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Journalism (JOUR)

JOUR 150 Journalism and Society (3)

News literacy, and the role of journalism in society–its influence, rights and responsibilities; issues and trends.

JOUR 200 Introduction to Multimedia Journalism (3)

Fundamentals of multimedia reporting: finding and developing story ideas, photojournalism, audio storytelling, design, infographics, and cross-platform digital convergence. A-F only.

JOUR 250 Media Writing (3)

Fundamentals of writing for various news media and public relations; ethics. A-F only.

JOUR 300 Reporting (3)

Theory and practice of information gathering using a variety of primary and secondary sources, finding information online, use of databases and interviews for news stories, with emphasis on writing. JOUR majors only, or consent. A-F only. Pre: 250.

JOUR 307 Photojournalism (3)

Production, selection, and use of digital photographs for publications. Storytelling action and feature photography with digital cameras, worked up through Adobe Photoshop and InDesign programs. Students must have a digital camera. A-F only.

JOUR 316 Advanced Editing (3)

Intensive training in editing, planning, and organizing stories and visual elements for publication; news judgment; managing projects. JOUR majors only, or consent.

JOUR 320 Visual Journalism: Multimedia (3)

Fundamentals of visual journalism; visual theory, principles, and tools to create multimedia journalism projects for online, emerging media, and print platforms. JOUR majors only, or consent. A-F only.

JOUR 323 Sports Media (3)

A practice-based writing approach to the production of sports media in contemporary mediums of all types (written, audio, video, etc.) for various communication contexts (e.g., journalistic, public relations, etc. A-F only.

JOUR 325 Magazine Writing (3)

Writing nonfiction articles for magazines, newspapers, and newsletters; preparing material for specific audience; marketing articles.

JOUR 327 Interpretive Journalism (3)

Writing articles of news analysis, editorials, and critical reviews.

JOUR 330 Video Journalism (3)

Fundamentals of video journalism using digital video cameras for writing, reporting, editing, and producing news stories, with significant attention to oral communication skills. A-F only. Pre: 200.

JOUR 360 Journalism History and Trends (3)

Development of the news media and trends that may affect the future of journalism.

JOUR 365 Communication and Law (3)

Role of communication in the legal process; impact of law on communication processes. Pre: COM/JOUR major and junior standing, or consent. (Cross-listed as COM 451)

JOUR 385 Practicum (V

Working on campus student or quasi-professional publications under professional and
faculty supervision. CR/NC only. Repeatable two times, up to six credits. Pre: consent.

JOUR 390 (Alpha) Journalism/Communications Workshops (V)

Short-term intensive workshops in journalism and mass communication skills and projects. (B) workshop in new media; (C) workshop in reporting; (D) workshop in editing; (E) workshop in broadcast journalism; (F) workshop in public relations. Repeatable in different alphas up to 6 credits. JOUR or COM majors only. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as COM 390)

JOUR 407 Advanced Photojournalism (3)

Computer experience in the creation, manipulation, and editing of color news, feature, sports, and documentary images. Study of the ethical and legal dimensions of electronic imaging. Pre: 307 or consent.

JOUR 425 Publication Layout and Design (3)

Visual display concepts and procedures for newsletters, brochures, newspapers, magazines. Pre: upper division standing.

JOUR 459 Special Topics (3)

Topics of interest to faculty and students; taught by regular and visiting faculty. Repeatable on different topics to six credit hours. JOUR majors only. Pre: COM/JOUR major and junior standing, or consent. (Cross-listed as COM 459)

JOUR 460 Media Ethics (3)

Ethics and social responsibility for media professionals. Application of ethical theories and principles to case studies and research projects through writing assignments. JOUR majors only. Pre: one DS course. (Cross-listed as PACE 405)

JOUR 470 Broadcast Projects/Production (3)

Applied, problem-based application of skills and knowledge of visual story telling to the production of broadcast newscasts. JOUR majors only. Junior standing or higher. A-F only. Pre: 250, 300, 330; and ICS 101 or ICS 110 or ICS 111 or LTEC 112.

JOUR 471 Advanced Multimedia Journalism (3)

Advanced fundamentals of multimedia writing and reporting, including finding and developing journalistic story ideas, photojournalism, audio storytelling, design, infographics, and cross-platform digital convergence. JOUR majors only. Junior standing or higher. A-F only. Pre: 250, 300, and 330.

JOUR 475 Global Communication (3)

Problems and opportunities of communication in a variety of international contexts. Focus on commerce, diplomacy, and mass communication. JOUR majors only. Pre: COM/JOUR major or consent. (Cross-listed as COM 475)

JOUR 480 Advanced Video Journalism (3)

Advanced experience in field and studio production of short and long form video journalism; with emphasis on social media fundamentals and content distribution across multiple digital platforms. A-F only. Pre: 330 or instructor consent.

JOUR 481 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Journalism (3)

Exploration of the leading edge of the journalistic ideology today as well as a projection of future forms, styles, and strategies, with writing skills as the foundation of such exploratory activities. JOUR majors only. Junior standing or higher. A-F only. Pre: 150, 200, 250, 300, and 330.

JOUR 485 Internship (3)

Internship in media or PR operations under professional and faculty supervision. Repeatable two times. JOUR majors only. CR/NC only. Pre: 300 and 330, or consent.

JOUR 499 Directed Research (V)

Individual research projects. Pre: senior standing and consent of department chair.