Course Offerings - COMMUNICATION
A monthly one hour meeting required of all Radio-TV-Film majors. Prerequisite: Declaration of major in Radio-TV-Film. Pass/Fail courses.
96-101 Understanding Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures (HU) 3 cr.
Introduces students to key issues involved in understanding radio, television, and film as social and cultural institutions. To act as responsive citizens in the emerging "information age," students of all disciplines benefit from understanding both how our current media system came to be, and how they impact and inform crucial social and political debates of our era.96-102 Script Analysis for the Theatre 3 cr.
Analysis of the play script as a blueprint for production. Emphasis on plot, theme and character analysis. Plays studied in this course will serve as a foundation for subsequent theatre courses.96-111 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (GE) 3 cr.
Introduction to theory and practice of communicating in interpersonal and public speaking settings. Designed to help students meet college level proficiency expectations in speaking and listening.96-112 Honors: Fundamentals of Speech Communication (GE) 3 cr.
Individual Speech Communication skills through the study of theory and experience in a variety of speeches. Open primarily to university honor scholars. If space permits, students who demonstrate above average oral communication ability and/or potential via a written test and oral performance will be allowed to enroll. Assignments in the course will be more challenging than those in 96-111, with expectations of higher performance levels. Not open to students who have taken 96-111. Prerequisite: University Scholar.96-115 Forensic Participation (0+3) 2 cr.
Participation in department sponsored debate and forensics. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-118 Communication in Contemporary Society 3 cr.
Analysis of the role of communication in the creation, discussion, and resolution of public issues. Topics include: communication and propaganda, free speech issues, the ethics of communication, understanding how different media shape public issues, and evaluating the quality of public discourse.96-161 Appreciation of the Drama (HU) 3 cr.
A survey of drama as an integral element in human society in its cultural aspects, intended to stimulate and develop an appreciation for drama as literature and theatre. Meets the Humanities requirement for General Education. No prerequisite.96-162 Honors: Appreciation of the Drama (HU) 3 cr.
Investigation of the nature of dramatic form, survey of the development of theatrical expression in major historical periods, introduction to theatrical production processes, and a study of the theatre as the aesthetic and philosophical outgrowth of its culture. Topics will be explored through group projects, essays and oral reports.
Training course for the normal voice to precede courses in interpretation, acting, public address and other areas. (Not to be substituted for 96-111.)96-167 Theatre Participation-Technical (0+3) 1 cr.
Participation in technical aspects of scenery, lighting, sound, properties, or costumes for department sponsored productions.96-168 Theatre Participation-Publicity and Management (0+3) 1 cr.
Participation in-house management, stage management, and publicity for the department sponsored productions.
An introduction to the theories and practices of radio, television and film, as institutions, technologies, industries, and social and cultural forces. The survey includes historical, economic, aesthetic, ethical, legal aspects of study and also examines how to use mass communication research sources. The course is open to all students but is especially intended to provide Radio-TV-Film majors a foundation in critical thinking about their role in producing mass-mediated communication.96-202 History of Styles for the Designer 3 cr.
Survey of architecture, furniture, decoration and clothing from the classical period to the present. Study of research methods for the scenic, costume and production designer.96-203 Design Skills 3 cr.
Study of drafting and drawing techniques for the scenic, costume and lighting designer.96-204 Survey of Theatre History 3 cr.
Survey of the major movements in theatre history; emphasis on methods of production: physical playhouse, staging techniques, acting, management; minor focus on criticism and dramatic literature. Prerequisite: 96-102 or permission of the instructor.96-205 Fundamentals of Acting 3 cr.
Basic theories and techniques of acting. Body and voice training as a basis for development of dramatic characterization. Application of course content through presentation of scenes from distinguished dramatic literature. Prerequisite: 96-111.96-211 Forensic Participation (0+3) 2 cr.
Participation in university-sponsored off-campus debates and forensic tournaments. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-212 Intramural Debate Participation (0+3) 1 cr.
Participation in department-sponsored on-campus debates. Prerequisites: 96-118, 96-236, or consent of instructor.96-214 Interpersonal Speech Communication 3 cr.
