JOUR - Journalism


2014-2015 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2014 through 31 May 2015

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JOUR 4200 Teaching Scholastic Publications (3)

This course provides an overview of teaching beginning journalism and advising high school publications. Topics discussed include: press rights and responsibilities; gathering, reporting, and editing the news; photo and electronic journalism; mass media and society; design techniques; management and business skills necessary for advising publications; and evaluation techniques necessary for grading students involved in school publications. Students learn how to write lesson plans for daily use in their journalism classes, and each student is required to submit a lesson plan including activities, tests and projects on teaching the First Amendment. Each student submits a sample staff manual, which he/she adapts to the school publication that he/she will be advising. This course applies to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education certification of teachers of journalism in secondary education. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher post-baccalaureate certification program through the School of Education.

JOUR 4250 Methods of Teaching Secondary Publications/Journalism (3)

This course provides the instruction necessary for the teacher to aid in the publication of the high school newspaper, yearbook, or broadcasting medium. Students learn the process of writing bids for selecting the printing company, and techniques needed to publish the school paper or yearbook. Students learn classroom organization, photography (both digital and darkroom procedures), assigning beats, the public relations of scholastic journalism distribution and mailing of publications, press freedom and mass media in society, advertising and business skills for teaching journalism, and newspaper and yearbook production. This course applies to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education certification of teachers of journalism in secondary education. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher post-baccalaureate certification program through the School of Education.

JOUR 4500 Media Criticism for Publication (3)

Students learn to research and write media analysis within a journalism format. Students learn about the techniques of writing media literacy analysis designed for popular consumption in newspapers, magazines, and online publications. Students analyze the content of news and entertainment media and prepare articles based on this research for publication. Prerequisite: JOUR 3130, MEDC 3190 for undergraduate students, or MEDC 5460 for graduate students.

JOUR 5345 News Writing and Reporting (3)

Writing for journalism is intended to give the student an understanding of the various genres of journalistic expression, including the hard-news story, feature story, and investigative story, as well as interpretive and explanatory journalism. Additionally, students are introduced to the trends of journalistic writing, from yellow and tabloid journalism to muckraking and the new civic journalism. Students can expect a number of writing/reporting assignments in this course. Cross-listed with MEDC 5345. Prerequisite: MEDC 5000

JOUR 5350 Communications Law (3)

The student examines the legal structure of the media communications industry. The course focuses on the formation, rationale, and implications of policies that form the basis of media law and regulation. Cross-listed with MEDC 5350. Prerequisite: MEDC 5000

JOUR 5352 Scholastic (High School) Publications (3)

This course provides preparation for instructing and advising in the area of publication production. The course will provide knowledge of publishing houses and the printing business; knowledge in content and style of contemporary publications; knowledge of available texts and teaching aids; and knowledge of legal and ethical issues in journalism. The course is designed specifically to prepare journalism teachers at the high school and elementary level for Missouri state certification. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher post-baccalaureate certification program through the School of Education.

JOUR 5360 Teaching Journalism Topics (3)

Designed as a seminar, this course will provide an overview of teaching and advising publications. Topics to be discussed include: press rights and responsibilities, news gathering and reporting, design, photojournalism, copyediting, communication law, electronic journalism, management and business skills necessary for advising publications. Participants will receive hands-on experience that can be used in the classroom. The course is designed specifically to prepare journalism teachers at the high school and elementary level for Missouri state certification. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher post-baccalaureate certification program through the School of Education.