Untitled

Web Schedules

Fall 2023
Spring 2024
Summer 2024

One Credit Courses

Fall 2023
Spring 2024
Summer 2024

No Cost Textbook/Resources Courses

Fall 2023
Spring 2024
Summer 2024

Low Cost Textbook/Resources Courses

Fall 2023
Spring 2024
Summer 2024

Course Planning by Program

2023-24

Essential Objectives

Course Syllabus


Spring 2024 | COM-1180-VO01 - Storytelling through Media


Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 01-23-2024 to 05-06-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 02-11-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03-24-2024 - Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Faculty

Gaia Neftci
View Faculty Credentials

Hiring Coordinator for this course: Ashraf Alamatouri

General Education Requirements


This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
CCV Communication
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

This course investigates the essence and power of storytelling, revealing how narrative can be effectively applied in a range of contexts and across multiple media platforms to achieve specific goals for various entities, including businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and political or social campaigns. Students explore the opportunities and perils of storytelling with regard to audience engagement, and apply their learning to demonstrate proficiency in developing their own stories and selecting appropriate media technology and delivery strategies to convey these.


Essential Objectives

1. Examine the significance of traditional storytelling in human experience and explain how people respond to and connect with spoken, visual, and written messages.
2. Define storytelling in the public sphere and discuss the role and significance of storytelling through media in the 21st century.
3. Discuss how storytelling can develop a message or image that expresses the essence of an entity, resonates emotionally with a targeted audience’s needs and wants, and achieves the goal of the message.
4. Analyze strategies and concepts applied to communication projects and delivered through various media channels and evaluate their effectiveness in eliciting the desired response from targeted audiences.
5. Create at least one succinct and cohesive story applying various elements, such as language, tone, style, pace, metaphor and images to efficiently convey desired messages to select audiences and platforms.
6. Discuss the social and ethical responsibilities of the storyteller in the contemporary context.
7. Utilize digital media in the creation process to determine the parameters of the story within available time and resources; to sketch out the various elements, such as video, still photos, audio, graphics, and text; and to ensure cohesiveness and interactivity.
8. Prepare a formal presentation that demonstrates proficiency using the CCV Oral Communication Rubric.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources


*** This is a no cost textbook or resource class. ***

COM-1180-VO01 Link to Textbooks/Resources Information for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.


Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.