Com 317 Digital Post Production
Professor
Dr. Brent Simonds
Office
Fell 412
Phone
309.438.3532
E-Mail
bksimon@ilstu.edu
Office Hours
Tuesday/Thursday
12:00 pm -1:30 pm
or by appointment

Tentative Schedule of
Class Topics & Reading Assignments
Fall 2017

 
Week
Tues
Topic/Readings Thurs Lab Activities & Assignments
1
08/22
Introduction, Orientation
Introduction
p. xi (Ondaatje)

08/24

The Cutting Edge (Film)
2
08/29
The Cutting Edge (cont.)

08/31

Lesson 01 (Jago)
Synopsis/Reaction #1 due
3
09/05
Lesson 01 Quiz
1st Conversation
p. 3 (Ondaatje)


09/07

Lesson 02 (Jago)

4
09/12
Lesson 02 Quiz
2nd Conversation
p. 87 (Ondaatje)


09/14

Lesson 03 (Jago)
5
09/19
Lesson 03 Quiz
3rd Conversation
p. 151 (Ondaatje)

09/21

Lesson 04 (Jago)

6
09/26
Lesson 04 Quiz
4th Conversation
p. 210 (Ondaatje)

09/28

Lesson 05 (Jago)
7
10/03
Lesson 05 Quiz
Last Conversation
p. 279 (Ondaatje)

10/05
Lesson 06 (Jago)
Scene Analysis #1 Due
8
10/10
Lesson 06 Quiz
Lesson 07 (Jago)

10/12

Lesson 07 Quiz
Midterm Exam



9
10/17
Side by Side (film)
10/19

Side by Side (Film)
Synopsis/Reaction #2 due in Dropbox by Sunday @ midnight

10
10/24
Lesson 08 (Jago)

10/26

Lesson 08 Quiz
Lesson 09 (Jago)

11
10/31
Lesson 09 Quiz
Lesson 10 (Jago)



11/02

 

Lesson 10 Quiz
Lesson 11 (Jago)

12
11/07

Lesson 11 Quiz
Lesson 12 (Jago)

11/09 Lesson 12 Quiz
Lesson 13 (Jago)
13
11/14
Lesson 13 Quiz
Lesson 14 (Jago)

11/16 Lesson 14 Quiz
Lesson 15 (Jago)
Scene Analysis #2 Due (Thurs)
14
11/21
Thanksgiving Break

11/23 Thanksgiving Break
15
11/28
Lesson 15 Quiz
Lesson 16 (Jago)
11/30

Lesson 16 Quiz
Lesson 17 (Jago)

16
12/05
Lesson 17 Quiz
Lesson 18 (Jago)

12/07

Lesson 18 Quiz
Wrap-up & Final Exam
Review

 

Absences due to Student Bereavement: Students who experience the death of an immediate family member or relative as defined in the University Student Bereavement Policy will be excused from class for funeral leave, subsequent bereavement, and/or travel considerations.  Students are responsible for providing appropriate documentation to the Dean of Students office and for contacting the instructor as soon as possible to make arrangements for completing missed work.  More information is available in the Student Bereavement Policy at http://www.policy.illinoisstate.edu/2-1-27.shtml
  
Research Participation - Extra Credit: There will be a few extra credit opportunities for research participation. The extra credit points will be added to your final grade, and may not necessarily appear in the gradebook immediately upon your completion of the opportunity. There are no guarantees for extra credit, and it is each student’s responsibility to be aware of and take advantage of such opportunities. You may receive extra credit for participating in any of the studies posted to the School of Communication’s Research Announcement Board. The Research Announcement Board is updated as research studies are opened/closed, and it is your responsibility to access the Board and be aware of available opportunities. The Research Announcement Board can be accessed via: https://sites.google.com/site/ilstusocstudies

In general, each 30 minutes of participation in an extra credit study will earn you .5 Research Credits, but please see the call for participants for the Research Credits associated with each study. For example, if you participate in a research study worth .5 Research Credit, your participation would provide 5 points to your final grade. Each project listed on the Research Announcement Board will indicate the specific number of Research Credits associated with the project. You can only receive five extra points once for Com 317.

I will get evidence of participation and the time of participation from the researcher(s) who administer the research studies at the conclusion of the semester; however, it is your responsibility to make sure that the researchers have the necessary evidence of your participation at the time of the study. Before participating in a study, please be sure to have your name, ULID (i.e., the part of your email before @ilstu.edu), instructor name, and course and section number ready, as you will need to provide these to receive credit. Research Credit can only be applied to one course for each study, unless specified otherwise on the Research Announcement Board. After the final exam, there will be no further opportunities for extra credit or to otherwise improve your grade.

Non-Research Extra Credit Opportunities (Instructor Determined): There may be some studies for which you are not eligible (e.g., recruiting based on gender or family structure) or in which you do not wish to take part. Reasonable alternatives are available for those not able or wanting to take part in specific studies, to ensure equitable non-research based opportunities.  Throughout the semester, the instructor will announce non-research opportunities for extra credit, which may include attending a colloquium, reading a recent article or research paper, or attending an on-campus event and writing a summary of the connection of the event to course content.  The instructor will make these opportunities and specific details available as they arise.

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