JMC-1011 Introduction to Mass Communication

4 Credits

Examines basic concepts involved in the study of mass communication, including historical, theoretical, and practical application of print, audio visual, electronic, international, and persuasive forms of these media.

Lecture: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0980 Language Fundamentals I or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

JMC-1310 Film Appreciation

3 Credits

Introduction to cinema studies including: film genres, narrative story telling, directing, acting, cinematography, editing, and sound in films. Includes survey of world film history and criticism. Class views motion picture masterpieces from a number of countries.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

OAN Approved: TMAH.

JMC-1410 Staff Practice

1 Credit

Class laboratory experience in assembling, making-up and publishing College newspaper. Detailed weekly analysis of effectiveness of news stories written and published and overall presentation of College newspaper. Students assigned to College newspaper staff.

Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in JMC-2010 News Writing, or departmental approval: comparable knowledge or skills.

JMC-1610 Survey of the Black Press

3 Credits

Nature and function of Black press including broadcast, with emphasis on history and function of Black press and impact of Black press on minorities in general. Special attention on career opportunities for minorities and problems of black journalist working with general press.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

JMC-1813 Special Topics in Public Relations Programming

3 Credits

Students will obtain a basic understanding of the public relations profession, learn the importance of PR programming, and develop a public relations proram for an on-campus organization or activity.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

JMC-1814 Special Topics: Sports Writing

3 Credits

Sports Writing will teach the nuances of objectively covering local sporting events, including the writing, taking game notes, interviewing, meeting a deadline and writing game stories, features and notes composites. Students will learn the specific language and enthusiasm level needed for writing for a sporty audience.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): JMC-2000 Media Writing or Departmental Approval.

JMC-1815 Social Media and Blogging

3 Credits

This course introduces students to blogging, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other kinds of social media as an important, natural evolution of modern journalism through PowerPoint lectures, screening of film and selected text. This course examines social media of all kinds and teaches students about using social media for fun and profit. In addition, this course examines the effects of social media on politics and sociological behavior.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I.

JMC-1820 Independent Study/Research in Journalism and Mass Communication

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

JMC-182H Honors Independent Study/Research in Journalism/Mass Communication

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.

JMC-2000 Media Writing

3 Credits

Introduction to writing skills necessary for professional media such as news, print, broadcast, public relations and advertising. Emphasis also on the writing process, grammatical style sheets, audience concerns and an in-class, professional presentation of written materials.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-102O College Composition II or ENG-102H Honors College Composition II

JMC-2010 News Writing

4 Credits

News information gathering and writing for all media. An advanced look at structure of news stories and emphasis on writing against deadlines. Ethical, policy and legal questions confronting reporters, their newspapers and publishers. Completion of a professional portfolio of in-class clips. Survey of career opportunities in print, broadcast and internet journalism.

Lecture: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1020 College Composition II, or ENG-102H Honors College Composition.

JMC-2040 American Cinema

3 Credits

American film history from its beginnings to the present day. American film as an expression of American society and popular culture. Topics include: classical Hollywood cinema; the studio system; the star; genre studies of the western, comedy, musical, combat films, and film noir; Hollywood in the age of television; the film school generation; and into the 21st century.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I.

JMC-2220 Broadcast Journalism

3 Credits

News reading, news preparation, news reporting on audiotape, videotape and live camera for television and radio. Covers Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations on news. Fundamentals of what makes a story and how to get it. Art of interviewing. Field work, study of radio and television history.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): JMC-1011 Introduction to Mass Communication.

JMC-2310 Screenwriting I

3 Credits

Provides an introduction to screenwriting for feature films.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I; and JMC-1011 Introduction to Mass Communication, or JMC-1310 Film Appreciation, or departmental approval.

JMC-2410 Television Production

3 Credits

Introduction to basic concepts of video production. Emphasis on operation of video cameras, microphone placement, lighting, editing and post- production equipment. Teamwork and group production emphasized.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): JMC-1011 Introduction to Mass Communication, or departmental approval: comparable knowledge or skills.

JMC-2420 Advanced Television Production

3 Credits

Advanced television production and operations, to include hands-on training with studio and field equipment. Theories and processes of producing and directing video programs, including script writing, visualization, personnel management and budgeting. Includes multi-camera and single-camera production, and video editing techniques. Teamwork and group production emphasized.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): JMC-2410 Television Production.

OAN Approved: OCM010.

JMC-2820 Advanced Independent Study/Research in Journalism and Mass Coumunication

1-3 Credits

Directed individual advanced study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

JMC-282H Advanced Honors Independent Study/Research in Journalism/Mass Communications

1-3 Credits

Advanced Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Funadamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.

JMC-2830 Cooperative Field Experience

1-3 Credits

Open to students eligible for the Cooperative Education Program. Employment in an approved training facility under College supervision. Requirement for one credit is 180 hours of approved work. Students may earn up to three credits in one semester. May be repeated for an accrued maximum of nine credits.

Other Required Hours: 180 clock hours of approved work per credit hour.

Prerequisite(s): See campus CO-OP Advisor for the Cooperative Education Program application.