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JOURNALISM (JOUR)
College of Liberal Arts
Writing Studies
 
JOUR 2001 - Reporting and Writing I
(3.0 cr; Prereq-WRIT 1120; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Skill-based course in reporting and writing that introduces the fundamentals used by all jounalists; information gathering; writing basic news stories; professional news style; structure and readability; and interviewing techniques. Examples of professional journalism will be read and discussed.



JOUR 2101 - Editing I: Copy Editing and Layout
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2001, WRIT 1120; credit will not be granted if already received for 3101; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Develops the essential skills for editing print and online publications, including copy and picture editing, selecting stories, exercising sound news judgment, developing the writer-reporter relationship, writing headlines, designing and laying out basic pages, using graphics, and understanding fundamental legal and ethical issues that affect publications.



JOUR 2300 - News Photography
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Credit will not be granted if already received for 3300.; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
How to take the types of photographs commonly used by professional news operations, ranging from features and photo essays to spot news and sports. Work produced may be used in the student newspaper if the student editor accepts it. Develops an understanding of the ethical and theoretical aspects of news photography, and learn a vocabulary for discussing and critiquing visual images.



JOUR 2400 - Community and Journalism (GLOBAL PER)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Credit will not be granted if already received for 3400.; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Examines the role of journalism in defining communities. Exposure to various concepts of community and the role journalism has in defining these communities on both a local and global scale. Analyze a specific case study of one community journalism entity, and explore the ramifications of technology on the transformation of community.



JOUR 2501 - History of American Journalism
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Explores the social and cultural history of journalism in the United States. Read pieces of journalism and critiques of journalism from various time periods and study key moments in journalism history. Examines the practice of journalism, its core values, and how these have changed over time. Explores how technological, social and economic change shape journalism.



JOUR 3001 - Reporting and Writing II
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2001; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Skills-based that builds on JOUR 2001. Write publishable news stories based on field work and interviews. Emphasis on fully-developed, multi-source news stories that are fair and complete. Expand interview and research skills, and become familiar with the wide range of information available in public documents.



JOUR 3401 - Digital Storytelling
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2001; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Report and write various forms of electronic news stories commonly produced for television, radio and the Internet. Learn the stylistic differences between writing electronic news scripts and writing for print. Learn basic field recording techniques and production skills for audio and video.



JOUR 3700 - Media Law and Ethics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Writ 1120; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Examines laws, regulations and major court decisions that affect journalists and news organizations. Topics include First Amendment principles of press freedom, libel, invasion of privacy, prior restraint, access to information, and the regulation of electronic media content.



JOUR 3991 - Independent Study in Journalism
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 5.0 cr]; Prereq-2001, instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Directed reading and research in journalism.



JOUR 4001 - Specialized Reporting and Writing
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2001; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Delves into a specific area of journalism such as science reporting, outdoor writing, investigative reporting or writing about government. Read and critique examples and produce work in the given area of specialization.



JOUR 4102 - Editing II: Newsroom Practicum
(3.0 cr; =[JOUR 5102]; Prereq-2001, 2101, 3001; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Experience in a working newsroom. Apply skills from other journalism classes to plan, produce and manage an online news publication. Basic principles as well as practical skills with advanced computer programs. Includes editing, managing and reporting, as well as the discussion of both journalism and leadership issues. Advance theory and practice in news selection, preparation, and display for newspaper, magazine, broadcast and photojournalism media. Emphasis on the ethical and professional responsibility of the journalist.



JOUR 4197 - Journalism Internship
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; =[JOUR 5197]; Prereq-2001, 3700, minimum 60 credits, instructor consent, no grad credit; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised professional experience as a working staff member with a newspaper, magazine, broadcast station or other communications organization.



JOUR 4500 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-2001, 2101, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Selected themes and issues in journalism, such as staff organization, policies, finance, law, photography, design, and the role of the student press.



JOUR 5102 - Editing II: Newsroom Practicum
(3.0 cr; =[JOUR 4102]; Prereq-Grad Student; credit will not be granted if already received for 5102; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Experience in a working newsroom. Apply skills from other journalism classes to plan, produce and manage an online news publication. Basic principles as well as practical skills with advanced computer programs. Includes editing, managing and reporting, as well as the discussion of both journalism and leadership issues. Advance theory and practice in news selection, preparation, and display for newspaper, magazine, broadcast and photojournalism media. Emphasis on the ethical and professional responsibility of the journalist.



JOUR 5197 - Journalism Internship
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; =[JOUR 4197]; Prereq-College Grad or grad student, instructor consent; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised professional experience as a working staff member with a newspaper, magazine, broadcast station or other communications organization.



 
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