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Course ID:JRLC 1001. 1 hour.
Course Title:Career Explorations in Journalism and Mass Communication
Course
Description:
Career paths in advertising, entertainment and media studies, journalism, and public relations are changing faster than ever before. Professionals now must understand all of the traditional specialties while adapting storytelling and information delivery methods to audiences in converged media environments. This course is designed to introduce students to the many career options in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Athena Title:Career Explorations
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:JRLC 3600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Media Savvy Becoming Digitally Literate
Course
Description:
Clickbait. Deepfakes. Disinformation. Bias. Hoaxes. Fake news. The media shapes what an individual knows about their community and the world, and being savvy about the news is essential to making decisions. This course enhances the ability to discern between news and misinformation through critical examination of how we access, analyze, verify, and create media messages. We will look closely at the critical role news organizations play in informing us and its significance for our democracy.
Athena Title:Media Savvy Becoming Digitally
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in JRLC 3600E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC 3600E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Media Savvy Becoming Digitally Literate
Course
Description:
Clickbait. Deepfakes. Disinformation. Bias. Hoaxes. Fake news. The media shapes what an individual knows about their community and the world, and being savvy about the news is essential to making decisions. This course enhances the ability to discern between news and misinformation through critical examination of how we access, analyze, verify, and create media messages. We will look closely at the critical role news organizations play in informing us and its significance for our democracy.
Athena Title:Media Savvy Becoming Digitally
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in JRLC 3600
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC 4960R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research I
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research I
Nontraditional Format:This course belongs to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. This course requires the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC 4970R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research II
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research II
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC 4980R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research III
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research III
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC 4990R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Research Thesis (or Final Project)
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Thesis
Nontraditional Format:This is a capstone course under the direct supervision of a faculty member. This course may be the culmination of the 4960R- 4980R sequence. Students will write a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio, that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into an unknown, fundamental, or applied problem. The thesis or capstone product is written in close collaboration with the faculty member and must be approved by that faculty member and/or the department. The student will apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape the research question and apply skills and techniques learned to complete the research project. The student will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature and materials, analyzed, and interpreted data. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution of their work to the discovery and interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study. The student will have presented results in the form of a properly formatted, professionally rigorous thesis document or other appropriate professional capstone product and through the formal presentation of the thesis or product to faculty and peers during an approved event. The student will receive feedback from the faculty member on the overall execution of their thesis project, the written thesis, and their presentation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC 5040E/7040E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Law of Mass Communication
Course
Description:
First Amendment principles and communication law affecting print, telecommunications, advertising, and public relations.
Athena Title:Law of Mass Communication
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in JRLC 5040H, JRLC 5040 or JRLC 7040
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:ADPR 3100 or ADPR 3100H or ADPR 3850 or ADPR 3850H or JOUR 3030 or JOUR 3030H or EMST 3010 or EMST 3010H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC 5040/7040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Law of Mass Communication
Course
Description:
First Amendment principles and communication law affecting print, telecommunications, advertising, and public relations.
Athena Title:Law of Mass Communication
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in JRLC 5040H, JRLC 5040E or JRLC 7040E
Prerequisite:(ADPR 3100 or ADPR 3100H or ADPR 3850 or ADPR 3850H or JOUR 3310 or JOUR 3310H or JOUR 3030 or JOUR 3030H or EMST 3010 or EMST 3010H) and permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC 5040H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Law of Mass Communication (Honors)
Course
Description:
First Amendment principles and communication law affecting print, telecommunications, advertising, and public relations.
Athena Title:Law of Mass Comm Honors
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in JRLC 5040, JRLC 7040
Prerequisite:(ADPR 3100 or ADPR 3100H or ADPR 3850 or ADPR 3850H or JOUR 3310 or JOUR 3310H or JOUR 3030 or JOUR 3030H or EMST 3010 or EMST 3010H) and permission of Honors
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC(LACS) 5060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Telenovelas, Culture, and Society
Course
Description:
Examination of the connections between media, culture, and society as participants study the world's most watched television genre: the Latin American telenovela. The class focuses on the genre's contexts of production, consumption, regulation, and globalization, and analyzes telenovelas as a public forum for the negotiation of sociocultural issues.
Athena Title:TELENOVELAS & SOC
Prerequisite:SPAN 2002
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC 5080. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Mass Communication
Course
Description:
Mass media of the world--what they are like, how they operate, and what impact they have. Philosophies of different systems will be compared, as well as efforts at development or regulation of these systems. Attention will be given to print and electronic media and to international news agencies.
Athena Title:INTL. MASS COMM
Pre or Corequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC 5080E. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Mass Communication
Course
Description:
Mass media of the world--what they are like, how they operate, and what impact they have. Philosophies of different systems will be compared, as well as efforts at development or regulation of these systems. Attention will be given to print and electronic media and to international news agencies.
Athena Title:International Mass Comm
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in JRLC 5080
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC 5210. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Effects of Mass Communication
Course
Description:
Patterns of influence among mass communication and the individuals, organizations, and institutions in society. Current research and critical literature are analyzed in reviewing debates about claims of media effects, including socialization of children, formation of attitudes and values, promotion of social behaviors, and legitimation of power structures.
Athena Title:MASS COMM EFFECTS
Pre or Corequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC 5400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Race, Gender, and the Media
Course
Description:
Relationship between men, women, and racial and ethnic minorities in the United States and the media. Includes discussions of representations in mass media (television, print media, advertising, and film); impact of representations on audiences; inequities in media professions and institutions; and alternative, feminist, and minority media.
Athena Title:Race, Gender, and the Media
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in JRLC 5400E
Prerequisite:Third year standing
Pre or Corequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC 5400E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Race, Gender, and the Media
Course
Description:
Relationship between men, women, and racial and ethnic minorities in the United States and the media. Includes discussions of representations in mass media (television, print media, advertising, and film); impact of representations on audiences; inequities in media professions and institutions; and alternative, feminist, and minority media.
Athena Title:Race, Gender, and the Media
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in JRLC 5400
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:Third year standing and permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC 5490/7490. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of the Mass Media in the United States
Course
Description:
Mass media in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Special attention is given to newspapers, magazines, radio, and television and their relationship to the history and development of the nation.
Athena Title:U.S. MEDIA HISTORY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC 5990. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Journalism and Mass Communication
Course
Description:
Designed to synthesize and integrate many of the theoretical and practical approaches of the study of mass communication. Through a variable topics seminar, student will be given the opportunity to analyze processes and effects of mass communication and to acquire specialized knowledge of specific mass media modes of presentation and production.
Athena Title:JOUR&MASS COMM SEM
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC 5990E. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Journalism and Mass Communication
Course
Description:
Designed to synthesize and integrate many of the theoretical and practical approaches of the study of mass communication. Students will be given the opportunity to analyze processes and effects of mass communication and to acquire specialized knowledge of specific mass media modes of presentation and production.
Athena Title:Journal and Mass Comm Seminar
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in JRLC 5990
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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