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COM-201 Introduction to Journalism

This course is a study of the fundamentals of reporting with emphasis on the modern news story. Elements of news style, structure of news stories, news sources, ethics, and the mechanics of newspaper production are considered. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WRT-101; minimum grade C

COM-205 Advanced Radio Production

This is a hands-on course designed to produce broadcast quality programs. Directing, writing, technical, editing and voice utilization skills will be emphasized. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

COM-105

COM-206 Writing for the Mass Media

This course provides a survey of provides a survey of media formats and writing techniques for print and broadcast. Students are introduced to the forms and methods used to prepare information for the various mass media including magazines, newspapers, radio, television and the Web. Public relations writing and preparing advertising copy are also covered. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WRT-101

Corequisites

COM-101

COM-207 TV Production II

This is a course that provides the student with an opportunity to refine existing skills through the production of a regularly scheduled public affairs program. A functional awareness of all factors involved in the production of a series on a regular basis is developed. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

COM-106

COM-208 Directing for Television

This course is an introduction to television directing and to the pre-production steps necessary to the creation of a television program. The theoretical development of formats, lighting, set determinations, and crew selection are considered. Students are required to direct a variety of television program formats. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

COM-106

COM-210 Public Relations

This course is a study of the basic principles and practices of promotion including history, development, ethics, and media selection. Emphasis will be placed on preparing news releases, advisement for coverage, and press kits for target audiences. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WRT-101

COM-212 Copy Editing

This course provides hands-on training in all phases of editing and preparing news copy for publication in various print and online media, and the writing of headlines and photo captions and cutlines. It covers local news, wire copy, assembling and shaping the various elements of news stories, the requirements of news style and safeguards against errors. Lecture: [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WRT-101; minimum grade C