Classes Taught


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.



ME 490 Media Arts / Multimedia Communication 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 / Multimedia Communication 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.

ME 343 Interactive Media Production. A lab course that deals with advanced web page production techniques including Flash and Dreamweaver. Topics covered include aesthetic, commercial, and production issues associated with the creation of interactive web pages.

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 280 Online Whetstone. A hands-on course designed for students who are considering going into online journalism. Students create and maintain the college newspaper’s website:

ME 241 / 341 Desktop Publishing. A lab course that covers the use of software to create a variety of print publications. Topics include graphic design, typography, clip art, file formats, scanning images, printing and working with graphic serviced bureaus.

ME 240 Web Design and Development. This course enables students to create websites that incorporate principles of effective and functional web site design. Students will also critique websites according to established design principles.

ME 200 History of U.S. Mass Media. This course provides a historical survey of the impact of the media on the political, cultural and economic aspects of U.S. society.

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.

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.

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 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.

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, small group 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 freshman level 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.

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