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SLCC Catalog

   
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog
Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

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Course Numbering Information:
Courses at SLCC are identified by an alphabetic prefix (two to four letters) followed by a four-digit number. Numbers beginning with a “1” generally indicate a course designed primarily for freshmen (such as ENGL 1010 ); numbers beginning with a “2” generally indicate courses designed primarily for sophomores (such as MATH 2010 ); numbers beginning with a “0” generally indicate preparatory courses that are non-transferable (such as WRTG 0990 ).

 

Communication

  
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    COMM 1010 - Elements of Eff. Comm (CM,IN)

    Credits: 3
    Communication principles and practice applied in dyadic, group, written, electronic, and oral presentation assignments. Listening, perception, verbal clarity, nonverbal, diversity, conflict management and interviewing in workplace and interpersonal settings.

    Semester: All


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    COMM 1011 - Effective Workplace Communication for Career and Technical Education

    Credits: 1
    Communication theory and skills practice with emphasis on effective interpersonal relationships in workplace settings. Addresses listening, perception, verbal clarity, nonverbal communication, organizational culture, diversity, communication ethics, and interviewing.

    Semester: All


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    COMM 1012 - Effective Teamwork for Career and Technical Education

    Credits: 1
    Communication theory and skills practice with emphasis on effective teamwork in workplace settings. Addresses team relationships, productivity, decision-making, problem-solving, conflict management, leadership, and facilitating & planning meetings.

    Semester: All


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    COMM 1013 - Effective Oral Presentations for Career and Technical Education

    Credits: 1
    Communication theory and skills practice with emphasis on preparing, delivering, and evaluating oral presentations in workplace settings. Addresses anxiety management, audience assessment, organizing ideas, use of sufficient evidence, ethical persuasion, delivery, visual aids, and cultural variations.

    Semester: All


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    COMM 1020 - Prin/Public Speaking (CM, IN)

    Credits: 3
    Preparing and delivering speeches for civic and professional occasions. Basic theory and skills practice, including audience analysis, anxiety mgt, critical listening, supporting claims with evidence, persuasion, motivation, delivery.

    Semester: All


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    COMM 1080 - Conflict Mgmt & Divers.(SS,DV)

    Credits: 3
    Analyzes conflict communication from the perspectives of marginalized and empowered populations. Explores ethnocentrism, power, anger, inequality, disrespect. Students learn conflict management skills for workplace, community and personal life.

    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    COMM 1120 - Principles of Interviewing

    Credits: 3
    Interviewing methods with emphasis on interview design and questioning techniques in business, professional, and journalistic environments.

    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    COMM 1130 - Journalism & Media Writing

    Credits: 3
    This is a beginning course in journalism and media writing with a focus on the organization and written presentation of facts to a mass audience. The class emphasizes interviewing, fact finding and news writing, including investigative, specific beats, online reporting and media package production (for example hyperlinking, permalinking, photo galleries, and video clips). Members of the class contribute to the media outlets of the Student Media Center (SMC).

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010  (may be taken concurrently)
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    COMM 1270 - Critical Thinking in Argumentation (IN)

    Credits: 3
    Introduction to the study of argumentation: reasoning, issues, audience analysis in decision-making contexts.

    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    COMM 1300 - Money & Creative Professionals

    Credits: 1
    Basic financial information for creative professionals or students interested in freelance work or setting up a studio. This course is useful for artists working in the areas of fine art, the many forms of design, photography, film/video, music, advertising, the performing arts and creative or technical writing.

    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    COMM 1500 - Intro to Mass Comm (ID)

    Credits: 3
    Introductory survey of field of mass communication. Preview of function, performance, and structure of individual mass media and the relationships between media audiences and media and government.

    Semester: All


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    COMM 1515 - Basic Audio Production

    Credits: 3
    A broad overview of sound, sound systems, recording, and live sound reinforcement providing basic training in the physics of sound and the hardware and systems used to control and record it. No prerequisites.

    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    COMM 1560 - Radio Performance & Production (ID)

    Credits: 3
    Become a better communicator by having your own radio show on the student radio station, RadioSLCC.com. Learn about the radio industry, on-air performance techniques, and commercial writing and production. Use industry practices and concepts along with theories and models from the disciplines of communication, and business to become a better communicator on and off the air.

    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    COMM 1620 - Journalism II - Editing/Layout

    Credits: 3
    In-depth study of reporting and news delivery, to include news writing, editing, design and delivery across multiple mass mediums. Members of the class contribute to the Mass Communication Center.

    Prerequisite: COMM 1130  or COMM 1610  
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    COMM 1800 - Digital Media Tools/Techniques

    Credits: 4
    An introduction to digital media fundamentals and the evolving industry. Students obtain a hands-on, in-depth experience with digital media tools, content and production techniques. Industry standard hardware and software tools are used to create and edit images, audio, video, layout, and web media to create powerful media. Copyright and professional responsibility issues and trends are covered.

    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    COMM 1900 - Special Studies/ Communication

    Credits: 1-4
    Students plan areas of study and work with an instructor on individual basis.

