• 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, Elizabeth Peterson, Elizabeth Siwo, 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, Sharifa Simon-Roberts, Stephen Iandoli, Vito Silvestri
  • 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 Peter Casey
  • 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, Mohamed Khalil, Richard West, Sharifa Simon-Roberts
  • CC211 Introduction to Health Communication

    4 Credits

    Introduces the study and application of principles and practices of health communication. This is a foundation for students in exploring what we know about our health due to the different components of communicating about health. Specifically, topics cover doctor-patient communication, the role of culture, social support, family health history, varied communication channels, technology, health campaigns, risk communication, and government policies. Case studies of health practices are used to illustrate these different topics. Cross-listed with HC 200.

    Instructors Deion Hawkins
  • 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
  • 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
  • CC235 Sports Communication

    4 Credits

    Sports is a major industry in the United States today, and this course introduces students to the wide-ranging field of sports communication. The course is a comprehensive survey and analysis of the best practices and techniques for effective public relations in the sports industry. Topics include how to define, develop, and deliver an effective campaign; the use of mass and social media platforms for brands, personalities, and teams; and the management and mitigation of crisis. Course pedagogies include case studies, simulations, presentations by professionals associated with the field, writing assignments, and role-playing exercises.

    Instructors Lauren Anderson
  • CC236 Sports Public Relations

    4 Credits

    Provides students with a practical, strategic, and technical understanding of sports communication and the roles that publicists, agents, and sports marketers play in the industry. Discussion topics include various aspects of sports-focused public relations and mass media such as: media relations, social media, branding, media management, crisis communication, and sponsorships. Students explore the public's relationship with athletes, teams, and sports, as well as broadcast, Internet, and print news mediums as they relate to sports communication. Students can expect to explore topics through a mix of class lectures, assigned readings, written assignments, expert speakers, role-playing exercises, and a final project.

    Instructors David Richard, Maria Scott
  • CC240 Topics in Communication Studies: Pop Culture and Communication

    4 Credits

    Pop culture and communication explores the symbiotic relationship between pop culture and society. In this course, the emphasis is on cultural products consumed by diverse audiences. To conduct an in-depth analysis of pop culture, we’ll examine society’s role in shaping cultural products such as movies, television shows, music, video games, social media, food, art, and fashion, as well as how media is used to attain “popular” status. In addition, the course provides an opportunity for students to critique elements of pop culture and gain a greater understanding of pop culture’s place in society.

    Instructors Sharifa Simon-Roberts
  • CC242 Introduction to Podcasting

    4 Credits

    Instructors John Zannis