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Communications (COM)

Communications (COM)

141, 241, Radio Performance Practicum/Seminar
This course introduces students to the basic principles and techniques required in the day-to-day operation of a college radio station.  Students are taught to use the equipment necessary to do a radio broadcast.  Students will begin developing voice and performance techniques for radio.  Students learn how to maintain the proper records for reporting performance activities and the rules and regulations laid out by the Federal Communications Commission that govern broadcast in the United States.  The laboratory for the class will be FerrumRadio.com, the Ferrum College radio station.  The students involved in the practicum will maintain a regularly broadcast radio show throughout the semester they are enrolled in the course.  The minimum show length will be two hours a week.
One hour, one credit each.

201 Public Speaking
Development of basic skills in oral communication through the study and practice of public speech construction and delivery, audience analysis, and listening and fundamental voice and body control.  Prerequisite: ENG 102.
This course is designated by Ferrum College faculty to meet the entire Speaking Intensive requirement; a grade of “C” or higher in this course is required for this course to be used by a student to complete the Speaking Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College.  A student cannot earn a grade of “C” or higher in this course unless he or she earns a “C” or better on the speaking assignments required by the course.
Three hours, three credits.