- JOUR 100 Mass Media and Society
Mass media and interrelationships with society, including history, structure, and
trends. Additionally, the following topics will be covered as they pertain to the
mass media: economics, law, ethics, technology, and such social issues as gender and
- JOUR 101 Beginning Newswriting
Gathering, organizing and writing news in journalistic style across multiple platforms.
Writing and reporting based on original interviews and research. Covering meetings,
speeches and events, writing under deadline, and the use of Associated Press (AP)
Style. Role of the journalist and related legal and ethical issues.
- JOUR 102 Intermediate News
Newsgathering, organizing and writing news and features in journalistic style across
multiple platforms. Public affairs, local and regional government, police, courts,
arts and entertainment, and sports beats writing and reporting on and off campus.
- JOUR 103 Magazine Staff Production Lab
Practical experience in a lab set ting writing and producing the print and online
editions of the college student magazine. Writing and editing articles; creating multimedia
to accompany stories and images for print, web and broadcast.
- JOUR 104 Student Media Photography Lab
Practical lab experience in the creation, preparation, and publishing of photos for
the student newspaper, magazine, and online media. Provides learning through the use
of digital cameras, Photoshop image editing, emerging technology, and scanners. Students
may choose to use their own digital cameras, but digital cameras are available in
the newsroom for checkout.
- JOUR 105 Editor Training
Leadership skills in a journalistic set ting using the student media as a practical
laboratory. Designed for students selected to serve as editors or managers of the
- JOUR 106 Online Media Laboratory
Practical experience in a newsroom lab set ting in a variety of online publishing
activities to produce and enhance the online student media. Use of computers, software
and emerging technologies including audio, video, live broadcast, and wireless computer
technology, as well as social media applications.
- JOUR 107 Race, Culture, Sex and Mass Media Images
Role of mass media and advertising in the integration of minorities, cultures, women,
and lesbians, gays-bisexuals, and transgenders LGBT) into American society. Examines
how the mass media impacts public attitudes.
- JOUR 108 Writing for Public Relations
Theory, principles and professional practice of public relations. Concepts of planning
and executing effective communication strategies including writing news releases and
press pieces, and writing for and distribution through traditional, online and social
media outlets, for any organization.
- JOUR 109 Public Relations Internship
Field work in public relations. A minimum of 75 paid or 60 non-paid clock hours per
semester of supervised work is required for each unit of credit. It is recommended
that the hours per week be equally distributed throughout the semester. Students who
repeat this course will improve skills through further instruction and practice.
- JOUR 110 Magazine Writing and Production
Writing and production of a student-run magazine. Artistic design, harmony, creativity
and layout are stressed. Writing and editing magazine features, designing pages, selecting
photographs and illustrations, preparing them for production; working under deadlines
and other aspects of the magazine business are included.
- JOUR 111 Writing Broadcast and Web News
Intensive news gathering and writing for radio and television. Newscast planning,
story organization, and functions of a broadcast newsroom are explored. Emphasis on
assignments for both audio and videotape media. Lecture and discussion of issues and
responsibilities confronting broadcast journalists including ethics and changing technology.
- JOUR 112 Work Experience in Journalism
This course is designed to provide majors with actual on-the-job experience in an
approved workstation, which is related to classroom instruction. A minimum of 75 paid
or 60 non-paid clock hours per semester of supervised work is required for each unit
of credit. It is recommended that the hours per week be equally distributed throughout
the semester. Students who repeat this course will improve skills through further
instruction and practice.
- JOUR 114 Media Practicum I
Newsroom lab setting writing and producing the college student news publications.
Researching, writing and editing articles for both publications; photography, videography,
and multimedia to create stories and images for print, web and broadcast; layout,
design and graphic illustrations. Basic fundamentals of journalism law and ethics.
- JOUR 115 Media Practicum II
Management and leadership involvement in writing and producing the college student
print publications. Researching, writing and editing articles for both publications;
photography, videography, multimedia, and emerging new technologies to create stories
and images for print, web and broadcast; art direction, layout, design and graphic
illustrations. Journalism law, copyright and ethics.
- JOUR 116 Multimedia Reporting
Multimedia story telling with a journalism emphasis. Techniques explored include the
use of video, photos, audio and text to convey interactive news and feature stories
for online publishing. Cultivates skills in interviewing, sourcing and information,
gathering content using photographic, audio and video recording equipment.