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Journalism Studies

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Michael Cowling, Chairperson 

Department Office: Sage Hall 3003
Department Telephone: (920) 424-1042
Department Fax: (920) 424-7146
Department Website: www.uwosh.edu/journalism

CODE 61 or JOURNAL

Faculty

Faculty

Cowling Henderson 
Filak J. Lee
Gleason S. Lee
Hansen Maguire

Degrees

Degrees

  • Undergraduate: A major in Journalism can lead to the degree(s): Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science.

  • Graduate: None

Summary of Fields of Study

Summary of Fields of Study

  1. Goal(s)

    • See the department for a listing of its goal(s).

  2. The Major(s)

    • The Department offers a choice of five emphases within the Journalism major. These are: 1) Advertising, 2) Media Studies, 3) Public Relations, 4) Visual and 5) Writing/Editing.

  3. The Minor(s)

    • The Department offers wto minors: 1) Journalism - Liberal Arts, 2) Journalism - Secondary Education.

Admission/Graduation Requirements

Admission/Graduation Requirements

A. Admissions Policy

  • Students must meet with a faculty adviser in the Department of Journalism to be signed into most journalism classes. Students must have completed Journalism 141 to be admitted to any 300- or 400-level journalism classes.

B. Grade Point Average Requirements

  • A minimum grade point average of 2.5, based on transcripts from all accredited colleges attended, is required. Students transferring to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will be evaluated for grade point average on the same basis as University of Wisconsin Oshkosh continuing students. Students must receive at least a "C" in all prerequisite journalism courses. (This refers to Journalism classes only and does not include courses in other departments to be completed by students majoring or minoring in Journalism.)

C. Unit (cr.) Hour Requirements

  • Journalism majors must complete 36 units (crs.) worth of journalism classes including required courses described in a later section.

  • Journalism minors must complete 24 units (crs.).

  • Journalism Professional Internship (Journalism 427) does not count toward meeting the 36 unit (cr.) minimum.

D. General Education Prerequisites

  • Students should complete WBIS 188 or its equivalent during their freshman or sophomore years.

E. Continuing Student Status

  • Majors may take no more than three journalism courses during any term (excluding interim courses). Minors normally take no more than one upper-level journalism course during a term and no more than two journalism courses during any term. Exceptions may be granted by the chair of the department.

F. Appeals

  • All appeals may be initiated through the chair of the Department of Journalism.

G. Non-Journalism Requirements

  • The Department of Journalism recognizes the standards of and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC), which specifies that journalism majors must earn 72 units (crs.) in courses outside of journalism and mass communications. Those standards also provide that 65 of those units (crs.) must be in the liberal arts.

  • Students who declare the major will have the accrediting requirement checked on their degree audit (STAR). The accreditation check is a graduation requirement for journalism majors.

  • In applying the standard, the department will maintain flexibility in order to consider each student's program and interests. Among courses that will not be considered to be outside the journalism and mass communication area are:

    All courses offered by the Department of Journalism

    All courses included in the following lists:

    • Art

      • Art 238 Design I 3 cr.

      • Art 239 Design Fundamentals 3 cr.

      • Art 338 Design II 3 cr.

      • Art 438 Design III 3 cr.

    • Communication

      • Communication 231 Radio-Television Announcing 3 cr.

      • Communication 234 Writing for the Broadcast Media 3 cr.

      • Communication 301 Radio-Television Advertising 3 cr.

      • Communication 313 TV Studio Management (2+3) 3 cr.

      • Communication 320 Television Workshop (1+4) 1 cr.

      • Communication 325 Nonverbal Communication 3 cr.

      • Communication 327 Advanced Writing for the Broadcast Media 3 cr.

      • Communication 425 Seminar in Radio-TV-Film 1-3 cr.

      • Communication 426 Seminar in Radio-TV-Film 1-3 cr.

      • Communication 435 Advanced Video Production 3 cr.

      • Communication 437 Radio-TV Station Management 3 cr.

    • English

      • English 317 Technical Writing 3 cr.

Courses in other departments that duplicate the content of courses offered by the Department of Journalism.

Courses taken at other colleges or universities, which resemble the offerings above and for which transfer students may receive Journalism units (crs.). Each such course will be assessed by the chair of the Department of Journalism as if the course were offered at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Courses that will count toward the 65 units (crs.) in the liberal arts may be taken in the following departments: African American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Biology and Microbiology, Chemistry, Communication, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Geography & Urban Planning, Geology, History, International Studies, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Affairs, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre and Women's Studies.

While many courses in Communication are considered liberal arts credits, courses in Radio-TV-Film may not count toward the 65 units (crs.) in the liberal arts. The policy is based on a standard of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication that is designed to ensure the student's journalism degree to be appropriately balanced between liberal education and professional preparation.

Non-journalism internship credits/courses are not considered to be liberal arts credits.

Required Core Courses

Required Core Courses

Journalism

Journalism 141 Introduction to Journalism and Mass Communication
Journalism 221 Writing for the Media 
Journalism 324 Editing
Journalism 412 Law of Mass Communication 
(Courses required for the emphases of Advertising, Media Studies, Public Relations, Visual Journalism, and Writing/Editing are listed in Section VI.)
(Required number of journalism electives are listed in Section VI.)
(Non-journalism required courses listed below do not count in the 36 journalism credits.)

All journalism students must take the following:

  • Computer Science: Computer Science 125 Worldwide Web Site Development

  • History: History 202 Modern United States History Since 1877 3 cr.

  • Political Science: Political Science 105 American Government and Politics 3 cr.

  • One course from the following list:

    • Business: Business 204 Financial and Managerial Accounting 3 cr.

    • Economics: Economics 204 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 cr. , Economics 206 Principles of Microeconomics 3 cr.

    • Psychology: Psychology 203 Elementary Psychological Statistics

    • Sociology: Sociology 281 Social Statistics 3 cr.

      (Courses completed from the list above cannot be counted to fulfill the requirements of the next section.)

  • Two courses from the following list:

