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Unformatted text preview: HOWARD UNIVERSITY JOHN H. JOHNSON SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS HISTORY OF BROADCASTING & FILM CRN: 82274 - RTVF 213 - 02, M/W 12:10 1:30PM, SCRW, SPRING 2011 INSTRUCTOR: Dominique Harrison OFFICE HOURS: M: 1:30PM 2:30PM & W: 11AM 12PM or by appointment OFFICE: Department of Radio, Television and Film: C230 EMAIL: email@example.com REQUIRED TEXTS : Hilmes, M. (2006). Only Connect: A cultural history of broadcasting in the United States (3 rd ed.). Boston, MA: Wadsworth Publishing. Thompson, K. & Bordwell, D. (2002). Film History: An introduction (2 nd ed.). McGraw-Hill . ** There will also be readings (or viewings) drawn from online resources such at Youtube. COURSE DESCRIPTION : This course is designed to give an overview of the history of radio, television and film and the political, social and economic impact these media outlets have on our society. COURSE OBJECTIVES: On completion of this course, students will know the beginnings and subsequent developments of broadcasting and film; through its myriad technological advances, economic and political ramifications, plus the ethical/legal issues that have affected America in its growth. Additionally, they will be able to acknowledge the contributions of people of color and women who have pioneered in the industry. Students should be able to: (1) Demonstrate an understanding of the history and role of professionals and institutions in shaping communications; (2) Demonstrate an understanding of diversity of groups in a global society in relations to communications; (3) Write and/or present correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communication professions, audiences and purposes they serve; and (4) Demonstrate an understanding of the tools and technologies appropriate for the communications professions in which they work. COURSE REQUIREMENTS: The work for this course consists of your attendance, reading assigned readings from the text and handouts, 3 examinations, 2 written exercises, and a PowerPoint presentation and paper. You are urged and expected to actively share your thoughts in class to receive class participation credit. Attendance is defined as being there when roll is taken at the beginning of class. Absences due to illness, intercollegiate athletic events, etc., are considered "excused" absences if reported in advance via e-mail, and with the appropriate doctors note or athletic directors note. You will not be penalized for missing that class; however, you are responsible for making up any work missed during your absence. It is up to you to find out what you must do both for the missed class as well as for the following class....
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- Fall '11