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, or ENGL110)
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|03/29/21 - 09/03/21||09/06/21 - 10/31/21||Summer 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
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.|
|Publication Info:||Univ of Mass Press|
Not current for future courses.