    • African-American Studies:
      • 100 Introduction to African American Studies

      • 327 African American Detective Fiction

      • 371 African American Women's Literature

    • Anthropology

      • 122 World Ethnography

      • 232 Cultural Anthropology

      • 274 Language in Culture

      • 340 Culture and Personality

      • 344 Cross-cultural Perspectives on Gender

      • 350 Cultural Methods

    • Art

      • 112 Two-Dimensional Design

      • 321 Art History 1900-1945

      • 322 Art History 1945-Present

      • 324 Art History, Popular Culture

    • Business

      • 198 Introduction to Business

      • 204 Financial and Managerial Accounting

      • 295 Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

      • 374 Market Research

      • 375 International Marketing

      • 377 Consumer Behavior

      • 379 Selling and Sales Management

      • 389 Quantitative Business Analysis

      • 473 Marketing Strategy

    • Communication

      • 241 History of Cinema

      • 347 Race, Class and Gender in American Film

    • Computer Science

      • 115 Using Computers

      • 125 World Wide Web Site Development

      • 371 Computer Graphics

    • Criminal Justice

      • 103 Introduction to the Criminal Justice Process

    • Economics

      • 204 Principles of Macroeconomics

      • 206 Principles of Microeconomics

    • English

      • 204 Introduction to Creative Writing

      • 316 Advanced Composition: Writing about the Social Sciences

    • Environmental Studies

      • 101 Seminar on Environmental Issues

      • 260 Environmental Science

      • 261 Environment and Society

      • 282 Environment, Community, and Values

      • 326 American Environmental History

    • Geography

      • 111 Human Geography

    • History

      • 393 Modern U.S. Cultural and Intellectual History

    • Philosophy

      • 215 Philosophy of Art

    • Political Science

      • 115 International Politics

      • 225 State and Local Government

      • 302 Civil Liberties in the United States

      • 303 Women and Politics

      • 304 Race and Ethnicity in the United States

      • 310 Urban Government

      • 350 Political Behavior

      • 380 Political Parties and Interest Groups

      • 392 Judicial Process in America

    • Psychology

      • 203 Elementary Psychological Statistics

      • 205 Social Psychology

      • 271 Cross Cultural Psychology

      • 280 Cognitive Psychology

    • Sociology

      • 151 Modern Social Problems

      • 281 Social Statistics

      • 307 Propaganda and Public Opinion

    • Theatre

      • 102 Script Analysis

      • 204 Survey of Theatre History

    • Urban Studies

      • 131 Contemporary Urban Issues

      • 320 Housing

    • Women's Studies

      • 201 Introduction to Women's Studies

      • 303 Women and Politics

      • 307 Discrimination, Gender, and the Economy

      • 316 Gender, Discourse and Power

      • 347 Race, Class and Gender in American Film

      • 350 Women, Race and Class

 

The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

Journalism Major

A. Advertising Emphasis

Recommended for students who have career objectives in advertising and related areas involving market communications.

 

  • Required Units (crs.): 36 units (crs.)
  •  Required Courses: In addition to the core courses:

    • Nine units (crs.) from the Required Advertising courses: Journalism 250, 351 and 353.

    • Nine units (crs.) from the Advertising Electives (at least three units (crs.) must be a 400-level course): Journalism 211, 331 OR 239, 472, 340, 457 OR 440, 424.

  • Electives: Six units (crs.) from the department’s offerings to meet the 36 unit (crs.) requirement of the major. Classes already taken from the Required Advertising courses and Advertising Electives do not count again as electives.

  • Comments:

    Professional Journalism Internship (Journalism 427) is strongly encouraged, but does not count toward the 36 unit (crs.) major.  Participation in the Student Ad Club, Student Photo Club, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) and/or the student newspaper, the Advance-Titan, is strongly recommended.  For students who are enrolled in the University Honors Program, the department offers Honors: Thesis Journalism 474.


 B. Media Studies Emphasis

Recommended for students who have career objectives in management and research in journalism and mass media as well as an interest in pursuing graduate programs in mass media and related areas.
 
  • Required Units (crs.): 36 units (crs.)

  • Required Courses: In addition to the core courses:

    • Nine units (crs.) from the Required Media Studies courses: Journalism 312, 341 and 371. 

    • Nine units (crs.) from the Media Studies Electives (at least three units (crs.) must be a 400-level course): Journalism 472, 239 OR 331, 327 OR 351 OR 315, 457, 340, 380.

  • Eelectives: Six units (crs.) from the department’s offerings to meet the 36 unit (crs.) requirement of the major. Classes already taken from the Required Media Studies courses and Media Studies Electives do not count again as electives.

  • Comments:

    Professional Journalism Internship (Journalism 427) is strongly encouraged, but does not count toward the 36 unit (crs.) major.  Participation in the Student Ad Club, Student Photo Club, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) and/or the student newspaper, the Advance-Titan, is strongly recommended.  For students who are enrolled in the University Honors Program, the department offers Honors: Thesis Journalism 474.

 C. Public Relations Emphasis

Recommended for students who have career objectives in public relations and related areas involving internal and external communications, corporate communications, non-profit organizations and governmental organizations. 

  • Required Units (crs.): 36 units (crs.)

  • Required Courses: In addition to the core courses:

    • Nine units (crs.) from the Required Public Relations courses: Journalism 211, 315 and 319.
    • Nine units (crs.) from the Public Relations Electives (at least three  nits (crs.) must be a 400-level course): Journalism 472, 239 OR 331, 455, 340, 440 OR 457, 250.

  • Electives: Six units (crs.) from the department’s offerings to meet the 36 unit (crs.) requirement of the major. Classes already taken from the Required Public Relations courses and Public Relations Electives do not count again as electives.

  • Comments:

    Professional Journalism Internship (Journalism 427) is strongly encouraged, but does not count toward the 36 unit (crs.) major.  Participation in the Student Ad Club, Student Photo Club, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) and/or the student newspaper, the Advance-Titan, is strongly recommended.  For students who are enrolled in the University Honors Program, the department offers Honors: Thesis Journalism 474.

 

D. Visual Emphasis

Recommended for students who have career objectives of working to be a photographer and visual journalism professional in newspapers, magazines or other mass media.

