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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Journalism and Mass Communication

Courses - JOUR Lower Division

101. English for Media Writers (1)

Intensive review of grammar, word usage, spelling, and the principles of clear and concise writing for student writers who seek careers in the mass media.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hour skills.)

110. Introduction to Mass Communications (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation.
Origins, development and contemporary role of newspapers, magazines, radio, television, books, new media and films, and such related fields as advertising and public relations.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/Discussion 3 hours)

120. Writing Across the Media (3)

Course povides introductory overview on writing techniques used in the print media, in broadcast media, in online media and in preparation of materials for media professionals by public relations practitioners. Focus is on writing news stories and meeting deadlines.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 2 hours)

126. Narrative Writing for Journalism (3)

A gateway course to journalistic screen writing dedicated to helping students express themselves through story while introducing them to a variety of delivery media and narrative formats.
Letter grade only (A-F).

160. Understanding News Media (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Develop critical thinking through the examination of news media in the United States including print, television and online news sources, news narratives, journalistic methodologies, ownership patterns, value systems, thought processes, effects and trends.
Not open for credit to students with credit in JOUR 220.

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Journalism and Mass Communication

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