College of Social Sciences
JOUR 150 The Press and Society (3) Communications media in theory and practice. Development, role, influence; rights, responsibilities, problems, issues, and trends. SS
JOUR 205 News Writing (3) Fundamentals of news style, reporting, ethics. Pre: minimum grade of B in 150 or ENG 100 (no ELI 100); or consent.
JOUR 206 News Editing (3) Training in editing news material for accuracy, clarity, and relevance. Headline writing. A-F grading only. Pre: 205 or consent.
JOUR 307 Photojournalism (3)
Production, selection, and use of photographs for publications. Storytelling with black and white action and feature photos. Students must have a 35mm single lens reflex camera and supply own black and white film and photographic paper. Pre: 205.
JOUR 315 Public Affairs Reporting (3) Writing about governmental affairs, contemporary issues by using techniques of interviewing and of analyzing library materials plus court, legislative, real property, and other public records. A-F grading only. Pre: 206 (or concurrent) or consent.
JOUR 316 Advanced Editing (3) Intensive training in editing, planning, and organizing stories and visual elements for publication; news judgment; managing projects. Pre: 206 or consent.
JOUR 320 Public Relations (3) Current practice and problems in systematic use of media and techniques to influence the public. Pre: 205 or consent.
JOUR 325 Magazine Writing (3) Writing nonfiction articles for magazines, newspapers, and newsletters; preparing material for specific audience; marketing articles. Pre: 206 (or concurrent).
JOUR 327 Interpretive Journalism (3) Writing articles of news analysis, editorials, and critical reviews. Pre: 206 (or concurrent) or consent.
JOUR 360 Journalism History and Trends (3) Development of the news media and trends that may affect the future of journalism. Pre: upper division standing.
JOUR 365 Media and the Law (3) Function of American legal system as it relates to news media. Libel, copyright, freedom of information, free press vs. fair trial, regulation of broadcasting. A-F grading only. Pre: upper division standing or consent.
JOUR 366 Broadcast News Writing and Editing (3) Writing and editing of news for radio and television. Lectures and assignments to develop the special skills required. Pre: 205 or consent.
JOUR 385 Practicum (1) Working on campus student or quasi-professional publications under professional and faculty supervision. CR/NC only. Repeatable. Pre: 205 or consent.
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 410 Writing for Public Relations (3) Techniques of researching, planning, and writing public relations messages for a variety of audiences and media. Pre: 206 and 320, or consent.
JOUR 412 Contemporary Public Relations (3) Advanced research, planning, and writing techniques for production and dissemination of persuasive messages, research reports, and campaign proposals, as applied to specialized contemporary public relations practice. Pre: 410 or consent.
JOUR 415 Advanced Reporting (3) Intensive training in reporting and writing in sensitive news areas for advanced students; fieldwork. A-F grading only. Pre: 315 or consent.
JOUR 420 Advanced Public Relations (3) Application of traditional and innovative techniques to establish relationships, develop understanding and goodwill, and solve complex contemporary public relations problems. A-F grading only. Pre: 206 and 320, or consent.
JOUR 425 Publication Layout and Design (3) Visual display concepts and procedures for newsletters, brochures, newspapers, magazines. Pre: 206 and upper division standing.
JOUR 436 Broadcast News Reporting (3) Reporting, writing, scripting, on-air delivery, producing for broadcast news. Laboratory and fieldwork. A-F grading only. Pre: 315 (or concurrent) and 366; or consent.
JOUR 445 Specialized Reporting (3) Coverage of a selected field or beat, developing background materials, news sources, and story ideas. A-F grading only. Pre: 315.
JOUR 460 Journalistic Ethics (3) Ethics and responsibility in journalism. Case studies. Research paper required. Pre: 315 and senior standing, or consent; 365 and PHIL 101 recommended.
JOUR 466 Advanced Broadcast News (3)
Preparation of TV news public affairs programs and mini-documentaries; delivery on air; use of videotape recorders in reporting. Pre: 315 (or concurrent) and 366; or consent.
JOUR 475 International News Coverage (3) Evaluation of coverage and selection of foreign news by American news media; emphasis on news of Asia and Pacific. Techniques of foreign correspondence. International flow of news. Pre: upper division standing.
JOUR 485 Fieldwork (3) Internship in media or PR operations under professional and faculty supervision. CR/NC only. Pre: one of 315, 320, 366, or 425; and consent.
JOUR 499 Directed Research (V) Individual research projects. Pre: senior standing and consent of department chair.
JOUR 515 Advising School Publications (2)
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