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JOUR 1163
Basic Photography

Cross-listed: ART 1163

A study of the use of the camera, films, equipment, and the basics of black and white processing and printing. Includes introduction to lighting techniques, composition, and color photography.


JOUR 1411, 1421, 2411, 2421, 3411, 3421, 4411
Print Practicum

Students will learn practical skills in the areas of writing, layout and design and photography while working an assigned number of hours each week for the student newspaper.


JOUR 1811, 1821, 2811, 2821
Broadcast Practicum

Practical work experience in the studios of KXRJ FM and Tech television productions.

Note: Only four hours count for the journalism major.


JOUR 1911, 1921, 2911, 2921, 3911, 3921, 4911, 4921
Multimedia Practicum

Practical work experience in the multimedia lab including work as Web news manager, producer, Web content director.


JOUR 2133
Introduction to Mass Communication

An introduction to the mass communication process and industry.


JOUR 2143
News Writing

A study of and practice in writing news stories.


JOUR 2153
Introduction to Telecommunication

A study of the technical, legal, programming, advertising and journalistic aspects of the telecommunication industry with practical exercises in radio, television and the Internet.


JOUR 2163
Introduction to Multimedia

Prerequisite: JOUR 2133

Introduction to Digital Multimedia is designed to teach fundamental principles of multimedia to give students a working understanding of digital media formats and their applications.


JOUR 2173
Introduction to Film

Cross-listed: ENGL 2173

Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or equivalent.

A study of film as an art form with particular attention to genres, stylistic technique and film's relation to popular culture.

Note: JOUR 2173 may be used to fulfill the fine arts General Education requirement.

Note: JOUR 2173 may not be repeated for credit after the completion of ENGL 2173.


JOUR 3111, 3121
Editorial Conference

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Student news executives meet regularly with faculty to critique publication and broadcast products.


JOUR 3114
News Editing

Prerequisite: JOUR 2143, 3143.

A study of copy reading, headline writing, design, and problems and policies of editing the news.

Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory arranged.


JOUR 3133
Publications Management

An analysis of the problems in managing newspapers, magazines and other mass media.


JOUR 3143
News Reporting

Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or 1043 and JOUR 2143

A study of news gathering and writing techniques.


JOUR 3153
Feature Writing

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

A study of and practice in writing of newspaper features and magazine articles.


JOUR 3163
News Photography

Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or 1043

A study of the use of the camera, communication through pictures, news value in pictures, and the history of photojournalism.


JOUR 3173
Public Relations Principles

A study of public opinion and the role of the mass media in shaping it, including practice in public opinion research, communications techniques and solving public relations problems.


JOUR 3183
Broadcast News Writing

Prerequisite: JOUR 2143 or 3143

Principles and techniques of writing and production of radio and television news.

Two hour class, two hour laboratory.


JOUR 3193
New Media News Gathering

Prerequisite: JOUR 2143, JOUR 3183 or consent of instructor.

Study and practice in producing news packages, including training and experience in new and traditional news gathering, preparing scripts and digital video, and operating cameras, editing decks, and other studio and field equipment.


JOUR 3273
Public Relations Writing

Prerequisites: JOUR 3173.

Provides the knowledge and skill training for students to become effective public relations writers. The course will focus on style and content of writing news releases, speeches, newsletters, brochures, annual reports and other public relations communications.


JOUR 3811, 3821
Broadcast Practicum

Practical work experience in the studios of KXRJ FM and Tech television productions, including work as manager, producer, or director.

Note: Only four hours count for the journalism major.


JOUR 4011, 4012, 4013
Practical Editing

Actual experience editing news. Arranged with an instructor.

Note: May be taken for a maximum of three hours.


JOUR 4023
Social Media

This course offers students a solid understanding of social media, its roots and how to effectively untilize this culture from personal an corporate perspectives.


JOUR 4033
Community Journalism

A study of journalism as practiced in weeklies, small dailies, and broadcast stations in small towns and cities, including the relationship of the media to the community.

