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Journalism B.A.

School of Journalism & Mass Communication
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 48 to 60
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers three tracks focused on distinct areas of study. The professional journalism track prepares students for careers such as news reporting, writing, editing, producing, and photojournalism in traditional and emerging media. The professional strategic communication track prepares students for careers in advertising, public relations, and corporate, non-profit, health and advocacy communications. The two professional tracks are based on a liberal arts foundation, knowledge of the social context in which the professions are practiced, and the skills and experiences needed to succeed in the marketplace. The mass communication track is for students who wish to study the social, political, economic, and legal aspects of mass communication. Students may develop a program emphasis in areas such as history, law, media effects, media industry studies, international communication, or other aspects of mass communication studies represented in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. About two-thirds of the coursework for the BA degree is outside of journalism. The 120-credit requirement must include at least 72 non-journalism credits. Total program credits may not exceed 48.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 3.00 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 3.00 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 3.00 transferring from outside the University
The school admits a limited number of undergraduates annually. To apply, students must have completed, or be enrolled in, JOUR 1001 and at least 30 graded (A-F) credits, including at least one semester of study (13 credits) at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus. Students must write a statement of intent for the major application. The statement of intent provides a writing sample for the Admissions Committee, addressing information about academic interests, professional goals, and mass communication or related experience, if any. Students who are admitted usually have a 3.00 or higher overall GPA, and must have a grade of C or better in JOUR 1001.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Preparatory Course
JOUR 1001 - Introduction to Mass Communication [SOCS, TS] (3.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of any second language. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
CLA BA degrees require 4 semesters or the equivalent of a second language. CLA degrees require students to complete 48 credits of upper division coursework taken at the 3xxx, 4xxx, or 5xxx level. For a BA at least 18 of the 48 upper division credits must be outside of the major. For some specific majors, there are exceptions to this requirement. This program requires 18 upper division credits outside the major. See your advisor for a list of courses that can or cannot be used to meet this requirement. The journalism BA is fulfilled by taking a minimum of 36 credits in the JOUR designator. Total JOUR credits may not exceed 48. For most major degree programs in CLA, students are required to take 18 upper division credits outside the major. For journalism students, at least 12 of these credits must be taken for letter grade and chosen in consultation with a major advisor. All incoming CLA freshmen must complete the First Year Experience course sequence.
Major Courses
Take 1 of the following courses for 3 credits.
JOUR 3004W - Information for Mass Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
or JOUR 3004V - Honors: Information for Mass Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Students should take:
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· JOUR 3004W - Information for Mass Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3004V - Honors: Information for Mass Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
Supporting Courses
All SJMC majors must develop an area of expertise outside of journalism. The Supporting Coursework Req. can be fulfilled by completing one of the following options:
Option 1
1) complete a second major in another department
or Option 2
2) complete a minor in another department
or Option 3
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· 3) develop a series of 3xxx, 4xxx, or 5xxx courses (12 credits total) in different departments but with a common theme, approved by a faculty mentor
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Mass Communication Track
The mass communication track is for students who wish to study the social, political, economic, and legal aspects of mass communication. Students may develop a program emphasis in areas such as history, law, media effects, media industry studies, international communication, or other aspects of mass communication studies represented in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Context Courses
All courses must be chosen in consultation with a major adviser. Directed studies, special topics and honors major project courses may be used to meet this requirement. With adviser approval, one to three professional (skills) courses may count.
Take exactly 30 credit(s) including 4 or more sub-requirements(s) from the following:
History
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· JOUR 3007 - The Media in American History and Law: Case Studies [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3614 - History of Media Communication [HIS, TS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5601W - History of Journalism [WI] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5606W - Literary Aspects of Journalism [WI] (3.0 cr)
· International/Multicultural
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· JOUR 3552 - Internet and Global Society [GP] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3741 - Diversity and Mass Communication [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3745 - Mass Media and Popular Culture [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4801 - Global Communication (3.0 cr)
· Media Effects
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· JOUR 3005 - Mass Media Effects [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3006 - Visual Communication (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4251 - Psychology of Advertising (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4272 - Interactive Advertising (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5501 - Communication, Public Opinion, and Social Media (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5541 - Mass Communication and Public Health (3.0 cr)
· Media and Society
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· JOUR 3551 - Economics of New Media [TS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3745 - Mass Media and Popular Culture [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3771 - Mass Media Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Case Studies [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3775 - Administrative Law and Regulation for Strategic Communication [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3776 - Mass Communication Law (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3796 - Mass Media and Politics (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4274W - Advertising in Society [WI] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3751 - New Media and Culture [AH, TS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5552 - Law of Internet Communications (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5725 - Management of Media Organizations (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5777 - Contemporary Problems in Freedom of Speech and Press (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4721 - Mass Media and U.S. Society [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or JOUR 4721H - Mass Media and U.S. Society [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
Senior Project
The senior project requirement is fulfilled by taking two 4xxx or 5xxx courses as part of the 30-credit Context Courses sub-requirement.
Professional Strategic Communication Track
The professional strategic communication track prepares students for careers in advertising, public relations, corporate, non-profit, and advocacy communications.
Strategic Communication Core Course
JOUR 3201 - Principles of Strategic Communication (3.0 cr)
Capstone Course
JOUR 4263 - Strategic Communication Campaigns (3.0 cr)
Professional Courses
Take a total of five courses for fifteen credits, including: - a minimum of six credits of Execution Skills - a minimum of six credits of Planning Skills - at least one of the following: JOUR 4242 or JOUR 4243 or JOUR 4259 or JOUR 4262. Courses must be chosen in consultation with a major adviser. Professional courses from the Professional Journalism track may also be used (prerequisites must be met).
Take 5 or more course(s) totaling 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
Execution Skills
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· JOUR 3102 - Multimedia Production and Storytelling (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3173W - Magazine & Feature Writing [WI] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3241 - Advertising Strategy and Creative Development (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3279W - Professional Writing for Strategic Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3321 - Media Design (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3451 - TV, Radio and Digital News Reporting (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4242 - Advertising Portfolio Development (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4243 - Digital Content Development and Production for Brand Communications (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5174 - Magazine Editing and Production (3.0 cr)
· Planning Skills
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· JOUR 3251 - Evaluative Research in Strategic Communication (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3253 - Account Planning (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3261 - Media Planning (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3275 - Digital Strategy in Strategic Communication (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4259 - Strategic Communication Case Analysis (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4262 - Management for Strategic Communication (3.0 cr)
Context Courses
Take three Context courses for a total of 9 credits, one of which must be at the 4xxx or 5xxx level. Courses must be chosen in consultation with a major adviser.
Take exactly 9 credit(s) from the following:
· JOUR 3005 - Mass Media Effects [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3006 - Visual Communication (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3007 - The Media in American History and Law: Case Studies [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3551 - Economics of New Media [TS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3552 - Internet and Global Society [GP] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3614 - History of Media Communication [HIS, TS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3741 - Diversity and Mass Communication [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3745 - Mass Media and Popular Culture [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3771 - Mass Media Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Case Studies [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3775 - Administrative Law and Regulation for Strategic Communication [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3776 - Mass Communication Law (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3796 - Mass Media and Politics (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3991 - Special Topics in Mass Communication: Context (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3993 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4251 - Psychology of Advertising (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4272 - Interactive Advertising (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4274W - Advertising in Society [WI] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3751 - New Media and Culture [AH, TS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4733H - Honors Thesis Seminar [WI] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4801 - Global Communication (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4991 - Special Topics in Mass Communication: Context (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4993H - Honors: Projects (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5501 - Communication, Public Opinion, and Social Media (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5541 - Mass Communication and Public Health (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5542 - Theory-based Health Message Design (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5552 - Law of Internet Communications (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5601W - History of Journalism [WI] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5606W - Literary Aspects of Journalism [WI] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5725 - Management of Media Organizations (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5777 - Contemporary Problems in Freedom of Speech and Press (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5991 - Special Topics in Mass Communication: Context (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5993 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4721 - Mass Media and U.S. Society [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or JOUR 4721H - Mass Media and U.S. Society [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
Senior Project
The senior project requirement is fulfilled by taking JOUR 4263 and 4242 or 4243 or 4259 or 4262.
Professional Journalism Track
The professional journalism track prepares students for careers such as news reporting, writing, editing, producing, and photojournalism in traditional and emerging media.
Journalism Core Course
JOUR 3101 - News Reporting and Writing (3.0 cr)
Professional Courses
Courses must be chosen in consultation with a major adviser. Professional courses from the strategic communication track may also be used (prerequisites must be met). Students must take a total of 15 credits, including two courses at the 4xxx or 5xxx level.
Take exactly 15 credit(s) from the following:
· JOUR 3102 - Multimedia Production and Storytelling (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3103 - Interactive and Data Journalism (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3121 - Intermediate News Reporting (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3155 - Editing for Print and Digital Audiences (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3173W - Magazine & Feature Writing [WI] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3321 - Media Design (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3451 - TV, Radio and Digital News Reporting (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4171 - Covering the Arts (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4193 - Brovald-Sim Community Journalism Practicum (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4302 - Photojournalism (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4303 - Documentary Photojournalism (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4451 - Advanced Multimedia Storytelling (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4452 - Electronic Newscast Producing (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4990 - Special Topics in Mass Communication: Professional (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4992 - Field Based Practicum (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5131 - In-Depth Reporting (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5155 - Database Reporting (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5174 - Magazine Editing and Production (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5990 - Special Topics in Mass Communication: Professional (3.0 cr)
Context Courses
Take four Context courses for a total of 12 credits, including JOUR 3776 and one course at the 4xxx or 5xxx level. Courses must be chosen in consultation with a major adviser.
JOUR 3776 - Mass Communication Law (3.0 cr)
Take exactly 9 credit(s) from the following:
· JOUR 3005 - Mass Media Effects [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3006 - Visual Communication (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3007 - The Media in American History and Law: Case Studies [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3201 - Principles of Strategic Communication (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3551 - Economics of New Media [TS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3552 - Internet and Global Society [GP] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3614 - History of Media Communication [HIS, TS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3741 - Diversity and Mass Communication [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3745 - Mass Media and Popular Culture [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3771 - Mass Media Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Case Studies [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3775 - Administrative Law and Regulation for Strategic Communication [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3796 - Mass Media and Politics (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3991 - Special Topics in Mass Communication: Context (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3993 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4251 - Psychology of Advertising (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4272 - Interactive Advertising (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4274W - Advertising in Society [WI] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3751 - New Media and Culture [AH, TS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4733H - Honors Thesis Seminar [WI] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4801 - Global Communication (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4991 - Special Topics in Mass Communication: Context (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4993H - Honors: Projects (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5501 - Communication, Public Opinion, and Social Media (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5541 - Mass Communication and Public Health (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5552 - Law of Internet Communications (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5601W - History of Journalism [WI] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5606W - Literary Aspects of Journalism [WI] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5725 - Management of Media Organizations (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5777 - Contemporary Problems in Freedom of Speech and Press (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5991 - Special Topics in Mass Communication: Context (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5993 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4721 - Mass Media and U.S. Society [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or JOUR 4721H - Mass Media and U.S. Society [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
Senior Project
The senior project requirement is fulfilled by taking two 4xxx or 5xxx courses as part of the 15-credit Professional Courses sub-requirement.
BA/MA Health Communication
This sub-plan is optional and does not fulfill the sub-plan requirement for this program.
The BA/MA in health communication prepares students for health care careers that rely on the strategic use of health information to communicate with patient and non-patient publics, care providers, administrators and other public health stakeholders. Please note that admitted BA/MA health communication students are required to complete the professional strategic communication sub-plan in addition to this sub-plan.
The BA/MA in health communication is an accelerated bachelor's-master's degree that is completed over the course of five years. Enrollment in the BA/MA is contingent on acceptance through a formal admissions process in spring of the junior year. Please contact the School of Journalism & Mass Communication advisor for more information. The BA/MA is open to journalism majors only. Accepted students in the BA/MA must maintain timely degree progress such that all undergraduate graduation requirements are completed by the end of the fourth year. Accepted students complete nine credits of graduate coursework in the fourth year before moving to full-time graduate study in the summer after the fourth year. Admissions criteria include: - GRE score of 155 or higher in verbal, 155 or higher in quantitative reasoning, and 4.5 or higher in analytical writing - GPA of 3.5 or higher - Statement of objectives and a resume that demonstrate motivation and readiness for the program - Writing sample Students who are admitted to the BA/MA in health communication must fulfill the BA/MA health communication sub-plan requirements in addition to all degree program requirements for the journalism BA. Courses used to fulfill the degree program requirements may not be used to fulfill the BA/MA requirements.
BA/MA Coursework
Take a total of three courses for nine credits.
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· JOUR 5541 - Mass Communication and Public Health (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5542 - Theory-based Health Message Design (3.0 cr)
· Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· JOUR 5501 - Communication, Public Opinion, and Social Media (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4501 - Usability and Human Factors in Technical Communication (3.0 cr)
 
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JOUR 1001 - Introduction to Mass Communication (SOCS, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01664 - Jour 1001/Jour 1001H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Function of mass communication messages/industries. News, advertising, public relations, books, music, film, TV, video games. Technologies of media production. Delivery systems. Political, legal, ethical, social, global aspects of mass communication.
JOUR 3004W - Information for Mass Communication (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Information resources for professional/academic work in mass communication. Techniques for locating, retrieving, appraising, verifying information acquired from public records, libraries, research institutions, databases, Internet, observation, interviews. prereq: Jour major or jour minor or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program
JOUR 3004V - Honors: Information for Mass Communication (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Information resources for professional/academic work in mass communication. Techniques for locating, retrieving, appraising, verifying information acquired from public records, libraries, research institutions, databases, Internet, observation, interviews. prereq: Honors, [jour major or mass comm minor or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 3004W - Information for Mass Communication (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Information resources for professional/academic work in mass communication. Techniques for locating, retrieving, appraising, verifying information acquired from public records, libraries, research institutions, databases, Internet, observation, interviews. prereq: Jour major or jour minor or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program
JOUR 3004V - Honors: Information for Mass Communication (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Information resources for professional/academic work in mass communication. Techniques for locating, retrieving, appraising, verifying information acquired from public records, libraries, research institutions, databases, Internet, observation, interviews. prereq: Honors, [jour major or mass comm minor or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 3007 - The Media in American History and Law: Case Studies (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Media in socioeconomic-political-technological context of specific historical period. Focus on legal context/ethics questions.
JOUR 3614 - History of Media Communication (HIS, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01819
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical perspective on tools of communication from earliest times to present. Impact of new technologies on society.
JOUR 5601W - History of Journalism (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development of American media from beginnings in Europe to present day. Rise of film/radio/television/Internet. Relation of communications development to political, economic, social trends.
JOUR 5606W - Literary Aspects of Journalism (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EngW/Jour 5606
Typically offered: Every Spring
Literary aspects of journalism. American/British writers, past/present. Lectures, discussions, weekly papers, critiques.
JOUR 3552 - Internet and Global Society (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Structure/processes of Internet/global society in comparative context. Internet, via World Wide Web, as ideal site to explore how/why societies come to see world/issues.
JOUR 3741 - Diversity and Mass Communication (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Past/present depictions of people of color in movies, literature, radio/TV against anthropological, psychological, sociological knowledge/experience. Personal/political effects of media depictions.
JOUR 3745 - Mass Media and Popular Culture (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01279
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Mass media's role in formation of popular culture/cultural discourse. Prevalent media metaphors, caricatures, stereotypes. Social/commercial pressures influencing media representation.
JOUR 4801 - Global Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Structures, processes, consequences of global mass communication. Problems in free flow of information. Roles of international organizations. Mass communication in social, political, economic development. Implications for conflict resolution.
JOUR 3005 - Mass Media Effects (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mass media as tools to change beliefs, attitudes, behavior. How/when media has such effects, whether media effects will change as function of trends in media development. Social science perspective of media effects.
JOUR 3006 - Visual Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Visual media, role of images in mass communication. Social, cultural, historical, psychological approaches.
JOUR 4251 - Psychology of Advertising
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02033
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Psychological principles, research techniques, applications in advertising/selling. Consumer attitudes/behavior. Psychological mechanisms upon which effectiveness of advertisements/commercials depends.
JOUR 4272 - Interactive Advertising
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Interactive advertising models. Issues related to creating, measuring, pricing, targeting interactive ads. Interactive ads in global, legal, ethical contexts. prereq: Jour major or mass comm minor or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program
JOUR 5501 - Communication, Public Opinion, and Social Media
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories of mass communication, persuasion, attitude change. Functions of mediated communication in formation/diffusion of public opinion about major social/political issues. Social media as tool for measuring/influencing public opinion.
JOUR 5541 - Mass Communication and Public Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00291 - Jour 5541/PubH 6074
Typically offered: Every Fall
Intersection of mass media, public health, behavior. Role of theory in understanding intended/unintended campaign effect. Role of health journalism. Decisions that inform media-based interventions.
JOUR 3551 - Economics of New Media (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic issues related to traditional/new media companies. Emerging communications technologies.
JOUR 3745 - Mass Media and Popular Culture (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01279
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Mass media's role in formation of popular culture/cultural discourse. Prevalent media metaphors, caricatures, stereotypes. Social/commercial pressures influencing media representation.
JOUR 3771 - Mass Media Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Case Studies (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of ethical dilemmas faced by journalists, advertisers, public relations/communications specialists. Case studies, ethical principles/theories, professional codes of ethics.
JOUR 3775 - Administrative Law and Regulation for Strategic Communication (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Mass communication law/regulation for professional strategic communicators. Court decisions/regulations affecting legal rights/privileges relevant to advertising, public relations, new media professions.
JOUR 3776 - Mass Communication Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01768 - Jour 3776/Jour 3776H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Brief historical background, First Amendment rights, basic law of defamation, free press/fair trial, access to news, access to press, privacy, contempt, obscenity, regulation of broadcasting/advertising.
JOUR 3796 - Mass Media and Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis of mass media in politics. Television/electoral campaigns. News coverage vs newsmaking. Free press in democracy.
JOUR 4274W - Advertising in Society (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Forms of regulation. Self-regulation/governmental. Critique of advertising's role in society. Current issues (e.g., stereotyping, political advertising, advertising to children). Ethics in advertising.
JOUR 3751 - New Media and Culture (AH, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History, theories, social impact of digital/interactive media on culture. How new media, including Internet, mobile devices, websites, applications, social media, may change ways people communicate/distribute/process information.
JOUR 5552 - Law of Internet Communications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Whether/how/which traditional media laws/regulations apply to Internet. Developing law of communication on Internet, global/ethical issues.
JOUR 5725 - Management of Media Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to concepts/principles of media management. Strategic planning, leadership, organizational strategies, ethical/legal issues. Working in teams. Balance sheets, income statements. Motivating/promoting people.
JOUR 5777 - Contemporary Problems in Freedom of Speech and Press
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01143
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Legal/constitutional derivation of freedom of press/speech. Emphasizes case law, statutes, judicial theories. Leading cases in privacy torts, prior restraints, news gathering/dissemination. Access to courts/government, including via Internet. Legal-research techniques. prereq: Jour major or jour minor or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program
JOUR 4721 - Mass Media and U.S. Society (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01503 - Jour 4721/Jour 4721H
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic, political, social determinants of character/content of mass communications in America. Effect, structure, functioning of mass media. Problems, prospects, criticism. Professionalism, technology, reform.
JOUR 4721H - Mass Media and U.S. Society (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01503
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic, political, social determinants of character/content of mass communications in America. Effect, structure, functioning of mass media. Problems, prospects, criticism. Professionalism, technology, reform. prereq: Honors
JOUR 3201 - Principles of Strategic Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Preparation for advanced coursework in advertising or public relations. prereq: [3004W or 3004V or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3004W or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3004V], [Jour major or mass comm minor or admitted pre-jour or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 4263 - Strategic Communication Campaigns
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Developing campaign strategy/tactics. Planning/decision-making skills. Students work in groups with varying specializations. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], 3201, any 32xx skills course, [any 42xx skills course or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in any 42xx skills course], jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program
JOUR 3102 - Multimedia Production and Storytelling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Assemble content for distribution across integrated media platforms. Audio slide shows, video with sound, computer-based management of photos/video, web-related skills. Media platforms. prereq: [3004W or 3004V or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3004W or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3004V], [3101 or 3101H or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3101 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3101H or 3279W or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3279W or 3241 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3241], [jour major or admitted pre-jour or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 3173W - Magazine & Feature Writing (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing feature articles for consumer/trade publications. Market free-lance methods. prereq: [3004W or 3004V, 3101 or 3101H, or 3279W], [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 3241 - Advertising Strategy and Creative Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advertising appeals/strategy. Advertising for print/broadcast/web. Individual/group projects. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], 3201, [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 3279W - Professional Writing for Strategic Communication (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing expertise for public relations and advertising agency work, corporate and nonprofit strategic communication and development of tactical thinking. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], [3201 or 3202], [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP]
JOUR 3321 - Media Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic principles of graphic design. Develop aesthetic sense/graphic design skills through study/creation of effective communication tools. Tutorial guides. Develop software technology skills necessary to complete assignments. prereq: [3004V or 3004W or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3004W or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3004V], [jour major or admitted pre-jour or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 3451 - TV, Radio and Digital News Reporting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
News writing, reporting, video photography/editing, on-air delivery. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], [3101 or 3101H or 3279W], Jour 3102, [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 4242 - Advertising Portfolio Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Creative development, conceptual thinking. Develop creative ideas based on strategies. Emphasizes print. Applying creative thought to advertising ideas. How to put book together. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], 3201, 3241, [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 4243 - Digital Content Development and Production for Brand Communications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Conceptual and practical skills to create, produce, publish and distribute content for branded storytelling including digital audio and video, blogs, web sites, and content created for social platforms; aspects of user experience and graphic design; skills to adapt and modify content after analyzing audience data; professional ethics. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], 3201, 3241 or Jour 3279W, [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 5174 - Magazine Editing and Production
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [3004W or 3004V], [3155 or 3173W or 3279W or 3321 or 4302]], [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing, editing, illustration, design, layout, photo-composition of print or web magazine. Emphasizes reporting, telling substantive stories. Work in groups with varying specializations. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], [3155 or 3173W or 3279W or 3321 or 4302]], [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 3251 - Evaluative Research in Strategic Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Applied quantitative research methods in advertising/public relations campaign development, management, and evaluation. Focus on scientific primary research methods. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], [3201 or 3202], Jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP major
JOUR 3253 - Account Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Role of account planning in integrated strategic communications development. Students master skills needed to become an account planner/apply skills in various situations/settings. prereq: [JOUR 3004W or JOUR 3004V], [JOUR 3201 or JOUR 3202], Jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP major
JOUR 3261 - Media Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Media strategy, planning, selection process within context of broader marketing communications process. Paid, owned, earned media across advertising, digital (including social), direct marketing/public relations disciplines. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], [3201 or 3202], [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 3275 - Digital Strategy in Strategic Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Skills course focused on digital media, including integrating variety of social networking platforms with conventional strategic communication activities. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], [3201 or 3202], [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 4259 - Strategic Communication Case Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Strategic communication cases related to campaigns/issues in business, government, education, or community. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], [3201 or Jour 3202], any one additional 32xx skills course, [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 4262 - Management for Strategic Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts/methods for effective management in field of mass communication. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], [3201 or 3202], one additional JOUR 32xx skills course, jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program
JOUR 3005 - Mass Media Effects (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mass media as tools to change beliefs, attitudes, behavior. How/when media has such effects, whether media effects will change as function of trends in media development. Social science perspective of media effects.
JOUR 3006 - Visual Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Visual media, role of images in mass communication. Social, cultural, historical, psychological approaches.
JOUR 3007 - The Media in American History and Law: Case Studies (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Media in socioeconomic-political-technological context of specific historical period. Focus on legal context/ethics questions.
JOUR 3551 - Economics of New Media (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic issues related to traditional/new media companies. Emerging communications technologies.
JOUR 3552 - Internet and Global Society (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Structure/processes of Internet/global society in comparative context. Internet, via World Wide Web, as ideal site to explore how/why societies come to see world/issues.
JOUR 3614 - History of Media Communication (HIS, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01819
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical perspective on tools of communication from earliest times to present. Impact of new technologies on society.
JOUR 3741 - Diversity and Mass Communication (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Past/present depictions of people of color in movies, literature, radio/TV against anthropological, psychological, sociological knowledge/experience. Personal/political effects of media depictions.
JOUR 3745 - Mass Media and Popular Culture (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01279
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Mass media's role in formation of popular culture/cultural discourse. Prevalent media metaphors, caricatures, stereotypes. Social/commercial pressures influencing media representation.
JOUR 3771 - Mass Media Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Case Studies (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of ethical dilemmas faced by journalists, advertisers, public relations/communications specialists. Case studies, ethical principles/theories, professional codes of ethics.
JOUR 3775 - Administrative Law and Regulation for Strategic Communication (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Mass communication law/regulation for professional strategic communicators. Court decisions/regulations affecting legal rights/privileges relevant to advertising, public relations, new media professions.
JOUR 3776 - Mass Communication Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01768 - Jour 3776/Jour 3776H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Brief historical background, First Amendment rights, basic law of defamation, free press/fair trial, access to news, access to press, privacy, contempt, obscenity, regulation of broadcasting/advertising.
JOUR 3796 - Mass Media and Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis of mass media in politics. Television/electoral campaigns. News coverage vs newsmaking. Free press in democracy.
JOUR 3991 - Special Topics in Mass Communication: Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Context course not regularly offered. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
JOUR 3993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study, projects. Prereq [Jour major or jour minor or approved IDIM major or ICP major or BIS major], instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
JOUR 4251 - Psychology of Advertising
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02033
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Psychological principles, research techniques, applications in advertising/selling. Consumer attitudes/behavior. Psychological mechanisms upon which effectiveness of advertisements/commercials depends.
JOUR 4272 - Interactive Advertising
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Interactive advertising models. Issues related to creating, measuring, pricing, targeting interactive ads. Interactive ads in global, legal, ethical contexts. prereq: Jour major or mass comm minor or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program
JOUR 4274W - Advertising in Society (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Forms of regulation. Self-regulation/governmental. Critique of advertising's role in society. Current issues (e.g., stereotyping, political advertising, advertising to children). Ethics in advertising.
