Communication Studies and Theatre (CST) at Laurel Ridge Community College


         
 
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CST 100 - Principles of Public Speaking
Applies theory and principles of public address with an emphasis on preparation and on the extemporaneous method of delivery. The assignments in the course require college-level reading and analysis of scholarly studies and coherent communication through written reports, including the production of at least one APA/MLA-formatted individual writing assignment. This is a UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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CST 110 - Introduction to Human Communication
Examines the elements affecting human communication in individual (e.g., intrapersonal, interpersonal), small group, and public communication contexts with an emphasis on the practice of communication skills in each context. The assignments in the course require college-level reading and analysis of scholarly studies and coherent communication through written reports including the production of at least one APA/MLA-formatted individual writing assignment. This is a UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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CST 112 - Voice and Diction II
Continued improvement of pronunciation, articulation, and voice quality with a focus toward applying these skills to text. Includes applied phonetics and dialect work. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: CST 111
3 credits
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CST 114 - Survey of Mass Media
Examines the history and current understanding of mass communication. Covers print media (newspapers, magazines, and books), electronic media (radio, television, film, the Internet), advertising, public relations, and mass media theory, research, and ethics.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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CST 115 - Small Group Communication
Emphasizes the development of presentational ability in a group, decision-making, group maintenance, and leadership and participant skills. Incorporates a preliminary study of group dynamics.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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CST 126 - Interpersonal Communication
Teaches interpersonal communication skills for both daily living and the world of work, including perception, self- concept, self-disclosure, listening and feedback, nonverbal communication, attitudes, assertiveness, and other interpersonal skills. The assignments in the course require college-level reading and analysis of scholarly studies and coherent communication through written reports including the production of at least one APA/MLA-formatted individual writing assignment.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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CST 130 - Introduction to the Theatre
Surveys the principles of drama, the development of theatre production, and selected plays to acquaint the student with various types of theatrical presentations. This is a Passport and UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 151 - Film Appreciation I
Provides students with a critical understanding of film through the discussion and viewing of motion pictures with emphasis upon the study of film history and the forms and functions of film. Students will develop skills to analyze the shared social, cultural and historical influences of films and their contexts. Part I of II. This is a Passport and UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 201 - Introduction to Communication Theory and Research
Introduces the field of communication, emphasizing perspectives on theory and research, topical areas within the discipline, basic research methodologies, and a survey of theories in those areas. Covers basic procedures for theory-building, research, and writing about communication.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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CST 221 - Public Relations
Introduces public relations as a marketing activity and focuses on media relations, publicity, strategic planning, public relations research, communication with multiple audiences, and the elements of an effective public relations campaign to influence public opinion. Equips students with the basic skills for writing publicity materials and coordinating public relations campaigns and media kits. This course applies basic writing and communication skills to the principles of public relations. This is an upper level course intended for students planning to study in public relations or a related field. This course is cross-listed with MKT 221. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Lecture 3 credits. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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CST 229 - Intercultural Communication
Explores human communication across cultural contexts and introduces the study of intercultural communication. Prepares students to communicate effectively within an increasingly multicultural world and globalized era. Develops understanding and analytical skills regarding communication across cultural contexts.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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CST 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CST 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours.
1-5 credits