UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

COMMUNICATION



Tony Palmeri, Chairperson
Department Office: Arts & Communication Building S-106
Department Telephone: 920-424-4427

Code 96 or COMM

I. FACULTY

Angwall, Benson, Berry, Carrell, Donnelly, Egan, Folker, Gemin, Heil, Hoglund, Jarman, Kalinoski, Kile, Manning, Neal, Palmeri, Phillips, Roubidoux, Rossetti, Sacks, Thiry, Thorpe, Wesley

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in Speech Communication can lead to the degrees: Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Education. A major in Radio/TV/Film can lead to the Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Arts.

The Communication Department affords a varied program in debate, theatre, and radio-television-film. A broad range of programmed participation opportunities are available to both majors and non-majors in these areas, and students are encouraged to become involved with the areas of their choice. Students may elect to satisfy up to eight term hours as a major and four term hours as a non-major toward graduation requirements through these programs. Students interested in theatre experience can call the theatre office at 920-424-7042; students interested in radio-tv-film experience can call the radio-TV-film office at 920-424-3131; students interested in debate and forensics may call 920-424-7048.

For specifics, please see the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin.

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. GOAL(S)
See the department for a listing of their goal(s).

2. THE MAJOR(S)
The Department offers 2 majors. These are: 1) Communication 2) Radio/TV/Film.

Within the Communication Major, the Department offers a choice of these three emphases: 1) Theatre; 2) Speech Communication; 3) Speech Communication Education.

3. THE MINOR(S)
The Communication Department offers several minors: 1) Organizational Communication; 2) Theatre Arts; 3) Drama Education; 4) Speech Communication; 5) Speech Communication Education; 6) Speech Education Elementary; 7) Radio/TV/Film.

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Communication major or minor.

Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher licensure must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet the requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.

For the Communication Major the following admission requirements are in effect:

  • Speech Communication Emphases, Speech Communication minor, and Organizational Communication minor: Gateway courses,
Communication 118 and Communication 236, must be completed with at least a "BC" average with no grade lower than a "C" in either course for a student to become a Communication major with a Speech Communication emphasis or to minor in Speech Communication or Organizational Communication.

  • Radio-TV-Film Emphasis: In order to be accepted as a major in Radio-TV-Film, an incoming freshman must earn a 2.5 GPA overall in the first 30 units (crs.) completed at the University, which must include English 101 English Composition I, Communication 101 Understanding Radio, Television and Motion Pictures, Communication 111 Fundamentals of Speech Communication, and Communication 201 Radio-TV-Film Communication. Students transferring into the program must have a 2.5 GPA overall to be accepted as Radio-TV-Film majors. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 overall to continue in the program.

V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

Communication:
  • Communication 111 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 cr.

Comment:
All programs in the Communication department are undergoing curricular revisions. Please consult with a department advisor before planning a course of study.

Candidates for degrees should not accumulate more than 8 of the 128 units (crs.) required for graduation in "activities" courses in Speech, Health Education, Music or Physical Education. Speech Communication majors may elect to satisfy up to 8 units (crs.), and non-Speech Communication majors up to 4 units (crs.), toward graduation requirements through programmed participation in selected Communication activities. Students desiring participation unit (cr.) should develop a program of study in consultation with their advisor.

Course Offerings:
  • Radio/TV/Film Courses: Communication 091, 092, 093, 094, 095, 096, 097, 098, 101, 201, 222, 229, 231, 234, 239, 240, 241, 300, 301, 305, 307, 310, 313, 320, 327, 329, 333, 334, 336, 343, 344, 347, 348, 349, 400, 401, 406, 420, 425, 426, 429, 433, 434, 435, 437, 438, 446, 474.
  • Speech Communication Courses: Communication 111, 112, 115, 118, 211, 212, 214, 215, 217, 220, 236, 267, 268, 275, 277, 300, 303, 304, 316, 318, 319, 325, 326, 331, 337, 368, 400, 411, 422, 427, 436, 442, 443.
  • Speech Communication Education Courses: Communication 441, 444, 447.
  • Theatre Courses: Communication 102, 161, 162, 165, 167, 168, 202, 203, 204, 205, 253, 260, 262, 265, 308, 309, 330, 340, 342, 351, 360, 362, 363, 366, 367, 369, 371, 372, 389, 402, 404, 409, 410, 460, 462, 463, 465, 469, 473.
  • Independent Study Courses: Communication 446, 474.