Examination and explanation of the components of interpersonal speech communication. Lectures, discussions, observations, and controlled experiences will enable the student to learn and apply relevant concepts and variables of human interaction in dyadic, face-to-face communication situations. Prerequisite: 96-118, 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-215 Small Group Communication 3 cr.
Theory, practice, and instructional methods of face-to-face communication in small groups; emphasizing field, role, conflict resolution, problem solving, through group communication. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-217 Parliamentary Procedure 3 cr.
A survey of current procedural rules and practices. Development of skills in organizing and directing meetings, writing by-laws and constitutions. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-220 Interviewing 3 cr.
This course will examine factors which influence successful attainment of interview objectives, which maximize information quality, and which enhance participant satisfaction. Theory and strategies appropriate to information-gathering, information-giving, personnel selection, performance appraisal, discipline, complaint and persuasive interviews will be discussed. Students will analyze professional interviews, participate in class exercises and role-playing to develop their interviewing skills. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor..
An overview of radio station staffing and programming procedures, including a study of various station departments, radio formats, and basic Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations. Course also includes basics of audio theory and production techniques. Prerequisites: 96-201.96-229 Radio-Television News 3 cr.
This course is a critical introduction to the language, principles, histories, institutions, and practices of contemporary broadcast news. Students learn to analyze, critique, apply, and improve the standards and conventions of electronic journalism. Informed analysis complements extensive practical writing. Prerequisite: 96-201.96-231 Radio-Television Announcing 3 cr.
Techniques of radio and television announcing, developing the ability to read various broadcast materials. Includes radio and television studio performance. Prerequisite: 96-201.96-234 Writing for the Broadcast Media 3 cr.
A study of the techniques and practice of writing various types of non-dramatic broadcast materials. Prerequisite: 96-111, 96-201.96-236 Introduction to Communication Theory 3 cr.
A critical examination of various theories of Communication and their philosophical, theoretical, and methodological similarities and differences. Includes examination of theory components and theory building and evaluation. Prerequisites: 96-111.96-239 Fundamentals of TV Production (1.5+3) 3 cr.
Training and experience in the basic TV crew positions, including operation of production and editing equipment; basic theory of TV production procedures; crew work in a variety of program formats. Prerequisites: 96-201.96-240 Cinema Techniques 3 cr.
The study of techniques used to visualize thought and emotion, as well as an introduction to motion picture production. The course combines an analysis of films, art, and photography with practical field experience using motion picture equipment. Optional fee: $10.00. Prerequisites: 96-201.96-241 History of Cinema (3+2) 3 cr.
This course surveys the history of motion pictures, from their invention to the present. Regular screenings of films complement the study of cinema's aesthetic, social, economic, and technological histories. The scope is international, but with a focus on American film. Prerequisite: 96-201.96-253 Makeup for Stage and Screen 3 cr.
Study of the materials and techniques used in the creation and application of make-up in theatre, film and television. This course includes 2D and 3D techniques for the purpose of establishing age and character.96-255 Introduction to Communicative Disorders 3 cr.
Survey presenting an overview of speech production, hearing, normal language acquisition and the etiology, identification, and remediation of disorders of these processes.96-259 Phonetics 3 cr.
Study of International Phonetics Alphabet with emphasis on broad transcription. Consideration of American pronunciation standards and dialects. Analysis of physiologic production and linguistic changes of sounds.
Participation as actor in department sponsored productions (auditions required) or participation as director (application required the previous spring semester) for department sponsored production.96-262 Theatre Participation-Technical (0+3) 1 cr.
Participation in technical aspects of scenery, lighting, sound, properties, or costumes for department sponsored productions.96-265 Oral Interpretation 3 cr.
A study of the principles and vocal techniques of oral interpretation, and their application to the various forms of literature. Prerequisite: 96-111.96-267 Effective Listening 3 cr.
Analysis of the act of listening: process, types, barriers to, and the improvement of listening skills. Frequent skill building exercises and the testing of listening for comprehension and retention. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-268 Gender, Communication and Relationships 3 cr.
This course focuses on the relationship between gender and communication within the context of interpersonal relationships. Topics covered include hetero/homoaffective relationships, friendships, and professional relationships. Prerequisites: Communication students are encouraged to have taken 96-111, 96-236 or consent of instructor. Cross-listed with Women's Studies.96-275 Argumentation and Debate 3 cr.
