Available Journalism and Strategic Communications Classes

Journalism classes taught by some of the leading experts in the field! Hands on opportunities with small class sizes.

Fall Semester 2021

JPC

  • A201 Reporting & Writing News 3 Credits

    Reporting & Writing News

    Presents the fundamentals of news reporting and writing, with a focus on the style, conventions and ethical principles. Students will learn to identify newsworthy events and people, conduct interviews, gather information, and prepare news reports for publication.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71551 801 , August 23 - December 11 7
  • A202 First Amendment & Media Ethics 3 Credits

    First Amendment & Media Ethics

    Examines media ethics from its foundations to its modern practice. Emphasizes principles and practices of First Amendment law and media ethics.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71552 601 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM PSB 201A Arnold, Elizabeth August 23 - December 11 7
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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76191 802 Arnold, Elizabeth August 23 - December 11 17
  • A203 Writing & Producing Media 3 Credits

    Writing & Producing Media

    Provides students with the basic principles and best practices for writing and producing for multiple media platforms. Introduces the fundamentals of writing, story structure, and audio and video production. Introduces student portfolio for major.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76829 801 Arnold, Elizabeth August 23 - December 11 9
  • A204 *Media Literacy 3 Credits

    *Media Literacy

    Examines how we access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms. Explores how media and technology converge in a global culture. Emphasizes critical thinking skills, self-expression and information literacy.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71553 801 Banchero, Paola August 23 - December 11 25
  • A210 Infographs, Data Viz & Stratgy 3 Credits

    Infographs, Data Viz & Stratgy

    Introduces data science and analytics as used in journalism and public communications. Presents a broad overview of the various aspects of data analytics such as accessing, cleansing, modeling, visualizing and interpreting data. Students will perform hands-on learning of data analytics and visualization topics, including technologies and tools.

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    Blended
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76179 801 R 1:00PM - 2:15PM DIST WEB Banchero, Paola August 23 - December 11 12
    View detailed information for CRN:76179 801 T 1:00PM - 2:15PM PSB 201A Banchero, Paola August 23 - December 11 12
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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76828 802 Banchero, Paola August 23 - December 11 11
  • A213 Digital Imaging 3 Credits

    Digital Imaging

    Examines the creation and use of images to communicate with digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. Emphasizes visual aesthetics, composition, image layering, photo ethics, spatial relationships, compression techniques, selection, masking, stacking, editing, color adjustment, filtering, image capture and file formatting.

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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71554 601 MW 10:00AM - 11:15AM PSB 201A Remick, Edward August 23 - December 11 10
    Blackboard

    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A344 TV News Reporting 3 Credits

    TV News Reporting

    Emphasizes the principles and practices of television news reporting, news judgment, ethics, story research, writing, shooting, and editing.

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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76180 601 TR 8:30AM - 9:45AM PSB 150C , August 23 - December 11 6
    Blackboard

    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A345 Web Design 3 Credits

    Web Design

    Emphasizes professional practices and processes, usability, design, and accessibility compliance in web design. Mobile design and content management systems will be addressed.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71555 801 Meshke, Bryan August 23 - December 11 2
  • A362 Prin Strategic Communication 3 Credits

    Prin Strategic Communication

    Covers how to develop strategic messages in online and traditional media through public relations, integrated marketing and advertising. Emphasizes ethical strategies and tactics to communicate timely, effective and truthful messages while adhering to sound business principles. Explores how employee, consumer and stakeholder communications have changed with digital communication and social networks.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71556 801 Mapaye, Joy August 23 - December 11 19
  • A463 Crisis Communications 3 Credits

    Crisis Communications

    Presents strategic communication approaches to manage how organizations respond to crisis and change such as accidents, product recalls, executive malfeasance, mergers and layoffs, and natural disasters. Identifies and explains dynamics of a crisis, evaluates the effects of crisis and change on organizational reputation, and considers ethical implications. Emphasis is on crisis communications preparedness.

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    Blended
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76181 801 - DIST BLKBD Banchero, Paola August 23 - December 11 16
    View detailed information for CRN:76181 801 T 11:30AM - 12:45AM PSB 201A Banchero, Paola August 23 - December 11 16
    Blackboard

    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A490 Selected Topics in JPC 3 Credits

    Selected Topics in JPC

    Analyze, develop, and apply professional principles and practices to journalism, media and public communications. Topics will vary by semester. Special Note: May be taken twice for credit with a change of subtitle. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76189 801 , August 23 - December 11 15
  • A492 *JPC Capstone Seminar 3 Credits

    *JPC Capstone Seminar

    Integrates and synthesizes material in other JPC major requirements. Emphasizes the transition from student to emerging professional and considers professional competence, ethical practice, project management, and the synthesis of theory and practice. Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior or senior standing

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71560 801 Arnold, Elizabeth August 23 - December 11 14
    View detailed information for CRN:71560 801 Arnold, Elizabeth August 23 - December 11 14
  • A495 JPC Practica & Internships 1 - 6 Credits

    JPC Practica & Internships

    Applies advanced knowledge and skills in a professional setting. The setting depends on the student, but can include media organizations, nonprofits, for-profit organizations and on-campus experiences. Special Note: May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing, minimum GPA of 3.00 in JPC courses, and approval from JPC media advisor or JPC director of internships

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71561 601 - ARR ARR Banchero, Paola August 23 - December 11 9
    Blackboard

    No Distance Learning courses available.