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

1. COMMUNICATION MAJOR
Recommended for students who wish to prepare for professions in the various areas of speech communication or theatre or who wish to pursue graduate study.

Required Courses: See paragraphs following for courses required in specific emphases, in addition to the Core and Gateway Courses:

Other Requirements: In addition to the Core and Gateway Courses: Students must satisfy the requirements of one of the four emphases.

Electives: See paragraphs following for information on electives in the emphases/options.

A. Speech Communication Emphasis
Recommended for students who wish to pursue careers in a wide variety of communication areas including industry, labor, government, politics, business, service agencies or who wish to pursue graduate study in Speech Communication.

Required Units (crs.): 35 minimum

Required Gateway Courses: Communication 118 and 236 (See Section IV. Admission/Graduation Requirements)

In addition to the Core and Gateway Courses:
  • Communication: Communication 214; 215; Communication 275 or 277; Communication 319; 337; Communication 115 or 211 or 212 or 331 or 411; Communication 303 or 304.

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.
  • 10 units (crs.) from the Department offerings to meet the minimum requirement: at least 6 of the 10 units (crs.) must be in 300/400 level Speech Communication courses; 4 of the 10 units (crs.) may be selected from Radio/TV/Film, Theatre, or Speech Education courses as follows: Communication 165, 167, 231, 260, 262, 265, 301, 307, 334, 336, 360, 362, 363, 401, 433, 438, 441, 444, 447, 460, 462.

Courses selected as electives may not also count as a required course in the Speech Communication major or in the minor elected.

B. Speech Communication Education Emphasis
Recommended for students who wish to be licensed to teach Speech Communication in grades 6-12.

Required Units (crs.): 38 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Course:
  • Communication: Communication 118; 214; 215; 265; 267; Communication 275 or 277; Communication 303 or 319; Communication 337 or 422; Communication 427, 444; at least 2 units (crs.) in Debate/Forensics Participation; 6 units (crs.) of electives in communication.

Other Requirements: For Secondary Education Majors and Minors: Communication 441.

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department’s offering to meet the Minimum Requirement.

C. Theatre Arts Emphasis
Recommended for students who are interested in pursuing careers in theatre and related fields, or who wish to pursue graduate study in theatre.

Required Units (crs.): 34 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Course:
  • Communication: Communication 102, 203, 204, 367, 402; one course from: Communication 205 or 308; one course from: Communication 202, 304, 342, 360 or 404.
  • Fulfill requirements in one of the following tracks: Group A, Acting: Communication 308, 309, 409, 410; Group B, Design: Communication 202, 351, 369, 371, 372, 473; Group C, Integrated: Fifteen additional hours of theatre electives to be selected in consultation with the student's advisor and approved in writing by the theatre faculty.

Other Requirements: None

Electives: None


2.RADIO/TV/FILM MAJOR
Recommended for students who wish to prepare for a career in the various facets of the Radio/TV/Film profession including: general Radio/TV/Film, Film/Video Production, Media Management and Sales, Media Writing, News, Performance; and for students who wish to pursue graduate study.

Required Units (crs.): 36 minimum (minimum GPA 2.5)

Required Courses:
  • Communication: four semesters of Communication 091 through 098; Communication 201, 222, 234, Communication 240 or 241
  • one course from the following: Communication 165, 205, 220, 231, 265, 304, 367
  • one course from the following: Communication 336, 337, 348, 425, 426.

Other Requirements: Additional Radio/TV/Film electives to meet the unit (cr.) total. Completion of a minor.

Electives: 9 to 15 units (crs.) of Radio/TV/Film electives, with up to 6 units (crs.) of Speech Communication or Theatre electives, provided they are not also used to fulfill the minor requirement.

VII. MINOR(S)


1.ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION MINOR
Recommended for students who are interested in business, service or governmental professions where organizational communication is essential and also as a cognate for a number of Speech Communication related fields.

