New Classes for Summer 2024!

SS1 CMNS 3700: The Communication of Space & Place (requires 45 credits)

This special topic course will focus on the theme of how our use and organization of space and place creates social and cultural meaning, and how we communicate that meaning to those in our own communities and outside them. It will examine how humans both physically and socially organize space, how they attach meaning to create place, and how our experiences of inhabiting those places shape meaning, cultural performance, and communicative practices. Looking at how we organize community spaces such as cities and parks, personal spaces and housing, digital spaces, and how we then convey meaning to those visiting these spaces will be the focus of readings and projects.

SS2 CMNS 2100 Graphic Novels as Visual Storytelling

This course introduces students to the history, form, and creation of sequential art, also known as comics and graphic novels. Topics include character design, anatomy, idea generation, narrative structure, storytelling, genres, idea generation, perspective drawing, pacing, and panel layout. A range of contemporary and historical examples of the medium will be studied to support the creation of an original graphic novel project.

SS1 JOUR 2010 Civic Reporting. (not just for journalists but for anyone interested in civic issues, community engagement and wants to improve writing)

A practical class, where students write about topics of civic and community interest.  Over the course of the term students would learn the roles and responsibilities of different local governments including city council, Tk’emlúps Chief and council, the TNRD and the school board. Essentially, the course would be about learning how to cover the ‘municipal beat’ for a news organization.

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