Courses Taught

Social Media and Society

  • Undergraduate course designed to explore the impact of social media in our lives from a personal and professional perspective. Students will develop a greater understanding of the prevalence of social media in all aspects of our lives.

Entertainment Storytelling

  • Undergraduate course designed to offer practical application in entertainment storytelling. Students produce multimedia stories focusing on events and local points of interest in Gainesville and North Central Florida. Stories will be published online and promoted through social media channels.

Research Methods in Digital Communication

  • Online graduate course designed to provide a fundamental understanding of research tools and methods to evaluate the effectiveness of online communication including social media. Specifically, the course focuses on understanding the costs and benefits of local and global messaging and interactivity.

Ethics and Problems in Telecommunication

  • Undergraduate course to prepare students for careers in telecom as reporters, media management, or working in the field of production, by having them think critically about ethical reasoning and providing strategies for making ethical decisions as broadcast professionals.

Multimedia Sports Reporting

  • Undergraduate class designed to offer instruction and training in sports information and gathering, as well as writing, interviewing and reporting. Special emphasis placed on improving sports writing skills, basic sports production, radio reporting assignments, and sports content for the Internet.

Television and American Society

  • Undergraduate course designed to teach students how to examine television from multiple perspectives. The course covers the history of television, the unique narrative and possibility of television, its cultural influence on America, and examine media effects theories with a special focus on TV-related theories.

Introduction to Media and Sports

  • Undergraduate course designed to provide introductory study and analyses of sports professions with respect to opportunities, responsibilities and current issues involving sports media professionals.

Mass Communication Perspectives

  • Graduate course designed to acquaint new doctoral students with the philosophy of science as it applies to the study of mass communication, evaluate the role of theory in studying mass media, and consider why both philosophy and theory are critical to academic research.

Electronic News Media I

  • Undergraduate course designed to offer instruction and training in news gathering, writing, interviewing and reporting. Special emphasis placed on improving writing skills, basic news production, and radio and online reporting.

Writing for Electronic Media

  • Undergraduate course designed to provide fundamental instruction and practice in writing for the electronic media, with an emphasis on radio and online writing. Course is required of all telecommunication majors.

Electronic Media

  • Graduate course designed to offer practical instruction and training in audio news gathering, writing, interviewing and reporting. Special emphasis placed on producing feature length news stories for air along with accompanying multimedia web stories.

Reality Television

  • Undergraduate course designed to provide students with the tools to critically analyze reality television and popular culture, and to understand them within the broader social context of American society and entertainment.
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