It's great to have you as a student!  This site contains a course description of the classes I'm teaching in Fall 2019 as well as Unit Exam Notes for the film classes and Quiz/Exam Material for the speech class (three sections).  You can also view some "about me" information if you wish to do so.
All class material is also available via TCC's Canvas (including class grades).

FIL 1031 History of Film I

Fall 2019
Project 01

FIL 1031 - History of Film I

Course Description: Examination of the history of film concentrating on the initial theories, early development, and technological advances through its development as a major art form and the introduction of sound in the late 20s.

FIL 2000 - Film Appreciation

Fall 2019
Project 06

FIL 2000 - Film Appreciation

Course Description: A course to extend the knowledge and critical appreciation of film as an informed audience member and to amplify and intensify critical skills with regard to analyzing and evaluating films.  Students will become familiar with a cross section of modern critical approaches as well as individual and personal evaluations of films.  Also focuses on the role and responsibility of the informed audience member with regard to film philosophy and theory including the major genres and styles of film art.

SPC 2608 - Public Speaking

Fall 2019
Project 03

SPC 2608 - Public Speaking

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce basic information about speaking in relatively formal situations of public communication.  Emphasis will be on understanding the rhetorical principles of speech composition and preparation, verbal and non-verbal skills of delivery and critical listening.  Practical speaking opportunities will be provided to help apply this information and to guide in evaluating the effectiveness of your speaking and the speaking of others.


  • Ph.D., Mass Communication, Florida State University, 1999.
  • M.A., Public Communication, California State University, Chico, 1989.
  • B.A. Communication Design, California State University, Chico, 1987.
  • A.A., Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA., 1984.
  • Courses Instructor:

  • Film Appreciation.
  • History of Film.
  • Media Aesthetics.
  • Public Speaking (Communication).

  • Professional Organizations:

    Popular Culture Association; Florida Communication Association; Southern States Communication Association; Western States Communication Association; Florida Association of Community Colleges.

    Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

    Related Information:

  • Published photography; Feature film and video production work.
  • Director/Production work on several professionally produced plays.
  • Music composer (various media presentations). 

  • b and me
    For inquiries, please contact me via one of the following:

    Tallahassee Community College
    Division of Communications & Humanities
    444 Appleyard Drive
    Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895

    Office Phone: (850) 201-8033
    E-mail: armstrom@tcc.fl.edu
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    My "Mutt" guarding the Pharaoh Mummy (Halloween)