Journalism Courses (JOURN)

JOURN-199T   Special Topics in Interactive Journalism1 credit

Topics vary.

JOURN-200   Principles and Practices of Journalism: Print3 credits

Deals with print and the elements of journalistic writing including sections on ethics, history, and an analysis of the role of the media in society.

JOURN-201   Principles and Practices of Journalism: Visual3 credits

Focuses on Visual Journalism - broadcast and interactive. The uses of the Internet and challenges it presents for journalists will be a fundamental focus of this class.

JOURN-294   Independent Study1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

A special research project on a selected topic. See independent study guidelines.

JOURN-299T   Special Topics in Interactive Journalism1 credit

Topics vary.

JOURN-300   Feature Writing3 credits

Prerequisites: JOURN-200 and JOURN-201

Focuses on longer forms of nonfiction writing. The class reads historical selections that demonstrate the growth and importance of journalism in our society. Students select an area of interest and focus on it throughout the term.

JOURN-301   Advanced Editing and Reporting3 credits

Explores the work of editors and journalists through focused readings and hands-on writing and editing assignments. Longer features and pieces of literary journalism are read and studied. Students study and analyze the work of major nonfiction writers and do hands-on editing of their own and their classmates' work. Critical papers will look at the changes that journalism is undergoing because of the internet, websites, weblogs, and online magazines.

JOURN-399T   Special Topics in Interactive Journalism1 credit

Topics vary.

JOURN-401   Advanced Journalism Practices3 credits

Prerequisites: JOURN-200, JOURN-201, and Instructor permission.

Advanced Journalism Practices is an opportunity for juniors and seniors to work on a sustained semester-long project. Students create a website with original interviews, photography, and video work that emulate the form and method of traditional journalism. Each project will include photography, graphics, text, and possibly video and audio. The projects explore local issues and will enable students to do original work—researching, interviewing, reporting, editing, designing and illustrating—for publication. The readings, journals, blogs, and reporting for the workshop are accomplished in a collaborative fashion with class members critiquing each other's work and examining publications and websites that pertain to the course's focus.

JOURN-494   Independent Study1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Research project on selected topics. See independent study guidelines.

JOURN-497   Internship1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Individually arranged internship designed to provide practical experience in journalism. Students will be placed with magazines, newspapers, radio and television stations, interactive companies, photographers, or web designers. See internship guidelines.

JOURN-499T   Special Topics in Interactive Journalism1 credit

Topics vary.