Media & Communication CUE Courses

COM 401 - CUE: Seminar in Media & Communication

1 course unit

Each seminar has its own focal topic and includes an inquiry-driven project requiring students to generate an integrative research or grant proposal, and oral presentation about their proposal.  The grant proposal is designed to build on the core scholarly-knowledge assignments in the department’s required-course sequence.  Focal topics may include children & communication, mediareform, race & representation, media & the home, or media & social theory.  The Seminar in Media & Communication is offered at least once a semester by different members of the department on a rotating basis. 

   Prerequisite(s): COM 301 Media Theory & Methods 

 

COM 467 - CUE: Advanced Video Production

1 course unit

Students explore the convergence of video and digital media while studying the problems of constructing narrative and documentary texts within emerging experimental formats.  Through their research-production projects, students learn to work with more advanced visual and organizational concepts and tools.  Legal and ethical issues involved in media production are considered.  Students present ongoing work and final projects in either an online or broadcast venue. 

   Prerequisite(s): COM 351 Video Production 

 

COM 490 - CUE: Digital Media Design Lab

1 course unit

Students plan, develop, produce, and present CUE productions (whether video, web-based, digital storytelling, audio, animation, documentary, print, or multimedia) in a collaborative workshop setting.  Students planning to enroll in this course prepare a project proposal to be approved by a CUE faculty advisor late in the junior year.  Students design and develop a website, blog, e-book, or e-portfolio to present themselves as graduates prepared for positions in mediarelated fields or students prepared for advanced graduate study in the discipline.  They build their websites/e-portfolios to include representative work - writing, research, media artifacts - as well as representations of learning in the context of co-curricular activities (community service, student organizations, etc.), internship profiles, and study abroad reflections. 

 

COM 965 - CUE: Communication Practicum

1 course unit

Designed to provide both an educational experience and an opportunity to work with professionals in practical preparation for a career, the practicum includes a significant academic (written and/or production) component.  Under faculty supervision, students will serve as interns with newspapers, television and radio stations, advertising agencies, public relations firms, publishers, health, environmental, sports, and human and public service organizations. 

   Prerequisite(s): COM 231 - Documentary Research and instructor permission

 

COM 470 - CUE: Media & Communication Honors Seminar

1 course unit

Each year this course will have a different thematic focus which will allow honors and non-honors seniors to engage with faculty and visiting lecturers in challenging dialogues and research experiences, culminating in the production and presentation of an original research project or creative work based on the seminar theme.  Provides students with extensive opportunities to work closely with faculty mentors in developing their research project and creative work.