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COM 030 - Public Speaking for Non-Native Speakers (ESL III)

Prerequisites: Placement test.

Description: COM ESL III is a preparatory public speaking course for advanced ESL students. It teaches organizational, research, and delivery skills. Students will learn how to carry out research, create a bibliography, write an outline, and deliver an informative speech. Improved fluency and clear articulation in English are also goals of this course. This course is offered only in conjunction with the credit bearing (3 credits) course COM 103. The courses will be given in an intensive (four days a week) format, and both can be completed in one semester. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 0
Department: Communications

COM 101 - Interpersonal Communications

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: This course is a study of the historical and contemporary principles and concepts of human communication. An examination of the interpersonal communication process will help the student gain an awareness of the elements which both aid and hinder communication. Skills which will increase communication effectiveness will be studied, including verbal and nonverbal behavior, listening, assertiveness, and conflict resolution. Course will incorporate an analysis of theoretical applications. SUNY GEN ED-GBCM; NCC GEN ED-COM, HUM Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 103 - Public Speaking

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: Principles and practices of public speaking. Emphasis in public speaking on preparation and presentation of speeches, selection of materials, organization and development, delivery, audience analysis, critical listening, and constructive evaluation. Three researched, informative speeches are required. SUNY GEN ED-GBCM, NCC GEN ED-COM, HUM Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 104 - Film Appreciation

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: Consideration of the film's coming of age as a major art form and its interaction with printing, theatre, television and radio. Time is devoted to readings and discussions on the form and aesthetics of the film as a popular culture and as art, on film criticism, with the analysis of historical and current films. SUNY GEN ED-GHUM; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 107 - Film Production I

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: A study of the creative & artistic concerns & fundamental processes involved in filmmaking. Emphasis on the preproduction planning, shooting, editing & screening of films. Material fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GART; NCC GEN ED-FAPA, HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 109 - Television Journalism

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: A comprehensive study of electronic journalism as prepared and presented through the medium of television. Students engage in the creation of television news production. Students develop a critical awareness of television news. SUNY GEN ED-GBCM; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 110 - Understanding Mass Media

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: The study of mass media, radio, television, film, print, advertising of our time. How do the media reshape and restructure us as individuals, in the social group and as a "global village"? How do mass media work on the inside? How do mass media work outside on the lives of the consumers? SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 112 - History of Film

Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chairperson. Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: A history of the motion picture from the beginning to the present day. as it emerged as a form of entertainment, art & education. The course examines those influences, forms & techniques which have altered & affected the growth & development of the medium. SUNY GEN ED-GHUM; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 113 - Documentary Media

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: Historical development, content and social and artistic impact of the documentary are analyzed. The emphasis of the course is an examination of the distinctions and similarities in form and content of the documentary as it has developed through radio, television and film. SUNY GEN ED-GBCM; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 119 - Oral Interpretation

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: Experiences in interacting with an audience, using prose and poetry as vehicles for oral interpretation. Different types of literature are used to develop skills in analysis and performance based on understanding principles of interaction in oral interpretation. Final goal consists of original programs, created and performed by students in class. SUNY GEN ED-GART; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 121 - Small Group Communication

Prerequisites: COM 101. Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: Theory and practice in assuming membership and leadership roles in decision-making groups, with emphasis upon the individual's ability to communicate and thus interact more effectively. Group process is investigated as it relates to each individual's ability to communicate. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 123 - Argumentation and Debate

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: Provides students an opportunity to locate, organize and use rational arguments both for and against controversial issues of national importance. Classroom debates promote skill in cross-examination, detecting faulty reasoning and refuting opposing views. For all students, particularly those interested in business and the professions. SUNY GEN ED-GBCM; NCC GEN ED-HUM, COM Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 124 - Communication for Business and the Professions

Prerequisites: COM 101. Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: A course designed to acquaint students with the fundamental principles and concepts of communication within the organizational environment. It assists in developing interpersonal skills needed for effective performance in business and the professions. The course examines the communication implications of organizational structure on the processing, networking, and transaction of messages. The communication climates of organizations are analyzed. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 125 - Effective Listening

Prerequisites: COM 101. Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: The study of the theories of listening and the application of principles of effective listening in academic, professional, and personal situations. Students will analyze and test their own listening patterns and engage in exercises to improve listening skills. SUNY GEN ED-GBCM; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 130 - Communication in Black America

