369 SSU-TV (4)
This is an essential class for students who will work in the broadcasting industry. Students will learn about the history, structure, and operations of local broadcasting. Students will be expected to work in a specific department of SSU-TV during the semester. May be repeated for credit up to 12 units.
385 Media Lab: Radio (KSUN) (4)
A media lab to develop a range of skills in the production of radio programs. Work focuses on the production of live and prerecorded pieces for KSUN, SSU's internet radio station (www.sonoma.edu/ksun). The lab also serves as the staff meeting of the radio station. May be repeated for up to 12 units.
402 Senior Seminar(4) / Fall, Spring
Students will share at least one critical analysis of a specific media message and complete a senior-level project/portfolio/study, which is the culmination of their major experience. Seniors only. Cannot be repeated for credit.
435 Seminar: Mass Media (4) / Spring
Seminar provides an opportunity to gain new insights into social problems through an intensive analysis of the role and impact of mass communication in contemporary society. Emphasis is on exploring, through a major research project, social issues that should be, but are not, fully covered by the mass media. Prerequisite: COMS 301 or SOCI 300 or SOCI 331 or consent of instructor. Cross-listed as SOCI 435.
460 Teaching Assistant in Communication Studies (1-4) / Fall, Spring
Intended to give students experience assisting instructors. Teaching assistants help teach, do research, and tutor students in classes. Consent of instructor and department contract required.
470 Research Assistant in Communication Studies (1-4) / Fall, Spring
Intended to give selected students experience in the construction and implementation of a professor's research project. Consent of instructor and department contract required.
495 Special Studies (1-4) / Fall, Spring
Supervised study of a particular problem or area of interest in the media selected by the student in consultation with a sponsoring faculty member. Meetings will be arranged for discussions and progress evaluations. May be repeated for credit. Consent of instructor and Special Study 495 contract required.
499 Media Internship (1-4) / Fall, Spring, Summer
This class provides students with an opportunity to discover how to make an effective transition from the classroom to the workplace. For a semester, individuals work in a media firm, business, newspaper, radio or TV station. On the job, students learn networking and negotiating skills. Assignments for class include: a resume; workplace lingo; self-evaluation; profile of supervisor; and album with photos and text that describe the experience. There is also an interview for a job. Seniors only. Consent of instructor, internship agreement form, and department contracts required. Can be taken for up to 4 units only.