The fundamentals of argumentation: The forms of reasoning, sources of evidence, testing of evidence, brief making, general theory, and case work. Limited opportunity for analysis of and debate on current problems. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-277 Honors: Argumentation and Debate 3 cr.
The fundamentals of argumentation: The forms of reasoning, sources of evidence, testing of evidence, brief making, general theory, and case work. Limited opportunity for analysis of and debate on current problems. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-300 Professional Internship in Communication (5+15) 1-3 cr.
Supervised professional field experience at a business, community or government organization in which the intern applies Radio/TV/Film and/or Speech Communication study to a practical situation. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-301 Radio-Television Advertising 3 cr.
A study of advertising within the United States broadcast industry. Students divide into groups and create a campaign, researching and marketing a product, then writing, storyboarding, presenting, and producing a television spot.96-303 Advanced Public Speaking 3 cr.
A study and application of contemporary theories and research in public speaking pertaining to audience analysis and adaptation, message structure, stylistic devices and application of cognitive consistency and compliance gaining strategies. Students will apply research findings and theory in assigned special occasion and persuasive messages. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-304 Business and Professional Speaking 3 cr.
An examination of the unique communication problems and practices in business and industry. Through investigation, case study and practical exercises students should understand and be able to participate effectively in a variety of communications experiences faced by managers in business and the professions. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-305 Cinema Production 3 cr.
Further develops the skills and principles of motion picture production, including sync sound recording, camera operation, cinematography, animation, and editing. Prerequisite: 96-240. Special Fee: $30.0096-306 Film/Video Preproduction 3 cr.
The study of film/video preproduction, including project development, financing, budgeting, production management, and specific production variables (such as casting, production design, sound design, etc.). Throughout the course, students will develop a property either for an advanced film or video, or for an original Titan Television program. Prerequisite: 96-239 or 96-240.
Students (individually, with a partner, or in a group) produce a film designed for entry in festivals or inclusion on a sample reel. The project may be a narrative, a documentary, a music video, two television spots for the same product or service, an animated film, or an experimental piece. Prerequisites: 96-240 and consent of instructor or 73-359 and consent of instructor.96-308 Acting Studio I: The Actor's Resources 4 cr.
Introduction to the Acting Studio Program. Development of the actor's physical and vocal expressiveness, imagination, and understanding of the acting process through vocal and physical exercises, improvisations, theatre games and introductory scene work. Prerequisite: 96-102 and permission of the instructor.96-309 Acting Studio II: The Actor's Text 4 cr.
Second course in the acting studio sequence. Skills acquired in the first semester are applied to scripted work. Work with dramatic material which reflects the student's range of personal experiences. Prerequisite: 96-308 and permission of the instructor.96-310 TV Producing and Directing (1.5+3) 3 cr.
Production and direction of programs in the basic TV formats, as well as special programs in a variety of formats. Supervision of students in Fundamentals of TV Production (96-239). Prerequisite: 96-23996-312 Media Ethics (3 cr.)
Studies of the moral issues and ethical problems that concern mass media practitioners, including those involved in broadcasting, print, public relations and advertising. Prerequisite: Completion of 61-224 with a minimum of a "C" grade or consent of instructor.96-313 TV Studio Management (2+3) 3 cr.
This course provides a theoretical bridge between production and engineering. It emphasizes the importance of understanding technical processes as they apply to creative decisions. Students will learn how video cameras make pictures, how light and lighting instruments affect aesthetics, how edit systems function, how audio signals are created, and how to plan and design facilities. The purpose of this course is to teach how equipment functions versus teaching the student how to operate it. Cable TV research paper required. Lab hours involve playing tapes on Titan TV or working on local TV productions. Prerequisite: 96-239.96-316 Gender and Language 3 cr.
Gender and Language focuses on a broad range of readings surrounding gender, language and communication issues including the creation and maintenance of gender roles through languages, language and power, and reality and language. As a writing emphasis course, the student will be expected to be able to digest a great deal of reading material and articulately summarize and discuss (through writing and class discussions) the essential elements of each reading and her/his thoughts regarding the reading. Prerequistes: 96-214 (for Communication students) or permission of the instructor.96-318 Intercultural Communication (ES) 3 cr.
