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2000 Level Courses

2000. Journalism and Electronic Media Activities (V1-3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Laboratory in broadcast and multimedia activities. Limited to 3 hours for majors and minors, 1 hour for others. Must be taken pass/fail.

2300. [COMM 2302] Principles of Journalism (3). An overview of the broad field of journalism for journalism and non-journalism majors. Extensive use of current literature as springboards for discussion of trends, movements, and principles of journalism.

2310. News Writing (3). Prerequisites: Students must have a 2.50 GPA; C or higher in ENGL 0301 (if required), 1301, and 1302; and pass the grammar, spelling, and punctuation exam with a grade of 70 or higher. Corequisite: Non-credit lab. Evaluation of news, news gathering methods, and writing. Required lab. (Writing Intensive)Back to Top

 

3000 Level Courses

3310. News Presentation I (3). Prerequisites: C or higher in JOUR 2300 and 2310. Contemporary design and production of news package delivery, including newspaper, magazine, video and web formats.

3311. News Presentation II (3). Prerequisite: C or higher in PHOT 2310, JOUR 3310. Continued study and practice of using digital communication (i.e. digital and multimedia tools) for reporting, producing and delivering news programs.

3312. Reporting (3). Prerequisites: C or higher in JOUR 2300 and 2310; pass department’s grammar, spelling, and punctuation exam with a grade of 70 or higher. May be taken after or concurrent with JOUR 3310. Discussion and practice in interviewing; reporting; and writing various types of stories, including meetings, conventions, accidents, and other general news stories. (Writing Intensive)

3314. Broadcast Journalism (3). Prerequisite: C or higher in JOUR 3311 and 3312. Corequisite: Non-credit lab. The study and practice of writing and editing news for radio and television. Emphasis on the principles, techniques, and forms of broadcast communication. (Writing Intensive)

3315. Digital News Packaging (3). Prerequisite: JOUR 3314. Single video camera news production process; location shooting; and audio, lighting, electronic graphics, and postproduction applications for creating and manipulating digital video news packages.

3316. Magazine Writing (3). Prerequisite: C or higher in JOUR 2310. A study of the scope, influence, and responsibilities of the magazine as a cultural and social force. Survey of editorial problems; intensive writing practice and emphasis on marketing magazine articles. (Writing Intensive)

3317. Publication Design and Graphics (3). Covers the contemporary design and production of mass media publications, including newsletters, annual reports, pamphlets, newspapers and magazines. Secondary emphasis on desktop publishing technologies.

3350. History of American Journalism (3). Study of the development of journalism in America from its European roots to the present and its interrelation with society. Fulfills core Humanities requirement.

3355. Media Ethics (3). An exploration of the ethical principles and issues facing news media practitioners, philosophical and professional standards of reporting and editing for newspapers, broadcast, and online journalism.

3380. Editing (3). Prerequisites: C or higher in JOUR 3310 and 3312. Advanced study of purposes and methods of preparing copy for media presentation, including headline writing and editing. Study and practice in print and online publishing.

3390. Internship in Journalism (3). Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, C or higher in JOUR 3310 and 3312, and recommendation of faculty member and internship coordinator. Minimum of 160 hours supervised employment in media or communications organization. Weekly reports, interviews, and term paper required. Must be taken pass-fail.Back to Top

 

4000 Level Courses

4300. Individual Study in Journalism (3). Prerequisites: C or higher in 9 hours of journalism courses, and consent of instructor.

4301. Special Topics in Journalism (3). A rotating topics course examining unique relationships among news media organizations, employees, and the publics they serve. May be repeated twice.

4330. Public Opinion and Propaganda (3). The nature of public opinion and propaganda; the role of the press in its formation and how the press is influenced by public opinion.

4350. Multiplatform News Delivery (3). Prerequisites: C or higher in JOUR 3311 and 3312. Capstone course on production of news in print, online, and broadcast environments. (Writing Intensive)

4370. Advanced Reporting (3). Prerequisites: C or higher in JOUR 3310 and 3312. A course in the interrelation and writing of news on social, political, and economic topics. Emphasis on precision journalism and the use of online computer technologies to acquire and disseminate information, implementation through lab assignments. (Writing Intensive)

4390. Journalism Practicum (3). Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, C or higher in JOUR 3311, 3312 and 3380, and recommendation of faculty member and internship coordinator. Minimum of 160 hours supervised employment in media or communications organization. Weekly reports, interviews, and term paper required.Back to Top

 

6000 Level Course

6315. Special Topics in Journalism (3). Class restricted to fully admitted graduate students with a declared degree in any program. A rotating topics course examining theory and research into ethical, political and organizational issues affecting news gathering, reporting and journalistic performance. May be repeated twice when topics vary.

7000 Level Course

7000. Research (V1-12).Back to Top