Communication Arts & Sciences
CAS W10 Cinema Anywhere. Students are trained to shoot documentary, promotional, and interview footage. Two person teams (a cinematographer and an audio engineer) are seconded to various off-campus interims for the purpose of collecting and cataloging footage of Calvin students in the global classroom that has become an institutional signature. From the field via the Internet, students submit material for professor assessment. Student filmmakers will return to campus where they will edit promotional videos for the each of the off-campus trip’s sponsoring departments, the college at large, and the media production program. They may also edit longer-form personal reflective documentaries or travelogues. Students will audition for spots in the course.
This course is a CCE optional course. Course dates: January 8-28. Fee: Cost of trip going on. B. Fuller. Off campus.
CAS W11 Crime and Detective Fiction. This course involves close study of crime and detective fiction—mostly by American and British authors, though also by writers from Scandinavia. The course focuses on reading novels and short stories, but students also watch and analyze film and television adaptations. Learning objectives include an understanding of the history and development of the genre; an understanding of how crime and detective stories address cultural attitudes about crime and punishment, social problems, and human nature; an ability to engage in a close reading of literary and cinematic texts; and the ability to write a short piece of crime fiction. G. Pauley. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
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. Prerequisites: Biology 115, 205, CAS 210 or Psychology 333 and consent of the instructors. Course is reserved for upper class Speech Pathology and Audiology concentrates. E. Helder, P. Tigchelaar. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
SPAUD 512 Augmentative & Alternative Communication. This course will introduce augmentative and alternative communication and the strategies used to improve the communication skills of individuals with limited or nonfunctional speech. Focus will include an in-depth review of the assessment process, as well as the AAC needs of individuals with developmental and acquired disabilities across the age continuum. Hands-on experience with various methods of AAC strategies and devices will provide a clearer understanding of AAC intervention. Part I will focus on an overview of AAC. Part II will describe the AAC needs for persons with specific disabilities, and Part III will present AAC needs for specific environments. Students will develop an understanding of information related to concepts, strategies, techniques and issues that are unique to the field of augmentative and alternative communication. Open to SPAUD graduate students only. H. Koole. 8:30 a.m. to noon.