Here is a brief overview of some of the courses I teach:
We've all seen them on TV...the faith healers, the miracle workers, and those who claim to be getting messages today from God. Is any of this true? How do you know? This course explores how we know what we know, and it uses metaphysical and epistemological frameworks for analysis. In the end, this course is less about TV preachers and more about making sense of our world.
This course explores photography as a means of telling stories that our society wants and needs to hear. This is not a "come to class and sit" type of course. This is a "doing" course. Students complete 10 unique photojournalism portfolios during the semester. We spend most of our class time reviewing the portfolios. Content from assigned readings is discussed within the context of these photojournalism assignments.
Facebook. Twitter. Blogs. This course examines the role that social media plays in our culture. I teach this course every two years, and each time is different given the changing landcape of social media. My spring 2012 course will focus on how to use social media to brand yourself and promote your career.
We examine organizational communication through the lens of leadership and innovation. Students complete two group projects in which they analyze the leadership communication of a multinational and local organization.