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110 (4) Introduction to Mass Communications
Nature, functions and responsibilities of the media in contemporary society.
GE-9, CD-Related
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221 (4) Media Writing I
Basic techniques of gathering information and writing readable and accurate media stories.
Pre: ENG 101, MASS 110
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242 (2) Radio Station Operation
Principles of radio station operation, radio production techniques and study of FCC requirements.
Pre: MASS 221
V

290 (1-3) Selected Topics in Mass Communications
Selected topics in mass communications.
Pre: MASS 221 or consent
V

312 (4) Mass Communications Law
Principles of the First Amendment, libel, fair trial, privacy, access to news, pornography and regulation of radio and television.
Pre: MASS 221, POL 111
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322 (4) Media Writing II
Problems and techniques in reporting about public affairs and social issues.
Pre: MASS 221
V

341 (4) The Editorial Process
Instruction and practicum in editorial production: design and layout, editing, headlining, computerized typesetting.
Pre: MASS 221
V

351 (4) Photojournalism
Instruction and practice in the use of the still camera, film-based photographic processes and computerized image production. Exploration of photo journalistic principles. Students must provide own camera.
Pre: MASS 221
V

353 (2) Advanced Photojournalism
Guided experiences in techniques and practicum of journalistic photography.
Pre: MASS 221 and MASS 351
V

360 (4) Publications Layout
Practicum in typography, design layout and production processes, including job budgeting and estimating for newspapers, magazines, newsletters, brochures, posters, annual reports, direct mail and related print materials. Emphasis on graphic-design software.
Pre: MASS 221
V

411 (4) Ethics and Press Criticism
Study, analysis and criticism of the mass media, their ethics and performance.
Pre: MASS 221 and MASS 312
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412 (4) History of Mass Communications
Study of people and events that have shaped the American press.
Pre: MASS 221
V

425 (3) Advanced Reporting
Advanced news reporting in depth; investigative and research techniques; background and feature series.
Pre: MASS 221 and MASS 322
V

431 (4) Magazine Article Writing
Marketing and writing of non-fiction articles for print and electronic magazines.
Pre: MASS 221
V

433 (4) Public Relations Principles
Survey of current practices and problems in the field of public relations. Emphasizes successful case histories and planning techniques.
Pre: MASS 221
V

434 (4) Advanced Public Relations Writing
Practical skill in the development of public relations writing including news releases, brochures, psa's, pitch letters, annual reports.
Pre: MASS 433
V

436 (4) Specialized Writing
Techniques and practicum in writing of features, reviews, editorials, opinion columns and other specialized fields for print and electronic media.
Pre: MASS 221
V

440 (4) Strategic Communication Research
Research methods in strategic research for public relations and other persuasive media industries, including applied quantitative and qualitative methods.
Pre: MASS 433
V

450 (4) Strategic Communication Campaigns
Development of strategic communication campaigns used in public relations and other persuasive industries; includes decision-making, planning, and programming for implementing a campaign.
Pre: MASS 434 and 440
V

480 (1-3) Mass Media Seminar
Advanced studies in reading, writing and discussion on the practice, issues and literature of journalism.
Pre: MASS 221
V

490 (1-3) Mass Communications Workshop
Discussion and hands-on experience involving mass media activities. Topic varies.
Pre: MASS 221
V

498 (1-6) Internship
Practical mass media experience in a professional setting.
Pre (Journalism Option): MASS 221, 312, 322, 341, 351
Pre (Public Relations Option): MASS 221, 312, 360, 433, 434
Pre (Media Studies Option): MASS 221, 312, 341 or 360, and one of the following: MASS 322, 334, 431, 436
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499 (1-2) Individual Study
Directed research on a mass media topic chosen by the student.
Pre: MASS 221
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