Mass Media Law
JOUR 4651, 3 semester hours, Section 200, Class No. 15983
Session B: July 9–August 9, 2013
Students study state and federal laws and court decisions that affect the media in order to develop knowledge of media rights and responsibilities and an understanding of the legal system. This course will be taught entirely online. You must have a reliable Internet connection to access and complete this course. Restricted to Journalism majors with 57-180 hours.
Special Topics: History of the Documentary
JOUR 4871, 3 semester hours, Section 100, Class No. 17288
JOUR 5871, 3 semester hours, Section 100, Class No. 17289
Session A: June 3–July 5, 2013
From the first nonfiction narrative film (Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North, 1922) to the groundbreaking Up series (1964-present); from World War II-era propaganda films (Leni Riefenstahl, Frank Capra) to television-based storytelling on HBO and PBS, the documentary has had a rich and varied history. This course will explore the evolution of the documentary, both in feature films and on television, to understand how the genre offers both historical context and an understanding of the world in which we live. JOUR 4871 is restricted to Journalism majors with a minimum of 75 hours taken.