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: (Dual listed with AFR 197) A study of how oral communication functions in various relationships. Emphasis on discussion, group exercises, role playing. The role of oral communication in the Black experience. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 170 - Radio Production

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: An introduction to the medium of radio with an emphasis on basic radio production. Students gain competence in using radio equipment and producing programs in various formats. The course will examine the role of program elements to support business and public interest aspects of the medium. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 171 - Television Studio Production

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RGD remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: Designed to give the student a creative grasp of the art and craft of television production in a studio setting. Students develop skills in the aesthetic as well as technical aspects of television in the practical setting. Emphasis is on the production process by developing group and individual projects. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM, FAPA Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 172 - Video Field Production

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: Designed to give the student a creative grasp of the art and craft of television production in a field setting. Students develop skills in the aesthetic as well as technical aspects of television using single camera shooting and editing techniques. Emphasis is on the production process by developing group and individual projects. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM, FAPA Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 201 - Voice and Diction

Description: Prerequisistes: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course. A study of the structure and function of the speech and voice mechanism. The course is designed to provide training for the improvement of articulation and voice quality. The International Phonetic Alphabet and its use in recording the sounds of American English are studied. Emphasis is given to the practice and application of principles basic to good speech production. Voice recordings and individual conferences with the instructor are required of all students. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 202 - Persuasive Speaking

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: Students who have taken COM 102 will not receive credit for COM 202. Examines the role of persuasion in contemporary society. Focus on both the technical and ethical aspects of persuading. Study of attention, various appeals, and structure in adapting to audiences. Assigned speeches. SUNY GEN ED-GBCM; NCC GEN ED-HUM, COM Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 203 - Phonetics

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: This course will provide students with a strong foundation in the study of human speech by focusing on the physiological aspects as well as the physical components of speech sounds. Students will study the anatomy of the vocal tract, articulation processes, dialects and accents, the articulatory and acoustic properties of speech sounds, the International Phonetic Alphabet, and the direct application of phonetic principles. This course is intended to fit within the recommended sequence of course work to be completed by undergraduates who wish to enter the fields of Speech Pathology/Audiology, Linguistics, and TESL/TEFL. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 209 - Introduction to Speech and Hearing Therapy

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: A study of speech & hearing disorders, their diagnosis & treatment. Review of the physical, emotional & intellectual interrelationships of language & speech development. Provide a comprehensive overview of the field of speech & hearing therapy. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 210 - Global Media

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: The study of international, national, transnational, and global media. The course will deal with the media systems in other countries, the exportation of American media products, and how other cultures use the media to tell stories. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-GLNW, HUM Offered: Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 220 - Communication and Language

Prerequisites: COM 101 or COM 202 or COM 103. Students must have statisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: Communication and Language is an advanced course which teaches the meaning of oral language codes and explains how and why language takes the form we observe. Issues that underlie varieties of speech such as sexism, racism, and social status are examined, and the specific mechanisms of these codes are revealed. Special emphasis is given to the oral patterns used by men and women, to the pragmatic aspects critical to communicative function, and to the study of dialectical variety and bilingualism. SUNY GEN ED-GBCM; NCC GEN ED-PLDI, HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 222 - Nonverbal Communication

Prerequisites: COM 101. Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: Theories and methods of nonverbal communication. Emphasis on the analysis and significance of nonverbal cues and their effects on behavior in daily living. Participation in exercises demonstrating various aspects of nonverbal communication including body language, eye movement, smell and space and time relationships. Exploration of nonverbal behavior of other cultures and subcultures. Mini-projects in observing and recording nonverbal behavior in many kinds of situations including those in which nonverbal norms are violated. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 224 - Intercultural Communications

Prerequisites: COM 101. Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: This course will examine the factors that help people understand, adjust to, and interact with others of diverse cultures. The focus will be on the strategic role of communication within the context of sociocultural factors that affect communication style and effectiveness. Students will become familiar with major theory and research in intercultural communication and have an opportunity to develop and practice those competencies that will increase their effectiveness in intercultural interactions. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-PLDI, HUM Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

COM 290 - Media Practicum

Prerequisites: Departmental permission. Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: Supervised practical experience at media facilities providing the students with situations in which they can apply concepts learned in previous media courses. Field experience and future career opportunities will be discussed in a collateral on-campus class. The focus of this course is on media technology. (Prior coursework in media or permission of the Departmental Chair required.) Three credits (1 1/2 hours classroom lecture, discussion; 12 hours field experience) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications