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Syllabi and Standard Course Outlines (SCOs)

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In an attempt to provide as much information and instruction as possible to students current and future, the Department has made available syllabi for all classes and sections of classes for the past 12 months.

Please find below copies of the syllabi for all of this academic year’s courses offered by the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication.

Courses are listed by Section, with date and time class is taught, and the professor in charge.  Click on the word “syllabus” next to the appropriate section to download the specific syllabus.  Syllabi are available as either a Word file (.doc or .docx) or in PDF.

For more information or to contact individual professors, please consult our Faculty Listing.



 

Fall 2014

JOUR 101 – ENGLISH FOR MEDIA WRITERS (1 Unit)
01- F – 10-12:45PM – LA5-165 – Jones R – Download Syllabus
02 – Th – 3:30-6:15PM – LA5-250 – Jones R – Download Syllabus

JOUR 110 – INTRO MASS COMMUNICATIONS (3 Units)
01 – MW – 9:30-10:45AM – MM-200 – Paskin D – Download Syllabus
02 – TuTh – 9:30-10:45AM – MM-100 – Herscovitz H – Download Syllabus

JOUR 120 – WRITING ACROSS THE MEDIA (3 Units)
01/02 – F – 9AM-12:50PM – SPA-108 – Burnett R – Download Syllabus
05/06 – MW – 8-9:50AM – SPA-206 – Staff – Download Syllabus
07/08 – TuTh – 6-7:50PM – SPA-108 – Staff – Download Syllabus
09/10 – MW – 12-1:50PM – SPA-108 – Milligan R – Download Syllabus

JOUR 160 – UNDERSTANDING NEWS MEDIA (3 Units)
01 – TuTh – 12:30-1:45PM – SPA-006 – Fleming J – Download Syllabus

JOUR 300 – BEGINNING PHOTOJOURNALISM (3 Units)
03/04 – Tu – 6-9:50PM – SPA-005 – Mapes S – Download Syllabus

JOUR 305 – MEDIA DESIGN (3 Units)
01/02 – TuTh – 10-11:50AM – SPA-005 – Paskin D – Download Syllabus
03/04 – MW – 8-9:50AM – SPA-005 – Metzker G – Download Syllabus

JOUR 310 – WRITING FOR THE DAILY 49ER (3 Units)
01 – MW – 10-11:50AM – SPA-108 – Kingsley-Wilson B – Download Syllabus

JOUR 311 – REPORTIN INFORMATION GATHERING (3 Units)
01/02 – MW – 6-7:50PM – SPA-005 – Karadjov C – Download Syllabus
03/04 – TuTh – 4-5:50PM – SPA-207 – Henneman T – Download Syllabus
05/06 – TuTh – 8-9:50AM – SPA-207 – Shaffer G – Download Syllabus
07/08 – MW – 8-9:50AM – SPA-108 – Roman N – Download Syllabus
09/10 – MW – 4-5:50PM – SPA-206 – Metzker G – Download Syllabus
11/12 – TuTh – 10-11:50AM – SPA-108 – Kingsley-Wilson B – Download Syllabus

JOUR 312 – GLOBAL NEWS MEDIA (3 Units)
01 – MW – 11-12:15PM – SPA-029C – Fleming J – Download Syllabus
02 – MW – 3:30-4:45PM – SPA-029C – Karadjov C – Download Syllabus
03 – Th – 2-4:45PM – SPA-029C – Karadjov C – Download Syllabus

JOUR 315 – LITERARY JOURNALISM (3 Units)
01 – TuTh – 3:30-4:45PM – SPA-006 – Herscovitz H – Download Syllabus

JOUR 316 – FEATURE WRITING (3 Units)
03/04 – MW – 8-9:50AM – SPA-207 – Larsen P – Download Syllabus

JOUR 318 – INTRO TO SPORTS JOURNALISM (3 Units)
03/04 – TuTh – 2-3:50PM – SPA-108 – Shrader J – Download Syllabus

JOUR 321 – INTRO TO BROADCAST WRITTING (3 Units)
05/06 – TuTh – 8-9:50AM – SPA-108 – Shrader J – Download Syllabus
07/08 – MW – 10-11:50AM – SPA-206 – Staff – Download Syllabus

JOUR 340 – INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE MEDIA (3 Units)
01/02 – TuTh – 12-1:50PM – SPA-005 – Kingsley-Wilson B – Download Syllabus
03/04 – MW – 2-3:50PM – SPA-005 – Staff – Download Syllabus
05/06 – TuTh – 2-3:50PM SPA-005 – Yarbrough C – Download Syllabus
07/08 – TuTh – 8-9:50AM SPA-005 – Yarbrough C – Download Syllabus

JOUR 370 – PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS (3 Units)
01 – TuTh – 9:30-10:45AM – SPA-006 – Ferris H – Download Syllabus

JOUR 374 – WRITTEN COMM PUBLIC RELATIONS (3 Units)
03/04 – MW – 12-1:50PM – SPA-005 – Ramirez J – Download Syllabus
05/06 – TuTh – 4-5:50PM – SPA-005 – Staff – Download Syllabus

JOUR 405 – ADVANCED MEDIA DESIGN (3 Units)
01/02 – MW – 4-5:50PM – SPA-005 – Paskin D – Download Syllabus

JOUR 418 – MEDIA HISTORY (3 Units)
01 – MW – 9:30-10:45AM – SPA-029C – Burnett R – Download Syllabus

JOUR 422 – SENIOR MEDIA PRODUCTION (1 Unit)
01 – F – 5-6:15PM – SPA-004 – Kingsley-Wilson B (No syllabus used in class)

JOUR 430 – LAW OF MASS COMMUNICATIONS (3 Units)
01 – TuTh – 11-12:15PM – SPA-029C – Shaffer G – Download Syllabus
02 – TuTh – 5-6:15PM – SPA-029C – Brown L – Download Syllabus

JOUR 431 – MASS MEDIA ETHICS (3 Units)
01 – MW – 8-9:15AM – SPA-029C – Reeb T – Download Syllabus
02 – Tu – 2-4:45PM – SPA-029C – Burnett R – Download Syllabus

JOUR 471 – PUB RELATIONS MGMT & CAMPAIGNS (3 Units)
01 – MW – 2-3:50PM – SPA-006 – Brookes J – Download Syllabus

JOUR 478 – PUBLIC RELATIONS CASE STUDIES (3 Units)
01 – MW – 4-5:15PM – SPA-006 – Brookes J – Download Syllabus

JOUR 480 – MAGAZINE PRODUCTION (3 Units)
01 – MW – 10-11:50AM – SPA-005 – Jones R – Download Syllabus

JOUR 482 – TELEVISION NEWS PRODUCTION (3 Units)
01 – MW – 2-3:50PM – UTC-127 – Shrader J – Download Syllabus

JOUR 485 – PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY (3 Units)
01 – MW 2-3:15PM – SPA-010 – Ramirez J – Download Syllabus

JOUR 495 – SENIOR SEMINAR (3 Units)
01 – TuTh – 12:30-1:45PM – SPA-108 – Yarbrough C – Download Syllabus
02 – MW – 2-3:15PM – SPA-108 – Yarbrough C – Download Syllabus

JOUR 498 – INTERNSHIP (3 Units)
01 – MW – 11-12:15PM – SPA-006 – Herscovitz H – Click here for info on JOUR 498
03 – Th – 3:30-6:15PM – ET-107 – Burnett R – Click here for info on JOUR 498



 

Spring 2014

JOUR 101 – ENGLISH FOR MEDIA WRITERS (1 Unit)
Section 01 – F – 10-12:30PM – LA5-149 – Jones R – Download Syllabus
Section 02 – Th – 3:30-6:15PM – LA5-149 – Brown L – Download Syllabus

JOUR 110 – INTRO MASS COMMUNICATIONS (3 Units)
Section 02 – TuTh – 11-12:15PM – KIN-059 – Herscovitz H – Download Syllabus

JOUR 120 – WRITING ACROSS THE MEDIA (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – MW – 8-9:50AM – SPA-206 – Fleming J – Download Syllabus
Section 03/04 – MW – 4-5:50PM – SPA-108 – Milligan R – Download Syllabus
Section 05/06 – TuTh – 12-1:50PM – SPA-206 – Metzker G – Download Syllabus
Section 07/08 – TuTh – 2-3:50PM – SPA-207 – Metzker G – Download Syllabus

JOUR 160 – UNDERSTANDING NEWS MEDIA (3 Units)
Section 01 – TuTh – 2-3:15PM – SPA-006 – Fleming J – Download Syllabus

JOUR 300 – BEGINNING PHOTOJOURNALISM (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – Tu – 4-7:50PM – SPA-005 – Mapes S – Download Syllabus

JOUR 305 – MEDIA DESIGN (3 Units)
Section 01/02 MW – 2-3:50PM – – SPA-005 – Paskin D – Download Syllabus
Section 03/04 – MW – 8-9:50AM – – SPA-005 – Metzker G – Download Syllabus

JOUR 310 – WRITING FOR THE DAILY 49ER (3 Units)
Section 01 – MW – 10-11:50AM – SPA-108 – Kingsley-Wilson B – Download Syllabus

JOUR 311 – REPORTING INFORMATION GATHERING (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – TuTh – 10-11:50AM – SPA-108 – Shaffer G – Download Syllabus
Section 03/04 – MW – 2-3:50PM – SPA-207 – Karadjov C – Download Syllabus
Section 05/06 – TuTh – 9-9:50AM – SPA-005 – Shaffer G – Download Syllabus
Section 07/08 – MW – 4-5:50PM – SPA-207 – Henneman T – Download Syllabus

JOUR 312 – GLOBAL NEWS MEDIA (3 Units)
Section 01 – MW – 11-12:15PM – SPA-029C – Herscovitz – Download Syllabus
Section 02 – TuTh – 3:30-4:45PM – SPA-029C – Karadjov C – Download Syllabus

JOUR 316 – FEATURE WRITING (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – TuTh – 8-9:50AM – SPA-108 – Larsen P – Download Syllabus

JOUR 318 – INTRO TO SPORTS JOURNALISM (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – MW – 8-9:50AM – SPA-108 – Shrader J – Download Syllabus

JOUR 321 – INTRO TO BROADCAST WRITING (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – TuTh – 12-1:50PM – SPA-108 – Fleming J – Download Syllabus

JOUR 331 – INTRO TO NEWS EDITING (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – TuTh – 2-3:50PM – SPA-108 – Jones R – Download Syllabus

JOUR 340 – INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE MEDIA (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – MW – 10-11:50AM – SPA-005 – Paskin D – Download Syllabus
Section 03/04 – TuTh – 12-1:50PM – SPA-005 – Kingsley-Wilson B – Download Syllabus
Section 05/06 – TuTh – 2-3:50PM – SPA-005 – Yarbrough C – Download Syllabus
Section 07/08 – TuTh – 10-11:50PM – SPA-005 – Kingsley-Wilson B – Download Syllabus

JOUR 370 – PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS (3 Units)
Section 01 – MW – 11-12:15PM – SPA-006 – Daugherty E – Download Syllabus
Section 02 – TuTh – 9:30-10:45AM – SPA-006 – Ferris H – Download Syllabus

JOUR 374 – WRITTEN COMM PUBLIC RELATIONS (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – TuTh – 4-5:50PM – SPA-108 – Brookes J – Download Syllabus
Section 03/04 – MW – 12-1:50PM – SPA-108 – Ramirez J – Download Syllabus

JOUR 382 – RADIO NEWS PRODUCTION (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – TuTh – 10-11:50AM – SPA-207 – Roman R – Download Syllabus

JOUR 415 – MINORITIES AND THE MEDIA (3 Units)
Section 01 – MW – 3:30-4:45PM – SPA-029C – Yarbrough C – Download Syllabus

JOUR 422 – SENIOR MEDIA PRODUCTION (1 Unit)
Section 01 – M – 8-9:45AM – SPA-010 – Kingsley-Wilson B (No syllabus used in class)

JOUR 430 – LAW OF MASS COMMUNICATIONS (3 Units)
Section 01 – TuTh – 12:30-1:45PM – SPA-029C – Shaffer G – Download Syllabus
Section 02 – MW – 9:30-10:45AM – SPA-029C – Burnett R – Download Syllabus

JOUR 431 – MASS MEDIA ETHICS (3 Units)
Section 01 – MW – 8-9:15AM – SPA-029C – Daugherty E – Download Syllabus
Section 03 – TuTh – 8-9:15AM – SPA-029C – Reeb T – Download Syllabus

JOUR 440 – ADVANCED ONLINE MEDIA (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – MW – 4-5:50PM – SPA-005 – Paskin D – Download Syllabus

JOUR 471 – PUB RELATIONS MGMT & CAMPAIGNS (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – MW – 4-5:50PM – SPA-006 – Daugherty E – Download Syllabus

JOUR 478 – PUB RELATIONS CASE STUDIES (3 Units)
Section 01 – MW – 9:30-10:45AM – SPA-006 – Daugherty E – Download Syllabus

JOUR 480 – MAGAZINE PRODUCTION (3 Units)
Section 01 – MW – 12-1:50PM – SPA-005 – Metzker G – Download Syllabus

JOUR 482 – TELEVISION NEWS PRODUCTION (3 Units)
Section 01 – MW – 2-3:50PM – *** – Shrader J – Download Syllabus
*** Class meets on Mon at UTC-127, and on Wed at SPA-108

JOUR 494 – RESEARCH METHODS MASS COMM (3 Units)
Section 01 – TuTh – 11-12:15PM – SPA-029C – Karadjov C – Download Syllabus

JOUR 495 – SENIOR SEMINAR (3 Units)
Section 01 – TuTh – 2-3:15PM – SPA-029C – Yarbrough C – Download Syllabus
Section 02 – TuTh – 12:30-1:45PM – SPA-006 – Yarbrough C – Download Syllabus
Section 03 – TuTh – 5-6:15PM – SPA-029C – Karadjov C – Download Syllabus

JOUR 498 – INTERNSHIP (3 Units)
Section 01 – Tu – 3:30-6PM – SPA-010 – Fleming J – Download Syllabus ***
Section 02 – Mo – 3:30-6PM – SPA-010 – Herscovitz H – Download Syllabus ***
*** Click here for more info on the Internship and its requirements



 

Fall 2013

JOUR 101 – ENGLISH FOR MEDIA WRITERS (1 Unit)
Section 01 – F – 10-12:30PM – LA5-149 – Jones R – Download Syllabus
Section 02 – Th – 4-6:45PM – HHS1-105 – Jones R – Download Syllabus

JOUR 110 – INTRO MASS COMMUNICATIONS (3 Units)
Section 01 – MW – 9:30-10:45AM – MM-200 – Paskin D – Download Syllabus
Section 02 – TuTh – 3:30-4:45PM – KIN-159 – Herscovitz H – Download Syllabus

JOUR 120 – WRITING ACROSS THE MEDIA (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – TuTh – 12-1:50PM – SPA-206 – Metzker G – Download Syllabus
Section 03/04 – MW – 12-1:50PM – SPA-005 – Milligan R – Download Syllabus
Section 05/06 – MW – 8-9:50AM – SPA-108 – Henneman T – Download Syllabus
Section 07/08 – TuTh – 6-7:50PM – SPA-108 – Reeb T – Download Syllabus

JOUR 160 – UNDERSTANDING NEWS MEDIA (3 Units)
Section 01 – TuTh – 12:30-1:45PM – SPA-006 – Fleming J – Download Syllabus

JOUR 300 – BEGINNING PHOTOJOURNALISM (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – TuTh – 10-11:50AM – SPA-005 – Mapes S – Download Syllabus

JOUR 305 – MEDIA DESIGN (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – TuTh – 10-11:50AM – SPA-005 – Metzker G – Download Syllabus
Section 03/04 – MW – 8-9:50AM – SPA-005 – Metzker G – Download Syllabus

JOUR 310 – WRITING FOR THE DAILY 49ER (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – MW – 10-11:50AM – SPA-108 – Kingsley-Wilson B – Download Syllabus

JOUR 311 – REPORTING INFORMATION GATHERING (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – TuTh – 10-1150AM – SPA-108 – Karadjov C – Download Syllabus
Section 03/04 – TuTh – 12-1:50PM – SPA-206 – Karadjov C – Download Syllabus
Section 05/06 – TuTh – 8-9:50AM – SPA-206 – Roman N – Download Syllabus
Section 09/10 – MW – 4-5:50PM – SPA-108 – Yarbrough C – Download Syllabus
Section 11/12 – TuTh – 2-3:50PM – SPA-108 – Jones R – Download Syllabus

JOUR 312I – GLOBAL NEWS MEDIA (3 Units)
Section 01 – TuTh – 8-9:15AM – SPA-029C – Fleming – Download Syllabus
Section 02 – TuTh – 12:30-1:45PM – SPA-029C – Herscovitz H – Download Syllabus

JOUR 315 – LITERARY JOURNALISM (3 Units)
Section 01 – TuTh – 2-3:15PM – SPA-029C – Herscovitz H – Download Syllabus

JOUR 316 – FEATURE WRITING (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – TuTh – 8-9:50AM – SPA-108 – Larsen P – Download Syllabus

JOUR 318 – INTRO TO SPORTS JOURNALISM (3 Units)
Section 01 – MW – 2-3:50PM – SPA-108 – Shrader J – Download Syllabus

JOUR 320 – ADVANCED REPORTING (3 Units)
Section 01 – TuTh – 10-11:50AM – SPA-108 – Herscovitz H – Download Syllabus

JOUR 321 – INTRO TO BROADCAST WRITING (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – MW – 2-3:50PM – SPA-206 – Yarbrough C – Download Syllabus
Section 03/04 – TuTh – 2-3:50PM – SPA-108 – Shrader J – Download Syllabus

JOUR 340 – INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE MEDIA (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – TuTh – 12-1:50PM – SPA-005 – Kingsley-Wilson B – Download Syllabus
Section 03/04 – MW – 2-3:50PM – SPA-005 – Kingsley-Wilson B – Download Syllabus
Section 05/06 – TuTh – 4-5:50PM – SPA-005 – Yarbrough C – Download Syllabus

JOUR 370 – PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS (3 Units)
Section 01 – TuTh – 9:30-10:45AM – SPA-006 – Ferris H – Download Syllabus
Section 02 – MW – 9:30-10:45AM – SPA-006 – Daugherty E – Download Syllabus

JOUR 374 – WRITTEN COMM PUBLIC RELATIONS (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – TuTh – 4-5:50PM – SPA-108 – Sullivan B – Download Syllabus
Section 03/04 – MW – 12-1:50PM – SPA-108 – Ramirez J – Download Syllabus

JOUR 405 – ADVANCED MEDIA DESIGN (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – MW – 4-5:50PM – SPA-005 – Paskin D – Download Syllabus

JOUR 412 – THEORIES OF MASS COMMUNICATION (3 Units)
Section 01 – MW – 2-3:15PM – SPA-029C – Karadjov C – Download Syllabus

JOUR 418 – MEDIA HISTORY (3 Units)
Section 01 – MW – 9:30-10:45 – SPA-029C – Burnett R – Download Syllabus

JOUR 422 – SENIOR MEDIA PRODUCTION (1 Unit)
Section 01 – F – 5-6:15PM – SPA-004 – Kingsley-Wilson B (No syllabus used in class)

JOUR 430 – LAW OF MASS COMMUNICATIONS (3 Units)
Section 01 – TuTh – 11-12:15PM – SPA-029C – Shaffer G – Download Syllabus
Section 02 – TuTh – 3:30-4:45PM – SPA-029C – Brown L – Download Syllabus

JOUR 431 – MASS MEDIA ETHICS (3 Units)
Section 01 – MW – 8-9:15AM – SPA-029C – Daugherty E – Download Syllabus
Section 02 – TuTh – 9:30-10:45AM – SPA-029C – Yarbrough C – Download Syllabus

JOUR 471 – PUB RELATIONS MGMT & CAMPAIGNS (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – MW – 4-5:50PM – SPA-008 – Bryant L – Download Syllabus

JOUR 478 – PUBLIC RELATIONS CASE STUDIES (3 Units)
Section 01/02 – MW – 2-3:15PM – SPA-006 – Brooks J – Download Syllabus

JOUR 480 – MAGAZINE PRODUCTION (3 Units)
Section 03/04 – MW – 10-11:50AM – SPA-005 – Metzker G – Download Syllabus

JOUR 490 – S TOPICS MASS COMMUNICATIONS (3 Units)
Section 01 – M – 6-8:15PM – SPA-010 – Download Syllabus

JOUR 495 – SENIOR SEMINAR (3 Units)
Section 01 – TuTh – 2-3:15PM – SPA-006 – Shaffer G – Download Syllabus
Section 02 – TuTh – 3:30-4:45PM – SPA-006 – Shaffer G – Download Syllabus

JOUR 498 – INTERNSHIP (3 Units)
Section 02 – MW – 11-12:15PM – SPA-010 – Daugherty E – Click here for info on JOUR 498



 

Summer 2013

JOUR 312I – GLOBAL NEWS MEDIA (3 Units)
Section 01 – ONLINE – Karadjov C – Syllabus

JOUR 498 – INTERNSHIP (3 Units)
Section 01 – Fleming J – Syllabus




May Intersession 2013

JOUR 430 – LAW OF MASS COMMUNICATIONS (3 Units)
Section 01 – TuTh – 9-1:00PM – SPA-029C – Burnett R – Syllabus



 

Standard Course Outlines (SCOs)

Due to high demand, several courses in the Department (listed above) are offered in multiple sections, to accomodate students while maintaining high levels of education. In order to make sure that students taking sections of the same courses receive the same level of education and sections achieve the same common objectives, the Department has created Standard Course Outlines for those classes with multiple sections.

These Standard Course Outlines are broad descriptions of the goals, measurements and methods of a class, ensuring that, no matter which faculty member teaches the class, students will be receiving a similar education, while also giving faculty the freedom to teach the class taking advantage of their own strengths.

Following are the classes with multiple sections that the Department offers currently, and their respective SCOs. SCOs are available as either a Word file (.doc or .docx) or in PDF.

JOUR 101 – ENGLISH FOR MEDIA WRITERSStandard Course Outline
JOUR 110 – INTRO MASS COMMUNICATIONSStandard Course Outline
JOUR 120 – WRITING ACROSS THE MEDIAStandard Course Outline
JOUR 305 – MEDIA DESIGN
Standard Course Outline
JOUR 311 – REPORTING INFORMATION GATHERING
Standard Course Outline
JOUR 340 – INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE MEDIA
Standard Course Outline 
JOUR 370 – PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONSStandard Course Outline
JOUR 374 – WRITTEN COMM PUBLIC RELATIONSStandard Course Outline
JOUR 495 – SENIOR SEMINAR
Standard Course Outline

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