Journalism and Public 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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Fall 2024

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.

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

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    View detailed information for CRN:71262 801 Banchero, Paola August 26 - December 14 19
    View detailed information for CRN:74984 802 Mapaye, Joy August 26 - October 19 18
  • A194 Learn the City 3 Credits

    Learn the City

    Introduces basic reporting principles using Anchorage as a setting for discovering and rediscovering people, culture and communities - with a focus on demographics, history, small business, neighborhoods, subcultures, non-profits, churches and food as lenses for story-telling, relationship-making and connecting with audiences. Importantly, this is reporting done outside of institutional settings like meeting rooms, courtrooms or boardrooms.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:75397 801 - DIST ONLINE Staff, UA August 26 - December 14 24
    View detailed information for CRN:75397 801 W 7:00PM - 9:45PM ARTS 116 Staff, UA August 26 - December 14 24
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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.

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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71263 601 TR 11:30AM - 12:45AM ARTS 331 Banchero, Paola August 26 - December 14 12
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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.

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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71264 601 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM ARTS 331 Arnold, Elizabeth August 26 - December 14 11
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71265 801 Meshke, Bryan August 26 - December 14 1
  • 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.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71268 801 Mapaye, Joy August 26 - December 14 15
  • A383 TV Studio Production 3 Credits

    TV Studio Production

    Emphasizes professional principles and practices of television studio production. Focuses on fundamentals, including set up, operation, equipment, safety, workflow, the team process of studio-based video production, and the aesthetics and use of studio-based video for communication.

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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:74985 601 - OFC CMPS Staff, UA August 26 - December 14 15
    View detailed information for CRN:74985 601 WF 11:30AM - 12:45AM ARTS 342 Staff, UA August 26 - December 14 15
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A404 Global Media 3 Credits

    Global Media

    Compares major foreign mass media systems with the U.S. system. Focuses on dimensions of international mass media and describes issues facing global journalism and media systems. Provides frameworks to critically evaluate various national media and communications systems.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:74986 801 Banchero, Paola August 26 - December 14 17
  • A442 Multimedia Storytelling II 3 Credits

    Multimedia Storytelling II

    Applies ethical principles and professional practices of multimedia journalism focused on the creation of storytelling techniques developed for online platforms. Emphasizes transition from student to emerging professional by providing opportunity and guidance for refinement of multimedia storytelling and technical production skills.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:74987 801 Arnold, Elizabeth August 26 - December 14 20
  • 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:74988 801 Banchero, Paola August 26 - December 14 25
  • 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: Junior or senior standing and completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:74989 802 Arnold, Elizabeth August 26 - December 14 12
  • 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:71273 601 - ARR ARR Banchero, Paola August 26 - December 14 8
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

Summer 2024

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:50367 501 Banchero, Paola May 20 - August 3 10

Spring 2024

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.

    (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:31980 201 Banchero, Paola January 15 - May 4 1
  • 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.

    (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:31981 202 Arnold, Elizabeth January 15 - May 4 2
  • 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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    Blended
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:31982 201 M 10:00AM - 11:15AM DIST ONLINE Remick, Edward January 15 - May 4 2
    View detailed information for CRN:31982 201 W 10:00AM - 11:15AM ARTS 331 Remick, Edward January 15 - May 4 2
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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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:31984 201 Meshke, Bryan January 15 - May 4 2
  • 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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:31985 201 Mapaye, Joy January 15 - May 4 2
  • 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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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:31986 001 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM ARTS 331 Arnold, Elizabeth January 15 - May 4 9
    View detailed information for CRN:31986 001 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM ARTS 339 Arnold, Elizabeth January 15 - May 4 9
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A384 Digital Video Production 3 Credits

    Digital Video Production

    Presents comprehensive digital, non-linear video production and editing practices. Emphasizes professional principles and practices of camera, lighting, sound, and editing of digital video for various distribution systems and audiences.

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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36022 001 TR 2:30PM - 3:45PM ARTS 342 Sharify, Shahab January 15 - May 4 2
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A445 Magazines 3 Credits

    Magazines

    Covers magazine production from concept to publishing. Includes reporting, writing articles and other content, editing, photography, design and layout, and distribution. Class will produce a general interest color magazine.

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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36023 001 MW 1:00PM - 2:15PM ARTS 331 Banchero, Paola January 15 - May 4 10
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    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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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36024 001 TR 4:00PM - 5:15PM ARTS 342 Sharify, Shahab January 15 - May 4 9
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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: Junior or senior standing and completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses

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

    Blended
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:31990 201 - DIST ONLINE Arnold, Elizabeth January 15 - May 4 9
    View detailed information for CRN:31990 201 T 11:30AM - 12:45AM ARTS 342 Arnold, Elizabeth January 15 - May 4 9
    Blackboard

    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

    (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:31991 001 - ARR ARR Banchero, Paola January 15 - May 4 8
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    No Distance Learning courses available.