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Course Descriptions
Global Communication and Culture Major Courses
Intro to Media Studies - This course is primarily about the relationship between media and society. It explores the ways in which media and society shape each other. The course examines the development and role of media such as print, radio, television, film, video games, animation and the Internet. It introduces students to key theories, concepts and contemporary issues in media studies in the context of globalization and recent social change.
Global Media - This course is primarily about the relationship between media and society. It explores the ways in which media and society shape each other. The course examines the development and role of media such as print, radio, television, film, video games, animation and the Internet. It introduces students to key theories, concepts and contemporary issues in media studies in the context of globalization and recent social change.
Global Media - This course introduces students to the issues revolving around the globalization of media and its implications for local, national, regional and global culture and identity. The course involves critical examinations of the ways in which we as the audience use various old and new media and how the use may or may not shape our sense of culture, identity and diversity in our everyday life.
Communication Theory - This course introduces students to the fundamental theories of human communication, mass communication, and new media and technology. It focuses on the relationships among communication theory, research, and practice. General themes include intra- and interpersonal communication, public communication, mass media, and contemporary issues associated with mediated communication.
Communication Technology and Society - This course introduces students to the historical development and role of information and communication technologies and their significance in our everyday life. It examines the political, economic, social and policy aspects of various media technologies such as print, radio, television, film, video games, animation, the Internet, and digital and new media. It also explores contemporary issues associated with the rapidly developing media technologies, which include intellectual property, privacy, freedom of information and social change.
Theories of Persuasion - This course introduces students to the theories and practice of persuasion. Drawing not only from communication studies but also from other social sciences such as sociology, psychology, linguistics, economics and management, it investigates the ways in which techniques and strategies of persuasion are used in interpersonal as well as mass media communication.
Political Communication - This course introduces students to the fundamentals of political communication. It examines the history, concepts, theories and contemporary issues that are involved in the processes by which interpersonal communication and mass media influence and are influenced by public opinion formation, political agenda and issues, the election and campaign processes, governmental and collective decision making, the developing and delivery of government policies, and the evaluation of government performance.
Organizational Communication - One of the ways in which individuals engage themselves in society is through organizations. In particular, through the workplace, individuals realize their goals. This course is about how individuals exchange verbal and nonverbal messages to accomplish their tasks in organizations. Throughout the course, students will examine the theories and practice of organizational communication with such topics as organizational culture, organizational socialization, social network, forms of organizing, decision making, power, leadership, conflict, technology in the workplace, and various approaches to human resource management.
Development Communication - This course examines the history and role of communication in the process of social change. It introduces students to core concepts and theories of development communication as it investigates the significance of interpersonal and mass media communication in such topics as social movements, social control, resistance, rhetoric and propaganda, education and entertainment, communication technology, and various ethical issues.
Television and Culture - “Did you see that show last night? That was so funny!” What makes a TV program so popular that everyone is talking about it the next day at school and work? What impact does this have on society? This course investigates the dynamic interactions between television and culture. Students will identify the main features of the television industry and of the most popular programs to acquire skill in interpreting the cultural impact on viewers. Students examine the decision-making process behind television programming and become more knowledgeable and selective viewers.
Principles and Practices of Translation - There is much more to translation than just knowing a language. This course introduces students to the theories and practices of translation and interpretation beyond vocabulary and grammar. Students analyze pre-prepared interpretations and translations to discover the mental processes involved in interpretation and the cultural factors that influence those processes. Students will also explore ethical standards and dilemmas in interpretation.
Film and American Culture - America is just like in the movies! Is it true? This course explores the relationship between American films and their reflection of, and influence on, American culture. Students will view a variety of films or film clips that support the course objectives and engage in class discussions that will stimulate critical thinking skills and increase cultural awareness.
Foundations of Communication - This course introduces students to basic ideas and practices used in the field of communication. By combining theoretical approaches with applied activities, students will learn valuable skills that are desired in the contemporary job market. Students will be expected to participate in a variety of activities, discussions, readings, and assignments to successfully master the content area.
Cultural Theory - This course is designed to familiarize students with major works of cultural theory and criticism. Cultural theory provides a foundation for us to contextualize and critique political, social and economic constructions of culture. Specifically, the course focuses on theories and critiques of colonialist and imperialist formations of culture/cultural discourses. In doing so the course aims to examine the relations of power that infuse culture and the dynamism of cultural discourses.
