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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

COM-214 Digital Filmmaking

In this course, students learn the basics of digital filmmaking. Working in small groups, students write, produce, direct, and edit a short narrative film. Students learn digital cinematography, lens selection, lighting, and sound recording. The 3-Act narrative-structure is emphasized. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

COM-106

COM-215 Podcasting

This course is an introduction to podcast production. The course addresses various types of commercial and documentary-style audio podcasts. Students will develop their own personal voice and styles while acquiring the practical skills necessary to produce their own broadcast-quality podcasts. The course also covers topics related to podcast production such as media ethics, marketing, music, distribution, and various legal issues. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

COM-105

COM-281 Co-Op Work Experience [Journalism]

This course gives students work experience in a newspaper office and provides the opportunity to acquire and apply skills in news writing, photojournalism, layout and/or newspaper production. Work sites must be approved by the faculty coordinator. Co-Op job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. 60 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester.Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [3.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

COM-201

COM-282 Co-Op Work Experience [Journalism]

This course gives students work experience in a newspaper office and provides the opportunity to acquire and apply skills in news writing, photojournalism, layout and/or newspaper production. Work sites must be approved by the faculty coordinator. Co-Op job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. 120 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [7.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

COM-201

COM-283 Co-Op Work Experience [Journalism]

This course gives students work experience in a newspaper office and provides the opportunity to acquire and apply skills in news writing, photojournalism, layout and/or newspaper production. Work sites must be approved by the faculty coordinator. Co-Op job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office.180 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester.Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

COM-201

COM-291 Co-Op Work Experience [Media]

This is a field work course in media production, planning, or programming on an individual basis. The student must attend weekly seminars and/or prepare reports or other projects as required by the departmental staff. Credit is based on work with an approved broadcast or non-broadcast organization, including television and radio stations, networks, production houses, and cableTV operations. Available for 1 to 4 credits. Job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. 60 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [3.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

COM-105 or COM-106

COM-292 Co-Op Work Experience [Media]

This course is a field work course in media production, planning, or programming on an individual basis. The student must attend weekly seminars and/or prepare reports or other projects as required by the departmental staff. Credit is based on work with an approved broadcast or non-broadcast organization, including television and radio stations, networks, production houses, andcable TV operations. Available for 1 to 4 credits. Job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office.120 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [8.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

COM-105 or COM-106

COM-293 Co-Op Work Experience [Media]

This is a field work course in media production, planning, or programming on an individual basis. The student must attend weekly seminars and/or prepare reports or other projects as required by the departmental staff. Credit is based on work with an approved broadcast or non-broadcast organization, including television and radio stations, networks, production houses, and cableTV operations. Available for 1 to 4 credits. Job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. 180 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [12.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

COM-105 or COM-106

COM-294 Co-Op Work Experience [Media]

This is a field work course in media production, planning, or programming on an individual basis. The student must attend weekly seminars and/or prepare reports or other projects as required by the departmental staff. Credit is based on work with an approved broadcast or non-broadcast organization, including television and radio stations, networks, production houses, and cableTV operations. Available for 1 to 4 credits. Job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. 240 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [16.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

COM-105 or COM-106