Detailed analysis of major theories related to the interaction of communication technologies and society. Application to current examples in politics, advertising, and entertainment. May be repeated for a different topic. Prereq: CMN 455, 456, 457 and two 500 level courses, or permission.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Additional Course Details:
Podcasting has exploded in popularity over the past few years. As a means of self
expression, sharing information, instruction, marketing, or expressing opinions,
podcasting at its best and most effective is not just a casually produced audio report on
an issue, or high points from an interview. Creating an engaging, substantive podcast
provides an opportunity to inform and express on a high level, and deliver a finished
product in a relatively short period of time.
We will listen to the work of many of the top podcasters, who spend hours carefully
constructing their episodes. We will learn and use many of the same methods of writing,
storytelling, speaking, audio production, and post production traditionally used in
podcasts today. Each student will choose from myriad topics and develop a series on a
chosen topic. There will be a requirement of a minimum of one podcast episode every
other week. Over the course of the semester, students will work at developing and
enhancing their ability to produce sophisticated content which includes strong narrative