Journalism (JOURNLSM)

Courses

JOURNLSM 505   HISTORY OF MASS COMMUNICATION   3 Units

An overview of the origin, development, strengths and weaknesses, and achievements of mass communication in the United States, with particular attention to the interrelationship between mass communication and society.

JOURNLSM 620   LAW OF MASS COMMUNICATION   3 Units

Study of law as applied to the mass media with particular emphasis on freedom of information, libel, privacy, contempt, commercial speech, regulation of electronic media and copyright regulation.

JOURNLSM 630   COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC OPINION   3 Units

The role of the mass media of communication in the formation of public opinion. Use of social science techniques for studying public opinion will be examined. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

JOURNLSM 631   MASS COMMUNICATION IN SOCIETY   3 Units

A course which examines the functions and effects of mass media in our society. Theoretical bases for assessing social, behavioral and cultural influences are emphasized.

JOURNLSM 691   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

JOURNLSM 694   SEMINAR   Repeatable   1-4 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.

JOURNLSM 696   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-4 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

JOURNLSM 704   CURRENT TOPICS IN MASS COMMUNICATION   Repeatable   3 Units

Investigation of issues relevant to mass communication theory and/or mass communication industries. Topics are selected on the basis of need, interest, or timeliness an dmay change each time the course is offered.
PREREQ: COMM 701 OR CONSENT OF GRADUATE COORDINATOR

JOURNLSM 789   APPLIED COMMUNICATION PROJECT CREDITS   3 Units

Applied Communication Project (ACP) units allow a student to work with his/her project director and committee in further developing and completing the ACP, a capstone experience option emphasizing the application of communication theory and principles to solve a communication problem or meet a specific need relating to corporate communication or mass communication issues. ACP proposal forms available at http://academics.uww.edu/comgrads/forms.html or from the graduate coordinator. Note, Comm799 or JOURNLSM 799 Thesis credits and Comm789 or JOURNLSM 789 ACP credits may not be taken concurrently with Comm798 or JOURNLSM 798 Independent Study credits.
PREREQ: THE COMPLETION OF AN ACP PROPOSAL FORM AND COMPLETION OF 18 GRADUATE UNITS INCLUDING COMM 701, COMM 722 AND COMM 785

JOURNLSM 790   WORKSHOP   1-6 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques.

JOURNLSM 793   COMMUNICATION PRACTICUM   Repeatable   1-3 Units

The Communication Practicum gives students, under the direction of a faculty advisor, the opportunity to apply their theoretical and research backgrounds in "real world" settings ranging from internships in organizations or agencies to other approved activities.
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF A PRACTICUM CONTRACT AND 18 GRADUATE CREDITS INCLUDING COMM 701, COMM 722, COMM 785

JOURNLSM 794   SEMINAR   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.

JOURNLSM 796   SPECIAL STUDIES   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

JOURNLSM 798   INDIVIDUAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Students must complete the Independent Studies Form located at http://www.uww.edu/commgrads/forms.html or available from the Communication Department office prior to registering for this course. The form requires signatures from the instructor supervising the independent study and from the graduate coordinator. Note, Comm799 or JOURNLSM 799 Thesis credits and Comm789 or JOURNLSM 789 ACP credits may not be taken concurrently with Comm798 or JOURNLSM 798 Independent Study credits.

JOURNLSM 799   THESIS RESEARCH   3 Units

Guided investigation of an approved thesis topic. Students may receive credit for research activities planned in conjunction with their advisors and leading to the completion of a master's degree. For students choosing the thesis option, 3 units of Thesis Reseach (JOURNLSM 799) may count toward the 30 required credits. For students choosing the ACP option, 3 units of ACP (JOURNLSM 789) credits may count toward the required 30 units. Thesis prospectus forms are available from the Graduate Program Coordinator and the department website at http://academics.uww.edu/commgrads/forms.html. In addition, students must complete the Graduate School thesis proposal form available at http://www.uww.edu/gradstudies/thesisform.php. Note, COMM 799 credits may not be taken concurrently with Comm798 or JOURNLSM 798 credits.
PREREQ: COMPLETE 18 GRADUATE LEVEL UNITS INCLUDING COMM 701, COMM 722 AND COMM 785 AND SUBMIT A SIGNED THESIS PROSPECTUS DEVELOPED IN CONSULTATION WITH THEIR CAPSTONE FACULTY COMMITTEE