SPRING 2022 COURSES

Courses at Allegheny College will be in person, with masking and social distancing in place. THere will be no Zoom sessions unless we have a lockdown.

COMM 120-M1: Intro to Media Culture (4 Credits) MODULE 1
M/T/W/TH/F: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Quigley Auditorium

Also taught in Module 2 as COMM 120*00 (4 credits)
T/Th 3:20 PM - 4:50 PM in Vukovich 203

 

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This is an introductory media course that introduces you to how media corporations work as culture industries, producing the artifacts and ideas that inform our personal, social, and national identities, the stories we tell, and the systems of representation we use to tell them. Now, more than ever, the importance of the news media as the watchdog of the people, the controversy surrounding the role of social media as news gatekeepers, and the spotlight on media activists, allows us the opportunity to examine unfolding news stories while learning about how cultural producers create privileged 'ways of looking' that are hierarchical, exclusionary, and inclined to generate/reiterate symbolic violence.

This course along with COMM 145 are the core requirements for a Communication Major. This course also fulfills the core introductory requirement for a Communication Minor.

COMM 276*00: Digital & Integrated Branding (4 credits) 
M/W 10:40 AM - 12:10 PM; Vukovich 203

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COMM 276 is an examination of how digital audiences and cultures are constituted through interactive and integrated branding practices. Whether we speak of promoting nations, goods and services, tourism, celebrities/influencers, or philanthropic causes, at the heart of these practices is the growing customization of consumer messaging, the management of authenticity in brand positioning and experience, and a renewed concern for ethical consumerism. Students analyze case studies and draw from industry perspectives to collaborate in producing portfolio-based projects that demonstrate an awareness of strategy process and outcomes.

INTDS 390*00 (2 credits)
Interdisciplinary Applications for Global Citizen Scholars

Co-taught with Dr. Waggett (Global Health Studies)
W 12:20 PM - 1:20 PM (Carr Hall 239). 

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An application of interdisciplinary approaches in addressing multiple aspects of the global citizen scholars cohort-related theme.   Students adapt communication strategies to effectively listen, express, and accommodate others in relationship and community-building that produces collaborative action. Students apply their knowledge and skills from previous seminars to design and/or execute workable solutions that tackle an aspect of a complex global problems using consensus-building, teamwork, and participatory learning.  Projects incorporate cultural, ethical, social, and environmental considerations in assessing the local and global consequences of individual and collective interventions.   Students must be Global Citizens Scholars to enroll in this seminar.  
  Students must be Global Citizens Scholars to enroll in this seminar.  Signature required.   

COMM 610*02: Senior Project. 
Dates/Times TBD.

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The Senior Comprehensive Project (COMP) provides students with an opportunity to integrate discipline-specific scholarship with the communication and research skills necessary for professionals in the 21st century. During their first year at Allegheny, students write, speak, and research frequently in their first-year seminars (FS 101 and FS 102). By their sophomore year, they are ready to undertake the complexities of writing and speaking in the discipline (FSCOMM 201). They further hone these disciplinary communication skills in a junior seminar (COMM 581), the final preparatory phase for the Senior Project. By the senior year, students are sufficiently prepared to undertake a scholarly endeavor approximating those experiences they will face as professionals in their field. Seniors must submit and successfully defend their project (COMM 610) before their faculty Committee, as part of their graduation requirements.

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COMM 593*01
Peer Mentoring

Structured work to enhance learning by other students who are enrolled in a regular course. To receive academic credit, peer mentors are expected to complete assignments other than those assigned in the course and to reflect on the peer-leadership experience.

Credit: One to four semester credit hours. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.