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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)
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|03/30/20 - 09/04/20||09/07/20 - 11/01/20||Summer 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|05/25/20 - 10/30/20||11/02/20 - 12/27/20||Fall 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|07/27/20 - 01/01/21||01/04/21 - 02/28/21||Winter 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
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.
|Discussion 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 %|
|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.|
|Publication Info:||Univ of Mass Press|
Not current for future courses.