Journalism - JRNL
1503 - Mass Media & Society - 3
Open to all students, this course examines the role
and impact of the media on individuals and society. Topics
include the historical development of the mass media, along with
media effects, ethics, legal considerations, and the role of
Journalism inn society. Students develop a deeper awareness
of the media in their lives and a critical perspective to become
more responsible consumers of information. Note: Also
listed as COMM 1503. Course Rotation: Fall.
2153 - Introduction to Photography - 3
I introduces the fundamentals of digital photography in both
artistic and media contexts. Through the study of cameras, light,
compositions, and image manipulation, students learn the processes
and aesthetic values needed to produce quality images.
A hands. Also listed as ART 2153. Course
Rotation: Fall and Spring.
2403 - Media Writing and Reporting - 3
An introduction to the fundamentals of journalism. Emphasis
is on the reporting, writing, and editing of stories for the print,
online, and broadcast media. Specific topics include
interviewing, storiy structure and development, media style, ethics
and legal considerations.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or permission of
instructor. Course Rotation: Fall.
3103 - Community Reporting - 3 credit
Develop advanced skills in reporting and writing on events and
issues that affect their communities. Topics include coverage
of government, crime, courts, and social events. Hands-on
approach is stressed. Projects are critiqued in a workshop
setting. Prerequisite: JRNL 2403 or
permission of instructor. Course Rotation: Spring of odd
3203 - Introduction to Copy Editing - 3
Designed for writers, journalists, and other communication
professionals by providing advanced instruction in publication
editing and design. Topics include matters of style, copy
editing, and proofreading in print and electronic
environments. Other topics include publication management,
ethics and legal considerations. A hands-on approach is
stressed in a workshop setting.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1023 or JRNL
2403. Course Rotation: Spring of even years.
3213 - Magazine and Feature Writing - 3
The focus is on writing feature stories for magazine,
newspaper, and creative nonfiction audiences. Genres include
personality profiles, human interest features, travel writing, and
creative nonfiction. A hands-on approach allows exploration
of creativity through a series of exercises and projects..
Prerequisite: JRNL 2403 or permission of
instructor. Course Rotation: Spring of even years.
3413 - Interactive Media Design - 3
Examination and application of the theories, skills, and
techniques used in digital storytelling and interactive
media. Through a series of hands-on projects, students
explore creative applications of interactive media through the
integration of text, photographs, graphics, audio, and
Junior standing or permission of instructor.
Course Rotation: Fall of odd years.
4101 - Topics in Journalism - 1 credit
A chosen topic is explored related to journalism or the mass media,
such as documentaries, technology, economics, ethics, or literary
journalism. Prerequisite: JRNL 2403 or permission of
the instructor. Course Rotation: as needed.
4123 - Broadcast Journalism - 3 credit
The course emphasizes the theories, skills, and techniques
used in the wiring, production, and presentation of news in a
digital media environment. Topics include broadcast wording
style, story structure, podcasting, digital audio and video
production, and working as talent in front of a camera. A hands-on
approach is stressed, allowing students to explore creativity
through a series of projects. Prerequisites: JRNL
2403 or permission of the instructor. Course
Rotation: Spring of odd years.
4403 - Communications Law and
Ethics- 3 credit hours
Study focuses on media law and ethical considerations in the
contemporary communication environment. Topics include the
First Amendment , libel, invasion of privacy, information access,
free press and fair trial considerations, obscenity, copyright,
advertising, and telecommunications regulations. Also listed
as COMM 4403. Course Rotation: Spring.
XNF1 -- XNS1 Practicum: Student Media
Productions - 1 credit hour
A practical application of skills, techniques, and critical
thinking through work with campus media productions
(Raider View, newspaper, and on-line journal).
The course may be repeated up to six hours too satisfy capstone
requirements for the Journalism Emphasis or repeated for three
hours and combined with JRNLPN03 Journalism Internship. .
Prerequisites: JRNL 2403 or permission of
the instructor. Course Rotation: XNF1, fall and; XNS1,
PN03 - Journalism Internship - 3 credit
Students gain practical experience in a professional media
setting. Internships are arranged by students with the
assistance and approval of an internship adviser. Grading:
Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Junior
standing and grades of C or better in twelve hours of JRNL
courses. Course Rotation: As Needed.