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Courses - Summer 2024
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06/15/2024 at 10:30 AM
JOUR130
Self-Presentation in the Age of YouTube
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, ENES143, INAG110, JOUR130 or THET285.
Additional information: May not count toward the Journalism major.
Students, as they make use of evolving technologies, need to be able to present themselves effectively in front of any number of different audiences through any number of different outlets. Whether in an interview on radio, a guest presentation at a conference, in comments on a video blog, in commentary on TV, in the lead on a self-produced YouTube video, or as spokesperson in front of investors or management, professionals need strong oral communication skills. This class focuses on strengthening those skills through active individual and group presentations, as well as, through discussion of key techniques and group critique of presentation publicly available in the social media space on sites such as YouTube.
JOUR175
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVUP
Additional information: Not applicable toward journalism major.
An analysis of the information, values and underlying messages conveyed via television, newspapers, the internet, magazines, radio and film. Examines the accuracy of those messages and explores how media shape views of politics, culture and society.
This is a completely online course with both synchronous and asynchronous elements. Students are required to login at the time specified for the discussion section but additional work outside of this time is required as well.
JOUR199
(Perm Req)
Survey Apprenticeship; Survey Apprenticeship
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
JOUR201
(Perm Req)
News Writing and Reporting I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENGL101, JOUR181, and JOUR200; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Restriction: For students intending to be journalism majors; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Introduction to news for the print and electronic media, development of new concepts: laboratory in news-gathering tools and writing skills. Students who earned 80% or higher on the JOUR181 diagnostic are exempt from the JOUR181 prerequisite.
JOUR282
Beyond Facebook: How Social Media are Transforming Society, Culture, Business and Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Credit only granted for: JOUR289F or JOUR282.
Formerly: JOUR289F.
How has social media changed the world, and how has the world changed social media? This course explores how social media has influenced relationships, culture, industry, politics, and the information environment, as well as how significant global events and technological advancements have contributed to the evolution of social media. This course gives students a broad contextual understanding of social media that they may apply in their daily lives as well as future academic inquiry.
JOUR352
(Perm Req)
Interactive Design and Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: JOUR152; and JOUR201; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in JOUR262 or JOUR370. Or permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Restriction: Must be in a major in JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Jointly offered with JOUR652.
Credit only granted for: JOUR352 or JOUR652.
Conceptualize, wireframe, design and build responsive Web pages using HTML, style sheets and other coding tools; work with open source interactive tools, JavaScript libraries, multimedia and text to create charts, timelines, maps and other forms of nonfiction storytelling.
JOUR389F
(Perm Req)
News Coverage of Special Topics; Political Convention Coverage
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: JOUR320 or JOUR360.

National political conventions happen every four years, and some reporters wait years hoping to get a shot to cover one. This course will provide you with one week of preparatory work gathering delegate information and conducting other pre-convention reporting for one of the two major parties and turning it into prose, graphics, video, social media, etc., then almost a week of on-the-ground reporting at one of the two conventions.
JOUR389G
(Perm Req)
News Coverage of Special Topics; Political Convention Coverage II
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: JOUR320 or JOUR360.

National political conventions happen every four years, and some reporters wait years hoping to get a shot to cover one. This course will provide you with one week of preparatory work gathering delegate information and conducting other pre-convention reporting for one of the two major parties and turning it into prose, graphics, video, social media, etc., then almost a week of on-the-ground reporting at one of the two conventions.
JOUR396
(Perm Req)
Supervised Internship
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have earned a grade of C- or better in JOUR201.
Restriction: Must be a major in the JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Credit only granted for: JOUR326, JOUR366, or JOUR396.
Students will complete a minimum of 90 hours in a supervised journalism internship over a minimum of 10 weeks in spring and fall, and eight weeks in summer. Emphasis is on relating academic training to professional experience. To enroll, students must do the following: Fill out the internship proposal form, have their internship supervisor fill it out, and meet with the college's internship director to receive permission to register. No requests to register after the Schedule Adjustment Period will be granted.
JOUR398
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department to make arrangements. Consult in JRN 1117 for section code corresponding to faculty member.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
JOUR502
(Perm Req)
Basics of Writing and Editing
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Approval of the College of Journalism.
This skills-based immersion into journalism teaches the foundations of journalism - reporting and writing news. It explores how news is delivered through digital and print publications and how editors and reporters make judgments on what constitutes a story worth pursuing. Students are introduced to reporters' ethics, to the construction of short news stories and basic interviewing and research techniques and to Associated Press style points.
JOUR652
Interactive Design and Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Master of Journalism students must have taken or be concurrently enrolled in JOUR620; or must have permission of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Recommended: Multimedia Journalism certificate students are encouraged to take or be concurrently enrolled in JOUR604.
Restriction: Must be in a major in JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Credit only granted for: JOUR652 or JOUR352.
Conceptualize, wireframe, design and build responsive Web pages using HTML, style sheets and other coding tools; work with open source interactive tools and JavaScript libraries to create charts, timelines and maps to tell stories.
JOUR689F
(Perm Req)
News Coverage of Specialized Topics; Political Convention Coverage
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: JOUR620 or JOUR660.

National political conventions happen every four years, and some reporters wait years hoping to get a shot to cover one. This course will provide you with one week of preparatory work gathering delegate information and conducting other pre-convention reporting for one of the two major parties and turning it into prose, graphics, video, social media, etc., then almost a week of on-the-ground reporting at one of the two conventions.
JOUR689G
(Perm Req)
News Coverage of Specialized Topics; Political Convention Coverage II
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: JOUR620 or JOUR660.

National political conventions happen every four years, and some reporters wait years hoping to get a shot to cover one. This course will provide you with one week of preparatory work gathering delegate information and conducting other pre-convention reporting for one of the two major parties and turning it into prose, graphics, video, social media, etc., then almost a week of on-the-ground reporting at one of the two conventions.
JOUR698
Special Problems in Communication
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
JOUR798
Master's Professional Fieldwork
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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JOUR799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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JOUR888
Doctoral Professional Field Work
Credits: 3 - 9
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
JOUR889
Doctoral Tutorial in Journalism and Public Communication
Credits: 3 - 9
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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JOUR898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
JOUR899
Doctoral Dissertation Research in Journalism and Mass Communication
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: S-F
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