101: News Writing. 0-3-3. May be taken with ENGL 101. Beginning course in news writing. Work on "leads" and other newspaper writing basics. Typing ability required.
102: News Writing. 0-3-3. Preq., JOUR 101. Involves principles of interviewing, advanced reporting and specialty writing such as police reporting, consumer reporting and coverage of public affairs.
222: Using the Internet for Research. 0-3-3. Use of the Internet as a means of conducting research, with particular emphasis on the World Wide Web. Discussion and practical application of Internet-based research techniques.
310: Copy Editing. 0-3-3. Preq., JOUR 101. Course dealing with methods of editing copy and the writing of headlines.
311: Advanced Copy Editing. 0-3-3. Preq., JOUR 310. Techniques of newspaper makeup and layout; includes writing headlines, editing wire copy, cropping and sizing photography, principles of makeup and dummying of pages.
320: Feature Writing. 0-3-3. Preq., JOUR 101, 102. Practical instruction in gathering material for "human interest" and feature articles of various types for magazines as well as newspapers.
330: Editorial Writing. 0-3-3. Preq., JOUR 101. Course in the study of fundamentals and practice in editorial writing. Course includes units on recent history and current events.
350: Practical Reporting. 6-0-2 (4). Open only to journalism majors or minors. Preq., JOUR 101, 102, 310, 320. Writing of articles for the university newspaper upon assignment or consultation with faculty supervisor. May be repeated for two additional semester hours’ credit.
353: General Newspaper Work. 6-0-2 (4). Open only to journalism majors or minors. Preq., JOUR 101, 102, 310, 320. Practical lab work on university newspaper. May be repeated for two additional semester hours credit.
355: Practical Reporting. 6-0-2. Open to majors and minors only. Preq., JOUR 101, 102, 310, 320. Practical lab work on "The Tech Talk." May be repeated for two additional semester hours credit.
360: Advertising. 0-3-3. Fundamental study of advertising principles, including information on major media.
375: People and Events. 0-3-3. Creative writing, as it applies to magazines and newspapers. A "how-to-get-published" primer, with oral and written critiques of work.
400: Media and the Law. 0-3-3. Preq., 9 hours of JOUR. Emphasis on legal rights, responsibilities related to the media, and the public's right to know. Media court cases to be considered.
450: Public Relations. 0-3-3. Comprehensive approach into diverse functions of the practitioner as a specialist, analyst and counselor relevant to public relations' role involving monitoring public opinion.
451: Advanced Practical Reporting. 6-0-3. Junior and senior majors only and by permission of instructor. Consists of practical news work in professional media, work ranging from basic news beat coverage to news writing.