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Course Descriptions

JNL198D Independent Studies
Uses the college learning contract for independent study in the area of editing the student newspaper. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; and consent of instructor.
4 Credits

JNL215 Publications Lab
Covers practical application of journalism, photojournalism, and newspaper production skills through work on the student newspaper. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
2 Credits

JNL216 Newswriting
Focuses on gathering and processing the news. Includes specific treatments on lede formats, organizing and constructing news stories, developing a news writing style and both straight and feature materials. Covers editorial and column writing with considerable time devoted to the craft of writing. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
3 Credits

JNL224 Introduction to Mass Communications
Survey of communications media with emphasis on historical, social, technological, and economic considerations in mass media in the United States. Examines important current legal and ethical dilemmas facing journalists. Recommended for journalism majors; open to non-majors. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
3 Credits

JNL240 Multimedia Journalism
Introduces students to the reception and production of multimedia texts designed for circulation in the mass media landscape and presents opportunities to practice media literacy skills related to both theory and practice. Engages students with key historical and contemporary texts in writing, photography, data visualization, layout/design, audio, and video journalism. Write for digital platforms, distribute news via social media, and present text, photography, audio and video. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 or WR090 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Previous computer experience. SP
3 Credits