Apr 27, 2018  
American University Catalog 2017-2018 
    
American University Catalog 2017-2018

Course Descriptions


 

Communication (Undergraduate Courses)

Note: The program track or tracks of each undergraduate professional course are noted in the course descriptions below: (BJ) Broadcast Journalism, (CS) Communication Studies (FM) Film and Media Arts, (PJ) Print Journalism, (PC) Public Communication. Media Studies courses are identified by (MS).

   •  COMM-351 AU Abroad Communication Program (1-6)
   •  COMM-359 Decisive Moments in Communication (3)
   •  COMM-360 Myths of the Media (3)
   •  COMM-365 Digital Media and Culture (3)
   •  COMM-369 Personal Branding and Online Identity (3)
   •  COMM-380 Public Communication Research (3)
   •  COMM-382 Writing for Visual Media (3)
   •  COMM-385 Digital Audio Production (3)
   •  COMM-387 Strategic Communication and Event Management (3)
   •  COMM-388 Collaboration and Team Communication (3)
   •  COMM-390 Independent Reading Course in Communication (1-6)
   •  COMM-391 Communication Careers Internship (2)
   •  COMM-396 Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (1-6)
   •  COMM-401 Communication Law (3)
   •  COMM-407 Media in Britain (3)
   •  COMM-408 Social Media Strategies and Tactics (3)
   •  COMM-409 Journalism Ethics (3)
   •  COMM-411 History of Documentary (3)
   •  COMM-412 Social Documentary (3)
   •  COMM-413 Producing Film and Video (3)
   •  COMM-414 History of Cross-Cultural Cinema (3)
   •  COMM-415 Children, Youth, and Digital Culture (3)
   •  COMM-416 Topics in Film and Media Arts (3)
   •  COMM-418 Data-Driven Journalism (3)
   •  COMM-419 In-Depth Journalism (3)
   •  COMM-420 Topics in Mass Media (3)
   •  COMM-422 Writing and Editing for Convergent Media (3)
   •  COMM-425 Advanced Reporting (3)
   •  COMM-426 Sports Writing and Reporting (3)
   •  COMM-428 Advanced Television and Video Production (3)
   •  COMM-432 Backpack Video Journalism (3)
   •  COMM-433 Broadcast Delivery (3)
   •  COMM-434 Film and Video Production II (3)
   •  COMM-435 Television Studio Production (3)
   •  COMM-437 Public Relations Portfolio (3)
   •  COMM-438 Production Practicum (1-3)
   •  COMM-439 Political Communication (3)
   •  COMM-441 Crisis Communication (3)
   •  COMM-443 Foreign Policy and the Press (3)
   •  COMM-445 Global Journalism: Issues and Trends in the Twenty-First Century (3)
   •  COMM-447 Multicultural Strategic Communication Campaigns (3)
   •  COMM-449 International Strategic Communication (3)
   •  COMM-450 Washington Journalism Semester Seminar I (4)
   •  COMM-451 Washington Journalism Semester Seminar II (4)
   •  COMM-452 Washington Journalism Semester Internship (4)
   •  COMM-453 Web and Mobile Development (3)
   •  COMM-454 Motion Graphics and Effects I (3)
   •  COMM-455 Motion Graphics and Effects II (3)
   •  COMM-456 Dramatic Production (3)
   •  COMM-457 Strategic Communication in Advertising (3)
   •  COMM-458 Strategic Communication Campaigns: Advertising Lab (3)
   •  COMM-463 Techniques and Aesthetics of Editing (3)
   •  COMM-464 Directing Actors for Camera (3)
   •  COMM-466 Advanced Writing for Film (3)
   •  COMM-467 Communication, Copyright and Culture (3)
   •  COMM-468 Musical Cultures and Industries (3)
   •  COMM-470 Organizational Communication (3)
   •  COMM-471 Film Technology and Practice (9)
   •  COMM-474 The Business of Television (3)
   •  COMM-476 Photojournalism and Social Documentary (3)
   •  COMM-477 History of Photography (3)
   •  COMM-478 Large Format and Commercial Photography (3)
   •  COMM-479 Fine Art Photography (3)
   •  COMM-481 Entertainment Communication (3)
   •  COMM-483 Advanced Writing for Documentary Film (3)
   •  COMM-484 Advanced Writing for Television (3)
   •  COMM-486 Documentary Production (3)
   •  COMM-489 Communication, Culture, and the Environment (3)
   •  COMM-490 Independent Study Project in Communication (1-6)
   •  COMM-491 Senior Professional Internship (3)
   •  COMM-496 Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (1-6)

Communication (Graduate and Advanced Undergraduate Courses)

Note: The program track or tracks of each undergraduate professional course are noted in the course descriptions below: (BJ) Broadcast Journalism, (CS) Communication Studies (FM) Film and Media Arts, (PJ) Print Journalism, (PC) Public Communication. Media Studies courses are identified by (MS).

   •  COMM-096 Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (0)
   •  COMM-500 Investigative Journalism Practicum (3)
   •  COMM-503 Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism Management (3)
   •  COMM-506 Writing the Short Film (3)
   •  COMM-509 Politics and the Media (3)
   •  COMM-514 Censorship and Media (3)
   •  COMM-520 History of Animation (3)
   •  COMM-521 Opinion Writing (3)
   •  COMM-524 Producing Environmental and Wildlife Films (3)
   •  COMM-528 Community Documentary: Stories of Transformation (3)
   •  COMM-533 Ethics in Strategic Communication (3)
   •  COMM-537 Sports Communication (3)
   •  COMM-538 Contemporary Media Issues (3)
   •  COMM-540 Social Marketing for Social Impact (3)
   •  COMM-542 Media Relations (3)
   •  COMM-543 Speechwriting (3)
   •  COMM-544 Foreign Correspondence (3)
   •  COMM-545 Business and Economic Journalism (3)
   •  COMM-551 Grassroots Digital Advocacy (3)
   •  COMM-556 Cross Cultural Film and Video Production (3)
   •  COMM-557 Art of Visual Storytelling: From Concept to Storyboards (3)
   •  COMM-558 Survey of American Cinema (3)
   •  COMM-560 Backpack Documentary (3)
   •  COMM-564 Documentary Storytelling for Social Change (3)
   •  COMM-565 Advanced Visual Media Portfolio (3)
   •  COMM-567 Communication and Social Change (3)
   •  COMM-568 Environmental Filmmaking for Public Television (3)
   •  COMM-569 Executive Suite (3)
   •  COMM-570 Film and Digital Media Institute (1-6)
 

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