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This course provides students with the opportunity to examine a variety of cultural communication modes such as debates, speeches, conflict resolution, interviews, active listening and situational etiquette. The course is designed to develop practical skills for a variety of informal and formal situations.
This course will explore the unlimited potential of journalism, including photojournalism, broadcasting, online and print media. Students use a variety of technologies to produce personal and collaborative projects.
This course will help students become proficient with technology while performing an in-depth study of film media. Students will use computer applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Soundbooth and Adobe Premier Pro to create and publish animated clips as well as short videos and films. As part of the English Language Arts department, the course also aims to further students’ critical thinking and analytical skills.
We live in a world surrounded by messages and information of various kinds; how does one make sense of the tangled web of media, culture, and language? Expanding on the skills and concepts learned in ELA class, students will explore the effects of society and culture on different genres and texts, both written and visual, modern and traditional (varying from poetry to politics, photography, film and feminism, historical fiction to psychological theories, and more). Students will deepen their understanding of “the word and the world” through research, reflection, class discussion, and various assignments, both oral and written.