Journalism

Name Title Credits School
JOUR 101 Introduction to Journalism 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course provides a survey of evolution of the American press and its influence in our democratic society. Freedom of the press and social responsibilities are emphasized along with the professional goals, qualities, and ethics of a journalist. Technical developments and organizational structure in print and broadcast journalism are also explored. Various types and styles of journalism and profiles of prominent journalists are covered through a survey of literature. Career opportunities in journalism are also discussed.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

JOUR 350 Introduction to News Reporting for All Media 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course is an introduction to the principles and practices of news reporting through the study of sources and the preparation of news, feature, and editorial materials. The emphasis is on new media resources for the journalist.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: JOUR 101 or FCWR 151 or FCWR 161

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

JOUR 355 Narrative Storytelling 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This is a class aimed at helping you to recognize the difference between the two; or, to be more precise the difference between effective and ineffective writing. Here we'll help you improve the writing skills you need to succeed in journalism- print, broadcast, digital and multi-platform - or, for that matter, any other aspect of this industry. You'll learn about journalism and the journalistic writing process; about some of the techniques that can make you a better reporter and writer. You'll discover the secrets of writing with clarity and vitality. You'll learn how writers develop ideas, and execute them under deadline pressure; and you'll practice the all- important are of "selling" your writing to editors and clients. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/ or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

JOUR 401 Broadcast News Writing and Editing 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This class teaches the fundamentals of writing, editing, and organizing news broadcasts, with special emphasis on electronic and online media.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: JOUR 101 or FCWR 151 or FCWR 161

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

JOUR 410 Business Reporting 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
The course is designed to develop proficient writing skills expected of business and financial journalists. It will cover numerous tools like information gathering, use of online resources and interviewing techniques. Additional techniques include the understanding of financial statements and business statistics, the relationship of business and community, and the role of government, law and ethics in business. Students will learn how to research and write business news articles for traditional and new media. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/ or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: JOUR 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

JOUR 415 News Media Writing and Editing 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course teaches advanced elements of writing, editing and organizing news broadcasts, with special emphasis on electronic and online media. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/ or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: JOUR 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

JOUR 420 Sports Reporting 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course will help journalism students master the basics of sports writing and reporting for the digital era. Students will experience a wide range of writing assignments, including game coverage, advances, sidebars, features, blogs , off-field issues and the role of social media in sports reportage. You will also become familiar with the canon of great sports journalism, and get to read critically some of that work. Thoughtful review of issues such as ethics, objectivity, fairness, diversity, the evolution of sports journalism and the continuing impact of new technologies will be included, as well as practical hints for building skills the craft requires. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3