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Spring 2013 Semester
Apr 18, 2014
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JRNL 1000 - Journalism at Northeastern
Intended for first-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Introduces students to liberal arts; familiarizes them with their major; develops the academic skills necessary to succeed (analytical ability and critical thinking); provides grounding in the culture and values of the University community; and helps to develop interpersonal skills—in short, familiarizes students with all skills needed to become a successful university student.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 1101 - Journalism 1
Covers foundations of news writing for print media including leads, story structure, objective tone, and attribution. Introduces fundamental reporting skills such as interviewing, researching, and observation. Prereq. Journalism majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 1150 - Interpreting the Day’s News
Considers the news of the day and the function of the newspaper, newsmagazine, and news broadcasts in American life. Topics include rights and responsibilities of the press, and how news is gathered, processed, and disseminated by the various media.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Social World, NU Core Humanities Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 1990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 2201 - Journalism 2
Continues JRNL 1101. This is the second writing course for undergraduate journalism students with an emphasis on learning how to report news stories. Offers students the opportunity to find sources and interview them, do background research, and use public records. Developing story ideas using computer-assisted reporting will be covered. Examines how to develop a story idea and then focus and organize it. Covers basic principles of online journalism including writing, design, and integration of visuals and text for the Web. Introduces elements of design and layout. Prereq. JRNL 1101; journalism majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 2202 - Multimedia Tools for Journalists
Accompanies JRNL 2201. Offers a practice-oriented workshop designed to familiarize students with various journalistic storytelling tools. Topic areas may include still photography, audio newsgathering and editing, videography and video editing, news graphics, and social media. Students are expected to master the basics of using these media in news stories. Prereq. Journalism majors and combined majors only..
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 2301 - Journalism 3
Continues JRNL 2201. Covers basic principles of journalistic storytelling with video, sound, and still images. Introduces students to the foundations of writing with audio and video, and explores the concept of “convergence,” preparing stories for presentation in different formats. Fulfills the Advanced Writing in the Disciplines requirement for journalism majors. Prereq. (a) JRNL 2201 and (b) ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102; journalism majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Adv Writing in Discpl, NU Core Adv Writing in Dscpln, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 2350 - History of Journalism
Traces the development of American journalism from its European and English beginnings. Topics include the colonial press, the great personal journalists of the nineteenth century, and the impact of major technological changes in mass communications media in the twentieth century. Prereq. (a) ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102 and (b) junior or senior standing; journalism majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 2410 - Radio News Gathering and Reporting
Covers writing and editing news for radio, with practice in interviewing, organizing news scripts, and integrating audio materials into broadcast. Prereq. JRNL 1101; journalism majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 2990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 3305 - Special Topics
Offers specialized topics in journalism for the twenty-first century. Topic matter changes each semester.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 3425 - Public Relations Principles
Presents the principles, history, and methods of public relations; processes of influencing public opinion; responsibilities of the public relations practitioner; and analyses of public relations programs. Prereq. Junior or senior standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 3430 - Local Reporting
Discusses coverage of town/city government, with emphasis on the “beat” approach to reporting public affairs. Focuses on practical, in-the-field experience with town meetings, meetings of boards of selectmen, and other governmental agencies. Prereq. JRNL 2201; journalism majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 3435 - Techniques of Journalism
Provides practice in writing in-depth and multiple-source stories requiring significant research. Provides an introduction to investigative reporting, practice in feature writing, and a review of legal issues. Prereq. JRNL 2201; journalism majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 3440 - Editing
Provides practice in copyediting, headline writing, and origination editing. Presents assignments in photo selection, cropping, and cutline writing. Introduces page layout and discusses the principles of online editing. Prereq. JRNL 2201; journalism majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 3455 - Sports Writing
Provides practice in journalistic coverage of amateur and professional athletics. Focuses on the role of sports writing in the news media and examines such topics as game coverage, feature profiles, and opinion columns. Prereq. JRNL 2201; journalism majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 3525 - Online Journalism
Provides students with the opportunity to learn new media skills including Web site production, online packaging of news content, and digital photography. Analyzes the history, ethics, law, economics, and future of online journalism. Includes an in-depth look at Weblogs, traditional news Web sites, and alternative Webzines. Prereq. JRNL 2201; journalism majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 3550 - Law of the Press
Examines legal problems of libel, invasion of privacy, and access to government information; discusses the balance between private rights and the public’s “need to know.” Prereq. Junior or senior standing; journalism majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Capstone, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 3610 - Multimedia Storytelling
Offers advanced instruction in blogging, in the use of social media as a journalistic tool, and in the creation of “visual stories,” through slideshows and video pieces. Telling stories in different ways always has been one of the fun and challenging aspects of journalism. Today, storytelling in all its variety has moved into the digital age. Offers students an opportunity to become fluent in current software programs and leave with up-to-date skills. Prereq. JRNL 2201; journalism majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 3625 - Public Relations Practice
Demonstrates practices and techniques employed in the field including organization of events and functions. Studies campaign planning, research, and media relationships. Prereq. JRNL 3425.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 3627 - Critical Thinking about Public Relations Strategies
Designed to bring together upper-level students from multiple disciplines who are interested in taking a microscopic view of how issues are purposefully driven by professionals interested in promoting causes, political candidates, public policy, and corporate image. How did Megan’s Law pass? Why did Johnson & Johnson Co. successfully emerge from the Tylenol crisis of the 1980s and Firestone/Bridgestone nearly collapse after the tire recall a few years ago? Is it a candidate’s stance on issues or public image that wins an election? Public relations professionals plan campaigns that have important social, political, and legal implications and consequences. Requires students to follow current issues and dissect significant past campaigns. Knowledge of public relations tactics is helpful but not necessary. Prereq. Junior or senior standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 3630 - Magazine Writing
Covers writing and freelancing magazine articles; analyzing magazines as markets; and selecting the best feature format—how-to-do-it, profile, personal experience, human interest, interpretive pieces, and others. Prereq. JRNL 2201; journalism majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 3680 - Advanced Reporting
Offers students an opportunity to learn and apply advanced reporting techniques of the kind that newspaper editors expect of their best reporters, especially those who cover demanding beats such as politics, government, healthcare, education, science, and business. Provides students with an opportunity to learn how to find, develop, and interview sources; locate and decipher public records; and identify and conceptualize important stories. An assignment to do substantial enterprise stories for publication in a major newspaper is part of the course. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 3945 - Internship
Comprises academic credit for internship work in journalism.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 3990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 4650 - Journalism Ethics and Issues
Discusses the responsibilities of news media, ethical problems confronting decision makers in various journalistic fields, and the principles found in codes of various professional societies. Students fulfill the experiential education requirement by writing a ten- to twelve-page paper on an ethical problem they faced while working in the media. Prereq. Junior or senior standing; journalism majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Capstone, NU Core Experiential Learning, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 4970 - Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Culminating experience in the University Honors Program. Combined with Junior/Senior Project 2 or college-defined equivalent for 8-credit honors project. Prereq. Honors Program participation and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
Honors, Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 4971 - Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Focuses on second semester of in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Culminating experience in the University Honors Program. Prereq. JRNL 4970, Honors Program participation, and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
Honors, Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 4990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 4991 - Research
Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 4992 - Directed Study
Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

JRNL 4993 - Independent Study
Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Permission of advisor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design


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