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Program in Journalism and Mass Communication

Reporting 3/Newsgathering
JOUR 4502, 3 semester hours, Section 300, Class No. 12096
JOUR 5502, 3 semester hours, Section 300, Class No. 12100
Session C: June 2–July 25, 2014
Elizabeth Skewes

Involves writing news and features about actual events for publication under deadline pressure. This course will be taught entirely online. You must have a reliable Internet connection to access and complete this course.

Media Law
JOUR 4651, 3 semester hours, Section 200, Class No. 12097
Session B: July 8–August 8, 2014
Paul Voakes

Studies 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.

Special Topics: History of the Documentary
JOUR 4871, 3 semester hours, Section 300, Class No. 12173
JOUR 5871, 3 semester hours, Section 300, Class No. 12174
Session C: June 2–July 25, 2014
Kathleen Ryan

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. This course will be taught entirely online. You must have a reliable Internet connection to access and complete this course. JOUR 4871 is restricted to Journalism majors with a minimum of 75 hours taken.