Journalism (J)

J100 Media Professions

Credits 2Fall/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course provides an overview of media and how it works. Students will learn about industry trends, convergence of technology, job opportunities and issues in public relations, newspapers, magazines, documentary presentation, graphic design, advertising, social media and the internet.

J101 Grammar for Communicators

Credits 2Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course provides a practical review of grammar, spelling, word use and principles of clear, concise writing in the context of media writing. The course focuses on effective communication to both internal and external audiences.

J211 Introduction to Mass Communications

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

A survey course for those interested in understanding the role of print, electronic media and public opinion in a democratic society.

J216 Reporting I

Credits 3Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Keyboarding ability or a concurrent keyboarding class is required.

A beginning class in news writing. Emphasis is placed on writing leads, developing the story and a sense for news. Character and communication of news, as well as the rights and responsibilities of journalists are explored.

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.