This course provides an examination of cultural influences on human interaction in a variety of contexts. Theoretical and practical aspects of intercultural communication are explored. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-319 Persuasion 3 cr.
The study of both classical and contemporary persuasion theories and practices. Assignments involve practical application of the theoretical foundation by analyzing different persuasive messages found in the media and public speeches. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-320 Television Workshop(1+4) 1 cr.
Practical experience in producing, directing, hosting, and/or crewing weekly television programs for Titan Television. Prerequisites: 96-239 and consent of instructor.96-325 Nonverbal Communication 3 cr.
This course is an examination of nonverbal communication, the process of one person stimulating meaning in the mind of another person (or persons) by means of nonverbal codes. Both the functions and specific categories of nonverbal behavior will be examined along with their communicative impact in a variety of situations. Theoretical and practical aspects of nonverbal communication are also explored. Prerequisites: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-326 Communication and Conflict 3 cr.
This course explores research and practice regarding human conflict as a process of social interaction. Communication theories and strategies for individuals, small groups and organizations in conflict are examined. Prerequisites: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-327 Advanced Writing for the Broadcast Media 3 cr.
Advanced study of writing for broadcast media, combining critical analysis of different media formats with creative writing in either television or radio. Prerequisites: 96-234 with grade of "B" or better.96-328 Principles of Clinical Management 2 cr.
Treatment principles and procedures, applicable for audiology and speech-language pathology, will be presented for students preparing for clinical practicum enrollment. Techniques to modify behaviors will receive the primary emphasis, with general information concerning basic clinical instrumentation, the supervisory process, conferencing with clients/parents, and resource materials also provided. The students will be expected to complete the required 25 hours of pre-clinic observation during enrollment in the course. Prerequisites: 96-255, 96-259, 96-358, 96-381 and 96-357.96-329 Broadcast and Cable Sales 3 cr.
An introduction to the principles of selling broadcast and cable advertising, emphasizing marketing analysis, audience analysis, creative copy and service to the client. Prerequisites: 96-222, 96-234.96-330 Stage Management 3 cr.
Study of principles and techniques of management for the stage, from prerehearsal preparations to running of rehearsals and performances. Includes practical application and special projects.96-331 Forensic Participation (0+3) 2 cr.
Participation in department sponsored debate and forensics. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.
Work at WRST-FM University Station. Auditions required for certain positions. Prerequisite: 96-222 and consent of instructor.96-334 Broadcast News Workshop 1 cr.
Students gain practical experience in television newsgathering, working as part of a team to produce both videotaped news pieces and complete newscasts. Stories will be aired on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh educational access channel, Titan TV. Prerequisites: 96-229, 96-231, 96-239.96-336 Communication and Technology in the Information Age 3 cr.
This course examines the historical development, cultural reception, and social impact of media technologies in the Information Age. Emphasis is placed on critical theories that seek to analyze the relationship between technology and society. Prerequisites: 96-201.96-337/537 Foundations of Speech Communication Theory 3 cr.
A chronological survey of the major rhetorical theories of Greece and Rome. A concentration on the rhetorical works of Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, the Sophists, and St. Augustine. Prerequisites: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.
Introduction to basic sign language methods and their application for use with a hearing impaired population. Prerequisites: 96-383 (Audiometry) or consent of instructor.96-340 Musical Comedy in America 3 cr.
A study of the historical development of American musical theatre, and an analysis of its dramatic forms: musical comedy, operetta, and music drama.96-342 Non-Western Theatre 3 cr.
A study of theatre outside the Euro-centric or Western tradition (to include African, Asian, Indian, Mid-eastern, and Native American ritual, libation, dance, puppetry, masks, storytelling, etc.) which enlarges the frame of reference leading to discoveries about form and concept of theatre in general. Prerequisites: 96-204 or permission of instructor.96-343 Corporate Electronic Media 3 cr.
This course is directed to the student who is interested in writing and producing the electronic media materials that a corporation or institution uses to communicate to both internal and external audiences. The class covers preparing scripts and materials for training as well as informative and persuasive media messages that may be produced on videotape, multimedia presentations or slide shows. The class will also cover how to manage a corporate media center. Prerequisites: 96-234.96-344 Prime Time Television Writing 3 cr.
