This course is designed to introduce students to communication skills on the interpersonal, small group and public communicative level, focusing on developing skills that will be needed in everyday living. We will look at various areas of communication discipline including intercultural, interpersonal, mass media, organizational and group communication contexts. Through a series of videos, reading discussions and activities, we will move from one general concept of communication to application on all levels. This course is both fun and extremely useful.
What is Journalism?
Most people understand that journalism has something to do with news, investigation, and opinion as presented through the mediums of newspapers, magazines, and television. But the modern conception of journalism has begun to shift, especially as websites, weblogs, and podcasts have become more common. In this course you will learn about the art of journalism and how it has shifted over the years. You will also practice journalism, writing articles in a variety of styles and submitting them. Classes will include discussions, workshops, group and individual meetings, writing, revising, and publishing. Periodically you will read and discuss recently published articles that have appeared in print or online.
In this elective course students will be given the opportunity to integrate creativity into various types of writing compositions. Students will complete a series of creative assignments and projects, which will guide them on the road to writing proficiency. This class will enable students to transform into poets, freelance writers, storytellers, and much more!
This elective course allows students to have a firsthand experience in creating a yearbook that is filled with creativity, artistic expression, photography, content area write-ups, and so much more! Not only will the students in this class be able to participate in the various areas of yearbook creation, but will also understand many types of sales techniques, marketing strategies, and areas of production.
This course is designed to offer a brief overview of Psychology. Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. This course the topics of Psychology and its methods domain, which include the following: developmental, biopsychological, cognitive, clinical and sociocultural. This introduction of Psychology will allow you to become familiar with the major concepts of Psychology, and the basic vocabulary of this social science. The most interesting part of this course is it will give you a better understanding of yourself, others, and the world around you!