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Prereqs: none
Assists new students in making a successful transition to the University of Nebraska, specifically the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, both academically and personally.  Fosters a sense of belonging, promotes engagement in the curricular and co-curricular life of the University, encourages self responsibility, and articulates the benefits of a higher education and the expectations and values of the University. Helps students develop and apply essential study skills, communication skills and explore interests, abilities and values.
This course is a prerequisite for: JOMC 20
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Special Topics
Open to non-College of Journalism and Mass Communications majors.
Introduction to the mass media as sources of news and entertainment conduits for messages of persuasion. Background and history about print and broadcast media and about public relations. How the media and persuasive messages both affect and are affected by society and content.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Admitted to College of Journalism and Mass Communications or by permission for students whose home college has a written agreement with the COJMC regarding this course. Co-requirement JOMC 131,
This is the first of six credit hours in visual communications required for all COJMC majors. Students can complete JOMC 130, 131, 132, 133 and 134 in two, three or four semesters. The courses cannot be completed in one semester. Students can register for JOMC 130, 131, and 132 simultaneously. Students must register for JOMC 130 and 131 simultaneously.
Live events, online materials and activities in design thinking, storytelling, and how technology works to challenge students to think creatively, strategically and intelligently when producing content.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Admission to College of Journalism and Mass Communications or by permission for students whose home college has a written agreement with the COJMC regarding this course. Students must register for JOMC 130 simultaneoulsy with JOMC 131.
Students can complete JOMC 130, 131, 132, 133 and 134 in two, three or four semesters. The courses cannot be completed in one semester.
Self-paced modules and weekly critiques introduce students to specific types of content in traditional and digital media, such as video, photography, layout, typography, web design, audio and mobile.
This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 376, JOMC 130, JOMC 131, JOMC 132, JOMC 133
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Admission to College of Journalism and Mass Communications or by permission for students whose home college has a written agreement with the COJMC regarding this course. JOMC 130 and 131 OR simultaneous enrollment in JOMC 130, 131 and 132.
Students can complete JOMC 130, 131, 132, 133 and 134 in two, three or four semesters. The courses cannot be completed in one semester.
Students continue self-paced modules and weekly critiques to learn fundamentals of specific types of content in traditional and digital media, such as video, photography, layout, typography, web design, audio and mobile.
This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 376, JOMC 132, JOMC 133
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Successful completion of JOMC 130, JOMC 131, and JOMC 132.
Students can complete JOMC 130, 131, 132, 133 and 134 in two, three or four semesters. The courses cannot be completed in one semester.
Students continue self-paced modules and weekly critiques to achieve more advanced proficiency in specific types of visual communication used in traditional and digital media.
This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 376
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
Students can complete JOMC 130, 131, 132, 133 and 134 in two, three or four semesters. The courses cannot be completed in one semester.
Produce multimedia group project that communicates information about organization, group, social issue, etc. Use all skills developed in previous modules.
This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 376
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOMC 191
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
Prereqs: JOMC 100.
Required for capstone courses.
Focus on resume, cover letter preparation, interviewing skills, and strategies for internship and job searches.
Credit Hours: 0
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Role of ethical principles and social responsibility and their importance in society and media today. Analysis of local and global human trafficking issues and advancing knowledge and solutions in areas of awareness, prevention, education, and role of media.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 8, 9
JOMC 291
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
As a popular and constantly growing form of media, video games have become entrenched within society as art, entertainment, tool, and cause for concern. As with any new medium, video games have brought with them new cultural conversation about their influence on players and society. Examines video games based on scientific evidence in order to understand and address the dominant, current conversations about video games.   Topics include game design (e.g., rewards, motivation, narrative), game effects (e.g., violence, immersion, learning, addiction), and behavioral design using the latest social scientific research available.  Focus is on understanding and interpretation of primary research articles and designing research projects. Covers current debates and trends concerning video game design, use, and effects.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
Examines the flow of news from news organizations and from individuals around the world. Compare the journalistic model of verification with the social media model of speed and transparency stressing critical thinking and analysis. Use worldwide news reports and social media to learn about other people, cultures and world problems. Learn how different theories of the press relate to different regime structures and how those theories shape the news differently, depending on the country from which it originates. Compare and contrast news from different countries, and news from different sources about the same country, whether the source is reports from news organizations or from individuals using social media. Learn research and analysis skills, as well as fundamental information about different countries, cultures and people and about the diversity of life and conditions around the world.
Credit Hours: N/A
Max credits per semester: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
JOMC 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
JOMC 408/808
Current issues in media and politics, domestically and internationally.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
The roles and effects of mass media and major works exemplifying the practice of journalism.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
This is an eight-week, asynchronous, online course.
Understanding and writing about corporate, economic and business topics as journalists or as public relations professionals.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Independent Study 3
Course Delivery: Web
JOMC 422/822
Open to non-College of Journalism and Mass Communications majors.
Multicultural and gender diversity issues within the mass media. Broadcast news, print, and advertising media messages of racial, ethnic, and gender based minorities including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and women.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOMC 444/844
Science Writing Crosslisted as ALEC 444
Prereqs: Permission.
Open to all majors. Articles may be submitted for publication.
Advanced writing about science for the non-expert and/or for the general public. Issues in science communication through reading the best writers in science and journalism. Research and write short articles and longer profiles about science and scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and elsewhere. Polish writing skills for doing work in science classes.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOMC 485/885
Prereqs: Junior standing; major in advertising and public relations, broadcasting, or journalism
History of American mass media in cultural and philosophical contexts; the evolution of mass media as a social institution.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOMC 486/886
Prereqs: Junior standing; major in ADPR, BRDC, or JOUR.
The legal basis for freedom of speech and press. The limitations imposed upon rights by statute, common law and court decisions. Resolving conflicts between those rights and other constitutional rights. Enhancing critical-thinking and writing skills. Roles, rights, and responsibilities of mass media in a free society through analysis of cases.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
JOMC 487/887
Prereqs: Junior standing; major in ADPR, BRDC or JOUR.
Required of all students seeking a degree through the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Interrelationships between the American mass media and society, integrating ethics, theories and contemporary issues.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 8
JOMC 491/891
Special Topics Crosslisted as ANTH 491A/891A
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
Prereqs: Graduating senior in the semester the student enrolls in the course.
All seniors must complete an exit interview to remain eligible for graduation. This course uses Blackboard.  Appropriate career-related announcements, activities, and responsibilities
Credit Hours: 0
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery:

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