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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
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Co- 1: Explain the value of the Constitutional guarantees as set forth in the Bill of Rights.

Co-2: Compare and contrast the historical and social developments in the 20th century and how it has shaped journalistic trends in print and broadcast media.

CO-3: Examine the reality of war and conflict situations reported in the past and present

CO-4: Construct writing in the journalistic inverted pyramid.

CO-5: Summarize the issues related to the business and organizational side of journalism.

CO-6: Apply the principles of journalistic ethics in your work through various case studies in the class

CO-7: Show through written documents that your writing tasks has adapted and changed over the course of the eight weeks in the class.

NameGrade %
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.