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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: JOUR 2300 and 2310 with a grade of C or higher. Contemporary design and production of news package delivery, including newspaper, magazine, video and web formats.

3311. News Presentation II (3). Prerequisites: PHOT 2310, JOUR 3310 with a grade of C or higher. 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: JOUR 2300 and 2310 with a grade of C 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: JOUR 3311 and 3312 with a grade of C or higher. 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: JOUR 2310 with a grade of C or higher. 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: JOUR 3310 and 3312 with a grade of C or higher. 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, JOUR 3310 and 3312 with a grade of C or higher, 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: 9 hours of journalism courses with a grade of C or higher 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.

4305. Sports and Media (3). An examination of media issues and challenges regularly confronting those who participate in and cover sports.

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). Prerequisite: JOUR 3311 and 3312 with a grade of C or higher.. Capstone course on production of news in print, online, and broadcast environments. (Writing Intensive)

4370. Advanced Reporting (3). Prerequisites: JOUR 3310 and 3312 with a grade of C or higher. Corequisite: Non-credit lab. 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, JOUR 3311, 3312 and 3380 with a grade of C or higher, 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