Student Resources

In addition to department-level course requirements, the College of Communication requires instruction in four collective areas about the world that enables you to communicate, to make informed decisions about many aspects of your life, to understand and to participate fully as an informed citizen in local, national and global matters. These requirements, totaling 15 credit hours,include:

  • COM 101—Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • SW 266—Media Literacy (3 credits)
  • Communication and Culture—3 credits from the following list:
    • CCM 376, Film, Culture and Criticism (3)
    • SLHS 338, Language and Culture (3)
    • CCM 254, Gender and Communication (3)
    • ORG 359, Intercultural Communication (3)
    • CCM 481, Technologies of the Body (3)
    • JR 417, Global Media (3)
    • CCM 365W, Media and Cultural Criticism (3)
    • CCM 468, Women & Rock (3)
    • CCM 470, Sports, Media & Culture (3)
    • JR 418, Gender and News: Global Views (3)
    • CCM 330, Representations of Race & Difference (3)
    • CCM 420, Queering Film (3)
    • CCM 482, Voices of Dissent & Social Change (3)
  • Foreign Language—3 credit hours at a 204 level or above or scoring an intermediate level or above on a proctored exam

Equipment Checkout

If you’re a current student enrolled in a CCOM production course, you may reserve time in edit bays, recording studios, or check out equipment for use on assignments in those courses. Please review the FAQs below before checking out equipment or making any reservations. Students are responsible for returning equipment in the same condition it was when received. Please be a good steward of our resources.

Login is required; if you do not have access, contact Mark Harris.

If you are enrolled in an approved class, you may check out production equipment for class projects. You may only use equipment for assignments in the approved class.

If you need equipment for an assignment for any other class on campus a variety of equipment is available at the Irwin Library or check out the equipment rentals available at Roberts Camera.

Yes, reserve your equipment here before heading to the checkout room. You will receive an email confirmation once your reservation is made and it will appear under “My Times” on the home page of the reservations module.

Camera checkout is in the basement of the Fairbanks Building, room 030.

Camera checkout is open from Monday to Friday, noon–8:00 PM and on weekends from noon–4:00 PM when classes are in session. Scheduled close dates for holidays and breaks are posted at checkout. Checkout closes the last day of classes every semester.

Cameras or other equipment can be checked out for up to 3 days at a time.

If you are enrolled in an approved class, you may reserve these spaces here to work on class projects. Spaces can be reserved for up to 3 hours at a time.

Yes, faculty members teaching approved classes may reserve cameras for specific class sessions. Reservations should be made well in advance. Contact Mark Harris if you need to reserve a large quantity of equipment or if it needs to be reserved for more than 3 days.

If you are a faculty member not teaching an approved class, you may checkout equipment from the Center for Academic Technology.