January at Hofstra

For those of you seeking to earn credits over the upcoming winter break, the Herbert School is offering the following undergraduate January course options:

JRNL 001 – Media Ethics MTWRF 12:50 pm-4:35 pm CRN 10179 (Richard Bambrick)
This course offers an examination of the fundamental ethical principles of media essential to democratic self-government. As media become ever more central to civil society and community, the ways in which messages frame issues are more directly related to individual values, beliefs and world views. Students need not arrive at the same set of moral principles, but they are encouraged to develop the moral reasoning and acuity necessary to arrive at a coherent and consistent moral framework. The course involves extensive use of case studies in addition to primary and secondary readings in the history, principles and practices of media as seen through journalism, public relations and general media.

MASS 001 – Mass Media: Hist & Develpmnt MTWRF 9:00 am-12:10pm CRN 10180 (Richard Bambrick)
A survey course, from colonial times to the present, emphasizes the social and political roles of the media against a historical background and against evolving changes in society. An international and cross-cultural approach is used to examine the contributions made by media pioneers in different parts of the world.

RTVF 100 – Principles of Digital Editing MTWRF 10:00 am-2:00pm CRN 10132 (Carlo Gennarelli)
A post-production course introducing television and film students to the theories and concepts of digital nonlinear editing using Avid and/or other digital editing systems. Through screenings, lectures, discussions and demonstrations, students learn basic editing concepts, styles, and methods of accomplishing various editing tasks. This course has a prerequisite of RTVF 026 or RTVF 047 or permission of the professor.

RTVF 110 – Introduction to Screenwriting Distance Learning CRN 10133 (Bill Jennings)
This course introduces students to the basic principles of telling stories for the screen with an emphasis on concept development and the crafting of original ideas, as well as the structural foundations of premise, character and plot. Students will learn formatting, treatment writing, and become familiar with industry-standard scriptwriting programs. The course will culminate in the completion of a polished short screenplay. This course has a prerequisite of RTVF 010.