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Course Number: COMM 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Introduction to Mass Communication

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Course Description: Study of the media by which entertainment and information messages are delivered. Includes an overview of the traditional mass media: their functions, structures, supports, and influences. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0901025106


Course Number: COMM 1316 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: News Photography I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to problems and practices of photography for newspapers, and/or fine art purposes/commercial output. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, digital and print media. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904015506


Course Number: COMM 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: News Photography II

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: COMM 1316.
Course Description: Advanced problems and practices of photography for newspapers, and/or fine art purposes/commercial output. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, digital and print media. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904015506


Course Number: COMM 1318 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, NLC

Course Title: Photography I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: (1st semester, journalism emphasis) ( Also see ARTS 2356 for fine arts emphasis) Introduction to the basics of photography. Includes camera operation, techniques, knowledge of chemistry, and presentation skills. Emphasis on design, history, and contemporary trends as a means of developing an understanding of photographic aesthetics. This course is cross-listed as ARTS 2356. The student may register for either COMM 1318 or ARTS 2356 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5006055126


Course Number: COMM 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, NLC

Course Title: Photography II

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: COMM 1318.
Course Description: Extends the students' knowledge of technique and guides them in developing personal outlooks toward specific applications of the photographic process. This course is cross-listed as ARTS 2357. The student may register for either COMM 1319 or ARTS 2357 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec. 4 Lab)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5006055226


Course Number: COMM 1335 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, RLC

Course Title: Introduction to Electronic Media

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Study of the development, regulation, economics, social impact, and industry practices in broadcasting and cable communication. Includes non-broadcast television, new technologies, and other communication systems. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0901025206


Course Number: COMM 1336 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Video Production I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course introduces the student to station organization, studio operation, and the use of studio equipment. Topics include continuity, camera operation, sound, lighting, and videotape recording. Practical experience in the operation of television studio and control room equipment, including both pre- and post-production needs. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1002025206


Course Number: COMM 1337 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Video Production II

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: COMM 1336.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Communications1336. Emphasis is on the concept and technique of production of television broadcasts in practical situations. Practical experience in the operation of television studio and control room equipment, including both pre- and post-production needs. This course was previously cross-listed as DRAM 1337. The student may receive credit for only one of the two, either COMM 1337 or DRAM 1337. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1002025206


Course Number: COMM 2300 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, RLC

Course Title: Media Literacy

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Criticism and analysis of the function, role, and responsibility of the mass media in modern society from the consumer perspective. Includes the ethical problems and issues facing each media format, with the effect of political, economic, and cultural factors on the operation of the media. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0901025306


Course Number: COMM 2302 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, RLC

Course Title: Principles of Journalism

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: COMM 1307, 2311 and 2315.
Course Description: This course examines major issues facing the news media in a democratic society and explores journalism's role in shaping public perception and affecting policy. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904015206


Course Number: COMM 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, RLC

Course Title: Audio Production

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts and techniques of sound production, including the coordinating and directing processes. Hands-on experience with equipment, sound sources, and direction of talent. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1002025106


Course Number: COMM 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, RLC

Course Title: Editing and Layout

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Editing and layout processes, with emphasis on accuracy and fairness, including the principles and techniques of design. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904015106


Course Number: COMM 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Media Writing

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Typing ability.
Course Description: Fundamentals of writing news for the mass media. Includes instruction in methods and techniques for gathering, processing, and delivering news in a professional manner. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904015706


Course Number: COMM 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: News Reporting

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: COMM 2311.
Course Description: Continuation of the aims and objectives of news gathering and writing with emphasis on advanced reporting techniques. (2 Lec.,3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904015806


Course Number: COMM 2324 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC, RLC

Course Title: Practicum in Electronic Media

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Lecture and laboratory instruction and participation. (2 Lec. 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 090701530


Course Number: COMM 2327 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, RLC

Course Title: Introduction to Advertising

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamentals of advertising including marketing theory and strategy, copy writing, design, and selection of media. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0909035106


Course Number: COMM 2328 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Advertising Art I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Communication of ideas through processes and techniques of graphic design and illustration. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004025126


Course Number: COMM 2329 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Advertising Art II

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: COMM 2328.
Course Description: Communication of ideas through processes and techniques of graphic design and illustration. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004025126


Course Number: COMM 2330 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, RLC

Course Title: Introduction to Public Relations

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Exploration of the history and development of public relations. Presentation of the theory behind and process of public relations, including the planning, implementation, and evaluation of PR campaigns. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0909025106


Course Number: COMM 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, RLC

Course Title: Radio/Television Announcing

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Principles of announcing: study of voice, diction, pronunciation and delivery. Experience in various types of announcing. Study of phonetics is recommended. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0907015406


Course Number: COMM 2332 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, RLC

Course Title: Radio/Television News

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Preparation and analysis of news styles for the electronic media. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904025206


Course Number: COMM 2339 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC, RLC

Course Title: Writing for Radio, Television and Film

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to basic script formats, terminology, and writing techniques, including the writing of commercials, public service announcements, promotions, news, documentary, and fictional materials. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904025106


Course Number: COMM 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Academic Cooperative

This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This instructional program is designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in Communication. In conjunction with class seminars, the student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of Communication. This course is cross-listed as SPCH 2389. The student may register for either COMM 2389 or SPCH 2389 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 5 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2401035212



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.