Required Units (crs.): 24 minimum

Required Gateway Courses: Communication 118 and 236

Required courses: In addition to the Gateway Courses:
  • Communication: Communication 220, 304, 319, 443
  • 6 units (crs.) of electives from the following: Communication 214, 215, 217, 267, 318; Communication 300 or 400; 326.

Electives: None

2. THEATRE MINOR
Recommended for students who are interested in Theatre in relationship to other fields of study in the arts, or who would like to work professionally in theatre or theatre related fields.

Required Units (crs.): 21 minimum

Required Courses:
  • Communication: Communication 102, 204, 367; Communication 205 or 308; Communication 351 or 369.

Electives: Sufficient theatre electives to meet the minimum requirement.

3. DRAMA EDUCATION MINOR
Recommended for students who wish to teach in Theatre and related areas in the secondary (6-12) or elementary grades.
Required Units (crs.): 25 minimum

Required Courses:
  • Communication: Communication 111, 161, 265, 367, 369, 444, and a minimum of 1 unit (cr.) in Theatre Participation.

Other Requirements: Methods course Communication 441 is required of all Secondary Education Majors and Minors in Speech.

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

4. SPEECH COMMUNICATION MINOR
Recommended for students who seeking a general minor in Speech Communication and who are interested in pursuing work in business, the service or government sector, and professions including broadcasting where communication is a significant part of the requirements for the field.

Required Units (crs.): 24 minimum

Required Gateway Courses: Communication 118, Communication 236

Required Courses: In addition to the Gateway Courses:
  • Communication: Communication 214, 215; Communication 275 or 277; Communication 303 or 304; Communication 319, 337.

Electives: None

5. SPEECH COMMUNICATION EDUCATION MINOR
Recommended for students who wish to teach in the secondary (6-12) or elementary grades and/or coach debate and/or forensics in the schools. (Would be taken in addition to a major licensure area such as English or Elementary Educaiton).

Required Units (crs.): 25 minimum

Required Courses:
  • Communication: In addition to Communication 111, 118, 214, 215, 265; Communication 275 or 277; Communication 427, 444, a minimum of 1 unit (cr.) in Intramural Debate Participation, or 2 units (crs.) Debate Participation.

Other Requirements: Methods Course Communication 441 required of all Secondary Education Majors and Minors in Speech.

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

6. SPEECH ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MINOR
Recommended for students who wish to teach in the elementary school as a cognate to the general elementary education major to give the teacher added strength in speech communication and related areas of communication.

Required Units (crs.): 25 minimum

Required Courses:
  • Communication: Communication 111, 118, 265, 267, 358, 447 and sufficient units (crs.) from the Department's offerings to meet the minimum requirements of 25 units (crs.).

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

7. RADIO/TV/FILM MINOR
Recommended for students who wish to work in fields related to Radio/TV/Film, such as art, business, speech communication, English, music, journalism.

Required Units (crs.): 22 minimum

Required Courses:
  • Communication: Communication 101, 201, 222, 234; Communication 240 or 241.

Electives: 7 additional units (crs.) from Radio-TV-Film offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

VIII. COURSE OFFERINGS

Communication 91 0 units (crs.)
Radio-TV-Film Convocation
A monthly one hour meeting required of all Radio-TV-Film majors. Prerequisite: Declaration of major in Radio-TV-Film. Pass/Fail course.

Communication 92 0 units (crs.)
Radio-TV-Film Convocation
A monthly one hour meeting required of all Radio-TV-Film majors. Prerequisite: Declaration of major in Radio-TV-Film. Pass/Fail course.

Communication 93 0 units (crs.)
Radio-TV-Film Convocation
A monthly one hour meeting required of all Radio-TV-Film majors. Prerequisite: Declaration of major in Radio-TV-Film. Pass/Fail course.

Communication 94 0 units (crs.)
Radio-TV-Film Convocation
A monthly one hour meeting required of all Radio-TV-Film majors. Prerequisite: Declaration of major in Radio-TV-Film. Pass/Fail course.

Communication 95 0 units (crs.)
Radio-TV-Film Convocation
A monthly one hour meeting required of all Radio-TV-Film majors. Prerequisite: Declaration of major in Radio-TV-Film. Pass/Fail course.

Communication 96 0 units (crs.)
Radio-TV-Film Convocation
A monthly one hour meeting required of all Radio-TV-Film majors. Prerequisite: Declaration of major in Radio-TV-Film. Pass/Fail course.