Note: For majors and non-majors.


JOUR 4043
Journalism Ethics

A study of ethical theory and basic principles needed in solving ethical challenges facing media professionals.


JOUR 4053
Mass Communication 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 4053 or 5053 when course content changes.


JOUR 4073
Graphic Communication

Prerequisites: JOUR 3173 and JOUR 3273

Presents the elements of effective print design as well as the other decision making processes involved with creating an effective visual communication (type, art and illustration, basic design principles, paper and ink, printing processes, etc.). Students will create visually appealing projects using the industry standard design and photo manipulation software programs.


JOUR 4083
Computer Mediated Communication

A study of communication processes in the Digital Age. Discussions and content will include contemporary emerging communicaton technologies and exploration into the impact those technologies have and will likely have on an individual and diverse social communities.


JOUR 4091, 4092, 4093, 4094
Internship

Credit for work in professional journalistic settings. Credit hours will be based on hours on the job.

Note: May be taken for a total of four hours.


JOUR 4111, 4121
Editorial Conference

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Student news executives meet regularly with faculty to critique publication and broadcast product.


JOUR 4113
History of American Journalism

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 repeated for credit as JOUR 5113.


JOUR 4123
Laws of Communication

A study of the development of freedom of press and speech, laws of libel, contempt, privacy and copyright in their relation to press, radio, television, and films.


JOUR 4133
Television News Production

Prerequisite: JOUR 3193 or consent of instructor.

Study and practice in shooting,writing, editing, and producing news, sports and feature packages. Stories will be aired during live news programming on Tech TV and placed in student video portfolios. Practical experience will focus on opertating field and studio gear, including digital cameras and editing decks, and use of new media news gathering equipment.


JOUR 4143
Advanced Reporting

Prerequisites: JOUR 2143 and 3143 or permission of instructor.

Study of advanced news gathering techniques and practice in researching and writing difficult types of stories.


JOUR 4153
Editorial, Column, and Review Writing

Study of and practice in writing editorials, columns, and reviews. Includes research and discussion of the function of opinion writing in the mass media.


JOUR 4163
Advanced Photography

Cross-listed: ART 4163

Prerequisite: JOUR (ART) 1163 or consent of instructor.

An introduction to advanced photographic techniques including digital photography. Various historic and current theories of visual communication provide a substantive base for the application of techniques.


JOUR 4173
Public Relations Project

Prerequisites: JOUR 3173, JOUR 3273, JOUR 4073, or consent of instructor.

Planning, preparation and execution of a public relations program for a specific project.


JOUR 4193
Communication 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.


JOUR 4243
Journalism Writing Seminar

A concentrated fundamentals writing course that deals with traditional techniques and various formats for journalistic writing such as editorials, feature stories, columns, reporting, press releases, and interviews.


JOUR 4421
Print Practicum

Students will learn practical skills in the areas of writing, layout and design and photography while working an assigned number of hours each week for the student newspaper.


JOUR 4811, 4821
Broadcast Practicum

Practical work experience in the studios of KXRJ FM and Tech television productions, including work as manager, producer, or director.

Note: Only four hours count for the journalism major.


JOUR 4883
Mass Communication Theory

Prerequisite: 15 semester hours of Journalism.

This course provides an examination of the major theories and domains of mass communication research, emphasizing mass media effects. Students are acquainted with the assumptions, propositions, and empirical research foundations of these theories. The course covers the historical evolution and recent trends in mass communication theory as well as the application of theories to specific contexts such as marketing or organizational communication.


JOUR 4951, 4952, 4953, 4954
Undergraduate Research in Journalism

Offered: On demand

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.


JOUR 4991, 4992, 4993, 4994
Special Problems in Journalism

This course, for majors only, requires advanced approval by the instructor and is restricted to second semester juniors and seniors. It is designed to provide certain advanced students with further concentration in a particular area. One, two, three, or four hours may be taken as appropriate.


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