Up to the spring, 2009, semester…here are the courses that I teach and the textbooks that you are required to purchase for each course. You must purchase the edition that is stated—unless there is a newer edition available. I will always use the most recent edition. DO NOT PURCHASE OLDER EDITIONS, as content will be different, which will negatively affect your reading assignments, learning, etc.

  • COM 100 Principles of Human Communication
    • Communicating: A social and career focus (10th ed), by Berko, Wolvin, and Wolvin, Houghton-Mifflin Publishing
  • COM 150 Intro to Media Communication
    • Media Impact: An Introduction to Mass Media (most recent edition), by Biagi, Thompson-Wadsworth Publishing.
  • COM 175 Intro to TV and Film Scriptwriting
    • Writing Scripts for TV & Film: Journey to Excellence , by Hueth.
  • COM 195 Media Literacy
    • Media Literacy (most recent edition), by Potter, Sage Publishing; and Eyes Wide Open: Looking for God in Popular Culture (rev & expanded ed), by Romanowski, Brazos Press.
  • COM 243 Intro to TV and Film Production
    • Television Production Handbook (most recent edition), by Zettl, and VideoLab 3.0 DVD, Wadsworth-Cengage.
  • COM 300 Narrative & Documentary Film
    • Movies and Meaning: An Introduction to Film (most recent edition), by Prince, Allyn-Bacon; and Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue (most recent edition), by Johnston, Baker Academic.
  • COM 425 TV Workshop
    • no textbook required
  • COM 442 Field Production and COM 443 Studio Production
    • The Art of Technique: An Aesthetic Approach to Film and Video Production, by Douglass and Harnden, Allyn & Bacon; and Producing and Directing The Short Film and Video (most recent edition), by Irving and Rea, Focal Press