Journalism (JRN)

Courses

JRN 5001. Crit Perspectives Journ. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the concepts and functions of journalism in American society. Students explore underlying values associated with journalism, relationships among journalism and other social institutions, and current issues facing journalists. Students will also examine the nature of journalistic content.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

JRN 5002. Reporting and Writing I. 4 Credit Hours.

Accelerated, in-depth instruction in various forms of writing, nature of news, structuring news stories, style, information gathering, copy editing fundamentals, with emphasis on multimedia reporting.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

JRN 5003. Editing the News I. 4 Credit Hours.

Accelerated, in-depth, instruction in editing; editorial judgment; accuracy; headline writing; fundamentals of page makeup; use of illustrations, with emphasis on story and photo editing, print design, style and usage.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
JRN 5002|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

JRN 5004. Computer-Assisted Reporting and Research. 4 Credit Hours.

Computer-based exploration of the Internet, World Wide Web, databases and on-line libraries to develop information gathering and presentation skills. Research approaches and data analysis emphasized.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

JRN 5005. Communication Law. 3 Credit Hours.

Legal and philosophical study of government regulation of information transmission from 15th century to the present. Emphasis on legal descriptive research methods.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

JRN 5012. Reporting and Writing II. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
JRN 5002|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

JRN 5013. Editing the News II. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
JRN 5003|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

JRN 5102. International Reporting. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
JRN 5002|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

JRN 5121. Magazine Writing. 3 Credit Hours.

Intended for graduate students who want to write non-fiction for a variety of publications and outlets. It will examine the styles of various writers and publications; development of ideas into saleable magazine articles for major periodical publications.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
JRN 5002|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

JRN 5151. Literary Writing in Journalism. 3 Credit Hours.

This graduate-level course will examine the 50-year trend, begun by the New Journalism of the 1960s, which uses the storytelling techniques of fiction and the documentation of journalism to create works of powerfully-told emotional truth.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
JRN 5002|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

JRN 5201. The American Magazine. 4 Credit Hours.

Analysis of content, editorial policy and trends in American magazine journalism; discussion of publishing procedures; marketing, circulation, and advertising problems; reader research. Class project: create prototype issue of magazine, with prospectus, advertising, and promotional materials.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
JRN 5001|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

JRN 5211. Media Management. 4 Credit Hours.

Comparison of the organizational structures of news media; editorial content, advertising, circulation, and business aspects.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
JRN 5001|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

JRN 5212. The Entrepreneurial Journalist. 3 Credit Hours.

New opportunities exist for aggressive journalists. In this course, we'll discuss the various ways to be a content generator - from freelancing to blogging, from starting magazines and newspapers to creating multimedia web sites.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
JRN 5001|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

JRN 5221. Journalism and Mass Communication History. 3 Credit Hours.

Study of the technological and social development of communication systems from ancient to present times with emphasis on historical/descriptive research methods.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
JRN 5001|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

JRN 5251. Mass Communication Research Methods. 4 Credit Hours.

This course offers a study of the methods for researching journalism and mass communication, including quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

JRN 5252. Models of Journalism Around the World. 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces students to current issues, debates, and practices relating to the dissemination of news in a global context. We will first examine and discuss the key theoretical concepts associated with the creation, distribution, and reception of news in an increasingly global environment, as well as the broader debates surrounding issues of transnational influence. In the second half of the semester, we will take a closer look at the current nature and organization of media systems in various parts of the world through a number of case studies. By the end of the semester students will be familiar with the global context in which news is produced and distributed, and demonstrate a critical understanding of the challenges and concerns facing both American journalists covering international issues and foreign journalists operating in different media environments.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
JRN 5001|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

JRN 5601. Temple Journalism Review. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(JRN 5012|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND JRN 5013|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently).

JRN 5602. Documentary Journalism. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(JRN 5012|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND JRN 5013|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently).

JRN 5603. Urban Reporting Lab. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(JRN 5012|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND JRN 5013|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently).

JRN 5700. Seminars in Communication. 4 Credit Hours.

Special-topic courses in a broad range of communication areas including print and broadcast news, magazines, and new technologies.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

JRN 5710. Seminars in Communication. 4 Credit Hours.

Special-topic courses in a broad range of communication areas including print and broadcast news, magazines, and new technologies.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

JRN 5720. Seminars in Communication. 4 Credit Hours.

Special-topic courses in a broad range of communication areas including print and broadcast news, magazines, and new technologies.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

JRN 5730. Seminars in Communication. 3 Credit Hours.

Special-topic courses in a broad range of communication areas including print and broadcast news, magazines, and new technologies.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

JRN 5740. Seminars in Communication. 4 Credit Hours.

Special-topic courses in a broad range of communication areas including print and broadcast news, magazines, and new technologies.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

JRN 5750. Seminars in Communication. 4 Credit Hours.

Special-topic courses in a broad range of communication areas including print and broadcast news, magazines, and new technologies.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

JRN 5760. Seminars in Communication. 4 Credit Hours.

Special-topic courses in a broad range of communication areas including print and broadcast news, magazines, and new technologies.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

JRN 5770. Seminars in Communication. 3 Credit Hours.

Special-topic courses in a broad range of communication areas including print and broadcast news, magazines, and new technologies.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

JRN 5780. Seminars in Communication. 4 Credit Hours.

Special-topic courses in a broad range of communication areas including print and broadcast news, magazines, and new technologies.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

JRN 5790. Seminars in Communication. 3 Credit Hours.

Special-topic courses in a broad range of communication areas including print and broadcast news, magazines, and new technologies.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

JRN 5800. Seminars in Communication. 3 Credit Hours.

Special-topic courses in a broad range of communication areas including print and broadcast news, magazines, and new technologies.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

JRN 5810. Seminars in Communication. 2 Credit Hours.

Special-topic courses in a broad range of communication areas including print and broadcast news, magazines, and new technologies.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

JRN 5820. Seminars in Communication. 2 Credit Hours.

Special-topic courses in a broad range of communication areas including print and broadcast news, magazines, and new technologies.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

JRN 5890. Seminars in Communication Abroad. 6 Credit Hours.

Subject matter and location vary each semester. Please consult the Course Schedule for further information.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

JRN 5982. Directed Projects. 1 to 8 Credit Hour.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

JRN 5983. Directed Readings Comm. 1 to 4 Credit Hour.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

JRN 5986. Internship. 1 to 4 Credit Hour.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..