 

  • Required Units (crs.): 36 units (crs.)

  • Required Courses: In addition to the core courses:

    • Nine units (crs.) from the Required Visual courses: Journalism 239, 430 and 451.

    • Nine units (crs.) from the Visual Electives (at least three units (crs.) must be a 400-level course): Journalism 331, 343, 340, 327 OR 351 OR 440.

  • Electives: Six units (crs.) from the department’s offerings to meet the 36 unit (crs.) requirement of the major. Classes already taken from the Required Visual courses and Visual Electives do not count again as electives.

  • Comments:

    Professional Journalism Internship (Journalism 427) is strongly encouraged, but does not count toward the 36 unit (crs.) major.  Participation in the Student Ad Club, Student Photo Club, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) and/or the student newspaper, the Advance-Titan, is strongly recommended.  For students who are enrolled in the University Honors Program, the department offers Honors: Thesis Journalism 474.

 

E. Writing/Editing Emphasis

Recommended for students whose primary interest is working with words and seeking a career to be a journalism and content producer for newspapers, magazines, online publishing or other mass media.

 

  • Required Units (crs.): 36 units (crs.)

  • Required Courses: In addition to the core courses:

    • Nine units (crs.) from the Required Writing/Editing courses: Journalism 327 and 2 of the following 3 courses: Journalism 428, 413, and 441.

    • Nine units (crs.) from the Writing/Editing Electives (at least three units (crs.) must be a 400-level course): Journalism 239, 451, 413 OR 441 OR 428, 331, 312 OR 371 OR 457 OR 341, 325.

  • Electives: Six units (crs.) from the department’s offerings to meet the 36 unit (crs.) requirement of the major. Classes already taken from the Required Writing/Editing courses and Writing/Editing Electives do not count again as electives.

  • Comments:

    Professional Journalism Internship (Journalism 427) is strongly encouraged, but does not count toward the 36 unit (crs.) major. Participation in the Student Ad Club, Student Photo Club, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) and/or the student newspaper, the Advance-Titan, is strongly recommended.  For students who are enrolled in the University Honors Program, the department offers Honors: Thesis Journalism 474.

The Minor(s)

The Minor(s)

  1. Journalism (Liberal Arts) Minor

    Recommended for students who wish to supplement a major in another discipline.

    • Required Units (crs.): 24 minimum

    • Required Courses:

      • Journalism: Journalism 141, 221, 224

    • Electives: 15 units (crs.) from the department's offerings to meet the 24 unit (cr.) minimum requirement of the minor. Journalism 412 Media Law is strongly recommended.

    • Comment:

      Students minoring in Journalism should consult an adviser to arrange an appropriate program of electives.
  2. Journalism (Secondary Education) Minor

    Recommended for students who wish to teach Journalism.

    • Required Units (crs.): 24 minimum

    • Required Courses:

      • Education: Secondary Education 496

      • Journalism: Journalism 141, 221, 224, 250, 327, 371, 412

    • Electives: Three units (crs.) from the department’s offerings to meet the 24 unit (cr.) requirement of minor.

    • Other Requirements: Education Secondary Education 496, (not counted in 24 unit (cr.) minimum).

    • Comment: 
      Requirements for teaching minor are set by the state Department of Public Instruction. Substitutions for any of the listed courses must be cleared by the department chair.

Course Offering(s)

Course Offering(s)

Journalism   141                                           3 (crs.)

Introduction to Journalism and Mass Communication

Introduction to the process and effects of mass communication, mass media industries, the functions of the mass media in society and issues that mass communicators face in their careers. It also covers specialization in the media, globalization of the media, fragmented audiences and new media and technology.

 

 

Journalism   211                                           3 (crs.)

Principles of Public Relations

Survey of the field of public relations, emphasizing theory and reviewing concepts, issues, techniques and practices. Designed to background the potential professional as well as individuals who will deal with the public in other careers such as business, education, government and community agencies. Prerequisite: 45 units (crs.).

 

 

Journalism   221                                           3 (crs.)