    Prerequisite: Department approval


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    COMM 2000 - Communication CO-OP/Internship

    Credits: 1-6
    Supervised work experience in a business, industrial, or government environment related to the student’s COMM program sequence. Credit awarded for successful completion of specified learning objectives that provide new learning.

    Prerequisite: Department approval
    Semester: All


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    COMM 2050 - Perspectives in Communication (HU)

    Credits: 3
    Survey of the basic issues, theories, and perspectives in the study of human communication, through critical analysis of oral, written and audio-visual texts.  Effective Summer 2016, COMM 2050 will replace and is equivalent to COMM 1050.

    Semester: All


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    COMM 2110 - Interpersonal Comm (ID,HR)

    Credits: 3
    Development of listening skills, situational analysis and participation in various interpersonal contexts through focus on the elements and processes which contribute formation, maintenance and termination of relationships.

    Semester: All


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    COMM 2120 - Team Decision Mkg & Leadership

    Credits: 3
    Introduces elements of the small group process, focusing on problem-solving, decision-making, leadership and conflict management in teams. Development of student analytical skills as observers and participant observers of groups.

    Semester: Spring


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    COMM 2150 - Intercultural Commun. (ID,DV)

    Credits: 3
    Examination of how cultural similarities and differences impede or enhance communication across cultures. Issues of diversity, values, norms among different cultures, as well as issues of cultural diversity, values and norms.

    Semester: All


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    COMM 2170 - Organizational Communication

    Credits: 3
    Overview of historical and contemporary perspectives of organizational communication; analysis of current issues and practices of organizational communication; development of communication competence in organizational settings. Internet only.

    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    COMM 2200 - TV/Video Production

    Credits: 3
    Through a combination of lectures, lab exercises, video production assignments, and post-production editing assignments, students will learn to effectively use aesthetic theories of visual imaging and sound design throughout the production process. Students will learn that most of what we see and hear on television and in movies is not by chance, but rather a carefully thought out form of mass communication. Students will also learn to become active viewers of visual media rather than mere passive receivers of information.

    Prerequisite: COMM 1800  (may be taken concurrently)
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    COMM 2220 - Beginning Editing - Profesional Media Practice Workshop

    Credits: 2
    In this course students will develop a basic understanding of non-linear video editing using industry standard editing software.

    Recommended Prerequisite: COMM 1800 or FLM 1800 or ENGL 1800
    Semester: Summer


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    COMM 2250 - Television Studio Production 1

    Credits: 2
    In this course students will learn the technical terms, positions, and work flows of multi-camera TV studio production through lecture, hands-on production and competency exercises.

    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    COMM 2260 - Television Field Production 1

    Credits: 2
    Development of basic television feild production skills. Students work with the Mass Communication Center programs to support production of division and external client multi-camera TV productions. Students also learn TV equipment maintenance, and signal path, and TV engineering basics.environments.

    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    COMM 2300 - Introduction Public Relations

    Credits: 3
    Survey of tools, principles, practices and publics of public relations profession. Includes lab component where students are expected to produce public relations documents under a time deadline.

    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    COMM 2400 - Social Media Tools and Strategies

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to social networking components such as social media platforms, blogs, RSS feeds, podcasting, wikis, collaboration and virtual teams, and forums. Further study will be devoted to how organizations successfully use these tools for communication through content creation and distribution.

    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    COMM 2440 - Web Site Design

    Credits: 3
    Students learn the knowledge and skills needed to build and manage professional web sites using Dreamweaver and Fireworks. Students create interactive web sites, graphics, animation, and advanced styling using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

    Prerequisite: COMM 1800/ENGL 1800/FLM 1800 or ART 1800
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    COMM 2500 - Elemt/Issues-Digital Media(ID)

    Credits: 4
    An introduction to digital media, including an understanding of the history, trends, devices, services, practices, and societal issues associated with the rise and use of communication technologies.

    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    COMM 2510 - Adv. Video Prod. - Documentary

    Credits: 4
    Provides advanced video production experiences for students who already possess significant media production skills. Students produce an audio documentary, a short documentary and work with groups (modeled after industry-standard production crews) to produce 30-minute documentary film projects.

    Prerequisite: COMM 2200 or FLM 1045
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    COMM 2570 - Intro to Visual Comm (FA)

    Credits: 3
    Explores Visual communication principles and practices essential to all media. Memorable visual messages have the greatest power to inform, educate, and persuade. Discover why some images are remembered while some are not.

    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    COMM 2600 - Production for Student Media

    Credits: 3
    In this course students will apply and further develop their knowledge of media and journalism production through learning modules. Production skills will also be further developed through selected production modules. Students will create content for The Globe news, Express TV news, RadioSLCC, and the Student Media Center’s social media outlets.

    Prerequisite: COMM 1130, and COMM 1560 or COMM 2200
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    COMM 2900 - Special Projects

    Credits: 3
    Students design and produce a significant capstone video or audio production project, incorporating elements related to their specific interests/specialties and demonstrating a mastery of related competencies and skills. Exam and presentation.


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    COMM 2990 - Second Year Project

    Credits: 4
    Students design and produce a capstone video or audio production project, incorporating elements related to their specific interests/specialties. Students demonstrate mastery of related production competencies and skills.

    Prerequisite: COMM 1560 or COMM 2200
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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