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Journalism Course Descriptions
JOU 1100 – Basic Reporting 3 credits
Journalistic writing emphasizing the elements of reporting with an emphasis on the modern news story, analysis of the elements of news, style structure of news stories, news sources, and the mechanics of newspaper production.
JOU 1946 – Journalism Internship 3 credits
Qualified students will receive practical experience working with local or college communications media under the supervision of professional media specialists and the journalism faculty. Pre-requisites are: JOU 1100 and permission of department faculty. This course may be repeated for credit.
JOU 1949 – CO-op Work Experience 1: JOU 3 credits
This course is designed to provide training in a student’s field of study through work experience. Students are graded on the basis of documentation of learning acquired as reported by student and employer. Pre-requisite: Co-op Department approval. Students will be assigned specific course prefixes related to their academic major prior to registration. All students must contact the Co-operative Education Office to obtain registration approval.
JOU 2200 – Editing and Makeup 3 credits
The application of copy desk techniques, including evaluating and editing copy, correcting faulty news stories, handling wire copy, writing headlines, and designing page layouts. Pre-requisite: JOU 1100
JOU 2602 – Introduction to Photojournalism 3 credits
Practice and study in reportorial still photography, including darkroom techniques; visualization, selection and use of photography for the print media, legal, historical stylistic and ethical aspects of journalistic still photography. Students must provide 35mm cameras, film and photography paper. (laboratory fee) Pre-requisite: PGY 2401C
JOU 2949 – Co-op Work Experience 2: JOU 3 credits
This course is designed to continue training in a student’s field of study through work experience. Students are graded on the basis of documentation of learning acquired as reported by student and employer. Pre-requisite: Co-op Department approval and completion of 1949 Co-op Work Experience. Students will be assigned specific course prefixes related to their academic major prior to registration. All students must contact the Co-operative Education Office to obtain registration approval.
MMC 2000 – Introduction to Mass Communications 3 credits
Development of a critical perception of the mass communications process and its results in both printed and electronic media. Applications of the ethics and codes of journalistic media. MMC 2000 will transfer for mass communications majors to various universities within the Florida State System.
PUR 2003 – Public Relations 3 credits
This course provides students with a broad spectrum of topics as related to the Public Relations profession. Current practices or organized programs used in business to earn public acceptance and good will for products, services, personnel, and policies are explored, studied and experienced. The course employs a hands-on approach to applying public relations technique in hypothetical business situations. Students prepare press releases, brochures, and other collateral materials.

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