New course proposals

The following new course proposals have been submitted to the Faculty Senate office for review and approval and are listed here for faculty review and comment. Comments on any new course proposal should be submitted to Ernest May, Secretary of the Faculty Senate, at senate@senate.umass.edu.

COMM 231, “Film and Television Production Concepts,” 3 credits. An introduction to film and television production principles and processes from script to screen in lecture format as preparation for hands-on production courses. The art and craft of film and video, including scripting, pre-production, production and post-production phases are explored.
Prerequisites: None.

COMM 265, “Democracy and Discourse,” 3 credits. Introduction to rhetorical theory and the criticism of public discourse beginning with the Western origins of rhetoric as a practical art. Contemporary contributions to theory and the critique of current public address. Prerequisites: None.