Communication 97 0 units (crs.)
Radio-TV-Film Convocation
A monthly one hour meeting required of all Radio-TV-Film majors. Prerequisite: Declaration of major in Radio-TV-Film. Pass/Fail course.

Communication 98 0 units (crs.)
Radio-TV-Film Convocation
A monthly one hour meeting required of all Radio-TV-Film majors. Prerequisite: Declaration of major in Radio-TV-Film. Pass/Fail course.

Communication 101 3 units (crs.)
Understanding Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures (HU)
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.

Communication 102 3 units (crs.)
Script Analysis for the Theatre
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.

Communication 111 3 units (crs.)
Fundamentals of Speech Communication (GE)
Introduction to theory and practice of communicating in interpersonal and public speaking settings.

Communication 112 3 units (crs.)
Honors: Fundamentals of Speech Communication (GE)
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 Communication 111, with expectations of higher performance levels. Not open to students who have taken Communication 111. Prerequisite: University Honors status.

Communication 115 2 units (crs.)
Forensic Participation
Participation in department sponsored debate and forensics. Prerequisite: Communication 118 and Communication 236 or consent of instructor. (0+3)

Communication 118 3 units (crs.)
Communication in Contemporary Society
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.

Communication 161 3 units (crs.)
Appreciation of the Drama (HU)
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.

Communication 162 3 units (crs.)
Honors: Appreciation of the Drama (HU)
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.

Communication 165 3 units (crs.)
Voice and Diction
Training course for the normal voice to precede courses in interpretation, acting, public address and other areas. (Not to be substituted for Communication 111)

Communication 167 1 unit (cr.)
Theatre Participation-Technical
Participation in technical aspects of scenery, lighting, sound, properties, or costumes for department sponsored productions. (0+3)

Communication 168 1 unit (cr.)
Theatre Participation-Publicity and Management
Participation in-house management, stage management, and publicity for the department sponsored productions. (0+3)

Communication 201 3 units (crs.)
Radio-TV-Film Communication
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.

Communication 202 3 units (crs.)
History of Styles for the Designer
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.

Communication 203 3 units (crs.)
Design Skills
Study of drafting and drawing techniques for the scenic, costume and lighting designer.

Communication 204 3 units (crs.)
Survey of Theatre History
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: Communication 102 or consent of instructor.

Communication 205 3 units (crs.)
Fundamentals of Acting
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: Communication 111.

Communication 211 2 units (crs.)
Forensic Participation
Participation in university-sponsored off-campus debates and forensic tournaments. Prerequisite: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor. (0+3)

Communication 212 1 unit (cr.)
Intramural Debate Participation
Participation in department-sponsored on-campus debates. Prerequisite: Communication 118, 236 or consent of instructor. (0+3)

Communication 214 3 units (crs.)
Interpersonal Speech Communication
Examination 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: Communication 118, 236 or consent of instructor.

Communication 215 3 units (crs.)
Small Group Communication
Theory, practice, and instructional methods of face-to-face communication in small groups; emphasizing field, role, conflict resolution, and problem-solving through group communication. Prerequisite: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor.

Communication 217 3 units (crs.)
Parliamentary Procedure
A survey of current procedural rules and practices. Development of skills in organizing and directing meetings, writing by-laws and constitutions. Prerequisite: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor.

Communication 220 3 units (crs.)
Interviewing
Examination of factors that 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: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor.

Communication 222 3 units (crs.)
Radio Station Procedures and Production
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. Prerequisite: Communication 201.

Communication 229 3 units (crs.)
Radio-Television News
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: Communication 201.

Communication 231 3 units (crs.)
Radio-Television Announcing
Techniques of radio and television announcing, developing the ability to read various broadcast materials. Includes radio and television studio performance. Prerequisite: Communication 201.

Communication 234 3 units (crs.)
Writing for the Broadcast Media
A study of the techniques and practice of writing various types of non-dramatic broadcast materials. Prerequisite: Communication 111and 201.

Communication 236 3 units (crs.)
Introduction to Communication Theory
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. Prerequisite: Communication 111.

Communication 239 3 units (crs.)
Fund TV Production
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. Prerequisite: Communication 201. (1.5+3)

Communication 240 3 units (crs.)
Cinema Techniques
The study of conventions and creative strategies through which a director visualizes 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. Prerequisite: Communication 201. Optional fee: $10.00

Communication 241 3 units (crs.)
History of Cinema
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: Communication 201. (3+2)

Communication 253 3 units (crs.)
Make-up for Stage and Screen
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 purposes of establishing age and character.

Communication 255 3 units (crs.)
Introduction to Communicative Disorders
Survey presenting an overview of speech production, hearing, normal language acquisition and the etiology, identification, and remediation of disorders of these processes.

Communication 259 3 units (crs.)
Phonetics
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.

Communication 260 1 unit (cr.)
Theatre Participation-Acting or Directing
Participation as actor in department sponsored productions (auditions required) or participation as director (application required the previous spring term) for department sponsored production. (0+3)

Communication 262 1 unit (cr.)
Theatre Participation-Technical
Participation in technical aspects of scenery, lighting, sound, properties, or costumes for department sponsored productions. (0+3)

Communication 265 3 units (crs.)
Oral Interpretation
A study of the principles and vocal techniques of oral interpretation, and their application to the various forms of literature. Prerequisite: Communication 111.

Communication 267 3 units (crs.)
Effective Listening
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: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor

Communication 268 3 units (crs.)
Gender, Communication and Relationships
Focuses on the relationship between gender and communication within the context of interpersonal relationships. Topics covered include hetero/homoaffective relationships, friendships, and professional relationships. Prerequisite: Communication students are recommended to have taken Communication 111 or consent of instructor. Cross-listed: Communication 268/Women's Studies 268. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.

Communication 275 3 units (crs.)
Argumentation and Debate
The fundamentals of argumentation: 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: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor.

Communication 277 3 units (crs.)
Honors: Argumentation and Debate
The fundamentals of argumentation: 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: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor.

Communication 300 1-3 units (crs.)
Professional Internship in Communication
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: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor. (5+15)

Communication 301 3 units (crs.)
Radio-Television Advertising
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.

Communication 303 3 units (crs.)
Advanced Public Speaking
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: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor.

Communication 304 3 units (crs.)
Business and Professional Speaking
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 communication experiences faced by managers in business and the professions. Prerequisite: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor.

Communication 305 3 units (crs.)
Cinema Production
Further develops the skills and principles of motion picture production, including sync sound recording, camera operation, cinematography, animation, and editing. Prerequisite: Communication 240. Special fee: $30.00

Communication 306 3 units (crs.)
Film/Video Preproduction
The study of film/video preproduction, including project development, financing, budgeting, production management, scripwriting, locations, casting, production design, sound design, etc. Throughout the course students will develop a propertyfor either an advanced film or video, or for an original Titan Television program. Prerequisite: Communication 239 or 240.

Communication 307 1 unit (cr.)
Motion Picture Workshop
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: Communication 240 or Music 359 and consent of instructor. (1+4)

Communication 308 4 units (crs.)
Acting Studio I: The Actor's Resources
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: Communication 102 and consent of instructor.

Communication 309 4 units (crs.)
Acting Studio II: The Actor's Text
Second course in the acting studio sequence. Skills acquired in the first term are applied to scripted work. Work with dramatic material which reflects the student's range of personal experiences. Prerequisite: Communication 308 and consent of instructor.

Communication 310 3 units (crs.)
TV Producing & Directing
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 (Communication 239). Prerequisite: Communication 239. (1.5+3)

Communication 312 3 units (crs.)
Media Ethics
Studies of the moral issues and ethical problems that concern mass media practitioners, including those involved in broadcasting, print, public relations and advertising. Prerequisite: Journalism 224 with a grade of C grade or better or consent of instructor.

Communication 313 3 units (crs.)
TV Studio Management
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. Examinations fo technical standards for compression, multimedia, CD/DVD's and streaming are included. 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: Communication 239. (2+3)

Communication 316 3 units (crs.)
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. Prerequisite: Communication 214 (for Communication students) or consent of instructor. Cross-listed: Communication 316/Women's Studies 316. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.

