This site contains a course description of the classes I'm teaching this semester.  Also, you can view a brief biography of your Instructor.  Finally, if TCC's Intranet fails (which it does from time-to-time), you can get in touch with the Instructor via this website.  It's great to have you as a student this semester!

FIL 2032 History of Film II

Spring 2018
Project 05

FIL 2032 - History of Film II

Course Description:  Examination of the history of film concentrating on the  development of the medium into an international art and industry from the 1930s to the present including an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the modern film industry.

MMC 1540 - Media Aesthetics

Spring 2018
Project 04

MMC 1540 - Media Aesthetics

Course Description:  This course is an introduction to media design and aesthetics.  The course will introduce concepts and terminology while exploring how the media communicate meanings within a culture.  Principles of visual literacy and how these principles may be utilized for the critical analysis of the media will also be investigated.

Photograph by, Elizabeth Schneider-Green (© 2018)

SPC 2608 - Public Speaking

Spring 2018
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).

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    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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