A study of the problems and principles of scripting dramatic and documentary programs for prime time broadcast. Successful prime time television shows, investigative reports, and motion picture excerpts are analyzed, and each student will write at least one half-hour prime time script. Prerequisite: 96-234 for Radio-TV-Film majors; a 200 level writing course for non-Radio-TV-Film majors. Special Fee: $5:0096-347 Women and Minorities in American Film (ES) 3 cr.
A study of the problems and issues of depicting women and minorities on film. Individual sections of the course will analyze the depiction of women, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans, with a progression from one-dimensional racial sterotypes to three-dimensionality. Films made by women and minorities are included in the study. Cross-listed with 98-347. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: 96-201 for Radio-TV-Film majors; consent of instructor for other majors.
Students explore the different scholarly approaches to mass media criticism, and write and present a paper based upon one of these methodologies. Highly recommended to any student considering graduate studies in mass communication. Prerequisites: 96-201 for Radio-TV-Film majors; consent of instructor for other majors.96-349 The Documentary 3 cr.
A critical survey of the history, theory and practice of the documentary in film and television. The methods and purposes of the documentary form will be examined through lectures, readings and screenings. Students apply these principles in production and/or writing projects. Prerequisites 96-239, and 96-240 or 96-241.96-351 Costume Construction for Stage and Screen 3 cr.
Study of patterning and construction techniques used in the creation of costumes and their accessories. Course will include dyeing and distressing techniques used in costumes for stage, television and film.96-354 Language Disorders in Children 3 cr.
Examination of language disorders in the birth to adolescent ages, including specific disorder characteristics of "special" populations. Formal/informal assessment tools, intervention strategies, and construction/sequencing of therapy goal statements will be presented. Prerequisites: 96-358.96-355 Speech and Hearing Science I (3+1) 3 cr.
Physics, physiology and anatomy of audition, neurology and brain function as it pertains to the hearing-speaking function. Prerequisite: 96-255.96-356/556 Articulation and Voice Disorders 3 cr.
Study of developmental articulatory disorders and disorders of voice production and vocal resonance. Clinical observation required. Prerequisites: 96-255, 96-259, 96-357, 96-358 or consent of instructor.96-357 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism (3+1) 3 cr.
Emphasizes the physiology and anatomy of respiration, phonation, resonance and articulation pertinent to the hearing and speaking functions. Prerequisite: 96-255 and 96-259.96-358/558 Normal Language Development 3 cr.
Study of the nature of language, the major theories of language acquisition and the normal sequence of language development. Prerequisites: 96-255 and 96-259.96-360 History of the American Theatre 3 cr.
The study of theatre in America from the 18th Century to the present; the development of native playwrights, actors, and critics, and the dramaturgy of representative plays.96-362 Theatre Participation - Technical Production (0+3) 1 cr.
Participation in technical aspects of scenery, lighting, sound, properties, or costumes for department sponsored productions.96-363 Theatre Participation - Acting or Directing (0+3) 1 cr.
Participation as actor in department sponsored productions (auditions required) or participation as director (application required the previous spring semester) for department sponsored production.96-366 Dramatic Reading 3 cr.
Development of Readers Theatre programs; focusing each semester on the study of one of the various literary genres and on different subject matter. Prerequisite: 96-265.96-367 Fundamentals of Play Directing 3 cr.
A study and application of the principles and techniques of directing: Composition, level, plane, tempo, plot development, casting, play selection. Prerequisites: 96-102, and 96-205 or 96-308 or consent of instructor.96-368 Research Methods in Communication 3 cr.
This course seeks to provide the skills necessary to evaluate communication research results critically and design communication research projects. This class will combine theoretical understanding and practical research application including both quantitative and qualitative communication research. Emphasis will be placed on exploring the assumptions of each method and understanding when each is appropriate.
The principles, procedures and practices of technical theatre production.96-371 Design Studio I 3 cr.
Introduction to the Design Studio Program. Development of the designer's skills of visual communication, imagination, and understanding of the collaborative nature of the designing for the theatre through individual and group projects. Prerequisites: 96-102, 96-202, 96-203.96-372 Design Studio II 3 cr.
