• CC100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication

    4 Credits

    Introduces basic concepts, theories, and principles of oral communication applied to speaking situations. Develops competence in oral communication through performance and critical analysis of student skills in a variety of speaking formats. Audience analysis, content discovery, communication strategies, arrangement of ideas, use of evidence and reasoning to support claims, language and style, voice and other delivery skills and ethical considerations are covered.

    Instructors Beverly Conte, Christin Rills, Elizabeth Maglio, Elizabeth Peterson, Gordon Curry, Gregory Freed, Heather May, Jane Pierce Saulnier, Jeanine Kane, Joshua Way, Karen Lauffer, Kenneth Grout, Keri Thompson, Lanita Foley, Owen Eagan, Shane Martin, Stephen Iandoli
  • CC150 Radio Programming & Operations

    4 Credits

    An in-depth exploration into the art and science of programming terrestrial, internet, and satellite radio entities, in both the commercial and public sectors. This course focuses on the evolution of broadcasting an audio product for entertainment and informational purposes. It examines the effects of cultural, governmental, technological, and market forces on the radio industry as a whole as well as on individual radio stations throughout North America.

    Instructors Genevieve DiNatale
  • CC203 Intercultural Communication

    4 Credits

    Using a multidisciplinary lens we will work together to openly and critically investigate the communication processes across different cultures and sub-cultures with an emphasis on intercultural perceptions, values and social norms among different groups/global populations.

    Instructors Cathryn Edelstein, Elizabeth Siwo, Richard West, Sharifa Simon-Roberts
  • CC204 Communication & Cultural Identity in a Global Perspective: The Case of the Netherlands

    4 Credits

    Instructors Chester Lee
  • CC204 Communication and Cultural Identity in a Global Perspective: The Netherlands

    4 Credits

    Instructors Chester Lee
  • CC210 Culture, Diversity, and Health Communication

    4 Credits

    Provides an understanding of how diverse people and groups communicate about and negotiate issues of health and illness. It uses a socio-ecological approach to study various aspects of culture, health behaviors, and health dynamics. Course investigates processes for developing culturally competent health initiatives for diverse populations. Cross-listed with HC 210.

    Instructors Heather May
  • CC214 Mental Health, Media and Public Policy

    4 Credits

    Focuses on the role of communication and rhetoric in shaping distinctions and relations between \\"mental health\"\" and \"\"public policy.\"\" Students focus predominantly on how rhetoric around mental health issues, in a variety of media settings (print, online, social), influence public perception of mental health issues and how that perception can lead to public policy changes. Students look at historical movements as well as current issues like the opioid epidemic approaches to public safety and mental health advocacy campaigns. Students engage in researching and creating an advocacy campaign of their own."

    Instructors Heather May
  • CC220 Public Discourse in U.S.

    4 Credits

    Examines how Americans in the United States talk about important public issues including race, class, work, and foreigners. Applies theories of discourse to case studies of political communication.

    Instructors Vito Silvestri
  • CC221 Global Political Communication

    4 Credits

    The broad objective of this course is to provide students with a detailed examination of the impact of communication technologies and other contextual variables on political information flows and social interactions in the United States and internationally. This course puts an emphasis on political communication from a permanent campaigning perspective in and out of elections, party politics, and governing processes.

    Instructors Vincent Raynauld
  • CC230 Esports

    4 Credits

    Starts with the history of competitive gaming. Students learn the complexities involved in marketing to the present demographic and overall landscape of e-sports. They learn to navigate the structure of e-sports teams, gaming companies, and affiliate organizations. Case studies are utilized to understand management approaches that have succeeded and failed in recent e-sports teams. Students learn baseline skills in broadcasting: audio and visual paradigms, leading software, film and sound editing, podcasting and written communication, and practical telecasting. The course involves an experimental learning component, where students take on management roles within Emerson’s and surrounding Boston-area colleges’ e-sports team entities.

    Instructors Bryan Hummel