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COMM 197

First-Year Seminar

A seminar focused on a theme related to the study of communication. Open only to first-year students.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

Fall Semester information

Caroline Good

197A: FYS: The Seriousness of Comedy

Ronald Dye

197B: FYS: Shakespeare's Comedies on Stage and Screen

Jennifer Adams

197C: FYS: Personal Narratives: Journals, Letters and Memoirs

Fall Semester information

Gigi Jennewein

197A: FYS: Elemental Theatre

Why is theatre so alluring? Why have humans in virtually every culture throughout recorded history been compelled to both witness and partake in the production of theatrical events? Elemental Theatre will examine this grand art form of our humanity through the various lenses of its many contributors: the playwright; the director; the scenic lighting, sound and costume designers; the actors; the critics; and the audience. Students will study the unique contributions of each in relation to live productions, including two at professional Indianapolis theatres.

Kent Menzel

197B: FYS: Collaborative Leadership: Driving Community Change Through Team Communication

This seminar will examine communication in high performance teams. We will examine the theory and research behind group communication, leadership communication, and high performance teams in our effort to understand and then foster community change through collaborative efforts.