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Journalism (JOUR)

JOUR 202    Introduction to News Writing    3 Hours

Report and writing skills primarily focused for print and online news. The course focuses on accuracy, responsibility, clarity, AP style, structure, interviewing, sourcing, and story generation. Research is emphasized. Course fee.

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

JOUR 301    Press Law and Ethics    3 Hours

An in-depth study of concepts basic to freedom of expression, with emphasis on libel, privacy, free-press and fair-trial guidelines, access to government information, and obscenity. Attention is given to attendant ethical considerations. Note: Permission of instructor.

Prerequisite(s): PS 110 with a minimum grade of C and SOM 101 with a minimum grade of C and JOUR 202 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

JOUR 302    Intermediate Reporting    3 Hours

Reporting and writing for print and online media. Emphasis on using journalistic style and grammar, interviewing and writing news stories on a range of topics including governmental affairs.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 202 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in News/Editorial Journalism (716) , Broadcasting (726) , Advertising (727) , Journalism (736) , Journalism - Seeking Admission (736P) , Photojournalism (750) or Public Relations (763)

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

JOUR 323    Multiplatform News Presentation    3 Hours

Basic instruction in copy editing and headline writing for print and online publication. Course will include topics in visual editing, news selection and ethical considerations.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 202 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in News/Editorial Journalism (716) , Advertising (727) , Journalism (736) , Journalism - Seeking Admission (736P) , Photojournalism (750) or Public Relations (763)

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

JOUR 325    Feature Writing    3 Hours

A professional reporting course that teaches feature writing and marketing of feature articles for print and online. Note: Permission of instructor.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 302 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in News/Editorial Journalism (716) , Broadcasting (726) , Advertising (727) , Journalism (736) , Photojournalism (750) or Public Relations (763)

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

JOUR 422    Current Issues in Mass Communication    3 Hours

A senior-level seminar designed as a capsule course for journalism students focusing on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, access to the media, protection of confidential sources, objectivity, fairness, the media influence on the decision-making process, and the new technology. Capstone course for the mass communication major. Note: 18 hours of journalism for journalism majors is required.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Junior or Senior.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

JOUR 426    Advanced Reporting    3 Hours

Designed to produce for publication in-depth news reporting, including reporting on government affairs, using interviewing, observation and public records research skills coupled with computer assisted reporting. Capstone course for news/editorial curriculum.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 325 with a minimum grade of C and JOUR 323 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in News/Editorial Journalism (716)

Course Fee: $35

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022

JOUR 467    News / Editorial Internship Practicum    1 Hour (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

An intense study of a specific news writing, editing, visual or production skill in a professional media outlet. The skill will be identified and studied through discussion and application.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2021; summer 2021

JOUR 481    Problems in Mass Communication    3 Hours

In-depth study of challenges in Journalism and Mass Communication. Involves research, planning, execution, and implementation of a project, guided by the instructor.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Junior, Sophomore or Senior.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2022

JOUR 491    Internship or Practicum    3 Hours

Professional-quality experience outside or inside the University for a fixed period of time and conforming to minimum standards established by the School. Follow-up will consist of student reports and evaluation. Note: 18 hours in the major and permission of sequence head is required.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Junior or Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students in News/Editorial Journalism (716) , Mass Communication (725) , Broadcasting (726) , Advertising (727) , Journalism (736) , Photojournalism (750) or Public Relations (763)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2022