Full Course Listing (updated Feb. 2013)
JOUR 150 The Media and Society (3)
Communications media in theory and practice. Development, role, influence; rights, responsibilities, problems, issues, and trends. DS
JOUR 250 Media Writing (3)
Reporting and writing news stories for delivery to different media. B or better in JOUR 250 needed to declare major. Pre: ENG 100 or equivalent, C or better required.
JOUR 300 Reporting (3)
Reporting for various news media. Pre: JOUR 250.
JOUR 301 Fundamentals of Journalism (6)
Theory and extensive practice in reporting, writing and editing news stories across multiple media platforms. (*Fall Only; no longer available in 2013-2014.)
JOUR 302 Journalism Tools and Platforms (6)
Tools for contemporary newsgathering and technologies for presentation across multiple media platforms Pre: 301 or departmental approval. (No longer available in 2014.)
JOUR 307 Photojournalism (3)
Production, selection and use of digital photographs for publications. Storytelling action and feature photography with digital cameras, worked up through Adobe Photoshop and InDesign programs. Students must have a digital camera. A-F only.
JOUR 316 Advanced Editing (3)
Intensive training in editing, planning, and organizing stories and visual elements for publication; news judgment; managing projects. Pre: Consent
JOUR 320 Visual Journalism: Multimedia (3)
Fundamentals of visual journalism; visual theory, principles and tools to create multimedia journalism projects. Pre: JOUR 250.
JOUR 325 Magazine Writing (3)
Writing nonfiction articles for magazines, newspapers, and newsletters; preparing material for specific audience; marketing articles.
JOUR 327 Interpretive Journalism (3)
Writing articles of news analysis, editorials, and critical reviews. Pre: 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. DS
JOUR 365 Media and the Law (3)
Role of communication in the legal process; impact of law on communication processes. Pre: COM/JOUR major and junior standing, or consent. (Cross-listed as COM 451.)
JOUR 385 Practicum (1)
Working on campus student or quasi-professional publications under professional and faculty supervision. CR/NC only. Repeatable up to 3 credits.
JOUR 390 (Alpha) Journalism Workshops (V)
Short-term intensive workshops in journalism and mass communication skills and projects. (B) workshop in new media; (C) workshop in reporting; (D) workshop in editing; (E) workshop in broadcast journalism; (F) workshop in public relations. Repeatable one time. Pre: COM/JOUR major or consent. (Cross-listed as COM 390)
JOUR 401 Journalism Projects/Production (6)
Intense problem-based application of skills and knowledge to the production of a major journalism project across multiple media platforms. (Fall only.) Pre: 300 and 320 and 330 or consent, and ICS 101 or 110 or 111 required. Repeatable up to 12 credits.
JOUR 402 Media and Community (6)
Intellectual, historical, social and cultural contexts of contemporary journalism in our community with application through projects. Pre: 300 and 320 and 330 or consent, and ICS 101 or 110 or 111 required.
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 425 Publication Layout and Design (3)
Visual display concepts and procedures for newsletters, brochures, newspapers, magazines. Pre: Upper division standing.
JOUR 459 Special Topics (3)
Topics of interest to faculty and students; taught by regular and visiting faculty. Repeatable on different topics to six credit hours. JOUR majors only. Pre: COM/JOUR major and junior standing, or consent. (Cross-listed as COM 459)
JOUR 460 Media Ethics (3)
Ethics and social responsibility for media professionals. Application of ethical theories and principles to case studies and research projects. A-F only. Pre: any 300-level course in JOUR or COM and junior standing, or consent. (Cross-listed as COM 460)
JOUR 475 Global Communication (3)
Problems and opportunities of communication in a variety of international contexts. Focus on commerce, diplomacy, and mass communication. JOUR majors only. Pre: COM/JOUR major or consent. (Cross-listed as COM 475) DS
JOUR 485 Fieldwork (3)
Internship in media or PR operations under professional and faculty supervision. CR/NC only. Pre: 302 and consent.
JOUR 499 Directed Research (V)
Individual research projects. Pre: senior standing and consent of department chair.