Writing For The Media

Discussion of and exercises in writing for print, including Web-based media. Course topics include style and structure of news stories, types of stories, evaluations of news and relationships between editorial operations and public relations. Students should have typing proficiency before enrolling.  (2+2)

 

 

Journalism   239                                           3 (crs.)

Media Photography I

Study and practice of photography related to journalistic publications and online media. Laboratory work includes use of cameras digital imaging equipment. Prerequisite: 30 units (crs.) with a grade of C or better. (1+4)

 

 

Journalism   250                                           3 (crs.)

Principles of Advertising

Advertising as a form of mass persuasion. Survey of advertising practices in a multicultural society. Prerequisite: 45 units (crs.). (3+0)

 

 

Journalism   251                                           3 (crs.)

Foundations of Multimedia Production

This course is designed to provide a broad understanding of digital multimedia by teaching a theoretical background while engaging students in hands-on projects. This course introduces students to the process of creating, digitizing and manipulating the major elements of digital media including text, sound, graphics, animation and video so that they can be published online. Students will learn relevant software programs so that they can apply their theoretical knowledge in multimedia production.

 

 

Journalism   312                                           3 (crs.)

Media Ethics

Studies of the moral issues and ethical problems that concern mass media practitioners, including those involved in broadcasting, print, public relations and advertising. Cross-listed: RTF 312/Journalism 312. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisite: RTF students: Cumulative 2.5 GPA and RTF 115 and 310 or Communication 234 and 241; Journalism students: Journalism 141, 221, 224 and 60 credits or consent of instructor.

 

 

Journalism   315                                           3 (crs.)

Public Relations Techniques

Study of skills and techniques essential to public relations practice. Focuses on solving problems through projects in writing and designing effective communication. Includes strategies and messages for print and electronic media. Prerequisite: Journalism 141, 211, 221 and 224 each with a grade of C or better and 60 units (crs.). (2+2)

 

 

Journalism   319                                           3 (crs.)

Planning and Management Case Studies in Public Relations

Advanced study of the theory and application of public relations planning and management through the use of case histories. Subject areas may include media relations, employee relations, crisis communication, community relations, public affairs and international relations. Students will be expected to apply theoretical and ethical dimensions to their analyses. Prerequisites: Journalism 211, with a grade of C or better and 60 credits.

 

 

Journalism   324                                           3 (crs.)

Editing

Practice in editing copy for publication, headline writing, correction of copy, photo editing, publication design and make-up. Prerequisite: Journalism 221 with a grade of C or better. (2+2)

 

 

Journalism   325                                           3 (crs.)

Magazine Editing and Production

Study of general, specialized, trade and company publications; selection and editing of content and technical procedures. Term project. Prerequisite: Journalism 141, 221, 224, 327 and 331 each with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. (2+2)

 

 

Journalism   327                                           3 (crs.)

Reporting

Practice in gathering and writing of news, interviewing news sources, making ethical decisions. Assignments are frequently published in student and community newspapers. Prerequisite: Journalism 141 and 221 each with a grade of C or better and 60 units (crs.). (2+2)

 

 

Journalism   331                                           3 (crs.)

Visual Media Design

Theory and application of publication and media materials design. Covers introductory design principles and practical computer application of these concepts, addresses planning and production issues. Prerequisite: Journalism 141, 221 and 224 each with a grade of C or better and 60 units (crs.). (2+2)

 

 

Journalism   334                                           1 (crs.)

Broadcast News Workshop

Students gain practical experience in media news gathering, working as part of a team to produce news reports and complete newscasts. Stories will be aired on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh educational access channel, Titan TV. Cross-listed: Journalism 334/Communication 334. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisite: (Journalism 141, 221 and 224, each with a grade of C or better for journalism credits) or (Cumulative GPA 2.5, Communication 151 and 201 or consent of instructor for Radio-TV-Film credits.)

 

 

Journalism   340                                           3 (crs.)

