SLS Mirror Dec - Jan 2017 - Page 16

VISIT OF SHU PROFESSORS Dr. Sara Ross and Prof. Sean Heffron from Sacred Heart University, Connecticut visited SLS PDPU on a two-week program from January 9th - 27th, 2017 to teach courses in Mass communication, Films & Society, and Business Communication respectively. SLS students loved attending their courses that ranged from movie screenings to elevator speeches. Dr. Ross screened classic Hollywood lms like Double Indemnity, His Girl Friday, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes etc. The aim was the following: - Learn about the history of women in Hollywood Film and Television - Develop and apply the skills to be active, critical consumers of mass media texts through a variety of analytical methods - Analyze ethical issues relevant to the production and distribution of mass media texts. - Develop the skills to communicate and integrate ideas in oral, written, and audiovisual form. Prof Heffron's class learnt professional networking etiquette, interview skills (mock interviews), resume building (workshop), non-verbal communication and inuence, presentation skills, and a workshop on Microsoft Excel. 14