Reality and Media - It is a common belief that the stories we encounter through mass media, whether in video games, action movies, or political comedy skits on Saturday Night Live, are just entertaining fantasies that have no tangible impact on our everyday lives, attitudes, and choices. This course challenges those assumptions. The course focuses on how the images, sounds, and narratives that bombard us daily have ample power to alter our realities in regard to gender and racial stereotyping, social identity, domestic violence, presidential politics, “fake news” and “new media” like text-messaging, blogs, and Facebook.
Gender, Race, and Class - This course will focus on class gender, race and class as historically specific, structured relations of oppression and exploitation, exploring some of the main theories which have been developed to account for their existence and interaction Some of the questions to be addressed are: What are the main levels of analysis within which we can explore the interplay between these exploitative and oppressive relations? What are some of the ways through which globalization affects these relations and the theories about these relations? What are their theoretical, cultural, ideological and political implications? How do they illuminate or obscure our understanding of contemporary social issues? The course is intended to be critical, examining controversial issues from a variety of theoretical and political standpoints.
Thesis - This is the capstone course for the Global Communication & Culture major student. It is designed to foster and support the thesis-writing process in addition to being a writing workshop. Students will apply research methodologies, engage in peer-reviewing and oral presentations, and develop their writing for publication. The course will also offer professional development for students interested in academic careers.
Globalization and Social Media - The world becomes more connected every month. Thanks to social media and the decreased cost of technology, people are able to share ideas more quickly and more easily than previously imagined. This course will study many case studies of how social media is being used to connect citizens of the world. We will explore how different cultures and governments embrace social media and why. Students will have a greater understanding of the power of social media to help people organize and create changes in society.
Internet Media Production - We live in a busy, global, digital, connected world. The organizations that can effectively use the internet to connect with people have a large advantage over other countries. This course will help you use the newest tools and trends to communicate effectively in this new world. In this course you will learn how to plan, prepare and present your message with the help of many free tools. You will learn how to create and manage messages that will help for public relations and marketing.
Principles of Audio/Video Production - This course will help you tell the positive stories of your life or your organization in an effective way visually by using audio, photos and video. This course will prepare you effectively use the power of sight, sound and language to communicate your ideas, passions, or proposals for profit. In this course you will learn how to plan, prepare and present your message in a way that people will remember. During your days at LGC, the things you will learn in this class will help your future presentations and group projects.
Principles of Public Relations - Less than 100 years ago, the exciting field of Public Relations was born. Sigmund Freud’s nephew learned how to use media and messages to control how people think. Today, organizations rely on public relations to communicate how they want people to think about their organization. You will learn about the history, theories, practices and principles public relations. You will also follow current events throughout this semester through the eyes of a public relations expert.
Advanced Video Production - This course should be taken after Principles of Audio/Video Production. You will begin using the camera and editor in the second week of the course. You will be busy having fun creating valuable content in English that will be used for promoting and reporting events at LGC. You will learn to think like a journalist and think like a marketer as you discover the power of video in communicating the mission of your organization.
Production Project - This project course should be taken with Advanced Video Production. This will be an active hands-on segment of it’s partner course. You should be prepared to apply the knowledge you learn in previous video production and journalism courses by creating media to help tell the positive stories of your campus. Your time management & project management skills will greatly increase during this course.
Gaming and Animation - Gaming and animation have powerful effects on culture. Marketers and media companies use both gaming and animation spread their messages. In this course you will learn the positive and negative effects of these types of media, how they effect our cultures and how they effect how we spend our time.
Effective Storytelling - We all have interesting stories to tell. Stories are valuable tools to help people connect and understand each other. You will learn the elements and skills needed to deliver effective stories to persuade people to join your organization’s mission. This course will discuss how stories are used in marketing, public relations, organizational communications, politics, and cultural traditions. Stories can make presentation, advertisements and conversations more exciting if you learn how to tell them the right way.
