Journalism-Core Courses

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ACE Outcomes
Prereqs:
Major in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications or major in other colleges whose programs require JOUR 102; passing grade on the "Writing/Usage" proficiency exam.
Arrangements for the "Writing/Usage" proficiency exam can be made in Andersen Hall Room 147.
Basic principles of creating and evaluating clear, engaging expository, descriptive, narrative and persuasive writing for defined audiences and the contribution that tight focus, effective transitions, proper grammar, spelling, usage and punctuation make to effective writing.
This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 102, JOUR 204
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
One University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program. JOUR 189H is open to University Honors Program students with any major and will count toward the degree in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture, Quiz
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
JOUR 191
Maximum of 12 credit hours of special topics at all levels (191, 291, 391, 491). JOUR 191 may be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
JOUR 201
Prereqs:
Work in JOUR 201 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site.
Evaluating stories for grammar, punctuation, accuracy. and fairness. Learning and applying AP style. Writing headlines and captions.
This course is a prerequisite for: ADPR 429, ADPR 439, ADPR 489, JOUR 302, JOUR 303, JOUR 410, NEWS 306
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Quiz 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 202
Prereqs:
JOMC 101 and 162; ARCH/ARTP/IDES/JOMC/LARC/TMFD 412.
Work in JOUR 202 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. JOUR 202 is 'Letter grade only'.
Basic reporting and writing for all news media. Interviewing and gathering information from appropriate sources.
This course is a prerequisite for: ADPR 429, ADPR 450, ADPR 451, ADPR 489, BRDC 369, BRDC 370, JOUR 304, JOUR 348, JOUR 446
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Quiz 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 1
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing and JOUR 102.
Introduction to techniques for gathering information for use in preparing news and advertising for public media.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab, Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 291
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. JOUR 291 may be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
JOUR 302
Prereqs:
Work in JOUR 302 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site.
Advanced reporting and writing. Skills and techniques necessary to develop more complex stories for all platforms.
This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 305, JOUR 324, JOUR 326, JOUR 386, JOUR 401, JOUR 446
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Quiz 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 303
Prereqs:
Work in JOUR 303 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. JOUR 303 is 'Letter grade only'.
Refining of editing of news and feature stories for print and on-line media. Issues of ethics and news-editing.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Quiz 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Explores a variety of digital reporting and storytelling options used to produce journalistic content online.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Work in JOUR 305 will appear on student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. JOUR 305 is 'Letter grade only'.
Intensive practice in writing magazine articles for the general and specialized markets. Writing techniques and research.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Feature writing with the objective of improving the ability to produce nonfiction news stories.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 326
Prereqs:
The importance of good sports reporting through clear writing and its importance to readers; the principles of different types of sports stories; how to think critically about sports media; and how the fundamentals of good reporting and writing apply to sports.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 348
Prereqs:
JOUR 348 is 'Pass/No Pass only'.
An inside look at the news reporting business by hearing each week from working journalists at the Omaha World-Herald.
This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 448
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Work in JOUR 386 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. JOUR 386 is 'Letter grade only'.
Theories and principles of editing and designing magazines. Decisions regarding the format and breakdown of the magazine, editing and designing stories, choosing photographs, writing captions and headlines.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 391
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. May be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
JOUR 401/801
Prereqs:
Work in JOUR 401/801 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site. Jour 401/801 is 'Letter grade only'.
Long-form writing, interviewing, computer-generated research, refined writing and teamwork in the creation of a single-subject project.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Student work in JOUR 404/804 will appear on student news World Wide Web (WWW) site.
News, feature, sports and picture-story journalism.
This course is a prerequisite for: JOUR 406
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Work in JOUR 406/806 will appear on the student news World Wide Web (WWW) site.
Building visual skills to recognize action, reaction and/or emotion, and incorporating them into the shootings and pictures.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Conduct investigative and in-depth reporting by using documents and computer databases, interviewing, and field research to write compelling stories.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 410/810
Prereqs:
Designing elements of news presentation, including newspapers, magazines, and web sites.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Laws, regulations, and practices by which federal, state, and local government enhance or retard access to information about the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
JOUR 446/846
Prereqs:
Create and present news and information of particular interest to Lincoln's growing refugee communities. The stories students report will be presented on the Nebraska Mosaic website (www.nemosaic.org), and they may also be repurposed as part of printed newsletters or video projects distributed on DVD.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
JOUR 348 and permission code.
JOUR 448 is for four students from a previous Real World I class who are chosen to participate in a fellowships at the Omaha World-Herald newspaper.
Fellowship at the Omaha World-Herald newspaper.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 450
Prereqs:
JOMC 162, 163, 164, 165 and 302;  or BRDC 369.
Producing a multimedia news product.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
JOUR 467/867
JOUR 467/867 is open only to students seeking a 7-12 journalism teaching endorsement.
Problems and procedures involved in producing school newspapers, yearbooks, literary magazines, and radio and/or video projects.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 491/891
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 499H
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; candidate for degree with distinction or high distinction or highest distinction in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
JOUR 499H is 'Letter grade only'.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOUR 813
Economic theory applied to analysis of mass media industries. Structure, performance, and competitions across print media, advertising, broadcasting, and new digital media. Preparation for conducting economic analyses of mass media behavior and performance.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing; JOUR major; candidate for degree.
All seniors must complete an exit interview to remain eligible for graduation. JOUR 98 uses Blackboard. JOUR 98 is 'Pass/No Pass only'.
Appropriate career-related announcements, activities, and responsibilities.
Credit Hours: 0
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web