Available Journalism and Strategic Communications Classes

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

JPC 490 Special Topics: Craft of Storytelling

 
Presents the principles of video storytelling with an emphasis on how to produce compelling stories and elevate the craft of storytelling through story structure and writing. 

 

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Spring 2023

JPC

  • A104 *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.

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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A203 Multimedia Storytelling I 3 Credits

    Multimedia Storytelling I

    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.

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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A314 Documentary Filmmakers 3 Credits

    Documentary Filmmakers

    Analyzes cinematography and filmmaking techniques of significant American and international documentary filmmakers. Presents documentary film history and criticism from dawn of the genre to present day.

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    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. Addresses mobile design and content management systems.

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    Blackboard

    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A366 Plan & Write Strategic Comm 3 Credits

    Plan & Write Strategic Comm

    Emphasizes essential elements involved in writing, planning, implementing and evaluating strategic communications. Introduces strategic communications materials in a variety of formats, including fact sheets, advertising, news releases, brochures, blogs, position papers, and social media strategy.

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    Blackboard

    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A382 Podcasting 3 Credits

    Podcasting

    Emphasizes professional principles and practices of digital audio production including recording voice and ambient sound, interviewing, narrating, multi-track mixing, and editing. Students write and produce digital audio programs (podcasts) for broadcast.

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  • 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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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A465 Strategic Comm Campaigns 3 Credits

    Strategic Comm Campaigns

    Applies advanced professional strategic communications practices to a weeks-long campaign from the planning to the execution to the evaluation stages. Applies the ethical use of traditional media, social media and other public engagement forums in influencing audiences. Student teams produce all aspects of the campaign, from conception to presentation.

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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A484 Digital Film Production 3 Credits

    Digital Film Production

    Presents digital film production techniques, objectives, ethical foundations, and professional principles and practices, including preproduction, production and post-production for documentary and narrative film.

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    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.

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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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

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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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

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    No Distance Learning courses available.