Research Methods - This course is an introduction to basic research. It includes a review of the scientific method, questions of validity and ethics, primary and secondary research, and quantitative, qualitative and participatory research methodologies. Within this context, the course explores a variety of basic methods for collecting information, such as surveys, questionnaires, interviews, and focus groups. In addition, the course provides a framework for evaluating communication research and some hands-on experience in the process of conducting empirical investigations.
Advanced Qualitative Research Methods - This course examines in-depth qualitative research strategies and methods for students interested in furthering their knowledge and practice of qualitative research. It is expected that students have completed a basic research methods course. The learning objectives for advanced qualitative research methods are: (1) to help students understand the concepts necessary to produce high quality qualitative research, (2) to develop the skills and capabilities in the planning and execution of a qualitative research project, and (3) to develop the reflective ability to understand and critique the notion of good research. Topics include grounded theory, storytelling, critical ethnography, discourse analysis, case studies, and phenomenology.
Advanced Globalization Seminar - This seminar examines the influence of globalization on the realization of communication processes and culture. The course begins by exploring the many facets of globalization, including the free flow of goods and capital, the rise of global institutions, and the movement of people and ideas across borders. The second section of the course examines globalization’s impact on culture, including popular knowledge, development, international labor and safety standards, environmental sustainability, the preservation of cultural identity, social welfare, human rights, democratization and global terrorism. We will examine the influence of a variety of actors on the intersection of globalization and culture, including media, social networking, MNCs, the IMF/World Bank, the WTO, NGOs, and states.
Contemporary Political Discourse - This course explores political and cultural issues through the framework of public discourse and power dynamics. The course analyzes the vocabularies through which we publicly understand contemporary issues, examines the interests served by such language discourses, and invites discussion regarding alternative language choices.
Issues in Communication Studies - Issues in Communication Studies explores a particular set of concepts and skills from communication in more depth. The course may choose to focus on a particular issue, for example, a current public affairs topic or critical thinking strategies, or on an applied communication problem, such as designing a competitive strategic information campaign or producing a journalistic product. Subjects vary.
Global Communication Seminar - This seminar entails a detailed examination of a specific topic from the field of communication, exploring in greater depth theories and methods introduced in the core communication curriculum. Seminars include a heavy focus on class participation and students complete a research project with a significant final product (typically a research paper).
Global Media Literacy - In a world saturated with messages from various media, it is critical for citizens around the globe to develop the ability to strategically access, analyze, evaluate, and produce communication in a variety of forms. This course analyzes messages from various angles including the producers, intentions, various media, intended audiences as well as looking at the ways various individuals and agencies try to influence how messages are produced and disseminated. Students will analyze these subjects and practice presenting information related to these issues.
Journalism Project - Students will write articles for and design one or two issues of LGC’s newsletter, Global Horizons, during the semester. The number of issues will depend on the number of students who register for this project.
Advanced Presentation Skills - Students who graduate and plan to work in communication fields will need a strong background in both theory and practice on how to prepare and execute successful presentations. This course is both lecture-driven and practice-oriented. In this way, students will be given theoretical background and plenty of in-class practice. Topics for theoretical background (lectures) will include organization, body language, delivery, visual aids and increasing fluency in English for presentation purposes. For in-class practice, students will develop and deliver three distinct types of presentations: Informative, Demonstrative and Persuasion. Presentations will be done individually—there will be NO group presentations. Through this course, students will learn techniques to become more confident and effective presenters for a variety of topics.
Fundamentals of Journalism - Designed for students who are just beginning their studies in the field of journalism, this course introduces students to the principles of newswriting. Students will learn about the history of journalism, new journalistic media and the problems facing current journalists. Emphasis is made in the teaching of the basic skills of interviewing, reporting and copyediting. Students will be required to research and write several different styles of news writing including interviews, hard and soft news as well as stories about sports and other specialized fields. Students also learn to edit their own and others' news articles for grammar, accuracy and clarity.
Reporting and Writing - Designed as a continuation course after students complete Fundamentals of Journalism, this course educates students in both online and newspaper or magazine journalism. It combines instruction in contemporary theories about press performance with advanced newsroom skills. The course advances students’ understanding of newsroom management, news gathering, press ethics, and the organizational norms that drive journalistic styles. Students develop advanced reporting, writing and editing skills in completing various news assignments. Students will also sharpen their editorial skills with practice on outside new articles as well as on their own and others’ news articles.

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