Summer Semester 2021

JPC

  • A495 JPC Practica & Internships 1 - 6 Credits

    JPC Practica & Internships

    Applies advanced knowledge and skills in a professional setting. The setting depends on the student, but can include media organizations, nonprofits, for-profit organizations and on-campus experiences. Special Note: May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing, minimum GPA of 3.00 in JPC courses, and approval from JPC media advisor or JPC director of internships

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:50404 501 Banchero, Paola May 17 - July 31 7

Spring Semester 2021

JPC

  • A201 Reporting & Writing News 3 Credits

    Reporting & Writing News

    Presents the fundamentals of news reporting and writing, with a focus on the style, conventions and ethical principles. Students will learn to identify newsworthy events and people, conduct interviews, gather information, and prepare news reports for publication.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:31321 201 Banchero, Paola January 11 - May 1 1
  • A203 Writing & Producing Media 3 Credits

    Writing & Producing Media

    Provides students with the basic principles and best practices for writing and producing for multiple media platforms. Introduces the fundamentals of writing, story structure, and audio and video production. Introduces student portfolio for major.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:31322 201 Arnold, Elizabeth January 11 - May 1 5
  • A204 *Media Literacy 3 Credits

    *Media Literacy

    Examines how we access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms. Explores how media and technology converge in a global culture. Emphasizes critical thinking skills, self-expression and information literacy.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:31324 201 Banchero, Paola January 11 - May 1 15
  • A212 Editing for Journ & Pub Comm 3 Credits

    Editing for Journ & Pub Comm

    Focuses on principles and practices of editing copy for print, broadcast, Web and mobile; selecting pictures and video; and writing headlines, cutlines, blurbs, teases and promos. Emphasizes line editing, news judgment, leadership, ethical decision making, media design, language usage, and on-screen editorial and design tools.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36269 201 Arnold, Elizabeth January 11 - May 1 0
  • A312 History of Alaska Media 3 Credits

    History of Alaska Media

    Examines the history and development of Alaska media. Emphasis on how Alaska media have shaped the development of Alaska from "Seward's Folly" through statehood to coverage of current political and social controversies.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36827 201 Blatchford, Edgar January 11 - May 1 18
  • A362 Prin Strategic Communication 3 Credits

    Prin Strategic Communication

    Covers how to develop strategic messages in online and traditional media through public relations, integrated marketing and advertising. Emphasizes ethical strategies and tactics to communicate timely, effective and truthful messages while adhering to sound business principles. Explores how employee, consumer and stakeholder communications have changed with digital communication and social networks.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:31325 201 Mapaye, Joy January 11 - May 1 21
  • A368 Commercial Photography 3 Credits

    Commercial Photography

    Analyzes contemporary commercial photography. Emphasizes use of staging, lighting, and photographic techniques for advertising, public relations, and integrated marketing for commercial clients.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36267 201 Remick, Edward January 11 - May 1 3
  • A413 Communications Law 3 Credits

    Communications Law

    Examines legal rights, privileges, and regulations of press, radio, television, Internet and films; libel, contempt, copyright, rights of privacy; decisions of regulatory bodies and how they interact with citizens. Crosslisted with LEGL A413.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:31327 251 Blatchford, Edgar January 11 - May 1 18
  • A464 Community & Fundraising Comm 3 Credits

    Community & Fundraising Comm

    Emphasizes practical community and fundraising communications. Applies ethical principles and professional practices of planning and execution of nonprofit and fundraising communications programs. Explores role of effective communication in engaging communities in solving problems, building community, and philanthropic giving in nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36265 201 Banchero, Paola January 11 - May 1 13
  • A490 Selected Topics in JPC 3 Credits

    Selected Topics in JPC

    Analyze, develop, and apply professional principles and practices to journalism, media and public communications. Topics will vary by semester. Special Note: May be taken twice for credit with a change of subtitle. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36264 201 Meshke, Bryan January 11 - May 1 10
    View detailed information for CRN:36828 202 Blatchford, Edgar January 11 - May 1 18
  • A492 *JPC Capstone Seminar 3 Credits

    *JPC Capstone Seminar

    Integrates and synthesizes material in other JPC major requirements. Emphasizes the transition from student to emerging professional and considers professional competence, ethical practice, project management, and the synthesis of theory and practice. Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior or senior standing

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:31333 201 Arnold, Elizabeth January 11 - May 1 4
  • A495 JPC Practica & Internships 1 - 6 Credits

    JPC Practica & Internships

    Applies advanced knowledge and skills in a professional setting. The setting depends on the student, but can include media organizations, nonprofits, for-profit organizations and on-campus experiences. Special Note: May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing, minimum GPA of 3.00 in JPC courses, and approval from JPC media advisor or JPC director of internships

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:31334 001 - ARR ARR Banchero, Paola January 11 - May 1 8
    Blackboard

    No Distance Learning courses available.