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journalism

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Courses 1-10 of 11 matches.
Introduction to Journalism   (JOU-100)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Introduction to the news media with particular emphasis on the newspaper and newswriting, the history of the press, and controversial issues facing the press.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the history of journalism
  • Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the various news media - newspapers, radio, television, and the Internet
  • Describe the impact technological advances have had on the journalism field
  • Discuss journalistic ethics, customs, practices and laws as applied to controversial issues facing professional journalists

 
Radio Journalism   (JOU-253)   3.00 s.h.  
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An investigation into the special nature and style of broadcast journalism. Students write broadcast quality news stories, conduct and edit taped interviews, organize and announce weekly newscasts. Writing skills, technical skills, newsgathering skills, and journalistic judgment are all emphasized. 
Investigative Reporting   (JOU-316)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
In-depth reporting through the use of public records and other journalism investigative techniques.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the ability to do in-depth investigative reporting
  • Analyze the journalism research techniques used in investigative reporting
  • Discuss the legal and ethical principles that guide responsible in-depth reporting

 
Journalism II   (JOU-102)   3.00 s.h.  
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Emphasizes the various kinds of newswriting, (straight news, features, interpretative, editorial), editing and the techniques of reporting (interviewing, surveys, coverage of events, meetings, speeches). 
Broadcast Journalism I   (JOU-354)   3.00 s.h.  
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Writing, reporting, editing, and producing news for television. Production of television field reports and newscasts on closed circuit television. 
Broadcast Journalism II   (JOU-355)   3.00 s.h.  
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Continued study of writing, reporting, editing, and producing news for television. Production of television field reports and newscasts on closed circuit television. 
Advanced Journalism   (JOU-300)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Instruction and practice in advanced journalistic techniques, with an emphasis on such specialized areas of coverage as business, science, education, and arts and entertainment.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate writing and reporting for beats such as business, science, education, and arts and entertainment
  • Compare and contrast journalistic skills and techniques used when covering beats such as business, science, education, and arts and entertainment
  • Analyze how innovations in technology have impacted journalistic techniques and legal and ethical principles

 
Law and Ethics of Journalism   (JOU-221)   3.00 s.h.  
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Rights of the press, libel and defenses, contempt, invasion of privacy, copyright, advertising controls, broadcasting and the Federal Communications Commission, and ethical issues. 
Reviews and Criticism   (JOU-317)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Principles and theories of criticism and its place in journalism. Practice in reviewing plays, movies, book, radio and TV programs, art exhibits, concerts, records, etc.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Compare several different types of journalistic writing with regard to critiquing various entertainment.
  • Analyze style, length, format, and target audience of criticism.
  • Explore the theory behind writing criticism of entertainment and its place in journalism.
  • Analyze the ways in which writing about the entertainment world has changed over time.
  • Assess the ways in which changes new technology can be used to write reviews of entertainment.
  • Discuss the roles of timing and targeting messages in this type of critical writing.
  • Compile a portfolio of various reviews of entertainment.

 
Gender Issues in Communication   (COM-431)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course concerns the advertising, journalism, cinema, public relations, and television-radio professions' gender issues and problems. It covers the gender transition to a female majority professional workforce; causes of work-related gender problems, the cost of gender bias. 
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