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Undergraduate Course Descriptions 2009-2010
Last updated 10/20/2009


01700/Communications & Theater (COMM+TH)

Lower Division Courses

1001. SCT Freshman Seminar (1 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: COMM+TH 0050.)

The School of Communications and Theater Freshman Seminar introduces first year students in the school to the purposes of higher education and to the skills needed to use academic resources and technology successfully, both in college and beyond. The course covers topics such as time management and study skills, as well as University support services and areas of interest specific to SCT students. The course meets for eleven weeks.

Note: This course is for School of Communications and Theater students only.

Upper Division Courses

3081. Communications Special Projects (1 to 4 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: COMM+TH 0391.)

Individualized project proposed by the student and approved by a faculty advisor which will contribute to and enhance the studentís general education and add to specific interest of the student in the field of communications.

Note: Permission of faculty advisor required. Mode: Individualized study by the student in consultation with the faculty advisor.

3082. Communications Independent Study (1 to 4 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: COMM+TH 0392.)

Student proposed independent study/research in an area of interest to the student which will enhance their general education and a specific area of the field of communications.

Note: Permission of Instructor/Faculty Advisor required. Mode: Independent research by student in consultation with Faculty Advisor.

3085. Communications Major Internship (1 to 4 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: COMM+TH 0390.)

Prerequisite: Communications Major foundation courses completed. Junior class standing minimum.

Student will research internship opportunities, set up interviews, secure position, and work a minimum of five hours per week and a maximum of twenty-five hours in a professional environment. Experiences will be shared with classmates and documented with written submission to the faculty advisor. Students should visit the internship manual through the Communications Program home page at www.temple.edu/sct/communications/index.htm for additional information and requirements.

Note: This course is for majors only. Director permission required. Please see internship manual for prerequisites and information. Mode: Professional work experience along with required papers and online participation.

3385. Diamond Peer Teachers - Internship I (1 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required.

The Diamond Peer Teachers Program provides students with a mentored university-level teaching experience in their major. Course requirements include participation in the three-day pre-semester Teaching Institute and regular participation in the Peer Teachers support group throughout the semester. Peer Teachers provide supplemental instruction in first- and second-year courses, promote student engagement, and model successful study habits and academic preparedness for students with whom they work. For Diamond Peer Teachers only.

3386. Diamond Peer Teachers - Internship II (1 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: COMM+TH 0386.)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required.

The Diamond Peer Teachers Program provides students with a mentored university-level teaching experience in their major. Course requirements include participation in the three-day pre-semester Teaching Institute and regular participation in the Peer Teachers support group throughout the semester. Peer Teachers provide supplemental instruction in first- and second-year courses, promote student engagement, and model successful study habits and academic preparedness for students with whom they work. For Diamond Peer Teachers only.

3980. Honors Special Topic: An Introduction to Communication in Public Life (3 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: COMM+TH H392.)

Variable topics course which can be used for partial fulfillment of the requirements for completion of the University Honors Program. Topics cover aspects of communication studies, including applications of theory, performance, advocacy, media, and analysis.

Note: For University Honors Program students only.

3990. Honors Special Topics (3 s.h.) RCI: HO.

(Formerly: COMM+TH H393.)

Subject matter varies each semester. Please consult the Course Schedule (OWLnet) for further information.

4111. Communications Major Senior Seminar (3 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: COMM+TH 0396.)

A capstone experience concerning the various components of the field and discipline of communications. This seminar will synthesize the academic preparation posited by the Communications Program, focusing on aspects of theoretical and applied contributions. Particular focus is on both fortifying academic skills and preparation for post graduation goals.

Note: This course is for senior communications majors only. Mode: Seminar.
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