Journalism (JOUR)

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[1] Courses in Journalism (JOUR)

1121-4121 PRINT MEDIA APPLICATIONS A required course for online and print journalism majors and minors. The course provides laboratory practice and experience in producing the student newspaper, yearbook, or an online publication. Each level may be repeated for a total of 2 hours each; these courses must be taken in order. Production.

1123 ELECTRONIC MEDIA APPLICATIONS A required course for broadcast and online journalism majors and minors. The course provides practical experience working on the student television station or an online publication. Each level may be repeated for a total of 2 credit hours each; these courses must be taken in order. Production.

2123-4123 ELECTRONIC MEDIA APPLICATIONS A required course for broadcast and online journalism majors and minors. The course provides practical experience working on the student television station or an online publication. Each level may be repeated for a total of 2 credit hours each; these courses must be taken in order. Production.

2300 BEGINNING REPORTING A required course for all journalism and public relations majors. Students will learn news gathering and reporting skills. The course involves writing and editing of various types of news stories for publication. Lecture/Production. This course may be taken concurrently with MCOM 1300. Prerequisite: WRTG 1320.

2301 BROADCAST ANNOUNCING An elective course for journalism majors and minors. Students will receive training in vocal techniques needed in television and radio announcing. Attention is given to types of announcing careers to prepare students for future career opportunities. Lecture/Production. Prerequisite: JOUR 2300 or consent of instructor.

2305 BASIC PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY A required course for all journalism majors and an elective course for minors. Beginning course in theories and applications of photojournalism. Includes the study of basic digital and Adobe Photoshop photographic techniques. Students learn the legal aspects of photojournalism, including libel, privacy, and copyright law. Students must use an adjustable 35 mm or larger digital SLR camera. Lecture/Production. Prerequisite: JOUR 2300.

2325 PRINCIPLES OF ONLINE JOURNALISM A required course for all journalism majors and an elective course for minors. The course introduces the theories and practices of reporting for online news sources. Students in this course learn to produce news stories and present them online. Prerequisite: JOUR 2300

2340 BROADCAST JOURNALISM PRODUCTION I A required course for journalism majors and an elective course for minors. An introduction to the techniques of broadcast journalism newswriting, production, terminology, and operation of digital video cameras, lenses, lighting, audio recording, and non-linear digital editing equipment; and an exploration of the relevant aesthetics and practices of broadcast journalism production. Prerequisite: JOUR 2300.

3300 ADVANCED REPORTING A required course for print journalism majors and an elective course for other journalism majors and minors. Continued development of reporting skills through the study of specialized beats, including city, county, and state government. Involves study of the organization and functions of state and local government. Students should be available for off-campus assignments. Lecture/Production. Prerequisite: JOUR 2300.

3305 PUBLICATION DESIGN AND MAKEUP A required course for print journalism and public relations majors and an elective course for other journalism majors and minors. Beginning course in using desktop publishing software and related hardware to achieve electronic pagination. Emphasis on newspaper, newsletter, magazine, and brochure production. Lecture/Production. Prerequisite: JOUR 2300.

3308 NEWS EDITING A required course for all journalism majors and an elective for minors. Introduction of copy-editing techniques. This course teaches the student the role, the work, and the responsibility of copy editors on news staffs and covers the theory of copy editing, with supervised practice in editing copy and writing headlines. Lecture/Production. Prerequisite: JOUR 2300. [UD UCA Core: I, C]

3311 DIGITAL IMAGING An elective course for all journalism majors and minors. The course examines the use of current computer software for preparation, enhancement, and manipulation of photographs and for the creation of graphics for publication and illustration purposes in print, broadcast, and online media. Prerequisite: JOUR 2305 or consent of instructor.

3321 INTERNSHIP Required for all journalism majors. Internships require completion of 120 work-experience hours. Internships provide qualified students the opportunity to integrate professional experience in journalism with academic study. Successful internships will expose students directly to professional media, as well as allowing students to develop potential career contacts and strengthen their resumes. May be repeated for up to six credit hours. Minimum GPA 2.0 and completion of 70 credit hours. Prerequisites: JOUR 2300, with additional prerequisites depending on emphasis in the major, and consent of the internship Committee. [UD UCA Core: Z]

3334 NONFICTION WRITING An elective course for all journalism majors and minors. This course combines the skills of feature and magazine writing and uses those to produce the in-depth article. The course includes the skills of researching, writing, and marketing the article. Lecture/Production. Prerequisite: JOUR 2300 or consent of instructor.

3345 ONLINE PUBLISHING I A required course for online journalism majors and an elective course for other journalism majors and minors. The course focuses on the technical skills required in online journalism. It provides the fundamentals of internet design and usability, creating functional websites, and producing and editing multimedia. Lecture/Production. Prerequisite: JOUR 2325.

3346 ONLINE PUBLISHING II A required course for online journalism majors and an elective course for other journalism majors and minors. This course provides a real-time platform to produce and publish online journalism. Prerequisite: JOUR 3345.

3363 AUDIO JOURNALISM An elective course for journalism majors and minors. Provides in-depth study and practice of advanced audio production techniques for video, film, dramatic presentations, music, and multimedia. Lecture/Production. Prerequisite: JOUR 2340.

3365 BROADCAST MANAGEMENT An elective for journalism majors and minors. The role of the manager in broadcast production, economics, advertising, and regulation. Prerequisite: JOUR 2300 or consent of instructor.

3373 NEWS DOCUMENTARY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS PRODUCTION An elective for journalism majors and minors. This course is designed to help journalism students shoot and edit short documentary videos incorporating accuracy, fairness, and objectivity in news reporting. The course stresses identification of research topics, as well as preproduction structuring of the projects and production values. Lecture. Prerequisite: JOUR 3374 or consent of instructor.

3374 BROADCAST JOURNALISM PRODUCTION II A required course for broadcast journalism majors and an elective for other journalism majors and minors. This course emphasizes techniques of studio production, industry terminology, and the operation of television studio equipment. Students will gain a practical understanding of cameras, lenses, video switchers, audio mixing boards, lighting instruments, and graphics. Production. Prerequisite: JOUR 2340 or consent of instructor.

4313 WRITING FOR ELECTRONIC MEDIA An elective course for journalism majors and minors. Seminar in writing broadcast news copy. Lecture/Production. Prerequisite: JOUR 2300.

4315 BROADCAST JOURNALISM PRODUCTION III A required course for broadcast journalism majors and an elective course for other journalism majors and minors. Students will develop proficiency in advanced broadcast news reporting and production for News6. Production. Prerequisite: JOUR 3374 or consent of instructor.

4331 IN-DEPTH AND COMPUTER-AIDED REPORTING An elective course for journalism majors and minors. The course focuses on in-depth reporting on public issues, including the techniques of investigative reporting. Students should be available for off-campus assignments. Lecture/Production. Prerequisite: JOUR 3300.

4333 WRITING EDITORIALS AND REVIEWS An elective course for journalism majors and minors. Various approaches to persuasive writing, with focus on newspaper editorials, opinion columns, and reviews of movies, television programs, stage plays, and books. Lecture/Production. Prerequisite: JOUR 3300 or consent of instructor.