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A "T" located to the left of the available semester indicates transfer to Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as per articulation agreements. These courses will also transfer to most public four-year institutions in the state of Illinois.


JOU 114 INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION

T Fall

This survey course is designed for the journalism and the non-journalism major. It addresses the various types of mass communication and their impact on society through the evolution of their earliest, most "primitive" forms to the electronic forms of today. The primary focus will be exploring how media messages affect our culture. Students will also concentrate on the media's freedoms and the media's social responsibilities.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


JOU 115 NEWS REPORTING I

T Fall/Spring

This class is designed to introduce the basics of print journalism. Emphasis is placed upon writing news stories. Students learn to collect facts, write, edit, and proofread stories. The class writes for the student newspaper. Typing is required for all work.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


JOU 116 NEWS REPORTING II

T Spring

This class is a continuation of JOU 115. More emphasis is placed upon interviewing techniques and writing stories after conducting interviews. Public relations and publicity writing are also taught in this course. The class writes for the student newspaper. Typing is required for all work.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): News Reporting I-JOU 115


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