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COMM350 - Journalism

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, or ENGL110)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
07/27/20 - 01/01/21 01/04/21 - 02/28/21 Winter 2021 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 %
Discussion Forums 60.00 %
Week 1 Forum 7.50 %
Week 2 Forum 7.50 %
Week 3 Forum 7.50 %
Week 4 Forum 7.50 %
Week 5 Forum 7.50 %
Week 6 Forum 7.50 %
Week 7 Forum 7.50 %
Week 8 Forum 7.50 %
Assignments 40.00 %
Week 2 Topic Selection 13.33 %
Week 4 Outline and Annotated Bibliography 13.33 %
Week 7 Research Paper 13.33 %
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.
Author: Daly, Christopher
Publication Info: Univ of Mass Press
ISBN: 9781558499119

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
Author:Daly, Christopher
Unit Cost:$47.80

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.