The second course in the Design Studio sequence. Skills required in Studio I are applied to concept and text in Studio II. Students will work with concept development in the theatrical experiment. Prerequisite: 96-371.96-381/581 Physiological Acoustics 3 cr.
Study of the auditory mechanism including physics of sound, anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, psychoacoustics, and psychophysics. Prerequisite: 96-255 and 96-259.96-383/583 Audiometry 4 cr.
Introduction to pure tone and speech audiometric testing with emphasis on diagnosis of hearing disorders involving the middle ear, inner ear, and central nervous system. Clinical observation required. Prerequisite: 96-381.96-385/585 Adult Aural Rehabilitation 4 cr.
An overview of the remediation process for adults with hearing impairment including rehabilitation methods and approaches and issues relating to psychological aspects of hearing loss which require counseling. Prerequisites: 96-383.96-387 Clinical Instrumentation (2+2) 3 cr.
Physiological correlates of speech: study of the various systems that interact to elicit the hearing/speaking function with emphasis on instrumental (peripheral and computerized) data gathering and analysis. Prerequisites: 96-357.96-389/589 Creative Drama 3 cr.
Study of the creative processes by which children, under the guidance of an adult leader, are engaged in an improvised, non-exhibitional form of drama.96-400 Professional Internship in Communication (5-15) 1 cr.
Supervised professional field experience at a business, community or government organization in which the intern applies Speech Communication study to a practical situation. Prerequisites: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-401 Media Applications 3 cr.
A survey course that explores the utilizations of computerized methods of telecommunications and radio broadcasting. The course combines background study and theory underpinning the information society and explores through reading, lecture, demonstrations and exercises, methods that the broadcast industry is presently employing to streamline operations and management.96-402 Senior Project 3 cr.
Extended project to demonstrate proficiency in an area of theatre; acting, directing, design, history and criticism. Student will demonstrate proficiency in achievement of program goals and objectives as set down in the Theatre Assessment Plan. Prerequisite: Senior status and permission of the instructor.96-404 Elizabethan Theatre History 3 cr.
Study of the theatrical conditions under which Elizabethan drama developed including physical playhouse, staging practices, acting company organization. Prerequisites: 96-204 or permission of the instructor.96-406 Film and Video Post-Production 3 cr.
The study and practice of film and video post-production, encompassing editing exercises, editing theory, and an introduction to emerging professional techniques. Prerequisites: 96-239, 96-240.96-409 Acting Studio III: Characterization 4 cr.
Third course in the acting studio sequence. Development of characterization with emphasis on scene work in contemporary realism. Vocal work focuses on the improvement of the actor's articulation of speech sounds. Prerequisite: 96-309.
Fourth course in the acting studio sequence. Study of acting and vocal techniques for performing the plays of Shakespeare. Prerequisite: 96-409.96-411 Forensic Participation (0+3) 2 cr.
Participation in university-sponsored intercollegiate off-campus debate and forensics. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-420 Film and Television Lighting (2+2) 3 cr.
Art and practice in lighting for film and television. Prerequisite: 96-240, 96-313, and consent of instructor.96-421 Advanced Television Newsgathering 1-3 cr.
This course is for the student who is serious about a career in television news. Activities include reporting and videographing, as well as writing and electronic editing of reports. Material will be played back on the local cable TV channel as part of the daily the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh TV Newscast.96-422 History of American Public Address 3 cr.
An analysis of influential speeches delivered between 1640 and modern times. Emphasis is placed on discovering the relationship between the speeches and the historical/rhetorical situations in which they were delivered. At the end of the semester, students compose and deliver their own "State of the American Union" speech. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-425 Seminar in Radio-TV-Film 1-3 cr.
The study of historical, theoretical, or production issues in radio, television, film; emphasis on individual student research. May be repeated three times for up to 12 credits provided the topic varies. Prerequisites: 96-201 or Radio/Television/Film majors.96-426 Seminar in Radio-TV-Film 1-3 cr.
Recent developments and/or problems in radio, television, film; emphasis on individual student research. Prerequisite: Open to seniors with consent of instructor.96-427/627 Speech Criticism 3 cr.
Classical and modern criteria of speech criticism with emphasis on the description, analysis and evaluation of speech performance. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-429 Advanced Radio Production 3 cr.
