Current Courses

CMM 225 A – Topics in Digital Storytelling: Podcasts – Spring 2024

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The practices of digital storytelling bring the digital creation tools of the current age together with the varied traditions of storytelling. Digital storytelling connects the creative energies of the author-artist to the digital media techniques through which the artist expresses their creativity. Students in the course will exercise their creative energy in telling stories digitally as they develop their ability to use relevant digital (hardware and software) tools. Digital storytelling encompasses storytelling through sound, video, image, the intersection of word and image, and more. Accordingly, it lends itself well to the topics-based approach. PODCASTS TOPIC: Focuses on the techniques involved in telling engaging audio stories: Story structure, interviewing, sound capture, mixing, and editing. Students work individually and collaboratively to pitch and produce a variety of shorter- and longer-form audio stories. Meets the Core Creative Arts Expression and electives in Art and Design Media, Communication and Media Arts, English, and Writing. 3.000 cr.

Internships in Arts and Humanities – Spring 2024

An internship is a high impact learning experience where knowledge and theory from students’ program of study are integrated with shadowing, volunteering, or paid employment with a private company, not-for-profit organization or government agency toward the intentional development of transferable knowledge, skills and abilities and practical application of professional competencies. The semester prior to the internship, Academic and Career Advising Center staff assist students with preparing their application materials and searching and applying for English Studies related internships within the local community, stateside or abroad, as well as in defining learning objectives, educational and career goals, and professional deliverables to be met throughout the course of training and practice. During the semester of the internship course, under the mentorship of a dedicated professional who has the education and/or background and expertise of the students’ discipline of study, students immerse in a remote, hybrid or in-person professional setting. Through guidance, support and regular feedback from the mentor and the internship course instructor, students strive to satisfactorily learn and practice their internship position and achieve their learning objectives. Students follow a course curriculum including: 40 contact hours at the host site per credit hour registered; participation in classes, meetings or workshops as scheduled by the course instructor; timely completion of homework assignments in support of student learning outcomes, professional readiness and career exploration; and end of semester evaluations. Internships culminate in a letter grade determined by the above criteria. Written pre-approval of the internship by the course instructor and Academic Director is required.
3.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours