JOUR 101 Journalism and Society (Cr3) (3:0)
History and current climate of journalism in America; ethical problems in the practice of journalism using a case study approach; principal public criticism of news media, roles and functions of journalism in a multicultural society. Also available through Online Learning. Core: AH.
JOUR 102 News Editing (Cr3) (3:0)
Editing copy, writing headlines and photo captions; understanding news values, libel law and ethical problems in the management of news. Also available through Online Learning.
JOUR 103 Newswriting (Cr3) (2:2)
Fundamentals of newswriting and news gathering; finding stories, covering community events, interviews and beat reporting; news values, legal and ethical issues. Formerly ENGL 103. Pre- or coreq. - ENGL 101. Also available through Online Learning.
JOUR 104 Media Publication (Cr4) (2:4)
This course will introduce students to visual communication through web and digital publishing, including the use of a website content management system, desktop publishing software application, and image-editing software.
JOUR 110 Journalism Practicum (Cr1) (0:2)
Students in this course will work on the print and web versions of the student newspaper, acting in various capacities that may include reporting, editing, blogging, designing layouts, and supervising staff. This course may be taken three times for credit. Prereq. - JOUR102.
JOUR 201G Feature Writing (Cr3) (3:0)
This course covers the fundamentals of feature writing, including finding story ideas, conducting research and interviews, and developing strong storytelling skills using an array of strategies, techniques and tools to engage an audience. Formerly ENGL 105. Prereq. - ENGL101. Also available through Online Learning.
JOUR 202 Social Media for Writers (Cr3) (3:0)
Students will analyze and use current and emerging social media platforms and multimedia tools to tell stories and learn best practices for building an audience. Prereq. - ENGL101. Also available through Online Learning.
JOUR 203G Writing for Public Relations (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is an introduction to the principles of public relations and marketing communications, applying journalistic style to the preparation of position papers, backgrounders, fact sheets, biographical sketches and news releases. Prereq. - JOUR 101, 103 (for Journalism majors) or ENGL 101C (for other majors). Also available through Online Learning.