This course includes the study and practice of advanced radio station production. Course will draw from a historically grounded body of professionally produced work to provide a foundation for the analysis of original student productions. Both studio and field production techniques will be examined and applied to student projects. Prerequisites: 96-222.96-433 Broadcast Law 3 cr.
Laws and regulations which govern broadcasting, including a knowledge of the relationships of the broadcaster to agencies such as Congress, the courts, the FCC and other regulatory agencies. Prerequisite: 96-201.96-434 Seminar in Screenwriting 3 cr.
The study and practice of writing feature-length narrative screenplays. Motion picture scripts will be analyzed in depth and students will develop and write an original feature screenplay. Prerequisites: 96-344.
Theory and practice in applied media aesthetics. Participants apply these concepts to the production of a semester-long project that explores a significant personal, social, or cultural question. Prerequisites: 96-239 and consent of instructor.96-436 Seminar in Speech Communication (1+3) 1-3 cr.
Special studies in speech communication theory and public address. The topic to be determined by the instructor. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-437 Radio-TV Station Management 3 cr.
Problems facing station managers; principles used in solving them. The student studies broadcast management through case study analysis and market research. Prerequisites: 96-222, 96-313.96-438 Educational Telecommunications 3 cr.
The development, present status, and future potential of educational telecommunications in the United States and abroad. Educational/instructional program planning, production, utilization and evaluation; management of audio and video facilities and personnel; viewing and analysis of representative programs. Production projects possible.96-441 Teaching of Speech Communication in Secondary Schools 3 cr. (Spring-odd years)
The goals, materials, and methods of teaching Speech Communication, mass communication, theatre to high school students. Prerequisite: 96-111.96-442 Advanced Communication Theory 3 cr.
This course examines communication as a vital constitutive force in the social construction of reality. The central focus is upon ways in which reality and the human condition are socially constructed through various interpretive, communication processes, with particular attention to assumptions about the role of communication in interpersonal relations and social change. Prerequisites: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-443 Organizational Communication 3 cr.
The course deals with the basic content of organizational communication: theory of communication, small groups, interpersonal communication, conflict, communication variables. Attempts to draw the link between the theoretical perspective and the pragmatic application of the topic. Prerequisite: 96-118 and 96-236 or consent of instructor.96-444 Direction of High School Speech Activities 3 cr. (Fall-odd years)
The study of debate, forensics, and theatre as co-curricular activities with emphasis on directing various programs on the high school level. Prerequisite: 96-111.96-446 Independent Study 1-3 cr.
See Independent Study under course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.96-447 Speech in the Elementary Classroom 3 cr.
This course examines speech communication education for the elementary classroom teacher, providing both theoretical foundations and pedagogical strategies. Required course for Elementary Education Language Arts Minor. Prerequisite: 96-111.
Supervised clinical practice with various types of speech and language disorders. For Communication Disorders majors. Repeatable to a total of 3. Consent of instructor.96-458 Introduction to Clinical Studies in Audiology (0+2) 1 cr.
Supervised clinical practice with various types of hearing disorders. For Communication Disorders majors. Repeatable to a total of 3. Consent of instructor.96-460 Theatre Participation - Publicity and Management (0+3) 1 cr.
Participation in house management, stage management and publicity for department sponsored production.96-462 Theatre Participation - Acting or Directing (0+3) 1 cr.
Participation as actor in department sponsored productions (auditions required) or participation as director (application required the previous spring semester) for department sponsored production.96-463/663 Theatre Production Seminar 1- 3 cr.
Focus on specialized problems in directing, design, technical theatre and stage management.96-465 Children's Theatre 3 cr.
A study of the history, rationale, and special problems of theatre for youth, K-12. Emphasis upon play selection, production techniques, acting for young audiences using adult and child actors, and the new participation drama.
Advanced study of representational and presentational forms, new directing concepts, and practical applications of directing principles in period and contemporary dramas including one major production project. Prerequisite: 96-367 or consent of instructor.96-473 Design Studio III 3 cr.
This course focuses on design theory and techniques related to the study of production design for film and television. Prerequisite: 96-371.96-474 Honors: Thesis 1-6 cr.
Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study e.g. a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be "Honors Thesis." Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: University scholar status and junior standing.
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