Communication 318 3 units (crs.)
Intercultural Communication (ES)
An examination of cultural influences on human interaction in a variety of contexts. Theoretical and practical aspects of intercultural communication are explored. Prerequisite: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor.

Communication 319 3 units (crs.)
Persuasion
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: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor.

Communication 320 1 unit (cr.)
Television Workshop
Practical experience in producing, directing, hosting, and/or crewing weekly television programs for Titan Television. Repeatable three times. Prerequisite: Communication 239 and consent of instructor. (1+4)

Communication 325 3 units (crs.)
Nonverbal Communication
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. Prerequisite: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor.

Communication 326 3 units (crs.)
Communication and Conflict
An exploration of research and practices regarding human conflict as a process of social interaction. Communication theories and strategies for individuals, small groups and organizations in conflict are examined. Prerequisite: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor.

Communication 327 3 units (crs.)
Advanced Writing for the Broadcast Media
Advanced study of writing for broadcast media, combining critical analysis of different media formats with creative writing in either television or radio. Prerequisite: Communication 234 with grade of B or better.

Communication 328 2 units (crs.)
Principles of Clinical Management
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. Prerequisite: Communication 255, 259, 358, 381 and 357.

Communication 329 3 units (crs.)
Broadcast and Cable Sales
An introduction to the principles of selling radio, television and cable advertising, emphasizing, presenting customer need analysis, audience analysis, handling objections, creative copy and service to the client. Prerequisite: Communication 222 and 234.

Communication 330 3 units (crs.)
Stage Management
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.

Communication 331 2 units (crs.)
Forensic Participation
Participation in department sponsored debate and forensics. Prerequisite: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor. (0+3)

Communication 333 1 unit (cr.)
Radio Workshop
Work at WRST-FM University Station. Auditions required for certain positions. Prerequisite: Communication 222 and consent of instructor. Repeatable three times. (1+4)

Communication 334 1 unit (cr.)
Broadcast News Workshop
Students gain practical experience in television news-gathering, working as part of a team to produce both video-taped news pieces and complete newscasts. Stories will be aired on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh educational access channel, Titan TV. Prerequisite: Communication 229, 231 and 239.

Communication 336 3 units (crs.)
Communication & Technology in the Informaiton Age
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. Prerequisite: Communication 201.

Communication 337 3 units (crs.)
Foundations of Speech Communication Theory
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. Prerequisite: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor. 337/537

Communication 339 3 units (crs.)
Sign Language
Introduction to basic sign language methods and their application for use with a hearing impaired population. Prerequisite: Communication 383 or consent of instructor.

Communication 340 3 units (crs.)
Musical Theatre
A study of the historical development of American musical theatre, and an analysis of its dramatic forms: musical comedy, operetta, and music drama.

Communication 342 3 units (crs.)
Non-Western Theatre
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. Prerequisite: Communication 204 or consent of instructor.

Communication 343 3 units (crs.)
Corporate Electronic Media
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. Prerequisite: Communication 234.

Communication 344 3 units (crs.)
Prime Time Television Writing
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: Communication 234 for Radio-TV-Film majors; a 200 level writing course for non-Radio-TV-Film majors. Special fee: $5:00

Communication 347 3 units (crs.)
Race, Class and Gender in American Film (ES)
An introduction to the issues of race, class and gender, including sexual orientation, and their function within American films. It will examine film images as more than refections of stereotypes. The investigation into media representations will reveal the historical, social, and political contexts that shaped and continue to construct these images. With the prominence of the media in our lives, it is imperative that students understand the relationship between the media and American Culture. Cross-listed: Communication 347/Women's Studies 347. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.

Communication 348 3 units (crs.)
Media Criticism
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. Prerequisite: Communication 201 for Radio-TV-Film majors; consent of instructor for other majors.

Communication 349 3 units (crs.)
The Documentary
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. Prerequisite: Communication 239 and Communication 240 or 241.

Communication 351 3 units (crs.)
Costume Construction for Theatre and Film
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.

Communication 354 3 units (crs.)
Language Disorders in Children
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. Prerequisite: Communication 358.

