INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM
JOUR 101
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Introduction to skills fundamental to journalism and newswriting, as well as an understanding of the role and significance of journalists and their work. Topics include the evolution in media and news today, ethical challenges, shifts in audience involvement and technological advances. Writing-intensive activities to master a clear, concise, accurate style. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 (or ENGL 101) eligibility required. [HA, SE]
MULTIMEDIA NEWS REPORTING AND WRITING
JOUR 111
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Writing-intensive instruction and training in both writing and reporting online news as well as an introduction to and practice in the use of online news delivery tools, including web text packages, blogs, audio reports and video reports and their respective computer editing software programs. Emphasis on ethical issues. Considerable hands-on work with video and audio equipment. Focus on independent in-class work requiring high motivation to work independently as well as collaboratively with classmates and instructor. Concurrent enrollment or completion of JOUR 121 or a subsequent College Newspaper course is recommended. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in JOUR 101, or consent of the Instructional Unit. [HA]
COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
JOUR 121
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Real-world opportunity to practice skills and expand knowledge acquired in JOUR 101. Topics include reporting, writing, editing and producing The Independent, print & online versions. Focus on an understanding of and appreciation for accuracy, deadlines, and teamwork. Activities include lecture, lessons, quizzes and out-of-class reporting and writing assignments. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in JOUR 101, or equivalent, or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
JOUR 122
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Real-world opportunity to practice skills and expand knowledge acquired in JOUR 101. Topics include reporting, writing, editing and producing The Independent, print and online versions. Focus on an understanding of and appreciation for accuracy, deadlines and teamwork. Activities include lecture, lessons, quizzes and out-of-class reporting and writing assignments. Prerequisite: JOUR 121. [GE]
COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
JOUR 123
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Real-world opportunity to practice skills and expand knowledge acquired in JOUR 101. Topics include reporting, writing, editing and producing The Independent, print & online versions. Focus on an understanding of and appreciation for accuracy, deadlines, and teamwork. Activities include lecture, lessons, quizzes and out-of-class reporting and writing assignments. Prerequisite: JOUR 122. [GE]
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
JOUR 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in newspaper or other journalism position. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ADVANCED NEWSWRITING
JOUR 201
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Continuation of JOUR 101. Focus on longer, more complex stories, including features and opinion writing. Students will complete a short research project. Prerequisite: JOUR 101. [GE]
COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
JOUR 221
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Real-world opportunity to practice skills and expand knowledge acquired in JOUR 101. Topics include reporting, writing, editing and producing The Independent, print & online versions. Focus on an understanding of and appreciation for accuracy, deadlines, and teamwork. Activities include lecture, lessons, quizzes and out-of-class reporting and writing assignments. Prerequisite: JOUR 123. [GE]
COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
JOUR 222
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Real-world opportunity to practice skills and expand knowledge acquired in JOUR 101. Topics include reporting, writing, editing and producing The Independent, print & online versions. Focus on an understanding of and appreciation for accuracy, deadlines, and teamwork. Activities include lecture, lessons, quizzes and out-of-class reporting and writing assignments. Prerequisite: JOUR 221. [GE]
COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
JOUR 223
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Real-world opportunity to practice skills and expand knowledge acquired in JOUR 101. Topics include reporting, writing, editing and producing The Independent, print & online versions. Focus on an understanding of and appreciation for accuracy, deadlines, and teamwork. Activities include lecture, lessons, quizzes and out-of-class reporting and writing assignments. Prerequisite: JOUR 222. [GE]
NEWS EDITING
JOUR 272
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Basic editing skills. Emphasis on proofreading, clarity, trimming headlines. Basic modular layout, editor responsibilities and Associated Press Style. Prerequisite: ENGL 135 (or ENGL 111) or JOUR 101. [GE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
JOUR 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize, and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]