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JOUR 5033
COMMUNITY JOURNALISM

A course to acquaint the student with the characteristics of journalism as practiced in small towns and cities and study the relationship of the news media to the other institutions of the town or city.


JOUR 5053
MASS COMM SEMINAR

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Studies of the relationship of mass communication to social, political, technical, and economic issues. Course content will vary. Note: May be repeated for credit as JOUR 5053 when course content changes.


JOUR 5083
NEW COMMUNICAT/TECHNOLOG

A study of and practice in the use of the developing technology of mass communication, including the social, legal and economic effects.


JOUR 5113
HISTORY/AMERICAN JOUR

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor A survey of the history of American journalism and mass media and their relationships to technical, economic, political, and other aspects of American society. Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of JOUR 4113 or equivalent.


JOUR 5123
LAWS OF COMMUNICATION

This course will familiarize the student with legal knowledge necessary for a communication specialist or working journalist. The course will attempt to identify case and statute law. It will also include in-depth research in particular legal matters. Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of JOUR 4123, or equivalent.


JOUR 5163
ADV PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO

An introduction to advanced photographic techniques including color film processing, digital photography, and nonlinear editing. Various historic and current theories of visual journalism provide a substantive base for the application of techniques.


JOUR 5193
COMM RESEARCH METHODS

Introduction to the methodologies of behavioral science applied to communication research including design measurement, data collection, and analysis. Explores the use of surveys, content analysis, focus groups, and experiments in studies of communication processes and effects. Students will complete a research project.


JOUR 5243
JOUR WRITING SEMINAR

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of news writing and fact-gathering for the mass media in a concentrated format. Emphasis will be on newspaper writing style, but the fundamentals will apply to broadcasting, news media, public relations, advertising, and other fields.


JOUR 6053
MEDIA AND SOCIETY

Prerequisite: SPH 5003, Human Communication Theory. Incorporates mass communication theory as well as the global nature of media operations while focusing on the relationship between mass media and society. Students will examine contemporary issues that confront media professionals together with the social responsibilities and ethical questions that attend such issues. The political, social, and governmental influences on media policies and practices will also be emphasized in addition to the effects of media on society and culture.


JOUR 6133
MULTI-MEDIA PUBLISHING

Prerequisite: JOUR 5163, Advanced Photography and Video. Focuses on designing communication messages on the computer that combine several media and are interactive. Using the same software tools that are used in the multi- media industry, students learn to conceptualize, design, prepare, and program works for publication on CD-ROM and/or the WEB. Projects incorporate photographs, music, sound, video, and extensive user interactivity. Work in the course attempts to parallel product development in the real world multi-media industry.


JOUR 6163
SUR 20TH CENTURY PHOTO

An investigation of the development of photography as a fine art or commercial art form or as a medium for social documentary. Fine art photography is emphasized with the work of significant advertising, commercial, and documentary photographers also included.


JOUR 6193
JOUR WRITING/MULTI-MEDIA

Introduction to writing for multi-media. Course explores the advantages, audiences, and various technologies before studying the formats and language appropriate for each medium. Students develop their writing skills through analysis and practice.


JOUR 6263
SURVEY/PHOTOJOURNALISM

An investigation of the development of photography as a journalistic medium and as a medium for social documentary. The work and working methods of major photojournalists from about the time of the American Civil War to the present will be examined along with the impact of photojournalism on modern society.


JOUR 6891
INDEPENDENT STUDY

Open to graduate students who wish to pursue individual study or investigation of some facet of knowledge which complements the purpose of the University's graduate program. Students will be required to plan their studies and prepare formal written reports of their findings. Note: The selected topic may not constitute any duplication of study leading to the accomplishment of a thesis.


JOUR 6892
INDEPENDENT STUDY

Open to graduate students who wish to pursue individual study or investigation of some facet of knowledge which complements the purpose of the University's graduate program. Students will be required to plan their studies and prepare formal written reports of their findings. Note: The selected topic may not constitute any duplication of study leading to the accomplishment of a thesis.


JOUR 6893
INDEPENDENT STUDY

Open to graduate students who wish to pursue individual study or investigation of some facet of knowledge which complements the purpose of the University's graduate program. Students will be required to plan their studies and prepare formal written reports of their findings. Note: The selected topic may not constitute any duplication of study leading to the accomplishment of a thesis.


JOUR 6894
INDEPENDENT STUDY

Open to graduate students who wish to pursue individual study or investigation of some facet of knowledge which complements the purpose of the University's graduate program. Students will be required to plan their studies and prepare formal written reports of their findings. Note: The selected topic may not constitute any duplication of study leading to the accomplishment of a thesis.


JOUR 6991
PROJ/THESIS RES CONTINUATION

This course allows students additional time to research and compose their capstone project/portfolio.


JOUR 6996
PROFESSIONAL PROJECT

Projects should be original work that is a manifestation of the student's multi-media expertise and reflect both a mastery of content with respect to a given topic as well as the technological skill to present the same in a multi-media format. All completed projects must include a written review of the literature and other materials relevant to the project. It is anticipated that the review will be substantive and comprehensive, and clearly indicate how the project builds on intellectual and journalistic traditions.


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