Academic Catalog

2021-2022

Journalism (JOUR)

JOUR 100 - Introduction to News Reporting and Writing (4 Credit Hours)

This course focuses on the fundamentals of news reporting and writing. Students will explore storytelling and narrative, lead writing, point of view, information gathering, interviewing, ethics, and more. The class aims to help students develop overall research, writing, and thinking skills; questioning, listening, and interviewing skills; and a more sophisticated understanding of the practice and ethics of contemporary journalism.

JOUR 199 - Introductory Topics in Journalism (1-4 Credit Hours)

A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.

JOUR 200 - Literary Nonfiction (4 Credit Hours)

Surveys literary nonfiction writing in the 20th and 21st centuries and introduces students to the many genres of nonfiction writing, to the creative possibilities of contemporary journalism, and to the ethics of writing about other people. Students read extensively and write in the genres of personal essay, immersion, news, and narrative journalism.

Crosslisting: ENGL 221.

JOUR 201 - Multimedia Storytelling (4 Credit Hours)

This course explores nonfiction storytelling across multiple platforms. Students will learn how to edit audio and video stories using relevant and up-to-date programs. Most importantly, they will learn which is the most effective vehicle for the story they are telling..

Crosslisting: ENGL 386.

JOUR 220 - Science Writing for Everyone (4 Credit Hours)

It is one thing to do science. It is another to write about science in a way that is compelling, understandable and relatable to the public. With our current political and cultural climate, this means science writing is in a vital role to educate people on how science works, how it impacts our daily lives and how we can defend against misinformation. You don’t need to be a scientist to learn how to write about science, you just need to be interested in how we can write effectively about scientific ideas, research and people. This course will develop your skills in writing about science so that, by the end of the semester, you will have created new science media articles, podcasts and more that delve into science being done on campus and around the world. We will read examples of excellent science writing, converse with people who are active writers in science media and workshop our writing to hone our stories.

JOUR 299 - Intermediate Topics in Journalism (1-4 Credit Hours)

A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.

JOUR 300 - Experiential Reporting (4 Credit Hours)

Experiential Reporting gives students a better understanding of the ethics of reporting in communities other than their own. Each class will focus on a specific geographic location. This class will include significant on-the-ground reporting trips. Students will develop ethical and effective ways of finding stories within communities, conducting interviews, connecting and building relationships with interviewees, and networking with community experts.

JOUR 310 - Special Topics in Journalism (4 Credit Hours)

JOUR 361 - Directed Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

JOUR 362 - Directed Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

JOUR 363 - Independent Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

JOUR 364 - Independent Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

JOUR 399 - Advanced Topics in Journalism (1-3 Credit Hours)

A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.

JOUR 451 - Senior Research (4 Credit Hours)

Individually designed projects on selected topics in Journalism.

JOUR 452 - Senior Research (4 Credit Hours)

Individually designed projects on selected topics in Journalism.