Teaching

COURSES TAUGHT

CURRENT

ME 490 Media Arts Senior Project
Required course for all Media Arts / Multimedia Communication students. Students produce a final project containing elements of critical thinking, research, and effective expression. Students work with their advisors to plan and execute the final project.

ME 482 Media Arts Internships
An internship in a work setting with a private company or government agency. Experience provides opportunity to apply academic learning in a practical work environment. Introductory, intermediate, and concluding evaluation conferences will be held with the student, cooperating advisor, and program director. Following the internship, the student prepares an oral and written report on the significance of the internship in theoretical learning.

ME346 Content Management Systems

ME 345 Digital Design & Layout

ME 343 Interactive Media Production
The aesthetic, commercial, and production issues associated with the creation of CD and online interactive media products. Topics include vector graphics, bitmap graphics, 3D graphics and animation, interactive media design, and web page design.

ME 342 Digital Photography
A study of the basics of digital photography. Topics include camera operations, lenses, media types, lighting techniques, compositions, use of color, digital manipulation of images, and making digital prints.

ME 243 Digital Illustration

ME 242 Digital Imaging

ME 241 / 341 Desktop Publishing
Learn to use desktop publishing software to create a variety of publications. Topics include graphic design, typography, clip art, computer-aided design, file manipulation, scanning images, printing, and working with graphic serviced bureaus.

ME 240 Website Design and Development
The global communication system known as the World-Wide Web (WWW) is quickly becoming an important medium for communication, and it is essential that the new media professional become familiar with the structural, organizational, and technical requirements of this (relatively) new and ever-changing medium. This course introduces principles of web design for effective and functional communication. It also provides experience with some of the major production software used in creating web sites.

ME 200 History of U.S. Mass Media

ME 140 Digital Media Literacy
This course introduces fundamental digital media concepts and processes, providing students with basic skills and literacy in digital media formats, production software, and delivery systems. It also explores the cultural consequences of digital production processes, providing students with an understanding of issues concerning interactivity, virtuality and media convergence.

ME 100 Media in Your Life

PAST
UNDERGRADUATE

MCOM 0204 Writing for the Media
Explores a variety of writing modes used in mass communication. Emphasis is on developing and refining the student’s writing skills. Students will be introduced to writing techniques used in newspapers, radio, television, magazines, advertising and public relations. A prerequisite for all other mass communication writing courses.

MCOM 0223 Introduction to Digital Media Production
Provides as introduction to digital image manipulation, animation, and web page production, and explores theoretical issues related to media development and integration. Includes an overview of the Macintosh interface, digital scanning and printing, and prepares students for advanced work in desktop publishing, multimedia production, and web page design.

MCOM 0335 Media, Technology and the Future
Examines trends in mediated communication, especially with regard to their future social, cultural, and economic effects on people. Emphasis will be placed on the merging roles and functions of mass media, telecommunication, and computer technologies, global communication, emerging multimedia systems, and technological innovation and notions of progress.

MCOM 0331 Interactive Communication Design
Designed to introduce students to the world of hypertext and nonlinear, multimedia communication. Introduces multimedia authoring software, and emphasizes the development and writing of nonlinear, hypertext scripts. Students will be able to develop their own hypertexts, animations, sounds, and digital images, which will contribute towards a final interactive multimedia project. Students will be encourages to explore the uses and philosophical implications of interactive, nonlinear mediated communication, to develop form in relation to content, to integrate diverse elements of their work, and to experiment beyond their usual area of specialization.

E79.0623 Computer Skills
This combined class (one classroom session; the remainder online) is designed to familiarize incoming freshmen with the computer, research and word processing skills they will need as college students. Covers e-mail, library and internet research, use of online forums, introductory and advanced browser topics, and use of Microsoft Word. Software design was based on theories of individual differences, self-direction, and self-regulated learning.

E79.0631 English Workshop
Individualized instruction in writing, supplemental to Prose Writing and writing assignments in other courses. Whole class, smallgroup and individual work on English written expression tailored to the needs of students. Focus on basics of punctuation, syntax, and lexicon as these technical elements enhance and enrich style. Revision and editing of student work with particular attention to developing variety in use of rhetorical devices and maintaining clarity of meaning and purpose.

E101 Writing
An introduction to the art of expository writing, with attention to analytical reading and critical thinking in courses across the college curriculum. Assignments offer students opportunities to read and write about culture, politics, literature, science, and other subjects. Emphasis is placed on helping students to develop their individual skills.

RLC 110 Reading and Writing I
Introduces students to the complex literacies of reading, writing, and thinking that are required in many freshmanlevel courses. Reading and writing are studied as processes of the creation of knowledge through reflection and revision, and students begin to analyze the complex cultural, social, and linguistic forces that shape all acts of reading, writing, and thinking, especially their own. The goal of this course is to enable students to gain confidence and expertise in critically evaluating their own positions and those of others through writing. Designated sections of this course will call for additional work in basic skills.

223/224 Introduction to Creative Writing
The aim of this course is to give students a taste of the delights and difficulties of writing poetry and narrative fiction. To this end, they read about the craft of writing, and read and discuss work by published writers. But the emphasis in this class is on student work: students write both short exercises designed to introduce them to the basic techniques of each genre and completed, revised poems and stories; they read and discuss the work of other students in the class; they have their work read and discussed by the class.

GRADUATE

E19.2015 Programming for Interactive Instruction
Design and production of educational multimedia environments using Director and Lingo. Design is guided by cognitive science views of learning as they relate to individualization and interactivity, learner control, construction of knowledge, appropriate interfaces, and other structural elements and activities that support effective learning. Includes the production of animation; recording, creating and processing of sound elements; and the use of tools such as Photoshop and Premiere for image acquisition and processing.

E19.2250 Telecommunications and Educational Applications
Introduces strategic use of computer networks to connect individuals, organizations and resources for education and training. Network components, design and implementation are examined through class demonstrations, discussions, on-line activities, readings and small-scale projects. E-mail, World Wide Web and other Internet applications are used to build a framework for learning and teaching.

34593/13 Web Based Curriculum Development
Graduate course designed to assist K-12 educators in developing courses on the World Wide Web and Internet. Topics included information and interface design, web authoring, and the design and creation of images for the web.

GUEST LECTURER

“Using the internet for research,” American Studies Graduate Program, Trinity College., 1997.

FACULTY WORKSHOPS

Faculty Course Management Workshop.
Designed and taught week-long summer workshop to help interested faculty integrate the College’s new Course Management System (CMS) into their classes. Workshop covers logging into the system, setting up individual courses, creating digital course materials and handouts, and other relevant aspects of a CMS.

COURSE AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT