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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, or ENGL110)

Course Schedule

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

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.

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.