Communication 355 3 units (crs.)
Speech and Hearing Science I
Physics, physiology and anatomy of audition, neurology and brain function as it pertains to the hearing-speaking function. Prerequisite: Communication 255. (3+1)

Communication 356 3 units (crs.)
Articulation and Voice Disorders
Study of developmental articulatory disorders and disorders of voice production and vocal resonance. Clinical observation required. Prerequisite: Communication 255, 259, 357, 358 or consent of instructor. 356/556

Communication 357 3 units (crs.)
Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
Emphasizes the physiology and anatomy of respiration, phonation, resonance and articulation pertinent to the hearing and speaking functions. Prerequisite: Communication 255 and 259. (3+1)

Communication 358 3 units (crs.)
Normal Language Development
Study of the nature of language, the major theories of language acquisition and the normal sequence of language development. Prerequisite: Communication 255 and 259. 358/558

Communication 360 3 units (crs.)
History of the American Theatre
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.

Communication 362 1 unit (cr.)
Theatre Participation - Technical Production
Participation in technical aspects of scenery, lighting, sound, properties, or costumes for department sponsored productions. (0+3)

Communication 363 1 unit (cr.)
Theatre Participation - Acting or Directing
Participation as actor in department sponsored productions (auditions required) or participation as director (application required the previous Spring term) for department sponsored production. (0+3)

Communication 366 3 units (crs.)
Dramatic Reading
Development of Readers Theatre programs; focusing each term on the study of one of the various literary genres and on different subject matter. Prerequisite: Communication 265.

Communication 367 3 units (crs.)
Fundamentals of Play Directing
A study and application of the principles and techniques of directing: Composition, level, plane, tempo, plot development, casting, play selection. Prerequisite: Communication 102, and Communication 205 or 308 or consent of instructor.

Communication 368 3 units (crs.)
Research Methods in Communication
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.

Communication 369 3 units (crs.)
Stagecraft
The principles, procedures and practices of technical theatre production. (2+3)

Communication 371 3 units (crs.)
Design Studio I
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. Prerequisite: Communication 102, 202 and 203.

Communication 372 3 units (crs.)
Design Studio II
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: Communication 371.

Communication 373 3 units (crs.)
Lighting and Sound for the Stage
Introduction to the techniques and technical aspects of lighting and sound for stage production. Students will work with contemporary concepts and practices in lighting and sound design for theatrical production.

Communication 381 3 units (crs.)
Physiological Acoustics
Study of the auditory mechanism including physics of sound, anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, psychoacoustics, and psychophysics. Prerequisite: Communication 255 and 259. 381/581

Communication 383 4 units (crs.)
Audiometry
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: Communication 381. 383/583

Communication 385 4 units (crs.)
Adult Aural Rehabilitation
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. Prerequisite: Communication 383. 385/585

Communication 387 3 units (crs.)
Clinical Instrumentation
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. Prerequisite: Communication 357. (2+2)

Communication 389 3 units (crs.)
Creative Drama
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. 389/589

Communication 400 1-3 units (crs.)
Professional Internship in Communication
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: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor. (5+15)

Communication 401 3 units (crs.)
Media Applications
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.

Communication 402 3 units (crs.)
Senior Project
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 standing and consent of instructor.

Communication 404 3 units (crs.)
Elizabethan Theatre History
Study of the theatrical conditions under which Elizabethan drama developed including physical playhouse, staging practices, acting company organization. Prerequisite: Communication 204 or consent of instructor.

Communication 406 3 units (crs.)
Film and Video Post-Production
The study and practice of film and video post-production, encompassing editing exercises, editing theory, and an introduction to emerging professional techniques. Prerequisite: Communication 239 and 240.

Communication 409 4 units (crs.)
Acting Studio III: Characterization
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: Communication 309.
Communication 410 4 units (crs.)
Acting Studio IV: Acting Shakespeare
Fourth course in the acting studio sequence. Study of acting and vocal techniques for performing the plays of Shakespeare. Prerequisite: Communication 409.

Communication 411 2 units (crs.)
Forensic Participation
Participation in university-sponsored intercollegiate off-campus debate and forensics. Prerequisite: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor. (0+3)

Communication 420 3 units (crs.)
Film TV Lighting
Art and practice in lighting for film and television. Prerequisite: Communication 240, 313 and consent of instructor. (2+2)

Communication 421 1-3 units (crs.)
Advanced Television Newsgathering
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.

