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Kevin O. Sauter

Professor
Degree
B.A., Moorhead State University;
M.A., Miami (Ohio) University;
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Office
OEC 125B
Phone
(651) 962-5821
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5821
Mail
Mail 5011
University of St. Thomas
Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Courses:
Professor Sauter teaches Television Criticism, Public Speaking, Public Communication, Persuasion, and Communication & Citizenship.

Scholarship and service:
Professor Sauter is committed to exposing UST students to global communication concepts and has taken students abroad to study intercultural communication on many occasions. He has taught study-abroad courses in South Africa, Hawaii and Mali (West Africa). Most of Dr. Sauter’s classes contain service-learning components where students learn and apply the material being studied through projects with community partners. 

His scholarship is primarily focused on political communication, and he is often asked to provide analysis and commentary for local media outlets on campaign advertising and presidential debates. Professor Sauter is also interested in intercultural communication and traveled around the world in 2008-09 to study the impact of cultural on the Catholic Mass. His project titled A Month of Sundays examines the confluence of culture, identity and communication that occurs in Catholic liturgy in varied circumstances and locations around the world.  

At UST:
Professor Sauter has served as the chair of three different departments at St. Thomas and has led many University and College committees.  He currently serves as the Director of the Arts and Letters Division in the College of Arts and Sciences. Sauter joined the UST faculty in 1982.

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 111 - 01 Intro to COJO-I - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 303

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

20484 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kevin O. Sauter

This is the first of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. Students will develop skills to communicate thoughtfully, professionally and ethically with a variety of public audiences. Essential writing and public speaking skills are paired so that students master a writing style and then convert that writing to an oral presentation, or vice versa. Students learn how to appropriately and effectively speak and write to academic, professional and citizen audiences. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this course and COJO 112 before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses. -- --

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 340 - D01 Television Criticism - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 307

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 307

Course Registration Number:

20754 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kevin O. Sauter

This course will provide students with the opportunity to understand television as a text situation in a cultural context. It will examine television from a critical perspective, review a wide variety of program genres and incorporate several theoretical orientations to the qualitative analysis of TV. Students, along with reading about and discussion of critical perspectives, watch programs such as comedies, dramas, news, advertisements, miniseries, etc., and write several critical analyses of the programs.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FILM 200 - 51 Intro to Film Studies Lab - - - R - - - 1730 - 1930 JRC 126

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 1930

Location:

JRC 126

Course Registration Number:

20984 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kevin O. Sauter

FILM 200 introduces students to film analysis, providing the basic tools to understand, appreciate, and analyze the technical and aesthetic dimensions of film and to understand how these elements come together to create meaning. The course will focus on specific filmmaking techniques, provide a brief overview of film history, and introduce students to the concepts of genre, ideology and style. In addition to attending class sessions, students will be required to attend a weekly film screening (lab). This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FILM 200 - L01 Introduction to Film Studies M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 208

Course Registration Number:

20983 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kevin O. Sauter

FILM 200 introduces students to film analysis, providing the basic tools to understand, appreciate, and analyze the technical and aesthetic dimensions of film and to understand how these elements come together to create meaning. The course will focus on specific filmmaking techniques, provide a brief overview of film history, and introduce students to the concepts of genre, ideology and style. In addition to attending class sessions, students will be required to attend a weekly film screening (lab). This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location