New and Emerging Media

Surveys new and emerging forms of media, covering theory and concepts surrounding their development and impact within the global communications landscape. Use of new media tools augments learning. Topics include media evolution with the Internet, and social media and mobile technologies related to democratic, economic and cultural implications; convergence; news and content producers; information search; strategic communication for advertising, marketing and public relations; uses of media organizations, corporations, non-profits, government and grassroots groups; and broader issues of transparency, diversity and ethics. Prerequisite: 60 credits.

 

 

Journalism   341                                           3 (crs.)

Media and Society

Relationships among the mass media, the individual and society are studied from a social scientific and humanistic vantage. Focuses on the origins, methods and uses of communications theories, such as media effects and audience interpretation. Also investigates the social processes by which media producers, such as journalists and advertisers/public relations practitioners, decide what is media content and the society and economic forces that influence those decisions.  Prerequisite: Journalism 141 with a grade of C or better and 60 units (crs.). (3+0)

 

 

Journalism   343                                           3 (crs.)

Travel and Documentary Photography

The application of advance photography techniques at non-local sites to make travel and documentary photographs worthy of publication in traditional and emerging media. The use of cultural analysis to better understand the people and places being photographed. Prerequisites: Journalism 141, Journalism 239; or consent of instructor.

 

 

Journalism   351                                           3 (crs.)

Advertising Copy, Layout and Production

Principles and techniques of copy writing, selection and presentation of creative strategies and sales points, use of computer skills and application of product and market research to specific creative problems in advertising. Preparation of copy, layout planning and production. Prerequisite: Journalism 141, 221, 224 and 250 each with a grade of C or better and 60 units (crs.). (2+2)

 

 

Journalism   353                                           3 (crs.)

Advertising Media

Planning, selecting and buying of advertising media in a variety of marketing contexts. The emphasis is on consumer products and services, but other types of advertising are considered as well.  Relevant research deals with market segments and media audiences. Prerequisite: Journalism 141, 221, 224 and 250 each with a grade of C or better. (2+2)

 

 

Journalism   371                                           3 (crs.)

History of Journalism in the United States

Covers the history of journalism and the mass media in the United States, colonial times to the present.  Discusses the mass media as a complex social and cultural institution and focuses on the integration of the media into the social, economic and political systems in the United States and on the effects the press has had on those systems. Prerequisite: Journalism 141 with a grade of C or better and 60 units (crs.). (3+0) (Fall)

 

 

Journalism   380                                           1-3 (crs.)

International Press/Comparative Mass Communications Systems

Comparison of national communications systems, with emphasis on newspapers, news magazines. Differing press theories, restraints, limitations, working conditions. Impact of news media on national development. Prerequisite: Journalism 141 with a grade of C or better. (3+0) (Offered irregularly)

 

 

Journalism   412                                           3 (crs.)

Law of Mass Communication

A study of development and current state of freedom of expression in the United States, with an emphasis on the Wisconsin experience. Covers such topics as libel, invasion of privacy, fair trial-free press, privilege, open records and open meetings, obscenity, and controls on advertising and broadcasting. Emphasis is on First Amendment cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Prerequisite: Journalism 141, 221 and 224 each with a grade of C or better and 85 units (crs.). (3+0)

 

 

Journalism   413                                           3 (crs.)

Feature Writing

Writing, researching and marketing articles for publication in newspapers and magazines and in online formats with emphasis on developing an effective style of writing. Prerequisite: Journalism 141, 221, 224 and 327 each with a grade of C or better. (2+2)

 

 

Journalism   424                                           3 (crs.)

Strategic Campaigns in Advertising

Students work as an agency team to develop an advertising plan for a commercial or non-commercial product or service. Assignments include strategic planning, creative advertisements, and formal presentations.  Prerequisite: Journalism 141, 221, 224, 250, 351 or 353 each with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. (2+2)

 

 

Journalism   427                                           3 (crs.)

Professional Journalism Internship

Professional experience in reporting, editing, photography, advertising, public relations or other areas of journalism acquired at newspapers or other media organizations, industries, advertising or public relations agencies, or other organizations. Prerequisite: Journalism 141 with a grade of C or better, completion of course work appropriate to the internship and consent of internship coordinator. Pass/Fail course.