Communication 422 3 units (crs.)
History of American Public Address
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 term, students compose and deliver their own ‘State of the American Union' speech. Prerequisite: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor.

Communication 425 1-3 units (crs.)
Seminar in Radio-TV-Film
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 units (crs.) provided the topic varies. Prerequisite: Communication 201 or Radio/Television/Film majors.

Communication 426 1-3 units (crs.)
Seminar in Radio-TV-Film
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 units (crs.) provided the topic varies. Prerequisite: Communication 201 or Radio/Television/Film majors.

Communication 427 3 units (crs.)
Speech Criticism
Classical and modern criteria of speech criticism with emphasis on the description, analysis and evaluation of speech performance. Prerequisite: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor. 427/627

Communication 429 3 units (crs.)
Advanced Radio Production
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. Prerequisite: Communication 222.

Communication 433 3 units (crs.)
Broadcast Law
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: Communication 201.

Communication 434 3 units (crs.)
Screenwriting
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. Prerequisite: Communication 344 and consent of instructor.

Communication 435 3 units (crs.)
Advanced Video Production
Theory and practice in applied media aesthetics. Participants apply these concepts to the production of a term-long project that explores a significant personal, social, or cultural question. Prerequisite: Communication 239 and consent of instructor.

Communication 436 1-3 units (crs.)
Seminar in Speech Communication
Special studies in speech communication theory and public address. The topic to be determined by the instructor. Prerequisite: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor. (1+3)

Communication 437 3 units (crs.)
Radio-TV Station Management
Problems facing station managers; principles used in solving them. The student studies broadcast management through case study analysis and market research. Prerequisite: Communication 222 and 313.

Communication 438 3 units (crs.)
Educational Telecommunications
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.

Communication 441 3 units (crs.)
Teaching of Speech Communication in Secondary Schools
The goals, materials, and methods of teaching speech communication and theatre to high school students. Prerequisite: Communication 111. (Spring-odd years)

Communication 442 3 units (crs.)
Advanced Communication Theory
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. Prerequisite: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor.

Communication 443 3 units (crs.)
Organizational Communication
The course deals with the basic content of organizational communication: theory of communication, small groups, interpersonal communication, conflict, and other communication variables. Attempts to draw the link between the theoretical perspective and the pragmatic application of the topic. Prerequisite: Communication 118 and 236 or consent of instructor.

Communication 444 3 units (crs.)
Direction of High School Speech Activities
The study of debate, forensics, and theatre as co-curricular activities with emphasis on directing various programs on the high school level. Prerequisite: Communication 111. (Fall-odd years)

Communication 446 1-3 units (crs.)
Independent Study
See Independent Study under course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.

Communication 447 3 units (crs.)
Speech in the Elementary Classroom
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: Communication 111.

Communication 457 1 unit (cr.)
Introduction to Clinical Studies in Speech-Language Pathology
Supervised clinical practice with various types of speech and language disorders. For Communication Disorders majors. Repeatable to a total of 3. Consent of instructor. (0+2)

Communication 458 1 unit (cr.)
Introduction to Clinical Studies in Audiology
Supervised clinical practice with various types of hearing disorders. For Communication Disorders majors. Repeatable to a total of 3. Consent of instructor. (0+2)

Communication 460 1 unit (cr.)
Theatre Participation - Publicity and Management
Participation in house management, stage management and publicity for department sponsored production. (0+3)

Communication 462 1 unit (cr.)
Theatre Participation - Acting or Directing
Participation as actor in department sponsored productions (auditions required) or participation as director (application required the previous Spring term) for department sponsored production. (0+3)

Communication 463 1-3 units (crs.)
Theatre Production Seminar
Focus on specialized problems in directing, design, technical theatre and stage management. May be repeated three times for up to 12 units (crs.) provided the topic varies. 463/663

Communication 465 3 units (crs.)
Children's Theatre
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.

Communication 469 3 units (crs.)
Advanced Directing
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: Communication 367 or consent of instructor.

Communication 473 3 units (crs.)
Design Studio III
This course focuses on design theory and techniques related to the study of production design for film and television. Prerequisite: Communication 371.

Communication 474 1-6 units (crs.)
Honors: Thesis
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 units (crs.). Prerequisite: University Honors status and junior standing.
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