JOUR 3751 - New Media and Culture (AH, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History, theories, social impact of digital/interactive media on culture. How new media, including Internet, mobile devices, websites, applications, social media, may change ways people communicate/distribute/process information.
JOUR 4733H - Honors Thesis Seminar (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Students work under supervision of instructor, with input from subject or methodological advisers, to define research question, conduct research, and write thesis. Students serve as consultants to one another. prereq: Jour major, [jr or sr], honors
JOUR 4801 - Global Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Structures, processes, consequences of global mass communication. Problems in free flow of information. Roles of international organizations. Mass communication in social, political, economic development. Implications for conflict resolution.
JOUR 4991 - Special Topics in Mass Communication: Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Special context topics not regularly offered. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
JOUR 4993H - Honors: Projects
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Honors projects. Prereq Jour major, honors div regis, college consent, dept consent, instr consent.
JOUR 5501 - Communication, Public Opinion, and Social Media
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories of mass communication, persuasion, attitude change. Functions of mediated communication in formation/diffusion of public opinion about major social/political issues. Social media as tool for measuring/influencing public opinion.
JOUR 5541 - Mass Communication and Public Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00291 - Jour 5541/PubH 6074
Typically offered: Every Fall
Intersection of mass media, public health, behavior. Role of theory in understanding intended/unintended campaign effect. Role of health journalism. Decisions that inform media-based interventions.
JOUR 5542 - Theory-based Health Message Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Best practices for message design across media/contexts. Students apply concepts to design health campaign messages that affect various audiences. Implications of theories of message engagement for current public health practice.
JOUR 5552 - Law of Internet Communications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Whether/how/which traditional media laws/regulations apply to Internet. Developing law of communication on Internet, global/ethical issues.
JOUR 5601W - History of Journalism (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development of American media from beginnings in Europe to present day. Rise of film/radio/television/Internet. Relation of communications development to political, economic, social trends.
JOUR 5606W - Literary Aspects of Journalism (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EngW/Jour 5606
Typically offered: Every Spring
Literary aspects of journalism. American/British writers, past/present. Lectures, discussions, weekly papers, critiques.
JOUR 5725 - Management of Media Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to concepts/principles of media management. Strategic planning, leadership, organizational strategies, ethical/legal issues. Working in teams. Balance sheets, income statements. Motivating/promoting people.
JOUR 5777 - Contemporary Problems in Freedom of Speech and Press
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01143
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Legal/constitutional derivation of freedom of press/speech. Emphasizes case law, statutes, judicial theories. Leading cases in privacy torts, prior restraints, news gathering/dissemination. Access to courts/government, including via Internet. Legal-research techniques. prereq: Jour major or jour minor or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program
JOUR 5991 - Special Topics in Mass Communication: Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Special context topics not regularly offered. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
JOUR 5993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study/projects. Prereq [Jour major or jour minor or approved IDIM major or ICP major or BIS major], GPA of at least 3.00, college consent, dept consent, instr consent.
JOUR 4721 - Mass Media and U.S. Society (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01503 - Jour 4721/Jour 4721H
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic, political, social determinants of character/content of mass communications in America. Effect, structure, functioning of mass media. Problems, prospects, criticism. Professionalism, technology, reform.
JOUR 4721H - Mass Media and U.S. Society (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01503
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic, political, social determinants of character/content of mass communications in America. Effect, structure, functioning of mass media. Problems, prospects, criticism. Professionalism, technology, reform. prereq: Honors
JOUR 3101 - News Reporting and Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00882 - Jour 3101/3101H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic news gathering, journalistic writing. Developing story ideas. Problems associated with handling of news/features. Professional standards/responsibilities. prereq: [3004W or 3004V or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3004W or 3004V], [jour major or admitted pre-jour or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 3102 - Multimedia Production and Storytelling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Assemble content for distribution across integrated media platforms. Audio slide shows, video with sound, computer-based management of photos/video, web-related skills. Media platforms. prereq: [3004W or 3004V or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3004W or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3004V], [3101 or 3101H or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3101 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3101H or 3279W or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3279W or 3241 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3241], [jour major or admitted pre-jour or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 3103 - Interactive and Data Journalism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to concepts, tools, techniques for journalism on digital platforms. Audience interactivity around news. Stories through data visualizations. Best practices for social media/blogging. Finding, assessing, structuring data. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], [3101 or 3101H or 3279W], [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 3121 - Intermediate News Reporting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Reporting news fundamental to basic beats in most news organizations. Crime, government, politics, environment, health, in-depth profiles, issues relating to civic life. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], [3101 or 3101H], [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 3155 - Editing for Print and Digital Audiences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Improving copy through copy editing/rewriting. Selecting/editing news-editorial content for newspapers, magazines, online services. Experience using news judgment to present information in print/on web. prereq: [3004W or 3004V, 3101 or 3101H], [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 3173W - Magazine & Feature Writing (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing feature articles for consumer/trade publications. Market free-lance methods. prereq: [3004W or 3004V, 3101 or 3101H, or 3279W], [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 3321 - Media Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic principles of graphic design. Develop aesthetic sense/graphic design skills through study/creation of effective communication tools. Tutorial guides. Develop software technology skills necessary to complete assignments. prereq: [3004V or 3004W or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3004W or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3004V], [jour major or admitted pre-jour or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 3451 - TV, Radio and Digital News Reporting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
News writing, reporting, video photography/editing, on-air delivery. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], [3101 or 3101H or 3279W], Jour 3102, [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 4171 - Covering the Arts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Assignments follow Twin Cities arts/entertainment scene or particular arts organization (e.g., Jungle Theater) through its season. Weekly writing assignments, readings, field trips, guest lectures from artists/arts journalists. prereq: [[3004W or 3004V, 3101 or 3101H], [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]] or instr consent
JOUR 4193 - Brovald-Sim Community Journalism Practicum
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop journalistic storytelling skills applied to a specific community. Students work in teams to use the tools of journalism to find and tell important, multi-platform, engaging stories about those diverse communities, with a goal of publishing some of those stories in a community news source. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], [3101 or 3101H], [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 4302 - Photojournalism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice of photojournalism in contemporary digital environment. Visual storytelling, digital processing, professional/ethical issues. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], 3102, [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 4303 - Documentary Photojournalism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Conceptualize, research, produce documentary projects consisting of edited photographs/accompanying text. Projects presented in print or online. Examples of differing approaches, exemplary documentary work. prereq: [[3004W or 3004V], 3102, [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]] or instr consent
JOUR 4451 - Advanced Multimedia Storytelling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Long-form storytelling using video, audio, graphics, and still photography, edited into multimedia presentations for journalistic and persuasive messages.
JOUR 4452 - Electronic Newscast Producing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Planning, writing, producing live TV newscasts. Lecture, lab. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], [3101 or 3101H], 3451, [3121 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3121] [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 4990 - Special Topics in Mass Communication: Professional
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Professional-skills-learning opportunity not regularly offered. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: [3101 or 3201 or 3202)], 3004, [Jour major or approved IDIM major or ICP major or BIS major]
JOUR 4992 - Field Based Practicum
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Professional-skill-learning experience on-site at media organization. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: Jour major
JOUR 5131 - In-Depth Reporting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Techniques/issues of special project stories. Explanatory, investigative, civic, literary, or ethnographic journalism. Topics (e.g., civil rights, governmental malfeasance, health care problems) typically involved in stories. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], [3101 or 3101H], 3121, [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 5155 - Database Reporting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Obtaining and analyzing digital data for computer-assisted reporting that can be published on various media platforms. Using spreadsheets and databases to manage information, find news stories, produce maps and graphics. prereq: [Jour 3004W or 3004V], 3101, [3103 or 3121]; jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program
JOUR 5174 - Magazine Editing and Production
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [3004W or 3004V], [3155 or 3173W or 3279W or 3321 or 4302]], [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing, editing, illustration, design, layout, photo-composition of print or web magazine. Emphasizes reporting, telling substantive stories. Work in groups with varying specializations. prereq: [3004W or 3004V], [3155 or 3173W or 3279W or 3321 or 4302]], [jour major or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 5990 - Special Topics in Mass Communication: Professional
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Professional skills and learning opportunity not regularly offered. Topics specified in class schedule.
JOUR 3776 - Mass Communication Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01768 - Jour 3776/Jour 3776H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Brief historical background, First Amendment rights, basic law of defamation, free press/fair trial, access to news, access to press, privacy, contempt, obscenity, regulation of broadcasting/advertising.
JOUR 3005 - Mass Media Effects (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mass media as tools to change beliefs, attitudes, behavior. How/when media has such effects, whether media effects will change as function of trends in media development. Social science perspective of media effects.
JOUR 3006 - Visual Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Visual media, role of images in mass communication. Social, cultural, historical, psychological approaches.
JOUR 3007 - The Media in American History and Law: Case Studies (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Media in socioeconomic-political-technological context of specific historical period. Focus on legal context/ethics questions.
JOUR 3201 - Principles of Strategic Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Preparation for advanced coursework in advertising or public relations. prereq: [3004W or 3004V or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3004W or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3004V], [Jour major or mass comm minor or admitted pre-jour or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program]
JOUR 3551 - Economics of New Media (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic issues related to traditional/new media companies. Emerging communications technologies.
JOUR 3552 - Internet and Global Society (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Structure/processes of Internet/global society in comparative context. Internet, via World Wide Web, as ideal site to explore how/why societies come to see world/issues.
JOUR 3614 - History of Media Communication (HIS, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01819
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical perspective on tools of communication from earliest times to present. Impact of new technologies on society.
JOUR 3741 - Diversity and Mass Communication (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Past/present depictions of people of color in movies, literature, radio/TV against anthropological, psychological, sociological knowledge/experience. Personal/political effects of media depictions.
JOUR 3745 - Mass Media and Popular Culture (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01279
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Mass media's role in formation of popular culture/cultural discourse. Prevalent media metaphors, caricatures, stereotypes. Social/commercial pressures influencing media representation.
JOUR 3771 - Mass Media Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Case Studies (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of ethical dilemmas faced by journalists, advertisers, public relations/communications specialists. Case studies, ethical principles/theories, professional codes of ethics.
JOUR 3775 - Administrative Law and Regulation for Strategic Communication (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Mass communication law/regulation for professional strategic communicators. Court decisions/regulations affecting legal rights/privileges relevant to advertising, public relations, new media professions.
JOUR 3796 - Mass Media and Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis of mass media in politics. Television/electoral campaigns. News coverage vs newsmaking. Free press in democracy.
