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Online Courses

Radford University's School of Communication currently offers five online courses held throughout the academic year. Courses offered include:

COMS 130 - Introduction to Communication

Available online for the first time in the summer of 2012, this course uses video lectures, discussions, quizzes, and assignments on Desire to Learn (D2L).  The course uses a standard textbook, Campbell’s Media Essentials.  Available online summers only.

COMS 173 - Introduction to Advertising

Available online for the first time in the summer of 2011, this course uses Adobe Presenter and Desire to Learn (D2L) for lectures and weekly quizzes, assignments, and discussions. Students have to complete the work on a week-by-week basis but other than that, they can do the work at their own pace during the week. Prof. Courtney Bosworth tells students it is to their advantage to view the lecture early in the week because they then can participate in the discussion for that week. The course also uses a standard textbook, Kleppner's "Advertising Procedure." Available online summers only.

COMS 300 - Media History

Available online since fall 2010, most of the readings, quizzes and tests for Media History are available through Desire to Learn (D2L). The course uses Prof. Kovarik's "Revolutions in Communication: Media History from Gutenberg to the Digital Age," and some of the materials for the class are available on the book's website. Available online summer and fall 2012.

COMS 335 - Media and Society

This course uses Adobe Presenter and Desire to Learn (D2L) for lectures and weekly quizzes, assignments, and discussions. The course also uses a standard textbook, Campbell's "Media & Culture." Available online fall 2012 and at least once a year.

COMS 400 - Media Law and Ethics

Most of the readings, quizzes and tests for Media Law and Ethics are available through Desire to Learn. Podcast lectures are freely available through iTunes University. The course also uses a standard textbook, Trager's "Law of Journalism and Mass Communication." Available online summers only.

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