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Four-Week Session May 10 - June 7, 2016

JOU 204 WRITING FOR THE MASS MEDIA. (3)

An introduction to the concepts and techniques of media writing. This course offers hands-on instruction in information gathering, organization, and writing for print, broadcast and on-line media. Lecture, one hour; laboratory, four hours per week.
Prereq: JOU 101; JOU pre-major status; ISC pre-majors may enroll if they’ve completed ISC 161.

JOU 302 RADIO AND TV NEWS REPORTING. (3)

An introduction to principles of broadcast writing and reporting. Students also will learn to shoot and edit videotape and to prepare TV news reports. Lecture, two hours; laboratory, two hours per week.
Prereq: JOU 204.

JOU 319 WORLD MEDIA SYSTEMS. (3)

A comparison of the communications media in different countries of the world and the theories used to justify them. How various political and social systems affect the media and how the media affect the societies in which they exist.
Prereq: JOU 101 or ISC 161 or MAS 101 or TEL 101. (Same as ISC/MAS 319.)
 

JOU 330 WEB PUBLISHING AND DESIGN. (3)

This course is designed to teach students to code and display text and visual information effectively on the Internet and to understand the application of professional practices in Web site analytics and management. Visual communication theory and practice for photographs, illustrations, graphical and text elements will be taught and highlighted, in addition to the basics of HTML and CSS. Students will use industry-standard software and workflows as they are introduced to basic techniques and strategies for publishing, designing and managing a Web site for a newspaper, magazine, television station, advertising agency, public relations firm or media start-up. Social media and geolocation for news and other media purposes will be highlighted. Lecture: two hours, laboratory: two hours per week.
Prereq: JOU major.

MAS 555 THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL CHANGE. (3)

A critical examination of the political, cultural, technological, social, and behavioral aspects of Internet-mediated communication. Emphasis on research literature and theory on emerging platforms of new media technologies and applications.
Prereq: MAS 300 or TEL 300 or consent of instructor.

MAS 590 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL-CULTURAL MEDIA STUDIES. (3)

Course will focus on a single topical issue in the theory, research, and criticism of electronic media. Course will be offered on demand. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits under a different subtitle.
Prereq: Media Arts & Studies major or minor status or consent of instructor.

Eight-Week Session June 9 - August 4, 2016

JOU 101 INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM. (3)

This course surveys the history and social theories of journalism and introduces students to contemporary journalistic practice. Students will learn about the function and operation of print, electronic and on-line news media. Issues and concepts to be covered include the relationship of government to media; press freedom and controls; media ethics, and the impact of global communications. The course also covers the relationship of journalism to advertising, public relations and telecommunications, particularly with regard to new technologies.
Prereq: JOU pre-majors in primary window; all others in secondary wind

JOU 399 INTERNSHIP. (1-3)

Qualified students enter the professional sector to refine skills and knowledge. Supervised internships approved by the School allow placements in industry, government, radio, television, print media, research agencies, etc. A signed contract must be completed prior to the start of the internship. Pass/Fail only.
Prereq: admission to upper-division, fulfillment of internship prerequisites for the major, and approval of internship director for the major.

JOU 499 ADVANCED WRITING FOR THE MASS MEDIA: SPORTS JOURNALISM. (3)

A course designed to provide journalism majors advanced training in reporting and writing articles on current events, public issues, personalities, culture and entertainment for the print and electronic media. Areas of emphasis will vary each semester. These include reporting on business, the arts, government and sports. May be repeated to a total of nine credits with different subtitles. Lecture, two hours; laboratory, two hours per week.
Prereq: JOU 301 or JOU 302.

JOU 531 MEDIA LAW. (3)

A study of the legal issues facing the news media. The course will focus on the rights, constraints and responsibilities under the U.S. Constitution, federal and state statutes, administrative law and common law. Specific topics include prior restraint, libel, privacy, student media, copyright, broadcast regulation, the court systems, commercial speech and access to courts and public records.

JOU 535 HISTORY OF JOURNALISM. (3)

A study of the development of American journalism, with emphasis on the evolution of newspapers and electronic news media. Examination of principles and social theory underlying the practice of journalism.