Weather Closure

University of Alaska Anchorage campus will be closed September 24, 2021 beginning at 6:40 AM, due to weather. Students and employees should check their email for more information. The university will remain closed for the weekend and reopen on Monday morning.

The Alaska Airlines Center will be open Saturday, September 25, for the home volleyball match that afternoon.

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.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71551 801 Banchero, Paola August 23 - December 11 10
  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71552 601 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM DIST ARR Arnold, Elizabeth August 23 - December 11 0
    View detailed information for CRN:71552 601 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM PSB 201A Arnold, Elizabeth August 23 - December 11 0
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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76191 802 Arnold, Elizabeth August 23 - December 11 11
  • 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.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76829 801 Arnold, Elizabeth August 23 - December 11 3
  • 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.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71553 801 Banchero, Paola August 23 - December 11 19
  • 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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    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 7
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    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 Palsha, Rebecca August 23 - December 11 5
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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. 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 0
  • 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:71556 801 Mapaye, Joy August 23 - December 11 18
  • 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 14
    View detailed information for CRN:76181 801 T 11:30AM - 12:45AM PSB 201A Banchero, Paola August 23 - December 11 14
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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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76189 801 Espinoza, Patricio August 23 - December 11 5
  • 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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71560 801 Arnold, Elizabeth August 23 - December 11 10
    View detailed information for CRN:71560 801 Arnold, Elizabeth August 23 - December 11 10
  • 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
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    No Distance Learning courses available.