Journalism and Communications Courses Fall 2018

First-Year Eligible Courses

COMM 001-010: Media and Society

CRN 44242; 4 credits (SS)  MW 11:10am – 12:25pm

This introduction to the roles of mass media in U.S. and global society explores a media-saturated society. Students learn how mass media operate in relationship to society, controversies surrounding their activities, social consequences of media behavior, and theories for examining mass media. Restricted to CAS students but other colleges and upperclassmen allowed by instructor’s permission. Professor Jeremy Littau

COMM 001-011: Media and Society

CRN 44243; 4 credits (SS)  TR 10:45am – 12:00pm

This introduction to the roles of mass media in U.S. and global society explores a media-saturated society. Students learn how mass media operate in relationship to society, controversies surrounding their activities, social consequences of media behavior, and theories for examining mass media. Restricted to CAS students but other colleges and upperclassmen allowed by instructor’s permission. Professor Jeremy Littau

JOUR 001-010: Brown and White

CRN 40125; 1 credit  W 6:10 – 8:00pm

This course is a student's first semester on the staff of the semiweekly undergraduate newspaper. Students register for this course, attend a meeting on the first Wednesday of the semester, and are placed on the staff. Because this is an introductory training class, JOUR 001 is for students with freshman or sophomore standing; juniors only with consent of department chair.  Professor Matt Veto

JOUR 009-010: Brown and White Photography

CRN 41012; 1 credit  R 6:10 – 7:00pm

Enrollment constitutes membership on the photography staff of the semiweekly undergraduate newspaper. Students should have basic camera skills and knowledge of digital photography. Classes will include review of these subjects and more advanced techniques in digital darkroom techniques. Members of the class work on a series of assignments for the newspaper. Students should have their own digital SLR camera equipment and will be expected to provide examples of their work for admission to the class.  Professor Matt Veto

JOUR 012-010: Brown and White Videography

CRN 41672; 1 credit  R 5:10 – 6:00pm

Enrollment constitutes membership on the videography staff of the student newspaper. Students should have basic camcorder skills and knowledge of editing video. Members of the class use the newspaper’s video equipment and work on assignments for the newspaper’s Web site. First-time students should provide examples of their work for admission to the class. Does not count in department‘s majors or minors.  Professor Matt Veto

JOUR 021: 010: Writing for the Media

CRN 41802; 4 credits  MW 9:10 – 10:00am  T 1:10 – 4:00pm

Practice gathering, writing and editing news; definition and components of news; structure and style; interviewing. Study and practice in use of social media and blogs by journalists as a way to gather and publish information. Requires freshman or sophomore standing.  Professor William White

 

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