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Registration: Interim

Interim 2012

Communication Arts & Sciences

CANCELLED CAS W10 Producing Media for Worship.  In this course students develop a biblical definition of worship, assess the use of electronic media in worship settings, and work to create worship aids from digital photographs, moving images, and recorded music.  Time-intensive projects – assessed by rubrics which focus on the fit of context, content, and form – constitute the majority of the coursework.    Though CAS 190 and 249 are not prerequisites for the course, students who have had either may find the work easier. B. Fuller. 8:30 a.m. to noon.

CAS W40 English Language by Rail.  (MAY) Students explore the dialects of the English Language within a historical context. While in Great Britain and Ireland, students travel by rail through different regions, collecting samples of English, Scottish and Irish dialects and visiting important linguistic sites. By collecting samples from each of these regions, students learn about the history of English as it is spoken in the United Kingdom and Ireland as well as in the United States.  Students must complete readings on the linguistics of the regions, present on the features of the dialect samples they collect, and write three papers that summarize their readings, analyses of data, and interviews in each region.  Students learn how to use the International Phonetic Alphabet to transcribe recorded samples. Students compare and contrast the speech sound features of common dialects in the United Kingdom and Ireland such as British Received Pronunciation, Cockney, Estuary, Scottish, and Irish. Students also compare and contrast lexical usage among the various dialects. They describe key historical factors in the rise of the English Language, as related to local events in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Students are evaluated on the quality of their papers, presentations, tests of readings, transcriptions, and participation in discussions. This course may fulfill an elective in Speech Pathology major.  This course is a CCE optional course.  Course dates: May 21-June 8.  Fee: $4490. P. Goetz. Off campus.

CAS W41Impact FX Using After Effects. Lights! Color! Text! Graphics! Music! Animation! The dazzling world of visual effects is great for selling cars and toothpaste. But what if you have a deeper message to communicate — an emotion, a process, a complex layered story? Adobe After Effects is the première desktop application for creating motion graphics and video image processing. This course has two main learning objectives: the student will become efficient in the use of Adobe After Effects as a tool to produce visual effects for video, and; the student will develop the skills to effectively communicate message and emotion using visual effects. Focus will be given to how the principles of visual rhetoric can be applied to enhance communication. The student’s performance will be evaluated on the basis of a series of short assignments, one major project and class participation. A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop will be quite useful but not required. This course may fulfill an elective in CAS major and minor programs. D. Porter. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

CAS W42 Scripture as Script. In this course students will learn to study Scripture as narrative, theatrical script. Students study, produce and perform Scripture selected from the 2011-2012 all-campus Bible study in a fully-realized theatrical production. Students gain experience in various aspects of theatre including stage management, performance, and technical production (sets, props, and costumes). This course also teaches scriptural analysis through both theatrical and Biblical text and emphasizes a deeper understanding of scriptural and theatrical character development. Students have the opportunity to learn about the text from guest lecturers including a biblical scholar and/or the college chaplain as well as a professional biblical storyteller. Evaluation is based on several short written reflections on the process and completion of theatrical assignments (whether performance or technical work).  This course may fulfill an elective in the Theatre major.  J. Lawrence, A. Ytzen.  2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

SPAUD 343 Principles of Communication Neuroscience. This course attempts to engage students in exploring the structure and function of the brain and spinal cord and their link to various neurological and developmental disorders.  Topics of study will include microscopic anatomy, blood supply to the brain and spinal cord, sensory systems, the cerebellum, and subcortical and cortical regions.  Imaging techniques and discussion of neurological disorders, such as epilepsy and speech disorders, will also be covered.  Students will gain an appreciation of the three dimensional structure of the brain and spinal cord as well as a basic understanding of its functional capacity.  The course will consist of morning lectures and discussions.  The student will complete an independent project.   Field trips will allow exposure to brain imaging techniques and case studies in neuropathology.  An assigned text is augmented by prepared handouts. Students will be evaluated by class participation, performance on exams, and an oral presentation.   Prerequisites include either Biology 115, 205, CAS 210 or Psychology 333 and consent of the instructors.  E. Helder, P. Tigchelaar.  8:30 a.m. to noon.

IDIS W34 Crime & Detective Fiction. G. Pauley. 8:30 a.m. to noon.

CANCELED IDIS W41 Jazz in New York.  Course dates: January 4-23. Fee: $1685. G. Pauley. Off campus.

IDIS W46 Film Noir and American Culture J. Bratt, W. Romanowski.  2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

IDIS W47 Sexuality & Rock and RollC. Smit.  8:30 a.m. to noon.

IDIS W48 Western Films & American CultureW. Katerberg, C. Plantinga.  2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.