Journalism Courses

JOUR 115 - PUBLICATION DESIGN & PRODUCTIO
Hours: 3
Publication Design and Production. Three semester hours. An introduction to programs for application to print publications such as newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. Instruction in the fundamentals of layout and design in electronic publishing. Required of all sequence majors.

JOUR 197 - Special Topics
Hours: 0-4

JOUR 214 - Basic Reporting
Hours: 3
(COMM 2311) Basic Reporting. Three semester hours (2 lecture, 2 lab). A beginning course in the gathering and writing of news with an emphasis on interviewing and the basic types of stories. Assignments will include work to be submitted to the student newspaper. Laboratory hours each week. Students must be able to type.

JOUR 260 - Advertising Principles
Hours: 3
(COMM 2327) Advertising Principles. Three semester hours. A survey course in advertising as one aspect of promotion. Examines the historical background, social and economic environments, media channels, and other basics of the field as the beginning for further study in advertising. Prerequisite: JOUR 1307 or consent of the instructor.

JOUR 297 - Special Topics
Hours: 0-4

JOUR 314 - Intermediate Reporting
Hours: 3
Intermediate Reporting. Three semester hours (2 lecture, 2 lab). A continuation of JOUR 214 with emphasis on developing the students' news sense, judgment, interpretive news presentation, and reporting skills to produce in-depth stories using multiple sources of information. Assignments will include work to be submitted to the student newspaper. Laboratory hours each week. Prerequisite: JOUR 214 or consent of instructor.

JOUR 315 - Editing & Production
Hours: 3
Editing and Production. Three semester hours (1 lecture, 4 lab). Focus is on the concerns of the news editor, including copyediting, headline writing, and newspaper design. Laboratory work consists of copyediting, layout, and headline writing for fully-paginated student publications. Prerequisite: JOUR 115.

JOUR 316 - Community Newspaper Journalism
Hours: 3
Topics in Community Newspaper Journalism. Three semester hours. This course explores various topics in community newspaper journalism, including photojournalism, business-related operations such as advertising and circulation, newspaper management, technology, and community relations. Prerequisites: JOUR 1307 or consent of instructor.

JOUR 326 - Adv Reporting/Feature Wrt
Hours: 1-3
Advanced Reporting/Feature Writing. Three semester hours. (2 lecture, 2 lab) An advanced course integrating writing, reporting and news feature writing skills. Assignments will include work to be submitted to the student newspaper. Laboratory hours each week. Prerequisite: JOUR 315 or consent of instructor.

JOUR 328 - Public Relations Principles
Hours: 3
An introduction to the fundamentals of public relations and the functions of reputation management. A beginning examination of publics, research techniques, media outlets, and public relations techniques. Prerequisites: JOUR 1307 or consent of instructor.

JOUR 329 - Wrtg for Public Relations
Hours: 3
Writing for Public Relations. Three semester hours. The preparation of and writing of various documents in the field of public relations with both lecture and laboratory sessions. Emphasis is upon writing and research for public relations formats. Prerequisite: JOUR 328 or consent of the instructor.

JOUR 330 - Case Studies in Advertising
Hours: 3
The case-study method is utilized to explore contemporary advertising and marketing issues. Students will explore the execution of cases and analyze the elements utilized in the management of the cases. Prerequisites: JOUR 260.

JOUR 332 - Advertising Campaigns
Hours: 3
A focus on the strategic elements in developing an advertising campaign for clients. Students will prepare a campaign for a designated on-campus or off-campus business, service, or institution, or non-profit. Prerequisites: JOUR 260.

JOUR 335 - Media History
Hours: 3
Media History. Three semester hours. A survey of the origins and development of journalism and the mass media from their beginnings in Germany and England to the present time. Emphasis on the ideas, economic forces, and cultural realities touching the development of American journalism. Prerequisite: JOUR 1307 or consent of instructor.

JOUR 336 - Media Law
Hours: 3
Media Law. Three semester hours. A study of the First Amendment and the significant legal decisions affecting print, broadcast, and interactive media. Particular attention is focused on Supreme Court decisions. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

JOUR 350 - VISUAL COMM FOR NEWS PUBLICATI
Hours: 3
Visual Communication for News Publications. Three semester hours. An introduction to preparing visual documents for use in print publications. Digital cameras are used to introduce the essentials of composition, selection, and editing of images. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

JOUR 351 - Intro to Photojournalism
Hours: 4
Introduction to Photojournalism - 3 Lec/ 2 Lab An introduction to photojournalism. This class covers techniques and equipment needed when shooting for publication and places an emphasis on producing digital images. Cross list with PHO 351

JOUR 352 - Advaanced Photojournalism
Hours: 4
Advanced Photojournalism - Four semester hours Photojournalism students will refine their photo reporting skills while expanding techniques to include visual storytelling and documenting with emerging technology. Students must be published. An emphasis will be placed on students publishing assignments to further portfolios. Critiques will be an integral part of the course. Cross listed with PHO 352. Pre-requisites : JOUR 351/Art 351

JOUR 380 - Magazine Production
Hours: 3
Magazine Production and Editing - Three semester hours An advanced course to build on JOUR 115 and to introduce our majors to the field of magazine journalism. The students will learn the fundamentals of magazine writing, production and editing, which differ significantly from similar newspaper skills. Pre-requisites : JOUR 115 and JOUR 214

JOUR 389 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study - Hours: One to four Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisites Consent of department head. Note May be repeated when the topic varies.

JOUR 397 - Special Topics
Hours: 3
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

JOUR 425 - Public Relations Case Studies
Hours: 3
Public Relations Case Studies. Three semester hours. An analysis and evaluation of contemporary public relations problems in public and private organizations. Case studies are examined. Prerequisite: JOUR 328 and 329 or consent of instructor.

JOUR 426 - Public Relations Campaigns
Hours: 3
Public Relations Campaigns. Three semester hours. The planning, implementation, and analysis of public relations campaigns. Examination of the role of research in such campaigns. Prerequisites: JOUR 328, 329, 425 or consent of the instructor.

JOUR 445 - US-Ethics in the Media
Hours: 3
Ethics in the Media. Three semester hours. (Capstone) This is a course about ethical issues raised by contemporary mass media practices, especially those related to news, advertising, and public relations. Students will learn to recognize and analyze problem situations in terms of a framework of ethical principles in a societal context shaped by the libertarian traditions of Enlightenment thought. Communitarian challenges to those traditions will be studied and their impact on media ethics and practices explored. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.

JOUR 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Consent of Journalism division coordinator

JOUR 490 - H Honors Thesis
Hours: 3
Individual Honors Thesis.

JOUR 491 - H Ind Honors Readings
Hours: 3
Honors Readings.

JOUR 495 - Media Internship
Hours: 3
Media Internship. Three semester hours. Approved work experience in a media organization such as a community newspaper or public relations firm. Supervision by professionals and faculty. Prerequisite: Junior standing and approval of the department head.

JOUR 497 - SPECIAL TOPICS
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

JOUR 1307 - US-Mass Commun in Society
Hours: 3
(COMM 1307) Mass Communication in Society. Three semester hours. A discursive study of mass media organizations, how they operate and exert their influence on individuals and society, enabling students to become knowledgeable and self critical consumers of mass media content. The emphasis will be on those media engaged in news and public affairs reporting and commentary, especially the press and television.