Skip Navigation
 

Course Details

 

Course Details

Course Code: COMM350 Course ID: 2859 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course will introduce students to core journalism skills and the historical, social and political context of journalistic practice. The course provides instruction in on-line journalism, news writing, story structure, interviewing techniques and a working understanding of the code of ethics and legal issues which impact journalistic practice. (Prerequisites: ENGL101, ENGL102, ENGL110, or ENGL115)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Explain the value of the Constitutional guarantees as set forth in the Bill of Rights, specifically the First Amendment.

CO2: Compare and contrast the historical and social developments in the 20th century and how it has shaped journalistic trends in print and broadcast media.

CO3: Examine the reality of war and conflict situations reported in the past and present

CO4: Examine the Code of Ethics for journalists and understand its application to the journalism profession.

CO5: Understand the importance of studying the historical, political and social narratives surrounding the development of journalism during distinct eras in history.

NameGrade %
Discussions 60.00 %
Week 1: Introductions and the Historical Eras of Journalism 7.50 %
Week 2: The Partisan Press 7.50 %
Week 3: The Penny Press 7.50 %
Week 4: Media Sensationalism 7.50 %
Week 5: Professionalism and Ethics 7.50 %
Week 6: The Press in Wartime 7.50 %
Week 7: Broadcast Journalism - Radio and Television News 7.50 %
Week 8: Concluding Thoughts 7.50 %
Assignments 40.00 %
Week 2 Topic Selection 10.00 %
Week 4 Outline and Annotated Bibliography 10.00 %
Week 7 Research Paper 20.00 %

CO1: Explain the value of the Constitutional guarantees as set forth in the Bill of Rights, specifically the First Amendment.

CO2: Compare and contrast the historical and social developments in the 20th century and how it has shaped journalistic trends in print and broadcast media.

CO3: Examine the reality of war and conflict situations reported in the past and present

CO4: Examine the Code of Ethics for journalists and understand its application to the journalism profession.

CO5: Understand the importance of studying the historical, political and social narratives surrounding the development of journalism during distinct eras in history.

Book Title:Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism - e-book available in the APUS Online Library. Links provided inside the classroom.
ISBN:9781558499119
Publication Info:Univ of Mass Press Lib
Author:Daly, Christopher
Unit Cost:$47.80
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.