201 – American Media History – An overview of media
history and development in the United States, including electronic media. The course
provides an interpretative look at the men, women, and technological developments
that have shaped theAmerican media as we know it today, including newspapers, magazines,
television, radio, movies, and the Internet. Three hours. Staff.
202 – Media and Society – An examination of how
American media, including print and electronic journalism, impacts society. The
course highlights the intersection of media, business, technology, and law to give
a complete picture of mass media's social impact. The course offers a comprehensive
tour of the events, people and technologies that continue to shape the media that
is changing American society. Three hours. Staff.
203 – The Craft of Editing – Editors have to know
everything about everything. Introduces students to the essential skills of editing
that help assure clarity, coherence, consistency, correctness, and elegance in written
communication. Considers how the rapid and dramatic changes in print culture are
blurring the lines between writer and editor. Prerequisite: ENGL 185. Same as ENGL
303. Three hours. Staff.
204 – Basic News Writing – An introduction to the
different types of newspaper writing: news reports, reviews, editorials, etc. Includes
a brief introduction to the general operations of a newspaper. Three hours. Staff.
205 – Advanced News Writing – A continuation of
JOUR 204 in which each student concentrates upon one or two types of newspaper writing.
Prerequisite: JOUR 204. Three hours. Staff.
303 – Communication Law and Ethics – Explores issues
of communication and mass media from legal as well as ethical perspectives. This
class will introduce you to the First Amendment and issues concerning the freedom
of expression, including libel, privacy, and regulation of broadcasting and advertising.
The class will also examine what different philosophical perspectives would say
about ethics in communication and apply them to specific cases. Three hours. Conners.
450 – Internship in Journalism – Provides an opportunity
for students to gain practical experience in their field. Prerequisites when used
for the minor in journalism: JOUR 204 and 205. Application required; see Internship
Program. Three hours. Staff.