JOUR 3991 - Special Topics in Mass Communication: Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Context course not regularly offered. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
JOUR 3993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study, projects. Prereq [Jour major or jour minor or approved IDIM major or ICP major or BIS major], instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
JOUR 4251 - Psychology of Advertising
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02033
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Psychological principles, research techniques, applications in advertising/selling. Consumer attitudes/behavior. Psychological mechanisms upon which effectiveness of advertisements/commercials depends.
JOUR 4272 - Interactive Advertising
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Interactive advertising models. Issues related to creating, measuring, pricing, targeting interactive ads. Interactive ads in global, legal, ethical contexts. prereq: Jour major or mass comm minor or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program
JOUR 4274W - Advertising in Society (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Forms of regulation. Self-regulation/governmental. Critique of advertising's role in society. Current issues (e.g., stereotyping, political advertising, advertising to children). Ethics in advertising.
JOUR 3751 - New Media and Culture (AH, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History, theories, social impact of digital/interactive media on culture. How new media, including Internet, mobile devices, websites, applications, social media, may change ways people communicate/distribute/process information.
JOUR 4733H - Honors Thesis Seminar (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Students work under supervision of instructor, with input from subject or methodological advisers, to define research question, conduct research, and write thesis. Students serve as consultants to one another. prereq: Jour major, [jr or sr], honors
JOUR 4801 - Global Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Structures, processes, consequences of global mass communication. Problems in free flow of information. Roles of international organizations. Mass communication in social, political, economic development. Implications for conflict resolution.
JOUR 4991 - Special Topics in Mass Communication: Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Special context topics not regularly offered. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
JOUR 4993H - Honors: Projects
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Honors projects. Prereq Jour major, honors div regis, college consent, dept consent, instr consent.
JOUR 5501 - Communication, Public Opinion, and Social Media
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories of mass communication, persuasion, attitude change. Functions of mediated communication in formation/diffusion of public opinion about major social/political issues. Social media as tool for measuring/influencing public opinion.
JOUR 5541 - Mass Communication and Public Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00291 - Jour 5541/PubH 6074
Typically offered: Every Fall
Intersection of mass media, public health, behavior. Role of theory in understanding intended/unintended campaign effect. Role of health journalism. Decisions that inform media-based interventions.
JOUR 5552 - Law of Internet Communications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Whether/how/which traditional media laws/regulations apply to Internet. Developing law of communication on Internet, global/ethical issues.
JOUR 5601W - History of Journalism (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development of American media from beginnings in Europe to present day. Rise of film/radio/television/Internet. Relation of communications development to political, economic, social trends.
JOUR 5606W - Literary Aspects of Journalism (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EngW/Jour 5606
Typically offered: Every Spring
Literary aspects of journalism. American/British writers, past/present. Lectures, discussions, weekly papers, critiques.
JOUR 5725 - Management of Media Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to concepts/principles of media management. Strategic planning, leadership, organizational strategies, ethical/legal issues. Working in teams. Balance sheets, income statements. Motivating/promoting people.
JOUR 5777 - Contemporary Problems in Freedom of Speech and Press
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01143
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Legal/constitutional derivation of freedom of press/speech. Emphasizes case law, statutes, judicial theories. Leading cases in privacy torts, prior restraints, news gathering/dissemination. Access to courts/government, including via Internet. Legal-research techniques. prereq: Jour major or jour minor or approved BIS/IDIM/ICP program
JOUR 5991 - Special Topics in Mass Communication: Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Special context topics not regularly offered. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
JOUR 5993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study/projects. Prereq [Jour major or jour minor or approved IDIM major or ICP major or BIS major], GPA of at least 3.00, college consent, dept consent, instr consent.
JOUR 4721 - Mass Media and U.S. Society (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01503 - Jour 4721/Jour 4721H
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic, political, social determinants of character/content of mass communications in America. Effect, structure, functioning of mass media. Problems, prospects, criticism. Professionalism, technology, reform.
JOUR 4721H - Mass Media and U.S. Society (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01503
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic, political, social determinants of character/content of mass communications in America. Effect, structure, functioning of mass media. Problems, prospects, criticism. Professionalism, technology, reform. prereq: Honors
JOUR 5541 - Mass Communication and Public Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00291 - Jour 5541/PubH 6074
Typically offered: Every Fall
Intersection of mass media, public health, behavior. Role of theory in understanding intended/unintended campaign effect. Role of health journalism. Decisions that inform media-based interventions.
JOUR 5542 - Theory-based Health Message Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Best practices for message design across media/contexts. Students apply concepts to design health campaign messages that affect various audiences. Implications of theories of message engagement for current public health practice.
JOUR 5501 - Communication, Public Opinion, and Social Media
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories of mass communication, persuasion, attitude change. Functions of mediated communication in formation/diffusion of public opinion about major social/political issues. Social media as tool for measuring/influencing public opinion.
PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Applications of social psychology research/theory to domains such as physical/mental health, education, the media, desegregation, the legal system, energy conservation, public policy. prereq: 3201 or grad student or instr consent
WRIT 4501 - Usability and Human Factors in Technical Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/concepts of human factors/usability testing. Developing objectives, criteria, and measures. Conducting tests in lab, field, and virtual environments. Using software programs to analyze qualitative/quantitative data. prereq: [TWC or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in TC major, [jr or sr or grad student]] or instr consent