CMM 495 (4) (W)
A capstone experience allowing communication arts seniors to synthesize their entire program of studies. It involves independent academic/professional work. Students are responsible for designing and accomplishing a substantial research paper or applied communication project on their own. The course also involves a portfolio review through which the students demonstrate proficiency in their concentration area (Journalism, Digital Video Production or PR & Advertising).
Senior Seminar topics and tasks (papers or projects) are self-selected by CA students who are able to work alone or in small teams depending upon the scope of the project.
Class of 2010’s Senior Seminars
- “Spring Hill College: A Well-Rounded Experience” a promotional video for the SHC Admissions Office by Doug Bruce: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1BN17bsiQ0 [2012 update: Doug is working in production and events in California]
- “Common Goods Studio” a multi-plan project for a small business by Alyse Granier: http://alysegranier.tumblr.com/post/560306815/senior-research-project [2012 update: Alyse received her MBA and works for Prototype Advertising in Virginia
- “Cardboard Mike” planning and implementation of spokescharacter creation for SHC’s Greenkeepers by Anne Standley, Adam Pfaff & Will Currie: http://www.facebook.com/#!/cardboardmike [2012 update: Anne works for an ad agency in Atlanta, Will works for a nonprofit in San Antonio, Adam handles social media for Kaiser Realty
- “Community Service Leading the Way” by Ashley Robinson: a blog promoting community service at SHC [2012 update: Ashley is a working model / NEXT model management]