uses, and production practices of television, film, radio, and digital media. While there is no production major, students are required to take a media production course in order to gain a concrete understanding of the possibilities of these media. Emphasis is on critical analysis, creative expression, and an understanding of how media functions in our society.

Fundamentals
COM ARTS 250 Survey of Contemporary Media3
Radio–TV–Film Core
COM ARTS 350 Introduction to Film3
COM ARTS 351 Television Industries3
Production (1 course)3-4
Introduction to Media Production
Editing and Post-production for Video and Film
Writing for Television and Film
Cinematography and Sound Recording
Advanced Motion Picture Production Workshop
Theory–History–Criticism (3 courses)9
Film Comedy
Topics in Film and Media Studies
Critical Internet Studies
Race, Ethnicity, and Media
Film History to 1960
Film Genres
History of the Animated Film
History of Documentary Film
Sports Media
Ethics of Entertainment Media
Topics in Digital Studies (Radio, Television, & Film)
The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Gender, Sexuality, and the Media
Latino/as and Media
Asian Americans and Media
Media and National Identity
Sound Cultures: Podcasting and Music
Cultural History of Broadcasting
Television Criticism
Critical Film Analysis
French Film
Russian and Soviet Film
Global Media Cultures
New Media and Society
Italian Film
Global Art Cinema
American Independent Cinema
Avant-Garde Film
Television Genres
Digital Game Cultures
Contemporary Hollywood Cinema
The American Film Industry in the Era of the Studio System
Contemporary Media Industries
Public, Community, and Alternative Media
Special Topics in Media and Cultural Studies
Special Topics in Film
German Film
Media and Cultural Theory I
Media and Cultural Theory II
Classical Film Theory
Contemporary Film Theory
Communication Science and Rhetorical Studies (1 course)3
Communication and Human Behavior
Theory and Practice of Argumentation and Debate
Speech Composition
Theory and Practice of Group Discussion
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Theory and Practice of Interpersonal Communication
Theory and Practice of Interpersonal Communication
Topics in Rhetoric and Communication Science
Rhetoric and Health
Media and Human Behavior
Online Communication and Personal Relationships
Introduction to Rhetoric in Politics and Culture
Introduction to Quantitative Research in Communication
Theory and Practice of Persuasion
Great Speakers and Speeches
Communication and Conflict Resolution
Rhetoric of Campaigns and Revolutions
Intercultural Communication & Rhetoric
The Rhetoric of Religion
Topics in Digital Studies (Communication Science & Rhetoric)
The Rhetoric of African American Discourse
The Psychology of Communication
Miscommunication
Contemporary Political Discourse
Rhetoric and Technology
Nature of Criticism-The Public Arts of Communication
Rhetoric and Power on the Internet
Digital Media and Political Communication
Digitally Documenting Everyday Communication
Media, Deliberation, and Public Issues
Communication Theory
Theories of Deliberation and Controversy
Communication and Interethnic Behavior
Classical Rhetorical Theory
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Rhetoric of Globalization and Transnationalism
Rhetoric of US Immigration and Naturalization
Communication in Complex Organizations
Principles of Rhetorical Criticism
Dynamics of Online Relationships
Special Topics in Rhetoric and Public Address
Special Topics in Communication Science
Mass Media and Youth
Health Communication in the Information Age
History of American Public Address
Communication and Social Conflict
Rhetoric of Women's Social and Political Discourse
Electives6
Two COM ARTS courses numbered 200-699 2
Total Credits30-31