 

 

Journalism   428                                           3 (crs.)

Advanced Reporting

Intensive reporting experience with emphasis on covering a particular beat or specialized topic area in formats for print and online publication. Prerequisite: Journalism 141, 221, 224 and 327 each with a grade of C or better. (2+2)

 

 

Journalism   430                                           3 (crs.)

Media Photography II

Digital color photography for publications and online media. Use of emerging technologies. Emphasis on picture series editing, composition and content suitable for publication. Students create a culminating experience project. Prerequisites: Journalism 141, 221, 224 and 239 each with a grade of C or better and 60 units (crs.). (1+4)

 

 

Journalism   431                                           3 (crs.)

Reporting of Public Affairs

Instruction and practice in covering university, city, county, local, state and federal agencies and courts. Local, state and national politics in relation to coverage by the media. Prerequisite: Journalism 141, 221 and 327 each with a grade of C or better and consent of instructor. (2+2) (Offered irregularly)

 

 

Journalism   440                                           3 (crs.)

Application of New and Emerging Media

This course is designed to provide realistic learning experiences in the research, planning, execution and evaluation of the use of new and emerging media as applied to the practice of public relations, other fields of strategic communication such as advertising and marketing, and new and emerging media as used by newsgathering organizations. All class members will produce projects for various campus and community organizations that expect a professional level of quality. Students will also be expected to devise a new media policy for their clients. Prerequisites: Journalism 340 New and Emerging Media or consent of instructor.

 

 

Journalism   441                                           3 (crs.)

Interpretive and Persuasive Writings

Types of interpretive writing, including editorials, columns, online commentary, reviews and explanatory news stories and magazine articles. Prerequisite: Journalism 141, 221 and 327 each with a grade of C or better and consent of instructor. (2+2) (Offered irregularly)

 

 

Journalism   446                                           1-3 (crs.)

Independent Study

See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites and proper contract form requirements. Prerequisite: 60 units (crs.), preparation in academic area and 3.0 GPA or above.

 

 

Journalism   451                                           3 (crs.)

Online Publishing

Study of the Internet as a medium for news, information and commerce; introduction to the mechanics of Web publishing. Writing, editing and image production for online publication. Semester project.  Prerequisites:  Journalism 141, 221, 224 and one of the following: Journalism 239, 251, 315, 327, 331, 351 each with a grade of C or better. (2+2)

 

 

Journalism   453                                           3 (crs.)

Journalism Seminar

Recent developments and/or problems in journalism; emphasis on individual student research. Prerequisite: 90 units (crs.). (2+2)

 

 

Journalism   454                                           3 (crs.)

Selected Topics

The intensive study of a topic to be determined by the department. Information about a Selected Topics course announced in the Timetable can be obtained at the Department of Journalism office. This course may be repeated with different content. (2+2)

 

 

Journalism   455                                           3 (crs.)

Public Relations Campaigns

This is a case-study approach to solving a public-relations problem through research, planning, implementation and evaluation. Students work as a team to develop a written plan and creatives. Prerequisite: Journalism 141, 211, 221, 224 and 315 each with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. (2+2)

 

 

Journalism   456                                           1-3 (crs.)

Related Readings

See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites and proper contract form requirements.

 

 

Journalism   457                                           3 (crs.)

Media Organization and Management

An overview of modern mass media management including perspectives on functions, organization, administration, policies, practices and career development. Interaction with media-related organizations such as advertising and public relations companies is also included. Prerequisite: Journalism 141, 221, 224, each with a grade of C or better and 60 units (crs.). (3+0)

 

 

Journalism   472                                           3 (crs.)

Research in Strategic Communication

A survey of current research methods in various mass communication fields, including advertising, news and public relations. The course draws heavily on research methods developed in the social sciences, particularly political science, psychology and sociology. Prerequisite: Journalism 141, 221 or 224 each with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. (2+ 2)

 

 

Journalism   474                                           1-6 (crs.)

Honors: Thesis

Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study such as, a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study Contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be 'Honors Thesis'. Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Prerequisite: University Honors program and junior standing. Maximum of six units (crs.).

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