Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Writing

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Public Relations Planning   (COM-374)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Introduces the components of a comprehensive public relations campaign: research, audience, identification, message construction, channel selection and evaluation. Working with clients, students create and write an entire program for a variety of challenges, including image change, new product or service introduction, information, recruitment, crisis management, employee relations, persuasion and others.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Learn the components of a comprehensive public relations campaign.
  • Compare several different types of public relations campaigns with regard to: audience identification.
  • Examine the variety of skills necessary for writing in the public relations campaign arena.
  • Analyze the ways in which written communication in public relations campaign writing has changed in the United States.
  • Assess the ways in which changes in technology have influenced the role of written communications in public relations campaign writing.
  • Recognize the challenges involved in public relations campaign writing.
  • Evaluate several examples of public relations campaign writing that you have written for clarity, accuracy, message construction and channel selection.
  • Plan a public relations campaign recognizing a problem and a solution that addresses the components and challenges learned.

 
Contemporary Nonfiction   (ENG-388)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of nonfiction through close analysis of the writing of a diverse range of contemporary authors who have written about issues central to culture. 
Public Relations Writing and Editing   (JOU-280)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of public relations writing, using a journalistic style, in the planning and preparation of such public relations materials as press releases, features, executive letters and memos, blogs, speeches, position papers, fact sheets, public service announcements, annual reports, Web site pages, video scripts, and other external and internal communications. Students will also be able to demonstrate how to best target and time messages to support public relations solutions.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Compare several different types of public relations writing with regard to writing style, length, format, and target audience.
  • Examine the variety of skills necessary for effective public relations writing.
  • Analyze the ways in which written communication in public relations has changed as the field has developed in the United States.
  • Assess the ways in which changes in technology have influenced the role of written communications in public relations.
  • Discuss the roles of timing and targeting messages in public relations practice.
  • Evaluate several examples of public relations writing that you have written for clarity, accuracy, fairness, appropriate style, and writing skill.
  • Construct a public relations problem with a solution that incorporates at least five forms of written public relations materials.

 
News Writing   (JOU-352)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
News Writing is an overview of journalistic techniques such as news gathering, interviewing, feature writing, editorial writing, and writing for print and broadcast. Students will gain understanding of the differences in methods of presenting these styles through a consideration of the ethical and legal implications.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an ability to write in a variety of journalistic styles, including news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, and writing for print and broadcast.
  • Write a basic news story for print and broadcast.
  • Demonstrate an ability to edit and revise your own or another's writing.
  • Generate a summary lead.
  • Generate effective interview questions and then integrate and attribute source material after conducting the interview.
  • Demonstrate an ability to write in the journalistic style, using concise language.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of legal and ethical principles that guide responsible media coverage.

 
Beginning Malay I   (MAL-101)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introduction to the spoken and written language, emphasizing the skills of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. 
Beginning Romanian I   (ROM-101)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introduction to the spoken and written language, emphasizing the skills of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. 
Paleography   (ARC-270)   3.00 s.h.  
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The study of ancient writings and inscriptions. 
Beginning Painting I   (ART-111)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of composition, color, theory, and developmental skills through a variety of media that can include, but are not limited to, tempera, water color, acrylic and oil, using wet media and opaque painting, in works of art ranging from representational to expressive and abstract. The student should also be able to discuss various art techniques and ideas as well as demonstrating a critical awareness of the problems inherent in painting and the safe use of materials.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Name all materials, supplies and supplemental materials needed to create the works of painted art.
  • Explain or list in college level writing all prerequisite courses and content of courses needed prior to this learning. This includes techniques, vocabulary and materials needed prior to this course.The standard prerequisite courses for painting 1 are: Two-Dimensional Design, Color Theory, and Drawing 1.
  • Name all techniques learned using paint (and naming the type of paint and its particular properties) as a medium, verbally and written at the college level.
  • Explain the purpose of any materials and techniques used in the documentation art works, orally or written at college level. The student builds on prior learning in this explanation, weaving the enhanced, new learning into the prior learning in college level writing.
  • Solve problems (while creating the artwork) created when media or materials do not perform as expected. The student explains how the problem is solved and describes what learning takes place either orally or written at college level.
  • Classify all painting media materials either orally or written at college level.
  • Analyze the replication of an existing artwork using a paint medium, created by a master painter, via analysis and comparison. Student will write a college level reflective commentary using contrast and compare.
  • Research the history of the medium and reflect in college level writing, on the impact of this learning on new artwork.
  • Reflect and write at college level, about the learning from both past and present, synthesizing new learning with old learning.
  • Critique the work that they have produced in college level writing or orally.

 
Freelance Writing   (COM-410)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Nonfiction writing for today's periodical. Students learn how to analyze market needs, develop ideas suitable for publication, prepare manuscripts and market what has been written.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate competency in identifying strategies for finding lucrative markets and identify reasons for choices
  • Demonstrate strategies and ability to create successful queues
  • Demonstrate strategies and ability to build Freelance Writing portfolio
  • Generate ideas and topics
  • Demonstrate knowledge of writing rules
  • Demonstrate clear writing
  • Demonstrate knowledge of rules of grammar, punctuation and usage
  • Articulate understanding of effective stages within the learning process
  • Demonstrate understanding of modes of writing
  • Demonstrate understanding of general purpose, form and content
  • Recognize differences between fictional and nonfictional writing, demonstrate competence in doing so
  • Knowledge of resources and tools

 
Introduction to Article Writing   (ENG-215)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course introduces the skills and techniques needed to write articles for newspapers and magazines and covers all phases of the article writing process from finding the story to writing the effective lead and following through with strong relevant support and a successful conclusion.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the skills required to write effective newspaper and magazine articles.
  • Explain what makes a good article.
  • Exhibit an understanding of where to look for article sources and background information.
  • Show competence in using journalistic techniques such as lead-ins, point-of-view, lead structure, transitions, and quotations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write successful article conclusions.

 
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